OV Art students recently completed watercolor projects. Their beautiful paintings of birds, flowers, and landscapes are so unique! Our art teacher, Mrs. Drahozal, is very proud of her students and their creative work!!
about 3 hours ago, Oak Valley Middle School
watercolor painted scene with mushrooms and fairies
watercolor scenes
watercolor paintings of flowers
watercolor paintings of birds
watercolor paintings of flowers
Eighth grade science students enjoyed a field trip to the Detroit Zoo this week! The animals were out basking in the sun on this beautiful day! Students participated in a Learning Lab for hands-on discovery about habitats and climate on Isle Royale. Thank you to our chaperones!
2 days ago, Oak Valley Middle School
students with learning lab experiment
students on wooden bridge in zoo
boys at penguin exhibit
students watch penguins
girls in learning lab
students measure a tray
students watch polar bear swim
giraffe standing outside
students walk on zoo path
Congratulations to the cast and crew of "Emma!" as they presented a fabulous musical last weekend! They shared their amazing talents through singing, dancing, and collaborative work behind the scenes, as their wonderful production received a standing ovation! Many thanks to Mrs. Samuels and our parent volunteers (and family photographers)!
3 days ago, Oak Valley Middle School
Emma sings while student wear sunglasses in background
wedding scene with flower girl
boy and girl sing together
3 girls sing holding magazines
girl sings with microphone while other girls dance
rock band in a play
rock star sings while girls lean in
girls raise hands while dancing
2 girls talk in middle of stage
cast and crew in group photo
We hope you can place your vote tomorrow, May 7! The zero-increase bond for Huron Valley Schools is on the ballot!
14 days ago, Oak Valley Middle School
flier stating what bond monies are for
flier talking about new safety measures needed at HVS
flier about new middle school campus
The OV Track Team is having a great season! At a recent meet, they were recognized for showing great sportsmanship. Boys and girls team members also set new school records! We are so proud of our Hornets! Photos courtesy of Elvis the Cat Photography.
17 days ago, Oak Valley Middle School
boy passes baton in relay
girl passes baton in relay
boy throws shot put
girl jumps high bar
girl runs from starting block
boy jumps high bar
The OV DC Trip was truly amazing. Our 8th graders asked good questions and showed respect at Gettysburg, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, and many other important sites. We are so proud of our students! And we are thankful for great guides, great parents, and a great experience!
20 days ago, Oak Valley Middle School
students pose outside a DC memorial
boys pose at Gettysburg
group of students in front of cathedral
boys pose with statues in line
students at memorial in DC
girls pose in front of Washington mall
line of students at base of Washington Memorial
chaperones pose under Iwo Jima
girls stand by fountain
The Oak Valley Robotics teams hosted an open house for students who might be interested in joining next year. Oak Valley students going into grades 6, 7, and 8 are all welcome to become part of this educational, fun experience. There will be hands-on opportunities to learn programming, robot design, and marketing; and to be part of an amazing team that works and learns together. This fall, the team will be given a specific, detailed challenge, and they will compete with middle schools from around the state. If your student is interested, or if you have any questions, please contact Coach Jeff Senk at jeffrey.senk@hvs.org.
20 days ago, Oak Valley Middle School
2 girls make paper bees
coach talks with student
boy drives a robot
boy speaks from podium
2 girls make a paper bee
Students who are currently in 5th, 6th, or 7th grades are invited to an Open House for the OVMS Robotics Team this Monday, April 29, at 5 pm. If you are interested in joining the team this fall, come and see what Robotics is all about!
24 days ago, Oak Valley Middle School
students drive a robot at competition
flier about Robotics open house
April is testing time! The 8th graders completed the PSAT, and now all grades are taking the M-Step. Mrs. Marshall's Spanish class pitched in to stack all the tables and chairs in the gym after PSAT day. We are so grateful for your support!
26 days ago, Oak Valley Middle School
class poses in a group
OV Choirs and Communication Arts students went to Lakeland High School today to watch scenes from "The Descendants" musical! They enjoyed a backstage tour and a question-answer session. The cast and crew at LHS (including alumni from OVMS) created a wonderful production, under the direction of Becky Hogaboom. We hope you can see the show this weekend (April 19-21)!
about 1 month ago, Oak Valley Middle School
alumni cast members post together
cast members line up on stage
3 girls sit in audience
audience member asks question in microphone
8th grade students enjoyed a visit to the OSTC SW campus today. They heard from students in each of the programs offered, as well as the many opportunities they have to offer for our kiddos in their junior and senior year.
about 1 month ago, Oak Valley Middle School
Oak Valley students enjoyed viewing the Solar Eclipse at a Watch Party after school today! With special glasses supplied by HVS, we could see this rare phenomenon!
about 1 month ago, Oak Valley Middle School
two girls with special sunglasses
boys wear special sunglasses at watch party
two teachers wear sunglasses
4 students wear sunglasses
students on a hillside watch the eclipse
OV 6th and 7th Grade Bands joined the HV United High School Wind Ensemble to present a fabulous concert last night. In a round-robin style, they each took turns playing songs, then combined for the grand finale. The audience filled the room and enjoyed the wonderful music!
about 1 month ago, Oak Valley Middle School
band plays in concert
3 bands perform in the gym
The Bass Voice Choir Tour provided a great opportunity for students in our OV Choir to unite with other HV middle school and high school singers in the district. Together, they prepared and presented a concert for elementary students during an afternoon tour.
about 2 months ago, Oak Valley Middle School
boys in the choir stand together
low voices sing in auditorium
The OV Wrestling Team had a fantastic season! They earned Third Place in the Lakes Valley Conference Meet, and earned individual medals at the Oakland County Meet. Congratulations to Coach Lauri Rowley, Assistant Coach Mario Flores, and our mighty team!
about 2 months ago, Oak Valley Middle School
wrestling team poses in uniforms
The zero increase bond proposal will be on the May 7 ballot. This funding would make upgrades to two future middle school spaces (east and west in the district) possible.
2 months ago, Oak Valley Middle School
bond proposal info pictures
bond proposal info slide
Our girls' basketball teams have wrapped up their seasons! The 6/7th grade team made it to the district finals but lost to a tough Centennial Middle School team. Congratulations to both of our teams on great seasons. Go Hornets!
2 months ago, Oak Valley Middle School
8th grade bball
7th grade bball
The OV Leadership Class hosted our St. Patrick's Dance this week. With guessing games, dancing to music, crafts, open gym, and a cake walk, our students had a fun celebration!
2 months ago, Oak Valley Middle School
girls guess how many coins in jar
students dancing
students walk the cake walk circle
boy picks a prize from bucket
ring toss game in action
girl picks prize
students at tattoo booth
students eating pizza
students make crafts at table
Congratulations to all OV Choirs for their achievements at the MSVMA Choir Festival. Each group sang beautifully and we couldn't be more proud of their effort and poise. All three choirs earned an Excellent rating, which is the highest rating a choir can receive. This reflects a judicial rating of their performance and sight-reading skills. Congratulations to director Mrs. Samuels, accompanist Ms. Autry, and our hard-working students!
2 months ago, Oak Valley Middle School
choir listens to judge
choir uses hand motions
medals earned by choir
accompanist with choir
choir sits at table
choir shows solfege exercise
choir listens to judge
Our 6th/7th Grade Girls Basketball Team won the district tournament semi-final game last night against Clifford Smart MS! We are so proud of their hard work, as they came from behind to clinch the win. The team was down 14-10 at halftime and outscored their opponents 22-12 in the second half. The girls made five big free throws in the game. We play at Centennial for the championship tomorrow (March 13) at 4:00 pm. Go Hornets!!
2 months ago, Oak Valley Middle School
girl getting ready to catch basketball
girls watch ball go in net
girl passes the ball
girl passing the ball
girl guarding the opponents
girl dribbling down the court
girl at free throw line
girl prepares to pass the ball
girls reach for rebound
girl hug to celebrate win