Here are some pictures of students arriving at the O’Donnell Middle School for the first day of school.
Incoming 6th grade students got a chance to explore the O'Donnell Middle School during an orientation event before the start of the school year. Take a look at some pictures here...
Here are the school breakfast and lunch menus for September: https://www.stoughtonschools.org/page/menus
. Please note that free school breakfast and lunch has been extended for the 2023-2024 school year for all students!
After 14 years at the O'Donnell Middle School, including the last 11 as Principal, Matt Colantonio was honored at the OMS 8th Grade Class Day Ceremony with a certificate for his "completion of the middle school program" - the same one the 8th graders received. Mr. Colantonio will be joining the team at the SPS District Office as the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources & Health in July. Katrina Crowley, current OMS Assistant Principal and the next Principal of the OMS, is pictured here with Mr. Colantonio and presented him with his certificate.
Take a look at some pictures from the O'Donnell Middle School's 6th grade spring dance
Students at the O'Donnell Middle School recently took part in a month-long NCAA basketball tournament style competition called "Mammal Madness." The competition, run by Arizona State University, encourages students across the country to learn about animals and their habitats. This is the 11th year of the tournament and the third year students at OMS have participated. Students research specific animals and create information slides or battle posters to share with their classmates (we posted some examples here). They then use that information to fill out a bracket in a who-would-win simulated tournament between species. The habitat of the battlefield comes into play, and much like in the wild, species do not always fight, but one may lose by walking away, leaving the playing field, or through external interference. This year, the wolverine defeated the okapi in the championship battle. Justin Koch, who had the highest scoring bracket on team 8B, is pictured here with his trophy. Other winners for different class periods on Team 8B include: Emmanuel Saint-Hilaire, Adalynn Giunta, Carl Thompson, and Henrique Dos Santos. Congratulations!
The Stoughton School Committee unanimously approved a three-year contract for incoming Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Baeta, effective July 1, 2023. Dr. Baeta, pictured here just before signing the contract, is a Stoughton resident and graduate of Stoughton High School, and has been the Superintendent of the Norton Public Schools since 2013. Prior to that, he served as Superintendent of Schools in Holbrook and has experience as a principal, curriculum coordinator, and teacher, in addition to years of service on various committees in town. Congratulations Dr. Baeta! We look forward to when he formally joins us in July.
The Hon. Thomas S. Kaplanes, Associate Justice at Boston Municipal Court, spoke with O'Donnell Middle School 8th graders about the judicial branch, civil rights, and constitutional law. 8th grade students Xavier Gallardo Padron and Ernsia Valeur read the Cry of Court to introduce Judge Kaplanes, who gave a wonderful presentation.
The O’Donnell Middle School’s Project 351 ambassador and nominees were recently honored at a School Committee meeting. Each year 8th grade students are nominated for consideration to be the OMS ambassador for Project 351. Project 351 is a statewide youth-led service program that convenes a new class of 8th grade ambassadors, representing the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts, who “embrace the responsibility to lead with a determination to make a difference.” Nya’Lia Lindsey was chosen as the O'Donnell Middle School's Project 351 Ambassador for this school year! The other nominees from OMS were Arializ Michel-Gaines, Chloe Hannaford, Jaileen Guerrero, and Janelle Nashawaty. Congratulations to Nya’Lia and the other nominees! Nya’Lia, Arializ, Chloe were at the meeting and are pictured here.
The O'Donnell Middle School Student Council organized a school-wide food drive for the Stoughton Food Pantry in November. OMS students and families donated more than 1,200 items! What an amazing show of support for our community!
The O'Donnell Middle School held its National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony Monday evening. The National Junior Honor Society recognizes outstanding middle school students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship.
There were 25 students in 7th grade inducted and 11 students in 8th grade inducted. The inductees are pictured together in the first photo. The returning NJHS members are pictured together in the second photo. More photos from the induction ceremony can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/stoughtonpublicschools/posts/563380422456389