Thursday, August 8, 2019

Oak Ridge High School Daily Bulletin


OPEN HOUSE is TONIGHT.  Come check out all the activities and clubs available at ORHS beginning @ 5:30 in the Food Court then take your parents to visit with your teachers. (Th)  Administration


Students are reminded to not leave trash in the parking lots on school property or church parking lots. (Tu, Th) – Administration


All students are required to wear their ORHS badge visibly on their person.  Badges were stored in your laptop front pocket over the summer.  Juniors who have not received a new badge should check with Mrs. Rhinehart in Student Services.  Freshman who did not attend Freshman Orientation should also report to Student Services. (Tu,Th) – Admin


Do you drive to school?  If so, you are reminded that all cars must have a parking tag displayed. Tags can be purchased in Student Services.  Also, there is NO PARKING in the band practice area of the parking lot located on the Oak Ridge Turnpike.  This area is clearly marked with yellow line closest to the Turnpike. (Tu,Th) – Admin


The ORHS Football program is looking for students to film games on Monday & Friday nights and also some of the practice sessions.  If interested, please contact Coach Gaddis.  (W-F)  B. Saunders


Students –  How would you like some FREE Chick-fil-a?   ASAP of Anderson County will provide each student who completes a Parent-Teen Driving Agreement andreturns it with their parent signature  to ORHS on August 13, a card from Chick-fil-a for a free Chick-fil-a sandwich or 8-count nuggets. Forms can be picked up in the Main Office and Student Services.  (Tu, Th – M – 8.12)


Travel to Germany in the summer of 2020 and make a lifelong friend across the pond.  Live with them, go to school with them, travel with them, and chill with them.  Immerse yourself in German culture 24/7 for three weeks.  Come to our first GAPP 2020 meeting on Monday August 12 at 6pm in room CS 301.  If you do not want to leave Oak Ridge but still want to have the cultural experience you may want to host a German while they visit the states!  Everyone is welcome!  Questions?  See Frau Nebenfuehr or Mr. Kolodney. (Tu, Th, M 8.12) – S. Nebenfuehr


What are my plans after high school? What is college campus life like? How do I know which college to attend? If you want to explore the opportunities you’ll have after high school, come to the Small Talk Club. We explore life beyond high school graduation and help you answer questions like these. Our first meeting will be in Dr. Colquitt’s room, CS 235, on Thursday, August 8 after school until 3:45. Bring your questions and ideas with you!  (Th 8.8)  R. Colquitt


Students desiring a locker should fill out the Google form on the link below or go to the school website and find “forms” under “school info”. Students MUST KNOW the exact locker number before completing the form. Students should compare their schedules to the locker locations before submitting a form. Lockers can be obtained at any time. Once the form has been submitted, the student should report to the Main Office to see Mrs. Brockwell and she will have their combination lock code for them.   (T/Th 8.8)




The ORHS Math Club will meet in Mrs. Mullins’ room, CS231 Friday, Aug.9 immediately after school.  The purpose of the meeting is to elect officers for the 2019-20 school year.  Past officers will be present to give officer descriptionsto the new members and help run the election.  If you are interested in a club that will offer fun, challenging math opportunities, please come to this first meeting.  (F) – K. Mullins


Is ignorance bliss? Or is an examined life worth living? What is philosophy? Join us Friday after school for an hour or so in Mr. Pickering’s room (LC322) for the first Philosophy Club discussion of the year. New members are welcome! (F) – A. Pickering


The ORHS Gay STraight Trans Alliance is a safe and fun place for everyone – all identities, all orientations! Come find out about Diversity Prom, Youth Pridefest and all the other amazing activities we do this Thursdayafter school in Ms. Adler’s room LC106 until 4pm  (W-Th) – B. Adler


Do you want to make a difference in your community? Join the ASAP ambassadors club to help promote a drug free lifestyle ! First meeting is August 13- right after school until around 4 in the  counseling office. (W,Th,M) – A. King


The YuGi-Oh! Club will meet on Fridays in Dr. Colquitt’s room, CS 235, after school until 6 pm. If you know how to play, bring them and be ready to duel. If you don’t know how to play, club members will teach you how to play. This club is open to all students. See you then!  (Th-F)


Quiz Bowl will host its first meeting on 8/8 Thursday after school in the library.  Come if you like to buzz in and answer questions.  There *may* be pizza. (Tu-Th) – P. Jarnigan





Attention all Sophomores and Juniors:  PSAT/NMSQT® Registration has started! The PSAT is a Practice SAT for 10th and 11th graders andthe National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test for 11th graders only.  This is an optional test, but students are encouraged to participate. The 2019 PSAT/NMSQT test date will be Wednesday, October 16th and the test will be given at ORHS during the school day. The cost is $17. (MWF – 8.20)

Registration will be held at the following times:

Thursday evening, August 8th during Open House

Tuesday, August 11th during lunch on the top level of Food Court closest to the staircase

Thursday, August 15th during lunch on the top level of Food Court closest to the staircase

Tuesday, August 20th during lunch on the top level of Food Court closest to the staircase




SENIOR females: The STAR Scholarship is now available to apply for and the application is in the Counseling Office with Mrs. Rowland.

Criteria: minimum un-weighted GPA of 3.0, exhibit excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities, community service and potential for success, be a senior, citizen or legal resident of the US or Canda, plan to attendan accredited US or Canadian postsecondary school fall 2020. The scholarship is for $2,500 for one year only. See Mrs. Rowland as soon as possible for this fantastic and generous opportunity!   (Tu, Th –  8.14)  K. Rowland


There are only 4 Senior T-shirts for the class of 2020 remaining. We will be collecting orders with money for a reprint today at open house and in LC210 (Mrs. Hondorf’s room). We will place the re-order on Fridayat lunch. Last chance to get one of these super soft class T-shirts. Be proud Seniors! You’ve earned it! (F) – B. Hondorf


SENIORS: The deadline is next Friday, August 16th for the  Saturday, September 14th ACT test.

You must go to to create an account for the Saturday national test dates (if you’ve never taken the test on one of the national test dates). If you qualified for accommodations last year, please let Mrs. Rowland know BEFORE August 16th torequest those for you again.

As a reminder, taking the ACT is a graduation requirement in the state of Tennessee. If you did not take it last year and/or are a new transfer senior from out of state, you will need to take the ACT prior to graduation. If you need afee waiver, also see Mrs. Rowland for the waiver prior to August 16th. (Th) – KRowland