OFFICE HOURS:  8:00am-4:00pm

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Athletic Announcement -

I am pleased to report that SOMS has started fall sport competition this past week with a cross country event.  Congratulations to the boys and girls XC teams who placed 6th and 8th respectively at the Rumble in the Jungle.  

As we shift into the week of 9/14, we will begin our tennis, volleyball, and football matches.  Although this season will not be quite the same as in the past, we are nevertheless excited to be at a juncture where we feel we can safely operate and manage competitions during a pandemic.  Thank you for your support and cooperation with the protocols and procedures that allow us to continue competition moving forward.  

If you are a parent of an athlete on our volleyball, football, cheer or dance team, your coach will be providing a link for you to order tickets a few days prior to the competition date.  You will not be able to enter a sporting venue unless you have pre-ordered your ticket to allow for a touchless transaction at our gate.  Tickets cost $5/ticket for 10 yrs.+, and you need to bring exact change with you.  At this time, we will only be accommodating 2 tickets/athlete in accordance with our district, campus and OCHD plan.  I will be certain to inform you if this attendance allowance is relaxed.  Thank you for your understanding and let's get ready to cheer our athletes as we embark upon the 2020 fall season for sports here at SOMS.  Go Dragons!

 

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SOMS Dance Team

Tryouts: 

Day 1 - Tuesday September 8th from 6-8PM (learn routine and practice any skills)

Day 2 - Thursday September 10th from 6-8PM or earlier (will perform routine in groups of 2-3 and show any additional skills) 

Each dancer is to bring/wear....

1. No previous south dance team clothing

2. Full foot covered dance shoe or tennis shoes (no socks or bare feet)

3. Personal water bottle

4. Mask 

5. Bag to keep all personal belongings in during tryouts

 

Dancers should arrive at Door #2 (nearest our cafeteria) wearing a mask and will be required to complete a health screening set of questions and temperature check at the door.  

If you have questions, please contact the SOMS Dance Team head coach, Coach Stephaney at:  stephaney.crooke@gmail.com        

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Athletic Programs: Purchases and Donations

Parents, volunteers, and coaches:

In an effort to be transparent and clear about the process of purchasing or donating equipment, foods, awards, or any other sport related item (i.e., banners, trophies, etc.), I want to clarify the processes and procedures required by individuals with respect to these purchases.

If the intent of the purchase is for a personal reimbursement (where a coach or parent buys an item/s and then expects reimbursement by SOMS), the only way SOMS can provide a reimbursement to you personally is that you first have a signed and approved Purchase Order (PO) for the item/s that you buy.  POs are available from Tami Day, our school bookkeper.  Without an approved PO, we will not be able to legally provide you a reimbursement.

If the purchase is requiring funds to be withdrawn from a team or athletic account, then the same procedure as outlined above must be followed.  The coach needs to submit a PO, which must be approved before the order can be made and payment be rendered to the business.

If the purchase is a donation, you do not need to follow the above procedure.  Rather, you can simply purchase the item and give it to the respective team/club along with notifying Tami Day in order for her to provide you with a Donation Acknowledgement Form (if it amounts to greater than $250) and/or a letter of acknowledgement (for your taxes) and our appreciation.

Our hope is that this will clarify processes and diminish any frustration or confusion regarding regulations for which SOMS is required to comply.  Undoubtedly, the partnership we experience from our faithful and supportive coaches, parents and volunteers is superior here at SOMS.  Your commitment to the welfare and success of our students, athletes, programs and staff is unquestionably fantastic.  We look forward to your continued support, and please let me know if you should have any questions.

Sincerely,

Christopher J. Rairick, Ed.S

Associate Principal / Athletic Director

South Oldham Middle School

Christopher.rairick@oldham.kyschools.us

 

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8th GRADERS:

Greetings!

The Engineers of Tomorrow (EoT) is a community based high school robotics team. We are associated with FIRST (https://www.firstinspires.org/), a global robotics community preparing young people for the future! Every year we work to design and build a complex robot that competes with teams from around the world in the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). 

Membership in EoT is open to high school students throughout the Oldham, Jefferson, Bullitt and Henry County community. Previous experience with robotics is not required. We are currently inviting interested students to join virtual information sessions and attend a virtual “open house” to learn more about our team and consider applying for membership in the 2020-2021 season.

Interested students and families can sign up to receive additional information and notification of upcoming events by completing the form below:

https://forms.gle/LiH5y8V7SdnqXktr5

Thanks!

Louis Peters

President, Engineers of Tomorrow

Team 2783

LaGrange, KY

FIRST Robotics Competition

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Dear Parents and Guardians,
Who wants to go to Italy and Greece the summer of 2021??? I am thrilled to share this unique travel opportunity for you and your student.  Check out this link to learn more about this exciting tour. 
www.eftours.com/2314151mw
Sara Taylor
sara.taylor@oldham.kyschools.us
 
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Save your Coke caps, flaps and wraps!!!! SOMS PTO is now participating in the Coke Gives Rewards program. You can log in and enter your codes OR collect those caps, flaps, and wraps and send them in!!!! Collect at work - collect at home - collect at parties!!!! Every code counts!!!!

https://us.coca-cola.com/give/schools/

Coke ProductsWhere to find code codes

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Per KRS 158.6453(20)(a), schools and the district must provide a summary of school and district assessment data to both parents and the community at large.  Please click on the following link for the SOMS summary:       2016-17 SOMS School Report Card Summary

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