Showing posts from January, 2017

The Boarder 1/24/17

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Keeping You in the Loop

Keeping you in the loop at Orange Grove
Big thanks! The Holiday SAC Project was a huge success!OGMS students collected and sorted over 2,100 items for The Community Food Bank. Thank you to all who participated by donating, sorting, or allowing your child to stay after school to help.Special thanks to Amy Bhola, Amy Hernandez, Nancy Loose for organizing the project.It was another fantastic service project and expression of Panther Pride! Stay tuned for next Student Action Committee (SAC) project coming soon.
Attention 8th Grade Parents It is time to start thinking about your son or daughter moving on to high school next year?CFHS is hosting an Open House: January 25, 5:30 p.m. Course & Club Fair (Cafeteria), 6:30 p.m. School Presentation (Auditorium). This event is intended for parents and students. In addition, to help ease your mind about the transition from OGMS to high school, Susan Rosenthal is hosting an 8th grade parent coffee on Thursday, January 26th …

Dine Out at Sauce 1/17

We are all set for a dine out at Sauce at Ina & Oracle on January 17th. The hours run the entire day, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Take outorders are included. The OGMS FFO earns 15% of the sales and no flyer is necessary. Just mention that you are with Orange Grove when you order for us to get credit.  Thanks!!

Counselor's Corner

Counselor’s Corner January Edition

Skype, Minecraft, Instagram,, YouTube channels, Facebook, Snapchat, can we ever keep up? With the conveniences of technology also come the frightful unknowns. Our children are no longer writing notes and passing them, or calling each other on the phone to ask for a sleepover. They are snapchatting and texting to say, “What’s up?” They are posting YouTube videos to shout out to their friends, tell their life stories, or find a date. As the world of technology evolves, so must we, to play along in the game and ensure our children are making choices that will support their bright futures.

The statistics are clear. According to The Child’s Study Center (, the total amount of media use by youth ages 8 to 18 averages 6-plus hours a day—more than any other activity. Fifty-four percent of teens send text messages, and one third of teens send more than 100 text messages per day. One third talk face-to-face with friends, around the …

Families are Invited to RSVP for the Cultural Luncheon

You Are Invited to Attend

OGMS Cultural Luncheon A Celebration of Diversity

January 26, 2017
Share a very special event and dine with your child during their regular lunch period.We will feature delicious cultural delicacies highlighting the cuisine of Germany, India and Vietnam!This event will showcase the talents of our visual and performing arts program.
Our Menu includes: Schweinenbraten (roast pork with caraway and mustard) with Sauerkraut and Rice Tandoori Chicken with vegetable brown rice Bahn Mi sandwich (seasoned turkey filling. topped with Asian slaw, cucumber slices, cilantro, sliced onion and jalepenos) with vegetable brown rice Cinnamon apples

Sign Up for the Color Run

How to Access the Quarter 2 Report Card

Open Enrollment Application Deadline 1/31/17

Tours for Prospective Families

General School Tours and Open Enrollment

We continue to hold general school tours for any prospective families who are considering attendance or open enrollment to Orange Grove Middle School for the 2017/18 School Year. These opportunities will be held every Wednesday at 3:15 p.m., Anyone interested in visiting OGMS should RSVP to Anne Morgan at 209-8202.

We also have a virtual tour on our website:

News from English Language Arts

What's new in English Language Arts?
The English Department is continuing to focus on the Arizona Career and College Readiness Standards.  
What does this look like?
Students will be: ●Reading a variety of fiction and non-fiction ●Paying attention to text complexity and Lexile scores ●Citing textual evidence ●Reading independently and responding to assigned prompts ●Listening to arguments and distinguishing validity ●Writing in a variety of genres at all grade levels ●Developing critical thinking skills through questioning  ●Creating a variety of technology-based products ●Expanding their learning through Deep Learning Proficiencies (Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Collaboration, Creativity and Innovation, Systems Thinking, Communication)
Friendly reminders from the English Department:

Encourage students to: ●Check StudentVue and be responsible for missing work ●Read and write daily ●Check teacher websites

Spanish Immersion Program

CFSD Chinese Immersion Program

Kindergarten Show and Tell

CFSD Resident Registration for 2017/18 School Year

Online Registration for resident families began on January 12, 2017.  The link to Online Registration is available through the “Register for School” button on the district and school websites. We respectfully request that you complete the registration process as soon as possible to ensure that the district has accurate enrollment numbers to plan for the next school year.

Current Open Enrollment families may not register students at this time. You will be notified by the Superintendent if your student has been accepted to a CFSD school through the Open Enrollment Program, and you will receive instructions about registering your student(s).

Mark Your Calendar

Important Calendar Events for 2nd Semester

Our new semester is underway and we ask that you mark your calendar for the following exciting upcoming events that further support students and families coming together to celebrate culture, learning, and transitions.
Jan. 25th 8th grade parents and students invited to tour the CFHS 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Jan. 26th 8th grade Parent Breakfast at 7:45 a.m. in the OGMS Library to have your questions about transitioning to CFHS answered. Jan. 26th Cultural Luncheon –See RSVP Insert and the flyer that went home today. Jan. 31st 8th graders visit CFHS and 5th graders from MZ/SDS visit OGMS Feb. 3rd CFHS counselors pick up 8th grade course selection Feb. 3rd Color Run 3:30 p.m. check in, 4:15 p.m. run Feb. 15th Open House for future 6th Grade Parents 6:00 p.m. MPR Feb. 23rd – 24th Rodeo Break March 9th - ABODA Festival for 7th and 8th grade band students
March 16th - Student Council Sponsored Dance 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. March 16th and 17th Student Led Conferences April 3r…