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Creative minds shine bright for final art projects

Creative minds shine bright for final art projects

Kyle Genthon, reporter

December 13, 2017


Filed under Academics, Top Stories

Ceramics, the class where you get your hands and clothes covered in clay. Sewing, the class where you stitch to your heart’s desire. Ms. Alexandra Heyl, one of the ceramics teachers at OHS, has given her 6th and 8th block classes an opportunity to show their creativity. As part of their final grade...

Art classes display projects in library

Art classes display projects in library

Megan Diel, reporter

December 13, 2017


Filed under Academics, Top Stories

OHS art teacher Alexandra Heyl is happy when the whole school can see her students’ work. That is why her ceramics and 3D art students’ work have been displayed in the library. “I wanted to display the art in the library so that students could see what we do in the Art Department,”...

Spanish students perform in wax museum

Spanish students perform in wax museum

Preston Ocello, reporter

December 8, 2017


Filed under Academics, Top Stories

Spanish teacher Sra. Meghan King utilized her students to dress up and form a “wax museum” in the library on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. “The wax museum offers lower levels of Spanish the opportunity to speak more fluently,” King said. The wax museum was a project that allowed students in Spanish...

Neeley’s science class creates balloon cars

Neeley’s science class creates balloon cars

Megan Diel, reporter

November 15, 2017


Filed under Academics, Top Stories

The students in physical science took over the halls recently to race their balloon cars. Mrs. Jackie Neeley’s class tested Newton's three laws on Nov. 9. The laws tested were 1) objects in motion tend to stay in motion and objects at rest tend to stay at rest unless (acted) upon by an unbalanced...

Yearbook walks through their spread gallery

Yearbook walks through their spread gallery

Mckenzie Knapp, editor in chief

October 27, 2017


Filed under Academics, Top Stories

Students in first block yearbook spent the beginning of their class period on Oct. 26 completing a yearbook spread gallery walk. The yearbook editors in chief, Sierra Uko (12) and Rachel Delgado (12), hung up printed copies of the yearbook spread drafts on the walls of the hallway outside Room 234....

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


Filed under Academics, Top Stories

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...

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