Otsego High School

2nd Semester (Week 4)

From the Desk of Mr. O'Shea

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January Students of the Month

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Dueling Piano's

The Otsego Endowment Foundation is excited to announce the details for our revamped spring event. We are thrilled to bring to you a fabulous night filled with great food and live entertainment.


On Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Nazareth Hall: Cadet West Ballroom we will be bringing you #AKnightToRemember. Put two incredibly talented musicians with two baby grand pianos on stage, add a room full of people and you get an evening of fast, funny and unforgettable entertainment.


You can visit our website, oef.otsegoknights.org, to learn more and even purchase your tickets! You can also purchase tickets from any member of the OEF Board of Trustees.


Tickets are $50.00 each and include your dinner and entertainment. A cash bar will be available, as well as some extra games for added entertainment. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to otsegoendowment@otsegoknights.org or contact Ashley Severt (asevert@otsegoknights.org) or Andy Vollmar (andrew.vollmar@gmail.com), Board of Trustees Co-Chairs, at any time! We look forward to seeing you at the event for a great time!

Post Prom Fundraising

Starting now through March 23rd, each Junior is selling $10 tickets for a chance to win a $500 gift card to Belleville Meat Market in Bowling Green!


Think burgers, steaks, pork, chicken, sides and so much more! Contact any junior for more details! The winning ticket will be drawn at the intermission of the school musical on Friday, March 27th. Need not be present to win!


Thanks for supporting our awesome post-prom Kalahari experience.

2019 Yearbook Information

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One School, One Book.

Chop Wood, Carry Water is the book we have selected this year as our One School, One Book read. Students will be encouraged to read and focus on one chapter a week, that's right just ONE. Each chapter is only 1-3 pages long. At the beginning of each week, I will email guided notes and, thoughts, challenges, and reflection questions for each chapter. I am looking forward to falling in love with the process of becoming great this year with our students and staff.


JOIN THE CONVERSATION - CLICK HERE for Reflection Questions/Challenges.

Counselors Corner

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College and Career Preview Night

Are you or your student considering college or would like to learn more about in-demand careers? Then come to College & Career Preview Night on Wednesday, March 11, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Owens Community College.


This is your chance to talk with representatives from business and industry, along with more than 100 colleges and universities in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania and more! Experts on financial aid & scholarships, military academies, disability services, and college athletics will also be there to answer your questions. Invite Mom and Dad or just bring your friends! For more information, contact Mrs. Clark

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Opportunities

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 13th year. We will be awarding $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.


Scholarship Deadline - June 12, 2020.


Application Process
Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.php Full details are available on our site.

ESA Scholarship

The ESA Foundation Board of Directors offers more than 200 scholarships a year for deserving United States and International students who meet the criteria of individual endowments.


ESA International is an organization founded in 1929 and is a premier leadership and service

organization bringing volunteers together in programs and projects that make a positive difference to the community. The ESA Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 public foundation established in 1970 as an organization exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. It is pledged to the

development of philanthropic activities of volunteers to assist those in need and to educate those who seek to learn thus improving their lives and the lives of others.


The information about the scholarships, requirements, and applications are available on our

website: www.epsilonsigmaalpha.org/scholarships-and-grants. The application submission

process is done online.


To find scholarships currently available, click on the current list of ESA Foundation Scholarships available by State you reside. Completed applications are accepted online beginning October 1, 2019, and ending January 31, 2020 to be considered for the scholarships this academic year.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Scholarship Chairman. Her

contact information can be found at the website listed above under the HAVE QUESTIONS tab.

Edward C. Byers Jr. Awards for Exceptionalism and Heroism

Master Chief Edward C. Byers Jr. will be once again presenting two awards to our students in Grades 6th through 12th.


Please take a look at the attached video and letter from Master Chief Byers. Please use the nomination form in the letter to nominate our students. You may turn in nomination forms to the Central Office any time before April 1st.


We will mail them to Master Chief Byers. The awards night is April 29th and Master Chief Byers will be in attendance to hand out the awards.

This is the video from last year highlighting the award. Message from Master Chief Byers

Nomination form - CLICK HERE

Community Scholarship Page

The 2019-2020 Community Scholarships page is now active.


CLICK HERE


If you receive any scholarships let Mrs. Clark know and she will begin adding them to her files for seniors.


THE WEEK in PICTURES

Athletics Department

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.

Music Department

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BEAUTY and the BEAST!

If your son or daughter is participating in the musical this year, please plan on attending the upcoming Cast, Crew, and Parent informational meeting this coming Tuesday, January 21st at 5 PM in the High School Auditorium. A lot of important information will be shared that night so please do not miss it!


We are also in need of more parents who are able to help build our sets this year. Please contact Mr. Sewell if you're interested at bsewell@otsegoknights.org or (937) 417-1899. Thank you!

AG/FFA

Top 10 Model of Excellence Winner

Otsego FFA Chapter has been named and honored as a 2019 Top Ten Model of Excellence winner at the 92nd National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis. Congrats to all the students and Mrs. Ayers. Hard Work Pays off. CLICK HERE for the FULL ARTICLE
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Transportation Department

Bus Communication

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

Free and Reduced Lunches

If your child/children were on free and reduced meals last year, and you believe you qualify this year you must submit a new application. Any meal charges, that occur prior to a new lunch application are the responsibility of the parent to pay. Please feel free to contact Jeanne Jeffers with any questions or concerns. jjeffers@otsegoknights.org

If you have questions please email our Food Service Supervisor, Jeanne Jeffers or follow on twitter @Otsego_Cafe

Community News and Information

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Prom Trend 2020 - Beauty Comes From the Heart

Friday, February 28th 3:30 PM-7:00 PM

Saturday, February 29th 10:00 AM-1:00PM

At West Clinton Mennonite Church

18029 Co. Rd. C (corner of C & 18), Wauseon, Ohio


This is the 8th year for this event and it has grown each year. In the year 2019 over 842 dresses were found for Prom, Homecoming, special occasions, and weddings!! Dresses have been donated from NW Ohio, Eastern Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Florida. All sizes starting from size 0-28, all colors and styles. Many new still with tags on!


We currently have over 1500+ long and short dresses available. Also available are shoes, purses, jewelry, wraps, suits, shirts, pants and ties for your guy! Nothing is priced and is all offered by a donation only (and if you can’t donate it is all FREE!) This year the monetary donations will be going to Center for Child and Family Advocacy (helping survivors of Human Trafficking in NW Ohio). See us on Facebook (and ask to join) Beauty Comes From The Heart group page for any updates.


Any questions, please contact Lori King at 419-822-7379 or private message me on the Facebook group page.


Future event dates are:

March 7th from 10:00-1:00

March 21st from 10:00-1:00

April 4th from 10:00-1:00

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Transportation Technologies Expo Day

To sign up for the Transportation Technologies Expo Day click on the link below:

https://www.owens.edu/visit/transportation-expo-day/

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Communication with the High School

Below are 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. Twitter: (follow @otsegohsoffice @OtsegoAthletics or @KosheaOHS)

  3. Remind 101: The HS office will communicate with parents and students by text and/or email. This is a free service provided by Remind 101. We use Remind 101 for quick reminders on HS deadlines and important events.

    We separate each class by students and parents. Being the parent of a High Schooler usually means maintaining a hectic schedule while trying to rely on a teenager relaying important information to you. Sign up for Remind to stay informed. Please sign up with the below codes:

    Students, please sign up for your class using the designated code:
    (ONLY STUDENTS)
    Class of 2020: text @otsego2020 to the number 81010
    Class of 2021: text @otsego2021 to the number 81010
    Class of 2022: text @otsego2022 to the number 81010
    Class of 2023: text @otsego2023 to the number 81010.

    Parents, please sign up for any group using the designated code
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    (ONLY PARENTS)
    Class of 2020 parent: text @hs20parent to the number 81010
    Class of 2021 parent: text @hs21parent to the number 81010
    Class of 2022 parent: text @hs22parent to the number 81010
    Class of 2023 parent: text @hs23parent to the number 81010

2019 - 2020 Calendars

Please click the calendars below to view important dates and information. All calendar dates are subject to change from time to time and should be referred to regularly.


2019 - 2020 Detailed Monthly Calendar - CLICK HERE

*Dates are subject to change and this calendar should be checked regularly.


2019 - 2020 Holistic Calendar - CLICK HERE

*Dates are subject to change and this calendar should be checked regularly.