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Seniors: Class of 2019

Cap and Gown Orders
Herff Jones is the company the district uses for all graduation products including graduation cap and gowns, announcements and more!  Herff Jones will be in the commons during all lunch periods on Tuesday, November 6 to answer questions and collect orders.  After November 6, orders can be mailed in (address on order form) or order online at herffjones.com.  

Senior Ads for Yearbook
Senior parents - Celebrate your child's graduation by purchasing a senior ad in the 2019 yearbook. You can submit a baby photo, senior photo and a heartfelt message that commemorates your senior's time in school. The senior ad order form and size sheet are available on the school's website, will be passed out during homebase on Oct. 30 and right here. All senior ads will be purchased online! You will go to balfour.com and then search for the high school to buy them. Then to submit the photos and message for the ad, send them to oohsyearbookseniors19@gmail.com. The form describes the process.
The deadline for submission is Friday, March 1. Contact Kari Phillips with questions.
 

Senior Thanksgiving
The Class of 2019 Senior Thanksgiving takes place on Wednesday, November 14 and will be catered by Der Dutchman.  The cost is $20 and can be paid through PowerSchool, under Fees.  Payment must be made by November 2.  More information

FAFSA
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used by two and four-year colleges and universities throughout the U.S. to determine eligibility for Federal, State and campus-based financial aid, which includes grants, scholarships, work study programs, and all Federal student and parent loan programs.  Students at all income levels are strongly encouraged to file the FAFSA every year by their college or university’s published deadline to maximize their overall financial aid package for the coming year. For example, at Ohio State, the priority deadline is February 1, 2019 to apply for financial aid for the 2019-2020 school year.  The FAFSA can be submitted starting October 1, 2018 for the 2019-2020 school year.   

FAFSA Workshops
OSU Marion is running a number of on-campus free FAFSA completion workshops at the Marion campus as a service to the community.   The workshops are free, and open to any student and their parent/guardian, regardless of whether or not they attend or will attend OSU.    Dates and complete details are available here. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED due to limited space.  Additional workshops in the area are listed on or FAFSA page, and also at OASFAA’s site at https://fafsahelpoh.org 

Senior Video
Every year the members of the Senior Class Cabinet create a Senior Slideshow to honor all the memories  made together along the way. The goal is to include every member of the senior class in the video; in order to do this, we need your help! We are asking each senior to send in three pictures of him/herself: one picture as a baby, one picture from elementary or middle school, and one picture from high school. For more information click HERE. Pictures are due Feb. 8.  

Senior Planning Day

Senior Planning Day is Wednesday, October 10, which is the same day juniors and some sophomores will be taking the PSAT. Seniors are permitted to select one of the following options on this day: 1) visit a college or trade school 2) shadow a career,  3) use an Orange card or 4) come to school for college essay/application assistance.  Seniors must complete the attached form and submit their selection by Friday, October 5 to the Attendance Office.

Senior Parent Meeting
For those parents who were unable to make the senior parent meeting on August 22, we have attached a copy of the PowerPoint for your convenience. 

Senior Portraits for Yearbook
Root Studios is the official photographer for taking the senior portraits for the yearbook and the senior composite.  There is no charge for the picture to be taken, however, Root Studios does offer senior packages if you are interested.  Any senior not photographed by Root Studios will not appear in the yearbook or on the class composite. 

Root Studios will be photographing seniors one last time at Olentangy Orange High School on Friday, January 11 in the commons, during all lunch periods.  

Dress Code for Yearbook Portraits:
     Boys - dress shirt with a collar
     Girls - dress clothes with sleeves at least elbow length and avoid low necklines.
Solid colors photograph best, avoid busy patterns.