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Daily Announcements

May 21,  2018

What's For Lunch?

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Today

Chicken Nuggets
Macaroni & Cheese
Steamed Broccoli
Chilled Peaches
Alt: Tuna Sandwich or Chicken Caesar Salad

Tomorrow

Chicken Alfredo Pasta
Garlic Toast
Caesar Salad
Crisp Apples
Alt: Sub Sandwich or Taco Salad

Daily Announcement

Are you a writer?
Come meet and talk with an author, Jeannine Kellorg, about the process of writing on Tuesday, May 22nd, in B207 from 2:45 - 3:45 PM. 

Interested in Bowling?
Check out the Bloomington Jefferson High School Bowling Club! Practices begin in August at Southtown Bowl.  For more info contact Rick Lidstone at 612-269-8755 or Deb Bachman at 651-231-5673

News Crew Is Recruiting New Members!

Are you a 6th or 7th grader? Do you like filming, editing, being on camera, and sharing with your school? Are you responsible, creative, and hard-working? Then we want YOU for the News Crew! Apply now for next year.

There are THREE things you need to do: 1. Fill out this application. 2. Find a teacher who knows you well and have them fill out this form. 3. Audition (audition info is in the application). You must apply by Friday, May 18, so don't delay. If you have any questions, talk to Mr. Beck!

Tell Us About Your Year in Six Words
Tell us about how things have gone for you this year in six words. It doesn't have to be about school, it just has to reflect your life over the past twelve months.  What's important? What changes have you seen? What did you do that made a difference for you or someone else this year? Just about anything.  We'll put the six word stories together at the end of the year to share with our OMS family.  Don't worry, no names will be used! Share your story with this link: tinyurl.com/6-word-year

Maker Space and Coding Club
are finished for the year.  See you in the fall! Don't forget to create this summer!

GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) Group
is meeting on Tuesdays, after school in A202.  Everyone is welcome to come and discuss different LGBTQ topics and general activism

Diversity Day is Coming!
Again this year, Olson Middle School will be celebrating the diversity of our students and staff with the annual Diversity Day Celebration.  Students/staff who are interested in hosting a booth with information about your culture, hobby, history, etc. should complete the application before Weds, May 2nd.  Diversity Day will be hosted in the Media Center this year on May 25th.

8th Graders Interested in Our Environment & the Future
Join "The Future Club" and help design ways for OMS to contriubute to an environmentally available future.  Meet during lunch in A103 on Tuesdays and Fridays.  Questions? Contact Maya HIdalgo or Sabrina Osman

May Pageturners!
Pageturners is our book of the month club and meets once a week during student lunches.  No need to sign up, just show up.  Here are our February book picks!

-6th Grade meets in Mr. Swanson's room on Tuesdays and will be reading The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.
-7th Grade meets in Mrs. Gillis' room on Mondays and will be reading Cinder by Marissa Meyer.
 -8th Grade meets in the Media Center on Thursdays to work on the continuation of April's project
 
Culture Club..
..is a great way to learn more about yourself, your culture, and others around you!  We'll discuss our stories, traditions, and family history, then share it with others to increase empathy and understanding at OMS.  You'll also be able to share your ideas with OMS teachers in the future. This is open to ALL students.  Monday's from 2:45 - 3:45 in the lunchroom.  Meet with Ms Oni and Mr Teddy. (You will need a ride home at 3:45 or you'll be sent to Galaxy until your ride arrives.)

Olson Needs..

Do you know someone who needs a little help? A warm coat, dry boots, mittens, food, jeans that fit, school supplies, or something else?  If you or someone you know here at Olson could use some basic needs met click on the link below to let us know and we'll see if we can help.  bit.ly/OlsonNeeds

Have an Idea for a News Show Feature?
Do you know of something happening here at OMS in a club, activity or classroom that should be shared?  Is someone at OMS doing something outstanding, like a fabulous volunteer? or an activity that needs recognition?  We'd love to create a feature based on your idea, just let us know and we'll see what we can do.  Just fill out the Feature Idea Form (http://preview.tinyurl.com/show-feature) electronically or stop by the Media Center, fill out the form and drop it in the green feature suggestion box.

Student Handbook
Please take the time to look through the OMS Student Handbook.  It contains information on expectations, consequences and procedures here at Olson Middle.

Lose or Forget Your Ear Buds?  Need a Flash Drive?
Come to the Media Center and buy ear buds for $1 or a 4 GB flash drive for $5


Tech Help

Academic Seminar Schedule (plan ahead!)

Are You a New Student? Just Need a Little Chromebook Review?
Then you'll want to click here and complete our Chromebook/Google  Self-Paced Tech Bootcamp for new students (or old, if you want to take a look)

Keep Your Chromebook Up to Date
Did you know that your chromebook will run better if its software is up to date? Did you know that you can run updates yourself? Did you know that it's something you should do regularly, like checking Infinite Campus and the Hub? Click here for directions