Message From The Principal

This Week at Our House
Posted on 09/20/2019
OHS Sunkett

Happy Friday OHS Families

This has been an exciting week at #OurHouSe...We hope that your student(s) are feeling like they are getting in the swing of things academically and that they are finding as many co-curricular activities and experiences as possible to be a part of.  OHS - "A Place For All" is our goal to ensure that there is a "place/experience" available to meet every student's interests, gifts, and passions and which allows them to build positive relationships with others.  If ever you feel like your student is having difficulty finding their niche or has a great idea about an offering that would be great for kids, please do not hesitate to reach out to your counselor, assistant principal, or certainly to me. 

Here are just a few of highlights and reminders of current and/or upcoming events:

Parents should have begun receiving your Parent Email Alert this week.  We hope that these email alerts assist you in partnering with our teachers to monitor your student's academic progress and support their success.  Although we still have several weeks left in the quarter, I also want to share parent teacher conference information so that families have time to coordinate their schedules.  The Sign-up Genius will open Thursday, September 19th for parents to begin to sign up for your parent/teacher conference slots.  An email will be sent out prior to with instructions on how to sign up.  In addition to the conference times, we will be hosting our first quarter OHS Listens Parent Workshop the topic of which will be Anti-Vaping presented by NCADA, a national not-for-profit organization that provides education, intervention and advocacy services.  We encourage you to add time in your schedule to attend this Anti-Vape presentation October 8, 2019 from 7-8 in the library.

OHS Parent / Teacher Conferences - October 2019

PARENT CONFERENCES - October 8th   (3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)

OHS LISTENS: PARENT ANTI-VAPE PRESENTATION - October 8th (7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)

PARENT CONFERENCES - October 10th (11:40 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)


As you may know, the Mehlville School District is conducting a Facilities Study.  A steering committee of parents, community members, and district employees are reaching out to constituents from each school in the district to gather input and feedback.  As your OHS principal, it is vitally important to me that the input and voice of my OHS parents, families, and community is received.  On Tuesday, September 17, 2019 you will be emailed a link to our OHS Facilities Survey.  We ask that you complete the survey by Tuesday, October 8th.  I would love for you to take an opportunity to join us for one of our building walkthroughs which may assist you in identifying any facilities items that you feel would be important for our school to improve. The OHS facilities walkthroughs will be Wednesday, September 18th from 4:00 - 6:00 and Sunday, September 22nd from 4:00 - 6:00.  Thank you for taking a moment to view this brief video invite for our OHS Facilities Study and thanks for your participation.

AXA Day of Service was a huge success and a phenomenal example of community partnership.  Our OHS students, (representing NHS, Key Club, Student Council, and the PrinciPALS Student Leadership Council), did an excellent job as they partnered with parents from our OHS Tigers Parents Club and representatives from AXA Financial.   Hopefully, our beautification of our landscape beds and our front porch provides added curb appeal.  We want to again thank OHS Custodial Department, MSDR9: District Facilities Department, Finance Department, and Communications Office for their support of this event.  Please click here for pictures from today’s event and for AXA Financial Achievement Scholarship opportunity.


Reminder: September 25, 2019 will be a half day of student attendance.

Reminder: SENIOR CLASS OF 2020 – Jostens will be here September 27, 2019 to showcase Graduation 2020 items.  Jostens will return on October 4, 2019 to collect orders.  Please look for this information to come home with your student on the 27th so that your family has time to review and determine what items you want to order to capture your students SENIOR YEAR.

Reminder:  Although the Junior Class Ring Dance is some time away, it’s never too soon to sit down with your special member of the Class of 2021 to review Josten’s catalogue. Josten’s catalogues were handed out earlier this week, but if you still need one, we have some available in the front office. Josten’s will be here for ring ordering on Tuesday, September 17th and Wednesday, September 18th during lunches and again on both those days in the evening from 4:00-6:30 PM. Please note that designing your ring online ahead of time is recommended. PLEASE NOTE that when you finish your design, click print not submit.  This allows you to bring your customized preferences in to a Josten’s representative who can more efficiently size your ring and answer any questions. Plus, there are several extra benefits that OHS students will receive when ordering in person, including receiving a jacket and a companion ring.

Have a great weekend,

Principal Sunkett

This Week at Our House



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