Below are the announcements that are read each morning over the public address system.

Congratulations to Emily Bayer, Emily Ball, Paige Pommer, Mackenzie Montandon, Emma Wozniack, and Dariana Patrick for  advancing to the Sectionals track meet that will be held at Marquette this upcoming Saturday.    

We would like to congratulate a few Spanish students that received distinction on the National Spanish Exam.
Gold Medals - Connor Jones and Sam Gandhi
Silver Medals - Bridget Costello, Brooke Mumma, Carolyn Ream, Katelyn Jackson, Cailyn Hickman, Angela Elguezabal, Emily Rounds and Caroline Lewis
Bronze Medals - Ivana Mijatovic, Emma Tate, Hannah Breitenstein, Olivia Rauls, Molly Huebner, Meredith Bayer, Nathan Long, and Georgia Hamburg
As well as 65 students receiving honorable mention. 
Congratulations to all.

Attention woodworking students.  Mr. Schraut will stay after school today, ThursdayFriday and next Monday

Senior Breakfast Tickets on sale in the main office with Mrs. Werner for $10.  Deadline to purchase a ticket is May 26th.   Senior Breakfast and slideshow will be June 2 at 8:30 am in the cafeteria and will be catered by Andre's.  

The results for the national French Contest are finally in!  Congratulations to French 1 student Jordan Borawski for ranking 8th in the region and 9th nationally! He will receive a National Laureat certificate.  Level two students Kirsten Kauffmann and Chloe Wilke placed 16th and 14th respectively, both regionally and nationally. They will receive a certificate of honor. Great job! 
Reminder that the French Club/French Honor Society picnic is Wednesday afternoon. Be sure you have signed up and remember to bring your items in! 

German Honor Society, do not forget that our last meeting is Tuesday, May 16th after school in room 117. We must do our end of the year report, hand out awards and elect new officers for next year.

Congratulations to the following students who did an amazing job on the level 1 National German exam:
Mattie Marlette and Chloe Wilmering each won gold medals,
Andrew Carter won a silver medal,
Sarah Daues, Matthew Coombs and Payge Davidson won bronze medals,
James Kaznica and Amal Mustic each earned an achievement certificate by scoring better than 50% of the other kids who took the exam.

Sophomores may apply for parking through May 24, 2017.  You must have at least a 2.0 accumulative GPA and a license to apply.  Money must be included as well.  This is not on a first come first serve basis.  
Senior parking is still open as well.  Juniors can still apply you  might just not get your requested parking spot.

Students that tried out for a sport this school year but did not make a team, stop by the Athletic Office to pick up your registration fees, if you haven't done so already.

Prom tickets are $70 through May 4th.  

Softball players trying out for next fall:  mandatory meeting May 3rd at 2:15 in room 318.

"May 8th through May 11th NHS will be kissing away the seniors! At lunch pay one dollar to send 5 Hershey kisses and a note to your favorite seniors. All candy will be delivered in ANP that Friday so don’t forget to bring your money in! Nothing’s better to wish good luck than a little chocolate."
The deadline to order the 2017 Tiger Paw yearbook has been extended to next Monday, May 8. A limited number of books will be available after that day. Any orders after May 8 will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Order forms are available in Room 234 and in the main office.

Come check out the Taste of South County this Sunday from 3-6 pm at OHS.  Many talented OHS art students will be participating in the Taste of South County art exhibit and contest this Sunday.  Participating art students will receive a wrist band and discounted tickets today.  Participating art students should check with their art teacher today before you leaving school.    
Monday is Light Up Blue for Autism day.  Please wear the blue to help raise awareness for Autism.
If you are interested in being a class or student body president then please stop by room 235 to get an application.  They are due on April 14th (for class president) or April 21st (for Student Body President).

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.








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.  

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.


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.  

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
January 10....Navy
January 12...Marines
January 17...Marines
January 23...Navy

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.

Gay Straight Alliance...meeting on Monday, Feb. 27th...library..2:15 to 4:00.  

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! 

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.  
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.  

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