Oak Ridge High School - August 11, 2023

Principal Update - Shawn Almond

We are off to a great start! It was an exciting first day with our seniors arriving early for senior sunrise and walking into the building to see the new completed construction. Open House will be this Monday, August 14th from 5:30 - 7:00pm. This is a come and go event where you will be able to meet the teachers and see what your student will be learning this year. Please have your student share their schedule with you or go to parent access for their schedules.

We appreciate your support and I look forward to seeing everyone Monday.


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Welcome Back Teachers and Staff

ORHS Student Handbook

Please use the link to access the student handbook. Parents and students should take time to read through and discuss in its entirety.

ORHS Student Handbook 2023-24 (

Important Dates

August 12th Meet the War Eagles Football Team 1:00pm Red Gym

August 14th Open House 5:30-7:00pm Sr. and 9th Campus

August 25th First Football Game 7:30pm Cub Stadium, Brenham

August 29th Senior Parent Night 6:00pm Cafeteria

September 1st First Pep Rally, theme "Overall" Spirit

September 19-20th School Picture Day, 10-12th grade, Sr. Campus

September 21-21nd School Picture Day, 9th Grade Campus

October 11th PSAT

October 25th Homecoming Parade

October 27th Homecoming Game

October 28th Homecoming Dance

Counselor's Corner

Throughout the year, your family may need various assistance. As a need arises, please feel free to complete this form. You can always reach out to your student's counselor as well.

War Eagle Family Assistance Form

Visit the PTO table at Open House on 8/14...PTO Needs You!

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Class of 2024 - Your Senior Year!

  • Senior Parent Night 8/29 6pm in the main campus cafeteria. Parents will get information about senior events, college applications, scholarships and much more! Contact Molly Gibson for more information.

  • Senior Dues $150 – available July 16, 2023 until January 31, 2024
    * Includes one prom ticket, one senior t-shirt (fall), and one senior picnic ticket. Payments can be made online through

For questions regarding Senior dues contact or

Prom is Saturday, April 20, 2024 and Graduation is Monday, May 20, 2024 at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. More details to come.

Senior Sunrise - A New ORHS Tradition

Student Parking

Students are not allowed to park on campus without a current hangtag. No exceptions.

Parking registration for Seniors and Juniors will continue as spaces are available. The fee for parking is $75.

To register do the following:

1. Go to (Computer required, do NOT use phone)


To access the parking registration, you will sign in using your student's username and password. Please note that students must have a current driver's license and insurance to complete their registration.

Any questions regarding parking, please contact Mr. Mlcak at

No Food Deliveries

Just a reminder, for the safety of our students, NO OUTSIDE DELIVERIES FOR FOOD WILL BE ACCEPTED. The delivery will be refused. Only lunches brought in by family members and signed in will be accepted. Students will not be sent passes to pick up their food.

ROTC Cadet Basic Training Graduation

Pictured: Left to right are Cadet Cody Pearce, Cadet Ashlyn Morehouse, Cadet Addy Slaton and Cadet Christain Shumaker. In the background are 35 cadets that complete the week-long course. Each graduate also earned an immediate promotion.

Help Build a Guiness World Record Mum

Help ORHS break the world record for the largest MUM! This is a project to unify ORHS students in a shared goal and to inspire them to reach for difficult goals. We will need supplies donated to complete the project. We will create mum flower from plastic tablecloths. We need 1670 rolls of 9ft ribbons. we encourage any student, present or former, to donate old Homecoming mum's to be tied into the giant mum. This will allow the ORHS family to participate in the record-breaking mum.

Freshmen: blue ribbon and blue plastic tablecloth

Sophomores - red ribbon and red plastic tablecloths

Juniors - white ribbons and white plastic tablecloths

Seniors - gold and silver ribbon

Corporate sponsors are welcome. If you have a contact for a construction crane, we need one to hoist the mum above Woodforest Stadium for our game on 10/27.

We will invite the Guiness Book adjudicator to measure the mum at the Homecoming Parade on Oct. 25.

Jeffrey Chen and Jarrett Humpries are your student contacts.

NHS Meeting Schedule

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Student Leaders from Oak Ridge attended a leadership training at Sam Houston and enjoyed a night a bowling.

Back row: Angela Gueli, Inioluwa Okedara, Linsey Mericle, Theresa Neman, Alysa Glendy, Eduardo Del Toro, Aria Wesley

Front row: Jarrett Humphries, Sebastian Duarte

Oak Ridge Athletics

Oak Ridge Girls Cross Country Schedule 2023

Fri 8/18/23 KO Steeple Race Burroughs Park

Fri 8/25/23 Friday Night Lights Bear Branch Park

Fri. 9/1/23 Atascocita Atascocita HS

Fri 9/15/23 Cy Fair Meet Spring Creek Park

Sat. 9/23/23 Grand Oaks Grand Oaks HS

Fri-Sat. 9/22-23 Hoka Round Rock McNeil McNeil HS

Sat. 9/30/23 Nike South Bear Branch Park

Wed. 10/4/23 Red vs. Blue Irons Jr High Track

Thurs. 10/12/23 District Meet TBD

Mon. 10/23/23 Regional Meet Lynn Creek Park

Wed. 11/1/23 XC Banquet Jett Center

Fri-Sat. 11/3-11/4 State Meet Old Settlers Park

Head Girls XC Coach: Kristina Dube,

Asst. Girls XC Coach: Sarah Stowell,

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