Below are the announcements that are read each morning over the public address system.
Oakville High School won 3 out of the 15 art awards given at the Young Artists' Showcase on March 9 at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild. Please congratulate the following students: Kevin Nguyen (honorable mention), Chloe Willmering (Joanne Stremsterfer Award), and Whitney Miller (Nanda Silva Prize). The Oakville Art Department is extremely proud of our 11 student artists that were accepted in this art show. Again, congratulations to all OHS art students that participated in this predigest event.
After 40 hours and as many as 16 rounds of competition, Oakville is sending five students to the National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament, the largest academic competition in the world. It will be held in Birmingham, Alabama, June 18-25.
29 schools competed in 9 events in the 4th largest NSDA district competition in the United States.
Going to Nationals:
Shaun Lamar, in Lincoln Douglas debate
Sohrab Azad and Ryan Westwood, in Public Forum debate
Aaron Mohabbat, in International Extemporaneous Speaking
Gabriel Conners, in Oral Interpretation
Only once before has Oakville qualified this many students to nationals: in 2009.
Congratulations to all the talented OHS artists that were accepted into they 2017 Young Artists' Showcase. The opening reception is tonight at the St. Louis Artists' Guild in Clayton from 5 pm to 8 pm. The awards presentation will be at 6:45 pm tonight. This free exhibit will be at the St, Louis Artists Guild until April 1. We hope to see all the participating artists there tonight.
Seniors - Jostens will be here March 14th for an assembly to hand out graduation items during ANP. Seniors will be dismissed from ANP to report to Gym A by announcement.
Also, an All Night Grad rep will be here during the assembly for anyone wanting to purchase their ticket. Forms for All Night Grad are available in the main office at Mrs. Werner's desk.
There are several important upcoming dates so please check your email for the list of dates and times of important Senior functions.
Several members of the speech and debate team qualified for the State Tournament over the weekend at Districts.
Ryan Westwood and Sohrab Azad are going in Public Forum Debate.
Olivia Rauls is going in Lincoln Douglas debate.
And Shaun Lamar triple-qualified in Lincoln Doublas debate, Origianl Oratory, and Domestic Extemp.
Reminder Seniors: Meeting Monday, March 13th in the library at 6:30. We will be making final decisions for music and speakers. Please join us.
Reminder to AP Physics and AP Calculus students, if you are interested in the Six Flags field trip, money is due to either Ms Pierce or Ms Radmer by Thursday of this week.
Congrats to the Varsity Cheerleaders! They placed 1st in their division, competing against 5 other All Star teams this weekend at the Missouri Winter Games Regional Competition in Springfield, Missouri. They were also awarded a special judges' award for Best Motions!
Delaney O'Neil won Best Jumps in the senior division.
"Congratulations to the following students who placed in DECA District competition on Monday at St. Louis University:
-Jack Starnes earned a 4th place finish in Start-Up Business Plan
-Jaidin Jackson and Courtney Hoyt won 5th Place in Independent Business Plan
-Jeanna Picha won 2nd place in Buying and Merchandising Operations Research
-Brendan Vancil, Mitchell Smith, and David Knickmeyer won 2nd place in Business Services Operations Research and
-Sierra Uko won 1st place in Sports and Entertainment Marketing Individual Role Play
Brendan, Mitchell, David, Jeanna, and Sierra will go on to compete at the Lake of the Ozarks for DECA State competition next month. Congratulations to all DECA competitors for their hard work!"
Quiz Bowl practice will be Tuesday and Thursday this week in room 200. There will not be practice on Wednesday.
If you would like to be on next year's Channel 97 News broadcast staff, please stop by the cafeteria for a brief meeting after school next Tuesday, January 31. If you would like to be on next year's yearbook staff, the Tiger Paw staff is hosting an open house next Wednesday, February 1, in Room 234. Any questions, see Mr. Kuchno in Room 234.
Colleges Visiting Oakville High School during ANP
anuary 27 Western Illinois University
January 31 Air Force
February 2 University of Missouri St. Louis (UMSL)
February 6 State Technical College of Missouri
February 8 Lindenwood University & Navy
February 14 Lindenwood University - Belleville & Marines
February 21 Navy
February 27 Truman State University
March 1 Marines
March 7 Navy
March 9 University of Missouri – Columbia
March 14 Marines
March 28 Navy
April 3 Marines
April 10 Marines
April 12 Navy
April 26 Navy
May 8 Marines
May 10 Navy
May 16 Marines
Companies visiting to hire . . .
January 27 Midwest Pool Management
February 8 Roadside Trailer Service, Inc.
February 27 Midwest Pool Management
March 28 Midwest Pool Management
Over 30 schools compete in the Greater St. Louis Conference, six days of speech and debate competition beginning in October. It concluded this past weekend at Ritenour High School.
Oakville took 3rd place overall. We were first in congressional debate, 2nd in public speaking, and 2nd in debate.
Individual awards from the weekend:
Connor Jones took 3rd in Lincoln Douglas debate
Aaron Mohabbat and Ryan Westwood took 3rd in Public Forum debate.
Shaun Lamar took 2nd in US Extemporaneous Speaking and 1st in Oratory.
Aaron took 4th in International Extemp.
Ryan Westwood placed 1st in congress; Sohrab Azad was 2nd.
Overall conference standings:
Shaun, 2nd in LD debate, 1st in US Extemp, 2nd in Oratory.
Aaron and Ryan, 3rd in Public Forum debate
Sohrab, 1st in congress.
This weekend we travel to Jefferson City to compete against schools from across the state.
CALLING ALL STUDENTS ... FRESHMEN TO SENIORS!
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING THE A+ PROGRAM, PLEASE ATTEND THE MEETING ON:
DATE: MONDAY, JANUARY 23RD
TIME: 9:30AM (DURING ANP)
PLACE: OHS CAFETERIA
IF YOU ARE ALREADY IN THE A+ PROGRAM, YOU DO NOT NEED TO ATTEND THIS MEETING.
THIS WILL BE THE ONLY MEETING FOR THE 2ND SEMESTER! IF YOU DO NOT HAVE AN ANP, PLEASE CONTACT:
Seniors: First Baccaluaureate meeting Monday, January 9th in library at 6:30 p.m.
Students: A reminder that final exams cannot be taken early. If you are going to miss a final exam, please make arrangements with your teacher to take the final exam after Winter break.
The St.. Louis CAPS Program provides juniors and seniors the opportunity to test-drive their future in high-skill, high-demand careers while embedded in a professional workplace for a year-long experience. The CAPS program will be hosting an open house for current sophomores and juniors on Wednesday, January 11th from 8:00-9:30am and from 6:45-7:15 pm. Please see your counselor for information.
Students: Students are only permitted to stay after school if involved in an activity, athletic event, or receiving supervised academic assistance. Students are not permitted to loiter in the commons after school hours.
Attention all baseball players: there will be a short mandatory
informational meeting on Thursday, January 26th at 2:15. Freshman
baseball players will meet in room 316 with Coach Wildhaber. Sophomore
baseball players will meet in room 318 with Coach Kern. Varsity
Baseball players will meet in room 237 with Coach Sturm. All meetings
will begin at 2:15 sharp.
Hey Oakville!! Are you stressing about finals? Then come to Cookies, Cocoa, and Cramming on Monday, December 19th. We’ll be eating, drinking, and studying for our finals exams from 2:30-4 in the cafeteria. Hope to see you there!!
Colleges/Military Visits during ANP
Gay Straight Alliance...meeting on Monday, Feb. 27th...library..2:15 to 4:00.
Time is running out to order your 2017 yearbook at a discount price. If you order the 2017 Tiger Paw by December 31, you can save $5 on the price of your book. You can pick up order forms in the main office or in Room 234.
Attention seniors, your senior quote for the 2017 yearbook is due this Friday, December 16. Please return your quote form to Room 234. If you have any questions, see Mr. Kuchno in Room 234.
The wrestling team is in competition between Northwest and Fox High Schools to see which school can raise the most money for the American Heart Association. Our match on January 4th, 2017 will be a "red" out hosted at Northwest High School with matches starting at 5:00 PM. All proceeds will go directly to the American Heart Association and we will be selling T-Shirts for $10 during all lunches on December 19th and 20th, we will also accept any donation at that time.
Student Council will be selling Krispy Kreme Donuts Tuesday, December 20th for only $1 at all entrances from 6:45a.m. til the beginning of school. It is the perfect way to start off finals. You DONUT wanna miss this!