Oak Ridge High School
Wildcat iNews for the ORHS Wildcat Nation 5/26/2020 #136
YEARBOOK DISTRIBUTION - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3RD
Yearbooks will be distributed on Wednesday, June 3rd 9:00 - 12:00 pm in the bus loop. Details will come in Skyalert later this week and published in June 1st iNews. Orders for a discounted price will last until FRIDAY, May 29th. https://www.balfour.com/tennessee/oak-ridge/oak-ridge-high-school Students waiting until June 3rd to buy should bring $85.00 CASH! Less than 75 books remain, and they books will be sold on a first come, first serve basis.
COLLECTION OF ALL ORHS ASSETS IS THIS WEEK!
Enter Providence Road from the POOL end; turn into the Arena parking lot by Ben Martin Track & Field and follow signage for each stop!!
Can't come on your specific day? Come - one of the days.
SCHOOL ID BADGES SHOULD BE PLACED IN THE FRONT POCKET OF LAPTOP CASE.
Below is a spreadsheet of assets ORHS needs to collect the week of May 26th - 29th! Items will be collected in the bus loop from 9 - 3 daily!
May 26th - Seniors
May 27th - Juniors
May 28th - Sophomores
May 29th - Freshman
A - C - 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
D - G - 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
H - J - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
K - L - 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
M -N - 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
O - R - 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
S- V - 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
W - Z - ALL REMAINING - SHUT DOWN IS FIRMLY AT 3:00 PM
Computers, Calculators, Textbooks, School calculators, ROTC uniforms, Chorus uniforms, Athletic gear and uniforms
IT'S TIME TO SIGN THE COMPUTER PERMISSION FORMS FOR 2020-2021
With the uncertainty regarding how "school will look" as we continue through the COVID pandemic, it is more important than ever to take care of signing the computer permission forms! The Technology User Agreement for the 2020-2021 school year is now LIVE in the Family Skyward account - NOT THE STUDENT account. There are three items which need to be checked and the date added to complete. A step-by-step instructional is below. Should you have problems, please contact Stephanie Thompson email@example.com or Carrie Harvey firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
RSCC - MIDDLE COLLEGE GRADUATION PLANS!
First of all, let me congratulate each of you on the amazing and wonderful accomplishment you each have achieved. You have earned your high school diploma and graduated from your respective high schools as a college junior. I know it has been a difficult road at times, but you stayed the course and finished the race. You will now move forward as a Roane State alum with your associates degree to your university. Before you go, we are hoping you will be able to participate with one more thing – Graduation.
The college has announced that plans are being made to hold our graduation ceremonies Saturday, July 25. Roane State will be sending an email out this coming Tuesday, May 26 on this development. The specific details are being, and will continue to be, worked out as we determine the number of students who wish to attend and the number of guest allowed according to CDC and TBR guidelines.
For Middle College graduates, we will participate as a group in the 2:00 service. If this arrangement should change, we will adjust accordingly as a group. Please keep this in mind as you submit if you plan to participate in the ceremony.
HOW TO MAKE A PAYMENT TO CAFETERIA
Payments can be brought to the school in check or cash during lunch distribution (11-1) each day to give to our cafeteria manager. Payments are NOT accepted by ORHS but through Aramark, our lunch provider.
FRENCH STUDENTS TAKE TOP HONORS!
We had two Gold medal winners, six Bronze medal winners, and eight Honorable Mentions! Level 2: Ella Kendall --Honorable Mention Aidan Onash—Honorable Mention Bryan Rivera—Honorable Mention Riley Gelb—8th in Tennessee/ 8th in USA—Bronze Medalist Jonathan Scott—8th in Tennessee/8th in USA—Bronze Medalist Level 3: Amelie Nagle—Honorable Mention Selena Piercy—Honorable Mention Beatrice Shea—Honorable Mention Manuel Bastien—8th in Tennessee/9th in USA—Bronze Medalist Macy Shiller—2nd in Tennessee/ 3rd in USA—Gold Medalist Level 4: Matthew Kendall: 7th in Tennessee/ 17th in USA—Bronze Medalist Breanna Slessman: 9th in Tennessee/20th in USA—Bronze Medalist Level 5: Miles Jackson—Honorable Mention Leah Manning—Honorable Mention Zane Accawi—2nd in Tennessee/ 13th in USA—Bronze Medalist Melody Guo—1st in Tennessee/ 6th in USA—Gold Medalist
SENIOR DANCE CATS DANCIN' AT THE NEXT LEVEL!
TOP WRENCH WINNER, BRADY HUTSON!
CITY OF OAK RIDGE YOUTH ADVISORY BOARD
The Youth Advisory Board is accepting applications for the next school year. The term of office begins on August 1st, 2020. Participation on the City of Oak Ridge YAB requires attendance at bi-monthly meetings on Wednesday afternoon right after school and also at special events throughout the year. All interested students are encouraged to fill out the online application located at www.oakridgetn.gov or you may call the Front Desk of the Civic Center at 865-425-3450 to obtain a paper copy. Application requirements include being an Oak Ridge resident and a student that is entering 8th-12th grade. Applications will be due by June 15, 2020 to the City Clerk’s Office. For any further questions, please contact Matt Reedy at 865-425-3450 or at email@example.com.
Direct link to the application: https://oakridgetn.granicus.com/boards/w/b28b9ab627896ecd
GRADUATION DRIVE BY EVENT - MAY 26TH - 3:10 PM PROVIDENCE ROAD!
CELEBRATE THE ORHS GRADUATES ON MAY 26TH - 3:10 - 3:40 PROVIDENCE ROAD
SENIOR LUNCH REFUNDS
SUMMER READING - LOOKIN' A LITTLE DIFFERENT THIS YEAR!
READ THIS SUMMER A WIN A CHANCE FOR A GIFTCARD!
VIRTUAL YEARBOOK SIGNING!
TNPromise Community Service Hours Information
If you are interested in community service in Oak Ridge, which still will incorporate social distancing, contact Mrs. Thompson for more details through email. firstname.lastname@example.org
DOES YOUR TEEN NEED AN SF-1010 FORM FOR THEIR DRIVER'S PERMIT???
WANT TO BE AN ORHS MEN'S BASKETBALL WILDCAT???
UPDATE ON SPORTS PHYSICALS FOR 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
The physical FORM has not been finalized at this time. As soon as it is ready to publish, it will be posted in the iNews, the ORTN.EUD/HIGHSCHOOL website as well as all social media platforms schools use for communication.
INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS AND STAFF
We are SOOOOO grateful to the men and women who support the thousands of devices under these difficult circumstances!!!!
RIDGEVIEW COUNSELING SERVICES
Ridgeview continues to maintain regular outpatient clinic hours at all of our county locations. As we continue to monitor CDC recommendations, our response will continue to evolve. All Ridgeview facility locations are being maintained per CDC guidelines.
For all school-based services STAR therapists will begin contacting their current Ridgeview clients the week of March 30th to discuss continuing care and treatment at home via phone or telehealth. During periods of heightened stress and anxiety around your overall health, please know a variety of services remain available to you. Ridgeview understands the need for ongoing accessibility to services and the importance of meeting people where they are by offering timely access to care and treatment. If there are any questions regarding school-based services, please contact Amy Olson at 865-441-8470. To learn more about our walk-in clinic hours, please visit https://www.ridgeview.com/services/same-day-access-availability.
THE DISTRICT CORONAVIRUS SITE IS UPDATED REGULARLY TO REFLECT THE MOST RECENT ANNOUNCEMENTS BY ORS!
INTERNET ACCESS A PROBLEM?
Do you need internet access for online learning?
Comcast – https://corporate.comcast.com/covid-19
- Open Wifi-hotspots to all users, even non Comcast subscribers.
- No Data Caps – 60 days of Unlimited access
- No Disconnect or Late Fees
- Internet Essentials Free to New Customers – 60 days of Internet access for free – normally $9.99/month
- No Disconnections or Late Fees for customers
- Free open wifi hotspots
- Unlimited Data
- Limited/Fixed income residents and sign up as a New customer for $10/month.
- Free broadband/Wifi for 60 days to home with K-12 and/or college students that do not already have a Spectrum Account (Call 1-844-488-8395)
- Spectrum will open it’s wifi hotspots for all public use.
- No Data caps
TDS Internet (large portions of East TN) – https://tdstelecom.com/about/news/categories/tds/CoronavirusStatement.html
VIRTUAL OFFICE HOURS FOR ALL OAK RIDGE HS TEACHERS
PARENTAL CANVAS SUPPORT - SO IMPORTANT NOW W ONLINE LEARNING BEGINNING!
With online educational opportunities beginning April 6, we encourage all parents to monitor Canvas along with their student. We encourage all parents to contact Mrs. Witick for assistance at email@example.com if you have struggled to have your OWN login!
Below are some instructions in PDF form for your assistance.
PARENTS OF 2022'S!!
NEED TO CONTACT YOUR TEACHER????
ONLINE RESOURCES AVAILABLE FOR FAMILIES!
Ways to Connect and STAY INFORMED!
Website - http://www.ortn.edu/highschool/
Daily Bulletin - http://www.ortn.edu/highschool/daily-bulletin/ this is the Daily Announcements and are published on the website.
Channel 15 at 7:50 AM - Watch the announcements each morning by our Crew! YouTube Streaming: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL9N_azmWeQByrIW6pWLBlQ
Live in Knox/Anderson/Roane - If you live throughout Anderson/Roane/Knox counties and have ATT Uverse you can find us on Channel 99 – just select the Oak Ridge Schools option.
INews - this is the weekly Newsletter; distributed Monday morning at 7:00 am by email; it is also sent out on Twitter on Sunday evening on @stefthompson63 @ORSchools All previous issues can be found at http://www.ortn.edu/highschool/news-events/news-links/
Skylert Messages and Emails - Please make sure your current email address and phone numbers are up to date!!!
PTSO Newsletter - PTSO distributes a VERY detailed quarterly newsletter to inform parents of upcoming events and LOTS of counseling information! This comes to your email! They also have a presence on the website: http://www.orhs-ptso.org/news-information with tons of information! PTSO also has a Facebook presence, and we encourage you to "LIKE" their page! https://www.facebook.com/ORHSPTSO/
Twitter - While we know not everyone is on Twitter, many, many are! We keep the list of Twitter accounts for sports, clubs, teachers, principals, class information, etc. updated on the Wildcat iNews. We encourage you to follow us! Twitter provides us an opportunity to share quick information throughout the day as well as celebrate our awesome kids and their accomplishments!
Class of 2020 families - We have started a Facebook page as well https://www.facebook.com/ORHSClassof2020/ in addition to our @ORHSClassof2020 Twitter account.
FOLLOW US ON @TWITTER!
NEW ACCOUNTS ADDED ARE IN BOLD
@Wildcats2020vi1 - Class of 2020 Information Maintained by Senior Steering
@ORHS_NJROTC - ROTC, WIldcat Company
@DavidJFoust - David Foust, Class of 2023 admin
@KITTYCOMMITTEE1 - ORHS Student Section
@ORHSSchoolcraft - Jonathan Schoolcraft, ORHS Math teacher
@ORHS_FB_Boostr - ORHS Football Boosters
@ORHSWildBand - ORHS Marching & Concert Band
@OrhsJam - ORHS Jam Club with Mr. Alexander & Mrs. Whitaker
@davidbowman10s - ORHS Tennis Team
@orhsinteract - Interact Club
@HealthyORS - ORS Coordinated School Health
@Alison_King23 - ORHS Social Worker
@ORladysoccer- ORHS Lady Soccer Cats
@ORHSOakLog2017 - Oak Log Yearbook for 2018-19
@ORHSClassof2021 - Mrs. Roberts' Class of 2021
@ORHSvolleyball - ORHS Girls Volleyball Team
@ORHSXC - ORHS Cross Country Team
@ORHSLibrary - ORHS Library & Media Services
@ORHSCreditUnion - ORHS Credit Union
@ORHSBaseball15 - Varsity & JV ORHS Baseball Team
@MasquersORHS - Masquers and Theater for ORHS
@orpsef - Oak Ridge Public Schools Educational Foundation
@orhs_gsa - Gay/Straight Alliance Club
@ORSTechnology - Updates from IT Dept. for technology in @ORSchools
@ORHSTennis - ORHS Tennis Team
@GraduationCeleb - ORHS Graduation Celebration 2019
@ORSchools - District Twitter Account
@ORHSWIldcatMGM - Mr. McDonald
@ORHS_PTSO - PTSO for ORHS
@ORHSCounseling - Counseling Office
@ORHSClassof2020 - Senior Information
@estepintime - Mrs. Estep, Assistant Principal for the Class of 2022
@ORBoysBball - Oak Ridge Boys Basketball
@ORLadyWildcats - Oak Ridge Girls Basketball
@orhs_cheer - Oak Ridge Cheerleaders
@ORHSDanceCats - Oak Ridge Dance Cats
@OakRidgeSports - Oak Ridge Sports
@frc4265 - Secret City Wildbots
@ORHSOrchestra - Orchestra
@APES_ORHS - AP Environmental Science
@wildcats_AT - Athletic Training for ORHS Sports (Mighty Terra Davenport!)
@ORHSgolf - Golf Team/Scott Estep
@PhysicsCats - ORHS Betsy Hondorf's Physics Highlights