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Upon returning to school we ask everyone to use extreme caution in the parking lots and on sidewalks. We have worked hard over the week to keep them clear but new precipitation along with freezing temperatures are making it difficult to remove snow and ice. Please take your time and be careful.

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Transportation Updates:

Students who ride bus 2005 will be held until 4:35 PM to ride bus 1118.

OCHS Principal Search
The search to find the new OCHS principal has officially started. The position was posted Monday, February 16. Applications will be accepted through March 16. The SBDM council will be joined by Anita Davis, Chief Academic Officer, who will serve as the chairperson of the council during the selection process. The council's first step in the selection process is the completion of a state-mandated training which outlines the processes and procedures that must be followed when hiring a principal. This training is slated for March 6. At this training the council will develop an outline of the selection process as well as a timeline. Updates regarding the selection process will be shared on a regular basis with the OCHS community. The next scheduled communication will occur on March 9.

Student Voice Survey
During 2014-15 school year, your child will have the opportunity to complete a survey at school called the Kentucky Student Voice Survey. This confidential survey allows students the opportunity to give feedback on specific aspects of his or her classroom experience. The purpose of this survey is to provide valuable information for educators who are working to improve classroom and learning conditions as well as how they teach as part of the Professional Growth and Effectiveness System.
Thank you for allowing your child to participate in this important survey. The survey will be conducted during school hours only. If you do not want your child to take this survey, please sign and return this form to your child's school by March 2. Again, please only return this form if you DO NOT want your child to participate.

Spectrum's annual Poetry Jam is back!
The play is titled "Spectrum in Technicolor," and details the descent into chaos of a TV production company. It is written and directed by OCHS Spectrum Publishing students, and will be held in the OCHS auditorium on Friday, Feb. 27 at 7 pm; Saturday, Feb. 28 at 5 pm; and Sunday, March 1 at 5 pm. Tickets are $5 cash at the door.

Congratulations to the Spectrum!
The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) has awarded Spectrum its Superior award for 2014. It is the highest award a student literary magazine can achieve in the NCTE "Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines."
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Junior Guard Information
Any student interested in taking Junior Guard next year may sign up to attend an informational session with Sergeant Major Tim Anderson. Meeting will be held on March 16, 2015 in the auditorium. You MUST have a pass to attend. You MUST sign up at the guidance office to receive a pass!!! If you have any questions, you may contact Mrs. Steedly.

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Scholarship Opportunity
Do you know a graduating senior who is interested in Engineering?  Math?  CAD?  Building structures or roadways?  If so, we have an exceptional scholarship opportunity available!  The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet offers two scholarship programs geared toward civil engineering.  These scholarships provide money for college, paid summer employment while in school, and full-time employment after college graduation.  This opportunity can’t be beat!!  Applications are now being accepted and the deadline is March 1. Click here for more information.

Oldham County Community Scholarships
The Oldham County Community Scholarships application went online on Sunday morning 12:01 am. Scholarships are available for graduating high school Seniors that reside in Oldham County. Students must reside in Oldham County, but do NOT have to attend an Oldham County High School. There are over $90,000 in scholarship funds available. Students can fill out one application to apply for numerous scholarships. The application deadline is March 1, 2015. The application and additional information is online at www.occs-ky.org.

Kindergarten Registration
Oldham County Schools Kindergarten Registration will be on Thursday, March 12, 4 pm to 6 pm and Friday, March 13, 9 am to 1 pm. Please visit www.oldham.kyschools.us/kindergarten for more information.

ACT Course

Educational Resources has added an intensive course in March to prepare for the April ACT test. Educational Resources is offering an Intensive ACT Course for the April 18 test date: 15 hours of instruction at $375 beginning Sunday, March 8, from 1:30-4:30 P.M. Parents may download the registration form at our website: http://www.ertutor.com/ACT.pdf

OCHS AP Exam Registration Information

1. Check needs to be made out to OCHS. Students can write one check for all of their exams. ($91.00 per exam). If the student is approved in the Free/Reduced Lunch Program, there is no cost for the exams but the student still needs to confirm with Mr. Steedly that you would like to sit for the exam(s).

2. On the bottom left hand side of the check…we need for the student to write their first and last name and the name of the exam(s) they are taking.

3. Bring check to guidance.

4. Checks are due to Mr. Steedly in Guidance no later than 3/6/15.  Please do not wait until the last minute!!

5. If the student does not take the AP Exam, the weighted credit and AP will be removed from the students’ transcript.

•When you bubble your registration information you can ask to have your scores sent to one university, if you have an idea of where you would like to go, have your scores sent there.  This could save you money later.
•Keep your student pack! You will need your AP student number later.

Young Champions Cheerleading
Young Champions Outreach Program A non-profit under the 501(c)(3) Internal Revenue Service, presents: Young Champions Cheerleading. On-site registration and the first class will be on March 6, 2015. Click here for more information.


Kentucky Science Center Camps

Want a fun, hands-on experience for your kids? School's Out Science Camps offer exciting educational experiences for children in grades Pre K-10*! Join us for unique topics designed to inform, engage and entertain! Click here for more information.


PTSA Newsletter Article, February 13, 2015

We are looking for parents who would be interested in filling several PTSA Board positions for the 2015 – 2016 school year. Please feel free to contact Debbie O'Hara ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), Debbie Hanna ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or Tracy Webb ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) if you have an interest.

Below is a list of upcoming training sessions available to parents of Special Needs students within the Oldham County School System: These trainings are intended for parents, guardians and staff, though anyone interested is welcome to attend.

504 Plans training will be on February 19th at 6:30 pm with Mr. John Roberts

Individual Education Plan (IEP) will be on March 19th at 6:30 pm with Mr. John Roberts and Janet Jones

The February and March Training sessions will be at the Annex, 1900 Button Lane, La Grange KY. Please e-mail Janet Jones at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with any questions or comments which you'd like to be addressed in these trainings.


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Progress Report 1

Parents, please click here for information on Progress Report 1 "grade freeze."

ESS Schedule
Click here for the 2014-2015 ESS Schedule.  
Attention Students 

Directions for connecting to wireless for personal devices: First connect to PODNet in your wireless settings. Open your browser and navigate to any website. You will be prompted to register. When you register your personal device on the wireless network (PODNet), please use your network account, not guest. Usually your network username is your first initial, middle initial, and last name. The password is the same one you use to get on the computers here at school. If you need help, please see us in the library. 



Pick Up and Drop Off

Students need to be picked up/dropped off behind the school on Loop Road, accessible from both highway 393, and highway 146. Students cannot be dropped off or picked up in front of the main office until after 9:00am in the morning or before 4:00 in the afternoon.


OCHS Visitor Identification Policy

Effective for the 2014-2015 school year, OCHS will require all visitors to present and leave a valid photo I.D. in the main office. Upon checkout, your ID will be returned.
Additionally, anyone picking a student up for dismissal will need to present a photo I.D.
This policy will help us better track visitors and vendors in the building helping to make OCHS a safer place for all students, staff and families. As always, we appreciate your support!

Operation: PARENT

Welcome back to school, parents! We are excited about our partnership with Operation: PARENT and I would like to encourage you to attend one of their classes or speaker events this fall. It's a great way to meet other parents and raise your awareness on issues that often catch parents off guard. Any parent of a 4th-12th grade student can benefit from the information. All classes and speaker events are being held on the Oldham County High School campus. If fees are a problem, scholarship funds are available. Just visit www.operationparent.org or call 265-9045 for more information and to register.

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Safe Schools Tip Line

The Safe Schools Tip Line is 1-866-548-3847 X191. Anyone can call this anonymous tip line to report concerns about weapons, drugs, alcohol or any other safe schools concerns in Oldham County. Click the link on the left for more information.



Last Updated on Friday, 27 February 2015 19:21

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