Otsego High School

Weekly Newsletter Semester 2 Week 3

From the Desk of Mr. O'Shea

Campus Shut Down

We have decided to shut down our campus starting tomorrow until at least Monday afternoon. No practices, games, youth open gyms, pinewood derby, or anything else that is scheduled. All activities on Otsego's Campus are canceled Saturday and Sunday.


Enjoy the snow this weekend with your families and #BeSafe #OtsegoKnights

January Students of the Month

Otsego Endowment

The Otsego Endowment Foundation is looking for actively engaged people who care about our school system and want to make a difference. We are working on a new and exciting event to raise money for innovative school initiatives. In the recent past, we have funded extraordinary projects like the Robotics Lab, STEM Curricula materials for the elementary, the Community Garden, reading and language arts materials, drones, virtual reality equipment and more, providing $168,472 in funding for school initiatives, and $14,000 in education awards to graduating seniors since 2012. We want to continue to grow the foundation so that we can continue to provide stimulating opportunities that elevate the education of our students where the school budget is unable to do so. We hope to launch a new fundraising event that will engage more people in the community. We need your help to do so! Please consider getting engaged with our group. We meet the second Monday of the month in the high school library at 6:30 pm, eight times a year. We are using our March meeting as a launching pad for event planning and new members. Won’t you consider coming and seeing how you can make a difference for our kids?

2nd Quarter Honor Roll

12th Grade

4.0

Behnfeldt, Cassidy; Caballero, Adriana; Caris, Jacob; Coon, Gabrielle; Dick, Ryan; Downs, Mitchell; Dzierwa, Madison; Farmer, Mikayla; Gase, William; Gonyer, Levi; Greenhagen, Alayna; Griffin, Jacob; Grimmer, Hayle; Helberg, Sadie; Hollar, Corey; Jones, Zachary; Kempf, Spencer; Lewis, Jenna; Mazey, Sydney; Meier, Austin; Michaelis, Derek; Nell, Madeline; Norman, Jenna; Pullins, Seth; Smith, Marissa; Spurlock, Shelbey; Sutter, Kortney; Sutter, Kurtis; Thibault, Clement; Tumblin, Connor; Underwood, Amber; Vollmar, Brittany


3.5 - 3.99

Alexander, Montgomery; Amos, Melissa; Armas, Joselyn; Canterbury, Andrew; Chaney, Jordan; Clark, Robin; Crowe, Katelyn; Dey, Brittany; Evans, Conor; Ferguson, Brooke; Finkenbiner, Dominick; Fretter, Angela; Grosswiler, Mikayla; Gruetter, Roy; Harroun, Ryan; Heft, Brielle Evelynn; Homanick, Cheyenne; Kitchen, Blaine; Kress, Ian; Michalski, Dawn; Pope, Spencer; Sahdala, Madison; Schuckers, Christopher; Silva, David; Smith, Hunter; Smith, Mitchell; Tanner, Allison; Thomas, Aaron; Vargo, Janae; Weber, Tessa; Zimmerman, Lillian

11th Grade

4.0

Battin, Trey; Cox, Abigail; Digby, Keegan; Euler, Annalora; Hoepf, Garrett; Jones, Jason; Lehsten, Margaret; Limes, Brynne; London, Hope; Niceley, Brooke; Putnam, Joseph; Shawberry, Jenna; Simpson, Gabriel; Smoyer, Hannah; Wallace, Ian


3.5-3.99

Agan, William; Alley, Shania; Barnes, Caleb; Bertonaschi, Abbygail; Brinkman, Kylie; Buth, Lea; Chase, James; Cox, Elizabeth; Crowe, Raena; Di Feterici, Joseph; Duncan, Katelyn; Feather, Zane; Glassford, Anne; Gray, Benjamin; Greenhagen, Anna; Hesse, Charlotte; Jackson, Olivia; Junge, Jaden; McKee, Logan; Michael, Morgan; Miller, Kodey; Moser, Janelle; Moureau, Eva; Myers, Alexia; Odendahl, Spencer; Oney, Nathaniel; Peterson Loftis, Ronee; Poulin, Abbigael; Propst, Logan; Roseman, Noah; Schermer, Lillian; Schmidt, Stephanie; Thomas, Zakary; Vollmar, Kale

10th Grade

4.0

Anderson, Erin; Barbour, Kylie; Bonnough, Elliot; Chase, Miriam; Dzierwa, Noah; Gase, Abigail; Gonzalez, Michael; Hutton, Khloey; Lenox, Ethan; Luce, Lillie; McQuillin, Jaiden; Miller, Jacob; Miller, Marissa; Pino, Isabella; Puffer, Natalie; Putnam, Erika; Richardson, Alexander; Sadler, Addison; Serrato, Ashton; Simpson, Amelia; Timko, Brayden


3.5-3.99

Drager, Justin; Estep, Paige; Evans, Walker; Hauge, Graham; Irwin, Devin

Lee, Samuel; Peters, Ella; Roberts, Ellen; Serrato, Eve; Thomas, Macey; Treen, Ashlynn; Weaver, Lucas; Wheeler, Jade; Wilkerson, Madison

9th Grade

4.0

Brewster, Luke; Cowdrey, Aaron; Duncan, Hannah; Ellis, Donovan; Flores, Jasmine; Geiman, Katelyn; Guthrie, Jonah; Hartman, Evelyn; Percival, Caitlin; Scifers, Samuel; Simon, Morgan; Tansel, Olivia; Vollmar, Megan


3.5-3.99

Balusik, Ethan; Berry, Summer; Bradford, September; Brown, Brazden; Destatte, Aubree; Dey, Brooke; Divis, Anna; Eiben, Abigail; Feehan, Ellie; Fox, Kirsten; Head, Sedona; Hitt, Tyler; Keifer, Shelby; Kempf, Cooper; Kent, Anna; Konrad, Sophia; Limes, Hunter; Luce, Cadence; Makowski, Kaitlyn; Noe, Taylor; Renkel, Calvin; Stewart, Cameron; Tobar, Aidan; Walker, Gabriela; Yaney, Moira

Support Our Student Team

This year, several Otsego students and parents are participating in The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Student of the Year friendly fundraising competition between students across Northwest Ohio. Madison Dzierwa and Mackenzie Gallagher lead one of the 6 area teams. Their team is called Madison and Mackenzie’s Miracle Makers. The team consists of: Will Gase, Monty Alexander, Kaitlyn and Jessica Makowski, Janell Hartman, and others. They are trying to raise the most dollars now until March 8th.


Please consider supporting by making a donation to their team link: https://events.lls.org/noh/ToledoSOY19/tmadisonma. Thank you for helping us make a difference to fight blood cancers. Let’s make Otsego shine in this friendly competition!

Counselor's Corner

Scheduling Information

All course request forms have been given to students in the high school this week. The forms are due to the high school office on Tuesday, January 22. If students need new forms, they are available in their Google Classrooms. Students also were given access to course descriptions in their Google Classrooms. We will be doing online course requests the week of January 28th.

AP Bulletin

This bulletin outlines all you need to know about the AP College Board. It will help you and your student get ready for the AP exams in May. CLICK HERE

Ed Byers Awards of Exceptionalism and Heroism

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APWA Scholarships

The northwestern Ohio branch of the American Public Works Association is a local chapter that belongs to a National Association of people involved in the Public Works sector of government. Members of the association are engaged in the management and operation of public infrastructure funded by federal, state, and local tax dollars. To continue their national tradition of education, the northwestern Ohio branch of the APWA is offering the following scholarship opportunities. (See Below)


CLICK HERE for Scholarship APPLICATION

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Success Period Presentation Sign Ups

We are excited to offer new and innovative experiences for our junior high and high school students. We are inviting professionals such as yourself to come interact with our students as an opportunity to engage them in real-world work experiences through the eyes of an expert. This will be a forty minute experience for our students in which you can present information that would be beneficial as they begin to explore their career options. Things to consider during the presentation would be educational requirements, expectations as they enter the workforce, experiences they can anticipate in your career field. What we are aiming for are real conversations between working adults and our students.


We are so excited to share our students with you so that you might be able to inspire a few and not only educate students about their career interests but to also maybe inspire them to follow your career path!


We want to give our students an idea of what your job entails, but also to tell them how you got to where you are. What the future job market looks like? What certifications and credentials are needed? I have included below a list of suggested essential questions that can be used to guide your discussions but please do not think that you are limited to these.


Sample questions that may be asked by students:

  1. Describe your typical workday and workweek. Is it 40 hours? More?

  2. What skills are most important to you in your work?

  3. What interests did you have which led you to this field of work?

  4. What education, training, certification, licensure, advanced degrees or credentials do you need to do your work?

  5. What employment path did you take that led you to where you are now?

  6. What is the employment outlook for your line of work?

  7. What challenges do you face in your work?


We have put a calendar together for you to choose a date that works best for you. You may choose to talk to Junior High Students (grades 6-8) or High School Students (grades 9-12). Simply click on the building below that you would like to share your experiences with and select a date that fits in your schedule. You will enter in the front of the High School and someone from the office will walk you down to the room.


Junior High Sign Up


High School Sign Up

2nd Semester Important Dates/Events

*subject to change, please recheck this link frequently for changes.

2nd Semester Dates/Events

Monthly Calendar - Click Here

THE WEEK IN PICTURES

High School Department News

Athletic Department

Schedules/Communication

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


Communication/Updates

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

Athletic Boosters Information

To help with any of the events listed please contact Karen Smoyer 419-575-9395, ksmoyer@eastwoodschools.org or any Booster member.

Music Department

OMEA District Honors Band/Choir:

The following students have been accepted into OMEA District 1 Honors Band or Honors Choir:


The performance will be Sunday, February 17th, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Stranahan Theater.

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

General Lunchroom Information

To better assist our parents, we have implemented an online free and reduced meal application. This will eliminate having to get a paper application, filling it out and returning it to your child’s school.


Fill out the online application under www.lunchapplication.com, just as you would the paper application. Once the application is completed we are notified so we can complete the application process. This will reduce your notification time.


Please make sure you have a correct mailing address on the application, so the notification letter gets to you.


Pay It Forward

We will be once again helping our students out with our Food Service Pay It Forward Project. This fund will provide meals to students who do not have lunch money in their account and cannot charge anymore. We want all of our students to get a hot meal every day. If you are interested in helping with this project you can send money into the central office or any of the buildings. Just put Food Service Pay It Forward on the envelope. You can make checks payable to the Otsego BOE. Thank you so much!!


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. dayers@OtsegoKnights.org

Student Council

Knight in Shining Armour

Please use the following form to inform OHS Student Council about a family in need within the school district. While the family does not need to have students in the district, we do ask that they are a member of the Otsego Community. Use this form to share information about their current situation as well as how they can best be assisted.


Please be sure to understand that while Knight in Shining Armor (KISA) would love to help all community members in need, we are still a new program, and may not have the funds to do so. With that being said, we will consider each request on a case by case basis. Filling this form out does not guarantee that we will be able to assist the family, but we will try our hardest to do so!


Here are some things that we have done with KISA funds:


  • School supplies were purchased for multiple families.
  • Gas money has been provided to get to and from medical treatment.
  • Food cards have been provided to help families afford meals while going through medical treatment.
  • Cash donations have been made to families to help assist in paying bills during medical treatment.
  • Gift cards and supplies have been provided to help make ends meet after housing emergencies have occurred.


We now have TWO ways that you can nominate a family in need. Bookmark the link below to use as the need arises. You can also find this link on the Otsegoknights.org webpage under the "District" tab.


Please do not hesitate to nominate a family in need, and KISA will do their best to help out!

https://goo.gl/forms/mG7IctP7q8ZAaQOX2

Community Events/News/Information

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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 CLICK HERE The Otsego High School website will more effectively highlight what is important to us and the community. We 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. That's 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, @KosheaOHS, or @OtsegoAthletics)