A Message from the Principal

Greetings! After a summer of busy renovation, it will be wonderful to have students back on campus.  A special welcome to our new sixth grade families from Manzanita, Sunrise Drive and other elementary schools, and to our new 7th and 8th graders!  The staff at Orange Grove Middle School extends a warm welcome to all new and returning families. Please contact us if we can do anything to support a smooth transition into the school year for your child.
Still have questions? The start of a school year is a special time, filled with anticipations and hopes of what the new year will bring.  Sixth graders and their parents will have an opportunity to have many of their questions answered at orientation. . To further support questions, please plan to attend our Back-to-School Night on Thursday, August 31st and our FFO parent coffees that occur prior to FFO meetings.   Back-to-School Night will help you meet your student’s teachers and to learn about the focus on learning in each subject area fo…

Dine Out at Chipotle - 8/17

The OGMS FFO's first Dine-Out event is Thursday, August 17th from 5-9 p.m.  This month it is at Chipotle on the southwest corner of Ina and Oracle Roads.  Chipotle will give our FFO 50% of the proceeds of purchases during these hours to customers who show the flyer below.  Please support OGMS and enjoy an evening dining together at Chipotle or taking it home to eat there.

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From the Front Office

Welcome back!  We hope you’ve had a terrific summer and are excited about returning to the 17/18  School Year.  Orange Grove office personnel are here to assist you and your student in experiencing a relaxed, enjoyable school year.  In order to accomplish this, we need your help.  The following are general guidelines we have established in order to have the office run efficiently and smoothly, with the least amount of interruptions in your student’s class/learning time.
To avoid interruption of class time for your student and others-we limit calls into the classroom.  Therefore, please make arrangements ahead of time for dental/doctor appointments or after school activities and advise your student before school.  Ofcourse, this can not always happen, and we understand.  Should you have to get a message to your student about an appointment, we will give them the message between class periods.  Please don’t text your child a message, because we do enforce that phones need to be off and i…

Keeping You in the Loop

Keeping you in the Loop at Orange Grove
I’m sure you will all agree that the summer flew by! Ready or not, here we go! It is a busy time for everyone and I hope you and your students transition back to school smoothly.
As parents at Orange Grove, you are all members of our Family Faculty Organization (FFO). We invite you to learn more about our group by attending the first meeting of the school year on August 24th at 8:30 a.m. in the school library. We realize that it isn’t possible for everyone to make these meetings, especially working parents, so we’ll make sure to keep you in the loop in other ways too. The FFO has a website and blog ( as well as a FaceBook page ( where you can learn about our fundraisers, the various opportunities to volunteer, and read the minutes from our meetings.
Wondering how you can become more involved with OGMS? Here are 3 ideas: 1.Give the gift of time: We're looking for more people who will b…

Girls Chorus Open House

Cub Scouting Opportunity