A trio of 8th grade band students performed during morning arrival to welcome students as they filed into into the O'Donnell Middle School on Tuesday, September 20. This special performance was part of "Start With Hello" week at the O'Donnell Middle School. The OMS is participating in this national campaign, which takes place from September 19-23 this year. The "Start with Hello" movement is "dedicated to making new social connections and creating a sense of belonging among youth." The OMS has activities planned throughout the week to celebrate "kindness, connection, inclusion, empathy, and belonging." 8th grade students Terrence Tran (tenor saxophone), Chloe Hannaford (baritone saxophone), and Neissa Francois (alto saxophone) did a great job performing for their peers! Watch the performance here: https://fb.watch/f_xvkcpwcl/
Here are some pictures of students arriving at the O’Donnell Middle School for the first day of school!
Click on the link to see the lunch menu for September (https://5il.co/yb7o
). Free school breakfast and lunch has been extended for the 2022-2023 school year for all students.
Students enjoyed exploring the O'Donnell Middle School during a scavenger hunt for incoming 6th graders!
Here is the cast and crew of the O'Donnell Middle School Drama Club’s production of Annie Jr. They put on a great show opening night!
The O'Donnell Middle School Drama Club is rehearsing for opening night of Annie Jr.!
Seventh graders at the O'Donnell Middle School had their eggs from Casey Farm in Rhode Island delivered on March 14. Students in Mrs. Benitez's TLC class got a special presentation from Farmer Tom who introduced them to the Dominique and Rhode Island Red chickens that will be hatching in just 21 days (and even brought a live chicken for the presentation)! Throughout the next few weeks all seventh grade students will be learning about the genetics and growth and development of these organisms while the eggs are stored in an incubator getting ready to hatch!
The O'Donnell Middle School celebrated Pi Day on March 14 with students and teachers wearing Pi or math-related shirts! March 14 is known as Pi Day since the first three digits of Pi (π) are 3.14. March 14 is also Albert Einstein's birthday...check out OMS Principal Matt Colantonio's awesome Einstein tie (last picture)!
Congratulations to the O'Donnell Middle School students who won the middle school division of the Stoughton Talent Showcase! Travis Remy came in first place in the middle school division, Kostas Giatrakos came in second, and Max Arroyo came in third. The Stoughton Talent Showcase was held March 11 at the SHS auditorium. It was an entertaining night showing off the amazing talents of our own Stoughton Public Schools students with 21 acts split between three divisions - elementary school, middle school, and high school. The judges did not have an easy task deciding on the winners!
The SPS Fine Arts Department held its annual Pajama Concert last week featuring bands from SHS and OMS. Students in the OMS 8th grade band, the OMS Jazz Band, the SHS Concert Band and the SHS Wednesday Jazz Band performed while wearing their pajamas in what was a fun night with a more casual atmosphere than a traditional school concert.
On Mondays, members of the Stoughton High varsity wrestling team work with O'Donnell Middle School students as part of an intramural wrestling program. Thank you to the varsity wrestlers who take a little extra time to give back to the community, and help teach many enthusiastic young potential wrestlers! Coach Helfrich, Iverson, and Gallan see a lot of potential in this group of OMS students, and are excited to help teach them about the sport of wrestling.
Here is a picture of O'Donnell Middle School principal Matt Colantonio reading to preschool students at the Jones Early Childhood Center! In celebration of Read Across America, the Jones Early Childhood Center had special guest readers visit classrooms on March 1 and March 2.
Take a look at some pictures from the O'Donnell Middle School 7th & 8th Grade Winter Choral Concert, held last month at the Stoughton High auditorium. Both the 7th grade chorus and 8th grade chorus did a great job!
Congrats to the winning homerooms for the Black History Month Door Decorating Contest at the O'Donnell Middle School! Winners of the contest were rewarded with a pizza lunch before February vacation. Congratulations to grade 6 winners in Mrs. Dailey’s homeroom for their depiction of Shirley Chisholm, grade 7 winners in Ms. Diabate’s homeroom for honoring Maya Angelou, and grade 8 winners in Mrs. Murphy’s homeroom for their portrayal of Brown v. Board of Education. Special thanks to John P. Russell Insurance Agency in Stoughton for providing the delicious pizzas!
Take a look at more pictures from the contest here: https://www.facebook.com/752923291385797/posts/5276070812404333/
Officers Bonda, DeCelle and Evangelista from the Stoughton Police Department recently stopped by our summer program at the OMS and spoke with some incoming 6th graders. Thanks for spending time with our students!
Bus postcards were mailed out on Friday, August 13 and families should be receiving them this week (the week of August 16). Students will need to show the postcard to the bus drivers when they board the bus.