Oak Harbor High School | June 2021 Issue
DATES TO REMEMBER
June 2 | US History AP Exam
June 2 | Senior Breakfast and Time Capsule
June 2 | Virtual Academic Signing Event
June 11 | Environmental Science AP Exam
June 12 | Wildcat Senior Prom (Seniors Only)
June 15 | Senior Slideshow and Movie Night
June 16 | Senior Awards Night
June 17 | Senior Paper Toss
June 17 | Last Day for Seniors
June 19 | Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony
June 22 | Last Day of School
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK
Hello Wildcat Families,
This year has been packed full of changes and is quickly coming to a close. Thank you all for supporting Oak Harbor High School staff and students. Congratulations to all 2021 graduates and their parents.
Schedules for the 2021/22 school year are currently being worked out and should be finalized by the end of August. If you have any questions about schedules please contact your counselor for assistance.
Senior Farewell Tour has officially begun!
Friday Night Lights starts the senior tour off with an awesome celebration parade. This year's parade was great--seeing all of the cars decorated and seeing everyone wearing their Wildcat gear. It’s official, the Senior Farewell Tour has begun, and we have more exciting events planned for you. So please continue to read all of our emails, so you’re ready for the next event.
Slide Show and Movie Night at Blue Fox Drive-In
Tuesday, June 15, 4 p.m.
An official time is set for graduation! Please make your calendars for Saturday, June 19 at 1 p.m. As a reminder, due to the parameters from the Washington State Department of Health, our capacity for graduation is set for 750 spectators. Thankfully graduates are not counted toward our capacity.
With an estimated 350 students walking at graduation, each senior will be issued two tickets for family or friends to attend the ceremony in person. The additional 50 spots are allocated to our production team (live stream, photos, videos), staff, and School Board members. The band will still be present but will set up outside the fenced area to not count toward our capacity numbers.
We understand how important high school graduation is for our families and our seniors. In our survey results from seniors and their families, the top selection was one large ceremony with two tickets allotted for each senior. Based on this selection, it’s clear that seniors wanted a ceremony where they could be together one last time on their final day of being an Oak Harbor High School student.
As we honor the senior’s request, we know the limited number of tickets places a unique strain on many of our families. Fortunately, our video production team will provide a live stream of the event, and photos of each graduate are available after graduation. We are so proud of this senior class and are working hard to give them the send-off they deserve with the Senior Farewell Tour.
****Seniors and family, please be sure to be checking your emails for any updates that come out!
Pat Tang, Class of 2024
Emily Hilberdink, Sophomores-Seniors A-Di
Anna Chargualaf, Sophomores-Seniors Do-K
Stacey Mahoney, Sophomores-Seniors L-Q
Denise Waller, Sophomores-Seniors R-We
Christy Kellison, College & Career, Sophomores-Seniors Wh-Z
Pat Tang will continue to serve all freshmen. Christy Kellison also serves as our College and Career counselor.
Senior Scholarship Night - Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Seniors will be recognized for the local scholarships they have received. Admission by invitation.
Class of 2022 - Summer is an excellent time to think about your post-secondary planning. Here are some things you could do over the summer to prepare:
Use summer vacation to gain work experience, complete an internship opportunity or participate in a summer enrichment activity.
Visit college campuses for a tour.
Start the application process if interested in attending a military service academy.
Speak with a recruiter if interested in enlisting in the military.
Take the ACT (July 13) and/or SAT(August 24) if four-year university or college-bound.
Register with the NCAA - student-athletes who plan on playing college sports.
Prepare a resume and evaluate extracurricular activities and leadership positions.
Explore websites such as Xello or College Board to find educational programs that meet career interests.
Explore scholarship sites: thewashboard.org, https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org
Student 2 Student
Parent Resources (links from newsletter above)
- A Substance Free Summer: tips for helping your teens—Youth Service Bureau
- Island Rec Youth & Teen Summer Programs—Island Rec
- Joyce L. Sobel Family Resource Center
- A Guide to Being an Ally to Transgender and Nonbinary Youth— The Trevor Project
- Parents: Quick Tips for Supporting Your LGBTQ Kids--and YOURSELF--During the Coming-Out Process — PFLAG
- Preventing Substance Abuse Among LGBTQ Teens—Human
One of the strengths of the CharacterStrong curriculum is the relationships it builds between students to peers, students and school staff, students and family, and students and the greater community. This is done through intentional relationship-building activities that put a daily and weekly focus on what is most important to making this happen. We need to be reminded more than we need to be taught.
Congratulations Mr. Edoga!!
The team qualified for Nationals in January during regional competition that involved teams from Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Colorado, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. They finished 2nd in the region to advance to Nationals where they competed against the top 16 teams in the Nation. The National competition was two days where the team had two, 24 hour periods to run their simulation and achieve a high score. Their final placing over the two days was 8th place.
In Virtual Business Hotel the students operate a hotel simulation. They control hourly and daily business decisions that go into running a high-end, successful hotel. These decisions include restaurant operations, planning banquets, scheduling housekeeping and front desk works, as well as booking and pricing hotel rooms.
Please congratulate these kids for their outstanding achievements!
The 2020/21 yearbook will be for sale starting Tuesday, June 8!
- Dates: Monday, June 8 through Tuesday, June 22 – absolutely NO sales after June 22!
- Times: Before School (7:45 am–8 am), during both lunches, after school (1:30 pm–3 pm) – absolutely no sales during class time!
- Location: ASB Cashier's Office, A115 (Mrs. White's Office)
- Cost: $50 (Cards, Cash and Check are accepted – no online sales!)
We have had a great year working with your child and as we wrap up our school year, we want to pass along some information in regards to your child’s healthcare and medication.END OF SCHOOL YEAR AND MEDICATIONS: Please remember to pick up all medications your student has at school by Tuesday, June 22 at 1:30 p.m. We are not able to send medications home with your student nor store medications over the summer, so all medications left after 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday will be destroyed. If your student has a life-threatening condition, medications must remain at school until the end of the school day on Tuesday, June 22
The PTO has extended the deadline for ordering the Graduation Lei until June 7th. We order leis from Hawaii and pay for overnight shipping to guarantee they are fresh. Pick up will be on Friday after school or on Graduation Day.
To order a Lei online- Go to the OHHS Website, the PTO is found under the "Family" tab. Once you are at the PTO page, the Lei orders can be found under "Support the PTO".
Paper order forms can be downloaded off of our Facebook page or found in the school front office.
PTO Academic Boosters
The PTO, also known as the Academic Boosters, is desperately in need of High School parents to serve on the board! All positions are available. President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. The students appreciate our programs at OHHS but they need parents to volunteer to be on the board to keep the PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) going.
Distance Lunch Locations and Times
- Broadview Elementary School (473 SW Fairhaven)
- Crescent Harbor Elementary School (330 Crescent Harbor Rd)
- North Whidbey Middle School (67 NE Izett)
- Oak Harbor High School (1 Wildcat Way)
- Olympic View Elementary School (380 NE Regatta)
End of the Year Reminders
PARKING/STUDENT DROP OFF & PICK UP
Student drop-off and pick-up should be in the red area only.
Visitors to our campus may use designated spaces in the staff parking area.