Welcome to Oak Hill Middle School
March 10th, 2019
Good afternoon Families,
Trimester 2 closes this Friday; please remind your children to check with their teachers on making sure all their assignments have been turned in.
8th Grade students: Tomorrow is the deadline for inputting elective choices into Aspen.
Registration and Sign-Ups for Spring Athletics continues...last day to sign up is March 18.
It is an exciting week ahead - the winter musical 42nd Street will be performed this Thursday and Friday night at 7pm. The show tunes will leaving you singing for days and if you have younger children - especially upper elementary / middle school - bring your whole family. You might inspire your child to think about joining the theater program next year! Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Our incoming 5th grade students will be coming this Tuesday to view a sneak peak portion of the dress rehearsal of the show.
The Art Club will hold an art show for all of its Art Club members, tomorrow, Monday afternoon, March 11 at 5pm. Stop by the school to check out the incredible work of our art club students. Their genius will inspire you!
SALES EXTENDED FOR ONE MORE WEEK! Due by this Friday, March 15
Oak Hill School-Wide Spirit Wear Fundraiser: Order yours today!
Our PTO is spearheading a Spirit Wear fundraiser for all students.
Just $15 for t-shirts, $35 for hoodies and $25 for sweatpants.
6th Grade Global Goals Project in Full Swing!
In 6th grade Social Studies classes, students received an orientation on NoodleTools, a web-based student research service that helps correctly cite sources. Our school librarian, Jean Stehle, taught students how to access their accounts as well as how to properly cite a source. Students also reviewed our why it is important that students cite our sources and how this practice develops academic integrity. This work with NoodleTools is part of the annual Global Goals research project that is happening across 6th grade. Click here to see a more thorough explanation of the NoodleTools and how your children are learning to use them to improve their ability to conduct research.
And don’t forget to add to your calendar that the Global Goals student exposition will be March 26 from 8:05 to 8:50. Please make sure you plan on attending! Global Goals Parent Letter
Oak Hill Mathcounts team is looking for 6 and 7 graders interested in doing more intense math training in preparation for the 2019-2020 competitive season. The commitment for in-class work and self practices is about 7-10 hours a week. For more information please reach out to email@example.com. The team is very supportive of each other and they are always looking to recruit new members! Click here for more information about Oak Hill’s Mathcounts team!
The team has been active and highly successful in Massachusetts math competitions. At the Metro Chapter Mathcounts competition on Feb 2, Oak Hill finished 4th out of 26 schools:
At the State Mathcounts competition on March 2 at Wentworth Institute of Technology, Oak Hill finished 13th out of the 29 best teams who qualified for this competition in the entire state!
Parents: We are looking for volunteers to assist us with several important school projects for the spring. Please be on the lookout for more information from the Oak Hill PTO:
- NewtonSERVES - Sunday, April 28 - We invite you and your family to help me and dozens of Oak Hill community members to do a beautification project for our school gardens from 1pm to 3pm!
- Appreciation for our Teachers and School Nurse: Nurse Susan Riley will be recognized on National Nurses Day on May 6. And our teachers will be recognized on Wednesday, May 8. Please reach out to our PTO if you’d like to help with a PTO sponsored special luncheon for May 8.
- Field Day: We always need several parent volunteers to assist with Field Day. (It is tentatively scheduled for May 16. More information soon.)
MCAS 2019: Please avoid scheduling appointments or vacation on the test dates.
ELA: April 3rd and April 10th (P1- P3)
Math: May 3rd and May 6th (P1- P2)
ELA: April 8th and April 9th (P1- P3)
Math: May 1st and May 2nd (P1- P2)
ELA: April 4th and April 5th* (P1- P3)
Math: April 29th and April 30th (P1- P2)
STE: May 7th and May 8th (P1- P2)
After-School Enrichment and Athletics March Club Offerings:
- Click here for the flyer of the current March club offerings.