Student Announcements, September 20, 2021

September 20, 2021 09:15 AM


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ADJ.:                          1.  Stylish in appearance and dress.
SENTENCE: You are looking so spiffy today!
Would you like a chance to earn some easy service hours here at school? The girls swim team is looking for volunteer timers to help out TOMORROW Tuesday for the last home meets of the season. Please see Coach Maciaga at the pool after school if interested. Meets start at 4:30pm. No experience necessary.

Our Hispanic Heritage Month fact of the day Presented by the OLCHS International club is:

This past Saturday marked the anniversary of Chile declaring its independence from Spanish rule on September 18th, 1810.

Stuff You Need to Know

Yearbook Distribution Info- Current Students (Sophomore, Juniors, and Seniors):  All next week (9/20-9/24), we will be distributing yearbooks to current students during the lunch periods and after school from 3:05-3:35 in the student cafeteria. Students should bring their school ID. After next week, students should see Mr. DiFilippo in room 366 for their books.

Class of 2021 Grads: Their yearbooks are available too. If they purchased a personalized book (with names, etc.), they should use the Southwest Highway entrance and pick it up from the main office 126 during regular office hours (7:30-4:00 PM). If they bought a regular yearbook, there will be staff members in the Spartan lobby to help distribute books from 3:15-3:45 PM all next week as well. If that short window doesn’t work, just use the Southwest Highway entrance, and pick up a book in 126 during office hours (7:30-4:00). Thank you

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. 

College Rep Visits

Representatives from the following schools will be visiting with Spartans this week: 

Monday, 9/20 – College of St. Benedict & St. Johns University, pd. 2 and the University of Wisconsin at Madison, pd. 10

Tuesday, 9/21 – University of St. Francis, pd. 4/5 and the IL Institute of Technology, pd. 9

Wednesday, 9/22 – Southern IL University at Edwardsville, pd. 4/5 and the University of Chicago, pd. 9

Thursday, 9/23 – Princeton University, pd. 2 and Benedictine University, pd. 9

Friday, 9/24 – Nova Southeastern University, pd. 4/5 and Western Michigan University, pd. 6/7

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 day before the start of the visit.

Club/Team News

Speech Team - Missed the speech informational meeting? Not a problem! If interested please email Mr. Capriola ( or Email Mr. Olsson ( or stop by room 21. Come check out the 14 events and find something for you! Events range from acting to public speaking. We are still accepting new members with no audition process! Come learn valuable skills that will transfer to every aspect of your life!

Student Helpers - Are you a sophomore, junior, or senior interested in helping others? Student Helpers assist freshmen and other new students as they get used to our school. We escort them to their classes for 2 days, we have 8th graders shadow us on Shadow Days in November, help raise money for scholarships and have opportunities to work with Spartans with special needs. All students who exemplify positive spartan PRIDE characteristics can join. If that’s you, Mrs. Meierkort and Mr. Olumstad want you to complete this form to let us know you’re interested!

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