Friday, February 18, 2011

Town Hall Meeting

Mr. Corbin White, our newly-elected school board member, is hosting a Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, February 24th at 7 pm at OHMS.  It will be held in the Media Center and all are invited to attend.

This is a really great opportunity to let your concerns be heard!

Reflections Program

As you may be aware, the OHMS PTA was unable to sponsor the Reflections Program this past year due to a lack of volunteers.  We would like to be able to run the program next year so we are looking for about 10-15 volunteers.

The volunteer work consists of advertising, collecting entries, ensuring entries are formatted correctly, arranging for judges, writing thank-you cards, and so forth. 

If you have helped with Reflections on an elementary school level, you may think this is an overwhelming task.  Let me assure you that it is much easier at a middle school.  The typical elementary has about 500 entries whereas a middle school averages about 50 entries.

If we can get 10-15 volunteers, then the job will only take several hours per volunteer.  Please let us know if you are willing to help with this.  You can leave a comment here, email Marvelle at, or email Lisa at

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Bookfair at OHMS is Coming!

Come support our Spring Book Fair at OHMS!
February 28 - March 3
Monday 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday 7:30 am - 8 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - end of lunch period
Come in during Parent Teacher Conference and encourage your kids to come in during lunch or before and after school.  The funds we raise from our Book Fairs go towards buying new books for our library.  We appreciate your help!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

9th grade basketball

Your OHMS Eagles Girls' and Boys' Basketball teams are doing extremely well!  The girls' team is undefeated after 6 games!  The boys' team has only one loss with a record of 4-1.

There are only 2 games remaining on the regular season schedule (there will be playoff games).  Come watch a game and support your team.  All games are played at West Jordan High School on Saturday nights and cost 50 cents. 

The girls play Feb. 12 at 5:15 pm and on Feb. 26 at 6:45 pm.  The boys play Feb. 12 at 6:45 pm and at 8:15 pm in an exciting double header.  They play again on Feb. 26 at 8:15 pm.

opportunity to host students

We wanted to let you know about an opportunity to host international students:

Global Connections

Imagine learning about a new culture and language and trying the local cuisine all from your home!

The Council for Educational Travel USA (CETUSA) makes that possible through our international student program.

Students come from over 50 different countries, from all walks of life and with varied interests. All students are fluent in English, have a B- grade average and have been screened. They attend school full time and have signed a behavior contract that is enforced by a local coordinator.  Riverton's coordinator is Jennifer Eames who currently has a 7th grader at OHMS and a girl from Hong Kong at RHS.

Riverton High school currently has openings for international students for the 2011-2012 school year. Only 10 students are allowed to enroll as set by Jordan School District. The current school year is the first year in 5 years that RHS has had international students. The teachers are thrilled and loving the program as well as all the all students who have become their friends. The international students are having an amazing time as well.  

The host families this year love it so much they have opted out to host next year so others can have this experience also!  If you feel that this a great opportunity for your family or you would like tons more information contact Jennifer Eames.   801-520-2821 or  You can also visit CETUSA's website  or find them on Facebook!/pages/CETUSA/164337332001?v=wall

To see what the students managed by Jennifer have been doing the last couple years visit the International Utah Students blog.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Febryary 2011 Events

February 1st-4th
Tuesday and Wednesday the 1st  & 2nd  - Girls' Assembly "Be True To Yourself"  Miss Riverton, Sophomore Orientation for 9th graders at RHS in the evening.
Thursday the 3rd - IB (International Baccalaureate) Presentation during TA
    –  PTSA Mtg at noon in the board room.  Open to anyone

February 7-11
Monday the 7th - Sharp Survey 8th grade only - Substance Abuse
Tuesday the 8th  - ZAP Activity Day
Wednesday the 9th  - Dress up Contest in TA, RHS counselors pick up 10th grade registrations, NAEP Testing for random group of 8th grade students
Thursday the 10th  - 6th grade Orientation ("Rah Rah") Assembly 9:30 AM, Fund raiser for OHMS (and a few other local schools) PTSA at Harmon’s Grocery store at the District.  Come do your grocery shopping here this day!  Check your newspaper for specials on this day only.

February 14-18
Monday the 14th  - Valentine's Day
Wednesday the 16th - School Community Council Mtg 5:00 p.m.  In the media center. Anyone is welcome to attend
Thursday the 17th - OHMS Science Fair in Auditorium
Friday the 18th  - "Bring Your Parents To School" Day.  More information was posted earlier in the blog

February 21-25
Monday the 21st  - President's Day - No School
Tuesday & Wednesday the 22nd  & 23rd - Direct Writing Assessment 8th grade only
Wednesday the 23rd  - Choir, Orchestra, and Band concert at Fort Herriman MS 7:00PM
Thursday the 24th  - JSD Science Fair @ RHS

Note: On March 1st & 2nd  Student-Led Conferences