Trojan Talk

Osawatomie High School

To Graduation and Beyond

Issue 1 Volume 1

August 16, 2019


Welcome to Trojan Talk, Osawatomie High School's weekly newsletter. Be patient as we build the newsletter to include important information about classes, clubs, activities, events, deadlines, etc. Let us know if you would like something added.

USD #367

Mission & Vision

Mission

The Osawatomie community is committed to excellence in our schools and to developing students who achieve their full potential as lifelong learners.

Vision

The staff, students, parents and patrons of the Osawatomie School District will know we are accomplishing our mission when all of our learners are Effective Workers, Competent Community Members, Problem Solvers, Self-Confident and Technologically Literate.

Important Dates

1st Day Fall Sports Practice

Monday, Aug. 19th, 3:15pm

1200 Trojan Drive

Be sure you have a physical on file in the office prior to Monday, Aug. 19.

Individual School Pictures

Tuesday, Aug. 20th, 8am

1200 Trojan Drive

Plan to have your picture taken even if you do not wish to purchase a picture packet. Your picture will be needed for the yearbook and your student id.

Sophomore Class Ring Meeting

Thursday, Aug. 22nd, 12:45pm

1200 Trojan Drive

A sales representative will be here during advisory to provide sophomores with information regarding class rings.

Trojan Fair

Friday, Aug. 23rd, 1:45pm

1200 Trojan Drive

Clubs, sports, and activities will be showcased from 1:45 - 2:45. Students will have the opportunity to see what is available and how they can GET INVOLVED at OHS!!!!

Trojan Pride!!! You were ticketed!!!

Rachel Kirkland

You were ticketed by Mrs. Jenkins for showing HONESTY, RESPECT & RESPONSIBILITY!!!!
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Counselor's Corner

Welcome Back! I have been busy changing schedules and ensuring that students are in the correct classes. We have also been enrolling students into college courses. College courses start next week.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Ms. Mildfelt

Course Information

What we did this week and whats coming up next week.

Mr. Alphin

Art 1, Art 2 & Advanced Art

This Week

We did introductory activities and went over classroom guidelines.

Next Week

Art 1- We will begin looking at how basic lines can create in-depth art works.

Art 2- We will begin with reviewing the basic art principals.


Mr. Dages

Geography

This Week

We introduced the idea of Geography, we looked at a syllabus and took a pre-test.

Next Week

We will begin to discuss the basics of Geography, the roles that boundaries, governments, economics, and flags play in each country. We will be working on making our own flags at the end of the week.


Reel Movie Reviews

This Week

We began by watching Braveheart. We will be writing a short essay on Friday.

Next Week

We will be watching Amazing Grace.


Mrs. Draper

Business Communications

This Week

We talked about classroom expectations and set up our Google apps.

Next Week

We will start working on email etiquette and writing emails to teachers, coaches, and other adults.


Mrs. Gibbons

Phase 2 Alt. The students in my class work individually on subjects through a program called Odysseyware. Each student is to complete the subject in order to earn a credit.

Next Week

We will work on daily goals in order stay on top and not fall behind. This means showing up and completing assignments on time.


Ms. Hampton

English 2

This Week

We are going through classroom procedures, discussing individual education beliefs, and composing a writing sample focused on what it means to be an active learner.

Next Week

We will begin our study of creative writing. Students will be reading "The Sound of Thunder" and work on how to write a believable character.


English 3

This Week

We are going through classroom procedures, discussing individual education beliefs, and composing a writing sample focused on humanity as a migrant species with possible connections to The Things They Carried.

Next Week

We will be starting our first unit, which a study of Writing Freedom - Words That Shaped a Nation. Our goal is to complete the unit introduction and The Declaration of Independence.


Mrs. Jenkins

This Week

We went over rules, expectations, and what will be covered in each class.

FACS: Learn about FCCLA and STAR events

Next Week

Family Studies: Start our unit on healthy relationships.

Culinary Arts: Start learning about kitchen safety and sanitation.

Human Growth & Development: Start our unit on conception and pregnancy.


Mr. Madden

Psychology

This Week

We began an introduction to the topic of psychology. We examined early pioneers of psychology as well as the approaches to psychology and the various types of psychology.

Next Week

We will conduct an assessment of this weeks material. A test review will be provided. We will then begin to explore the research methods of psychology.


Am. Government

This Week

We began a review of historical events leading up to the foundation of the United States. We began with the Greek Civilization and will progress quickly through the major events leading up to the creation of the United States.

Next Week

We will continue with our historical survey as well as have an assessment of the material we have covered to this point. A test review will be provided.


Economics

This Week

We began an introduction to Economics Foundations we introduce basic concepts of economics including supply and demand, macro and microeconomics, and cost-benefit analysis.

Next Week

We will conduct an assessment of economic foundations. A test review will be provided. We will then begin to study economic systems in which we will compare and contrast the various economic systems throughout the world.


Mr. Needham

Algebra

This Week

We discussed the class syllabus, signed in for e-book access, defined team roles using math games and started CPM chapter 1 "Functions"

Next Week

Continue working on linear and quadratic functions in Chapter 1, section 1.1


Geometry

This Week

Discussed the class syllabus, signed in for e-book access, defined team roles using math games and started CPM Chapter 1 "Shapes and Transformations"

Next Week

Continue working on geometric shapes, motions, patters, and symmetry in section 1.1


Mr. Packard

This Week

We went over yearly schedules, grading policies, and started learning the purple book.

Next Week

We will select show music for the marching season and start marching fundamentals.

Trojan Band Schedule


Mrs. Pitts

This Week

1. Went over the information for each class (syllabus, expectations, rules, etc.)

2. Began learning or reviewing proper weight training techniques.

Next Week

1. Continue to learn/review weight lifting techniques.

2. Begin Health Class with freshmen on Wednesday.


Mr. Rush

This Week

We got to know each other and explored some basic science skills, both in small groups. Advanced Biology got enrolled in FSCC college credit if they wanted it.

Next Week

Start into chapter 1 in both Biology and Advanced Biology exploring the properties of life.



Mrs. Stout-Rhine

Web & Digital Communications

This Week

We got to know each other and discussed classroom expectations. We also talked about staff responsibilities and jobs needed in order to create the publications we're responsible for which include the OHS Trojan yearbook, the Trojan Talk weekly newsletter and the OHS News webpage within the USD #367 website.

Brainstormed and developed theme ideas to present for vote.

Next Week

We'll start selling ads and select our yearbook theme and cover.


Accounting

This Week

We got to know each other and discussed classroom expectations. We began talking about what accounting is, business activities and how they relate to accounting.

Next Week

We will finish and take a chapter test over Chapter1 Starting a Proprietorship: Changed that Affect the Accounting Equation.


Entrepreneurship

This Week

We got to know each other and discussed classroom expectations. Discussed what an entrepreneur is and reasons people choose to become entrepreneurs. Began researching teen entrepreneurs.

Next Week

Finish and present teen entrepreneur research. Discuss famous entrepreneurs and their characteristics.


Ms. Tooley

Algebra II

This Week

We are reviewing of Algebra I concepts. We are currently reviewing lines.

Next Week

We will finish our lines review and begin a review on solving quadratic equations and factoring.


Advanced Algebra

This Week

We are starting chapter 1 and will work on lessons 1.1 and 1.2A.

Next Week

We will continue working on chapter 1 and will work on lessons 1.2B, 1.3A, 1.3B and 1.4A.


Trigonometry

This Week

We are working on chapter 9 - right triangle trig and will cover lessons 9.1A and 9.1B.

Next Week

Trigonometry we will work on solving non-right triangles and cover lessons 9.2, 9.3, and 9.4.


Calculus

This Week

We are currently reviewing College Algebra concepts that we will need to be successful throughout the year.

Next Week

Calculus will continue to work on College Algebra review concepts with a quiz the following week.


Mrs. Williams

Computer Graphics

This Week

We discussed class rules & procedures, introduced Adobe Creative Cloud, and started Adobe Photoshop

Next Week

We will continue Photoshop training tutorials and projects.


Law

This Week

We discussed class rules & procedures, were given movie consent forms that are due Friday (8/16), solved a murder mystery, and started learning about the court's structure

Next Week

We will continue court structure lesson and complete a jury selection unit.


College Prep

This Week

We discussed class rules & procedures, were given community service forms and planners, and researched top 3 college choices.

Next Week

We will determine what each student needs to be doing in the upcoming weeks and months for their college prep. and career assessments.


Oz Envy

This Week

We discussed class rules & procedures, talked about upcoming events we will be attending and the roles each student would fill, and discussed our goals for Oz Envy.

Next Week

We will be learning equipment, organizing upcoming events, and producing products.