Information for the ORHS Wildcat Nation 09/07/2020 #145
Congratulations, Alyssa Naudin!
FREE LUNCH FOR ALL ORHS STUDENTS
Free & Reduced Lunch Forms
We often have juniors and seniors who do not fill out the form because they eat off campus. However, those who qualify can receive reduction waivers for ACT and AP Exams. It is also imperative for student athletes who will need to qualify for assistance in some colleges. Eligibility is based on whether or not the student was enrolled in F/R their final year of high school. Please contact Dr. Larrissa Henderson, Director of Pupil Services if you have additional questions. 425-9009 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Important Schedule Change for the week of September 21st
VERY IMPORTANT!!! Due to the ACT in school testing day on Tuesday, September 22nd, the face to face day for the Gray team (M-Z) has been changed to Wednesday, September 23rd. Tuesday will be a Virtual learning day for 9th and 10th graders on September 22nd. Seniors will be taking the ACT and juniors will be taking a practice ACT Tuesday at school (face to face). All students will be dismissed on Tuesday, September 22nd when they have completed their ACT or practice ACT.
On Wednesday, September 23rd, the Gray Team will have their face to face learning day, and we will be on a regular schedule and buses will run at 3:06!
NEED CHRISTMAS CASH?? SIGN UP TO BE AN ORHS SUBSTITUTE!
ORHS CHORAL BOOSTERS MEETING
The ORHS Choral Boosters will host a Zoom meeting to discuss issues for the upcoming year. It will be on Monday, Sept. 14th at 6:30 pm. While this is an unusual year, we still want to support the choral programs as much as we can. Please contact Booster President Karen Vacaliuc to obtain the Zoom invite. She can be reached by email email@example.com.
Anyone interested in being on the high school swim team needs to come to one of the four available meetings in Coach Hodge’s room (LC114): Thursday, Sept. 10th 7:30-7:40 am or 3:10-3:20 pm OR Friday, Sept. 11th 7:30-7:40 am or 3:10-3:20 pm. If it is impossible for you to attend one of those four meetings please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday afternoon.
SENIOR SET TO SET THE STAGE IN THE PARKING LOT!
Senior Seminar PowerPoint presentation
SENIOR SURVIVOR CHECKLIST FOR PARENTS!
SENIOR Q&A SESSIONS VIA ZOOM
PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL FOR ZOOM INFORMATION - IT WILL NOT BE PUBLISHED FOR SAFETY & SECURITY REASONS!
IMPORTANT ACT INFORMATION FOR ALL JUNIORS & SENIORS!
Seniors are automatically registered for the ACT at Oak Ridge High School for Tuesday, September 22nd. However, all seniors must complete ACT demographics prior to this date. Students will be completing these demographics during Guided Study or Service Learning classes on September 14th and 15th. Students who do not have a Guided Study or Service Learning class or are in Connect OR or Middle College have received an email with a link to sign up for a time to complete demographics.
Juniors will be taking a practice ACT on September 22nd. This practice test is strongly encouraged for Connect OR juniors, but there are no demographics to complete.
SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS - SIGN UP FOR PSAT
Attention all Sophomores and Juniors: The PSAT/NMSQT® is an OPTIONAL test that will be offered to 10th and 11th graders at Oak Ridge High School on Wednesday, October 14th at 7:50 a.m. This date is set by PSAT/CollegeBoard. Because Wednesday is a virtual learning day, students that register for the PSAT will be responsible for arranging transportation to and from school on that day. The test should end around 1:00 p.m.
Registration will be conducted on four occasions during lunch: September 1st, September 3rd, September 8th and September 10th. A registration table will be set up on these days in the main lobby near the Food Court. Students can stop by to register. The cost is $17. Students should bring a check in the amount of $17 made out to Oak Ridge High School with the student’s name and PSAT in the subject line. Cash will also be accepted (exact change preferred) but checks are preferred. No refunds are available if you do not take the test. A limited number of exams are available. Please sign-up by the September 10th deadline.
OAK RIDGE SCHOOL ADDRESSES CYBERSECURITY
LEND YOUR SUPPORT TO ORHS ORGANIZATIONS!
NEED SOME FALL MUMS FOR YOUR GARDEN????
NJROTC is selling Mums. All plants are $10 each. Please see any cadet to order yours. Orders end on September 11 and plants will be delivered for distribution on September 18. Make checks payable to ORHS NJROTC Booster Club. If you want to pay with a credit card, please see Chief Nicholls. We always accept cash payment. Thank you so much for your support.
LADY WILDCAT BASKETBALL IS SELLING NECK GAITERS!
Oak Ridge Wildcat Gaiters will be here on or before September 9th. There are 2 styles available ($10 each). We will set up days and times that they can be purchased outside the Wildcat Arena but feel free to pre-order and pay for yours via PayPal to ORHSLWildcatbball@gmail.com. For Questions and pre-orders call 865-382-8497.
Thanks in advance for supporting Lady WIldcat Basketball!
FOOTBALL TICKET SALES - DON'T STAND IN LINE!
Here is the plan for ticket sales for both Home and Away Games
M, Tu, Th 3:30 – 4:30 Ticket Window near Auditorium
Student tickets -
M, Tu, Th, F 11:30 – 12:30 Main Office
Wednesday Noon – 1:00 (or until sold out) Ticket Window near Auditorium
Thursday (if available) 3:30 – 4:30 Ticket Window near Auditorium
ALL attendees are required to wear a mask and have temperatures taken upon entry to the stadium. Please social distance whenever possible.
ORHS VS FARRAGUT FOOTBALL TICKET INFO
ORHS Football Family Tickets for Thursday’s game @ Farragut will available for sale to football player families on Tuesday, September 8. You or your football player can purchase YOUR 2 tickets from 8:00 – 4:00 in the Athletics Office at the High School. Tickets are $8.00 each.
Any unpurchased football family tickets will be available for the second round of football family purchase on Wednesday until noon. There is a limit of 2 second round tickets also.
At noon on Wednesday, any unsold football family tickets will go on sale to the general public while supplies last at the Ticket Window near the Auditorium entrance.
Wear the Badge!
PRICE INCREASES ON OCTOBER 1ST - BUY YOURS TODAY!
The price of the Oak Log increases to $75.00 on October 1st! An option to pay $30.00 by September 30th to lock-in the price is available; however, full payment must be made by January 31st or the price of $80.00 will kick-in. Books paid for on Distribution Day will be $85.00 cash!
The first yearbook mailing will arrive in homes the week of 09/14/2020. The Respond By date on these letters is 10/02/2020. But know that students can still order a book; a Respond By date is a ‘bookend’ for the first mailing. Please look for the letter in the mail. If you do not receive an offer by mail (privacy designations), pick drop by room CS328 to pick up an order form or visit balfour.com.
The National Award winning Oak Log staff is ready to get back to work! Last year, this team did a fantastic job celebrating the 75th Diamond edition of our yearbook. We ran out of copies! Don't miss out on a copy for your student this year. Buy it now at the lowest cost all year at $65.00. A scaled price increase will be published soon! Books can be purchased by clicking the link below or picking up a form from Mrs. Hale in CS 319
SENIOR PICTURE UPDATE!
TN PROMISE - TAKE CARE OF THIS TODAY!
The Class of 2021 TN Promise application is now officially open! All applicants can apply at www.tnpromise.gov. The Class of 2021 application deadline is November 2, 2020. Class of 2021 applicants will begin receiving weekly Monday emails this fall, with all students added to our distribution list after the November 2, 2020 application deadline. The sooner a student applies, the sooner our communication can begin! All students will remain on our communication list throughout scholarship eligibility. Parent(s)/guardian(s) are also included on tnAchieves student communication, so it is imperative that students provide correct contact information for themselves and their parent/guardian when applying for the scholarship. All counselors, principals and superintendents will also receive weekly emails, which will include a copy of the student email to ensure you are aware of tnAchieves communication regarding TN Promise scholarship requirements.
Due to COVID-19, tnAchieves has adjusted our meeting structure for the Class of 2021.
Attached you will find a copy of the Class of 2021 student timeline, which includes information regarding handbook distribution and TN Promise meetings, as well as step-by-step instructions for completing the TN Promise application. You can also find resources in the Class of 2021 counselor toolkit on our website. Please let me know how tnAchieves can assist you and your students during the application season. We are always happy to help!
VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIR
This Will be a Year to Remember!
WILDCAT ATHLETICS INFORMATION!
ATHLETIC PASSES AVAILABLE FOR $55.00
CATS IN ACTION THIS WEEK!
LADY CATS CLAW THE LADY DOGS!
ALL THINGS "ACT"
SENIORS - HAVE YOU LOST YOUR ANALYZE-ED LOGIN???
Class of 2021: If you took the practice ACT at ORHS your sophomore year, you still have an Analyze-Ed account for ACT practice. If you’ve forgotten your login or never knew it to begin with, please contact Coach Etheridge (AEtheridge@ORTN.edu), and he will send your login. It sure won’t hurt you to get a great ACT score on September 22.
"OPENING OF SCHOOL" INFORMATION
Oak Ridge Schools addresses appropriate dress for students in the Disciplinary Code Handbook on page 15, 16. Parents, we need your help in ensuring students are appropriately dressed before leaving home.
Specifics should be reviewed by families. https://www.ortn.edu/Pupil-Services/2020_ORS_Discipline_Code_Handbook.pdf
The Board of Education believes that appropriate dress and grooming contribute to a productive learning environment. The Board expects students to give proper attention to personal cleanliness and to wear suitable clothing. Students are asked to wear simple, comfortable clothing that is clean and neat. Shoes should be worn at all times. Generally speaking, students are not to wear clothing that compromises safety or modesty; nor clothing, w h i c h is disruptive to the educational process.
The guideline below was taken from another district; however, the guidelines are essentially mirror the guidelines set forth from the Oak Ridge Schools Board of Education.
New student drivers - Get your SF-1010 form
Student athlete medical form
SUPPORT ORHS CLASSROOMS/ATHLETICS/CLUBS WHEN YOU SHOP!
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
DO YOU USE CURBSIDE PICKUP at Kroger and no longer receive a paper receipt??? The receipt can be viewed online and can be scanned by your phone from any computer. Log into your Kroger account; Choose My Purchases; Purchase Details; and in the right corner click "View Receipt."
No more clipping, no more guilt! Download the Box Tops for Education APP. Scan your APP every time you go shopping, and all qualifying Box Tops will automatically load and support ORHS! It's super easy! Find those receipts and start scanning! If you want to just send receipts to the office to Mrs. Thompson, she will scan them for you and shred them afterwards!
All Box Top funds go to support our CDC classrooms!
SAVE THOSE SODA CAPS!
Oak Ridge High School Band Boosters
Oak Ridge High School Orchestra Boosters
Oak Ridge High School PTSO
ORHS HIGH SCHOOL ORGANIZATIONS TO CHOOSE FROM ARE:
- Wildcat Football Boosters Club
- Oak Ridge High School Band Boosters
- Oak Ridge High School Orchestra Booster Club
- Oak Ridge Public Schools Education Foundation Inc
- Oak Ridge High School Parent Teacher Student Organization
Follow your class on social media
CLASS OF 2022: https://www.facebook.com/groups/265859534437549
CLASS OF 2023: Twitter: @DavidJFoust
CLASS OF 2024: https://www.facebook.com/groups/197134894660295
Twitter: @ORHSClassof2024 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oakridgehsclassof2024/?igshid=1iuq3v51ravss
School counseling support team
Paige Taylor - email@example.com Last Names beginning with A-De
Ashley Bennewitz firstname.lastname@example.org Last Names beginning with Di-I
Brianna Ottinger - email@example.com Last Names beginning with J-M
Kelly Rowland - firstname.lastname@example.org Last Names beginning with N-Sh
Heidi Foster - email@example.com Last Names beginning with Si-Z
Rising seniors will NOT have a change in counselor. For the Class of 2021, we will use the previous distribution of:
Paige Taylor: A-C
Ashley Bennewitz: D-H
Brianna Ottinger: I-M
Kelly Rowland: N-R
Heidi Foster: S-Z
Social Worker: Alison King firstname.lastname@example.org
Registrar: Audrey Morris email@example.com
Guidance Administrative Assistant: Amy Campbell firstname.lastname@example.org
Link to Website: https://www.ortn.edu/highschool/academics/school-counseling/
Follow our team on Instagram: ORHS_wildcatcounseling
Watch for announcements on Twitter: @ORHSCounseling
Way to connect and stay informed
Website - http://www.ortn.edu/highschool/
Reopening Plan and COVID-19 Information: https://www.ortn.edu/information-regarding-coronavirus/
Daily Bulletin - http://www.ortn.edu/highschool/daily-bulletin/
Channel 15 at 7:50 AM - Watch the announcements each morning by our Crew! YouTube Streaming: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL9N_azmWeQByrIW6pWLBlQ
Live in Knox/Anderson/Roane - If you live throughout Anderson/Roane/Knox counties and have ATT Uverse you can find us on Channel 99 – just select the Oak Ridge Schools option.
Skylert Messages and Emails - Please make sure your current email address and phone numbers are up to date!!!
PTSO Newsletter - PTSO distributes a VERY detailed quarterly newsletter to inform parents of upcoming events and LOTS of counseling information! This comes to your email! They also have a presence on the website: http://www.orhs-ptso.org/news-information with tons of information! PTSO also has a Facebook presence, and we encourage you to "LIKE" their page! https://www.facebook.com/ORHSPTSO/
Twitter - Follow the accounts listed below