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Oyster River High School~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Fall 2015

Get Involved!

At ORHS, we take great pride in our high percentage of students taking part in some sort of extracurricular activity during the school year. ORHS has many activities for students to participate in! Whether you’re an avid sportsman, animal admirer, or board game enthusiast, there really is a club for everyone! A complete listing of athletic teams, as well as dates/times of club/activity meetings can be found below, and on the Counseling Office website. Don’t see a club/activity you are interested in? Starting a club is easy! Find a faculty advisor, make sure you have interested peers, and meet with Mr. Allen to establish your club or activity.

2015-2016 Clubs/Activities/Sports

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Quarter 1

As the first quarter gets underway, you may find the need for academic support. There are a variety of ways to improve your understanding in courses including:

· Homework Den—offered Tue/Wed/Thur from 2:30 to 3:50 pm

· Office Hours—Meet with your Teachers during office hours offered every Block Thursday and Friday 9:15-9:45a

· NHS Peer Tutors—The NHS has tutors for most courses. See your counselor for details.

· Be sure to check PowerSchool to ensure you are up to date with class assignments

Click here for a list of academic supports available at ORHS.

PowerSchool: There's an App for that!

The PowerSchool Student/Parent portal is available on your smartphone. Download the app and enter the district code below to stay connected!
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Freshman Sketch

Freshmen are encouraged to complete the freshman sketch in Naviance. This allows your school counselor as well as advisors to learn more about you and your interests. Log in to Naviance and complete the sketch this month!

4 Year Planning

During freshman year, counselors meet with all freshman students. The meetings are focused on the transition to high school, as well as beginning the development of a 4 year plan. Students will be provided with their Naviance log-in information and begin to develop a tentative 4 year plan for discussion with parents. Whether you plan to attend a four year college, seek career technical training, enter the workforce, or join the armed services, it’s never too early to start thinking about your future plans! Your School Counselor can help you explore the many options available to you.

What's In A Name?

School Counselor or Guidance Counselor?

By now, freshman probably have a long list of differences between ORHS and the middle school. To add to the list, counselors at the high school have the title of "School Counselor" instead of "Guidance Counselor". There are a wide range of reasons for this change you will find detailed below. The Counseling Office at ORHS is available to help with things ranging from peer issues, school performance pressures, career exploration, to taking advantage of opportunities available to them at the high school.

National Honor Society Application Requirements

The National Honor Society (NHS) is an organization that was developed to acknowledge high school students who have exemplified themselves in four characteristics: Character, Leadership, Service, and Scholarship. Unlike an ordinary honor roll, NHS is a national organization that promotes academic excellence and service to one's community and high school. Students are invited to apply after the fall semester of Sophomore year, so now is a great time to begin thinking about meeting requirements.

Below are the requirements for the NHS application:

*3.5 or higher GPA

*Approximately 40 hours of community service for Sophomores who apply (20 hours of service per school year)

*Seven recommendations from adults speaking to your character and leadership qualities

*Essay providing evidence of character, leadership, service and scholarship

*Completion of informational activities sheet

If you think you are interested in the NHS and have any questions, contact Ms. Carr or Ms. Best for more information!