Middle School Principal's Message

"Rider Strong”

Respect, Prepare, Perform, Persist

Principals’ Message

Dear OMS Community,
We just wanted to share important information for the start of the school year.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call the school at 330.682.1791 or to email Mr. Sovacool at orvl_sovacoo@tccsa.net.  We are looking forward to seeing all of our students again, and having a great 2022-2023 school year! 
*New Staff for the 2022-2023 School Year!  Please help us welcome our new guidance counselor Megan Deis, our new choir teacher Grayson Abend and our new building substitute Sam Horsburgh.
*Busing information for the 22-23 school year will be provided by the transportation department before the start of the school year.
*Our OMS Open House for grades 5-8 will be on August 10 from 6-8 pm.  5th grade students and parents should report to the cafeteria at 6:00 to get their schedule and we will have an informational meeting starting at 6:00 in the cafeteria.  After the meeting, 5th grade students and parents can meet their teachers and tour the building.  
6th-8th grade students and parents should report to their homeroom to pick up their schedule and then are free to meet teachers and tour the building.  Homeroom lists will be posted on the entrance doors and throughout the building.  There will not be a formal meeting for 6-8 grade parents.
Our Open House is designed as a simple meet and greet format and teachers may have additional information to share with our parents.  Parking will be available in the front parking lot, back parking lot by the gym or the blacktop area of our playground.  We look forward to seeing you on August 10 from 6-8 pm.
*First Day of School is August 16th.  Students may enter the building at 7:30 am.  Students who eat breakfast will report to the cafeteria and after they are done eating they will report to their homeroom.  Students who are not eating breakfast will report to their homeroom upon entering the building.
*Fall Parent Teacher Conferences are September 26th and 28th from 3-7 pm.
*OMS Picture Day is September 29th.
Again, we are excited about the upcoming school year and strive to provide our students with a safe and rewarding experience.  Parental communication and involvement plays an important role in the success of our school year.  By working together, we can ensure that our students are respectful and responsible in all that they do!  If we can be any assistance to you, please feel free to contact us at school.
Go Riders!
Dave Sovacool, Principal
Sly Slaughter, Asst. Principal



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!