Orrick High School Bearcat Update


Homecoming - "There's no place like Homecoming!"

SPIRIT WEEK 9/19-9/23

Mon.9/19-Which Witch is Which? Twin Day

Tues. 9/20 -Lions, TIgers & Bears OH MY! Dress like an animal

Wed. 9/21 - Class Color Day! Wear your class color

Thurs. 9/22 - Float Day!

Fri. 9/23 - Black and Gold day!

Bonfire Wednesday @ 6:30.

School will release at 1:00pm on Friday, 9/23 for Homecoming. The parade will start at 1:30pm.

Game begins at 7:00 vs. Lone Jack


If your child is not up-to-date with their Immunizations please do so by October 1st or you will be contacted by the superintendent and your child may not be allowed to return to school until Immunizations are up-to-date!


This is the time of the year, right before frost the the mosquitos seem to be at their worst. And perhaps, the August rains helped the pesky insects multiply. We are going to have some insect repellent available for PE and practices. If you would like your child to be sprayed with the repellent, please write a note and turn into the HS office. If you have a certain repellent from home that you would like your child to have, please feel free to send your own repellent to school.
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Ray County Attendance Court

The school board, administration, teachers and staff here in the Orrick School District want all of our students to be successful. There is nothing more exciting than we when we see our students reach their fullest potential and become productive members of society. For students to be successful in school they need to attend school daily, arrive on time and be ready for the day’s learning experience.

With this is mind the RAY COUNTY ATTENDANCE COURT has been created encompassing numerous community stakeholders and agencies committed to promoting the best interests of the children in Ray County, Missouri, including local school districts, Ray County Prosecutor, Ray County Sheriff's Department and other law enforcement agencies, Ray County Juvenile Office, social service agencies, community health and mental health providers,and members of the judiciary of the Eighth Judicial Circuit of Missouri.

New Reassessment Policy

Our goal at OHS is to ensure every student is college or career ready when they

graduate. We want to strive for every student to be proficient learners so they will be

prepared for a global society.

For our students to be competitive in today's workforce they must be critical thinkers, collaborative, creative, have citizenship skills and be able to effectively communicate. Our students need to show they are competent in these skills to meet the challenges that they will face in the future. The teachers and I want to help develop these skills so our students will be successful when they graduate from OHS.

The new reassessment policy is a way we feel as a staff can better service our students to meet the skills they will need to be successful. Grading will now be subdivided into two parts: Competencies and Assessments.

Competencies will be based on students being able to demonstrate their proficiency in their daily learning (ex. daily objectives, classwork, homework, showing understanding of the material). Daily learning will help develop their citizenship, ability to work collaboratively, communicate effectively, be creative, and become critical thinkers. With our students working to be proficient on these competencies it will show higher success when it comes to their assessments.

Our students will be assessed through a variety of ways: projects, labs, essays, long term assignments, or traditional tests. We want to know our students are becoming competent in their learning.

With the new policy if a student scores below an 80% on what is categorized as an assessment in SIS then they will qualify for reassessment. Again, our goal at OHS is to ensure every student is college or career ready when they graduate. We want to strive for every student to be proficient learners so they will be prepared for a global society.

A full version of the 7 -8 and 9-12 grade reassessment policy and form can be found on the High School Website or in resources on the school district app.


September 17 - District Choir Auditions

September 21 – Bonfire – 6:30

September 22 – Float Day

September 23 – Homecoming Game 7:00, Dance 9:00

September 24 Carrollton Band Day

October 1 – I-70 Conference Tournament - Crestridge

October 8 - CMU Band Day

October 12 – No School I-70 Institute

October 15 MWSU Parade

October 17 – End OF Quarter

October 17-20 – District Volleyball

October 21-23 – School Play

October 25 – JR/SR Parent Night 7:00 Library

October 27 – P/T Conferences 1:00-7:00, Dismiss School 1:00

October 28 – No School