The Week Ahead

12/9/19 to 12/13/19

Your guide to the coming week at ORRHS

Good morning students and parents,

Your guide to the coming week:





Monday December 9, 2019

ORRHS Day 2


Bulldog Block: Mentor Monday


Today’s lunch is chicken tenders


5:30 p.m-Martin’s Auto School will meet in room 252 Dec. 9 through the 16th.


6:30 p.m.- Athletic Booster Club Parent Meeting- Library Commons, New members are always welcome.








Tuesday December 10, 2019

ORRHS Day 3


Bulldog Block: Peer Tutoring; Mural Information Session


Today’s lunch is chicken fajita bowl


AFS Club will meet in the Library Common at 2:10


Model UN will be meeting after school today at 2:15 in Mr. Chase's room! We hope to see you there!


Mock Trial Club meeting after school today in Mr. Apperson’s room. We look forward to seeing old and new members!


SCI-FI AND STRATEGY CLUB meeting from 2:05 to 3:05 today in Room 250


Ski Club- meeting in the Media Room 2:05 Today


Writing Club meeting after school today in the Library Computer Lab. Come and enjoy the work of fantastic authors and the voyage of writing your own work!





Wednesday December 11, 2019

ORRHS Day 4


Bulldog Block: Sign Language Club; UMass Dartmouth College Now Info Session


Today’s lunch is ham and cheese croissant


6:30 p.m.- School Committee Meeting-Media Room






Thursday, December 12 , 2019

ORRHS Day 5


Bulldog Block- Tea Club; Combined Bland; Latin Club


Today’s lunch is American chop suey


2:10 p.m.-Student Council Meeting

Community Service Learning Club Meeting Room 320

GSA Meeting in the Library Computer Lab-All are welcome


6:00 p.m.-Italy Trip Parents Meeting-Library Commons


6:00 p.m.- Joint School Committee meeting - Media Room







Friday December 13, 2019

ORRHS Day 6


5:30 a.m.- A.F.S. Trip to NYC


7:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.-Stuff-A- Cruiser will be in the parking lot in front of the school accepting unwrapped Toys for Toys for Tots.


Bulldog Block: Big Brother/ Big Sister; Ski Club; Yoga ; Hack Club-New members welcome.


Today’s lunch is chicken tenders and mozzarella sticks






Saturday December 14, 2019

11:00 am Home Varsity Girls Ice Hockey Game vs Barnstable at Gallo Ice Arena

12:00 pm Home Varsity Girls & Boys Indoor Track Meet at GNBRVTHS






Additional Information:

The South Coast Chamber of Commerce is offering a free tour of Factory 5 Racing in Wareham on Wednesday, January 8th from 8:30 to 11:30. Lunch is included. Please sign up in the Main Office by January 3rd. Space is limited. For more info, visit https://www.factoryfive.com/


Get in the spirit of the season and give back to your community! The Mattapoisett Tree Lighting is Saturday, December 14th from 3-5. They are looking for volunteers for face painting and to help the children at the craft table. Arrival time at Shipyard Park should be around 2:30 and depart after cleanup. It’s always a fun time!

Contact Maria Lynch to confirm @ (508) 441-9618 or 6rialynch@gmail.com


Do you want to be part of a great cause? Community Service Learning Club will be collecting toys for “Toys for Tots” in the lobby from December 2nd to 13th. “Stuff a Cruiser” will be held on Friday, December 13th in the High School front parking lot from 7 am to 10 am.

make a difference.pdf


Entry forms for the In-school Volleyball Tournament on December 20th are due next Friday, December 13th to Mrs. Cowen or Mr. Cabe. First 16 teams to pass in a completed entry form will be entered into the tournament. Good Luck!


Attention all artists - Staff and Students! Have you admired the mural "Coalescence" in the upstairs hallway? Are you interested in creating or painting a mural on wooden panels that will be a permanent part of ORRHS? Sign up for an informational meeting during bulldog block on Tuesday, December 10th, in the library. To complete a google form with your ideas, access http://bit.ly/coremurals at any time. Submissions are due by December 20th.

Attention College Bound Juniors and Seniors - UMass Dartmouth has an alternative

admissions option known as College Now. Students eligible to apply using this alternative

admissions option must be either First Generation College Bound (first in family to

attend a 4 year college) or be of low-income status, as defined by federal guidelines. Applicants must have a minimum of a 2.0 high school GPA to be eligible for admissions. There will be an information session on Wednesday, December 11, during bulldog block, in guidance. If you are interested in learning more about this program please see your counselor prior to signing up.


Attention Freshman – Counselors will be facilitating small freshmen groups to discuss the transition to the high school and making the most of the high school experience. Students will receive passes in homeroom the day of their scheduled group meeting. Meetings will last approximately 30 minutes, will be held in the guidance conference room, and will take place during a directed study hall.


Attention JUNIORS and SENIORS - college/university information sessions have begun. You must sign up in guidance, online through Naviance, or with your mentor to attend a session. You can find the list of college/university representatives, dates, and times in guidance, on the guidance web page or on Naviance. To access Naviance use your student username and password. This list is updated often so please continue to check it. If you have any questions please see your counselor. You must sign up no later than 24 hours in advance for a college visit here at ORR. You may NOT sign up the day of the visit.

UMass Dartmouth, College Now, (alternative admissions) December 11 @ 10:15

Army National Guard, January 8 @ 10:20


Attention seniors:

· Please submit your yellow sheets to your guidance counselor 10 school days before your deadline.

· Please bring copies of your college acceptance letters to guidance.


Attention College-Bound Seniors - Term 1 grades are now published. If you have ALREADY applied to college and now wish to have your term 1 grades sent, please see your guidance counselor. An official request must be made, as term 1 grades are not automatically sent to colleges that you have already applied to!


Attention seniors:

A representative from Bristol Community College will be here on Wednesday, December 18 for “On the Spot Admissions Day”. Senior students are offered same day admittance and the application fee is waived. To take advantage of this one time opportunity you must see your guidance counselor to sign up by Thursday, December 12.


“On the Spot Admissions Day” for Massasoit Community College will be held here on Thursday, December 19. Senior students are offered same day admittance and the application fee is waived. To take advantage of this one time opportunity you must see your guidance counselor to sign up by Monday, December 16. If you have any questions, please see your guidance counselor.


Applications are now available in guidance for the Project Contemporary Competitiveness Advanced Studies Program (PCC). PCC is a 4 to 6 week intellectually enriching and socially stimulating residential program at the campus of Stonehill College. To learn more about this amazing summer opportunity please go to their website at www.pccasp.org. The deadline to submit completed applications to guidance is no later than January 27th.


Applications and information for UMass Dartmouth's PRIMES Program (Pre-introduction to Math, Engineering & Science) are now available in guidance. The collaboration between Lockheed Martin and the University of MA Dartmouth offers 20 weeks of Math enrichment tutorials, robotic activities, SAT and MCAS testing preparation, College access/financial aid, application information and assistance, parental support, hands-on field trips and cultural activities to high school students free of charge. UMass D Primes assist the young men and women in creating the building blocks needed to achieve higher education and prepare them for future employment in engineering. Completed applications should be returned to the guidance office as soon as possible. A parent/student orientation will be held in December at Lockheed Martin.


Dual Enrollment opportunity at Cape Cod Community College: Cape Cod Community College will be offering the Introduction to Aviation and Aerospace course once again for Spring semester (Jan. 24 – May 15). The course will be held on Friday afternoons (3:30 – 6:00 p.m.) at the state-of-the-art CCCC hangar facility at the Plymouth Airport. While this course is available to all students, it provides a perfect opportunity for high school juniors or seniors to take an introductory course if they think they may be interested in pursuing a career in Aviation Maintenance Technology at CCCC or a career in Aviation at any institution. Complete the Dual Enrollment application found on our website here. Students will also be required to attend a Dual Enrollment Information Session before registering for the course. Please inform your counselor once you apply. The deadline to register is January 10 but you should start the process as soon as possible!


Any student interested in taking a Spring Dual Enrollment class at BCC please see your guidance counselor. Completed applications will be due in guidance no later than January 10th.


The College Board's expected release date for PSAT scores is December 9th (for our state).

Students will be able to access their scores through their online college board account. If you do not have a college board account, you may create one. PLEASE NOTE: If there's a chance you have already created an account, DO NOT MAKE A NEW ONE. Multiple accounts can make it difficult to get your PSAT/NMSQT score, as well as other information. Try "forgot username and/or password."

To create a new account:

Go to collegeboard.org

Choose PSAT/NMSQT

Click on get ready for scores-create a free account now. Please be sure to make a note of your login and password info. In January, the school should receive a paper copy of your score report and at that time we will pass them back.

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