Friday, October 02, 2009


Dear Parents/Guardians:


I am sending out this e-mail to update you on what is going on at Onekama Schools!  It is my goal to try to send out a weekly update every Friday that will include information for the upcoming week.  In addition to the information you will find in this e-mail I encourage you to take a minute and check out the school web-site.  The address is the web-site is packed full of information and is updated on a daily basis.  I would like to point out some specific areas on the web-site that are extremely helpful.  On the main page of the web-site there is a link called Parents, Staff & Student links if you click on this link you can find all the teachers e-mail addresses.  You can also find a link to Power School, this is a grading system.  You can check your students’ grades through here on a daily basis. (4th – 12th grade student grades) If you do not know your students’ log-in and password please contact the student services office and we will assist you. If you go back to the main page there are links to Fall Community Education Classes, Weather Closings, Activity Calendar,  (shows all events that are going on in the school) High School Sports Schedule, in addition to many other links.  I highly recommend you take some time to explore the web-site, it is a wonderful resource!


The following are the activities for the week of October 4th – October 11th:


Monday, October 5th:

            Band Booster Fund Raiser will be taking place if you have questions please contact Kathy Joseph (889-5521), this will    
            continue throughout the entire week

            Middle School Volleyball @ Brethren 5:00, bus leaves @ 4:00


Tuesday, October 6th:

            8:00 am – 3:00 pm CSI Presentations in the Media Center

            6:00 pm JV/V Volleyball @ Baldwin, bus leaves @ 4:15

            7:00 pm CSI Parent Presentation – Media Center


Wednesday, October 7th

            9:45 am 3rd Grade to Manistee River Weir

            4:15 pm Middle School and High School Cross Country League Jamboree @ West Shore Community College

            6:00 pm Middle School Football vs. Manistee Catholic at home


Thursday, October 8th

            8:30 am 4th grade to White Pine Village

            3:00 pm 4th grade Girls Scouts (Becky Feil) Ms. Eichberger’s Room

            5:30 pm JV/V Volleyball @ Mesick


Friday, October 9th

            12:00 pm 5th grade Safety Patrol Meeting in Media Center

            7:00 pm Varsity Football vs. Brethren @ Home


Saturday, October 10th

            9:00 am Varsity Cross Country @ Portage Central High School



Breakfast and Lunch Menu for October 5th – October 9th:


Monday, October 5th:

            Breakfast: Cereal, Juice & Milk

            Lunch: Rotini Pasta w/ Alfredo Sauce, Garlic Bread, Tossed Salad, Veggies, Fruit & Milk


Tuesday, October 6th:

            Breakfast: Bagel w/ Cream Cheese, Juice & Milk

            Lunch: Cheeseburger on Whole Grain Bun, Tater Tots, Veggies, Fruit & Milk


Wednesday, October 7th:

            Breakfast: Egg & Cheese Muffin, Juice & Milk

            Lunch: Tyson Chicken Nuggets, Tossed Salad, Veggies, Fruit & Milk


Thursday, October 8th:

            Breakfast: Assorted Flavored Oatmeal, Juice & Milk

            Lunch: Mashed Potatoes w/ turkey Pieces in the Gravy, Tossed Salad, Veggies, Fruit & Milk


Friday, October 9th:

            Breakfast: Whole Grain Pancakes, Juice & Milk

            Lunch: E-Z Mart Pizza, Tossed Salad, Fruit & Milk


Just a reminder, for the Month of October we are having all Elementary Students go the cafeteria prior to school.  All students are encouraged to partake in our breakfast program.  Throughout the month fresh fruit from local markets will be provided with a breakfast purchase.


October College Visitations


October 9th:  Ferris State University

October 15th: Northern Michigan University

October 21st: Grand Valley State University

October 29th: Lake Superior State University


Interested seniors should see Mr. McKenney for specific times.


West Shore Community College will be hosting a college night on Monday, October 12th.  Over 40 Michigan Colleges and Universities will be attending.


October Testing


MEAP Testing     Grades 3 – 9      Tuesday, October 13th – October 23rd

PSAT Testing     Grade 11           Wednesday, October 14th


National Testing


ACT      Test Date – December 12, 2009 Registration Deadline – November 6, 2009

SAT      Test Date – December 5, 2009 Registration Deadline – October 30, 2009


Have a wonderful weekend I will update you again next Friday.


Gina Hagen


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