OHS track athletes advance to state

OHS track athletes advance to state

Rachel Scott , Editor-in-chief

May 20, 2013

  Both the boys and girls track teams went to the Sectionals competition with many hopeful teams and individuals vying for a spot at state. Sectionals were held on Saturday, May 18, at MICDS and OHS fared well, with many athletes now advancing to the state competition. In order to qualify for MSHSAA State, a...

Sophomores visit the VA Medical Center for Service Learning

Sophomores visit the VA Medical Center for Service Learning

Rachel Scott , editor-in-chief

May 8, 2013

On Friday, May 3, a group of sophomores visited the Jefferson Barracks division of the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center (VA Medical Center or VAMC) to participate in the Mehlville School District’s Service Learning project. The students had a busy day learning about the center and the veterans whi...

OHS senior recognized as a National Merit Finalist

OHS senior recognized as a National Merit Finalist

Rachel Scott , Editor-in-chief

February 28, 2013

David Gerding (12) was honored on Tuesday, Feb. 26 for being a National Merit Finalist, the only senior to receive the honor at OHS this school year. After taking the PSAT junior year, Gerding earned the top score for seniors and scored at a high enough percentile that he was automatically entered in t...

A Night in Vegas elected prom theme by senior class

A Night in Vegas elected prom theme by senior class

Rachel Scott, Editor-in-Chief

January 15, 2013

Seniors were given another opportunity to have a say in their senior year events when senior ANPs (Academic Networking Period) voted on the prom theme on Thursday, Jan. 10. Senior Exec. counted the votes Thursday afternoon and announced prom theme A Night in Vegas on Friday, Jan. 11. After offering sugg...

Strings of lights and sound: OHS orchestra performs at Zoo Wildlights exhibit

Strings of lights and sound: OHS orchestra performs at Zoo Wildlights exhibit

Rachel Scott, Editor-in-Chief

December 12, 2012

For the fourth year in a row, OHS strings has performed at the Wild Lights exhibit at the St. Louis Zoo to celebrate the holiday season. Every year, strings members, who consist of students from both Oakville and Mehlville strings, bring their instruments to the St. Louis Zoo to entertain audiences...

College Chemistry deserves more: OHS should grant class an AP weight

College Chemistry deserves more: OHS should grant class an AP weight

Rachel Scott, Editor-in-Chief

November 29, 2012

At OHS there exist a plethora of Advanced Placement (AP) classes, including biology, physics, human geography, US history, psychology, calculus and many more. But not among the long list of AP classes this year is college chemistry, a challenging class worthy of the AP label and weight, but not receiving i...

Cross country juniors race strongly at state

Cross country juniors race strongly at state

Rachel Scott, Editor-in-Chief

November 8, 2012

Three OHS cross country runners competed in Jefferson City on November 3 for the chance to win a state title and medal. Although no seniors competed, three juniors strongly finished the 2012 season and the last meet of the year. Melissa Brown (11), the only girl to make it past districts this season,...

Teen Fiction author gushes knowledge, entertainment

Teen Fiction author gushes knowledge, entertainment

Rachel Scott, Editor in Chief

October 19, 2012

“Many visitors to Yellowstone National Park don't realize that the boiling hot springs and spraying geysers are caused by an underlying supervolcano. It has erupted three times in the last 2.1 million years, and it will erupt again, changing the Earth forever.” -Mike Mullin, Ashfall Mike Mullin,...

Seniors cast ballots for spirit week

Seniors cast ballots for spirit week

Rachel Scott, Editor-In-Chief

September 11, 2012

Homecoming 2012 is already different from previous OHS dances because the senior class voted for the theme last spring, deciding on Under the Sea. Now, the senior class has been given the opportunity to vote again, this time for spirit week theme days. On Monday, Sept. 10, seniors cast a ballot at ...

OHS junior to attend Girls State

Rachel Scott, Opinions Editor

May 17, 2012

Every year over 700 girls assemble at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg Missouri to participate in a week-long program known as Missouri Girls State. This year, Merikayt Patton (11) will be one of the 760 to-be senior girls who will form a mock government to learn about the complex...

Missouri Scholars Academy (MSA) accepts two new OHS students

Missouri Scholars Academy (MSA) accepts two new OHS students

Rachel Scott, Opinions Editor

May 15, 2012

Every year OHS has the opportunity to send two incoming juniors to an extensive summer education program known as the Missouri Scholars Academy (MSA). This year, Michael Menkhus (10) and Andrew Ludwig (10) will represent OHS. MSA is a three-week long summer academy on Mizzou campus intended to give...

Privilege Package Criteria created for next school year

Rachel Scott, Opinions Editor

March 30, 2012

Incoming seniors for the 2012-2013 school year will have to meet new standards to earn senior privileges next year. Not only are grade point average (GPA) qualifications still in place, but a point system has been designed to encourage school involvement with privileges as the reward. “The point...

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