Monday, September 18, 2023

Oak Ridge High School Daily Bulletin







Several ACT test dates are just around the corner. Anyone looking to get extra help preparing for the test can sign up for the ACT Boot Camp, which will be held the first four days of Fall Break. Sessions will be from 8-11 a.m. on Monday Oct. 2 through Thursday Oct. 5. Each day will focus on a different section of the test. Tips and strategies will be discussed, and students will have a chance to take a practice test and have specific questions answered. This opportunity is free, but transportation will not be provided. A link to the sign-up form will be posted on each class Canvas page, and it will also be sent out in Skyward. Please sign up by Tuesday, Sept. 26. If you have any questions, see Mr. Stebbins in CS339 or Ms. Estep.B. Stebbins


The Homecoming Dance will be held Saturday, October 21 from 6-9 PM at the DoubleTree Hotel.  This is a semi-formal dance and tickets are $20 each.  Tickets will be sold in the lobby during lunch September 25 – September 29 as well as October 17 – October 20 (until tickets are sold out).  There is a limited number of tickets.  P. Taylor


Follow ORHS Wildcat Scholars on Instagram at orhswildcatscholars (all lowercase)!  J. Schoolcraft


From Principal Hawkins:  Central Baptist has emailed about our students’ misuse of their parking lot.  There is trash being dumped and students speeding through the parking lot, which presents a safety hazard.  They are also concerned with the number of students entering the wooded area behind their facility and the Highland View church during lunch and after school.

Central Baptist has a long-standing relationship with ORHS and allows our students and staff to park on their campus.  If their property continues to be disrespected by our students, they will no longer allow students and staff to park there.  We are responsible for being good neighbors and taking care of their property as if it were our own.  Please do not cause our school to have this privilege taken away.  D. Hawkins


International Friends will be sponsoring a school-wide supply drive throughout the month of September to collect school supplies for students in the communities of El Progreso, Lima, and Santa Rita, Honduras.  Specific items needed in these communities are backpacks, kid-sized scissors, colored pencils, glue sticks, handheld pencil sharpeners, pencil boxes, and reusable water bottles.  You can drop off your donations with Mrs. Long (LC 335), Dr. Moulden (LC 333), Mrs. Golden (CS 300), or any International Friend club member.  J. Golden


Seniors: Encourage your artist friends to submit designs for the Class of 2024 Senior Shirt to Mrs. Ledden in Room CS347 by Thursday, September 21. You do not have to be a senior to submit designs for the shirt—open to all grade levels. We need a front shirt design and a back shirt design. Prizes:  Front – $25; Back – $25. (That’s $50 if you win both!)  Be sure to incorporate ORHS, Seniors, and Class of 2024 into your drawings. See Mrs. Ledden if you would like to see designs from previous years. T. Ledden





FCCLA members: this Wednesday will be our first member meeting in Mrs. Sparks room at 2. We will have ice cream sundaes and make some decisions for our upcoming events. If you haven’t already brought your $15, you can bring it then.  B. Sparks


Have you ever wondered what Affirmative Action is and what its impacts are? Would you like to meet new people and build community? Join us in CSU – the Cultural Student Union! We meet TODAY and every Monday at 3:15pm in CS 303 – Mrs. Gilliland’s room. We’ll see you there!  S. Gilliland


Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) will meet immediately after school on Wednesday, September 20, in CS347. Please come participate as we make plans for the semester. (F,M 9/18) T. Ledden


Do you want to help plan school-wide events that improve relationships between students and staff?  Then Wildcats for Change might be the club for you!   Wildcats for Change helps plan the Back-to-School-Bash, school-wide game nights and the community Trunk or Treat. We will meet Wednesday, September 20, 2023, in the auditorium during 3a and 3b.  Grab your lunch and join us as we make plans for the 2nd annual Trunk or Treat. Permission slips can be picked up in the counseling office from Mrs. King!  A. King


Diversity club will meet TODAY and every Monday in the library after school till 4. This meeting will include board games and snacks.  C. Milloway


Hola, Spanish club will be meeting TODAY in room LC304 come learn how to make tostadas de pollo (chicken tostadas). ¡Nos vemos! E. Franco




This is a reminder that Coach Froning will be hosting ACT Math Prep in his classroom, CS229, TODAY after school from 3:20 to 4:10.  Todays’ focus will be ACT Geometry.  All seniors are welcome.  Remember, seniors, your free ACT make-up will be Tuesday, Oct. 17th, the Tuesday we get back from Fall Break.

Senior steering is planning a Homecoming Cook-Out after the ACT on Tuesday October 17!

If you want to help with the planning, come to Mrs. Sparks room (CS 250) on Tuesday 9/19 at 7 AM and get your voice heard. B. Sparks







TODAY a representative from Washington and Lee University will be in the lobby during lunch and UTK will have a representative in the Counseling Office after school on Wednesday!! (M 9/18) A. O’Rourke









9/18/23 M Fb  Fr / JV (1) Concord Christian Away 6:00 Joint Fr / JV game
9/19/23 Tu Golf Farragut / Bearden Home 4:30 Oak Ridge CC
9/19/23 Tu Soc G Cumbeland Gap Away 6:30  
9/19/23 Tu Volleyball Central Away 5:00 / 6:00  
9/20/23 W Golf Maryville  Bearden Away 4:30 Wind River GC
9/20/23 W Volleyball Farragut  (Dig Pink) Away 5:00 / 6:00  
9/21/23 Th Soc G Central * Home 5:00 / 7:00 V  
9/21/23 Th Volleyball Clinton Away 5:00 / 6:00  
9/22/23 F Ftbl – V Clinton Away 7:00  
9/22/23 F XC Wingfoot Invitational  V only Away   Cartersville, GA
9/25/23 M Fb  Fr / JV (1) Clinton Away 6:00 Joint Fr / JV game
9/25/23 M Volleyball Karns Home 5:00 / 6:00