Otsego High School
Weekly Newsletter Semester 2 Week 10
From the Desk of Mr. O'Shea
Earning an Ohio High School Diploma
As a graduation requirement, students must take seven (7) state end of course exams. (ELA I, ELA II, Algebra I, Geometry, United States History, Government, and Biology). Each test is scored on a 1-5 scale. A student must score a total of 18 points or higher combined score from all 7 tests in order to meet the graduation requirement.
Furthermore, they must have a minimum combined score of 4 between the two ELA Tests, a minimum combined score of 4 between the Algebra and Geometry Tests, and a minimum combined score of 6 between the Science and Social Studies Tests.
State Testing Dates
Spring Testing Dates:
Below are the dates that Otsego High School will be administering each test. (Note: Other high schools may have chosen different dates to test. Also, this does not reflect the JH and Elementary testing times either).
ELA State Tests
Wednesday, April 10th (ELA Part 1)
Thursday, April 11th (ELA Part 2)
MATH State Tests
Wednesday, April 24th (Algebra 1 & Geometry) *Parts 1 & 2
SCIENCE State Tests
Thursday, April 25th (Biology) *Parts 1 & 2
SOCIAL STUDIES Tests
Friday, April 26th (American History & Government) *Parts 1 & 2
Food Donation Competition
Items we need:
Peanut Butter, Tuna Fish, Granola Bars, Nutri Grain Bars, Applesauce Cups, Fruit Cups, Oatmeal Packets, Soups, Mac & Cheese, Pasta, Pasta Sauce.
Otsego Goes to PARIS!
We hope to offer two parties by the end of this school year and then one every month when school starts next year leading up to the trip in April 2020!
We have all seen our friends on facebook having a great time creating adorable paintings with a fun group of people. That's exactly what we are pulling together! Treats will be provided by the students including Olivia's Cupcakes!
If you cannot attend on this date please consider a monetary donation that will be applied directly to the students' trip costs. Our first class is limited to 45 people due to supplies. We are hoping to accommodate more as time goes on. Email me at email@example.com with any questions.
Post Prom Information
There will be a Post Prom meeting next Wednesday night at seven o’clock in the high school commons to start planning for post-prom for the 2019-2020 prom?
Wednesday, March 27th @ Pisanellos Pizza - Waterville
Success Period Events/Information
March 18th - 21st Events
Tuesday 19th: First Solar Presentation
Wednesday 20th: Silent Sustained Reading
Thursday 21st: Rita Foos, Ice Cream Shop, Job Opportunity
Apply to PENTA Career Center
2019 Medical Mutual Scholarship Fund
Medical Mutual will award 100 scholarships, valued at $500 to eligible seniors. Eligible students must visit cfprograms.smapply.io/prog/medmutual to access the online application and submit all required documents. Applications are now open and will remain open until April 1, 2019 at 5pm.
THE WEEK IN PICTURES
***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.
Sound Panel Project
If you would still like to donate, it’s not too late. Contact us through email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
OVLA - Online School
Food Service Department
Parents, please check your student's meal account balances. We have several students at or over the three meal charge limit. We send letters home twice a week with elementary students and also email parents at all grade levels.
The free and reduced meal applications are available online or in the school office. CLICK HERE FOR THE ONLINE APPLICATION
As many of you may remember we have the "Pay it Forward" account which is to keep students from receiving an alternate meal. At this point, the account is nearing zero. If you are interested in donating to the Pay It Forward program please contact Jeanne Jeffers, email@example.com or Adam Koch, firstname.lastname@example.org. Once the Pay It Forward account gets to zero, we will have no choice but to implement our districts unpaid meal charges policy, which follows.
If you have any questions or concerns.
Jeanne Jeffers, 419-823-4381 ext 1104 or email@example.com
Ag and FFA News
Knight in Shining Armour
Please use the following form to inform OHS Student Council about a family in need within the school district. While the family does not need to have students in the district, we do ask that they are a member of the Otsego Community. Use this form to share information about their current situation as well as how they can best be assisted.
Please be sure to understand that while Knight in Shining Armor (KISA) would love to help all community members in need, we are still a new program, and may not have the funds to do so. With that being said, we will consider each request on a case by case basis. Filling this form out does not guarantee that we will be able to assist the family, but we will try our hardest to do so!
Here are some things that we have done with KISA funds:
- School supplies were purchased for multiple families.
- Gas money has been provided to get to and from medical treatment.
- Food cards have been provided to help families afford meals while going through medical treatment.
- Cash donations have been made to families to help assist in paying bills during medical treatment.
- Gift cards and supplies have been provided to help make ends meet after housing emergencies have occurred.
We now have TWO ways that you can nominate a family in need. Bookmark the link below to use as the need arises. You can also find this link on the Otsegoknights.org webpage under the "District" tab.
Please do not hesitate to nominate a family in need, and KISA will do their best to help out!
Health and Wellness Fair - March 27th
Otsego Local Schools invites you to attend a health and wellness fair on March 27th from noon to 6 pm in the high school gym. This event is open to junior high and high school students, district staff, parents and community members.
Our goals are:
- To inspire students, staff, and community members to improve their health and overall well- being.
- To provide educational information and free health services/screenings to students, staff and community members
- To foster connections between individuals and local health and wellness organizations.
Attendees will be introduced to resources that can compound the benefits of a more holistic and comprehensive approach to health
This health fair gives us a chance to reach out to our community members and offer them a chance to sample products, learn about different holistic approaches to health and wellness that we may not know about, receive a chair massage, and ask questions regarding their own health and maybe receive direction to aid in treatment that you didn’t know about or an avenue you have not thought to pursue.
Communication with the High School
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. Remind 101 (Text to: 81010 Message: @otseg there is no "o" at the end just @otseg. That's 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, @KosheaOHS, or @OtsegoAthletics)