Good morning, Parents.
For our seniors, this week will be a busy, and hopefully fun, week as they wrap up their careers at OHS. During the next three days, they will very likely be taking exams or finishing projects to complete the semester. They will enjoy the senior picnic on Thursday afternoon, celebrate the achievements of their class at the Scholarship Program on Friday morning, and participate in Commencement Ceremony on Sunday afternoon. We are really looking forward to enjoying this last week with seniors as they prepare to graduate, and we certainly hope it will be a week full of positive memories.
During the week after the seniors have graduated, the remainder of our students will be finishing their courses and wrapping up the school year. We want parents to know that while we do have exams for 9-11 grades students at the end of the year, many of our students will have earned opt-outs for some, or even all, of those exams. We use exam opt-outs as incentives to ensure that our students will do well on the State tests, so if they score at a benchmark level or show solid growth, they earn exam opt-outs in the associated classes. Our students have typically invested a lot of effort and determination on the ACT/Aspire tests and this has played a big role in our success in that area. Therefore, we are pleased that they earned the end of the year exam opt-outs as a result. In the process, they have also demonstrated either mastery or significant progress on some of the most important learning in their classes as well.
While many of our 9-11 grade students will have earned opt-outs, we will not have open campus during the spring semester exams. Your students will either stay in class during the exam process, or they will be allowed to go to the library/cafeteria to prepare for other exams or complete end of the year projects. We do not have open campus at the end of the year because we know that keeping students at school provides a much greater likelihood that they will spend their extra time wisely and complete the year in a more thorough manner.
We hope all of our students have a great end to their school year, and a safe and enjoyable summer.
4th and 5th grade scientists launched rockets that they built and customized. There were three different engines to choose from. Students estimated and measured the launch height with an on-board altimeter. What a BLAST! #BoostTheOost
Good morning, Parents.
We have learned over the years that many families plan well in advance, so we have made an effort to share a list of some of the more significant events for the next school year as the current school year is wrapping up. Here are the dates for some of the big events at OHS for the ’19-’20 school year.
- Aug. 22 District New Teacher Day
- Aug. 26-29 District In-Service
- Aug. 28 Open House HS/MS/ES–3:30-6:30 Burger/Brownie Bash. Picture Day at OES and OMS
- Sept. 2 Labor Day
- Sept. 3 First day of school for students
- Sept. 10 Picture Day OHS
- Sept. 16-20 Homecoming Week
- Sept 21 Homecoming Dance
- Oct. 16 PSAT Exam
- Nov. 5 End Q1
- Nov. 12 Vets Day Program
- Nov 14-16 Fall Play
- Dec. 9 MS Band/Choir @ OHS
- Dec 16 HS Band/Choir @ OHS
- Dec 23-Jan 1 Winter Break
- Jan 9 Conference Honors Band/Choir Concert (this is pushed back a week from normal due to restrictions at the Capitol Civic Center)
- Jan. 10, 13, 14 HS Semester Exams
- Jan. 17 End Q2
- Jan. 20 Start Q3
- Jan 18 Snowball Dance
- January 27-31 Student prep week in HR’s for Student Led Conferences.
- Feb. 3-4 Student Led–HS Parent/Teacher Conferences
- March 3 ACT for all Juniors (Make up date 3/17)
- March 4 WorkKeys for all Juniors (Make up date 3/18)
- March 2 Top Ten Banquet
- March 13,14 District Solo & Ensemble (This is a tentative date and location is TBD)
- March 23 – May 1 Forward Exam Window (ELA & Math gr 3-8), Science gr 4 & 8, Social Studies gr 4, 8, & 10)
- March 20 End Q3
- March 23-27 Spring Break
- March 30 Start of Q4
- April 17-18 State Forensics @ UW-Madison
- April 20 NHS Banquet
- April 25 STATE Solo/Ensemble @ UW-Milwaukee
- May 4 HS Band/Choir Concert
- May 5 AP Calculus Exam
- May 7 AP Physics Exam
- May 8 AP United States History Exam
- May 11 MS Band/Choir Concert
- May 11 AP Biology Exam
- May 15 AP Statistics Exam
- May 15 AP Computer Science Exam
- May 15 Jazz/Vocal Concert
- May 16 Potential 2nd night of Jazz/Vocal
- May 16 Student Council Walk/Run
- May 22 Senior Banquet
- May 31 Baccalaureate at FRC at 2:00 pm
- June 4 Senior Fry/Picnic
- June 5 Scholarship Program at 7:30 am.
- June 7 Commencement Program at 3:00 pm
- June 10 Last Day of School/End Q4
The Annual Community Run/Walk will take place on Saturday, May 18th beginning at 10:30. Registration forms can be picked up in any school office. This is a wonderful neighborhood event with a good cause. Some Princesses and Superheroes will be in attendance for the kids! There will be a free will donation brat fry and bake sale to follow.