Otsego High School
Weekly Newsletter (Semester 2 Week 3)
From the Desk of Mr. O'Shea
First Quarter Honor Roll
There are also many of our students who performed very well, but fell short of this list. I see you too and I want you to know that I am very proud of how hard you have worked so far this year and of what you are doing. Keep up the great work.
Football Playoff Game Information!
Good Luck to the Football team this Friday Night as they play in their first playoff game since 2006. Our boys will be taking on Edison High School at Edison. Kick-off is at 7:30pm.
Edison High School
2603 State Rte. 113 East
Milan, OH 44846
This Wednesday & Thursday from 10am to 7:30pm pre-sale tickets for the football playoff game at Edison will be available in the JUNIOR HIGH office. Pre-sale tickets are $8. They will be $9 at the gate. Get your tickets early and save time and money.
The spirit bus leaves Otsego at 4:45pm from the back of the HS by AG Shop/Greenhouse. Students will not be allowed to have bags, and must have the $3 dollars cash to load. Food will be provided when they get to Edison by our Administrative team lead and organized by our Treasurer Steve Carroll. Students who get to the game via the spirit bus MUST go home on the Spirit bus. #GoKnights
If you ordered an official Playoff T-Shirt they will be available outside the HS office from 11am - 3pm on Friday November 3rd. You must have payment to receive your shirts. Each T-Shirt was $10 and checks can be made to Otsego Athletics.
First Quarter Honor Roll
Asmus Hailey, Beach Luke, Bean Isabella, Cox Sarah, Damschroder Keith, Dibartolomeo Erika, Digby Ashlynn, Dubler Leah, Dunn-Roberts Taylor, Frank Caleb, Ghesquiere Jaclyn, Gonzalez Christina, Gregory Grace, Hernandez Selena, Jinnings Felicity, Jogerst Heather, Krabill Nicholas, Langley Marissa, Lenox Jordyn, Limes Dalton, Limes Kendra, Martin Ethan, Martinez-Buehrer Hunter, McQuillin Joseph, Murphy Braeden, Pullins Louisa, Richardson Andrew, Rieger Leah, Roberts Lucy, Schlegel Hunter, Snyder Hannah, Spencer Julianne, Tobar Shane, Varner William, Vershum Joseph, Wilson Makenzie, Zimmerman Stone
3.5 – 3.99
Agan Erin, Berry Samuel, Digby Nathaniel, Farley Evan, Fausnaugh Sarah, Glassford Paul, Green Colton, Hoepf Chase, Horvath Carter, Jones Paige, Kalell Tahira, Kinder Haley, Kleman Candice, Konrad III Joseph, Krassow Courtney, Mancuso Augustine, McBride Kelly, McDaniel Phillip, McKee Devin, Niceley Kennedy, Nye Austin, O'Leary Gloria, Pitchford Kersten, Richardson Zion, Rizziello Jordan, Roe Holly, Roehl Maximilian, Semler Dalton, Serrato Dominic, Shawberry Joshua, Simpson Tyler, Smith Madelyn, Smith Riley, Snyder Brock, Tallhammer Desirae, Vollmar Ryleigh, Wallace Claire
Downs Mitchell, Evans Conor, Farmer Mikayla, Gase William, Griffin Jacob, Grimmer Hayle, Harper Ava, Helberg Sadie, Jones Zachary, Korsvik Emilie, Lewis Jenna, Mazey Sydney, Meier Austin, Michaelis Derek, Pullins Seth, Smith Hunter, Tumblin Connor, Underwood Amber, Weber Tessa, Wilcox Abigail
3.5 – 3.99
Alexander Montgomery, Baty Erin, Canterbury Andrew, Caris Jacob, Coon Gabrielle, Davis Kailyn, Dey Brittany, Dick Ryan, Dzierwa Madison, Goetz Alyssa, Gonyer Levi, Greenhagen Alayna, Gulyas Jeffery, Harnishfeger Owen, Hollar Corey, Homanick Cheyenne, Kitchen Blaine, Kress Ian, McHenry Blake, Nell Madeline, Norman Jenna, Schuckers Christopher, Silva David, Spurlock Shelbey, Sutter Kortney, Vollmar Brittany, Wichman Jaiden
Agan William, Battin Trey, Beaverson Kaylie, Chase James, Cox Abigail, Digby Keegan, Duncan, Katelyn, Ewing Isaac, Greenhagen Anna, Junge Jaden, Lehsten Margaret, Limes Brynne, Odendahl Spencer, Simpson Gabriel, Vollmar Kale, Wallace Ian
3.5 – 3.99
Alley Shania, Brinkman Kylie, Cox Elizabeth, Cox Michael, DiFeterici Joseph, Downey Madeline, Euler Annalora, Euler Brittany, Glassford Anne, Hagen Ainslee, Hoepf Garrett, Jones Jason,, Jones Payton, Keifer Noah, London Hope, Manley Jake, Miller Kodey, Moser Janelle, Niceley Brooke, Poulin Abbigael, Putnam Joseph, Shawberry Jenna, Smoyer Hannah, Sterling Blayk, Wright Jesse
Anderson Erin, Barbour Kylie, Canterbury Zachary, Chase Miriam, Dzierwa Noah, Estep Paige, Evans Walker, Galbraith Kayla, Gase Abigail, Gonzalez Michael, Lee Samuel, Lenox Ethan, Luce Lillie, Miller Jacob, Miller Marissa, Pino Isabella, Putnam Erika, Richardson Alexander, Roberts Ellen, Sadler Addison, Serrato Ashton, Simpson Amelia, Thomas Macey, Timko Brayden, Varner Paige
Agan Sean, Atkinson Emily, Baker Aaron, Berry Madeline, Brown Abigail, Corpus Nathan, Davis Christian, Hauge Graham, Heckerman Carlee, Herr Mary, Hollar Rylee, Hutton Khloey, Irwin Devin, Junge Coleton, Keifer Emma, McQuillin Jaiden, Meyers Megan, Patton Garrick, Peters Ella, Puffer Natalie, Roehl Cameron, Roeser Jacob, Scott Christian, Serrato Eve, Shurts Jocelynn, Smith Rylee, Treen Ashlynn, Weaver Lucas, Wilkerson Madison, Yaney Alyson
Caballero Adriana, Carrick Hunter, Davies Zachary, Lamb Joshua, Langley Marissa, LaPlante Cassandra, Michalski Dawn
Armas Joselyn, Barnes Sydney, Clark Dakota, Cousino Ann, Dunfee Adam, Easterwood Marcus, Gruetter Roy, Hale Victoria, Hofner Kurtland, Michael Morgan, Poulin Hannah, Smith Audrey, Smith Mitchell, Sutter Kurtis, Tokar Noah, Vargo Janae, Wiles Alexis
October Students of the Month
Veteran's Day Breakfast and Assembly, November 10th
Advanced Placement Information
News about the Pre-AP program (for 9th-graders) for 2018-19 is here:
You can sign up to be the first to learn about AP programs and other news at both of the above websites.
NHS Scholarship Information
Applications for the 2017-18 NHS Scholarship Program have now opened. All NHS senior members in good standing are eligible to apply.
General information is available for students and parents on the NHS website as well.
The submission deadline for applicants is January 30, 2018. A total of $1.5 million, the highest amount ever in a single year, will be disbursed among 500 NHS seniors.
Please contact Mrs. Danko for information regarding this scholarship.
Below is a video video of a speech he recently gave at the Ohio Board of Education meeting. This was a really big honor and he represented himself and our school exceptionally well. Please excuse the poor quality of the video. It was recorded from an overflow room on a monitor. The very beginning of his speech was also cut off, but you can hear most of it pretty well. Way to go Andrew.
First Semester Upcoming Dates/Events
Fri. 3rd - NO SCHOOL
Mon. 6th - NHS Induction Ceremony, 6:00pm, HS Auditorium
Mon. 6th - Fall Sports Awards Ceremony, 7:00pm, HS Auditorium
Mon. 6th - Jostens Class Ring Delivery, HS Commons, Lunchtime
Fri. 10th - Veterans Day Assembly/Breakfast, 9:00am
Tues. 14th - Family Fun Night
Mon. 20th - Career Day
Tues. 21st - Bloodmobile
Thurs. 22nd - 26th - Thanksgiving Break
Mon. 18th - Thurs. 21st - Fall Testing Re-Takes
Wed. 20th - Choir Concert - 7:00pm, Auditorium
Fri. 22 - Jan. 2nd - Christmas Break - NO SCHOOL
Thurs. 4th - Fri. 12th - Fall Testing Re-Takes
Mon. 15th - MLK Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL
Wed. 17th - Academic Information Night, 7:00pm
Otsego Virtual Learning Academy
OVLA utilizes the online curriculum provided through the Northwest Ohio Virtual Academy (NOVA) called Connexus. Connexus is a rigorous, college preparatory, virtual learning program developed by Pearson Education that offers nearly 600 online courses. This is a K-12 curriculum program which offers a Gifted and Talented option for most grades.
Mr. Steve Mohr - Head Teacher of Virtual Learning
News from Athletics
Cheerleaders of the Week/Nationals
Also congratulations to our Competition Cheer Team! This past week they qualified for NATIONALS in Florida. Hard work pays off. Great Job!
Yard Signs and Decals for Sale
Show your school spirit! Choose a decal or Yard Sign and customize it by adding the last name of your favorite player/student. The signs are 18"x 24" and they come with stakes. The decals very in size depending on their shape, but most of them are about 3.5"x7". Please see the attached order form for more details. #GoKnights
Decals are $5 Each
Yard Signs are $20 Each
Checks payable to: OAB (Otsego Athletic Boosters)
Pick up in High School Office
***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.
Otsego Hall of Fame:
Otsego Local Schools is now accepting nominations for The Otsego Hall of Fame. This program recognizes individuals who have brought honor to themselves by making significant impacts or contributions to the school, community, and/or students. This program also provides an opportunity to honor alumni who have earned distinction beyond graduation. The categories for nomination include: Alumni, Former School Employees, Former Coaches and Friends of Otsego. The deadline to submit the nomination forms is Friday, November 17, 2017. The 6th induction class will be recognized at Otsego High School on Friday, February 9, 2018.
Music Department News
Holiday Band Concert - December 11th, 7pm HS Auditorium
Holiday Choir Concert - December 20th, 7pm HS Auditorium
2017 Ohio Transportation Director of the Year!
Eva will be awarded this honor in Columbus next month!! Please help me congratulate her on this prestigious award!! She will be honored at the Board of Education Conference in November. Eva has taken her department to another level and the State of Ohio recognized it. Congratulations Eva!! We are all very proud of you.
High School & JH Buses (Bus Routes for grades 6-12 & Penta)
Food Service Department
Meal Benefit Expiration
If your child/children received free or reduced meals last year and you haven't filed a new application, you are now responsible for any charges that are incurred.
Meal benefit expiration letters were mailed on September 15th to the address that is on file.
Ag and FFA News
POWDER PUFF FOOTBALL
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, October 31st. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSION!!
Note, we are hoping to hold PowderPuff on Thursday Nov 9th, if we make it further in playoffs, we will reschedule for Thursday, Nov 16th. Practices will likely be in the evenings during that week, so please plan accordingly. You are required to attend ONE practice to be eligible to play. Please understand that players are required to order a shirt or sweatshirt to wear during the game. If you are a manleader, you are not required to purchase a shirt, but you may if you would like to. If you are not in the school full time, please email Ms. Pierce, and we will make arrangements.
President: Julie Spencer
Vice President: Brianna Shiley
Secretary: Lucy Pullins
Treasurer: Erin Agan
Representatives: Bella Bean,Felicity Jinnings, Caleb Frank,Joe McQuillin, Andrew Richardson, Marissa Smith
President: Hayle Grimmer
Vice President: Jenna Lewis
Representatives: Brittany Dey, Ava Harer, Mitchell Smith
President: Anna Greenhagen
Vice President: Maggie Lehsten
Representatives: Hannah Smoyer, Kylie Brinkman, Will Agan, Trey Battin, Hope London
President: Abby Gase
Vice President: Ethan Lenox
Representatives: Harley Barnes, Isabella Pino, Erika Putnam, Sam Lee, Sean Agan, Macey Thomas, Alex Richardson
Wood County ADAMHS Youth Survey
In November, the Wood County ADAMHS Youth Survey will be administered to students in grades 5-12 to collect basic data, concerning the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, school safety, and mental health indicators. This information helps us to better plan prevention efforts, obtain federal and state grant money for prevention planning, and provides trend data so that we can see how our current prevention efforts are doing.
Please know that this survey is anonymous. No personal information is requested nor can any response be linked to any individual student. The purpose of the survey is to determine overall patterns of behavior and attitudes about alcohol, tobacco, prescription and other drugs by youth of various ages as well as school safety, and mental health indicators. The survey will not identify what any one individual is thinking, feeling, or doing. The answers given cannot be used to identify students. If you would like to see this survey in advance please let me know and I will give you a copy.
If you prefer that your child does not participate in the Wood County ADAMHS Youth Survey, please fill out the form below by November 1, 2017. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Community News and Events
Adult Tech Classes
Thank you for your feedback about the possibility of an adult technology class. We are still working to plan this. If you are interested, there is still time to fill out the Google Form or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime: I will be hosting an open lab in the elementary during conferences. If you have any technology related questions, concerns, or simply need help, stop in before or after your parent-teacher conference! Thank you!
Jessica Martinez, Elementary Technology
Classic Weekly Joke
A: Because he was OUTSTANDING in his field! DUH!
Have a great Week.
Communication with the High School
1. High School Website www.otsegoknights.org has a new look! The new Otsego Local Schools site will more effectively highlight what is important to us and the community. The new website layout uses responsive design, meaning that it will adjust for tablets and mobile devices. We will keep the high school site updated with pictures, news articles, and other important information regarding the district and the building.
2. Remind 101 (Text to: 81010 Message: @otseg there is no "o" at the end just @otseg. Thats it. You will receive a message that says you've been added to our group. You will receive text messages straight to your mobile device). If you don't want to text, you can go to https://www.remind.com/join and just type in (otseg) as the class code.
3. Twitter (follow @otsegohsoffice or @KosheaOHS)
4. District App: