Reminder: Please respond to our Parent Choice survey for each student no later than Aug. 6th, by 11:59pm. That's tonight!! https://forms.gle/jiMa8cjHah6CD4Ry6 Thanks for helping inform our decisions.
For more information on how the proposed High School schedule will work please view the following document: https://5il.co/j53t
Reminder: Please respond to our Parent Choice survey for each student no later than Aug. 6th, by 11:59pm. https://forms.gle/jiMa8cjHah6CD4Ry6
Parents , As our custodial staff continues to prepare our buildings for the 2020-21 school year, they have progressed through much of the middle school and are now moving on to the gym locker rooms. If your child has personal belongings still stored in gym lockers, please come to the middle school this Thursday, August 6th, between the hours of 7:30-9:30 am or 5:00-7:00 pm to retrieve your items. Please wait in your car until greeted by a staff member, who will then escort you into the school. We ask that you please wear a mask while in the building and thank you for your continued patience and understanding throughout this process. If you have questions or concerns please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please find the Ovid-Elsie Area Schools Return to School draft plan here: https://5il.co/j0pk There is a required survey link in the plan to indicate your choice for school for next year(for each student) due Aug. 6th, by 11:59pm. https://forms.gle/jiMa8cjHah6CD4Ry6 There will be a virtual Town Hall meeting from 7-8:30pm Tuesday, Aug. 4th to solicit your feedback and answer questions. https://youtu.be/3oA6vxrZEaA The final plan will be approved by the OEAS Board of Education on August 10th and submitted to the State for approval no later than Aug. 15th.
If you are interested in playing boys tennis in the fall, please contact Athletic Director Jesse Johnson at email@example.com as soon as possible. Thank you, and Go Marauders!
https://5il.co/hxrh Please see this flyer for more info. about Project Connect: Backpacks * School Supplies * New Socks and Underwear Food * Community Resource Information * Hygiene Kits
OE Parents - please fill out the attached survey. Thank you! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdrjdRPGHbZxR9u0TuVoy5wp8DMyP5G5Ir-HTfRueqqxlj9Hw/viewform
Please follow this link to an important letter from Ovid-Elsie Area Schools and CCRESA: https://5il.co/i0t5
https://5il.co/hxrh Please see this flyer for more info. about Project Connect: Backpacks * School Supplies * New Socks and Underwear Food * Community Resource Information * Hygiene Kits
Don't forget, you can listen to the OEHS graduation live starting at 6:45 on WOES 91.3, or online at https://www.ovidelsie.org/woes-fm
Seniors and Parents, For tonight's graduation, please make sure you pull in through the middle school parking lot on the north side of the school. Follow the drive out by the tennis courts. You will be directed on what to do once you are close enough to the tent. Thank you.
Seniors, check your email for important changes to graduation tomorrow. Practice is still at 11:00
FREE K-5 Summer School-August 11th,12th,13th and August 18th,19th, 20th from 9:00-11:30 at Leonard Elementary School. All students entering kindergarten through fifth grade in the fall are eligible. We are OVER the MOON to get back to school and learning! Sign your child up today by clicking on the link. If you have any questions please email Rachelle Parsons firstname.lastname@example.org https://forms.gle/gMoa234N6gPXV8qm9
Parents and Graduates, As we move forward with this unusual graduation ceremony, there have been many questions about what protocols will be in place. The following is our plan. Students, for graduation practice, we will meet on the football field at 10:50 a.m. on Wednesday, July 1. You are required to wear a mask until we have you placed on the field six feet apart. Of course, you may leave your mask on if you feel safer that way. The same protocol will be followed in the evening as we prepare for the ceremony. Also, please bring your own pen. On a three by five card you will be writing down how you want your name read at graduation. In the stadium, chairs will be spaced 6 feet apart for students and graduation guests on the field. There will be no hand shakes or hugs during the ceremony. Students will flip their own tassel and pick up their diploma after it is placed on a table. Student's Four (4) Parents / Guests- The bleachers will be marked with tape to designate where each graduate's four guests must sit. There will be six feet of distance between each group. We had hoped to have more people, but current circumstances simply do not allow it. Please be conscious of other people and their safety as we move forward. Here is the link for the live stream of graduation: nfhsnetwork.com.The ceremony will also be recorded and and released when it is ready.
Graduation and Prom Update: Students, Parents, and Community Members, We had originally rescheduled prom for August 7, 2020. However, our venue, The Michigan Princess (Riverboat) has cancelled their events for the remainder of the year. At this time, the school will not be hosting a prom, our sincerest apologies for this. Mr. Topping and Mrs. McCormick can be emailed and they will refund your tickets if you had already purchased them. Graduation has been confirmed for July 1, 2020 at 7:00 PM. Rain date is July 2, as we do not have an inside venue due to the bond work being done in the schools. Due to government restrictions, attendance will be limited to 4-people per graduate. Students will get their tickets at graduation practice. Students were sent an email with Senior Tea and graduation day expectations. Practice is MANDATORY at 11:00 am. You will not need caps and gowns at practice. We apologize graduation will not be open to the public, but we will be live streaming the event at the following link: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/ovidelsie-high-school-elsie-mi/evtb56bc7a1d6 We appreciate your understanding as we continue to try and navigate this challenging situation and comply with the governor's executive orders.
A message from @EngagedOutreach about today's session, "Keeping Your Mind Busy" https://vimeo.com/420919539/7f79f121eb
With all of the new information coming out and changing almost daily, we need something to protect our minds and sanity. Get some new ideas today at 2pm with @EngagedOutreach by participating in the live session, "Keeping You Mind Busy!" Register at EngagedOutreach.org/Cares, and use the password: Ovid-Elsie https://vimeo.com/420912197/f61359b687
A message from @EngagedOutreach about today's session, "Face Problems & Make Decisions" https://vimeo.com/420904414/ca07a8aa84
Any incoming middle/high school students interested in running cross country, will you please send Coach Pastula an email at email@example.com . He would love to hear from you!
Have you ever wished you could feel more confident about the choices you make? Learn how at 2pm by participating in today's live session of Engaged Outreach Cares, "Face Problems & Make Decisions!" Register at EngagedOutreach.org/Cares, and use the password: Ovid-Elsie https://vimeo.com/420897979/d03f3d3b93
A message from @EngagedOutreach about today's session, "Adjusting to Change" https://vimeo.com/420951391/121750ff48
Change is hard, and you're dealing with a lot of it right now. Learn how to feel more in control at 2pm by participating in today's live session of Engaged Outreach Cares, "Adjusting to Change!" Register at EngagedOutreach.org/Cares, and use the password: Ovid-Elsie https://vimeo.com/420946599/5395c3123c
A message from @EngagedOutreach about today's session, "Activities to Feel Happy" https://vimeo.com/420941540/e421508747
Does the coronavirus have you feeling sad, hopeless, or blah? Participate at 2pm in today's Engaged Outreach Cares session, "Activities to Feel Happy!" Register at EngagedOutreach.org/Cares, and use the password: Ovid-Elsie https://vimeo.com/420937824/429351a9c8
Please see this flyer for information about OEHS & OEMS summer school. Registration will be June 15th & June 17th. https://5il.co/gxd3
A message from @EngagedOutreach about today's session, "Living in the Moment" https://vimeo.com/420932486/9052c2352b
Would you like to feel more in control of your situation? Join @EngagedOutreach at 2pm for today's Engaged Outreach Cares session, "Living in the Moment!" Register at EngagedOutreach.org/Cares, and use the password: Ovid-Elsie https://vimeo.com/420929117/324554dfd3
A message from @EngagedOutreach about today's session, "Reduce Your Worries & Anxiety in 4 Steps" https://vimeo.com/420967310/cebda66852
The Ovid-Elsie Area Schools lunch program ended Friday, May 29th. To receive information about open summer meals sites, text 'FOOD' to 877-877
Is the coronavirus causing you to feel worried or anxious? Learn how to "Reduce Your Worries & Anxiety in 4 Steps" today at 2pm! Register at EngagedOutreach.org/Cares, and use the password: Ovid-Elsie https://vimeo.com/420924679/99948f1886
Materials Pick up, and Drop off for all buildings except Alt. Ed. will be June 2nd, 2020. Please see this document for details and timing. https://5il.co/gsu9
Attention Seniors Here is a link to the senior awards video. Enjoy, and congratulations to all of our award winners. https://youtu.be/BqtqvIJxQYU
Attention Seniors In honor of what should be your graduation day, the lights will go on one more time at 8:20 tonight. They will go off at 10:00 PM. Congratulations. Continue to be safe and practice social distancing.
Any high school student interested in playing boys soccer next fall (including incoming freshman) please send Coach Fluharty an email expressing your interest. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
A message from @EngagedOutreach about today's session, "Keeping Your Energy & Spirits High" https://vimeo.com/420961774/7136aad4e5
Mr. Tokar and Mr. Gavenda have hit most of Ovid at this point. We have a few around the south and west of town, and then we need to head in the Owosso direction. We will not make it into Elsie tonight. Sorry. We will have logged over 200 miles by the end of today. Please check your porch or front door for your package. We will start again Thursday afternoon.
Feeling stressed, tired, or anxious? Join @EngagedOutreach today at 2pm to talk about "Keeping Your Energy & Spirits High!" Register at EngagedOutreach.org/Cares, and use the password: Ovid-Elsie https://vimeo.com/420956204/01b854de7a
Mr. Tokar and Mr. Gavenda will be hitting the road today to deliver senior care packages from the parents. We will be sending emails to update you on our location. We are starting out west of the school and heading down Island Road west of Elsie. Then toward St. Johns. See you soon.
Curbside Cap and Gown delivery for seniors will take place at the High School main entrance from 11 to 1 this Thursday. Please remain in your vehicle. Also, please return any school issued materials and pay any fees at this time. See you then!
Leonard and E.E. Knight will be working on packing up student materials. They will be available for a drive up pick up on June 2nd anytime between 8a.m.-3p.m. More information to follow.
If you're in need of food assistance the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program (P-EBT) FAQ is available here from the State of Michigan: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/COVID-19_P-EBT_FAQs_688075_7.pdf
Please see the attached link for a wonderful Mental Health Opportunity provided by Ovid-Elsie Area Schools. https://5il.co/fwrz
If your income has changed please complete a new free and reduced lunch application at https://lunchapp.com/
Please see this explanation of the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program ("SNAP/Bridge Card") for expanded food benefits in Michigan. https://5il.co/fobn
Ovid-Elsie Area Schools is now broadcasting WiFi to our athletics parking lot from 8am-8pm. Please feel free to use OE_Internet for your convenience. (while maintaining appropriate social distance of course) #freeinternet #michiganmoonshot
If you or someone you know is in need right now, Compassion In Action is still offering curbside and now delivery of food assistance: https://5il.co/ffh1 - Please spread the word. 4/22 & 4/27 Wed.,12pm-2pm Fri. 10am-12pm South Point Mall in St. Johns 815.878.9923 for more detail
Alt Ed. is preparing for the remainder of the school year. The first pick-up and drop-off for finished assignments will be Monday, April 20 at the O-E Alt Building. Just pull up, we will bring the materials to you and then you can pick-up lunch too. 11:30am – 1 pm and 4-6 pm.
Reminder: Device pickup is tomorrow Mon. 4/20/20, 11-1pm & 4-6pm at the Athletics Entrance of the High School. More detail here: https://5il.co/f9zv Print Materials pickup will be Fri. 4/24/20, 11-1pm & 4-6pm. Contact your building administrator to make other arrangements.
At this time we have cancelled the popcorn fundraiser. I will be contacting the families that turned orders into the office to pick up the order forms and money so that they may be returned to your families/friends that supported your students. I appreciate everyone's understanding. Please contact email@example.com if you have any additional questions.
If you or someone you know is in need right now, Compassion In Action is offering curbside food assistance: https://5il.co/f48b - Please spread the word. 4/15 & 4/17 Wed.,12pm-2pm Fri. 10am-12pm South Point Mall in St. Johns 815.878.9923 for more detail
Hello Marauder Families & Staff, this link and a print mailing to follow, details our plans for the remainder of the year. We are OE, and together, we've got this! http://www.ovidelsie.org/article/231231?org=ovid-elsie-schools
Congratulations Josie Nash! Josie has accepted a spot on the soccer team at Northwood University. We are excited for her, and believe that the Northwood community is getting a great soccer player, and a better person. Good Luck Josie!
We wanted to send out a quick communication about the Governor's Executive Order. The staff and administration of OE have been working on our Continuity of Learning Plan in response to COVID-19. Please expect to see both electronic and print communication this week. Stay safe!
The middle school has sent out an email that includes a form to help determine your needs as we develop a learning plan moving forward. Fill out this form for each middle school student you have. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your current email address if you are not receiving updates.
To clarify: Powerschool is our Student Information System (i.e., online gradebook/contact & address database). To get help email email@example.com or call 989-862-5088. Email is probably best at this time. If you receive our messages you probably don't need to update anything.
Reminder: Please make sure your information is up-to-date in PowerSchool. As we begin to push out information next week about our Continuity and Remote Learning Plans, we need to make sure this information is correct. Thank you!
Just a reminder : we're serving lunches again this week at both elementary buildings, from 11:30-12:30.
Attention Seniors: Racer Girl Graphics is offering free Senior Class lawn signs: https://5il.co/er0m
Attention 8th Grade Parents!!! Please check your email for important information regarding the Washington DC Trip.
Just a reminder, we will not be serving lunches this week due to our scheduled Spring break. We will start serving lunch again on April 6th.
Please see this communication from Mrs. Amber Johnson regarding counseling services for our elementary buildings. https://5il.co/eaj4
Please complete this short survey regarding Internet & Device Access at home, to help us with our planning during this health crisis. Thank you for your time. https://forms.gle/BMG1igyVcbfCD37YA
From Mrs. Bashore: Unfortunately, the OE Spring plays are canceled for this year. All of the students have been notified via email and are taking it like the champions they are. So...we dust ourselves off, get up and start planning for the fall show =) Stay healthy everyone and be proud of these students....they are absolute stars! #proudtobeamarauder #thesestudentsareamazing
We are continuing to serve lunches this week at the elementary schools. These are still grab and go sack lunches. State guidance considers this an essential task so please don’t hesitate to stop by.
Governor Whitmer has just issued a "stay home, stay safe" executive order for the next three (3) weeks. Thus, Ovid-Elsie Area Schools will be closed until (at least) Monday, April 13, 2020. We are expecting further guidance and we will communicate that out as soon as possible.
You may already be aware, but if you need questions answered about COVID-19 you can reach out to the MDHHS hotline. The hotline will be open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1-888-535-6136
Ms. Delo created a wonderful opportunity for the O-E community over our extended break. Check it out and take part with your students! https://spark.adobe.com/page/RE6u9uGBhm44Z/ #GetBetterChallenge
Scholastic Opens Up Free "Learn from Home" Courses https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
Nationsclassroom has extended the final payment deadline to April 12, 2020. Please turn in popcorn orders and candy bar money into the office on Monday, April 6 by 9:00 am.
The school will be providing free curbside (sack) meals this week Tuesday-Friday and next week Monday-Friday from 11:30-12:30 for all students. There will be no meals during Spring break. Pick up at EEK will be at the main entrance and pick at Leonard will be at the Preschool entrance. Again, curbside pick up only. There will be no admittance to the buildings. We hope this helps a bit during this difficult time.
Please see this important communication regarding closure of schools and response to COVID-19: https://5il.co/dod6
Attention 8th Grade Students: Please turn in the Cravings Popcorn orders on Monday, April 6. Please let your buyers know that orders will be delayed by 3 weeks. Thank you for your understanding
Ovid-Elsie Area Schools will be OPEN Friday, March 13. Governor Whitmer has directed all Michigan schools to close beginning Monday, March 16 until Sunday, April 5. Daycare at Leonard will be closed beginning March 16. All school activities are cancelled until school resumes on April 6. As we learn more, we will communicate with our OE families. Hoping everyone stays safe and healthy.
At this time due to state and local recommendations related to COVID-19, non-essential gatherings of 100 people or more are discouraged. Ovid-Elsie Area Schools will be postponing secondary conferences for tonight 3/12/20. MHSAA is suspending all Winter sports tournaments indefinitely. Non-essential field-trips and after-school events will be postponed or cancelled. Further communications about specific events are forthcoming.
This is a reminder that Parent/Teacher Conferences for the middle school will be held tomorrow Thursday, March 12th from 5:00-7:30. Just a reminder that Ms. Delo and Mr. Vedder will be presenting at the MACUL conference in Grand Rapids and will be available to meet with parents on March 19 from 5:00-6:30 pm in room 114. We look forward to seeing you!
Good Morning Marauder Parents/Guardians, This is a reminder that Parent/Teacher Conferences for the high school will be held tomorrow Thursday, March 12th from 5:00-7:30. No appointment is necessary. We look forward to seeing you! - High School Staff
Congratulations to Ms. Delo and Mr. Vedder for being selected to present at the Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) conference in Grand Rapids! Since the MACUL conference is during spring conferences, Ms. Delo and Mr. Vedder will be available to meet with parents on March 19 from 5 pm - 6:30 pm in room 114 in the middle school. Just a reminder that middle school conferences will be held from 5 pm-7:30 pm on Thursday, March 12.
Leonard Elementary School is extending the deadline to register for Spring Science Club. Forms are due by Wednesday March, 11th for any first and second grader interested in participating.
High school students, RESA classes are still in session in saint johns-you should still report there today. DMA and. Welding are NOT in session. Also- dual enrollment classes Psychology 200 and Math 120 will still be in session this afternoon at CCResa.
Leonard has power and daycare will be available starting at 8 am.
We have recently lost power throughout the district and the restoration time is slated for 11 a.m. Thus, we will be cancelling school today. Staff should still report by noon for professional development. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Parent/Teacher Conferences for the high school will be held next Thursday, March 12th from 5:00-7:30. No appointment necessary. We look forward to seeing you!
We would like to invite you to our spring student-led conferences. Your son/daughter will conduct the conference with you using a portfolio of materials from all of their classes. They will explain their progress and performance. In addition, if you need to talk to a specific teacher, feel free to do so. The 6th grade conferences will take place in the cafeteria and the 7th and 8th grade conferences will be in the information center. Each conference will be scheduled for 20 minutes and time slots can be selected by using the links below: 6th - https://forms.gle/qc3npytzXn7jeQ4v9 7th - https://forms.gle/8dXoDnCqwj45DoMz5 8th - https://forms.gle/xJgcbzvQWAv2myHR9
Good luck Marauder Athletes! Mason Spiess competes in individual state wrestling tomorrow at Ford Field! The girls bowling team competes in Jackson, looking to capture a state title & the girls basketball team is at Chesaning tomorrow night for the district title. Tip off @ 7pm.
Good Afternoon E. E. Knight Parents! Tomorrow (Thursday, March 5th) is our Bounce House Event for our Marauder Mashup Fundraiser. Students may still bring in a $5 pledge tomorrow to participate. Thank you!
Please consider this communication regarding the Coronavirus from Clinton County School Superintendents https://5il.co/df2l
The results are in! The National Geographic Society named Hunter A, an eighth-grade student at Ovid-Elsie Middle School as one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2020 National Geographic GeoBee State Competition. The contest will be held at Western Michigan University—Fetzer Center in Kalamazoo on Friday, March 27, 2020.
Attention MS competitive cheer parents!! Mr. K is looking for additional MS competitive cheer pictures for the yearbook. If you have any that you are willing to share please email to firstname.lastname@example.org
This is just a reminder that Friday, March 6th is an Early Release Day for students. Elementary students will release at 11:15 a.m. and secondary students will release at 11:30 a.m. Please plan accordingly.
Hello E E Knight Students and Parents. Due to the snow days this week, we will be rescheduling our Marauder Mashup prize give away assembly to Wednesday, March 4th and bounce house day to Thursday March 5th. This will also allow students the extra opportunity to bring in their money and pledge sheets next week, and still be allowed to participate. Thank you!
Tonight's JV and Freshman basketball games will be played as scheduled. If you are coming out, drive safe!
Ovid-Elsie Area Schools will be closed tomorrow due to inclement weather and hazardous road conditions.
Due to current and impending weather conditions, Ovid-Elsie Area Schools will be closed today. Daycare is available at Leonard Elementary School.
Congratulations to our girls varsity bowling team on winning another conference title over the weekend. Also, Mason Spiess qualified for the state individual wrestling tournament. Way to represent OE!
Come out and support our senior competitive cheer and basketball athletes during tonight's basketball games. The seniors will be recognized between the two games. Tonight is also an orange out, we hope to see everyone there wearing orange to support the Cole family.
E. E. Knight Elementary Reminder that money for the Marauder Mash-Up Is due tomorrow, Friday 20th. Also, bring your dollar for the Wear a Hat Fundraiser.
Parent teacher conferences for Leonard Elementary will be held tonight as scheduled.
Tonight's boys basketball games will be played as scheduled. The freshman boys will start at 4. The middle school games against Byron have been canceled. Thank you, and drive safe.
Good evening. Due to inclement weather and hazardous road conditions, Ovid-Elsie Area Schools will be closed on Monday, February 10, 2020. Childcare will also be closed.
Tonight's varsity basketball games will be played as scheduled. Also, our wrestling team will travel to New Lothrop tonight for the MMAC conference tournament. Drive safe, and come out and support our teams.
Students and parents, students are not required to attend RESA courses when we have a snow day. LCC classes scheduled today are also cancelled.
Due to inclement weather and hazardous road conditions, Ovid-Elsie Area Schools will be closed on Friday, February 7, 2020. Decisions about after school activities will be made at a later time. Please check with Leonard Elementary for your childcare needs.
Cotton candy has arrived and will be sent home with E.E. Knight and Leonard Elementary students.
SOS meeting at Leonard Elementary tonight 2/4/2020 at 6:30.
This is just a reminder that Friday, February 7th, 2020 is an Early Release Day. Elementary students will be dismissed at 11:15 and secondary students will be dismissed at 11:30. The afternoon will be professional development for staff. Thank you!
Sports Boosters are looking for concession help for the following events: - Sat 2/1: Need 2 - Cheer competition @ 10:00 am, arrive by 9:30 -Tue 2/4: Need 2 - Swim meet @ 6:00, arrive by 5:30 -Fri 2/7: Need 4 - Basketball game @ 5:30, arrive by 5:00 Go Marauders!
Correction, the boys' varsity game for tonight has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 5th at 6 pm.
Tonight's boys' varsity game versus Chesaning has been postponed due to player illnesses. It is being rescheduled for February 6th at 6 pm. The girls' varsity team will still travel tonight to Chesaning for a 5:30 start time.
Attention OEMS Parents/Guardians: The last day to order yearbooks is Friday, January 31, 2020. There may not be additional copies available for purchase. Please use follow this link to purchase https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1064495/Ovid-Elsie-Middle-School/2020-Yearbook/20190629055905190160/CATALOG_SHOP/
Saturday School detention scheduled for January 18, has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 1, 2020.
Report Cards for E.E.Knight will go home on Friday, January 24 and will include our current benchmark testing reports.
This is just a reminder that there is no school for staff or students on Monday, January 20th, 2020. Thank you.
The lunch menu at Leonard and E.E. Knight for Tuesday, 1/14/20 has been changed to Orange Chicken.
Today's middle school basketball games have been cancelled. Thank you, and stay safe!
Our annual perception survey is open 1/13/20 thru 1/24/20. http://www.ovidelsie.org/annual-perception-survey Please take a moment to give us your feedback, we appreciate it!
Due to icy back roads and hazardous driving conditions, Ovid-Elsie Area Schools will be closed on Monday, January 13, 2020. Child care is available at Leonard Elementary School. Thank you!
Tomorrow's wrestling, bowling and competitive cheer competitions have been canceled. Possible make ups will communicated at a later time.
Attention Red Cedar Basketball Participants: Saturday's games have been postponed. Sunday's games are yet to be determined. Please plan accordingly. Thank you.
Tonight's wrestling duo will be broadcast on WOES 91.3 at 5:30. This was a time change from 5:00. Go Marauders!
Happy Holidays from Ovid-Elsie Area Schools. Winter break begins Monday, December 23rd! School resumes on Monday, January 6, 2020! Have a great holiday season and we'll see you in 2020!
Kids Early Education Zone Preschool has openings in Ovid and Elsie. There is no cost for this program although families must meet certain requirements, mostly income. KEEZ preschool is in session from 7:45 until 2:45 Monday through Thursday. This year we are able to enroll children who were born between 9/1/2014 and 12/1/15. If you are interested in enrolling your child, please complete an interest application on clintonpreschool.org
Our magic ride came to an end. Looking back, being in the final 72 teams out of the 600 teams that started this robotics journey, our kids did an incredible job. They learned to communicate effectively, rely on each other, and perform under pressure. Most importantly, they had fun along the way. Congratulations to JC Strongbots #11705 for a great season!
Craft Show to support Competitive Cheer team is today from 1:00-4:00 in the high school cafeteria. Great local vendors providing snacks, crafts, baked goods and more. Come support your Lady Marauder cheer team!
OEMS Students helped with the Elsie Community Christmas Project, collecting items to help local families in need. Each homeroom class had a goal of 30 items. Items included: chapstick, toothpaste, winter hats, deodorant, fun socks, mac & cheese, shampoo, body wash/soap, hair ties, dish soap, mittens, toothbrushes and treats. We want to thank everyone that donated.
E.E.Knight movie night is Friday, December 13th. Movie slips are due Wednesday, December 11th. Pick up Friday after movie is 5:00 pm.
Congratulations to the middle school JC Stronbots #11705 team on placing 1st place at the Kettering University qualifier tournament this past weekend. They will compete at the state tournament at Battle Creek at Kellogg Arena this Friday and Saturday. If you are a parent of a student on the team, please check your email for important information about the upcoming state tournament.
Candy Cane Sale at E.E.Knight, 50 cents each. Sales will take place in the Cafeteria from December 11th - 18th at lunchtime. Parents are also welcome to purchase candy canes.
Just a reminder that Friday, December 6th is an Early Release Day and PD Day for Staff!
E.E. Knight Elementary. All Square 1 Art orders are due in the office by 9:00 am Tuesday December 3rd.
Just a reminder that Leonard Elementary Square One Art orders are due tomorrow Monday, December 2nd.
Reminder: No School Wednesday through Friday! On behalf of Ovid-Elsie Area Schools, Happy Thanksgiving!
A parent meeting will be held for all winter athletic team members on Tuesday, December 3rd. This will start at 7 pm in the auditorium. Mr. Longstreth will address all parents.Coaches will then meet with parents of their team. We look forward to seeing you there.
Attention All Marauder Athletes: The weight room will be opened after school, on days when school is in session, Monday thru Friday from 3:15-4:30 and Monday thru Thursday from 6-7:30 pm. Whether you are an In-Season Winter sport athlete or Off-season athlete looking to prepare for your next sport, we ALL should be using the new weight room that our community has provided for us. See Coach Long about getting set up with a PLT4M workout today! Go OE!
Due to fog, Ovid-Elsie Area Schools will have a 2-hour delay Tuesday, November 19, 2019.
Friday, November 21st at 3:15 OE senior Lauren Barton will be signing her National Letter of Intent to play basketball at Indiana Tech. Please join us in the Information Center to celebrate this special occasion!
EEK Conferences from Monday 11/11 will be rescheduled to Monday 11/18. Times will remain the same from when they were scheduled on 11/11 unless you hear directly from the teacher. If you need to reschedule, please contact your child's teacher.
Play practice will still be held from 3-5pm today 11/12/19. Please RSVP to email@example.com to let her know if you can/can't make it.
Childcare is available at Leonard Elementary School.
Due to inclement weather and hazardous road conditions, Ovid-Elsie will be closed today. Decisions about after school activities will be made at a later time.
Just a reminder that there is no school on Friday, November 15th! Good luck to all of our hunters!
E.E Knight Elementary will begin the traditional Michigan State - Michigan Penny Wars. Starting November 12th - November 14th.
Leonard students will not be transported to EE Knight today for the Veterans Day assembly. They will be trying to do their part of the assembly in their own gymnasium through video chat. Leonard’s Science Club is also cancelled.
Due to inclement weather, all after school activities have been cancelled, including parent-teacher conferences. Conferences will be rescheduled at a later time. Thank you and please be safe!
On behalf of Ovid-Elsie Area Schools, I would like to say "thank you" to all of our veterans on staff, in our community, and in our families. Thank you for your sacrifice and for making our world a better place! --Dr. C
EEK and Leonard will be hosting the Veteran's Day Assembly at 1:00 pm tomorrow (Monday 11/11) in the EEK Gym. As a reminder to students, please wear red, white and blue!
Today- Athletic Booster meeting will be at 7:00 pm in the high school student lounge- enter through community education door in back of building.
Reminder - Friday, November 8th is an Early Release Day!
EEK and Leonard Elementary Schools will be hosting a Veteran's Day Assembly on Monday, November 11 at 1:00pm, at E. E. Knight. This is an assembly for our students to honor our community veterans. At 12:30, we will have a reception for our community veterans in the EEK library. Please contact the EEK office at 989-862-5170 if you are a veteran and plan to attend.
Varsity Volleyball District action kicks off tonight at Central Montcalm. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m. If you cannot make it out, tune in to 91.3 WOES and catch the action live!
Attention parents, support your graduating senior by purchasing a senior ad in the OE High School yearbook. Cost starts at $40. Go to jostensyearbook.com or stop by room S-7 in the high school.
Parent/Teacher Conferences for high school and middle school students will be held this Thursday, November 7th from 5:30-8:00. No appointment necessary for high school. Please schedule an appointment for middle school. We look forward to seeing you!
E.E Knight Elementary S.O.S. Meeting 6:30 Tuesday, November 5th, at Leonard Elementary. All parents welcome.
The 6th grade conferences will take place in the cafeteria and the 7th and 8th grade conferences will be in the information center. Each conference will be scheduled for 20 minutes and time slots can be selected by using the links below: 6th - https://forms.gle/Ucafp4GGYiPSHdJP7 7th - https://goo.gl/forms/B6NjzIXTMPIp9He43 8th - https://forms.gle/qnwpjLDxXpqGpM5f9
Due to weather conditions both Leonard Elementary and EE Knight Elementary will be moving their Halloween parades inside. The times will remain the same and any parent planning on attending can report to the school gym.
Weather permitting Leonard Elementary’s Halloween parade will begin at 12:45 pm. EE Knight’s Halloween parade will begin at 1:45 pm. We will move the parades inside if it is raining. Please send your child’s costume to school in their backpack.
Weather permitting, our Halloween parade will be at 1:45 tomorrow. Students will dress in their costumes prior to the parade. Please, no masks. Parents coming into the building, please check into the front office.
Conferences are scheduled for 11/11 and 11/13 from 3:00-8:00 pm. Look for information coming home this Friday to sign up for a time. Report cards and assessment information will be given out at conferences.
Attention parents, OE High School Yearbook pricing increases after Friday, Nov. 1. Buy yours at jostensyearbook.com. Order personalization and get four free icons on the book cover.
E.E.Knight Elementary. Reminder Tuesday October 29th is Picture Retake Day.
Our 8th grade environmental science class just wrapped up the 1st marking period with a recycling competition. Students worked in groups to bring in clear plastic bottles, metal cans, corrugated cardboard, and household batteries. In a week's time, they brought in 818 total items. We celebrated our last day of class with an ice cream party! Our class learned about Michigan's new initiative to promote better, smarter, and more efficient recycling programs. With a little extra time, we can all help make our local area and state more aware of the benefits of recycling. Please see the following link with more specific details: https://recyclingraccoons.org/
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - Alumni Basketball Game - print or use link to register! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/18bPMy7VEKZ_efHok0-G4OBESd_7Zvdnot5MyG-8dOM0/edit
Attention Marauders, OE Junior and Senior ladies who participated in the Powderpuff football game Oct. 6 need to please return their cleaned jerseys to the office as soon as possible, thank you.
Just a reminder from OE High School Yearbook, the special $60 pricing and personalization for 2020 yearbooks ends Nov. 1. Get yours before the price increase at jostensyearbooks.com or stopping by room S-7 in the high school.
Parents/Students, Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 16, 2019, grades 9-11 will be taking a PSAT or NMSQT test from 8-11:30. Seniors will report to RESA or auditorium at 8:00. Please ensure you child is in attendance. After AM RESA, seniors should report to auditorium for attendance.
Due to inclement weather, the homecoming parade has been cancelled. The hog roast is still on for 5 pm and the game is still on for 7!
OE High School Yearbook will be taking portraits of couples at the Homecoming Dance Saturday in Room S-7 between 8 - 11 p.m. Cost is $3 for a 4X6 and $7 for a 5X7 picture.
Attention all JC Strongbots team members, parents, and families: Our Little Caesar's Pizza Kit fundraiser orders are due today (Oct. 9). Please turn in all materials and money to Mr. Wertz by 3:00 pm. The kits will be delivered to the middle school on October 24 at 4:30 pm. Students will pick up their orders and deliver to their buyers. Thanks so much for your support!
Reminder of SPIRIT WEEK at E.E.K Oct 7th - Oct. 11th Tourist Tuesday Dress up like a tourist ready for vacation. Wacky Wednesday------------------Wear something wacky Throwback Thursday Dress up from your favorite decade Fan Friday O-E Colors.
Reminder Dentist R Us will be at E.E Knight Wednesday October 9th.
E.E.Knight Elementary Let's help stock the shelves of the ELSIE FOOD BANK Non-perishable foods may be brought into E.E Knight. October 7th - October 11th.The top class from each grade level will receive a cookie party.
Monday, October 7 will be picture retakes for the HS and MS. Any students who missed picture day can come down for pictures. Students who require a retake must bring their original picture package and give it to the photographer. If they did not order pictures and their picture envelope says "No Packaged Ordered" they must pay $10 for a new picture to be taken unless if they have an order form with payment for a package.
This is just a reminder that Friday, October 4th is an Early Release Day for students and a Professional Development Day for staff. Please plan accordingly.
Get your custom OE slides by going to: https://ovid-elsie.itemorder.com - all sales are done online...there are no order forms, etc.
This afternoon's home soccer game is going to be played as planned. The parking lot by the soccer field will be open, but it is quite wet and messy. If possible will you please park at the school and walk down. There will be no admission. Bring your raincoat and boots! 4:30 start
Due to inclement weather, Tonight’s football game has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 28, at 10:00 am. Admission will be free. Game at Ovid-Elsie high school. Come support your Marauders!
Leonard’s Tailgate Party will be held inside from 4:30-6:00 pm tonight.
Parents interested in joining the E.E.Knight SOS board, please attend our first meeting at Leonard, October 1st at 6:30 pm. Thank you.
Leonard Elementary’s Tailgate Party will be held tomorrow, September 27th from 4:30-6:00 pm.
Just a friendly reminder about Leonard's Kindness Tailgate from 4:30-6:00pm. Please park and enter through the south side of the building. http://tiny.cc/bgigdz
Leonard Elementary is kicking off kindness with a tailgate party on Friday, September 27th from 4:30-6:00 pm. The event will be held behind Leonard Elementary School. There will be hayrides, pizza, donuts and fun activities for families to enjoy. Come help sprinkle kindness through our community by participating in our event.
E.E.Knight Elementary School. Reminder Picture Day is tomorrow Tuesday, 24th. The order envelopes can be sent in to school with students. Orders can also be done on line or can be pre paid at www.canfieldjenkins.orderschoolpix.com
Please see this update from the Mid-Michigan District Health Department regarding Eastern Equine Encephalitis: https://5il.co/ae9w
This week's (Thursday the 26th) JV Football game at New Lothrop has been moved to OE. Kickoff will remain at 6 pm.
The middle school robotics team is sponsoring a fundraiser to raise money for the annual robotics season. In order to be able to pay for season entry fees and competition fees, robot parts and accessories, tee-shirts, and meals for the day of the competition, they will be selling Little Caesars Pizza Kits. Team members will be selling them individually or you can purchase them online by clicking here... https://www.pizzakit.com/fundraising-products?shop=1&cont=1&t=lc&sf=1 and entering the fundraiser ID 374684 Sales will continue until October 9th and the delivery date will be on October 24th. Payment is due at the time of ordering. Thanks in advance for your support!
Attention OEMS Parents: School Pictures and ID's were passed out today. It's not too late to order!!! If you would like to place an order, visit www.canfieldjenkins.orderschoolpix.com and enter the password provided on the envelope. Picture retakes will be October 7.
Picture day at Leonard is Wednesday September 25th! If you would like to pre pay for your school portrait package: www.canfieldjenkins.orderschoolpix.com Select your school from the drop down menu your password is PREPAY. Print receipt and send it on picture day.
Sparrow Clinton Hospital Community Health Fair Saturday, Sept. 28 8:30 a.m. to Noon AgroLiquid (corner of M21 & DeWitt Road) Join us for this fun family event. Free flu shots (must be age 18 or older), free health screenings, chair massages, children’s car seat checks, medication drop-off, health and lifestyle booths, farmers’ market, Fresh Food Fairy & her smoothie-making bicycle, and Love on a Leash therapy dogs. This event is open to all Clinton County Residents.
Lakeville Schools is hosting our football team tonight in a Veteran's Appreciation Game. If you are going to the game, and are a veteran that would like to be recognized, Please stop by the north endzone service gate to check in. This can be done between 5 and 6:30.
Attention parents, 2019 high school yearbooks are available for pickup. We also have a limited number of extra yearbooks, $70, plus tax. We have also begun taking orders for the 2020 yearbook. Jostens is offering a special personalization package through Nov. 1. Have your book personalized and receive four free icons on the front cover. Yearbook orders are taken in room S-7 in the high school or at jostensyearbook.com
Several of our buses are at full capacity. If your child needs transportation other than their assigned bus, please contact the transportation department at 989-862-8109 to determine seat availability.
Clinton County RESA (located in the SouthPoint Mall in Saint Johns) is hosting College Night for students in 8th - 12th grades, as well as their parents, on September 16, 2019 from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM.. https://5il.co/9zyu
Ovid Elsie High School Yearbook is taking orders for the 2020 yearbook. Cost is $60 plus tax through Nov. 1. For a limited time, order personalization and receive four free icons for the book cover. Visit jostensyearbooks.com or stop by the yearbook room, S-7.
Attention MS Parents: You can help us with the middle school yearbook. Jostens has a free app called ReplayIt that you can download from the app store or Google Play and install on your phone. ReplayIt will allow you to share your photos with the yearbook advisor and possibly be used in the yearbook. I try to make it to every event possible, but I cannot always be at everything so your photos would be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Just a reminder that there is no school on Friday or Monday - have a great Labor Day weekend and as always, Go Marauders!
Reminder for HS and MS Students: Picture day is tomorrow, Thursday, August 29. Don't forget your order forms. If you would like to pre pay for your school portrait package click here www.canfieldjenkins.orderschoolpix.com Select your school from the drop down menu your password is PREPAY. Choose what package you would like, check out, and print receipt and send it with your student on picture day.
Today's varsity tennis match has been canceled. A make up date will be announced at a later time.
This is just a reminder that tomorrow, Friday, August 23rd is an Early Release Day. Elementary students will be dismissed at 11:15 a.m. while Secondary students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. Please make the proper arrangements. Thanks and have a great day and weekend!
Students-LCC Dual Enrollment Classes, Chem 125, Comm 120, and Soc 120 opened online today. Some have assignments due this Sunday. Be sure to log in today and stay up on your assignments!
Our athletic website is going through some changes and will not have information as it normally would for this upcoming year. You can see the current schedule here and we will announce the new site as soon as it is available: https://5il.co/9mcm
Attention parents: Middle school yearbooks arrived in the spring and are available through Mr. Kingsbury. High School yearbooks have just arrived and may be picked up in room S-7. Mr. Puffpaff will distribute them tonight from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. during the school open house. Thereafter, parents, students, and graduates should see Mr. Puffpaff so he can cross their names off the list when picking them up during the school day or after school.
Middle School Cross Country will be having an informational meeting and unofficial practice after school Wednesday, August 21st that will last until 4:30 pm. If your child is interested in running this fall, please plan for them to attend. Official practices will start on Thursday, August 22nd. Reminder that your student must have physical on file prior to the first practice.
This is a reminder that 6th-grade orientation will be held tonight from 5:30-7:00 pm. Parking is available in the parking lot west of the middle school. We respectfully ask that you do not arrive earlier than 5:15. Plan on meeting in the gymnasium at 5:30 for a brief introduction before transitioning through your child's schedule. Rosters will also be posted in the lobby to help guide you to your child's first-hour classroom. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you!
Reminder: Freshmen Orientation starts tonight at 5:30 with a short presentation in the auditorium. Please do not arrive before 5:15. Park & enter through the auditorium entrance. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you!
E. E. Knight Open House will be Monday, August 19 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. We look forward to seeing you then!
That will be Thursday, August 8th for the training.
The Clinton County Emergency training is on Thursday, August 7th. That will be tomorrow from 2 - 9 pm. Sorry for the miscommunication.
Clinton County Emergency will be using the high school and middle school for a training today, August 7, from 2:00 to 9:00 PM. Please do not enter the property at either the high school or middle school during this time. Thank you.
O-E High School will host an open house Mon., Aug 19th, 7:00-8:30 pm to meet teachers & familiarize yourself with schedule & the building. Transportation, technology & food service will be available in the IC. Freshmen that attend earlier don't need to attend but are welcome.
Freshman Orientation will be held next Tuesday, August 13th from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. There will be a short presentation in the auditorium followed by a self guided tour for students to locate their locker and classrooms.
7th and 8th Grade Middle School Orientation will be held Monday, August 19th from 7:00-8:30 pm. Please plan on meeting in your 1st hour classroom at 7:00 pm and will follow your students' schedule through 5th hour.
6th grade Middle School Orientation will be held Thursday, August 15 from 5:30-7:00. Please plan on meeting in the gymnasium at 5:30 for a brief welcome. You will then get to follow your students' schedule for 1st-4th hour and meet the teachers.
Reminder to all athletes: Before you are allowed to participate in your fall sport, you must have a physical on file in the high school office. Starting August 5th, there will be someone in the office at all times. Do not wait until the last second to get your physical!
https://5il.co/82oj Ovid-Elsie High School Swim Camp |June 17- June 20, 2019 |2:00-3:00 PM |OEHS pool See flyer for more info.
Reminder: High school and middle school summer school sign up is tomorrow, Thursday the 13th. It is from 8AM to 12PM. Come in at the high school office.
Congratulations to our May Students of the Month. For 6th grade we have Ellyanna C. and Wesley P. For 7th grade we have Samantha S. and Jayden E. For 8th grade we have Gabrielle S. and Luke F. We are so proud of you for your hard work as students and your positive citizenship in our school community!
Last day for 3-7 Marauder Basketball Camp tomorrow. 11:30-1:30 at the high school. Bring a sack lunch or snack. Pick up at 1:30 at HS aux gym.
Last day of school tomorrow - early release! Enjoy your summer and we’ll see you in the fall!
Students and Parents, High school students are required to be in attendance for their classes during exam week. The only students exempt are those that have completed a class which is RESA, Dual Enroll or Online if finished. All others should be in attendance. Thank you!
Summer school registration is June 13th and 17th from 8AM-12PM in the high school cafeteria. You may sign up in the high school or middle school office as well on Wednesday or Thursday this week. Each class is $100. Make the check payable to Ovid-Elsie Area Schools.
Good Afternoon Marauder Families! Class of 2019 graduation is tonight at 7:00 PM at the football field! Gates open at 5:30. If you can not attend, you can watch live at the following link: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/ovidelsie-high-school-elsie-mi Congrats Class of 2019!
What a beautiful day for graduation! Gates open at 5:30 and graduates are asked to be at the field by 6:00 pm. There is no reserved seating so any items set out before 5:30 will be removed. The graduation streaming video can be found here: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/sc...
Retirement Open House Kris Kirby, Principal at E.E. Knight is retiring! To honor him and celebrate his 27 years at Ovid – Elsie Area Schools There will be an Open House June 5th from 3:15 pm – 5:30 pm At E.E. Knight Elementary Refreshments Provided.
Leonard is still looking for volunteers to help run stations at Field Day this Friday. If your willing to help please email Ryan Doyle - email@example.com
Students enrolled in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade next year are able to participate in middle school cross country next fall. There will be sign-ups available in the middle school office through Friday. Current 8th-grade students are encouraged to sign up for varsity cross county.
To sign up for swim lessons please drop of this form and call 989-834-2271 ext.1000 https://5il.co/7u6a You must register prior to the class.
Todays district Varsity Softball game will be hosted at Perry HS instead of Laingsburg due to poor field conditions at Laingsburg. Game time is now 4:30 PM.
The Girls Varsity Soccer District game against Mt. Morris will be played tonight at Durand, instead of tomorrow night. Game time is 4:30 PM. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.
Wishing everyone a very safe and happy Memorial Day! See you on Tuesday!
Reminder: PK-2 basketball camp forms are due to Mr. Latz by Friday. 3rd - 5th forms are due by the 31st! Thank you!
The Varsity Baseball & Softball games scheduled here at home against Bryon for Monday, 5/20/19 have been moved to 5/21/19, 4PM. Both JV games will still be played Monday, 5/20/19 @ Byron as scheduled.
Attention E.E. Knight Parents: Tomorrow (Thursday) is the last day to turn in slips for Fridays movie night. Thanks!
Due to a field trip conflict, the Marauder Basketball Camp for 3rd through 5th graders will be adding a day! Therefore, camp will be June 3rd through June 6th (3:00 - 4:45 p.m.) at the HS. A bus will be provided from EEK to the HS. Thank you.
If you are looking for something to do tonight, come out and support our varsity soccer team. They will play Byron at 6pm. The team is looking to avenge the one league loss this year, while honoring our seniors. Youth soccer players get in free if they are wearing their uniforms.
You may be aware that the Governor signed the Snow Day Forgiveness bill. Therefore, the last day for students will remain Thursday, June 6th. Keep in mind this is an Early Release Day. The last day for staff will be Friday, June 7th. Thank you and have a great day!
The JV Softball game for this evening has been cancelled due to poor field conditions. All other games are on as scheduled.
2019 Ovid-Elsie Bond Extension expected to pass 738-627. Thank you to all who voted and thank you for your continued support of Ovid-Elsie Area Schools!
The girls JV Soccer game against Frankenmuth on 5/13/19 has been rescheduled for 5/14/19, start time is 4:30. Varsity soccer will be played directly after, so come on out to the soccer field and support our Lady Marauders!
OEMS Track Meet in Durand has been cancelled for tonight. MS Track will practice tonight until 4:30 for runners and 5:00 for field.
This evenings Varsity Baseball & Softball games vs. Montrose scheduled to play here at O-E tonight have been moved to Montrose High School ball fields, as our fields are not playable. Games times remain at 4 PM. GO MARAUDERS!
JV Softball to Montrose for this evening has been cancelled. JV Baseball is still going to Montrose.
JV Softball & Baseball games for this evening in Alma have been cancelled due to poor field conditions.
The JV baseball game at Perry for tonight is cancelled due to poor field conditions.
Due to the weather, the middle school track meet has been canceled. They will practice until 4:30 after school.
Due to the rainy conditions, the girls JV Soccer Game has now been canceled.
Due to the rainy conditions, the Varsity Golf match for this evening has been canceled. Also, there will be no golf practice.
Due to poor field conditions & rain, the JV & Varsity Baseball & Softball games have been canceled for this evening, April 29th.
DON'T FORGET!! 5th grade music programs are TONIGHT!!! Please have the students in the High School Band room 15 minutes before their show time! Badge and Sweet Monday, April 29th - 5:30pm. Travis and Sheedlo Monday, April 29th – 6:45pm Thanks and See you tonight!!!
Attention parents, Ovid Elsie High School Yearbook is accepting senior pictures and baby pictures through Friday, May 3rd.
Just a reminder that Friday, May 3rd is an early release day and PD day for staff!
Consumers Energy visited with the 4th grad students at E.E.K. The Think Energy program educated the students on renewable and non renewable energy. Each student took home an energy efficient kit. Items in the kit included LED light bulbs, nightlight, energy efficient shower head, and several other items. Thank you Consumers Energy.
Due to poor field conditions at New Lothrop, the varsity baseball game has been moved to Whaley Park with a start time of 4:30. The address is below. Softball will play as scheduled. 3817 N. Franklin Ave. Flint, MI 48506
The O-E Varsity Track Meet previously scheduled for 4/23/19 at Durand, has been moved up to 4/22/19.It is still at Durand @ 4PM.
Dr. Cunningham visited with the Governor and Lt. Governor on Thursday to listen to the budget proposal. In addition, Cunningham discussed the receipt of the MSP grant OE recently received. https://www.argus-press.com/education/article_2e9cf275-b075-50ae-9d10-fdb4babf1848.html
For students attending the spring dance, there will be formal pictures taken if you wish. The cost is $5 for one 5x7 size print, and is CASH ONLY. Pictures taken at the dance will be delivered to the school for you to pick up after the event.
The Boys Varsity Lacrosse game at home tonight has been canceled due to weather & poor field conditions. The Girls Lacrosse game at Grand Ledge is still on, 6 PM. GO MARAUDERS!
The tennis match at home tonight vs. Durand has been called off due to weather and tennis court conditions.
The JV Baseball game tonight @ Pewamo-Westphalia has been canceled due to rain & field conditions.
Reminder that the 4th Grade Music Programs are tonight Wednesday 17 at the High School. Students should meet in the High School Band room 15 minutes before their program time. Mr.White & Mrs. White's class is at 5:30. Mrs. Coldiron & Mrs. Cunningham's class is at 6:45
Girls Varsity Tennis & Girls Varsity Soccer has been canceled for tonight due to tennis court & soccer field conditions The Varsity Track meet to be hosted here at 4:00 PM is STILL ON! Go Marauders!!
More cancellations. Today's varsity baseball and softball games at home have been called off. Also our road varsity soccer game,at Mt. Morris, has been canceled. We will let you know when make up dates have been announced.
JV baseball and softball has been canceled for today due to poor field conditions. No make up date has been announced. Middle school track is also called for today. We are looking at running on Wednesday. However, the weather does not look good that day as well. Stay tuned.
Just a reminder to parents of high school seniors, OE Yearbook is accepting senior pictures and baby pictures through May 3rd. We will not be accepting pictures after that. Please get your pictures in.
Anyone who was unable to attend yesterday's meeting and is interested in learning about dual enrollment opportunities are invited to an informational meeting on Tuesday, April 16th at 8:00 pm in the Information Center.
Anyone interested in or signed up for dual enrollment, there will be an informational meeting tonight at 6:30 in the Information Center. Students and parents are both encouraged to attend. You will be able to complete the application for LCC at the end of the meeting.
Please see this flyer from Mid-Michigan Health Department for more information about Measles. https://5il.co/76im
We are currently seeking nominations for the Ovid Elsie Hall of Fame. The committee is looking for former students, athletes, staff or community members who truly stand out.Nomination deadline is April 30th. Link to nomination form: http://www.ovidelsie.org/hall-of-fame--18
Good evening Marauder families. Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 9, the students in grades 8, 9, 10 and 11 will be taking the PSAT or SAT state assessments. Please encourage a good night's sleep and have your child bring a pencil and a calculator. Thank you!
Are you registered to vote? The last day to register to vote fir the upcoming bond extension is April 8th! For more information go to www.oebond.com.
Girls Varsity Soccer game tonight at Mt. Morris has been canceled due to unplayable field conditions. This game has been rescheduled for 4/15/19 @ 4:30 PM.
A reminder that this Friday is an early release day. Also, we are planning Friday, April 19th (Good Friday) as a snow day make up day. We will be going to school for a half day and then staff will have a make up PD day in the afternoon. We currently have 5 days to make up.
Upcoming Bond Extension information meetings: April 2 - HS Info Ctr - 6:30 p.m.; April 3 - Leonard Info Ctr - 6:30 p.m.; April 4 - EEK Info Ctr - 6:30 p.m. Our committee will also be out and about at sporting events to help answer your questions!
We apologize for any confusion - the "Happy Spring Break" message was scheduled to be sent Friday! School is in session Thursday and Friday!
Wishing you all a very safe and happy Spring Break! See you on April 1st!
High School Students, If you signed up for an LCC or RESA course, please turn in your LCC or RESA application to Mrs. Spicer or Mrs. Ehman in Student Services by this Thursday, March 21, no exceptions. Thank you!
Ovid-Elsie Boys Basketball Conference Championship gear is available to order online. The store will be open until Sunday March 24th at Midnight. Gear will be delivered approximately 2 weeks after the store closes. https://oebballchamps19.itemorder.com/
This past Saturday, our Ovid-Elsie Middle School Science Olympiad team competed at Lansing Community College in our annual regional competition. The students competed against 18 other middle school teams from the greater Lansing area. We were able to medal in four different events. Congratulations to all team members on a great season!
Please find links to our annual perception surveys at: http://www.ovidelsie.org/annual-perception-survey The survey will be open 3/11/19 through 3/22/19. Please take the time to respond, your feedback is very important to us.
Science Club Attention First and Second Graders!!! Leonard is hosting a spring Science Club. We will be exploring habitats of animals. Flyers were sent home with students. For additional information contact Amanda Fruchey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quick Reminder- Parent teacher conferences are tonight beginning at 5:00 until 7:30
Ovid-Elsie Area Schools has had a large number of students that are ill and have needed to be sent home or have stayed home because of flu symptoms. The Health Department has provided us with guidelines for parents when dealing with sick children. https://5il.co/6wne
Middle School Track Parent Information Night! Thursday, March 14, 7:30 PM in the middle school gym. If your child is thinking of running track, please try to attend.
OE will be selling used Chromebooks as-is for $10. The first availability will be 3/14/19 at HS/MS conferences in the Information Center. More information here: https://5il.co/6unv
The Memory Project shared 11 photos of children living in deep poverty in the Philippines with Mrs. Weber's high school art students. As gifts, the students created artistic portraits of the children. These heartfelt portraits provided a unique message of caring and served as a meaningful pieces of personal history for the children. A video can be found here. https://vimeo.com/322812230/df5738bc9d
Please find links to our annual perception surveys at: http://www.ovidelsie.org/annual-perception-survey The survey will be open 3/11/19 through 3/22/19. Please take the time to respond, your feedback is very important to us.
OEMS Parents/Guardians, We would like to invite you to our spring student-led conferences. In addition, if you need to talk to a specific teacher, feel free to do so. The 6th grade conferences will take place in the cafeteria and the 7th and 8th grade conferences will be in the information center. Each conference will be scheduled for 20 minutes and time slots can be selected by using the links below: 6th - https://goo.gl/forms/wFYGtAXZHNgggtdE2 7th - https://goo.gl/forms/B6NjzIXTMPIp9He43 8th - https://goo.gl/forms/1GeWtTYirlXCA7lf1 We would like to have a final schedule in place by Tuesday, March 12th. If a request is not submitted by then, a conference time will be assigned for you. A confirmation will be sent home with your student.
Just a reminder that 2nd Grade Music Programs will be held tomorrow, March 6th, in the High School Auditorium. Mrs. Harger and Ms. Gingrich's classes will perform at 5:30pm and Mrs. Windnagle and Mr. Perdue's classes will perform at 6:45pm
Students, If you did not receive a class registration form to schedule classes for next year or if you have not turned in your class registration form, please see Mrs. Ehman or Mrs. Horak in Student Services as soon as possible. The deadline to turn in class registration forms is this Friday, March 8.
Congratulations to our February Students of the Month. For 6th grade we have Grace R. and Brayden G. For 7th grade we have Rian K. and Mason R. For 8th grade we have Kayla C. and Avien A. Missing from January SOM Photo Justin C. We are so proud of you for your hard work as students and your positive citizenship in our school community!
This is just a reminder that Friday is an Early Release Day and a Professional Development Day for Staff. Thank you!
There will be coaches vs. cancer t-shirts for sale from last nights game. All money goes to coaches vs. cancer. They are $10.
Reminder, at 5:30 tonight the varsity girls are in the main gym and the freshmen boys are in the aux. gym. At 7:00 the boys varsity is in the main gym and the j.v. girls are in the aux gym. This will be also be senior night for cheer and boys basketball.
Want to get into the OE boys JV and varsity basketball games against New Lothrup Thursday? Pay $15 at the door for entrance to the game, plus a T-shirt, benefitting the Coaches vs. Cancer program. See you at New Lothrup. Tip off is at 6 p.m.
https://5il.co/6ljo 5th Annual LMASB Dodgeball Tournament When: Friday, March 8th Time: Doors open at 5:00 p.m., Tourney begins at 6:00 p.m. Where: Ovid-Elsie High School Gymnasiums See link for details!
Ovid-Elsie Middle School Families, Just a reminder that students are not to be dropped off before 7:15 a.m. per student handbook guidelines: BUILDING RULES & CARE OF SCHOOL PROPERTY 1. Students may enter the building after 7:15 a.m. If a student comes to school before 7:15 a.m., it must be for a school-supervised activity (band, chorus, extra help.) 4. All students not involved in a supervised school sponsored activity are to leave the building by 3:15 p.m. Once students are dismissed, they are not to return to the building. Only students who have valid reasons for returning may do so, and they must report to the office and receive clearance to re-enter the school. In accordance with the above guidelines, doors will remain locked until 7:15 a.m., beginning Monday, February 25th. While we would like to be accommodating and allow early drop off of students, it is our concern that dropping off students before adult supervision is in place could foster an unsafe environment. We appreciate your understanding regarding this matter and look forward to working with you to provide a safe and supervised educational environment for our students. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the middle school office at (989) 862-4238. If you would like to request bussing please contact Carla Perrien in the transportation department at (989) 834-2271 Ext.1560.
Attention OEMS Parents!!!! Friday, February 22 is the LAST day to guarantee that your student gets a yearbook. If you choose to buy one, yearbooks can be purchased at www.jostensyearbooks.com
Tuesdays (2/12/19) Conference has been moved to Tuesday 2/19/19. If you have a time it will remain the same. If you have not signed up please take this opportunity to do so. Thank you.
Ovid-Elsie is operating on a two hour delay this morning, Thursday, February 14th.
Reminder that all high school students are to report to the high school for testing in the morning. RESA students do not go to morning RESA classes. Your instructors have been notified that you will not be there.
Ovid-Elsie will be closed again today, Wednesday, February 13th. Daycare will be available at Leonard.
Will you make an announcement? Basketball games and swim have been canceled for tonight. Make ups will be announced at a later time.
Good Morning Leonard Families! Unfortunately with this crazy weather we are going to be unable to hold parent teacher conferences this evening. We are rescheduling these conferences for next Tuesday, February 19th at your normal scheduled time. Stay safe out there!
Due to expected extreme weather tomorrow, Ovid-Elsie Area Schools will be closed tomorrow. Daycare will also be closed.
OEMS Wrestling/Competitive Cheer parents. We are looking for additional pictures for the yearbook. If you have any to share please email to email@example.com
Today- Friday, February 8th at 2:30-3:30 Bill Foran will speak on physical training and conditioning in the high school auditorium. Bill is the Miami Heat (NBA) Strength and Conditioning Coach and an Ovid-Elsie graduate. All coaches, student athletes and parents interested In hearing how to become a better athlete are encouraged to attend.
Ovid-Elsie will be closed on Friday, February 8th due to icy backroads and also a water main break in Elsie. Daycare is available at Leonard. Decisions about after school activities will be made st a later time.
The boys varsity basketball game has been moved to the middle school gym due to a roof leak- if you are attending the game please come to the middle rear entrance parking lot to enter.
Good afternoon- Ovid-Elsie High School Games will be played today, Thursday, February 7. Wrestling will compete at team districts. Basketball and swim will also compete. Please travel safely on your way to these contests.
Due to icy road conditions and untreated backroads, Ovid-Elsie Area Schools wills be closed today, Thursday, February 7th. Daycare is available at Leonard. Decisions about after school activities will be made at a later time. Thank you and please be safe if out traveling.
All evening practices have been cancelled for tonight.
Ovid-Elsie will be closed today due to icy road conditions. Daycare is also closed.
Ovid-Elsie Area Schools will be closed tomorrow, Friday, Feb 1st due to icy road conditions combined with a wind chill advisory. Daycare will be available at Leonard. Please stay safe and warm and have a great weekend OE!
All evening events and activities have been cancelled. Optional practices may occur at coaches discretion. Make up games will be announced as soon as possible. Also, please remember Friday is an early release day.
Good afternoon OE! While I’m not ready to sing or dance, I am ready to announce that we will not be having school on Thursday. Please stay safe and warm!
Due to extreme weather conditions, all practices and evening activities have been cancelled for Wednesday.
Child care will be available at Leonard on Wednesday.
Ovid-Elsie Area Schools will be closed on Wednesday.
All of today’s practices, games and activities have been cancelled for Ovid-Elsie Area Schools.
Ovid-Elsie Area Schools will be closed again on Tuesday. Decisions about practices and games will be made at a later time. Daycare will also be closed tomorrow.
No practices or evening activities for OE tonight.
Ovid-Elsie Area Schools will be closed on Monday.
Due to icy backroads, Ovid-Elsie will be closed tomorrow. We apologize for any inconvenience, and if our traveling, please use extreme caution.
Due to hazardous road conditions, Ovid-Elsie will be closed today. Please be safe if our traveling. Child care is available at Leonard.
LEONARD NEWS Fri. 1/18 - Popcorn Day & End of 2nd Marking Period Mon. 1/21 - No school staff or students - MLK Day Fri. 1/25 - Pickle Day Tues. 1/29 - Dentist R US Fri. 2/1 - Early release 11:15 - PD Day & Pickle Day Fri. 2/8 - Popcorn Day Mon. 2/11 & Tues. 2/12 - Parent/Teacher Conferences - The following is the link parents/guardians need for Parent/Teacher conferences. Times go quickly so sign up as soon as you can. https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Leonard_Elementary_1 Fri. 2/15 - Mon. 2/18 - Mid Winter Break - School resumes Tues. 2/19
This is just a reminder that there is no school on Monday in remembrance of Martin Luther King Junior Day. School will resume on Tuesday, January 22nd. Have a great weekend OE!
E.E.Knight: Fri. 1/18 - Popcorn Day & End of 2nd Marking Period Mon. 1/22 - No School-Martin Luther King Day Tues. 1/29 - Dentist R US Fri. 2/1 - Early release 11:15 AM Fri. 2/8 - Popcorn Day Fri. 2/15 - Mon. 2/18 - Mid Winter Break - School resumes Tues. 2/19
At OEMS and OEHS exams will start tomorrow with 7th hour. We will move the schedule back a day, so Tuesday the 22nd will be the last day of exams and the last day of the semester. No school Monday the 21st.
Due to hazardous road conditions, Ovid-Elsie Area Schools will be closed on Wednesday. Thank you a please be safe.
Ovid-Elsie High School will have 7th hour exam as planned tomorrow.
All Basketball games are on tonight- girls at Montrose- Boys are home- JV games start at 5:30- Varsity to follow. No sub varsity teams should practice today- Other varsity programs are at the coaches discretion.
Ovid-Elsie Area Schools will be closed today due to hazardous road conditions. Decisions about games and practices will be made at a later time.
Due to icy road conditions, OE will be on a 2-hour delay.
Reminder, senior pictures must be turned into the journalism staff by January 31st to be in the yearbook.
Mr. Wertz was recently awarded a 2018 K-12 Geoscience Education Grant award sponsored by the American Institute of Professional Geologists - Michigan Section. The $500.00 grant will be used to purchase another digital lab data collection device to use with the 7th grade science unit about the uneven heating of the earth as well as other units throughout the year.
UPDATE!! OEMS 7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball. Practice starts Monday, January 7. 7th grade will practice 4:30-6:30 and 8th grade will practice 6:30-8:00. There will be a parent meeting for the 7th grade players following the conclusion of practice. Just a friendly reminder that you must have a physical on file with the office in order to practice.
Early release day tomorrow. Happy holidays! We’ll see you back on January 7!
Our middle school robotics team, JC Strongbots #11705, recently competed in their qualifier tournament last Saturday at Kettering University. The competition included 36 teams from all over Michigan. Unfortunately, they did not qualify for the state tournament. Overall, the students learned a great deal about being part of a high functioning team and had an amazing time!
Tonight’s games against Lakeville are still scheduled to be played.
We have been closely monitoring backroad conditions and at this point we do not feel comfortable sending drivers out. Thus, OE will be closed today. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thanks, have a great weekend and if our driving - please be safe!
Due to icy back road conditions, OE will be on a two hour delay. Please be safe while traveling.
Witt Breaks All-Time Assist Record as OE wins 61-10 Senior Erin Witt will hoist her name on to the record board for the second time as her five assists broke the all-time record previously held by Kayla Galecka. Last year Witt broke the single-season record. "I'm so happy for Erin and so proud of her effort. She has put in so much work to get her to this point and her teammates were genuinely happy for her," Head Coach Ryan Cunningham said. "This was a nice team win where a lot of kids contributed tonight." Caitlyn Walter and Kylee Sevenski led the Lady Marauders (2-1, 1-0) with 12 points each while Lauren Barton added a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Witt also had 8 points and 9 rebounds to go along with her 5 assists. Kennedy Haynes, Josie Nash and Kierah Darling each added 4 points, Micayla Coleman 3 points, Madison Cunningham 2 points and Kylie Visger 1 to round out the scoring for OE. The Lady Marauders will host league foe and powerhouse Byron on Tuesday night.
Ovid-Elsie Youth Wrestling is open to all boy and girls who are between the ages of 5 and 14 as of December 31, 2018. Sign-ups begin Wednesday, December 12th at 5:30 pm in the concession lobby outside of the High School's Main Gym. Practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning January 8th, at the High School from 6-8 pm. Cost is $40 per wrestler. Please contact Coach Justin Potter 517-528-2640 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any additional questions.
OEMS students and staff enjoyed an afternoon of African music and dancing. Kevin Collins is a respected percussionist who shares his love of African music through lively, participatory performances. In addition to his professional work performing with big bands, he directs an ongoing African Drum and Dance Troupe in Flint.
EEK Holiday Spirit Days-12/17/18-12/21/18-Mon. holiday best, Tues. holiday shirt/socks, Wed. Grinch or hat day, Thurs. Pajama's -Polar Express Day, Fri. ugly sweater
EEK is collecting new, unopened toys and cash donations for Toys for Tots sponsored by the American Legion Post 502. The last day to donate will be Monday, December 17th.
EEK is collecting items for needy families for Christmas Baskets. We will take donations through December 14th. Ideas-microwave popcorn, hot chocolate packets, personal care items, mac and cheese. This is a class contest!
Team JC Strongbots is now entering our 3rd year of competition in the world-wide First Tech Challenge program. The team is made up of several smaller work groups including the following: builders, programmers, communication, scout, safety, web, design, social media, digital media, and t-shirt/graphic design teams. They are all working hard getting ready for our upcoming tournament qualifier at Kettering University on December 8, 2018.
This message is for your information. All buses are running approximately 15 minutes behind schedule. We had some problems with our radios and got a late start. We apologize for any inconvenience.
This is just a reminder that we will be having an Early Release Day on Friday, December 7th. Elementary students will release at 11:15 a.m. and secondary students will release at 11:30 a.m. Thank you and have a great day!
On Friday, we are hosting a huge ceremony to rename parts Colony Road and Hollister Road after two soldiers (OE grads) that died serving their county. The ceremony will take place at 1:00 p.m. in the Auditorium and we are expecting a large crowd including family and friends and possibly State representatives. All are welcome to attend.
JUST A REMINDER for KDG and 1st Grade music programs ALL programs are at the HIGH SCHOOL in the auditorium. Students should wear their Christmas best! 1st Grade - Wednesday, December 5th Nurenberg and LaClair at 5:30pm Bosworth, Thompson and Herblet at 6:45 Students should be in the HS Band Room 15 minutes before program time KDG - Wednesday, December 12th Drayton and Sturdivant at 5:30pm Baretta, Westenberg and Wyn at 6:45pm Students should be in the HS Band Room 15 minutes before program time .
EEK 5th graders will be selling candy canes during lunch for 50-cents each, starting Dec. 3rd. Students can write a message on them and they will be delivered to classrooms before we leave for Christmas Break.
Dale Carnegie Graduation has been postponed due to the weather. You will get an updated date and time soon.
Due to the impending forecast, Ovid-Elsie Area Schools will be closed tomorrow on Monday, November 26th. Stay safe OE!
This is a reminder that there will be no school the remainder of the week. Have a great Thanksgiving OE and we will see you on Monday!
Friends, Family, and Community Members, On Monday, November 26th, 44 of our Freshmen will graduate from the Dale Carnegie Course! Join us at 6pm in the High School Auditorium to be inspired by hearing each student share their greatest benefit of the completing the program! We're thrilled to have this second group of students complete the program that builds their confidence, develops people skills, teaches greater communication skills, helps them to be a leader, and shows how to handle stress & anxiety, and graduating students receive 3 college credits!
No school tomorrow! Enjoy your day off!
The OEMS Robotics team has been working extremely hard for their competition at Kettering University on December 8th. Here are some pictures of their current progress. As part of their fundraising efforts, the OEMS robotics team will be running a "coin war" during the week of 11/12-11/16. Bring all your unwanted change to school Friday.
Cedar Creek Hospital of Michigan Community Wellness Seminars November 15th - Communication and Family Support November 29th - Identifying the Misconceptions of Mental Health December 13th - Grief and Loss 6:00pm-7:30pm 101 W Townsend Rd. St. Johns, MI 48879 RSVP: Charli Proto, MA 989-412-0171 We are here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 989-403-6100 www.cedarcreekhospital.com
Reminder: EEK Turkey Palooza! to benefit OE Music Program Friday 11/16 3-5, entry is $5
OEMS 6th grade students celebrated World Friendship Day by learning about different cultures. We had presenters from Nigeria, Cuba, China, and Argentina. The presenters are here in the Lansing area continuing their education at Michigan State University. They volunteered their time to come teach our 6th graders about their cultures. Thank you Mr. Grandstaff for organizing today’s lessons.
This is just a reminder that Friday is an early release day for students and a professional development day for staff. Elementary will release at 11:15 a.m. and secondary will release at 11:30 a.m. Thank you!
LEONARD AND EEK PARENTS: DENTIST R US HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM NOVEMBER 14, 2018 TO JANUARY 29, 2019. IF YOU HAVEN'T TURNED IN YOUR FORM FOR YOUR STUDENT TO BE SEEN YOU WILL STILL HAVE TIME.
Reminder: OEMS Student led Conference will be Thursday, November 8. Below are links for each grade. 6th grade parent sign-up link https://goo.gl/forms/veLAyuWFsmWfPoBF3 7th grade parent sign-up link https://goo.gl/forms/Dn4emlTeI7VNiwGD3 8th grade parent sign-up link https://goo.gl/forms/1gQKFEY6SCKSpms03
Reminder-EEK Parent/Teacher Conferences are Mon. 11/12/18 and Wed. 11/14/18. If you need help scheduling your on-line appointment contact the office at 989-862-5170
Weekend Announcements All High School students are invited to come to a pre-show of the fall play "Survive the Night" on Thursday, November 8th at 1 pm. There will be a $2 charge. The November FFA meeting is coming up on Wednesday November 7th at 6:00 pm in the high school cafeteria. We will be learning about rabbits and also assembling first aid kits for our local farmers.
2018 Ovid-Elsie Alumni Basketball game is WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2018 – 6:30 P.M. (WOMEN); 7:30 P.M. (MEN) - please register by 11/16/18 http://5il.co/5h4x
OE Drama presents "SURVIVE THE NIGHT!" (2 plays and a music number) November 9th and 10th at 7pm (doors will open at 6:30pm) tickets will be sold at the door - $7 for adults, $5 for kids
Students have asked about wearing costumes for Halloween. Students will be allowed to wear a costume, but it must follow the school dress code in the handbook. Hats can be worn, as long as it is not covering the face, but no masks, no blood, and no weapons. If any part of your costume is in violation of the dress code, you will be asked to change. No exceptions.
Leonard Elementary is looking for a Playground/Lunch Aides. It would be from 10:30 to 12:30 daily. If interested please contact Leonard Elementary.
Leonard Events: Wednesday there will be the Halloween Parade at 12:45 (E.E. Knight will be at 1:45). Route will be the same as last year. Halloween parties will be after parade at Leonard. Report Cards for Leonard will be coming home soon. Watch for them in your student Take home folder. Parent/Teachers for Leonard will be in February. More information will come at a later date. Friday Nov. 2nd is Pickle Day. Pickles are $1.00 Friday Nov. 9th is a PD Day. There is an early release at 11:15 a.m. for elementary and 11:30 for secondary schools. Wednesday Nov. 14th - Dentist R US will be here for students that need teeth cleaning. Forms were sent home. Please send them back as soon as possible or if you need a form please contact the office and another can be sent home. Science Club starts Tuesday Nov. 13th and will run every Tues. from after school until 4:00 p.m. The last class will be Tuesday Dec. 11th. Thursday Nov. 15th - No school for staff or students Thanksgiving Break is Wednesday Nov. 21 - 25. School resumes on Monday Nov. 26.
On Tuesday, October 30th there will be an academic assembly for those students who earned the "Lamp of Knowledge" during the 2017-18 school year (3.33+ GPA). Parents are welcome but we ask that you please check in at the office.
EEK Parents: Check your child's Friday Folder for information on signing up for Parent/Teacher Conferences. They are Monday, Nov. 12th and Wednesday. Nov 14th.
Weekend Announcements HS will be hosting a Blood Drive on Wednesday, October 31st. Please see Jakob Loynes if you're interested in donating. #OESavesLive We are in need of donors. Please see Mrs. M Ott to sign up. Remember...every pint of blood donated saves three lives. Sign up!!!! Physicals Any winter athlete needs to have a sports physical on file before participating in practice. Fall athletes should already have this done. Winter athletes should also stop in to the high school main office for a gold card that will go to their winter coach. Dinner Fundraiser The OE students that are participating in the Lions of Michigan All State Band are having a spaghetti dinner catered by Fazolis on November 8, at the Ovid VFW Hall from 5-7PM Tickets are $10 each and $6 for kids 10 and under. See Mr. Dahlke or one of our Lions Band Students for tickets. Weekend Sports OE Cross Country participates in regionals today at Uncle John’s Cider Mill. Boys start 3:30 p.m. Girls start 4:30 p.m. OE Varsity Football begins the playoffs tonight at Portland. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 – Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball will be at the Ithaca High School Invitational Oct. 27 – Girls Varsity Volleyball will be at Owosso High School Invitational Nov. 1 -- Girls Varsity Volleyball will be at the MHSAA Districts at 7 p.m.
Friday Announcements: Reminder Seniors that Jostens will be here Thursday, October 25th from 7:30 am to 8 am and then again 2:30 pm to 3:15 pm to pick up your orders. If you should need another graduation packet, please stop in the front office. Drama Rehearsal Schedule for the coming week 10-22 Monday 3-5 - all Dystopia cast 10-23 Tuesday 3-4:30 - dancers/singers 10-25 Thursday 3-4:30 all Dystopia cast in Student lounge Robotics Schedule October 27th Robotics Off-season event at Midland Dow HS 7:30am-6pm. (Open to all members that want/can attend especially potential drivers). October 28th Build Team Meeting 10am-12pm to continue building robotic hand. NHS will be selling donuts on Friday, October 26th before school. Donuts are $1 each. NHS dues are $5 and are to be turned in to Cayleb Carmen or Mrs. Ott by our November meeting. NHS will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, October 31st....community members are welcome! Our next NHS meeting will be at 7:30 am on November 9th in the high school auditorium. It's that time of year again to begin our annual OEHS business department coat, hat, mitten and boot drive. Clean, gently used items of all sizes will be collected between now and Christmas break. Items may be dropped off in my room, S18. As always, donations are distributed within our community first and any leftover items are divided among Volunteers of America and Saint Vincent's de Paul. Boys Junior Varsity Football at Perry High School Oct. 19 Boys Varsity Football at Richmond High School Oct. 19 Girls Freshman Volleyball at Bath High School Oct. 20 Reminder 2019 Yearbooks are now for sale with special pricing. Now through Nov. 30th they are $60.00. Contact the high school for more details. (989) 862-4237. Seniors – Senior portraits for Yearbook are due January 31st . Cost is $10. We will accept pictures through May 1st. Cost $15. Requirements, either an electronic file, 300 dpi, or 1.5 by 2 inch head and shoulder picture. Contact the high school for more details.
The message went out late today at school that Thursday we will celebrate the Michigan v. Michigan State rivalry. Students and staff will wear the team color of their choice. As always, Friday is blue and gold Marauder day!
If your child is attending the movie night at EEK on Friday it ends at 5:00 PM and students are asked to be picked up promptly. Permission slips & money for hot dog meal due today by 4:00 PM. Concession stand will be available-items are $1.
EEK will have Michigan/Michigan State Day on Thursday in honor of the rivalry football game between the 2 teams on Saturday! Friday will be our usual O-E Blue and Gold Day! Reminder-no hair color; face paint/tattoos/stickers or glitter.
Wanted at EEK: Veteran Pictures for our November Showcase! You can e-mail it to email@example.com or send it in with your student! Include name/rank/branch/years of service/relationship to student. Thank you Georgann Coon for volunteering your time and talent.
Seniors, Mrs. Horak is still collecting your class dues. If you need to know how much you own please stop in student services and ask. Students, Teen Challenge meets Thursdays at 7:15 in the high school wood shop. Seniors, High School Yearbook is now accepting your senior portraits for the yearbook. Submissions are $10 now through Jan. 31st, 2019. Submission cost is $15 after Jan. 31st, through May 1st. Photos should be head and shoulder shots, 300 dpi electronic files, or 1.5 by 2 inch pictures. Ovid Elsie High School Girls Varsity Cross Country finished 28th at the Greater Lansing Cross Country Championships Oct. 13 at Grand Ledge. Ovid Elsie Varsity Boys Football beat Durand 34-8 Oct. 12. Today, Girls JV Volleyball is at Lakeville High School.
A MESSAGE FROM LEONARD ELEMENTARY: AS MUCH AS SOME OF US MAY NOT WANT IT COLD WEATHER IS UPON US. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR STUDENT IS GETTING SENT TO SCHOOL WITH A COAT, HAT AND MITTENS. IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE WITH YOUR STUDENT GETTING SOME OF THOSE ITEMS CHECK WITH THE SCHOOL OFFICE I KNOW WE HAVE MANY OF THOSE ITEMS DONATED.
Announcements for Friday ATTENTION SENIORS; MRS. HORAK WILL BE COLLECTING YOUR CLASS DUES IN STUDENT SERVICES FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS. IF YOU NEED TO KNOW HOW MUCH YOU OWE FEEL FREE TO STOP IN AND ASK. LOOKING AT THE SPORTS SCHEDULE FOR TONIGHT; THE VARSITY FOOTBALL TEAM WILL BE HOME AGAINST DURAND STARTING AT 7. TONIGHT IS ALSO SENIOR NIGHT SO BE SURE TO COME OUT BEFORE THE GAME AND SUPPORT ALL OF THE SENIORS FOR THEIR LAST HOME GAME! THE M-ZONE THEME WILL BE PINK OUT TO PROMOTE BREAST CANCER AWARENESS. TODAY FOR LUNCH WE WILL BE HAVING POPCORN CHICKEN. JUST A REMINDER TO BE SENDING MADY JONES ANY GROUP SELFIES AND PICTURES THAT YOU TAKE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR OF SCHOOL ACTIVITIES. PLEASE EMAIL THEM TO MADYSEN.JONES@OVIDELSIE.ORG.
Attention Middle School Students (6-8 graders) interested in Wrestling: There is a sign up form and informational brochure in the middle school office. Practice will begin on Monday, October 29. If you have any additional questions, please contact: Coach Potter Potter807@gmail.com 517-528-2640.
ATTENTION SENIORS; MRS. HORAK WILL BE COLLECTING YOUR CLASS DUES IN STUDENT SERVICES FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS. IF YOU NEED TO KNOW HOW MUCH YOU OWE FEEL FREE TO STOP IN AND ASK. ATTENTION ALL NHS MEMBERS; YOUR NEXT MEETING IS THIS FRIDAY AT 7:30am IN THE AUDITORIUM. PLEASE DO NOT BE LATE! ALSO: DON'T FORGET THAT ALL GOLD FORMS, LETTERS TO MR. TOKAR, AND INDUCTEE FORMS ARE DUE BY THE END OF THE SCHOOL DAY FRIDAY. THERE WILL BE AN INFORMATIONAL SIGN UP MEETING FOR ANY GUYS INTERESTED IN PLAYING BASKETBALL TOMORROW DURING BOTH LUNCHES IN THE STUDENT LOUNGE. TRYOUTS ARE NOVEMBER 5TH, AND PLEASE ATTEND THE MEETING IF YOU PLAN ON TRYING OUT. ALSO PLEASE REMEMBER THAT YOU MUST HAVE A PHYSICAL ON FILE TO TRYOUT. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS SEE COACHES LATZ OR LONGSTRETH. AND THERE WILL BE A GIRLS BASKETBALL MEETING TOMORROW MORNING AT 7:30 IN MR. BELILL'S ROOM BEFORE SCHOOL. ANY GIRL INTERESTED IN PLAYING BASKETBALL THIS SEASON SHOULD ATTEND.
PSAT/NMSQT testing tomorrow for all 9th-11th grade students. Seniors report to auditorium or RESA in the morning. Juniors report to school, not RESA. Bring your calculators! You will need them.
Dale Carnegie Graduation tonight at 6:00 PM for rotation 1- please park behind the middle/high school and enter through the auditorium doors. This is for Rotation 1 Dale Carnegie Students.
Fri. Oct. 19th - Pickle Day Tues. Tues. Oct. 23rd - Fall Festival 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wed. Oct. 24th - Picture Retakes Fri. Oct. 26th - Popcorn Day Wed. Oct. 31 - Halloween Parade 12:45
Last night our OEMS cross country team performed well again. Abigail P. and Ella P. earned Top 25 medals posting times of 15:41 and 15:42 respectively. Leading the charge for the Marauder boys was Ryan G. with a time of 14:05
http://5il.co/5540 Ovid-Elsie Boys and Girls Youth Travel Basketball League 2018 REGISTRATION & SIGN-UP: Wednesday, October 17th 6:00-8:00 PM @ OEMS Cafeteria Sunday, October 21st 1:00-3:00 PM @ OEMS Cafeteria
Financial Aid Night is tonight. Use the Community Education door on the north side the building. The meeting will be in the student lounge, starting at 6 pm. Parents and students should come together. Juniors and Seniors are welcome, but it will be aimed at Seniors.
IMPORTANT DATES AT EEK: October 30th PICTURE RETAKE DAY; October 31st HALLOWEEN PARADE 1:45 PM
Another reminder that Wednesday is count day! Attendance tomorrow is extremely important! Thank you for your support and cooperation!
Just a reminder that Friday is an early release day. Elementary students will release at 11:15 AM and the secondary schools will release at 11:30 AM.
Parents and Students, Financial Aid Night for Juniors and Seniors is Tomorrow, October 3rd, at 6:00 PM in the High School Auditorium. This will help you through the application process for college funding. Bring a social security card and payment method if applying to college.
OEMS Girls Basketball, The 7th grade girls remain undefeated with a dominating performance last night defeating Mt. Morris 50-3. The 8th grade girls won another game last night over Mt. Morris by the score of 43-16. It was another overall good team performance by the girls. This puts their record at 4-1 on the season. They travel to Durand on Wednesday
A message from transportation: if you are riding home on the bus with a friend you must have a bus pass. A note from a parent of the student who is GOING to the friend’s house can be brought to the office before school and exchanged for a bus pass. NO BUS PASSES ALLOWED FOR BUS 164 AND 49 which go to the Ovid and BUS 168 which goes to Elsie
Lunch applications from last year expire 10/5/18. If you haven't reapplied for this year please do so before Friday. https://lunchapp.com/
Our middle school cross country team performed well again at Stockbridge over the weekend, with many of our runners setting personal records. The boys team was lead by Clay Powell with a time of 13:19. Setting the pace for the girls was Abigail Prewitt with a time of 14:15
If you can't make it to the Homecoming game tonight, you can still stream the game by creating an account here: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/associations/mhsaa-mi #marauderup
Reminder from OEMS...Picture retakes are Monday, October 1.
Your 7th grade Lady Marauders made it four in a row with a 50-7 win over Byron Wednesday night. Braeden Tokar had 11 points, Evalyn Cole and Hailee "Soupie" Campbell each had 8 points, and Ava Bates 5. Kayleigh Pfeiffer, Kaitlyn Fry and Jollee Swender each added four points while Baylee Myers, Haylee Palus and Kylie Davis each chipped in with 2. Tokar added 6 rebounds and Cole grabbed 7 steals. Sonja Ramos also had 5 steals and Samantha Snider 2 steals to help lead the way defensively for OE. The Lady Marauders will next host Mt. Morris on Monday at 5:00 p.m. so come out and support your Middle School basketball girls!
In Tuesday night’s OEMS cross country action the boys team finished second in the league thanks to great efforts from Ryan Gavenda, Gage Kvalevog, Gunner McCreery, Chase Kline, and our top boys finisher Clay Powell who completed the 3200 meter racecourse with a time of 13:18. Leading the way for the girls team was Abigail Prewitt with a time of 15:26.
Save the Date: On Tuesday, October 23rd there will be a Family Fall Festival from 5:30-7:30 pm at Leonard Elementary. Come and join us for an evening filled with family fun! More information to come!
FROM LEONARD ELEMENTARY: Friday Sept. 28th - Popcorn Day Friday Oct. 5th - Pickle Day and PD Day - Early release 11:15 a.m.
Both 7th and 8th Grade Girls Basketball Teams brought home a W last Night. The 7th grade Lady Marauders improved to 3-0 last night with a 59-10 win over Montrose. Evalyn Cole led the way with 12 points, Ava Bates and Braeden Tokar each had ten points, and Kaitlyn Fry with 8 points. Hailee Campbell, Haylee Palus, and Sonja Ramos each had four points. Fry-dog also led the way with 5 steals while Kylie Davis and Jollee Swender led in rebounding with 4 each. The 8th grade girls got another victory last night over Montrose by the score of 39-12. It was another solid team effort by the girls and this brings their record to 3-0 this season OEMS Girls will travel to Byron on Wednesday
Ovid-Elsie Area Schools E.E.Knight Elementary School Picture Day-Wednesday, September 26th. Packets went home last week. If you would like to pre-pay for your school portrait package use this website: www.canfieldjenkins.orderschoolpix.com Select your school from the drop down menu, your password is PREPAY.
Parents and Students, this is just a reminder that the Powderpuff football game is tonight at 6:30 on the varsity field to kickoff homecoming week! Gate opens at 5:30. $5 per person- no passes allowed.
OEMS will participate is Spirit/Homecoming Week. We will be celebrating that with some fun days: Monday -PJ day , Tuesday - Twin day, Wednesday -Disney Character day, Thursday -Class color day (Class colors are 8th grade: Blue, 7th grade: Purple, 6th grade: Green), Friday -Blue and Gold Marauder day! Let’s show our school pride and GO OE!
SPIRIT/HOMECOMING WEEK AT E.E.KNIGHT 9/24-9/28/2018 Mon-Favorite Team Day;Tues-Mismatch Day; Wed-Dress Your Best (picture day); Thurs-Pajama Day; Fri-Blue & Gold Day
Please see the following for the funeral arrangements and a Go Fund Me page for Carson Vincent. Obituary: https://www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com/notices/Carson-Vincent Go Fund Me: https://www.gofundme.com/family-of-carson-vincent
This message is to notify everyone that Friday will be an early release day. Elementary will release at 11:15 AM and the secondary schools will release at 11:30 AM.
On behalf of the Vincent family, Ovid-Elsie Area Schools is saddened to announce the passing of 2018 graduate Carson Vincent. At this time we do not have details about his passing and we simply ask that you respect the privacy of the family as they are working through this tragedy. Grief counselors are on site today and throughout the week for staff, students and anyone else who may need assistance through this traumatic event. Visitation and funeral arrangements will be forthcoming. Our thoughts are prayers are with the Vincent family.
Attention MS Parents, This week our girls basketball starts. We encourage you to come out and support our school teams. Let’s have a great week! Monday: Constitution Day 7/8 Girls Basketball at Chesaning Tuesday: Board Meeting 6:30 Wednesday: 7/8 Girls Basketball Home New Lothrop Play Rehearsals 3-5pm Friday: Blue and Gold Day OE Varsity Football at New Lothrop 7pm Upcoming Dates: Monday, September 24- 7/8 Girls Basketball Home Montrose Tuesday, September 25- Fire Drill Wednesday, September 26- 7/8 Girls Basketball at Byron Friday, October 26 End of 1st Marking Period
Leonard Picture Day, September 25th. Packets went home this week. If you would like to pre pay for your school portrait package use this website: www.canfieldjenkins.orderschoolpix.com Select your school from the drop down menu, your password is PREPAY.
LCC's Youth Fall Programs are starting Saturday, October 20, 2018. To enroll please visit their website at https://internal.lcc.edu/cewd/departments/youth/ and click “Register Now” under the main paragraph. You can also call us at 517-483-1415 to get assistance with registration.
E.E.KNIGHT Picture Day - Wednesday, September 26th
POPCORN AND BLUE/GOLD DAY AT E.E.KNIGHT TOMORROW-FRIDAY 9/14
OEMS Events Week of 9/10/18 Parents, I hope you all had a relaxing weekend. Here is what we have going on this week at the Middle School. Wednesday: Student challenge is at 7:15 am in the student workroom between Mrs. Delo’s and Mrs. Huhn’s room. Student Council forms are due to Mrs. Kirby, Mrs. Frechen, or Miss Chaffee by 3pm. Thursday: There will be an information meeting in Mr. Wertz’s room from 3:10-4pm for any 7th or 8th grade student interested in Robotics.
In an effort to make sure every student has O-E Blue and Gold for our "Blue and Gold" Fridays, Ovid-Elsie clothing is being collected to pass out to students who do not have O-E clothing. Please dig through your closets and look for clothing that is gently used and does not have names that you are willing to donate to the cause. Please drop off to Dana Blank at 2130 N. Hollister Rd. (there will be a bin there) or drop off at Ovid-Elsie High School in care of Ms. Blank. She will help distribute these items so ALL kids come to school dressed in Blue and Gold EVERY Friday! Go Marauders!
This is just a reminder that Friday is an early release day. Also, don't forget that Friday's are blue and gold days so don't forget your Ovid-Elsie gear and Marauder Up!
Leonard Families, Last Call for T-shirts. Today, September 4th, was the deadline for the "Wild About Leonard" school-wide t-shirt order. If you forgot about the deadline, you have one last chance to get your order in. Final orders are due NO LATER than Wednesday, September 5th at 3:00pm. If your order comes in after this deadline, unfortunately you'll be too late and your order will be returned to you. Thanks!
Parents, We are off to a great start this year! Please make sure that we get the paperwork from the open house turned in to your child’s first hour teacher.. We don’t have a lot of events going on this week except the start of girls basketball. A reminder we have a half day on Friday. Let’s have a great week. Monday: No School Tuesday: Girls 7th and 8th grade Basketball starts Auditions for School play from 3-5pm Thursday: Tornado Drill Friday: ½ day PD
This is a reminder that Friday is an early release day. Elementary students will release at 11:15 AM while secondary students will release at 11:30 AM. Students will get off the bus at their regular destination approximately three and a half hours later than normal.
We're ready to welcome all students back Wednesday, August 22! On Friday, Dr. Cunningham prepared the staff for the upcoming year. Take a look: https://youtu.be/XeBQW0SSCks
High School open house is scheduled for Tuesday, August 21, 5:00-6:30. Pick up schedules in the cafeteria and use the time to check lockers, visit teachers, and see classmates. On Wednesday, school starts at 8:00 am. Students report to 1st hour. RESA students-report to 3rd hour
7th and 8th Grade Middle School Orientation will be held Tuesday, August 21st from 5:00-6:30. Please plan on meeting in the gymnasium at 5:00 for a brief welcome from Mr. Barton. You will then get to follow your students' schedule for 1st-5th hour and meet the teachers.
Attention 6th Grade Parents: The student handbook you received last night had the wrong calendar in it. Here is a link to the 18-19 school calendar. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-2R3WxkyIG8yRGPZhw_xcetkdhsuWbbR/view?usp=sharing
Bus Routes are now available at: http://www.ovidelsie.org/transportation--205 Check your route and contact us if you have questions. 989-862-8109
Happy Summer High Schoolers!!! Schedules will be available in Powerschool Friday, Aug. 10 after 4:00 pm. Freshman Orientation is Monday, Aug. 13, 6:00-7:30. Schedule changes can be made 8:00-3:00 Aug. 14-16. MS/HS open house is Tuesday August 21, 5:00-6:30
The Ovid-Elsie 6th grade Middle School Orientation will be held Thursday, August 16 from 5:30-7:00. Please plan on meeting in the gymnasium at 5:30 for a brief welcome from Mr. Barton. You will then get to follow your students' schedule for 1st-4th hour and meet the teachers.
Our free summer feeding program will be closed July 2nd-5th but will reopen Monday-Thursday until August 2nd.