Daylight savings time starts this weekend. Please remember to spring your clocks forward 1 hour. OGT’s start Monday!
OHIO GRADUATION TESTING (OGT)
Ohio Graduation Testing (OGT) will take place all next week (week of March 10-14). ALL sophomores will take the tests each day, as well as any juniors and/or seniors who still need to pass certain sections of the test. To create the most-effective testing environment, we will be operating on a two-and-a-half hour delayed start schedule the week of March 10. Testing starts promptly at 7:20 am each day. Please note that buses will run their regular schedule only. No ALE’s will be approved for the week of March 10 for students who are required to take the OGT.
Students who are not required to take the OGT have three options:
1) Arrive at 7:20 a.m. and have quiet study time in the Commons or get tutoring help. Please have your student check with their classroom teacher to find out the best time for tutoring for each subject.
2) Arrive at school by 9:40 a.m. Class will begin at 9:50 a.m. (bell schedule attached).
3) Juniors and Seniors who have signed up for the ACT preparation workshop will be in room 1259.
We have set aside the first two and half hours of the day for OGT testing, so please encourage your child to use as much of that time as needed to perform to their highest level. All students taking the tests should get a good night’s rest each night prior to testing and eat a healthy breakfast. The sophomore OGT incentives are attached.
OHS will be offering two in-depth SAT/ACT classes during the mornings of the OGT week – March 10th to March 14th.
Cost is $55 and students may register for either of two classes: Class 1 will meet Monday, Tuesday and Friday, Class 2 will meet Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Space is limited to 35 students for each class.
Please return a completed registration form and a check for $55 made payable to “BWS Education Consulting” to Mrs. Lothes at OHS Student Services Office. The registration forms are available in Student Services and on the OHS Student Services webpage.
National College Fairs is sponsoring College Fair on Saturday, April 5th, 1pm to 4pm at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
Freshmen, sophomores and juniors – Interested in applying to a military academy? Sen. Rob Portman and Sen. Sherrod Brown are co-hosting ten seminars in Ohio which are open to students and parents who are seeking more information about the application process. The Columbus seminar will be held on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at OSU.
Also, are you looking for summer opportunities? Summer courses and camps have sent information to OHS and we keep a running box full of wonderful information. Stop by and see what’s available.
See the OHS Student Services webpage for more information.
The sign up process for this May’s Advanced Placement Tests is now complete. There is a $100 dollar fee for each test. These fees are being added to parent’s accounts. If you have any questions or concerns about this year’s AP testing please contact Student Services.
“Getting Started in the College Selection Process” meeting will be held at Liberty High School on March 13 at 7:00 P.M. This presentation is for parents of juniors, though freshmen and sophomore parents may attend. Topics that will be covered will include researching colleges, understanding college testing, admission factors, financial aid, and making the most of college visits.
Attention current Juniors and Sophomores!
Anyone interested in assuming an important leadership role at OHS and mentoring next year’s freshman class should apply for the Braves Kick Off Mentor (BKOM) program. Complete the application under “Items of Interest” and turn it in to Mrs. Trostle in room #2519 by Wednesday, March 26th.
IEP Meeting Coming Up? Here’s how to prepare.
Join us as we conduct a complete walk through of the parent invitation, IEP document, progress reports and PR-01. All that and more under the guidance of local expert Brenda Louisin, from Louisin Child Advocacy. March 19, 6:30 p.m. Heritage Elementary, 679 Lewis Center Road in Lewis Center. This is a perfect session for all IEP parents –parents of dyslexic children and all others – so please join us!
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The Service Club will be holding the Fairy Goodmothers Dress Drive. New or gently worn prom dresses will be collected and donated to Cinderella’s Closet to be given to Columbus area girls who may not otherwise be able to have a dress for prom. The Official Donation Day is March 6th before school in the Senior Entrance. Donations before or after March 6 should be delivered to Mrs. Shank’s room, 1414. Deadline for any donations is March 7. Shoes and other accessories will also be accepted. All donations must be accompanied by a flyer with the Service Club member’s name. You do not have to be a member to donate. Details, donation flyers and green sheets are located on the Service Club Wall.
SHOW CHOIR AUDITIONS
Do you want to sing and dance in Olentangy High School’s award winning show choir, the Keynotes?? Auditions are coming up soon! If you are interested in auditioning, come to the vocal workshop and dance workshop for more information. The dance workshop is REQUIRED in order to learn the try-out dance, and receive important paperwork. The workshops and auditions take place in the OHS Choir Room.
Wednesday, March 12 4-9 pm AUDITIONS
For questions, please e-mail OlentangyKeynotes@gmail.com or see Mrs. Pemberton in the OHS choir room.
OLENTANGY’S NATIONAL ART HONORS SOCIETY
NAHS will be hosting an Art Jamboree March 15 from 1-4 pm. All ages are welcome for a fun filled afternoon. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Attention Members: make sure to stop by the bulletin board to sign up for the Art Jamboree next weekend! The next service opportunity will not be until the Spring Arts festival
Spanish Club will be meeting Thursday, March 20 in Profe Williams’ room. We will be making fried ice cream. Please sign up in your Spanish teacher’s room by Wednesday, March 19th.
Turn your permission slip and money for Cedar Point in to Miss Hamilton or Mrs. Centa by Friday, March 28. You don’t want to miss out on the awesome senior trip!
OHS Band Spring Fling Pancake Breakfast
We would like to invite you to join the Olentangy Marching band for our Spring Fling pancake breakfast at Applebee’s on Polaris on Saturday, March 22 anytime between 7:30-9:30 am. Tickets are only $7 and includes pancakes, eggs, bacon, hash browns, coffee and juice. Enjoy entertainment provided by the jazz band. Please note the change of location - Applebee’s on Polaris on Saturday, March 22! Hope to see you there!