OG’s Cell Phone and Electronic Devices Policy
All cellphones/devices (ex. headphones) are the responsibility of the student, not the school. Students are expected to put these devices away upon entering the school. Prior to 3:45 pm, students are not to have devices out in school. No devices are to be used during class, in the hallways or during lunch or recess. If you need to contact family members, please do so from the office phone.
Non-approved usage will result in:
3.16.2017 Principal's Message
Ockley Green Families,
The below communication was delivered to our students. Please discuss with your student the importance of arriving to class on time and being prepared to learn. I appreciate your support in this matter and your on-going partnership with us to make OGMS a school we are all proud of. Thank you.
I want to thank many of you for following through with our hallway and classroom transition expectations, which requires all students to arrive to class on time and ready to learn. This is an important part of having a successful middle school and one that we must continue to improve on. At this time, too many students are not getting to class on time. My expectations and your teachers expectations are that you:
Arrive on time to class
Arrive with all needed supplies
Participate in a way that allows all to participate
Take responsibility for your learning
To encourage and support you with following through on these expectations, we will be conducting hall sweeps beginning on Thursday, March 23rd. Students who are tardy to class will be escorted to a specific location and consequence with writing a letter home and administration making a call home. I fully believe you are more than capable of following through on these expectations and know it will make our school better for it.
At the end of every school year, the
School-family Partnership program sponsors Student Recognition Award ceremonies
for successful students across the district. These award ceremonies are
essential to honor and reward students whose achievements represent the best of
PPS, and to inspire their fellow students in the coming school year. We’re
excited to celebrate these students and are looking forward to sharing their
stories with you.
Please congratulate all who participated. They all were fantastic and made Benson Tech proud!
Hello PPS families and staff,
On April 4 I presented my proposed budget for the 2017-18 school year to our School Board. I want to make sure you know what our spending priorities are, and what they will mean for you and your PPS student or students.
This is a budget of difficult choices. We made extra cuts to central administration to prioritize direct services for students, but we still must make some painful cuts to our schools. Although the cuts will affect each school differently, they will be noticeable. This proposed budget is the first step in a long process, and we will be seeking your input and engagement as we manage this difficult fiscal climate.
CORRECTION: 2nd budget listening session is Tuesday, April 25
We want to hear from you about the 2017-18 budget for PPS! The Portland School Board has scheduled three listening sessions to take your comments on how we should allocate our dollars in the coming year.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM OGMS Music Concert
2:00 PM - 3:45 PM Assembly
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 8th Grade Promotion