Otsego High School

Weekly Newsletter S2 Week 2

From the Desk of Mr. O'Shea

Have a GREAT WEEKEND!

Good luck to all our students performing or competing over the weekend. Stay safe and have fun. See you Monday. #OneHeartbeat Go Knights! Next week we will be on the following bel schedules.


Monday - Orange Day (Periods 1 - 4)

Tuesday - Black Day (Periods 5 - 8)

Wednesday - Orange Day (Periods 1 - 4)

Thursday - Black Day (Periods 5 - 8)

Friday - White Schedule (Periods 1-8)

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Academic Information Night MOVED

Academic Information Night (CCP & New Graduation Requirements)

Wednesday, Jan. 26th, 6:30pm

18505 Tontogany Creek Road

Bowling Green, OH

We are rapidly approaching the time of year where we have students register for classes for the 2022-2023 School Year so that we can begin building the master schedule for next year. Each year before students request their classes we hold this event to update Current High School Parents and students about Graduation requirements, New Classes, Clubs and Activities offered at the High School for the next school year. We also give a ton of information about CCP and more.


  1. IF you are considering CCP (College Credit Plus) you MUST attend this meeting.

  2. IF you are uncertain about your child's progress towards graduation and what he/she needs to do to meet the new graduation requirements, you should attend this meeting.

  3. If you are the parent of an 8th grader or incoming new student and want to check out all the things offered at the High School and what you are about to enter into, you should attend this meeting.


There will be booths set up starting at 6:30 pm in the HS Commons from the different content areas and organizations we have to offer at the High School. The Presentation starts at 7:00 pm in the High School Gymnasium. We try to keep it to an hour.

January Students of the Month

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2nd Quarter Honor Roll

PENTA

Aaron Baker, Maci Barnes, Brazden Brown, Jacob Brown, Tyler Brubaker, Kane Clark, Abigail Cornell, Seth Davies, Kiana Dingledine, Miakayla Dommer, Makenzy Duncan, Job Getzinger, Phillip Hartbarger, Thomas Jeffries III, Ember Kaiser, Jacob Keating, Shelby Keifer, Sophie Kepling, Cadence Luce, Corbin Molnar, Leroy Mossbarger, Tessa Norman, Reagan Rausch, Wyatt Richmond, Corinne Rizziello, Adriana Roemelen, Caley Sadler, Lauren Schwiebert, Christian Slater, Katelynn Smith, Cameron Stewart, Rubyrain Thomas, Christy Thompson, Aidan Tobar, Carsyn Tussing, Samantha Walker, Savannah Williams

9th Grade (Freshmen)

4.0+

Robert Borer, Jocelyn Bradford, Rosemary Brewster, Keylan Brown, Kaylee Eberly, Lauren Eggenton, Aubrey Hartman, Morgen Hillesheim, Hunter Hoepf, Laney Jacobs, Meadow Junge, Wesley Kellermeier, Kaden Knapp, Carter Lampe, Kiersten Lewark, Jake Limes, Mikey Polinsky, Lila Seeger, Brooke Simon, Bryce Smith, Nathan Strahm, Thadden Timko, Eliana Tobar, Savannah Villarreal, Haylee Williams, Danielle Wyckoff


3.5 - 3.99

Logan Abrell, Rudolph Agosti III, Jordyn-lee Barnett, Hannah Bechstein, Cheznee Bostelman, Elisha Brewer, Jacob Budge, Reed Canterbury, Alexys Carman, Grace Cline, Isabella Comes, Sophie Dimick, Celeste Ellerbrock, Lillian Griggs, Samantha Gundy, Ian Hurst, Benjamin Jones, Kevina Jones, Samantha Jones, Dylan Jones, Lacey Krohn, Allison Lee, Samantha Lehr, Eleanor Luce, Isabel Magrum, Thomas Makowski, Morgan McNary, Travis Merrill, Maxwell Miles, Ava Nunley, Ryan Pickett, Tiernan Pounders, Emma Reid, Mason Roe, Riley Rowe, Jack Rowland, Jack Seeger, Callie Tschappat, Rei Tusa, Abigail Vollmar, Josie Zeller

10th Grade (Sophomores)

4.0+

Owen Atkinson, Kaitlin Gardner, Jacob Guthrie, Elizabeth Jackson, Faith Keifer, Sabrina Martinez Buehrer, Jack Simpson, Kendall St. John, Jaycie Studer, Vance Weaver


3.5 - 3.99

Lauren Bennett, Kaitlynn DeLong, Cohen Feehan, Andrew Gase, Emily Genson, Catherine Getzinger, Josie Grizzard, Samuel Head, Owen Henderson, Megan Heuerman, Aedan Hutto, Nathan Kent, Addysen Limes, Jacey Madden, Ayden McClure, Serenity Nickel, Jacqueline Novotny, Tyler O'Brien, Michael Obringer, Elyse Renkel, Evelyn Rider, Maeleigh Rife, Kora Rollins, Colin Shipley, Elita Silva, Ethan Stahl, Trey Studer, Kenton Wallace, Calista Wilkins, Aaron Yaney

11th Grade (Juniors)

4.0+

Eli Alley, Corrina DeHart, Preslee Drain, Abigail Eberly, Sofia Ellis, Bryndie Funk, Nataleigh Hartman, Lauren Hillesheim, Kamryn Hollar, Carson Hollar, Tucker Hunsberger, Chesney Kuron, Summer Lehsten, Chase Lorenz, Chazden Timko, Ellyana Zeller


3.5 - 3.99

Neil Amborski, Kylee Baranski, Clay Battin, Joseph Brewster, Emma DiFeterici, Ryan Gardner, Emma Gerhardt, Zane Hurst, Gage Jones, Dakota Keifer, Adam Kosinski, Johanna Lamb, Makenna Lenhardt, Alyssa Malanowski, Joseph Manley, Gavin Miller, Oliver Odendahl, Patrick Portillo, Julianne Shawberry, Jack Vollmar, Austin Williams

12th Grade (Seniors)

4.0+

Ethan Balusik, Summer Berry, Luke Brewster, Aaron Cowdrey, Makayla Dingledine, Anna Divis, Joseph Dzierwa, Samuel Eggenton, Abigail Eiben, Ellie Feehan, Leon Gonzales, Jonah Guthrie, Sedona Head, Tyler Hitt, Cooper Kempf, Sophia Konrad, Morgan Simon, Nathan Snyder, Emily Tokar, Megan Vollmar, Gabriela Walker, Abbygail Wichman, Jessica Zhukivska


3.5 - 3.99

Sophia Bean, September Bradford, Michael Budge, Richard Danyi, Brooke Dey, Donovan Ellis

Evelyn Hartman, Chase Helberg, Elijah Kingston, Rylee Kohli-Pollard, Kaitlyn Makowski, Caden Martinez Buehrer, Micah May, Taylor Noe, Alexa North, Caitlin Percival, Calvin Renkel, Nicholas Seeger, Kennedi Smith, Dashia Wiles

Zach Hillyard - Eagle Scout Project

Zack Hillyard with Troop 347 is working on his Eagle Project re-doing the flag poles and surrounding area at the Otsego HS.


If you would like to support Zack, please send checks made out to Troop 347 and note on the memo line Zack Hillyard Eagle Scout Project.

PO Box 201 Haskins, OH 43525

Ashton Copeland Scholarship Fund

If you would like to donate to the new Scholarship Fund Created in Ashton Copeland's name. Please click on the link below.


CLICK HERE to DONATE

Post Prom Fundraisers

The Otsego High School Junior Class is selling tickets to benefit the 2022 post-prom trip to Kalahari. Tickets are $10 each for a chance to win a gift certificate to Belleville Market in Bowling Green.


Drawing will be held on January 21, 2022

Prizes awarded are as follows:


1st prize: $500.00 gift card

2nd prize: $250.00 gift card

3rd prize: $100.00 gift card


Contact any Otsego High School junior for tickets. For other inquiries please contact Karla Snyder at ohiosnyder5@gmail.com.

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First Solar Career Opportunities

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Otsego Endowment Foundation

The Otsego Endowment Foundation is offering a rare opportunity for you to leave an everlasting mark on Otsego with this year's brick fundraiser! Small and large bricks are available and will be embedded into the exterior walls along with the existing bricks. (See Picture Below)


Click here to dedicate a brick today!

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From the HS Office:

Item Drop-Off: If you need to drop off items to your children at school there is a table located in the Vestibule outside the HS Main Office. It is called a vestibule and not a Foyer, trust me I google it. (Thank You, Mr. Google).


Attendance: Parents must call Attendance Line to report an absence, tardy, or early dismissal.

  • Students who are getting picked up for an early dismissal: You will sign yourself out and wait for your parent to arrive in the front.
  • Student drivers: Your parent MUST call in to the Attendance Line to alert the office that their child is leaving early.
  • **Remember parents still need to call in to report this early dismissal, but they don't have to get out of the car to sign you out.


School Fees: High School Fee Invoices get emailed to each family in October. Details to come. Pay to Participate goes through Joyce Wright in the JH office.


Locker Signs: If you are decorating your locker you must only use magnets for any locker decoration. No tape of any kind will be allowed as this damages the lockers.


Locks: If a student chooses to use a lock for his/her locker, it must be a school-issued lock. These are available in the HS office. The cost is $5 and it's theirs to keep forever.

Knights Have Your Back

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Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Knights Have Your Back and Knight In Shining Armor are working together to raise money for our programs. On Friday, January 28th, we will be co-sponsoring a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser, with a silent auction, to help support our goal to give back to our community members. The event will take place during the home Boy’s Basketball game against Elmwood.


Purpose of Our Programs:


Knights Have Your Back - When our Otsego children leave school for the weekend, the last thing they should have to worry about is how they are going to get their next meal. Knights Have Your Back was created to provide the Otsego children in need with non-perishable food to take home over the weekends. The food is placed discreetly in each child's backpack every Friday in order to ensure that no Knight ever goes hungry. This program has grown dramatically since its development in 2017 and is currently providing food to over 25 Otsego families each week. Any questions please contact Jessica Vollmar at jvollmar@otsegoknights.org.


Knights In Shining Armor- We strive to make sure that no matter the circumstances of families in our district, they are supported to help provide basic needs for themselves. This includes, but is not limited to, providing school supplies to families, purchasing clothing and hygiene needs after a house fire, providing gas cards and gift cards to help balance expenses of cancer treatments and health diagnosis. Any questions please contact Megan Pierce at mpierce@otsegoknights.org.


How can you help?


There are several ways you, your company, or your family can help:


  • Donation of an item for our silent auction. Please get these to us by January 14, 2022.

  • Sponsor our event, see the reverse side of this letter, the earlier we receive these, the more your name/business will be advertised.

  • SAVE THE DATE! We would love to see you at the event for our dinner, auction, and basketball game!


If you are interested in helping our Knights, please fill out the form below or contact one of our event coordinators for more information.

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2020-2021 Yearbook AD ORDER FORM

Contributions from local companies help make the price of our yearbook affordable for so many of our students who would have to pass it by. It's also a great way to advertise to our students and community members. Last year we were able to lower the cost to our students from $80 per book to only $65! We would love to see it reach $50! Or even better, be FREE!! Yes, some schools reach that goal!!!
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SCHOOL CALENDAR

The link below shows the detailed calendar of events for the 2021-2022 school year.


This document is a live document and changes from time to time. It is NOT advised that you print this. We will keep a link to this document in the newsletter and on the website for your reference.

Otsego District Calendar

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COUNSELOR'S CORNER

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Community Scholarships

We want to encourage our seniors to apply for a variety of scholarships. Many local and community scholarships receive far fewer applicants than the national and statewide scholarships do. Although many of these scholarships are for smaller amounts, they begin to add up quickly.


Any applications we receive can be accessed by the links here. They are sorted by the month they are due.


As we receive new ones, they will be added to the file. Please email Mrs. Clark if you have any questions.


Community Scholarships Opportunities - CLICK HERE
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THE WEEK in PICTURES

ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT

Athletes of the Week

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Winter Sports Schedules

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Sports Pass/Ticket Information

Game Entrance Costs

The member schools of The Northern Buckeye Conference (NBC) voted to raised ticket prices for sporting events beginning this year. Please see below for the updated ticket costs for JH and HS sporting events.


High School Games

Adult $7

Student $5


Junior High Games

Adult $5

Student $3

AG/FFA Information

Novice Parliamentary Procedure

Congrats to our Novice Parliamentary Procedure members for earning first place in the district and advancing to the State Contest!
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Advanced Parliamentary Procedure


Congrats to our advance parliamentary procedure team for placing 3rd in the county.

MUSIC DEPARTMENT

Holiday Band Concert

12 8 21 Otsego Band Concert 6th Grade and High School

Spring Musical Announced

Otsego High School will be performing The Little Mermaid this spring. Dates and Ticket information will be available in January/February of 2022.
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TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT

Staff

Eva Vasher

Director, Transportation, Maintenance & Custodial Services

evasher@otsegoknights.org

Phone: 419-823-4381, opt. 5

Fax: 419-823-0945


Bus #2 - Amy Williams, awilliams@otsegoknights.org

Bus #3 - John Serrato, jserrato@otsegoknights.org

Bus #4 - Judy Dussel, jdussel@otsegoknights.org

Bus #5 - Linda Ruple, lruple@otsegoknights.org

Bus #6 - Amy Zimmerman, azimmerman@otsegoknights.org

Bus #7 - Rick Rowe, rrowe@otsegoknights.org

Bus #8 - Randy Tolles, rtolles@otsegoknights.org

Bus #9 - Donna Baker, dbaker@otsegoknights.org

Bus #10 - Chris Feather, cfeather@otsegoknights.org

Bus #11 - Jen Asmus, jasmus@otsegoknights.org

Bus #12 - Chris VanNatta, cvannatta@otsegoknights.org

Bus #13 - Lorrie Mayer, lmayer@otsegoknights.org

Bus #17 - Donna Warren, dwarren@otsegoknights.org

Bus #21 - Helen Bonnough, hbonnough@otsegoknights.org

Van - Tim McKenzie, tmckenzie@otsegoknights.org

FOOD SERVICE DEPARTMENT

Staff

Director of Food Services

Emilia Bires - 419-823-4381 option 1


High School / Junior High

Donielle Tussing - Head Cook, Susan Gamby - Cook, Kathy Thomas - Cook, Nadine Wilhelm - Cook, Amy Zimmerman - Cook

Lunch Menus

High School and Junior High School Breakfast and Lunch Menus - CLICK HERE

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

CLICK HERE to access the electronic application for free and reduced-price meals for the USDA’s National School Lunch & School Breakfast Programs. This interactive application will guide you through the application process.

COMMUNITY NEWS/EVENTS/INFORMATION

HIGH SCHOOL CONTACTS/INFORMATION

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)

Safe School Helpline

Recent polls show that parents’ first concern about schools today is their child’s safety. That is my concern as well. Fortunately, the Otsego is very safe. However, no community is immune from the threats of violence and drugs that endanger public schools nationwide.


We are introducing a Safe School Helpline® to help prevent such actions. It is designed to assist you in reporting any wrongdoing that impacts our schools, our students, or our staff – anonymously, so as to protect your privacy. For example, you may wish to report acts of violence, theft, drug or alcohol use, weapons, or sexual harassment.


Just call from a touch-tone phone to 1-800-4-1-VOICE, ext. 359 (418-6423) to leave your information. Or TEXT: 614-426-0240 Then type: TIPS Your message will not be traced, and you will not be identified. The Safe School Helpline® team will transcribe and fax your message to school officials, so appropriate action can be taken.


Thank you for your continued support to provide a better education for all Otsego students.


800-418-6423 (800-4-1-VOICE ext. 359)

TEXT: 614-426-0240

Then type: TIPS

www.safeschoolhelpline.com

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Kevin Schaublin - School Counselor (Last Names L-Z)

High School Dress Code

The Otsego High School and Junior High School student dress code supports equitable educational access and is written in a manner that does not reinforce stereotypes.

Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS)

The purpose is to create a positive culture with clear expectations every day, everywhere.

School Safety Information

Information regarding how we train and prepare to handle situations that threaten the safety of our students and staff as well as protect your children to minimize the harm an outside threat could cause should they come to our school.