Oak Ridge High School Newsletter

Week of 1/6/2023

Welcome back from Mrs. Cato

We hope everyone had an amazing break and were able to relax and unwind from the busy and bustling time this season sometimes brings. As we begin a new year and approach the 2nd semester, I encourage everyone to reflect on the positives of the past year. It is a great honor to serve the students and patrons of Oak Ridge High School and am looking forward to bringing an air of excitement as we move through the winter months and prepare for the spring season.--Mrs. Cato

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day

A few notes for Valentine's Day--this is a huge delivery day. Please have deliveries delivered to home addresses instead of school. Only students who drive can take them home. Students who ride the bus CANNOT take deliveries with them due to safety issues. If a student who rides a bus receives a delivery, a parent must pick up the delivery after school. Thank you for your help in this matter. Mrs. Cato

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Gingerbread Houses in Housing Class

Students pictured above were in the process of making their very own Gingerbread Houses in Housing class taught by Mrs. Lewis. Great job!
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High School Band Concert

These image is from our Christmas Band Concert held in our new Gym on December 20. Congrats to all of our very talented players.

Flu Season Tips

You can help protect yourself and others from infection by following a few prevention tips:

  1. Wash your hands often.
  2. Keep your hands off your face.
  3. Avoid close contact with sick people.
  4. Cover your coughs and sneezes.
  5. Clean and disinfect surfaces.
  6. Stay home when you are sick.


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Contact Us


  1. We are in desperate need of substitute teachers--If you know of anyone who has 60 college hours or would be willing to take a 20 hour training on substitute teaching, please have them contact Mrs. Cato at 573-266-3630

  2. Any students interested in playing Baseball or Softball this summer please come pick up a Registration Form in the Highschool Office.

  3. The Mudcat is looking for servers for Friday evening, Saturdays and Sundays. Please contact Becky if you’re interested. The Mudcat is a great place to work!

  4. This is being rescheduled for Jan. or Feb. sorry for any inconvenience Virtual field trip to MINGO Job Corps in Puxico, MO. This is a great opportunity for seniors (and juniors) to learn about Job Corps from an administrator and other students. Job Corps gives students an opportunity for a free education in the trades. Please sign up with Mrs. K

  5. Cotton Pickin’ Cleaning is hiring a night time position–see Dr. Wood.

  6. FCA (Fellowship of Christian Anyones) every Wednesday during advisory, HS library, Grades 6-12. We read scripture, hear a student-led devotion, and work on the secondary birthday service project.

  7. A+ students who would like to get hours tutoring during advisory please email scato@oakridge.k12.mo.us

  8. Students completing A+ hours need to sign up with this sheet

  9. Link for Library Visits

  10. Students are not to send print jobs to the HS office. Please use the Library Chromecart if you are needing to print something.


Friday 1-6: HSBB vs SCC 6pm. This is a varsity game only.

Monday 1/9: HSGB @ Bloomfield (BCS TRN) 7:30pm vs Puxico

Tuesday 1/10: HSBB vs Leopold 6pm

Wednesday 1/11: HSGB @ Bloomfield (BCS TRN) TBA

Thursday 1/12: HSGB @ Bloomfield (BCS TRN) TBA

Friday 1/13: HSBB @ Zalma 6pm

*If any HS student is interested in keeping the clock/book for the elementary tournament this weekend and next weekend. Please see Coach Ward if you are interested. Thanks

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