O.W. Best News

Save the Date: 6th Grade Parent and Student Orientation

If your child will be in 6th grade during the 2017-18 school year, please plan to attend the Parent and Student Orientation on August 29th at 6:00 p.m. in the O.W. Best Middle School Cafeteria.  Your child will receive their schedule, meet their teachers, and tour the building again during this orientation while parents will attend an informational session with administrators and have an opportunity to ask questions.  If you and your child cannot attend the orientation, they will receive their schedule on the first day of school.

Summer School 2018
If you child has received 3 or more semester E's in core classes, they are required to attend summer school and pass in order to be promoted to the next grade level.  Summer school runs from June 25th to August 2nd (closed July 3/4) and is free of charge.  Classes are held Monday-Thursday from 8:00-12:00 at Annapolis High School.  You will receive a phone call by June 20th to let you know if your child must attend.  If your child does not fit into this category, but you would still like to have them attend summer school, we have a wait list of students.  Please email your child's counselor to add your child to the list.  Ms. Herd works with students with last names A-J (herdkerr@dhsd7.net) and Mrs. Stubbs works with students with last names K-Z (stubb​san@dhsd7.net).  If you have specific questions about summer school, please email Mr. Mollett or your child's counselor.  

Attention 7th Grade Parents
There will be a Washington D.C meeting for parents of next year 8th graders.  The meeting will be held at O.W.Best at 6:00 on Monday June 11, 2018

8th Grade Recognition Night
Recognition Night will be on Tuesday, June 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the O.W. Best Cafeteria.  This is an invitation only event, which recognizes 8th grade students with academic or character related achievements.  Postcard Invitations will be mailed on 5/24 and a list of students invited will also be posted in the office on 5/29 for students to check.  There is not a limit to the number of guests that students may bring, however seating is limited, so it is recommended that you arrive 15-20 minutes early .  Dress for the event is nice pants and a shirt for boys, and a casual dress/skirt or nice pants and a top for girls.  Light refreshments will be served afterward.  

Students can send an email to report threatening behavior confidentially to saysomething@dhsd7.net

Fall  Counseling Newsletter

Information for 6th Grade Parents & Students for the 2018-19 School Year

The counselors at Best and Pardee teachers have been preparing your students for middle school throughout the school year.  During the Counselors visit to your child's classroom at Pardee, a handout was discussed and sent home with every student.  Please click HERE for the handout.  Included in the handout is the date for the 6th grade Orientation.  Please add Wednesday, August 29th at 6:00 p.m. to your calendar.  We look forward to working with you and your child next year!


Talk Early & Talk Often Workshop
 a nationally recognized parent education program aimed at helping parents of middle and high school youth talk with their child about abstinence and sexuality. The two-hour workshop can be offered to parents in the school, community, healthcare or church setting. The workshop is free but registration is required.  For more information please visit http://www.parentactionforhealthykids.org/workshops/ 

Student Drop Off

Please use the right lane to quickly drop off your child.  Please do not park and wait for the bell to ring to let your child out of the car.  The left lane is the pass through lane.  Do not use this lane to drop off your child.  This will keep traffic flowing and will be safer for your child.

Reporting Absences
Please call 313-203-0341 if you child will need to miss school.
Counselor Appointments 

Ms. Herd and Mrs. Stubbs are available to meet with you regarding any academic, social, or emotional concerns with your child.  It is recommended that you call or email your child's counselor to set up an appointment to see them. Often the counselors have their day scheduled or have other situations that arise during the day and are not available to give you their full attention when you stop in without an appointment.  The counselors want to be sure to devote time to you and your child, so having an appointment scheduled ahead of time will allow them to free up time for you as well as gather any information from teachers to help during your appointment.  Please contact Ms. Herd at (313) 203-3198 or herdkerr@dhsd7.net if you child's last name begins with the letters A-J or contact Mrs. Stubbs at (313) 203-3199  or stubbsan@dhsd7.net  if you child's last name begins with the letters K-Z .  The counselors look forward to working with you and your child throughout the school year.  

O.W.Best Parent Connect Accounts   

If you need assistance with your Parent Connect Account, please Contact the office at 313.203.3200

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