O.J. DeJonge Middle School

Be Responsible. Be Respectful. Be an Oriole. 

Thank you for your interest in O. J. DeJonge Middle School!  We take pride in being educators who are committed to providing a top-notch academic experience for each of our students.  Our school’s vision is more than just words to us; it is the culmination of rich and meaningful work involving our entire faculty on what middle school students need, why we teach and the importance of every curricular area to the development of our students.  We pride ourselves in offering a broad and rich curriculum, as well as a growing complement of co-curricular groups and organizations that provide a comprehensive and meaningful education for students.  Please click on links located on this page to see our course offerings, co-curricular groups, 8th-grade camp overview and other information about the student experience at OJMS.                                                                    

Our Vision

The O. J. DeJonge Middle School community inspires learning through inquiry, relationships and self-awareness in an experience-rich environment that promotes independence and responsibility.

Professional Learning

Teaching is a critical, complex and rewarding endeavor.  It is arguably the most important job in the world.  O. J. DeJonge Middle School teachers strive to inspire their students, but even the most reflective and dedicated teachers need support to continue developing and refining their practice.  To that end, our faculty is committed to engaging in professional learning opportunities that result in actual improvements in teaching and learning.  We participate in multiple professional development sessions each month for teachers to learn of new research-based practices, share what they are trying with their colleagues, and have professional conversations meant to increase their reflectiveness about their practice.  Much of this work occurs on Professional Learning Communities (PLC) Days, and we are truly grateful for our own community's support that allows us to take several days throughout the year for learning with colleagues.   We are proud of our educators' dedication to serve as champions for all kids. 

 

 

 

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Upcoming Events

  • 14 Oct
    • OJ: 7th/8th Grade Volleyball @ Muskegon Catholic
      Date: Oct 14
      Calendar: OJ DeJonge Middle School Events
      Students dismiss at 2:00 and depart OJ at 2:10. Game starts at 4:00 at Catholic Central High School - Muskegon Morse Gym
  • 15 Oct
    • OJ: Xcountry Conference Championship
      Date: Oct 15
      Time: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
      Calendar: OJ DeJonge Middle School Events
      Championship at West Shore Comm College bus transport
  • 16 Oct
    • OJ: 7th Grade Football
      Date: Oct 16
      Calendar: OJ DeJonge Middle School Events
      Away game at Whitehall. Start time is 5:00.
    • OJ: 8th Grade Football
      Date: Oct 16
      Calendar: OJ DeJonge Middle School Events
      Away game at Muskegon Catholic Central. Game starts at 4:30.
  • 17 Oct
    • OJ: 1/2 Day & Conferences
      Date: Oct 17
      Calendar: OJ DeJonge Middle School Events
      Students dismiss at 11:20. Afternoon conferences are 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Evening conferences are 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
  • 18 Oct
    • OJ: 1/2 Day Dismissal
      Date: Oct 18
      Calendar: OJ DeJonge Middle School Events
      Students dismiss at 11:20
    • OJ: 6th Grade Wreath Fundraiser
      Date: Oct 18
      Time: 1:50 PM to 2:50 PM
      Calendar: OJ DeJonge Middle School Events
      Kickoff for 6th grade Wreath fundraiser, during 6th hour. Wreaths are handmade by Nickelson's Needlefast Evergreen Farm and come in two sizes: 20 inch wreath for $15 and 28 inch wreath for $20. Sale begins today and all order forms must be turned in to your first hour teacher by Friday, November 1. Payment for orders must be collected and submitted with the order form. Checks may be made payable to OJ Sixth Grade. Orders will Not be placed without payment. Late orders will Not be accepted.
  • 22 Oct
    • OJ: Xcountry Cardinal Classic
      Date: Oct 22
      Time: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
      Calendar: OJ DeJonge Middle School Events
      Cardinal Classic Invitational @ MCE School Complex, Custer. Bus Transport.
  • 23 Oct
    • OJ: 7th Grade Football
      Date: Oct 23
      Calendar: OJ DeJonge Middle School Events
      Home game against Farwell. Game time starts at 5:30.
  • 24 Oct
    • OJ: 8th Grade Football
      Date: Oct 24
      Calendar: OJ DeJonge Middle School Events
      Home game against Orchard View Middle School at home. Game starts at 4:30.

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706 E. Tinkham Avenue
Ludington, MI  49431

Main Office:  (231) 845-3810
Attendance:  (231) 845-3803
FAX:  (231) 845-3814

Office Hours:  7:00 am - 3:30 pm

OJMS Student Handbook 2019-2020
 

District Volunteer Opportunities

 

Principal

Mike Hart

Assistant Principal

Abby Schaperkotter

Athletic Director

Randy Fountain

Athletic Secretary

Martha Hamilton

Secretaries

Lia Lux
Katie Manier

Attendance Office

Beth Gunsell/Attendance

Computer Technician

Jen Collins

Counselors

Steve Hull
Amy Marsh

Teachers

Cinda Bertucci
Teresa Eriksen
Alison Helminski
Cindy Hill
Kara Jensen
Lynette Keillor
Julie Keson
Eileen Kline
Wade Knoll
Frederick Lamm
Carl Lindenau
Danielle Luce
Larry Lynch
Jennifer McWilliams
Bryan Morgan
Mike Nichols
Elliot Plummer
Kristin Pomorski
Jessica Quist
Mike Reilly
Lauren Schipper
Todd Schipper
JR Schoon
Karen Shineldecker
Susan Shoup
Brooke Siegert
Ben Teske
Melanie Tomaski
Jennifer Vogel