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The Weekly Bear News
The Weekly Bear News
Friday, Oct. 11
V Golf vs. TJHS @ Clustered Spires Gold Course
JV/V Boys Soccer vs. Smithburg @ OHS
5:30 / 7 PM
V Football vs. Middletown @ MHS
Saturday, Oct. 12
JV Volleyball Tournament @ OHS
V Cross Country vs. Boonsboro @ BHS
Monday, Oct. 14
Unified Tennis Tournament vs. TBA @ Baker Park
JV/V Field Hockey vs. Manchester Valley @ MVHS
4 / 5:15 PM
JV/V Boys Soccer vs. Boonsboro @ BHS
5:15 / 7 PM
JV/V Girls Soccer vs. Boonsboro @ OHS
5:30 / 7 PM
JV/V Volleyball vs. Boonsboro @ BHS
5:30 / 6:30 PM
Tuesday, Oct. 15
Girls Indoor Track Interest Meeting @ OHS cafeteria
V Golf Tri-Match vs. Catoctin, Urbana @ Mountain View
JV/V Field Hockey vs. Tuscarora @ THS
5:30 / 7 PM
Wednesday, Oct. 16
PTSA Community Night; Heroin's Grip @ OHS Auditorium
Safe and Sane Meeting @ Media Center
JV Football vs. Urbana @ UHS
Thursday, Oct. 17
JV/V Girls Soccer vs. Linganore @ LHS
5:30 / 7 PM
JV/V Boys Soccer vs. Linganore @ OHS
5:30 / 7 PM
JV/V Volleyball vs. Linganore @ OHS
5:45 / 7 PM
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.
NEWS AND EVENTS
Attention all Freshmen and Sophomores!
The OHS Leadership Academy is accepting applications NOW through Friday, November 1. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this unique opportunity only available at OHS! To learn more about the program or to access the application online, visit the OHS website under “quick links”. Submit all materials to Diane Harding in the AP office no later than 2:30 PM, Friday November 1! Questions? Email Tiffany Malagari at
We look forward to your student’s application!
News from the OHS Library
The 2019-20 Young Authors’ Contest (YAC) is underway! YAC is an annual contest sponsored by the State of Maryland Literacy Association (SoMLA) and promoted via Frederick County Reading Council and Frederick County Public Schools. Each year, students at Oakdale High School are encouraged to participate in the SoMLA Young Authors’ Contest. Students can submit poetry and short story entries for a chance to win. This is also a great opportunity for students’ creative writing skills to shine and, if a student becomes a county or state winner, this is quite an honor to brag about on any future college or scholarship applications!
For additional details and guidelines, students must join the official YAC Google Classroom with code: y99x5e or visit/email Ms. Owen in the Library Media Center or @
. Deadline for all submissions is
Monday, November 18.
Veterans Day Assembly - Nov. 7
On Thursday, 7 November 2019, Oakdale High School will honor all Veterans in our community at a Veterans Day Assembly at 10 AM in the school auditorium. We would like to invite all parents, guardians, grandparents, siblings and members of the community who have served in the military, or are presently serving, to attend. Wayne Green, Vice President and Chief of Staff, Mount St. Mary’s University (Colonel, United States Army, Retired) will deliver the keynote address. Please join us as we honor those who have served our country in the Armed Forces. RSVP to Ed Schoder,
by Wednesday, 30 October 2019.
In addition, please indicate in your RSVP if you are interested in speaking to a high school class prior to the Veterans Day Assembly (8:30-9:50 AM) and if you will join our other Veterans for our luncheon after the ceremony (11 AM – 12:30 PM).
Finally, we like to recognize our Oakdale Alumni who have served or are serving. If you know of alumni in the Armed Forces, please forward that information to Ed Schoder at the above email address.
Hispano de Frederick Bowl-a-thon: Saturday, Oct. 26
Hispano de Frederick Bowl-a-thon: Saturday, Oct. 26 from 2-4
at Terrace Lanes
Donate through the GoFundMe page:
Raise $20 for 2 hours of bowling to support Centro Hispano de Frederick
OHS Homecoming Spirit Week
Spirit week at OHS is 10/14-10/18. The spirit days are listed below. Spirit week will conclude with a Pep Rally in school on Friday 10/18 from 1-2:15. The Homecoming Game is Friday night at 7 PM and the dance is Saturday 10/19 from 7-10 PM. Tickets will be on sale at lunch from 10/14-10/18. Email
with any questions.
Monday 10/14- America Day
Tuesday 10/15- Tourist Day
Wednesday 10/16- Country vs Country Club Day
Thursday 10/17- Throwback Day (students can pick any prior decade to represent)
Friday 10/18- Class Color Day
Freshman wear white
Sophomores wear gray
Juniors wear black
Seniors wear tie dye
Are you looking for an easy way to help your class earn spirit points during Homecoming Week next week? Bring in non-perishable food items for the Maryland Food Bank from Monday, October 14 to Thursday, October 17 and place them in the labeled box for your class along Main Street in the mornings. Each item will count as a point towards your class’s total.
Oakdale High School Homecoming is coming up and this year’s theme is “A Night in Paris!" Spirit week will be October 14-18, stay tuned for spirit day themes. The pep rally will be Friday, October 18 during school starting at 1 PM. The Homecoming football game is October 18 at 7 PM.
The Homecoming Dance will be October 19 from 7-10 PM. Tickets will be on sale at all lunch shifts from October 14-18. No tickets will be sold after school hours on the October 18 or 19. Tickets are $20 each and are non-refundable and non-transferable. Students must NOT have any outstanding financial obligations and must complete an FCPS dance form in order to buy a ticket. Forms will be available starting in October in the front office, or outside Mrs. Miller’s (A204) room or
Ms. Mulcahy’s (B228) room. 800 tickets will be sold on a first come, first serve basis.
If anyone has any questions about ticket sales please contact Mrs. Miller at
. If any parents would like to volunteer for the dance, please let Mrs. Miller know. All other homecoming related questions can go to either Mrs. Miller or Ms. Mulcahy. We are looking forward to a great homecoming this year!
PSAT & SAT Review
Does your student need extra practice and review for the upcoming PSAT or SAT? Come to the OHS Bear Den on Tuesdays and Thursdays in B200 from 2:15 - 3:30 PM. Assistance is available from peer tutors and content teachers, Ms. Watson, Mr. Widmeyer, Ms. Mulcahy and Ms. Pyles. For more information contact Mrs. Pyles at
OHS Food Drive
Are you coming to any of the following games next week?
Boys soccer on Friday, October 11
Then please bring non-perishable food items to support the OHS food drive for the Maryland Food Bank. There will be a collection box at the ticket window. All donations will stay in the local area to help the 1 in 9 Marylanders who are food insecure.
1 in 9 Maryland students does not know if they will have food when they get home from school and all Marylanders miss more than 100 million meals annually. In order to help those in need, OHS is conducting a food drive from Tuesday, October 1st until November 1st. Students can bring in contributions of non-perishable food items to their first period classes. The class that brings in the most items will win a free breakfast. If a student’s first period class is not participating in the contest, donations may be dropped off in Ms. Porter’s room, A225.
Senior Baby Ads for Yearbook
Baby ads are available for purchase through Friday, October 25 for an additional fee. 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 October 25 will not be accepted.
NCI at Frederick Werner H. Kirsten Student Intern Program
The first Fall Lecture series presentation will be held on November 12 from 5 - 6 PM at the advanced technology research facility; 8560 Progressive Drive, Frederick. You must register at
The other dates for the Fall lecture series are: December 9, January 14, February 11, and March 10. If you are interested in applying it is highly recommended that you go to one of the lectures. Click her for more information
If you have questions email Mrs. Sutherin at firstname.lastname@example.org or see me in B111.
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 e-mail,
5850 Eaglehead Drive
Ijamsville, MD 21754