Saturday, October 6, 2018

OHMS PTSA President's Message


Welcome Back Eagles!

We're planning to have another awesome year at OHMS. Our new president is Maxine Conrad. She has two students at Oquirrh Hills Middle School. She has a 9th grader and her youngest is in the 7th grade. She brings a unique perspective having grown up in England, and being educated there. She looks forward to getting to know the staff, students and parents here at Oquirrh Hills. At present we are trying to fill the position of president-elect. If you have a nominee—please let us know. If you would like to volunteer with the PTSA please email us at ohmsptsa@gmail.com. 

We have many great activities planned, including Reflections, Blue Ribbon Week, Red Ribbon Week, White Ribbon Week, Book Fair, and the Memory Book. Please join the PTSA in the office today. It is only $6.00, and it helps us to sponsor these many activities. PTSA meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 11:45 AM in the OHMS Board Room near the main office. Please feel free to join us for any of our upcoming meetings. Check out our blog on the OHMS website and our Facebook page.

The Reflections Program is underway! “Heroes Around Me” is the theme for this year. You can enter a project in one or more of these categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography and Visual Arts. The due date for entries is Tuesday, October 16th in the office. All the rules and forms can be accessed here - http://www.utahpta.org/reflections . You will need to complete a Student Entry Form, Artist Statement and Consent Form if required (please view the “Consent Form Guidelines”). Make sure you closely read and comply with the “Rules Summary” and the specific rules for the category(s) you enter. You may submit 1 entry PER category. Prizes for all participants…so, encourage your friends to participate. Get your creative juices flowing…we can’t wait to see what you create! Contact Denise Heninger 801-540-1134 or dmheninger@yahoo.com with any questions.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

October 2018 OHMS PTSA Meeting Time


Our next Oquirrh Hills Middle School
General PTSA Meeting
will be October 4, 2018 @ 11:45 AM.


September 2018 OHMS PTSA Meeting Minutes


Oquirrh Hills Middle School PTSA Meeting
September 6, 2018

Welcome/Pledge: Maxine
Start time: 11:47 AM
Attendance: Denise Heninger, Amy Powell, Tressa Spigarelli, Emily Stout, Maxine Conrad, Steve Cherry, Mike Glenn, Jill Smilth, and Andrea Hogan. (Brittany Maxfield & Rebecca Van Sky Hawk—excused)
Approval of Minutes: Motion by Maxine; second by Tressa—vote was affirmative.
Treasurer’s Report & Budget—Amy Powell: Soar amount and Field Day numbers were accidentally switched on draft. Amy to ask Becky if the school needs reimbursement ($500) for Emergency Buckets. Discussed grant for school for Soar Store. Reimbursements will be done once a month. Suggestion for school gift: concrete benches for the students along the front of building under the overhanging roof area. Should have a “Needs Assessment” in the spring. Approval of Budget: Motion by Jill; second by Tressa—vote was affirmative.

PTSA Report—Andrea Hogan: Applications being accepted for 7th Grade PTSA students. Will select 4 or 5. Google form sent to teachers to recommend students. The PTSA students are helping with the combined Blue and White Ribbon Week.

Book Fair—Tressa Spigarelli: Set-up on 9-28. Will get money for change from Amy. The book fair will be open before school, during lunch and during Parent/Teacher Conferences. PTSA students will put up posters and help run the Book Fair. Mr. Cherry will send out a Skyward email to find parent volunteers to sign-up online. There will be teacher gifts for Language Arts, Reading, and Special Education teachers to get books.

Blue & White Ribbon Week—Beth Kunz: 9/24 to 9/28. Netsmartz assembly on the 27th.Blue Ribbon Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, and White Ribbon Days: Thu and Fri. Colin Kartchner “Let’s Get Real” Assembly 9/18/18 about setting healthy Social Media Boundaries.

Red Ribbon Week: January 22-25, 2019. Wendy Osborne will be in charge, Beth, Denise and Amy will assist.

President’s Report—Maxine Conrad:
            This Year’s Board—Still need a President Elect and several other positions filled.
            Parent Teacher Conferences – Dinners (Wed Oct 3 and Thu Oct 4)—May need extra help.
            Setup Table with PTA Info at Parent Teacher Conferences with a more exciting theme!!!
            Reflections Update—Denise will work with Noel Hinton and Jill Smith
            Ethics and Fiscal Management – Board members signed both forms.





Principal’s Report—Mike Glenn:

            OHMS Enrollment is 1113 for 2018
Calendar Items/Year-at-a-Glance needs to be updated and sent to Terry Price
            Netsmartz Assembly September 27th—Internet Saftey
Hope Squad—Audrey Fish: Students nominate peers to help in time of crisis/ put together squad by next week. Ms. Patty, Ms. Allsop, Ms. Anderson and Mr. Williams are advisors. Will meet the last Wednesday of the month. There will be Hope Squad t-shirts and hoodies.


Counseling Center—Steve Cherry:
            Nicole Thurmond is the new counselor: her students are H to O
            7th grade Field Trip to Weedon Farm on 9/19/18—two sessions. Need parents chaperones to come.
            Reality Town 11/1/18 will need 50 volunteers.
            Suicide Prevention will be presented to each grade level at different times.

New Business:
Emily Stout: Eagle of the Quarter is scheduled for 10/30; 10/31; and 11/1. Will check for possible conflicts with Halloween.

Next Meeting:  October 4, 2018 @ 11:45 AM
Meeting Adjourned: 12:54 PM

"Heroes Around Me" 2018 PTA Reflections

The PTA Reflections Program is underway! “Heroes Around Me” is the theme for this year. You can enter a project in one or more of these categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography and Visual Arts. The due date for entries is Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by 3:00 pm in the office. All the rules and forms can be accessed here - Reflections | UtahPTA.org . You can also pick up an entry packet in the office. You will need to complete a Student Entry Form, Artist Statement and Consent Form if required (please view the “Consent Form Guidelines”). Make sure you closely read and comply with the “Rules Summary” and the specific rules for the category(s) you enter. Be very careful not to use any copyrighted material unless allowed by your category. You may submit 1 entry PER category. Prizes for all participants…so, encourage your friends to participate. Get your creative juices flowing…we can’t wait to see what you create! Contact Denise Heninger 801-540-1134 or dmheninger@yahoo.com with any questions.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

PTSA MEETING

Our first OHMS PTSA meeting for 2018-2019 school year is Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 11:45 AM.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Proposed Budget for OHMS PTSA 2018-2019


PROPOSED BUDGET FOR 2018-2019
Proposed 2017/18Actual 2017/18Proposed 2018/19
Balance Carried Forward$18,017.88
Revenue
Totals$11,600.00
Expenses
STUDENT SUPPORT
Totals$4,050.00
HEALTH/SAFETY/WELFARE
Totals$3,000.00
HOSPITALITY
Totals$2,650.00
ADMINISTRATIVE
Totals$2,930.00
Totals$12,630.00
Balance to Carry Forward$16,987.88

Friday, June 8, 2018

May 2018 OHMS PTSA Meeting Minutes


OHMS PTSA - Minutes
May 3, 2018

Called to order: Shannon Smith
Meeting commenced at: 12:45 PM
Pledge: Shannon
Attendance:  Mike Glenn, Brittany Maxfield, Shannon Smith, Emily Stout, Andrea Hogan, Denise Heninger, Beth Kunz, Stephanie Hansen, Steve Cherry.

Excused: Rebecca Van Sky Hawk, Maxine Conrad, and Jill Smith

Minutes Approved from April Meeting; motion by Mike Glenn and Beth Kunz

Luncheon by Café Sublime

PTSA – Ms. Hogan
·         Field Day – Coming up on Tuesday, May 29th – PTSA kids are planning it.
·         Ideas: 3 Snow cone machines & Popcorn (Beth will get started first thing in the morning)
·         Volunteers—Need 12 parents to help.
·         Games—by PTSA kids
·         Dunk Tank (Fun Services?)


President's Report – Shannon Smith
·  Thank You’s all around.
·  JetBlue Drawing Winners
·         Give 1 set to each of the following: Teachers, Parents, Admin, Teacher Appreciation –
·         Adrian Gatherum—Parent
·         Robin Klemin— Teacher
·         Steve Cherry—Administration
·         Laurie Jones—Teacher Appreciation
 

Treasurer’s Report and Budget - Stephanie Hansen
·         Budget for March $26,000—Audits in July
·         Need to pay for Memory Books, Field Day and Teacher Appreciation.
·         Proposed money in budget for Soar Store ($1000), Study Skills ($100), To-Go Emergency Kits ($500), Counseling Center—Reality Town and Career Day ($100), You-Make-a-Difference-Week ($250) and OHMS Grant ($1500).


Principal’s Report – Mr. Glenn

Schedule for Last Week of School:
·         Monday (May 28th) – Labor Day – No School
·         Tuesday (May 29th)– Field Day
·         Wednesday (May 30th)– Yearbooks / Award Assembly
·         Thursday (May 31st) – Lagoon Day
·         Friday (June 1st) – Last Day
·         Opt-in letter for Language Arts, Science and Math – if you get 3 or 4 on Sage testing you don’t have to take the final.  It’s all about **Demonstrating Proficiency 

Counseling Center – Mr. Cherry
·         AP Geography Testing – May 18th
o   95 are taking the test
o   Each student has to be 4 feet apart from another student/testing in annex
o   They will have 3 test locations.
·         Sage Testing starts May 7th – There will be a 2 week block schedule
o   1st week – Language Arts
o   2nd week – Math / Science
o   93 minute block of time to take test. They will use Fridays as make up days for those that miss a day.
o   3rd week – Counselors will test in the Counseling Center for those that missed or are absent.

Calendar:
Teacher Appreciation May 7-11—Thursday’s Luncheon Texas Roadhouse $4 per person (85 people): pulled pork, 2 rolls, honey butter, and salad (sent chicken breasts for gluten free option).Contact Alisha Oliver 801-699-1473

Other business:  We need someone to replace Stephanie Hansen on the Parent Literacy Selection Committee.

Eagle of the Quarter: Emily Stout
·         This Quarter it will be May 15th for 9th Graders and May 17th for 7th & 8th graders
·         The assembly will be at 9:30 AM and the reception at 10:00 AM

Assignments: Volunteer Spot for Yearbook Distribution and Field Day.


New Business:
·         Auditing Committee needs 3 people to help Audit the books. We will discuss more at our next meeting.


Next Meeting – August or September

Meeting adjourned:  2:02 PM


Wednesday, May 2, 2018

April 2018 OHMS PTSA Meeting Minutes


OHMS PTSA - Minutes
April 12, 2018

Called to order: Shannon Smith
Meeting commenced at: 12:43 PM
Pledge: Shannon
Attendance:  Mrs. Hogan, Rebecca VanSkyHawk, Beth Kunz, Maxine Conrad, Stephanie Hansen, Mr Glenn, Mr. Cherry, Denise Heninger, Brittany Maxfield, Shannon Smith, Emily Stout, Jill Smith

Minutes Approved from March Meeting by Denise Heninger and 2nd by Stephanie Hansen

Schedule for Last Week of School:
·         Monday (May 28th) – Labor Day – No School
·         Tuesday (May 29th)– Field Day
·         Wednesday (May 30th)  – Yearbooks / Award Assembly
·         Thursday (May 31st) – Lagoon Day
·         Friday (June 1st) – Last Day

PTSA – Ms. Hogan
·         White Ribbon Week – The week went awesome!  Wendy Osborn did a great job and the kids loved it.
·         Field Day – Coming up on Tuesday, May 29th – PTSA kids are coming up with the ideas for the field day.
·         Ideas: Food – Snow cones & Popcorn  (Jill to help with snowcone flavors, sugar water, cups, spoons, straws, etc.)
·         Volunteers
·         Games
·         Dunk Tank (Fun Services?)


President's Report – Shannon Smith
·  Board members next year – It is all set… Just need Pres-Elect
·  Study skill teachers Hopkin and Chamberlain
·  Last meeting - May 3 - Where do we want food from? Café Sublime ** We will send a reminder the week before with a menu to order your food prior to the meeting.
·  Volunteer Hours – Hours are due May 1st – Passed around sheet for everyone to fill in their volunteer hours.
·  JetBlue Drawing – Give 1 set to each of the following: Teachers, Parents, Admin, Teacher Appreciation –
 

Treasurer’s Report and Budget - Stephanie Hansen
·         Budget for March $26,492.79
·         Need to put money in budget for Soar Store to buy hats, socks etc.
·         Money in Budget for Emergency Kits


Principal’s Report – Mr. Glenn
·         Mr. Glenn gave a gift to each member of the PTSA with appreciation for all they do to help the school. A mug with candy inside and a cute note!
·         Science Olympiad – OHMS got 4th place, S. Hills got 2nd place – Mr. Monson has been awesome!
·         5 Teachers got awards:
o   Mrs Stewart - Jordan Education Foundation
o   Mr Perkins – Sorenson Legacy Art Foundation $2,500 for Art Program
o   Mrs. Broadhead – SV Chamber – Teacher of the Year Award
o   Mrs. Stirland – MESA – Teacher of the Year Award
o   Mr. Monson – State STEM Teacher of the Year Award
·         Opt in letter for Language Arts, Science and Math – if you get 3 or 4 on Sage testing you don’t have to take the final.  It’s all about **Demonstrating Proficiency
·         9th – 10th Aspire Test Passed for next year. This is a college readiness test.
·         Good things are happening at OHMS!!


Counseling Center – Mr. Cherry
·         AP Geography Testing – May 18th
o   95 are taking the test
o   Each student has to be 4 feet apart from another student
o   They will have 3 test locations.
·         Sage Testing starts May 7th – There will be a 2 week block schedule
o   1st week – Language Arts
o   2nd week – Math / Science
o   93 minute block of time to take test. They will use Fridays as make up days for those that miss a day.
o   3rd week – Counselors will test in the Counseling Center for those that missed or are absent.
·         Arena Scheduling – RHS is coming next Wednesday April 18th during TA to help students and that evening at 6:00 pm for parents.
·         Counselors are starting to meet with 9th graders to check on credits and arena scheduling.
·         Drivers Ed – another Quarter class will be revamped.
·         Suicide Talk by Todd Sylvester – “You are Good Enough!”
·         Monday night Suicide Prevention at RHS @ 6:30 PM
·         HOPE Squad – “You Make a Difference” Week
Cone Meeting:  March 29th
·         Pilot Program
·         Tech has engineering Program and Aviation Program for sophomores. Classes will be offered so they will eligible for pre-reqs.
Calendar:
Teacher Appreciation May 7-11
Eagle of the Quarter May 15-17
Field Day May 22

Other business:  We need someone to replace Stephanie Hansen on the Parent Literacy Selection Committee.

Eagle of the Quarter: Emily Stout
·         This Quarter it will be May 15th for 9th Graders and May 17th for 7th & 8th graders
·         The assembly will be at 9:30 AM and the reception at 10:00 AM

Assignments:


New Business:
·         Auditing Committee needs 3 people to help Audit the books. We will discuss more at our next meeting.


Next Meeting – Thursday, May 3 at 12:30…. LUNCH will be provided. Send us your food order by Wednesday, May 2nd!

Meeting adjourned:  2:34 PM