OUHSD Newsletter

March 23, 2021

Sharing the latest news and information from the Oroville Union High School District.

Upcoming Meetings/Events

March 25: Panel on Rights of Students with Disabilities provided by Butte County SELPA,

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. The link will be provided at registration.


March 26:
New Online Local Scholarship Application-Applications Due. The fillable Local Scholarship Applications are available on each school’s counseling website.


March 29: LCAP Stakeholder Meeting, 5 p.m. via Zoom. Meeting link information: http://bit.ly/38GQPyL


April 2 - 9:
Spring Break. Please note that five days worth of meals are available for curbside pickup on April 1st from 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. at LPHS, OHS and PHS.


April 17:
Board Meeting

News & Updates

Free Virtual College Fair

The Small School Districts’ Association is presenting a free Virtual College Fair on April 15th. There are multiple sessions to choose from and you will hear from up to six schools per session. There is also an informational parent night on April 14th. Click here for more information.

Top 10 Update

The Fellows Club will be mailing certificates to all LPHS and OHS students in the Top 10 and to the two students selected by PHS. All seniors will also receive a $500 check! A big thank you to the Fellows Club for their generosity to our students for the past 55 years! We’ll let you know when STAGE starts displaying student names on the State Theatre marquee.

AP Testing

Advanced Placement (AP) examinations for all classes will be administered from May

18 to May 28. Exams will be administered onsite except for Distance Learning Program

students, who will take their exams remotely. The only traditional, paper-based exams

this year will be in Spanish Language and Culture and Calculus AB. All other exams

will be taken using Chromebooks. Safety protocols such as mask wearing and physical

distancing will be in effect.


Please contact the AP Coordinator at your site for more information:

Dave Croxell, LPHS and LPHS DL students

April Silva, OHS and OHS DL students

Award Night Information

Each of our high schools is extremely proud of all of their seniors who have continued to persevere through these last four years. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we cannot host in-person award nights this year. Below is the plan for each school to distribute awards to their students:

  • Las Plumas High School and Oroville High School: A scholarship slideshow will be created to recognize any seniors who earn scholarships this year. The slideshow will be emailed to parents and students and will also be available on each school's website. Students will also receive a keepsake awards program.
  • Prospect High School: PHS will continue their long standing tradition of distributing awards and scholarships at their graduation ceremony.

OUHSD Dave Bruce Hall of Fame Scholarship

The deadline for seniors to submit a Hall of Fame scholarship application is March 31st. Any senior planning to attend a two or four-year college, technical school or who are enlisting in the military are eligible to apply for a $500 scholarship.

Reporting Bullying Incidents at School

The Oroville Union High School District strives to provide safe and supportive campuses that are free from bullying and harassing. The following people in the district as trusted designated support providers for students who are experiencing or who have experienced harassment and bullying:

Picture of Nannette Walker with text: Getting to Know...OUHSD Board Member Nannette Walker

How long have you lived in Oroville?

I grew up in Yuba City, married a man from Live Oak, and we went to school in Chico before buying property in Wyandotte in 1972. We built our house in an olive orchard and have not moved since.


How long have you served on the Board of Trustees?

I am currently serving my second term on the Board of Trustees.


What do you do professionally?

I married a second-generation commercial beekeeper. We set up our own outfit in Wyandotte and worked together in the bees for 20 years. I enjoyed everything about the bee business except the incredibly long days. I also worked at Oroville High School and then Las Plumas High School as a social studies teacher and retired in 2010.


In what other ways are you involved in the community?

My husband and I were involved in Butte County Farm Bureau for 20 years. He went on to be president for four years and I took on Farm Bureau Women. As president of FB Women, we raised money and gave scholarships for students involved in agriculture. We put together exhibits at the county fairs promoting agriculture. I was president of the Farm Bureau Women for 10 years until I had to quit to return to school. I found I enjoy community service enjoyable and joined the Soroptimist Club of Oroville. I helped with projects like “Little Miss Oroville.”


What do you enjoy most about serving on the Board of Trustees?

I am a life-long learner. The School Board has been a wonderful source of education on how a school district operates. When asked, all of us would say we want to make education in Oroville better and I think we are. I especially like the student representatives who came to tell us what their school was doing and any demonstrations that the students put on to show us what was happening in their classes.


What’s a fun fact that we should know about you?

I love to ocean kayak. One beautiful fall day my husband and I were out on a flat ocean at Russian Gulch in Mendocino. As I was resting and contemplating returning to shore, a whale leaped out of the ocean directly in front of me. I started screaming for my husband to come see. He paddled over and when I told him about the whale, he replied I must have seen a seal lion. At that exact moment, she jumped again. We were so excited and then noticed three whales were swimming toward us, one was a calf.


View Trustee Walker’s full biography at: http://bit.ly/OUHSDNannetteWalker

LCAP Survey Results

We appreciate those who took the time to respond to our LCAP survey. We will use this input as we develop our three year LCAP, which guides how we spend money to provide services to our students. We are in the process of compiling the results and will share them with you in the next newsletter.

Free Webinar Series: From Surviving to Thriving!

The Butte County SELPA is pleased to announce that they are partnering with Dr. Michele Borba for a unique virtual learning engagement. Across four webinar sessions, Dr. Borba will guide participants from across California through each chapter of her latest book, Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine. She will outline the seven essential character traits that help children thrive, including the ability to nurture a caring heart, develop a strong mind and cultivate a determined will. Participants will leave each session with relatable and applicable ideas to help students learn and grow. This series is designed for YOU - families, educators and all champions for kids and youth! The first 1,000 registrants will receive Dr. Borba’s book Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine.


The spring series will be held April 8-29, 2021 and the summer series will be held June 8-23, 2021.


Click here for more information.

Join the OUHSD Family!

Looking to find a fulfilling and meaningful job, or do you know someone who is? Join the OUHSD family! OUHSD is looking for employees to fill permanent and short-term roles, as well as substitutes:

  • Speech and Language Specialist

  • School Psychologist

  • School Social Worker

  • School Nurse

  • School Counselor

  • English Teacher

  • Agriculture Teacher

  • Special Education Teacher

  • Physical Science/Biology/Physics Teacher

  • Custodians

  • Food Service Worker

  • Bus Driver Pool

  • Substitute Courier Pool

  • Substitute Custodian Pool

For more information and to apply go to: https://www.edjoin.org/ouhsd (Please check EdJoin regularly as new postings will be added as positions become available). If you have specific questions please contact Chello Metcalf at cmetcalf@ouhsd.net or (530) 538-2300, extension 1117.


OUHSD Snapshots

Wednesday Shout Out 3 17 OHS Tigers Attendance Winners Draft 2
Wednesday What's Happening 3 17 Flowers Pi Day
COVID-19 Information & Dashboard

The district’s COVID-19 web page is dedicated to providing information and updates related to the OUHSD’s response to the pandemic, including the OUHSD COVID-19 Dashboard, which is updated weekly: http://bit.ly/OUHSDCOVIDInfo

About OUHSD

Oroville Union High School District prepares approximately 2,200 9-12 grade students for their futures through our two comprehensive high schools, continuation high school, community day school, and adult school in the greater Oroville community.

Our district is a close-knit community where every student and employee knows and cares for each other in a safe, nurturing and supportive environment. Through using upgraded technology, providing equitable educational opportunities for every student, and supporting academic and career technical educational options, we have a passion to ensure that each student will have a goal and be college- and career-ready, so that they are prepared for the workplace and an economically competitive society.