Information for the ORHS Wildcat Nation 01/11/2021 #158
Attention Parents of Seniors!!
In accordance with Governor Lee’s Executive Order #70 and in conjunction with the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association and ORHS Athletic Department, specific guidelines for attendance to Oak Ridge High School Basketball games at Wildcat Arena have been implemented:
Wildcat Arena Basketball Game Day Guidelines
In effect through January 19, 2021 per Executive Order #70
COVID-19 Guideline Requirements:
· Temperatures will be taken at door
· No one whose temperature measures above 100.4 will be permitted to enter
· Masks are MANDATORY and are to be worn at all times inside Wildcat Arena
· Social distancing
· Basketball Team - Limit of 12 players each team
· Basketball Coaches
· No Cheerleaders
· No Dance Team
· Immediate Household List
List provided by Home & Visiting Coaches to include:
Parents / Guardians / Step-parents / Grandparents / Siblings
· School Administrators
· Game / Facility Administrators
· Athletic Officials
· First Responders
· Media and Athletic Scouting personnel attending game in their professional capacity
· No Students or Community Members will be allowed to purchase tickets or attend the game (unless included on Immediate Household List as described above)
· Sold at door only
· $6 Adults / $5 Sr. Citizen & under 18
· Concessions will not be available
· Available on YouTube
· Oak Ridge Schools’ Channel 15
WATCH WILDCAT BASKETBALL LIVE!
Members of ORHS NJROTC participated in the special Wreaths Across America program on December 19th
CONGRATULATIONS JONATHAN MILLOWAY ON YOUR COMMITMENT TO CARNEGIE MELLON!!
BLACK HISTORY ART & POETRY CONTEST
ORHS WILDBAND IS HAVING AN "INSTRUMENT DRIVE!"
1. Does someone else living in the home have COVID? Do not send school age children to school and report this information to Lori Gupton, our school nurse immediately. 425-9604
2. Does your student exhibit any symptoms which might be related to COVID? Keep them home, report to Ms. Gupton for instructions.
3. Wear masks properly at all times when on campus.
ARE YOU A PART OF THE GROWING NUMBER OF PEOPLE ORDERING GROCERIES ONLINE AT KROGER????
It's easy to set up! Log into your Kroger account online, Select "My Account", "Select "Community Rewards" and search for "Oak Ridge High School" and options will appear! This is free money to our organizations who need your help today! Contact Mrs. Thompson if you need assistance - email@example.com
Oak Ridge High School Band Boosters
Oak Ridge High School Orchestra Boosters
Oak Ridge High School PTSO
KEY CLUB NEWS
CLASS OF 2024 PARENTS!
The school counselors have had the privilege of working with the students in the Class of 2024 over the last several weeks as we have been meeting with them to develop their high school course plan. The high school course plan is a rough draft of the courses they will take while in high school to meet both Tennessee State graduation requirements and college admission requirements.
In an effort to keep you in the loop throughout this process, the counselors have created a 15 minute informational video that explains course planning meetings, graduation requirements, and our upcoming visits to 9th grade guided studies/AVID to conduct career interest inventories. See below.
You are always welcome to reach out directly to your child’s counselor with any questions or concerns. The ORHS counselors are:
Paige Taylor, Last Names A-De - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashley Bennewitz, Last Names Di-I - email@example.com
Brianna Ottinger, Last Names J-M - firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelly Rowland, Last Names N-Sh - email@example.com
Heidi Foster, Last Names Si-Z - firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to working with you throughout your child’s four years at Oak Ridge High School!
OAK LOG ON SALE
1. We are OAK RIDGE CITY SCHOOLS - NOT Anderson County
2. Decisions are made by 5:15 am - at the latest and notifications will begin thereafter
3. Delay schedules can include - 1 hour delay (breakfast is served); 2 hour delay (no breakfast; or Full day cancellation.
4. Notification for families:
a. A Skyalert message will be made - phone calls are sent to the phone numbers on
file in Skyward. PLEASE make sure these phone numbers are up to date.
b. The ortn.edu website will be updated
c. Media outlets will be notified - WFIV; WYSH; WRJZ; TYLV; B97.5 = Radio
d. Look for Twitter announcement from @ORSchools
NEED A PARENT CANVAS ACCOUNT???
CLICK THIS LINK AND RECEIVE STEP - BY - STEP ASSISTANCE!
National Youth Science Camp Opportunity for STEM Minded Seniors
The National Science Foundation is accepting applications from high school seniors to attend the 2021 virtual National Youth Science Camp experience. Applicants must be willing to participate in all virtual sessions extending from June 28 through July 21, 2021.
This program is designed to interested students meeting the following qualifications:
- documented superior academic proficiency, including recognition in mathematics or the sciences.
- documented leadership abilities and social maturity through involvement in school or community activities.
- documented skills and achievements outside the realm of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and outside the realm of academia.
- demonstrate a curiosity and an eagerness to explore many and varied topics.
- intend to pursue higher education and a career in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics-related field.
Click here to view the 2021 National Youth Science Camp brochure.
To submit an electronic application, seniors can visit the National Science Foundation’s portal here. The deadline to submit applications is 5 p.m. CT/ 6 p.m. ET on February 28, 2021.
Seniors - Time to Start on Earning your Work Ethic Distinction
Students graduating with a district-developed work ethic distinction will be recognized upon graduation. This distinction will be useful for presentation to future employers for work-based learning, apprenticeships, and employment in a chosen field after graduation. Employers throughout Tennessee have indicated that students who present a document such as this, indicating desirable work habits, will be given preference for interviews. In order to earn such a distinction, students must exhibit certain characteristics by earning points on a Work Ethic The application form is available in the school counseling office or via this link: www.ortn.edu/Curriculum/CCTE/Work_Ethic.pdf
Students who attain at least 20 points on this form may deliver it at any time before April 1st, 2020 to Dr. Holly Cross at Oak Ridge High School, room CS244.
For the TN Promise standard, for practicality, there is a statewide COVID-19 exception to the expectation to earn the volunteer hours before earning the Work Ethic Distinction this year.
Most areas selected on the form can be verified in-house by Dr. Cross, once submitted. For those items that cannot be found in Skyward, students must present written verification of items selected. A signed certificate of completion will be provided by Dr. Cross for students to present to potential employers, once earned.
Senior Steering needs your pictures of the Class of 2021
NEWS FROM COUNSELING OFFICE!
VIRTUAL COLLEGE VISITS!
We have a virtual college visit scheduled on Thursday, January 14th at 3:15pm with a representative from Averett University. If you are interested in joining this visit, email Ms. Campbell at email@example.com and she will send you the link.
Class of 2021, Don't forget to fill out your FAFSA by February 1st!!! See below for resources to help you complete your FAFSA!
Need help with FAFSA?
Monday – Thursday: 8am – 7pm (CT)
Friday: 8am – 4pm (CT)
Saturday: 10am – 3pm (CT)
Monday, January 11: 6pm (CT)
Monday, January 25: 6pm (CT)
Wednesday, January 20:
4pm – 7pm (CT)
**NEW SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION**
Students interested in being nominated for the Savanah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Distinguished Scholars Award should submit their name, and a brief statement indicating why you should be considered for this award, to Ms. Taylor, no later than Friday, January 22nd. This renewable award is $20,000 per year for tuition, and can be used at any SCAD location. For more information, stop by the Counseling Office.
Find Scholarship information!
COUNSELOR/TEACHER RECOMMENDATION DEADLINES
Please be aware of the dates below. These dates reflect the three weeks’ notice REQUIRED by the ORHS counselors/teachers for College Admissions/Scholarship recommendation letters.
Please keep to these deadlines as counselors/teachers are writing many recommendations for multiple students during these dates. We want to write the best recommendations for you that we can so we greatly appreciate this “lead time” to assure that we’ve provided the best letter possible for YOU and YOUR accomplishments these past four years.
ORHS PLAYERS HAVE HAD A GREAT WEEK!
Congratulations Jaxon Adams!!
Why chosen: Adams was an all-region selection for the Wildcats, recording 41 total tackles, four tackles for loss and a team-high 7.5 sacks. Well done, Jaxon! We are all proud of you!!
Congratulations Ainsley Patrick!!
Why chosen: The Tulane beach volleyball signee recorded 249 kills, 199 digs and 89 aces. Well done, Ainsley!! We are all proud of you!
BASKETBALL SCHEDULE - WITH THE MULTIPLE COVID CHANGES
ALL THINGS "ACT"
"OPENING OF SCHOOL" INFORMATION
Need a Driver's Permit??
Free & Reduced Lunch Forms
We often have juniors and seniors who do not fill out the form because they eat off campus. However, those who qualify can receive reduction waivers for ACT and AP Exams. It is also imperative for student athletes who will need to qualify for assistance in some colleges. Eligibility is based on whether or not the student was enrolled in F/R their final year of high school. Please contact Dr. Larrissa Henderson, Director of Pupil Services if you have additional questions. 425-9009 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Student athlete medical form
SUPPORT ORHS CLASSROOMS/ATHLETICS/CLUBS WHEN YOU SHOP!
FOOD CITY BUCKS!
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
DO YOU USE CURBSIDE PICKUP at Kroger and no longer receive a paper receipt??? The receipt can be viewed online and can be scanned by your phone from any computer. Log into your Kroger account; Choose My Purchases; Purchase Details; and in the right corner click "View Receipt."
No more clipping, no more guilt! Download the Box Tops for Education APP. Scan your APP every time you go shopping, and all qualifying Box Tops will automatically load and support ORHS! It's super easy! Find those receipts and start scanning! If you want to just send receipts to the office to Mrs. Thompson, she will scan them for you and shred them afterwards!
All Box Top funds go to support our CDC classrooms!
SAVE THOSE SODA CAPS!
ORHS HIGH SCHOOL ORGANIZATIONS TO CHOOSE FROM ARE:
- Wildcat Football Boosters Club
- Oak Ridge High School Band Boosters
- Oak Ridge High School Orchestra Booster Club
- Oak Ridge Public Schools Education Foundation Inc
- Oak Ridge High School Parent Teacher Student Organization
Follow your class on social media
CLASS OF 2022: https://www.facebook.com/groups/265859534437549
CLASS OF 2023: Twitter: @DavidJFoust
CLASS OF 2024: https://www.facebook.com/groups/197134894660295
Twitter: @ORHSClassof2024 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oakridgehsclassof2024/?igshid=1iuq3v51ravss
School counseling support team
Paige Taylor - email@example.com Last Names beginning with A-De
Ashley Bennewitz firstname.lastname@example.org Last Names beginning with Di-I
Brianna Ottinger - email@example.com Last Names beginning with J-M
Kelly Rowland - firstname.lastname@example.org Last Names beginning with N-Sh
Heidi Foster - email@example.com Last Names beginning with Si-Z
Rising seniors will NOT have a change in counselor. For the Class of 2021, we will use the previous distribution of:
Paige Taylor: A-C
Ashley Bennewitz: D-H
Brianna Ottinger: I-M
Kelly Rowland: N-R
Heidi Foster: S-Z
Social Worker: Alison King firstname.lastname@example.org
Registrar: Audrey Morris email@example.com
Guidance Administrative Assistant: Amy Campbell firstname.lastname@example.org
Link to Website: https://www.ortn.edu/highschool/academics/school-counseling/
Follow our team on Instagram: ORHS_wildcatcounseling
Watch for announcements on Twitter: @ORHSCounseling
Way to connect and stay informed
Website - http://www.ortn.edu/highschool/
Reopening Plan and COVID-19 Information: https://www.ortn.edu/information-regarding-coronavirus/
Daily Bulletin - http://www.ortn.edu/highschool/daily-bulletin/
Channel 15 at 7:50 AM - Watch the announcements each morning by our Crew! YouTube Streaming: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL9N_azmWeQByrIW6pWLBlQ
Live in Knox/Anderson/Roane - If you live throughout Anderson/Roane/Knox counties and have ATT Uverse you can find us on Channel 99 – just select the Oak Ridge Schools option.
Skylert Messages and Emails - Please make sure your current email address and phone numbers are up to date!!!
PTSO Newsletter - PTSO distributes a VERY detailed quarterly newsletter to inform parents of upcoming events and LOTS of counseling information! This comes to your email! They also have a presence on the website: http://www.orhs-ptso.org/news-information with tons of information! PTSO also has a Facebook presence, and we encourage you to "LIKE" their page! https://www.facebook.com/ORHSPTSO/
Twitter - Follow the accounts listed below