Matt James of Omni Sports will be on campus October 29th during all lunches for the first letter jacket fitting of the year. If you are earning an athletic letter in the fall, please take advantage of the opportunity to be sized and order your jacket on Oct. 29th. Please access and complete the "Oconee County Letter Jacket Order Form" and bring it with you on Oct. 29th to speed along the process. If you have questions, check with the coach of the sport/activity you are earning a letter.
Junior class is selling pre-ordered “Custom Color” tee shirts. We will have juniors going around during Warrior Period taking orders. These shirts are made of soft cotton and are a little more expensive than regular tee shirts. You can purchase them during Warrior Period or see Ms. Burger in k14.
You may order long or short sleeve. The tee shirt color is a soft gray with white type.
They will be delivered to your home warrior period when they come in. Long sleeve or short sleeve.
Long Sleeves are 16.00 and short sleeves are 14.00.
2014 Inductees: Rishabh Agrawal, Taylor Andrews, Marie Benoit, Brian Bowden, Joshua Burke, Jocelyn Carver, Michael Catoe, Sara Cotton, Jared Daniel, Jack Edelen, Mara Hancock, Godfrey Hendrix, Savannah Johnson, Sara Lewis, Allison Maier, Cameron Mallett, Kay Mallett, Lacey Martin, Andy Kate McCannon, Parish McWhorter, Jesse Michael, Megan Morris, Jonathan Munneke, Clark Nelson, Jordan Osborne, Hannah Peterson, Claire Rasmussen, Angel Ransby, Ashlie Robertson, Rudy Rodriguez, Emily Rojewski, Cooper Saunders, Justin Sharma, Andrew Shuford, Noah Smith, Virgille Sonon, Catherine Sumner, Doug Tiller, and Louise Zhuang
Congratulations to Both the boys and girls varsity Cross Country teams who came in first place at Saturday's meet in Conyers. Michael Hans PR'd at 16:48 and came in first place overall in the boys varsity race, followed by Isaac Krumm (17:30), Jon Gogal (17:56), Jake Hadden (18;14) and Baxter Hunt (18:28).
The varsity girls were led by Bethany Terpin, who also PR'd (21:20), Alyssa Beckstead (22:03), Jocelyn Carver (22:54), Caroline Ferguson (23:36) and Anna Purucker (24:02). The JV boys finished in 3rd place and the JV girls finished in 5th place. Next race will be Thursday--Mountain Invitational at Unicoi.
Students should turn the form into Mrs Yauck in Room A6 by October 10th for approval
Oconee County High School has announced that twelve students have been named Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship Program. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2015 competition by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). The Commended Students from OCHS are pictured from left to right: (Top row) Alyssa Beckstead, Evan Brook, Leah Frantz, Erica Gattiker, Jackson Keene, Anna Kellett, (Bottom row) Claire Rasmussen, Roby Redwine, Marshall Reed, Ashlie Robertson, Lena Wayson and David Weisenborn.
Chorus and Drama Field Trip to New York City
By: Missy Tucker
OCHS Student Journalist
Mrs. Katie Williams and Mr. Scott Tucker are sponsoring a field trip to New York City in May for the OCHS chorus and drama students. Any student involved in the performing arts, such as show choir, musical theatre, drama, or chorus may participate.
The annual chorus trip has been a tradition since before Mrs. Williams started teaching at OCHS 15 years ago. For the first time since the tradition started, both the chorus and drama classes will be taking the trip together.
The group will depart Watkinsville and arrive 14 hours later in New Jersey, where they will say for the duration of the trip. Mrs. Williams listed the itinerary for the trip, which includes: two Broadway Musicals, a workshop with a cast from a musical and the typical sightseeing (the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Times Square, and a tour of lower Manhattan which includes the 9/11 monument and Chinatown). We will also have to two dinners all together as a group.”
She explains that part of the trip cost will be funded through the chorus concerts and drama productions throughout the year. “A portion of our spring musical will also go towards the trip costs. Other events that will help raise funds include a dessert theater and the OCPS/OCES Daddy-Daughter Dance as well as an Improv Show”.
The funding will go towards a variety of activities for the group, “We have a very special dinner at a place called O’Casey’s, a local Irish pub. It’s not touristy; and that’s what I like about it. It’s this hole in the wall little place and I look forward to it the most. It’s my favorite night because we get all dressed up and have a nice dinner and take our picture in Times Square.”
Shelby Wharton, a senior in show choir, says, “I’m looking forward to most of the trip, especially the shopping in Chinatown and going to Times Square!”
The Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership program is designed to empower high school sophomores to recognize their potential leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, and community. Selected students will attend a three day seminar to participate in hands-on leadership activities, meet state leaders and learn how to lead others and make a positive impact in the community. Please visit http://www.hoby.org/ for complete details. OCHS can nominate one sophomore student to attend the seminar this summer. If you are interested in being nominated, please see Mr. Guthas in the Counseling Office by Friday, October 10.
Attention ALL juniors and seniors! The state of Georgia requires that you pass the Georgia High School Writing Test as a part of your graduation requirements. All seniors who have transferred in to OCHS from an out of state school or a private school still have to pass the test. We have listed eligible students in the walkway leading to the cafeteria. If you believe you are eligible this year to test and you do not see your name on the list, you need to present yourself to your counselor.
Attention all sophomores and juniors! On Wednesday, September 24th Writing Predictor Test and all juniors will be taking the Georgia High School Writing Test. Please locate your name on the appropriate roster posted in the walkway to the cafeteria to find your testing location for this day. , all sophomores will be taking the OCHS