The HVS United Cheer Team had their final competition of the season. They came in second place at the Middle School Competitive Cheer Championship in Mason, Michigan. Congratulations to the HVS Titans!
8 days ago, Oak Valley Middle School
girls in cheerleader uniforms with trophy
girls cheer in formation
cheerleader flips in middle of routine
This week, OV Spanish students read an article about Los Castells (the Spanish tradition of making human towers). Afterward students broke into groups and made their own towers out of dixie cups to see which group could make the tallest tower! El grupo con la torre más alta era el grupo de Coben E., Zach T, Asher B y Dylan E. (71 pulgadas)
12 days ago, Oak Valley Middle School
winners stand by tallest tower of cups
girls building tower on floor with cups
girls stand by tower they made from cups
girls make tower on the floor
The OV 6th Grade Team hosted Culture Day last week. In their Social Studies classes, students are applying the elements of culture (language, social groups, religion, economics, etc.) to their own experiences. Through slideshows, they presented their culture (with artifacts and ethnic food) for parents and guests in the Media Center. We all enjoyed this enriching activity!
16 days ago, Oak Valley Middle School
girl shows culture project slide on chromebook
boy holds up flag
3 girls smile during Culture Day
boy holds up picture of family symbol
Girl shows German culture artifact
girl with relatives in library
Members of Oak Valley Sixth Grade Choir and Bands enjoyed a fun night out with dinner and a show! Students and chaperones listened to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra as they played amazing music along with scenes from "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone."
17 days ago, Oak Valley Middle School
girls eating dinner at a table
boys play an arcade game
two boys pose in front of Harry Potter flags
students and chaperone seated before the show
students in seats before concert
two girls in seats in audience
orchestra with Harry Potter on the screen on stage
The Huron Valley United Titans Cheerleading Team captured First Place at the LVC League Competition at Waterford Kettering! Congratulations to the girls representing all three middle schools in our district! You've got the spirit!
30 days ago, Oak Valley Middle School
cheerleaders smile and clap on floor
cheerleader in a lift
cheerleaders stand in circle
cheerleaders with a flip in motion
cheerleaders in formation
In Pre-Engineering classes, students use their imagination and pretend the world has experienced an epic disaster. There is no electricity, telephone, or internet. People have to survive by purifying their own water, hunting or growing their own food, and building a structure to live in. These seventh graders demonstrate their innovation!
about 1 month ago, Oak Valley Middle School
2 girls build house with newspaper
one boy with house he built
boy sits by cardboard house
girls use glue guns to build
3 girls make cardboard houses
boy uses glue gun
2 boys build cardboard houses
2 girls with house project
The OV Craft Club had fun creating Sand Art and forming Shrinky Dinks. This intramural group meets each Wednesday after school. Come join us!
about 1 month ago, Oak Valley Middle School
two girls paint with sand
girl making sand art
club making shrinky dink art
students smile around a table
4 students smile at a table
students painting cups
The Huron Valley Titans United Middle School Cheer Team competed in Brighton's Best last week. They looked very professional and did a great job! The girls represent all three middle schools in HVS.
about 1 month ago, Oak Valley Middle School
cheerleaders do the splits
cheerleaders sit on stairs
cheerleaders on the mat in formation
Congratulations to the cast and crew of The Alibis, as they presented a fabulous mystery play last night! Their hard work was evident in this wonderful production! Thank you to Mrs. Samuels and our volunteer parents for making this possible!
about 1 month ago, Oak Valley Middle School
girl with light saber
actors with coffee cup
two chef characters speak with pirate
three girls on stage by chair
two actors fight over candy
sleuth speaks with suspects
patient on table in front of student actors
toxic waste sign held in the play
two actors speak by couch
students after play in hallway
Students had fun decorating their classroom doors before break. Mr. Snow's seminar won the contest with "The Grinch," Ms. Giannotta's seminar came in second place with "Chillin' with My Gnomies," and Mrs. Samuel's seminar captured third place with "Singing Loud." We enjoyed seeing all the creativity and collaboration involved in this project!
about 1 month ago, Oak Valley Middle School
door with grinch on it
Door with Gnomes in pictures
door with singing snowman
door with Starbucks picture
door with hot cocoa picture
door with cookie pictures
door with penguins on it
door with snow in picture
door with lights and snowmen
door with paper decorations
The Huron Valley United Swim Team competed successfully with Waterford and Walled Lake Geisler/Banks last night. Twelve students from OVMS participate in this united middle school team. We are proud of our skillful and spirited swimmers! (Photo credit M Woolace)
about 1 month ago, Oak Valley Middle School
swimmers diving off the plastforms
boy swimming in pool
swimmers taking their mark before a race
swimmers doing backstroke
one girl diving into pool
Cast members from The Alibis gave a sneak peek of the play today! The students have done a wonderful job preparing for this murder mystery, featuring seven short crime comedies. The show begins at 6:30 pm tomorrow (Thursday, January 11) at OVMS! Tickets are $3 for students, $5 for adults, with a $15 maximum per family.
about 1 month ago, Oak Valley Middle School
four characters on benches
sleuth character wears a coat
two characters talk on a bench
Our winter pep assembly was the best way to end the week! Shout out to all the students & staff that participated in the events. Have a great break Hornets!
2 months ago, Oak Valley Middle School
winter pep assembly
winter pep assembly
winter pep assembly
winter pep assembly
winter pep assembly
winter pep assembly
winter pep assembly
winter pep assembly
winter pep assembly
winter pep assembly
In our Spanish classes, we learned about the Caga Tió. Mrs. Chwalek brought in her Tió de Nadal to show us this interesting Spanish Holiday Tradition.
2 months ago, Oak Valley Middle School
students stand by log from Spain
students in library by Spanish log
students surround a log from Spain
Congratulations to Mrs. Samuels and her choir students on a beautiful winter concert last night! A big thank you to the LHS choir students for their performance, and for joining our Hornets on a few songs!
2 months ago, Oak Valley Middle School
choir concert
choir concert
choir concert
choir concert
choir concert
choir concert
choir concert
choir concert
choir concert
Oak Valley art students in grades 6-8 are creating with clay! After their pieces are finished, they will dry and bake in the kiln. Then students will add finishing touches with glaze in January. We love to expand our experience with various mediums in art class!
2 months ago, Oak Valley Middle School
boy molds clay in hands
two boys smile holding clay
girl molding clay
boy molding clay ball
boy smiles with clay bowl
two girls mold clay
boy molds clay
boy makes clay bowl
two girls smile at art table
In a lab for sixth grade science, we saw the sparks fly when we exploded gummy bears! This is created by heating potassium chlorate to a liquid, and combining it with the sugar and gelatin in the gummy bear. We love active learning in the science lab!
2 months ago, Oak Valley Middle School
science teacher talks to class
student points to flame in lab
teacher in science lab
The HVS middle schools came together last week to perform a holiday concert at Oak Valley Middle School. Students from Muir and White Lake joined the Oak Valley choirs to collaborate on songs and perform for a packed house. The festive event ended with a family fun sing along!
2 months ago, Oak Valley Middle School
bass voices singing together
choir director conducting group
choir sings with hands outstretched
girls singing in choir
singers with hands clasped
4 choir directors pose together
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!
2 months ago, Oak Valley Middle School
7th and 8th graders play in concert
6th grade band in concert
students play instruments in concert
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!
3 months ago, Oak Valley Middle School
3 students mix ice cream in bags
2 students with ice cream
3 students at science table
3 students mix ice cream ingredients
3 students eat ice cream
3 students eat ice cream
students mix ice cream in bag
students mixing ice cream in bag