Oceanside High School Weekly Update
97 Days Until 2023 Graduation!
The Pirate Way
I was out and about an evening this week and I was asked about Oceanside High School and all that we have going on our campus. Immediately, I began rattling off all of the amazing opportunities we have on campus for our students. I also began talking about how we are continuing to make changes at OHS to make sure our students are the most successful that they can be. The individual I was speaking to responded to me that he could tell I was full of excitement for the happenings at OHS. I responded that I was and I could talk about OHS much longer than he probably wanted to listen. The reason I bring this to your attention is that we are excited for the changes that we began this year and are beginning next year. However, change is not easy and can be difficult. It may be difficult or uncomfortable at first, but when we know we can make something better, when we know that we can improve the outcome for our students, then we know what we need to do.The Pirate Way is putting all of our students first. The Pirate Way is about the experience our students and caregivers have at Oceanside High School.
Please remember that it is all of us together that make OHS what it is for all of our students. We welcome you to be an active participant in the activities and happenings on campus. If you have any suggestions please do not hesitate to reach out to any OHS staff member! We are a team working toward a common goal. Only when we all work together can we truly transform and increase the success of all of our OHS students!
Pirates you are a part of something big! You belong and will always belong in the Oceanside High School Pirate Community. What an amazing feeling to realize you belong to something bigger than the individual Pirate, but rather part of a 100 year plus Pirate Ship Community!
Regardless of where you may go and no matter what you end up accomplishing the one thing that you have to count on is that you will ALWAYS be a PIRATE!
Stay safe! Know you are loved and belong to the Pirate community - this is the Pirate Way!
Some important dates:
- March 13:
- NO SCHOOL Staff Professional Development Day
- March 14:
- OHS ILT Meeting
- OUSD Board Meeting
- March 15:
- OHS Club Rush @ Lunch
- OHS Foundation Meeting
- March 16:
- OHS SSC Meeting
- March 17:
- St Patrick's Day
Dr. Skyler M. Garrahy
OHS WILL BE ON A BLOCK SCHEDULE FOR THE 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR
OHS Robotics Team (The Wild Raccoons)
Over the weekend, the OHS Robotics Team (#8891, Wild Raccoons) competed in the Frist Robotics Competition in Ventura with forty-four other schools. The team won three of our qualifying matches at an event with multiple previous World Champions and international teams from Mexico and the Netherlands. The team was able to score points in the autonomous and remote-controlled parts. This was only the 2nd competition for the team and our first away competition ever.
2nd Semester Freshmen Biology and English Quarter Dates
We will be giving transcript grades on March 29th and June 15th.
Quarter 3: Jan. 9 - March 29
Quarter 4: March 30 - June 15
SENIOR Information: Important for Graduation Cap & Gown Ordering
To order all graduation items from Jostens including cap & gown, graduation announcements, class jewelry, senior apparel/keepsakes, and letter jackets.
To order cap & gown only.
OHS Pirate Sports Update
Perfect Pitching Proves Pivotal for Pirates
Baseball is full of axioms and unwritten rules and Oceanside High School is living proof of one of them: Good pitching beats good hitting. The Pirates used their deep pitching staff to earn two victories this week over Canyon Hills (8-4) and crosstown rival El Camino (5-0) to remain unbeaten (4-0) just two weeks into the 2023 season.
On Thursday, junior Zach Small threw 5.2 innings striking out nine and walking just one to earn the victory. Tristen Valenzuela came on in relief in the seventh inning to shut down a Rattlers' rally to earn the save. Small did slight work at the plate with three singles, while Will Hostetter and Monte Baker's doubles paced the offense. Seth Hallock's two stolen bases led OHS, which swiped nine against Canyon Hills.
El Camino came and left with nothing as Kyle Fujinuma combined with Quinton Cole and Coen Buchanan to shut out the Wildcats on three hits. Fujinuma pitched five scoreless innings and struck out five. Small's two-run single and Baker's RBI single broke open a scoreless tie in the bottom of the four. Harrison Ritter and Valenzuela also doubled for OHS. Defensively, Hostetter and Andrew Adorno made a pair of stellar defensive plays to end the Wildcats' comeback attempt.
Boys Volleyball Nets Two Victories
The Oceanside boys volleyball team served notice that they aren't novices anymore.
The Pirates, who are in the third year of a reboot after disbanding the program more than 20 years ago, rolled to a pair of victories against Escondido Charter and La Jolla Country Day.
Before an attentive crowd in the Wally Molifua Gymnasium on Monday night, Oceanside overcame some early match nerves to tame the White Tigers in four games (17-25, 25-18, 25-18, 25-20)
On Wednesday, the Pirates traveled to La Jolla Country Day and started fast, then faltered, and finally put away the Torreys in five games, 25-21, 25-22, 24-26, 23-25, 15-6. Elliott Henry led OHS with 24 kills, while Tony Garcia had 42 assists and Milo Ramirez had 19 digs.
Beach Volleyball Wins Opener
The Oceanside beach volleyball team picked up where it left off in its 2023 season opener against Horizon Prep Thursday afternoon.
The Pirates, who were the Avocado League champions last year, showed their championship mettle in defeating Horizon, 3-2. Each team selects five doubles teams to compete with each playing best of 3. The first two games are to 21 points and the winner must win by two points and the third game is to 15 points and the winner must also win by two points.
The No. 1 team of Evelyn Crothall and Elena Gonzalez-Hughes had little trouble in their dominating 21-8, 21-11 victory. No. 3 Ava Knatz and Fea Naotala, a new duo this season, took a straight set victory (21-19, 21-11). The No. 5 Ramirez twins (Laura and Mia) were behind by double digits in both sets before emerging to win in straight sets.
Lockheed Martin Scholarship Program Opportunity
Here is a terrific renewable scholarship opportunity from Lockheed Martin. Lockheed Martin and the Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) are committed to preparing the next generation of diverse talent for the future of STEM.
This scholarship is open to high school seniors and undergraduate students who plan to pursue a major in engineering, computer science, math, or physics, demonstrate financial need and come from underrepresented or underserved communities. This year, the program will award up to 200 scholarships worth $10,000 in renewable funds per student.
To learn more and apply, visit lockheedmartin.com/scholarship. The deadline is March 31, 2023. Contact Charles Farmer at email@example.com with questions.
Lockheed Martin is a long-time major supporter of the Center for Excellence in Education.
OHS GEAR UP
Do you know you are a member of over 100 years of tradition? Join the OHS Foundation
The 2023 meetings are:
March 15—general meeting
April 19 – general meeting
May 17 – general meeting
June 21 – general meeting
June 25—All Class Reunion
October 14 --Hall of Fame (tentative date)
OHS Athletic Booster Club
YES! I am interested in being part of the Pirate Sports Success!
OHS Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO)
A great way to support OHS is to join or renew your membership in the OHS PTSO. We are a volunteer-run organization that supports the entire OHS community through fundraising, volunteering and communication. We support parents, students, faculty and staff, and all families and staff are welcome to join. Your donations and the funds we raise go toward staff appreciation events, teacher & club grants, AP test scholarships, student events & recognition (e.g., senior signs) and more.
Please renew your membership here: OHS PTSO Form 2022-23.
And here is a direct link to our donation page: PTSO Donation Page (Paypal or CC). You can also contribute via venmo (@ohsptso-treasurer
We typically meet monthly on the first Wednesday of the month at 6pm. Stay connected with us by joining our Facebook group @Oceanside High School PTSO Parents for Pirates or following us on Instagram @piratesptso. We also encourage you to choose Oceanside High School PTSO as your designated charity in your AmazonSmile account. https://smile.amazon.com/ch/77-0684642
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