OBHS Parent Newsletter
September 2, 2022
Thank you to all parents, students, and staff for a great start to the year. Students, we are halfway through the first 9 weeks. Make sure you are taking care of business in the classroom and keeping your grades up as we near the first report card. This first term is crucial in setting the tone for a great academic school year.
Parents, make sure you are also keeping track of your students' grades and in communication with teachers as needed. Information on ParentPortal is below. Be sure to sign up so you can see all grades each day. Volleyball and football seasons are off and running. Come out and support your Quistors each chance you get. Stay informed with our social media outlets and school website, all of which are listed below.
Principal, Olive Branch High School
DeSoto County Schools
Mental Health Awareness
OBHS Guidance office has created a safe space for students to relax, release, and refocus. This space is referred to as the "Zen Den". Students are encouraged to utilize the space when they are experiencing feelings of being overwhelmed with anxiety and stress.
Each month our Mental Health Therapist, Taylor Kirk, will share information on mental health topics. September's focus is on the importance of Self-Care. Please see the photo below with suggestions for improving your physical, emotional, and mental health through self-care.
Parents, if you are interested in your child receiving school based mental health services, please contact our mental health therapist at email@example.com.
College and Career Readiness
SPRING DUAL ENROLLMENT
Interested in applying for dual credit for the spring semester?
To qualify for any dual enrollment class, students must be in 11th or 12th grade, have a minimum of 14 credits, a 3.0 grade point average AND an ACT requirement.
***There is a one-time per semester registration fee of $50***
ENGLISH COMP I
ENGLISH COMP II
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY I
AMERICAN HISTORY II
**Prices are subject to change without notice
Please contact Lindsey Chunn at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding dual enrollment courses and fees.
Fall College and Career Readiness classes will have an opportunity to select from 3 college visits this semester. Mrs. Terry, Mrs. Russell, and the counselors are planning upcoming visits to Northwest Community College, Ole Miss, and University of Memphis.
OBHS Interact Club
Interact is a great way to make friends, make connections, give back to others, and get involved within the community and school. Service projects look great on college resumes and job applications. Scan the QR Codes below for more information.
Start with Hello
During the week of September 19th-23rd, each day we will have a different theme with school-wide activities, announcements, and classroom activities. The themes for the week are:
Monday-"Say hello day"
Tuesday-Say "hey" in a different language day(wear GREEN day)
Wednesday-Random Acts of Kindness Day
Thursday-No one eats alone Day
All 9th graders will be taking the PreACT on Tuesday, September 20th during the school day. Please make sure your child has a good breakfast and is at school on time.
Seniors will be taking the school day ACT on Tuesday, October 18th. Please make sure your child has a good breakfast and is at school on time.
If you have any testing questions, please email Amanda Rhymer, OBHS Test Coordinator, at email@example.com.
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Register your child online at www.act.org. Any 11th/12th student that receives free or reduced lunch, may qualify for a fee waiver. Please see Mrs. Betts in the guidance office to request a fee waiver.