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Principal’s Memo – January 15, 2021

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Hi Everyone,

Today is the beginning of midterm exams (schedule below) and our 2nd quarter ends next Friday, January 22nd. Report cards will be emailed on the 29th. Please contact your child’s teachers to check on their progress and don’t hesitate to contact the staff with any questions. All contact information is available on our website.

NO SCHOOL MONDAY FOR THE OBSERVANCE OF MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

CONGRATULATIONS TO LEAH GREEN AND DUFFY ROSE FOR RECEIVING THE MAINE FIELD HOCKEY ASSOCIATION ACADEMIC ALL STATE AWARD!!
This award recognizes outstanding academic achievement among Maine field hockey senior student athletes. To be considered for selection to the Academic All-State Team, the player must meet the following criteria:

  1. She must rank in the top 10% of her class and/or achieve a grade point average of 95 (3.85) or better for three years
  2. She must be a current member of the varsity field hockey team and must have been involved in the field hockey program for at least 2 year.
  3. She must have made a significant contribution to the team during any* season (*modified from this season due to some schools not playing this season)
  4. She must be a senior and of good moral character.

WONDERING IF THE YEARBOOK IS HAPPENING THIS YEAR?  THE ANSWER IS YES!
Masks. Elections. Virtual classes.  This school year will be talked about forever.  The yearbook is an important keepsake from this remarkable time.  Our Yearbook Program is working hard to put together a historic book that will be looked back upon to remember one of the most unpredictable school years of all time.  Order today (and until February 26th) so that we can make sure there are enough copies for everyone. There are online purchase options to spread the cost over 3 payments!
Parents of Seniors…fully customizable Special Dedication pages are now available for purchase.

  • 1/4 page $40
  • 1/2 page $70
  • Full page $120

To purchase a yearbook go to jostensyearbooks.com. Send any Yearbook questions, to smoutsatsos@rsu23.org. Yearbook flyer

MID-TERM SCHEDULE (JAN 15-22)

  • Tuesday, January 12 ( Last White Day)
  • Thursday, January 14 ( Last Blue Day)
  • Friday 1/15  (Block 1 8:30-10:00, Block 3 10:30-12:00) and afternoon make-ups
  • Tuesday, 1/19 (Block 2 8:30-10:00, Block 4 10:30-12:00) and afternoon make-ups
  • Thursday, 1/21 (Block 5 8:30-10:00, Block 7 10:30-12:00)  and afternoon make-ups
  • Friday 1/22 (Block 6 8:30-10:00, Block 8 10:30-12:00) and afternoon make-ups

MID-TERM FORMAT

  • Food
    Breakfast is served daily and lunch will be served bag lunch style.
  • Study Areas
    If students don’t have a mid-term 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 
    Study Support teachers will be available for interested students during their scheduled blocks.
  • Testing
    To reduce traffic in the academic wings, teachers will hold students for the entire 90 minute testing block. Students arriving late to tests should be sent to the main office for a pass
  • 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)
  • Transportation
    Busses will run daily at 12:10 p.m and 2:45 p.m.
  • Final Q2  Blue and White Day
    Tuesday, January 12 ( Last White Day)
    Thursday, January 14 ( Last Blue Day)

SECOND SEMESTER SCHEDULES
Students can now see their second semester schedules via powerschool under the “matrix” tab. If students wish to discuss or make changes to their schedules, mid-term exam week is the week to do this as the students services team is available between 8 am and 3 pm during all of Mid-term Exam week.  Students will want to simply email Ms. Nason or Ms. Hayes to request appointments for schedule-related conversations. 

SCHOOL NUTRITION PROGRAM!
As a reminder, breakfast and lunch are available daily at school and free to all students throughout the entire school year. We ask that you still complete a Free and Reduced Application.  These applications help us to receive funding and programming that helps all students district-wide.  In addition, if you qualify, you can get Spectrum internet for only $14.95/month! Applications are available at the front office and on our website at:  http://rsu23.schoollunchapp.com. School breakfast and lunch menus are also posted on the RSU 23 Website on the Food & Nutrition Page. Please feel free to contact Caroline Trinder, Food & Nutrition Services Director, with any questions at ctrinder@rsu23.org or 934-4461 ext. 1239. We are looking forward to serving healthy and tasty meals all year!

Free Breakfasts and Lunches are also provided every Wednesday behind Loranger Memorial School between 10:15-10:45am, no need to RSVP, just show up!

PLEASE READ MY SNOW/REMOTE DAY MEMO!
Snow/Remote Day Memo 2020-2021

 

 

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!

STUDENT PARKING & EARLY RELEASE & LATE ARRIVAL
Students who would like to drive their car to school must register their car in the main office and acquire a parking permit. Cars without a parking permit or cars parked in the improper lot may be removed at the owner’s expense. There is no student parking in the front lot.

IMPORTANT & UPCOMING DATES

  • Friday, January 15 – Friday, January 22 – Mid-Terms
  • Monday, January 18 – MLK Day – No School
  • Monday, February 15 – Friday, February 19  – February Break

Thank you!
-John

Principal’s Memo – January 8, 2021

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Hi Everyone,

A reminder that next Friday will be the beginning of midterm exams (schedule below) and our 2nd quarter ends Friday, January 22nd. Report cards will be emailed on the 29th. Please contact your child’s teachers to check on their progress and don’t hesitate to contact the staff with any questions. All contact information is available on our website.

MID-TERM SCHEDULE (JAN 15-22)

  • Tuesday, January 12 ( Last White Day)
  • Thursday, January 14 ( Last Blue Day)
  • Friday 1/15  (Block 1 8:30-10:00, Block 3 10:30-12:00) and afternoon make-ups
  • Tuesday, 1/19 (Block 2 8:30-10:00, Block 4 10:30-12:00) and afternoon make-ups
  • Thursday, 1/21 (Block 5 8:30-10:00, Block 7 10:30-12:00)  and afternoon make-ups
  • Friday 1/22 (Block 6 8:30-10:00, Block 8 10:30-12:00) and afternoon make-ups

MID-TERM FORMAT

  • Food
    Breakfast is served daily and lunch will be served bag lunch style.
  • Study Areas
    If students don’t have a mid-term 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 
    Study Support teachers will be available for interested students during their scheduled blocks.
  • Testing
    To reduce traffic in the academic wings, teachers will hold students for the entire 90 minute testing block. Students arriving late to tests should be sent to the main office for a pass
  • 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)
  • Transportation
    Busses will run daily at 12:10 p.m and 2:45 p.m.
  • Final Q2  Blue and White Day
    Tuesday, January 12 ( Last White Day)
    Thursday, January 14 ( Last Blue Day)

SCHOOL NUTRITION PROGRAM!
As a reminder, breakfast and lunch are available daily at school and free to all students throughout the entire school year. We ask that you still complete a Free and Reduced Application.  These applications help us to receive funding and programming that helps all students district-wide.  In addition, if you qualify, you can get Spectrum internet for only $14.95/month! Applications are available at the front office and on our website at:  http://rsu23.schoollunchapp.com. School breakfast and lunch menus are also posted on the RSU 23 Website on the Food & Nutrition Page. Please feel free to contact Caroline Trinder, Food & Nutrition Services Director, with any questions at ctrinder@rsu23.org or 934-4461 ext. 1239. We are looking forward to serving healthy and tasty meals all year!

Free Breakfasts and Lunches are also provided every Wednesday behind Loranger Memorial School between 10:15-10:45am, no need to RSVP, just show up!

RESTORATIVE PRACTICE TRAINING WITH SMHC
Over the past seven weeks seven students have participated in a training program with Maria Curit from Southern Maine Health Care.  Maria is the Youth Coordinator for York County.  Kaitlin Halle, Jessica Lavigne, Elise MacNair, Kelly Palkovic, Santino Perrone, Melissa Pelletier and Emily Tucker have spent time learning about and strengthening their communication skills as well as developing skills for working in a group.  After our holiday break these students will be working together with Maria to highlight Mental Health Issues for Teens at Old Orchard Beach High School.  It has been a wonderful opportunity for our students and one in which they have learned a lot.  Thanks to Maria and SMHC for providing this training.  

CONGRATULATIONS USM “ON-THE-SPOT” ADMITTEES!
Congratulations to the following seniors who were granted acceptance to University of Southern Maine during the “On-the-Spot” Admissions Day: Julia Clark, Garrett Dupee, Leah Green, Trevor Grenier, Kaitlin Halle, Katherine Holt, Skyler Lane, Ryan Johnson, Gabriel LaSalle, Shani Plante, and Isabella Stobert.  All 11 admitted students were accepted into their programs of choice and each of them has also been offered a Merit Scholarship of $3000-$5000, renewable for four years as a result of the hard work and academic excellence they have shown over the course of their high school careers.  Great work, Seniors!  We are so proud of you and can’t wait to see what you do next!

PLEASE READ MY SNOW/REMOTE DAY MEMO!
Snow/Remote Day Memo 2020-2021

 

 

YEARBOOKS!
To purchase a yearbook go to jostensyearbooks.com. Send any Yearbook questions, to smoutsatsos@rsu23.org. Yearbook flyer

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!

STUDENT PARKING & EARLY RELEASE & LATE ARRIVAL
Students who would like to drive their car to school must register their car in the main office and acquire a parking permit. Cars without a parking permit or cars parked in the improper lot may be removed at the owner’s expense. There is no student parking in the front lot.

IMPORTANT & UPCOMING DATES

  • Friday, January 15 – Friday, January 22 – Mid-Terms
  • Monday, January 18 – MLK Day – No School
  • Monday, February 15 – Friday, February 19  – February Break

Thank you!
-John

Principal’s Memo – December 18, 2020

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Hi Everyone,

From our family at OOBHS, Happy Holidays! Students will be doing remote learning next Monday and Tuesday and will return to school for in-person learning on Monday, January 4th. Please make sure that you and/or your child communicate with teachers to make sure any work that needs to be completed can be done over the break. This can be a very productive time to catch up with missed work. I thank you all for supporting our school during this trying year. If you need anything over break call or text me at (207) 351-0099. The next Principal’s Memo will be Friday, January 8th. We’re on to 2021! Here are this week’s communications:

QUARTER 2 PROGRESS REPORT GRADES
Your child’s quarter 2 progress report grades are available by logging into your parent portal account.  Please contact Karen Murphy at ksmurphy@rsu23.org if you have any questions regarding the parent portal.

RESTORATIVE PRACTICE TRAINING WITH SMHC
Over the past seven weeks seven students have participated in a training program with Maria Curit from Southern Maine Health Care.  Maria is the Youth Coordinator for York County.  Kaitlin Halle, Jessica Lavigne, Elise MacNair, Kelly Palkovic, Santino Perrone, Melissa Pelletier and Emily Tucker have spent time learning about and strengthening their communication skills as well as developing skills for working in a group.  After our holiday break these students will be working together with Maria to highlight Mental Health Issues for Teens at Old Orchard Beach High School.  It has been a wonderful opportunity for our students and one in which they have learned a lot.  Thanks to Maria and SMHC for providing this training.

MUSIC DEPARTMENT NEWS!
Three of our outstanding musicians have been selected as all state in jazz!

  • Nick Drown – alto sax in the combo (4th year all state)
  • Ryan Johnson – piano in the combo
  • Trevor Grenier – tenor in the jazz choir

They will be participating in a virtual jazz all state festival this winter.

CONGRATULATIONS USM “ON-THE-SPOT” ADMITTEES!
Congratulations to the following seniors who were granted acceptance to University of Southern Maine last Friday during the “On-the-Spot” Admissions Day: Julia Clark, Garrett Dupee, Leah Green, Trevor Grenier, Kaitlin Halle, Katherine Holt, Skyler Lane, Ryan Johnson, Gabriel LaSalle, Shani Plante, and Isabella Stobert.  All 11 admitted students were accepted into their programs of choice and each of them has also been offered a Merit Scholarship of $3000-$5000, renewable for four years as a result of the hard work and academic excellence they have shown over the course of their high school careers.  Great work, Seniors!  We are so proud of you and can’t wait to see what you do next!

GABRIEL LASALLE!
Congratulations to senior Gabriel LaSalle, who was named OOBHS Saco Bay Rotary Club November 2020 OOBHS Student of the Month!

DUFFY ROSE!
Congratulations to senior Duffy Rose for qualifying for consideration for the National Merit Scholarship Program! This is an incredibly high honor and one in which only a select few across the nation qualify for. To be considered for the National Merit Special Scholarship, students must meet high PSAT scoring criteria as well as maintain other high academic honors, character, and connections to sponsors and community organizations.  We are so proud of you, Duffy!  

2020-2021 QUARTER 1 HONOR ROLL
 2020-2021 Q1 Honor Roll

PLEASE READ MY HOLIDAY TRAVEL MEMO!

Holiday Travel Memo 2020

 

 

PLEASE READ MY SNOW/REMOTE DAY MEMO!
Snow/Remote Day Memo 2020-2021

 

 

YEARBOOKS!
Attention Senior Families!!!!  Senior portraits and baby pictures need to be submitted to Yearbook Staff by December 1st.  To purchase a yearbook go to jostensyearbooks.com. Please email the pictures, and any Yearbook questions, to smoutsatsos@rsu23.org. Yearbook flyer

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!

FRESHMAN GUIDANCE CONVERSATIONS
Ms. Nason and Ms. Hayes will be meeting 1-1 with 9th grade students during the month of December in order to continue working with students on building foundational skills, accessing resources, and learning additional success strategies that will help them continue their success in navigating “all things high school.”  These conversations will be brief, informal, and confidential.  They will not disrupt academic blocks, and they will include a focus on academics, extracurricular interests, as well as any personal issues students might wish to discuss. Ultimately, through these conversations, Ms. Nason and Ms. Hayes hope to get to know students better and to offer any additional academic, emotional, or social supports needed.  If you have questions about these, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the School Guidance Team directly.   

SCHOOL NUTRITION PROGRAM
As a reminder, breakfast and lunch are available daily at school. Until THE END OF THE YEAR breakfast and lunch will be FREE TO ALL STUDENTS. Please still fill out a Free and Reduced Lunch application to determine if your child qualifies for free or reduced price meals.  Applications are available at the high school and on our website at: https://rsu23.org on the Food & Nutrition Services page.  Menus are also posted to the website.  Please feel free to contact Caroline Trinder, Food & Nutrition Services Director with any questions at ctrinder@rsu23.org or 934-4461 ext. 1239.  We are looking forward to serving healthy and tasty meals all year!

STUDENT PARKING & EARLY RELEASE & LATE ARRIVAL
Students who would like to drive their car to school must register their car in the main office and acquire a parking permit. Cars without a parking permit or cars parked in the improper lot may be removed at the owner’s expense. There is no student parking in the front lot.

IMPORTANT & UPCOMING DATES

  • Wednesday, December 23-Monday, January 4Holiday Break
  • Monday, January 18 – MLK Day – No School

Thank you!

 -John

Remote Learning Day 12-17-20

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Due to the impending inclement weather, tomorrow, Thursday, December 17th will be a remote learning day with the schedule being the same as remote Wednesdays. In-person learning will resume on Friday, December, 18th.

Principal’s Memo – December 11, 2020

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Hi Everyone,

We are scheduled to return to in-person learning next Thursday, December 17th. Thanks to all of you that joined us for the parent forum on Tuesday. We appreciated all of the great questions and feedback! Here are this week’s communications:

MUSIC DEPARTMENT NEWS!
Three of our outstanding musicians have been selected as all state in jazz!

  • Nick Drown – alto sax in the combo (4th year all state)
  • Ryan Johnson – piano in the combo
  • Trevor Grenier – tenor in the jazz choir

They will be participating in a virtual jazz all state festival this winter.

CONGRATULATIONS USM “ON-THE-SPOT” ADMITTEES!
Congratulations to the following seniors who were granted acceptance to University of Southern Maine last Friday during the “On-the-Spot” Admissions Day: Julia Clark, Garrett Dupee, Leah Green, Trevor Grenier, Kaitlin Halle, Katherine Holt, Skyler Lane, Ryan Johnson, Gabriel LaSalle, Shani Plante, and Isabella Stobert.  All 11 admitted students were accepted into their programs of choice and each of them has also been offered a Merit Scholarship of $3000-$5000, renewable for four years as a result of the hard work and academic excellence they have shown over the course of their high school careers.  Great work, Seniors!  We are so proud of you and can’t wait to see what you do next!

HOLIDAY DINNER TO GO
Holiday Dinner to Go

GABRIEL LASALLE!
Congratulations to senior Gabriel LaSalle, who was named OOBHS Saco Bay Rotary Club November 2020 OOBHS Student of the Month!

DUFFY ROSE!
Congratulations to senior Duffy Rose for qualifying for consideration for the National Merit Scholarship Program! This is an incredibly high honor and one in which only a select few across the nation qualify for. To be considered for the National Merit Special Scholarship, students must meet high PSAT scoring criteria as well as maintain other high academic honors, character, and connections to sponsors and community organizations.  We are so proud of you, Duffy!  

2020-2021 QUARTER 1 HONOR ROLL
 2020-2021 Q1 Honor Roll

PLEASE READ MY HOLIDAY TRAVEL MEMO!

Holiday Travel Memo 2020

 

 

PLEASE READ MY SNOW/REMOTE DAY MEMO!
Snow/Remote Day Memo 2020-2021

 

 

GREETINGS FROM THE BOOSTER CLUB!
We hope this finds everyone in great health and spirits!  Do to the nature of the year 2020 and the many cancellations we have not been able to utilize our fundraising opportunities. (Car Show, Concessions stand, 50/50 raffles)  Luckily we are in good shape and were able to give out 3 scholarships for the class of 2020 and will be giving out scholarships for the Class of 2021.   Scholarships are only a part of where the fundraising efforts are distributed to.  We also have made considerable donations back to the school.  Here is a small example: water fountains for refilling water bottles, bus trips, equipment (culinary and gym/weight room), field day, senior gifts.  This is a small picture of how active Booster Club is for all students and faculty! This is why we are making an appeal to everyone. At the end of this school year we will be losing a number of members of Booster Club being the natural progression. We are in need of all positions!  President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.  Please contact us if you would like more information. oobhsboosters@gmail.com Booster Club is a great opportunity for getting to know students, faculty, and the school community!

Sincerely,
Jenna Payea, President
Karin Lavigne, VP
Renee LaPlante, Treasurer
Kara Poulin, Secretary

YEARBOOKS!
Attention Senior Families!!!!  Senior portraits and baby pictures need to be submitted to Yearbook Staff by December 1st.  To purchase a yearbook go to jostensyearbooks.com. Please email the pictures, and any Yearbook questions, to smoutsatsos@rsu23.org. Yearbook flyer

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!

FRESHMAN GUIDANCE CONVERSATIONS
Ms. Nason and Ms. Hayes will be meeting 1-1 with 9th grade students during the month of December in order to continue working with students on building foundational skills, accessing resources, and learning additional success strategies that will help them continue their success in navigating “all things high school.”  These conversations will be brief, informal, and confidential.  They will not disrupt academic blocks, and they will include a focus on academics, extracurricular interests, as well as any personal issues students might wish to discuss. Ultimately, through these conversations, Ms. Nason and Ms. Hayes hope to get to know students better and to offer any additional academic, emotional, or social supports needed.  If you have questions about these, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the School Guidance Team directly.   

SCHOOL NUTRITION PROGRAM
As a reminder, breakfast and lunch are available daily at school. Until THE END OF THE YEAR breakfast and lunch will be FREE TO ALL STUDENTS. Please still fill out a Free and Reduced Lunch application to determine if your child qualifies for free or reduced price meals.  Applications are available at the high school and on our website at: https://rsu23.org on the Food & Nutrition Services page.  Menus are also posted to the website.  Please feel free to contact Caroline Trinder, Food & Nutrition Services Director with any questions at ctrinder@rsu23.org or 934-4461 ext. 1239.  We are looking forward to serving healthy and tasty meals all year!

STUDENT PARKING & EARLY RELEASE & LATE ARRIVAL
Students who would like to drive their car to school must register their car in the main office and acquire a parking permit. Cars without a parking permit or cars parked in the improper lot may be removed at the owner’s expense. There is no student parking in the front lot.

IMPORTANT & UPCOMING DATES

  • Wednesday, December 23-Monday, January 4Holiday Break
  • Monday, January 18 – MLK Day – No School

That’s it for this week. Thank you!
-John

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