• Weekly Principal's Message

    Hello Ockley Green Families & Partners -

    PPS sent out a communication last night on 10.19.23.  I am also including it here for your reference.  As we approach the potential strike start date of November 1st, the most up-to-date information for families will be on the Family Resources During a Strike webpage.

    Please know that I and our staff are committed to ensuring students continue to have a positive school environment and that the routines we have established remain strong up to and after their return after this potential loss of school days.  I have been in regular communication with our site-based PAT Representatives and we will continue to problem-solve how we best support students during this time. 

    Please see below for some important updates!

    PIL Youth Winter Sports Tryouts

    JEFFERSON - Cluster Coordinator: Andre Lawrence alawrenc@pps.net  

    Boys Basketball - Tryouts at Jefferson HS 

    • Head Coach: Pat Strickland pstrickland@pps.net   
      • November 4th and 5th 
        • 6th grade 9am-10:30am
        • 7th grade 10:45am-12:15pm
        • 8th grade 12:30pm-2pm

    Girls Basketball - Tryouts at Jefferson HS 

    • November 4th and 5th
      • 2:30-4pm

    Wrestling - No Tryouts

    • Head Coach: Montral Brazile mbrazile@pps.net  
    • Youth Head Coach: Hiag Brown hiagbrown@gmail.com 
      • Practice beginning November 13th
        • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
        • 5:30-7pm in the Jefferson Mat Room


    ROOSEVELT - Cluster Coordinator: Jaeger Vega jvega@pps.net

    Youth Boys Basketball Tryouts 

    • Wed Nov 8
      • 6/7th grade 6p-7:30p
      • 8th grade 7:30-9pm 
    • Thursday Nov 9
      • 6/7th grade 6p-7:30p
      • 8th grade 7:30-9pm

    Youth Girls Basketball Tryouts

    • Saturday, November 4, 2023
      •  6th/7th grade 9:30-11am   
      • 8th grade 10:30-12pm  
    • Tuesday, November 7th, 2023
      •  6th/7th grade 6-7:30pm
      • 8th grade 7-8:30pm      

    Youth Wrestling begins on Nov 8 


    Pest Control

    We continue to have no sightings of rats and feel confident that the infestation has been taken care of.  However, we will still continue to have rat mitigation steps in place.  Please review the Ockley Green IPM Notification 10.23.pdf for an updated steps.

    Wreath Sale October 23 - November 3

    OG Supporters annual Holiday Wreath Sale is here.  Please consider supporting their fundraising efforts with the purchase of a beautiful wreath.

    OG Supporters Tamale Boy Fundraiser

    Fundraiser Event!  Come on out to Tamale Boy, on NE Dekum on Thursday, 11/2 and they will be donating a percentage of all sales, dine-in or take-out.  Support a local restaurant, enjoy a great meal, and support OGMS!  No flyer or mention of event needed.

    Student Rights & Responsibilities Handbook

    Today during Period 7, students received a copy of the PPS 2023-24 Student Rights & Responsibilities Handbook.  Teachers reviewed some new language and changes in the behavior expectations and students spent time identifying their Rights & Responsibilities.  See this slidedeck for a list of the new updates..

    SUN School is in Session

    Ockley Green SEI SUN registration

    Fall registration is still open! Please make sure to fill out an application before signing up for programming. Enrichment classes are Monday - Thursday from 3:45 PM to 5:30 PM. Registration is first come, first served!

    Important Dates

    • November 2nd: Last Day of the Quarter
    • November 3rd: No Students (Teacher Planning Day)
    • November 10th: No School (Veteran’s Day)
    • November 20th & 21st: Conferences

    Please take a moment to find and bookmark our school website to become more familiar with programs and information.  


    In Partnership,


    Julie Rierson

    Pronouns: she/her

    Principal, Ockley Green Middle School