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The alumni association is looking for nominations for the ORHS Alumni Hall of Fame.  Please click the link to print off the nomination form:  Alumni Hall of Fame Nomination Form

Make Plans to attend now!  The next banquet will be held November 4, 2017.  More information will be posted as it is finalized!

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Thanks for your local leadership!

Missourians benefit every day from the dedicated energies and countless hours devoted by a group of more than 3,600 men and women from communities across the state. These public servants are elected by local constituents and do not receive compensation for their tireless efforts. They are the local school board members of Missouri.

School Board Recognition Week
January 22 - 28, 2017

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FAFSA Frenzy
 SEMO will be hosting the  "FAFSA Frenzy" on November 13th, from 2:00 to 4:00pm, in Dempster Hall on campus.  Financial aid professionals will be on hand to assist students and parents with completing the 2017-2018 FAFSA online and to answer questions regarding the application process.  Attendees planning to enroll in college in the Fall 2017 will have their names submitted for a state-wide scholarship drawing.  You may direct questions about this event to Jerry Witvoet at the high school 573-266-3630.
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ORHS Alumni Reunion

Calling all Blue Jay Alumni.  The annual ORHS Alumni Reunion is scheduled for November 5, 2016 with registration beginning at 3:30 and program at 5:00.  We hope to see you there! See the link for more information Alumni Registration

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PTO Trunk or Treat
The Oak Ridge PTO will be sponsoring the 7th annual Trunk or Treat on October 30th from 2:00-3:00 pm.  See the link for additional details Trunk or Treat
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 Pumpkin Run
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Mrs. Suann DeWitt was the 2016 Growing Teachers grant recipient at Columbia University Teacher’s College Reading and Writing Project summer institute in New York City.  Mrs. DeWitt attended the week-long conference learning about implementing the Lucy Calkin’s Reading Units of Study and ways to turn classrooms into richly literate environments.  She met and collaborated with teachers throughout the world during the five days of training.  Mrs. DeWitt was fortunate to receive training from Samantha Barrett and Shanna Schwartz.  They have co-authored several reading units on best practices in reading workshop, the role of assessment-based reading instruction to support student growth, and implementing instruction that increases comprehension skills.  She also attended sessions led by author Matt de la Pena who shared his struggles in reading and recalled the teachers who supported him in becoming an avid reader and writer.  Mrs. DeWitt is excited to share her knowledge and support teachers in utilizing the Reading Units of Study.  

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The second day of school brought the Oak Ridge Community together to celebrate the 2nd Annual Back to School Splash and Bash.  6th-12th graders had various activities down on the ball fields as well as visiting the community booths.  They had individual and team games.  The teachers came out the winners in the cross country challenge.  K-5th graders were able to visit a bounce house, water slides and community booths.  The day ended with the entire student body gathering in the multi-purpose gym to watch the Class of 2017 take on the faculty in a volleyball game.  The faculty claimed the crown this year!

This event was a major success due to the many people that provided their time and efforts.  We would like to thank the following groups and individuals:  Oak Ridge R-VI Foundation, Oak Ridge Community Athletic Association, Oak Ridge PTO, Oak Ridge Booster Club, Oak Ridge Elementary Basketball Association, and Ron Tracy and crew.  We look forward to continuing this event for years to come!

 Back to School Bash      
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