Sports should continue to play during this pandemic

Senior Drew Elza passes the ball during a varsity basketball game, against Mehlville on Dec.18. OHS lost a close one with the final score being 60-59.
January 14, 2021

With COVID-19 stopping all sense of normal life, communities are still struggling to decide what seems safe and what doesn't. St. Louis County still is strongly advising the public to maintain social distance,...

Cassity uses past experiences for teaching at OHS

Ms. Cassity on the medal stand her senior year of high school when she and her partner won the state tennis doubles championship for Clayton High School.
January 14, 2021

As a high school student, Ms. Connor Cassity went through a difficult period of her life that caused her to go through many changes. This included moving schools and homes for personal reasons.  After...

Neely faces the world with courage

“I did this look on Halloween (10/31/19) and including my base makeup, it took 2 hours to complete,” said Neely.
January 14, 2021

As someone who describes herself as a quiet individual, her face tells a different story. Shannon Neely is a senior at OHS who spends a lot of time working on her intricate designs — on her face.  “To...

Madrigal Singers Dinner Theatre Christmas tradition goes virtual

The  Madrigal Singers present their first virtual dinner theatre, a show called
December 19, 2020

Although this holiday season may be different for everyone, the OHS Madrigal Singers have found a way to spread holiday cheer virtually with the MADS Dinner Theatre. Traditionally, the MADS choir puts...

Wirthlin shows determination and care inside and outside of OHS

Co-student body presidents Isabella Wirthlin (12) and TJ Meinershagen  (12) work on a story for the first school broadcast this year.
December 10, 2020

“She is one of the most determined, diligent, and gritty workers of all time,” said history teacher Mr. Dan Richter. “She’s always there for anyone who needs her,” said her friend, Alex Boehlje...

Strickland wraps up stellar career with numerous post-season honors

Ella Strickland celebrating with her teammates after hitting a double in the district semifinal game against Jackson on Oct. 15. Strickland was one of only two players from St. Louis County to be named Class 5 all-state.
November 20, 2020

Ella Strickland (12) has been a starter on the OHS softball team since she made varsity as a freshman.  “We asked so much of her coming in as a freshman. She played right field for us and came...

Ward’s appreciation of diversity helps her become a kind, inspiring teacher

Mr. and Mrs. Ward celebrate diversity on all paths of life.
November 19, 2020

Long before she stood in front of eager high school students as a teacher of literature and language, Mrs. Ashley Ward was severely bullied. Once perceived as a shy and introverted person, Mrs. Ward...

OHS Students to Return to “Connected” Learning

On Friday Nov. 13, students walk into the last day of the blended model before heading back to connect learning on Monday Nov. 16.
November 13, 2020

With so many students and staff being sent home due to contact tracing from potential exposure to the Coronavirus, in-person learning has become more difficult. Teachers and students have to adapt to the...

Leadership students help others with the return to school

Grant Cracchiolo (12) helps John Carnaghi (10) in the commons to figure out where his classes are on the first day of school. “It was very humbling helping people navigate the school,” said Cracchiolo, “because beforehand I myself had to know the layout. It took more preparation than I thought after reviewing the map because I was scared I would tell people to go the wrong way.”
October 28, 2020

With OHS students returning to in-person learning, the leadership class has stepped up to help students navigate the first days of school.  The Leadership class, taught by Mrs. Laura Bishop and...

Field hockey dribbles to first round of state

Even from the sidelines, Natalie Gang (12) and teammates anxiously watch OHS play Westminster on Oct. 22. Prior to this game, OHS let in no goals.
October 28, 2020

Due to COVID-19, several fall sports spent the first six weeks strictly practicing, not knowing if they would even play. But for OHS field hockey, all of that practice paid off.  Since hitting...

Leadership class welcomes freshmen to OHS

Jojo LaBrier (12) leads freshmen on a tour of the school.
October 20, 2020

With Covid-19 still rampant and keeping high school students in virtual school for the first nine weeks of the school year, current freshmen may be a little confused about what high school looks like....

Teachers adapt to challenges at home

Mrs. Amy Crean teaching virtually at OHS during the online model.
October 20, 2020

Teachers are finding that there are more demands and challenges when it comes to teaching online, but are adjusting to make it work efficiently and effectively.  OHS teacher Mrs. Amy Crean, who...

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