Student Announcements, February 22, 2021

February 22, 2021 09:37 AM

Word of the Week

FINESSE                    fi·nesse                                  (fə-nĕs′)
VERB:             1.  To handle with a deceptive or evasive strategy.
SENTENCE: When confronted with a messy problem, he finessed his way through with the use of a new-fangled contraption.

Stuff You Need to Know

Black History Month- The Members of the Black Student Union want to thank you for participating in Black History Month, and would like to remind everyone to embrace who you are, even if it makes others uncomfortable.

Scholarships/Seniors- Did you know that February has the second largest number of scholarship deadlines? Now is the time for seniors to apply to scholarships to give them the best chance to win. Check out the many new additions to the OLCHS Scholarship Bulletin here:

College Rep Visits: Representatives from the following schools will be virtually visiting with Spartans this week: 
Wednesday 2/24 – McKendree University (1:45 pm)
Thursday, 2/25 – Dominican University (1:00 pm)
To attend a visit, please sign up to attend in Naviance. To do this:
1. Log into Naviance
2. Click on “Colleges” and “Colleges Home”
3. Scroll down to the bottom right, where you will see a list of college visits scheduled at OLCHS.
4. Select the visit you want to sign up for.
Registration will close one hour before the start of the visit. A link to the visit will be sent to all students registered at the start time of the virtual visit. 
Tech Help-  If you’re having trouble logging into your classes or having any other tech issues, please email for tech assistance. If possible, include a screen shot of your issue. 


Club/Team News

All Students Interested In Baseball- Any students who are interested in baseball should attend a brief informational meeting on Tuesday, February 23rd at 3:00 PM. This meeting will be for students interested in freshman, sophomore, or varsity baseball. The meeting will be held virtually using the following link:
If you cannot attend this meeting, please email Coach Gerny at
Spring Sports Tryouts
Registration for the spring sports of Boys Soccer, Football, Girls Volleyball, Sideline Dance, and Sideline Cheerleading is now open. Tryout dates, coach contact information, and registration is available at
All students need to be registered and have a current physical on file with the Athletic Office in order to try out.
Calling all Dancers!
The OLCHS Dance team is looking to add new members to the team for the upcoming football sideline season! Our 2 day clinic and audition is coming up on Wednesday and Thursday, March 10th and 11th.
Click the link below to access the tryout information.
Reach out to Coach Brandt ( or Coach Young ( with any questions.
Drama Club:
Are you interested in theater and drama? Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be part of a theatre production? Check out Oak Lawn’s NEW Drama Club. Meet with other students who share your passion for the performing arts!
Our next meeting will be FRIDAY, February 26th at 3pm. No previous theater experience necessary! Join us at:
Contact Mr. Pastiak with any questions.
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