Oak Ridge High School
Wildcat iNews for the ORHS Wildcat Nation 10/28/19 #112
IN SCHOOL ACT IS TUESDAY!
PARENTS OF SENIORS - We are excited about the opportunity on Tuesday for our Seniors to improve their scores on the TN funded ACT. Students who have not reached a score of 30 or higher, will retake the exam in order to reach their highest composite potential. Seniors who fail to report for the ACT on Tuesday will receive an UNEXCUSED absence. Most seniors who have score higher than a 30 have prearranged for an alternative post-secondary plan for the day.
Senior Re-Take ACT IS Tuesday, October 29th. Seniors should follow the same guidelines as any ACT, except they will not have an admission ticket. Once the test is over, Seniors will be dismissed for the remainder of the day. Seniors should arrive at 7:30 AM!!! Students cannot enter the test location after the test has been distributed - BE ON TIME!
No Cell Phone
No internet watch or other device
Bring an approved calculator - we will not provide
No. 2 pencils
School ID or Driver's License
SENIOR PARENTS - DEADLINE IS FRIDAY! NOVEMBER 1ST
First Deadline - November 1, 2019 - Apply
8 Hours of community service can commence on November 2nd!
city of oak ridge events
ORPD to Close Road on Halloween
POSTED: OCTOBER 25, 2019
A temporary road closure is planned along part of Nebraska Avenue for Thursday, October 31, 2019, between the hours of 5 p.m. and 11 p.m.
A small portion of the 100-block of Nebraska Avenue, between Newridge Road and Newhaven Road, will be blocked to through traffic. Residents will still be able to get to and from their homes during this time.
The closure is necessary to create a safer environment for drivers and pedestrians expected to visit the annual “Halloween House” residential attraction.
“Traffic flow and safety on Halloween night is always a serious concern for the department and our patrol officers,” ORPD Lt. Matthew Tedford explained. “With the amount of foot traffic in the neighborhood and the lack of on-street parking, we’ve continued to work closely with the family organizing the Halloween House to find a solution.”
The police department requests patience and understanding as we work to ensure the safety of our citizens. Anyone with questions about the temporary road closure should contact the Oak Ridge Police Department at (865) 425-3504.
GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!
Applications are now open for current sophomores and juniors interested in Governor’s School for 2020. Interested students have been given the information they need to apply and specific dates for teacher recommendation and application deadlines. Below are the dates and information they were given for teacher recommendations:
Governor’s School for the Arts
· Friday, October 25 – All applicants should ask a teacher for a recommendation by this date
· Wednesday, November 20 – All teacher recommendation forms are due to Ms. Redman in the School Counseling office
All Other Governor’s Schools
· Friday, October 19 – All applicants should ask a teacher for a recommendation by this date
· Friday, November 16 – All teacher recommendation forms are due to Ms. Redman in the School Counseling office
Questions? Contact Paige Redman at email@example.com
SENIORS - NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY APPLICATIONS!!!
RECOMMENDATION LETTERS NEEDED BY COUNSELING STAFF
PARENTS - PLEASE HELP YOUR SENIORS
ADHERE TO THESE DEADLINES!!!
Please be aware of the dates attached in the PDF below! These dates reflect the three weeks’ notice REQUIRED by the ORHS counselors/teachers for College Admissions/Scholarship recommendation letters. Please keep to these deadlines as counselors/teachers are writing many recommendations for multiple students during these dates. We want to write the best recommendations for you that we can so we greatly appreciate this “lead time” to assure that we’ve provided the best letter possible for YOU and YOUR accomplishments these past four years.
DEADLINE FOR SPRING AP EXAMS IS FRIDAY!!!
Questions regarding AP Exams should be addressed to Mr. David Foust: firstname.lastname@example.org
This announcement was updated over Fall Break to provide more clarification!
Students taking an AP Exam this year must register via myAP. Their teacher can assist with this if they haven't done so. The registration window is now open and closes November 1. Students must either pay a deposit of $40 per exam or pay for all exams in full by November 1st. Only exams with a deposit or payment in full as of November 1st will be ordered. If students choose to pay by deposit, the balance will be due the week of April 20th. The exams cost $94/test. If your child is taking more than 3 exams, the 4th and subsequent exams will cost $40/test. If your student is a fee-waiver student the exams are $15/test. Students may drop off their payment in the main office before school, after school, or at lunch October 28th - November 1st.
Students who plan to take an AP Exam for a course in which they are not enrolled must see Mr. Foust during the registration window.
COMING SOON: The AMC10 and AMC12 tests
SIGNUPS BEGIN AFTER FALL BREAK AND THE COST IS $2.00
What is the AMC 10/12?
The AMC 10 and AMC 12 are both 25-question, 75-minute, multiple choice examinations in high school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills.
The AMC 10 is for students in 10th grade and below, and covers the high school curriculum up to 10th grade. Students in grade 10 or below and under 17.5 years of age on the day of the contest can take the AMC 10. The AMC 12 covers the entire high school curriculum including trigonometry, advanced algebra, and advanced geometry, but excluding calculus. Students in grade 12 or below and under 19.5 years of age on the day of the contest can take the AMC 12.
These competitions are administered around the country on Thursday, January 30, 2020 and Wednesday, February 5, 2020. The AMC 10/12 provides an opportunity for high school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. The AMC 10/12 is the first in a series of competitions that eventually lead all the way to the International Mathematical Olympiad (see Invitational Competitions).
The AMC 10/12 is also available in French, Spanish, large print, and braille.
CLOSE THE HOMEWORK GAP! @1MILLIONPROJECT
SUPPORT ASAP & RED RIBBON WEEK!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SPECIAL OLYMPIAN ATHLETES!
SENIOR YEARBOOK ADS - DUE TODAY! TIME IS UP!
OUR TEACHERS HAVE A TUTORING SCHEDULE!
ANNUAL TURKEY TROT - NOVEMBER 12!
The Annual Turkey Trot is officially 4 weeks away! This years race will be November 12th from 4-6p at Robertsville Middle School cross country track. Last year we had an incredible turn out of 218 kiddos that participated. We are hoping for even more students to run but we need your help!
If you are available from 3:15-6p and would like to come help out we would love to have you. Please sign up through the link: Turkey Trot Volunteer Sign Up.
If you have any questions please contact Coordinated School Health Coordinator Shayla Sanderson at email@example.com.
DOWNLOAD ACT TEST REGISTRATION & TEST DATES!
SUPERIORS FOR THE WILDBAND!
WILDBAND FRUIT SALE IS HERE!
The Oak Ridge High School Marching Band is currently in its biggest fundraiser of the year – the Annual Fruit Sale. Orders are being taken by all Band students or on our website at https://shop.floridaindianrivergroves.com/ecommerce/742353. Order by November 11th with delivery on December 13th.
Don’t do citrus? Several other food items are available to order. Donations are also accepted on the website.
Another avenue to help - the Band is ALWAYS looking for donations of the “used, but not being used” instruments in closets, attics and basements. Providing an instrument for students to use at all levels of performance, from the beginner to the advanced, is a large part of the support needed in the Oak Ridge Schools’ Band Program.
We appreciate your support of the award winning WildBand!
8TH annual secret city chess championship
BASKETBALL SIGN UPS ARE HERE - CITY OF OAK RIDGE!
New Opportunity for an Added Distinction on Senior's Diploma
NEW: Work Ethic Distinction for Diploma
Students graduating with a district-developed work ethic distinction shall be recognized at their graduation ceremony. This distinction will be useful for presentation to future employers for work-based learning, apprenticeships, and employment in a chosen field after graduation. Employers throughout Tennessee have indicated that students who present a document such as this, indicating desirable work habits will be given preference for interviews. In order to earn such a distinction, students must exhibit certain characteristics by earning points on a Work Ethic Distinction form available in school counseling or via this link: www.ortn.edu/Curriculum/CCTE/Work_Ethic.pdf
EUROPEAN EXTRAVAGANZA - ONLY 15 SPOTS LEFT!
IMPORTANT DATES FROM ORHS COUNSELING OFFICE!
- October 29, 2019 - ACT Senior Retake during the school day
- November 5, 2019 - FAFSA night 5:30-7:00 in CS208 for parents of seniors
- November 5, 2019 - FAFSA night 5:30-7:00 in CS208 for parents of seniors
- January 16, 2020 – Junior Seminars for students – Auditorium during the school day
- January 16, 2020 -FAFSA night CS208
- January 23, 2020 -Sophomore Seminars for students – Auditorium during the school day
- January 30, 2020 - Freshman Seminars for students – Auditorium during the school day
WILDCAT ATHLETICS THIS WEEK!
CANVAS PROBLEMS? CHECK OUT THESE UPDATES FROM MRS. WITICK!
If your Canvas Dashboard is not loading, and it looks like a slot machine flashing cards, it is because Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser for Canvas since they have stopped doing updates for the browser. HERE is the list of Supported browsers:
Current and first previous major releases of the following browsers:
- Chrome 75 and 76
- Firefox 67 and 68 (Extended Releases are not supported)
- Edge 44 (Windows only)
- Respondus Lockdown Browser (supporting the latest system requirements)
- Safari 11 and 12 (Macintosh only)
You should always use the most current version of your preferred browser. Your browser will notify you if there is a new version available.
WAYS TO FINANCIALLY SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS AT ORHS!
FOOD CITY SCHOOL BUCKS PROGRAM!
It’s time for Food City’s School Bucks Program that helps support ORHS-CDC! The program begins Wednesday, September 4, 2019 and ends on May 5, 2020.
Parents can use this to easily link their ValuCard to their school of choice at checkout.
• At the cash register, have the cashier scan the barcode along with your Food City ValuCard. This will automatically link the two together, which means you only need to scan this barcode one time. The PLU listed below may also be entered at the cash register by the cashier in lieu of scanning barcode.
• Parents also can register their ValuCard online by visiting www.foodcity.com/schoolbucks
From that point, it’s simple… just shop and earn valuable points for your school. Remember this is a ValuCard program… use your ValuCard and save for ORHS-CDC. Nothing has to be done again until next school year!
*Please share the barcode information with family and friends! You can only register your ValuCard with one school/program so please make it ORHS-CDC! Thank you in advance for your support!
Oak Ridge High School Band Boosters
Oak Ridge High School Orchestra Boosters
Oak Ridge High School PTSO
SHOP AMAZONSMILES AND SUPPORT MANY ORHS ORGANIZATIONS!
Support: Wildcat Football Boosters Club
SAVE YOUR COKE LIDS AND CASE CODES FOR CDC
CDC is asking everyone to continue to save your Coke product lids/case codes. You may send those Coke lids/codes in to us here at the high school or you can set up your own account @ https://us.coca-cola.com/give/schools , input your codes and donate them to Oak Ridge High School. All proceeds donated go to CDC to help pay for classroom supplies, materials and student needs. Thank you for your support!!!
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
All Box Top funds go to support our CDC classrooms!
Last Names A - C - Ms. Paige Redman firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Names D - H - Mrs. Ashley Bennewitz email@example.com
Last Names I - M - Mrs. Brianna Ottinger firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Names N - R - Mrs. Kelly Rowland KSrowland@ortn.edu
Last Names S - Z - Mrs. Heidi Foster email@example.com
Social Worker - Mrs. Alison King firstname.lastname@example.org
Registrar - Mrs. Audrey Morris email@example.com
TECHNOLOGY TRAGEDY??? DO YOU NEED HELP???
Mrs. Witick has been an Instructional Technology Coach in Oak Ridge Schools for 13 years. Students and parents can also contact her for assistance with Skyward Family Access, our Canvas Learning Management System, and Office 365 apps.
If you have questions for Mrs. Witick about these items, you can contact her at 425-9587 or email 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/ this is the Daily Announcements and are published on the website.
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.
INews - this is the weekly Newsletter; distributed Monday morning at 7:00 am by email; it is also sent out on Twitter on Sunday evening on @stefthompson63 @ORSchools All previous issues can be found at http://www.ortn.edu/highschool/news-events/news-links/
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 - While we know not everyone is on Twitter, many, many are! We keep the list of Twitter accounts for sports, clubs, teachers, principals, class information, etc. updated on the Wildcat iNews. We encourage you to follow us! Twitter provides us an opportunity to share quick information throughout the day as well as celebrate our awesome kids and their accomplishments!
Class of 2020 families - We have started a Facebook page as well https://www.facebook.com/ORHSClassof2020/ in addition to our @ORHSClassof2020 Twitter account.
OAK RIDGE SCHOOLS CALENDARS!
FOLLOW US ON @TWITTER!
NEW ACCOUNTS ADDED ARE IN BOLD
@Wildcats2020vi1 - Class of 2020 Information Maintained by Senior Steering
@ORHS_NJROTC - ROTC, WIldcat Company
@DavidJFoust - David Foust, Class of 2023 admin
@KITTYCOMMITTEE1 - ORHS Student Section
@ORHSSchoolcraft - Jonathan Schoolcraft, ORHS Math teacher
@ORHS_FB_Boostr - ORHS Football Boosters
@ORHSWildBand - ORHS Marching & Concert Band
@OrhsJam - ORHS Jam Club with Mr. Alexander & Mrs. Whitaker
@davidbowman10s - ORHS Tennis Team
@orhsinteract - Interact Club
@HealthyORS - ORS Coordinated School Health
@Alison_King23 - ORHS Social Worker
@ORladysoccer- ORHS Lady Soccer Cats
@ORHSOakLog2017 - Oak Log Yearbook for 2018-19
@ORHSClassof2021 - Mrs. Roberts' Class of 2021
@ORHSvolleyball - ORHS Girls Volleyball Team
@ORHSXC - ORHS Cross Country Team
@ORHSLibrary - ORHS Library & Media Services
@ORHSCreditUnion - ORHS Credit Union
@ORHSBaseball15 - Varsity & JV ORHS Baseball Team
@MasquersORHS - Masquers and Theater for ORHS
@orpsef - Oak Ridge Public Schools Educational Foundation
@orhs_gsa - Gay/Straight Alliance Club
@ORSTechnology - Updates from IT Dept. for technology in @ORSchools
@ORHSTennis - ORHS Tennis Team
@GraduationCeleb - ORHS Graduation Celebration 2019
@ORSchools - District Twitter Account
@ORHSWIldcatMGM - Mr. McDonald
@ORHS_PTSO - PTSO for ORHS
@ORHSCounseling - Counseling Office
@ORHSClassof2020 - Senior Information
@estepintime - Mrs. Estep, Assistant Principal for the Class of 2022
@ORBoysBball - Oak Ridge Boys Basketball
@ORLadyWildcats - Oak Ridge Girls Basketball
@orhs_cheer - Oak Ridge Cheerleaders
@ORHSDanceCats - Oak Ridge Dance Cats
@OakRidgeSports - Oak Ridge Sports
@frc4265 - Secret City Wildbots
@ORHSOrchestra - Orchestra
@APES_ORHS - AP Environmental Science
@wildcats_AT - Athletic Training for ORHS Sports (Mighty Terra Davenport!)
@ORHSgolf - Golf Team/Scott Estep
@PhysicsCats - ORHS Betsy Hondorf's Physics Highlights