Oak Ridge High School
Wildcat iNews for the ORHS Wildcat Nation 1/7/2020 #118
MAJOR CHANGES TO THE TOBACCO & VAPING POLICY FOR OAK RIDGE SCHOOLS! PARENTS PLEASE VIEW THE VIDEO!
SPRING ACT PRACTICE TO BEGIN!
ORHS begins our Spring 2020 ACT series THIS WEEK as we lead up to the March 31 Schoolwide ACT for juniors. On Wednesday, January 8, at 2:00 PM in the Amphitheatre we will focus on the Reading sub-test in a session that should last for about 90 minutes. Sessions this spring will look a little different from the fall sessions: we will first learn about a high-value ACT standard, then we will take the sub-test, and then we will examine the results during that session. Please sign up (so that I have a test and answer sheet for you) by emailing AEtheridge@ortn.edu and indicating your interest. Although we want to draw as many juniors as possible, all ORHS students are welcome to participate.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEWEST 2020 INDUCTEES TO NHS
WE ENCOURAGE STUDENTS TO SUBMIT AN ESSAY FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH!
Visit at Woodland Elementary School “Santa Claus” is “Sankt Nikolaus”?”
he German 3 Honors students followed an invitation from a Woodland Elementary first grade teacher to present a unique holiday from another country.
The German 3 Honors students were immediately excited. They brainstormed, planned and delivered a skid, appropriate for first graders, on Sankt Nikolaus, one of German children’s favorite Christmas traditions.
The students showed team spirit in writing the skid, picking roles, organizing the transportation to and from the event and being open for a question and answer session following their presentation.
Abigail Shanken, Jonathan Hiatt and Bence Kertesz were the narrators while Levi Parish and David Joy came as “Bischof Sankt Nikolaus” with his helper “Knecht Ruprecht”. Props and skid left the first graders glued to the Oak Ridge High School students lips. Lots of questions were asked figuring out the difference between Santa Claus in the USA and Sankt Nikolaus in Germany. They did not fear “Knecht Ruprecht” when he gave them all a traditional gift of mandarins. No, not coals! – they all were good kids in 2019.
Special thanks go to two other students who could not participate in the performance but played a role in the preparation: Brandon Herandez and Terrance Ladd. Thank you to the German 3 Honors students!
COOKBOOK FOR SALE BY ORHS CHORUS!
Congratulations to Jaxon Adams, LMU/WBIR Scholar of the Week!
Has someone lost an iWatch???
BUY A MATTRESS - SUPPORT ORHS WILDBAND!
SKI CLUB SETS TRIPS FOR THE WINTER!
OUR TEACHERS HAVE A TUTORING SCHEDULE!
OH MY GOODNESS - PLANNING FOR 2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR IS ABOUT TO START!
Junior Seminars – February 4, 2020 – Students come with their US History classes. Coordinator – Ms. Rowland
Sophomore Seminars – February 6, 2020 -Students come with their 10th grade English classes. Coordinator – Ms. Foster
Freshman Seminars – February 11, 2020 – Students come with their STEM and Honors Biology classes. Coordinator – Ms. Bennewitz
High school course registration will take place February 17-28. This is when students will again report to the Auditorium with the above listed classes for one day to register for their 2020-2021 classes.
SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION RESOURCES FOR YOU!
WILDCAT ATHLETIC NEWS THIS WEEK!
TENNIS CATS UPDATES!
September Two National Merit Semifinalists Are Members Of ORHS Tennis Teams – Wildcat Andrew Brady & Lady Wildcat Melody Guo
October Tennis Fundraiser – Car Wash at Advanced Auto LtoR: Isabella Zolnierczuk, Sofia Filigenzi, Mily Vidal, Avery Parish, Andrew Brady, & Levi Parish.
November “Play Day” Prize Winners – Sidney Ozcan, Levi Parish, Avery Parish, Bence Kertesz
January 16, 2020 Tennis Orientation Meeting from 6-7:00 PM for players/parents in ORHS Amphitheater. New and returning players can scan QR Code for the CANVAS Course “Tennis Program” to peruse goals and policies to be covered during the meeting. Students can self-enroll in “Tennis Program” using join code JEXWKK.
OH THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS FRIGHTENING....WHO TO LISTEN TO FOR INFORMATION!
1. We are OAK RIDGE CITY SCHOOLS - NOT Anderson County
2. Decisions are made by 5:15 am - at the latest and notifications will begin thereafter
3. Delay schedules can include - 1 hour delay (breakfast is served); 2 hour delay (no breakfast; or Full day cancellation.
4. Notification for families:
a. A Skyalert message will be made - phone calls are sent to the phone numbers on
file in Skyward. PLEASE make sure these phone numbers are up to date.
b. The ortn.edu website will be updated
c. Media outlets will be notified - WFIV; WYSH; WRJZ; TYLV; B97.5 = Radio
d. Look for Twitter announcement from @ORSchools
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 email@example.com
Last Names D - H - Mrs. Ashley Bennewitz firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Names I - M - Mrs. Brianna Ottinger email@example.com
Last Names N - R - Mrs. Kelly Rowland KSrowland@ortn.edu
Last Names S - Z - Mrs. Heidi Foster firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Worker - Mrs. Alison King email@example.com
Registrar - Mrs. Audrey Morris firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
DOWNLOAD ACT TEST REGISTRATION & TEST DATES!
OAK RIDGE SCHOOLS CALENDARS!
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.
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