Otsego High School

Weekly Newsletter (Second Semester Week 8)

From the Desk of Mr. O'Shea

Book Drive - Capstone Project

Seniors Ashlyn Digby, Kelly McBride and Erika DiBartolomeo are collecting NEW books to donate to the Toledo Hospital for their Senior Capstone Project. Please See Flier Below. Books can be dropped off in the High School Office or in the designated boxes in the English Classrooms. FINAL DAY TO DONATE is FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018.
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Safety Incident

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Buckeye Boys State

Congratulations to the following young men who were selected as delegates to Buckeye Boys State June 10 - 17, 2018 at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio:

Jaiden McQuillin

Jaiden McQuillin has recently qualified as Otsego's first Speech and Debate State Championship competitor. Jaiden has the honor of being Otsego's first State Qualifier in speech and debate. This is a very exciting opportunity for both her and the team.

DECA Recognizes Outstanding School-based Enterprises

The School-Based Enterprise, Knight & Day Café, at Otsego High School was among 391 school-based enterprises in the United States achieving Gold Level Certification (or Gold Level Re-certification) this year and will be recognized at DECA’s International Career Development Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The students who worked on the certification were Lucy Roberts and Julie Spencer with the assistance of their advisor, Ashley Severt. The school-based enterprise at Otsego High School has operated for two year(s) and is to be commended for this achievement. Congratulations Lucy and Julie on your dedication and effort to compile 44 pages of extensive documentation on our management of the cafe and learning environment to achieve Gold Certification and earn this amazing honor.

Click Here to Read The Full Article

Endowment Dinner

Tickets are now on sale for the Otsego Endowment Foundation Reverse Raffle & Dinner. The dinner will be in the larger Ladyglen Ballroom this year with more fun and prizes throughout the night.

See me for ticket info!

Blizzard Bags

Otsego has been closed 5 times this year due to weather. The Ohio Department of Education allows us to have 5 days before we have to start making missed days up. However, we have implemented the use of Blizzard Bags, online content posted by teachers for the students to complete on cancellation days, which allows us the use of three more days before we have to make up school days. The next school three cancellation days (Days 6, 7, 8) teachers will be posting blizzard bags to their google classrooms for students to complete. Students are expected to complete these assignments.

Counselor's Corner

Student Scholarship Information

Parents and Seniors: Make sure to check this link so you don't miss out on any missed scholarships!!

2017-2018 Community Scholarship Opportunities

Career & College Preview Night

Click Here for More information

Are you considering college or would like to learn more about in demand careers? Then come to College & Career Preview Night on Wednesday, March 7, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Owens Community College. This is your chance to talk with representatives from business and Industry, along with more than 100 colleges and Universities in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania and more! Experts on financial aid & scholarships, military academies, disability services, and college athletics will also be there to answer your questions. Invite Mom and Dad or just bring your friends! It’s College & Career Preview Night Wednesday, March 7 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Owens Community College Toledo-Area Campus. For more information, see Mrs. Clark.

Apply to PENTA Today.

Program Choices

Admission to Junior or Senior Programs

CLICK HERE for the online application for admission to a Junior or Senior PENTA program for the 2017-2018 school year.

Advanced Placement Information

AP Bulletin for Students and Parents - Your guide to the AP Program

Click Here to Access the Bulletin

AP Resources and other AP news is here:

News about the Pre-AP program (for 9th-graders) for 2018-19 is here:

You can sign up to be the first to learn about AP programs and other news at both of the above websites.


Fri. 2nd - Read Across America Day

Mon. 5th - 9th - School Breakfast Week

Mon. 5th - Athletic Boosters Meeting, 7pm

Wed. 7th - District Leadership Meeting, 3:30

Thurs. 8th - Building Leadership Meeting, 2:30

Tues. 13th - Winter Sports Awards Banquet, 7pm

Fri. 16th - End of 3rd Quarter

* Tues. 20th Grades DUE, 8:00am

Fri. 9th - 10th - OMEA Band/Choir Competitions

Wed. 14th - HS Staff Meeting, 2:20pm

Tues. 20th - ACT Test Make-up Date

Wed. 21st - Senior Citizen Dinner

Thurs. 22 - 25th - HS Musical (Oklahoma)

Fri. 30th - Sun. 4/8) - SPRING BREAK


Mon. 9th - Classes Resume

Wed. 11th - Science State Testing
Wed. 11th - District Leadership Meeting, 3:30

Thurs. 12th - FFA Banquet

Thurs. 12th - Building Leadership Meeting, 2:30

Fri. 13th - Social Studies State Testing

Sun 15th - Music Boosters Chicken BBQ/Art Show

Tues. 17th - Math State Testing

Wed. 18th - ELA State Testing

Wed. 18th - HS Staff Meeting, 2:20pm

Thurs. 19th - 22nd - NYC Choir Trip

Fri. 20th - SLO’s completed and turned in

Wed. 25th - Administrative Professionals Day

Thurs. 26th - 29th - FCCLA Convention

Weekly Highlights


Tues. 1st - HS Academic Awards Night, 7pm

Wed. 2nd - District Leadership Meeting, 3:30

Thurs. 3rd - Building Leadership Meeting, 2:30

Thurs. 3rd - 6th - FFA State Convention

Mon. 7th - Athletic Boosters Meeting, 7pm

Tues. 8th - Bloodmobile

Tues. 8th - Teacher Appreciations Day

Wed. 9th - Lit./Comp. AP Test Administration

Thurs. 10th - Ag. Safety Day

Fri. 11th - US History AP Test Administration

Sat. 12th - Prom

Mon. 14th - Biology AP Test Administration

Tues. 15th - 18th - PENTA Senior Ceremonies

Tues. 15th - Choir Concert, 7pm

Wed. 16th - 17th - Senior Exams

*Senior Grades must be Finalized

Fri. 18th - Graduation Rehearsal

Sun. 20th - Graduation, 2pm

Mon. 21st - Stars, Stripes, and Sousa Concert, 7pm

Wed. 23 - Fri. 25th - Exams

Fri. 25th - End of 4th Quarter

* Fri. 1st - Grades Finalized

Mon. 28th - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

Tues. 29th - 31st - Otsego University

HS Departments (News/Information)

Otsego Virtual Learning Academy

Click Here to Visit the Otsego HS Virtual Learning Academy

OVLA utilizes the online curriculum provided through the Northwest Ohio Virtual Academy (NOVA) called Connexus. Connexus is a rigorous, college preparatory, virtual learning program developed by Pearson Education that offers nearly 600 online courses. This is a K-12 curriculum program which offers a Gifted and Talented option for most grades.

News from Athletics

Spring Golf Clinics

Whether you are a beginner or advanced golfer, these clinics can help take your game to the next level. Clinics conducted by PGA and LPGA instructors. $

WHO: Girls ages 8-18

WHEN: Saturdays in April (7th, 14th, 21st, 28th)

WHERE: 7 Locations Including Belmont Country Club and Stone Ridge Golf Club

Register online at : OGGF.org


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Congrats Seniors!

Thanks to all the seniors from this past winter sports season. I am very grateful for all your hard work and dedication through the years. You will be missed.

Will Varner - 1,000 Point Club

Congrats to Senior Will Varner who scored his 1,000th point this past week vs. Eastwood. Will becomes only the 6th player all time to accomplish this.

Cole Gorski - Champion

Congratulations to Otsego grad Cole Gorski, BIG 10 Indoor Pole Vault Champion!

Game Schedules

***For the most up to date Schedules please go to the main HS Website, these only get posted once per week and may not reflect changes. High School Website with updated Dates


Otsego Athletics is on Twitter and Facebook. Follow (@OtsegoAthletics) for high school scores and other athletic department information.

Athletic Boosters

Music Department News

Congrats Seniors

Thanks to all the seniors from our winter Pep Band. I am very grateful for all your hard work and dedication through the years. You will be missed.

Drive 4 UR School

Sunday April 15th


For Every Test drive Thayer Ford will Donate $20 to the Otsego High School Music Program.

Otsego is proud to present Oklahoma for our Spring 2018 musical! Mark your calendars now for March 22-24 at 7:00PM and March 25 at 3:00PM and help us celebrate the 75th anniversary of this beloved classic!

Tickets for this year's musical will go on sale outside of the High School office on Thursday February 8th from 12:00PM-3:30PM. Adults are $12; Students and Senior Citizens are $10

All seating is reserved and checks should be made out to the Otsego Board of Education.

Tickets will be available weekly on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 12:00PM-3:30PM outside of the High School office. If you want to help with this year's ticket sales, please click here! Questions? Please email Brien Sewell at bsewell@otsegoknights.org

Senior Citizen Dinner and Musical

Senior Citizens Dinner and Musical - March 21st

We will once again be inviting all of our Otsego Community Senior Citizens to a free dinner and musical. This year our students will be performing Oklahoma. I guarantee it will once again be a phenomenal performance by our students and staff! Last year we had a record year for attendance and it was a great night. I hope everyone can make it again this year! Please note that we are starting dinner at 5:30 and the show at 6:30pm this year.

Please click here Click here for the Dinner and Musical RSVP or call Lisa Austin at 419-823-4381

Date: March 21st

Time: Dinner at 5:30 pm and the show will start about 6:30 pm.

Who: Otsego Senior Citizens

Where: High School Commons and Auditorium

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Transportation Department

Sign up to receive text messages from our Transportation Department!

High School & JH Buses (Bus Routes for grades 6-12 & Penta)

Text: @otsbus6-12

to: 81010

Food Service Department

If you have questions please email our Food Service Supervisor, Jeanie Jeffers or follow on twitter @Otsego_Cafe

Ag and FFA News

Otsego High School FFA

Check out the Otsego FFA Newsletter for all the latest news and updates with our Ag and FFA students. FFA NEWSLETTER

Questions or Comments should go to our Program Director Debbie Ayers.


State Honor

The Otsego High School FFA Program was recognized by the state legislature for being a top ten program in the Nation. Thank you Theresa Gavarone and Ohio House of Representatives for the commendation for our FFA Top Ten in Nation for Models of Excellence award.

Student Council

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Community News and Events

Elementary PTO Pancake Breakfast & Kalahari Raffle

Saturday, March 3, 2018

8:00am - 11:00am

Otsego Elementary Commons

Adults $7

Children/Seniors $5

Children Under 3 Years of Age Eat Free!

Kalahari Resort Raffle Click Here

Youth Olympics

We are looking for Volunteers for our upcoming Youth Olympics Event! The event will take place in just over two weeks on Saturday March 10th! We, unfortunately, have received an influx of cancellations with volunteers in our afternoon session.

If you or anyone you know would be willing to donate your time from 1pm-6pm on Saturday March 10th for a great event please PLEASE CLICKHERE TO SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER!

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Sibshops are for boys and girls 8-16 yrs old, who have a brother or sister with special needs.

Children who have a brother or sister with special needs have needs of their own

that are often overlooked. Sibshops brings together kids to express their good-and maybe not so good feelings about having a brother or sister with a disability.

Click Here for Detailed Information


Limitless at the Valentine Theatre - 2 Nights for the first time EVER!

On March 7th & 8th, Toledo School for the Arts' Limitless Dance Company under the direction of Alison Reny will present Limitless Rewind at the Valentine Theatre.

Celebrating their 10th season, Limitless Dance Company will perform audience favorites from previous productions creating an invigoratingly, versatile performance. TSA students have been hard at work in preparation for this two-day performance.

Both performances will begin at 7pm in the Valentine Theatre. Tickets are $22, $16 and $10 and are available by calling the TSA Box Office at 419-246-8732x226 or online through the Valentine Theatre.


Saturday, March 3, 2018

Sonlight Church and Community Center


Summer Work

Rita’s Dairy Bar will provide a GREAT first job/summer job.


Employees of good standing who complete the season are offered a position the following year.

Ice cream is happy so I want to work with fun and happy employees. (So do All Employees) Flexible scheduling, we work around school events, sports, vacations, camps and other commitments. Short shifts of 3 to 6 hours. Competitive wages, year end bonuses.

Practice teamwork skills, people skills, and organizational skills, all at the same time. Everyone rotates through positions and job duties to keep things interesting. Season opens in early April. Start training in late March. Season ends mid-October. Free ice cream and/or shift meal.

(Applicants should be prepared to explain failures or disappointments when interviewed.)


Pay rate was bumped up to $10.35 per hour and they now have a weekly attendance bonus of $116.25 per week. That means if an employee shows up to work all 5 days, they get that money weekly. Also, for the seniors getting ready to graduate, they still have their tuition assistance which is $5,250 per year!

CLICK HERE - For more details

Apply online at www.upsjobs.com.

Ohio Operating Engineers Apprenticeship Program

This is an industry sponsored and funded registered Apprenticeship Training Program.

Click Here for more Information

Wood County Prevention Coalition

Classic Weekly Joke

Q: What's Irish and Stays out all night long?

A: Patty O'Furniture! Duh.

Communication with the High School

Below are a few ways to connect with us and to have access to updates and communications from us. Please remember that we desire two-way communication and encourage everyone to reach out to us and ask questions, voice concerns, and give feedback. Thank You.

1. High School Website www.otsegoknights.org has a new look! The new Otsego Local Schools site will more effectively highlight what is important to us and the community. The new website layout uses responsive design, meaning that it will adjust for tablets and mobile devices. We will keep the high school site updated with pictures, news articles, and other important information regarding the district and the building.

2. Remind 101 (Text to: 81010 Message: @otseg there is no "o" at the end just @otseg. Thats it. You will receive a message that says you've been added to our group. You will receive text messages straight to your mobile device). If you don't want to text, you can go to https://www.remind.com/join and just type in (otseg) as the class code.

3. Twitter (follow @otsegohsoffice or @KosheaOHS)

4. District App:

Click here to download on an apple device

Click here to download on an android device