Middle School Component Awards

OMLA Middle School Component Awards

The applications for the OMLA Component Awards can be found below.  The Component Awards are given out at our annual conference each year. THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR THIS YEAR HAS PASSED.  You can submit an application online by by mailing a hard copy using the address found on the application.

The purpose of the Ohio Middle Level Association Component Award Recognition Program is to identify and recognize schools that have implemented middle school concept components in an exemplary manner. It is the intention of OMLA that the recognized programs will serve as models for aspiring educators and provide model resources for schools striving to develop, refine or polish components of their middle schools. Recognized schools are open for visitations and encouraged to give presentations at the annual OMLA State Conference.


Outstanding Middle School Component Awards are given in the following areas. Click on each area for individual applications:

Application Criteria

  • Schools that apply must be current OMLA Institutional Members.
  • A school may apply for a component award in more than one area.
  • A separate, specific application must be completed for each area if a school applies for a Component Award in more than one area.
  • Applicant provides documentation that demonstrates exemplary practices in the specific Component Award area.
  • Teaming must be building-wide, not just one team in the building, for a Teaming Component Award.
  • A school that has received a component award cannot apply for a component award in the same area for the following two years.
  • Applications must be received by the posted deadline.

Awarding the Honor

  • A committee of the Ohio Middle Level Association Executive Board members will review all applications.
  • Applicants which meet the criteria on paper are notified and a site-visitation team of OMLA members and/or consultants is scheduled to verify the middle level component practice.
  • Component Awards will be recognized at the OMLA annual state conference.

IF you have any questions about these awards, please contact Lee Stockhausor Mike Kaufield.

Lee Stockhaus
Lima City Schools
1 Spartan Way
Lima, OH 45805
Phone: 419-996-3179
Email: lstockhaus@spartan.limacityschools.org

Mike Kauffeld
Teays Valley West Middle School
200 Grove Run Rd.
Commercial Point, OH 43116
Phone: 740-983-5000 or 614-877-4297
Email: mkauffeld@tvsd.us


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