Otsego High School
Weekly Newsletter (Semester I Week 7)
From the Desk of Mr. O'Shea
Students will be participating in our traditional spirit week activities and we will also be voting for our Homecoming class attendants and of course the Queen and King. We will have our dance this Saturday as well from 8:00pm - 11:00pm. We welcome and encourage parents to come to the school and take photos of your children entering the dance on our red carpet. This years theme is "Knights, Camera, Action". For more information about the dance please see below. I have also listed the daily dress up themes for spirit week next week. Monday is Pajama Day. Please remember that although we are encouraging kids to show their school spirit by dressing up in theme, there are lines and we may require a child to change if what they are wearing is too distracting or revealing. We want a lot of school spirit but it needs to remain appropriate.
Monday- Pajama Day/sleeping beauties
Tuesday- Dress up like a teacher day
Wednesday- Hollywood Day (movie characters, couples etc.)
Thursday- Color Wars: Freshmen = Grey Soph. = White Juniors = Orange Seniors = Black
Friday- American Pride/Red, White and Blue Friday
Homecoming Dance Information
Knights, Camera, Action! - HOMECOMING DANCE:
Who: All Otsego High School Students, AND guests!
Please pick up Guest forms in the main office, you will be turning them in when you purchase your ticket. Guest Dance Form
What: Formal Homecoming, Dress to Impress!, $5 pre-sale tickets (the week before the dance), $7 at the door.
Where: OHS Commons
When: Saturday, October 10th, 8 PM - 11 PM
You may not leave the dance before 11 PM unless you provide a parent signed note stating that you are allowed to leave.
Why: To celebrate Homecoming in style!
***During the Homecoming dance this year we would like to get as many parents as possible to line the entrance outside the commons and take pictures of the kids as they enter the dance. We will have a Red Carpet and we want to make it like the Paparazzi outside a movie premier. Parents feel free to come and watch the kids enter the dance and take pictures. However, only students and chaperones will be allowed in the dance. Thanks and we hope to see you there.
SEPTEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
- Daily Announcements Page
- Make sure you send in a written note within 48 hours of your child's absence. This is necessary in order for the absence to be excused.
- Please make sure you include both the first name and last name of student on the absent note.
- You can check daily announcements on the HS website to stay informed of daily activities and highlights. Click here: HS Website.
- Sign up for Remind 101 to get text or email reminders of important events. Text to 81010 and in the message box, type otseg (there is no "o" at the end)
Highlights from the Week
FFA Alumni Tailgate
Current Otsego students enjoying themselves at FFA Alumni Tailgate.
Recent Otsego Grads hanging out at FFA Alumni Tailgate.
Players from Otsego & Eastwood shake hands before the game.
JH and HS bands playing together before kickoff.
Student section cheering on the team. Neon style.
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Members of the cheerleading squad and student section do pushups after we scored.
We got Spirit
Cheerleaders pose for a picture before kickoff.
The band performs songs from Billy Joel during halftime. #Pianoman
The team talking during halftime.
Students in Mr. Ferdig's class play a review game in preparation for an upcoming test.
Members of the yearbook staff didn't even know I stopped in because they were so focused.
Felicity Jinnings sketch. #Amazing
Students practice evacuation drills off the busses before school.
Neon Dance Party
Group of sophomore girls having a good time together at the dance following the football game
Neon Dance Party
NEW SPIRIT ROCK
Otsego Local Schools App
We have an App for that!
Otsego Local Schools in partnership with SchoolInfoApp has launched the Otsego Local Schools App, now available for iPhones®, iPads®, Android™, Blackberry™ and Windows™ devices. The App is free and gives parents & students quick access to:
- The latest news, information and announcements
- Events and activities
- Teacher, Staff and Administration Contact Information
- Important documents, picture galleries & other media
- School menus, the online gradebook system and more!
***Please understand that this is a new App and we are still working on getting everything updated. If you have suggestions please feel free to reach out and let us know. Thanks.
Otsego Jr. High & High School 3 Hour Delay Schedule
9th Period 10:39 - 11: 10 (31minutes)
4th Period 11:13 - 11:41 (28 Minutes)
5th Period 11:44 - 12:14 (30 minutes) JH Lunch
6th Period 12:17 - 12:47 (30 minutes) HS/JH Lunch
7th Period 12:50 - 1:20 (30 minutes) HS & 6th grade Lunch
8th Period 1:23 - 1:50 (27 minutes)
1st Period 1:53 - 2:20 (27 minutes)
2nd Period 2:23 - 2:50 (27 minutes)3rd Period 2:53 - 3:20 (27 minutes)
"Yearbook is having a clearance sale. All yearbooks from the following years are being marked down to $10!" (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014). Email email@example.com for further information or to purchase one.
Saturday, October 24th - late registration Sept 19 - Oct 2
Saturday, December 12th - registration deadline Nov 6
High School Staff Professional Development
2 hour Delay Days for Professional Development
Wednesday October 21st
Wednesday November 18th
Wednesday March 16th
Wednesday April 20th
Wednesday May 11th
Course 1: Teach Like a Champ
Book: Lemov, D. (2010), Teach Like a Champion. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Course 2: Anytime, Anywhere: Today’s Learner
Book: Brooks-Young, Susan. (2010). Teaching with the Tools Kids Really Use. Corwin Press *Also has required reading from online sources
Course 3: In the Face of Poverty
Book 1: Payne, R. (2013). A Framework for Understanding Poverty: A cognitive approach. Highlands, TX: aha! Process, Inc.
Book 2: Jensen, E. (2009). Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What being poor does to kids’ brains and what schools can do about it. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.
Course 4: Virtual Field Tripping: Explore the World Without Leaving School
* No Book, has required reading from online sources
Course 5: Good to Great: Principles of Great Teaching
Book: Jackson, Robyn. (2008). Never Work Harder Than Your Students & Other Principles of GreatTeaching. Alexandria, VA: ASCD
Fri. 10/2 - Custodial Appreciation Day
10/10 - Homecoming Dance
10/11 - AppleButter Fest
10/12 - NO SCHOOL, District Professional Development Day
10/14 - PSAT Testing
10/14 - 9th Grade Hearing Screenings
10/14 - 9th Grade Jostens Class Ring Presentations
10/14 - 9th Grade PENTA Presentations
10/20 - HS Choir Concert, 7pm
10/21 - 2 hour delay, Staff Professional Development
10/23 - End of the first 9 weeks
10/26 - 10/30 - Fall OGT Testing
10/27 - HS Band Concert, 7pm
10/30 - Senior Night
11/4 - Parent Teacher Conferences, 4:00pm - 8:00pm
11/5 - No School - Parent Teacher Conferences, 10:00am - 8:00pm
11/6 - No School
11/9 - OLS Family Night
11/11 - Veterans Assembly
Senior Panoramic Photograph
News from Athletics
The Otsego Softball team is selling Otsego Decals once again this year. Show your Otsego Pride! They are $5. Click Here for the order form. This is a fundraiser for the team. Thank you for your support!
‘Otsego Athletics’ is on Twitter and Facebook. Follow for high school scores and other athletic department information. Also, if you’d like to receive athletic news and updates by email please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list.
Fall Sports Schedule
HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC DATES
October 02 V @ Lake – 7:00
October 03 JV (H) Lake – 10:00
October 09 V (H) Elmwood – 7:00 *Homecoming and Fireworks
October 10 JV @ Elmwood – 10:00
October 16 V (H) Rossford – 7:00 *Little Knights
October 17 JV @ Rossford – 10:00
October 23 @ Fostoria – 7:00
October 24 JV (H) Fostoria – 10:00
October 30 V (H) Genoa – 7:00 *Senior Night
October 03 @ Archbold – 9:00
October 06 @ Elmwood – 6:00
October 08 (H) Lake – 6:00
October 10 (H) Evergreen – 10:00
October 13 (H) Eastwood – 6:00
October 15 @ Fostoria – 6:00
October 03 @ Rossford – 11:00
October 08 @ Eastwood – 5:00
October 10 (H) Clay – 11:00
October 15 (H) Lake – 5:00
October 03 (H) Rossford – 11:00
October 06 (H) Rogers – 5:00
October 08 (H) Eastwood – 5:00
October 13 (H) Bowsher – 5:00
October 15 @ Lake – 5:00
October 03 Clay Inv. @ Pearson Park – 9:00
October 10 Fostoria Inv. @ Fostoria HS – 9:00
October 17 NBC Championships @ Eell’s Park – 10:00
October 01 Sectionals @ Detwiller – 9:00
News from the Cafeteria
Dealing with your children’s school money just got a lot easier! You can now add money to their accounts for meals, pay for school-related fees online securely and even see what they are buying. Online Lunch Payment System
For more information, go to www.K12PaymentCenter.com or call the Otsego Local School District at 419-823-4381 ext. 1104. You can also contact Jeanne Jeffers, Food Service Supervisor at email@example.com
Please visit https://www.k12paymentcenter.com/HowDoesTheProgramWork.aspx to see a video on how to start managing your child’s account online today!
Click the links to Download the 2015-2016 Lunch and Breakfast Schedules. If you have questions please email our Food Service Supervisor, Jeanie Jeffers
Horizon Youth Theater Presents: Seussification of Romeo & Juliet (Click the Link)
Veteran's Day Breakfast and Assembly - We will once again have a Veteran’s Day Assembly and breakfast to honor our local Veterans. There will be a flyer put up around the community, but if you could start spreading the word, we would appreciate it. Breakfast is free to all veterans and Otsego Senior Citizens. Breakfast will start at 8:15 in the High School Commons. The program will start at 9:15 in the High School gym. Please CLICK HERE to RSVP for the breakfast. If you are not able to RSVP online please call Lisa Austin at 419-823-4381 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indoor Walking Program - The Elementary Building will be open in the evenings from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm for community members that would like to walk the halls. The building will only be open when school is in session. There will not be indoor walking hours when school is canceled or it is a holiday. There will also be a course map that will tell you the distance traveled, along with a sign-in sheet as you enter the elementary building.
Communication with the High School
1. District Website www.otesgoknights.org (The district website has all the academic and athletic calendars and the HS posts their daily announcements on the website as well)
2. Remind 101 (Text to: 81010 Message: @otseg there is no "o" at the end just @otseg. Thats it. You will receive a message that says you've been added to our group. You will receive text messages straight to your mobile device). If you don't want to text, you can go to https://www.remind.com/join and just type in (otseg) as the class code.
3. Twitter (follow @otsegohsoffice or @KosheaOHS)
4. District App:
Otsego Local Schools FAMILY NIGHT
Otsego Schools would like to announce our 1st ever “family night” on Monday, November 9th. The goal of Family Night is to encourage families to take the evening to focus on each other and spend time together as a family in whatever way works for your family.
There will be NO homework and NO assignments or tests the next day. There will also be NO athletic practices or any other extra-curricular activities on family night.
We hope you can take advantage of this night and celebrate being a family! Spending time with your family is a great investment, an investment that doesn’t take a lot of money. It just takes time and commitment. Our lives are all extremely busy and fast paced. We all need reminded from time to time how important spending quality time with your family is. Research shows that the benefits of family time on a regular basis can increase academic performance, decrease behavioral problems, decrease violence, and decreases the chances of drug abuse.
A few ideas to get you started thinking about your evening together.
Games: Play your favorite family board game or card game
Dinner: Plan a meal together and cook together
Memories: Look through old photos and family videos
Get Creative: Create an art project, crafts, or build something as a family
Get Fit: If the weather is nice, go for a long walk in a park as a family
We are also working with area businesses to offer discounts at local restaurants, movie theaters, and other family fun activities. We will provide more details on these locations later this month. We will continue to provide information on Otsego Family Night, as we get closer to the day. If at all possible, please clear your calendar on November 9th and spend time with family!