Otsego High School

2nd Semester (Week 2)

From the Desk of Mr. O'Shea

Welcome Back!

I hope everyone had a nice holiday. We are excited to get the second semester underway. There will be a lot happening in the weeks and months to come. Keep checking out the newsletter each week to stay up to date. Have a great 2nd semester. #OneHeartbeat Go Knights!

Busy Friday Night

It will be a big night on campus and we would love to have the entire community’s support! We will be having a spaghetti dinner fundraiser and hosting a military and first responder appreciation night. Details below. Hope to see you there!

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Who: Knights Have Your Back and Knight In Shining Armor are working together to raise

money for our programs.

What: On Friday, January 17th , we will be co-sponsoring a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser (4 PM - 7 PM), with a silent auction to help support our goal to give back to our community.

Where: Otsego High School Commons

When: January 17th, 4 PM - 8 PM

Friday, Jan 17th, the main commons will be open to the public for the Spaghetti Dinner. You do not need to purchase a ticket for the basketball game in order to participate in the dinner. If you would like to purchase a spaghetti dinner, we will be selling from the cafeteria food lines. We are asking for a free-will donation, (a suggested $5 donation per dinner). Though, we will happily accept whatever you are willing to donate! Dinners will include spaghetti, a salad, breadsticks, a

drink, and a cookie. Dinners will be served from 4 PM until 7 PM. Silent Auction tables will be set up along the hallways. Find our volunteers at the check-in table, to get a bidding number. We will be pulling bid sheets at 7:30 PM and will begin the check-out process ASAP. You do not need to be present to win your items, but we will have a credit card scanner on the day of the event. After the event ends, we can only accept cash or check.

Contact Megan Pierce, mpierce@otsegoknights.org or Jessica Vollmar, jvollmar@otsegoknights.org with any questions.

Knights Have Your Back -

Knights Have Your Back was created to provide the Otsego children in need with non-perishable food to take home over the weekends. The food is placed discreetly in each child's backpack every Friday in order to ensure that no Knight ever goes hungry. This program is currently providing food to over 45 Otsego families each week.

Knights In Shining Armor –

We strive to make sure that no matter the circumstances of families in our district, they are supported to help provide basic needs for themselves. This includes, but is not limited to, purchasing clothing and hygiene needs after a house fire, providing gas cards and gift cards to help balance expenses of cancer treatments and health diagnosis.

Military and First Responders Appreciation Night

At this Friday’s home basketball game, Jan. 17th, all active & military veterans as well as first responders will receive free admission. Military and first responders will be recognized between the 1st and 2nd quarter of the Varsity game. Family and community members are invited to show our respect for these real-life heroes.



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Academic Information Night (CCP & New Graduation Requirements)

Wednesday, Jan. 22nd, 6:30pm

18505 Tontogany Creek Road

Bowling Green, OH

Each year we hold this event to update Current High School Parents and students about Graduation requirements, Clubs and Activities offered at the High School, CCP information and more.

  1. IF you are considering CCP (College Credit Plus) you MUST attend this meeting.

  2. IF you are uncertain about your child's progress towards graduation and what he/she needs to do to meet the new graduation requirements, you should attend this meeting.

  3. If you are the parent of an 8th grader or incoming new student and want to check out all the things offered at the High School and what you are about to enter into, you should attend this meeting.

There will be booths set up starting at 6:30 pm in the HS Commons from the different content areas and organizations we have to offer at the High School. The Presentation starts at 7:00 pm in the High School Gymnasium. We try to keep it to an hour.

2019 - 2020 Otsego High School Program of Studies

2nd Quarter Honor Roll

12th Grade (Seniors)


Trey Battin, Taylor Cepek, James Chase, Elizabeth Cox, Abigail Cox, Keegan Digby, Annalora Euler, Brittany Euler, Benjamin Gray, Anna Greenhagen, Garrett Hoepf, Olivia Jackson, Jason Jones, Payton Jones, Jaden Junge, Margaret Lehsten, Brynne Limes, Blake Litz, Sidney McCoy, Spencer Odendahl, Amelia Pullins, Gabriel Simpson, Ian Wallace

3.5 - 3.99

William Agan, Kylie Brinkman, Casey Brown, Michael Cox, Joseph Di Feterici, Madeline Downey, Katelyn Duncan, Anne Glassford, Sophia Gregor, Noah Keifer, Hope London, Isabella Mancuso, Kodey Miller, Janelle Moser, Logan Propst, Joseph Putnam, Noah Roseman, Hannah Smoyer, Kale Vollmar, Jesse Wright

11th Grade (Juniors)


Josephine Adams, Erin Anderson, Kylie Barbour, Miriam Chase, Gabrielle Downard, Noah Dzierwa, Paige Estep, Abigail Gase, Michael Gonzalez, Graham Hauge, Ethan Lenox, Lillie Luce, Jacob Miller, Isabella Pino, Erika Putnam, Alexander Richardson, Ellen Roberts, Addison Sadler, Christian Scott, Ashton Serrato, Eve Serrato, Amelia Simpson, Macey Thomas, Brayden Timko, Ashlynn Treen, Paige Varner

3.5 - 3.99

Madeline Berry, Zachary Canterbury, Nathan Corpus, Ryan Dennis, Savannah Hernandez, Rylee Hollar, Samuel Lee, Elise Mancini, Megan Meyers, Marissa Miller, Savannah Pickett, Cameron Roehl, Madison Smith, Rylee Smith, Daniel Vollmar, Lucas Weaver, Jade Wheeler

10th Grade (Sophomores)


Abigail Eiben, Jonah Guthrie, Samuel Scifers, Morgan Simon

3.5 - 3.99

Ethan Balusik, Summer Berry, Luke Brewster, Ashley Brinkman, Aaron Cowdrey, Anna Divis, Hannah Duncan, Samuel Eggenton, Donovan Ellis, Ellie Feehan, Jasmine Flores, Evelyn Hartman, Sedona Head, Hunter Limes, Kaitlyn Makowski, Cadem Martinez Buehrer, Taylor Noe, Calvin Renkel, Nathan Snyder, Aidan Tobar, Emily Tokar, Megan Vollmar, Gabriela Walker, Abbygail Wichman

9th Grade (Freshmen)


Kylee Baranski, Joseph Brewster, Corrina DeHart, Miakayla Dommer, Emma Downs, Chloe Downs, Preslee Drain, Abigail Eberly, Sofia Ellis, Ryan Gardner, Nataleigh Hartman, Lauren Hillesheim, Tucker Hunsberger, Gage Jones, Ember Kaiser, Summer Lehsten, Chase Lorenz, Gavin Miller, Julianne Shawberry, Chazden Timko, Samantha Walker, Ellyana Zeller

3.5 - 3.99

Eli Alley, Neil Amborski, Chloe Barbour, Clay Battin, Sara Behrman, Abigail Cornell, Calianna Cox, Emma Di Feterici, Alexis Etchie, Bryndie Funk, Emma Gerhardt, Lilly Gilbert, Nicolas Griffin, Markis Harris, Carson Hollar, Kamryn Hollar, Gabriel Kalell, Dakota Keifer, Gabriel Kelly, Sophie Kepling, Adam Kosinski, Chesney Kuron, Johanna Lamb, MaKenna Lenhardt, Olivia Magrum, Joseph Manley, Brady Niceley, Patrick Portillo, Corinne Rizziello, Dakota Schonlau, Katelynn Smith, Kaitlyn Snow, Lillian Snyder, Olivia Speegle, Jenna Tanner, Rubyrain Thomas, Wyatt Vollmar, Walker Zulch

US Air Force Boot Camp Graduates

Congrats to Otsego Alumni Andrew Canterbury and Ian Kress for Graduating from the United States Air Force Boot Camp this past weekend. Thank you for your service, congratulations, and God Bless You. We are extremely proud of you two.

CONGRATS 2019 NHS Inductees

Congratulations to the 2019 Inductees to our National Honor Society. Job Well done. These students have excelled in Scholarship, Character, Leadership, and Service. This is a very impressive group and we are very proud of them.
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2019 Yearbook Information

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One School, One Book.

Chop Wood, Carry Water is the book we have selected this year as our One School, One Book read. Students will be encouraged to read and focus on one chapter a week, that's right just ONE. Each chapter is only 1-3 pages long. At the beginning of each week, I will email guided notes and, thoughts, challenges, and reflection questions for each chapter. I am looking forward to falling in love with the process of becoming great this year with our students and staff.

JOIN THE CONVERSATION - CLICK HERE for Reflection Questions/Challenges.

Counselors Corner

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Opportunities

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 13th year. We will be awarding $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.

Scholarship Deadline - June 12, 2020.

Application Process
Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.php Full details are available on our site.

Engineering Scholarship

EFO Scholarship Program

Interested in a career in engineering?

The scholarships are sponsored by the Engineers Foundation of Ohio (EFO) in conjunction with the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) and the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE).

To be eligible for these scholarships, a student must meet all of the following criteria:

  • be a graduating high school senior (exceptions noted in individual scholarship descriptions);
  • have at least a 3.0 (A=4.0) grade point average;
  • meet the minimum SAT (Math=600, Reading or Composition=500) or ACT (Math=29, English=25) test scores as set by the National Society of Professional Engineers; &
  • be a citizen of the United States and a permanent resident of the State of Ohio.

Additional criteria are specified for some scholarships. Please read each scholarship description carefully. Our scholarship program is for graduating high school seniors who will be enrolling in an ABET (Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology) accredited college engineering program next fall.

The application needs to be completed and either mailed or dropped off at EFO prior to the deadline specified on the application. No emailed or faxed copies will be accepted. The brochure lists the criteria for our scholarships and describes which scholarships are available this year.

Both the application and brochure may be copied as needed for distribution to students. These scholarships are offered to outstanding high school students from public, private and parochial high schools throughout Ohio who desire careers in engineering.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact EFO Manager of Administration Pam McClure at (614) 223-1177.

KNOW! The Red Flags of Teenage Depression

In the last three years, teen suicides have been on the rise and have become the 2nd leading cause of death in the age group of 10 – 24-year-olds. In our daily encounters with adolescents/teens, we are always vigilant in our awareness of depression symptoms. Below is an article to identify and be aware of the signs/symptoms in teenagers struggling with depression.

CLICK HERE to read the full article

ESA Scholarship

The ESA Foundation Board of Directors offers more than 200 scholarships a year for deserving United States and International students who meet the criteria of individual endowments.

ESA International is an organization founded in 1929 and is a premier leadership and service

organization bringing volunteers together in programs and projects that make a positive difference to the community. The ESA Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 public foundation established in 1970 as an organization exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. It is pledged to the

development of philanthropic activities of volunteers to assist those in need and to educate those who seek to learn thus improving their lives and the lives of others.

The information about the scholarships, requirements, and applications are available on our

website: www.epsilonsigmaalpha.org/scholarships-and-grants. The application submission

process is done online.

To find scholarships currently available, click on the current list of ESA Foundation Scholarships available by State you reside. Completed applications are accepted online beginning October 1, 2019, and ending January 31, 2020 to be considered for the scholarships this academic year.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Scholarship Chairman. Her

contact information can be found at the website listed above under the HAVE QUESTIONS tab.

Community Scholarship Page

The 2019-2020 Community Scholarships page is now active.


If you receive any scholarships let Mrs. Clark know and she will begin adding them to her files for seniors.


Athletics Department


Game Schedules

***For the most up to date Schedules please go to the main HS Website, these only get posted once per week and may not reflect changes. High School Website with updated Dates


Otsego Athletics is on Twitter and Facebook. Follow (@OtsegoAthletics) for high school scores and other athletic department information.


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Transportation Department

Bus Communication

Sign up to receive text messages from our Transportation Department!

High School & JH Buses (Bus Routes for grades 6-12 & Penta)

Text: @otsbus6-12

to: 81010

Food Service Department

Free and Reduced Lunches

If your child/children were on free and reduced meals last year, and you believe you qualify this year you must submit a new application. Any meal charges, that occur prior to a new lunch application are the responsibility of the parent to pay. Please feel free to contact Jeanne Jeffers with any questions or concerns. jjeffers@otsegoknights.org

If you have questions please email our Food Service Supervisor, Jeanne Jeffers or follow on twitter @Otsego_Cafe

Community News and Information

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Communication with the High School

Below are ways to connect with us and to have access to updates and communications from us. Please remember that we desire two-way communication and encourage everyone to reach out to us and ask questions, voice concerns, and give feedback. Thank You.

  1. High School Website: CLICK HERE The Otsego High School website will more effectively highlight what is important to us and the community. We keep the high school site updated with pictures, news articles, and other important information regarding the district and the building.

  2. Twitter: (follow @otsegohsoffice @OtsegoAthletics or @KosheaOHS)

  3. Remind 101: The HS office will communicate with parents and students by text and/or email. This is a free service provided by Remind 101. We use Remind 101 for quick reminders on HS deadlines and important events.

    We separate each class by students and parents. Being the parent of a High Schooler usually means maintaining a hectic schedule while trying to rely on a teenager relaying important information to you. Sign up for Remind to stay informed. Please sign up with the below codes:

    Students, please sign up for your class using the designated code:
    Class of 2020: text @otsego2020 to the number 81010
    Class of 2021: text @otsego2021 to the number 81010
    Class of 2022: text @otsego2022 to the number 81010
    Class of 2023: text @otsego2023 to the number 81010.

    Parents, please sign up for any group using the designated code
    Class of 2020 parent: text @hs20parent to the number 81010
    Class of 2021 parent: text @hs21parent to the number 81010
    Class of 2022 parent: text @hs22parent to the number 81010
    Class of 2023 parent: text @hs23parent to the number 81010

2019 - 2020 Calendars

Please click the calendars below to view important dates and information. All calendar dates are subject to change from time to time and should be referred to regularly.

2019 - 2020 Detailed Monthly Calendar - CLICK HERE

*Dates are subject to change and this calendar should be checked regularly.

2019 - 2020 Holistic Calendar - CLICK HERE

*Dates are subject to change and this calendar should be checked regularly.

2019 - 2020 Testing Calendar - Click Here

*Dates are subject to change and this calendar should be checked regularly.

KNOW! How to Fight Teen Depression

The holiday season is filled with peace and joy for many, yet sadness and despair for others, creating the perfect storm for the onset or worsening of depression. As a parent or other caregiver, do you feel confident you would know if your child was experiencing depression? And if your child was, would you know what to do?

CLICK HERE to read the full article