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Otte Middle School


Summer Academic Resources - in order to retain and maintain the learning that occurred through the school year, it is a good idea to spend some time this summer reading and engaged in academic activities. Here are some suggestions for students and parents.

iXL Math - https://www.ixl.com/signin/blair

iXL Language Arts (6th grade)

Summer Learning Programs - https://www.education.ne.gov/tl/summer-learning-programs/

Math Challenge

Reading Challenge

Khan Academy - www.khanacademy.org

Blair Public Library - https://libraries.ne.gov/blair/

Otte Middle School

OBMS Daily Bell Schedule

(click on the link above to access the complete bell schedule)

7:45 a.m.    Students may enter the building for breakfast or with a pass

8:05 a.m.    First Bell rings (students can enter building & hallways)

8:15 a.m.    Tardy Bell rings (students must be in their seats ready for class)

3:17 p.m.    Dismissal Bell

Carline ~ please pull all the way forward to help the line to move quicker.

Lunch Accounts ~ please keep your student's lunch account in the black.  Parents/guardians can go to www.myschoolbucks.com to sign up for an online account to view your student's account.  

Fridays Late Start for PLCs (Professional Learning Communities)

Friday Late Start  

~ Doors open 9:15 a.m. ~  First bell 9:37 a.m. ~ Tardy bell 9:47 a.m. ~

This year on Friday mornings, the Blair Community Schools will be implementing PLCs (Professional Learning Communities).  To learn more about PLCs click here link to view a clip from Nebraska Loves Public Schools.

Grade level

School Start Time

  ~ Tardy Bell ~

Doors open

for drop off



10:00 a.m.

9:45 a.m.



9:55 a.m.

9:35 a.m.

9:35 - 9:55 a.m.


9:55 a.m.

9:15 a.m.

9:30 - 9:55 a.m.


9:47 a.m.

9:15 a.m.*

9:25 - 9:50 a.m.


9:50 a.m.

9:15 a.m.*

9:30 - 9:45 a.m.

* time of general supervision (morning activities supervision is the responsibility of the teacher/sponsor)


If your child is absent from school, you MUST call the school office at (402) 426-3678 by 8:30 a.m.  You may call before school hours and leave a message.  Your cooperation is very much appreciated.  Thank you!

Article  - "Make Every Day Count: Boost School Attendance"

NEW Student Online Enrollment

Blair Community Schools new student online enrollment process begins here.  Please click on the bear paw below.  


The Respect Troupe was at OBMS on March 22, 2017, and will be returning on January 29, 2018.  Each grade level will attend an assembly, which will focus on different aspects of being respectful of themselves, bullying and bully prevention.  The links below have additional resources for parents/guardians to access.  

RESPECT 2 Website -  http://respect2all.org/ 

Boys Town Parenting - http://www.boystown.org/parenting

Parenting University - http://www.childrensomaha.org/main/parentingu.aspx

Safe, Smart & Social - safesmartsocial.com 

Common Sense Media - commonsensemedia.org

Cyberbullying Research Center - cyberbullying.org

Direct your Dollars, Box Tops & Campbell's Labels
~ Box Tops for Eduction

~ Direct Your Dollar ~ entire Family Fare receipt

~ Campbell's Labels for Education ~

Otte Blair Middle School is collecting Direct your Dollars slips from your "Family Fare" receipts, Box Tops for Education and Campbell's Labels for Education.  We earn 10 cents for each Box Top and 1 point per Campbell's label towards educational materials.  

We would like your help in raising funds for our school!  Please send labels into school with your student.  We hope this project will be a huge success and assist us in providing materials for OBMS!  Thank you so much for your continued support of Blair Community Schools.

                            Direct Your Dollars letter from Band Boosters

Kids Cruisin' Kitchen

Report It!

SafeSchools Alert is our district's anonymous tip reporting service.  If you have information about a threat to our safety, do your part and report it!  And remember, you can remain anonymous.  Click on the icon below to report any threat.


Otte Blair Middle School Office

Phone: (402) 426-3678

Principal:  Dr. Chris Stogdill

Asst. Principal:  Mrs. Laura Jackson

Counselors:  Mrs. Amy Sather  &

                           Mr. Brian Slominski

Secretaries:  Ms. Teri Lashier & Mrs. Mari Baxter

Nurse:  Mrs. Shelly Mintken

2017-2018 OBMS Information
School Health Forms

Health Update Form


Medication Permit

Physical Forms

2017-2018  7th grade Parent Physical Letter

CLICK HERE for School Health Forms

Nebraska Family Helpline

Arbor Family Counseling

Arbor Family Counseling contracts with the Blair Community Schools to provide Student Assistance Programs (SAP).  SAP assessment and counseling services are oriented to include the student and his/her family.  Each student recieves 2 free sessions with a counselor regarding a specific issue.  All SAP Services are confidential.

(402) 440-0960


Sub Paras & Teachers

Please call the Administration Building at 402-426-2610 for additional information if you are interested in subbing as a paraprofessional or teacher.  

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