Oceanside High School Weekly Update


The Pirate Way

Hello Pirates!

Time is flying by! The 6 week grading window is already here. Please make sure that you are checking AERIES to see how you are doing in your classes and make sure to speak with your teachers!

We have quite a few events in the near future. Make sure to mark these important dates on your calendars.

  • September 28: OHS Blood Drive
  • October 3: OUSD Staff Professional Development Day
    • No School for Students
  • October 7: OHS Alumni
    • Alumni will be in specific classrooms speaking to our students.
    • Makeup senior portraits will be taking place on campus.
  • October 8: OHS Hall of Fame
  • October 12: Pirate Achievement Day
    • This is the PSAT day we normally have where students grades 9-11 would be testing the first half of the day and then have lunch, Period 5, and Period 6. This year we have activities for our freshmen regarding the 4 year plan, college and career exploration, and a few other items. Sophomores will all be taking the ASVAB test. Juniors will still be taking the PSAT. Lastly, seniors will be working on CARPE items including their FAFSA.
  • October 13: Girard Prep Celebration
  • October 21: Homecoming Assemblies
    • Assemblies will be a 4th period split assembly.
  • October 22: Homecoming Dance
  • October 24: Senior Year Event Assembly
  • October 27: Spooktacular/Fall Concert
  • October 28: Rivalry Game All School Pep Rally
    • Modified bell schedule with one assembly in the stadium.

Please remember that it is all of us together that make OHS what it is for all of our students. We welcome you to be an active participant in the activities and happenings on campus. If you have any suggestions please do not hesitate to reach out to any OHS staff member! We are a team working toward a common goal. Only when we all work together can we truly transform and increase the success of all of our OHS students!

Pirates you are a part of something big! You belong and will always belong in the Oceanside High School Pirate Community. What an amazing feeling to realize you belong to something bigger than the individual Pirate, but rather part of a 100 year plus Pirate Ship Community!

Regardless of where you may go and no matter what you end up accomplishing the one thing that you have to count on is that you will ALWAYS be a PIRATE!

Stay safe! Know you are loved and belong to the Pirate community - this is the Pirate Way!


  • Next week the counselors will be having senior audits and we want you to be aware that during senior audits, we are asking students to register for their FSA ID if they have a SS# or begin the CADAA if they do not have an SS#. It is now a California graduation requirement to apply for one of these financial aid applications, so it is important that students bring their SS# to school on the day of their Senior Audit.
  • October 24th we will have an assembly for you regarding ALL senior activities and needs.
  • If you would like to submit a personal senior picture, here is the information.

  1. Deadline is Oct. 28.
  2. The photo must be wallet size (2.5 inches by 3.5 inches)
  3. The photo must be in jpeg format on a thumb drive.
  4. It must be submitted to the office or Room 052 in an envelope with the student's name in the top right-hand corner.
  5. Photos sent to the yearbook advisor through email will not be accepted.

DON'T FORGET! October 3rd Students DO NOT have school!

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Attention Class of 2024 and 2025 families, the GEAR UP Program is here to support you with a variety of activities, Programs, Events and Services (A.P.E.S.). For more information regarding our current and future programs visit our GEAR UP office (D205) or our GEAR UP LinkTree

GEAR UP Family University Workshop Series - Starts Thursday September 29, 2022 (English 5pm / Spanish 6:15pm)

Save the date for our GEAR UP Family workshops: Flyers. All the workshops are virtual and designed for you to continue supporting your child's college/university plans. We will cover topics such as Understanding college entrance criteria, Financial Planning, and more.

Zoom Meeting ID: 830 0759 9584

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Hispanic Heritage Month

(Sept. 15 - Oct. 15)

We recognize that “Hispanic” heritage includes a diverse range of cultures, nationalities, histories, and identities, many of which are home to Oceanside. Over 56% of our student population identifies as Hispanic or Latinx. As we celebrate and honor the heritage of our students throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, we must also do the important work of understanding how and why the distinct histories of a multinational, multicultural and multilingual group of communities were consolidated into Hispanic heritage in the first place; (excerpt from OUSD’s Proclamation for the Recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month)

As you celebrate the unique and individual heritage of your students and families, check out these resources as well!

Unmaking “Hispanic”: Teaching the Creation of Hispanic Identity (Learning For Justice)

“Hispanic” heritage includes a diverse range of cultures, nationalities, histories and identities.

Honoring LGBTQ Voices During Hispanic Heritage Month (Learning For Justice)

Too often, curricula and media position racial and sexual identities as either-ors. Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to change that.

Check out OUSD’s FAIR Act Lessons and Resources!


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Golfers rally for win over Mission Vista

Led by Kassidy Stevens' 40 and Lia Nance's 42, the Pirates stormed back to take a 247-248 win over Mission Vista, giving OHS (3-1 in league, 8-2 overall) a share of first place in the Avo.

Maggie McMahan shot a 51 to round out the low scores for Oceanside.

Fast start yields easy win

Oceanside's boys water polo match against High Tech High-North County was reminiscent of a drag race last Friday afternoon.

Trade in the quarter mile track for the diminutive Brooks Street Pool and the gasoline for chlorine and it turned into a race to the finish line.

The Pirates sped away early leaving the Storm in its wake with a convincing 12-9 victory

In the first quarter, OHS jumped out to a 3-0 thanks to goals by Coen Buchanan, Blake Munoz and Tosh Francis. The advantage expanded to 5-1 at the end of the first quarter on goals by Terrin Ing and Colin DuBois.

Munoz added two goals in the third quarter, as did DuBois to put the lead to 9-3. Then, Francis added his second goal for a 10-3 halftime lead.

In the second half, Ing scored his third goal and Torin Noetzel adding another to complete the offensive attack.

In the JV game, the Pirates had goals from Kaleb Dorse, John DiMento, Ben Gysler and Nic Nance in the 6-4 loss to the Storm.

Cross Country medals at Mt. Carmel Invitational

The Mt. Carmel Invitational is one of the staples on the prep cross country circuit, but even one of the elite meets in San Diego needs to change things up a little.

Meet organizers designed a new 3-mile course through Morley Field within Balboa Park in preparation for the National Championships in December. The races were by grade level with an invitational heat as well.

No matter the changes, the Oceanside cross country team came home with medals Saturday.

Yan Bautista (17:53), Alexis Torres (18:45) and Oliver Danielson (19:46) all medaled in their grade-level races.

In the girls meet, which featured a new, longer course, grade-level medalists included Val Bergerson, Malia Guillen and Paisley Porter. In the invitational, Darcy Jacobson finished in the top 20 with a time of 21:51 and Elizabeth Danielson (22:34) also medaled.

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Do you know you are a member of over 100 years of tradition? Join the OHS Foundation

The nonprofit Oceanside High School Foundation was originally founded in 1986. Left inactive after the Oceanside High School 90th reunion, this vital organization was re-established in 2005 to organize the school’s centennial celebration. Today, the Oceanside High School Foundation continues to serve the students, staff and alumni of OHS. Working on behalf of Oceanside High School, the Foundation helps provide funds for student programs, scholarships, faculty grant awards, campus improvement projects, the annual All-Class Reunion, Hall of Fame and other activities helping to lessen the disparity between student’s needs and state/district funding. We also serve as a liaison and database for alumni and their respective classes.

OHS Foundation Website


OHS Athletic Booster Club

Sports are an integral part of the OHS Pirate Community and joining the OHS Athletic Board means that you will play an important role in the success of Pirate Student Athletes and their Coaches. Please complete the interest form via the link below:

YES! I am interested in being part of the Pirate Sports Success!

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OHS Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO)

A great way to support OHS is to join or renew your membership in the OHS PTSO. We are a volunteer-run organization that supports the entire OHS community through fundraising, volunteering and communication. We support parents, students, faculty and staff, and all families and staff are welcome to join. Your donations and the funds we raise go toward staff appreciation events, teacher & club grants, AP test scholarships, student events & recognition (e.g., senior signs) and more.

Please renew your membership here: OHS PTSO Form 2022-23.

And here is a direct link to our donation page: PTSO Donation Page (Paypal or CC). You can also contribute via venmo (@ohsptso-treasurer

We typically meet monthly on the first Wednesday of the month at 6pm. Stay connected with us by joining our Facebook group @Oceanside High School PTSO Parents for Pirates or following us on Instagram @piratesptso. We also encourage you to choose Oceanside High School PTSO as your designated charity in your AmazonSmile account. https://smile.amazon.com/ch/77-0684642

Please direct any questions to ohsptsomembership@gmail.com.