Information for the ORHS Wildcat Nation! 9/19/2022 #226
FALL BREAK IS COMING! OCT 3RD - 14TH
ORHS Fall Intersession is October 3rd to 6th
Operation Restoration (O.R.) and back this year…ACT Prep Bootcamp!
ORHS Fall Intersession is October 3rd through October 6th from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Lunch will be served at 11:00 for those who wish to partake. Bus transportation will be provided as needed. Students need to bring their laptops and their school supplies each day. Fall Intersession is self-paced, so once the missing assignments are completed, students are allowed to stop attending. They do not have to attend all four days if they complete their work before the week is up. Please check Skyward, look for emails generated from ICU, or contact your child's teacher if you have questions about their missing work or whether they need to attend intersession. For Fall Intersession, students are expected to complete missing assignments to improve their grades. Students who are failing a class or classes are strongly encouraged to attend.
In addition to Operation Restoration (O.R.), this year we are offering an ACT Prep Bootcamp, just in time for the senior ACT retake on October 18th. Students will spend a day with each section of the ACT to practice test-taking strategies and review content. We strongly encourage our upperclassmen, especially seniors, to take advantage of this free opportunity to improve their ACT score.
OUR OAK RIDGE SCHOOL FEDERAL FUNDING DEPENDS ON YOU!
Impact Aid is a federal education program that reimburses school districts for the lost revenue and additional costs associated with the presence of nontaxable federal property. Most public-school districts are funded largely through local taxes and fees, and because federal land is exempt from taxation, districts containing federal property are at a financial disadvantage in funding their schools. We need your help in completing the Impact Aid online form to receive additional funding. We ask that every parent log into your parent portal account within Skyward and complete the form for each child in your household. The dates of completing the form are between Monday, September 19 and Friday, September 30. Thank you for your assistance.
IF you need assistance locating the parent Skyward login information, please contact Julie Brockwell at firstname.lastname@example.org, Chris Dunkle at email@example.com, or Mrs. Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONGRATULATIONS JAYLIN SENK
Congratulations to our own Jaylin Senk, who is one of 62,000 students from across the country to earn academic honors from the College Board’s National Recognition Programs! These National Recognition Programs grant underrepresented students with academic honors that can be included on college and scholarship applications and connect students with universities across the country, helping them stand out during the admissions process. Jaylin earned this recognition by excelling on her PSAT/NMSQT and/or AP Exams. Congratulations Jaylin!
ASHLEY BLAKE TRAVELS TO THE CZECH REPUBLIC AND RETURNS 4TH IN THE WORLD
Rogain is a 24 hr orienteering race that requires at 2 person team. The US team, “Best Pace Scenario”, includes myself and my race partner, Nikolay Nachev (both of us Barkley Marathon veterans, and 2021 US Champions and 2021 North American Champions). The team with the most points wins, you acquire points by navigating to a checkpoint that is marked on the map using only a compass (phones and GPSs are prohibited). High value check points are going to be in hard places to get to, tops of mountains, bottom of valleys, on the other side of water sources or the far reaches of the boundaries. Check points of less points might be located in open grass fields, near trails, or in flat areas. You must return to start/finish before 24 hrs is up. Speed and precision are key skills. In the North American Championship 2021 we won by a landslide, beating all teams – in all age and gender categories. We are ranked 4th in the world from the 2022 World Championship (2021 was cancelled due to COVID) which was held in Czech Republic in the Peprsek mountains and spilled across the border into Poland. We are bound for 2023 World Championship which will be held in Lake Tahoe, California.
DR. BUCKNER'S I-SCHOOL CONTINUES TO DRAW MEDIA ATTENTION
WILDCAT'S GAME NIGHT - THE TRADITION CONTINUES
Wildcat's for Change Game Night will be hosted September 27, 2022 in the upper level of the cafe and outside the main doors. Go back in time and play board games, cards, and enjoy hanging out with your classmates. Godwin's South of the River food truck will be here to sell a variety of dishes and drinks.
GET YOUR TICKETS FOR THE FALL DANCE HOSTED BY LADY WILDCAT BASKETBALL
SUPPORT THE WILDCATS THIS SATURDAY!
OAK RIDGE SCHOOLS - ECC PROGRAM IS LOOKING FOR STUDENT EMPLOYEES!
SENIOR, COMMANDING OFFICER, SASHA UMANSKY WINS A VERY RARE AWARD
Oak Ridge High School Navy Junior ROTC Cadet Commanding Officer Sasha Umansky was recognized as the Oak Ridge Student Athlete of the Week in a small ceremony at the high school. During the ceremony, Cadet Umansky was surprised and presented with the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement by Mr. James Drewery, Commander of American Legion Post 112 in Oliver Springs, TN.
Of the 470,000 JROTC cadets in all branches of service across the nation, less than 80 receive the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement. This equates to being in the top 0.02 percent of all Cadets across the country. The award is given annually to cadets who demonstrate exceptional achievement of scholastic excellence in military and academic subjects, leadership, and physical fitness. Cadet Umansky was recommended for this prestigious award by Commander Keith Klemm and Chief Ryan Nicholls for her superb leadership as the Wildcat Battalion Commanding Officer.
To read the entire article, see the PDF below.
THE ANNUAL COLLEGE FAIR IS COMING!
NEED ASSISTANCE WITH COLLEGE APPLICATION AND/OR NAVIANCE???
MATH STUDENTS - TIME TO REGISTER FOR AMC 10A/12A
ORHS WildBand Annual Fruit Fundraiser Kicks Off September 22
The Oak Ridge High School WildBand will once again kick off its annual fruit fundraiser on Thursday, September 22. For more than 36 years, the WildBand has worked with Florida growers to bring fresh navel oranges, pink grapefruit, Hamlin juice oranges, mandarin oranges and Washington State Red Delicious apples to you.
New for this year, we will also offer pound cake, soup, and cheesecake mixes! Orders can be placed from now until November 11th, with local delivery in mid-December. Fruit can be ordered through any band member, online at www.wildband.org or at the WildBand fruit sale table during any of the upcoming home football games. Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the award-winning band program at Oak Ridge High School. For more information or questions about ordering, contact Sandy Pelletier, Fruit Sale Coordinator, at email@example.com.
DON'T COOK AND SUPPORT ROTC THIS WEEKEND!
TIME SLOTS FOR WEEK 1 ARE ALMOST GONE, WEEK 2 HAS TIME SLOTS REMAINING
COLLEGE VISITING ORHS THIS WEEK
ATTENTION SENIORS - RSCC AND TSAC DAY - SEPTEMBER 20TH
Next Tuesday, September 20th, the Class of 2023 will be participating in TN Promise/Community College Day. This annual event is when members of the TN Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) and Roane State meet with our Seniors and help them apply for the TN Promise Scholarship and help them to apply to a community college. For some of our students, this will be their safety plan, but for others, this will solidify their post-secondary plans. For the last two years, half of our college bound students have made the choice to use their TN Promise and attend a community college. We are thankful that TSAC and RSCC set aside this day to come and meet with our students. Attendance will be taken and is mandatory. It will be the same schedule that we followed for Senior Seminars.
Seniors should report to the amphitheater on 9/20 using the following schedule:
First Block: Last Names Ajaz - Fouche
Second Block: Last Names Francis - Lowe
Fourth Block: Last Names Lucas – Sanders-Ball
Fifth Block: Last Names Sangrey - Zorn
ASVAB TEST - SEPTEMBER 28TH
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military.
This test will be administered Wednesday, Sept. 28th beginning at 8:00 a.m. (Students are responsible for any classwork missed.) Seating is limited, so please sign up as soon as possible.
Students who are testing will report to the amphitheater at 7:50 on Wednesday. This assessment is available for sophomores, juniors, and seniors only. Completing parent information on form implies that parent is aware that the student is taking the ASVAB. For more information about the ASVAB testing program, check out HOME | ASVAB (officialasvab.com).
OAK RIDGE NAVY JROTC HONORS THE FALLEN FIRST RESPONDERS ON 9/11
September 11th fell on a Sunday this year, but that did not stop cadets from the Oak Ridge High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) Wildcat Battalion from gathering at the base of the Sun Sphere at World’s Fair Park in Knoxville, TN at 6:30 am; the mission, to climb 110 stories, equivalent to the World Trade Center, and honor the 343 firefighters, 37 law enforcement officers, and 8 emergency medical technicians who perished during the terrorist attack on the World Trade Centers. READ THE FULL ARTICLE BELOW
SENIOR SHIRT CONTEST
The tradition continues. It’s time for the Senior Shirt Design Contest—the shirt that every senior gets to sign. Please submit your designs for the Class of 2023 Senior Shirt to Mrs. Ledden in Room CS347 by Thursday, September 22. You do not have to be a senior to submit designs for the shirt—open to all grade levels.
We need a front shirt design and a back shirt design. Each of these designs is a separate “contest”. Prizes for each contest are as follows: Front - $25; Back - $25. (That’s $50 if you win both!)
Be sure to incorporate ORHS, Seniors, and Class of 2023 into your drawings. Place your name and first period teacher’s name on the back of each design entry. Entries must be original work and if selected, will become the property of Oak Ridge High School. (Selection committee reserves the right to combine two or more designs in which case each person will receive prize money.)
SUPPORT THE BASEBALL WILDCATS!
ART DEPARTMENT ANNUAL FUNDRAISER
If you have never ordered - from tasty experience, Butter Braids breads are the BEST holiday turnovers you can serve!
OR CALENDAR - SEPTEMBER 2022
OR - THERE IS STILL WORK TO DO BEFORE THE END OF THE TERM!
TWO WEEKS REMAINING IN TERM 1! ENCOURAGE TEENS TO GET THEIR WORK DONE!
OAK LOG SALES FOR 2022-23 - NEW INFORMATION
Please ask that any students or parents who have pictures of the following please submit them to the Eshare app:
- Summer vacation and travel
- Summer jobs
- Summer camps (band, Scouts, sports training and practice, Governor’s School, etc.)
- Summer music favorites or concerts
- Summer trends
- Summer adventures off your bucket list
WILDCATS IN ACTION THIS WEEK!
LADY SOCCER CATS HAVE HUGE WIN OVER POWELL PANTHERS!
CHECK OUT THE ATHLETIC PHOTO GALLERIES FROM THIS WEEK
STUDENT ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
DOWN THE STEPS W/ COACH CUMMINGS
CAN'T TRAVEL TO THE GAMES?
MASQUERS - DATES HAVE BEEN UPDATED
Check out the new website (https://orhsmasquers.my.canva.site )! Check out these resources for all your Masquers information.
Important Dates: Updated Dates
*September 26th – Auditions for the Fall Showcase
October 1st – Secret City Improv Festival
*November 14th – Interest Meeting for the Spring Musical(The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical)
*November 21st & 22nd – Auditions for the Spring Musical (The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical)
*November 28th – Callbacks for the Spring Musical (The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical)
January 3rd-March 2nd – Rehearsals for The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
January 5th-April 21st – Rehearsals for Atomic Acts (Mondays Improv and Wednesdays for Scenes until tech week)
March 3rd-5th – Performances of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
April 22nd – Atomic Acts Performance
*Very important Dates
PARENT INFORMATION FOR SENIORS!
SENIOR ADS FOR THE OAK LOG
Senior ads are due on Nov. 1 for the Oak Log. Ads must be submitted online or via my email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Mrs. Hale can design ads for parents for their approval or parents can choose to create their own designs. For complete pricing and ad guidelines, please down the yearbook order form above.
CHECK OUT THE CLASS OF 2023 COUNSELOR CONNECTION
LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP FORM
COLLEGES WAIVING APPLICATION FEES DURING SEPTEMBER
September is TN College Application and Exploration Month. More schools are signing on daily, but here is a list of those who have agreed to waive application fees so far:
- August 1 – September 30: Union University
- September 1 – 30: Bethel University, East Tennessee State University, Tennessee Tech University, The University of Memphis
- September 18 – 24: Middle Tennessee State University
- September 19 – 23: Lipscomb University, The University of Tennessee at Martin, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, The University of Tennessee Knoxville
The following participants have no application fee: Carson-Newman University, Chattanooga State Community College, Cleveland State Community College, Dyersburg State Community College, Jackson State Community College, Lincoln Memorial University, Maryville College, Northeast State Community College, Pellissippi State Community College, Rhodes College, Southwest Tennessee Community College, Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology, Tennessee Wesleyan University, Trevecca Nazarene University, University of Tennessee Southern, Volunteer State Community College, Walters State Community College
COLLEGE VISITS TO ORHS
CLASS OF 2023 FAMILIES - VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION!
Click here for the Class of 2023 Newsletter: https://www.smore.com/kc3se
The newsletter is full of information for seniors and their families. Please mark your calendars for these important upcoming dates:
- August 1 – November 1, 2022 – TNPromise Scholarship Application Open. Apply at www.tnpromise.gov
- September 20, 2022 - Community College Day for Students- September 20 – ORHS Amphitheater. Students will receive assistance applying for the TNPromise Scholarship and applying to a Community College.
- September 20, 2022 5:30 p.m. - College Admissions Evening - ORHS Amphitheater (Representatives from UT Knoxville, Maryville College and Roane State will discuss the admissions process for a 4 year public college, a 4 year private college and a 2 year college).
- September 22, 2022 5:30 p.m. - Financial Aid 101 - ORHS Amphitheater (presentation by TSAC - TN Student Assistance Corporation)
- September 26, 2022- 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. - College and Career Fair- Wildcat Arena
- October 18, 2022 - ACT Senior Retake Date - The ACT will be given during the school day to all 12th graders. This test is FREE.
- November 1, 2022 - TN Promise Scholarship Application Deadline
- November 10, 2022 5:30-7:30 Financial aid completion night - ORHS Media Center/Library
- December 13, 2022 3:40 p.m. – Mandatory TNPromise Meeting for Students - ORHS Food Court
- January 24, 2023 5:30-7:30 Financial aid completion night - ORHS Media Center/Library
- March 1st – FAFSA deadline for the Class of 2023 (fafsa.gov)
SCHOOL COUNSELING SUPPORT TEAM!
Seniors - Class of 2023 Brianna Ottinger - email@example.com
Juniors- Class of 2024 Heidi Foster - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sophomores- Class of 2025 Ashley Bennewitz email@example.com
Freshman - Class of 2026 Paige Taylor - firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Worker: Alison King email@example.com
Counseling Administrative Assistant: Amy O'Rourke firstname.lastname@example.org
Link to Website: https://www.ortn.edu/highschool/academics/school-counseling/
Follow our team on Instagram:
Watch for announcements on Twitter: @ORHSCounseling
BEGINNING OF YEAR TASKS!
COVID QUESTIONS? Download the flyer below!
STUDENT ID BADGES ARE REQUIRED
- Safety - Most importantly - to identify students who should be in the building
- Entry into the building - it's a key card
- Entering the Library
- Printing at the various printers around the school
- Signing into Operation Restoration
- Coming to Counseling for an appointment
IMPORTANT STUDENT LUNCH INFORMATION
While families may not plan to take advantage of free school meals, many families will qualify for services far beyond meals such as reduced ACT and AP test costs. This information is strictly confidential and can be sent to Julie Brockwell in the Main Office or directly to Dr. Larissa Henderson, Pupil Services.
MEDICATION FOR THE CLINIC
Please reference School Board Policy 6.405 Medications
DOES YOUR TEEN NEED AN SF-1010 FORM FOR THEIR DRIVER'S PERMIT?
OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT OAK RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
DO YOU SHOP AT FOOD CITY?? REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED ANNUALLY
THIS MONEY SUPPORTS OUR CDC CLASSROOM!
Registration begins Thursday, September 1, 2022 with points starting to accumulate on September 7th and cards have to be registered by December 31st to count for this year. The program runs through May 9, 2023.
- Visit http://www.foodcity.com/schoolbucks
- Click the blue “Login” button under Customer Login
- Enter your username and password for your Food City online account.
- At the top of the page click, “My Account”. This will load the customer dashboard page.
- Below the Fuel Bucks section, you will find “My School Bucks” section. (The total school bucks earned will show here as well)
- Click the “Update School” link listed below. Select the school and click, “Save”
School Bucks-Store Level Enrollment
- Stores can enroll schools from VC Enroll for customers who do not have access to the internet. (Only HRCs and HCs have authorized access.)
- To do so they enter the customers ValuCard number, selected “Look UP” and select the school the customer has chosen in the School Bucks field.
- Why is my school not on my receipt? Schools are no longer listed on receipts but can be managed anytime from their online account.
- When does this begin/end? The program runs from SEPTEMBER 1 THROUGH MAY 9, 2023.
Deadline to register is December 31, 2022.
Total awarded amount: $700,000
**PLEASE HELP OUR CLASS RAISE $$ BY REGISTERING!! Share w/ everyone you know!
Follow These Steps to Link your Kroger Card
• Sign into your Kroger account at Kroger.com or set up an account with your Kroger card if you haven’t registered your card before
• Click on your name to access your information (“My Account”)
• Choose account summary
• At the bottom of the page, you will see “community rewards”
• Click “Enroll”
• You are now officially linked to our account to earn money for the school through your purchases.
If you are using the app to enroll, click the three bars and choose "Rewards" then"Community Rewards."
If you have any problems, please call Kroger at 1-800-576-4377
WE ALL SHOP AMAZON - SUPPORT AN ORHS ORGANIZATION AT THE SAME TIME!
The following ORHS organizations have an Amazon Support account:
ORHS - Band Boosters
ORHS - PTSO
ORHS - Orchestra Booster Club
ORHS - Wildcat Football Boosters
ORS - Public School Education Foundation
Amazon Prime membership benefits are the SAME. The only difference is Amazon makes a donation to your chosen organization. Share this information with your friends, grandparents, alumni, and anyone who shops Amazon.
• Go to Amazon.com and login to your account or set one up if you will shop on Amazon.com
• Search for amazon smiles charity choices
• Click Change Charitable Organization at the top of the page
• Now click on #1 Sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser.
• On the right hand side you will see pick your own charitable organization:
• Type in Oak Ridge School and click search
ORHS GRADE LEVEL LEADERSHIP TEAMS
WHO IS YOUR ADMINISTRATOR??
Executive Principal - Drayton Hawkins email@example.com
SENIORS - David Foust firstname.lastname@example.org
Juniors - Stephanie Thompson email@example.com
Sophomores - Russ Wise firstname.lastname@example.org
Freshman - Beth Estep email@example.com
Curriculum Principal - Jennifer Milligan firstname.lastname@example.org
Ways to Connect and STAY INFORMED
Website - http://www.ortn.edu/highschool/
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