The Weekly Bear News

Week of 3.20.23-3.24.23

Principal's Message


This week we reached our final term of the school year! This is an exciting time with preparations for a variety of end of year events, as well as the start of our Spring Sports competition season. The rain will soon change to sunshine and we’ll be working quickly toward the end of the school year. Please continue to encourage your students to persevere until the end. Our staff is working hard to serve, and our students need to continue to work diligently to the end of the year. Enjoy the weekend!

Mr. Caulfield

Proud Principal

Oakdale High School



OHS has seen a dramatic increase in unexcused late arrivals to school and tardies to Block 1. Students miss directions and valuable instructional time when late to class. Starting Term 4, students will receive a lunch detention slip after their 3rd tardy to school. Students will be expected to serve their lunch detention on the day of the 4+ tardy. Lunch detention is in Mr. Schlee’s room, D149.

Students who leave campus early and are not present for lunch (work study, open campus, interns, etc) will serve detention during SET in the AP office. Failure to serve the assigned detention will result in progressive discipline. Excessive tardies will include administrative intervention and consequences. Extra-curricular non-participation rules for being tardy still apply.

School Bells!

Reminder! The First Bell is at 7:15 AM and class starts at 7:30 AM. Please be in your class on time.

Seal of Biliteracy

Do you speak another language at home? You may be eligible for the Seal of Biliteracy.

The Maryland State Seal of Biliteracy is a state award that recognizes a student's high level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in one or more languages other than English.

To be eligible, a student must:

1. Pass the Maryland High School Assessment in English or have passed English 10

2. Score Intermediate High Proficiency or equivalent on an approved world language assessment


- Advanced Placement: 4 or better

- ACTFL Assessments: Intermediate High

The seal will be awarded at the Seniors Awards Ceremony to those qualifying seniors who took the AP exam in their sophomore or junior year or successfully achieve a qualifying score on an alternate assessment. The seal will be awarded after graduation to those students who take AP exams in their senior year since AP scores are not published until July.

Please contact Bethany Brown at if you have questions.

Seal Of Biliteracy Interest Form

OHS Educators' Rising Book Drive Information

Oakdale High School’s Future Educators' Rising is conducting a Book Drive for students in need in Frederick County!

OHS Book Drive Information

What: Books (Grade Levels K-8), can be new or used in good condition

When: Please bring in book donations between March 20th-April 20th

Where are collection boxes located:

  • OHS Front vestibule

  • Media Center

  • Mrs. Kenney’s Classroom (B202)

  • Some SET classrooms

**Set classes with boxes will be competing: the class that brings in the most books will get free breakfast provided in May!

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Mamma Mia at OHS!

Oakdale High School is proud to present their annual spring musical Mamma Mia! on April 27, 28 and 29. Over 60 million people worldwide have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show!

Tickets are on sale right now at

ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit for any theatre fan. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget! Dancing in the aisle is not only welcomed at our show, it's encouraged! Like the film made of this musical, Mamma Mia is rated PG-13 for language and innuendo.

Mamma Mia will be presented on April 27, 28 and 29 with all shows at 7pm. There will be a matinee on April 29 at 1pm. Tickets purchased in advance are $10 for FCPS students and $14 for adults. Tickets purchased at the box office just prior to the show will be $18 regardless of student or adult. Purchasing your tickets in advance saves you money AND gives you your choice of the best seats in the house!

You can purchase your tickets at our online box office, right now! We can't wait to present Mamma Mia! to our Oakdale community!

TREX Announcement!

Starting March 1st and ending on Earth Day, April 22, Oakdale will compete against Urbana High School to see who can collect the most Trex plastic. Be sure to bring in clean and dry soft plastic, meaning any plastic or plastic film that is stretchable, before Earth day so we can crush the Urbana Hawks! Please remember, this plastic collection is soft only. It must be stretchable. Thank you!

OHS Crochet Club News!

The OHS Crochet Club has a display of our work at the C. Burr Arts Library in Downtown Frederick. It will be in the display case in front of the Maryland Room on the second level for the months of March and April.

OHS Jr. and Sr. Prom Info!

Juniors & Seniors!

Mark your calendar,

Friday, May 12th 7-10pm for “Under the Stars” Prom

at the Clarion Inn and Event Center near the FSK mall.

More details to come. Stay tuned!

Safe and Sane News!

Tickets for the Safe and Sane event are on sale for $115. The event will be held on May 19, 2023, from 11:00 pm - 5:00 am at Adventure Park. Check out our website for more details and to purchase tickets.

Students and parents can show off their Class of 2023 pride by purchasing a t-shirt. T-shirts can be purchased in black or gray and can be shipped directly to you for a fee or can be shipped to us and picked up from school (details to follow). Last day to purchase a t-shirt is March 24th.

Student Shirt -

Parent Shirt -

SAT Score Release Date - March 23rd!

How To Check Your Scores

You can check your SAT scores by creating a College Board account. You may also opt to receive your report by phone.

The SAT score report indicates your total score out of a possible 1600, along with the percentile in which your score falls. The report also features your Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math section scores, as well as your individual test scores in Reading, Writing and Language, and Math.

OHS Tutoring!

Academic Supports

SET Tutoring Center

Tuesdays & Thursdays in B200

Sign-up for SET Tutoring Center

Contact Ms. Przybocki with questions

Bear Den After-School Tutoring

Tuesdays & Thursdays in B200 from 2:15 - 3:15

Contact Ms. Willard with questions

TutorMe Virtual Tutoring Services

Students can access TutorMe 24/7 using the Clever portal

from their FCPS bookmarks

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School Bus Riding Reminder

High school students are only permitted to ride their assigned bus. Students may not ride home with friends. In the event of extenuating circumstances, please contact the school at least 24 hours in advance. If the request is approved by administration and transportation, the student will be issued a Bus Pass.

Get your OHS Athletic Gear!

The Oakdale Athletic Boosters has partnered with a local small business, Bella Bean Studios, to bring you your Spirit Wear Gear. Bella Bean supports OHS by providing funds to our Sport Programs at OHS. Get ready for the fall with hoodies and sweatpants while showing your school spirit and supporting your teams. GO BEARS!!

Athletics News

Annual & Season Passes

Support the Bears and purchase annual and season passes or ticket packages for the best deal to fall athletic events at Go Fan.

Who is who in Athletics?

OHS Trex Recycle Program

Hey Bears! OHS has partnered with NexTrex for a plastic recycling contest/program. We are collecting soft plastic in a nationwide contest, with the grand prizes of cash given back to the school, and/or a Trex Bench. We have bins in the vestibule to collect your donations of soft plastic. Please check out the picture and the link provided. Any questions, please reach out to Ms. Nave.


If your student is absent, needs to be excused from school during school hours, or need to submit a note, please email

When absent, students should use Schoology to contact teachers and view missing work.

Vacations and College Visits must be pre-approved. Forms are available on the OHS Website.

Beginning Monday, August 22, students who arrive after 7:30am will need to report to the Tardy Table to sign in.

Class of 2023 News

Please click the link to see the latest news for the Class of 2023!

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