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
The O'Donnell Middle School had its annual 8th Grade Veterans Day Assembly on November 10. A group of 8th grade students interviewed local veterans and then presented their veteran to their classmates during the assembly. The OMS 8th grade band and chorus also performed. The student presenters and veterans are pictured here prior to the assembly. More photos can be found on the SPS Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/stoughtonpublicschools/posts/561608999300198
Congratulations to this year’s O’Donnell Middle School Veteran of the Year, Michael Child! A Stoughton native, Child is a Colonel in the US Army and a Massachusetts State Police Trooper. Colonel Child received this honor during the OMS 8th Grade Veterans Day Assembly, held November 10. The OMS Veteran of the Year Award is given annually to a participant in the assembly who not only made an impact on their country during their time of service, but continues to make an impact on their community today. OMS 8th grade social studies teacher Caitlin Valair organizes the assembly and presented Colonel Child with the award.
Take a look at pictures from the Fall Ball Dance at the O'Donnell Middle School! More photos are posted on the SPS Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/stoughtonpublicschools/posts/553174386810326
Students in Mrs. Benitez's TLC class at the O'Donnell Middle School were excited to set up a table at the OMS PTSO's Craft & Vendor Fair. They sold holiday crafts and baked goods that they had been making in class. Here are some pictures of the students hard at work preparing the fair!
The O'Donnell Middle School participated in "Start With Hello Week", a national campaign "dedicated to making new social connections and creating a sense of belonging among youth." The week ended with students signing the "Start With Hello Promise Pledge" to keep the "Start With Hello" spirit going throughout the school year!
During "Start With Hello Week" at the O'Donnell Middle School, the OMS recognized "upstanders" - people who use their voice to reduce social isolation, making others feel seen by reaching out and helping others. Students and staff were encouraged to give an "upstander" gram or certificate to show appreciation to the students in the OMS community who reach out and help others. Here are some of the OMS students recognized for being "upstanders"! ("Start With Hello Week" took place from September 19-23 and is a national campaign that the OMS participated in, "dedicated to making new social connections and creating a sense of belonging among youth.")
The O'Donnell Middle School participated in "Start With Hello Week" from September 19-23. It is a national campaign "dedicated to making new social connections and creating a sense of belonging among youth." On Wednesday of that week, students could wear green - the official color of "Start With Hello" - to show their support for the campaign.
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.