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2018-19: 4th 9-weeks (Week 6)                                                                                                   4/21/19

Quote for the Week:


Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes. Oscar Wilde

  Mr. Tedders’ Notes:



Testing this week:

CTE Nursing CNA testing: Wednesday

PERT testing for DE: Friday


No PERT Exams at IRSC

There will be No PERT exams available at IRSC (Okeechobee Campus) Monday through Wednesday of this week due to exams.


Family Night Aims to Teach Advocacy Skills:

Want to learn the skills that will help you advocate for both your children and yourself? Join us Tuesday, April 23rd from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at the Dr. Fred Brown Children's Health Center for a FREE evening of dinner and information. ALL ARE WELCOME and childcare is available for kids 3 and up through the presentation. See you there! Click here for the flyer


Teen Takeover Night at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union:

Opportunity to learn, eat, and prepare for the future.


Articles of the Week: 


Parents: Article on Alcohol and Drugs

A Letter to Teachers From "That Kid"


Announcements from the Previous Week:  (click on the day for the video)

Monday:                     Tuesday:                    Wednesday:               Thursday:                  Friday:


Student and Staff Recognitions

JROTC State Drill Meet

Cayetana Ortega was able to compete in the Florida State Drill Meet this weekend in Lakeland at George Jenkins High School with over 150 schools attending the competition. She represented OHS well and did an outstanding JOB!  She was in the top 20% of her performance. 


Military Enlistments of the 2019 Graduating Class, so far:

Lloyd Herron: Army

Gage Ingram: National Guard

Levi Morse: Navy

Taylor Miers: Army

Jacob Myers: Air Force

Maci Weseman: Air Force


Year-End events at OHS:


Harvest of Hope Migrant Banquet: May 8th (Wednesday) at 5:30pm in the OHS Cafeteria

Students in the Migrant program will be honored for achievement and scholarships will be presented.


Awards Night: May 9th (Thursday) at 6:00pm in the OHS Gym

Students will be awarded for academics, arts, athletics, and receive recognition for living out The Brahman Way


Scholarship Night: May 16th (Thursday) at 6:00pm in the OHS Lecture Hall

Seniors will accept scholarships from the community and military organizations.  Over 1 million dollars will be awarded during the event.


AVID Celebration: May 21st (Tuesday) at 6:00pm in the OHS Lecture Hall

Middle School and High School AVID programs will honor students and achievement.


Class Day for the Class of 2019: May 23rd (Thursday)

Senior class’ last day on OHS Campus.  Day will start with breakfast at Golden Corral in 3 or 4 groups, a mid-day parade through campus will end in the gym for the Class Key exchange between the Class of 2019 and the Class of 2020.  After the Key Ceremony, the Class of 2019 will remain in the gym and watch the Senior Slide Show.  After the Slide show, the Class of 2019 will be released early from school around or before 11:30pm.


Class of 2020 first Senior Camo Friday: May 24th (Friday)

As the new senior class, this is the first day they can wear their camo on Friday as a group.  Make sure they take lots of pictures. 


Graduation Practice: May 30th (Thursday) at 9:00am in the OHS Gym

Seniors will practice ceremonial traditions for graduation.  Cords and graduation tickets will be handed out.

This is a required event to participate in the Graduation Ceremony.

Graduates must have a 2.0 GPA and completed 18 or 24 credits to walk during the graduation ceremony.

All Fines and fees must be paid to receive graduation tickets.


Baccalaureate Services: May 30th (Thursday) at 7:00pm in the OHS Gym

This is a community hosted service for the Class of 2019.  Every graduating senior is invited.  Graduating seniors will wear their cap and gown.  The Senior Slide Show will be shown at the end of the ceremony.

No tickets are necessary for the event.  It is not a mandatory event for seniors. 


Graduation Ceremony: May 31st (Friday) at 7:00pm at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center

Tickets are required for entry, regardless of age.  Each graduate will receive 10 tickets.  Additional tickets are not available due to seating capacity at the center.  Gates open at 6:00pm for the public.  Seniors will report at 5:30pm to avoid traffic delays.


All-Night Grad Party: May 31st (Friday) after Graduation Ceremony at KOA (441 South)

A community sponsored event to honor the graduates of the Class of 2019.  Games, food, and prizes will be provided through-out the event.


Hotlinks to information

School Grade:  

AP Success:

AP Capstone Program:

Links to OHS


Important Dates:


May 4                  PROM (OK Corral)

May 9                  Awards Night (Gym)

May 16                Scholarship Night (Lecture Hall)

May 23                Sr. Class Day

May 27                Holiday—Memorial Day

May 28-30           Semester 2 Exams



May 30                 Graduation Practice (Gym)

May  30                 Baccalaureate (Gym)

May 30                  End 4th Nine Weeks (51 Days)

May 30                  Early Release Day/Students’ Last Day

May 31                  Graduation (AG Center)

May 31                  All Night Grad Party (KOA)

May 31                  All Teachers—Last Day


Calendar for the next 2 Weeks:


@ School

Home / On Campus Activities

Away / Off Campus Activities



8:45am Grad Walk @ Everglades

2:30pm AP proctor training (media)





8:15am Grad Walk @ North

11:30am STOM Luncheon

12:00pm OHS ESE Transition Fair


6:00pm NHS Induction (LH)

7:00pm BB (V) @ Jensen



CNA Testing

5:00pm Color Guard Icebreaker (band)

5:00pm Tennis Banquet


4:30pm MSSB: OMS vs. PECS


6:00pm BB (V) @ Melbourne



9:00am US Sugar in Lecture Hall

6:00pm YMS Band Concert (LH)

7:00pm SB vs. Harmony

(Senior Night)




PERT for DE in 2019-20

9:00am Grad Walk @ OMS

7:00pm BB vs. Lake Placid




Chobee Nation BB Tourney


OHS Bass Club State Championship: Georgia

10:00am OHS Track Regional Meet @ South Fork


@ School

Home / On Campus Activities

Away / Off Campus Activities



CNA Testing

2:20pm Dept. Head / SLT

4:00pm Cheer Tryouts




CNA Testing

7:00pm OHS Band Concert (LH)

4:00pm MSSB

7:00pm BB vs. Avon Park




CNA Testing

US History EOC

6:00pm BB vs. Palm Beach Gardens (Senior Night)




US History EOC

AP Computer Science Exam

2:30pm Optional PD: Kagan (7-012)

6:00pm OMS Band Concert




Gifted @ OHS


7:00pm BB @ Lake Placid



OHS Prom @ OK Corral