Middle School Principal's Message

"Rider Strong”

Respect, Prepare, Perform, Persist

Principals’ Message

Orrville Middle School consistently thrives on improving the intellectual, social, emotional and physical needs of the students. We talk to our students about GRIT or the ability to stay working at a task even when they want to quit. Parent communication and input is very important as we work on meeting the needs of our students. We encourage our students to be respectful to themselves and others and to be responsible for their behavior and actions. If our parents have any questions or concerns regarding the building climate or school procedures please feel free to contact Mr. Sovacool or Mr. Slaughter by phone at 330.682.1791 or by email at orvl_sovacoo@tccsa.net or orvl_slaught@tccsa.net.

We are very fortunate to have a great working relationship with a very active PTO. We encourage our parents to stay involved and support our PTO. The Orrville City Schools also has a long history of possessing a close working relationship with the Orrville Police Department. Officer Lesy Herbert is the School Resource Officer and she works closely with the schools to help our kids in a variety of ways. Again, thank you for your support and if we can be of any assistance to you please feel free to contact us. We look forward to seeing you at our Parent Conferences on September 16 and 19. The Fall Conference Parent Letter was sent home with your student and is also available on our website. Please fill it out and return it to school if you are planning on attending our Fall Conferences. please notify the school office. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at school.

Mr. Sovacool, Principal

Mr. Slaughter, Dean of Students


The philosophy of Orrville Middle School centers on the belief that all students have the capacity to learn, grow and develop into knowledgeable and caring citizens of the Orrville community. Our students will be engaged in learning that is relevant, challenging and exploratory. It is our goal that our students develop socially, emotionally, and academically in a trusting and respectful environment in which family and community are actively involved. In order to achieve these goals it is necessary for the school and family to work closely with each other so that the child is successful at school. During the middle school years, our students may face many important life choices and needs the support of both home and school to make wise, healthy decisions.
The mission of the Orrville City School District, in partnership with the parents and the community, is to inspire all students to become successful and lifelong learners and to be prepared to responsibly contribute to our community and society.

All middle school students follow three basic school rules. These rules are followed in every location of the buildings. The students pride themselves on following the three R’s.

  • Respect yourself!
  • Respect others!
  • Respect property!

Go Riders!