Otsego High School

2nd Semester (Week 7)

From the Desk of Mr. O'Shea



Friday, February 21st Testing Pre-Administrating.

Students will fill out all the non-testing portions of the ACT test prior to the test date.

Tuesday, February 25th - 8am - 1pm

*Students will be released from school at the conclusion of testing. If they ride a bus they will need to remain at school until 2:15 pm when the busses leave.

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The Senior class will be taking their class photo on Thursday, February 27th at 7:30 am in the HS Gymnasium. PENTA Students will be held until after the picture and then a bus will take them out to school. If they drive they can just leave after the picture and head to school. Extra order forms are in the High School Office. The picture costs $14 or you can get a laminated copy for $16.
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Dueling Piano's

The Otsego Endowment Foundation is excited to announce the details for our revamped spring event. We are thrilled to bring to you a fabulous night filled with great food and live entertainment.

On Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Nazareth Hall: Cadet West Ballroom we will be bringing you #AKnightToRemember. Put two incredibly talented musicians with two baby grand pianos on stage, add a room full of people and you get an evening of fast, funny and unforgettable entertainment.

You can visit our website, oef.otsegoknights.org, to learn more and even purchase your tickets! You can also purchase tickets from any member of the OEF Board of Trustees.

Tickets are $50.00 each and include your dinner and entertainment. A cash bar will be available, as well as some extra games for added entertainment. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to otsegoendowment@otsegoknights.org or contact Ashley Severt (asevert@otsegoknights.org) or Andy Vollmar (andrew.vollmar@gmail.com), Board of Trustees Co-Chairs, at any time! We look forward to seeing you at the event for a great time!

Otsego Endowment Foundation

Looking for an easy way to help out OEF? Shop through smile.amazon.com instead of the regular site or app and choose Otsego Endowment as your charity of choice and Amazon will donate a percentage of your total directly to our organization at no charge to you!

Email us for questions at endowmentfoundation@otsegoknights.org"

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Post Prom Fundraising

Starting now through March 23rd, each Junior is selling $10 tickets for a chance to win a $500 gift card to Belleville Meat Market in Bowling Green!

Think burgers, steaks, pork, chicken, sides and so much more! Contact any junior for more details! The winning ticket will be drawn at the intermission of the school musical on Friday, March 27th. Need not be present to win!

Thanks for supporting our awesome post-prom Kalahari experience.

2019 Yearbook Information

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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. 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.

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

Counselors Corner

Apply for Nomination to U.S. Service Academies

U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today encouraged Ohioans interested in 2021 admission to U.S. Military Service Academies to apply to each senator’s office for a congressional nomination.

Each year, Portman and Brown nominate up to 10 students for each service academy: the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Interested students who meet the eligibility requirements should send their completed application packet to Portman’s Columbus office and to Brown’s Cleveland office no later than September 18, 2020. The application process is time-intensive. Applicants should plan well in advance. For more information or to request an application, please visit Portman’s website here or Brown’s website here. Inquiries can also be directed to Portman’s Academy Coordinator at the Columbus office 1-800-205-OHIO and to Brown’s Academy Coordinator at the Cleveland office 1-888-896-6446.

Portman and Brown will co-host 15 United States Service Academy Seminars throughout the state for all students who are interested in learning about the application processes. A list of locations can be found in the following attachment. CLICK HERE.

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Ohio Gas Scholarship


Application Deadline: March 31st

$1,000 Renewable for up to three years.

WCWRC $1000 Dollar Scholarship

The Wood County Republican Women’s Club (WCRWC) is proud to be awarding two $1,000 scholarships in April 2020. There are no restrictions on the use of the funds.

WCRWC was founded in the early 1900s. Serving the Republican women of Wood County, it provides political education and updates that advance and perpetuates the principles of the Republican Party. Our mission is to provide a forum for all women to be key players at the political table on national, state and local issues. The WCRWC strengthens the Republican Party by recruiting and elevating candidates; advocating the Party’s philosophy and initiatives; and empowering women of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds in the political process.


Applicants are asked to complete and return the application no later than March 15, 2020, to:

Wood County Republican Women’s Club

C/O Marlena Kleine

P.O. Box 1246

Perrysburg, Ohio 43552

Please provide a written 650 – 800-word essay responding to the two questions listed on the application, typed and double-spaced, in the applicant’s own words. Judges will review the redacted written essays and applications to make their selection. Scholarship winners will be notified by April 19, 2020. Additionally, all high school guidance counselors will be notified of the scholarship recipients. Please contact me at tdensic@bex.net or 419-450-3533 with any questions,

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College and Career Preview Night

Are you or your student considering college or would like to learn more about in-demand careers? Then come to College & Career Preview Night on Wednesday, March 11, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Owens Community College.

This is your chance to talk with representatives from business and industry, along with more than 100 colleges and universities in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania and more! Experts on financial aid & scholarships, military academies, disability services, and college athletics will also be there to answer your questions. Invite Mom and Dad or just bring your friends! For more information, contact Mrs. Clark

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Opportunities

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 13th year. We will be awarding $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.

Scholarship Deadline - June 12, 2020.

Application Process
Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.php Full details are available on our site.

Edward C. Byers Jr. Awards for Exceptionalism and Heroism

Master Chief Edward C. Byers Jr. will be once again presenting two awards to our students in Grades 6th through 12th.

Please take a look at the attached video and letter from Master Chief Byers. Please use the nomination form in the letter to nominate our students. You may turn in nomination forms to the Central Office any time before April 1st.

We will mail them to Master Chief Byers. The awards night is April 29th and Master Chief Byers will be in attendance to hand out the awards.

This is the video from last year highlighting the award. Message from Master Chief Byers

Nomination form - CLICK HERE

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.


Athletics Department

Baseball Fundraiser

The baseball team is playing at 5/3 field (Mudhens Stadium) during the spring. They are going to sell the tickets for $15.00, $12 will go towards the fee the Mudhens have in order to play at their field and the remaining $3 will go toward the baseball program.

The tickets that we are selling are NOT for the game that we are playing in. The deal is if you buy a ticket for $15 the ticket is worth a voucher to a Mudhens game. So technically you are buying a voucher to a Mudhens game but also donating $3 toward the baseball program.

If you have any questions please Chase Welker or Jeff Peters CWelker@otsegoknights.org or JPeters@otsegoknights.org

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.

Music Department

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We are in need of more parents who are able to help build our sets this year. Please contact Mr. Sewell if you're interested at bsewell@otsegoknights.org or (937) 417-1899. Thank you!


Top 10 Model of Excellence Winner

Otsego FFA Chapter has been named and honored as a 2019 Top Ten Model of Excellence winner at the 92nd National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis. Congrats to all the students and Mrs. Ayers. Hard Work Pays off. CLICK HERE for the FULL ARTICLE
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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

Free and Reduced Lunches

If your child/children were on free and reduced meals last year, and you believe you qualify this year you must submit a new application. Any meal charges, that occur prior to a new lunch application are the responsibility of the parent to pay. Please feel free to contact Jeanne Jeffers with any questions or concerns. jjeffers@otsegoknights.org

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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Prom Trend 2020 - Beauty Comes From the Heart

Friday, February 28th 3:30 PM-7:00 PM

Saturday, February 29th 10:00 AM-1:00PM

At West Clinton Mennonite Church

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

This is the 8th year for this event and it has grown each year. In the year 2019 over 842 dresses were found for Prom, Homecoming, special occasions, and weddings!! Dresses have been donated from NW Ohio, Eastern Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Florida. All sizes starting from size 0-28, all colors and styles. Many new still with tags on!

We currently have over 1500+ long and short dresses available. Also available are shoes, purses, jewelry, wraps, suits, shirts, pants and ties for your guy! Nothing is priced and is all offered by a donation only (and if you can’t donate it is all FREE!) This year the monetary donations will be going to Center for Child and Family Advocacy (helping survivors of Human Trafficking in NW Ohio). See us on Facebook (and ask to join) Beauty Comes From The Heart group page for any updates.

Any questions, please contact Lori King at 419-822-7379 or private message me on the Facebook group page.

Future event dates are:

March 7th from 10:00-1:00

March 21st from 10:00-1:00

April 4th from 10:00-1:00

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Transportation Technologies Expo Day

To sign up for the Transportation Technologies Expo Day click on the link below:


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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

Kevin O'Shea - High School Principal

High School Staff Directory/Contact List


If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about any school-related issue but wish to remain anonymous, please use the following form. These responses are completely anonymous and go directly to the High School Building Principal.


Students can use this form to give feedback on their coaches. Students' names will not be shared with the coach, but feedback will be used in the evaluation process.


Use this form to request a meeting with Mr. O'Shea

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.