The OV Bands presented a fantastic concert last night! It's amazing to see all that our musicians can do! The audience enjoyed listening to two 7th/8th Bands, Beginning Band, Jazz Band, and the Huron Valley Marching Band! Congratulations to Don Hogaboom, our band director. Way to play, Hornets!
In the science lab, sixth graders investigated how a liquid mixture can undergo a phase change and turn into a solid mixture, which we know as ice cream!
Our 7th Grade Pre-Engineering students designed and built unique roller coasters, with the goal of slowing down the roll of the ball. Using creativity with calculations, they were quite successful!!
The Oak Valley 7th and 8th Grade Bands enjoyed a wonderful opportunity to march in the Milford Holiday Parade on Saturday. They worked together to stay in sync and create a great sound! Way to go, Hornets!
Students in Mr. DeBono's 7th Grade Social Studies planned and performed skits about social classes in Ancient Egypt!
6th graders had another great day tie-dying t-shirts and enjoying time together! Thank you to our wonderful parent volunteers - we couldn't do it without you! Remember to wear your new shirts for Class Color Day on Monday, November 27th.
The smiles say it all! We had the BEST time at the Michigan Science Center today with all of the 6th graders! A big THANK YOU to the chaperones who made this trip possible.
Boy's Basketball is underway here at the hive! Our Hornets were welcomed by OVMS basketball alumni to LHS last week to play in the big gym against a district rival, the White Lake Warriors. We are so excited to see all that they accomplish this season! Their schedule can be found on our website. As always, GO HORNETS!
The Oak Valley Middle School Robotics Teams competed at Freeland Middle School on Saturday. The Buzzin' Bots finished in 9th place and the STEAM Stingers finished in 17th place out of 36 teams. With a lot of hard work, the teams created robots that were able to score points in every category. Together the teams won 7 of 10 matches. In addition, the teams presented their robot to judges in order to express what they have accomplished. For fun the robotics teams gave out homemade awards, like Awesome Pit Display and Great Team Mascot, to their favorite competitor schools.
The STEAM Stingers and Buzzin' Bots are looking forward to competing at Novi Middle School on November 18. Matches run between 11-3:30 and entry is free if you’d like to come cheer them on for a few matches!
Oak Valley students and staff enjoyed the fresh air and sunshine this morning during their recess at Country Oaks! They hiked down the Cross Country trail to go to the updated playground for football, volleyball, climbing the dome, playing gaga ball, sliding, and swinging! It's great to be a kid again.
Seventh grade ELA students celebrated their hard work after completing an essay assessment with a class Publishing Party! They shared their essays and lots of fun treats. We're so proud of their efforts!
This week, members of the Oak Valley Bands traveled to Ann Arbor to watch the President's Own Marine Band. What an enriching experience to listen to this highly regarded band!
We had so much fun wearing Halloween costumes to school for our Spirit Day. There is no end to the creativity of our students and staff! From Construction Cones to 101 Dalmatians and Dragons, we hope to "Build Futures . . . One Student at a Time!"
Oak Valley Choirs presented "A Spooky Little Concert" this week. Students performed a wide range of music including pop, classical, and eerie sounds of the season. They did a fabulous job of singing with expression and creating beautiful music together!
In honor of National Unity Day last week, students wrote ideas on orange hands for how to prevent bullying at Oak Valley. We then put all of the hands together to form the word "Unity!"
LHS football players (and brothers) returned to OVMS today to recognize and thank their favorite teachers! Nolan gave his jersey to Mr. Topper while Max gave his to Mrs. Tapley! What an honor! LHS plays MHS this Friday night, October 20.
OV Girls Volleyball will wrap up their season with two home games this week (Monday and Wednesday). Come on out and cheer on our teams! The players have demonstrated a lot of growth and grit during this amazing season! We are proud of you, Hornets!
We had a fabulous day celebrating the Oak Valley Rally! Thanks to our generous community, we surpassed our fundraising goals! These funds will greatly enhance our students' experience this year. We enjoyed a Field Day and a special assembly, where our teachers demonstrated what good sports they are! We are so grateful to all involved!
The students enjoyed listening to the Carter Hulsey band today, and hearing about financial literacy. Carter explained credit card debt, compound interest, debit cards, and saving over time. The band members also offered a question/answer session. We were thankful to learn about "Funding the Future!"
We're making treehouses in Pre-Engineering! Students creatively and collaboratively design their structure for balance, as each one is unique!