Oak Ridge High School - July 30, 2023

Principal Update - Shawn Almond

I hope everyone is staying safe from the heat and enjoying their summer. We are looking forward to an exciting school year! If you have driven by the campus this summer, you have seen the construction workers busy transforming our school. The construction on the inside is scheduled to be complete by the first day of school. Construction will continue through September on the outside of the campus with the new road being built around the senior campus. The purpose of this road is to provide a safer environment for our campus and to help with traffic flow around our campus through out the school day. I will send more information out as the road becomes closer to completion.

Our staff reports this week on Wednesday, August 2nd. Many of our staff have already been working hard this summer learning and preparing engaging lessons that will challenge our students and allow them to excel. As we begin this school year, be sure to thank them for their hard work and dedication to our students.

This week we will have orientation for our 10th-12th grade students on Wednesday, August 2nd from 4:30 to 7:00pm in the cafeteria. Students will enter on the east side of the senior campus by the football field. This is a come and go event where students can pick up their schedules and parking permits. Due to construction, students will not be able to walk around the building. 9th grade orientation will be on Thursday, August 3rd from 5:00 to 6:30 at the 9th grade campus. Students will be able to pick up schedules, explore the 9th grade campus, and learn about different clubs on campus. Orientations are optional. If your student is unable to make the orientation, we will have staff available on the first day of school to assist them.

The first day of school is Wednesday, August 9th. Students will report to homeroom classes which will be posted when students arrive on campus. All 10th-12th grade students will report to the senior campus while all 9th grade students will report to the 9th campus. Following homeroom, students will follow the red day schedule (1,3,5,7). Later arrival students should plan to attend homeroom the first day. For transportation purposes, the first three days of school will end at 2:20. This allows time for students to find their buses and ensure buses stay on time through out the day.

Safety will continue to be a top priority this year. Our district's officers will be visible on campus. We have Prevention Control Officers (PCO) monitoring the parking lots, exterior doors, an assisting with traffic before school, during class change, and after school. Doors on both campuses will open at 6:40am. At this time, students will be permitted to enter the building. All outside perimeter doors will remain locked during school hours. Please report to the front office if you need to visit the campus for any reason.

One new event that I am looking forward to this year is our senior sunrise. We would like all our seniors to meet at the ORHS football field on Wednesday, August 9th, the first day of school. Please read the senior page section in the newsletter for more information.

I will be sending more school information out later this week as we get closer to the first day of school. I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer, and I am looking forward to seeing our War Eagles soar to new heights this year!


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Student Handbook

Please see the below link to access the student handbook. Parents and students should take time to read through and discuss in its entirety.
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Important Dates

August 2nd Schedule Pickup - 10th-12th 4:30-7:00pm Cafeteria

August 2nd New Student Orientation 10th-12th 4:30-5:30pm

August 3rd Freshman Orientation 5-6:30pm 9th Cafeteria

August 9th First Day of School

August 12th Meet the War Eagles Football Team 1:00pm Red Gym

August 14th Open House 5:30-7:00pm Sr. and 9th Campus

August 25th First Football Game 7:30pm Cub Stadium, Brenham

October 11th PSAT

October 25th Homecoming Parade

October 27th Homecoming Game

October 28th Homecoming Dance

Student Parking

Students who have registered and paid for parking, can pick up a parking tag during Schedule Pickup on 8/2. You must bring your current driver’s license (No Learner's Permits accepted) and proof of vehicle insurance. Students that do not pick up parking tags on 8/2, may do so during lunch in the cafeteria the first week of school.

Students are not allowed to park on campus without a current hangtag. No exceptions.

Parking registration for Seniors and Juniors will continue as school begins. The fee for parking is $75.

To register do the following:

1. Go to (Computer required, do NOT use phone)


To access the parking registration, you will sign in using your student's username and password. Please note that students must have a current driver's license and insurance to complete their registration.

Any questions regarding parking, please contact Mr. Mlcak at

Counselor's Corner

Please use the chart below to find your student's counselor for this school year. For more information about the ORHS Counseling department, click here
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Class of 2024 - Your Senior Year!

Here we go Seniors it's your year to shine!

  • August 2nd (4:30pm - 7:00pm) - Senior T Shirt pick up for those who bought the Senior

    Dues Special.

  • August 9th at 6:40am - Senior Sunrise. Seniors will meet at 6:40 at the ORHS football field on the first day of school to watch the sunrise. Seniors are encouraged to wear their senior shirt to the sunrise.

  • Senior Dues $150 – available July 16, 2023 until January 31, 2024
    * Includes one prom ticket, one senior t-shirt (fall), and one senior picnic ticket. Payments can be made online through

For questions regarding Senior dues contact or

Prom is Saturday, April 20, 2024 and Graduation is Monday, May 20, 2024 at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. More details to come.

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Oak Ridge Athletics

Football Information Night

August 2nd 6:30-8:00pm

Sr. Campus Red Gym

All football players and parents invited

Intra-Squad Scrimmage

August 5th 8:00am @ ORHS

All welcome to attend

Football information available here /

Oak Ridge Volleyball

Tryouts will be July 31st - August 1st @ Oak Ridge High School check in will be in the athletic foyer starting at 6:30am.

Try-outs will begin promptly at 7am.

First session is 7-10 am. and 12-2pm. on both days.

All athletes must have a current 2023 physical as well as all Rank One paperwork complete to be able to participate. NO EXCEPTIONS You must be in attendance for both sessions on both days to be eligible to make the program unless approved by Coach Sledge in advance.

Yearbooks are In!

Yearbooks will be available to pick up during Schedule Pickup on 8/2 in the Cafeteria from 4:30-7:00pm. There are a few extra yearbooks available for purchase for $90. If you have any questions about your yearbook order, please email Mrs. Armour

Register Now: CISD SAT Classes

Dear Class of 2024,

Although many colleges are test-optional in admissions, test scores are still used for scholarships, selective majors, and all colleges require a college-readiness score at orientation.

CISD is offering SAT classes to give you the latest, most effective test-taking strategies. There will be two in-person SAT classes and one virtual class offered this fall to prepare you for the August and October exams – just in time for your college applications and scholarship forms.

These classes will fill QUICKLY!!! To register for this course, log onto your School Cash account and select the District tab. For more information about the college process and test prep program, visit our CISD College Readiness Website or contact Molly Gibson 832-592-5424

CISD Parent Resource Center

The Parent Resource Center is NOW OPEN! The Parent Resource Center is a place to support families with information and partnerships within the Conroe ISD community. Visit their newsletter here Back to School 2023-24 | Smore Newsletters to access the following:

When parents need resources for:


•Social Security Disability

•Social Skills

•Financial Tools



•Volunteer Opportunities

•Summer Camps

•Day Programs

•Medicaid Waiver Program

•Job Opportunities

•and more...