May 5, 2023
Here are the new announcements in this newsletter:
- ELA Testing Grades 3-8 and Grade 10: May 8-11
- View Lily's Senior Project
- Seeking Adult Volunteers for Senior Project Presentations
- ASB Election
- OCEAN Spring Dance - May 12
- Student of the Week
- Seniors - Important Dates
Repeated relevant information is below the new announcements each week.
ELA Testing Grades 3-8 and Grade 10 : May 1-4
8:30-11:30 Grade 5-8 ELA Test
8:30-11:30 Grade 3-4 ELA Test
8:30-11:30 Grade 10 ELA Test (including 11th and 12th graders needing to test)
⚠️CANCELED: MS LABWell, Algebra and Geometry, Katie/Koyuki morning Interventions
8:30-10:00 Grade 5-8 MathELA
8:30-10:00 Grade 3-4 ELA Test
8:30-10:00 Grade 10 ELA Test (including 11th and 12th graders needing to test)
⚠️CANCELED: LABWell, Algebra and Geometry, Katie/Koyuki morning Interventions
View Lily's Senior Project at the Jefferson County Library
Lily N.'s senior project about Chinese History in Port Townsend is on display for the month of May at the Jefferson County Library.
Here is what Lily says about her project:
"I chose this project on the Chinese in Port Townsend because I’m also a Chinese immigrant. I wanted to learn why there are hardly any Chinese people in Port Townsend and what it was like for the Chinese who immigrated to the US all those years ago. This project educates the community by teaching them about the Chinese in Port Townsend, the Old Chinatown in Port Townsend and the Chinese Gardens. The Old Chinatown was Memorial field and the Antique mall downtown. It got burned down in a fire. The firefighters saved the American shops but not the Chinatown. They let it burn to the ground. The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 was the first federal law that restricted immigration based on nationality and would remain in tact for over 60 years."
Seeking Adult Volunteers for Senior Presentations
May 24, from 5:15-7:00pm OCEAN seniors will be presenting their Senior Projects. We are looking for adults who would like to be community members in the room providing feedback on presentations. If you would like to volunteer contact Katie, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASB Election for the 2023-24 School Year
Students who are currently in grades 6-11 are encouraged to run for officer positions in next year’s ASB! We ask that students submit their Declaration of Candidacy and Faculty Recommendation forms to Kyle by Monday, May 15 for our May 22-23 election. Please see the forms below for details about the positions. Paper copies in the OCEAN hallway.
OCEAN Student of the Week
Seniors - Important Info (See Senior Email for more complete info)
Wednesday May 24, 2023 - OCEAN Senior Presentations 5:15-7:00pm @ OCEAN
Saturday, June 3, 2023 - Senior Prom, 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm at the JFK Building in Fort Worden
Tuesday, June 6, 2023 - 10:45 am in the PTHS gym. Distribution of caps, gowns, yearbooks and graduation tickets
Thursday, June 8, 2023 - Seniors return any textbooks or other school items.
Friday, June 9, 2023 - 11:00am - Senior Group Photo in caps and gowns in front of the gym at 11:00 am, followed by Senior Walk.
Tuesday June 13, 2023 - OCEAN Senior Tea 5:15pm, Cotton Bldg. - pick up your OCEAN stole
Wednesday, June 14, 2023 - Graduation Practice - McCurdy Pavilion, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday, June 15, 2022- Graduation Day! - Graduation Practice - 8:30 am - 1:00 pm - McCurdy Pavilion
- Arrive at the Chapel for graduation by 6:15 pm for the walk over to McCurdy Pavilion.
- COMMENCEMENT, 7:00 pm McCurdy Pavilion (admission by ticket only).
- Following graduation - Check out at the Chapel . Return gowns and stoles in return for your diploma and other paperwork.
- Head to the bus for Grad Night! Grad Night is from 10:00 pm-2:00 am.
See what has been happening at OCEAN.
Information from previous newsletters:
Summer Programs at West Sound Tech - Registration now Open
West Sound Tech Summer School is now open for registrations. The direct link to register is https://wst.smapply.org/prog/2023_summer_program/ Summer School classes are FREE and open to students in grades 8-11 and are held on campus in Bremerton. You must have your own transportation. Take an introductory course to WST programs and earn 0.5 elective credit. Get more information or help with registration in the counseling office.
Kirsten Bledsoe (she/her), School Counselor
Returning OCEAN Student enrollment - Due April 30
Now is the time to start making plans for your students enrollment for the 2023-24 school year. For all students in grades K-11 please use the link below to complete this form no later than April 30.
We use this information to plan staffing and determine new student enrollment. If your student is making satisfactory progress in OCEAN and you complete this form indicating they will be returning they will be enrolled in OCEAN for next school year.
- May 8: 5:30 Open House for Prospective Families
- May 12: East Jefferson Job and Trades Fair (High School)
- May 12: 5pm OCEAN Spring Dance
- May 15: No OCEAN Classes - conferencing day
- May 15-17: High School Coast Field Trip
- May 19: 3pm OCEAN in the Kiddie Parade - Everyone welcome to join
- May 30: No OCEAN Classes - staff meeting day
- June 8: Last day of OCEAN classes and End of the Year OCEAN gathering - Fort Worden Beach Shelter
- June 13, 5:15pm-7:00pm OCEAN Senior Tea at the Cotton Building
- June 15, 7-9pm Port Townsend Graduation
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