• Principal's Weekly Message

    Hello Families & Partners -

    Please see below for some important updates!

    OG Plant Sales Pick Up  NEW

    Thank you for all the orders for the OGMS Supporters Plant Sale! Please pickup plants ordered next Thursday 5/11 between 2-5 PM on the Ainsworth side of the school. If this pickup time does not work for your schedule please get in touch with Muriah and Carolyn at plantsale@ogsupporters.org 

    Clothes Lost & Found  NEW

    Please have your student check out the Lost & Found next week.  We will pack up clothes to take to Goodwill next Friday, May 12th.

    Summer Acceleration Academy  REMINDER

    We are so excited that many of our students who need additional support in grade level reading and math learning will have the opportunity to participate in Summer Acceleration Academy this summer from July 10 - August 4, 2023 from 9 am - 1 pm, with optional afternoon programming until 5:30pm through SUN or RESJ partners. Students from Ockley Green MS will be attending SAA at the Faubion hub site. 

    Invitations for Summer Acceleration Academy are based mid-year assessments identifying students who need support reaching grade level reading and math during this four week program. Families of students who are invited to participate in Summer Acceleration Academy will receive invitations to enroll online or through the school office by calling or returning a paper form that will be sent home in backpacks.

    We feel this is an important opportunity for your student and understand that you may have other students in your house who need summer activities who do not meet the criteria for SAA. The RESJ department will be offering summer activities at many of the SAA sites. Stay tuned for enrollment information that will be coming soon.

    8th to 9th Grade Summer Transition Opportunity  REMINDER

    The Leap into 9th Grade summer program prepares incoming ninth grade students to excel in high school by building a foundation for success before starting high school

    Dates and Times:  July 17 - August 4, 2023, Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

    @ Benson, Franklin, Grant, Jefferson, McDaniel, Roosevelt 

    Families can register online or complete the PDF and return it to the high school.


    Summer Opportunities

    Working On It  

    These are areas that, when our team is ready to provide additional information, I will provide an update in the section above.

    • Outside camera for our staff parking lot to increase safety and reduce vandalism;

    • Reconfiguration of spaces for the 23-24 school year with a goal of no large classes meeting in the Portable classrooms;

    • Ongoing advocacy of replacement of our Portables;

    • Hiring for 2023-24;

    • Building the Master Schedule for the 23-24 school year.;

    • End of year celebrations.

    Important Dates

    • May 8 - 12: Teacher Appreciation Week

    • May 22 - 26:  Outdoor School for 6th Grade Students

    • May 29: Memorial Day - No School

    • June 9: 8th Grade Promotion @ Roosevelt High School

    In Partnership,


    Julie Rierson

    Pronouns: she/her


    Ockley Green Middle School