Make the Season Brighter for Kids in out of home care!
My family and I would like your help in making the Holiday Season a bit brighter for children in out of home care (formerly known as Foster care), by participating with us in Fundraiser for Gifts. Every year over 8000 children get placed into out of home placement here in Wisconsin, often through no fault of their own. Many of those children will spend The Holidays away from their parents. Christmas can bring mixed feelings for these children. They are left facing rejection, sadness and uncertainty. Left to wonder, “What’s wrong with me?” “Why doesn’t anyone want me?” and “What did I do to cause this?”
While we realize that a simple toy isn’t much, it is something. To some of these children it may be the only thing anyone gives them for Christmas. It’s our hope that we can help them feel wanted and loved, and to let them know that there are so many people who care about them.
We will be using 100% of the funds collected to purchase Toys for children of all ages. We are requesting that all donations be at the school by Dec 11th, so there is enough time to purchase and deliver the gift to social services. Social Services will be distributing the gifts to local children before Christmas.
If you would like to help, please send $1.00 or more in an envelope labeled Money for Gift Drive to school with your child. You may also send an unwrapped gift to school if you prefer.
*Donation box located in the Elementary, Middle and High School Offices.
Fundraiser will run Nov 1st – Dec. 14th.
Thanks for your generosity,
Good morning, Parents. And special happy Veteran’s Day wishes to all of our veterans.
I would like to invite each of you to our community Veteran’s Day program in the high school gym tonight at 7:00. The program is designed to honor our local veterans and remember those we have lost. Our band and choir perform at the event and there will be a message of gratitude for the sacrifice and service to our country. The program is always a great reminder for me of just how important and valuable the sacrifice of our men and women in uniform is in terms of our way of life and freedoms.
On behalf of all of us at OHS, thank you to all of our veterans for your service. And once again, I would invite all of you to the program tonight to honor our service members past and present at the Veteran’s Day celebration this evening.
If you did not receive an email for a scheduled conference, we welcome you to discuss your child’s progress with one or more of their teachers during the walk-in conference times. These conferences will be on a first come/first served basis and will be from 3-4:45 pm on Tuesday, November 12th and from 5:15-7 pm on Monday, November 18th.
This past weekend our fall sports season officially came to a close with Sectional Final contests for our soccer guys and volleyball girls. Our girls cross country team finished 4th at the state meet after qualifying for the 3rd year in a row! It was easy to get behind each of these teams, along with our playoff qualifying football team, partly due to their success, yet it was the overall character and growth of the teams which stood out. Each group represented our school and community with class, making the victories even more special.
In addition to athletic success, our fall musical, Annie, is almost completely sold out and has record student participation. Our first quarter has included many things for which we can be thankful!
There is no doubt our current senior class is providing exemplary leadership, and our academic focus is having a “high tide raises all ships” impact in areas outside classroom walls. Check out the graph below which considers data connecting the dots between extracurricular involvement and academic performance. Notice that students who participate in both an athletic and non-athletic extracurricular also set a high bar in their academics. Our “Top 10 in Wisconsin” ACT rank is being mirrored by success in other areas that contribute to our mission of growing students who learn at high levels and become positive contributors to society and our world.