Otsego High School
Weekly Newsletter (Second Semester Week 7)
From the Desk of Mr. O'Shea
Tickets are now on sale for the Otsego Endowment Foundation Reverse Raffle & Dinner. The dinner will be in the larger Ladyglen Ballroom this year with more fun and prizes throughout the night.
See me for ticket info!
National School Counseling Week
I want to take a moment to highlight the tremendous impact our school counselors have in helping our students and I want to personally thank Jen Clark and David Fryling for being actively engaged in helping students examine their abilities, strengths, interests and talents; for working in a partnership with parents as they encounter the challenges of raising children in today's world; for focusing on positive ways to enhance students' social/personal, educational and career development; and for working with teachers and other educators to provide an educational system where students can realize their potential and set healthy, realistic and optimistic aspirations for themselves.
ACT Testing (Juniors Only)
All Otsego juniors (even students taking classes at Penta and Pathe) will be here during the following days and times for ACT testing.
February 14th - 7:30-9:15 (pre-administration for all students not taking government at Otsego High School) Students will need be transported back to Penta and Pathe around 9:15.
February 27th - 7:30-12:30 (ACT test) Students will not be transported back that day and will need to find transportation home or be in the study hall room for the remainder of the day until normal transportation home at the end of the school day.
February 28th - 7:30-12:30 (ACT for students receiving accommodations) a few Penta and Pathe students will be here for a second day for accommodations. Students will not be transported back that day and will need to find transportation home or be in the study hall room for the remainder of the day until normal transportation home at the end of the school day. If anyone needs a list of students for this second test day, please let me know, we are compiling names this week.
Yearbook has decided to extend the deadline for senior pictures to February 14th. If there are other circumstances that do not allow you to turn in your senior pictures by this date, please contact Mrs. Lockhart at firstname.lastname@example.org. Pictures can be emailed to email@example.com as well.
Post Prom Fundraiser
It’s that time once again, preparing for Post Prom! The junior class will be selling raffle tickets during the next 3 weeks for a chance to win $500 of meat at Belleville Market. This fundraiser will help raise dollars for our exciting and safe post prom at Kalahari! Tickets are just $10/each and are available for purchase from any junior. The drawing will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018 at half-time of the Varsity Boys’ basketball game. Need not be present to win. Please help support our post prom! Thank you.
Career & College Preview Night
Are you considering college or would like to learn more about in demand careers? Then come to College & Career Preview Night on Wednesday, March 7, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Owens Community College. This is your chance to talk with representatives from business and Industry, along with more than 100 colleges and Universities in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania and more! Experts on financial aid & scholarships, military academies, disability services, and college athletics will also be there to answer your questions. Invite Mom and Dad or just bring your friends! It’s College & Career Preview Night Wednesday, March 7 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Owens Community College Toledo-Area Campus. For more information, see Mrs. Clark.
Advanced Placement Information
AP Bulletin for Students and Parents - Your guide to the AP Program
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.
Fri. 9th - Hall of Fame Night
Mon. 12th - 16th - FCCLA Week
Wed. 14th - HS Staff Meeting, 2:20pm
Wed. 14th - ACT Pre-Administration
Fri. 16th - District PD - NO SCHOOL
Mon. 19th - President’s Day - NO SCHOOL
Mon. 19th - 23rd - FFA WeekTues. 27th - ACT Testing Date
Fri. 2nd - Read Across America Day
Mon. 5th - 9th - School Breakfast Week
Mon. 5th - Athletic Boosters Meeting, 7pm
Tues. 6th - Winter Sports Awards Banquet, 7pm
Wed. 7th - District Leadership Meeting, 3:30
Thurs. 8th - Building Leadership Meeting, 2:30
Fri. 16th - End of 3rd Quarter
* Tues. 20th Grades DUE, 8:00am
Fri. 9th - 10th - OMEA Band/Choir Competitions
Wed. 14th - HS Staff Meeting, 2:20pm
Tues. 20th - ACT Test Date #2 (if necessary)
Wed. 21st - Senior Citizen Dinner
Thurs. 22 - 25th - HS Musical (Oklahoma)Fri. 30th - Sun. 4/8) - SPRING BREAK
Mon. 9th - Classes Resume
Wed. 11th - Science State Testing
Wed. 11th - District Leadership Meeting, 3:30
Thurs. 12th - FFA Banquet
Thurs. 12th - Building Leadership Meeting, 2:30
Fri. 13th - Social Studies State Testing
Sun 15th - Music Boosters Chicken BBQ/Art Show
Tues. 17th - Math State Testing
Wed. 18th - ELA State Testing
Wed. 18th - HS Staff Meeting, 2:20pm
Thurs. 19th - 22nd - NYC Choir Trip
Fri. 20th - SLO’s completed and turned in
Wed. 25th - Administrative Professionals DayThurs. 26th - 29th - FCCLA Convention
Tues. 1st - HS Academic Awards Night, 7pm
Wed. 2nd - District Leadership Meeting, 3:30
Thurs. 3rd - Building Leadership Meeting, 2:30
Thurs. 3rd - 6th - FFA State Convention
Mon. 7th - Athletic Boosters Meeting, 7pm
Tues. 8th - Bloodmobile
Tues. 8th - Teacher Appreciations Day
Wed. 9th - Lit./Comp. AP Test Administration
Thurs. 10th - Ag. Safety Day
Fri. 11th - US History AP Test Administration
Sat. 12th - Prom
Mon. 14th - Biology AP Test Administration
Tues. 15th - 18th - PENTA Senior Ceremonies
Tues. 15th - Choir Concert, 7pm
Wed. 16th - 17th - Senior Exams
*Senior Grades must be Finalized
Fri. 18th - Graduation Rehearsal
Sun. 20th - Graduation, 2pm
Mon. 21st - Stars, Stripes, and Sousa Concert, 7pm
Wed. 23 - Fri. 25th - Exams
Fri. 25th - End of 4th Quarter
* Fri. 1st - Grades Finalized
Mon. 28th - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOLTues. 29th - 31st - Otsego University
HS Departments (News/Information)
Otsego 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.
Mr. Steve Mohr - Head Teacher of Virtual Learning
News from Athletics
2nd Place League Finish
***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.
Music Department News
Otsego is proud to present Oklahoma for our Spring 2018 musical! Mark your calendars now for March 22-24 at 7:00PM and March 25 at 3:00PM and help us celebrate the 75th anniversary of this beloved classic!
Tickets for this year's musical will go on sale outside of the High School office on Thursday February 8th from 12:00PM-3:30PM. Adults are $12; Students and Senior Citizens are $10
All seating is reserved and checks should be made out to the Otsego Board of Education.
Tickets will be available weekly on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 12:00PM-3:30PM outside of the High School office. If you want to help with this year's ticket sales, please click here! Questions? Please email Brien Sewell at firstname.lastname@example.org
OMEA District 1 Honors Choir and Band
Congrats to our students who auditioned and made it into the OMEA District 1 Honors Choir and Honors Band. This is an event hosted by Ohio Music Education Association District 1 and is held each year at the Stranahan Theater in February.
This year it is Sunday, February 18th at 7:00pm.
High School & JH Buses (Bus Routes for grades 6-12 & Penta)
Food Service Department
What is DECA?
With nearly a 70-year history, DECA has impacted the lives of more than ten million students, educators, school administrators and business professionals since it was founded in 1946. It is a remarkable experience in the preparation of emerging leaders and entrepreneurs.
Ag and FFA News
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Community News and Events
Town Ball Sign-Ups
Grand Rapids Baseball/Softball Sign-Ups. Located at the Grand Rapids Library
February 24th and 25th from 11am -3pm
Player will receive a shirt with number and name and a hat or visor.
$10 discount per child for multiple children at sign up.
It’s that time of year again…
We need YOUTH OLYMPICS VOLUNTEERS!
We are looking for agencies / departments / organizations / schools / companies / etc.
to compete for a chance to win our GOLD MEDAL VOLUNTEER AWARD!
The Gold Medal Volunteer Award is an award given to the group that brings the most volunteers to the Youth Olympics.
To acknowledge those efforts, the winning organization’s name will be printed on a sleeve
of over 700 Youth Olympic t-shirts for the following year’s event.
Additionally, the winning organization will receive a traveling trophy to showcase for the following year
and an opportunity to defend their title against other organizations at next year’s event!
Please commit to volunteering your time on Saturday March 10th.
VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP IS HERE.
Please “like” our Facebook page for updates and let me know if you have any further questions!
Thank you SO much and hope to see you in March! J
Stephanie E. Wendt
Assistant Director, C.Y.C.L.E. Division
cooperating with youth, community, and law enforcement
Wood County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
We are looking for Volunteers for our upcoming Youth Olympics Event! The event will take place in just over two weeks on Saturday March 10th! We, unfortunately, have received an influx of cancellations with volunteers in our afternoon session.
If you or anyone you know would be willing to donate your time from 1pm-6pm on Saturday March 10th for a great event please PLEASE CLICKHERE TO SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER!
Children who have a brother or sister with special needs have needs of their own
that are often overlooked. Sibshops brings together kids to express their good-and maybe not so good feelings about having a brother or sister with a disability.
Duane Smoyer Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
Please also consider coming out for the spaghetti dinner on Feb. 15, bidding on a basket, buying some baked goods, and perhaps staying for the Otsego-Eastwood Girls Basketball Game to support this family.
On March 7th & 8th, Toledo School for the Arts' Limitless Dance Company under the direction of Alison Reny will present Limitless Rewind at the Valentine Theatre.
Celebrating their 10th season, Limitless Dance Company will perform audience favorites from previous productions creating an invigoratingly, versatile performance. TSA students have been hard at work in preparation for this two-day performance.
Both performances will begin at 7pm in the Valentine Theatre. Tickets are $22, $16 and $10 and are available by calling the TSA Box Office at 419-246-8732x226 or online through the Valentine Theatre.
Metroparks Summer Camp Counselors Needed
Rita’s Dairy Bar will provide a GREAT first job/summer job.
Employees of good standing who complete the season are offered a position the following year.
Ice cream is happy so I want to work with fun and happy employees. (So do All Employees) Flexible scheduling, we work around school events, sports, vacations, camps and other commitments. Short shifts of 3 to 6 hours. Competitive wages, year end bonuses.
Practice teamwork skills, people skills, and organizational skills, all at the same time. Everyone rotates through positions and job duties to keep things interesting. Season opens in early April. Start training in late March. Season ends mid-October. Free ice cream and/or shift meal.
(Applicants should be prepared to explain failures or disappointments when interviewed.)
Pay rate was bumped up to $10.35 per hour and they now have a weekly attendance bonus of $116.25 per week. That means if an employee shows up to work all 5 days, they get that money weekly. Also, for the seniors getting ready to graduate, they still have their tuition assistance which is $5,250 per year!
Apply online at www.upsjobs.com.
Classic Weekly Joke
Communication with the High School
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: