Raven Family Resource
Royal Oak High School - March 3, 2023
Thank you for your presence at our Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences. The partnership between school and home is extremely important. We appreciate your ongoing support. While we know that conferences are a quick check-in on student progress, we want to remind parent(s)/guardian(s) that if you need to further discuss your child's progress in a longer meeting, please reach out to your child's teacher(s). [ROHS Staff Directory]
Next week, March 6-10, Royal Oak High School is hosting our 4th Annual Charity Week! Student Council will be offering activities and hosting events to raise money for Leveling the Playing Field. Leveling the Playing Field gives underprivileged children the opportunity to enjoy the physical and emotional benefits of youth sports participation. All proceeds raised throughout the week will go toward providing completely free sporting equipment to community groups, youth leagues, and schools serving low-income communities to allow programs to reallocate funds to lower registration fees, expand their scholarship offerings, enhance their existing athletic program, and develop new ones.
Make sure to mark your calendars for the spring play - Puffs, or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic. Our Ravens are working hard and are excited for their upcoming performance (Viewings on March 10, 11, 12).
Have a great weekend!
Charity Week Spirit Days & Events
Monday: Night In versus Night Out
Tuesday: Surf versus Ski
Wednesday: Rhyme Without a Reason
Thursday: Career Day
Friday: Soccer Moms and BBQ Dads
Monday: Bagel Sale
Tuesday: Teacher Taboo
Wednesday: Trivia Night in the Roost
Thursday: Coin Stall
Friday: Open Mic Lunch in the Roost
ROHS Charity Ball
The Charity Ball will be held on Saturday, March 18th from 7-10 PM in the ROHS cafeteria. Tickets for the dance will be sold for $15 at all lunches from March 6th- 14th and will NOT be sold at the door. The Charity Ball is limited to ROHS Students ONLY (no guests from other schools or alumni). Students will need to bring their student ID in addition to their ticket to present at the door. Students attending the dance must arrive by 8:00 PM-- there will be no entry after 8:00 PM and no re-entry permitted. Shoes MUST be worn at all times, students should plan accordingly.
ROYAL OAK PTSA COUNCIL'S DONALD M. CURRIE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Royal Oak PTA Council's Donald M. Currie Memorial Scholarship is now open to accept applications! Please find the PDF application here. Students can also get a hardcopy in the Student Service Center.
"Each of our Royal Oak School PTAs and the Royal Oak Schools Foundation contributes to the funding of the scholarships in honor of Donald M. Currie and Daniel Champagne, respectively. Both gentlemen were valued members and supporters of the Royal Oak Schools community. Seniors who currently attend Royal Oak public schools and will attend an accredited college, university, or trade school in the fall of the scholarship year are eligible to apply and be eligible for each scholarship. The application for the Donald M. Currie Scholarship will be judged on academics, character, extracurricular activities within school and the community, volunteer or paid work experience, and financial need. The
application for the Daniel Champagne Scholarship and the Royal Oak Schools Foundation will be judged on Community Service and Charity Work, Letter of Recommendation and Academic Excellence and Academic Highlights."
ROHS SPRING PLAY: PUFFS, OR SEVEN INCREASINGLY EVENTFUL YEARS AT A CERTAIN SCHOOL OF MAGIC AND MAGIC
Mark your calendars for the spring play - Puffs, or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic. Our Ravens are working hard and are excited for their upcoming performance
Friday March 10, 2023 - 7:00pm
Saturday, March 11, 2023 - 7:00pm
Sunday, Mary 12, 2023 - 2:00pm
"Puffs, or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic is a 2015 original play by New York-based playwright Matt Cox. The play is a parody of the Harry Potter book series by J. K. Rowling, but from the perspective of the Puffs."
"Student Showcase" at the MASC/MAHS Student Leadership State Conference
This past weekend Sarah Barnett, Katie Binkowski, Luca Ceccacci, and Thomas Romito presented a "Student Showcase" at the MASC/MAHS Student Leadership State Conference in Grand Rapids. They were one of three presentation groups to be voted as the top presentations from the Conference!
The ROHS Diversity Club is hosting a Women in Power Career Fair. Diversity Club wants to highlight strong, intelligent female-identifying figures in the careers that students are interested in. They will have a variety of professionals in the industry/workforce that will be talking about what they do and the path they took to get there. Students will get to see a range of fields they may be interested in and have the opportunity to ask questions.
Diversity Club is asking parents/guardians to encourage your child to participate in this year's event on March 23, 2023 during 5th or 6th hours. Time slots are based on your child’s preference of attending a 5th or 6th hour session.
If interested, students can sign up during all lunches from March 6-17, 2023. Please see attached flier for details or email Brittney Laurent or Fiona King with questions: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org "
ROHS PTSA: HOOPSMANIA!
Purchase tickets here: https://www.charitymania.com/give/YD019
BLESSINGS IN A BACKPACK
If you would like to have your child participate in this program, please fill out this form. Be sure to indicate if you child has any food allergies. If your child has a food allergy, you as the parent are responsible for checking all food labels when the food arrives home. Royal Oak Schools, as well as Blessings in a Backpack, will not be held responsible for any accidental food allergen exposure.
HAVEN CONSENT TRAINING - RESCHEDULED
The remaining HAVEN’s Consent Training sessions for high school seniors have been rescheduled for March 13 & 17. HAVEN’s Consent Training program will occur during the school day and is designed to support young adults in the development of safe relationships by providing information to increase understanding of ethical/affirmative consent, effective bystander techniques, and how to respond and support a friend who has experienced sexual violence. The curriculum will be presented by skilled Prevention Education Specialists. All 12th-grade students will receive an email with their session date, time, and location next week. Please have them check their school email and Canvas for more details.
As a reminder, MiStar is the official gradebook and Parent(s)/Guardian(s) can go to the MiStar Parent Portal to see up-to-date grades for their child. If you have any questions about your child's progress or would like to meet with your child's teacher, please connect with them directly to schedule a conference time. (ROHS Staff Directory)
ROHS PICK-UP & DROP-OFF
We know that drop-off and pick-up can be difficult with everyone's busy schedules. With a few hundred students who are coming to and leaving school during a very short turnaround time of 10 - 15 minutes, we need to ensure safety. In order to do this in a safe and efficient manner, it is imperative that all families respect and follow the designated drop-off and pick-up location.
One of the greatest and growing areas of concern is the practice of families dropping students off in the circle drive (Lexington/Crooks). This is an area for buses only. We will be working with RO Police Officers to help reinforce this No Parking/Drop off Zone. Thank you for your support and understanding.
Your continued and consistent help is needed. While having family discussions, we ask that you partner with us to speak out against vaping. Collectively we can do this. Our goal is to change this negative behavior occurring around our great school (especially in the bathrooms). Together WE can make a difference. OUR entire school community will be better because of this work. Thank you so much in advance for your efforts. OUR kids will love us for it!
NO PLACE FOR HATE
ROHS is pleased to join the ADL in the NO PLACE FOR HATE campaign. As partners in this student driven commitment, ROHS's pledge is to:
- Try at all times to be aware of bias and seek to understand those perceived different from others
- Reach out to support those who are targets of hate
- Think of specific ways to promote respect for people and create a prejudice free zone
- Speak out against all forms of prejudice and discrimination
Parent(s)/Guardian(s) can complete the ECF Chromebook Request Form in order to get a Chromebook for a student. Please make sure to read the request/commitment form carefully. Chromebooks will be delivered to ROHS toward the end of each week.
Please visit the District Technology Website for additional information and support. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Hermon (Amy.Hermon@royaloakschools.org)
ROHS will offer free math tutoring provided by the math department for any ROHS student enrolled in: Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2. Daily Math Tutoring Schedule.
CREDIT RECOVERY 22/23
Credit Recovery is an opportunity for students to make up credit for graduation. Classes are $200 per class. Credit Recovery meets Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday in the Learning Commons from 3:15 - 5:15 each week. Please see the attached link for sign up information.
ROHS CANVAS COMMUNITY PAGERoyal Oak High School has created an ROHS Canvas Community page/course. This page houses different resources which includes, but is not limited to support contacts, wellness resources, career and testing information, scholarships and counseling information. Canvas works in conjunction with MiStar. On your student’s schedule you’ll notice it’s 10th period. Students do not need to do anything for this page/course. It is another way to give students the resources that they need.
OAKLAND COUNTY VIRTUAL JOB FAIR - MARCH 27, 2023 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. REGISTER TODAY AT: bit.ly/OC-VirtualJobFair Cost: Free | Registration required . Click this link for more information.
XELLO EXCLUSIVE: Understanding Highly Selective Admissions
How do students who get accepted to the Ivy League, Stanford, Tufts and the nation’s most selective colleges set themselves apart? Click the link above to learn more and attend the event on March 28, 2023 from 8:00 - 9:00 pm.
The 2023 Robert A. Schuele Scholarship Application Portal is now open. The Robert A. Schuele Scholarship is a full-ride four-year scholarship. For nearly fifteen years, the Robert A. Schuele Scholarship has awarded scholarships to students who have graduated from some of Michigan’s finest colleges and universities including:
- Central Michigan University (3), College for Creative Studies (1), Michigan State University (4) and the University of Michigan (4). Several hundred students apply each year with somewhere between nine and twelve students being selected for an interview.
- Applicants selected for an interview will receive a $250 scholarship with the successful candidate being awarded the four-year full-ride scholarship.
APPLY HERE: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2023SchueleScholarship
SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION CAN ALWAYS BE FOUND IN XELLO!
Juniors & Seniors can look under College Planning on their Dashboard!
Freshman & Sophomores look under Links & Resources.
Second Semester AP Microeconomics & AP US Government ONLY -
DEADLINE APPROACHING: March 8, 2023. No late registration.
Steps to Register:
- Join the Class
- Pay $97 in SchoolPay
- Ms. Norling will Toggle you to YES in AP
Spring Testing Information: More information will be coming, here is some general information.
- Student Guides/Practice are linked here: PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10, SAT, WorkKeys, M-Step Practice
- Testing Reminders are linked here.
Testing and Career Development Coordinator: Janet Norling
Andrea Grove - Counselor (A-D)
Erin Boedeker - Counselor (E-K)
Carrie Laurence - Counselor (L-R)
Kevin Botos - Counselor (S-Z)
Emily Wade - Special Education Social Worker
Elizabeth Reynolds - Special Social Worker
KaiLi McGrath - General Education Social Worker
ATTENTION SENIORS: Please review Scholarship Opportunities---updated regularly LINK
ATTENTION JUNIORS and SOPHOMORES: If you are interested in applying for OSTC next year (2023-2024) please fill out this application. The sooner you submit your application the better chance you will have of being accepted to your 1st program choice. Please see Mrs. Grove if you have any questions.
ARE YOU A EUCHRE PLAYER?
We recognize that family and community support are integral to our success. This is why we encourage you to join the Royal Oak High School Parent-Teacher-Student Association! Check out the website for more information.
NOT RECEIVING ROHS UPDATES?
If you hear from another ROHS parent that they are not receiving these updates, please encourage them to contact Sarah Mohler (Sarah.Mohler@oakland.k12.mi.us). She can help resolve the issue.
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