Spanish National Honor Society wraps gifts for Operation Christmas Child

Spanish National Honor Society wraps gifts for Operation Christmas Child

Emily Merritt, reporter

November 11, 2019

Spanish National Honor Society members gathered in Señora King’s room on Nov. 7 to wrap holiday gift boxes for the Operation Christmas Child project. Within the past month, members of SNHS gathered gifts for children all around the world.  Operation Christmas Child collects boxes filled with gifts and t...

OHS turns back time to celebrate homecoming

OHS turns back time to celebrate homecoming

Lydia Manning, Reporter

November 4, 2019

With OHS in its 50th year of existence, the school celebrated homecoming recently with a fitting theme of “Through the Decades.” OHS wrapped up spirit week and prepared for the big game on Friday (Oct. 18) with a pep assembly during ANP. It featured performances from the Oakville Golden Girls, ...

Blanchard selected for design competition

Blanchard selected for design competition

Lydia Manning, Reporter

October 31, 2019

Many students are able to follow their passions at OHS, but one student is getting a unique opportunity to gain experience in her field. Megan Blanchard (11) is one of just three students from the St. Louis area to be selected as a youth designer assistant through the St. Louis Fashion Fund (STLF...

Would you eat crickets?

Would you eat crickets?

Emily Merritt, reporter

October 25, 2019

A local innovator visited business students to speak about her business and how she hopes that her product will not “bug” people anymore. On Oct. 23, business students in Ms. Amy Clark’s first and second hour classes had an interesting opportunity to try cricket powder on a cracker. Sarah S...

ANP Seminars are back

ANP Seminars are back

Beth Hagan

October 24, 2019

English teacher and ANP (Academic Network Period) Coordinator Christy Mathews and other faculty have been hard at work with seminars.  “Seminars are a time when students can select an activity they're interested in learning more about,” said Ms. Mathews. “Some of them are academic in natur...

OHS plans to help the environment one club at a time

OHS plans to help the environment one club at a time

Kaitlyn Blanton, Reporter

October 24, 2019

There’s a new club at OHS helping the environment Olivia Rausch (10) started the Eco-Art club with sponsor Alexandra Heyl, a 2D/3D art teacher at OHS. Rausch has another sponsor, Maggie McCoy, who works at Earthways Center Education Coordinate recycling company. They want more students to get involved ...

Seniors experience Fright Fest early

Seniors experience Fright Fest early

Avery Neal, Reporter

October 15, 2019

About 100 seniors got to experience Six Flags Fright Fest a few days early, thanks to Mr. Ross Bullington. Bullington was the assistant principal from 2012-2018 but had worked in the Mehlville School DIstrict since 1989. While he was at OHS, he also worked as a security supervisor at Six Flags, a...

Homecoming court is announced

Homecoming court is announced

Davin Smith, Reporter

October 10, 2019

OHS announced this week the ten members of the 2019 Homecoming Court. Seniors Brian Horton, Andrew Carter, Adam Leeker, Zayn Abusharbain, and Curtis Schmidt were chosen for the guys. The senior girls chosen were Cortney Doerr, Alexis William, Ashley Durham, Emma Sullivan, and Lexi Walker. Stud...

Paint your parking spot picks up new tradition

Paint your parking spot picks up new tradition

Emily Merritt, reporter

October 8, 2019

Two students who drive to school had an idea. Courtney Doerr (12) and Isabella Dickneite (11) spoke to the new principal, Ms. Tamara Sunkett, about having a day where students could paint their parking space.  “To get this approved we first had to come up with a plan before even meeting wit...

Band places 7th at national competition

Band places 7th at national competition

Cassandra Ludwig, Reporter

October 3, 2019

The OHS band has made history again at BOA (Bands of America) Ohio on Sept. 28.  The band competed in the 3A class and earned fourth placed in their preliminary performance, which allowed them to move onto finals.  Saxophone section leader Sophie Kettenbrink (11) said, “finding out we made final...

Fall play “Tinkerbell” shines on stage

Fall play “Tinkerbell” shines on stage

Nataleigh Scheller-Houska, reporter

September 30, 2019

The lights are up, the cast list is out, rehearsal has started, and students have begun bringing Neverland to life. The OHS Drama Department has started the rehearsal and production process for the fall play.  Teachers Ms. Amy Learn and Ms. Melissa Harper lead a team of students, volunteers, ...

Band marches to third place at Tiger Ambush Classic

Band marches to third place at Tiger Ambush Classic

Cassandra Ludwig, Reporter

September 26, 2019

The OHS band placed third out of 29 schools and the guard placed second overall at the Tiger Ambush Classic at Edwardsville High School on Sept. 21.  The band competed in the 4A class, the highest class of the competition.  “I thought it went well. A little bit hectic,” said drum major Carley Hopkins (...

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