Oak Ridge High School - September 8, 2023

Principal Update - Shawn Almond

Good afternoon! Fortunately, the forecast next week looks like we may get some relief from the heat. I am proud of our students and staff for the great start to the school year. The six weeks will end next Friday, Sept. 15th. Please be sure to check your student's grades each week.

Tonight our volleyball team will play Grand Oaks at Grand Oaks at 5:30. Our football team will play at 8:00pm tonight at Woodforest stadium against The Woodlands High School. To see our cheer, band, drill, ROTC, and athletic teams perform and compete is exciting. I hope to see you at the games wearing your red and blue while cheering loud for our War Eagle teams.

Enjoy your weekend!

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ORHS Event Calendar

September 19-20th School Picture Day, 10th and 11th grade

September 21-21nd School Picture Day, 9th grade

September 28th Pep Rally - Team Jerseys

October 11th PSAT

October 12th Pep Rally - Pink Out

October 25th Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally

October 27th Homecoming Game

October 28th Homecoming Dance

War Eagle Spirit Store

The wait is finally over! We are super excited to announce the opening of the Oak Ridge High School apparel store. This online only store will stay open until September 17th. There are two logos to choose from and multiple colors. Once this round is closed out on 9/17/2023, these logos will not be available. Additional designs will roll out each quarter.

Order Your Approved School Apparel Here (

Birthday Marquee

Student birthdays can be announced on the ORHS Marquee sign for $20 per student. Announcements will run the whole day of their birthday. Weekend birthdays will run the Friday before. Birthdays during a holiday break will run the last day before the break. Order now through to make your child's day a bit more special. Orders must be placed at least 2 weeks prior.

Counselor's Corner


School Day PSAT is October 11th for Sophomores and Juniors. Also for Freshman that registered in advance.

Fall Administration of the School Day SAT and ACT test is for SENIORS ONLY. We will offer a Spring SAT test for Juniors (registration details TBA).

School Day SAT is October 11.

School Day ACT is October 17.

War Eagle Family Assistance

Throughout the year, your family may need various assistance. As a need arises, please feel free to complete this form. You can always reach out to your student's counselor as well.

War Eagle Family Assistance Form

War Eagle Flight School

The counselors will be hosting a new informational program for parents starting September 11th. Please click here to watch a video about War Eagle Flight School Intro Video
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Leadership Program - Apply Now

Hey there Sophomores and Juniors! Lone Star College is offering an opportunity for you, only 10th and 11th graders, to grow your leadership skills through their dynamic program, Leadership High School. An application must be submitted online to Lone Star College. In order to be eligible for consideration, you must commit to attending all eight dates published on the flyer.
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Class of 2024 - Your Senior Year!

  • SENIORS- Don't miss being in the yearbook! Schedule an appointment for your Senior Portrait at Blu Moon Photography 281-252-3990, deadline has been extended to 11/24

  • Senior Dues $150 – available until January 31, 2024 * Includes one prom ticket, one senior t-shirt (fall), and one senior picnic ticket. Payments can be made online through

For questions regarding Senior dues contact or

Prom is Saturday, April 20, 2024 and Graduation is Monday, May 20, 2024 at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. More details to come.

Picture Day and Yearbooks

  • School pictures for all underclassmen are Sept 19-20 (main campus) and Sept 21-22 (9th campus). Order forms will be sent home through your student's English classes and available below.
  • Seniors must schedule their yearbook photo by November 24th at Blu Moon Photography. 281-252-3990
  • If you purchased a 2022-2023 yearbook, you may pick it up in room 2406
  • If you would like to order a 2023-2024 yearbook, you can do so at or see QR code below
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ORHS Library News

We are excited to welcome students to a new school year and into the Library! We will be having ongoing activities, contests, and promotions throughout the school year. We will also be posting on our social media outlets of exciting things happening in the Library. We welcome you to follow us on social media. We also have a link to our School Cash Online where you can donate to our Library, these donations go towards buying new books, magazines, computers, snacks, etc. Fee Details Our goal is to support our students' needs in any way possible. You can find us on social media @ORHSLIB

HOCO 2023 - Music through the Ages

Guiness World Record Mum

Help ORHS break the world record for the largest MUM! This is a project to unify ORHS students in a shared goal and to inspire them to reach for difficult goals. We will need supplies donated to complete the project. We will create the mum flower from plastic tablecloths. We need 1670 rolls of 9ft ribbons. Corporate sponsors are welcome! We encourage any student, present or former, to donate old Homecoming mum's to be tied into the giant mum. This will allow the ORHS family to participate in the record-breaking mum. We will invite the Guiness Book adjudicator to measure the mum at the Homecoming Game 10/27.

Mum Assembly Schedule

Students will meet after school in the main hallway on Senior Campus between the Front Office and Learning Stairs.

Freshman and Sophomores: Sept 13

Juniors: Sept. 20

Seniors: Sept 27

Homecoming Court Nominations begin 9/18

Students need to log on to the Student Voting booth on the SSO starting Sept 18th to cast their vote for round one. ALL students are automatically on the ballot (they don't need to apply). Round 2 of voting will be the top candidates for each grade and will be Oct 2 - Oct 9th. Students will be given more information during Eagle's Nest when voting begins.

HOCO Dress Up Themes week of 10/23

Monday - Neon

Tuesday - Boots

Wednesday - Band t-shirt

Thursday - Camo

Friday- "Fancy" and wear your mum

HOCO Parade and Pep Rally 10/25

Line up for the parade will start at 4:30pm and the parade will begin rolling at 6pm. There will be a HOCO Pep Rally immediately following the parade at ORHS Football Stadium. Everyone is invited!

Homecoming Game 10/27

Kickoff is at 7:00pm at Woodforest Bank Stadium. Come cheer on the War Eagles as they take on Caney Creek.

Homecoming Dance 10/28

Saturday, October 28th from 8-11pm

Tickets are $20 pre-sale on school cash online beginning October 10th and $30 at the door

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ORHS Student Handbook

Please use the link to access the student handbook. Parents and students should take time to read through and discuss in its entirety.

ORHS Student Handbook 2023-24 (

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Student Parking

Students are not allowed to park on campus without a current hangtag. No exceptions.

Parking registration for Seniors and Juniors will continue if spaces are available. The fee for parking is $75.

To register do the following:

1. Go to (Computer required, do NOT use phone)


To access the parking registration, you will sign in using your student's username and password. Please note that students must have a current driver's license and insurance to complete their registration.

Any questions regarding parking, please contact Mr. Mlcak at

Attendance Procedures

Attendance and VOE Information - Oak Ridge High School (

Senior Campus

Report an absence or tardy: 832-592-5433

Fax: 936-709-9434


To Release Your Child Early or For Mid-Day Appointments:

All students must be signed out by an authorized person with photo ID. Students will not be released after 2:15pm.

Students who drive to school may check themselves out provided they have a parent note/email authorizing them to do so and a pass issued by the Attendance Office to be released from class at the time specified. The parent note has to be dropped off at the attendance office (located at front entrance of the school) preferably before school begins. Please send email requests an hour in advance of release time in order to give the student office aide ample time to locate your student.

No Food Deliveries

Just a reminder, for the safety of our students, NO OUTSIDE DELIVERIES FOR STUDENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED. The delivery will be refused. Only items brought in by family members and signed in will be accepted. Students will not be sent passes to pick up their food/items.

Clubs and Activities

UIL Academics

Ready to compete in Academics? Build your resume? Make friends in your favorite subjects? UIL Academics is starting practices now! To join the team for your favorite subject just email the coach and they will let you know when practices are. We will be competing against other schools starting in January!

Accounting – Mr. McCarthy:

Computer Science – Mr. Richard:

Journalism – Ms. Butler: and Ms. Armour:

Speech & Debate – Ms. Jones:

Literary Criticism – Ms. Bailey:

Math, Number Sense, Calculator Applications – Ms. Minieri:

Ready Writing, Spelling/Vocabulary – Ms. Havemann –

Science – Dr. McLeod:

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Oak Ridge Athletics

ORHS Water Polo Schedule 2023

September 13 vs College Park NAT Both G 6:00 pm B 7:00 pm

September 15 vs GOHS NAT Both G 4:00 pm B 5:00 pm

September 20 vs CHS NAT Both G 6:00 pm B 7:00 pm

Oak Ridge Girls Cross Country Schedule 2023

Fri 9/15/23 Cy Fair Meet Spring Creek Park

Sat. 9/23/23 Grand Oaks Grand Oaks HS

Fri-Sat. 9/22-23 Hoka Round Rock McNeil McNeil HS

Sat. 9/30/23 Nike South Bear Branch Park

Wed. 10/4/23 Red vs. Blue Irons Jr High Track

Thurs. 10/12/23 District Meet TBD

Mon. 10/23/23 Regional Meet Lynn Creek Park

Wed. 11/1/23 XC Banquet Jett Center

Fri-Sat. 11/3-11/4 State Meet Old Settlers Park

Head Girls XC Coach: Kristina Dube,

Asst. Girls XC Coach: Sarah Stowell,

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War Eagle Football

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