Oak Ridge High School
Wildcat iNews for the ORHS Wildcat Nation 05/20/2019 #96
PARENT & Student Instructions for Blankenship Field Graduation
Ladies - No High Heels will not be allowed on the turf (wedges or sandals are fine)
NO CIGARS can be lit on the field
Expectations for Dress at Graduation:
*Students will not be allowed to wear decorated mortar boards. Both men and women must wear dress shoes (Women & Men: no flip-flops or tennis shoes; men: no sandals). Men must wear a button down shirt (tie is optional) and long pants (no jeans). Tassels should hang on students’ right to begin the ceremony). Only school sanctioned cords or sashes may be worn.
SENIOR LAPTOP COLLECTION IS WEDNESDAY!
UNDERCLASSMEN LAPTOP COLLECTION IS DURING FINAL EXAMS!
RENTED CALCULATOR COLLECTION!
ORHS Calculators that have been rented for this year will be collected on the following dates during your Math class: Seniors, Monday May 20th , All others on Tuesday, May 28th and Wednesday, 29th.
Calculators should be returned in clean, working condition. Students who have lost or broken calculators will be charged $125.00.
NOTE: If it's YELLOW - It belongs to ORHS!
PARENT DEADLINE FOR ONLINE FORMS FOR 2019-20 IS JUNE 4TH
Update: 299 of 1097 students have a signed form.
Rising Sophomores: 25.3% complete
Rising Juniors: 27.4% complete
Rising Seniors: 28.9% complete:
SUMMER SCHOOL DATES
YEARBOOK DISTRIBUTION DAY!
Lost Wedding Ring!
GETTING A DRIVING PERMIT THIS SUMMER???
Stay Safe - review the Teen Graduated License Expectations for TN
THE DRIVING CENTER
The Incredible Artists of ORHS! 2018-2019
La Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica!
Please congratulate the following students who were inducted into La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica on Tuesday, May 14, 2019:
Brenna Allred, Gonzalo Ayala-Torres, Lynley Baldwin, Olivia Beu, Leonardo Bocanegra, Andrew Brady, Aamariah Crow, Taylor Del Toro, Jayden Ellis, Olivia Fouche, Addison Groff, Marlene Guzman-Rodriguez, Sarah Hammons, Abigail Hausladen, Megan Henley, Adam Herron, Elizabeth Hull,
Kevin Li, Devin Loflin, Madelyn Kittrell, Sophia Krusen, Evan McFarland, Jocelyn Mercado, Anna Moran, Ainsley Patrick, Jennilyn Pont Briant,
Logan Roeling, Lucy Sabine, Agustin Salas-Vaca, Cameille Schubert, Julia Steed, Chrynea Thompson, Alyssa Tittsworth, Connor Tobler, Brigitte Turner, Mily Vidal, Isabelle Wang, Scarlett Warrington, Maya Wilson, and Lindsey Young.
Congratulations to Alexander Greenhalgh, Sophia Hitson and Steven Qu for being awarded the Ned McWherter scholarship for 2019.
The state received 1800 applications and selected 180 winners from across the state.
Students were eligible to apply if they had a 3.5 unweighted GPA and a minimum 29+ ACT composite (or SAT equivalent).
Students apply for this scholarship in their senior year through their TSAC Student Portal account.
YOU ARE INVITED -- MATH THESIS OPEN HOUSE!
GO TO FREDDY'S ON TUESDAY!!!
FUNDRAISER AT FREDDY’S
347 S Illinois Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
TUESDAY, MAY 21ST 5-10pm
Come to support the ORHS Choral Boosters!
This will benefit all the choral groups at the high school,
for purchase of music, trips, and wardrobe.
Please mention you want to donate to the Choral Boosters when ordering,
we will receive 10% of all orders that evening!! Thank you!
TRAVEL TO 5 COUNTRIES IN JUNE 2020!
¡Vamos a COSTA RICA! Information Meeting on May 7th!
The Spanish Department is traveling to Costa Rica in the Spring of 2020 and still has spots open for student travelers! It will be an 8 day trip around the country where you will be able to experience horse-back riding around Lago Arenal, zip-lining in the Monteverde Cloud Forest, as well as many opportunities to use Spanish, interact with locals and see lots of wildlife! It will be an unforgettable experience with tasty food and lifelong friendship that you don’t want to miss! For more information come to our interest meeting on Tuesday, May 7 @ 3:15pm in CS 312, Sra. Mas-Effler’s room. Refreshments will be served! Watch the promotional video below!
FLEA MARKET SIGNUPS!
WILDCAT ATHLETICS THIS WEEK!
BASEBALL TRYOUTS FOR THE 2019-20 SEASON
FIVE DANCE CATS HAVE NEW COLLEGIATE HOMES!
I am proud to share that we had 5 Dance Cats tryout for college teams this year and all 5 made it. Please congratulate these ladies.
ETSU- Emily Huffman
Memphis- Rylee Anderson
Memphis- Natalie Connely
Memphis- Ally Spraker
Memphis- Olivia Wereszczak
It cannot be expressed enough how much of an accomplishment it is to have a dancer make the University of Memphis Pom Squad. The Memphis Pom Squad is ranked 2nd in the nation of all college dance team programs. They have earned 14 National Titles and have placed 2nd for the last two years. To have one dancer from a team make this squad is hard, but to have 4 make it is incredible. We now have 7 ORHS graduates on the Memphis Pom Squad.
GRADUATION SUPPLIES information
Seniors: do you have your cap, gown, and tassel? If you borrowed a cap & gown, did you remember to purchase the "19" tassel? If you need anything in order to be prepared to walk the stage May 30, please see Mrs. Ledden immediately in CS347. Tassels are $10. Also, extra announcements are available for $1.25 each. Please bring correct cash.
SENIORS - ALL FEES MUST BE PAID
SENIOR MOVIE NIGHT!
HELP US, PLEASE!
PARENTS OF SENIORS!!!
Parents of ORHS Seniors - Registration for volunteers and for students is open for Graduation Celebration! Use the link below to sign-up to help or to sign-up your graduate. Consider getting involved now to help raise money or to help plan the event. Feel free to ask questions on this post too. Thanks!
GRADUATION CELEBRATION - PERMISSION!
LINDEN LION ALUMNI!
If you were a Linden Lion, you are invited back to Linden to take part in the Linden alumni Senior Events. On May 23 at 4 pm we will have a reception in the cafeteria to take a walk down memory lane from when you were a student at Linden. There will be pictures, refreshments and a showing of your fourth grade musical. Then on Wednesday, May 29th at 9 am we are inviting you to walk through the halls of Linden in your cap and gown and help inspire our young Linden students. Please check into the office by 8:45 on May 29th. For additional information please email Cindy Nidiffer at email@example.com.
Linden Parents: Your help is needed! We need parents to sign up to take snacks, etc. Any parents of Linden graduates willing to help with the reunion or provide food or photos can call or text Miriam Pitz at (865)250-7674.
WILLOW BROOK ALUMNI
Woodland Hawks Class of 2011
NOTE THE CHANGE IN DATE!!
It’s been eight years since you walked Woodland’s hallways -
Yet from afar we’ve watched the trails you’ve each blazed - In two winks and a nod it’ll be time for your graduation - And we are all so anxious to share our congratulations So mark your calendars – Tuesday, May 28th 11:00a-12:00 for our Woodland Graduates Celebration! Please come to room 41 at 10:50 to put on your cap and gown. There will be time to visit with past teachers and refreshments after the walk! We can’t wait to see you!
SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITY!!! SECRET CITY FESTIVAL
STAYING IN TOWN TO GO TO COLLEGE? TN PROMISE OPPORTUNITY!
Chess club aide (2):
Assists students with focusing on playing and getting boards and sets put out and collected, assigning opponents, helping pass information to students and parents. Can answer basic rules questions and maybe tests beginners with help of computer app. No prior chess experience required, need to have good people skills and positive reinforcement ability.
Chess club tutor
Helps more experienced players continue to improve by teaching tactics, testing knowledge of winning and drawing concepts, time management, recording and analyzing games. Helps with organizing team for tournament play Should have prior experience competing in tournaments at the middle school or high school level.
CONTACT: GILBERT CHAN firstname.lastname@example.org
Dept of Public Works - Earn TNPromise Hours!!
HAVE YOU BEEN MEANING TO DO THIS??? THE TIME IS NOW!!!! SEND THOSE PICTURES!
The Commencement Group and the Oak Ridge Lady Wildcat Basketball Boosters are working together to provide floral services for the 2019 ORHS Graduation Commencement. Our aim is to provide our ORHS graduates and their guests with the opportunity to purchase top quality flowers at an excellent price on the day of the ceremony. A portion of these sales will support the Lady Wildcat Basketball Team. Purchases can be made on-site at the graduation ceremony floral kiosk or by pre-ordering online using the link below. All pre-orders will be available for pick-up at the kiosk on-site at the commencement. If you have questions or need assistance ordering, please contact Kim Holt at email@example.com or 865-382-8497.
Note: NO products purchased may be taken on the field or across the stage during the ceremony.
KEEP TRACK OF SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
PARENT SKYWARD CREDENTIALS
We want all families to access all of the educational tools we have provided not just for the student BUT FOR YOU AS WELL!!! #TEAMEFFORT
Who is your Student's Administrator??
Not sure who to reach out to when your child has a problem? The assistant principals each have a class they work with throughout their high school career. We encourage you to get to know them and use them as a resource to support your family and especially your student.
Class of 2022 - Mrs. Beth Estep firstname.lastname@example.org
Class of 2021 - Mrs. Amber Roberts email@example.com
Class of 2020 - Mrs. Stephanie Thompson firstname.lastname@example.org
Class of 2019 - Mr. Scotty Herrell email@example.com
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!
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.
TWITTER! WANT TO KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENING?
NEW ACCOUNTS ADDED ARE IN BOLD
@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 - Junior 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