OJH Bulletin 2024-2025


Welcome to Oakwood Junior High School.  The purpose of this bulletin is to provide information to both you and your parents concerning some of the important aspects of your school.  If you have any questions that have not been answered to your satisfaction, please contact your counselor or principal.  The school telephone number is 937-297-5328.                                                                    

Hilary Waugh, Counselor

Timothy D. Badenhop, Principal

Please note orientations are for students only with the exception of the new-to-OJH 8th Grade Orientation.

Thursday, Aug. 8, 2024

  • 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - 7th Grade Orientation
    • Meet in your Advisory  classroom according to your schedule,  don't forget to bring your schedule!
  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - New-to-OJH 8th Grade Orientation
    • Meet in the OJH Office and bring your schedule!


  • Monday, Aug. 12, 2024
    • 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - OJH Open House - more details will be included in an upcoming email (if you haven’t already, please be sure to sign up to receive emails from us on our website)

The school day begins at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 3:15 p.m.  Each day consists of seven periods plus an Advisory period, class change times of four minutes each, and a lunch period of one hour.  Your schedule will be explained to you in detail on the first day of school, Wednesday, Aug. 14.

On every other day except for the very first day of school, your day will begin with your first period class.  During the first day of school, we will hold a special “Advisory” to help all of our students feel comfortable in the new school year.  On the first day of school you should report to your Advisory period class at the beginning of the day.  Starting Thursday, Aug. 15, you will follow the regular schedule on a daily basis – begin in 1st period, and go straight through to 7th period.

BELL SCHEDULES                                                  
All tickets and passes for athletic events are available for purchase online at Hometown Ticketing.

Riders of bicycles and skate/long boards should park them in the area under the south end of the stadium. Although a security camera monitoring system is used in the bike rack area, it is important you always securely lock your bike or board. Students are expected to lock their bicycles/boards with their own individual locks to provide security of their bicycles/boards.

No student schedules will be changed prior to the second day of school.  Your course selections were made by you after careful study, and any changes made now should be done only after the same careful examination.  After the first day of school, requests for changes in class schedule are to be made in writing to your counselor.  The request must be signed by a parent.

Oakwood Junior High School is dedicated to creating a respectful environment that promotes an atmosphere conducive to learning and teaching. Proper attire fosters positive behavior and proper demeanor. Therefore, the following dress expectations will be enforced:

1. Clothing and accessories should not:

  • be disruptive in the school environment
  • present danger to the student’s health or safety
  • reference or promote the use of alcohol, controlled substances, tobacco or drugs
  • disrespect or discriminate against ethnic, cultural, gender, sexual or religious differences.
  • be vulgar, suggestive or offensive

2. The following are not appropriate for the school setting:

  • any top which does not appropriately cover the upper torso
  • bare midriffs (no skin shall be visible between the blouse or shirt and the item covering the lower body)
  • extremely short skirts or shorts
  • exposed undergarments (bra straps, boxer shorts, etc.)

3. Shoes must be worn at all times in the classrooms and hallways.

Report cards are issued to the student every quarter with letter grades of A,B,C,D and F used to indicate progress.  An incomplete (I) indicates the student's work has not been completed for the grading period. The schedule of grading periods follows.  Grade cards are not mailed out but can be viewed and printed off in ProgressBook each quarter at the end of the first week following the end of each grading period.  

  • October 11 - End of first quarter
  • December 20 - End of second quarter; end of first semester
  • Dec. 18, 19, 20 - First semester exams
  • March 14  -End of third quarter
  • May 30 - End of fourth quarter; end of second semester
  • May 28, 29, 30 - Second semester exams

The primary function of the school counselor is to administer to the best interests of the individual student.  Counselors meet with both students and parents during the junior high years.  Your teachers, your counselor, and your principal are available to assist you, as well as the school nurse, the school psychologist, and the speech and hearing therapist.

All holidays are indicated on the District calendar
Each student is provided a hall locker for the safekeeping of books and personal belongings. Students are to use assigned lockers only and are responsible for the security of the locker combination given to them (please do not share your combination with anyone).  Students are responsible for the upkeep and cleanliness of their own lockers.  Writing on either the inside or outside of the lockers is forbidden as well as putting stickers on either the inside or outside of the lockers.  Open food containers should not be kept in the lockers, as this will attract ants. All items are to be kept in lockers and not on the floor in the halls (items left in the halls and on the floors may be found in the Lost and Found). It is suggested to take a picture of the locker combination (from the schedule) with a phone in case it is forgotten.

Lost and found items may be located in the Athletic/Attendance Office and in the Pit locker room hallway.

At OJH, the lunch hour will be from 11:49 a.m. to 12:49 p.m. Students are permitted to bring a packed lunch or to go home during the lunch hour - just be sure to be back for your 5th period class at 12:49 p.m. For students who plan to purchase a school lunch, we anticipate offering a daily selection of a la carte options that include fruit, vegetables, sandwiches, beverages, and dessert items in addition to entrees from local vendors. While it will be possible to purchase a lunch for $4.00 or less per day, the cost is dependent on which items and item quantities students select.

In terms of seating, OJH and OHS students who stay at school may eat outdoors (including the Portico, the Alumni Plaza, and the stadium bleachers as long as the areas are kept clean), in the cafeteria, or in the west gym.

Our cafeteria has a point of sale system that uses a student PIN (Personal Identification Number), which will remain the same throughout your child's school years. Your child's PIN is a four or five digit number that is found on the top-right corner of their schedule in the box labeled "NUMBER"; please have them memorize this number. For more information regarding the point of sale system see PaySchools.

Money can be added to lunch accounts online via PaySchools (which charges a convenience fee) or by check made payable to OJH or Oakwood City Schools. If paying by check, please include your child's first and last name and grade level in on the memo line and turn it in to Mrs. Roeckner in the OJH Office. Funds can also be loaded with cash or check given to Mrs. Wahl in the Hungry Jack Cafe from 8:00 - 8:10 a.m.

Please write separate checks for lunch and school fees.

Specific regulations and procedures concerning dress, lockers, excuses, and grading will be discussed during the first class.  All students must participate in physical education unless prohibited from doing so by their physician.

Physical examinations and a FinalForm account are necessary for junior high students who plan to participate in the interscholastic athletic program. Physicals are valid for one year. Any questions, please contact the Athletic Department at 937-297-5342.

School fees are listed on student schedules and visible on ProgressBook Parent Access with these instructions. Fees can be submitted by cash or check to the school office, please be sure to make checks payable to OJH or Oakwood City Schools and include the student’s first and last name and grade level on the memo line. If preferred, fees can also be paid online using the PaySchools system. You can find more information at the PaySchools page.

Please write separate checks for lunch and school fees.

The Board of Education provides all textbooks. Students are expected to take proper care of the books and will be charged for any loss or damage.