Summer Sports Camp Opportunities for All Olentangy Students

Olentangy’s three high schools will post summer sports camps announcements for students – all grades – in this space as each new activity is added.  Check back often for new postings!

 

Click here for summer sports camps for students in the Olentangy High School attendance area.  This site will be updated as new events become available.

Click here - Summer sports camps for students in the Olentangy Liberty High School attendance area.  This site will be updated as new events become available.

Click here -Summer sports camps for students in the Olentangy Orange High School attendance area.  This site will be updated as new events become available.

Problems Receiving Listserv Messages?

We have become aware of an issue with Olentangy listserv messages not being received by some.

We are researching the full source and scope of the issue. We are also looking into alternatives and can share that a solution is in the works. Meanwhile, prior listserv messages are available in two ways:

  1. Through a myOlentangy account; or,
  2. From the Olentangy website by following these steps: OLSD Listserv page >> Click the requested listserv or school name >> Click “Archives” as shown in the sample picture below from the Orange High School listserv page.

Look for the "Archives" link.

Look for the “Archives” link.

We appreciate your patience and will provide an additional update soon.

 

 

April 23, 2014

ACT QUALITY CORE

The ACT Quality Core end of course exams will be taken by your son/daughter on April 28th and 29th.  Please visit our website under items of interest and click on ACT Quality Core Schedule 2013-2014 2.  Students only need to come to school for the exams that they will be taking, depending on their current schedule.

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.

SPANISH CLUB

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

SPRING MUSICAL

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?  The Band of Pride Color Guard is having clinics beginning on April 30 for anyone interested in being a part of this great group. Contact Cindy Brun at olentangyguard@gmail.com for more information.   Come on out and give it a spin! 

KEYNOTES CABARET

The Olentangy High School Vocal Music Department and The Keynotes Proudly Present:

Cabaret 2014

Friday, May 2, 2014

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Olentangy High School Theater 7:30 p.m.

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 ”!

Attention Freshmen and Sophomores

Are you up for excitement, adventure, and discovering nature hands on? Want to spend a week whitewater rafting and ziplining through the canopy?  Next spring break, Mr. Sidol will be taking a group of students to explore Costa Rica!  Costa Rica is one of the world’s most biodiverse locations and offers students an opportunity to truly appreciate science.  Talk to your science teacher or find Mr. Sidol for more details.  Mr. Sidol will be holding a parent informational meeting Tuesday evening, April 29th from 6:00-6:30 in his classroom.

Olentangy Earns High Marks from National Media

IMG_4141The US News & World Report has released its annual rankings of the best high schools in the nation and once again Olentangy’s high schools are ranked among the best. In fact, the report ranks the district’s three high schools as the first, second and fourth best among central Ohio high schools and within the top 10 best high schools statewide.

The report analyzed achievement data from more than 31,200 public high schools in all 50 states.  The rankings compare categories including student-to-teacher ratios, college readiness, as well as math and reading proficiency. U.S. News & World Report determined its college-readiness scores by examining the percentage of seniors who took and passed Advanced Placement (AP) exams. The math and reading proficiency scores reflect student performance on the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT).

Olentangy Liberty High School (OLHS) is ranked first in central Ohio and fifth in the state in this year’s report. It earned the 175th best high school in the national ranking, with a college-readiness score of 65.7 percent, a math proficiency score of 4.4 out of 5 and a reading proficiency score of 4.2 out of 5.

Olentangy High School (OHS) is ranked second in central Ohio and seventh in the state. It earned the 181st spot in the national ranking, with a college-readiness score of 65.1, a math proficiency score of 4.4 out of 5 and a reading proficiency score of 4.1 out of 5.

Olentangy Orange High School (OOHS) is ranked fourth in central Ohio and ninth in the state. It earned the 208th best high school in the nation title, with a college-readiness score of 63.2 percent, a math proficiency score of 4.4 out of 5 and a reading proficiency score of 4.1 out of 5.

Washington Post.webThe report comes just days after the Washington Post released its 2014 list of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools.” All three Olentangy high schools received the highest scores in central Ohio and ranked within the best in the state on that list, too.

According to the Challenge Index, Olentangy Orange High School (OOHS) ranked third in central Ohio, sixth in the state and 285th in the nation. Olentangy Liberty High School ranked fourth in central Ohio, eighth in the state and 297th in the nation. Olentangy High School ranked sixth in central Ohio, 15th in the state and 489th in the nation.

The Washington Post ranks schools based upon Challenge Index scores.  The index is calculated by taking the total number of college-level tests (such as Advanced Placement exams) given at a school and dividing that by the number of graduates for that particular year.

Congratulations to all three high schools!

April 22, 2014

Dear Parents,

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.

YEARBOOK ORDERS

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.

CHEERLEADING TRYOUTS

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

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

SPRING MUSICAL

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 olentangyguard@gmail.com for more information.   Come on out and give it a spin! 

KEYNOTES CABARET

The Olentangy High School Vocal Music Department and The Keynotes Proudly Present:

Cabaret 2014

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 ”

 

 

 

April 17, 2014

SENIOR STUDENT FEES

Fee statements for Seniors who have balances have been mailed. Previous years’ fees (for Seniors only) and the AP test fees can now be viewed through SPS EZPay.

SENIORS

All seniors who would like to have a special teacher be a part of the receiving line at graduation should turn in their form to the Main Office by Thursday, April 17. Forms are available in the Main Office.

CIVIL ENGINEERING CAREER DAY

The Central Ohio Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers is sponsoring a Civil Engineering Career Day on April 18th for current juniors. If you are interested in participating, please see Mrs. Freeman in Student Services for more information.

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.

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.

YEARBOOK ORDERS

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.

CHEERLEADING TRYOUTS

All girls interested in trying out for cheerleading next year – there will be a mandatory parent meeting Tuesday, 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

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

SPRING MUSICAL

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 OFFICER ELECTIONS

Attention all International Thespian Society members and members elect: Application forms for Officers for the 2014-2015 school year are now available! Please see Mr. Hinds in room 905 to pick up an application if you are interested in helping to run our Troupe next year. Applications are due back to Mr. Hinds by 3PM on Monday, April 21, and the election of officers will be held on Friday, April 25 in room 905.

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 7PM 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.

KEYNOTES CABARET

The Olentangy High School Vocal Music Department and The Keynotes Proudly Present:

Cabaret 2014

Friday, May 2, 2014

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Olentangy High School Theater

7:30 p.m.

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 ”!

April 16, 2014

SENIOR STUDENT FEES

Fee statements for Seniors who have balances have been mailed.  Previous years’ fees (for Seniors only) and the AP test fees can now be viewed through SPS EZPay.

SENIORS

All seniors who would like to have a special teacher be a part of the receiving line at graduation should turn in their form to the Main Office by Thursday, April 17.  Forms are available in the Main Office.

CIVIL ENGINEERING CAREER DAY

The Central Ohio Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers is sponsoring a Civil Engineering Career Day on April 18th for current juniors. If you are interested in participating, please see Mrs. Freeman in Student Services for more information.

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.

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.

YEARBOOK ORDERS

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.

CHEERLEADING TRYOUTS

All girls interested in trying out for cheerleading next year – there will be a mandatory parent meeting Tuesday, 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

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