Otsego High School
Weekly Newsletter Semester 2 Week 5
From the Desk of Mr. O'Shea
Post Prom Fundraising
We would love for our Otsego families to mark their calendars to attend any or all of our nights out. The funds raised will support a safe and fun-filled after prom event to Kalahari for our juniors and seniors.
Wednesday, February 20th @ Chowders & Moor in Waterville 11am-10pm
Wednesday, March 6th @ Panera in BG 4pm-8pm
Wednesday, March 27th @ Pisanellos Pizza - Waterville
Flyers for all are below.
Otsego Local Schools has now used all five of our state allowed calamity days. State law requires us to make up any additional time loss after five days. As it is only late January, we anticipate we will face more snow or severe wind-chill before the winter is over.
The Ohio Department of Education allows us to use what’s commonly called “Blizzard Bags” to make up the sixth, seventh, and eighth missed days of school. Blizzard bags are online lessons that students can do at home.
Students must complete the assignments for them to count towards attendance. Students have two weeks from the date of the closure to complete the assignments. Otherwise, students will be counted as absent.
We have now met our 5 day total. On day six, seven, and eight, we will assign Blizzard Bags to students, to be completed. You and your child will be notified through various forms of communication with detailed instructions on how to complete them. By doing this, we avoid having to make up days at the end of the year which could negatively impact family plans.
Please notify your child’s school if you have any questions or your child needs alternative arrangements to complete Blizzard Bag assignments.
ACT Test for JUNIORS
The Flu Season
We have had several cases of Type A Influenza. Please take precautions with increasing hand washing and wiping down surfaces with a disinfectant. Below is a handout to brush up on Flu info.
January Students of the Month
The Otsego Endowment Foundation is looking for actively engaged people who care about our school system and want to make a difference. We are working on a new and exciting event to raise money for innovative school initiatives. In the recent past, we have funded extraordinary projects like the Robotics Lab, STEM Curricula materials for the elementary, the Community Garden, reading and language arts materials, drones, virtual reality equipment and more, providing $168,472 in funding for school initiatives, and $14,000 in education awards to graduating seniors since 2012. We want to continue to grow the foundation so that we can continue to provide stimulating opportunities that elevate the education of our students where the school budget is unable to do so. We hope to launch a new fundraising event that will engage more people in the community. We need your help to do so! Please consider getting engaged with our group. We meet the second Monday of the month in the high school library at 6:30 pm, eight times a year. We are using our March meeting as a launching pad for event planning and new members. Won’t you consider coming and seeing how you can make a difference for our kids?
2nd Quarter Honor Roll
Behnfeldt, Cassidy; Caballero, Adriana; Caris, Jacob; Coon, Gabrielle; Dick, Ryan; Downs, Mitchell; Dzierwa, Madison; Farmer, Mikayla; Gase, William; Gonyer, Levi; Greenhagen, Alayna; Griffin, Jacob; Grimmer, Hayle; Helberg, Sadie; Hollar, Corey; Jones, Zachary; Kempf, Spencer; Lewis, Jenna; Mazey, Sydney; Meier, Austin; Michaelis, Derek; Nell, Madeline; Norman, Jenna; Pullins, Seth; Smith, Marissa; Spurlock, Shelbey; Sutter, Kortney; Sutter, Kurtis; Thibault, Clement; Tumblin, Connor; Underwood, Amber; Vollmar, Brittany
3.5 - 3.99
Alexander, Montgomery; Amos, Melissa; Armas, Joselyn; Canterbury, Andrew; Chaney, Jordan; Clark, Robin; Crowe, Katelyn; Dey, Brittany; Evans, Conor; Ferguson, Brooke; Finkenbiner, Dominick; Fretter, Angela; Grosswiler, Mikayla; Gruetter, Roy; Harroun, Ryan; Heft, Brielle Evelynn; Homanick, Cheyenne; Kitchen, Blaine; Kress, Ian; Michalski, Dawn; Pope, Spencer; Sahdala, Madison; Schuckers, Christopher; Silva, David; Smith, Hunter; Smith, Mitchell; Tanner, Allison; Thomas, Aaron; Vargo, Janae; Weber, Tessa; Zimmerman, Lillian
Battin, Trey; Cox, Abigail; Digby, Keegan; Euler, Annalora; Hoepf, Garrett; Jones, Jason; Lehsten, Margaret; Limes, Brynne; London, Hope; Niceley, Brooke; Putnam, Joseph; Shawberry, Jenna; Simpson, Gabriel; Smoyer, Hannah; Wallace, Ian
Agan, William; Alley, Shania; Barnes, Caleb; Bertonaschi, Abbygail; Brinkman, Kylie; Buth, Lea; Chase, James; Cox, Elizabeth; Crowe, Raena; Di Feterici, Joseph; Duncan, Katelyn; Feather, Zane; Glassford, Anne; Gray, Benjamin; Greenhagen, Anna; Hesse, Charlotte; Jackson, Olivia; Junge, Jaden; McKee, Logan; Michael, Morgan; Miller, Kodey; Moser, Janelle; Moureau, Eva; Myers, Alexia; Odendahl, Spencer; Oney, Nathaniel; Peterson Loftis, Ronee; Poulin, Abbigael; Propst, Logan; Roseman, Noah; Schermer, Lillian; Schmidt, Stephanie; Thomas, Zakary; Vollmar, Kale
Anderson, Erin; Barbour, Kylie; Bonnough, Elliot; Chase, Miriam; Dzierwa, Noah; Gase, Abigail; Gonzalez, Michael; Hutton, Khloey; Lenox, Ethan; Luce, Lillie; McQuillin, Jaiden; Miller, Jacob; Miller, Marissa; Pino, Isabella; Puffer, Natalie; Putnam, Erika; Richardson, Alexander; Sadler, Addison; Serrato, Ashton; Simpson, Amelia; Timko, Brayden
Drager, Justin; Estep, Paige; Evans, Walker; Hauge, Graham; Irwin, Devin
Lee, Samuel; Peters, Ella; Roberts, Ellen; Serrato, Eve; Thomas, Macey; Treen, Ashlynn; Weaver, Lucas; Wheeler, Jade; Wilkerson, Madison
Brewster, Luke; Cowdrey, Aaron; Duncan, Hannah; Ellis, Donovan; Flores, Jasmine; Geiman, Katelyn; Guthrie, Jonah; Hartman, Evelyn; Percival, Caitlin; Scifers, Samuel; Simon, Morgan; Tansel, Olivia; Vollmar, Megan
Balusik, Ethan; Berry, Summer; Bradford, September; Brown, Brazden; Destatte, Aubree; Dey, Brooke; Divis, Anna; Eiben, Abigail; Feehan, Ellie; Fox, Kirsten; Head, Sedona; Hitt, Tyler; Keifer, Shelby; Kempf, Cooper; Kent, Anna; Konrad, Sophia; Limes, Hunter; Luce, Cadence; Makowski, Kaitlyn; Noe, Taylor; Renkel, Calvin; Stewart, Cameron; Tobar, Aidan; Walker, Gabriela; Yaney, Moira
Support Our Student Team
Please consider supporting by making a donation to their team link: https://events.lls.org/noh/ToledoSOY19/tmadisonma. Thank you for helping us make a difference to fight blood cancers. Let’s make Otsego shine in this friendly competition!
Apply to PENTA Career Center
2019 Medical Mutual Scholarship Fund
Medical Mutual will award 100 scholarships, valued at $500 to eligible seniors. Eligible students must visit cfprograms.smapply.io/prog/medmutual to access the online application and submit all required documents. Applications are now open and will remain open until April 1, 2019 at 5pm.
Lila M. Van Sweringen Student Scholarship
The Educational Office Professionals of Ohio (EOPO) has a scholarship opportunity available for Ohio students! Information is below and the application is attached!
$1000.00 Lila M. Van Sweringen Student Scholarship
This scholarship is open to all Ohio students who attend Ohio high schools and will;
- Be attending a post-secondary institution during the 2019-2020 academic year and will;
- Be pursuing an office-related career=
The completed application should be mailed or scanned to Cindy Goga by February 15, 2019
Deadline is February 15, 2019
Success Period Presentation Sign Ups
We are excited to offer new and innovative experiences for our junior high and high school students. We are inviting professionals such as yourself to come interact with our students as an opportunity to engage them in real-world work experiences through the eyes of an expert. This will be a forty minute experience for our students in which you can present information that would be beneficial as they begin to explore their career options. Things to consider during the presentation would be educational requirements, expectations as they enter the workforce, experiences they can anticipate in your career field. What we are aiming for are real conversations between working adults and our students.
We are so excited to share our students with you so that you might be able to inspire a few and not only educate students about their career interests but to also maybe inspire them to follow your career path!
We want to give our students an idea of what your job entails, but also to tell them how you got to where you are. What the future job market looks like? What certifications and credentials are needed? I have included below a list of suggested essential questions that can be used to guide your discussions but please do not think that you are limited to these.
Sample questions that may be asked by students:
Describe your typical workday and workweek. Is it 40 hours? More?
What skills are most important to you in your work?
What interests did you have which led you to this field of work?
What education, training, certification, licensure, advanced degrees or credentials do you need to do your work?
What employment path did you take that led you to where you are now?
What is the employment outlook for your line of work?
What challenges do you face in your work?
We have put a calendar together for you to choose a date that works best for you. You may choose to talk to Junior High Students (grades 6-8) or High School Students (grades 9-12). Simply click on the building below that you would like to share your experiences with and select a date that fits in your schedule. You will enter in the front of the High School and someone from the office will walk you down to the room.
THE WEEK IN PICTURES
High School Department News
Winter Sports Senior Night
Each year the Otsego Athletic Department recognizes Senior athletes, pep band members and their parents at a home basketball game. This year the game date is Friday, February 15 vs. Rossford.
Each senior athlete and pep band member will be recognized and we ask parents to escort their
son/daughter across the court and remain until all students and parents have been recognized. All parents are to meet in the northeast entrance (player entrance) of the gym with 2 minutes
remaining in the Junior Varsity game. You may access that entrance through the hallway behind
the gym (D hallway). As you assemble in the hallway please line up in order so that we may get things started on time.
Please complete the form below and return it to Joyce Wright no later than Tuesday,
***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.
OMEA District Honors Band/Choir:
The following students have been accepted into OMEA District 1 Honors Band or Honors Choir:
The performance will be Sunday, February 17th, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Stranahan Theater.
Food Service Department
General Lunchroom Information
To better assist our parents, we have implemented an online free and reduced meal application. This will eliminate having to get a paper application, filling it out and returning it to your child’s school.
Fill out the online application under www.lunchapplication.com, just as you would the paper application. Once the application is completed we are notified so we can complete the application process. This will reduce your notification time.
Please make sure you have a correct mailing address on the application, so the notification letter gets to you.
- Lunch Menus
- Free and reduced lunch applications
- Add money to your lunch accounts online
Pay It Forward
We will be once again helping our students out with our Food Service Pay It Forward Project. This fund will provide meals to students who do not have lunch money in their account and cannot charge anymore. We want all of our students to get a hot meal every day. If you are interested in helping with this project you can send money into the central office or any of the buildings. Just put Food Service Pay It Forward on the envelope. You can make checks payable to the Otsego BOE. Thank you so much!!
Ag and FFA News
Knight in Shining Armour
Please use the following form to inform OHS Student Council about a family in need within the school district. While the family does not need to have students in the district, we do ask that they are a member of the Otsego Community. Use this form to share information about their current situation as well as how they can best be assisted.
Please be sure to understand that while Knight in Shining Armor (KISA) would love to help all community members in need, we are still a new program, and may not have the funds to do so. With that being said, we will consider each request on a case by case basis. Filling this form out does not guarantee that we will be able to assist the family, but we will try our hardest to do so!
Here are some things that we have done with KISA funds:
- School supplies were purchased for multiple families.
- Gas money has been provided to get to and from medical treatment.
- Food cards have been provided to help families afford meals while going through medical treatment.
- Cash donations have been made to families to help assist in paying bills during medical treatment.
- Gift cards and supplies have been provided to help make ends meet after housing emergencies have occurred.
We now have TWO ways that you can nominate a family in need. Bookmark the link below to use as the need arises. You can also find this link on the Otsegoknights.org webpage under the "District" tab.
Please do not hesitate to nominate a family in need, and KISA will do their best to help out!
Communication with the High School
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. 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, @KosheaOHS, or @OtsegoAthletics)