Mr. Tim Badenhop
Welcome to Oakwood Junior High School. This year promises to be an excellent experience for each of our 320 7th and 8th grade students.
At OJH, we have a school-wide theme of 5 Rs for Success - Respectful, Responsible, Resourceful, Resilient, Relationships. This theme will be promoted to all of our students during the school year. Our entire staff will be encouraging our students to be respectful, responsible, resourceful, and resilient relationship-builders as they travel through their junior high years. Additionally, our students will be encouraged to be good to each other.
To our students: Stay on top of your homework assignments so that you can enjoy the extracurricular activities that are offered. I also encourage you to communicate with your teachers when you have any questions or concerns. Our staff is here to help you - please let us know when you need assistance.
To our parents: Although your child has entered 7th or 8th grade, he or she is still in need of your guidance. I encourage you to monitor the completion of homework, especially as your son or daughter develops habits at the beginning of the year. At this age, it is also very important that your child participate in some extracurricular activities. We offer many clubs and activities in addition to our athletic programs. Encourage your child to get involved - maybe he or she will build lifelong friendships.
This is going to be a wonderful year - enjoy it!