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OOBHS Class of 2020 Yearbook Dedication

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We are pleased to announce the OOBHS Class of 2020 has dedicated their yearbook to our outstanding food service team of Caroline Trinder, Linda Sullivan, and Laurie O’Neill! This decision was made earlier in the year BEFORE the pandemic hit. Since we have been physically out of school they have raised their level of excellence, having sent thousands upon thousands of meals to children 18 and under in Old Orchard Beach. Congratulations ladies and thank you!

 

Principal’s Memo

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Hi Everyone,

The traditional principal’s memo will be postponed until we return to school in order to streamline communications to all of you through our teachers and our COVID-19 website. I will communicate on an as needed basis. As we are looking at an extended remote learning plan please reach out to your child’s teachers for information regarding classes. Please reach out to me at jsuttie@rsu23.org or (207) 351-0099 with any questions. Access to the HS for personal belongings or technology pick-up will be arranged on an appointment basis. For technology requests please contact Ms. Maguire (gmaguire@rsu23.org). All other requests should be emailed to Ms. Tolley (Stolley@rsu23.org) so we can schedule an appointment. Take care and stay healthy.

-John

RSU 23 School Closure Information:

Please go to our website RSU 23 COVID-19 Website for the latest updates and our district action steps.

Chromebooks and Technology Support:

Students in need of an OOBHS Chromebook or any technology support please reach out directly to Ms. Maguire (gmaguire@rsu23.org).

Student & Family Services:

The Student Services Team is available to talk with parents or students to check in, manage anxiety, identify additional mental health resources, or just to connect. Even though we can’t be physically together, we still care about each other and a phone call or email can help remind us that we are part of a caring community.

OOBHS Student Services Team is available from 8:30 a.m – 2:45 p.m. every weekday:

  • Beth Nason at enason@rsu23.org or 603.770.5539.
  • Jackie Hayes at jhayes@rsu23.org or 207.808.9358
  • Cathy Reed at creed@rsu23.org or 207.303.8732.

Remote Learning Guidelines for Students and Families:

OOBHS teachers began communicating with their students through their rsu23.org emails. It is our expectation that teachers and students have connected and begun remote learning opportunities in each class. At this time all students should have received emails from their teachers with remote learning expectations. Additionally, students have learning activities to complete and have assignments to complete. If you have questions or concerns please email Eric Hanson at ehanson@rsu23.org.

 

Principal’s Memo

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Hi Everyone!

I hope you all had a great week. Here’s to hoping spring will come sooner rather than later! These are this week’s communications:

COVID-19 Virus

Please go to our website https://oobhs.rsu23.org/ for the latest updates and our district action steps.

National Technical Honor Society!

Congratulations to OOBHS and BRCOT students Bradley Anderson, and Kaitlin Halle, who are to be inducted into the National Technical Honor Society. Quite an accomplishment!

Student Supply Closet 

The student closet is low on some specific items. If you are able to help us restock it would be greatly appreciated! We are looking for snacks, granola bars, cereal bars, sandwich crackers, and reusable water bottles. Thank you so much for your help.

Important Dated from The Guidance Department:  

  • March 26th – 8th grade Parent Information Night
  • March 30th  to April 10th – Science MEA testing window
  • April 9th – Scholarship Night for Seniors 6:00 pm
  • April 14th – SAT
  • April 28th – SAT makeup date
  • May 5th – Financial Aid Night for Juniors 6:00 pm

Important SAT Prep Information for Juniors!

Did you know that the SATs are Tuesday, April 14? Well, there’s a free SAT prep class that started on Wednesday, 1/22. All sessions are an hour and will begin promptly at 2:50. Any interested students need to see Mr. Lucchese or Ms. Kantro to sign-up.

Math with Mr. Lucchese in room 210

  • February 26
  • March 5, 11, 18, 25
  • April 2, 8

English with Ms. Kantro in room 108

  • February 24
  • March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • April 6, 13

Senior Internships – Internship Site Agreement Forms are due to your faculty advisors Monday, March 2nd.  Extra forms can be found in the Student Resources Board located outside the front office.  For help finalizing your internship sites, please access your faculty advisor or Ms. Hayes and Ms. Moutsatsos.

Community Service!

Students must complete 20 hours of community service as a graduation requirement. Parents of seniors please check with your child to find out if they still have hours to complete. Please contact the guidance office for community service opportunities. We have plenty for the kids to do!

Powerschool Parent Portal

You can also access your child’s grades through our student information system Powerschool Parent Portal.  If you need your access information please email Karen Murphy at ksmurphy@rsu23.org.

Important and Upcoming Dates:  

  • Monday, March 16 – No School for Students, Professional Development Day
  • Friday, March 20 – No School for Students, Professional Development Day

Thank you!

 -John

One Beach One Book

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The Brownrigg has been working with The Libby Library on various projects and programs. We’ve teamed up for One Beach, One Book (OBOB), an event which features collaboration, literacy, and relationships between the library, schools, and citizens in our small town. The OBOB committee was awarded a grant from the Maine Public Library Fund. The program kicked off this week and wrap-up the first week of April. Looking to participate? Pick up a free copy of the text and attend one of the programs. Go to Library Library website for more information.

Principal’s Memo

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Hi Everyone!

I hope you all had a great week. Many things are happening at the high school so please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions. Please pay close attention to important upcoming dates. Remember to turn your clocks ahead on Saturday night! Here are this week’s communications:

Skyler Lane!

Congratulations to Skyler Lane, who has been named March 2020 Saco Bay Rotary Club OOBHS Student of the Month!

Progress Reports

Progress reports are available on PowerSchool.

Important Dated from The Guidance Department:  

  • March 26th – 8th grade Parent Information Night
  • March 30th  to April 10th – Science MEA testing window
  • April 9th – Scholarship Night for Seniors 6:00 pm
  • April 14th – SAT
  • April 28th – SAT makeup date
  • May 5th – Financial Aid Night for Juniors 6:00 pm

Important SAT Prep Information for Juniors!

Did you know that the SATs are Tuesday, April 14? Well, there’s a free SAT prep class that started on Wednesday, 1/22. All sessions are an hour and will begin promptly at 2:50. Any interested students need to see Mr. Lucchese or Ms. Kantro to sign-up.

Math with Mr. Lucchese in room 210

  • February 26
  • March 5, 11, 18, 25
  • April 2, 8

English with Ms. Kantro in room 108

  • February 24
  • March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • April 6, 13

Senior Internships – Internship Site Agreement Forms are due to your faculty advisors Monday, March 2nd.  Extra forms can be found in the Student Resources Board located outside the front office.  For help finalizing your internship sites, please access your faculty advisor or Ms. Hayes and Ms. Moutsatsos.

Student Supply Closet 

The closet is full for now! If a student/family is in need of any items they can contact Mrs. Dupee, Mrs. Reed or the guidance department. 

Community Service!

Students must complete 20 hours of community service as a graduation requirement. Parents of seniors please check with your child to find out if they still have hours to complete. Please contact the guidance office for community service opportunities. We have plenty for the kids to do!

Powerschool Parent Portal

You can also access your child’s grades through our student information system Powerschool Parent Portal.  If you need your access information please email Karen Murphy at ksmurphy@rsu23.org.

Important and Upcoming Dates:  

  • Friday, March 20 – No School for Students, Professional Development Day
  • Thursday, March 26 – 8th Grade Parent Information Night
  • March 30th-April 10th – MEA Science Testing Window Period
  • Thursday, April 9th – Scholarship Night for Seniors 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday, April 14th – SAT Day For Juniors
  • Fri April 17th-Fri, April 24th – April Break
  • Tuesday, April 28th – SAT makeup date
  • Tuesday, May 5th – Financial Aid Night for Juniors 6:00 pm

Thank you!

 -John

Principal’s Memo

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Hello Everyone!

Well, March is finally almost here. Incredibly, the end of the year and graduation are at the forefront of my mind. I know it’s hard to believe, but commencement exercises for our beloved OOBHS Class of 2020 are 99 days away! In the main office, we have started to plan for next year. We are now starting the process of building next year’s program of studies, master schedule, planning an 8th grade transition night, and putting together a staff professional development plan for the remainder of the year. Business is really starting to pick up! Here are this week’s communications:

Next Wednesday, March 4th is an Early Release Day!

Progress Reports

The grading period for third-quarter progress reports ends today. Progress reports will be available on PowerSchool next Wednesday.

Winter Season

Congratulations to all of our winter athletes, musicians, and vocalists, on another great season! We are very proud of you!

Advanced Art Student Recognized in Scholastics Art Competition 

Caitlin Perrigo has won three awards for her submissions in this year’s Maine Region Scholastics Art and Writing Competition! She received a Gold-Key award and a “Best in Show” American Visions nomination for her acrylic painting, “The Birds and the Bees.” And she also received a Silver-Key Award for her painting, “Saint Henry and A Papal Tiara,” and an Honorable Mention for her drawing, “Still Life of a Skeleton.” Her artwork will be displayed in an art exhibition a the Maine College of Art from February 28 to March 14, 2020. The opening reception will take place during Portland’s First Friday Art Walk, on March 6 from 5-7 pm and is open to the public. Caitlin will also be recognized at an awards ceremony on March 14. Congratulations, Caitlin!

Youth Art Month at the Portland Museum of Art 

Caitlin Perrigo was chosen to display her artwork entitled, “Portrait of Vernon” an acrylic painting, during the annual Youth Art Month show celebrating Maine student creativity from pre-kindergarten-12th grade. The exhibition runs from February 26, 2020, through March 29, 2020, on the Lower Ground Floor of the PMA and is free and open to the public. Admission to the Portland Museum of Art is always free for visitors 21 and under. More information on the Youth Art Month exhibition.

Important Dated from The Guidance Department:  

  • March 26th 8th grade Parent Information Night
  • March 30th  to April 10thScience MEA testing window
  • April 9thScholarship Night for Seniors 6:00 pm
  • April 14th – SAT
  • April 28th – SAT makeup date
  • May 5th – Financial Aid Night for Juniors 6:00 pm

Important SAT Prep Information for Juniors!

Did you know that the SATs are Tuesday, April 14? Well, there’s a free SAT prep class starting on Wednesday, 1/22. All sessions are an hour and will begin promptly at 2:50. Any interested students need to see Mr. Lucchese or Ms. Kantro to sign-up.

Math with Mr. Lucchese in room 210

  • February 26
  • March 5, 11, 18, 25
  • April 2, 8

English with Ms. Kantro in room 108

  • February 24
  • March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • April 6, 13

Senior Internships Internship Site Agreement Forms are due to your faculty advisors Monday, March 2nd.  Extra forms can be found in the Student Resources Board located outside the front office.  For help finalizing your internship sites, please access your faculty advisor or Ms. Hayes and Ms. Moutsatsos.

Student Supply Closet 

The closet is full for now! If a student/family is in need of any items they can contact Mrs. Dupee, Mrs. Reed or the guidance department. 

Community Service!

Students must complete 20 hours of community service as a graduation requirement. Parents of seniors please check with your child to find out if they still have hours to complete. Please contact the guidance office for community service opportunities. We have plenty for the kids to do!

Powerschool Parent Portal

You can also access your child’s grades through our student information system Powerschool Parent Portal.  If you need your access information please email Karen Murphy at ksmurphy@rsu23.org.

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:  

  • Monday, February 17 to Friday, February 21 – February Break
  • Wednesday, March 4 – Early Release Day
  • Friday, March 20 – No School for Students, Professional Development Day

Thank you!

 -John

Principal’s Memo

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Hi Everyone,

Happy Valentine’s Day. We are wrapping things up today as the school gets ready to close for February vacation. Please check with your child to make sure they have everything they need in order to catch up on any missing work. If you need anything over break don’t hesitate to call my cell phone anytime at (207) 351-0099. The next Principal’s Memo will be Friday, February 28th. Here are this week’s announcements:

 

Sophia Loranger!

Congratulations to senior Sophia Loranger who was named the 2020 recipient of the Maine Principals’ Association Award! Sophia will be attending a luncheon in April with other winners of the award from every high school in Maine.

 

Congratulations To Boy’s Basketball and Girl’s Ice Hockey!

Congrats to the boy’s basketball team and girl’s ice hockey teams on great seasons. Both teams had a great year and made the playoffs. Congrats also to basketball player Ryan Crockett for scoring his 1,000th point on Wednesday night vs. Monmouth!

Fan Bus!

There will be a fan bus for OOB students heading to the Augusta Civic Center on Tuesday night for the girl’s basketball playoff game. The bus will leave OOBHS Monday at 5:45 PM (Students must arrive by 5:30) and return at approximately 10:30 PM. The bus is FREE and admission to the game is $5.00. Students are responsible for their own food. They may bring a lunch or buy concessions at the game. Students are required to follow all OOBHS and RSU 23 Rules and Policies.

Jazz News!

Our Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, and Jazz Choir all qualified for the state jazz festival at the District 1 Jazz Festival held at York High School on Feb. 11th. Each group received their highest ever qualifying score. The jazz ensemble and combo will have their state festival at South Portland High School on March 13-14, and the jazz choir will travel to Lawrence High School on March 28th. Congrats and Good Luck!

Jazz Ensemble: Nick Drown, Chris Bryant, Trevor Grenier, Emily Simpson, Max Ledoux, Vernon Wells, Caitlin Perrigo, Caleb Foss, John Ferreira, Ben Holt, Ben Perry, Alex Nguyen, Gabe LaSalle, Ryan Johnson, Cormac Quinlan

Combo: Nick Drown, Trevor Grenier, Vernon Wells, Ben Holt, Max Ledoux, Ryan Johnson, Corma Quinlan, Gabe LaSalle

Jazz Choir: Kay Petit, Katie Holt, Katie O’Neill, Gabe LaSalle, Trevor Grenier, John Ferreira, Ben Perry, Ethan Hutchinson, Ryan Johnson, Nick Drown, Max Ledoux

Important SAT Prep Information for Juniors!

Did you know that the SATs are Tuesday, April 14? Well, there’s a free SAT prep class starting on Wednesday, 1/22. All sessions are an hour and will begin promptly at 2:50. Any interested students need to see Mr. Lucchese or Ms. Kantro to sign-up.

Math with Mr. Lucchese in room 210

  • February 26
  • March 5, 11, 18, 25
  • April 2, 8

English with Ms. Kantro in room 108

  • February 24
  • March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • April 6, 13

Quarter 2 Honor Roll 19/20

Please click on the link to access to the OOBHS Qtr 2 Honor Roll: Q2 Honor Roll 19/20

 Senior Internships Internship Site Agreement Forms are due to your faculty advisors Monday, March 2nd.  Extra forms can be found in the Student Resources Board located outside the front office.  For help finalizing your internship sites, please access your faculty advisor or Ms. Hayes and Ms. Moutsatsos.

Student Supply Closet 

Thank you so much for the donations last week! Landry’s also donated an entire pallet of food to divide between all three schools. It was greatly appreciated! The closet is full for now! If a student/family is in need of any items they can contact Mrs. Dupee, Mrs. Reed or the guidance department. 

OOBHS Jazz in Portland!

The OOBHS Jazz Ensemble will be featured as guest performers with the Portland Jazz Orchestra on February 27, 2020, at One Longfellow Square in Portland. The show begins at 8 PM; advance tickets are $5 on the One Longfellow website; at the door, they are $10 for adults, $5 for students. This is a great chance for our students to perform with a pro band in a live night club setting. The Portland Jazz Orchestra has played once a month at One Longfellow for the last 14 years. If you are into jazz I highly recommend this as a fun night out and a chance to see our students strut their stuff. Email Mr. Manduca mmanduca@rsu23.org  if you want more information!

From The OOBHS Boosters

There will be a girl’s basketball game. 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.

Raffle Flyer:

Please click Raffle Flyer link to view flyer for a chance to win some awesome prizes.  All proceeds will go to support the Old Orchard Beach Activities Funds. Raffle Flyer

Community Service!

Students must complete 20 hours of community service as a graduation requirement. Parents of seniors please check with your child to find out if they still have hours to complete. Please contact the guidance office for community service opportunities. We have plenty for the kids to do!

Powerschool Parent Portal

You can also access your child’s grades through our student information system Powerschool Parent Portal.  If you need your access information please email Karen Murphy at ksmurphy@rsu23.org.

Please Read My 2019-2020 Snow Day Memo!

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:  

  • Monday, February 17 to Friday, February 21 – February Break
  • Wednesday, March 4 – Early Release Day
  • Friday, March 20 – No School for Students, Professional Development Day

Thank you!

 -John

Principal’s Memo

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Hi Everyone,

We are at the wrong end of some very messy weather, and next week is our last school week before February break with many things happening for our students. Our winter sports teams are all marching toward the playoffs. The girl’s hockey team heads to Cape Elizabeth/Wayneflete/South Portland, for a playoff game at 6:10 PM on Saturday, The girl’s basketball team hosts a playoff game Tuesday night, time to be determined, and our boy’s basketball team will host a game Wednesday night, time to be determined. Our boy’s hockey team has three regular season games remaining. Please contact us you have any questions! Here are this week’s communications:

Important SAT Prep Information for Juniors!

Did you know that the SATs are Tuesday, April 14? Well, there’s a free SAT prep class starting on Wednesday, 1/22. All sessions are an hour and will begin promptly at 2:50. Any interested students need to see Mr. Lucchese or Ms. Kantro to sign-up.

Math with Mr. Lucchese in room 210

  • February 3, 6, 12, 26
  • March 5, 11, 18, 25
  • April 2, 8

English with Ms. Kantro in room 108

  • February 24
  • March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • April 6, 13

Quarter 2 Honor Roll 19/20

Please click on the link to access to the OOBHS Qtr 2 Honor Roll: Q2 Honor Roll 19/20

Senior Internships Internship Site Agreement Forms are due to your faculty advisors Monday, March 2nd.  Extra forms can be found in the Student Resources Board located outside the front office.  For help finalizing your internship sites, please access your faculty advisor or Ms. Hayes and Ms. Moutsatsos.

Student Supply Closet 

Thank you so much for the donations last week! Landry’s also donated an entire pallet of food to divide between all three schools. It was greatly appreciated! The closet is full for now! If a student/family is in need of any items they can contact Mrs. Dupee, Mrs. Reed or the guidance department. 

OOBHS Jazz in Portland!

The OOBHS Jazz Ensemble will be featured as guest performers with the Portland Jazz Orchestra on February 27, 2020, at One Longfellow Square in Portland. The show begins at 8 PM; advance tickets are $5 on the One Longfellow website; at the door, they are $10 for adults, $5 for students. This is a great chance for our students to perform with a pro band in a live night club setting. The Portland Jazz Orchestra has played once a month at One Longfellow for the last 14 years. If you are into jazz I highly recommend this as a fun night out and a chance to see our students strut their stuff. Email Mr. Manduca mmanduca@rsu23.org  if you want more information!

From The OOBHS Boosters

The girl’s basketball team hosts a playoff game Tuesday night. 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.

Raffle Flyer!

Click below to see the flyer for a chance to win some awesome prizes.  All proceeds will go to support the Old Orchard Beach Activities Funds.

Community Service!

Students must complete 20 hours of community service as a graduation requirement. Parents of seniors please check with your child to find out if they still have hours to complete. Please contact the guidance office for community service opportunities. We have plenty for the kids to do!

Powerschool Parent Portal

You can also access your child’s grades through our student information system Powerschool Parent Portal.  If you need your access information please email Karen Murphy at ksmurphy@rsu23.org.

Please Read My 2019-2020 Snow Day Memo!

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:  

  • Monday, February 17 to Friday, February 21 – February Break
  • Wednesday, March 4 – Early Release Day
  • Friday, March 20 – No School for Students, Professional Development Day

Thank you!

 -John

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