Wildcat News

Oak Harbor High School | May 2021 Issue


May 1 | National School Principal Day

May 3-7 | Teacher Appreciation Week

May 6 | Virtual Senior Parent information night

May 9 | Mother's Day

May 11 | Term 6 begins

May 12 | National School Nurse Day

May 21 | Friday Night Lights | Senior Event

May 31 | Memorial Day | No School


Hello Wildcat Families,

It seems like we just got started, and it is the beginning of May! It is so nice to have the majority of the students back on campus--they seem to be happy as well.

It is the home stretch for our seniors. Please check out our senior page for all the senior activities we have planned to celebrate this, the first of many milestones into adulthood. Check out the list of scheduled events on our website under Families/Graduation. Graduation Link. For the rest of our underclassmen, this is not the time to “let off the gas” just because the weather is beautiful. We have lost so much time, and we need to dig in and finish well to help get ready for next year.

The student part of registration has begun, and your student has had their opportunities to select classes for next year. Finalized schedules will be ready on August, 30th. Please contact your student's counselor for assistance.

Go Cats,

Nate Salisbury


Attention Seniors:

It is time to submit your pictures for the Class of 2021 Senior Slideshow. Please submit your school-appropriate pictures to Mr. Laiblin at jlaiblin@ohsd.net no later than May 28th. Each Senior is limited to no more than 3 pictures in the slide show. Please try to avoid big portrait-size pictures (They do not work well in the slideshow.).

Attention Senior Students in National Honor Society (NHS): May 28th is the last day you can submit your justification for why you believe you qualify for NHS Honors at Graduation. Please email Mr. Fisher and Mr. Laiblin your justification, citing service and NHS attendance at meeting records, at mfisher@ohsd.net and jlaiblin@ohsd.net.

Click here for Senior Farewell Tour Dates

Virtual Senior Parent Information Night

This is a Facebook Live event (link will be sent to senior families soon)

May 6, 2021, at 6 p.m.

You don't want to miss this if you have a senior!

Pat Tang, Class of 2024

Emily Hilberdink, Sophomores-Seniors A-Di

Anna Chargualaf, Sophomores-Seniors Do-K

Stacey Mahoney, Sophomores-Seniors L-Q

Denise Waller, Sophomores-Seniors R-We

Christy Kellison, College & Career, Sophomores-Seniors Wh-Z

AP Exams

Exams will start May 3, 2021. Students will need to report to the exam room 30 minutes before the start of the exam.

Please contact our AP coordinator, Christy Kellison. If you have any questions.

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Seniors Scholarship Declaration Forms Students should report to Mrs. Kellison all scholarship offers received from colleges, state/national organizations, and/or the military. To have these awards listed in the commencement brochure and recognized at Senior Scholarship Night, the awards must be submitted no later than May 14th. (Local scholarships from the OHHS website listing do not need to be included as Mrs. Kellison already has this information). Scholarship Form Link

Post-Secondary Planning Reminders for Juniors - Juniors should be taking steps now to prepare themselves for their pathway after high school. Here are some things they should be doing now to prepare:

  • Explore Xello or College Board (www.collegeboard.org) to find educational programs that meet career interests.

  • Take the ACT and/or SAT if a four-year university or college-bound.

  • Register with the NCAA (www.ncaa.org) if student-athlete plan on playing college sports.

  • Visit college campuses for a tour.

  • Start the application process if interested in attending a military service academy.

  • Speak with a recruiter if interested in enlisting in the military.

  • Prepare a resume and evaluate extracurricular activities and leadership positions.

  • Use summer vacation to gain work experience, complete an internship opportunity or participate in a summer enrichment activity.

Students who took the ASVAB on April 21, 2021, can pick up their score reports in the counseling Center.

College Virtual Info Sessions

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Parent Resources (links from newsletter above)

One of the strengths of the CharacterStrong curriculum is the relationships it builds between students to peers, students and school staff, students and family, and students and the greater community. This is done through intentional relationship-building activities that put a daily and weekly focus on what is most important to making this happen. We need to be reminded more than we need to be taught.

May Character Dare


Find or watch your favorite inspirational online video clip. Think about why the clip inspires you and bring it up at your next family gathering or meeting with friends.

Family Discussion:

Create a story as a family. One person starts and says two sentences, and the next person picks up where they left off. Go around, so each person has a chance to add two or three items. Afterward, discuss why creativity is so important.

Attention Athletes:

Boys’ & Girls’ Basketball, Boys’ Swim, Boys’ & Girls’ Wrestling & Boys’ Tennis will begin on Monday, May 10th. In order to be eligible on the first day you must have a current sport physical and have completed the “Online Athletic Form” which is available through parents’ family access in Skyward. Updates about winter sports will be coming soon to our website oakharborathletics.com. We are looking forward to our third sport season. If you have any additional questions please contact the Athletic Office at 360-279-5850.
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OHHS SkillsUSA State Gold Medal Winners

OHHS SkillsUSA Chapter has had an outstanding year. Despite being virtual for a good part of the year, OHHS led our region as the school with the most competitors in the region with 13 qualifying to go to the state competition. April 19-23, students competed in Technical Drafting, Automobile Maintenance Light Repair, Job Interview, Engineering Technical Design, Culinary Arts, Commercial Baking, and Job Skill Demonstration.

OHHS had a great showing at state with the following state gold medal winners qualifying to compete at Nationals in June:

Technical Drafting: Mia Winstead

Commercial Baking: Madalyn Ward

Culinary Arts: Matthew Isgrigg

Engineering Technical Design: Team of 3: Ashlyn LeClerq, Erastine Gee, and Mia Winstead

Also medaling were:

Thomas Mayhew, Bronze in Automotive Maintenance Light Repair

Matthew Isgrigg, Bronze in Job Skill Demo A

Ashlyn LeClerq, Silver Technical Drafting

Erastine Gee, Bronze Technical Drafting

In addition to these medalists; our Chapter was selected as one of 24 National Models of Excellence Chapters in the Technical Skills Grounded in Academics category for the Montana Mask project our engineering team did in conjunction with the Robotics team in the spring of 2020. Ashlyn LeClerq and Tyler Anders will be representing our chapter in June as they compete to be selected as the top chapter in this category.

Please join me and all the SkillsUSA Advisors in congratulating and celebrating these students and the chapter on their outstanding success!!

Liberty Club

The Liberty Club will have ILY pins & stickers during lunch while supplies last. Only $2 and all proceeds will be donated to Ryan's House. See Mrs. Christensen for more details.

Advisory Wednesdays

On Wednesdays this year, you will have school, but it will be asynchronous.

Asynchronous refers to a school day without live online learning. You will still be meeting with your Advisory Teachers from 9:50 am-10:20 am. This will be the only live meeting on Wednesdays. What you do need to get done, however, is the work that is posted on each teacher’s Google Classroom page. That is how you will both be counted for attendance, and do the assignments that will earn you that grade that you work so hard for. So make sure that you are getting on to the Classroom page, complete, and submit those tasks on Wednesdays.

Need Extra help with Homework?

Resources are available

National Honor Society

Students are available for tutoring assistance, by appointment only. Please allow 3-5 days' notice. If interested, contact Jeff Laiblin at jlaiblin@ohsd.net

Sno-Isle Library

HelpNow is Live Homework Help, Skills Building, and Writing Workshop for grades 3-12. One-to-one online tutors are available from 1-11 pm, seven days per week.


Offers round-the-clock professional tutors who can assist with homework, studying, test preparation, resume writing, and more. Active-duty service members, National Guard, and Reserve personnel on active duty in a deployed status, Defense Department civilians in a deployed status and their dependents are eligible to participate.

Please visit OHHS Website for more information on these resources and more.

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Graduation Lei's

Orders are now being accepted for a Graduation Lei. Click here for online orders. Paper order will be available in the front office soon. Email ohhspto@gmail.com if you have any questions.

New Serving Locations and Times

Starting May 3rd, lunch serving times are 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Broadview Elementary School (473 SW Fairhaven)
  • Crescent Harbor Elementary School (330 Crescent Harbor Rd)
  • North Whidbey Middle School (67 NE Izett)
  • Oak Harbor High School (1 Wildcat Way)
  • Olympic View Elementary School (380 NE Regatta)
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End of the Year Reminders


Lost and Found has a collection of things. Please stop by and make sure you claim your lost items before they get donated. There will be an announcement for an opportunity to look through lost and found this week.


Library books can be turned in at any time, even if you have an old book from previous years. The library is open during the day except during AP testing. There is also a dropbox for library books and textbooks by the library vending machines. Please turn in any book you are not using at this time. Thank you.


FInes can be managed in Skyward. Log in to skyward and click fee management. If your student has any fines, they will be listed here. If you have any questions or need assistance in skyward access please call the front office.


Student parking is in the yellow area only and is first-come, first-serve.

Student drop-off and pick-up should be in the red area only.

Visitors to our campus may use designated spaces in the staff parking area.

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Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3 - 7

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