Friday – October 23, 2020

Oak Ridge High School Daily Bulletin





As we wrap up Teen Driver Safety Week and begin Red Ribbon Week today the ASAP Youth Ambassador Coalition asks everyone to remember to choose not to use and don’t drive under the influence of alcohol or any other substance. Don’t forget to turn your completed driving agreement in by the end of the day to be entered to win the Amazon gift card! (10/23) – T. Seals


The Oak Log is sponsoring a pumpkin carving contest. Send us a picture of your pumpkin, we will vote as a staff, and the winning pumpkin-carver will receive a $20 gas card! Entries due by October 25. Tweet them to us or email, and make sure to include your name! (M,F – 10/25) – R. Hale


It is time for AP exam registration! Payments will be accepted beginning October 26 – November 6 during lunch. Payments can be made in FULL or a with a $40.00 down payment to reserve the exam. Exams are $95 this year with the exception of Seminar and Research. The Seminar and Research exams are $143. If taking more than three exams, the 4th and subsequent exams will be $40/exam. Students qualifying for free and reduced lunch at the beginning of this school year have an exam price of $15.00. Please see Mr. Foust if unsure of free & reduced lunch status.

Due to uncertainty around the Covid-19 global pandemic, CollegeBoard will be waiving any fees for canceled or unused tests this year so exams can be ordered with confidence. Monies will be refunded for exams not taken.

If paying by check, please make the check payable to Oak Ridge High School. Please put the student name and the AP exam(s) being taken on the Memo line.  Please contact Mr. Foust at with questions!


The YuGi-Oh! Club will meet on Friday in Dr. Colquitt’s room, CS 235. Bring your cards and plan to stay until 4:30 pm! All students are welcome to attend. (10/22-10/23) – R. Colquitt





Be sure to be a part of the last regular season home football game this Friday night @ Blankenship as the Wildcats host the Panthers from Powell.  Senior members of the football team, band, cheer and dance team will be recognized.  Activities start @ 7:00 with opening kick-off @ 7:30.  The Quarterback Club is giving away 100 free tickets to the first 100 students at the Walk of Champions prior to the start of the game. (10/22-10/23) – T. Seals


Wildcats in Action


Date Day Sport Opponent / Event Location Time


10/23/20 F Football-V Powell Home 7:30






Virtual Vandy Fan program provides high school students with information about the selective college admissions process, insight into our financial aid and scholarship programs, and an opportunity to ask questions of our admissions and financial aid officers. Students are required to register online and parents or guardians are strongly encouraged to join their students for the virtual event at (T,F)


The John M. Belk Scholarship, at Davidson College, recognizes powerful students with demonstrated academic excellence, integrity, intellectual curiosity, willingness to take risks, and potential to be change agents in both their local and global communities. If you are interested in being nominated this four-year scholarship, turn in a resume and personal statement as to why you would like to be nominated to Ms. Taylor by Friday, November 6th. (T,F)


University of Alabama – Huntsville is hosting a Charger Meet-Up in Knoxville on November 9th.  Charger Meet-Ups are designed for prospective current high school seniors and their families to meet with a UAH Admissions representative and receive more information about UAH, the admissions process, freshman scholarships, and more! Students can meet me in-person and bring up to two additional guests. Email Ms. Campbell ( for the registration link. (M,F)



Senior Information


Seniors, do you want to graduate with the Work Ethic Distinction?  This distinction will be useful for presentation to future employers for work-based learning, apprenticeships, and employment in a chosen field after graduation.  Employers throughout Tennessee have indicated that students who present a document such as this, indicating desirable work habits, will be given preference for interviews.  In order to earn such a distinction, students must exhibit certain characteristics by earning points on a Work Ethic Form.  The application form is available in the school counseling office or via this link:


Students who attain at least 20 points on this form may deliver it at any time before April 1st, 2020 to Dr. Holly Cross at Oak Ridge High School, room CS244.


For the TN Promise standard, for practicality, there is a statewide COVID-19 exception to the expectation to earn the volunteer hours before earning the Work Ethic Distinction this year.


Most areas selected on the form can be verified in-house by Dr. Cross, once submitted. For those items that cannot be found in Skyward, students must present written verification of items selected. A signed certificate of completion will be provided by Dr. Cross for students to present to potential employers, once earned.