Information for the ORHS Wildcat Nation! 5/22/2023 #254
MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY
FINAL EXAM DATES & BELL SCHEDULE FOR 9TH - 11TH
FINAL EXAM INFORMATION
In order to stay on track for graduation and fill in learning gaps, students will need to complete summer credit recovery for courses that they have not passed this year (fall and spring semesters). Students have four years plus a summer to graduate from high school so it is important that they earn their credits each year to stay on track. We are excited to offer an expanded summer school this year to accommodate every student who may need to recover credit(s). Daily attendance is required for summer school.
Summer Credit Recovery will be offered at NO COST this year, and we are excited to be able to offer transportation for our summer recovery students. If you sign up for the bus, please make sure to check the routes once they are posted. The bus stop for summer school may be different from the student’s regular school year bus stop.
Dates: Monday, June 5 through Friday, June 30
Times: 7:45 to 10:45 (AM Session)
11:15 to 2:00 (PM Session)
Students must attend summer school in person. There is no work from home option for summer credit recovery. Summer school is self-paced, so they may finish before the final day. We will offer online credit recovery for our courses. Students may sign up for two courses for summer recovery but may seek admin approval to take a third course if necessary.
Students who are attending summer school will keep their laptops at the end of the school year.
Students must have earned a 50% or better in a course to be eligible for summer credit recovery. If a student has not earned a 50%, they must repeat the entire course in summer or the following school year.
If you have questions about your child’s eligibility for summer school, please reach out to his/her teachers, school counselors, or grade level administrators.
Students may use the link or parents may sign their child up for ORHS Summer School 2023. The deadline to sign up for summer school is May 31st.
REYNOLDS WINS NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP
Hudson J Reynolds has been selected as a winner of the National Merit $2500 Scholarship. This Scholarship is underwritten by National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) with its own funds. If you are not the principal/head of your high school, we ask that you share this information with that individual.
SUMMER READING FOR 23-24
SOME LETTERS ARE STILL BEING UPDATED AT THIS TIME - SPECIFICALLLY RISING JUNIORS. PLEASE CHECK BACK IN JUNE TO ENSURE THE CORRECT LIST AND ASSIGNMENTS ARE THE FINAL ONES. (5/23/23)
CYBERCAMP HOSTED BY JROTC
CLINIC MEDICATIONS - TIME FOR PICKUP
GUYS & DOLLS THEATRE WORKSHOP
Have you've ever been interested in being a part of Masquers, but don't know where to start? Come join us for a week-long workshop from 1pm-5pm in the auditorium on June 5-9 to work on acting, singing and dancing skills. Amy Uptgraft, Matthew Lloyd & Terri Lloyd will lead the workshop with some of our veteran Masquers and other theatre professionals! We will work on scenes, songs, and dance as we help you prepare for a Friday showcase demonstrating what you've learned! The showcase will start at 5:30pm on Friday!
Sign up today for this FREE workshop! Limited spots are available for guys and girls age 12-18, so sign up today!
You must be able to attend every day of the workshop to participate.
TRYOUTS FOR 23-24 ATHLETIC TEAMS ARE UNDERWAY
LADY WILDCAT BASKETBALL TRYOUTS
Girls Basketball Tryouts – May 22nd and May 23rd from 3:30 – 5:30 for any current freshman, sophomore, or junior. Any questions see Coach Taylor or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WILDCAT BASKETBALL TRYOUT INFORMATION
GOLFCAT TRYOUTS ARE COMING UP!
2023 ORHS GolfCats
Interested in playing on the ORHS golf team?
2023 Tryouts will take place at the home of ORHS Golf Oak Ridge Country Club on June 1st. Meet at 2:30 pm on the putting green with a 9 hole tryout to follow beginning at 3:00.
Email head coach Scott Hinton at email@example.com to confirm tryout opportunity and more information
CAM IS DANCING ALL THE WAY TO MEMPHIS!
CPSC DEBUTANTE BALL 2024
The Cultured Pearls of the Secret City Foundation (CPSC) announces the biennial Debutante Ball and Presentation for school year 2023 – 2024. CPSC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2018 with the mission of promoting education. One of the focus areas is promoting social graces, health awareness, self-awareness, and civic responsibility among high school 11th and 12th graded young ladies. CPSC is the affiliate foundation of the Oak Ridge Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
**The CPSC Debutante Presentation and Ball will be held during the Spring of 2024. If interested in being a CPSC 2023–2024 Debutante, please contact Phyllis Philpot Young at CPSCdebutante2024@gmail.com by May 31, 2023 for additional details.
SUMMER DRIVING LESSONS NEEDED??
The Driving Center is now registering for summer, fall and winter break classes. Driver Education classes include 30 hours of classroom instruction, along with six individual driving lessons. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a certificate, which often reduces car insurance by as much as 25%. Courses are taught in a fun and engaging way here in Oak Ridge at 130 Bus Terminal Road. Visit www.thedrivingcenter.org for details or call 865-482-6700.
DOES YOUR TEEN NEED AN SF-1010 FORM FOR THEIR DRIVER'S PERMIT?
PARENT CANVAS BOOKMARK HAS CHANGED!
BOOKMARK THE NEW ADDRESS: https://ortn.instructure.com/login/canvas
LINDEN LIONS ARE INVITED
PURCHASE YOUR WILDCAT SWAG AT OUR TEAM STORE!
STUDENT ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
FOR MASQUER'S NEWS:
Check out the new website (https://orhsmasquers.my.canva.site )! Check out these resources for all your Masquers information.
THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS
- Masquers Switching from Remind to GroupMe App
- Join Masquers GroupMe: https://groupme.com/join_group/94107482/GBLNWclq
- Sign up for the Guys & Dolls Theatre Workshop this summer! June 5th-9th 1pm-5pm with a showcase starting at 5:30 on June 9th! There will be dancing and singing and acting!
- Cast Party Field Day – Saturday, May 27th Blankenship Field 2-4pm – Sign up to let us know you are coming!
- Parent Meeting June 20th – starting at 10 am – with lunch at 12pm
- Poster Contest Extended to July 31st.
OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT OAK RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
DO YOU SHOP AT FOOD CITY?? REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED ANNUALLY
THIS MONEY SUPPORTS OUR CDC CLASSROOM!
Registration begins Thursday, September 1, 2022 with points starting to accumulate on September 7th and cards have to be registered by December 31st to count for this year. The program runs through May 9, 2023.
- Visit http://www.foodcity.com/schoolbucks
- Click the blue “Login” button under Customer Login
- Enter your username and password for your Food City online account.
- At the top of the page click, “My Account”. This will load the customer dashboard page.
- Below the Fuel Bucks section, you will find “My School Bucks” section. (The total school bucks earned will show here as well)
- Click the “Update School” link listed below. Select the school and click, “Save”
School Bucks-Store Level Enrollment
- Stores can enroll schools from VC Enroll for customers who do not have access to the internet. (Only HRCs and HCs have authorized access.)
- To do so they enter the customers ValuCard number, selected “Look UP” and select the school the customer has chosen in the School Bucks field.
- Why is my school not on my receipt? Schools are no longer listed on receipts but can be managed anytime from their online account.
- When does this begin/end? The program runs from SEPTEMBER 1 THROUGH MAY 9, 2023.
Deadline to register is December 31, 2022.
Total awarded amount: $700,000
**PLEASE HELP OUR CLASS RAISE $$ BY REGISTERING!! Share w/ everyone you know!
Follow These Steps to Link your Kroger Card
• Sign into your Kroger account at Kroger.com or set up an account with your Kroger card if you haven’t registered your card before
• Click on your name to access your information (“My Account”)
• Choose account summary
• At the bottom of the page, you will see “community rewards”
• Click “Enroll”
• You are now officially linked to our account to earn money for the school through your purchases.
If you are using the app to enroll, click the three bars and choose "Rewards" then"Community Rewards."
If you have any problems, please call Kroger at 1-800-576-4377
ORHS GRADE LEVEL LEADERSHIP TEAMS
WHO IS YOUR ADMINISTRATOR??
Executive Principal - Drayton Hawkins firstname.lastname@example.org
SENIORS - David Foust email@example.com
Juniors - Stephanie Thompson firstname.lastname@example.org
Sophomores - Russ Wise email@example.com
Freshman - Beth Estep firstname.lastname@example.org
Curriculum Principal - Jennifer Milligan email@example.com
SCHOOL COUNSELING SUPPORT TEAM!
Seniors - Class of 2023 Brianna Ottinger - firstname.lastname@example.org
Juniors- Class of 2024 Heidi Foster - email@example.com
Sophomores- Class of 2025 Ashley Bennewitz firstname.lastname@example.org
Freshman - Class of 2026 Paige Taylor - email@example.com
Social Worker: Alison King firstname.lastname@example.org
Counseling Administrative Assistant: Amy O'Rourke email@example.com
Link to Website: https://www.ortn.edu/highschool/academics/school-counseling/
Follow our team on Instagram:
Watch for announcements on Twitter: @ORHSCounseling
Ways to Connect and STAY INFORMED
Website - http://www.ortn.edu/highschool/
Daily Bulletin - http://www.ortn.edu/highschool/daily-bulletin/
Channel 15 at 7:50 AM - Watch the announcements each morning by our Crew! YouTube Streaming: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL9N_azmWeQByrIW6pWLBlQ
Live in Knox/Anderson/Roane - If you live throughout Anderson/Roane/Knox counties and have ATT Uverse you can find us on Channel 99 – just select the Oak Ridge Schools option.
Skylert Messages and Emails - Please make sure your current email address and phone numbers are up to date!!!
PTSO Newsletter - PTSO distributes a VERY detailed quarterly newsletter to inform parents of upcoming events and LOTS of counseling information! This comes to your email! They also have a presence on the website: http://www.orhs-ptso.org/news-information with tons of information! PTSO also has a Facebook presence, and we encourage you to "LIKE" their page! https://www.facebook.com/ORHSPTSO/
Twitter - Follow the accounts listed below