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OEMS Announcements: Week of 10-07-2019
Claire Holley
Monday, October 07, 2019

Announcements 10/07/2019

Good Morning staff and students  Welcome to Ovid-Elsie Middle School where we are inspiring life-long learners to achieve their full potential and excel in a changing world. Today is Monday, October 7th, 2019.  Please stand for the pledge: I pledge allegiance to the flag …

  • For this week’s Kindness Challenge: Let’s think Gratitude all week long and start by thanking the teachers who do so much more than you ever see to help to provide you with the most opportunities for your future.

  • Picture retakes will be taken  later in the morning. If you have not had your photograph taken yet, or if you want retakes please listen out for an announcement telling you where to go.

  • Tomorrow’s special spirit day is Decades Day.  60s for 6th grade, 70s for 7th grade and 80s for 8th.  Wednesday is Hawaii Day.

  • And now it’s time for Manic Mystery Monday, Teachers please call Extension 1420 when you have heard the entire question and remember, NO HELPING:

    • Question: In the movie Peter Pan, what did the crocodile swallow?

    • Answer: An alarm clock.

    • Notes: Tik-tok the crocodile swallowed a shipmate's alarm clock while on Captain Hook's ship.  After swallowing the hand of Captain Hook (who lost it while battling Peter Pan), Tick-Tock has been in hot pursuit of the villainous captain in hopes of devouring the rest of him. 

Have a marvelous Monday!  And remember, it’s always a great day to have a great day!

Announcements 10/08/2019

Good Morning staff and students  Welcome to Ovid-Elsie Middle School where we are inspiring life-long learners to achieve their full potential and excel in a changing world. Today is Tuesday, October 8th, 2019.  Please stand for the pledge: I pledge allegiance to the flag …

  • We’re working on GRATITUDE this week.  Let’s focus on the people who feed us today.  The ladies in the kitchen decorate for the holidays, keep the cafeteria clean against all the odds and deliver up your meals.  They are often taken for granted, so let’s make an effort to really say thank you this week.

  • The first student council meeting @ 7:30am tomorrow morning in the Student workroom, located across from Ms. Delo room. This is for all student council members. 

  • Every Thursday morning from 7:15AM till 7:50AM, all students and staff are welcome to attend Student Challenge.  Refreshments will be provided. Please pay attention to the announcement because a new program for middle school students called, “CAMPUS LIFE” will be starting up soon.  It will be a weekly after school event that you won’t want to miss. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask Mr. Hazle.

  • Any 7th or 8th grade boys interested in playing basketball in a pre-season league through red cedar, there will be a meeting before school Thursday morning before school at 7:40 in Coach Latz’s room. Please plan to attend 

  • The 8th Grade Lady Marauders improved to 7-0 on the season with a convincing 53-8 victory over the Indians of Chesaning. The ladies continue to get better and better each day, as well as play as a team and encourage each other and you can't ask for much more than that as a coach! The 7th and 8th grade teams pick up action on Wed at Byron.

  • 7th grade also won a convincing victory to move to 6-1 on the season.

  • Tomorrow’s special spirit day is Hawaii Day and Thursday’s day is Twin Day.

Have a terrific Tuesday!  And remember, it’s always a great day to have a great day!


Announcements 10/09/2019

Good Morning staff and students  Welcome to Ovid-Elsie Middle School where we are inspiring life-long learners to achieve their full potential and excel in a changing world. Today is Wednesday, October 9th, 2019.  Please stand for the pledge: I pledge allegiance to the flag …

  • Let’s be grateful today for our school building and the folks who take care of it.  Mr Woodbury, Mr Staley and the other custodians are the behind the scenes guys who do just about anything and everything to keep our building running and clean.  Please remember to give a HUGE thank you to the custodians today!

  • Every Thursday morning from 7:15AM till 7:50AM, students and staff are welcome to attend Student Challenge.  Refreshments will be provided. A new weekly, after school program for middle school students called, “CAMPUS LIFE” will be starting up soon.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask Mr. Hazle.

  • 7th or 8th grade boys interested in playing basketball in a pre-season league through red cedar, there will be a meeting before school tomorrow morning at 7:40am in Coach Latz’s room. 

  • Attention Robotics Team:  Today is the last day to turn in your fundraiser order forms for the Little Caesars Pizza Kits.  Please turn these in to Mr. Wertz by the end of the school day.

  • We have a couple of student birthdays today: Happy Birthday to Ava D B and Monica M.  Have a great day girls! We also have a very special staff birthday: Happy Birthday to our AMAZING, multi-talented secretary Mrs Loynes in the office.  Pop in and say “Hi!” to her today.

  • Tomorrow’s special spirit day is Twin Day and Friday is blue and gold Day!

  • And now the best time of the week ..Mrs Holley’s Chuckle Time!

Question: Why did the seagull die over the sea?

Answer: Because if he flew over the bay he’d be a bagel.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Announcements 10/10/2019

  • Let’s be grateful today for our friends who are kind and generous, who support us when we are having a bad day, who drive us to be our best selves and who discourage us from making poor choices.

  • Coach Potter will be here on Tuesday, October 15 during lunchtime for MS Wrestling sign ups. Reminder you must have a sports physical on file before you can practice.

  • In basketball news, the 7th Grade girls won another lopsided contest 42-4 to improve to 7-1 on the season.

  •  The 8th grade Lady Marauders traveled to Byron and brought home another dub after closing out a 44-4 game. This improves the girls to 8-0 on the season with 4 more games remaining. 8th grade picks up action again Monday at home vs. Mt. Morris at 5 PM before both teams travel to Montrose next Wednesday. 
  • At last night’s MMAC league meet our cross country team performed well with several runners finishing in the top ten.  Talan P finished 2nd with a time of 12:35. Gunner M finished 10th with a time of 13:37. For the girls' team, Kaia S finished 3rd with a time of 14:07 while Clarissa B came in 7th place with a time of 15:09.   

  • We have one student birthday today: Happy Birthday Megean B.  Have a great day Megean!

  • Tomorrow is Homecoming and it’s blue and gold Day! We will have the concession stand open at the end of the day tomorrow.

  • The Homecoming Parade is tomorrow at 4:00 pm in Ovid.  Don’t forget to come out and cheer on your Ovid-Elsie Marauders! 


Announcements 10/11/2019

  • Everybody loves homework right?!!  Your homework for the Kindness Challenge is to go to bed every night for a week and think of 3 very specific things that you are grateful for, big or small.

  • Coach Potter will be here on Tuesday, October 15 during lunchtime for MS Wrestling sign ups. Reminder you must have a sports physical on file before you can practice.

  • Hunter L and Peyton M are celebrating birthdays today and Caven B is celebrating his birthday Saturday.  Have fantastic days guys!!

  • We will have the concession stand open at the end of the day today.

  • The Homecoming Parade is today at 4:00 pm in Ovid with a Hog-roast at 5pm in the HS Cafeteria and the Varsity game this evening.  Don’t forget to come out and cheer on your Ovid-Elsie Marauders! 

Have a great Friday! Let’s finish out this Homecoming Week OE strong!!