Oak Ridge High School
Wildcat iNews for the ORHS Wildcat Nation 09/23/19 #108
HOMECOMING COOKOUT AND PARADE!
DETAILED INTERSESSION INFORMATION - UPDATED 9/23/19 @ 12:15 pm!
The Oak Ridge High School Fall Intersession will be held September 30th through October 3rd from 8:00 to 3:30. Students may sign up for the morning session (8 to 11:30), the afternoon session (12:00 to 3:30), or both. Intersession applications are now available in the student services office and the counseling office. Students may recover failing grades for one or two classes, so this is a great opportunity for your child to get back on track. The first grading period ends on Friday, September 20,and report cards will be sent home on Tuesday, September 24. Intersession applications are due by Friday, September 27, at noon. There is no cost for intersession, but lunch is available for purchase.
Guidelines for Intersession:
- Students are eligible for grade recovery if they have a Term One grade of 50% or higher
- Students with a grade below 50% for the term may participate in intersession by permission of teacher only.
- Students with 50% or higher who complete the assigned grade recovery program with a grade of C or better will receive a minimum final grade of D for Term 1. (CP-72, Honors-69, AP-67)
- Students are required to attend each day of intersession.
- Students may recover grades for two courses during the intersession.
- Students must fulfill all assigned work for intersession in order to recover the grade.
- Students must bring school assigned laptop and earbuds to use for intersession
- School rules apply for intersession.
If your child needs transportation for intersession, please submit an intersession transportation request form by Tuesday, September 24 at 3:00 p.m.. These forms are available in the main office and counseling office as well. We can not provide bus transportation for students if we do not have their information in by Tuesday.
This fall we are offering an ACT prep class just in time for the senior ACT retake on October 29. ACT prep is available on a first come first served basis, and we will fill the a.m. session first. The ACT prep applications are also available in students services and counseling.
AP TESTING - BIG CHANGES FOR SIGNUPS!
Students taking an AP Exam this year must register via myAP. Their teacher can assist with this if they haven't done so. The registration window is now open and closes November 1. Students must either pay a deposit of $40 per exam or pay for all exams in full by November 1st. Only exams with a deposit or payment in full as of November 1st will be ordered. If students choose to pay by deposit, the balance will be due the week of April 20th. Students may drop off their payment in the main office before school, after school, or at lunch October 28th - November 1st.
Students who plan to take an AP Exam for a course in which they are not enrolled must see Mr. Foust during the registration window.
NEXT ORDERING DATE: OCTOBER 17TH!
SENIOR PARENTS! DID THE SENIOR PACKET OF GRADUATION INFORMATION MAKE IT HOME?
THE DRIVING CENTER IS OFFERING CLASSES DURING FALL BREAK
IT'S TIME TO ORDER CLASS RINGS!
LAST WEEK TO PURCHASE BEFORE THE PRICE INCREASES!!
The price increases to $75 on October 1st. Remember you can also lock in the $65 rate by paying $30 now and paying off the remainder by January.
WALK ACROSS TN!
Walk Across Tennessee starts in 4 Weeks. We will kick off this event on Monday, October 14th, so make sure you have your teams together before fall break. For your convenience UT Extension has created a Google Form for online registration. You can still submit paper copies, but teams can now choose to register online at the following links:
Individual Registration (All Team Members)- http://tiny.utk.edu/IndivWAT
Team Registration (Captains Only)- http://tiny.utk.edu/TeamWAT
All team members do still need to complete the individual registration (either in paper or online) because of the waiver form. I am also re-attaching the updated Captain’s Packet.
Please email Shayla Sanderson at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
LAST WEEK TO SUBMIT YOUR FAVORITE RECIPES FOR THE ORHS CHORUS COOKBOOK!
The ORHS Choral Boosters is doing a big fundraiser and we need your help! We are doing a community cookbook, what fun!
We are hoping to get this done and ready for the Winter Concerts and in time for Christmas. What we need from you are recipes. Think of those tried and true ones that are must haves at family occasions. Send in appetizers, side dishes, main dishes, desserts, and any yummy item to include.
Please include your name and ORHS affiliation when sending it in. (such as student, faculty, staff, etc.) Please email them to me at email@example.com and include “Recipe” in the subject line.
Recipes will be collected until October 1st. Thanks for your help with this project.
ACT INFO FROM MR. ETHERIDGE!
Secondly, ACT Prep—The fall ACT Prep series with English and Reading practice tests on Wednesday, September 25, in the Amphitheatre, beginning at 2:00 PM sharp. If you take this practice test you’ll want to return on Wednesday, October 16, to analyze your results and learn how to answer the questions you missed. Please sign up by emailing Coach Etheridge (AEtheridge@ORTN.edu) by Monday, September 23, to reserve a seat in the Amphitheater. All ORHS students are welcome.
DOWNLOAD ACT TEST REGISTRATION & TEST DATES!
EUROPEAN EXTRAVAGANZA - ONLY 15 SPOTS LEFT!
GAPP-MEETING on OCTOBER 14th at 6pm in room CS301
Please mark your calendar!
We will have our next GAPP meeting on Monday, October 14th, 2019 at 6 pm.
We will present detail on the dates and the airfare and start to collect individual information on your preferences so we can match you with your partner.
In case you are interested but you are unable to go to Germany next year we would love you to host a German exchange student in the spring. That can be the beginning of a lifelong friendship and you might be able to visit them in Germany at a different time (in case June does not work for you).
Do not hesitate to contact Sabine Nebenfuehr or Mr Kolodney before the meeting with your questions! I hope to see you all immediately after the fall break in the German classroom CS301!
IMPORTANT DATES FROM ORHS COUNSELING OFFICE!
- October 16, 2019 - PSAT for all 10th and 11th graders that registered for the test. It will be given 1st – 5th on Wednesday 10/16/19. Lunch will be served 6th and students will be expected to be in 7th and 8th periods. Testing locations will be posted around the school by Tuesday, October 15th.
- October 15, 2019 – Counselors visit all 9th grade Guided Studies
- October 22, 2019- FAFSA help night 5:30-7:00 in CS208 for parents of seniors
- October 29, 2019 - ACT Senior Retake during the school day
- November 5, 2019 - FAFSA night 5:30-7:00 in CS208 for parents of seniors
- November 5, 2019 - FAFSA night 5:30-7:00 in CS208 for parents of seniors
- January 16, 2020 – Junior Seminars for students – Auditorium during the school day
- January 16, 2020 -FAFSA night CS208
- January 23, 2020 -Sophomore Seminars for students – Auditorium during the school day
- January 30, 2020 - Freshman Seminars for students – Auditorium during the school day
ROTC IS BUSY!!!! HERE IS WHAT IS COMING UP IF YOU HAVE A CADET!
- The Wildcat Company will be selling pre-seasoned Boston Butt Roasts and St. Louis style ribs from September 27th thru October 25th, see any ROTC cadet to order yours.
- On Saturday, September 28th, Chief Nicholls and a team of his cadets will be competing in the annual Marine Corps Mud Run held at Melton Hill Park in Knoxville. All proceeds go to the Marine Corps' annual "Toys for Tots" event. Please visit https://runsignup.com/RaceGroups/16862?page=2
CONGRATULATIONS TO ROTC CADETS!
congratulations ansel wilder - @ORHSCLASSOF2020
Ansel Wilder, ORHS Class of 2020, was inducted the Knoxville Area Urban League's National Achievers Society last Sunday September 15th. Ansel is a three year scholar with NAS.
National Achievers Society (NAS) was established to identify and motivate academically achieving minority high school students and increase the pool of students who are prepared, motivated and qualified for higher education. NAS is open to minority youths in grades 10-12 with a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average. This year’s class includes students representing every high school in Knox County, as well as Clinton, Oak Ridge and Jefferson County high schools. NAS scholars and parents participate throughout the school year in weekend activities, projects and initiatives that enhance their cultural, academic and college preparatory experience in a three-year experience from their sophomore through senior year.
WILDCAT ATHLETICS THIS WEEK!
@ORHSVOLLEYBALL - TOP IN THE DISTRICT!
CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS!
The Oak Ridge Cross Country team participated in the Trinity/Valkyrie Invitational In Louisville, KY this past weekend. There were over 4,000 athletes from 133 schools from 8 states competing at the oldest meet in Kentucky.
The Girls Varsity finished 3rd overall in the varsity division with 120 points. Oak Ridge finishes were:
Beatrice Shea – 4th overall – 19:52
Jessie Strader – 24th – 21:31
Rebekah Joyal – 35th – 22:03
Muskaan Vohra – 36th – 22:04
Mollie Smith – 37th – 22:05
Eden Gee – 51st – 22:31
Vivianne Long – 66th – 22:55
The Boys Varsity finished 8th overall in the varsity division with 203 points. Oak Ridge finishes were:
Eli Cox – 6th overall – 17:02
Jacob Norris – 35th – 17:50
Adam Herron – 44th – 17:56
Isaac Basler – 57th – 18:09
Andrew Brady – 79th – 18:28
Eddie Moore – 81st – 18:29
Parker Bell – 83rd – 18:31
CANVAS PROBLEMS? CHECK OUT THESE UPDATES FROM MRS. WITICK!
If your Canvas Dashboard is not loading, and it looks like a slot machine flashing cards, it is because Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser for Canvas since they have stopped doing updates for the browser. HERE is the list of Supported browsers:
Current and first previous major releases of the following browsers:
- Chrome 75 and 76
- Firefox 67 and 68 (Extended Releases are not supported)
- Edge 44 (Windows only)
- Respondus Lockdown Browser (supporting the latest system requirements)
- Safari 11 and 12 (Macintosh only)
You should always use the most current version of your preferred browser. Your browser will notify you if there is a new version available.
WAYS TO FINANCIALLY SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS AT ORHS!
FOOD CITY SCHOOL BUCKS PROGRAM!
It’s time for Food City’s School Bucks Program that helps support ORHS-CDC! The program begins Wednesday, September 4, 2019 and ends on May 5, 2020.
Parents can use this to easily link their ValuCard to their school of choice at checkout.
• At the cash register, have the cashier scan the barcode along with your Food City ValuCard. This will automatically link the two together, which means you only need to scan this barcode one time. The PLU listed below may also be entered at the cash register by the cashier in lieu of scanning barcode.
• Parents also can register their ValuCard online by visiting www.foodcity.com/schoolbucks
From that point, it’s simple… just shop and earn valuable points for your school. Remember this is a ValuCard program… use your ValuCard and save for ORHS-CDC. Nothing has to be done again until next school year!
*Please share the barcode information with family and friends! You can only register your ValuCard with one school/program so please make it ORHS-CDC! Thank you in advance for your support!
Oak Ridge High School Band Boosters
Oak Ridge High School Orchestra Boosters
Oak Ridge High School PTSO
SHOP AMAZONSMILES AND SUPPORT MANY ORHS ORGANIZATIONS!
Support: Wildcat Football Boosters Club
SAVE YOUR COKE LIDS AND CASE CODES FOR CDC
CDC is asking everyone to continue to save your Coke product lids/case codes. You may send those Coke lids/codes in to us here at the high school or you can set up your own account @ https://us.coca-cola.com/give/schools , input your codes and donate them to Oak Ridge High School. All proceeds donated go to CDC to help pay for classroom supplies, materials and student needs. Thank you for your support!!!
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
All Box Top funds go to support our CDC classrooms!
Last Names A - C - Ms. Paige Redman firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Names D - H - Mrs. Ashley Bennewitz email@example.com
Last Names I - M - Mrs. Brianna Ottinger firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Names N - R - Mrs. Kelly Rowland KSrowland@ortn.edu
Last Names S - Z - Mrs. Heidi Foster email@example.com
Social Worker - Mrs. Alison King firstname.lastname@example.org
Registrar - Mrs. Audrey Morris email@example.com
TECHNOLOGY TRAGEDY??? DO YOU NEED HELP???
Mrs. Witick has been an Instructional Technology Coach in Oak Ridge Schools for 13 years. Students and parents can also contact her for assistance with Skyward Family Access, our Canvas Learning Management System, and Office 365 apps.
If you have questions for Mrs. Witick about these items, you can contact her at 425-9587 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ways to Connect and STAY INFORMED!
Website - http://www.ortn.edu/highschool/
Daily Bulletin - http://www.ortn.edu/highschool/daily-bulletin/ this is the Daily Announcements and are published on the website.
Channel 15 at 7:50 AM - Watch the announcements each morning by our Crew! YouTube Streaming: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL9N_azmWeQByrIW6pWLBlQ
Live in Knox/Anderson/Roane - If you live throughout Anderson/Roane/Knox counties and have ATT Uverse you can find us on Channel 99 – just select the Oak Ridge Schools option.
INews - this is the weekly Newsletter; distributed Monday morning at 7:00 am by email; it is also sent out on Twitter on Sunday evening on @stefthompson63 @ORSchools All previous issues can be found at http://www.ortn.edu/highschool/news-events/news-links/
Skylert Messages and Emails - Please make sure your current email address and phone numbers are up to date!!!
PTSO Newsletter - PTSO distributes a VERY detailed quarterly newsletter to inform parents of upcoming events and LOTS of counseling information! This comes to your email! They also have a presence on the website: http://www.orhs-ptso.org/news-information with tons of information! PTSO also has a Facebook presence, and we encourage you to "LIKE" their page! https://www.facebook.com/ORHSPTSO/
Twitter - While we know not everyone is on Twitter, many, many are! We keep the list of Twitter accounts for sports, clubs, teachers, principals, class information, etc. updated on the Wildcat iNews. We encourage you to follow us! Twitter provides us an opportunity to share quick information throughout the day as well as celebrate our awesome kids and their accomplishments!
Class of 2020 families - We have started a Facebook page as well https://www.facebook.com/ORHSClassof2020/ in addition to our @ORHSClassof2020 Twitter account.
OAK RIDGE SCHOOLS CALENDARS!
FOLLOW US ON @TWITTER!
NEW ACCOUNTS ADDED ARE IN BOLD
@DavidJFoust - David Foust, Class of 2023 admin
@KITTYCOMMITTEE1 - ORHS Student Section
@ORHSSchoolcraft - Jonathan Schoolcraft, ORHS Math teacher
@ORHS_FB_Boostr - ORHS Football Boosters
@ORHSWildBand - ORHS Marching & Concert Band
@OrhsJam - ORHS Jam Club with Mr. Alexander & Mrs. Whitaker
@davidbowman10s - ORHS Tennis Team
@orhsinteract - Interact Club
@HealthyORS - ORS Coordinated School Health
@Alison_King23 - ORHS Social Worker
@ORladysoccer- ORHS Lady Soccer Cats
@ORHSOakLog2017 - Oak Log Yearbook for 2018-19
@ORHSClassof2021 - Mrs. Roberts' Class of 2021
@ORHSvolleyball - ORHS Girls Volleyball Team
@ORHSXC - ORHS Cross Country Team
@ORHSLibrary - ORHS Library & Media Services
@ORHSCreditUnion - ORHS Credit Union
@ORHSBaseball15 - Varsity & JV ORHS Baseball Team
@MasquersORHS - Masquers and Theater for ORHS
@orpsef - Oak Ridge Public Schools Educational Foundation
@orhs_gsa - Gay/Straight Alliance Club
@ORSTechnology - Updates from IT Dept. for technology in @ORSchools
@ORHSTennis - ORHS Tennis Team
@GraduationCeleb - ORHS Graduation Celebration 2019
@ORSchools - District Twitter Account
@ORHSWIldcatMGM - Mr. McDonald
@ORHS_PTSO - PTSO for ORHS
@ORHSCounseling - Counseling Office
@ORHSClassof2020 - Senior Information
@estepintime - Mrs. Estep, Assistant Principal for the Class of 2022
@ORBoysBball - Oak Ridge Boys Basketball
@ORLadyWildcats - Oak Ridge Girls Basketball
@orhs_cheer - Oak Ridge Cheerleaders
@ORHSDanceCats - Oak Ridge Dance Cats
@OakRidgeSports - Oak Ridge Sports
@frc4265 - Secret City Wildbots
@ORHSOrchestra - Orchestra
@APES_ORHS - AP Environmental Science
@wildcats_AT - Athletic Training for ORHS Sports (Mighty Terra Davenport!)
@ORHSgolf - Golf Team/Scott Estep
@PhysicsCats - ORHS Betsy Hondorf's Physics Highlights