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!
Please see the below link to access the student handbook. Parents and students should take time to read through and discuss in its entirety.
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 SchoolAugust 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
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 orhs.conroeisd.net (Computer required, do NOT use phone)
2. Click on STUDENT PARKING.
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 email@example.com
Class of 2024 - Your Senior Year!
- August 2nd (4:30pm - 7:00pm) - Senior T Shirt pick up for those who bought the Senior
- 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 SchoolCashOnline.com
Prom is Saturday, April 20, 2024 and Graduation is Monday, May 20, 2024 at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. More details to come.
Oak Ridge Athletics
August 2nd 6:30-8:00pm
Sr. Campus Red Gym
All football players and parents invited
August 5th 8:00am @ ORHS
All welcome to attend
Football information available here /www.wareaglefootball.net
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. orhsvb.com
Yearbooks are In!
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
•Medicaid Waiver Program