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Cancellations 3-3-15

Hello Marauders:

Please note the following cancellations due to poor driving conditions for 3/3/15:
 Willbanks reading class
 Chaos performance dance class
 Tracey's dance and tumbling
 Freshman boys basketball
Drive Safe!


Middle School Wacky Winter Week

Posting Date: 02/27/2015

To help with the winter blahs the students get to dress up each day in a winter wonderland theme:

Monday: Cozy PJ Day (footy pjs, fleece)

Tuesday: Winter Hat and Sock Day (wear your favorite stocking cap and winter socks)

Wednesday: White Out Day (wear white from head to toe)

Thursday: Sweater Day (wear your favorite cozy sweater)

Friday: Flannel Friday


Ovid Elsie Middle School March Birthdays


March Birthdays  
Justin Cedotal 1st
Evan Morris 1st
Weston Kvalevog 3rd
Herman Baese 4th
Audra Pallick 6th
Makayla VanEtten 6th
Kaitlynn Mathis 8th
Ashley Pumford 8th
Camron Willett 10th
Collin Willett 10th
Mason Spiess 12th
Abigail Thomas 12th
Trenton Hurst 14th
Megan Wertz 15th
Daniella Lee 16th
Dirk Taylor 16th
Emma Fatura 18th
Danielle Strickler 18th
Cayden Flynn 19th
Mikaela Porubsky 19th
Chloe Evans 21st
Cooper Beard 25th
Adam Peckens 25th
Lillian Hofacker 27th
Drew Ingraham 30th
Alex Taphouse 31st

Middle School Lunch Menu for week of March 2nd

                                                                                                              Posting date: 2/27/2015

Daily options will be a salad, pizza and the main entree

Monday:Beef Teriyaki Dippers

Tuesday: Quesadilla

Wednesday:  Salisbury Steak

Thursday: Pizza

Friday:  Chicken Sandwich


Middle School Events for the Week

Posting Date: 02/27/2015

Friday, March 6th: Staff vs. Students Basketball game 1:30



Middle School Students of the Month 

February Students of the Month

7th grade Sam B., 8th grade Emma F. and 8th grade DJ H., and 7th grade Blake B.



January Students of the Month:

7th grade Maddie G., 8th grade Christy S. & 7th grade Shayne L., 8th grade Henry G.



December Students of the Month:

8th grade Adam P. and Annah W. & 7th grade Ella S. and Ezra V.

November Students of the Month:

7th grade Kaylee S., 8th grade Aurora S., & 8th grade Ben P., Jacob C.

October Students of the Month:

7th grade Cooper B., 8th grade Seth P., 7th grade Raygan F., and 8th grade Kierah D.



Marauder Madness 3-on-3 Tournament March 28, 2015

The 8th grade class is sponsoring the 2015 Marauder Madness 3-on-3 tournament to be held at Ovid-Elsie High School main and auxiliary gyms on March 28, 2015. For more information please click the flier below.

Marauder Madness flier/registration form PDF

Marauder Madness flier/registration form Word doc

If you have questions, you can either call (989) 640-4298 or email:

Proceeds from this event will help support the middle school Washington DC trip.


OE Youth Baseball/Softball/T-ball Registration Info

Posting Date: 02/18/2015

Registration Dates:

Tuesday, February 24th 6-8pm @ the Duplain Township Hall (attached to Elsie Library)

Sunday, March 1st noon-2pm @ Ovid Fire Hall (use East entrance)

ALL registration forms have to be turned in by March 15th - NO EXCEPTIONS.

Email for any more info or find us on facebook - Ovid Elsie Youth Baseball/Softball


Northwestern University Gifted and Talented Opportunities

Posting Date: 02/18/2015

Center for Talent Development = Gifted and Talented Opportunities for students in grades 4-12. 
Summer Program through Northwestern University = info and Program Catalog can be found at, or 847/491-3782 (ext. 2) or


Spring Dance Parent Meeting-Middle School

There will be a Middle School Spring Dance Planning Meeting SundayFebruary 22, from 4:00-6:00pm. Click below for the flier with details . The meeting will take place in the middle school cafeteria. If you have any questions, you can contact: 
Dance Chairperson, Kirsten Cole at:

Dance Flier


Lunch Menu - Week of 2/23/15

Monday - Bosco Sticks

Tuesday - Taco

Wednesday - Turkey Gravy & Biscuit

Thursday - Pizza

Friday - Chicken Nuggets


Lunch Menu-Week of 2/16/15

Monday - no school

Tuesday - Chicken Fajita

Wednesday - Spaghetti

Thursday - Pizza

Friday - Grilled Cheese


Annual Survey


   Please take the time to participate in our annual perception survey.

We truyl appreciate your time and feedback.


E.E.K. Girls on the Run

Season begins March 2, 2015.  Online regiatration January 26th at 6:00 pm through February 13th at 11:55 pm. LIMITED TO 15 GIRLS.  Registration Fee is $150 - scholarships are available. 

Coaches:  Mrs. White and Ms. Martin

Flyers are available in the E.E.Knight office.


Principal Gavenda and the E.E.Knight Geography Bee Winner Callum H. and runner up Keigan O.


Mrs. Eichenberg's 4th Grade Student of the Month - Gabby S.


Mrs. Cunningham's 4th Grade Student of the Month - Perrien R.


Geography Bee 2015




For the 27th consecutive year, the Ovid-Elsie Middle School participated in the National Geography Bee.  This is sponsored by the National Geographic Society and Google.  The bee was instituted several years ago by teacher Mickey Howard to encourage interest in geography.


All middle school students participated in a first round questionnaire and10 students advanced to the school finals.  This round was held in the gymnasium on January 15th, 2015 in front of the entire student body and staff members.  The 10 students who qualified for the finals were:  Noah Payne, Matt Russell, Adam Peckens, Weston Kvalevog, Cayden Flynn, Ella Sheedlo, David Hammond, Blake Bensinger, Joey Cooper, and defending school champion Henry Gruber.


The finals competition came down to a championship round featuring Matt Russell and Noah Payne, with Mr. Payne outlasting Mr. Russell to become the 2015 Ovid-Elsie Middle School National Geography Bee Champion. Matt did an outstanding job as well, and finished as the runner-up.  Noah will now take the qualifying exam that will be sent on to the National Geographic Society headquarters to be scored. The top 100 scores for the qualifying test will then determine who will go on to the state competition to be held at Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant. From the state level of competition one winner will go on to compete at the national level and a chance for a $25,000 scholarship.


Mr. Latz and Mr. Zalud coordinated the bee at the Ovid-Elsie Middle School. Congratulations to all the participants, for a job well done.


Middle School Yearbook Sales

Posting Date: 01/16/2015

Order forms have been mailed to your home and also sent home with your child. Discounted Price of $35.00 is only good for next week - deadline date of 01/23/2015. Next and last deadline date will be Thursday, March 12th with a price of $40.00.



Middle School Spring Dance First Meeting!

Middle School Parents/Grandparents:

Plans are under way for the OEMS “Candy Crush” Spring Dance 2015.  The dance will be held on Saturday, May 30th from 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Middle School.  We understand that this date is later than normal, however major consideration was given to accommodate families/students with the various dance recitals, sports events and school trips already on the calendar.  A large number of parent/grandparent volunteers are needed to make this dance a success.  We invite you to attend the first planning meeting on Sunday, January 18th at 4:00 p.m. in the OE Middle School cafeteria.  Parents/Grandparents of 7th & 8th grade students are welcome to assist with the planning of this dance.  This dance is a parent sponsored activity so please contact Kirsten Cole with any questions related to this event via e-mail at