Kellerman welcomes students back to “Our House”

Kellerman welcomes students back to

Kayla Polka, News Editor

August 21, 2012

The first day of school this year was drastically different than years past at OHS. Principal Jan Kellerman took the school by storm on her second first day as building principal by holding an assembly to celebrate being back at Our House. Students of all classes were taken aback by the no learni...

Early dismissals return to Mehlville School District

Kayla Polka, News Editor

August 17, 2012

As the days of summer abruptly came to a close, new school supplies were bought, schedules were doled out, and final school year preparations were finalized. When the 2012-2013 Mehlville School District calendar was released, parents and students in the district may have noticed the return of early dismissals. According...

OHS journalism wins 16 individual awards

OHS journalism wins 16 individual awards

March 14, 2012

The OHS journalism program received 16 individual awards at the Sponsors of School Publications annual spring conference held Monday (March 12) at Webster University. The Prowl student newspaper staff earned eight individual awards, the Channel 97 News broadcast staff garnered four, and the Tiger Paw...

Tiger Paw video yearbook get national recognition

Tiger Paw video yearbook get national recognition

Kayla Polka, Reporter

March 2, 2012

The 2011 Tiger Paw DVD video yearbook supplement has been recognized as a pacemaker award finalist by the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) in the digital yearbook category. The pacemaker award is the highest honor a school is able to receive through the NSPA. Oakville High School is one...

NHS builds reasons to fundraise

Kayla Polka, Reporter

January 13, 2012

National Honor Society is giving students a new incentive to participate in fundraising this year. In the weeks of jar wars, students will donate money to jars in their (Academic Networking Period) ANP. The ANP that raises the most money will receive a reward at the end of the fundraiser. The money students...

Breaking Dawn part one sucks viewers in

Kayla Polka, Reporter

November 23, 2011

Breaking Dawn Part 1 made it's debut on the big screen last Thursday at midnight, grossing $30 million dollars in just one night.Twilighters all over the world are rushing into theaters for the fourth installment of the fairy-tale infused love story. From the ever anticipated "I do's" between vampire...

Quiz Bowl qualifies for nationals

Kayla Polka, Reporter

November 23, 2011

The OHS Quiz Bowl team attended their first competition at the Clayton Invitational against 18 teams on Saturday, Nov. 12. The team finished in 2nd place, qualifying them for two national competitions, for the second year in a row. Led by english teacher Christina Whelehon, Quiz Bowl has been in existence...

Veterans deserve more

Veterans deserve more

Kayla Polka, Reporter

November 11, 2011

This mornings Veteran’s Day commemoration was very important to me. Seeing as though both of my parents have served in the armed forces, I feel as though Veteran’s Day does not receive enough attention. Principals Jan Kellerman and Janet Anthony share my view. My mother was an Army solider for...

Students keep awareness alive

Kayla Polka, Reporter

October 28, 2011

Invisible Children Activists club (ICAC) was a wide spread interest for the students of OHS from 2009-2011. Graduate Ronnie Barge brought the idea of helping the children in Africa to OHS in 2009. However, in 2010, sponsor Dan Marino left OHS, leaving ICAC without a teacher to sponsor the club. “My...

Victim of bullying takes a stand

Kayla Polka, Reporter

October 20, 2011

Hayden Patterson (12) has taken a remarkable step towards stopping bullying this year by creating a new club, Victim’s Voice. Victim’s Voice is a club dedicated to giving kids a voice in the matter and overall, bringing awareness to the horrors of bullying. “I decided to step out and take...

NHS fundraises to help Pakistanie flood victims

Kayla Polka, Journalism 1

October 4, 2010

The OHS National Honor Society’s goal this semester is to raise around $5,000 dollars to help the flood victims in Pakistan. They have dedicated their time and effort to what they believe is an under-covered tragedy that altered the lives of millions in late July. Twenty million lives in Pakistan...

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