Otsego High School

Weekly Newsletter (Semester 2 Week 3)

From the Desk of Mr. O'Shea

First Quarter Honor Roll

Congrats to all our students who made the first quarter honor roll with a 3.5 gpa or higher. Below is the list of our students by grade who made it. The Honor Roll Board in the HS Commons has also been updated with these names.

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

12th Grade


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

11th Grade


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

10th Grade


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

9th Grade


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

PENTA Students


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

This Years Veteran’s Day Assembly and breakfast to honor our local Veterans will be held on Friday November 10th. There will be a flyer put up around the community, but if you could start spreading the word, we would appreciate it. Breakfast is free to all veterans and Otsego Senior Citizens. Breakfast will start at 8:15 in the High School Commons. The program will start at 9:15 in the High School gym. Please CLICK HERE to RSVP for the breakfast. If you are not able to RSVP online please call Lisa Austin at 419-823-4381 or laustin@otsegoknights.org.
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Counselor's Corner

Advanced Placement Information

AP Resources and other AP news is here:

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.

Student Spotlight

Andrew Richardson

Andrew is a Senior at Otsego High School and is currently serving as the State of Ohio FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) President. He is involved in many clubs, teams and organizations within the school, including Student Council, and National Honor Society. Andrew is also heavily involved in our vocal music department, where he is a member of Otsego's Chorale, Men's Chorus, Swing Choir, Knightmusik, Men's Nontet, and 2 Barbershop Quartets. Furthermore, he is an avid Cross Country and Track runner and has been a varsity letter winner since his freshman year. In Cross Country, he has been a part of 3 NBC Championship teams, and was selected to 4 All-NBC Teams. Andrew has also recently earned his Eagle Scout rank. He serves as the senior youth leader of a program called National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) where he trains youth ages 13-18 in leadership skills and abilities. He hopes to pursue a career as a Pediatrician later in life and would like to major in Biology/Premed with a minor in chemistry. He wants to attend medical school at the University of Michigan. Above all else though, he is PROUD to be an Otsego Knight! GO KNIGHTS!"

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


Wed. 13th - HS Band Concert, 7:00pm, HS Auditorium

Mon. 18th - Thurs. 21st - Fall Testing Re-Takes

Wed. 20th - Choir Concert - 7:00pm, Auditorium

Fri. 22 - Jan. 2nd - Christmas Break - NO SCHOOL


Wed. 3rd - Teacher Workday, End of the 2nd Quarter, NO SCHOOL

Thurs. 4th - Fri. 12th - Fall Testing Re-Takes

Mon. 15th - MLK Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL

Wed. 17th - Academic Information Night, 7:00pm

Weekly Highlights

Otsego Virtual Learning Academy

Click Here to Visit the Otsego HS 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.


News from Athletics

Cheerleaders of the Week/Nationals

This Friday Watch for the Otsego High School Cheerleaders at 11pm. They were announced as the 13abc Action News Dave White Football Friday CHEERLEADERS OF THE WEEK!

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

The Athletic Boosters are selling Otsego Decals & Yard Signs.

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

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Fall Sports Awards Banquet

Fall Sports Awards Banquet is Monday November 6th at 7pm in the HS Auditorium.

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.

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.

Otsego Hall of Fame Information and Nomination Form

Athletic Booster Information...

  • Reverse Raffle: November 18th (Committee members NEEDED)
  • To help with events please contact Karen Smoyer 419-575-9395, ksmoyer@eastwoodschools.org or any Booster member.

Music Department News

Upcoming Perfomances

Holiday Band Concert - December 11th, 7pm HS Auditorium

Holiday Choir Concert - December 20th, 7pm HS Auditorium

Transportation Department

2017 Ohio Transportation Director of the Year!

We have the privilege to have the 2017 State of Ohio Transportation Director of the Year as part of our Otsego Team! Eva Vasher.

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.

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

Meal Benefit Expiration

Just a reminder the carryover period from last year for free and reduced meals has expired.

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.

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

Ag and FFA News

Otsego High School FFA

Check out the Otsego FFA Newsletter for all the latest news and updates with our Ag and FFA students. FFA NEWSLETTER

Questions or Comments should go to our Program Director Debbie Ayers.


Student Council


Alright Ladies and Gents, it is that time of the year! We are looking for girls willing to play and boys willing to ManLead. We already have coaches covered! If you are interested in signing up for Powder Puff, please print and turn in the attached forms with payment for your shirts.

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.

StuCo Members

Senior Class

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

Junior Class

President: Hayle Grimmer

Vice President: Jenna Lewis

Representatives: Brittany Dey, Ava Harer, Mitchell Smith

Sophomore Class

President: Anna Greenhagen

Vice President: Maggie Lehsten

Representatives: Hannah Smoyer, Kylie Brinkman, Will Agan, Trey Battin, Hope London

Freshman Class

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 jmartinez@otsegoknights.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

Wood County Prevention Coalition

Classic Weekly Joke

Q: Why did the Scarecrow get Promoted?

A: Because he was OUTSTANDING in his field! DUH!

Have a great Week.

Communication with the High School

Below are a few 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 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:

Click here to download on an apple device

Click here to download on an android device