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‘Greek Life’ system launched at OMS

Opp Middle School has launched a new mentoring program called Greek Life.

Counselor Kristi Meeks said they are using the Core Essential curriculum, which is endorsed by Chick-fil-a.

“We are divided into 30 small groups,” she said. “There are 11 to 14 students per group.”

Meeks said each Greek house has one adviser, which is an OMS faculty member.

“Each Greek house has its own name based on the Greek alphabet,” she said.

“The idea is to build a relationship with our group and to encourage them with our monthly character value,” Meeks said. “We will plant the seed and let the kids lead the group by sharing that value with others.”

The values include obedience, responsibility, courage, honor, joy, knowledge, respect, forgiveness, humility and determination.

Incorporated in the program will be various service projects that the students choose throughout the year.

The goal is to create a common language among all at OMS.

“This will give the students and teachers a voice,” she said.

Students will earn points and have competitions based on attendance, behavior and grades.

At the end of the school year, they will hold a Greek games event.