Stuff You Need to Know
Come on out to watch the 2nd and final round of the Social Studies Bee in the Performing Arts Center during Spartan Plus on Thursday. You can sign up now through arena scheduling and see Sami Osmani,Samantha Welninski, Matelda Sweis, Matthew Plutz, Pablo Macias, Martin Sheehan, James Fetzer, Lucas Sodaro, Amin Al-Ashqar, and Cesar Vazquez compete to be the top Social Studies student at OLCHS.
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week is a health observance week for teens that aims to SHATTER THE MYTHS about drug and alcohol use. Did you know? 15 to 17 year olds are SIXTEEN times more likely to use a juul compared to those aged 25-34. Students Against Destructive Decisions invites you to raise awareness with us on Tuesdays, after school with Mr. Brida in room 108.
Students, how would you like to turn your Spartan Plus into a pizza party? Mrs. Lee, social worker, is looking for 10-15 students who are willing to take part in a focus group to help improve social emotional learning curriculum to teach teens about suicide prevention and signs of depression. This is an activity initiated by Elyssa’s Mission, a suicide prevention group. All students are welcome and will be rewarded for their time with a pizza party. Students must have parent permission to attend. If you are interested, stop in the counseling office to see Mrs. Lee for a permission form or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Are you a freshman student already 15 years old, or a freshman student who’s 15th birthday will be before May 30th of 2019? If so, you qualify for summer school drivers education here at OLCHS. The drivers education department has 60 seats available, and you will need to register for the class with your counselors at sophomore registration. The drivers education department is going to be hosting two Spartan plus sessions at the end of January to discuss our class, so please sign up if you are interested. If you have any questions, please visit the drivers ed office, room 281 anytime before the start of the school day.
Need service hours? There are lots of great opportunities to volunteer coming soon!
- PTSA is looking for volunteers to help set up for Cinderella’s Closet this Friday, 1/25. Seniors, if you want to apply for the PTSA scholarship, remember you must volunteer for one of their events! Sign up with Mrs. Kenny
- The Knights of Columbus is hosting their monthly Sandwich Ministry at St. Louis de Montfort Church this Saturday, 1/26
- Lake Katherine Nature Preserve will host their annual WinterFest next weekend, and the deadline to apply as a volunteer is this Monday, 1/28.
Complete information about these events and more can be found on the Service Learning calendar, accessible on the OLCHS website and/or in your iTunes U Seminar course.
Club/ Team News
Girls’ Badminton. If you are interested in playing badminton this spring, but missed the informational meeting, please stop by room 212 to talk to Coach Zwirkoski and get the information.
Also – open gyms continue this week. There next open gym is TODAY, Wednesday, January 23rd from 5:30-7:30 in gym 10. Rackets will be provided. Hope to see you there. There is no open gym Friday due to the PTSA family night – although they will have badminton available.
Girls’ Basketball. Our Girls Basketball team is calling out all of Spartan Nation! This Thursday, January 24th our girls basketball teams take on Shepard at home. The theme for this Thursday’s game is WHITE OUT and the first 100 fans that attend the varsity game will receive a free white out t-shirt. The game starts at 6pm and t-shirt distribution will begin at 5:30 in the Spartan Lobby. We hope to see you there and cheer on our team to a big victory!