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

  • 26 Aug
    thru Aug 29
    • OJ: XCountry Practice 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM
      OJ: XCountry Practice
      Date: Aug 26 - Aug 29
      Time: 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM
      Calendar: OJ DeJonge Middle School Events
      Meet in Pool parking lot. Practice starts at 7am. Athletic Physical required.
  • 26 Aug
    thru Aug 30
    • OJ: Football Practice 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      OJ: Football Practice
      Date: Aug 26 - Aug 30
      Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      Calendar: OJ DeJonge Middle School Events
      Foot ball practice will be at Oriole Field. Must have a physical on file.
  • 28 Aug
    • OJ: Back to School Night 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
      OJ: Back to School Night
      Date: Aug 28
      Time: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
      Calendar: OJ DeJonge Middle School Events
      Students and families will receive class schedules at this time. There will be a brief presentation in Peterson Auditorium followed by the opportunity for students and their families to travel through OJMS to meet teachers and staff.
  • 29 Aug
    • OJ: Welcome Day 6th Grade 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      OJ: Welcome Day 6th Grade
      Date: Aug 29
      Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      Calendar: OJ DeJonge Middle School Events
      6th Grade Welcome - all 6th grade students will participate in orientation with staff and student mentors.  Lunch is included. Sixth grade students will meet in the OJ Gym. Students must bring an AUP form signed by a parent/guardian in order to receive their iPad.  Any student who does not bring a signed AUP or that cannot attend the August 29 events can bring the signed form to the OJMS office any day after that date and receive an iPad.
    • OJ: Welcome Day - New Student Tours
      Date: Aug 29
      Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
      Calendar: OJ DeJonge Middle School Events
      7th and 8th grade students that are new to OJMS are welcome to receive a guided tour and orientation activities with staff and student mentors. New students will convene in the OJ gym. Students must bring an AUP form signed by a parent/guardian in order to receive their iPad. Any student who does not bring a signed AUP or that cannot attend the August 29 events can bring the signed form to the OJMS office any day after that date and receive an iPad.
    • OJ: Welcome Day Returning Students
      Date: Aug 29
      Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
      Calendar: OJ DeJonge Middle School Events
      Returning 7th and 8th grade students are welcome to drop in any time during this window. Students must bring an AUP form signed by a parent/guardian in order to receive their iPad. Any student who does not bring a signed AUP or that cannot attend the August 29 events can bring the signed form to the OJMS office any day after that date and receive an iPad.

Oriole Tweets

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