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2018-19: 3rd 9-weeks (Week 6)                                                                                                          2/10/19

Quote for the Week:


  “Each person must live their life as a model for others.”     Rosa Parks

  Mr. Tedders’ Notes:


Class of 2022: Current 9th Graders at OFC:

On February 13th 5:30pm-6:30pm in the OFC auditorium, we will have a CTE Fair and Scheduling Information Night. Even if you are not taking any Career and Technical Education classes, you still need to come and get information about how to sign up for scheduling, meet your guidance counselor, and learn IMPORTANT information about being a sophomore for the 2019-2020 school year.

Bring a parent! Hope to see you there! (Click here for the flyer)


Links to schedule a meeting with your Guidance Counselor to select classes for the ‘19-20 school year:

Class of 2020 Scheduling Link for Mrs. Sills

Class of 2021 Scheduling Link for Mrs. Brewer

Class of 2022 Scheduling Link for Mrs. Wagner


OHS School Advisory Council (SAC) meets Monday February 11th at 5:30pm in the OHS Media Center:

Everyone is invited: parents, students, teachers, and community members!

Mr. Jonathan Bean from Martha's House would like to speak briefly about Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Healthy Teen Relationships during the meeting.

Please come, this is a time to ask questions and hear from staff and students.


OHS Band Fundraiser

If you go to this link, you will be able to purchase Tumblers, Magazines, and other essentials. This helps the band cover expenses for uniforms, transportation, and instruments.


Parents of Brahman Athletes (any sport)

Are you are interested in being part of the sports programs at Okeechobee High School? 

The Booster Club is interested in your ideas. Join now! 

Next meeting Feb. 11 at 6:30 in the Coach Buckner's portable:

(north end of campus, Brahman Bull painted on west side).

Meeting is 1 hour, and we meet once a month. 

If interested contact Coach Jahner: [email protected]


Monday, on the morning announcements, I will release the Top Twenty Seniors in the Class of 2019.

4 - Summa Cum Laude Graduates (with highest honor): will give speeches at Graduation.  Top 1% of class

8 - Magna Cum Laude Graduates (with great honor). Next 2% of class

8 - Cum Laude Graduates (with honor). Next 2% of class


Cap and Gowns for 2019 Graduates

If you haven’t ordered yet, they are $61 and the price will go up in March

Call: (321) 242-2055

Articles of the Week: 

 Teen Check-in


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

Monday:                     Tuesday:                    Wednesday:               Thursday:                  Friday:


Student and Staff Recognitions


Okeechobee Educational Foundation Mini Grant recipients:

Ms. Kuipers: “Science of Developing Relationships” funded by Glades Electric Math and Science

Mr. Leidy: OHS Choir Program funded by Okeechobee Community Theatre

Mrs. Sam Szentmartoni: “Plastic Ocean” funded by Rotary Club of Okeechobee

Ms. Debbie Raulerson: Beauty and the Beast Musical Production funded by CenterState Bank (2), Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee, Okeechobee Community Theatre, and Rotary Club of Okeechobee.


Staff Recognition:

I wanted to recognize Mrs. Whitaker for taking time out of her plan to share and demonstrate some of the Kagan strategies that she learned on her visit to Dallas to my 2nd hour class.  The students responded well to the activity and were able to show me true collaboration. She has grown so much as a teacher in the past year and I am so proud of her. 

(from Raylan Gilliland)


FFA Weekend (2/1-2/2) Results, per Mr. Dryden:

Food Science State Contest- 8th place

        Team Members- Ashley Bowers, Aubrey Pearce, Dayton Buxton, and Jillian Johnston


South Florida Fair Practice contests 2-1-19

Horse- 6th place

           Team Members- Lainey Harvey, Bailey Harden, Kaitlyn Broadrick and Tara Hunt

Dairy- 4th Place

           Team Members- JoJo Sewel, Anna Velten. Rylann Maxwell, and Rebekah Mims

Vegetable- 2nd Place

Team Members- Kevin Dryden, Kristin Thomas, Ashley Bowers, and Gauge Chandler


Solo and Ensemble Recap from MPA Competition at Centennial HS


Winter guard 

Percussion Choir

Flag Solo,  Ethan Adamo

Clarinet Solo, Amber Marquette

Timpani Solo, Hannah Harper

Alto Sax Solo, Austin Suarez

Euphonium Solo, Lino Zarate

Multi-Percussion Solo, David Almanza

Bari Sax Solo, Zach Reister

Flute Solo, Christine Groso

Horn Solo, Ayan Desai

Piccolo Solo, Madison Lamb




Percussion Quintet A

Percussion Quintet B

Mallet Solo, Hannah Harper

Mallet Solo, Sol Albright

Clarinet Solo, Kasey Maguire

Horn Solo, Ish Aguilar


Important Dates:

February 18         Presidents’ Day—No Teachers/No Students

March 8                End 3rd Nine Weeks (42 Days)

March 8                Grad Day Trip (Busch Gardens)

March 11-15         Spring Break—(No Teachers/ No Students)

March 18              Teacher Planning Day (No Students)

March 26              Report Cards

April 17                Progress Reports

April 18                Early Release Day for Students

April 19                Good Friday (No Teachers/No Students)

 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 (Chobee Skate/Bowl)

May 31                  All Teachers—Last Day


Calendar for the next 2 Weeks:


@ School

Home / On Campus Activities

Away / Off Campus Activities



2:20pm Dept. Head/SLT (media)

5:30pm OHS SAC Meeting (media)

6:30pm Athletic Booster Mtg.

(Driver’s Ed. Portable)




Wear Orange (T.D.V)

6:30am Bus Evacuation

6:00pm Board Meeting (District Office)

3:30pm Tennis vs. LPA




6:30am Bus Evacuation

11:30am STOM Luncheon

5:30pm OFC Transition to OHS meeting @ OFC Auditorium

6:00pm Wrestling vs PSL

Heartland Regional Science Fair

5:30pm BBB Districts (V) @ South Fork



10:17am Moment of Silence: MSD

7:00pm Movie Night

7:00pm Softball (V) vs Dwyer @ (PBGardens)



JROTC Inspection Day


5:30pm BBB Districts (V) @ South Fork




Baseball 100 inning game

Winter Guard to Flanagan HS

7:00pm BBB Districts (V) @ South Fork

7:00pm Softball (V) vs Dwyer @ (PBGardens)


@ School

Home / On Campus Activities

Away / Off Campus Activities



President’s Day: No School





IRSC visits English 4 classes

4:00pm Grad Night Mtg.


4:30pm Tennis @ Sebring



IRSC visits English 4 classes






Tabbert Scholarship Packets Due


3:30pm Tennis vs. PSL

5:30pm Girls Soccer Banquet




8:15am Lockdown Drill

ELA Grading Day

Florida Youth Survey

6:30pm Softball (V) vs. Treasure Coast

Baseball Purple/Gold Game




Chobee Nation Tournament