Oldham County Middle School January 3, 2020

Assessment Results and Goals

An important time of year for our school is October and November. We have analyzed KPrep Data and other assessment data from classrooms and MAP. Taking all of these together, the leadership team of teachers, counselors and administrators set specific goals to tackle in the following year. At OCMS, much of this is continuing the great work we have established while keeping an eye on each student to ensure they are growing.

We have 4 goals that will guide our work next year. We want students to:

1. Increase their proficiency in reading and math through strong teaching strategies and ensuring our school is a safe and supportive environment for students to learn in.

2. Narrow the gap between how well students without disabilities do in comparison to students with disabilities

3. Ensure students are growing on the MAP assessments in both reading and math

4. Support students to become better writers- both in fictional writing and non-fiction.

These four goals, along with specific strategies and action steps can be found on our Continuous School Improvement Plan. Here is the link if you would like to take a look: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1E_tcOGzX7ipu2TVHUMD3UndCtiIqhZoBL5nVstGWktg/edit?usp=sharing

We encourage you to ask your child as well as teachers about our work on these four goals as we wrap up this year and head into next year.

Safety Status

Our number one priority is safety. In order for OCMS to ensure your child's safety is taken care of, we need your help. Please ensure the following guidelines are met:

1. We open our doors at 7:45. Please DO NOT drop your child off earlier than 7:45. They will not be allowed inside as we do not have the adult supervision or childcare for them.

2. If you need a transportation change for the end of the day, ensure you are sending it with your child in writing and they turn it into the office. We cannot take phone calls to change transportation arrangements for your child.

3. In the afternoon, students have a few options to get home. If your child is NOT riding a bus, they are to either stand in the front of the building and wait for your car to pull up or they can walk with our staff over to the church parking lot. They need to picked up promptly at 3:45. Again, we do not have childcare. Please do not pick up later than 4:00. If your child is here after 4 waiting for a ride, they will be asked to wait outside and we are not responsible for them.


We are excited to welcome Mr. Craig Smith to our school this winter. He has joined our 8th grade team as a new math teacher. We are also saddened to see Ms. Yates leave us. She has been given an amazing opportunity in the finance industry to grow as a leader and while we are sad to see her go, we are excited for this new journey. We will be welcoming a new teacher to the team but in the meantime, we will have Ms. Melzer joining us.

Giving Thanks

Our staff worked together with the students to complete an amazing thanksfullness challenge through our PRIDE classes. Joining in the fun were some of the teachers that shared personal stories, videos, talents and even some daring dancing. Take a look at the many videos on our OCMS Instagram site at the following Link:


We would love for you to tell us what you are thankful for! Stop over onto our FACEBOOK page and tell us what you love about OCMS.


Canned food drive brought in lots of treats for donations. A group of students went to see Lion King, the Broadway play and some students shout out a big "Thank you" to Taylor Orthodontics for donating all of the PRIDE shirts to all of our students.

Please don't hesitate to call us if you have any questions or concerns. We are here to help your child succeed!

Created By
Alissa Richards


Created with images by Jamie Street - "untitled image" • Suzanne D. Williams - "2010 was a boon year for these butterflies in my garden. I had a dozen chrysalis in all manner of morphs at any one time. In this image you can see the new green chrysalis coloration, one that’s about ready to emerge (the clear one), and a butterfly that’s already come out. They will hang for hours and dry their wings and are, in fact, quite fragile."