Information for the ORHS Wildcat Nation! 3/6/2023 #245
TN TOGETHER SURVEY - ADDED TUESDAY 3/7/23
PARENT OPT OUT FORM FOR SENIORS AND SOPHOMORES
The Survey is completely anonymous and confidential and designed to protect your child’s privacy. Students will not put any identifying information on the survey. This survey is also completely voluntary, meaning that students can stop taking the survey at any time during administration and/or skip any question (s) that they do not wish to answer.
If you do not want your student to participate in this survey, please use the Opt Out form below or by using your mobile device to scan the QR code to the right. The responses to this survey will automatically generate an email to our Coordinated School Health Department.
SPRING BREAK IS COMING - MARCH 13 - 24TH
IMPROVE THOSE GRADES - GET THE WORK DONE!
ORHS Spring Intersession is March 13th - 16th
Operation Restoration (O.R.) and back this year…ACT Prep Bootcamp!
ORHS Spring Intersession is March 13th through March 16th from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Lunch will be served at 11:00 for those who wish to purchase (Fee waiver/free lunch status applies). Bus transportation will be provided as needed. Students need to bring their laptops and their school supplies each day. Spring Intersession is self-paced, so once the missing assignments are completed, students are allowed to stop attending. They do not have to attend all four days if they complete their work before the week is up. Please check Skyward, look for emails generated from ICU, and/or contact your child's teacher if you have questions about their missing work or whether they need to attend intersession. For Spring Intersession, students are expected to complete missing assignments to improve their grades. Students who are failing a class or classes are strongly encouraged to attend.
In addition to Operation Restoration (O.R.), this year we are offering an ACT Prep Bootcamp, just in time for the free ACT for juniors on April 4th. Students will spend a day with each section of the ACT to practice test-taking strategies and review content. We strongly encourage our upperclassmen, especially juniors, to take advantage of this free opportunity to improve their ACT score.
Click here sign up for Spring 2022 Intersession.
GERMAN STUDENTS EARN DSD-1 CERTIFICATES ISSUED BY THE GERMAN DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Some most dedicated and talented students of German took additional evening and weekend German classes at the University of Tennessee Knoxville while still attending ORHS and received the prestigious DSD-1 Certificate (Deutsche Sprachdiplom). This Diploma is issued by the German Department of Education (Kultusministerkonferenz) and tested the participants at the B1-level. The B1-Level is the third level on the six-level scale of competence regulated by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and above the A2-Level tested in the common AP-Exams.
Students had to pass tests in all four modes (reading, writing, listening, and speaking). The following students passed these tests with flying colors at the B1-level in all four modes:
This DSD-1 certificate opens possibilities for these students not only in the US but also for studying at German universities.
A round of applause and congratulations!
This year’s participants are Morgan Payne and Kevin Young. Good luck to you two!
A NIGHT CELEBRATING THE ARTS
ORCHESTRA AND ART GALLERY - COMBINED EVENT ON MARCH 9TH
What better way to celebrate TN Arts Advocacy Day than with an Art Galley and a Symphonic Orchestra!
DANCE CAT TRYOUTS ARE COMING!
NEED HELP - DOWNLOAD THE APP!
FIND THE ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS WITHOUT HAVING TO NAVIGATE SKYWARD:
1. What have I already taken?
2. What is required for next year?
3. How many credits do I have? How many do I need?
4. Have I taken the prerequisites?
5. Did I pass my classes?
STUDENTS AND PARENTS - CHECK OUT THE GRADE LEVEL CANVAS PAGE
HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION 2023
Current 9th – 11th grade students may now log in to their Skyward account and complete their course registration for next school year. Registration Information and instructions can be found on their Class of 202X Canvas Page.
All students will receive a registration sheet during their 1st block class no later than Thursday. The form can also be printed from their Canvas Page at any time. Students must complete this form and have a parent signature by the time they meet with a counselor next week in order to finalize their registration. The signed and completed form should be given to their counselor in the amphitheater on the student's scheduled registration day. Students will be called to the amphitheater by last name based on the schedule below. Periods will be split in half to accommodate the students (for example, 1a is the first half of 1st block and 1b is the second half of 1st block).
***Students are required to complete their course registration in Skyward prior to meeting with their counselor next week. The meetings are to verify that courses have been requested correctly and make any corrections if necessary.
Course Registration Schedule
Monday, March 6th
1a. Abiodun-Adeniyi – Bair
1b. Baker – Blanchard
2a. Blankenship – Calvo-Morales
2b. Campbell – Conner
4a. Connely – DiMaggio
4b. Dimas – Ferreira
5a. Ferry – Gilpin
5b. Gladden – Hano
Tuesday, March 7th
1a. Hansen – Hickman
1b. Hill – Jackson, Noah
2a. Jackson, Silas – Kimble
2b. King – Leighner
4a. Lemus-Miranda – Massengale
4b. Massey – Milliken
5a. Mims – Nelson
5b. Neubert – Pedraza
Wednesday – Make Ups from Monday & Tuesday
Thursday, March 9th
1a. Peeples – Price
1b. Prickett – Rodabaugh
2a. Rodgers – Searle
2b. Seay – Sosa-Ardon
4a. Spencer – Thomas
4b. Thompson – Villegas
5a. Vishnivetskaya – Wilkerson
5b. Williams – Zunan-Gonzalez
Friday, March 10th Make Ups for the whole week
ORHS PTSO KICKS OF DONATION DRIVE - MARCH 1ST
SPRING IS ALMOST HERE AND THE FLEA MARKET IS RETURNING!
SAVE THE DATE FOR PROM - SATURDAY, APRIL 29TH
CHECK OUT THE COLLEGE OPTIONS COMING TO ORHS
IT'S GETTING REAL - GRADUATION SUPPLIES DISTRIBUTION!
BLACK HISTORY MONTH CONTEST - SUBMISSIONS DUE MARCH 27TH
The Branch’s Education Committee is sponsoring Black History Month Contest for Oak Ridge/Clinton Schools Middle (6-8) and High School (9-12) youths. Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. 1st place Winners $150, 2nd Place Winners $100, and 3rd Place Winners, $75. Winners will be from Oak Ridge Schools and Clinton Schools.
CHUCK FLEISCHMANN INVITES YOU TO MILITARY SERVICE ACADEMY DAY
The Day is approaching and we are so excited to host the 2023 Military Academy Day. Please share with all students, parents, teachers, and any interested individuals.
We have an exciting program planned. Many students who decide they want to serve our country have never had a ROTC course or a family member who has served.
JOB FAIR - MARCH 30TH
CHEERLEADING TRYOUTS - MANDATORY PARENT MEETING
It's time to mark your calendars and spread the word:
ORHS Cheerleading Tryouts will be held from April 10th-April 14th!
The interest meeting for parents and participants will be April 10th at 5pm in the ORHS Amphitheater. This meeting is required for everyone who wants to tryout! You can register by clicking the link at the bottom of this email, or by scanning the QR code in the attached flyer.
ORHS Varsity Coed Cheer is looking for dedicated student-athletes that are ready and willing to take the program to the next level, both on the sidelines and on the competition stage. Please share this information with your students, and if you have any 8th grade kiddos coming to ORHS that are interested, get them registered ASAP!
BUSINESS ACADEMY WORK-BASED LEARNING
Current juniors who are interested in the Business Academy Work-Based Learning program as seniors during the 2023-2024 school year should get a recommendation from Mrs. Ledden, Mrs. Lloyd, or Dr. Hutson. See page 68 of the Academic Planning Guide for pre-requisites and/or co-requisites. All students who register for WBL must attend a mandatory meeting later in the spring in order to participate in the interview process. Contact Mrs. Ledden at email@example.com if you have questions concerning the program.
WILDCAT TEAM STORE HAS A 15% SALE THIS WEEK!
DO YOU HAVE A CHILD WHO HAS EXPERIENCED LOSS AND GRIEF?
Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23 at Mane Support in Roane County.
Who: Children 1st – 12th grade and their parents or guardians
What: A FREE grief camp that teaches children how to cope with the loss of a loved one through a variety of activities including equine therapy, games, music, etc.
When: Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23, 2022.
Where: Mane Support in Roane County – transportation will be available.
WILDCATS IN ACTION DURING SPRING BREAK!
SPRING ATHLETIC SCHEDULES
CONGRATULATIONS TO BRIGHTHARP & STRADER
TRACK & FIELD 2023
2023 ORHS Track and Field Season Preview
THANK YOU TO OUR STUDENT PHOTOGRAPHERS COVERING GAMES!
WE HAVE TWO FORMER WILDCATS GOING DANCIN' IN MARCH MADNESS!
GUINN AND JONES ARE HEADED TO THE NCAA TOURNAMENT
Tajian Jones, former Wildcat and 5th year senior at UNC Asheville, won the Conference Championship in the Big South Conference.
Both of these Wildcats had incredible seasons with their teams, and their grit and leadership in the final games of the tournament stepped up and were instrumental to their wins. Good luck to the Golden Eagles and Bulldogs!
MASQUER'S NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 27TH
IT'S SHOW 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
- It’s SHOW WEEK!!!
- Ticket Envelopes Must be turned in by Tuesday at the beginning of rehearsal
- Parents sign up to help with Meals or Concessions or consider making a donation
- Ads due to Mrs. Lloyd Today!
For more Masquers News checkout our Website: https://orhsmasquers.my.canva.site/
Important Dates to Remember for 2022-23:
- January 4th-April 21st – Rehearsals for Atomic Acts (Wednesdays - Acting Workshops 2-4 & Improv from 4-7)
- March 3rd-5th – Performances of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
- April 22nd – Atomic Acts Performance
- May 5th - Masquers Awards Banquet
SENIORS - INDUSTRY 4.0 DIPLOMA DISTINCTION
Essentially, students seeking this diploma distinction are going to be given the option to do a combination of dual enrollment and work-based learning as follows:
- Graduation requirements must allow the student to earn at least one science credit and one math credit through approved course substitutions which include dual enrollment and work-based learning aligned to the student's career path. Students are also required to earn nine credits of dual enrollment or work-based learning experiences that apply the students’ knowledge and skills. (More information below and attached).
- They are required to work with an approved career counselor, who, in our case, can be a school counselor and/or if they are enrolled in Work-Based Learning, would be our WBL-trained and certified teachers (these are Teresa Ledden, Bev Sparks, Sonya Minarik, Jessica Pointer, Mark Buckner, and Eric Mason in my department). I am also WBL certified and would be happy to assist as needed, and am prepared to send additional instructors to WBL training as needed as we increase demand in our WBL courses.
- TDOE wants to ensure students are learning the career success skills, which ARE the WBL standards (simplified version attached) that are embedded in every single CTE course in grades 5-12, and are also the standards on which the 5-12 CCTE teachers have committed to as our essential standards in our longitudinal graded 5-12 CCTE PLC.
- These are also (no coincidence) the course standards we use for student self-reflection on our end-of-term CCTE survey in high school and end-of-grade band in middle school.
- These standards are explicitly taught in our Work-Based Learning courses under the teachers named above. The course includes the creation of a student work portfolio, which is also an expectation when earning this distinction.
MORE SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION!
ROOTS OF AMERICA SEMINAR SERIES
DOES YOUR TEEN NEED AN SF-1010 FORM FOR THEIR DRIVER'S PERMIT?
THE DRIVING CENTER
The Driving Center of Oak Ridge is offering drivers education classes for students who are trying to get a permit or license or that simply just need more experience. Available class dates are listed below. Each class is 8am-4pm and also includes 6 driving lessons.
The Driving Center
PARENT INFORMATION FOR SENIORS!
The East Tennessee Foundation offers several scholarships that are available specifically to students in Oak Ridge and Anderson County. These are amazing opportunities that seniors should check out! The list of scholarships for ORHS students is posted outside the Counseling Office and on the Scholarships Website.
The Dream Scholarships are for highly motivated undocumented students who want nothing more than to get a college education but are unable to afford the cost.
Chick-Fil-A Scholarships – Every year, twelve (12) $25,000 scholarships will be awarded to students based on academic success, community service and financial need.
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AND CAREER PAGE!
CHANGE TO VAPING CONSEQUENCES AND ACCESS TO SCA
COVID QUESTIONS? Download the flyer below!
IMPORTANT STUDENT LUNCH INFORMATION
While families may not plan to take advantage of free school meals, many families will qualify for services far beyond meals such as reduced ACT and AP test costs. This information is strictly confidential and can be sent to Claire Kelly in the Main Office or directly to Dr. Larissa Henderson, Pupil Services.
MEDICATION FOR THE CLINIC
Please reference School Board Policy 6.405 Medications
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.
https://www.foodcity.com/schoolbucks/#:~:text=2022%2D23%20School,or%20lottery%20tickets.How Can I Link My School Online?
- 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
9th Grade team: Beth Estep firstname.lastname@example.org and Paige Taylor email@example.com
10th Grade team: Russ Wise firstname.lastname@example.org and Ashley Bennewitz email@example.com
11th Grade team: Stephanie Thompson firstname.lastname@example.org and Heidi Foster email@example.com
12th Grade team: David Foust firstname.lastname@example.org and Brianna Ottinger email@example.com
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
Registrar: Rhonda Garrison email@example.com
Counseling Administrative Assistant: Amy O'Rourke firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
INews - http://www.ortn.edu/highschool/news-events/news-links/
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