This letter is to inform you about the ACT Quality Core end of course exams that your son/daughter will take on April 28th and 29th. Please see the testing schedule under items of interest. Students only need to come to school for the exams that they will be taking, depending on their current schedule.
Students took these assessments for the first time in the spring of 2009. These exams help us to ensure the rigor of our core high school courses, identify areas of strength and weakness in student’s knowledge, and provide a sense of their college readiness as compared to ACT’s benchmarks. We will again be giving these exams in May of this year. The scores will be calculated as part of your child’s fourth quarter grade. The district has developed performance levels that link the scale score to a traditional letter grade.
These exams are standardized assessments of core course content, that are roughly 90 minutes in
length, and are being used in over 40 districts and growing across Ohio. The Bill and Melinda Gates
Foundation and Battelle for Kids help support the use of the ACT Quality Core in Ohio. Olentangy
currently administers end of course exams in the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry,
Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-calculus, U.S. History, English 9, English 10, and English 11. Ohio’s new evidence-based educational plan calls for end of course exams to eventually
replace the current Ohio Graduation Test.
You will receive a family report from ACT, this summer. It will include your child’s overall scale score in
each subject area tested as well as the sub-score of each of the specific course objectives. It also
includes descriptions of what skills the objective is assessing. End of course exams are given to assess academic skills in order to assist students, and to guide overall analysis of school and district achievement. The results from these tests must be combined with the extensive classroom assessment information that has been provided all year for an accurate picture of student achievement. Analyzing all available data is essential as we work to maximize learning for every student.
If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s test scores, please contact his or her
teachers, administrators, or school counselor.
SENIOR EVENTS CALENDAR
Tuesday, May 13 – Senior Cookout/Farewell (11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, May 14 – Senior Finals
Friday, May 16 – Graduation Rehearsal (8:00 a.m.)
Saturday, May 17 – Graduation (6:00 p.m.)
Monday, May 19 – Senior Cedar Point Trip
AMERICAN LEGION SCHOLARSHIPS
The Raymond B. Austin American Legion Post #115 is offering six $1000.00 scholarships. Applications available in Student Services – completed applications due to Student Services by Friday, April 25th.
Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn and Stanford are sponsoring an Exploring College Options, Student/Parent Information Session on Wednesday, May 14th at 7:30pm at Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square. Website for more info is on the OHS Student Services webpage.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY MEMBERS
Do you still need inside hours? You last chance is on May 9 and 10. May 9, bring in puppy chow to be sold at school for 1 hour per quart-size bag or May 10, walk in the Cystic Fibrosis Walk in Delaware. See Señora for more details.
Attention all senior NHS members. The stoles to be worn at the graduation ceremony will be passed out at graduation rehearsal to all members who finish in good standing. You do not need to do anything to order them.
Order your 2014 Yearbook by April 18th! After April 18th, the order center will remain open, but the price will increase. Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter our school code 13686. Email Adviser Jessica Roads at Jessica_roads@olsd.us with questions.
All girls interested in trying out for cheerleading next year – there will be a mandatory parent meeting today, April 22nd at 7:00 in room 1259. Clinics will be April 28th and 29th 4:30-6:30 with tryouts on April 30th starting at 4:00 pm. Any questions please see Ms. Hamilton.
Spanish Club will have its final meeting for the year on Thursday, April 24 from 2:45-3:45 in Profe Williams’ room. We will have snacks and a craft. Please sign up in your Spanish teacher’s room by Wednesday, April 23. Gracias
Tickets are now on sale, during lunch periods, for this year’s Spring musical, The Mystery of Edwin Drood! Drood is loosely based on the last novel Charles Dickens wrote; however, he died before he finished his murder mystery, so no one really knows “whodunit”! To remedy this problem, Rubert Holmes wrote this Tony Award winning musical in 1986, and with his creative genius, he allows the audience to participate and vote for who they think the Detective, Murderer, and Lovers are. So, there’ll be a different ending every night! Performances are Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26 at 7PM, and Sunday, April 27 beginning at 2 PM. Ticket prices are once again, no inflation at the Braves’ Theatre, $10 for adults and $5 for students, staff, and senior citizens. Come on out and enjoy an evening of great fun!
THESPIAN AWARDS NIGHT
Attention all International Thespian Society members and ANYONE who participated in ANY production this school year! Our new Thespian Induction ceremony and our end of the year awards program will be held on Wednesday, April 30 beginning at 7 PM in the OHS Theatre. Please plan on attending this evening of celebration for our new Thespians and the closure of another busy and fantastic season of theatre here at OHS.
Olentangy High School Color Guard
Attending Olentangy High School for the 2014-15 school year? [Link]The Band of Pride Color Guard is having clinics beginning on April 30 for anyone interested in being a part of this great group. See this flyer for more information. Contact Cindy Brun at email@example.com for more information. Come on out and give it a spin!
The Olentangy High School Vocal Music Department and The Keynotes Proudly Present:
Friday, May 2, 2014
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Olentangy High School Theater 7:30 pm
Life is a Cabaret! The Keynotes Show Choir, Kambo #5, and Krew present a variety showcase of young, talented musicians and performers. This year’s show features performances by graduating Seniors, small ensembles, the Keynotes staff and a special appearance by the Shanahan Middle School “Golden Notes”. It will be your last chance to see this year’s award-winning competition show performed live! Then, we will jazz it up with a brand new Spring show!
General admission ticket prices are $12 for adults and $6 for students, staff and senior citizens. Tickets will be available at the door. During intermission you may enjoy a complimentary sweets buffet and review a selection of gift basket raffles. All proceeds benefit the OHS Vocal Music Program.
Invite your friends and family to come to the “Cabaret ”