Otsego High School

Weekly Newsletter (Semester II, Q3, Week of February 1)

From the Desk of Mr. O'Shea

I want to congratulate the students in our new business classes who went and competed at BGSU this week with Mr. Carroll. They did an outstanding job, especially considering this is the first time we have competed in this and that we were up against other schools that have been doing this for years. Way to go!


Rebekah Wright - 4th Place in Interview competition

Joe Brown - 6th Place in Entrepreneurship

Caleb Baus - 3rd Place in Entrepreneurship

Adam Canterbury - 1st Place in Entrepreneurship with his Chili Restaurant named "Chili Chili Bang Bangs" (with this finish, Adam is advancing to compete in the State Competition later this spring)

Parent/Student Informational Night Grades 8-11

All students and their families from grades 8-11 are formally invited to attend our Student Information Night on February 3 in the Otsego High School Commons from 6:30-8:00.


Starting at 6:30 we will be offering a student activities fair with informational tables from all of our academic departments, student clubs and originations, Penta Career Center, our partner schools for College Credit Plus and various military recruiters. At 7:00 our 6-9th grade counselor, David Fryling, will be offering our annual Freshman Orientation presentation in the Auditorium for all 8th grade families. Mr. Fryling will be covering topics ranging from graduation requirements, scheduling process, testing information and more. This presentation is specifically for families with current 8th grade students.


At the same time, in our Gym, our 10-12th grade counselor, Jennifer Wronkovich-Clark, will be presenting on the College Credit Plus program and course selection for students in grades 9-11. Mrs. Wronkovich-Clark will be discussing topics related to the College Credit Plus program related to admission requirements, course selection for college courses, how credits are awarded, as well as the scheduling process and tips for families of students in grades 9-11.

Upcoming Dates

February:

3rd - Informational Night, 6:30 - 8:00pm

5th- HS "Dance The Knight Away" following varsity boys basketball game

10th - District Leadership Team Meeting, 2:45pm

11th - Building Leadership Team Meeting, 11:00am

12th - NO SCHOOL, Teacher Professional Development

12th - Senior Night for all winter sport athletes, pep band members, and cheerleaders

15th - NO SCHOOL, President's Day

January STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

2nd Quarter Honor Roll

Seniors

4.0

Allgire, Makayla; Amborski, Gwenyth; Barbour, Casey; Barnhart, Brittany; Chambers, Morgan; Gonzalez, Taylor; Harroun, Tyler; Hendricks, Mark; Ignatowski, Joshua; Smoyer, Morgan; Varner, Mackenzy; Weber, Tyler; Wenig, Alexandria; Wenig, Mackenzie; West, Tyler

3.5 - 3.99

Barnes, Jazmin; Brooks, Haili; Brown, Jonathan; Burres, Capriana; Carson, Hunter

Cheney, Richard; Drain, Cameryn; Harnishfeger, Collin; Jacobs, Alissa; Jinnings, Olivial; Kitchen, Collin; Maher, Dakota; Maxwell, Zane; McBride, Nicholas; McVeigh, Allison; Meier, Brianna; Miller, Nicholas; Morgan, Derek; Nigh, Alexis; Noble, Erica; Schall, Brennan; Snow, Brianna; Wynn, Lauren

Juniors

4.0

Battin, Colton; Graham, Alison; Gray, Lauren; Hoffman, Paige; Lewis, Adam; Long, Margaret; MacKay, Natasha; Weihl, Shannon

3.5 - 3.99

Agan, Joseph; Archambo, Lydia; Baty, Jennifer; Euler, Adam; Geiselman, Amara; Gunn, Tayler; Hannewald, Matthew; Krabill, Alexander; Kregel, Madison; Lashaway, Ryan; Lazar, Parker; Mazey, Morgan; Renkel, Olivia; Thomas, Aurora; Wright, Rebekah

Sophomores

4.0

Asmus, Hailey; Beach, Luke; Benedict, MiKayla; Billnitzer, Isabelle; Jinnings, Felicity; Lenox, Jordyn; McQuillin, Joseph; Murphy, Braeden; Richardson, Andrew; Shawberry, Joshua; Varner, William; Zimmerman, Stone

3.5 - 3.99

Agan, Erin; Bean, Isabella; Damschroder, Keith; Davies, Zachary; Dibartolomeo, Erika; Digby, Ashlynn; Digby, Nathaniel; Dubler, Leah; Farley, Evan; Gonzalez, Christina; Hernandez, Selena; Hoepf, Chase; Konrad III, Joseph; Krabill, Nicholas; Pitchford, Kersten; Pullins, Louisa; Rieger, Leah; Roe, Holly; Serrato, Dominic; Shiley, Brianna; Simpson, Tyler; Snyder, Hannah; Spencer, Julianne; Tolles, Greysen; Wallace, Claire; Wiles, Alexis

Freshman

4.0

Alexander, Montgomery; Born, Nathaniel; Dzierwa, Madison; Evans, Conor; Gase, William; Grimmer, Hayle; Helberg, Sadie; Jones, Zachary; Lewis, Jenna; Mazey, Sydney; Meier, Austin; Michaelis, Derek; Miller, Alexandria; Pullins, Seth; Silva, David; Smith, Hunter; Smith, Mitchell; Spurlock, Shelbey; Tumblin, Connor; Vollmar, Brittany; Voska, Annabella; Weber, Tessa; Wilcox, Abigail

3.5 - 3.99

Bowen, Ava; Canterbury, Andrew; Caris, Jacob; Coon, Gabrielle; Dey, Brittany; Downs, Mitchell; Farmer, Mikayla; Ferguson, Brooke; Goetz, Alyssa; Gonyer, Levi; Greenhagen, Alayna; Gulyas, Jeffery; Harroun, Ryan; Hollar, Corey; Homanick, Cheyenne; Kitchen, Blaine; Kress, Ian; Martinez, Jacob; McNett, Alexia; Miller, Jefferson; Nell, Madeline; Norman, Jenna; Schuckers, Christopher; Sutter, Kortney; Underwood, Amber

Highlights from the Week

reminders from the High School office

  • Daily Announcements Page
  • Make sure you send in a written note within 48 hours of your child's absence. This is necessary in order for the absence to be excused.
  • Please make sure you include both the first name and last name of student on the absent note.
  • Sign up for Remind 101 to get text or email reminders of important events. Text to 81010 and in the message box, type otseg (there is no "o" at the end)
  • Parents if you want to check on your child's homework, please access their "Google Classroom". All the teachers are posting their assignments there. You will need to know your child's username and password to get into their classroom. If you are having any issues getting into Google Classroom, let us know and we will work to fix it immediately.
  • HOMEWORK CAFE - Please drop of any donated items into the HS office or send in items with your child. Call Betsy Roberts at 419-823-4381 in the HS office for any questions.

Guidance Department

Enroll to Attend PENTA

College Credit Plus/Incoming 9th Grade Informational Night


College & Career Preview Night


ACT Preparation


Penta Career Center: If your student(s) are interested in attending PENTA Career Center, they may start applying now. If you have any questions regarding program opportunities or the application process, contact Jennifer Wronkovich-Clark at 419-823-4381 or via email at jclark@otsegoknights.org.


PENTA Online Admissions/Applications


AP Parents & Students

Parent and Student Bulletin Please read the attached bulletin. It contains important information for Exam Takers.


New State Graduation Requirements

Applies only to the class of 2018 and beyond.

News from the Yearbook Staff

The 2015-2016 yearbook is featuring a Senior Baby Picture section and a Senior Then and Now section. We would love to have as many people to participate as possible. Pictures must be submitted by March 1st. Senior Baby Pictures Then & Now


Senior Photo Requirements

  1. Photos should be a high resolution (at least 300 dpi).
  2. Must be a vertical photo, this allows more room for your classmates in the yearbook.
  3. Student must be looking at the camera; head cannot be cut off in the picture, & must be able to see student’s full face. Hands, or arms should not be blocking the shoulder shot, or touching the student's face.
  4. A head and shoulders shot is preferred, but will accept a shot from the waist up. No full body shots or students lying on the ground. We can crop pictures, but if the shot is too far away we will not be able to accept the picture.
  5. Remember, this is a formal photo, clothing should be appropriate. (Examples- no muscle tees, cleavage, or hats, or flowers in your hair, the list goes on and on.) If you have to question your clothing, then it is probably not appropriate.
  6. No props in the photo.
  7. Seniors pictures are due by: April 4th, 2016.
  8. If your picture is not turned in by this date, you will not be featured in the senior section of the yearbook.
  9. If you have any questions, you can contact Mrs. Lockhart via email: yearbook@otsegoknights.org.


Yearbook is having a clearance sale. All yearbooks from the following years are being marked down to $10!" (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014). Email yearbook@otsegoknights.org for further information or to purchase one.

News from Athletics

Winter Sports Schedule

JV/V GIRLS BASKETBALL:

January 28 (H) Elmwood – 6:00

February 04 (H) Fostoria – 6:00

February 06 (H) Swanton – 1:00

February 11 @ Eastwood – 6:00

February 13 @ Delta – 1:00

JV/V BOYS BASKETBALL:

January 29 @ Rossford – 6:00

January 30 @ Patrick Henry – 6:00 *Note no Freshmen game this evening

February 02 @ Lake – 6:00

February 05 (H) Fostoria – 6:00

February 06 (H) Gibsonburg – 6:00

February 12 (H) Elmwood – 6:00

February 19 @ Eastwood – 6:00

FRESHMEN BOYS BASKETBALL:

January 29 @ Rossford – 4:45

February 02 @ Lake – 4:45

February 05 (H) Fostoria – 4:45

February 06 (H) Gibsonburg – 4:45

February 12 (H) Elmwood – 4:45

February 19 @ Eastwood – 4:45

WRESTLING:

February 06 NBC Championships @ Genoa – 10:00

February 19 Sectionals @ Lake HS

February 20 Sectionals @ Lake HS


Pay-to-Participate fees are now due. Please contact athletics@otsegoknights.org if you have a question regarding your student’s balance.


WINTER SENIOR NIGHT:

Friday, February 12 for Boys and Girls Basketball, Wrestling and Cheerleading


WINTER ATHLETIC AWARDS:

Tuesday, March 8 @ 7:00 in the High School gym


Otsego Athletics is on Twitter and Facebook. Follow for high school scores and other athletic department information. Also, if you’d like to receive athletic news and updates by email please email athletics@otsegoknights.org to be added to the list.


Softball Information:
The softball coaches at Otsego High School are beginning open gyms for girls that are looking to improve and develop their softball skills. The open gym will take place in the OES gym. Click here for more information

OHS Student Council

Events

Dance the Knight Away- HS Beach themed dance immediately following the boys basketball game on Feb. 5th. FREE!


Powder Puff Football

Student Council has some exciting news about Powder Puff, our announcement will be made soon! But as a hint, EVERYONE be ready!


Student Council Armory

HS Student Council will be collecting items, so we can open our Armory next year. Students in need will be able to "shop" the Armory, and take items at no charge. Please help us stock our shelves so we can give back to our community! Please click on the link for more information regarding the Otsego Student Council Armory

We are OHS StuCo

Seniors:

President: Alissa Jacobs

Vice President: Taylor Gonzalez

Secretary: Olivia Jinnings

Treasurer: Marissa Garrett

Representatives: Zane Maxwell, Zane Thomas

Juniors:

President: Madi Kregel

Vice President: Adam Lewis

Representatives: Parker Lazar

Sophomores:

President: Andrew Richardson

Vice President: Julie Spencer

Representatives: Stone Zimmerman, Christina Gonzalez

Freshmen:

President: Hayle Grimmer


Student Council is looking for students who want to help plan and put on events for second semester. Would you like to help create a biweekly Lavatory Ledger? What about help plan a movie night? A Community Euchre tournament? Or even our Spring Powder Puff game? If you are interested in getting involved, see one of your Student Council members, or Miss Pierce. We will be opening up for new member in second semester!


Student Council Advisor: Megan Pierce

Follow OHS Student Council on Twitter: @OHScouncil

Music Department

Our talented instrumental and vocal musicians have many upcoming events, come out to hear some amazing performances. We have musicians performing locally, in solo or ensemble groups, in Honor’s District level and at the All State level this year. We are so very proud of our musical Knights!


1/30 All State Choir at 2:45pm performing at the OMEA Conference Kingsgate Marriot at the University of Cincinnati- Otsego Members: Annie Barnhart, Kelsea Hanthorn, Alex Krabil & Adam Lewis

2/9 Otsego Music Boosters Meeting 6:30 in room C145

2/14 District 1 Honors Band 7pm at the Stranahan -Morgan Chambers, Leah

Dubler, Tayler Gunn, Alissa Jacobs and Claire Wallace

3/4 Fish Fry Otsego HS Commons 5-8pm (Click link for attached ticket order form)

3/8 Otsego Music Boosters Meeting 6:30 in room C145

3/17-3/20 – Musical

3/11 and 3/12 – Large group Solo and Ensemble Contest for HS Choir and Band

(exact day and time not yet available)

4/9 OMB/Thayer Ford “Drive4URSchool” Event – 9am -1 pm Thayer Ford

4/12 Otsego Music Boosters Meeting 6:30 in room C145

4/17 Chicken BBQ and Second annual Silent Auction. Great items of all kinds up for

bid to raise money for our Music Program needs.

5/19 Spring High School Choir Concert

TBD – Spring Band Concert dates

5/22 Graduation 2pm

5/24 Spring Junior High Choir Concert

FFA

FFA will have a meeting in Wednesday Jan 27th after school.

FFA county public speaking results-- Creed: Hayle Grimmer 1st, Amber Underwood 3rd. Extemporaneous Speaking: Ryan Lashaway 2nd. Beg Prepared Speaking: Lucy Pullins 1st. Prepared Speaking: MacKenzie Wenig 1st, Madi Kregel 3rd.


These were our county public speakers. Top 2 from each contest move onto district. They are Ryan Lashaway, MacKenzie Wenig, Hayle Grimmer and Lucy Pullins.

Transportation Department

Student and bus safety is very important to us at Otsego. Please use extreme caution when around our busses. We transport over 1,000 students every day, and we all play a role in making sure that it is a safe environment for each one of them. Please drop off and pick up all students in the back of the buildings and do not use the north exit in the mornings. If you have any question please give me a call or call Eva Vasher, Transportation Supervisor, at 419-823-3156

Food Service Department

Click the links to Download the 2015-2016 Lunch and Breakfast Schedules. If you have questions please email our Food Service Supervisor, Jeanie Jeffers or follow on twitter @Otsego_Cafe


Menus

Otsego Local Schools - Prevention Newsletter Week of January 25th


Wood County - Click Here


Email: ecornish@otsegoknights.org - ATOD On-Site Specialist

Community Events

Julie Amos Fundraising

To continue towards our $130,000 goal we are raffling off a package of our very own Thomas Family Cattle Farm beef. The package includes a variety of steaks, roasts and ground beef (between 25-28 pounds -- a value of approximately $250). This package nearly fits into a typical recyclable grocery bag and if you win and don’t have room for all of the beef we’ll be happy to bring it to you in smaller increments. Tickets are $5 each or 5 tickets for $20. The winning ticket will be drawn on Tuesday, March 29th.


In addition, Rich and Julie’s friends have planned a chicken dinner/volleyball tournament/silent auction to be held at Otsego High School on March 5th. Please pre-order. (And for all you athletes please consider putting a team together -- the deadline for teams to register is February 29th.) DIGGING FOR JULS


If you wish to purchase raffle tickets for the beef package or you wish to make a donation please send checks payable to Rich or Julie Amos to:

Chuck & Tina Thomas

1298 County Road T3

Grand Rapids, OH 43522

Phone 419-308-0593


For more information or to see a video featuring Julie please visit their GoFundMe page – www.gofundme.comand just search “Julie Amos”. (If you make a donation on GoFundMe and put "beef" in the comment section we'll add you to the raffle.) You can also hear a radio interview with Rich and Julie from earlier this week at this link: http://bgchamber.net/interviews.html and there is more information and updates on Facebook – please search “Juls of Friendship”.


TEEN COURT

Teen Court is an excellent way to volunteer and meet new people, to give back to the community/earn service hours, and promotes networking for future professional references. It incorporates real life court cases to teach aspects of juvenile law. Teen Court members alternate roles as Prosecutor, Teen Defense, Jury members, Bailiff and Jury Foreman and It's a great resume builder.


Check out the video on our Facebook Page

2016 Teen Court Application

Communication with the High School

Below are a few of the other 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 www.otsegoknights.org has a new look! The new Otsego Local Schools site will more effectively highlight what is important to us and the community. The new website layout uses responsive design, meaning that it will adjust for tablets and mobile devices. We will keep the high school site updated with pictures, news articles, and other important information regarding the district and the building.


2. Remind 101 (Text to: 81010 Message: @otseg there is no "o" at the end just @otseg. Thats it. You will receive a message that says you've been added to our group. You will receive text messages straight to your mobile device). If you don't want to text, you can go to https://www.remind.com/join and just type in (otseg) as the class code.


3. Twitter (follow @otsegohsoffice or @KosheaOHS)


4. District App:

Click here to download on an apple device

Click here to download on an android device

Classic Weekly Student Joke:

Q: What do you call a lazy Kangaroo?

A: A pouch potato, Duh.


Have a great week.