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Principal’s Memo

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Hi Everyone,

April vacation is now upon us! I’m sending the memo a day early as tomorrow is a non-student day. Please continue to stay informed of the events going on here at OOBHS as things will happen very quickly when we return from vacation, especially for seniors and their families. Please take a look at important upcoming dates at the bottom of the memo, they take us right through the end of the year. Please contact me if you need anything over break. I will be in and out of the building but call or text me anytime, day or night, my cell phone number is (207) 351-0099. The next Principal’s Memo will be on Friday, April 26th.  Here are this week’s communications:

Trevor Grenier!

Congratulations to Trevor Grenier, who has been named the April 2019 Saco Bay Rotary Club OOBHS Student of the Month!

More Honors For Our Music Department

Congratulations to our high school jazz choir for their 2nd place finish in the state vocal jazz finals. They were also awarded best rhythm section for the festival!

Congratulations to our high school concert band for achieving a gold medal performance at the Maine Band Directors Association Concert Band Festival on April 3rd at Scarborough High School. This caps a year where all our our performing ensembles received a gold medal for their work.

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 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 Upcoming Dates

Friday, April 12 –         April Vacation Begins

Monday, May 1 –         Early Release Day

Mon-Fri, May 6-10-    Senior Exam Week

May 6-24-              Senior Internship

Mon, May 27-         No School, Memorial Day

Tue-Wed May 28 & 29-     Senior Class Trip

Thurs, May 30-          Awards Day (1:30) and Senior Dinner (6PM)

Sun, June 2-              Graduation (2PM)

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

 

That’s all for this week. Thank you!

-John

Visual and Performing Arts Field Trip to Boston 

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Juniors and Seniors from the Art and Music programs at OOBHS traveled to Boston on April 1. The day-long adventure included a guided tour at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and an afternoon exploring at the Museum of Fine Arts. Students saw art and artifacts from all over the world, including a special exhibition of famed Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo, and the musical instrument room at the MFA. The trip was a learning experience for many by taking public transportation on the Amtrak Downeaster and traveling to and from North Station on the T. It was an inspiring and exciting day!

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Principal’s Memo

April 5, 2019

Hi Everyone!

Report cards will be emailed today. There is much work to do while we think about wrapping this year up and head toward graduation. We have a lot of activity going on as we head into Aril break next week and over the next two months so stay tuned! Here are this week’s communications:

Junior Testing Dates!

Tuesday April 9th is SAT testing day.

Junior College and Financial Aid Night!

This important seminar for students and parents will be Wednesday, April 10th, from 6-7:30PM in the OOBHS cafeteria.

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 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 Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, April 9 –         SAT Test for juniors

Wednesday, April 10 –     College Night for Juniors 6PM

Friday, April 12 –         April Vacation Begins

 

That’s all for this week. Have a great vacation!

-John

Principal’s Memo

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Hi Everyone!

A reminder that third quarter grades close today. Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teachers to make sure all work is completed. Grades will be emailed Friday, April 5th.

BRCOT

For sophomores and juniors, Biddeford Regional Center of Technology applications are due today.

Next Wednesday, April 3rd is an Early Release Day!

Senior Scholarship Information Night!

Thursday, April 4th at 6PM in the cafeteria is senior scholarship information night. This is a very important meeting for seniors and their parents. We have may local scholarships to award. Please attend to learn how to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity for free money.

Junior Testing Dates!

Wednesday April 2nd is the date of the science MEA exam. Tuesday April 9th is SAT testing day.

Junior College and Financial Aid Night!

This important seminar for students and parents will be Wednesday, April 10th, from 6-7:30PM in the OOBHS cafeteria.

Important SAT Prep Information for Juniors

English with Ms. Kantro in room 108 on 4/1.

Math with Mr. Lucchese in room 210 on 4/3.

All sessions are an hour and will begin promptly at 2:55. Any interested students need to see Mr. Lucchese or Ms. Kantro by Friday, February 1 to sign-up.

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 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 Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, April 2 –         MEA Science Test for juniors

Wednesday April 3 –         Early Release Day

Thursday April 4 –         Senior Scholarship Information Night 6PM

Tuesday, April 9 –         SAT Test for juniors

Wednesday, April 10 –     College Night for Juniors 6PM

Friday, April 12 –         April Vacation Begins

Have a great week!

-John

Principal’s Memo

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Hi Everyone!

A reminder for sophomores and juniors that Biddeford Regional Center of Technology applications are due next Friday, March 29th. Students can apply online or get a paper application from the guidance office. If your child is looking for summer employment please contact our community employment liaison Jim Pirrello at jpirrello@rsu23.org. Quarter 3 also ends next Friday, please check with your child to make sure all work is completed. Spring sports are getting underway and and the weather is slowly getting warmer. Here are this week’s communications:

Jazz Musicians!

Congratulations to the OOBHS Jazz Combo and Jazz Ensemble who both received gold medals at the Maine State Jazz Festival in South Portland last weekend. Jazz Ensemble was the only high school awarded a gold medal in their division. Students who were named outstanding musicians included Trevor Grenier for combo, Vernon Wells for ensemble, and Nick Drown as outstanding musician in both divisions!

Senior Scholarship Information Night!

Thursday, April 4th at 6PM in the cafeteria is senior scholarship information night. This is a very important meeting for seniors and their parents. We have may local scholarships to award. Please attend to learn how to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity for free money.

Junior Testing Dates!

Wednesday April 2nd is the date of the science MEA exam. Tuesday April 9th is SAT testing day.

Junior College and Financial Aid Night!

This important seminar for students and parents will be Wednesday, April 10th, from 6-7:30PM in the OOBHS cafeteria.

Important SAT Prep Information for Juniors

English with Ms. Kantro in room 108 on 3/25, 4/1.

Math with Mr. Lucchese in room 210 on 3/27, 4/3

All sessions are an hour and will begin promptly at 2:55. Any interested students need to see Mr. Lucchese or Ms. Kantro by Friday, February 1 to sign-up.

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 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 Upcoming Dates

Today, March 22 –         Island Day

Tuesday, April 2 –         MEA Science Test for juniors

Wednesday April 3 –         Early Release Day

Thursday April 4 –         Senior Scholarship Information Night 6PM

Tuesday, April 9 –         SAT Test for juniors

Wednesday, April 10 –     College Night for Juniors 6PM

Friday, April 12 –         April Vacation Begins

Have a great week!

-John

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:

Blood Drive Today at OOBHS in the Regan Gymnasium from 8AM-1PM, please come and donate!

National Technical Honor Society!

Congratulations to OOBHS and BRCOT students Leah Rubin, Breanna Perrigo, and Amy Nguyen, who were inducted last night into the National Technical Honor Society. Quite an accomplishment!

Caitlin Perrigo!

Congratulations to Caitlin Perrigo, who has been named Saco Bay Rotary Club OOBHS March 2019 Student of the Month!

Senior Scholarship Information Night!

Wednesday, April 4th at 6PM in the cafeteria is senior scholarship information night. This is a very important meeting for seniors and their parents. We have may local scholarships to award. Please attend to learn how to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity for free money.

Junior Testing Dates!

Wednesday April 2nd is the date of the science MEA exam. Tuesday April 9th is SAT testing day.

Junior College and Financial Aid Night!

This important seminar for students and parents will be Wednesday, April 10th, from 6-7:30PM in the OOBHS cafeteria.

Important SAT Prep Information for Juniors

English with Ms. Kantro in room 108 on 3/18, 3/25, 4/1.

Math with Mr. Lucchese in room 210 on 3/20, 3/27, 4/3

All sessions are an hour and will begin promptly at 2:55. Any interested students need to see Mr. Lucchese or Ms. Kantro by Friday, February 1 to sign-up.

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!

Please Read My 2018-2019 Snow Day Memo!

Here is the snow day memo 2018-2019!

Food Service Facebook Page:  Our Food Service Department has a facebook page, please click the link below to view It can also be found by searching for RSU 23 Food & Nutrition Services.

Menus and changes and other information are posted.

https://www.facebook.com/RSU23FoodNutritionServices

Powerschool Parent Portal

You can 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 Upcoming Dates

Today                 Interact Club Blood Drive

Friday, March 22 –         Island Day

Tuesday, April 2 –          MEA Science Test for juniors

Wednesday April 4 –      Senior Scholarship Information Night 6PM

Tuesday, April 9 –         SAT Test for juniors

Wednesday, April 10 –   College Night for Juniors 6PM

Friday, April 12 –          April Vacation Begins

Have a great week!

-John

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:

Eighth Grade Step Up Night

Eighth grade step up night will be Wednesday, March 13th from 6-7:30 PM in the OOBHS cafeteria. Save the date!

Senior Scholarship Information Night!

Wednesday, April 4th at 6PM in the cafeteria is senior scholarship information night. This is a very important meeting for seniors and their parents. We have may local scholarships to award. Please attend to learn how to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity for free money.

Junior Testing Dates!

Wednesday April 2nd is the date of the science MEA exam. Tuesday April 9th is SAT testing day.

Junior College and Financial Aid Night!

This important seminar for students and parents will be Wednesday, April 10th, from 6-7:30PM in the OOBHS cafeteria.

Important SAT Prep Information for Juniors

Did you know that the SATs are Tuesday, April 9? Well, there’s an 8-week SAT prep class starting on Monday.

English with Ms. Kantro in room 108 on 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1.

Math with Mr. Lucchese in room 210 on 3/7, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3

All sessions are an hour and will begin promptly at 2:55. Any interested students need to see Mr. Lucchese or Ms. Kantro by Friday, February 1 to sign-up.

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!

Please Read My 2018-2019 Snow Day Memo!

Here is the snow day memo 2018-2019!

Food Service Facebook Page:  Our Food Service Department has a facebook page, please click the link below to view It can also be found by searching for RSU 23 Food & Nutrition Services.Menus and changes and other information are posted.

https://www.facebook.com/RSU23FoodNutritionServices

Powerschool Parent Portal

You can 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 Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, March 13 –     8th Grade Step up Night 6PM

Friday, March 15 –         Interact Blood Drive

Friday, March 22 –         Island Day

Tuesday, April 2 –         MEA Science Test for juniors

Wednesday April 4 –         Senior Scholarship Information Night 6PM

Tuesday, April 9 –         SAT Test for juniors

Wednesday, April 10 –     College Night for Juniors 6PM

Friday, April 12 –         April Vacation Begins

Have a great week!

-John

Principal’s Memo

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Hello Everyone!

Well, March is finally 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 2019 are 94 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 6th 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, thespians, musicians, and vocalists, on another great season! Playoffs, all state, a state championship. Wow! We are very proud of you!

K-12 Art Show at Libby Memorial Library in Old Orchard Beach  

Students from OOBHS, Loranger, and Jameson submitted artwork to be exhibited at the Libby Memorial Library in Old Orchard Beach. The show is on view through Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Please stop by during regular library hours to see their wonderful work!

The following OOBHS artists are participating: Preston Kempton, Melissa Pelletier, Ethan Weber, Francesca Coletti, Ariana Johnson, Wayne LeBlond, Katie O’Neill, Julia Gay, Katie Bates, Cameron Lavoie, Malaika Njue, Natalie Nolette, Benjamin Perry, Caitlin Perrigo, Kay Petit, Isabella Stobert, Emily Violette, Catherine Hall

 

Important SAT Prep Information for Juniors

Did you know that the SATs are Tuesday, April 9? Well, there’s an 8-week SAT prep class starting on Monday.

English with Ms. Kantro in room 108 on, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1.

Math with Mr. Lucchese in room 210 on 3/7, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3

All sessions are an hour and will begin promptly at 2:55. Any interested students need to see Mr. Lucchese or Ms. Kantro by Friday, February 1 to sign-up.

Senior Internship

Student Internship Agreement Forms are due to faculty advisors by today. To get full credit for this part of the Internship, the form needs to be turned in on time, with their May Intern schedule and all necessary signatures.  Copies of the form can be picked up from Guidance or printed from the Internship Google classroom. More detailed information about the internship has been emailed to all seniors and senior parents/guardians. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Mr. Pirrello or Ms. Hayes for support as needed (jpirrello@rsu23.org and jhayes@rsu23.org).

*Seniors currently enrolled in a vocational program are exempt from this assignment and experience since this type of experience is already built into their voc. courses.

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!

The 2018-2019 Old Orchard Beach High School Yearbook is now for sale!

You can purchase a yearbook online, or send an order form and cash/check into the Main Office.

https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1067457/Old-Orchard-Beach-High-School

The Yearbook will cost $50.00 February 1st-28th.

Senior Parents

Students and Parents… please forward any Spring 2018 Sports (Softball, Baseball, Track) candid pictures to smoutsatsos@rsu23.org for inclusion in the 2019 Yearbook.

Please Read My 2018-2019 Snow Day Memo!

Here is the snow day memo 2018-2019!

Food Service Facebook Page:  Our Food Service Department has a facebook page, please click the link below to view It can also be found by searching for RSU 23 Food & Nutrition Services.

Menus and changes and other information are posted.

https://www.facebook.com/RSU23FoodNutritionServices

It can also be found by searching for RSU 23 Food & Nutrition Services. Menus and changes and other information are posted.

Powerschool Parent Portal

You can 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 Upcoming Dates

Wednesday March 6           Early Release Day

Friday, March 15                   Interact Blood Drive

Friday, March 22                  Island Day

Have a great week!

-John

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