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Spanish National Honor Society sells shirts to benefit victims of natural disasters

Spanish National Honor Society sells shirts to benefit victims of natural disasters

Mckenzie Knapp, editor in chief

October 11, 2017


Filed under Academics, Top Stories

Students in Spanish National Honor Society are teaming together to sell shirts that are available to be purchased by students in all levels of Spanish classes. The money that is raised will be donated to help those affected by recent hurricane damage in Puerto Rico. The shirts will be light blue and...

OHS students get to see real world through new technology

OHS students get to see real world through new technology

Lexi Onder, reporter

October 5, 2017


Filed under Academics, Top Stories

With a fresh start to the school year, OHS welcomes new technology into the library. In addition to the new login system that began last school year, the library is now home to new virtual reality vision glasses. The vision glasses can be rented out by teachers for their classes by signing a sheet...

Tumati and Gleiforst receive academic recognition

Tumati and Gleiforst receive academic recognition

Mckenzie Knapp, editor in chief

October 3, 2017


Filed under Academics, Top Stories

Preethi Tumati (12) and Thomas Gleiforst (12) were recognized during ANP (Academic Networking Period) in the OHS library on Sept. 29 for their prestigious awards and accomplishments. Tumati was awarded the 2017 STARS (Students and Teachers As Research Scientists) Award for Excellence in Research....

Leadership collaborates with MOSAIC students

Leadership collaborates with MOSAIC students

Rachel Delgado, reporter

September 29, 2017


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On the late morning of Wednesday, Sept. 13 and Friday, Sept. 15, the leadership class took a trip to the newly named elementary school in the Mehlville School District, MOSAIC Elementary School. The mission of this new school is to “create personalized paths to empower learners for life beyond the...

Yearbook ties the knot

Yearbook ties the knot

Mckenzie Knapp, editor in chief

September 27, 2017


Filed under Academics, Top Stories

Students in first block yearbook class made their dedication to yearbook official in their traditional class wedding on Sept. 25. The staffers stood in a circle and took turns wrapping their ring fingers with a bundle of rainbow yarn while the Bruno Mars’s song, “Marry You”, played in the background....

Yearbook shoots for stars

Yearbook shoots for stars

Mckenzie Knapp, editor in chief

September 21, 2017


Filed under Academics, Top Stories

The 2017-2018 yearbook editors in chief, Sierra Uko (12) and Rachel Delgado (12) announced the first ever “Shooting Stars” winners during first block yearbook class on Sept. 21. The recipients were Iyanna Robinson (11), Katie Voorhees (12), and Emily Merritt (10). Yearbook staffers were given...

OHS welcomes new Personalized Learning Lab

OHS welcomes new Personalized Learning Lab

Kyle Genthon, reporter

September 20, 2017


Filed under Academics, Top Stories

Alternative Academy, once housed in the Witzel Learning Center, has several new locations — and a new name. For the 2017-18 school year, Alternative Academy, now named “Personalized Learning Lab” and offered to high school students, has moved to its respective high schools -- including OHS. The...

Honors biology submits data to science center

Honors biology submits data to science center

Christina Meier, reporter

September 8, 2017


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This year’s OHS Honors Biology students are the first group to experience an all-new project in class-and what they learn could make a difference in the world. During the first days of school, the students were introduced to their first assignment: They would be growing and observing millet plants....

Engineering students present their inventions

Engineering students present their inventions

Sarah Simmons, reporter

May 18, 2017


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OHS and MHS engineering design students presented their inventions they have been working on since the beginning of August in the OHS library on May 16. Four students from OHS presented their products to the class in teams of two. “They have been working on this all year long,” Engineering Design...

Choir bids farewell to 35 seniors

Choir bids farewell to 35 seniors

Bernie Harkins, reporter

May 18, 2017


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Focused mostly on the seniors, OHS choir hosted the annual Senior Farewell Concert on Monday, May 8, at the Nottelmann Auditorium. The choir program honored the 35 seniors leaving the program. There were performances made by each choir along with seven “Senior Spotlight” performances, featuring...

“Statastic” service learning

“Statastic” service learning

Jaime Meier, profiles editor

May 18, 2017


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Recently, Mr. John Souris’s third block Probability and Statistics class decided to do something different. Venturing outdoors and walking up Milburn, the class arrived at Oakville Elementary School (OES) bearing supplies and preparing to teach Mrs. Sollberger’s fifth grade class on April 25 and...

English I social injustice projects

English I social injustice projects

Sammie Phillips, ad director

April 6, 2017


Filed under Academics, Top Stories

Mrs. Megan Peters assigned her Honors English I students a social injustice project on April 6. “The idea of this project was to get the students together to see what kind of problems are outside of the U.S.," Peters said. "They had to pick a social injustice and research the people involved, the...

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