Otsego High School

Weekly Newsletter (Week 5)

From the Desk of Mr. O'Shea

September Students of the Month

Otsego Equestrian Team

Congrats to the Equestrian Team. The equestrian team had another successful meet this past Sunday and is hoping to keep their lead to qualify for the state meet. The last regular meet is this Sunday at the Wood County Fairgrounds at 9 am. The state meet is on October 6 at the Fulton County Fairgrounds.

Goodwill PASS it on CHALLENGE

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Suicidal thoughts are real and often begin when a person feels like the world would be better off without them. Sometimes, the most powerful tool to help someone is to simply reach out with friendship and words of love and encouragement.


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Spirit Wear Fundraiser

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Creative Writing Club

Attention high school students! Do you love Creative Writing? If so, please join Mrs. Krupp in Success every first and Third Thursday during Success Period.

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Senior Essentials

This year Lifetouch Photography will be coming out to our campus on Tuesday, October 29th to take all the seniors individual yearbook pictures. We will be making announcements throughout the next few weeks notifying all seniors and the yearbook advisor will be sending a letter home with more details.
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One School, One Book.

Chop Wood, Carry Water is the book we have selected this year as our One School, One Book read.

Guided by "Akira-sensei," John comes to realize the greatest adversity on his journey will be the challenge of defeating the man in the mirror. This powerful story of one boy's journey to achieve his life long goal of becoming a samurai warrior, brings the Train to be Clutch curriculum to life in a powerful and memorable way.

  • Many people love the idea of becoming great, not many fall in love with the process.
  • Many people love the idea of the process, not many do the work.
  • Chop Wood Carry Water is not a magic potion that you can read once by yourself or with your team and expect transformation overnight.
  • You must do the work.
  • Greatness takes what it takes.
  • Everyone wants to be great until they see what greatness requires.
  • There are no shortcuts.
  • There is no such thing as microwaveable greatness.

Students will be encouraged to read and focus on one chapter a week, that's right just ONE. Each chapter is only 1-3 pages long. At the beginning of each week, I will email guided notes and, thoughts, challenges, and reflection questions for each chapter. I am looking forward to falling in love with the process of becoming great this year with our students and staff.

Parents and Community Members, there will be extra copies in the High School Office on hand for free if you would like to join us.

JOIN THE CONVERSATION - CLICK HERE for Reflection Questions/Challenges.

Comfortable Care Initiative

Alex Richardson is working on his Eagle Scout Project. He is collecting NEW, UNUSED ITEMS ONLY for teenagers ages 12-18 receiving treatment at Promedica Toldeo Children's Hospital. He will be placing collection boxes in the school offices and at the Haskins Village Hall today through September. Please see the flyer below for a list of items he is looking for.

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Counselors Corner

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Community Scholarship Page

The 2019-2020 Community Scholarships page is now active.


If you receive any scholarships let Mrs. Clark know and she will begin adding them to her files for seniors.

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Ohio Northern University

Fall visit dates information ($2,000 scholarships for all who attend):

Ohio Northern University will be hosting Polar Preview Day visit programs on September 21, October 19, and November 9. These Saturday visit days are open to all high school students and their families. The program includes campus tours, information on admissions and financial aid, academic sessions with ONU faculty, and a complimentary lunch. Through our partnership with RaiseMe, all students can earn a $2,000 scholarship to attend ONU for coming to one of our visit days (or a personal campus visit). Register at onu.edu/visit.

(Please note, we are also open most Saturdays throughout the school year for individual visits. We hear from students and parents that we are one of the very few colleges/universities that also offer faculty appointments on Saturdays.)

ONU campus updates:

1) For your students interested in Engineering and Computer Science, we have opened our new state-of-the-art Engineering building. This new facility is able to accommodate 600 students and includes 10,000 square feet of large-scale project and design space for capstone projects and competitive design projects and a state-of-the-art cybersecurity laboratory.

2) The average financial aid package for students entering ONU this fall was $23,500. We continue to offer significant academic scholarships, as well as scholarships for students majoring in the visual and performing arts. In addition, students interested in participating in a music ensemble (including the ONU Marching Band) can earn a scholarship.

3) ONU has recently added a new major in Data Analytics. This interdisciplinary program allows students to choose between four focus areas: geography, marketing, social media, and health informatics.


Athletics Department

Athletic Reverse Raffle

Please consider purchasing an Athletics Reverse Raffle Ticket. Help support our Athletes and Athletic Programs. See Below for Event Details.
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Oivia Jackson

Congrats to Junior, Oliva Jackson for being honored as the 13abc Athlete of the week.

Game Schedules

***For the most up to date Schedules please go to the main HS Website, these only get posted once per week and may not reflect changes. High School Website with updated Dates


Otsego Athletics is on Twitter and Facebook. Follow (@OtsegoAthletics) for high school scores and other athletic department information.

Friday Night Football Home Schedule/Events

This year at each home football game we have special events planned. Please take a look at the schedule below.

Sept 27th

FB - Home Eastwood (Homecoming)

Alumni Dinner

Oct 11th

FB - Home Elmwood

Family Night - Elementary PTO will have games set up near the stadium including bounce houses, and a dunk tank.

Oct 18th

FB - Home Rossford

Military/First Responders - All Active and retired military personnel and first responders will get in free to the game.

Nov 1st

FB - Home Genoa (Senior Night)

Music Department

Leah Dubler Spends Summer Performing in World Class Drum Corps

2018 Otsego graduate, Leah Dubler, spent the summer traveling the U.S. and competing with the Crossmen Drum Corps out of San Antonio, Texas. The Crossmen are a part of Drum Corps International, Marching Music’s Major League™, an organization that produces events for the world’s most elite and exclusive marching ensembles of student musicians and performers. Dubler is the first Otsego band member or alumnus to march in one of these prestigious groups.

Dubler, who played trumpet in the corps, auditioned for the group in November of 2018. After making it, she performed/competed in 14 states, including Wisconsin, Kansas, Wyoming, Colorado, Texas, Arkansas, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. The 2019 DCI season culminated with World Championships at Lucas Oil Field in Indianapolis, August 8-10. The Crossmen competed in Prelims and Semi-finals, securing a spot among the elite top 12 DCI corps who compete in Finals. They placed 11th in the 2019 Finals.

Dubler was active in band and choir at Otsego and is currently a sophomore pharmacy major at Ohio Northern University, where she plays in both marching band and concert band.


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Transportation Department

Bus Communication

Sign up to receive text messages from our Transportation Department!

High School & JH Buses (Bus Routes for grades 6-12 & Penta)

Text: @otsbus6-12

to: 81010

Food Service Department

If you have questions please email our Food Service Supervisor, Jeanne Jeffers or follow on twitter @Otsego_Cafe

Community News and Information

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Beauty Comes From The Heart/Homecoming Edition

Friday September 6th from 4:00-6:00

Saturday, September 7th from 10:00am-1:00 pm

Saturday, September 14th from 10:00 am-1:00pm

At West Clinton Mennonite Church

18029 Co. Rd. C (corner of C & 18), Wauseon, Ohio 43567

This is the 5th year that the Homecoming event will be held. This year over 750+ short dresses will be offered in many colors and sizes from 0-24! Along with the short dresses, shoes , jewelry, purses, men’s Suits, shirts, pants, and ties will be available for your special occasion. Nothing is priced and everything is offered by donation only (and if you can’t donate it is FREE!) The money donations collected will be given to NW Ohio Rescue and Restore Coalition ,6 County Chapter (Defiance, Williams, Fulton, Henry, Paulding and Putnam) for helping the survivors of Human Trafficking in NW Ohio.

Join our Facebook group: Beauty Comes From The Heart for any updates on this or future events. Any questions please contact coordinator, Lori King at 419-822-7379.

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Sentinel Job Opportunity

The Sentinel-Tribune is looking for a paper delivery person. Monday through Saturday delivery for 30 customers in Grand Rapids, $129.00 monthly. Phone the Sentinel at 419 352-4611.

Communication with the High School

Below are ways to connect with us and to have access to updates and communications from us. Please remember that we desire two-way communication and encourage everyone to reach out to us and ask questions, voice concerns, and give feedback. Thank You.

  1. High School Website: CLICK HERE The Otsego High School website will more effectively highlight what is important to us and the community. We keep the high school site updated with pictures, news articles, and other important information regarding the district and the building.

  2. Twitter: (follow @otsegohsoffice @OtsegoAthletics or @KosheaOHS)

  3. Remind 101: The HS office will communicate with parents and students by text and/or email. This is a free service provided by Remind 101. We use Remind 101 for quick reminders on HS deadlines and important events.

    We separate each class by students and parents. Being the parent of a High Schooler usually means maintaining a hectic schedule while trying to rely on a teenager relaying important information to you. Sign up for Remind to stay informed. Please sign up with the below codes:

    Students, please sign up for your class using the designated code:
    Class of 2020: text @otsego2020 to the number 81010
    Class of 2021: text @otsego2021 to the number 81010
    Class of 2022: text @otsego2022 to the number 81010
    Class of 2023: text @otsego2023 to the number 81010.

    Parents, please sign up for any group using the designated code
    Class of 2020 parent: text @hs20parent to the number 81010
    Class of 2021 parent: text @hs21parent to the number 81010
    Class of 2022 parent: text @hs22parent to the number 81010
    Class of 2023 parent: text @hs23parent to the number 81010

2019 - 2020 Calendars

Please click the calendars below to view important dates and information. All calendar dates are subject to change from time to time and should be referred to regularly.

2019 - 2020 Detailed Monthly Calendar - CLICK HERE

*Dates are subject to change and this calendar should be checked regularly.

2019 - 2020 Holistic Calendar - CLICK HERE

*Dates are subject to change and this calendar should be checked regularly.

2019 - 2020 Testing Calendar - Click Here

*Dates are subject to change and this calendar should be checked regularly.