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April 2016



    The students of Ormond Beach Middle School will achieve with pride within a clean, orderly environment under the guidance of knowledgeable and caring school community.

    Mission Statement:



    Immunization Requirements

    Great News!

    Volunteer/Partnership Programs

    Security Procedures

    Basketball Schedule

    151 Domicilio AvenueOrmond Beach, FL 32174386-258-4667

    SCHOOL INFORMATION:Matt KrajewskiPrincipal

    Wes PorterAssistant Principal 8th Grade

    Dale JohnsAssistant Principal 6th and 7th Grades

    Tracia CulverAssistant Principal Student Services


    Dear Parents/Guardians:

    The secret of education is respecting the pupil. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

    It has been an amazing three-quarters of the school year! You our students, parents,

    and staff - are what make OBMS the best! It is never about programs; it is always about

    people. The quality of our staff, students, and community determines our perceptions of

    the quality of our school.

    Our teachers and staff know that it is not always what we do; it is how we do it.

    We know that our students have many individual and unique needs. We are also

    cognizant that we have students with varying abilities and requirements. Whatever

    we do for our students to succeed, we must do it consistently, appropriately,

    prescriptively, and effectively. And we must do whatever it takes for them to be


    OBMS takes pride in treating our students with respect, all of the time. We

    know this helps them thrive and excel. We continually focus our efforts on

    the future more than the past. Let us continue working together to finish this

    school year strong. We want all of our students to be more excited about

    learning tomorrow than they were today.

    Thanks so much for all you do!


    Matthew Krajewski, Principal

  • 2Paw PrintsOrmond Beach Middle School

    151 Domicilio AvenueOrmond Beach, FL 32174

    Published Four Times Per YearApril 2016 Issue 2

    Immunization Requirements for Upcoming 7th Grade Students***REMINDER*** TO ALL PARENTS OF CURRENT 6TH GRADERS IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS

    This is a reminder that you will need to have your childs immunization requirements on Florida Form 680 turned into the registrar PRIOR to your child entering 7th grade.

    In addition to all other compulsory school immunizations, children entering, attending, or transferring to seventh grade in Florida schools are required to complete the following:

    One dose of tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis vaccine (Tdap).

    When your child has received his/her immunizations, please bring in the immunization certificate to the registrar prior to school starting. We would appreciate your child getting his/her immunization requirements at the earliest possible convenience. Feel free to call Rachel Serre @ 386-258-4667 ext. 53918 to check on your childs status.


    Notes from the ClinicWe are in bug season now. Moreover not just flu bugs, or stomach bugs but head lice bugs. Prevention is the key; keep your childs hair pulled back if its long; discourage sharing of brushes, combs, and head gear.

    Please check your child for head lice during routine grooming. There is no outbreak of lice at this time but I encourage you to be proactive. The signs of head lice are scratching at the back of the neck and behind the ears. It appears like a dandruff flake but glued near the base of the hair shaft. There are many over the counter treatments. Check with your childs doctor for what they recommend or you may pick up the flyer from your school, Guide for Head Lice Treatment.

    If your child has head lice, please notify the school nurse. If your child is found to have live bugs during school hours, you will be asked to come pick your child up for early dismissal. Please have updated phone numbers on the emergency card at school. Should you have any questions, please contact the clinic, or go to the School Health page on the school website for more information.

    Medications: Medication includes prescription, over the counter meds, vitamins, herbs, and cough drops. As per Florida statutes section 1006.062 all medication to be administered by school board personnel or self-administered must be brought into the clinic by an adult in the original container. Self-administer emergency med authorizations will be copied and will be given to the student to keep with their emergency med. If a student is found to have any type of medication at school it will be locked up until an adult comes in to pick it up or brings in an authorization form filled out by the doctor and an emergency care plan.

    The prescription bottle or over the counter medication must match the authorization form.

    Only one drug per form, a time frame to administer and the dosage must be listed.

  • 3VIPS School VolunteersOrmond Beach Middle School loves our school volunteers. Anyone interested in volunteering at any school event must have a volunteer application on file. You must submit an application at every school your children attend. So if you are new to OBMS, please be sure to stop by the main office to fill out the application. You must have an approved application on file before you may volunteer for any school activity.

    Once an application is received and approved, it remains active for 5 years. If you are a returning volunteer, I will notify you if your application needs to be resubmitted.

    If you have any questions, please contact Mindy James at 258-4677 extension 53912 or mwjames@volusia.k12.fl.us.

    Congratulations to the Ormond Beach Middle school Brain Bowl team for winning the Middle School division of the Black History Competition. The event was held at Daytona State College. It was sponsored by the National Council of Negro Women.

    Chorus students Benjamin Kuftic (8th grade) and Christina Clow (7th grade) will be honored at the Volusia County school board meeting April 26, 2016, for their accomplishments to achieve All State Chorus at the 2016 Florida Music Educators National Conference in Tampa, FL.

    Please Congratulate Andre Payne! Andre created a most wonderful sculpture called Basketball Playa and his work was chosen for display at the 44th Annual VCS Art Show CREATE, held at the Museum of Arts and Sciences. Way to go Andre! Congratulations!

    Thank you to our Business Partners, we appreciate all you have done for us! A+ Tutoring, Ormond Beach Dermatology, Atlantic Orthodontics, Pirates Cove, Gateway Bank, Hungry Howies, Dragon Financial, DeCicco Electric, Kona Ice, and Dr. Matt Nirschl Chiropractor

  • 4Business Partners NeededOrmond Beach Middle School is looking for area businesses to become involved in our school. Please check out our flyer with the benefits of becoming an Ormond Beach Middle School Business Partner. If you would like to be a Business Partner, please contact Mindy James at 258-4677 extension 53912 or mwjames@volusia.k12.fl.us if you are interested in making a difference at our school.


    The objective of the Volusia Partners program is to encourage involvement of businesses and civic organizations in our schools; thereby enhancing student learning, enriching curriculum, and promoting school improvement.


    Recognizing that a strong public school system is essential to the prosperity of our community, Volusia Partners take an active role in our schools. Partnership activities may include, but are not limited to: sponsorship of school events, programs, or workshops. student recognition and incentive awards. financial contributions or donations of materials/equipment. employee release time to mentor, tutor, or read to students. volunteers for school events. adoption of a classroom, grade level, or school. career or topic speakers; Junior Achievement presenters.


    Businesses or civic organizations of any size may serve as a Volusia Partner. Partnerships should be structured to meet the identified needs of the school. Schools often compile a Wish List for possible partnership activities. Businesses/organizations may also help School Advisory Councils achieve their identified objectives.


    Orientation and training is especially important when a partner becomes a classroom volunteer. Teachers provide direct training to classroom helpers and the district provides training to volunteer mentors. Junior Achievement of Central Florida also trains their presenters.


    Call your local school and ask to talk with the business partner coordinator OR call: Volunteer/Partnership ProgramsVolusia County Schools, EDC Atlantic 1250-A Reed Canal Road, Port Orange, FL 32129(386) 255-6475, 734-7190, 427-5223, 860-3322, ext. 38380 or 38381

    Volusia PartnersVolunteer/Partnership ProgramsVolusia County Schools

  • 5WHAT PARTNERS CAN DO FOR SCHOOLS Provide release time for employees to tutor, mentor, or read to students.

    Encourage parental involvement for employees through worksite displays and/or publications.

    Provide incentives for students who have improved in attendance, academics, behavior, attitude, citizenship, etc.

    Provide career shadowing or career mentoring opportunities for students or teachers at the partners site.

    Donate used equipment or surplus materials.

    Serve on the School Advisory Council.

    Serve as judges for various school events.

    Sponsor school beautification projects.

    Sponsor field trips.

    Offer field trips of your facility


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