Otsego High School

Weekly Newsletter (Week 9)

From the Desk of Mr. O'Shea


REMINDER - NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 14th. We will be having a district-wide Professional Development Day.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parents, please use the link below to sign up for Parent-Teacher Conferences. Conferences are Wednesday, November 6th from 4pm-8pm and Thursday, November 7th from 10am - 8pm

Sign up for Parent-Teacher Conferences - CLICK HERE

Picture Re-Takes

Picture re-take day is Tuesday, October 22. We will have students take pictures first thing in the morning. We will call down students that have not taken a picture yet and any student that would like to get a re-take done will be called down first thing in the morning. There are order forms at the school and I have attached one below this message for you to look at.
Big picture

Veterans Day Breakfast/Assembly

We will once again have a Veterans Day Assembly and breakfast to honor our local Veterans.

There will be a flyer put up around the community (See Below), but if you could start spreading the word, we would appreciate it. Breakfast is free to all veterans and Otsego Senior Citizens.

Breakfast will start at 8:15am in the High School Commons. The program will start at 9:15 in the High School gym. Please RSVP HERE. If you are not able to RSVP online please call Lisa Austin at 419-823-4381 or laustin@otsegoknights.org.


Big picture

September Students of the Month


Throughout the month of October, we will be collecting items that families are in need of at the Ronald McDonald house. Please see the flyer below. Items can be turned into boxes located in the HS office. Thank You.
Big picture

Otsego Equestrian Team is STATE BOUND!

Congrats to the Equestrian Team for qualifying for State. The State meet is on October 6th at the Fulton County Fairgrounds. Way to go!

13abc Goodwill PASS IT ON Challenge

Job Well Done - THANK YOU!

Thank you to everyone that participated in this years 13abc Goodwill Pass It On Challange. The trailer was loaded with great items which will go to this community and benefit those in need. Great job! They will announce the winner on Friday and present the winning school with a check for $500.

Family Fun Knight!

Big picture


Big picture

Spirit Wear Fundraiser

Big picture

2019 Yearbook Information

Senior Essentials

This year Lifetouch Photography will be coming out to our campus on Tuesday, October 29th to take all the seniors individual yearbook pictures. We will be making announcements throughout the next few weeks notifying all seniors and the yearbook advisor will be sending a letter home with more details.
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

One School, One Book.

Chop Wood, Carry Water is the book we have selected this year as our One School, One Book read. Students will be encouraged to read and focus on one chapter a week, that's right just ONE. Each chapter is only 1-3 pages long. At the beginning of each week, I will email guided notes and, thoughts, challenges, and reflection questions for each chapter. I am looking forward to falling in love with the process of becoming great this year with our students and staff.

Parents and Community Members, there will be extra copies in the High School Office on hand for free if you would like to join us.

JOIN THE CONVERSATION - CLICK HERE for Reflection Questions/Challenges.


Big picture
Big picture

Comfortable Care Initiative

Alex Richardson is working on his Eagle Scout Project. He is collecting NEW, UNUSED ITEMS ONLY for teenagers ages 12-18 receiving treatment at Promedica Toldeo Children's Hospital. He will be placing collection boxes in the school offices and at the Haskins Village Hall today through September. Please see the flyer below for a list of items he is looking for.

Big picture

Counselors Corner


Parents & Guardians of Sophomore Students, On November 13, all Otsego Sophomores will be traveling to Penta Career Center for the annual Explore Penta Day field trip They will visit selected programs to learn about a variety of career technical education options available to all of our students as part of their high school experience. The students will hear from several speakers on career technical education, meet with current Penta Career Center students, visit the labs and have the chance to see up close what they might do if they choose to attend Penta. Explore Penta Day is an important part of our students' career exploration education and we are looking forward to our trip this November.


Women in Engineering Visit Day at The University of Akron is on Sunday, October 12th. This half-day event includes free breakfast for students and is a chance to meet female engineering students and learn about student life. You can also meet the Director of the Women in Engineering Program and take a tour of their College of Engineering. Parents, teachers and students are invited to attend. THERE IS NO COST TO ATTEND!
Big picture
Big picture

Unique SCHOLARSHIP Opportunity

This link is for (2) $1000 scholarships that are being given away. The essay topic is related to fishing. The deadline is November 15th.

Big picture

Community Scholarship Page

The 2019-2020 Community Scholarships page is now active.


If you receive any scholarships let Mrs. Clark know and she will begin adding them to her files for seniors.

Big picture

Ohio Northern University

Fall visit dates information ($2,000 scholarships for all who attend):

Ohio Northern University will be hosting Polar Preview Day visit programs on September 21, October 19, and November 9. These Saturday visit days are open to all high school students and their families. The program includes campus tours, information on admissions and financial aid, academic sessions with ONU faculty, and a complimentary lunch. Through our partnership with RaiseMe, all students can earn a $2,000 scholarship to attend ONU for coming to one of our visit days (or a personal campus visit). Register at onu.edu/visit.

(Please note, we are also open most Saturdays throughout the school year for individual visits. We hear from students and parents that we are one of the very few colleges/universities that also offer faculty appointments on Saturdays.)

ONU campus updates:

1) For your students interested in Engineering and Computer Science, we have opened our new state-of-the-art Engineering building. This new facility is able to accommodate 600 students and includes 10,000 square feet of large-scale project and design space for capstone projects and competitive design projects and a state-of-the-art cybersecurity laboratory.

2) The average financial aid package for students entering ONU this fall was $23,500. We continue to offer significant academic scholarships, as well as scholarships for students majoring in the visual and performing arts. In addition, students interested in participating in a music ensemble (including the ONU Marching Band) can earn a scholarship.

3) ONU has recently added a new major in Data Analytics. This interdisciplinary program allows students to choose between four focus areas: geography, marketing, social media, and health informatics.


Athletics Department

Athletic Reverse Raffle

Please consider purchasing an Athletics Reverse Raffle Ticket. Help support our Athletes and Athletic Programs. See Below for Event Details.
Big picture

Olivia Jackson - Toledo Blade Spotlight Athlete

Game Schedules

***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.

Friday Night Football Home Schedule/Events

This year at each home football game we have special events planned. Please take a look at the schedule below.

Oct 11th

FB - Home Elmwood

Family Night - Elementary PTO will have games set up near the stadium including bounce houses, and a dunk tank.

Oct 18th

FB - Home Rossford

Military/First Responders - All Active and retired military personnel and first responders will get in free to the game.

Nov 1st

FB - Home Genoa (Senior Night)

Music Department


Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

Transportation Department

Bus Communication

Sign up to receive text messages from our Transportation Department!

High School & JH Buses (Bus Routes for grades 6-12 & Penta)

Text: @otsbus6-12

to: 81010

Food Service Department

Free and Reduced Lunches

If your child/children were on free and reduced meals last year, and you believe you qualify this year you must submit a new application. Any meal charges, that occur prior to a new lunch application are the responsibility of the parent to pay. Please feel free to contact Jeanne Jeffers with any questions or concerns. jjeffers@otsegoknights.org

If you have questions please email our Food Service Supervisor, Jeanne Jeffers or follow on twitter @Otsego_Cafe

Community News and Information

Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

Sentinel Job Opportunity

The Sentinel-Tribune is looking for a paper delivery person. Monday through Saturday delivery for 30 customers in Grand Rapids, $129.00 monthly. Phone the Sentinel at 419 352-4611.

Communication with the High School

Below are ways to connect with us and to have access to updates and communications from us. Please remember that we desire two-way communication and encourage everyone to reach out to us and ask questions, voice concerns, and give feedback. Thank You.

  1. High School Website: CLICK HERE The Otsego High School website will more effectively highlight what is important to us and the community. We keep the high school site updated with pictures, news articles, and other important information regarding the district and the building.

  2. Twitter: (follow @otsegohsoffice @OtsegoAthletics or @KosheaOHS)

  3. Remind 101: The HS office will communicate with parents and students by text and/or email. This is a free service provided by Remind 101. We use Remind 101 for quick reminders on HS deadlines and important events.

    We separate each class by students and parents. Being the parent of a High Schooler usually means maintaining a hectic schedule while trying to rely on a teenager relaying important information to you. Sign up for Remind to stay informed. Please sign up with the below codes:

    Students, please sign up for your class using the designated code:
    Class of 2020: text @otsego2020 to the number 81010
    Class of 2021: text @otsego2021 to the number 81010
    Class of 2022: text @otsego2022 to the number 81010
    Class of 2023: text @otsego2023 to the number 81010.

    Parents, please sign up for any group using the designated code
    Class of 2020 parent: text @hs20parent to the number 81010
    Class of 2021 parent: text @hs21parent to the number 81010
    Class of 2022 parent: text @hs22parent to the number 81010
    Class of 2023 parent: text @hs23parent to the number 81010

2019 - 2020 Calendars

Please click the calendars below to view important dates and information. All calendar dates are subject to change from time to time and should be referred to regularly.

2019 - 2020 Detailed Monthly Calendar - CLICK HERE

*Dates are subject to change and this calendar should be checked regularly.

2019 - 2020 Holistic Calendar - CLICK HERE

*Dates are subject to change and this calendar should be checked regularly.

2019 - 2020 Testing Calendar - Click Here

*Dates are subject to change and this calendar should be checked regularly.