OHS Student Services Newsletter
Juniors - ACT State Testing Days
On Wednesday, February 28th, juniors will take the ACT® Workkeys exam. Juniors should report directly to the OHS Fieldhouse. This exam will run from 7:20am - 11:05am. Students will be able to enjoy a full lunch period before going to their block C class..
All juniors are required to take both the ACT® Plus Writing and the ACT® Workkeys exam. Students and their guardians should check Family Access for specific information about the purpose and content of the tests, as well as room assignments and what to bring to each test.
Upcoming Pride Offerings
1/17 - Anxiety Workshop: GALS Institute is back to talk about how test taking, interviewing for a job or making a new friend can be anxiety provoking and hard to do at first. Let Gals Institute give you tips and tools to reduce anxiety and take control of your goals for 2018. Sign up on Flexisched under GALS Institute Workshop
1/17 - Dual Enrollment Informational Meeting: Current juniors interested in earning technical college credit while in high school? Consider WCTC's Dual Enrollment Academy. Sign up on Flexisched under Student Services - Verhagen.
8th Grade Orientation Meeting
Monday, Jan. 22nd, 6:30-8pm
Oconomowoc Arts Center
At 7:30 that night, we will offer an informational meeting regarding Exceptional Academic Opportunities at Oconomowoc High School back in the OAC. OHS is proud to offer several rigorous, college-preparatory programs to challenge motivated learners. We will cover information about Advanced Placement (AP®) courses, International Baccalaureate (IB) programs, Project Lead the Way (PLTW) courses and the Global Education Achievement Certificate (GEAC).
Healing Hearts of Waukesha County
For more information, please check out their website: http://www.healingheartsofwaukeshaco.org/program/
Please review the OHS AP® and IB® Written Examination Calendar for May 2018.
Students enrolled in AP® & IB® courses at Oconomowoc High School are required to take the corresponding examinations. These written examinations provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned throughout the course. The score the student earns on the written exam will be used by colleges & universities for credit award and advanced placement decisions.
Students must plan for these examinations in advance and make adjustments to work schedules and other commitments. There are no make-up examinations.
Please note that this OHS AP® & IB® examination calendar differs from the calendars found on public websites. Our calendar is adjusted (with approval from the College Board® and the IBO®) to account for conflicts among these exams.
College Tuition Reciprocity Agreements
What is a reciprocity agreement?
Non-resident (out-of-state) admission fees and tuition are reduced or eliminated if you are a reciprocity student. Wisconsin has reciprocity agreements with Minnesota public state schools as well as some other schools in the Midwest. Please see links below for additional information and applications.
Midwest Student Exchange: http://msep.mhec.org/
Seniors Text @bahc39 to 81010
Juniors Text @k77bk to 81010
Sophomores Text @a4hk7c to 81010
Freshmen Text @e3k3fc to 81010
ACT Test Prep
Are you looking to prepare for the ACT test? Do you wish to improve upon your score from a previous test? Seniors, do you want to improve your score for college applications and/or scholarship opportunities? ACT Test prep classes will be starting soon!! Sign up now!!!
The Wisconsin Test Prep course consists of seven sessions that focus on all four ACT® test subject areas. Because our curriculum uses actual ACT® test problems, students gain a distinct competitive edge on test day.
Next prep course starts on February 5th, 2018
Stop by Student Services to pick up a brochure with registration information or go to www.wisconsintestprep.com for more information.
The following link highlights additional test prep resources: http://www.oasd.k12.wi.us/page.cfm?p=8885
FREE ONLINE (sample) ACT PREP COURSE on January 16th - register here: http://pages.act.org/Online-Prep-Live-Event.html
KEEP CHECKING OUR OHS WEBSITE FOR SCHOLARSHIPS
FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:
· OHS Student Services @OCONSCHOLARSHIP
Here are some current ones to check out:
Health Care Leaders Scholarship 1/29
Watertown Conservation Club Scholarship 1/31
WI Professional Police Assn. 2/1
BBB Student of Integrity due 3/1
Oconomowoc Scholarship Fund due 3/1
Chuck Petersen Scholarship due 3/5
And many more…now highlighted on the grid at http://www.oasd.k12.wi.us/page.cfm?p=8074
Save the Date: OHS Relay for Life!
Friday, May 11th, 5pm
Oconomowoc High School
All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society!
Please follow us on Twitter: @OconRelay
Free food given to anyone in need. No forms, no questions asked. Please bring your own bags or boxes.
- When: Friday, January 19th from 3-5:30pm (or until supplies last)
- Where: 45 Capitol Drive
ACT Registration Fee Waivers
ACT fee waivers are available for those who qualify. Please see eligibility criteria below:
- You must be enrolled in high school in the 11th or 12th grade.
- You must be a U.S. citizen OR an international student testing in the U.S., U.S. territories, or Puerto Rico.
- You must meet ONE or more of the indicators of economic need listed below:
- You’re enrolled in a federal free or reduced-price lunch program at school, based on USDA income levels (see table below).
- You’re enrolled in a program for the economically disadvantaged (for example, a federally funded program such as GEAR UP or Upward Bound).
- You reside in a foster home, are a ward of the state, or are homeless.
- Your family receives low-income public assistance or lives in federally subsidized public housing.
- Your family’s total annual income is at or below the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) levels for free or reduced-price lunches listed below
Fee waivers are available in Student Services. Please contact your school counselor for more information.