Otsego High School

Weekly Newsletter (Second Semester Week 3)

From the Desk of Mr. O'Shea

Join Us Wednesday Evening

We will be holding our Annual Academic information night next week on Wednesday evening. Booths will be set up from 6-7 in the HS Commons and we will go over all things related to CCP, Graduation Requirements, Courses, scheduling, class rank, next years schedule for the JH and HS, and more. The Presentation starts at 7pm and is expected to last until 8:00pm.

Academic Information Night & 8th Grade Orientation

Wednesday, Jan. 17th, 7pm

18505 Tontogany Creek Road

Bowling Green, OH

Each year we hold this event to update Current High School Parents and students about Graduation requirements, Clubs and Activities offered at the High School, CCP information and more. We also have the incoming 8th Grade Parents and Students in to discuss their transition into High School. The event starts at 7pm and we try to keep it to an hour. We will have you out by 8pm. There will be booths set up starting at 6:30pm in the HS Commons from the different content areas and organizations we have to offer. We will divide incoming 8th Grade Parents and Current High School parents into two groups and hold separate sessions starting at 7pm. If you are considering CCP YOU MUST ATTEND.

2nd Quarter Honor Roll

Seniors (not including PENTA)


Erin Agan, Hailey Asmus, Luke Beach, Isabella Bean, Keith Damschroder, Erika Dibartolomeo, Leah Dubler, Taylor Dunn-Roberts, Christina Gonzalez, Felicity Jinnings, Heather Jogerst, Nicholas Krabill, Marissa Langley, Jordyn Lenox, Ethan Martin, Hunter Martinez-Buehrer, Joseph McQuillin, Braeden Murphy, Louisa Pullins, Andrew Richardson, Lucy Roberts, Tyler Simpson, Hannah Snyder, Shane Tobar, William Varner, Joseph Vershum, Stone Zimmerman

3.5 - 3.99

Jeremy Avers, Samuel Berry, Sarah Cox, Ashlynn Digby, Stefani Euler, Evan Farley, Sarah Fausnaugh, Caleb Frank, Jaclyn Ghesquiere, Paul Glassford, Paige Jones, Tahira Kalell, Joseph Konrad III, Kendra Limes, Kelly McBride, Phillip McDaniel, Devin McKee, Kennedy Niceley, Zion Richardson, Leah Rieger, Holly Roe, Maximilian Roehl, Dalton Semler, Joshua Shawberry, Brock Snyder, Julianne Spencer, Desirae Tallhammer, Ryleigh Vollmar, Claire Wallace, Makenzie Wilson

Juniors (not including PENTA)


Jacob Caris, Mitchell Downs, Madison Dzierwa, Conor Evans, William Gase, Jacob Griffin, Hayle Grimmer, Sadie Helberg, Zachary Jones, Emilie Korsvik, Jenna Lewis, Austin Meier, Derek Michaelis, Alexandria Miller, Seth Pullins, Connor Tumblin, Amber Underwood, Brittany Vollmar, Annabella Voska, Abigail Wilcox

3.5 - 3.99

Montgomery Alexander, Andrew Canterbury, Gabrielle Coon, Kailyn Davis, Brittany Dey, Ryan Dick, Mikayla Farmer, Alyssa Goetz, Levi Gonyer, Alayna Greenhagen, Jeffery Gulyas, Ava Harper, Ian Kress, Sydney Mazey, Blake McHenry, Madeline Nell, Jenna Norman, David Silva, Hunter Smith, Shelbey Spurlock, Kortney Sutter, Tessa Weber, Jaiden Wichman

Sophomores (not including PENTA)


William Agan, Trey Battin, James Chase, Katelyn Duncan, Anna Greenhagen, Jason Jones, Jaden Junge, Margaret Lehsten, Brynne Limes, Gabriel Simpson

3.5 - 3.99

Shania Alley, Kylie Brinkman, Abigail Cox, Elizabeth Cox, Keegan Digby, Annalora Euler, Isaac Ewing, Anne Glassford, Garrett Hoepf, Payton Jones, Janelle Moser, Spencer Odendahl, Joseph Putnam, Jenna Shawberry, Hannah Smoyer, Blayk Sterling, Kale Vollmar, Ian Wallace

Freshmen (not including PENTA)


Erin Anderson, Kylie Barbour, Miriam Chase, Walker Evans, Abigail Gase, Michael Gonzalez, Samuel Lee, Ethan Lenox, Lillie Luce, Jacob Miller, Marissa Miller, Isabella Pino, Erika, Putnam, Addison Sadler, Amelia Simpson, Brayden Timko, Lucas Weaver

3.5 - 3.99

Ivan Armas, Madeline Berry, Abigail Brown, Zachary Canterbury, Nathan Corpus, Christian Davis, Noah Dzierwa, Paige Estep, Graham Hauge, Mary Herr, Rylee Hollar, Jaiden McQuillin, Megan Meyers, Ella Peters, Natalie Puffer, Alexander Richardson, Ellen Roberts, Cameron Roehl, Christian Scott, Eve Serrato, Ashton Serrato, Rylee Smith, Macey Thomas, Ashlynn Treen, Paige Varner, Madison Wilkerson

OTSEGO Community Reads Initiative!

One of the goals of the Community Reads Initiative (CRI) is to build community connections through a shared reading experience. The CRI is encouraging everyone to read the book and participate in conversations in and around the community. If you would like a free copy of this book please contact the high School Office.

This book is the first selection for the Community Reads Initiative (CRI) as it ​reflects the goals and themes of the 2017-2018 school year "Be An Everyday Hero". A new book will be selected every year.

Counselor's Corner

Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines

The final deadline for the America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders program is approaching. More than $500,000 in scholarships are available to students!

This scholarship is a $1,500 scholarship to pursue ag-related studies. The student application period is open now through February 1.

Franklin B. Walter Scholarship

Just a quick reminder - The Franklin B Walter applications are due in the WCESC office on Friday, February 2nd.

ALSO – Don’t forget that you can email the application materials to KLindquist@wcesc.org (or fax 419-354-1146 to Karen Lindquist attention) we do not need the originals forms turned in.

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.

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.


Wed. 3rd - Teacher Work Day - NO SCHOOL

Thurs. 4th - First Day of School for Students

Thurs. 4th - 11th - Fall Testing Make-ups

Wed. 10th - District Leadership Meeting, 3:30

Thurs. 11th - Building Leadership Meeting, 2:30

Mon. 15th - MLK Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL

Wed. 17th - HS Staff Meeting, 2:20pm

Wed. 17th - Academic Information Evening, 7pm

Mon. 22nd - 28th - National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week (D.A.R.E.)


Mon. 5th - Athletic Boosters Meeting, 7pm

Wed. 7th - District Leadership Meeting, 3:30

Thurs. 8th - Building Leadership Meeting, 2:30

Fri. 9th - Hall of Fame Night

Mon. 12th - 16th - FCCLA Week

Wed. 14th - HS Staff Meeting, 2:20pm

Fri. 16th - District PD - NO SCHOOL

Mon. 19th - President’s Day - NO SCHOOL

Mon. 19th - 23rd - FFA Week

Tues. 27th - ACT Testing Date


Fri. 2nd - Read Across America Day

Mon. 5th - 9th - School Breakfast Week

Mon. 5th - Athletic Boosters Meeting, 7pm

Tues. 6th - Winter Sports Awards Banquet, 7pm

Wed. 7th - District Leadership Meeting, 3:30

Thurs. 8th - Building Leadership Meeting, 2:30

Fri. 16th - End of 3rd Quarter

* Tues. 20th Grades DUE, 8:00am

Fri. 9th - 10th - OMEA Band/Choir Competitions

Wed. 14th - HS Staff Meeting, 2:20pm

Tues. 20th - ACT Test Date #2 (if necessary)

Wed. 21st - Senior Citizen Dinner

Thurs. 22 - 25th - HS Musical (Oklahoma)

Fri. 30th - Sun. 4/8) - SPRING BREAK


Mon. 9th - Classes Resume

Wed. 11th - Science State Testing
Wed. 11th - District Leadership Meeting, 3:30

Thurs. 12th - FFA Banquet

Thurs. 12th - Building Leadership Meeting, 2:30

Fri. 13th - Social Studies State Testing

Sun 15th - Music Boosters Chicken BBQ/Art Show

Tues. 17th - Math State Testing

Wed. 18th - ELA State Testing

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

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 - 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 - Bloodmobile

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

Weekly Highlights

High School 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

Holly Roe Senior Spotlight

Check out the article done by the Sentinel Tribune on Senior, Holly Roe. Congrats Holly and thanks for all you do. Well deserved highlight.

Click Here to Read FULL STORY

Gus Mancuso Gets his 100th Win

Congrats to Senior Gus Mancuso on winning your 100th Wrestling Match. Way to go!

Cole Gorski Killin' It at The Ohio State University

Cole Gorski, Otsego Class of 2014, broke the indoor Pole Vault Record at The Ohio State University and now holds both the indoor and outdoor records for Ohio State. Way to go Cole. Congrats on all your success. We are very excited for you and proud of you. #Knight4Life

Click Here to See Cole's Biography from Ohio State

Click Here to Read the Buckeye Spotlight article Written about Cole Last Year

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.


Friday, January 19, 2018

Boys Basketball - Lake vs. Otsego @ Lake HS

Any active military personnel or veteran presenting an ID will be admitted free +1 guest to the game. Prior to the varsity game, all personnel will assemble on the floor for a recognition ceremony & the National Anthem.

Student sections from both schools are encouraged to wear camo attire.

Please plan to attend and show our appreciation & respect for our military personnel & veterans.

Athletic Boosters

Music Department News

OMEA District 1 Honors Choir and Band

Congrats to our students who auditioned and made it into the OMEA District 1 Honors Choir and Honors Band. This is an event hosted by Ohio Music Education Association District 1 and is held each year at the Stranahan Theater in February.

This year it is Sunday, February 18th at 7:00pm.

The students who made Honors Choir are:

Ian Wallace

Caleb Frank

Andrew Richardson

Blake McHenry

William Agan

Kale Vollmar

The students who made Honors Band are:

Leah Dubler

Felicity Jinnings

Mikayla Farmer

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

Check Back Each Week

Community News and Events

Duane Smoyer Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Please see the flyer below regarding an upcoming fundraiser event for Duane Smoyer, who was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 Melanoma. If you would like to help plan or serve, donate baskets, donate baked goods to the bake sale, or help in any other way, please contact Jonica Limes at 419-494-9001 or email abclimes@yahoo.com.

Please also consider coming out for the spaghetti dinner on Feb. 15, bidding on a basket, buying some baked goods, and perhaps staying for the Otsego-Eastwood Girls Basketball Game to support this family.

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Foreign Exchange Student Information

Perrysburg High School will host a meeting for those families throughout the area who may be interested in hosting a foreign exchange student next year or in the future on January 16th at 7:00pm in the PHS Media Center.

The evening will feature a brief presentation from a previous host parent and an opportunity to talk with representatives from local foreign exchange organizations. This is the time of year when organizations can select students to come to their region. This night should provide you the chance to preview students who are coming to the U.S. and “select” the student who might fit best with your family.

A host family would accept the student into their home as a member of their family. They would provide meals and help him/her become an active part of the family by getting involved in school, church or community clubs, sports, and activities. Throughout the school year, an exchange organization representative will keep in contact with you and the student on a regular basis to make sure any questions you have are answered and to provide perspective from someone who has hosted in the past.

For more information about the January 16th event, please contact Michael Short at mshort@perrysbrugschools.net

National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week

January 22 – 28, 2018

Click to go directly to the National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week

What is National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week?

NDAFW is a national health observance for teens to promote local events to shatter the myths and misconceptions about drugs. NDAFW links students with scientists and other experts to counteract the myths about drugs and alcohol that teens get from the internet, TV, movies, music, or from friends.


If you have questions about National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, please contact Brian Marquis at bmarquis@nida.nih.gov.

Adult Tech Classes

Thank you for your feedback about the possibility of an adult technology class. We are still working to plan this. If you are interested, there is still time to fill out the Google Form or e-mail jmartinez@otsegoknights.org.

In the meantime: I will be hosting an open lab in the elementary during conferences. If you have any technology related questions, concerns, or simply need help, stop in before or after your parent-teacher conference! Thank you!

Jessica Martinez, Elementary Technology

Wood County Prevention Coalition

Classic Weekly Joke

Q: What do you call a cold ghost?

A: Casp-burrr! 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. 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)

4. District App:

Click here to download on an apple device

Click here to download on an android device