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
September 12, 2014
Dear Parents and Students:
The purpose of this correspondence is to inform you that the State Board of Education (SBOE) approved the Georgia Department of Education’s request to waive components of the SBOE Rule Statewide Passing Score. In summary, the SBOE waived the requirement that the End of Course test score contributes 20% to a student’s final course grade for the 2014-2015 school year.
This waiver was sought and granted due to the implementation of Georgia’s new assessment program– the Georgia Milestones Assessment System. The Georgia Department of Education has indicated that there will be a delay in receiving the scores the first year and that we will likely receive the scores in fall 2015.
Oconee County Schools will not include these scores in the calculation of the final grade and a revised syllabus will be issued with this information. Please note that the scores will be reported on student transcripts once the State Department of Education releases the results. It is important to keep in mind that Georgia has not implemented a new assessment system since 2000 (CRCT) and 2003 (EOCT) and in both instances scores were delayed.
The results will be delayed to provide sufficient time for the Georgia Department of Education to ensure that the assessment results are analyzed to determine validity and reliability.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
WATER WARRIORS! Our 2014-2015 season is almost here! We will have our Team social and suit fitting on Sunday, September 21 at 5pm AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL (OCMS) in the cafeteria. It is an important gathering as team fees are paid at this time, suits and clothing are ordered, and volunteer sign ups are done on this day! IF YOU MISSED THE PRE-SEASON MEETING, there will be information about practice times, coaches, meet schedules, consent forms, attendance policies. So, swimmers and divers, all levels (and JV/middle school students)--and anyone who potentially would like to be a WATER WARRIOR...come to this meeting! BRING A FRIEND!!!
Coach Michelle Bond and Coach Madelyne Stephens (both OCMS teachers) will be there to answer all your questions! See you on the 9/21 at OCMS---and then...at the pool!
FIRST DAY OF PRACTICE- 10/20 7:15-9pm at the UGa Pool---(Ramsey) *Must have a current physical on file, and all forms signed before first practice. Check with Coach Stephens (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Coach Bond (email@example.com) if you have questions.
Please join the University of North Georgia for an evening of food, drink and celebration of Oconee County students at their first annual "OconeeFest" scholarship fundraising event. This drop-in event will be held on the front lawn of the UNG Oconee Campus on Thursday, October 30 from 5:30-7:30. Donations are welcome but not required to attend.
OconeeFest will focus on raising scholarship funds for Oconee County students attending any of UNG's four campuses. Scholarships may be used for tuition, study abroad opportunities and research. This semester, nearly 500 students from Oconee County are enrolled at one of UNG's campuses.
Please see Mrs. Duren in the front office to order Spirit Lites.
All students and their parents are invited to the PROBE college fair on Tuesday, September 9th from 6:00-8:30 pm at the Classic Center in Athens.