Otsego High School
Weekly Parent Newsletter
From the Desk of Mr. O'Shea
Reminder to all parents that next week on Wednesday September 16th, Otsego Local Schools will be on a Two Hour Delay Schedule. Students report to school two hours later than usual and the teachers will be reporting at their usual times for Professional Development. Busses will also be running two hours later than usual.
The picture in my message this week shows our students from last night at the "Bash BG Bonfire". We had nearly half our students attend. It was a great night filled with School Spirit. Special thanks and shout out goes to our local heroes from the Washington Township Fire Department for assisting us and keeping our kids safe. Thank You.
I hope you all have a great weekend. #OtsegoKnights
1:1 Chromebooks for Kids
If they do NOT turn this form in they DO NOT get a Chromebook. Please fill out and return ASAP. We reduced the cost to insure them as well. It is $20. (checks to OLS) It's ten dollars less than last year. We do not want these to become a financial burden, but we do need to cover the costs of damaged devices.
High School Staff Professional Development
2 hour Delay Days for Professional Development
Wednesday September 16th
Wednesday October 21st
Wednesday November 18th
Wednesday March 16th
Wednesday April 20th
Wednesday May 11th
Course 1: Teach Like a Champ
Book: Lemov, D. (2010), Teach Like a Champion. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Course 2: Anytime, Anywhere: Today’s Learner
Book: Brooks-Young, Susan. (2010). Teaching with the Tools Kids Really Use. Corwin Press *Also has required reading from online sources
Course 3: In the Face of Poverty
Book 1: Payne, R. (2013). A Framework for Understanding Poverty: A cognitive approach. Highlands, TX: aha! Process, Inc.
Book 2: Jensen, E. (2009). Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What being poor does to kids’ brains and what schools can do about it. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.
Course 4: Virtual Field Tripping: Explore the World Without Leaving School
* No Book, has required reading from online sources
Course 5: Good to Great: Principles of Great Teaching
Book: Jackson, Robyn. (2008). Never Work Harder Than Your Students & Other Principles of GreatTeaching. Alexandria, VA: ASCD
Highlights from the Week
Fri. 9/11 - Lunch on the Lawn, 12:00 - 2:20
Sun. 9/13 - PENTA 50th Anniversary Celebration, 1pm
Wed. 9/16 - Two Hour Delay - Staff Professional Development
Mon. 9/21 - Picture Re-Takes - in the morning during school
Wed. 9/23 - PENTA Cut-A-Thon, 3 - 6pm
Fri. 10/2 - Custodial Appreciation Day
10/10 - Homecoming Dance
10/11 - AppleButter Fest
10/12 - NO SCHOOL, District Professional Development Day
10/14 - PSAT Testing
10/14 - 9th Grade Hearing Screenings
10/14 - 9th Grade Jostens Class Ring Presentations
10/14 - 9th Grade PENTA Presentations
10/16 - Senior Night
10/20 - HS Choir Concert, 7pm
10/21 - 2 hour delay, Staff Professional Development
10/23 - End of the first 9 weeks
10/26 - 10/30 - Fall OGT Testing
10/27 - HS Band Concert, 7pm
11/4 - Parent Teacher Conferences, 4:00pm - 8:00pm
11/5 - No School - Parent Teacher Conferences, 10:00am - 8:00pm
11/6 - No School
News from Transportation
News from Athletics
Every Wednesday, ALL sports will wait until 3:00pm to start their practices. This will allow for students to seek out teachers after school for help with their school work and not feel as rushed to get out to practice as well as allow our athletes to possibly get involved in other clubs and organizations which will be allowed to meet after school during this time. Athletic teams may hold study tables after school on Wednesdays until 3:00pm.
The Athletics Department will also begin running a weekly eligibility list identifying all athletes that have either a "D" or "F" in a class and notify coaches and players. Coaches will be expected to work with their athletes to get these kids off the eligibility list.
The Otsego Softball team is selling Otsego Decals once again this year. Show your Otsego Pride! They are $5. Click Here for the order form. This is a fundraiser for the team. Thank you for your support!
‘Otsego Athletics’ is on Twitter and Facebook. Follow for high school scores and other athletic department information. Also, if you’d like to receive athletic news and updates by email please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list.
Fall Sports Schedule
HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC DATES
September 11 V (H) Bowling Green - 7:00
September 12 JV @ Genoa – 10:00
September 14 9th @ Genoa – 5:00
September 18 V @ Woodmore – 7:00
September 19 JV (H) Bluffton – 10:00
September 21 9th @ Eastwood – 5:00
September 25 V (H) Eastwood – 7:00
September 26 JV @ Eastwood – 10:00
September 15 @ Lake – 6:00
September 17 @ Eastwood – 6:00
September 22 (H) Fostoria – 6:00
September 24 @ Genoa – 6:00
September 12 @ Cardinal Stritch – 1:00
September 17 (H) Eastwood – 5:00
September 19 @ Lake – 7:00
September 24 @ Woodmore – 7:00
September 26 @ Bowsher – 6:00
September 15 @ Eastwood – 5:00
September 19 (H) Lake – 5:00
September 21 (H) Start – 5:00
September 24 (H) Woodmore – 5:00
September 26 @ Liberty Center – 8:00
September 12 Tiffin Inv. @ Hedges Boyer Park – 9:00
September 19 Lakota Inv. @ Lakota HS – 9:00
September 22 NBC Jamboree @ Rossford – 4:45
September 26 Cardinal Stritch @ Maumee Bay – 8:00
News from the Cafeteria
Dealing with your children’s school money just got a lot easier! You can now add money to their accounts for meals, pay for school-related fees online securely and even see what they are buying. Online Lunch Payment System
For more information, go to www.K12PaymentCenter.com or call the Otsego Local School District at 419-823-4381 ext. 1104. You can also contact Jeanne Jeffers, Food Service Supervisor at email@example.com
Please visit https://www.k12paymentcenter.com/HowDoesTheProgramWork.aspx to see a video on how to start managing your child’s account online today!
Click the links to Download the 2015-2016 Lunch and Breakfast Schedules. If you have questions please email our Food Service Supervisor, Jeanie Jeffers
Amy's_Courage - Amy Wilcox is an Otsego Knight parent. Amy was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, Adenocarcinoma, in April 2015. Since this cancer is so rare, Cleveland Clinic referred her to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. The link has information to a fundraiser and times they are in need of volunteers. They are also in need of food. (pop, chips, hot dogs, baked goods) If you can help please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Don or Holly Johnson
Tuesday September 15 - all day @ Granite City . They will donate 10% of your total tab to Amy's Courage . You will need the following flier. - Click Here
Saturday September 26 - Amy Wilcox Benefit. Spaghetti Dinner for Abby Wilcox's mom, suffering from cancer. Details to come.
See you at the Pole Day: SEE YOU AT THE POLE day is on Wednesday, September 23, at 7:00 a.m. local time. All around the globe, in every time zone, students will be gathering at their flagpoles, praying for their school, friends, families, churches, and communities. SEE YOU AT THE POLE is a day committed to global unity in Christ and prayer for your generation. Local church leaders and families will be gathering at the Flag Pole in front of the High School at 7 am. http://syatp.com/
Veteran's Day Breakfast and Assembly - We will once again have a Veteran’s Day Assembly and breakfast to honor our local Veterans. There will be a flyer put up around the community, 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 8:15 in the High School Commons. The program will start at 9:15 in the High School gym. Please CLICK HERE to RSVP for the breakfast. If you are not able to RSVP online please call Lisa Austin at 419-823-4381 or email@example.com.
Indoor Walking Program - The Elementary Building will be open in the evenings from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm for community members that would like to walk the halls. The building will only be open when school is in session. There will not be indoor walking hours when school is canceled or it is a holiday. There will also be a course map that will tell you the distance traveled, along with a sign-in sheet as you enter the elementary building.
Communication with the High School
1. District Website www.otesgoknights.org (The district website has all the academic and athletic calendars and the HS posts their daily announcements on the website as well)
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)