In order to improve communication between the school and all stakeholders, the school in conjunction with our PTA has created a communication plan. Please see the attached document below:
Olive Branch Middle School
Olive Branch Middle School will be regionally and nationally recognized as a superior performing school that ignites a passion for learning while inspiring student success through instructional excellence and exemplary leadership.
The Mission of OBMS
The mission of Olive Branch Middle School is to encourage student growth through the development of leadership skills, communication, and critical thinking while providing a safe and optimal environment conducive to learning. We are dedicated to academic excellence, thus enabling students to be self-sufficient and productive members of an ever-increasing technological society.
“Superbia Laboriose” Pride with Great Effort
Our school motto is Superbia Laboriose, which means Pride with great Effort. The people who make-up our community have always been prided themselves as being responsible, hard-working citizens who have pride in their community and their schools. We strive to carry on that tradition through a challenging and meaningful curriculum.
Rules and Policies
· Internet and Technology use policies are sent home to parents to be signed
· Employee Handbook
All policies, procedures, and rules are in the student as well as the employee handbook in order for all stakeholders to informed on day one of the school year. All employees, parents, and students are required to sign a statement indicating they read the appropriate handbook. Additions or changes are communicated via handouts, auto dialers, and/or meetings. Many policies, rules, and procedures are also posted on the school webpage and the district webpage. The school’s mission and vision statements will be reviewed yearly by the school’s leadership team and any additions or changes will be voted in by stakeholders.
· Grades via Parent Portal (Online)
· Progress Reports and Report Cards
· Remind 101 (Teacher Assignments)
· Teacher Webpages (Homework, Assignments, Projects, and teacher Bios)
· Teacher/Administrator phone conferences
Teachers are encouraged to keep their grades updated in Powerschool, so parents will have immediate online access. They’re also encouraged to communicate with parents regularly regarding assignments and due dates via Remind 101 as well as their personal webpages.
Activities (Sports, PTA, Band, etc…)
· School Webpage
· Auto-dialer to Parents Weekly
· School Sign
· Handouts/Flyers sent home
· Morning and Afternoon Announcements
· Student Handbook
· Employee Handbook
All athletic schedules are posted on the webpage, in the student handbook, and the employee handbook. Additions and changes are communicated via handouts sent home, auto dialers, and the school webpage. Other events are also communicated through the school webpage, hand outs sent home, the school sign, and by auto dialer.