A LETTER FROM OUR PRINCIPAL
Hello Wildcat Families,
We certainly got our share of April showers! Now we’re prepared to welcome those May flowers and all the joyful and exciting events that accompany them! Staff and students returned from Spring Break with a little bit of extra pep in their step and it’s time to buckle-in for the downhill slope to the school year’s end.
It’s unlikely that any faction of our community is looking forward to June 2022 more than this year’s seniors. Please check out our Senior Page for all the senior activities we have planned for the sake of celebrating our hardworking, deserving seniors. High school graduation is one of the first of the stepping stones into independent adulthood. Still, seniors! Don’t forget: you’re not quite there yet. Rather than giving into the “senior slide”, take note at track meets: winners increase their drive as the finish line nears! For those who are not seniors/families of seniors, summer break is nearing. Work hard to finish on a high note so you can enjoy your summer and return to school with confidence in your abilities and future plans.
Tenth grade students and families, please modify your calendars with regard to Math SBA. The dates for testing are May 23rd and May 24th. There will also be Senior Science testing on May 13th. Be sure to get a good night’s sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, and come prepared to do your very best.
OHHS Admin Team
A LOOK AT MAY
MAY 5 | Cinco De Mayo
MAY 7 | SAT | Check in 7:30 A.M. - 8 A.M.
MAY 8 | Mother's Day
MAY 10 | National School Nurse Day
MAY 30 | Memorial Day | NO SCHOOL
Yearbook Distribution & Signing Party
The 2022 Yearbook was available for pre-order in the Fall. If you are unsure if you have purchased a yearbook? Check with Mrs. Jansen firstname.lastname@example.org
Didn't buy a yearbook? A limited supply of additional yearbooks was ordered and will be for sale on a first-com-first-serve basis starting June 2, 2022.
HOW TO PICK UP A PRE-ORDERED BOOK
The yearbook and Leadership classes are hosting a *new this year* Yearbook Distribution and Signing Party on June 2, 2:20 P.M. - 4 P.M. in the field-house and courtyard. Mark your calendars!
Bring your ID and your favorite pens. There'll be music and games - so plan to hang out and sign each others' yearbooks!
Teacher Appreciation Week
May 3 - May 7 is Teacher Appreciation week. Make sure to thank your teacher(s) or former teacher(s) for their hard work & dedication to our school, students, and community. We couldn't do it without them, because they make the difference. Thank you OHHS teachers & all teachers around the world for giving students the tools they need to succeed & doing it with a full heart.
Midway Horticulture Class Plant Sale
Midway students have the option to take a Horticulture class in which they learn about plant classification, anatomy, reproduction, structure, and function. They also learn about various soils, fertilizers, and careers in horticulture. Students start their plants from seed under lights and then re-pot them and grow them in a greenhouse, using only organic products.
Midway High School is located on Midway Blvd across from Oak Harbor Elementary School.
A LOOK AT APRIL
OHHS Band Wins in Regional Contest
There were a record number of 1st and 2nd place winners this week as musicians from Oak Harbor High School competes in their regional contest! These students will now go on to compete in the state contest in Ellensburg at the end of the month. We'd also like to recognize their music teachers Sean Brown, Brandon Nelson, and Patrick Manuel for their OHmazing efforts.
Congratulations to our Wildcat Winners!
Penn Cove Brass Ensemble:
Paige Jenkins, Elise Mayne, Landon Eaton, Sam Van Dreumel, Ethan Brady, Lola Chargualaf, Cooper Billiter, Reagan McCabe, Joseph Barrett
Penn Cove Brass Quartet:
Paige Jenkins, Landon Eaton, Cooper Billiter, Reagan McCabe
Ethan Brady | French Horn
Lola Chargualaf | Trombone
Paige Jenkins | Trumpet
Keilani Marriott | French Horn
Kiersten Tyson | Clarinet
Isadora White | Trumpet
OHHS Skills USA
SkillsUSA Chapter had a great showing at the State Conference!
Two Chapter awards. Biggest chapter in our region and Gold Level Chapter of distinction for the 4th year in a row!
Two Gold Medals went to Dylan Estes, for Motorcycle Maintenance & Repair. The other medal went to Faith Crawford for Job Skill Demo A.
Three Silver medals went to Mikkel Green for Motorcycle Maintenance & Repair. Matt Calim for Technical Drafting. The Team of Danny Peterson and Floyd Lentz for Television Video Production.
Two Bronze, the team of Ashlyn LeClerq, Mia Winstead & Erastine Gee for Engineering Design Team; and the team of Joey Rettus and Linkin Berner for Television Video Production.
Two State Officers elected, Hailey Hettenback and Erastine Gee. All of the students traveling were so AWESOME and represented Oak Harbor well!
CAPE Read to Hillcrest Students
CAPE club spent time reading to Hillcrest Elementary students on April 1st. The students at Hillcrest were very interested and engaged with our OHHS CAPE students. What a great way for our High School students to give back to their younger peers and the community. Way to go, Wildcats!
Cadets at the VFW
Some of our OHHS Cadets went to the VFW to put new mulch in their gardens. Parents donated the mulch and the cadets spread it after school. Thank you, Cadets, for your time and dedication to our community.
Drama Goes to Washington State Thespian Festival at Kentwood High
On Saturday, March 26, four drama club students attended the Washington State Thespian Festival held at Kentwood High School. They received a Bronze Honor Troupe award, the first time OHHS has applied for honor troupe recognition. Additionally, Zoe Eisenbrey (most recently seen as Dracula in our February production) was selected to perform their monologue at the closing ceremonies. Both AJ Gibson and Zoe Eisenbrey will be attending the International Thespian Festival in June to compete in the National Thespian Excellence Awards for their monologues.
Student Meets Requirements for Scholarship
We are excited to announce that Julia Rubio-Litvachik has met the requirements for the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program. She is amongst the top 50,000 of 1.3 million students who took the PSAT Exam in 2021. She will be recognized as either semifinalist or Commended Student in the Fall.
Seniors Military Opportunity
Seniors! Are you considering the military? Any graduating seniors will be eligible for a $25,000 - $50,000 Navy Enlistment Bonus if they are ready to go to the Navy Basic Training (Chicago, IL) by the end of July. Information is available online at https://www.navy.com/joining-the-navy/enlistment-bonuses . Interested high school seniors are encouraged to contact their local Navy Recruiter or go to https://www.navy.com/local to find their local recruiter online.
The Universal Technical Institute Brings STEM Trailer to OHHS
The Universal Technical Institute will bring its STEM trailer to OHHS on Tuesday, May 17th during 2nd, 3rd, and 4th periods. Sign up to hear about STEM opportunities and programs the offer at 13 campus locations across the United States. Sign up in the counseling center or find the form on your Xello Account
SENIOR YARD SIGNS
Senior yard signs are now available for purchase. See attached flyer for more information!
SENIOR SIGNING EVENT
Seniors! Participate in the Senior Signing Event on May 20th! If you haven't completes the form yet, go to: https://bit.ly/seniorsign2022 and submit your information. Want more information? Check out the video posted on your Class of 2022 Google Classroom or see Ms. Schulle
Hey Seniors! Do you want to bring a non-OHHS student to PROM? Guest Pass application forms can be picked up in the Main Office. The deadline for submitting the completed application is Friday, May 27th at 3 P.M. in the Main Office. There will be no exceptions to this deadline! Sorry Juniors, this is a Senior-Only privilege.
Nick of Time Event
Island Health and our foundation are parenting with Anacortes School District for a Nick of Time event for our high school on May 4th. This is an amazing cardiac screening program for kids aged 12 - 24. We have not filled all the available slots so we would like to offer this opportunity to your students. Here are some details about this program in case you are not familiar.
On Wednesday, May 4th, 2022, Anacortes High School will host a Nick of Time Youth Heart Screening event. We encourage all students, especially student-athletes, to register for a heart screening appointment. Participants must complete the EKG Youth Heart Screening Permission Form and Waiver, submit the Participant Medical History Questionnaire, and drop off the school office or send it to AHS School Nurse Ivee Morgan at: email@example.com , by Tuesday, May 3, 2022.
Note: Registration is open to neighboring schools so be sure to register soon if you have not already done so.
Nick of Time Foundation, in partnership with the UW Center for Sports Cardiology, conducts EKG youth heart screenings for adolescents and young adults ages 14 - 24. Screenings consists of a Heart Healthy Survey asking about possible signs and symptoms or family history of a heart condition. An EKG is performed that analyzes the electrical signals of the heart, and the results are reviewed on-site by medical professionals experienced in EKG youth heart screens. A simple EKG can identify certain serious heart conditions that cannot be detected by a stethoscope.
Watch the Nick of Time Screening Promo Video Here.
Attached is a flyer. Feel free to share this information - we welcome all to sign up