Otsego High School

Weekly Newsletter (Semester I, Quarter 2, Week 19)

From the Desk of Mr. O'Shea

Next week is the final week of the first semester. Exam Week! See below for information and details regarding exam week. Students can come late to school if they do not have an exam. However, once they arrive at school they will not be allowed to leave until the end of the day. Thursday January 14th we have a scheduled early release. All students will be dismissed at 10:55am. If they do not have a signed early release form turned into the office by the end of the day Friday January 8th, they will be placed in a supervised classroom until 2:20pm. As always if you have any questions please contact us.

Good luck to all our teams in action this weekend. #GoKnights

OHS Exam Information


Tuesday January 12th

(7:39am-8:45am) Study Hall + Announcements (66 minutes)

(8:50am-10:20am) Period #1 Exam (90 minutes)

(10:35am-12:05pm) Period #2 Exam (90 minutes)

(12:05pm-12:45pm) HS Lunches (40 minutes)

(12:50pm-2:20pm) Period #3 Exam (90 minutes)

Wednesday January 13th

(7:39am-8:45am) Study Hall + Announcements

(8:50am-10:20am) Period #4 Exam (90 minutes)

(10:35am-12:05pm) Period #5 Exam (90 minutes)

(12:05pm-12:45pm) HS Lunches (40 minutes)

(12:50pm-2:20pm) Period #6/7 Exam (90 minutes)

Thursday January 14th

(7:39am-9:15am) Period #8 Exam (96 minutes) + Attendance

(9:20am-10:55am) Period #9 Exam (95 minutes) + Announcements


*Busses will run at their normal times. Students that need to take the busses home will be placed in their 1st period classes and will use that time for themselves in a supervised environment. They will eat during 6th period lunch at 11:32 and will return to their 1st period classes when lunch is over for the remainder of the day.

**The only day that students are permitted to leave early is Thursday. The other days are required school days and students are NOT permitted to leave early. They can arrive late if they do not have a first period exam but once they are here they stay until the scheduled end of the day. This is changed from years past. If a student is not taking an exam they will still go to that class and we will require that they use that time to study for other exams.

***Exam Exemptions are only allowed when a students has met all requirements and handed in the necessary and proper paperwork that is available in this newsletter, the school website, and in the main office. See Below.

Exam Schedule & Other Information

Types of Exam Exemptions Letter

Early Release Form

Attendance Exemption Form

95% Exemption Form

Upcoming Dates


12th - Exams

13th - Exams

14th - Exams - Early Dismissal

14th - End of the 2nd Quarter

15th - NO SCHOOL, Teacher Work Day

15th - Hall of Fame Night, 6pm Reception, HS Auditorium

18th - NO SCHOOL, Martin Luther King Jr. DAY

19th - Third Quarter Begins


5th - Senior Night

10th - District Leadership Team Meeting, 2:45pm

11th - Building Leadership Team Meeting, 11:00am

12th - NO SCHOOL, Teacher Professional Development

15th - NO SCHOOL, President's Day


Highlights from the Week

reminders from the High School office

  • Daily Announcements Page
  • Make sure you send in a written note within 48 hours of your child's absence. This is necessary in order for the absence to be excused.
  • Please make sure you include both the first name and last name of student on the absent note.
  • Sign up for Remind 101 to get text or email reminders of important events. Text to 81010 and in the message box, type otseg (there is no "o" at the end)
  • Parents if you want to check on your child's homework, please access their "Google Classroom". All the teachers are posting their assignments there. You will need to know your child's username and password to get into their classroom. If you are having any issues getting into Google Classroom, let us know and we will work to fix it immediately.
  • HOMEWORK CAFE - Please drop of any donated items into the HS office or send in items with your child. Call Betsy Roberts at 419-823-4381 in the HS office for any questions.

Guidance Department

Enroll to Attend PENTA

College & Career Preview Night

Penta Career Center: If your student(s) are interested in attending PENTA Career Center, they may start applying now. If you have any questions regarding program opportunities or the application process, contact Jennifer Wronkovich-Clark at 419-823-4381 or via email at jclark@otsegoknights.org.

PENTA Online Admissions/Applications

AP Parents & Students

Parent and Student Bulletin Please read the attached bulletin. It contains important information for Exam Takers.

New State Graduation Requirements

Applies only to the class of 2018 and beyond.

Otsego Local Schools - Otsego Prevention Newsletter

Wood County - Prevention Coalition Newsletter

Email: ecornish@otsegoknights.org - ATOD On-Site Specialist

News from the Yearbook Staff

Senior Photo Requirements

  1. Photos should be a high resolution (at least 300 dpi).
  2. Must be a vertical photo, this allows more room for your classmates in the yearbook.
  3. Student must be looking at the camera; head cannot be cut off in the picture, & must be able to see student’s full face. Hands, or arms should not be blocking the shoulder shot, or touching the student's face.
  4. A head and shoulders shot is preferred, but will accept a shot from the waist up. No full body shots or students lying on the ground. We can crop pictures, but if the shot is too far away we will not be able to accept the picture.
  5. Remember, this is a formal photo, clothing should be appropriate. (Examples- no muscle tees, cleavage, or hats, or flowers in your hair, the list goes on and on.) If you have to question your clothing, then it is probably not appropriate.
  6. No props in the photo.
  7. Seniors pictures are due by: April 4th, 2016.
  8. If your picture is not turned in by this date, you will not be featured in the senior section of the yearbook.
  9. If you have any questions, you can contact Mrs. Lockhart via email: yearbook@otsegoknights.org.

Yearbook is having a clearance sale. All yearbooks from the following years are being marked down to $10!" (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014). Email yearbook@otsegoknights.org for further information or to purchase one.

News from Athletics

Otsego Athletics is on Twitter and Facebook. Follow for high school scores and other athletic department information. Also, if you’d like to receive athletic news and updates by email please email athletics@otsegoknights.org to be added to the list.


January 08 @ Genoa – 6:00

January 09 (H) Bowling Green – 1:00

January 14 (H) Woodmore – 6:00

January 16 @ McComb – 12:00

January 19 @ Rossford – 6:00

January 22 @ Lake – 6:00

January 28 (H) Elmwood – 6:00

January 12 @ Elmwood – 6:00

January 15 (H) Eastwood – 6:00

January 16 @ Liberty Center – 6:00

January 21 @ Genoa – 6:00

January 23 (H) Van Buren – 6:00

January 26 (H) Woodmore – 6:00

January 29 @ Rossford – 6:00

January 30 @ Patrick Henry – 6:00

January 12 @ Elmwood – 6:00

January 15 (H) Eastwood – 6:00

January 16 @ Liberty Center – 6:00

January 21 @ Genoa – 6:00

January 23 (H) Van Buren – 6:00

January 26 (H) Woodmore – 6:00

January 29 @ Rossford – 6:00

January 08 Perrysburg Inv. – 4:30

January 09 Perrysburg Inv. – 9:00

January 12 (H) Lake/Evergreen – 5:30

January 22 Van Buren Inv. – 5:00

January 23 Van Buren Inv. – 9:30

February 06 NBC Championships @ Genoa – 10:00

Pay-to-Participate fees are now due. Please contact athletics@otsegoknights.org if you have a question regarding your student’s balance.


Friday, February 12 for Boys and Girls Basketball, Wrestling and Cheerleading


Tuesday, March 8 @ 7:00 in the High School gym

Softball Information: The softball coaches at Otsego High School are beginning open gyms for girls that are looking to improve and develop their softball skills. The open gym will take place in the OES gym. Click here for more information

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A small reception will be held in the Otsego High School Auditorium at 6 pm. Presentation of the awards will take place in the gym between the JV and Varsity games.

2015-2016 Induction Class

  • Howard Bluhm - Otsego Philanthropist and Volunteer
  • Tim Downey - Otsego Track/Pole Vault Coach (over 30 years)
  • Carter Genson, MD - Otsego Alumni (1990), Wrestling Coach (6years)
  • Charlene Genson - Otsego High School Library Media Specialist and Elementary Music Teacher (31years)
  • Barb Vollmar - Assistant to the Superintendent (27 years)

Special Thanks:

Individuals who nominated tonight's recipients Family and Friends of the inductees

Otsego Alumni & Friends Association for their financial contribution

Otsego Hall of Fame Committee Members

Jen Asmus, Lauri Dunham, Heidi Feehan, Mary Gase, Elizabeth Gorski, Hayle Grimmer, Joyce Harnishfeger and Mike Wiley

OHS Student Council


Powder Puff Football

Student Council has some exciting news about Powder Puff, our announcement will be made soon! But as a hint, EVERYONE be ready!

We are OHS StuCo


President: Alissa Jacobs

Vice President: Taylor Gonzalez

Secretary: Olivia Jinnings

Treasurer: Marissa Garrett

Representatives: Zane Maxwell, Zane Thomas


President: Madi Kregel

Vice President: Adam Lewis

Representatives: Parker Lazar


President: Andrew Richardson

Vice President: Julie Spencer

Representatives: Stone Zimmerman, Christina Gonzalez


President: Hayle Grimmer

Student Council is looking for students who want to help plan and put on events for second semester. Would you like to help create a biweekly Lavatory Ledger? What about help plan a movie night? A Community Euchre tournament? Or even our Spring Powder Puff game? If you are interested in getting involved, see one of your Student Council members, or Miss Pierce. We will be opening up for new member in second semester!

Student Council Advisor: Megan Pierce

Follow OHS Student Council on Twitter: @OHScouncil

Transportation Department

Student and bus safety is very important to us at Otsego. Please use extreme caution when around our busses. We transport over 1,000 students every day, and we all play a role in making sure that it is a safe environment for each one of them. Please drop off and pick up all students in the back of the buildings and do not use the north exit in the mornings. If you have any question please give me a call or call Eva Vasher, Transportation Supervisor, at 419-823-3156

Food Service Department

Click the links to Download the 2015-2016 Lunch and Breakfast Schedules. If you have questions please email our Food Service Supervisor, Jeanie Jeffers or follow on twitter @Otsego_Cafe

Breakfast Menu

Lunch Menu

Community Events


Teen Court is an excellent way to volunteer and meet new people, to give back to the community/earn service hours, and promotes networking for future professional references. It incorporates real life court cases to teach aspects of juvenile law. Teen Court members alternate roles as Prosecutor, Teen Defense, Jury members, Bailiff and Jury Foreman and It's a great resume builder.

Check out the video on our Facebook Page

2016 Teen Court Application

Communication with the High School

Below are a few of the other 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 http://www.otsegoknights.org/high-school (The high school website has all the academic and athletic calendars and the HS posts their daily announcements on the website as well)

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

Classic Weekly Student Joke:

Q: What do you call a pig that knows karate?

A: A pork chop!

Have a great week.