May 19, 2023
"During my high school experience, I learned that not everything goes as planned and you just have to learn to roll with it."
- Kylie Hickam, OHHS Senior Going to Arizona State University for Psychology
A Community Celebration for our Graduating Wildcats 🎓
The Oak Harbor community is invited to celebrate our class of 2023 at the upcoming Friday Night Lights starting at 8 p.m. on June 2. The processional will begin in downtown Oak Harbor and end at Oak Harbor High School via Midway Blvd and Whidbey Avenue. We hope as many people as possible attend to give our seniors a true #OneOakHarbor send off!
Graphic design by OHHS Graphic Design Student Preston Southard.
Oak Harbor Elementary School Students Clean Up Windjammer Park
Oak Harbor Elementary School's Anchored 4 Life student leadership group helped clean up Windjammer Park this week. We are so proud of our future leaders! Way to go, Eagles!
Get Free Immunizations at OHPS on May 31!
Oak Harbor Public Schools is hosting the Washington State Department of Health to provide free childhood immunizations on May 31 from 3-7 p.m. at our district office.
Immunizations available include Pfizer and Moderna Bivalent vaccine available for ages 6 months+ (primary and booster doses). Flu, DTaP (Diphtheria+Tetanus+Pertussis) DT (Diptheria+tenatus), Td (tetanus+diptheria), Tdap, DTaP/IPV, Hepatitis A & B, MMR (Measles+Mumps+Rubella), MMRV (MMR+VAR), Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b), HPV (Human papillomavirus), PCV13 (Pneumococcal conjugate), IPV (Inactivated poliovirus), Meningococcal, Meningococcal B, and VAR (Varicella), vaccines will be available (while supplies last). Vaccines administered will be dependent on child's age.
Blood pressure and blood sugar screenings will also be available for those age 18+. No ID or insurance is required, and all services are free. Please bring vaccine cards or record if possible, or visit WAverify.doh.wa.gov or WA.MyIR.net to access your vaccines records.
Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is available at https://tinyurl.com/3unkctfc.
Bill Weinsheimer Announced as New Principal at Crescent Harbor Elementary 🎉
Longtime Oak Harbor Public Schools administrator Bill Weinsheimer will step into the role of principal at Crescent Harbor Elementary beginning next school year. Weinsheimer spent ten years in the classroom as a high school science teacher before moving to Oak Harbor to become an associate principal at Oak Harbor High School for seven years. After supporting the leadership at Oak Harbor High School, he transitioned to be the North Whidbey Middle School principal for eleven years.
“As a school principal, I aim to create the conditions for school staff to do the amazing work with students that they are capable of. I also believe that forming strong, trusting relationships with parents is crucial to a school’s success. Most of all, school should be a joyful place to work and learn. If I can bring joy, trusting relationships, and staff support to Crescent Harbor, then I am confident that our students will grow and be happy humans,” said Weinsheimer in an announcement to staff.
“Based on the feedback from CHE staff, we felt that Bill’s extensive school administration experience as principal at North Whidbey Middle School will best fit the needs of the Crescent Harbor staff, students and community moving forward. I am confident Bill’s student-centered mindset will continue to serve our students and staff of Crescent Harbor, especially as they move forward in the work of building a new school,” said Superintendent Michelle Kuss-Cybula.
Oak Harbor High School Hosts Senior Signing Day ✍️
Oak Harbor High School hosted the 6th Annual Senior Signing Day event on Friday, May 19, 2023. The event highlights the different paths graduating seniors are taking after high school, such as going to a technical or trade school, studying abroad, enlisting in the military or attending a university or community college. Regardless of what path they chose, the event provided an opportunity to celebrate senior accomplishments and recognize the educators, administrators and staff who prepared them for whatever path they chose.
Oak Harbor Public Schools is proud of the accomplishments of our graduating seniors and can’t wait to see the difference they make in the world. Congratulations to all of our seniors!
NAS Search and Rescue Team Visits Crescent Harbor Elementary
Students at Crescent Harbor Elementary were visited by the NAS Whidbey Island Search and Rescue team! They visited with pilots and rescue crewman, and toured the inside of the helicopter and rescue basket.
Oak Harbor Intermediate School Welcomes Future 5th-Graders
Another amazing event coordinated by Oak Harbor Intermediate School for our future fifth-graders and their families! The day included BBQ and student performances from band and the Pitch Perfect Panthers!
Oak Harbor High School Student Art to be Exhibited at the U.S. Capitol
Congratulations to Oak Harbor High School student artist Mattie Jones! This piece, titled “Lost in Creativity” features her brother, who is also an OHHS student. Her piece will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol with other winning pieces from around the country! Mattie and her family will be flown to D.C. to experience it.
Student Voice Roundtable at North Whidbey Middle School
The school board, including the two student representatives and Superintendent Michelle Kuss-Cybula, met with middle school students on Thursday in the NWMS library. The students shared their thoughts on learning, belonging, and safety.