Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December Events at OHMS

(Because December is a little crazy, here  is the whole months worth of events.) 

Events for Nov 29 - Dec 3
Monday the 29th:
Tuesday the 30th: Sub-4-Santa Assemblies.  The goal is $12,000. That is $10 for every student and teacher at OHMS.  The students are being encouraged to “earn” the money.  Ask to see the letter that was given to them.
Wednesday the 1st: TA Sub-4-Santa Collection begins. (It ends Dec 16th) Every TA will decorate their rooms and doors.  Candy Grams and Pink Wristbands (‘Fight Breast Cancer”) for sale daily before school and at lunch for $1 each.
Thursday the 2nd: Coin toss at lunch.     Noon PTSA meeting in the board room.  Anyone is welcome to attend.
Friday the 3rd: Wear Christmas colors: red, green and white. Midterms are handed out in 8th period.

Events for December 6th - 10th

Sub-4-Santa Collection – all week
Monday the 6th:
Tuesday the 7th: SRI (Scholastic Reading Inventory) Testing for all Language Arts (3 days) Snow Blitz (skiing program) Promotion during lunch.  Also coin toss at lunch. 5 p.m. School Community Council in the library.  Any patron is welcomed to attend.
Wednesday the 8th: Wear pink to support Ms. Byerline.  SRI  Testing for all Language Arts. Christmas Karaoke at lunch.    6 p.m. School Play
Thursday the 9th: SRI Testing for all Language Arts. Coin toss at lunch.
Friday the 10th: “I’d Rather Be...”  Dress up day.  Judging of TA rooms and doors.
Events for December 13th - 17th
Sub-4-Santa Collection, SRI make-ups – all week
Monday the 13th: “Bubble Trouble” at lunch (students can stand in a huge bubble)
Tuesday the 14th: Coin toss at lunch. 

6 p.m. Choir & Orchestra Concert and 7 p.m. Band Concert
Wednesday the 15th: Christmas Karaoke at lunch.
Thursday the 16th: 10 a.m. ZAP (Zeros Aren’t Permitted) activity. (A new OHMS tradition). Coin toss at lunch. Last day for Sub-4-Santa collection in TA.
Friday the 17th: Christmas dress-up day: Christmas hats, socks and other Christmas clothes.

Events for December 20th-31st
Monday the 20th: Stump the Teacher Assembly.  Coin toss at lunch.
Tuesday the 21st: Teacher Shadow Day
Wednesday the 22nd: Sub-4-Santa Celebration Assembly for qualifying TA classes only.  A Christmas Dance (if the students raise over $12,000)
Thursday the 23rd begins Winter Recess
**Saturday the 25th   Merry Christmas!**
School resumes Monday January 3rd  

Monday, November 22, 2010

Nov 22-24 Events

Monday the 22nd: Candy bar walk at lunch. 25 cents to participate
Tuesday the 23rd: Wear your favorite college hat today.  Does not have to be a "U" or a "Y" hat.  Face painting. End of TA competition.
2 p.m. Tardy Party
Wednesday the 24th:  TA winner announced.  Specific teachers and students who have been chosen will be getting a BYU or UofU makeover.
Thursday the 25th HAPPY THANKSGIVING - No school
Friday the 26th - No school
Saturday the 27th - GAME DAY at Rice-Eccles stadium!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Need for a Sound System

Each December OHMS hosts a Sub-for-Santa program which culminates in an assembly for all the students.  Due to the fact that the auditorium is small, this generally necessitates holding two assemblies in order to accomodate everyone.  This year Principal Anderson would really like to hold one assembly.  The only place large enough to do this is the gym.  Using the gym means there is a need for a good sound system.  The rental fee for such a system typically runs about $300.

We are looking for anyone who might be willing to either donate the use of such a system (or provide a reduced rate).  Please let us know if you have a system or have any contacts.  You can email Marvelle Morgan (PTSA President) at

Please do so as soon as possible.  Thank you!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Nov 15-17 Events

Monday the 15th:  Explore Test Make Up
Tuesday the 16th:  Explore Test Make Up
Wednesday the 17th:  Explore Test Make Up
    Rivalry Week Day 1: "Washer" necklaces ($5) and spray painted t-shirts ($7) will be sold everyday, before school and after lunch unless they run out 
    Field Trip for Music, Art and Drama students to RHS’ South Pacific.  Remember to dress up.
Thursday the 18th:  Explore Test Make Up
    Rivalry Week Day 2: Football toss at lunch
Friday the 19th:  Explore Test Make Up
    Rivalry Week Day 3: Biggest Fan Day. Go ALL OUT in dressing up for your favorite team. Face Painting before school and during lunch.
NOTE: All money raised goes toward OHMS' Sub-For Santa. TA classes are having a competition to see who can raise the most money.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Nov 8-12 Events

Monday the 8th:  8th Graders EXPLORE Test in extended TA
Tuesday the 9th:  8th Graders EXPLORE Test in extended TA
Wednesday the 10th:   8th Graders EXPLORE Test in extended TA
    History Fair 10:15-11:00 Media Center
Thursday the 11th: Last Day 8th Graders EXPLORE Test in extended TA
Friday the 12th:

Rivalry Week November 17-23

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Welcome to the new Oquirrh Hills Middle PTSA blog!  One of my goals as PTSA President this year is to try to improve communication with parents.  I am hopeful that this blog will be a helpful tool towards reaching that goal.  A big thanks to Susan Metcalf for spear-heading this project.

We will be utilizing this blog to inform you of upcoming events, deadlines, on-going activities, volunteer opportunities, etc.  Please feel free to comment if you have suggestions for what you'd like to see here.

Another goal is to improve our volunteerism (especially of the male parent/guardian).  Please get involved with your students and the various school activities.  We need your help and studies have shown that students do better when their parents are involved.

A flyer entitled "Three for Me" was enclosed in the registration packets.  This program is designed to encourage everyone to consider donating 3 hours of their time during the school year.  I urge you to consider this request and do your best to find just 3 hours of your time to volunteer.

I appreciate this opportunity to serve as your PTSA President this year and am looking forward to working with you on behalf of the OHMS students.

Marvelle Morgan