October 22, 2014

NOTE TO PARENTS FROM THE DEAN
Parents are reminded that the maximum speed limit on school property is 20 mph.  Please drop off your student in the faculty lot or the senior parking lot.  The morning start time is dangerous with the darkness and teenage drivers, please drive carefully!

STUDENT SERVICES
Sign ups for the remaining college to visit OHS this year are still taking place in Student Services.  These colleges are:  SCAD (Savannah College of Art & Design)  Ohio State school of Cosmetology, Gannon and West Minster.

SPANISH CLUB
Spanish Club will meet Wednesday, October 29th to Celebrate El Día de los Muertos.  We will make a craft and have Mexican hot chocolate.  Members only should sign up in their Spanish teacher’s room by FRIDAY, October 24.

Service Club Parents
We still need parents to drive for our annual Trick or Treat for Cans.  This is one of the biggest Service Club events of the year!  We need you to drive members through the neighborhood to collect nonperishable foods that are donated to People in Need of Delaware.  We’ll need you from 9:00 am to 11:30 on Saturday Nov. 1.  Please email Linda Shank at linda_shank@olsd.us if you can help.  Thank you!

OLENTANGY SKI AND BOARD CLUB
There will be a mandatory meeting for the Olentangy Ski & Board Club on Wed., Oct. 29th at 7:00 pm in the OHS Theater.  There is a new process in place for applying.  There will be door prizes at the end of the meeting.  It is very important that you attend this meeting if you are interested in joining the club!

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM
The Girls Cross Country Team finished third in the Division I District 2 race on Saturday and qualified to the regional race as a team.  This is the first time since 2008 that the team has been to the regionals as a team.  The regional race is next Saturday at Pickerington North H.S.  Race time is 3:00 pm.

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM
Congratulations to the Boys Cross Country Team as they put on an awesome performance in the district meet this past Saturday and qualified, for a third year in a row, to the regionals. The Braves run next Saturday at 12:30 PM at Pickerington North High School. Great job Boys Cross Country!

GYMNASTICS
The first practice for the OHS Gymnastics Team will be November 7th from 3-5 p.m.

MODEL UN CLUB
The new Model UN club will be have its first official meeting Thursday October 23. Everyone is welcome, especially if you love to debate foreign affairs and solve real world problems. The meeting will be after school at 2:45 in Mr. Shaw’s room 2522. The meeting should last no longer than 15 minutes. Talk to Mr. Shaw or email olentangymodelUN@gmail.com if you have questions.

VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS
There will be a short meeting in the main gym after school on Thursday for all volleyball players.  Please bring uniforms and bags to turn in. The meeting will begin at 3 pm and will last approximately 30-45 minutes.  We will vote for season awards, discuss the banquet and plan for spring and summer season. This meeting is mandatory.  You must see Coach Mimna if you cannot attend in order to vote for awards and turn in gear.

MIX IT UP
On Tuesday, October 28th, OHS will join more than one million students across the country to help break down social and racial barriers by participating in the 12th annual Mix It Up at Lunch Day. The event, launched by the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance project in 2002, encourages students to sit with someone new in the cafeteria for just one day. Cafeterias are the focus of Mix It Up because that’s where a school’s social boundaries are most obvious. Let’s drop the labels and have some fun at Mix It Up at Lunch Day next Tuesday!

DRAMA
This January the OHS Thespian Society will present BOTH the male AND the female versions of Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple! Students who are interested in auditioning for one of the shows need to prepare the 1-2 minute comedic monologue from a published play.  Monologues from The Odd Couple and Rumors are NOT acceptable!  The auditions will be held on Wednesday, November 5 and Thursday, November 6 in the OHS Theatre.  Sign up sheets and times are posted outside of Room 905 on the Call Board.

Stage Manager, Student Director, Crew Head and Crew applications are also available on the Call Board.  Applications for Student Director and Stage Manager are due to Mr. Hinds by November 3; Crew Head and Crew applications are due on November 10.  Please see Mr. Hinds if you have any questions.

Are you a current Thespian or a member of the Drama Club, then you might want to join us for the NEW YORK CITY SPRING BREAK THEATRE TRIP!!

There will be a meeting on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 6:30 PM in the OHS Theatre for any Thespian or Drama Club member interested in traveling to Manhattan during Spring Break.  If you are interested in going on this trip, BOTH YOU AND A PARENT MUST ATTEND THIS MEETING.  We can NOT make any exceptions to this policy.  Our travel agent will be here, along with Mr. Hinds and Mrs. Fejko to answer questions and to explain the itinerary.  At the present time, we will be seeing three Broadway plays/musicals and visiting the “hot spots” in and around the Broadway area.  More specific details will be provided during the meeting on Tuesday, October 28.

October 21, 2014

NOTE TO PARENTS FROM THE DEAN
Parents are reminded that the maximum speed limit on school property is 20 mph.  Please drop off your student in the faculty lot or the senior parking lot.  The morning start time is dangerous with the darkness and teenage drivers, please drive carefully!

STUDENT SERVICES
Marion Technical College is sponsoring a Physical Therapy Assistant Program Open House on October 27th.  More info on the Student Services webpage.

Junior and Senior Women – The Women in Engineering program at OSU is hosting an event on Friday, October 31st.  More information is available on the Student Services webpage.

SPANISH CLUB
Spanish Club will meet Wednesday, October 29th to Celebrate El Día de los Muertos.  We will make a craft and have Mexican hot chocolate.  Members only should sign up in their Spanish teacher’s room by FRIDAY, October 24.

Service Club Parents
We still need parents to drive for our annual Trick or Treat for Cans.  This is one of the biggest Service Club events of the year!  We need you to drive members through the neighborhood to collect nonperishable foods that are donated to People in Need of Delaware.  We’ll need you from 9:00 am to 11:30 on Saturday Nov. 1.  Please email Linda Shank at linda_shank@olsd.us if you can help.  Thank you!

OLENTANGY SKI AND BOARD CLUB
There will be a mandatory meeting for the Olentangy Ski & Board Club on Wed., Oct. 29th at 7:00 pm in the OHS Theater.  There is a new process in place for applying.  There will be door prizes at the end of the meeting.  It is very important that you attend this meeting if you are interested in joining the club!

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM
The Girls Cross Country Team finished third in the Division I District 2 race on Saturday and qualified to the regional race as a team.  This is the first time since 2008 that the team has been to the regionals as a team.  The regional race is next Saturday at Pickerington North H.S.  Race time is 3:00 pm.

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM
Congratulations to the Boys Cross Country Team as they put on an awesome performance in the district meet this past Saturday and qualified, for a third year in a row, to the regionals. The Braves run next Saturday at 12:30 PM at Pickerington North High School. Great job Boys Cross Country!

GYMNASTICS
The first practice for the OHS Gymnastics Team will be November 7th from 3-5 p.m.

October 20, 2014

NOTE TO PARENTS FROM THE DEAN

Parents are reminded that the maximum speed limit on school property is 20 mph.  Please drop off your student in the faculty lot or the senior parking lot.  The morning start time is dangerous with the darkness and teenage drivers, please drive carefully!

STUDENT SERVICES
The deadline to sign up for next week’s colleges including UC, Robert Morris and Albion is noon today.

University of Dayton School of Engineering is sponsoring an Explore Engineering Event on November 15th and a Women Engineering Program Overnight on November 14th/15th.

Ohio Dominican University Natural Sciences, Medical Careers Open House will be held October 23rd.

Walsh University in North Canton will be hosting a Science Day on Saturday, November 8th.

More information available in Student Services and on the Student Services webpage.

SPANISH CLUB
Spanish club will be held right after school on October 29 to decorate clay pots for day of the dead there will be hot chocolate.

SERVICE CLUB REMINDER
Service Club Meeting tomorrow during Homeroom in the Theatre for All Members.

Service Club Parents
We still need parents to drive for our annual Trick or Treat for Cans.  This is one of the biggest Service Club events of the year!  We need you to drive members through the neighborhood to collect nonperishable foods that are donated to People in Need of Delaware.  We’ll need you from 9:00 am to 11:30 on Saturday Nov. 1.  Please email Linda Shank at linda_shank@olsd.us if you can help.  Thank you!

October 16, 2014

NOTE TO PARENTS FROM THE DEAN
Parents are reminded that the maximum speed limit on school property is 20 mph.  Please drop off your student in the faculty lot or the senior parking lot.  The morning start time is dangerous with the darkness and teenage drivers, please drive carefully!

STUDENT SERVICES
The deadline to sign up for next week’s colleges including UC, Robert Morris and Albion is noon today.

University of Dayton School of Engineering is sponsoring an Explore Engineering Event on November 15th and a Women Engineering Program Overnight on November 14th/15th.

Ohio Dominican University Natural Sciences, Medical Careers Open House will be held October 23rd.

Walsh University in North Canton will be hosting a Science Day on Saturday, November 8th.

More information available in Student Services and on the Student Services webpage.

SPANISH CLUB
Spanish club will be held right after school on October 29 to decorate clay pots for day of the dead there will be hot chocolate.

October 14, 2014

PSAT/NMSQT TOMORROW
On Wednesday, October 15, from 7:20 to 10:20 a.m., we will administer the PSAT/NMSQT to all juniors. Sophomores who signed up will also test.  We will be operating on Bell Schedule #8, with regular classes (1st period) beginning at 10:30 a.m. (Students not testing need to arrive at school by 10:20 a.m.)
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. PSAT is a standardized test that provides first-hand practice for the SAT®. It also gives juniors a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools. Please make sure your child gets a good night’s rest and eats breakfast before the test.
During testing on October 15, there will be no district-provided transportation other than the regular bus routes that drop off at the school before 7:20 a.m. All students need to report to school by 10:20 a.m. for 1st period if they are not taking the PSAT.
Historically, PSAT testing day has been promoted as a day for seniors to plan a college visit. We strongly encourage all 12th graders to either visit a college or plan a shadowing day.  The deadline for turning in the Senior Opportunity Day Form to Attendance will be Friday, October 10.  Copies are also available in the Attendance Office.  If a senior is not participating in the Senior Opportunity Day, he/she will be expected to report to school.  Again, all students not taking the PSAT should report to school by 10:20 a.m.

STUDENT SERVICES
Reminder that the Ohio University presentation is today at 10:00 in the theater.  If you did not receive your pass please check in student services.  If you did not previously sign up you can only attend by receiving a pass from your 4-5 period teacher.
Sign ups for Ohio Wesleyan, Cincinnati, and Capital are taking place now for next week.

Bands of America Press Release
On Saturday, October 4th, 2014, The Olentangy High School Marching Band competed at the Bands of America Championship Regional event, hosted by The University of Toledo.  This was the first time that The Olentangy Marching Band has competed in a nationally sponsored competitive event.
“Bands of America Championships are a program of Music for All, which has a mission to create, provide and expand positively life-changing experiences through music for all,” according to Eric L. Martin, President and CEO of Music for All.  “Active participation in music and arts is a vital part of a meaningful educational experience. The thousands of students who will perform at this championship showcase the dedication, teamwork and mastery required and fostered through music and arts education.”
Featuring 17 outstanding high school marching bands from throughout Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, in the preliminary competition, bands were evaluated by a panel of nationally recognized music educators and marching band experts. The top 10 scoring bands advanced to the evening finals competition.  It is a great honor to have had our band selected as one of these top 10 finalist bands.
Please congratulate band members on their success at this nationally recognized competition.

Service Club Members doing Olentangy Reads
Remember to wear your Service Club Shirts when you go to read!  Call your teacher ahead of time if you must miss a day.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
The Girls Cross Country Team won the OCC Capital Division championship on Saturday.  This is the first OCC championship in girls cross country since 1999.
In the open race, the team showed their complete domination by taking the first 11 places and scoring a perfect score of 15 points.
The team competes in the district race this Saturday at Watkins Memorial.  The team race begins at 2:00 pm and the open race at 3:45 pm.

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
The Boys Cross Country ran to a third place finish in their OCC Capital division meet this past Saturday. The Braves run in the district meet this coming Saturday at Watkins Memorial high School at 12:30.

OLENTANGY FOOTBALL
Chipotle Night on Sunday, Oct. 19th from 1-3 pm!  50% of purchase will be donated back to Olentangy Football.  Stop by the main office or student services to pick up your flyer.  Flyer must be presented at time of purchase & is only good at the Lewis Center store (Rt. 23 South).  No flyers are to be distributed on store property.  See you there!