Friday, August 16, 2019

Oak Ridge High School Daily Bulletin


ACT Prep—We begin our fall ACT Prep series with Science and Math practice tests on Wednesday, August 28, in the Amphitheatre, beginning at 2:00 PM sharp. If you take this practice test, you’ll want to return on Wednesday, September 18, to analyze your results and learn how to answer the questions you missed. Please sign up by emailing Coach Etheridge ( by Monday, August 26, to reserve a seat in the Amphitheater. If you have any questions, please see Coach Etheridge in CS 336. Come expand your post-ORHS options by raising your ACT scores! All ORHS students are welcome.(Th,F 8.16) – A. Etheridge


It’s breakfast time in Oak Ridge! It’ll also be breakfast time on Saturday (tomorrow).  We’ve got your plans sorted!  Come to Highway 55 in Oak Ridge between 7am and 9am this Saturday (tomorrow) morning for the Volleyball Pancake breakfast. Tickets are just $5 and can be purchased from any volleyball player or at the door.  Flapjacks are delicious.  Come get some! (F 8.16) – D. Kolodney


Students who have purchased a Student Athletic Pass can pick those up in the Main Office.


If you haven’t purchased one yet, avoid the crowd and the lines at the ballgame and get one today for $55.00 in the Main Office.  (F, 8/16) – T. Seals






Mu Alpha Theta Math Club will meet Friday after school in Mrs. Mullins’ room, CS231, until 4 p.m.  New members are welcome to attend.  If you like problem solving and working through challenging math problems, this is the club for you! If you would like to explore the mathematics in art, this is the club for you!  If you would like to discuss fun math adventures while munching on provided refreshments this is the club for you!  See you Friday! (F) – K. Mullins


Book Club is back!  Meet for lunch in the library on Friday, 8/16, to catch up and see what’s new in the library. (Th F) – C. Milloway


The YuGi-Oh! Club will meet in Dr. Colquitt’s room, CS 235, after school on Fridays. This club is open to all students. Bring your cards and be ready to duel until 6 pm. (Th,F 8.16)  R. Colquitt


Do you want to be a part of great volunteer club? Join us Monday, for the first meeting of Interact! Monday, after school in the amphitheater until 4pm. (F,M 8/19) – A. King


Epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, and aesthetics, oh my! Join Philosophy Club after school today in Mr. Pickering’s room (LC322) for an overview of the fields of philosophy and a discussion. We will also discuss officer elections, which will be held next week. New members are welcome! (F 8/16) – A. Pickering








Seniors, are you stressing about the College Application Process? Not sure how to use Naviance? Should you apply via Common Application or directly to the college? How do you request an official transcript and when will they be available? How do you request a letter of recommendation? All of these questions and more will be answered during SENIOR SEMINARS. Senior Seminars will take place for students during English classes on Tuesday, August 27th. (W,F – Aug) – B. Ottinger


Attention all Sophomores and Juniors:  PSAT/NMSQT® Registration has started! The PSAT is a Practice SAT for 10th and 11th graders and the 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.

Registration will be held Tuesday, August 20th during lunch on the top level of Food Court closest to the staircase. (MWF – 8.20)




Seniors! Now that your senior photos are here it’s time to get real about making the most of these memories! Share your senior events, activities and fun times by using the hashtag #wildcats2020vision. Also be sure to follow our twitter and Instagram accounts @wildcats2020vision to see what the class is up to. Finally- you and your parents can submit pictures for the end of the year senior slide show to We want your old, cute, funny group pictures! Field trips, sleep overs, school plays and sports teams are examples of the memories you’ll want to share! It’s more fun if everyone participates- time to dig through the old photo albums! (W,F,M 8.19) – B. Hondorf


SENIORS: The deadline is TODAY, 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 to request 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 a fee waiver, also see Mrs. Rowland for the waiver prior to August 16th. (Th) – KRowland


Seniors, on Monday, August 19, check Skyward for a poll in which you can nominate one senior boy and one senior girl for every Superlative Category.  The poll will run through Friday, August 23, after which point the yearbook class will narrow down the top five senior boys and girls in each category for voting. (F,M 8/19) – R. Byrd






Date Day Sport Opponent / Event Location Time
8/17/19 Sa Soccer-G Rhea County Play Day Away TBD