Monday, November 11, 2019

November Student Services Newsletter

Friday, November 8, 2019

Hi Raccoons!

You can click here to check out this month's Student Services Newsletter. Information in this month's newsletter includes:

  • Details about career exploration opportunities
  • Resources for college scholarships
  • Reminder about Raccoon Study Hours (Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-8:30 at East Campus)

In December we will be sending all the information regarding course requests and scheduling for the 2020-2021 school year.

Please feel free to email me at CurtisJ@oasd.org if you have any questions.

Thanks!
Jason

Friday, November 8, 2019

Raccoon Volleyball in the State Finals! Fan Bus Information!


Friday, November 8, 2019

Hi Raccoons!

Our Volleyball team won their match against River Falls tonight and will compete in the State Final against Arrowhead on Saturday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Resch Center in Green Bay! OHS has not earned a team state title since the early 1980s, and we hope to break the streak on Saturday! Please show your Ocon Pride and join us in Green Bay!

Tickets for the game are $10.00 and will need to be purchased at the Resch Center. We will operate several Fan Buses for OHS students starting with a capacity of about 200 seats and these are available on a first come first serve basis.  The cost to ride the fan bus is $3.00 and you can purchase your seat on the OASD webstore beginning at 10:00 p.m. tonight and end on Saturday, November 9 at 11:00 a.m. You can click here to access the web store directly. 

Depending on availability, we may be able to offer additional seats on school vans or find additional buses.  If more seats become available, I will email students directly and post updates on my twitter account @OconCurtis.  Buses will leave from the entrance of the OHS Gale Douglas Field House at 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, November 9.

The game will also be broadcast on Fox Sports Wisconsin Plus.Check local cable listings for the FS Wisconsin Plus channel in our area. The finals will also be streamed live on FoxSportsGo.com with cable system authentication.

We hope to see you in Green Bay as we fight for a State title!

Go Raccoons!
Jason

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Volleyball Fan Bus and Tickets for Friday!


Thursday, November 7, 2019

Hi Raccoons!

Tonight the girls volleyball team defeated Kettle Moraine in the first round of the State Tournament! We are scheduled to play in the semi-finals against River Falls on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Resch Center in Green Bay.

Tickets for the game are $10.00 and will need to be purchased at the Resch Center. We will operate 4 Fan Buses for OHS students with a capacity of 200 seats and these are available on a first come first serve basis.  The cost to ride the fan bus is $3.00 and you can purchase your seat on the OASD webstore beginning at 7:00 p.m. tonight. You can click here to access the web store directly. Depending on availability, we may be able to offer additional seats on school vans or find additional buses.  If more seats become available, I will email students directly and post updates on my twitter account @OconCurtis.  The fan buses will leave from the entrance of the OHS Gale Douglas Field House at 4:45 p.m. on Friday, November 8. 

We hope to see you in Green Bay as we fight for a chance to play in the State Finals!

Go Raccoons!
Jason

Monday, November 4, 2019

Volleyball State Tournament Information: Please Read!


Monday, November 4, 2019

Congratulations to our Volleyball Team, who will be representing our community at the 2019 State Volleyball Tournament! The girls won their sectional on Saturday night against Manitowoc Lincoln and have now earned the right to compete for the Division 1 State Title! Our first game is on Thursday at 4:00 p.m. versus Kettle Moraine. If we win, we will play a semi-final game on Friday at 7:30 p.m., with the chance to play in the State Finals on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. All games will be held at the Resch Center in Green Bay.

Details about the upcoming celebrations, tournament, transportation, and tickets are outlined below. Please consider joining us!

Team Send Off - Thursday, November 7 (8:35 a.m.)
The team will parade down Raccoon Runway into the Gale Douglas Fieldhouse as our school community wishes them well at the tournament. The parade will start at about 8:35 a.m. Parents and community members are invited to join us. Please check-in at the main office by 8:15 a.m. if you plan to attend.

Modified Daily Schedule on Thursday
Since hundreds of students will likely want to attend the game, we will run a modified daily schedule in order to maximize instructional minutes and minimize the disruption to our day. We are shifting Pride to the end of the school day, from 1:40-2:40 p.m. with the expectation that students will attend all, or most, of their core classes before departing for the game.  The complete schedule for the day is available by clicking here.

Tickets ($10.00)
Tickets for the first game on Thursday, November 7, can be purchased on the OASD webstore between 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 5, and 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 7. Tickets purchased online must be picked up at the Oconomowoc High School Athletic Office by 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 7. The cost of a ticket is $10.00. You can click here to access the webstore.

The OHS Athletic Office will be open until 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6, so that you can pick up tickets.

There is a competition among schools to see who can sell the most presale tickets, so consider helping us earn the $1,000 prize and purchase your tickets early!

Tickets for Friday, November 8, and Saturday, November 9, must be purchased at the Resch Center directly.

Student Fan Buses
We have 96  seats available on the student fan buses, which will depart around 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, November 7. The cost is $3.00 to ride the bus and tickets must be purchased from the OASD webstore. They are available on a first come, first served basis. If your student plans to take the bus, please purchase the Student Fan Bus and Ticket Combination for $13.00.

Students riding the bus will be dismissed from class at the end of 7th hour (12:50 p.m.) and should report to the lobby of the Gale Douglas Fieldhouse. We will load the buses and plan to depart promptly at 1:15 p.m. Parents will need to call the OHS attendance line to excuse their student from class, please help out our staff and notify the attendance office by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday night.

Students Driving Themselves
If students are planning on driving to Green Bay themselves, parents will need to follow our normal attendance protocols and call the office to report the absence. Students who have been excused by a parent/guardian will be allowed to leave at the conclusion of 8th Hour (1:30 p.m). Again, please help out our staff and make these calls prior to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

Details for Potential Games on Friday, November 8 & Saturday, November 9
Because Friday and Saturday’s games are scheduled for the evening, we will likely be able to run up to 4 fan buses each night. This would allow for 196 seats to be available to students. Our tentative plan is to depart at 4:45 p.m. from the entrance of the Gale Douglas Fieldhouse. Reservations and payment should be made on the webstore prior to 4:00 p.m. each night. Specific plans will be announced early on Friday morning and also posted on my blog.

Oconomowoc High School has not won a team state title since the 1980’s. Let’s show up to Green Bay united as a community as we work to break this streak! 

If you have any questions please feel free to send me an email at CurtisJ@oasd.org.

See you Raccoons in Green Bay!
Jason

Monday, October 28, 2019

Upcoming Athletic Celebrations and Events


Monday, October 28, 2019

Hi everyone!

This week is an exciting time for our Raccoon Volleyball and Cross Country programs! 

To start, Boys Cross Country took Second Place at sectionals this past Saturday. They have qualified for State, which will be held this upcoming Saturday at Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids. Alex Vance won the sectional race with a time of 15:55.

The girls finished third as a team, and Kylie Finger qualified for State!

Please join us on Friday at 8:45am, as our community comes together to send the Boys Cross Country team and Kylie Finger off to State! The parade will start by the OAC, and the competitors will head down Raccoon Runway to the Gale Douglas Field House. Families and friends are invited to join us and should check into the main office by 8:30am.

Our Volleyball team has won regionals and will compete for a bid to return to the State Tournament. Our next game is Thursday at 5 pm versus West Bend West at Fond Du Lac High School. We will be running two fan buses to the game. Students interested in riding the bus should sign up in the Athletic Office by 11:30 am on Thursday. The cost of the bus is $2, and a ticket to the game is $6. The weather forecast is calling for rain/snow, so consider saving the headache of driving and join us on the Fan Bus!

When the girls win on Thursday (no pressure!), we will share details for Fan Buses to the Sectional Final in West Bend at 7 pm on Saturday. Our tentative plan is to run buses for $2 and plan to leave at 5:30 pm on Saturday from the front entrance of the Gale Douglas Field House. Again, tickets for the game will be $6.

Good luck to our Raccoons!
Jason

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

October Student Services Newsletter

Hi Raccoons!

Please click here to check out this month's Student Services Newsletter. This month's edition includes important information about the following:

  • Reminders and details about the Career, College, and Life Readiness day on October 17
  • Details about the ALICE Drill scheduled for October 10
  • Upcoming events and resources to support your post-high school transition

Thanks!
Jason

Monday, September 23, 2019

Schedule & Logistics: Career, College, and Life Readiness Day on October 17


Monday, September 23, 2019

Hi OHS Students, Staff, and Families!

As we continue to make intentional efforts to support our vision of having students become Career, College, and Life Ready, it’s important that we continue to provide authentic learning experiences to help students discover their interests and passions. Each year, we set aside several days to focus on providing these experiences and to assess the readiness of our students for various post-secondary pathways.

I am excited to share that on Thursday, October 17, we will be offering some incredibly beneficial grade-level-specific opportunities to support our students in this preparation process! Details for each grade are posted below. 

This is shaping up to be an exciting day at OHS, and is just one way we will continue to help each Raccoon become GROUNDED in their values, COMMITTED to their purpose, and ACCOUNTABLE to themselves and each other. Please feel free to reach out to me at CurtisJ@oasd.org if you have any questions.

Finally, please note there will be no school for all students and staff on Friday, October 18.

Go Raccoons!
Jason

Freshman: Jump-Start to Service
All freshmen will participate in a service learning project designed by various teachers and community members. The goal of this activity is to help our freshmen become aware of the importance of using academic interests to make our communities a better place and perhaps spark a career interest or pathway.

At OHS, we have so many opportunities for students to engage in service projects, and this day is designed to give students a taste of these options and an opportunity to participate in their first official project. 

Please click here for an important letter from one of our Spanish teachers, Danielle Chaussee, which outlines the various projects and details for the day.

All freshmen are required to report to OHS by 7:20am. Room assignments will be posted in the hallways and emailed to students during the week of October 14. Dismissal will occur at our regularly scheduled time of 2:40pm.

Sophomore: Career and College Visits
It’s important that our sophomores start to hone in on a career interest and discern the best way to support their goals. We have received funding to have each sophomore attend a day-long field trip where they will get the chance to visit various career-related job sites and tour a college. This is an incredibly exciting opportunity and will hopefully help students begin to think seriously about the opportunities that may exist at OHS in order to help them have a plan for life after graduation.


Please click here for an important letter from our School to Career Coordinator, Kyla Stefan, which outlines the details for the day.

All sophomores should report to Gale Douglas Field House by 7:20am and dress in business casual attire. More details on appropriate dress are explained in Kyla’s letter.

Juniors: Practice ACT Exam
In preparation for the ACT exam on March 3, we will give all juniors the opportunity to take a practice exam on October 17. The ACT exam assesses student readiness for college-level work in the areas of Reading, English, Math, Science, and Writing. After we receive the results in mid-November, we will use the data to create a personalized ACT preparation program for each junior as they get ready for the ACT exam in March. Students will have time set aside in Pride to complete these lessons throughout the winter months. 

Please click here for an important letter from Associate Principal Krista Werchowski, which outlines the details for the day and our new ACT preparation program.

All juniors are required to report to the Oconomowoc Arts Center by 7:30am and will be released at approximately 1:30pm. Buses will operate on their normal schedule, so juniors are welcome to come early or stay until 2:40pm and work in the library.

Seniors: Individual College Visits and Job Shadows
Seniors do not have to report to OHS on this day so they can work on post-high-school transition opportunities, including attending a college visit, arranging for a job shadow, or working on applications for financial aid, scholarships or college admissions. Our library will be open for any senior who needs a place to work.

November Student Services Newsletter

Friday, November 8, 2019 Hi Raccoons! You can click here to check out this month's Student Services Newsletter. Information in this...