Congratulations to our January Students of the Month! Recognized by OV staff for exhibiting positive character qualities, these students were honored at a breakfast celebration sponsored by Brett Myers of BluSky Restoration. https://www.goblusky.com/
1 day ago, Oak Valley Middle School
Students of the Month hold certificates
The OVMS Wrestling Team is ferocious! The fearless Hornets have won their first two meets this year against WLMS and CHS. We are proud of your determination and hard work! (Many thanks to Elvis the Cat Photography for capturing these moments.)
1 day ago, Oak Valley Middle School
One wrestler turns another to pin him on mat
two wrestlers in a match
two wrestlers face each other
one wrestler pins another
6th Grade Choir and Band students enjoyed a night out to see the Blue Man Group on Friday. They started the evening with games at the arcade, bowling and dinner, followed by the performance at the Wharton Center for Performing Arts in East Lansing. Thank you to Mr. Hogaboom and Mrs. Samuels for this wonderful opportunity!
4 days ago, Oak Valley Middle School
students at performance
students at performance
students bowling
students playing arcade games
Mr. DeBono led his U.S. History students on a scavenger hunt to study Westward expansion and the Gold Rush. Students played the role of ‘49ers in hopes of discovering gold out west. They looked for "gold nugget" QR codes to answer questions about the Gold Rush. The smiles on their faces say it all!
6 days ago, Oak Valley Middle School
Students collaborating on a project
Students collaborating on a project
Students collaborating on a project
Students collaborating on a project
Come join our cast and crew for the spring musical production! Next week, there will be an information session for Annie, Jr., with auditions the following week. Hope to see you there!
16 days ago, Oak Valley Middle School
Annie Jr. info flier
Using smart sticks, our art students design and build a tower for the greatest height!
18 days ago, Oak Valley Middle School
students build a tower with wooden sticks
Congratulations to our December Students of the Month! By exhibiting character qualities such as leadership or positive treatment of others, they were nominated for recognition by OV staff. Our celebration included a breakfast sponsored by SensCy Inc. https://senscy.com/
about 1 month ago, Oak Valley Middle School
Students of the Month hold certificates
Principal Durso talks to families in library
Our 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Choirs presented “December Stories” this week. They shared wonderful renditions of holiday favorites and seasonal tales. Directed by Samantha Samuels and accompanied by David Bassin, the concert was a heart-warming success! In addition, we enjoyed listening to vocal music groups from Lakeland High School.
about 1 month ago, Oak Valley Middle School
audience listens to choir sing
students sing in choir room
choir students sing on stage
High school singers at concert
Our 8th Grade Boys Basketball Team is headed to the playoffs tonight! On Monday, Dec. 19, this game is away at Mason Middle School in Waterford, and begins at 5:00 pm. Come cheer on our Hornets!!
about 1 month ago, Oak Valley Middle School
8th grade boys basketball team photo
The Oak Valley Bands showcased their amazing musical abilities in the Winter Concert last night. From Beginning Band to 7th/8th and Jazz Bands, the students deftly performed a wide variety of songs for a very full house. Congratulations to Mr. Hogaboom and all of our skillful musicians!
about 1 month ago, Oak Valley Middle School
sixth grade band in concert
jazz band performing music
Mr. Hogaboom talking with a microphone
combined 7th and 8th grade band in concert
"December Stories" will be performed by the Oak Valley Choirs on Monday, December 19, in our cafeteria. The students will proudly present their songs beginning at 6:30 pm. The Book Fair will also be open following the concert. Come join us!
about 1 month ago, Oak Valley Middle School
choir concert Dec. 19 flier
7th and 8th grade band members (pictured here) participated in the Solo and Ensemble Festival last Saturday. All of our IV groups earned a rating of 1 or 2 and received medals. Congratulations to all!
about 2 months ago, Oak Valley Middle School
band members pose in hallway
Congratulations to Mr. Browne, who received HVEF (Huron Valley Educational Foundation) grants for his science classes. The grant for “Cells Alive” will enable students to view a variety of cells under a microscope, then build a large-scale model of what they see. Also, a “Biology Magnets” grant will give students a tangible model to reenact DNA replication, construct models of human body systems, and design food webs. These innovative materials will certainly be an asset for hands-on learning!
about 2 months ago, Oak Valley Middle School
Mr. Browne with certificate from the HV Foundation
In Pre-Engineering class, the sixth grade students build robot arms. The robots move using hydraulics (liquids) and pneumatics (gas). Students design the robot arm and end effector to save "Ping-Pong Pete" from the hot lava pit of death!
about 2 months ago, Oak Valley Middle School
two girls in pre-engineering class
girl building a robot arm
two boys building robot arms
three students discussing a robot arm at a table
Sixth grade science students at OVMS studied chemical reactions today. Mrs. Day and Mrs. Gorny combined a gummy bear with potassium chlorate to make a spectacular explosion!
about 2 months ago, Oak Valley Middle School
chemical reaction demonstration in science lab
The Oak Valley Choirs sang for the Milford community on Thursday night. They embraced the holiday spirit as they shared their songs!
about 2 months ago, Oak Valley Middle School
Choirs all together in a group
Choraleers sing outdoors
Choirs sing from sheet music
Carolers in Milford
Our students and staff enjoyed supporting their favorite colleges and universities for today's spirit day. Way to show your spirit, Hornets!
about 2 months ago, Oak Valley Middle School
Teachers wearing college gear
Students and teacher wearing college gear
Students and teacher wearing college gear
Students wearing college gear
Oak Valley’s robotics team, the Steam Stingers, participated in their first competition this fall. The Stingers won most of their matches and ended up with a respectable score. Way to go! Their next meet will be December 10.
2 months ago, Oak Valley Middle School
robot in the field
robotics team
coach and 3 robotics team members
2 robotics team members on controllers
Oak Valley NJHS students collected non-perishable food items to create Thanksgiving baskets for local families. They were able to create 45 baskets of food and shared them with families at Oak Valley, Country Oaks, Kurtz, and Johnson. Great job, Hornets!
2 months ago, Oak Valley Middle School
NJHS leaders with Thanksgiving boxes
We had so much fun at our assembly, celebrating the success of the Oak Valley Rally! The incentives included Mrs. Meray-Poe getting duct taped to the wall, Mrs. Durso and Mr. Hamilton playing Bean Boozled, Mrs. Chwalek becoming a human sundae, and much more. We are so grateful for the work and organization of our Leadership Class and Mrs. Haas, who was also slimed!
2 months ago, Oak Valley Middle School
Teacher gets duct taped to a wall
two staff members grimace with Bean Boozled
Librarian turned into an ice cream sundae
2 girls pour slime on teacher's head