Falcon Friday Update-Sept 16, 2022

Olathe South High School

Falcon Notes..............

Picture packets and student id's

We had hoped to be able to distribute picture packets and student id's to students this week but we had some unexpected issues come up. It is our hope that we will be able to distribute packets and id's one day next week.

Colleges Visiting OSHS

Colleges from around the area and from around the country are excited to visit with Falcon students during the lunch period. Students, please feel free to stop by and visit with the following colleges during your lunch period. If you miss any of these visits, please stop by Mr. Wynn’s office to get more information.

  • Sept. 12th- Fort Scott Community College
  • Sept. 14th- Missouri Western State University
  • Sept. 15th- Kansas State University
  • Sept. 19th- University of Missouri
  • Sept. 22nd- Ottawa University
  • Sept. 26th- Oklahoma State University
  • Sept. 27th- University of Nebraska

Homecoming Week (Sept 19-24)

Spirit Days
  • Monday: Minion Monday
  • Tuesday: Top Gun Tuesday
  • Wednesday: Home Depot dad v Soccer Mom
  • Thursday: Jersey Day
  • Friday - Falcon spirit wear

Thursday (9/22)

  • Powderpuff - 6pm @ OS
  • Luau - 7-8pm - Yard games and light snacks provided
  • NEW THIS YEAR - Powderpuff and Luau are ticketed events. Tickets are $1.00 at the gate and students must show a current student ID or Studentvue Account

Friday (9/23)

Crowning of the King/Queen at halftime of the football game

Saturday (9/24)

Homecoming Dance (8-11pm) - $15 per ticket available through Hometown Ticketing - tickets WILL NOT be available at the door.

Suicide Prevention Week at Olathe South

We will be observing Suicide Prevention Week at Olathe South the week of September 26-30. We will have a table setup in the commons every day at lunch with activities to promote suicide awareness and prevention.

Monday - Journaling for mental health benefits

Tuesday - Ways to help you destress

Wednesday - Sharing positive affirmations

Thursday - Plan for a great future

Friday - Copecakes, exchange a coping skill for a cupcake

If you would like to support the activities for Suicide Prevention week please visit our Amazon wishlist:


FAFSA Completion Night

Attention Falcon Seniors and Families! Please join us on October 5th for our FAFSA Completion night. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with 10 Financial Aid experts who can help assist you in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid right here at Olathe South. There are 3 sessions you can register for (5:00-5:45 PM, 6:00-6:45 PM, and 7:00-7:45 PM). This is district wide event and space is limited so make sure to register early here: https://forms.gle/ngSdxQaU7DkxjLcw6

If you have any questions, please let your counselor know.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Fall conferences will be held 10/10 through 10/13. October 10, 11 and 13 are individual conferences scheduled with a particular teacher. Wednesday, October 12, conferences will be held in the South gym, Falcons Nest and Commons. No appointment needed for October 12.

AP Registration and Schedule

AP Exam registration is open and the deadline to register is November 1. Students can register for exams through their College Board account and pay for them by using In Touch. See the flier below for more information. Please contact Ms. LeGrand in the Counseling Office if you have questions.

Important Information

We have updated our phone system and some of our prompts have changed. Please see below for all of our prompt options.

1 – Attendance (more information about this below)

2 – Athletic Department

3 – Counseling Office or Registrar

4 – Career Pathways Office, including 21st Century Academies

5 – School Nurse

6 – Student Financial Accounts

7 – Dr. Longenecker’s assistant, Angela Klusman

8 – Main Office

Please see below for the Attendance Office prompts and information.

1 – Late arrivals and all day absences

2 – Passes (please allow 30 minutes for all passes to be processed)

3 – Other attendance information

The attendance office is a 24 hour voicemail line. Please include the following information in your voicemail.

  • Spell your student’s first and last name
  • Grade
  • Your name and relationship to student
  • Phone number where you can be reached
  • Reason for their absence/leaving

When picking up your student, you do not need to come up to the school. Your student will sign themselves out at the attendance office and meet you at your car.

Senior Section

Senior Timeline:

Thursday, October 20 - class meeting with Jostens re: graduation announcements, caps and gowns etc.

Thursday, October 27 - Senior yearbook picture retakes

Wednesday, November 2- Jostens graduation orders taken during lunch

Thursday, November 3 - Jostens graduation orders taken during lunch

Wednesday, March 8 - Jostens graduation announcements delivered during lunch

Thursday, March 9 - Jostens graduation announcements delivered before school

Saturday, April 29 - Prom

Monday, May 1 - Academic Awards Night and National Decision Day (the deadline for seniors to pick their college- students recognized during lunch)