Oak Ridge High School
Wildcat iNews for the ORHS Wildcat Nation 10/21/19 #111
PARENT NIGHT FOR THE CLASS OF 2023 (FRESHMAN)
SENIORS - NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY APPLICATIONS!!!
TNPROMISE DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 1ST! DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!
First Deadline - November 1, 2019 - Apply
RECOMMENDATION LETTERS NEEDED BY COUNSELING STAFF
PARENTS - PLEASE HELP YOUR SENIORS
ADHERE TO THESE DEADLINES!!!
Please be aware of the dates attached in the PDF below! These dates reflect the three weeks’ notice REQUIRED by the ORHS counselors/teachers for College Admissions/Scholarship recommendation letters. Please keep to these deadlines as counselors/teachers are writing many recommendations for multiple students during these dates. We want to write the best recommendations for you that we can so we greatly appreciate this “lead time” to assure that we’ve provided the best letter possible for YOU and YOUR accomplishments these past four years.
STRIVE FOR 5 - AN UPDATE ON ORHS ATTENDANCE!
ORHS GRAD OFFERS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FOR EMOTIONAL/SEXUAL ABUSE SEMINAR!
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and native Oak Ridger Ellen Reid joins YWCA for the latest Talk and Toast!
Ellen will share excerpts and discuss her award-winning opera p r i s m, which confronts the difficult topic of sexual and emotional abuse. Immediately following, YWCA CEO Alizza Punzalan-Randle will moderate a panel discussion with YWCA staff and victim advocates on the topic of domestic violence. This event is one of several events being hosted by YWCA in October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Tickets are $35 and include heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks. All proceeds will benefit YWCA’s life-saving programs and services in Oak Ridge and Anderson County.
For more information, click the link of the article published in the Oak Ridger 10/9/19:
SIGN UP IS NOW!
Questions regarding AP Exams should be addressed to Mr. David Foust: firstname.lastname@example.org
This announcement was updated over Fall Break to provide more clarification!
Students taking an AP Exam this year must register via myAP. Their teacher can assist with this if they haven't done so. The registration window is now open and closes November 1. Students must either pay a deposit of $40 per exam or pay for all exams in full by November 1st. Only exams with a deposit or payment in full as of November 1st will be ordered. If students choose to pay by deposit, the balance will be due the week of April 20th. The exams cost $94/test. If your child is taking more than 3 exams, the 4th and subsequent exams will cost $40/test. If your student is a fee-waiver student the exams are $15/test. Students may drop off their payment in the main office before school, after school, or at lunch October 28th - November 1st.
Students who plan to take an AP Exam for a course in which they are not enrolled must see Mr. Foust during the registration window.
COMING SOON: The AMC10 and AMC12 tests
SIGNUPS BEGIN AFTER FALL BREAK AND THE COST IS $2.00
What is the AMC 10/12?
The AMC 10 and AMC 12 are both 25-question, 75-minute, multiple choice examinations in high school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills.
The AMC 10 is for students in 10th grade and below, and covers the high school curriculum up to 10th grade. Students in grade 10 or below and under 17.5 years of age on the day of the contest can take the AMC 10. The AMC 12 covers the entire high school curriculum including trigonometry, advanced algebra, and advanced geometry, but excluding calculus. Students in grade 12 or below and under 19.5 years of age on the day of the contest can take the AMC 12.
These competitions are administered around the country on Thursday, January 30, 2020 and Wednesday, February 5, 2020. The AMC 10/12 provides an opportunity for high school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. The AMC 10/12 is the first in a series of competitions that eventually lead all the way to the International Mathematical Olympiad (see Invitational Competitions).
The AMC 10/12 is also available in French, Spanish, large print, and braille.
CLOSE THE HOMEWORK GAP! @1MILLIONPROJECT
JOB FAIR - FOR TEENAGERS!
VAPE EDUCATION!!! - Watch this video!
SENIOR YEARBOOK ADS - DUE OCTOBER 28TH
alex dahl wins for emerging artist!!!
9 Honors Art Students!
OUR TEACHERS HAVE A TUTORING SCHEDULE!
WALK ACROSS TN!
Walk Across Tennessee starts in 4 Weeks. We will kick off this event on Monday, October 14th, so make sure you have your teams together before fall break. For your convenience UT Extension has created a Google Form for online registration. You can still submit paper copies, but teams can now choose to register online at the following links:
Individual Registration (All Team Members)- http://tiny.utk.edu/IndivWAT
Team Registration (Captains Only)- http://tiny.utk.edu/TeamWAT
All team members do still need to complete the individual registration (either in paper or online) because of the waiver form. I am also re-attaching the updated Captain’s Packet.
Please email Shayla Sanderson at email@example.com with any questions.
ANNUAL TURKEY TROT - NOVEMBER 12!
The Annual Turkey Trot is officially 4 weeks away! This years race will be November 12th from 4-6p at Robertsville Middle School cross country track. Last year we had an incredible turn out of 218 kiddos that participated. We are hoping for even more students to run but we need your help!
If you are available from 3:15-6p and would like to come help out we would love to have you. Please sign up through the link: Turkey Trot Volunteer Sign Up.
If you have any questions please contact Coordinated School Health Coordinator Shayla Sanderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OCTOBER IS A BUSY ACT MONTH!
The Senior Re-Take ACT will be given on Tuesday, October 29th. Seniors should follow the same guidelines as above except they will not have an admission ticket. Once the test is over, Seniors will be dismissed for the remainder of the day. Seniors should arrive at 7:30 AM!!! Students cannot enter the test location after the test has been distributed - BE ON TIME!
ACT PREP - INFO FROM MR. ETHERIDGE
ACT Prep: We will hold cram sessions in ACT Math, Science, English, and Reading on Wednesday, October 23. Session 1 (from 2:00-3:00) includes commas and semi-colons and working problems. Session 2 (3:00-3:30) focuses on test-taking strategies. All ORHS students are welcome, especially seniors, who will take the ACT on October 29, at ORHS
DOWNLOAD ACT TEST REGISTRATION & TEST DATES!
TAKE THE NIGHT OFF FROM COOKING ON WEDNESDAY!
8TH annual secret city chess championship
BASKETBALL SIGN UPS ARE HERE - CITY OF OAK RIDGE!
New Opportunity for an Added Distinction on Senior's Diploma
NEW: Work Ethic Distinction for Diploma
Students graduating with a district-developed work ethic distinction shall be recognized at their graduation ceremony. This distinction will be useful for presentation to future employers for work-based learning, apprenticeships, and employment in a chosen field after graduation. Employers throughout Tennessee have indicated that students who present a document such as this, indicating desirable work habits will be given preference for interviews. In order to earn such a distinction, students must exhibit certain characteristics by earning points on a Work Ethic Distinction form available in school counseling or via this link: www.ortn.edu/Curriculum/CCTE/Work_Ethic.pdf
EUROPEAN EXTRAVAGANZA - ONLY 15 SPOTS LEFT!
IMPORTANT DATES FROM ORHS COUNSELING OFFICE!
- October 22, 2019- FAFSA help night 5:30-7:00 in CS208 for parents of seniors
- October 29, 2019 - ACT Senior Retake during the school day
- November 5, 2019 - FAFSA night 5:30-7:00 in CS208 for parents of seniors
- November 5, 2019 - FAFSA night 5:30-7:00 in CS208 for parents of seniors
- January 16, 2020 – Junior Seminars for students – Auditorium during the school day
- January 16, 2020 -FAFSA night CS208
- January 23, 2020 -Sophomore Seminars for students – Auditorium during the school day
- January 30, 2020 - Freshman Seminars for students – Auditorium during the school day
WILDCAT ATHLETICS THIS WEEK!
TUNE INTO BBBTV.COM - WILDCAT BASKETBALL AUCTION - LIVE!
A YEAR OF SPORTS FOR A FLAT FEE!
CANVAS PROBLEMS? CHECK OUT THESE UPDATES FROM MRS. WITICK!
If your Canvas Dashboard is not loading, and it looks like a slot machine flashing cards, it is because Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser for Canvas since they have stopped doing updates for the browser. HERE is the list of Supported browsers:
Current and first previous major releases of the following browsers:
- Chrome 75 and 76
- Firefox 67 and 68 (Extended Releases are not supported)
- Edge 44 (Windows only)
- Respondus Lockdown Browser (supporting the latest system requirements)
- Safari 11 and 12 (Macintosh only)
You should always use the most current version of your preferred browser. Your browser will notify you if there is a new version available.
WAYS TO FINANCIALLY SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS AT ORHS!
FOOD CITY SCHOOL BUCKS PROGRAM!
It’s time for Food City’s School Bucks Program that helps support ORHS-CDC! The program begins Wednesday, September 4, 2019 and ends on May 5, 2020.
Parents can use this to easily link their ValuCard to their school of choice at checkout.
• At the cash register, have the cashier scan the barcode along with your Food City ValuCard. This will automatically link the two together, which means you only need to scan this barcode one time. The PLU listed below may also be entered at the cash register by the cashier in lieu of scanning barcode.
• Parents also can register their ValuCard online by visiting www.foodcity.com/schoolbucks
From that point, it’s simple… just shop and earn valuable points for your school. Remember this is a ValuCard program… use your ValuCard and save for ORHS-CDC. Nothing has to be done again until next school year!
*Please share the barcode information with family and friends! You can only register your ValuCard with one school/program so please make it ORHS-CDC! Thank you in advance for your support!
Oak Ridge High School Band Boosters
Oak Ridge High School Orchestra Boosters
Oak Ridge High School PTSO
SHOP AMAZONSMILES AND SUPPORT MANY ORHS ORGANIZATIONS!
Support: Wildcat Football Boosters Club
SAVE YOUR COKE LIDS AND CASE CODES FOR CDC
CDC is asking everyone to continue to save your Coke product lids/case codes. You may send those Coke lids/codes in to us here at the high school or you can set up your own account @ https://us.coca-cola.com/give/schools , input your codes and donate them to Oak Ridge High School. All proceeds donated go to CDC to help pay for classroom supplies, materials and student needs. Thank you for your support!!!
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
All Box Top funds go to support our CDC classrooms!
Last Names A - C - Ms. Paige Redman email@example.com
Last Names D - H - Mrs. Ashley Bennewitz firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Names I - M - Mrs. Brianna Ottinger email@example.com
Last Names N - R - Mrs. Kelly Rowland KSrowland@ortn.edu
Last Names S - Z - Mrs. Heidi Foster firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Worker - Mrs. Alison King email@example.com
Registrar - Mrs. Audrey Morris firstname.lastname@example.org
TECHNOLOGY TRAGEDY??? DO YOU NEED HELP???
Mrs. Witick has been an Instructional Technology Coach in Oak Ridge Schools for 13 years. Students and parents can also contact her for assistance with Skyward Family Access, our Canvas Learning Management System, and Office 365 apps.
If you have questions for Mrs. Witick about these items, you can contact her at 425-9587 or email email@example.com
Ways to Connect and STAY INFORMED!
Website - http://www.ortn.edu/highschool/
Daily Bulletin - http://www.ortn.edu/highschool/daily-bulletin/ this is the Daily Announcements and are published on the website.
Channel 15 at 7:50 AM - Watch the announcements each morning by our Crew! YouTube Streaming: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL9N_azmWeQByrIW6pWLBlQ
Live in Knox/Anderson/Roane - If you live throughout Anderson/Roane/Knox counties and have ATT Uverse you can find us on Channel 99 – just select the Oak Ridge Schools option.
INews - this is the weekly Newsletter; distributed Monday morning at 7:00 am by email; it is also sent out on Twitter on Sunday evening on @stefthompson63 @ORSchools All previous issues can be found at http://www.ortn.edu/highschool/news-events/news-links/
Skylert Messages and Emails - Please make sure your current email address and phone numbers are up to date!!!
PTSO Newsletter - PTSO distributes a VERY detailed quarterly newsletter to inform parents of upcoming events and LOTS of counseling information! This comes to your email! They also have a presence on the website: http://www.orhs-ptso.org/news-information with tons of information! PTSO also has a Facebook presence, and we encourage you to "LIKE" their page! https://www.facebook.com/ORHSPTSO/
Twitter - While we know not everyone is on Twitter, many, many are! We keep the list of Twitter accounts for sports, clubs, teachers, principals, class information, etc. updated on the Wildcat iNews. We encourage you to follow us! Twitter provides us an opportunity to share quick information throughout the day as well as celebrate our awesome kids and their accomplishments!
Class of 2020 families - We have started a Facebook page as well https://www.facebook.com/ORHSClassof2020/ in addition to our @ORHSClassof2020 Twitter account.
OAK RIDGE SCHOOLS CALENDARS!
FOLLOW US ON @TWITTER!
NEW ACCOUNTS ADDED ARE IN BOLD
@Wildcats2020vi1 - Class of 2020 Information Maintained by Senior Steering
@ORHS_NJROTC - ROTC, WIldcat Company
@DavidJFoust - David Foust, Class of 2023 admin
@KITTYCOMMITTEE1 - ORHS Student Section
@ORHSSchoolcraft - Jonathan Schoolcraft, ORHS Math teacher
@ORHS_FB_Boostr - ORHS Football Boosters
@ORHSWildBand - ORHS Marching & Concert Band
@OrhsJam - ORHS Jam Club with Mr. Alexander & Mrs. Whitaker
@davidbowman10s - ORHS Tennis Team
@orhsinteract - Interact Club
@HealthyORS - ORS Coordinated School Health
@Alison_King23 - ORHS Social Worker
@ORladysoccer- ORHS Lady Soccer Cats
@ORHSOakLog2017 - Oak Log Yearbook for 2018-19
@ORHSClassof2021 - Mrs. Roberts' Class of 2021
@ORHSvolleyball - ORHS Girls Volleyball Team
@ORHSXC - ORHS Cross Country Team
@ORHSLibrary - ORHS Library & Media Services
@ORHSCreditUnion - ORHS Credit Union
@ORHSBaseball15 - Varsity & JV ORHS Baseball Team
@MasquersORHS - Masquers and Theater for ORHS
@orpsef - Oak Ridge Public Schools Educational Foundation
@orhs_gsa - Gay/Straight Alliance Club
@ORSTechnology - Updates from IT Dept. for technology in @ORSchools
@ORHSTennis - ORHS Tennis Team
@GraduationCeleb - ORHS Graduation Celebration 2019
@ORSchools - District Twitter Account
@ORHSWIldcatMGM - Mr. McDonald
@ORHS_PTSO - PTSO for ORHS
@ORHSCounseling - Counseling Office
@ORHSClassof2020 - Senior Information
@estepintime - Mrs. Estep, Assistant Principal for the Class of 2022
@ORBoysBball - Oak Ridge Boys Basketball
@ORLadyWildcats - Oak Ridge Girls Basketball
@orhs_cheer - Oak Ridge Cheerleaders
@ORHSDanceCats - Oak Ridge Dance Cats
@OakRidgeSports - Oak Ridge Sports
@frc4265 - Secret City Wildbots
@ORHSOrchestra - Orchestra
@APES_ORHS - AP Environmental Science
@wildcats_AT - Athletic Training for ORHS Sports (Mighty Terra Davenport!)
@ORHSgolf - Golf Team/Scott Estep
@PhysicsCats - ORHS Betsy Hondorf's Physics Highlights