Thursday – November 5, 2020

Oak Ridge High School Daily Bulletin





This is the last week to register for AP Exams. Payments will be accepted through Friday 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!


As much as we would all love a good ski trip this winter, Ski Club will not be sponsoring any ski trip this year due to COVID.  Hopefully next year we can book some great trips and have some good times on the slopes.  (11/2-11/3, 11/5-11/6) – C. Stevens


The Fall Play “Twelfth Night” is a week away!  Do you have your tickets for this classic comedy?  Shows are Nov 12-15:  Thursday at 7, Saturday at 7, and Sunday at 2.  Advance tickets are $6 and are available online.  Find a poster and use the QR code on it.  Posters are found all around the school and outside Mr. Moreno’s room.  Tickets will be available at the door for $9 for students and $10 for adults. Don’t miss this high school tradition!


Despite a typo in the invitation to join the National Honor Society, all dues need to be paid before the induction ceremony which is scheduled for November 19th. All seniors who still have not paid their dues, please do so by Tuesday, November 10th. (11/5-11/6) – K. Senter


Have a passion for volunteering and helping those in our community? Then come to the Interact Club meeting Monday, Nov 9, after school in the amphitheater.   Questions? See Mrs. King.  (11/5, 11/6, 11/9) – A. King





Seniors – if you haven’t picked up your ACT waiver yet, stop by the Counseling Office and see Ms. Campbell.  The last day to register and use this fee waiver is Friday, November 6th! (11/5-11/6) – A. Campbell


The Counseling Office is an excellent resource for scholarship opportunities!! There are scholarships specific to ORHS students, through the East Tennessee Foundation and other local groups.  Private corporate scholarships and scholarship search engines that will help you find opportunities for nearly every interest and post-high school education option.  There is even information on career exploration and summer opportunities at some amazing schools.  Stop by the Counseling Office and check out our Scholarship Section or visit our website:


The Tee Higgins “Be The Change” Scholarship is designated for an African-American senior at Oak Ridge High School who is a Wildcat student-athlete and understands the importance of being ”All In” in order to achieve their dreams.  All applicants should have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher and a minimum ACT score of 19.  Application can be picked up in the Counseling Office.  Submit your form and writing prompt to Mrs. Taylor in the Counseling Office by Friday, December 4, 2020.


UT Promise is a last-dollar, undergraduate scholarship that will guarantee free tuition and mandatory fees to qualifying Tennessee residents enrolling in an undergraduate degree at UT campuses in Knoxville, Chattanooga, Martin and Memphis.  This innovative scholarship will cover a student’s last-dollar amount of tuition and mandatory fees after other financial aid is applied (such as Pell grants, HOPE Scholarship or other institutional scholarships) to students who qualify for HOPE and whose family household income is under $50,000 a year. UT Promise is a student-success oriented scholarship program that requires students to complete volunteer service hours and meet with a volunteer mentor each semester to ensure a successful student experience.  Visit for more information.


The online application for the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship is available now at Through the JRF application, more than 4,000 talented young minority high school students apply to become JRF Scholars and carry on the civic-minded legacy of the foundation’s namesake, Jackie Robinson. The deadline to submit the application for a JRF Scholarship is February 1, 2021, 5 p.m. ET.

East Tennessee Foundation (ETF) is happy to announce that ETF 2021 Scholarship Applications will be AVAILABLE on NOVEMBER 1st on our website,   There are two scholarship opportunities solely for Oak Ridge High School (ORHS) graduating seniors: Oak Ridge Rotary Club Brad Sturm Memorial Scholarship/Essay Contest and the Rotary Club of Oak Ridge College Founders Scholarship. Scholarship information, including detailed descriptions and application instructions, for these and the other scholarships, are now available, The scholarship application must be completed and submitted online. The application deadline for 2021 is February 15, 2021.




Senior Information


Seniors: you should receive information about the senior signature shirts in 7th period Thursday and Friday. Mark your calendars—Monday & Tuesday, November 9-10, when you can sign your name on the boards for the 2021 senior signature shirt. This is a long-standing tradition at ORHS. Come to the arena immediately after school. Look for the signs directing you to the appropriate side up top in the Arena. Remember to practice your signature, wear your mask, and social distance in line. This is a very quick process, and even if you are last in line, it should not take more than 15-20 minutes for everyone to sign. If you are involved in an after school activity and cannot sign, please come to CS347 on Thursday or Friday, November 12-13, to sign. (11/5-11/6) – T. Ledden