OJHS students inducted into Nat’l Honor Jr. Society
Congratulations to the following Oakwood Junior High students who were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society on Dec. 10, 2008: Aric Anloague, Sydney Baker, Dalton Bennett, James Blattner, Heather Brooks, Emma Chambers, David Connally, Alexandra Coon, Raphael Crum, William Davis, Rebecca Deal, Mason Ellis, Benjamin Gallatin, Calvin George, Carder Gilbert, Cliff Goertemiller, Emma Hahn, Elizabeth Haley, Jordan Higgins, Katherine Hochwalt, Ingrid Hofeldt, Laura Huelsman, Olivia Ireland, Bryan Koenig, Mark Kravitz, Kathryn Molinaro, Joseph Murphy, Madeline Nagel, Jonathan Payne, Filip Polenakovik, Colin Riley, Katherine Rupp, Hadley Smith, Samuel Stanley, Andrew Stephenson, Daniel Stoecklein, Ryan White and Jackie White.
Career Education comes to Oakwood HS Jan. 27
January 27 will bring the Career Education Teams from Centerville and Fairmont High Schools to the Oakwood High school auditorium to discuss the twenty-two programs available to our students during their Junior and Senior years. Career Education gives students an edge in their field of interest; learning and experiencing classes two to four periods a day at either Centerville (CHS) or Fairmont (FHS).
Many students have accessed the program through the years and are currently enjoying successful careers as a result. Jessica Blumensheid, class of 2006, studied Mass Communications at CHS going on to the University of Missouri to continue her studies at the very well known Mass Communications program there.
Ben Slagel, another successful Career Education student, is leading a successful career in the automotive field. Ben took advantage of the scholarship opportunity at Sinclair Community College where he majored in the automotive program (rated in the top three programs nationally). He is currently employed with Toyota as a certified technician.
Numerous students have accessed the Engineering programs at either FHS or CHS and gone on to Purdue, the University of Cincinnati and the University of Dayton to name a few. A current senior, Maggie Murdock, has taken advantage of the Exercise Science Career t=Tech Program and has been accepted at Ohio Northern University, Xavier University and Ohio State University. Maggie is thinking she most likely will go to Ohio State University to continue her studies in
Early Childhood Education. It is a very popular program for students wishing to pursue careers in teaching younger students. Graduates of those programs continue study at Sinclair Community College and many other four-year colleges that offer majors in the field of Elementary Education. Many of the programs have scholarships to attend Sinclair Community College for two years and most students go on to further study to attain a four-year degree.
Needless to say, career education is a wonderful opportunity for students. Currently 18 juniors and seniors are involved in the programs, which allow them to student in the following areas:
The following activities will be held to introduce our sophomores and their parents to the programs.
Jan 27 Sophomore Career Assembly OHS 10:30-11:45AM (parents invited)
OHS Tech Team offers classes
The Oakwood High School Tech Team will be offering free computer classes for community members in January and February. The classes, which will be held in the high school computer labs, will cover different subjects each night.
Seating is limited so please call the Oakwood High School office at 297-5325 to reserve your spot. Please specify your choices when you call.
Call Oakwood High School Office, 297-5325, to reserve your spot or for more information.
Andrews Hall of Honor nominations
The Oakwood City School District is now accepting written nominations for the Sam Andrews Educational Hall of Honor. Nominations must be submitted to the Superintendent, Dr. Mary Jo Scalzo, and mailed or delivered to the Board Office, 20 Rubicon Road, Dayton, OH 45409, by April 17, .
The nominee should be retired from school employment or voluntary school-related service for three years or more.
The nomination should include how the honoree has made “a distinguished and significant contribution toward the beneficial growth and education of the students in this community which shall serve to commemorate the high ideals that characterized the life and career of Sam Andrews.”
Please include adequate background information on the nominee so that he/she may receive optimum consideration by the selection committee. Once nominated, a person remains eligible during the year of nomination and for two additional years.
A nomination form and information on the background of the award is available by calling Sandy Maresh at the Board of Education at 297-5332, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via the district home page at www.oakwood.k12.us. However, submissions may be made without using the form. The nominations will include a three-step process:
Nominations for the 2009 Sam Andrews Educational Hall of Honor must be submitted by April 17, 2009. Names of the nominees will be published in the local papers in April. Supporting letters for these nominees should be submitted to the school district by May 22, 2009.
Prior nominees include: Year three nomination – Dolores Barnes, Smith Elementary School Teacher (1951-1955), Oakwood Junior High School Tutor (1976-1980), Harman Elementary School Tutor/Teacher (1980-1988) and Lester Steinlage, Oakwood High School Math Teacher (1972-1995). Letters of support for both Dolores Barnes and Lester Steinlage are currently being accepted.
Nominees will be selected in June and the induction ceremony will be held in September 2009.
January 13, 2009
Volume 18, No. 2
OAKWOOD SENIOR HIGH HONOR ROLL
OAKWOOD JUNIOR HIGH HONOR ROLL