OHS Weekly Family Newsletter

January 15, 2018

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Respectful . Responsible . Extraordinary

Raccoon Rambler 1.15.18


MLK Assembly

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Art installment created with cards we collected from students last week. They explained the ways in which they’ve experienced and/or observed discrimination in their lives.

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OHS held an assembly this morning that was largely designed by students around the theme of empathy. Following the assembly, and to build on the theme of empathy, the students engaged in a reflective activity in their Pride homerooms about privilege. They participated in a great conversation as they talked through their thoughts and beliefs about discrimination in the school, community, and beyond.

Because MLK day is often a time of volunteering to honor the work of MLK Jr., we are also using this day as a kick off to Global Youth Service Day 2018. Global Youth Service Day is a day when young people go out into their communities to participate in service projects. Last year we had about 45 students who participated. Today we announced that we’re beginning to form teams for Global Youth Service Day on April 20th, and they’ll begin to start planning service projects next week.

Beginning of Term 3 / Semester 2

The third term / second semester begins on Monday, January 22. Students should check their schedules on Family Access for any new classes they have and should be working hard to do their best work up until the end of the term/semester. Please check Family Access with your student to stay up to date with grades, assignment completion, and attendance.

No School on Friday, January 19

There is no school on Friday, January 19th for a teacher professional development day. Classes will resume on Monday, January 22nd with the beginning of the new term/semester.

2018 OHS Wall of Fame Nominations Due Feb. 16

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Oconomowoc High School has created a Wall of Fame to honor OHS graduates. This recognition identifies graduates who have made significant contributions to mankind and allows current OHS students to be aware of the promise and challenge that they can achieve these accomplishments as well.

Nomination forms are available at the high school office or through the link below. The main criteria to be considered is that the graduate must have made a significant contribution to the welfare of mankind.

Wall of Fame Criteria

Wall of Fame Application

Spring 2018 nominations are due by February 16, 2018.

Flu Information

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ACT Practice

On February 27, 2018, all OHS grade 11 students will take the ACT with writing test. This is a paper and pencil test.

Specific information about the test day will be shared with students, parents and staff in the coming weeks.

The ACT with writing helps students understand what they need to learn next so they can build rigorous high school course plans and identify career areas that align with their interests. Scores from the administration of the ACT with writing can be used by students for a variety of purposes including college admission, scholarships, course placement, and NCAA eligibility. All students are encouraged to take advantage of the free ACT preparation materials.

ACT has provided access to practice materials. Click below to access:

ACT Practice Tests

Students for Service Relay for Life Fund Raiser

Hunger Banquet Jan. 20

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Lake Country Film Festival

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WE WANT YOUR FILMS! 15 Days until the window opens! All students ALL Films! February 1st to February 28th

WATCH THIS VIDEO: https://youtu.be/wU2Wj8BP9rY

Share this video: https://youtu.be/XgzVSwMtY20

Visit: www.lakecountryfilmfestival.org for more info!

The Lake Country Film Festival has 8 categories and we are looking for a variety of films!

Substitute Teachers and Paraprofessionals Needed

The OASD is hiring substitute teachers and paraprofessionals. Please visit WECAN (https://wecan.education.wisc.edu/#/) to apply. Follow us on Twitter @oconjobs for up-to-date job opportunities.

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Ewald Class for Students: Learn About Your Car

Please share with interested students!

This is an event at Ewald that our very own Sadie Karsten coordinated. It’s an invite for all teens to learn more about their cars.

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Angel Fund Donations

To make a donation, click here for the Web Store. The Angel Fund is on the lower right side of the web page.
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Living With and Loving Those Who Struggle with Mental Illness

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Changes in Bullying and Social Media Trends Event Feb. 26

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GALS Institute Pride Workshops for Students

Students are invited to sign up for upcoming GALS Institute Workshops. They can sign up under GALS Institute Workshops in the PRIDE Offerings in Flexisched. All workshops are held in the Career Center.

Wednesday January 17th: Test Taking Anxiety. Title: Learning to control your test taking, not letting the test control you.

Wednesday January 24th: Regulating emotions and challenging negative thoughts. Title: Get off the emotional roller coaster and learn to chill and regular your emotions to feel your best.

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Mental Health in Schools

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What Our Week Looked Like

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Congratulations to Amber Walters for winning the 1st annual Tim O’Brien Homes best house design challenge!

Architects from Tim O’Brien Homes came and spoke to the CEA students earlier in the year. They gave them an actual lot in Oconomowoc to design their house on. When choosing the best design they looked at 3 main criteria:

  • General flow/efficiency of the floor plan
  • Elevation aesthetics
  • Constructability/structural feasibility

The architect’s also gave an honorable mention to Rhys Jones and Michael Balsewicz.

The goal is to one day have Mr. Jappinen's CEA students design the house that Steve Olson’s Building Trades 3 class would actually build the following year!


Be Respectful . Be Responsible . Be Extraordinary