Class of 2022!
Interested in being a Graduate Speaker? We will have two Class of 2022 Graduate Speakers for our May 27th graduation ceremony. Those interested will be using the following Google Form link to complete the submission process.
https://forms.gle/FdNCtf4jWEY51Cpw5- How to Submit
(1) written speeches and speaker bios must be included with this form and submitted no later than 2:45pm Friday, April 8th. (2) Students will be required to audition in front of the graduation speaker committee on Monday, April 11th. Auditions begin at 2:30pm and students will be evaluated using the 2022 Graduate Speaker Rubric (below). If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Whims-McGraw (Judith.Whims@fcps.org).
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GE8gK2eYJJdfnhgvMAac_aunnP2noVDO/view?usp=sharing- Speaker Rubric
Opportunity for Juniors
American Legion Auxiliary Girls State is a residential training program for high school girls, which is operated in all 50 states. The objective is to provide "hands on" training in the management of a democratic government at city, county and state levels. Topics such as the structure of the various levels of government, simulated legislation, two-party politics and the duties of various government offices will be covered. There is no cost for attendees, and this is a wonderful addition to any college application.
Please visit the website below for details. Application must be returned to the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 191 at P.O. Box 24, 801 Prospect Road, Mount Airy 21771 on or before April 15, 2022.
National College Fairs
(Free and open to the public, NACAC fairs link you to hundreds of colleges and universities in one location. Register at nacacattend.org/fairs) Registration is required.
Montgomery County National College Fair
Adventist HealthCare Fieldhouse (formerly known as Discovery Sports Center)
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 9:45am-1:00pm & 6:30pm-8:30pm & Wednesday, April 6, 2022 9:45am-1:00pm.
CTC Scholarship 2021-2022 online application is available NOW!
Deadline to Apply: Wednesday March 30th by 2:00 p.m. So don't delay, fill out the electronic application today!!
Scholarships are open to all CTC SENIORS who have completed their CTC program OR are currently attending CTC and will complete their program this year. Multiple scholarship opportunities are available!
Along with your online application, you will need 2 recommendation letters - 1 letter from your CTC program instructor and 1 letter from a home high school teacher, counselor, or coach. Contact your teachers ASAP to request these letters!
Both letters should be emailed by the deadline March 30th at 2:00 p.m. to Mrs. Keeney-Fisher email@example.com . You can also drop them off to the CTC School Counseling Office.
Click here for the scholarship application : https://eduforms.fcps.org/view.php?id=57447
or go to www.careertech.net
Log in - FCPS Student user ID (ex: 05JDOE) & password
Check out this screencast for more information -
The Community Foundation of Frederick County's 2022-2023 scholarship application will be open from March 1, 2022 through March 31, 2022.
Students who will graduate this June and are planning to attend college or pursue vocational training, or those students currently enrolled and attending college or vocational training should apply.
Scholarship criteria are established by the scholarship funds’ founding donors. Some scholarships do not consider financial need. All students are encouraged to apply. Scholarships are available for all areas of study.
More details about how to prepare to apply can be found at www.ScholarshipsFrederickCounty.com.
Below is one of the many scholarships available through The Community Foundation of Frederick County:
2022-2023 Frederick County Workforce Scholarship for Overcoming Barriers $2500.00
Attention Class Of 2022- Naviance
As seniors are receiving decision letters from the colleges and universities they have applied to, we ask that they please update that information in Naviance.
CURRENT JUNIORS – CLASS OF 2023
What can you do on Naviance right now?
Career Planning: Career Interest Profiler, Career Cluster Finder, Strengths Explorer, Resume Building
College Planning: SuperMatch College Search, Start adding colleges to your “Colleges I’m Thinking About List”
Go to the following website: https://student.naviance.com/oakdalehs
Use your FCPS credentials to log in without a password.
ACT Test Dates
June 11, 2022
June 24, 2022
To Access Scholarships on Naviance, Click on the following tabs:
Please log on to Naviance for all of the scholarships available.
Merit Aid: Helps students find merit-based scholarship opportunities before they apply to college. MeritAid.com is the first comprehensive web site dedicated to helping students with the college search by matching them to merit-based scholarships from across the country. Visit www.meritaid.com for more information.
Selective Service: A reminder that under federal law, virtually all men must register with Selective Service within 30 days of their 18th birthday. Students can register on-line at www.sss.gov
NATIONAL SCHOOL FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH PROGRAM
Breakfast and lunch meals are FREE for ALL FCPS students for the 2021-2022 school year. Breakfast and lunch are available on days when students are in school. Please note that snacks, ice cream, and drinks (other than milk) are not free and must be purchased from the cafeteria.
We encourage families to complete the free and reduced-price meal benefits application even though all children receive meals at no charge because the USDA provides funds that support the nutrition program based on your child's eligibility. Eligibility for free or reduced-price meal reimbursement is based on the following annual income eligibility guidelines effective from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.
If you have previously received free and reduced-price meal benefits, you must re-apply for the 2021-22 school year.
FCPS is committed to safe and drug free schools. Check out our resources page at: http://www.fcps.org/academics/Safe-Drug-Free-Schools.cfm and additional assistance available through the Frederick County Health Department at: http://health.frederickcountymd.gov/131/Behavioral-Health-Services
PROOF OF RESIDENCY
Have you moved? Did you know that whenever you move, you must provide your child’s school with a current (within 30 days) proof of residency? This is a Maryland state requirement. Acceptable proof of residency is as follows (only one of the following is required):
NOTE: We are unable to update the address in our system until we receive a copy of the new proof of residency. It typically takes 3-5 business days for the transportation department to assign a bus after the update is made in the student system.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Connolly (Registrar) at Kelli.Connolly@fcps.org or 240-566-9431.
MOVING / TRANSFER PACKETS
If your child is transferring to another school, please be sure to contact Mrs. Connolly (Registrar) at Kelli.Connolly@fcps.org or at 240-566-9431. Please provide the following:
On the student’s last day of the student’s attendance at OHS, the student will be asked to return all financial obligations such as: Chromebook (to Mrs. Connolly), books (to Teachers), etc… and they will be provided with a transfer packet which will include but not limited to a copy of:
Mental Health Resources
The Maryland Department of Health released a “Student and Young Adult Resource Guide for Coping During COVID-19”. Click here to see it. It’s a handy, comprehensive guide created for secondary and college students to spotlight issues and find resources on how to help themselves and each other through the continued adjustment to pandemic-created changes. Many of the resources also support elementary students. The FCPS Mental Health Matters page can be found here. Students and family members who are experiencing difficulty may wish to contact the Frederick County Mental Health Association (MHA).
Walk-In Behavioral Health Services
The Walk-in Service has resumed seeing clients in person at their office located at 226 South Jefferson Street in Frederick for those who prefer to see someone face to face. They are also continuing to offer their Virtual Walk-In platform for those who feel more comfortable with that.
The MHA's call center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. From intervention, a caring and supporting voice at a moment of crisis, to connecting to resources and information, dial 211.
Child Protective Services (CPS): 301-600-2464 Help for physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect.
Crisis Services: Dial 211 - Help when you feel really anxious or really depressed and need someone to talk with so that you can stay safe.
Maryland Anonymous Tip Line: 1-833-632-7233 - Report threats or situations that put your safety, or others' safety, at risk.
Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 - Help if you are thinking about suicide.