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OHS implements new finals schedule

Lexi Onder, reporter

December 13, 2017


Filed under News

To wrap up the year of changes, OHS has created a new final’s schedule for the first semester. Instead of having three exams on each of the last two days of the semester, the new exam schedule is more spread out over the final three days. Students will take two exams on Wednesday (Dec.20), three...

Journalism program recognized nationally

Journalism program recognized nationally

Christina Meier, reporter

November 30, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

Twelve OHS journalism students travelled to Dallas, TX for the National High School Journalism Convention on Nov. 17-19 and several of them returned with awards. Three members of the yearbook staff won awards for their work. Rachel Delgado (12) earned an Excellent award in Yearbook Copy and Captions:...

Six choir students named all-state

Six choir students named all-state

Louis Luong and Caden Turner

November 28, 2017


Filed under Channel 97/Videos, News, Top Stories

OHS choir has done it again. Six OHS students have been named to the Missouri All-State choir and will perform at the Missouri Music Educators Association Conference in January. Every year, high school choir students from across the St. Louis area audition to be a part of the Missouri All-Suburban...

Fall play kicks off show

Fall play kicks off show

Mckenzie Knapp, editor in chief

November 15, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

The OHS drama production of "The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet" begins their first of three shows tonight (Nov. 15) in the OHS Drama Center. Tickets are $5, and the show begins at 7 p.m. The show will also be playing on Thursday (Nov. 16) and Friday (Nov. 17). You can buy your tickets at...

OHS welcomes Saudi Arabian teachers

OHS welcomes Saudi Arabian teachers

Rachel Delgado, reporter

November 15, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

Since early October, students and faculty may have noticed some unique guests wandering around the halls and observing classrooms every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. OHS has welcomed four Saudi Arabian teachers to come to OHS and observe the American Educational System through a program the teachers...

FCCLA prepares for Presents for Paws

FCCLA prepares for Presents for Paws

Lexi Onder, reporter

November 15, 2017


Filed under News

FCCLA (Family Career Community Leaders of America) is hosting its annual Presents for Paws fundraiser starting Dec. 1 and ending Dec. 15. Pet supplies will be collected in ANP (Academic Network Period) to benefit the Belleville Area Humane Society (BAHS), BI-State Pet Food Pantry, Stray Rescue of...

OHS French Club plans annual French Week

OHS French Club plans annual French Week

Preston Ocello, reporter

November 10, 2017


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French Club will host its annual French Week, Nov. 13-17. French teacher and French Week sponsor Mrs. Keri Wilson said, ”The purpose of French Week is to celebrate the French language and culture and to encourage others to study French.” On Monday (Nov. 13), French week will kick off with students...

OHS hosts Quiz Bowl tournament

OHS hosts Quiz Bowl tournament

Nicole Neher, editor in chief

November 10, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

The OHS quiz bowl team held its annual tournament on Nov. 4 where several students were able to compete for the first time. This was a “novice tournament,” meaning only underclassmen and juniors who have one or no years of experience can compete. The team representing OHS consisted of Christina...

Marching band plans trip to France

Marching band plans trip to France

Christina Meier, reporter

November 10, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

OHS band has travelled all over the country -- from Georgia, to Colorado, to Hawaii. And in 2019, they will go international for the first time -- to France. Because of their participation at the President’s Cup in Washington, D.C. in April 2017, the band was invited to take part in the 75th anniversary...

Expanded choir program performs Fall concert

Expanded choir program performs Fall concert

Rachel Delgado, reporter

November 3, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

The choir program had its yearly fall concert on Nov. 2. The concert included performances by the five choirs (Concert Choir Treble, Women’s Chamber Choir, Chorale, Madrigal Singers, and Concert Choir Mixed) along with solos performed by Olivia Novak (11) and Madison Sheppard (12). The choirs have...

Student Council, Leadership host blood drive

Student Council, Leadership host blood drive

Maddy McClure, reporter

November 3, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

OHS Student Council (STUCO) and Leadership hosted a collaborative blood drive the week of Oct. 23. On Oct. 27, OHS exceeded its goal of 80 and received 88 counts. Over 100 people showed up to donate. OHS teacher and STUCO representative, Kelli Roberts, says that it’s so important to donate blood...

New faces shine in English department

New faces shine in English department

Megan Diel, reporter

November 3, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

The English Language Arts department at OHS has several new faces this year. There are four new teachers—Ms. Katie Wolf, Ms. Natalie Jeney, Mrs. Amy Crean, and Mr. Matthew Holborow. Ms. Wolf teaches Honors English I, English II, Honors English II, and English III. She has taught in Illinois...

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