Otsego High School

Weekly Newsletter (Second Semester Week 14)

From the Desk of Mr. O'Shea

State Testing

2017 - 2018 State Testing Calendar - CLICK HERE

Testing Next Week


Tuesday, April 17, Algebra 1 & Geometry End of Course Exams (9th & 10th Graders)

Wednesday, April 18, ELA1 & ELA2 End of Course Exams (9th & 10th Graders)

*Students will be dismissed at the conclusion of testing (Roughly 11:00am)

*Only students taking the End of course exams will be required to report to school for testing.

Buckeye Girl's State

Congrats to the following young women for being slected as the year's reps for Buckeye Girls' State

Alyssa Goetz – Kortney Sutter – Angela Fretter – Hayle Grimmer

Josten's Graduation Gear Pick-Up

Jostens will be here on Monday, April 16th at 7:00 am in the Commons to deliver seniors cap and gown orders. That's the Tuesday when we come back from break.

If you owe money, you will receive an envelope in the mail, or you can come and ask me.

You'll have to be here by 7:15 that day.

Otsego Endowment Reverse Raffle & Dinner

Friday, April 13th, 6pm

21211 West River Road

Grand Rapids, OH

Tickets are now on sale for the Otsego Endowment Foundation Reverse Raffle & Dinner. The dinner will be in the larger Ladyglen Ballroom of Nazareth Hall this year with more fun and prizes throughout the night.

Contact the High School Office if you are interested in purchasing tickets for the event or would like to make a donation. It's a great evening that supports a really good cause. The foundation, through grants, provides enriching, educational opportunities not otherwise available due to school budget constraints.

Click Here to Access more Information about the Endowment Foundation


Sun 15th - Music Boosters Chicken BBQ/Art Show

Tues. 17th - Math State Testing

Wed. 18th - ELA State Testing

Wed. 18th - HS Staff Meeting, 2:20 pm

Thurs. 19th - 22nd - NYC Choir Trip

Fri. 20th - SLO’s completed and turned in

Wed. 25th - Administrative Professionals Day

Thurs. 26th - 29th - FCCLA Convention


Tues. 1st - Bloodmobile

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 - 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 SCHOOL

Tues. 29th - 31st - Otsego University

Counselor's Corner

Student Scholarship Information

Parents and Seniors: Make sure to check this link so you don't miss out on any missed scholarships!! 2017-2018 Community Scholarship Opportunities

Apply to PENTA Today.

Program Choices

Admission to Junior or Senior Programs

CLICK HERE for the online application for admission to a Junior or Senior PENTA program for the 2017-2018 school year.

Graduating Seniors...Employment Opportunity

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Advanced Placement Information

AP Bulletin for Students and Parents - Your guide to the AP Program

Click Here to Access the Bulletin

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.

Weekly Highlights in Pictures

HS Departments (News/Information)

Otsego Virtual Learning Academy

Click Here to Visit the Otsego HS 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.

News from Athletics

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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.

Athletic Boosters

Music Department News

Transportation Department

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

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

Ag and FFA News

Otsego High School FFA

Check out the Otsego FFA Newsletter for all the latest news and updates with our Ag and FFA students. FFA NEWSLETTER

Questions or Comments should go to our Program Director Debbie Ayers.


Student Council

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Community News and Events

Togany Sentinel Carrier WANTED!

Please see below.
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Lifeguard Positions Available

The Grand Rapids Area Swimming Pool has approximately two lifeguard positions that need to be filled for the start of the season in May. There is a certification class at BGSU that starts this Friday April 13, with a prior qualification test from 7-9. Classes then follow on April 14,15, 21,22. The certification, which is good for two years, cost $180.00 and is reimbursable over a two-season period with satisfactory employment. The University Of Toledo has a program as well that runs from May 10 thru May 20.
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Otsego Gear - Order Here

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ExploreAg Program

Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation created the ExploreAg program to provide students with opportunities to see, understand and explore the huge variety of educational and career opportunities open to them. Explore Ag hopes to open students' eyes to opportunities in agriculture. Please check out the details below regarding a new STEM based camp. ExploreAg is a FREE weeklong experience for high school freshmen and sophomores.
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Yard/House Work Camp Fundraising

Do you need some work done around your yard or home? We can help! High school students and leaders are looking for various jobs to do to raise money for Young Life Camp this summer. If you have a job in mind, please contact us and we would be thrilled to take care of it! You can respond to this email or contact a staff person for more information or arrange a job.

Dan Ketterman: 937-408-1781, Emily Kurfis: 419-351-9023

**Dan Ketterman's phone number was listed incorrectly in the previously sent newsletter. We apologize for the additional email and any confusion that may have come as a result.

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White Bass Fishing Tournament

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Wood County Prevention Coalition

Classic Weekly Joke

In honor of my children and their spring break...

Q: Why did the cookie go to the hospital??

A: Because he felt crummy, DUH!

Communication with the High School

Below are a few 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 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. That's 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)