Welcome to Old Turnpike School 2020 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
Congratulations to the OTS teachers, students, and community for earning the
2020 National Blue Ribbon Award.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Attendance and Being on Time at OTS
Letter to Parents October 2021
Clubs at OTS
Advisor: Mrs. Russi
Schedule: Mondays 2:30-3:30 in the Art Room!
BEGINS October 4th!!!!
The Art Club members will come to the art room to work on their artistic interests. Artists may also choose to participate in school community projects like posters and banners for various school events throughout the year. We will have a maximum of 20 students grades 6-8.
Battle of the Books Club
Advisor: Mrs. Searle
Schedule: Wednesdays 2:30-3:30pm in the Library!
BEGINS October 13th!!!!
The Battle of the Books Club will meet weekly to read and discuss the books on this year’s list! Students will compete in an interscholastic competition (the Battle!) in the spring, which typically takes place at Readington Middle School.
Odyssey of the Mind
Advisor: Mrs. Kouzis
Schedule: Thursdays 2:35-3:35pm in Mrs. Kouzis room!
BEGINS October 7th!!!!
Odyssey of the Mind teaches students how to develop and use their natural creativity to become problem-solvers. Imagine being faced with a problem that requires an original solution. It can be frightening. Now imagine not being afraid to solve that problem – that is what OM members learn. This skill and self-confidence will carry over to all areas of their lives. OM brings the classroom to life as students apply what they learn and combine it with their interests and passions to solve our unique open-ended problems. OM also emphasizes teamwork, budgeting, time management, public speaking, and so much more. This international program is designed to help students at all learning levels grow as individual learners, grow as team members, and to reach their full potential.
OTS Principal's Bi-Weekly Updates
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Click here to learn about Project Aspire 2021-22
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Anxiety in Kids - A Parent's Guide
Lunch at OTS
Let's Get Our Spirit On!!!!!
THE FOLLOWING DATES WILL BE NO HOMEWORK DAYSAT OLD TURNPIKE SCHOOL FOR THE 2021-22 SCHOOL YEARRosh Hashanah - September 7Yom Kippur - September 16Thanksgiving recess - November 24-26Winter recess - December 23-December 31Presidents’ Weekend - February 18-21Spring Break - April 14-22
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