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The Weekly Bear News
The Weekly Bear News
Friday, Sept. 13
V Football vs. Frederick @ OHS
Saturday, Sept. 14
B Cross Country vs. Centennial @ CHS
Monday, Sept. 16
JV/V Field Hockey vs. Walkersville @ OHS
5:30 / 7 PM
Athletic Boosters Meeting / Media Center
Tuesday, Sept. 17
Golf vs. TBA @ Clustered Spires Golf Course
JV/V Girls Soccer vs. Williamsport @ WHS
5:15 / 7 PM
JV/V Field Hockey vs. Linganore @ LHS
5:30 / 7 PM
JV/V Volleyball vs. Williamsport @ WHS
5:30 / 7 PM
JV/V Boys Soccer vs. Williamsport @ OHS
5:30 / 7 PM
Wednesday, Sept. 18
JV Football vs. Gov. TJ @ OHS
OHS Safe and Sane Meeting
Thursday, Sept. 19
V Boys & Girls Soccer vs. Catoctin @ OHS
5:30 & 7 PM
V Volleyball vs. Catoctin @ CHS
Dates and times are subject to change.
If your family or guests require interpreting services for an event or meeting, please email Mrs. Connolly at
Please submit your request, 10 days prior to the event.
Starting Monday, September 16
, students will receive the following consequences for any unexcused lates to school after 7:30 AM:
• 1st & 2nd Lates – Warning
• 3rd & 4th Lates – Lunch detention on day of lates
• 5th Late & after – Lunch detention & meeting with Assistant Principal (additional consequences)
Lunch detention will be in Room B144 (Health classroom) during all 1st, 2nd and 3rd lunches. Lunch detention for PM CTC students will be in the AP office, starting at 10:40 AM.
Assistant Principals will assign other consequences to students who are not at OHS 4th block to serve lunch detention.
Thank you for encouraging students to be in class on time and ready to learn. We appreciate your support.
NEWS AND EVENTS
FCPS 1:1 Chromebook Program
Does your child need an FCPS Chromebook? The fastest way to get one is for parents and students to
sign the FCPS User
Agreement and make payment of the FCPS Technology Fee
. The payment must be paid
the Device Agreement form signed before a Chromebook will be issued.
Students may bring their own personal devices to school, but FCPS will not be able to support them.
Families wishing to pay the FCPS Technology Fee (Spanish version) by cash or check (made out to Oakdale High School) may print and sign the FCPS User Agreement (Spanish version) and bring both the signed agreement and user fee to the main office.
Questions? Please call the main office at 240-566-9400.
Yearbooks are now on sale for the lowest price of year $65 until September 27. Order online at
or call -1-877-767-5217. On September 28 the price for the yearbook increases to $70. Only a small number of extra books will be available to purchase in May when yearbooks are distributed at a much higher cost. Reserve your copy of the Yearbook today!
Students interested in signing up for a club should use the following link. Club sign ups will close on 9/20. Students MUST be logged into their FCPS account in order to access the sign up.
Senior Baby Ads for Yearbook
The deadline for Senior Baby Ad submissions is Friday, October 4. Baby ads are available for purchase through Friday, October 25 for an additional fee. Information and order forms were distributed in SET. Please contact Ms. Pyles,
, for more information or an order form. Please be aware that all information including payment, message and images need to be submitted to reserve your space. Please do not send original photos and any photos, DVDs and flash drives WILL NOT be returned. Baby ads submitted after 10/25 will not be accepted.
NHS Diaper Drive
Oakdale High School’s National Honor Society will hold a Diaper Drive to support the University of Maryland Medical System’s Baltimore for Healthy Babies Campaign. Their goal is to provide 500,000 diapers for newborns in the Baltimore area. Please donate new, packaged diapers at any home sporting event the week of 16-20 September. In addition, donations can be brought to Dr. Schoder’s room, B-206, any time before 25 September.
Academic Assistance and Tutoring Options
Option 1 - School Day during SET on Tuesdays & Thursdays.
Contact Mrs. Mehl
or Mrs. Orzechowski
. Assistance is primarily by peer assistance. Begins Tuesday, September 17.
Option 2 - After-school on Tuesdays and Thursdays in B200 from 2:15 - 3:30.
Contact Mrs. Pyles
, Ms. Watson
or Mr. Widmeyer
Assistance from peer tutors and content teachers. Begins Tuesday, September 10.
Meritorious Service Hours
Any hours completed over the summer of 2019 will be collected in room B111 by Mrs. Sutherin, until September 30. Any service hours completed during the school year needs to be turned in within 2 weeks of service. Please turn in original FCPS service forms and don’t send digital copies. You can find the Meritorious service forms on the OHS homepage. If you have any questions please email,
Class of 2020 - Senior Portrait Dates
Seniors portraits will be photographed by Prestige Portraits/Lifetouch at OHS again this year. Portrait information will be mailed home to students from the company. Only seniors photographed from Prestige Portraits/Lifetouch will be included in the 2020 Yearbook. Seniors will select a pose with a blue background as their yearbook pose. All seniors need to be photographed by October 12 for inclusion in the 2020 Yearbook. If you cannot make your scheduled time, please contact Prestige Portraits/Lifetouch at 800-445-1189. Please email Amy Pyles at
Final Make-up Sessions for Any Senior Yearbook Portraits
Sept. 27 & Oct. 10 - B200 2:30 - 9 PM
Any student interested in being in the Student Government Association must complete and hand in an application. Applications are available outside Mrs. Miller’s room (A204) and Ms. Mulcahy’s room (B228). Applications are due back by September 11. We will be capping the organization this year at 75 members on a first come first serve basis, so please get applications in early. Previous members must have their service hours from last year completed to be eligible to apply. Being a previous member does not give you priority over others, so please get applications in ASAP. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Miller or Ms. Mulcahy.
Frederick Goes Purple
September is National Recovery Month and Frederick County has an initiative called “Frederick Goes Purple” to raise awareness for drug abuse in our county. OHS is using September as well to raise awareness and educate people about drugs and drug abuse. There is a bulletin board on Main Street in the building with some information about “Frederick Goes Purple” and there will be various announcements throughout the month about drug facts and awareness (particularly opioids). As a school we will also be promoting Purple Fridays on 9/13 and 9/21 by encouraging students to wear purple to school those days to show support for this initiative and the awareness month. We hope that you will also help us support this initiative.
For Parents with a student who is enrolled in an AP course
. Please contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions or concerns, or if you would not like your child to participate.
Please join the OHS PTSA today!
$20 per membership (student, parent, faculty)
Find our registration form on the
OHS school website
under OHS Quick Links & Forms
or via Twitter or Facebook.
2019-2020 PTSA MEETINGS
The OHS PTSA meets the first Tuesday of each month (September excepted*) at 6:30 PM in the Media Center, holidays and weather permitting. All are welcome to join us! Meeting dates: 10/1, 11/5, 12/3, 1/7, 2/4, 3/3, 4/7, 5/5, 6/2
We need HELP this year! If you have an interest, PLEASE attend our first meeting and email us!
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Ijamsville, MD 21754