Oceanside High School Weekly Update
The Pirate Way
One week left in first semester!!! WOW! Here we go! I always describe second semester as a roller coaster. We spent the first semester click, click, click climbing the hill of the roller coaster in anticipation of the fast and exhilarating down hill- well second semester is almost here and the speed is picking up! Please make sure that you are advocating if you need any assistance. Please make sure you are finishing strong and that you make sure over the winter break you are taking care of yourself.
I also want to thank all that have reached out regarding the 2023-2024 school year bell schedule change. This is a great shift that we are very excited about. We are switching to a 4x4 block schedule because research has shown that the 4x4 block schedule has the potential to increase graduation rates and test scores. Research also indicates that the block schedule structure generally results in lower workloads for both students and teachers. Since students are enrolled in fewer courses during a given time period, the number of assignments that need to be completed is generally lower in the block schedule, often positively affecting students' mental health. The extended period of time also allows for positive relationship building within the classroom setting. OHS will also be adding an advisory/homeroom to the schedule that will focus on the Pirate Core Values, College and Career Readiness, Social Emotional Health and Wellbeing, and other valuable life lessons. More information to come!
Make sure to mark these important dates on your calendars.
- December 9: OHS ASB Winter Assemblies
- December 9: Love on a Leash @ OHS
- December 9: OHS Varsity Girls Soccer v. Valley Center @ OHS
- December 9: OHS Varsity Girls Basketball v. San Pasqual @ OHS
- December 9-10: OHS Wrestling @ LCC Classic
- December 10: OHS v. Loyola @ OHS
- December 12: Day 11 of the 12 Days of FAFSA
- December 13: OUSD Board of Education Meeting
- December 14-16: Finals Schedule
- December 14: OHS Varsity Girls Waterpolo v. RBV @ WAC
- December 15: OHS Winter Concert Choir and Orchestra
- December 16: OHS Varsity Boys Basketball v. Escondido @ OHS
Please remember that it is all of us together that make OHS what it is for all of our students. We welcome you to be an active participant in the activities and happenings on campus. If you have any suggestions please do not hesitate to reach out to any OHS staff member! We are a team working toward a common goal. Only when we all work together can we truly transform and increase the success of all of our OHS students!
Pirates you are a part of something big! You belong and will always belong in the Oceanside High School Pirate Community. What an amazing feeling to realize you belong to something bigger than the individual Pirate, but rather part of a 100 year plus Pirate Ship Community!
Regardless of where you may go and no matter what you end up accomplishing the one thing that you have to count on is that you will ALWAYS be a PIRATE!
Stay safe! Know you are loved and belong to the Pirate community - this is the Pirate Way!
1st Annual Mountain Mikes OHS PIRATE Holiday Door Decorating Contest Winner is:
Mrs. Olsen's 4th period Class
Celebrating OHS Senior Raffle Winners for their FAFSA Completion!
OHS PIRATE SPORTS UPDATE
Pirates win Maranatha Tourney for second time
The Oceanside girls basketball team made "slight work" of their opponents at the Maranatha Christian School basketball tournament last week.
The Pirates tore through pool play and then played rude guests as they defeated host Maranatha 48-35 in the finals Saturday night. This is the second consecutive year that OHS has won the tournament.
Against Maranatha, Oceanside trailed 16-11 at halftime, but exploded with a 18-4 third quarter en route to the 48-35 victory. Alivia Gillespie led the Pirates, who improved to 5-0 on the season, with 24 points and Nevaeh Mageo added 17.
OHS opened three days of pool play with a 76-19 thrashing of Castle Park. Mageo (20 points) and Gillespie (17 points) led the way, while Emily Para had nine points on three 3-pointers. Maddie Gates and Aubrey Madden each scored seven points.
O'side shines at Student-Athlete Conference
Five OHS student athletes participated in the first North County Conference Leadership Conference Thursday at the Oceanside Elks Lodge.
The student athletes spent the day with others from the 22 NCC schools talking about sportsmanship and leadership and how they can incorporate those ideas into their respective schools and teams. This breakthrough event was in accordance with the state CIF's recommendation that sportsmanship be a top priority for all involved in high school sports.
The conference was led by OHS’ Lia Nance, who is the conference representative on the CIF student-athlete advisory board. Nance plays golf, water polo, and softball for the Pirates. Joining Nance were Taylor Armstrong (water polo, softball), Nalia Nuanez (basketball, softball), Julian Amador(football) and David Porotesano (football). Armstrong also filmed at Public Service Announcement about sportsmanship that will be shown to the students next month.
Do you know you are a member of over 100 years of tradition? Join the OHS Foundation
The 2023 meetings are:
January – no meeting
February 15—general meeting
March 15—general meeting
April 19 – general meeting
May 17 – general meeting
June 21 – general meeting
June 25—All Class Reunion
October 14 --Hall of Fame (tentative date)
OHS Athletic Booster Club
YES! I am interested in being part of the Pirate Sports Success!
OHS Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO)
A great way to support OHS is to join or renew your membership in the OHS PTSO. We are a volunteer-run organization that supports the entire OHS community through fundraising, volunteering and communication. We support parents, students, faculty and staff, and all families and staff are welcome to join. Your donations and the funds we raise go toward staff appreciation events, teacher & club grants, AP test scholarships, student events & recognition (e.g., senior signs) and more.
Please renew your membership here: OHS PTSO Form 2022-23.
And here is a direct link to our donation page: PTSO Donation Page (Paypal or CC). You can also contribute via venmo (@ohsptso-treasurer
We typically meet monthly on the first Wednesday of the month at 6pm. Stay connected with us by joining our Facebook group @Oceanside High School PTSO Parents for Pirates or following us on Instagram @piratesptso. We also encourage you to choose Oceanside High School PTSO as your designated charity in your AmazonSmile account. https://smile.amazon.com/ch/77-0684642
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