OOBHS Football vs Mt. Ararat 8 Man State Football Championship Saturday 2 PM at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland. Community fan buses leaving OOBHS at 1 PM. Game tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for students/seniors. Please call 934-4461 beginning Tuesday to reserve your spot. Go Gulls!

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Principal’s Memo

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Hi Everyone,

The second quarter has begun. Please talk with your child about their progress to date and again please contact teachers with any questions! Best of luck to the football team tomorrow in the state championship! Here are this week’s communications:

Fan Buses

OOBHS Football vs Mt. Ararat 8 Man State Football Championship tomorrow 2 PM at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland. Community fan buses leaving OOBHS at 1 PM. Tickets to the game are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for students/seniors. The fan bus is free. Please call 934-4461 by the end of the school day to reserve your spot. 

Please Read My 2019-2020 Snow Day Memo!

From The OOBHS Boosters

The basketball season will soon be upon us. The home schedules are on the OOBHS website. We will need volunteers for the concession stand.  Please go to the website or email oobhsboosters@gmail.com to sign up and help work the games!  Students can get community service hours toward graduation by helping with concessions. 

Attached to the newsletter is a flier for “School Spirit Tastes Great”.    It a fundraiser to support Old Orchard Beach High School Boosters. Come in to the Chipotle at 349 Maine Mall Road in South Portland on Tuesday, November 19th between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm.  Bring the attached flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% ofthe proceeds will be donated to Old Orchard Beach High School Boosters.

Thanksgiving Meal Resources Available!

 St. Margaret’s Church is once again graciously donating Thanksgiving baskets to OOB families who could use a little holiday help.  Please contact Cathy Reed at 934-4461, ext. 1225 or creed@rsu23.org to receive a basket. You will need to provide her with your name, # of adults and children in your family, and your phone number.  

If a family does not have access to a kitchen or ability to cook a meal for the holiday, they are invited to have a free Thanksgiving dinner at Most Holy Trinity on Main Street in Saco. Dinner hours are 11 am – 2 pm.  No reservations necessary. If a family cannot leave their home due to illness or other barrier, a hot Thanksgiving dinner can be delivered to their home or location. Please call Most Holy Trinity at 282-3321 or Phyllis Goulet at 284-5030.  Leave a message with working phone #, address, and # in family. They will get back in touch to make a plan for delivery.  

Yearbook Info!

Order your 2020 Yearbook now!!  Order online, or see Ms. Moutsatsos in the Cafeteria to pay with cash or a check. Yearbooks are  $55.00. If you order online you can pay in 3 monthly installments ($16.67 each)! Visit the Josten’s website for more information. 

Important and Upcoming Dates:    

  • Tuesday, November 26 – Early Release Day
  • Wednesday, November 27 – Friday to November 29 – Thanksgiving Break
  • Wednesday December 4-Early Release Day

That’s it for this week. Thank you!

 -John

Principal’s Memo

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Hi Everyone,

First quarter report cards will be emailed today. Please talk with your child about their progress to date and again please contact teachers with any questions! We have had some wonderful accomplishments by our students to celebrate this week. Here are this week’s communications:

Congratulations to the OOBHS Marching Band!

The OOBHS marching band won it’s 11th goal medal in the past 13 years last Saturday night in Sanford at the state finals. Congrats to Mr. Manduca and the squad for continuing such a high standard of excellence and representing our school and community with honor!

Leah Green!

Congratulations to Leah Green, who has been named the Saco Bay Rotary Club OOBHS Student of the Month for November 2019!

OOBHS Football!

Good luck to the OOBHS football team as they play in the Maine Principals Association 8 Man Football Small School Division Championship Game tonight! The game is home at Joe Regian Field vs Bootbay Regional High School. Kickoff is at 7PM. The winner will go on to play for the state championship next Saturday at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland. Go Gulls!

From The OOBHS Boosters

We have a home championship football game tonight at 7PM! Please go to the Volunteer Signup website or email oobhsboosters@gmail.com to sign up and help work the game!  Students can get community service hours toward graduation by helping with concessions. 

Thanksgiving Meal Resources Available!

 St. Margaret’s Church is once again graciously donating Thanksgiving baskets to OOB families who could use a little holiday help.  Please contact Cathy Reed at 934-4461, ext. 1225 or creed@rsu23.org to receive a basket. You will need to provide her with your name, # of adults and children in your family, and your phone number.

If a family does not have access to a kitchen or ability to cook a meal for the holiday, they are invited to have a free Thanksgiving dinner at Most Holy Trinity on Main Street in Saco. Dinner hours are 11 am – 2 pm.  No reservations necessary. If a family cannot leave their home due to illness or other barrier, a hot Thanksgiving dinner can be delivered to their home or location. Please call Most Holy Trinity at 282-3321 or Phyllis Goulet at 284-5030.  Leave a message with working phone #, address, and # in family. They will get back in touch to make a plan for delivery.  

Yearbook Info!

Order your 2020 Yearbook now!!  Order online, or see Ms. Moutsatsos in the Cafeteria to pay with cash or a check.Yearbooks are  $55.00. If you order online you can pay in 3 monthly installments! ($16.67 each). Visit the Josten’s website for more information.

Important and Upcoming Dates:    

  • Tuesday, November 26 – Early Release Day
  • Wednesday, November 27 to Friday November 29 – Thanksgiving Break 
  • Wednesday December 4 – Early Release Day

That’s it for this week. Thank you!

 -John

Principal’s Memo

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Hi Everyone,

A reminder that grades close today. First quarter report cards will be emailed next Friday, November 8th. Please talk with your child about their progress to date and again please contact teachers with any questions. Here are this week’s announcements:

No School For OOBHS Students Next Tuesday! Wednesday is an Early Release Day!

No school for students (High School Only) next Tuesday November 5th, due to election day and public voting at the high school. BRCOT programs will be in session and students will be transported to and from OOBHS at the regularly scheduled times. Teachers still will report to work for professional development sessions. Students who attend Jameson and Loranger will report to school. Wednesday is an early release day for students so we may continue Parent/Teacher conferences.

Picture Retakes

Picture retakes will be on Monday, November 4th. Order forms are in the main office. 

From The OOBHS Boosters

We have a home playoff football game tonight at 7PM. If we win we will also host a game next week and we will need help in the concession stand. Please go to the website https://www.volunteersignup.org/ETBX4  or email oobhsboosters@gmail.com to sign up and help. Students can get community service hours toward graduation by helping with concessions. 

Parent Teacher Conferences

Reminder, parent teacher conference second session is Wednesday, November 6 (1-7pm). Please click on the following link to sign up: OOB HS – Parent/Teacher Conference Reservation … – Virtual Paragon. The Link is also on our website under the “Parents and Students.” Click on Parent/Teacher Conferences.  The password for the sight is seagull04064.

Yearbook Info!

Order your 2020 Yearbook now!!  Order online, or see Ms. Moutsatsos in the Cafeteria to pay with cash or a check. Yearbooks are $55.00. If you order online you can pay in 3 monthly installments! ($16.67 each). Visit the Josten’s website for more information.

Senior Portraits!

Senior portraits and baby pictures for the Yearbook are due to Ms. Moutsatsos Today. They can be emailed to –  smoutsatsos@rsu23.org. If you need help getting Senior portraits taken please see Ms. Moutsatsos. ALSO – your Senior Yearbook Info Sheet is due by Today – this form includes all activities you participated in and your Senior quote.  Please pick-up blank forms, and return completed forms, to Ms. Moutsatsos in the Cafe or to Ms. Shauna in the Main Office.

Important and Upcoming Dates:    

  • Tuesday, November 5 – Election Day, No School For OOBHS Students
  • Wednesday, November 6 – Early Release/ Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Tuesday, November 26 – Early Release Day
  • Wednesday, November 27 to Friday November 29 – Thanksgiving Break 

That’s it for this week. Thank you!

 -John

Principal’s Memo

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Hi Everyone,

Last week Spirit Week was a rousing success and everyone had a wonderful time at the homecoming dance. Also last Wednesday, our freshmen went on job shadows, sophomores and juniors took the PSAT exam, and seniors had their internship workshop. Reminder, first quarter grades close Friday, November 1st. Here are this week’s communications:

OOBHS Marching Band Home Show!

The OOBHS Marching Band hosts a home show on Saturday, 10/26. The show starts at 5PM. Please join us!!

Secret Spook!

The Interact Club will be selling purple, orange and white carnations for Halloween!!  Carnations are on sale Thursday the 24th through Tuesday the 29th during lunches in the Cafe. Flowers are 1 for $2 or 3 for $5.  Single flowers and small bouquets will be delivered on Halloween decorated with curling ribbon and a festive tag. Parents…these flowers are available to be purchased and delivered to your students. Contact Ms. Moutsatsos if you are interested. smoutsatsos@rsu23.org or call 934-4461

Picture Retakes

Picture retakes will be on Monday, November 4th. Order forms are in the main office. 

Class of 2020 Calendar Fundraiser!

The class of 2020 has started selling tickets for their 2020 calendar raffle! Help support the class of 2020 and win some amazing prizes. Please reach out to a senior for more information and the purchase of tickets.

From The OOBHS Boosters

We have a home football game tonight at 7PM and we will need help in the concession stand. Please go to the website Volunteer Signup or email oobhsboosters@gmail.com to sign up and help. Students can get community service hours toward graduation by helping with concessions. 

Parent Teacher Conferences

Reminder,  Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held next Wednesday, October 30, (3-7 pm) & Wednesday, November 6 (1-7pm).  Parents will be able to login to Virtual Paragon as of Monday, October 1st. Please click on the following link to sign up: OOB HS – Parent/Teacher Conference Reservation … – Virtual Paragon. The Link is also on our website under the “Parents and Students.” Click on Parent/Teacher Conferences.  The password for the sight is seagull04064.

Yearbook Info

Order your 2020 Yearbook now!!  Order online, or see Ms. Moutsatsos in the Cafeteria to pay with cash or a check. Yearbooks are $50.00 during the month of October, and will be $55.00 in November. If you order online you can pay in 3 monthly installments! ($16.67 each) Visit the Josten’s website for more information.

Senior Portraits

Senior portraits and baby pictures for the Yearbook are due to Ms. Moutsatsos by November 1st.  They can be emailed to – smoutsatsos@rsu23.org. If you need help getting Senior portraits taken please see Ms. Moutsatsos. ALSO – Senior Yearbook Info Sheet is due by November 1st– this form includes all activities you participated in and your Senior quote.  Please pick-up blank forms, and return completed forms, to Ms. Moutsatsos in the Cafe or to Ms. Shauna in the Main Office.

 

Important and Upcoming Dates:    

  • Wednesday October 30 – Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Tuesday, November 5 – Election Day, No School For OOBHS Students
  • Wednesday, November 6 – Early Release/ Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Tuesday, November 26 – Early Release Day
  • Wednesday, November 27  to Friday November 29 Thanksgiving Break 

That’s it for this week. Thank you!

 -John

Sophomores Head to Salem on the 4th annual Crucible field trip!

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On Wednesday, October 23 Sophomore English students headed to Salem, Massachusetts to explore the region and made connections to their learning as part of the Grade 10 Crucible book unit. The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, is a classic play about the Salem witch hunts and trials in seventeenth-century Salem. Students  received a guided tour of the town and explored many of the infamous landmarks. This field trip was sponsored by the OOBHS Booster Club and students and chaperones were transported in style via Customs Coach!

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We are looking forward to a great homecoming weekend here at OOBHS. We are just completing spirit week with high levels of participation during each of our special themed days. Thank you to Ms. Nason and the Student Council for organizing spirit week! Reminder, first quarter grades close Friday, November 1st. Here are this week’s communications:

Golf Team!

Congratulations to the OOBHS golf team who won the Western Maine Conference Sportsmanship Award for the second straight season!

Homecoming Dance

The Homecoming Dance will be tomorrow at OOBHS from 7-10 PM. All OOBHS dance policies will be observed and each student will receive a breathalyzer test upon arrival administered by the OOB Police Department.

OOBHS Marching Band Home Show!

The OOBHS Marching Band hosts a home show on Saturday, 10/26. The show starts at 5PM. Please join us!!

Class of 2020 Calendar Fundraiser!

The class of 2020 has started selling tickets for their 2020 calendar raffle! Help support the class of 2020 and win some amazing prizes. Please reach out to a senior for more information and the purchase of tickets.

From The OOBHS Boosters

We have home football games tomorrow at 1:30 and October 25th at 7PM and we will need help in the concession stand. Please go to the website https://www.volunteersignup.org/ETBX4  or email oobhsboosters@gmail.com to sign up and help. Students can get community service hours toward graduation by helping with concessions. 

Parent Teacher Conferences

Reminder,  Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday, October 30, (3-7 pm) & Wednesday, November 6 (1-7pm).  Parents will be able to login to Virtual Paragon as of Monday, October 1st. Please click on the following link to sign up: OOB HS – Parent/Teacher Conference Reservation … – Virtual Paragon. The Link is also on our website under the “Parents and Students.” Click on Parent/Teacher Conferences.  The password for the sight is seagull04064.

Yearbook Info!

Order your 2020 Yearbook now!!  Order online, or see Ms. Moutsatsos in the Cafeteria to pay with cash or a check. Yearbooks are $50.00 during the month of October, and will be $55.00 in November. If you order online you can pay in 3 monthly installments! ($16.67 each). Visit the Josten’s website for more information.

Senior Portraits!

Senior portraits and baby pictures for the Yearbook are due to Ms. Moutsatsos by November 1st.  They can be emailed to – smoutsatsos@rsu23.org. If you need help getting Senior portraits taken please see Ms. Moutsatsos.

ALSO – your Senior Yearbook Info Sheet is due by November 1st – this form includes all activities you participated in and your Senior quote.  Please pick-up blank forms, and return completed forms, to Ms. Moutsatsos in the Cafe or to Ms. Shauna in the Main Office.

Contact Information

If you have not done so already, please update your contact information and personal information in Powerschool on the form that was sent home and have your child return the form or contact us. We want to make sure we have the correct information in our database. Thank you!

Family Vacation Forms

During the school year some families take vacations and ask that we excuse their children from school days. This is not a problem, however, we do have forms for the student, parents, teachers and administration to sign off on in order to help students understand the expectations of making up missed work. The forms can be found in the main office. Thanks for your help!

School Nutrition Program

Food & Nutrition Services is busy serving breakfast and lunch to our students daily.  For those of you who have free or reduced lunches and have not filled out a new application this year, your benefits from last year have expired. Please complete an application prior to this date in order to avoid a lapse in meal benefits.  Results of all benefits are mailed directly to your house and remain confidential. Not only do these benefits provide meals at a lower cost, but they allow us to provide a Summer Meals program and the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, among others.  Please contact Caroline Trinder at 934-4461 ext 1239 with any questions about your child’s meal benefits status.

Important and Upcoming Dates:    

  • Saturday 10/19 – Homecoming Dance
  • Wednesday October 30 – Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Tuesday, November 5 – Election Day, No School For OOBHS Students
  • Wednesday, November 6 – Early Release/ Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Tuesday, November 26 – Early Release Day
  • Wednesday, November 27 to Friday November 29 – Thanksgiving Break 

That’s it for this week. Thank you!

 -John

Principal’s Memo

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Hi Everyone!

Graduation is complete and we had a wonderful farewell to our beloved Class of 2019. Thanks to everyone who helped make graduation week happen and to those who volunteered their time for the ceremony last Sunday. Summer here we come….

OOBHS Field Day Today!

The OOBHS Boosters are hosting their annual Field Day at OOBHS today from 1:00-2:45pm. They are looking for donations of chips, cookies, Gatorade etc. and volunteers. Please contact oobhsboosters@gmail.com to help!  Also, remind your children to see their class officers to sign up for the Relay, Tug of War, and Dunk tank activities.  

End Of Year Reminder

A reminder to all students and their parents that final exams start today and run through next week. Please finish all work and take care of any obligations still remaining for this school year.  We have had a great year and we want everyone to finish in a strong fashion. Please call or text me at (207) 351-0099 about any questions and concerns as we move into summer. The 2019 Summer Academy will be held at Old Orchard Beach High School Monday, June 17th – Friday, June 28th from 8:30-10:30.  Student referral letters and registration information will be sent home early next week. There is no cost for the program and credit recovery work will either be coursework through the Educere online learning platform or specific assignments developed and submitted by the student’s teacher. Credit recovery plans are personalized for each student and students are expected to participate in summer academy and meet all the requirements outlined in their credit recovery plan.

Spring Sports News!

In spring track, sophomore, Trevor Grenier was a standout performer for the team this season and top point scorer.  He was named to the WMC 2nd Team All-Conference for his 2nd place finish in the 110 m hurdles. He placed 3rd at the WMC Conference meet for the 300 hurdles. Trevor placed 8th at the state meet in both the 110 hurdles and the 300 m hurdles.

The boys 4×800 team of Kellen Zecchinelli, Marcus Gaudet, Kyle Methot, and Joe Atwater broke the school record at the state meet by 19 seconds.  They are a young team so we are looking forward to a great future with them.

The baseball team won an exciting playoff prelim game on Tuesday 7-6 over St. Doms. They finished the season yesterday with a playoff loss to Lisbon. Their final record is 7-10

The softball team finished its season with improvement and a 2-14 record

Greetings from the Old Orchard Beach Booster Club!

We will be holding our next meeting June 10th at 6:00pm at the High School!  We invite you to join us to learn more!

We currently support not only athletics, but a variety of clubs and activities. We are entirely volunteer supported and encourage all parents/guardians of Old Orchard Beach High School students and incoming students to participate.  

“Many hands make light work!”

We look forward to seeing you June 10th!

Sincerely,

Jenna Payea, President

Karin Lavigne, Vice President

Rene Laplante, Treasurer

Kara Poulin, Secretary

Travel Abroad Opportunity!

This year, a group of students spent their April Break in Costa Rica. Next year, we are going to Italy!! To learn more about this exciting travel experience, and determine if the trip is a good fit for your student, join Ms. Jaffe in the high school library on Wednesday May 29th at 6:30pm for an informational meeting. We will go over all the trip details, and enrollment information will be provided.

This travel experience is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and open to all students who will be at the high school next year. Don’t miss out on the chance to give your student an incredible, life changing experience. Email sjaffe@rsu23.org with any questions.

Community Service

Students must complete 20 hours of community service as a graduation requirement. Please contact the guidance office for community service opportunities. We have plenty for the kids to do!

Powerschool Parent Portal

Powerschool will be shut down as of June 14th for the summer.

RSU 23 Summer Meal Program

RSU23 is excited to announce we will be offering free breakfast and lunches to children all summer long!  Free breakfast will be provided Monday-Friday at Loranger Memorial School from 7:45-8:45am. Free lunch will be served Monday-Friday at Loranger Memorial School from 11:30am-12:00pm and also at Libby Library Tuesday-Friday from 11:30am-12:00pm.

The Summer Meals program will run from June 24-August 16 and is free to any child 18 and under.  (Please note we will be closed July 4 & 5). We would love for you to follow our Facebook page- RSU 23 Food & Nutrition Services- for menus and more information!

2019 Final Exam Schedule and Details:

Friday, June 7

Block 1 Exam 8:30-10:00

Block 3 Exam 10:30-12:00

Exam Make-Up 12:30-2:45

Monday, June 10

Block 2 Exam 8:30-10:00

Block 4 Exam 10:30-12:00

Exam Make-Up 12:30-2:45

Tuesday, June 11

Block 5 Exam 8:30-10:00

Block 7 Exam 10:30-12:00

Exam Make-Up 12:30-2:45

Wednesday, June 12

Block 6 Exam 8:30-10:00

Block 8 Exam 10:30-12:00

Exam Make-Up 12:30-2:45

Thursday, June 13

Make-Up Exams 8:30-10:00

 

Additional Information:

Transportation- Busses will run daily at 12:10 and 2:45

Food- Breakfast is served daily and lunches will be provided before and after the second exam.

Study Areas- If students don’t have a final exam they are expected to be in the cafeteria or the library. The library will be reserved for students who want a quiet, food-free study area. The cafeteria will be open to students who want to study with classmates and/or eat food.

Study Support (Library)-  The Study Support staff will be available in the Brownrigg Library for all interested students. Attendance at Study Support is required for those students who still have missing assignments and/or failing grades.  

Learning Labs- Students with scheduled learning labs need to attend

Timeliness: Students should be arriving on-time for exams. Any Students arriving late to tests should be sent to the main office to check-in.

Afternoon Make-Up Exams- Make-Up exams are to be scheduled between teacher and students during the afternoon make-up time (12:30-2:45)

OOBHS Device Collection Plan​:

OOBHS Device Collection Plan

Date

Action

Group

6/3-6/6

Early Device Turn-In  ****All students who do not need Chromebooks for finals

Juniors – Freshman (YOG 2020 -2022)

6/7 to 6/12

Finals Week Device Turn-In

****All students will turn-in devices to the Library after their last final exam

Juniors – Freshman (YOG 2020 -2022)

6/12 and Beyond

Missing items letters

(e.g. list missing items, bring back ASAP or pay Fees Due)

Juniors – Freshman (YOG 2020 -2022)

Important Upcoming Dates

Today –             Field Day

Thursday June 13 –         Last Day of School (Early Release)

That’s all for this week. Thank you!

-John

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