• Monday, December 30, 2019

    Good evening OMS Family,

    Attached you will find the updates for the week of December 23, 2019.  School resumes January 7, 2020 for our students and January 6th for our Staff (Trade Day Option).   Please support our efforts improve the quality of your child's middle school experience by submission of your feedback through the survey found below.  Our targeted goal is to receive responses from 700 OMS families (we have over 1,235 enrolled) to get a true gauge on your perspective.  Please encourage your Child to participate in the Winter Break Challenge which begins December 20th (at 5:00 p.m.) to stay engaged during the Holidays (see attachments below).  All participating students will receive a dress down day in January and our school could receive a financial incentive if we outperform other Middle Schools as we did during the Thanksgiving Break Challenge.

    Link:  https://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/122707/36800

    • Key words used in the survey questions that commonly confuse respondents are defined below (and are linked on the parent survey website):
    • Governing Body is the School Board
    • Stakeholders are Staff, Students, Parents, Community members, anyone with a vested interest in the school

    2019 PCS Middle School Bingo Winter Challenge Grade 6.pdf 

    2019 PCS Middle School Bingo Winter Challenge Grade 7.pdf 

    2019 PCS Middle School Bingo Winter Challenge Grade 8.pdf 

    • We need YOU!!!  Please join our PTSA or SAC to inform decision-making and enhance your Child’s overall Middle School Experience (click here for the link to PTSA info).
      • OMS PTSA is currently running a campaign to try and attain 75% enrollment/participation school wide.  Please support this effort by getting involved through joining PTSA.  Additional information may be found on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/omsptsa1/)  and web site.
      • KUDOS to our PTSA for providing ice cream sandwiches to our students today!
    • Report Cards are posted in FOCUS/Portal electronically for your review.  Students were provided with Principal’s List & Honor Roll Certificates.
    • Kudos to Mrs. Levecque on earning your Certificate of Distinction I!
    • Kudos to our October Employees of The Month, Mr. Walker (Instructional) and Mr. Mohammed (Support)!
    • Kudos to OMS 2019-2020 Employees of the Year, Ms. Osborn (Instructional) and Mrs. Carroll (Support)!
    • Kudos to the OMS Girls and Boys Basketball Team on their victory last week!
    • American Fundraising items will be delivered on Monday.  Students will be called to the MPR at the end of the day to pick up their items.  If you know your child’s order was large or that they won’t be able to take it on the bus please plan to come to school after 3:15 pm to pick up the items.
    • Our food pantry has not been restocked so we need your donations ASAP!  We helped 20 families at Thanksgiving and would like to help them again over the Winter Break.  We need cereals, mac & cheese, pasta & sauces, soups, canned meats, spaghetti O’s, rice, beans, canned vegetables and fruits.
    • Astro Skate Spirit Night will be Friday, December 20th!

    Have a great Holiday Break!

    Solomon J. Lowery, Ed. D.

    Principal, Osceola Middle School


    Friday, December 20, 2019

    Good evening OMS Family,

    Attached you will find the updates for the week of December 23, 2019.  School resumes January 7, 2020 for our students and January 6th for our Staff (Trade Day Option).   Please support our efforts improve the quality of your child's middle school experience by submission of your feedback through the survey found below.  Our targeted goal is to receive responses from 700 OMS families (we have over 1,235 enrolled) to get a true gauge on your perspective.  Please encourage your Child to participate in the Winter Break Challenge which begins December 20th (at 5:00 p.m.) to stay engaged during the Holidays (see attachments below).  All participating students will receive a dress down day in January and our school could receive a financial incentive if we outperform other Middle Schools as we did during the Thanksgiving Break Challenge.

    Link:  https://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/122707/36800

    • Key words used in the survey questions that commonly confuse respondents are defined below (and are linked on the parent survey website):
    • Governing Body is the School Board
    • Stakeholders are Staff, Students, Parents, Community members, anyone with a vested interest in the school

    2019 PCS Middle School Bingo Winter Challenge Grade 6.pdf 

    2019 PCS Middle School Bingo Winter Challenge Grade 7.pdf 

    2019 PCS Middle School Bingo Winter Challenge Grade 8.pdf 

     

    • We need YOU!!!  Please join our PTSA or SAC to inform decision-making and enhance your Child’s overall Middle School Experience (click here for the link to PTSA info).
      • OMS PTSA is currently running a campaign to try and attain 75% enrollment/participation school wide.  Please support this effort by getting involved through joining PTSA.  Additional information may be found on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/omsptsa1/)  and web site.
      • KUDOS to our PTSA for providing ice cream sandwiches to our students today!
    • Report Cards are posted in FOCUS/Portal electronically for your review.  Students were provided with Principal’s List & Honor Roll Certificates.
    • Kudos to Mrs. Levecque on earning your Certificate of Distinction I!
    • Kudos to our October Employees of The Month, Mr. Walker (Instructional) and Mr. Mohammed (Support)!
    • Kudos to OMS 2019-2020 Employees of the Year, Ms. Osborn (Instructional) and Mrs. Carroll (Support)!
    • Kudos to the OMS Girls and Boys Basketball Team on their victory last week!
    • American Fundraising items will be delivered on Monday.  Students will be called to the MPR at the end of the day to pick up their items.  If you know your child’s order was large or that they won’t be able to take it on the bus please plan to come to school after 3:15 pm to pick up the items.
    • Our food pantry has not been restocked so we need your donations ASAP!  We helped 20 families at Thanksgiving and would like to help them again over the Winter Break.  We need cereals, mac & cheese, pasta & sauces, soups, canned meats, spaghetti O’s, rice, beans, canned vegetables and fruits.
    • Astro Skate Spirit Night will be Friday, December 20th!

    Have a great Holiday Break!

    Solomon J. Lowery, Ed. D.

    Principal, Osceola Middle School


    Saturday, December 14, 2019

    Good afternoon OMS Community,

    Attached you will find the updates for the week of December 16, 2019.  I wish you well as we complete Mid Term Exams this week and break for the Winter Holidays.  School resumes January 7, 2020 for our students and January 6th for our Staff (Trade Day Option).   Please support our efforts improve the quality of your child's middle school experience by submission of your feedback through the survey found below.  Our targeted goal is to receive responses from 700 OMS families (we have over 1,235 enrolled) to get a true gauge on your perspective prior to Winter Break this Friday.  Let’s encourage our students to participate in the Winter Break Challenge which begins December 20th (at 5:00 p.m.) to stay engaged during the Holidays (see attachments below).  All participating students will receive a dress down day in January and our school could receive a financial incentive if we out perform other Middle Schools as we did during the Thanksgiving Break Challenge.

    Link:  https://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/122707/36800

    • Key words used in the survey questions that commonly confuse respondents are defined below (and are linked on the parent survey website):
    • Governing Body is the School Board
    • Stakeholders are Staff, Students, Parents, Community members, anyone with a vested interest in the school

    OMS Chiefs Updates Week of 12-16-19.pdf 

    2019 PCS Middle School Bingo Winter Challenge Grade 6.pdf 

    2019 PCS Middle School Bingo Winter Challenge Grade 7.pdf 

    2019 PCS Middle School Bingo Winter Challenge Grade 8.pdf 

    • We need YOU!!!  Please join our PTSA or SAC to inform decision-making and enhance your Child’s overall Middle School Experience (click here for the link to PTSA info).
      • OMS PTSA is currently running a campaign to try and attain 75% enrollment/participation school wide.  Please support this effort by getting involved through joining PTSA.  Additional information may be found on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/omsptsa1/)  and web site.
    • Report Cards are posted in FOCUS/Portal electronically for your review.  Students were provided with Principal’s List & Honor Roll Certificates.
    • Kudos to Mrs. Levecque on earning your Certificate of Distinction I!
    • Kudos to our October Employees of The Month, Mr. Walker (Instructional) and Mr. Mohammed (Support)!
    • Kudos to OMS 2019-2020 Employees of the Year, Ms. Osborn (Instructional) and Mrs. Carroll (Support)!
    • Kudos to the OMS Girls and Boys Basketball Team on their victory last week!
    • American Fundraising items will be delivered on Monday.  Students will be called to the MPR at the end of the day to pick up their items.  If you know your child’s order was large or that they won’t be able to take it on the bus please plan to come to school after 3:15pm to pick up the items.
    • Our food pantry has not been restocked so we need your donations ASAP!  We helped 20 families at Thanksgiving and would like to help them again over the Winter Break.  We need cereals, mac & cheese, pasta & sauces, soups, canned meats, spaghetti O’s, rice, beans, canned vegetables and fruits.
    • Astro Skate Spirit Night will be Friday, December 20th!

    Have a great OMS Week!

    Solomon J. Lowery, Ed. D.

    Principal, Osceola Middle School


    Saturday, December 7, 2019

    Good afternoon OMS Community,

    Attached you will find the updates for the week of December, 9, 2019.  Please support our efforts improve the quality of your child's middle school experience by submission of your feedback through the survey found below.  Our targeted goal is to receive responses from 700 OMS families (we have over 1,235 enrolled) to get a true gauge on your perspective prior to Winter Break. 

    Link:  https://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/122707/36800

    • Key words used in the survey questions that commonly confuse respondents are defined below (and are linked on the parent survey website):
    • Governing Body is the School Board
    • Stakeholders are Staff, Students, Parents, Community members, anyone with a vested interest in the school

    OMS Chiefs Updates Week of 12-9-19.pdf 

    2019 Level Up TASCO.pdf

    • We need YOU!!!  Please join our PTSA or SAC to inform decision-making and enhance your Child’s overall Middle School Experience (click here for the link to PTSA info).
      • OMS PTSA is currently running a campaign to try and attain 75% enrollment/participation school wide.  Please support this effort by getting involved through joining PTSA.  Additional information may be found on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/omsptsa1/)  and web site.
    • Report Cards are posted in FOCUS/Portal electronically for your review.  Students were provided with Principal’s List & Honor Roll Certificates.
    • Kudos to Mrs. Levecque on earning your Certificate of Distinction I!
    • Kudos to our October Employees of The Month, Mr. Walker (Instructional) and Mr. Mohammed (Support)!
    • Kudos to OMS 2019-2020 Employees of the Year, Ms. Osborn (Instructional) and Mrs. Carroll (Support)!
    • Kudos to the OMS Girls and Boys Basketball Team on their victory last week!
    • Kudos to our OMS Parents and Students who participated in the Thanksgiving Break Bingo Challenge!  OMS had the highest rate of participation in the county.  Students who participated in this challenge will receive a dress down day on Friday, December 13th.  A wristband will be provided to identify the Students participating.

    Have a great OMS Week!

    Solomon J. Lowery, Ed. D.

    Principal, Osceola Middle School


    Saturday, December 1, 2019

    Good afternoon OMS Community,

    I welcome you back from the Thanksgiving Holiday Break!  I am hopeful that you took advantage of the opportunity to relax and unwind with family and loved ones.  Additionally, I hope you encouraged your child to participate in the Thanksgiving Bingo Challenge to keep them engaged in fun as well as help OMS beat other Middle Schools participating in this challenge.  If not... there's time to do that today and the information is attached below. 

    Please see attached weekly updates and come out to support our Boys/Girls Basketball teams as their season begins this week.  Lastly, Pinellas County Schools has begun the district wide accreditation process and your feedback is needed to support OMS's efforts through your feedback on a survey. The purpose of this survey it to solicit your opinions about your child's school.  Read each statement and choose the response that most closely matches your opinion.  Please answer each question honestly and your responses will be completely confidential.

    Link:  https://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/122707/36800

    OMS Chiefs Updates Week of 12-2-19.pdf 

    Bingo Thanksgiving Challenge Grade 6 11.11.19.pdf 

    Bingo Thanksgiving Challenge Grade 7 11.11.19.pdf 

    Bingo Thanksgiving Challenge Grade 8 11.11.19[2].pdf 

    2019 Level Up TASCO.pdf

    • We need YOU!!!  Please join our PTSA or SAC to inform decision-making and enhance your Child’s overall Middle School Experience (click here for the link to PTSA info).
      • OMS PTSA is currently running a campaign to try and attain 75% enrollment/participation school wide.  Please support this effort by getting involved through joining PTSA.  Additional information may be found on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/omsptsa1/)  and web site.
    • Report Cards are posted in FOCUS/Portal electronically for your review.  Students were provided with Principal’s List & Honor Roll Certificates.
    • Kudos to Mrs. Levecque on earning your Certificate of Distinction I!
    • Kudos to our October Employees of The Month, Mr. Walker (Instructional) and Mr. Mohammed (Support)!
    • Kudos to OMS 2019-2020 Employees of the Year, Ms. Osborn (Instructional) and Mrs. Carroll (Support)!

    Have a great OMS Week!

    Solomon J. Lowery, Ed. D.

    Principal, Osceola Middle School