Orrick High School Bearcat Update

May 2016


Dear Parents/Guardians,

It is truly hard to believe we are almost at the end of this school year. I want to thank the teachers, staff and parents for all they have done this year to make Orrick High School the nurturing, caring, and intellectually challenging school that it is. The students have worked extremely hard and I couldn’t be more proud!

The end of the school year always seems to arrive too quickly. The thoughts of end-of-the-year festivities, summer, and outside activities sometimes can distract us from what is most important. Please continue to encourage your children to finish the year strong by putting forth their best effort every day.

I am proud of our staff and students for persevering through our month long testing schedule. I am happy to report that on the EOC scores that I have received to this point 79% of our students are scoring Proficient and Advanced. That is awesome and it tells me our students are learning.

As we end this school year I want to thank the teachers, staff, students, parents and community for all you do to make this a great school district to work for. Go Bearcats!


Mr. Scott Archibald


Senior End Of The Year Information

  1. All fines, books returned, lunch balances paid, iPad, block and charger need to be turned in. All responsibilities have to be met or a student will not be allowed to walk at graduation.
  2. Seniors need to be at school Friday, May 13th at 8:30 for pictures. We will do individual pictures, group pictures and then practice graduation exercises.
  3. On graduation seniors need to be here by 1:15. They must wear appropriate dress (dress shoes, dress pants and collared shirts). Cap and gown (must be solid black) must be worn and their appearance may not be altered in order for a graduating senior to walk in the graduation ceremony.
  4. Immediately after graduation ceremonies pick up envelopes in Ms. Bunch's room.
  5. You will also need to come to Mr. Archibald's office to pick up your diploma.
  6. The graduation ceremony is a time to show respect toward parents and toward the ceremony. Any misconduct related to the graduation ceremony will result in removal from the ceremony, loss of privilege to participate in graduation exercises, and further disciplinary consequences prior to receipt of the diploma.

End Of the Year Reminders

All lunch balances, library book fines, text books and iPad - block/cords need to be returned, insurance or repairs need to be paid in full by last day of school. Thank you for your assistance.

Lockers will need to be cleaned out before the end of May 17th. Anything that is left in them will be thrown away.

iPad Year End Collection

It is that time of the year that we have to begin our inventory of the student issued iPads. Seniors we are asking for the charging blocks and cords to be returned with the iPads on Wednesday, May 11th. The rest of the students in grades 7-11 will be collected as they finish their finals on May 11th, 12th and 13th. Please remember that if there are cracks or repairs needed on the iPads that a report filled out by the parents are required. The online or printable forms may be found at: http://aodel5.wix.com/edtechinfo#!about/c1enr

Summer School/Drivers Ed

Mandatory summer school will begin May 24th and will go until June 7th (there will be no school on Memorial Day May 30th). It will run from 8:00am-3:00pm and students are expected to be here everyday. If a student misses more than the allotted time they will not receive credit.

Drivers Education will begin May 31st. More information will posted at a later date.

Summer Camps/Physicals

All students participating in any summer camps or open gyms must have a current physical on file. If you do not have a current physical then you will not be allowed to participate. If you have any questions in regards to when it expires please contact the high school offiice.

Here is the link to the summer sports schedule (thye can also be found on the school website):



May 11th - Senior/Faculty Game 6:00

May 12th– Awards Night @ 6:30 in the gym

May 14th - Sectional Track @ Clinton High School

May 15th– Graduation @ 2:00 in the gym (Doors will open at 1:00)

May 17th– Last day of school

May 16th - 17th - State Golf in Springfield

May 20th -21st - State Track in Jefferson City

May 24th- June 7th– Summer School (No School on Memorial Day May 30th)