Otsego Middle School offers students a variety of extra-curricular activities, organizations and clubs to be a part of to enhance their educational experience. Click on the tabs below to learn about the different opportunities in OMS Student Life!
Be Nice came to Otsego Middle School in 2017 and our Be Nice student leaders are spreading kindness throughout OMS! Be Nice is a mental health education program that focuses on bully and suicide prevention while creating a positive culture in the schools through simple actions. It's building an understanding that your actions have a direct effect on others.
Our students will surprise students with kind actions or present them with challenges to be nice.
NICE is an acronym for: Notice Invite Challenge Empower
STAND is for Students Taking A New Direction and is a group of students who plan activities and campaigns to share positive behaviors students should embrace and warn others of the dangers that can come with growing up. The OMS STAND group organizes activities for Red Ribbon Week, an anti-drug campaign, among other efforts.
To get involved, contact Mrs. Secord.
Mrs. Secord, STAND Advisor
The hallway mural above transformed from those in Art Club in 2018!
Art Club is an after-school activity that provides materials, instruction and support for students who are seeking a creative outlet in addition to their academic schedule. Art Club meets every Monday from 2:45-3:30pm in the middle school art room. Art Club with Mrs. Ernstes is fun, free and fabulous! If you are interested, drop in!
OMS Robotics is for any student interested in learning more about problem-solving, engineering, programming or building robots. The teams are a part of the FIRST Tech Challenge. Students develop STEM skills and practice engineering principles. Teams are challenged to design, build, program and operate robots in a head-to-head challenge.
OMS Robotics teams are coached by parents who work in, or have experience in, the engineering fields.
Going On Now!
Sharpen your skills at your favorite sports this summer with the Big Dawg Summer Sports camps!
- Registration going on now! Must register for your camp one week prior to its start
- Full details are in the flier here and below
Otsego's Summer Tennis Program (4-week session)
- Tennis is launching a 4-week summer program to help with the fundamentals as well as matches. Skills, drills and lessons will happen for all participants Monday-Thursday, K-12th grade and matches will schedule for those in 6th-12th grade on Fridays. This program begins June 20th but there will be a kick-off lunch/carnival on June 14th. Sign up today!
Spikers volleyball is a fundamental program for girls in grades 3-6. Teams are comprised of two grades each. The girls learn the fundamentals of volleyball including stance, bumping, setting, spiking and serving. They have practices and games. Signups for this program start in September. The season is mid-October through early December.
Hoopsters basketball is for boys and girls in grades 3-5. Teams learn fundamentals of basketball and play games against both Otsego and Plainwell teams. Registration for this program starts in October.
Little Dawg Basketball
Little Dawg basketball is for our littlest players. This 6-week program is for kids in Kindergarten through 2nd grade to learn the fundamentals of basketball with our varsity coaches and players. This program is on Saturdays and begins in January.
From T-ball to kid pitch, there is an opportunity for kids of all ages to get in the game of baseball or softball. This program begins in June and typically runs seven weeks.
Swimming is an important lesson to learn and we have several opportunities for kids to learn how to swim and enhance their swimming techniques through swim lessons. Most of the classes are offered throughout the summer, but check often for the latest class schedule.
The Otsego Swim Club (OSC) is for kids ages 6-18 who want to better their skills and experience with competitive swimming. Swim Club runs a winter and summer session. OSC is run entirely by parent volunteers. Learn more on the Otsego Swim Club Webpage.
Middle School Tennis
Middle School Tennis is run through Community Education. Open to boys and girls in grades 6th - 8th, they'll learn the fundamentals of the sport through practices three days a week and compete in doubles matches against several local school districts. Look for sign-up information in February. The season begins in March.
If you are unable to access any of the links, please call the Community Education office at 694-7930.