OBHS Monthly Newsletter

October 1, 2021

Bullying Prevention Month

During the month of October, Olive Branch High School will be observing Bully Prevention Month. We have activities planned throughout the month to bring schoolwide awareness to an issue that is plaguing our schools and communities. On Monday, October 4th all students are encouraged to WEAR BLUE to promote our #BLUEUP efforts against bullying. Our art students will be creating signs and posters to display throughout the building. The OBHS student ambassadors will lead several activities starting with a 'make friends' initiative creating positive messages on post its and distributing them to random students. The week of October 18th will be our week of inclusion. Ambassadors will leading our 'no one eats alone' in the cafeteria day, show support and reach out to students that never talk, and on October 20th WEAR ORANGE to show unity for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion day at OBHS. All month we will have bully prevention skits and videos featured on our Quistors Voices student lead tv program. A large unity banner will be displayed in the rotunda and students will be encouraged to define what unity means to them and suggest ways to continue the unity at OBHS.


Below is the National Bullying Prevention Bulletin from the Pacer Center with information on getting involved to help create a world without bullying. If you or someone you know if being bullied, please reach out to OBHS administrators and/or counselors to get help.

OBHS Spring Dual Enrollment

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***There is a one-time per semester registration fee of $50, not included in the prices above***

***All courses, costs, and requirements are subject to change***


Email Mrs. Chunn at lindsey.chunn@dcsms.org if you are interested in taking any of these classes during the Spring semester. Deadline to register is October 8th.

NWCC Campus Tour

We are NORTHWEST WEEK!!!

Northwest Community College is sponsoring a week of touring the campus and learning about programs for high school seniors. OBHS will be taking a group of interested seniors on Friday, October 29th. Lunch will be provided by NWCC. Students interested in attending the college visit may pick up a permission form in the OBHS guidance office.

Fall Case 21 Testing

Fall Case 21 Test Schedule as follows:


Oct 5 and 6: English 10 Semester classes

Oct 6: Algebra Semester classes

Oct 7: Biology and US History classes


All of the score reports from the state tests given during the 2020-2021 school year have been handed out. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Rhymer at amanda.rhymer@dcsms.org

ASVAB Test

ASVAB = Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery

*A Multiple choice test used by recruiters to determine qualification/job placement in the military.


OBHS will be administering the ASVAB on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 in the multipurpose room. Any interested 10th-12th grade student may sign up in the guidance office.

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is an integral part of education and human development. SEL is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions, and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions. The October positive character trait is Individuality. Individuality is discovering who you are meant to be. What are some things that make you unique? How boring would it be if we were all the same? This month we will celebrate the differences that makes us all unique.

Schoology

OBHS will utilize Schoology if students are quarantined. Instructions on how students can log into Schoology are attached below.

Parent Portal

For access to your child's schedule, attendance, and grades, please make sure you have access to Parent Portal. If you need your log-in information, please email a copy of your photo ID to Vicki Garrison in the OBHS Guidance office at vicki.garrison@dcsms.org.