Oak Ridge High School

Wildcat iNews for the ORHS Wildcat Nation 11/4/19 #113

TEENAGE JOB FAIR - NOVEMBER 6TH!

PUT THIS ON YOUR CALENDAR! Does your teen need a job? The Parks & Rec Department is sponsoring a Job Fair for teenagers again this fall! Below is a letter to download to give you all of the important information!
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MASQUERS PRESENTS LITTLE WOMEN!

The Fall Play “Little Women” is days away! Do you have your tickets for this classic drama? Shows are Nov 14-17: Thursday at 7, Saturday at 7, and Sunday at 2. Advance tickets are $6 and are available from a Masquer, Mr. Moreno’s class, or the Bookstore. Don’t miss this high school tradition!
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FAFSA NIGHT FOR PARENTS - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH

Bring your 2018 tax return and a laptop computer to complete your senior's FAFSA! Students MUST have this completed for college regardless of where they are going! Our counselors will be there to help you! Parents should come to CS208 anytime between 5:30 - 7:00.

SENIOR PARENTS: IT'S TIME TO ORDER SENIOR SIGNATURE SWEATS & SHIRTS!

Seniors should place their orders for senior signature shirts and sweats during lunch in the Concessions’ Kiosk at the Wildcat Arena this week during lunch, November 4-7. Checks should be made payable to ORHS!

DID YOU MISS THE SENIOR GRADUATION ORDERS??? DON'T PAY A LATE FEE!

Seniors: Jostens will return to the Main Lobby on Tuesday, November 19, during lunch to collect orders for graduation supplies. You must give the Jostens rep the order during lunch. Mrs. Ledden does not accept orders. Extra packets are available in CS347.

GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

Applications are now open for current sophomores and juniors interested in Governor’s School for 2020. Interested students have been given the information they need to apply and specific dates for teacher recommendation and application deadlines. Below are the dates and information they were given for teacher recommendations:

Governor’s School for the Arts

· Friday, October 25 – All applicants should ask a teacher for a recommendation by this date

· Wednesday, November 20 – All teacher recommendation forms are due to Ms. Redman in the School Counseling office

All Other Governor’s Schools

· Friday, October 19 – All applicants should ask a teacher for a recommendation by this date

· Friday, November 16 – All teacher recommendation forms are due to Ms. Redman in the School Counseling office


Questions? Contact Paige Redman at hpredman@ortn.edu

SENIORS - NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY APPLICATIONS!!!

Those seniors who have a 3.6 cumulative GPA through the first quarter of this year and who are interested in joining the National Honor Society must pick up a Verification of Interest Form from Ms. Milloway in the school media center. Signed and completed forms are due back to Ms. Milloway by 3:15 on Friday, November 15th.

RECOMMENDATION LETTERS NEEDED BY COUNSELING STAFF

PARENTS - PLEASE HELP YOUR SENIORS

ADHERE TO THESE DEADLINES!!!

Please be aware of the dates attached in the PDF below! These dates reflect the three weeks’ notice REQUIRED by the ORHS counselors/teachers for College Admissions/Scholarship recommendation letters. Please keep to these deadlines as counselors/teachers are writing many recommendations for multiple students during these dates. We want to write the best recommendations for you that we can so we greatly appreciate this “lead time” to assure that we’ve provided the best letter possible for YOU and YOUR accomplishments these past four years.

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INFORMATION FOR PARENTS - SURVEYS BEING CONDUCTED BY AP RESEARCH STUDENTS

If your student was handed a parental consent form to participate in one of the following three surveys for the AP Research class, then please sign the form and have your student return it to the teacher they received it from. If you did not get a form, there are some available in the Library and attached are links to the individual parental consent forms that are available for you to print and turn in to the Library. We are eager to have more participants, so please turn in these forms. The survey project and forms have been vetted by the AP Research staff as well as Mr. McDonald.

MAJOR AUTHOR - NEXT DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 17TH!!!

Parents of Seniors in English 12 CP - December 17 is the next deadline. Notecards for the second novel are due that day.

COMING SOON: The AMC10 and AMC12 tests

SIGNUPS BEGIN AFTER FALL BREAK AND THE COST IS $2.00


Information Overview

What is the AMC 10/12?

The AMC 10 and AMC 12 are both 25-question, 75-minute, multiple choice examinations in high school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills.

The AMC 10 is for students in 10th grade and below, and covers the high school curriculum up to 10th grade. Students in grade 10 or below and under 17.5 years of age on the day of the contest can take the AMC 10. The AMC 12 covers the entire high school curriculum including trigonometry, advanced algebra, and advanced geometry, but excluding calculus. Students in grade 12 or below and under 19.5 years of age on the day of the contest can take the AMC 12.

These competitions are administered around the country on Thursday, January 30, 2020 and Wednesday, February 5, 2020. The AMC 10/12 provides an opportunity for high school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. The AMC 10/12 is the first in a series of competitions that eventually lead all the way to the International Mathematical Olympiad (see Invitational Competitions).

The AMC 10/12 is also available in French, Spanish, large print, and braille.

SPIRIT OF JOE MARSHALL AWARD

The Oak Ridge AutoCats won the top award - the Spirit of Joe Marshall Award on Thursday at the 29th Annual Top Wrench competition. This event has become one of the highlights for automotive students. The Spirit of Joe Marshall Spirit is given to the school demonstrating their gracious support of teammates and sportsmanship! Joe Marshall was the creator of #TopWrench. What an honor!!!
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CLOSE THE HOMEWORK GAP! @1MILLIONPROJECT

Did you know students can receive a WiFi device for FREE with 10g of data? We have partnered with Sprint and the @1MillionProject to give devices to students! If you know a student or family who does not have Internet, please have them fill out the form below or contact Carrie Harvey or Stephanie Thompson to get a device! Follow @1MillionProject on Twitter to see how schools across America are closing the homework gap for learning!!


English Form:

https://forms.gle/86tbXeFu4aXFxRtVA


Spanish Form:

https://forms.gle/Y4zQoku8eNtYi5vF9

OUR TEACHERS HAVE A TUTORING SCHEDULE!

Often you will ask your teen, "When can you get help from your teacher?" Their response may go like this..."I have no idea," or "I don't think they do." Well, here is a document JUST FOR YOU! Check out the PDF document below that has the staff tutoring schedule. Keep in mind, it is the student's responsibility to ask or email if they need to come early or stay late!
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NHS TUTORING HAS BEGIN!

NHS Tutoring—The National Honor Society holds tutoring sessions every week. No matter if you need math help or assistance writing an essay, NHS students are here to help! Come get tutoring relief for assignments on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15-3:45.

ANNUAL TURKEY TROT - NOVEMBER 12!



The Annual Turkey Trot is officially 4 weeks away! This years race will be November 12th from 4-6p at Robertsville Middle School cross country track. Last year we had an incredible turn out of 218 kiddos that participated. We are hoping for even more students to run but we need your help!

If you are available from 3:15-6p and would like to come help out we would love to have you. Please sign up through the link: Turkey Trot Volunteer Sign Up.

If you have any questions please contact Coordinated School Health Coordinator Shayla Sanderson at smsanderson@ortn.edu.

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FINANCIAL IMPACT OF IMPROVED SCORES ON ACT!!!!!

We encourage all families to review the positive financial information improving your student's ACT score can have on YOUR pocketbook!!! Thank you to Mr. Etheridge who compiled this information!

DOWNLOAD ACT TEST REGISTRATION & TEST DATES!

WILDBAND FRUIT SALE IS HERE!

The Oak Ridge High School Marching Band is currently in its biggest fundraiser of the year – the Annual Fruit Sale. Orders are being taken by all Band students or on our website at https://shop.floridaindianrivergroves.com/ecommerce/742353. Order by November 11th with delivery on December 13th.

Don’t do citrus? Several other food items are available to order. Donations are also accepted on the website.

Another avenue to help - the Band is ALWAYS looking for donations of the “used, but not being used” instruments in closets, attics and basements. Providing an instrument for students to use at all levels of performance, from the beginner to the advanced, is a large part of the support needed in the Oak Ridge Schools’ Band Program.

We appreciate your support of the award winning WildBand!

BUY YOUR HOLIDAY PECANS, NUTS & CASHEWS WHILE SUPPORTING FBLA!

Attached, you will find the 2019 order form for the Atwell pecans, cashews, and mixed nuts. This is an annual fundraiser for the ORHS chapter of Future Business Leaders of America and grows each year as more and more people try the nuts. Many of you have been patiently waiting for this! If you are interested in ordering this year, please complete the attached order form. You may send it to Teresa Ledden via e-mail as an attachment to tledden@ortn.edu, place it in the school mail, or place it in her mailbox at the high school. Orders should be received by Friday, November 8, at noon. As always, thanks for your support. Please DO NOT REPLY to this email. If you have questions or wish to e-mail your order as an attachment, please send to tledden@ortn.edu.

CHEERLEADERS FUNDRAISER!

The CheerCats will host a fundraiser supper at DosBros Mexican Grill on November 5th from 5 - 8 pm. A portion of the sales will go to the ORHS cheerleaders! (Located in the former Chipotle restaurant).
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WAFFLES W SANTA EVENT SPONSORED BY CASA OF TN HEARTLAND


CASA of the Tennessee Heartland is a non-profit that provides court-appointed special advocates for children in the court systems of Anderson, Blount, and Scott counties. We have fundraising events every other month when we can to raise more money for our organization so that we can reach more children that are in need.

On December 14th, they are having an event called Waffles with Santa at the Centennial Golf Course here in Oak Ridge. This is a great opportunity to get involved! Contact Jasmine Morrow at jasmine@casatnh.org for more information,

BASKETBALL SIGN UPS ARE HERE - CITY OF OAK RIDGE!

City of Oak Ridge’s Teen Basketball League registration will open on October 21 and will close on December 2. A boy’s and a girl’s division will be offered for the 2019-2020 season with games scheduled to be played on Saturdays beginning January 4, 2020. Players must be no older than 18 on December 1, 2019 to participate and may not be affiliated with any TSSAA basketball programs. Unlike previous seasons, the staff at the front desk will only be able to accept team registration forms and league fees. The additional mandatory paperwork will be taken care of during a team night held prior to the first game. Additional information may be found at bit.ly/ORteenbasketball or via e-mail: mreece@oakridgetn.gov.


http://orrecparks.oakridgetn.gov/athletics/

New Opportunity for an Added Distinction on Senior's Diploma

NEW: Work Ethic Distinction for Diploma

Students graduating with a district-developed work ethic distinction shall be recognized at their graduation ceremony. This distinction will be useful for presentation to future employers for work-based learning, apprenticeships, and employment in a chosen field after graduation. Employers throughout Tennessee have indicated that students who present a document such as this, indicating desirable work habits will be given preference for interviews. In order to earn such a distinction, students must exhibit certain characteristics by earning points on a Work Ethic Distinction form available in school counseling or via this link: www.ortn.edu/Curriculum/CCTE/Work_Ethic.pdf

2020 French Exchange Interest Meeting

Attention all French students! There will be a second informational meeting about our 2020 French Exchange on Thursday, November 24th, at 6:30 p.m. in Madame Barry's room CS 307. Come find out more about this exciting opportunity!

DEADLINE EXTENDED!!!

It’s not too late if you would like to travel to Costa Rica. We have extended the registration. Come talk to Sras Gilliland or Mas-Effler about joining our adventure.

Limited spaces remain for students interested in traveling to Europe in June!

Only 14 spaces remain for the summer trip, and a deadline is approaching. Students will travel to 5 countries: Italy, the Vatican, Monaco, France and Spain in June of 2020. A $150 discount is currently available if students enroll by December 31. Additionally, 3 college credits from the University of California at San Diego are included in the cost of the trip for those students who wish to participate in the coursework. To enroll, go to www.worldstrides.com/enroll. The ID is Bailey-2020. Contact Madame Bailey (lbailey@ortn.edu), Señor Gonzalez (jgonzalez@ortn.edu), Mr. Pickering (apickering@ortn.edu) or MS Toler (dvtoler@ortn.edu) if you have questions.

WHAT SERVICES CAN YOU FIND IN OAK RIDGE FOR PARENTS & FAMILIES??

IMPORTANT DATES FROM ORHS COUNSELING OFFICE!

Mark your calendars!!!
  • November 5, 2019 - FAFSA night 5:30-7:00 in CS208 for parents of seniors
  • January 16, 2020 – Junior Seminars for students – Auditorium during the school day
  • January 16, 2020 -FAFSA night CS208
  • January 23, 2020 -Sophomore Seminars for students – Auditorium during the school day
  • January 30, 2020 - Freshman Seminars for students – Auditorium during the school day

support ROTC - yard signs for sale!

Promote and Support ROTC at the same time! These Yard Signs are on Sale Now! $20.00 . Contact RlNicholls@ortn.edu

WILDCAT ATHLETICS THIS WEEK!

WILDCATS TO TRAVEL TO SODDY DAISEY HS

Join the Wildcats as we travel to Soddy Daisey for the first round of the TSSAA 5A playoffs. Remember, during the playoffs, games are at 7:00 pm!

A YEAR OF SPORTS FOR A FLAT FEE!

Students can purchase an All-Sports Athletic Pass for $55.00. This pass will grant admission to all home games for ALL sports! The exception would be TSSAA hosted playoff games. Passes can be purchased at any time in the Main Office from Mrs. Seals.

CANVAS PROBLEMS? CHECK OUT THESE UPDATES FROM MRS. WITICK!

Parents,

If your Canvas Dashboard is not loading, and it looks like a slot machine flashing cards, it is because Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser for Canvas since they have stopped doing updates for the browser. HERE is the list of Supported browsers:

Current and first previous major releases of the following browsers:

  • Chrome 75 and 76
  • Firefox 67 and 68 (Extended Releases are not supported)
  • Edge 44 (Windows only)
  • Respondus Lockdown Browser (supporting the latest system requirements)
  • Safari 11 and 12 (Macintosh only)

You should always use the most current version of your preferred browser. Your browser will notify you if there is a new version available.

WAYS TO FINANCIALLY SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS AT ORHS!

FOOD CITY SCHOOL BUCKS PROGRAM!

It’s time for Food City’s School Bucks Program that helps support ORHS-CDC! The program begins Wednesday, September 4, 2019 and ends on May 5, 2020.

Parents can use this to easily link their ValuCard to their school of choice at checkout.

• At the cash register, have the cashier scan the barcode along with your Food City ValuCard. This will automatically link the two together, which means you only need to scan this barcode one time. The PLU listed below may also be entered at the cash register by the cashier in lieu of scanning barcode.

• Parents also can register their ValuCard online by visiting www.foodcity.com/schoolbucks

From that point, it’s simple… just shop and earn valuable points for your school. Remember this is a ValuCard program… use your ValuCard and save for ORHS-CDC. Nothing has to be done again until next school year!

*Please share the barcode information with family and friends! You can only register your ValuCard with one school/program so please make it ORHS-CDC! Thank you in advance for your support!

KROGER SHOPPERS!

Do you shop at Kroger?? Please choose one of our three Oak Ridge High School groups to support while you are shopping! Get your grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings - anyone - to choose an organization, too! EVERY PENNY HELPS!

Oak Ridge High School Band Boosters

Oak Ridge High School Orchestra Boosters

Oak Ridge High School PTSO

SHOP AMAZONSMILES AND SUPPORT MANY ORHS ORGANIZATIONS!

Do you shop Amazon??? We all do! Login using www.amazonsmiles.com using your same Amazon Prime account and a donation will go towards your organization of choice! Same discounts and prime shipping that you are accustomed to apply!

More Info: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/chpf/about/ref=smi_se_rspo_laas_aas


Support: Wildcat Football Boosters Club

SAVE YOUR COKE LIDS AND CASE CODES FOR CDC

CDC is asking everyone to continue to save your Coke product lids/case codes. You may send those Coke lids/codes in to us here at the high school or you can set up your own account @ https://us.coca-cola.com/give/schools , input your codes and donate them to Oak Ridge High School. All proceeds donated go to CDC to help pay for classroom supplies, materials and student needs. Thank you for your support!!!

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

If you are like me, I can't throw a Box Top away. I diligently cut them out, put them in a baggie and bring them to school a couple of times a year! Well, Box Tops have jumped into the 21st Century and made it super easy! No more clipping, no more guilt! Download the Box Tops for Education APP. Scan your APP every time you go shopping, and all qualifying Box Tops will automatically load and support ORHS! It's super easy! I downloaded the APP tonight and had it set for ORHS in less than 5 minutes.

All Box Top funds go to support our CDC classrooms!

WHO IS YOUR ADMINISTRATOR??

Class of 2020 - Stephanie Thompson sathompson@ortn.edu

Class of 2021 - Amber Roberts ahroberts@ortn.edu

Class of 2022 - Beth Estep kestep@ortn.edu

Class of 2023 - David Foust djfoust@ortn.edu


Executive Principal - Martin McDonald mgmcdonald@ortn.edu

COUNSELING STAFF

Our Counseling Staff is tremendously important in the educational and emotional life of your teenager. Please take note who to which counselor your student is assigned:


Last Names A - C - Ms. Paige Redman hpredman@ortn.edu

Last Names D - H - Mrs. Ashley Bennewitz abennewitz@ortn.edu

Last Names I - M - Mrs. Brianna Ottinger bottinger@ortn.edu

Last Names N - R - Mrs. Kelly Rowland KSrowland@ortn.edu

Last Names S - Z - Mrs. Heidi Foster hafoster@ortn.edu

Social Worker - Mrs. Alison King aking@ortn.edu

Registrar - Mrs. Audrey Morris amorris@ortn.edu

TECHNOLOGY TRAGEDY??? DO YOU NEED HELP???

Mrs. Witick has been an Instructional Technology Coach in Oak Ridge Schools for 13 years. Students and parents can also contact her for assistance with Skyward Family Access, our Canvas Learning Management System, and Office 365 apps.


If you have questions for Mrs. Witick about these items, you can contact her at 425-9587 or email nwitick@ortn.edu

Ways to Connect and STAY INFORMED!

It is our desire to keep our families informed of all of the activity and awesome news coming from Oak Ridge High School. We have multiple platforms for connection. We encourage you to explore the many ways and provide feedback!


Website - http://www.ortn.edu/highschool/

Daily Bulletin - http://www.ortn.edu/highschool/daily-bulletin/ this is the Daily Announcements and are published on the website.

Channel 15 at 7:50 AM - Watch the announcements each morning by our Crew! YouTube Streaming: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL9N_azmWeQByrIW6pWLBlQ

Live in Knox/Anderson/Roane - If you live throughout Anderson/Roane/Knox counties and have ATT Uverse you can find us on Channel 99 – just select the Oak Ridge Schools option.

INews - this is the weekly Newsletter; distributed Monday morning at 7:00 am by email; it is also sent out on Twitter on Sunday evening on @stefthompson63 @ORSchools All previous issues can be found at http://www.ortn.edu/highschool/news-events/news-links/

Skylert Messages and Emails - Please make sure your current email address and phone numbers are up to date!!!

PTSO Newsletter - PTSO distributes a VERY detailed quarterly newsletter to inform parents of upcoming events and LOTS of counseling information! This comes to your email! They also have a presence on the website: http://www.orhs-ptso.org/news-information with tons of information! PTSO also has a Facebook presence, and we encourage you to "LIKE" their page! https://www.facebook.com/ORHSPTSO/

Twitter - While we know not everyone is on Twitter, many, many are! We keep the list of Twitter accounts for sports, clubs, teachers, principals, class information, etc. updated on the Wildcat iNews. We encourage you to follow us! Twitter provides us an opportunity to share quick information throughout the day as well as celebrate our awesome kids and their accomplishments!

Class of 2020 families - We have started a Facebook page as well https://www.facebook.com/ORHSClassof2020/ in addition to our @ORHSClassof2020 Twitter account.

OAK RIDGE SCHOOLS CALENDARS!

Attendance is IMPORTANT! Check the calendar before planning your trips!

FOLLOW US ON @TWITTER!

Our goals include celebrating students and increasing our communication to families! Twitter is an avenue by which we try to accomplish these goals! Just try it! Follow these accounts!


NEW ACCOUNTS ADDED ARE IN BOLD


@Wildcats2020vi1 - Class of 2020 Information Maintained by Senior Steering

@ORHS_NJROTC - ROTC, WIldcat Company

@DavidJFoust - David Foust, Class of 2023 admin

@KITTYCOMMITTEE1 - ORHS Student Section

@ORHSSchoolcraft - Jonathan Schoolcraft, ORHS Math teacher

@ORHS_FB_Boostr - ORHS Football Boosters

@ORHSWildBand - ORHS Marching & Concert Band

@OrhsJam - ORHS Jam Club with Mr. Alexander & Mrs. Whitaker

@davidbowman10s - ORHS Tennis Team

@orhsinteract - Interact Club

@HealthyORS - ORS Coordinated School Health

@Alison_King23 - ORHS Social Worker

@ORladysoccer- ORHS Lady Soccer Cats

@ORHSOakLog2017 - Oak Log Yearbook for 2018-19

@ORHSClassof2021 - Mrs. Roberts' Class of 2021

@ORHSvolleyball - ORHS Girls Volleyball Team

@ORHSXC - ORHS Cross Country Team

@ORHSLibrary - ORHS Library & Media Services

@ORHSCreditUnion - ORHS Credit Union

@ORHSBaseball15 - Varsity & JV ORHS Baseball Team

@MasquersORHS - Masquers and Theater for ORHS

@orpsef - Oak Ridge Public Schools Educational Foundation

@orhs_gsa - Gay/Straight Alliance Club

@ORSTechnology - Updates from IT Dept. for technology in @ORSchools

@ORHSTennis - ORHS Tennis Team

@GraduationCeleb - ORHS Graduation Celebration 2019

@ORSchools - District Twitter Account

@ORHSWIldcatMGM - Mr. McDonald

@ORHS_PTSO - PTSO for ORHS

@ORHSCounseling - Counseling Office

@ORHSClassof2020 - Senior Information

@estepintime - Mrs. Estep, Assistant Principal for the Class of 2022

@ORBoysBball - Oak Ridge Boys Basketball

@ORLadyWildcats - Oak Ridge Girls Basketball

@orhs_cheer - Oak Ridge Cheerleaders

@ORHSDanceCats - Oak Ridge Dance Cats

@OakRidgeSports - Oak Ridge Sports

@frc4265 - Secret City Wildbots

@ORHSOrchestra - Orchestra

@APES_ORHS - AP Environmental Science

@wildcats_AT - Athletic Training for ORHS Sports (Mighty Terra Davenport!)

@ORHSgolf - Golf Team/Scott Estep

@PhysicsCats - ORHS Betsy Hondorf's Physics Highlights