Daily Announcements

Friday, February 3rd

  • Welcome to Friday. Thank you to our student council for coordinating the efforts to have a warming area in the multi-purpose room this week. And great job to all who are coming in for following school expectations. This will continue next week as colder temperatures continue. 
  • Basketball Team photos at 12:30 today in the Gym. All 7th and 8th grade players please be in your basketball uniforms for pictures after the school day. 

Thursday, February 2nd

  • A huge shout out and congratulations to Alyssa Weeber. She doesn't know it yet but, she is one of the three winners in this year's Society of Women Engineers essay contest. We are proud of your extra effort Alyssa...well done!
  • 7th grade "A" team won their 2nd game of the season 45 to 23 vs. Stayton. PMS "A" team held Stayton to just 11 points in the 2nd half. Leading scorers were Cole Barron 15, Nate Seits 11 and Dreyton Nuno 10. Cole Barron also had 12 rebounds. 7th Grade "B" team won 19 to 10 vs Stayton. Philomath "B" team leading scorer was Nathan Arndt with 6.
  • In basketball news, out 8th grade teams competed with Stayton Middle School yesterday afternoon. The first game was hard fought "B" team battle. Our Braves played hard but fell seven points short of victory. The final score was 41 to 35. Gavin Bennett was our leading scorer with 16 points. Gabe Mosbruker was the outstanding defensive player. In the "A" game, our 8th grade Braves earned a 63 to 40 victory. Esias Sapp scored 24 points, Jamin Peters added 18 points and Hamish McConnell contributed 14 points in the win. Jacob Hernandez was the outstanding defensive player. Great work Braves!

Tuesday, January 31st

  • Second semester is here. There are many habits of successful students. One of the most important is to stay on top of your assignments from the start. Talk with your teachers about strategies for staying organized. They are here to help you be the best you can be.
  • There will be NO U-Turn on Wednesday the 1st. 
  • Our 8th grade Braves basketball teams traveled to Talmadge Middle School for their first games of the season yesterday afternoon. In the first game, our "B" team claimed a 33 to 28 victory. Rustan Woosley led the tam in scoring with 12 points. Chase Leslie-Morrison was the outstanding defensive player. Nice win Braves! In the second game, "A" team came up short against a very talented Talmadge squad, losing 43 to 33. Esias Sapp was our leading scorer with 16, Jamin Peters was the outstanding defender. Great effort Braves!
  • 7th Grade "A" team won 41 to 29 vs. Taldadge from Independence. PMS was down 14-17 at halftime. PMS "A" team played a strong defensive game in the second half holding Talmadge to just 12 points. Nine (9) second half steals with our half-court trapping defense created some great transition baskets. Leading scorers were Cole Barron 20 and Dreyton Nuno 9. Cole Barron also had 13 rebounds. 7th grade "B" team lost 22 to 14 vs Talmadge. Leading scorer was Jace Altishin with 6. 

Monday, January 30th

  • Good luck to our Boys basketball teams. They will travel to play against Talmadge. Dismissal time is 2:30. Players, you are expected to talk with your teachers and quietly leave class at the appointed time. 
  • Second Semester is here. There are many habits of successful students. One of the most important is to stay on top of your assignments from the start. Talk with your teachers about strategies for staying organized. They are here to help you be the best you can be. 
  • There will be NO U-Turn on Wednesday the 1st. 

Thursday, January 26th

  • Girls basketball- today is the last day to return your uniform on time. Please be certain to get your uniform turned in by the end of the day. 
  • NO SCHOOL TOMORROW!

Wednesday, January 25th

  • Remember the last day of the semester is tomorrow. Check in with your teachers or on Wazzle to see if you have missing assignments and don't forget there is no school this Friday.
  • All girls basketball players, please return your uniforms this week. 8th grade girls, please return your uniforms to Coach Jozwiak. 7th grade girls, please see Mr. Matthews.

Tuesday, January 24th

  • Girls basketball season has ended. If you have not returned your uniform you risk being charged for replacement. 8th grade girls, please return your uniforms to coach Jozwiak by the end of the week. 7th grade players, please see Mr. Matthews.
  • All students are welcome to join in on a game of six base with Mrs. Davis today. You are welcome to also go outside or hang out in the multipurpose room. The hallways are closed and can only be used to put items into your locker or to use the restroom. 
  • We have three days left until the end of the semester. Finish strong by communicating with your teachers and asking for help if you need it. Stay Calm, Finish Strong. 

Monday, January 23rd

  • Remember the last day of the semester is Thursday. Check in with your teachers or on Wazzle to see if you have missing assignment and don't forget there is no school this Friday. 

Friday, January 20th

  • Remember the last day of the semester is next Thursday. Check in with your teachers to see what you are missing in class or visit LeStew Learning Lounge during lunch for extra time to catch up. Asking for help and getting work turned in are two more habits of success. 
  • Congratulations to our very own Mrs. King for placing 8th in the Crossfit World Championships-Wodapalooza. She competed for four days in multiple events in sunny Miami Florida. Nice job Mrs. King!
  • Congratulations Rotary Students of the Month Hailey Eckhold and Emily Burner

Thursday, January 19th

  • 8th Grade Girls Basketball- There will be an awards lunch on Thursday, January 19th during A lunch in Mr. Jozwiak's room. See you all there
  • It is high time we recognized this student for surpassing expectations since the beginning of the year. She has been an incredibly positive influence to her peers, and a great student for her teachers. She is constantly making everyone around her smile and genuinely  happier. Her thoughtfulness and always being ready to work are some major reasons why she is our Student of the Month. This student loves legos, so much in fact that one of her careers she is interested in is voice acting in a Lego movie. She loves to read, draw, and play video games, and participates in basketball, softball, and track. her favorite superhero is Batman, and she hopes to visit Paris and Africa in the future. She is part of U-turn and 4-H, which are just  more ways that she is positively contributing to our community. She is an excellent saxophone player and is rocking it in the musical Moana. If you are not sure who this person is yet, this might give it away. She is a twin! Please congratulate our new Student of the Month, Ava Oster!
  • This student o the month treats classsmates, teachers and staff with respect and values the work that others do. They embrace the responsibility and hard work it takes to be a successful student and accomplish their academic goals. Her favorite class is music where she is exceptional at playing the trombone. Outside of school this student is active in clubs including 4-H where she hopes to show steer in the near future. When she isn't busy feeding her animals and taking care of siblings, she can be found sharpening her skills on the court and diamond where she plays volleyball and softball. One last hint at this student of the month is that she was named after a famous George Strait song "Check Yes or No".....It is a pleasure to announce Emmylou Cook as student of the month!

Wednesday, January 18th

  • 8th Grade Girls Basketball- There will be an awards lunch on Thursday, January 19th during A lunch in Mr. Jozwiak's room. See you all there
  • It is time for one of our 8th Grade Students of the Month! Her peers would describe her as friendly, funny, and outgoing This student's teachers would describe them as a leader, hard-working, and determined. She is a student that often exceeds her teacher's expectations, especially in her favorite subject, Band. Speaking of Band, she plays the clarinet! Here's some random facts about her: She plays volleyball. Her favorite food is sugar cookies. Her favorite car is a horse and carriage. Her favorite superhero is...Tom Holland. And her favorite quote is "If you're not sockin' and crocin' are you really rockin'?" You may better know her as Shenzi, from the Lion King, or Hei Hei, from the upcoming production of Moana. If you haven't guessed already, we will clarify things for you- congratulations to our January Student of the Month, Lora Theuer. 
  • This student of good character has a wonderful imagination, is passionate, hard working, trustworthy, helpful, patient, kind and loyal. They love ALL animals and babies. They love to read, to create and be outside. This student enjoys choir, swimming, and dancing and would love to visit Japan and Hawaii someday. This student doesn't have alot of favorite things because they like most everything- holidays, animals, songs, colors, school subjects, candy and super heroes. She enjoys doing pretty much anything creative. She loves her family and dog. This sixth grader was nervous to start middle school but you wouldn't know it as she works hard, participates in classes and activities, makes sure to include others, and is always ready to be helpful. She can shrug off frustrations and remain a positive light wherever she goes. This delightful student is Mirielle Cupp. 

Tuesday, January 17th

  • REMINDER: Boys basketball practice begins today. 8th grade practices at the middle school and 7th grade practices at the elementary school.
  • This eighth grader can be described funny, intelligent, and hardworking. Her favorite season is fall, and she loves the        huli huli chicken from Local Boyz. In addition to her mom and dad, she lives with a dog named Lolo, two cats, Oso and Marley, and a hedgehog called Archie. She loves everything soccer. She’s a huge Timbers fan. As a matter of fact, she’s a soccer star, herself. She’s a goalie for the elite and competitive Oregon Valley Futbol Alliance. She’s traveled to Mexico and the Dominican Republic, and she’d like to go to Rome and Greece someday. She thinks that she’d like to become a teacher one day. Her teachers think that’s a perfect fit because she’s already a great role model to her peers. Have you guessed who this soccer loving, international traveling, future teacher-of-the year is? It’s none other than the marvelous Makena Sleeman.
  • Let’s meet our next 7th grade student of the month. This individual is a standout both in and out of school. This individual’s favorite sport is soccer. Their favorite athlete is Usain Bolt. Their favorite holiday is Christmas. Their favorite candy would be Lemon Heads. A favorite movie of theirs would be Goonies. Their favorite music group would be the Beatles. Their favorite food is fish and chips. Outside of school, they like to mountain bike, ski, and swim. This person is quiet and kind. Now that we know more about Mika Laukkanen-Raskauskas, let’s congratulate him on being student of the month.

Friday, January 13th

  • 8th grade boys basketball practice begins on Tuesday, from 3:20 to 5pm in the Middle School. 7th grade practice will begin Tuesday. After school players should quickly walk to Philomath Elementary School for practice. If you plan to play please make sure that you have turned in the proper paperwork.
  • Our 7th grade Lady Braves "B" team traveled to Corvallis for their final game of the season against Linus Pauling Middle School yesterday afternoon. Our Braves played together, with tremendous effort, resulting in a 26 to 21 Philomath victory. Our 7th grade "B" Braves end their season with an impressive 11 win, 2 loss record. Way to go Braves. 

Thursday, January 12th

  • Boys basketball season is starting soon. 8th grade boys interested in playing basketball, please plan to attend a meeting today during 1st lunch in room #24- the Art Room. Coach Jim Hall will be here to talk about the upcoming season
  • Our 8thy grade basketball team hosted Lebanon for the last game of the season. We ended up winning 59-21 and had fun while doing it. Payton Starwalt and Haley King were splashing in shots from behind the 3-point line with no problam, while Reagan Heiken and Annaleise Brown had the paint locked up. Ruth Steen also added to the scoring effort, but it was a team effort all around. Our B team also won in the most intense game of the season, the final score being 19-18. Elizabeth Hamlet and Alexis Pettit led our scoring effort, but the biggest shot of the night was a free throw to in it by Ashlynn Pike. Abigail Billings, Rory Salisbury and Amy Navarrete Refugio were everywhere on defense and the rebounds. But without the entire team hustling, we would not have won. Incredible last game for out entire team.
  • Our 7th grade Lady Braves basketball teams hosted Seven Oakes Middle School, from Lebanon, yesterday afternoon. In the first game, our Braves "B" team claimed a 34 to12 victory. In the second game, our Braves "A" team defeated Lebanon 45 to 16. Our 7th grade Lady Braves "A" team completed their season with a perfect, UNDEFEATED SEASON. Great job ladies. GO BRAVES!

Wednesday, January 11th

  • Good luck to our girls basketball teams. Come cheer on your classmates against Lebanon at 4:00 today.
  • Remember that during rainy days, the gym will be open for the last 15 minutes of each lunch period. You can join in on a game of six base with Mrs. Davis, go outside or hang out in the multipurpose room. The hallways are closed and can only be used to put items into your locker or to use the restroom. The Library is open for quiet activities only with limited capacity.
  • Second quarter is ending soon. There are many habits of successful students. One of the most important is to stay on top of your assignments from the start. Remember to check wazzle regularly and talk to your teachers about any missing assignments. Improving habits that help you in school reduces stress and prepares you for an exciting future.  
  • All 7th grade boys interested in playing basketball for the school team should plan to attend a meting today during 1st lunch in room #24-the Art Room. If you have advisory, please check in with your teacher and then come to room #24. Coach Bennett will be in attendance to answer questions and discuss the upcoming season.

Tuesday, January 10th

  • Boys basketball season is coming soon for 7th and 8th grade students. If you have any questions about sign ups, please see Mr. Matthews or stop by the front office. Boys interested in playing 7th grade basketball please plan to attend a lunch meeting tomorrow in the Art Room during 1st lunch. Coach Bennett will be here to talk about the season and answer any questions that you may have. Again, all interested 7th grade boys please plan to attend a basketball informational meeting during 1st lunch on Wednesday. There will be a meeting during 1st lunch on Thursday for all 8th grade boys interested in playing basketball. Coach Hall will be here to answer any questions. 
  • Today we will hold our monthly student council meeting during 4th period in the art room. All student council members and advisory reps should plan to attend this meeting. Please check in with your 4th period teachers and then come directly to the meeting room during 4th period. 
  • Our 7th grade Lady Braves hosted French Prairie Middle School for a couple of basketball games yesterday afternoon. In the first contest, our "B" team claimed a 34 to 21 victory! In the second game, our "A" team defeated French Prairie by a final score of Philomath 55, French Prairie 16. Our 7th grade Lady Braves "A" team remains undefeated this season. Great job Braves!
  • Our 8th grade girls basketball B team hosted French Prairie yesterday in a close, fun game. We ended up winning 26-20 and held it together throughout the game with our strong defense. Amy Navarrete Refugio seemed to be everywhere at the right time, and Ashlynn Pike led the way with her passing. Great job 8th grade girls!

Monday, January 9th

  • Good luck to our girls basketball teams. Come cheer on your classmates against French Prairie at 4:00 today
  • Tomorrow (Tuesday) is the last day to get your talent show submissions turned in. Please email it to Mrs. Thompson or bring it to room 2 on a thumb drive. We already have several awesome submissions, but would love to have more. Please see Mrs. Thompson if you have questions. The talent show will be shown to advisory classes at the end of the month.
  • Remember that during rainy days, the gym will be open for the last 15 minutes of each lunch period. You can join in on a game of six base with Mrs. Davis, go outside or hang out in the multipurpose room. The hallways are closed and can only be used to put items into your locker or to use the restroom. The library is open for quiet activities only with limited capacity.

Friday, January 6th

  • Our boys basketball season starts in less than 2 weeks. If you are in the 7th or 8th grade, please consider joining your school team. Sign up information is available in the front office.
  • PMS wants to see your talent! Don't forget to record your best talents for the 2023 Virtual Talent Show. You can perform individually or with friends. Make a video of you performing your talent and send it to Mrs. Thompson by Tuesday, January 10th. Your act should be no longer than 4 minutes. If you have any questions, stop by room 2 to talk to Mrs. Thompson. 
  • Our 8th Grade girls traveled to Sweet Home yesterday for the last road game of the season, and both of our games were well fought. Our A team won 46-13, and 7 of our girls scored. Ruth Steen and Annaleise Brown showed our with their incredible hustle throughout the entire game, and all of our girls played with wonderful chemistry. Great job A team! Our B team won in a very close, competitive game. After being down 4-12 at the half, we stormed back and ended up winning 20-18. Rory Salisbury and Alexis Pettit did incredible on defense, with a multitude of blocks and steals. All of our girls hustled throughout the game, which ended up getting us that win. Great job 8th grade!
  • Our 7th grade Braves basketball teams were dismissed from school early yesterday, rode a bus to Sweet Home with their teammates, and represented our school in two basketball games. Can you guess what happened? That's right! Two more impressive wins for your 7th grade Braves. In the first game our "B" team played very well and brought home a 32 to 21 victory. Seven Braves players scored, led by Sarah Robertson with 8 points. Reagan Tinch and Abigail Greeley were the outstanding defensive players. In the second contest, our "A" team dominated Sweet Home" and claimed a 66 to 20 victory. Libby Kramer led our team with 34 points. Every player contributed in the win. Our 7th grade "A" team heads into the last week of tier season undefeated. Go Braves!

Thursday, January 5th

  • Our boys basketball season starts in less than 2 weeks. If you are in the 7th or 8th grade, please consider joining your school team. Sign up information is available in the front office. 
  • PMS wants to see your talent! Don't forget to record your best talents for the 2023 Virtual Talent Show. You can perform individually or with friends. Make a video of you performing your talent and send it to Mrs. Thompson by Tuesday, January 10th. Your act should be no longer than 4 minutes. If you have any questions, stop by room 2 to talk to Mrs. Thompson. 
  • Good luck to our girls basketball teams. They will travel to play against Sweet Home. Dismissal time is 2:06. Players, you are expected to talk with your teachers and quietly leave class at the appointed time.
  • Our 7th grade Lady Braves basketball teams returned to action yesterday afternoon, claiming two impressive victories over the visiting teams from Newport. In the first game, our "B" team played a strong defensive game and held the lead from the tip off to the final horn. Defense led to fast breaks. Fast breaks resulted in a 25 to 19 win. Seven "B" team players scored in this win. In the second contest, our Braves "A" team dominated in a 56 to 25 victory. As in the "B" game, seven "A" players scored and everyone contributed a solid effort a solid effort on defense.  Our 7th grade "A" team remains undefeated. Nice win Braves!
  • Our 8th grade basketball girls brought in the new year in great fashion with a home game against Newport yesterday. Our A team won their game 60-8 and it was a scoring effort from all around. Payton Starwalt and Reagan Heiken were our leading scorers with 15 points each, but our court vision and passing was what led us to the win. Great job A team. Our B team lost in a tough game but we still played really well on defense. Pyper Rutland and Skyler Borton had some incredible passes, and all of our team showed some hustle on defense. Great job to our 8th grade teams!

Wednesday, January 4th

  • Good luck to our girls basketball teams. Come cheer on your classmates against Newport at 4:00 today
  • PMS wants to see your talent! Don't forget to record your best talents for the 2023 Virtual Talent Show. You can perform individually or with friends. Make a video of you performing your talent and send it to Mrs. Thompson by Tuesday, January 10th. Your act should be no longer than 4 minutes. If you have any questions, stop by room 2 to talk to Mrs. Thompson. 

Tuesday, January 3rd

  • Welcome back! PMS wants to see your talent! Don't forget to record your best talents for the 2023 Virtual Talent Show. You can perform individually or with friends. Make a video of you performing your talent and send it to Mrs. Thompson by Tuesday, January 10th. Your act should be no longer than 4 minutes. If you have any questions, stop by room 2 to talk to Mrs. Thompson. 

Friday, December 16th

  • Nice work to all advisory classes and thank you for your participation in our door decorating extravaganza. The guest judging panel has been working diligently for the last 48 hours- discussing all of the aspects of door design. After a furious game of rock, paper, scissors, and an intense staring contest the select group of secret judges arrived at an impasse-unable to agree upon a clear winner. However, the 7 person panel of super secret judges shared the following notes... "Mr. Silva had the best Grinch, although there was a Cindy Lou Who sighting by Mr. Hanson's door. We also appreciated the classic Rudolph reference by Mrs. Brons class and Mrs. King's door looked like an incredible gift just waiting to be opened. Mrs. Warren's door made the judges ask, "Can you smell what the Rock is cooking?" Mrs. Skaar and Ms. Webb did a great job of incorporating some familiar faces. The judges noted that Mrs. Mills' door was froggy as they "hopped" over to see Mr. Bright's door consumed by a giant spider. Mr. Peterson's class help create some shining light in the hallways, and Mr. Mock's class introduced the door knob light-an innovation that the judges had never seen before. Of course, who couldn't love the Snoopy from Ms. Gutoski and Scrooge McDuck from Mr. Jozwiak's class. Mrs. Oefelein's creative class went top secret with their inside out door design, keeping their plans hidden from Olaf as he peered out from Mr. Hudson's door. Mrs. Maness' class was mentioned as creating the best classic snowflakes while Mrs. Peterson incorporated the lesser known blue snowflakes. The judges noted that Mrs. Benbow's snowman must've melted due to the warmer indoor air. 
  • Our 7th grade Lady Braves basketball "B" team played with tremendous effort but couldn't overcome Linus Pauling Middle School, suffering a 30-22 defeat yesterday afternoon. It is only the second loss for our 7th grade "B" team Braves on the season. Laney Davis, Abigail Greeley and Regan Tinch did a nice job of filling in at point guard. Mateyia Muce was the outstanding defensive player and Isla Smith led our Braves in rebounds. Great effort Braves!

Thursday, December 15th

  • We had an outstanding food drive this year. On top of the many, many food items collected, we also donated a lot of money. All of this will go far to help members of our community. All advisories decorated a box. There was stiff competition, and a few were too close to call but here are the winners of the advisory box decorations. Again, these are not necessarily the overall winners. In first place receiving an extra 15 points: Mrs. Skaar. A tie for second place resulted in both advisories receiving an extra ten points. Mr. Mock and Mrs. Brons. And a three-way tie for third giving each advisory an extra five points: Mr. Silva, Mrs. Oefelein, and Mrs. Benbow. The overall Winter Wonderland Food Drive Winners are: 1st place- Mr. Mock with 629 points, 2nd place- Mrs. Peterson with 531 points, and 3rd place- Mr. Silva with 329 points. Congratulations to Mr. Mock's seventh-grade advisory! Every advisory donated at least 15 cans, and many donated money as well. In total, we collected a whopping $721.68!! Way to go Braves!
  • Looking for a challenge over Winter Break? The Philomath Community Library has created a winter reading BINGO card filled with all sorts of activities. Grab a card at the library desk here at the middle school and complete by January 13th! Also, be sure to check out the new book selection and decorate an ornament in the library!
  • Our 8th grade girls basketball team traveled to Cheldelin Middle School yesterday for our last game before the Winter break. The A team played really well, and ended up winning 56-29. Kamryn Felina and Haley King were everywhere on defense, keeping them on their heels. All of our girls played amazing! Our B team also played incredible defense, but ended up losing in the end. Abigail Billings and Ashlynn Pike were great facilitators, and Amy Navarrete Refugio always was ready to help on defense. Great job to our 8th grade team!
  • Yesterday afternoon our 7th grade Braves A team traveled to Corvallis for a basketball game with Cheldelin Middle School. Our Braves played well together, worked hard, and claimed an impressive 49-11 victory. Reagan Nuno, Lily Mulberry and Libby Kramer each scored in double figures. Our 7th grade A team Braves head into the holiday break with a perfect record of eight wins and zero losses. Great job Braves!

Wednesday, December 14th

  • The 8th Grade Student of the Month is an awesome human being. She is kind to others and cares for people. She is funny and has a great sense of humor. This student completes assignments well and with purpose. She has been on the honor roll each term of middle school. This student's favorite classes are choir, math, and technology. She is creative and has great ideas. This student is very active outside of school. Her favorite sport is basketball. This student's favorite thing to do is spend time with friends. She is very musical and likes to sing, act, and play piano. Her favorite place to spend time is on the beach and she'd like to travel the world one day, including a visit to Australia. Who is our SOM? None other than Lizzie Workman. 
  • This December Student of the Month is a huge sports fan. His favorite team is the Minnesota Vikings and his favorite athlete is Stefon Diggs. He enjoys playing football, basketball and baseball. His favorite class in school is P.E. Three things he has learned in life is to work hard and that being kind and responsible pays off. Everyday at PMS he lives up to these standards. He is kind and responsible in class and puts in hard work. He is a great leader at Philomath Middle School and Cam Kvidt can not add Student of the Month to his lift of accomplishments. 
  • Looking for a challenge over Winter Break? The Philomath Community Library has created a winter reading BINGO card filled with all sorts of activities. Grab a card at the library desk here at the middle school and complete by January 13th! Also, be sure to check out the new book selection and decorate an ornament in the library!
  • Good luck to our girls basketball teams. They will travel to play against Cheldelin. Dismissal time is 2:40. Players, you are expected to talk with your teachers and quietly leave class a the appointed time. 

Tuesday, December 13th

  • Our 8th grade girls basketball team performed well on the court against Talmadge yesterday. We started with out A team game, where we won with the final score being 58-24. Annaleise Brown and Reagan Heiken held the inside down with their scoring and their defense, but it took all of our hustle and energy to get the win. Great job A team! Our B team also got the win by a single point! The final score ended up being 30-29, and it was very tight the entire game. Ella Bumstead and Alexis Pettit were our leading scorers, but we couldn't have don't it without our incredible defense from every single one of our girls. Make sure you congratulate all our basketball girls when you see them today! Great job to our team!
  • Our 7th grade Braves hosted Talmadge Middle school yesterday afternoon for two basketball games. In the first game, our B team defeated Talmadge 32-9. Mateyia Muce, Cassidy Greeley and Abigail Greeley were our defensive players of the game. Laney Davis and Isla Smith were our leading rebounders. In the second game, our Braves A team claimed a 60-34 victory over Talmadge to remain undefeated. Libby Kramer, Reagan Nuno and Cassidy Smart each scored in double figures. Lily Mulberry was the defensive player in the game. Great work Braves!
  • Wednesday is our last day of the food drive. Bring soups, stews, and chili for Warm the Soul Wednesdays. Also, any money donated from today on will count as a positive to your advisory. 
  • OBOB- This is a reminder that the third Battle of the Books meeting will be held in the library during B lunch/advisory. Please bring your lunch or check wit your advisory teacher first. 
  • This student's words of wisdom are "Being kind is better than being popular, don't put sharpie on a whiteboard, and treat others how you want to be treated." Treating others with kindness is one of this student's priorities in everything she does. She credits her dad's influence as a reason for her kindness by saying that he is a "genuinely kind person with a great personality." You will often find her talking fondly about her family, friends, and animals. Her favorite animals are her cats Cookie and Oreo, and her bunny named Walter. One day, she hopes to pursue a career in Veterinary Medicine. In her free time, you can see her shooting hoops and serving volleyballs with the 7th-grade girls' teams. Her teachers continue to be impressed with her determined, patient, and polite style. Who is this spectacular student? December's Student of the Month is: Brooke Griswold.
  • This young man is a pleasure to teach as he comes to school daily with an enthusiasm to learn. He pursues knowledge having many questions, and is likewise brave enough to ask them. He is an avid reader, has a passion for band and Greek Mythology is well-noted. Who is this 7th grade student: Avery Petrovic. 

Monday, December 12th

  • Come see our library transform into the Brave Cafe, an evening filled with extraordinary art and entertainment from our very own middle school art, woodshop, and music students. The Cafe will be open from 5:30-7PM and will also feature warm, beverages, cookies and a silent auction. 
  • Good luck to our girls basketball teams. Come cheer on your classmates against Talmadge at 4:00 today.
  • Moana the musical's first practice is TODAY from 3-5 in the music room. All cast and crew should attend. See Ms. Kildea, Mrs. Latz, or Ms. Webb, if you have any questions
  • Donated money has put several advisories in the negative and changed the standings. Mrs. Skaar is now in first place with 93 points. Mrs. Benbow is in second with 84 points. Mr. Mock is in third place with 71 points. Tomorrow is Tuna Tuesday. All canned meats and fish  count toward double points. 

Friday, December 9th

  • Winter break is coming up. Be sure to check Wazzle and check in with your teachers to stay ahead of your school work. This is that awesome habit of success that will help you slide into your time off without the dreaded class work worry.
  • Congratulations to everyone that participated in the concert last night. It was a full night of extraordinary music. The 6th grade band kicked off the night with a wonderful performance at their first concert. Up on the Housetop was definitely a highlight to their performance! They were followed by the jazz band and advanced band that played extremely well and rocked the crescendos at the beginning of Night Fury and left the audience dancing in their seats with Deck the Halls. The night concluded with the choirs. They did a wonderful job on each song and the drums in Sing We All Noel added a special grove to their singing. Thank you to all the musicians that performed. You all should be very proud! Well done band and choir!
  • Mr. Mock's advisory has bumped Mrs. Brons' advisory out of first place with an impressive 105 points. Mrs. Mills advisory is in second with 59 points. Mrs. Brons had $8.00 donated against her advisory which took her from 91 to 41 to put her in third place. Donated money has changed the standings of three other teachers. Remember that each dollar takes five points off the advisory of your choice. Mrs. Oefelein lost 30 points when someone donated $6.00, Mrs. Webb had $5.81 donated against advisory, and Mr. Jozwiak lost five points because someone donated a dollar. Keep it coming! Let's fill the food bank! Remember that Monday is Macaroni Monday. Bring pasta, noodles, and full sized macaroni boxes. 
  • The third Battle of the Books meeting will take place on Tuesday, December 13th during B Lunch/Advisory in the library (right across from the office). If you have lunch at that time, grab it and bring it with you. If you have advisory, check in with your teacher before you come. It's okay if you missed the first meeting, but it's important that you attend this meeting. If you can't make it, please see Mrs. Maness in room 16. We will begin forming teams. Teams will be formed on that day.
  • Moana the musical will have their first practice Monday from 3-5. Cast and crew list will be posted this evening on Google Classroom. See Ms. Kildea, Mrs. Latz, or Ms. Webb, if you have any questions.

Thursday, December 8th

  • North Marion came down to take on our 8th grade basketball team right here at our middle school. Our B team lost in a physical game. Ruth Steen scored five buckets in the third quarter top bring us closer, and Rory Salisbury was always in the right position on defense. Great job to our B team! Our A team won 46-27 and the game was close until the last half of the fourth quarter. Our team played amazingly. Elizabeth Hamlet had some great shots that found the basket and Angelica Morales was an awesome playmaker with some tricky passes. Great job to our 8th Grade basketball team!
  • Our 7th grade Braves hosted the North Marion Huskies for two basketball games, at PES, yesterday afternoon. In the opening contest, our "A" team claimed a 47-27 victory. Riley Martin, Taylor Martin, Cassidy Smart, Regan Nuno, Lily Mulberry, Libby Kramer, Haley Smith and Brooke Griswold worked together on offense and defense to secure the win. Great game ladies! In the "B" game our Braves claimed a 30 to 10 victory! Peyton Garrette, Ava Hayden and Reagan Tinch earned the defensive players of the game honor. Sarah Robertson led the team in assists. Nice win Braves!
  • Food Drive- Mrs. Brons still holds steady in first place. She has 83 points. Mr. Mock remains in second place with 62 points. Mrs. Oefelein is in third place with 46 points, but she is closely followed by Mrs. Mills with 44 points and Mrs. Skaar with 42 points. Keep bringing in food items to donate to our local community food bank. Tomorrow is Flavor Friday. Bring spices and condiments like mustard, ketchup or mayo for double the points. 

Wednesday, December 7th

  • Good luck to our girls basketball teams. Come cheer on your classmates at 4:00 today against North Marion on their home court. 
  • Congratulations to everyone that auditioned for Moana the Musical! We were impressed with all that auditioned and admire your bravery. Cast lists will be posted by the end of the day on Friday to the Moana Google Classroom page. Today stage and tech interviews are taking place during lunch in room 7, see the bulletin board outside the music room for your time. See Ms. Kildea, Mrs. Latz, or Ms. Webb if you have any questions.
  • With a whopping 83 points, Mrs. Darcy's advisory class still remains in 1st place. Mrs. Oefelein was in second place with 35 points...but lost 15 points with someone donated money. Now Mr. Mock is in second place with 27 points. Now Mrs. Oefelein is tied with Mrs. Mills in third place with a solid 20 points. Tomorrow is Thankful Thursdays. Bring canned vegetables and fruit for double points. 
  • New books have arrived at the library. Stop by to checkout the selection! Don't forget to turn in any library books you have finished reading too!

Tuesday, December 6th

  • The Free-Throw Tournament continues today. The top four will compete in each lunch to determine the champions. We'll have a three point competition on Thursday. Stay tuned for more details
  • Congratulations to everyone that auditioned for Moana the Musical yesterday. WE have so much talent here at the middle school! Great work! We have another full day of auditions after school today and crew interviews tomorrow. Check out google classroom or the bulletin board outside the music room for your audition time or see Ms. Kildea, Mrs. Latz, or Ms. Webb if you have any questions. 
  • Our 7th grade Lady Braves basketball teams traveled to Woodburn yesterday afternoon to test themselves against the mighty Spartans of French Prairie. In the "A" game, our Braves won by a score of 59 to 31. Every player contributed in this impressive victory!  Our "B" team also earned a big win, by defeating French Prairie 23 to 13. Sarah Robertson, Cassidy Greeley and Veini Taunisila were the leading scorers while Sydney Haskins was the outstanding defensive player. GREAT JOB LADIES!
  • Our 8th Grade basketball team drove to Woodburn yesterday to take on French Prairie. Our "B" team started off really strong in the first half, but ended up losing 18-9. Alexis Pettit was our leading scorer, and Amy Navarrete Rufugio was an incredible defensive presence; no one could get past her. Our "A" team grabbed a lead early on which allowed us to work on skills we don't usually get to. All 9 of our girls scored, with the final score being 77-27. Haley King splashed in back-to-back 3 pointers, and Ruth Steen hustled down the court for both the fast breaks and to get back on defense. Great job to all of our girls basketball teams!

Monday, December 5th

  • Good luck to our girls basketball teams. They will travel to play against French Prairie. Dismissal time is 2:00pm. Players, you are expected to talk with your teachers and quietly leave class at the appointed time. 
  • Do you want to participate in Moana the Musical? Auditions and crew interviews are happening this week! Check out google classroom or the bulletin board outside the music room for your audition time. If you have not signed up yet and would still like to participate, please see Mrs. Latz in the library during either lunch TODAY. It is not too late to sign up! You're welcome!
  • We'll have another exciting  competition during lunch today. Come to the gym after eating to join in on the PMS Free-Throw Tournament. Mrs. Davis will be there ready to sign up all students that are interested. 
  • Food Drive- After quick count, Mrs. Brons is in first.

Thursday, December 1st

  • Tryout forms are available outside Ms. Webb's room for anyone interested in joining the play. There will also be a song practice in the band room today during A lunch. If you have any questions or concerns, Find Ms. Webb or Ms. Kildea anytime today.
  • All student council executive members and advisory representatives, please plan to attend our student council meeting today during 1st lunch. Advisory alternatives should not attend. If you are in advisory, please check in with your teacher, and if you in lunch bring your lunch with you. We will meet in room #24 at the start of 1st lunch. 
  • Yesterday our 8th Grade Basketball team had our first home game against Sweet Home. We played two amazing games against them. Our B team game we lost in a very close one with the ending score being 21 -25. Great job B team! We won our A team game 51-17. Everyone worked well together, showing their amazing chemistry. Great job to both our teams! 
  • Our 7th grade Braves basketball teams picked up two impressive wins against Sweet Home yesterday afternoon. In the first game, our A team defeated Sweet Home 51 - 8. In the second game, our B team claimed a 32 to 10 victory. Great job Braves! 

Wednesday, November 30th

  • 7th and 8th grade basketball players - eligibility grade check will start tomorrow. Make plans today to check your grades.
  • Good luck to our girls basketball team today. They play at 4pm at home against Sweet Home.
  • Champions of both lunches for for badminton are...."The Big Bad Chickens". Congrats to them and thanks for playing. Today during lunch we will play Six base. 

Tuesday, November 29th

  • Championship game during 1st lunch today for Badminton! Congrats to our winners.
  • Attention all girls basketball players. Today is a great day to check your grades and check with your teachers. Grade check is coming this Thursday - make certain that you are earning good grades and remain eligible for your team.
  • Open Gym for 7th and 8th grade boys basketball players - Monday, November 28th 5:45pm - 7m and Tuesday, November 29th 5:45pm - 7pm at PMS with Coach Rick Bennett. 
  • Our 7th grade Braves basketball teams traveled to Lebanon yesterday afternoon and returned with two impressive victories. Our 7th grade A team jumped out to a dominating 40 to 2 at halftime lead and then coasted to a 48 to 10 victory. Excellent team defense and balanced scoring were the recipe for success.  In the B game our Braves led 22 to 2 at halftime and continued to play solid defense, winning the contest 37 to 6. 
  • The 8th grade basketball team also traveled to Lebanon yesterday to go against their two teams. Our B team started off amazing with some incredible passing throughout the entire team, and kept it up until the end. We ended up winning 34 - 24 with five different girls sharing the load of the scoring.  Our A team also won a wonderful game! Six of our girls scored to get ourselves the win! Great job to all of our athletes! 

Monday, November 28th

  • There will be an informational meeting for the musical Moana today. It will be in the music room during A lunch. Come check it out!
  • Open Gym for 7th and 8th grade boys basketball players - Monday, November 28th 5:45pm - 7m and Tuesday, November 29th 5:45pm - 7pm at PMS with Coach Rick Bennett.