Middle School Principal's Message

"Rider Strong”

Respect, Prepare, Perform, Persist

Principals’ Message

We would like to thank the students for all of their hard work and appreciate the continual support we have received from our staff and parents this school year.  This is a good time in the school year to take some time and ask ourselves if we have been doing our best in meeting our responsibilities and being respectful of ourselves and others.   We have included in this newsletter information for parents to access progress book alerts and we feel this can be a helpful tool in keeping track of your child’s performance at school.  Additionally, we have included testing dates for this spring.

We truly hope you have an enjoyable holiday season and if we can be of any assistance to you, please feel free to contact us at school.

Mr. Sovacool or Mrs. DeAngelis by phone at 330.682.1791 or by email at orvl_sovacoo@tccsa.net or orvl_mdeangelis@tccsa.net .

We are very fortunate to have a great working relationship with a very active PTO. We encourage our parents to stay involved and suppo rt our PTO. The Orrville City Schools also has a long h istory of possessing a close working relationship with the Orrville Police Department. Officer Mitch Zimmerman is the School Resource Officer and he works closely with the schools to help our kids in a variety of ways. Again, thank you for your support a nd if we can be of any assistance to you please feel free to contact us. We look forward to seeing you at our Parent Conferences on October 9th or October 11 th .


The philosophy of Orrville Middle School centers on the belief that all students have the capacity to learn, grow and develop into knowledgeable and caring citizens of the Orrville community. Our students will be engaged in learning that is relevant, challenging and exploratory. It is our goal that our students develop socially, emotionally, and academically in a trusting and respectful environment in which family and community are actively involved. In order to achieve these goals it is necessary for the school and family to work closely with each other so that the child is successful at school. During the middle school years, our students may face many important life choices and needs the support of both home and school to make wise, healthy decisions.
The mission of the Orrville City School District, in partnership with the parents and the community, is to inspire all students to become successful and lifelong learners and to be prepared to responsibly contribute to our community and society.

All middle school students follow three basic school rules. These rules are followed in every location of the buildings. The students pride themselves on following the three R’s.

  • Respect yourself!
  • Respect others!
  • Respect property!

Go Riders!