Oostburg High School
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Regular school and activities are cancelled indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Virtual school begins 3/30/2020 LIST OF CANCELLATIONS until further notice: National Honors Society Banquet All HS Practices Middle School Wrestling season Middle School Volleyball season Little Dutch Solo and Ensemble (Random Lake) Fitness Center (all hours) All Fitness Classes Free Meal Program Milddle […]
Good morning, Parents.
Next Tuesday, March 3rd, is the State ACT test day. We will be administering the State ACT test to our juniors, and at the same time in other parts of the building we will be giving a full ACT test to our freshmen and sophomores as well. These test results are very important to us because it is a major way we track the growth of every one of our students. In an attempt to try to make sure our students are as motivated as possible, we provide the incentive of opting out of end of year exams, if they score at either the benchmark score reflecting readiness or reach a goal score that is set with their teacher in that subject area–usually the goal is set for around 2 points of growth each year. Students are able to opt out of the end of the year exams in each area where their scores meet one of those two criteria.
The day will start as normal for all of our students at 7:25. Each grade will be reporting to their respective testing area and the testing will begin shortly. The test includes sections on English, Math, Reading, Science and Writing. There are breaks twice during the test where snacks are provided. Students should bring several pencils and a graphing calculator if possible. (The school can also provide calculators as necessary, but if students do have them, please bring them.) The ACT test will take until about 12:00. After the test, the juniors will be released for the rest of the day. The freshmen and sophomores will be released to lunch, and then in the afternoon they will have shortened classes.
The seniors will also report to school at 7:25 and they will be guided in their ongoing work with their career plan and transition process. They will work on a script designed by Mr. Cole, and when complete, they will present to Mr. Cole, Mr. Bruggink or Mr. Greupink in sort of an audit fashion to demonstrate they have completed the most critical of the tasks related to transitioning to their plans for next year. College and Technical school bound students complete one script, while students transitioning to the workforce or military complete another script designed for those unique paths. At 9:00 the students who have completed their scripts will be released to present, and after they have presented they will be released from school for the rest of the day. I would guess most seniors will be released from school by about 11:00, with some as early as 9:30 if they are finished.
I you have any questions about this unusual but important day at school, please feel free to call me at (920) 564-2346.
Choosing classes with a definite goal in mind will better prepare the student for the future. A high school program will need to reflect one’s abilities, interests, and goals. Course selection should fulfill graduation requirements as well as keep the student’s vocational focus and higher education entrance requirements in mind. Any program should be taken with value, meaning, and appeal to the student. All students are required to earn 27 credits and pass all required classes in order to graduate and receive a diploma from Oostburg High School. Note: Any course that has an * by its title is considered a college prep course and is weighted on a 5 point scale. For further information or assistance in selecting courses, please contact the OHS Counseling Department.
Sports & Athletics
Oostburg High School prides itself on a strong tradition of athletic participation and success. More than half of our students take part in our Athletics opportunities. OHS is part of the newly established Big East Conference and offers sports opportunities year-round. Please visit The Big East website for schedules, scores, and standings.
The Oostburg Music Department aims to give students an understanding and love of music that they can carry with them for the rest of their lives. Opportunities to take part in group music experiences at OHS include:
- Concert Band
- Jazz Band
- Voice 29
- Concert Choir
Students are also invited to take part in the annual Solo & Ensemble Festival in both large and small ensembles.
Clubs & Activities
Students can get involved in a variety of enrichment experiences according to their interests. Many of our clubs are held after school, and some during the school day. Keep a lookout for activity announcements posted throughout the year. If you’re interested in starting up a new club, let us know!
Oostburg High School
410 New York Ave.
Oostburg, WI 53070
Ph: (920) 564-2346
Fax: (920) 564-6138