For our Welcome Back Activity, the WEB Leadership students planned a creative party! Students played musical chairs, guessing games, giant tic-tac-toe, volleyball, basketball, and ring toss! They danced with DJ music, decorated with face paint, and ate pizza. It was a great way to celebrate the beginning of our school year!
We've got a bright outlook because it's Neon Day at OVMS! Students and staff are shining today, and we just might need our sunglasses! For a list of upcoming Spirit Days, please view this webpage: https://www.hvs.org/o/oakvalley/page/spirit-days
On Sept. 9, the Oak Valley Robotics teams kicked off the 2023-24 season along with the Robotics teams from White Lake Middle School and Muir Middle School. This is the first year Huron Valley Middle School Robotics teams have joined together for sharing and support.
After a pizza lunch, the students met the coaches and high school mentors, then saw an exciting video detailing the First Tech challenge and rules for this year. Later they broke into school teams and discussed the tasks they will be working on. Design and Building, Programming, and Marketing are the main components of Robotics. The students will be collaborating and cooperating to fulfill their goals and be ready for their first competition this fall.
Oak Valley staff and families kicked off the school year with an Open House. We enjoyed meeting new students and seeing familiar faces too! We're looking forward to a great year together!
The seventh grade class had a great adventure at the Howell Nature Center! They practiced survival skills and used teamwork to face challenges. They enjoyed being outdoors and celebrating the school year together!
Earlier this week, we celebrated our honor students. Congratulations to all of you! Your hard work both in and out of the classroom has paid off. We also recognized a few athletes who won the Dick Yeager award, and a few theater/choir students with the Fine Arts award. We are so proud of all of you, you represent Oak Valley so well! Go Hornets!
The seventh and eighth grade band and choir students loved exploring at the Imagination Station in Toledo. Following music workshops at EMU, they investigated the displays at this museum before splashing it up at Castaway Bay! What a fun way to celebrate the school year!
During the choir/band field trip today, the 7th and 8th grade choir students participated in a vocal clinic with Dr. Brandon Johnson at EMU. They worked on blend, vowel sounds, and expression. Our singers really enjoyed working with him!
Our ELL students enjoyed a wonderful tour of the Detroit Institute of Art! Thank you to Mrs. Ginsbach for arranging this special field trip!
Congratulations to our May Students of the Month. It's tough to show positive character traits and academic focus this late in the school year, but you continue to do that and we are so proud of you! Thank you to our anonymous sponsor for this morning's breakfast.
The cast and crew of "Annie, Jr!" shared a sneak peek of the show with our student body today, and wrapped up their final dress rehearsal. Tomorrow night is opening night! We invite you to join us at 7 pm on May 19, 7 pm on May 20, or 2 pm on May 21. Tickets are available through cash sales at the door ($5 per adult, $3 student/staff, or $15 per family). You won't want to miss this wonderful production!
8th graders had a GREAT day at the zoo! The weather was amazing and there were many animals out! We also learned from the zoo educators about how climate impacted the wolf population on Isle Royale.
At Sixth Grade Orientation today, we were excited to meet our incoming students! We had tours from our WEB leaders, music from band and choir, and we learned about schedule choices for sixth grade. It was a great day and we can't wait until next year!
Eighth graders enjoyed a day at the Henry Ford Museum on Friday. They took a seat on the Rosa Parks bus and viewed other innovations. They also watched a 3D movie about the Great Bear Rain Forest in the Imax Giant Screen Experience!
Oak Valley 6th and 7th grade instrumentalists enjoyed the opportunity to play with Lakeland High School Jazz Band and Wind Ensemble students on Tuesday. After rehearsing together, they presented a wonderful concert for the Band-O-Rama!
It's National Assistant Principal's Week! We are so proud to celebrate our Mrs. Fraza! Since joining us in November, Mrs. Fraza has been learning the ropes at OV and getting to know our students, staff, and families. She brings many gifts and talents to our Oak Valley team and we are so grateful that she is a part of our Hornet Family. Happy Mrs. Fraza Week!
Congratulations to Mrs. Kelly Haas, the HVS Middle School Teacher of the Year! Mrs. Haas works tirelessly to bring our students many enriching experiences, in the classroom and beyond! We appreciate your extraordinary leadership, Mrs. Haas!
The HVS choirs were excited to bring all of our bass voices together for a day filled with workshops, singing, and performing for elementary students!
Summer programs are available for current 7th and 8th grade students at the Oakland Schools Technical Campus! Please see this flier for details.
The Oak Valley Choirs offered a wonderful concert last night for a full house! The audience enjoyed listening to their classical, folk, and multilingual music. The MHS Singers joined us with "Cruisin' for a Bruisin'" and the evening concluded as the combined groups belted out "River in Judea." Congratulations to Mrs. Samuels and all vocalists on a very successful presentation!