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Student Registration and Scheduling for 2016-17

OCHS rising 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade students will be registering for classes for the 2016-17 school year during the month of February 2016.  Please feel free to review course offerings by grade level and course descriptions by going to the Forms and SBDM link on the left side bar, then click on OCHS Forms/Scheduling and Registration to see the forms.

Please feel free to contact Mr. Doug Wainscott, Guidance Counselor, at 484-4197 should you have any questions!


Chorus Concert on Thursday, 10/22/15

Be sure to come out and enjoy a great evening of music with the OCHS Chorus  as they perform their Fall Concert!  We look forward to entertaining you!  The show will begin at 7pm in the OCHS Auditorium!


Safe School Pledge

Take the Pledge Now!


SBDM Parent Representative Elections

If you are interested in serving on the OCHS Site Based Decision Making council or in nominating another parent to serve, please contact the main office at OCHS to receive a nomination form.  These forms can then be turned in and will be given to Mrs. Robin Landrum, parent representative of our Band Parent support group.  The election will be held on Monday, May 18 from 5-7 pm, just ahead of our Underclass Awards night at OCHS.


OCHS Hosts Its 2nd Annual College and Career Fair

On Thursday, March 26, OCHS hosted its second annual College and Career Fair.  The fair, designed to introduce OCHS students to the wide range of post-secondary options available to them, was hosted by Mrs. Anne Kline, our College and Career Readiness Counselor.  Be sure to click on the title above to read (and see!) more!


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NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY

School will be closed on Monday, February 16, Presidents' Day!


May Monthly SBDM Meeting Agenda

The Owen County High School Site-Based Decision Making Council (SBDM) meets monthly on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.  Meeting begin at 4pm and are held in the OCHS Media Center.

SBDM meetings are open meetings.  If a parent or member of the public wishes to address the council, please contact the school office at 502-484-5509 at least 24 hours in advance in order to be placed on the agenda.  Public comment is limited to the topic a speaker signs up to speak on, and is limited to 5 minutes.

Please click on the title bar above to see this months agenda.


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September 2015 SBDM Agenda

Please click on the title bar above to view the agenda for the September 16, 2015 meeting of the OCHS school council.


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Open House and Book Fair!

OCHS will be hosting its first quarter open house on Tuesday, October 13 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm, and we'd love to see YOU! 

We will be combining this opportunity for you to meet with teachers with our fall book fair, so be sure to stop by the media center and pick up a great book for a great price before the winter sets in and you wish you had a new book to read!

Our FFA club will also be hosting a FREE COOKOUT, so you can stop by, see your student's teachers, get a great book AND eat for FREE!  Come out and make it a great evening at OCHS!


January SBDM and Annual Title I update

The OCHS Site-Based Decision Making Council will have it regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, January 13th.  As part of this meeting, Mr. Kline will present the annual overview of Title I services that are offered at OCHS.  The meeting will be held at 4pm in the OCHS media center.


Buy Your Senior Yearbook Ads through February 5th!

Senior parents:

You can purchase your senior yearbook ad space through Friday, February 5th!  Be sure to contact Mr. Derek Cole, the OCHS yearbook sponsor, no later than 3pm on the 5th to guarantee your senior ad!  Pricing is as follows:

FULL PAGE              $150.00 (best value)

HALF PAGE              $80.00

QUARTER PAGE     $50.00

We look forward to creating your senior's yearbook ad! Mr. Cole is sending a flyer home with all seniors with details; he can be reached at 484-4151!


Calendar Update for April 3, 2015

In an effort to better serve students and parents, we will be posting weekly calendar updates here on our webpage.  Please click the title link to see the activities on the calendar at OCHS!

Be sure to see the calendar for our END OF YEAR events!


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End of the Year Testing and Event Schedule

Testing Schedule
May 4-15             AP Exams
May 14                On-Demand 10th/11th Grade
May 18-22           End of Course Exams
May 27 & 28        Senior Final Exams
May 28 & 29        Underclassman Exams

Other Events and Dates
May 18                 Underclassman Awards @ 7:00 PM
May 21                 Senior Awards @ 7:00 PM
May 28                 Sr. Locker Cleanout
May 28                 Class Night (Thursday) @ 7:00 PM Gym
May 29                 Senior Breakfast @ 8:00 AM
May 29                 Underclassmen Locker Cleanout
May 29                 Senior Group Picture
May 29                 Graduation Practice
May 30                 Graduation (Saturday) @ 11:00 AM Gym
June 4-24             Summer School


OCHS Site-Based Decision Making Council Agenda: June 2015

Please click on the title link above to see the agenda for the regular meeting of the Owen County High School SBDM Council, June 10, 2015.


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Camp MBMS - incoming 5th graders

Maurice Bowling Middle School

August 6th 5-7pm

Registration Form


OCHS Open House

Welcome back, Rebels!  We are looking forward to a great year, and we hope to meet you on Monday, August 10th, between 4-6pm to start our year together!  You will get an opportunity to meet teachers, see what rooms your schedule takes you to and to ask any questions you may have before the first day of school on Wednesday.  See you on Monday, August 10!


Show up! You count!

Thursday, Sept 24, is High Attendance Day.  Regional and State winners will be announced, and we want to win.  Please make every effort to be at school!


Back To School Super Gear Up

Owen County Public Library

Tuesday July 28th 6-7:30 pm

Informational Flyer


ATTENTION FRESHMAN PARENTS!!

Be a Parent "IN-THE-KNOW"

FALL  Parent Info Sessions
**OCHS AUDITORIUM / 5:45PM - 6:30PM**

SESSION RESCHEDULED

FRESHMAN PARENTS - TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27th

"HS SURVIVAL 101"
College and  Career Readiness

Need more info? Contact Mrs. Anne Kline, College&Career Coach
anne.kline@owen.kyschools.us  OR 502-484-4150


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Class of 2015 Graduation Pictures

Parents of 2015 graduates can click on the title link above and find instructions regarding ordering graduation pictures from Strawbridge Photography.  Congratulations, again, to all of our graduates!


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Maurice Bowling Middle School Open House - Aug 10

MBMS Open House - 5 PM to 7 PM - Meet your teacher; Get your schedule: See your classroom.


Owenton Rotary Club Student Speech Contest

The Owenton Rotary Club is sponsoring its annual student speech contest.  The speech topic this year is "Light Up Rotary."  Please see the Student Information Sheet and the Student Application for more information.

The applications for the contest are due to the front office of Owen County High School no later than 12:00 noon on Monday, March 2nd.  The contest will be held at the regular Rotary Club weekly meeting at 12:00 noon on Monday, March 9th at the Smith House Restaurant. 

For more information, please contact Mr. Mark McDaniel at 502-484-4171.  Best of luck to all entrants!


Help GEAR UP Kentucky

GEAR UP Kentucky (GUK) works with the Owen County Schools to help our students become college ready and to see the value of continuing their educations beyond high school.  GUK has been working with our 9th and 10th grade students for the past four years, and will continue with this year's freshman cohort of students until they graduate in the spring 2018.

As a requirement of the program, GEAR UP Kentucky conducts a brief parent survey every other year.

The purpose of this survey is to help us determine the services GEAR UP should provide in your child’s school. It asks about your child’s experiences with school and your expectations for your child’s future. Your answers are completely anonymous and will not be shared or discussed with anyone.

Please click here for the student survey, or here for the parent survey.

We greatly appreciate your feedback and we will use it to improve how we serve our students!


12th grade Honor Roll: 4th 9 weeks, 2014-15

Congratulations to our 12th grade students who achieved honor roll and super honor roll status!  Please click on the title bar above to see the full list of honorees.


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February 15th is now a school day

Because of the number of days missed due to snow, February 15th will now be used as a weather make-up day.  We look forward to seeing your students on February 15th!


Political Forum Questions

If you would like to submit a question for the upcoming political forum sponsored by the OCHS Civics Club, which will involve candidates for Governor, Secretary of State, Auditor of Public Accounts, Attorney General and State Treasurer, please click the following link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16-H2Fz2LZUrMSeLRSIJkEg3Crdkb6boz0qQFmkH7kZE/viewform?usp=send_form

 


Proudly Proficient and High Growth!!! OCHS Proficient and High Growth

OCHS has attained for the first time the status of Proficent School, and in the process became a High Growth School, landing in the top 10% of high schools in the Commonwealth of Kentucky in terms of growth in the number of points earned on the state's accountability system in the 2014-15 school year.

OCHS grew from 62.6 points in the 2013-14 school year to 71.2 point in the 2014-15 accountability cycle, which met the standards for proficiency and high growth.  We are proud of our students and our teachers, whose work each and every day made this progress possible! 

Thanks to parents and our school community for the great support you have given our students and faculty...we look forward to accomplishing more great things in the future!  Our goal next year is to become a Distinguished School!  Please help us achieve our goal of making every enrolled student a College and Career Ready Graduate!


OCHS SBDM Agenda for October 14, 2015 Regular Mtg

Please click the title link above to view the agenda for the October regular meeting of the Owen County HS Site-Based Decision Making Council.


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Youth Service Center Parent Survey

Parents, please take a moment and complete the Youth Service Center Survey. This survey helps in planning for future programs. Thank you.

Click here for Survey


11th grade Honor roll: 4th 9 weeks, 2014-15

Congratulations to our 11th grade students who achieved honor roll and super honor roll status.  Please click on the title bar above to see the full list of honorees!


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Get Your 2015 Yearbook TODAY!

To order your 2015 Pride of Owen Yearbook online, visit https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/.  You can also call Ms. Diana Brown at 502-484-4151.  To see a really cool sneak peek of this year's book, click

 


ACT Preparation - ANYTIME. . ANYWHERE!

ALL OCHS JUNIORS

now have access to

"Study Island" and its ACT Preparation Resources. 

This is a web-based tool that students can access ANYTIME -  ANYWHERE that has internet access. 

Click on this article's title to obtain Study Island Login Information and navigation suggestions.

Parents, if you need any further suggestions on ACT Preparation simply email or call Mrs. Anne Kline, College & Career Readiness, anne.kline@owen.kyschools.us OR 502-484-4150


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Governor's Scholar Announced 2015 Governor's Scholars

Congratulations to the following students who were announced as Owen County High School's Governor's Scholars:

Makenzie Davis

Nicole Jacobs

Kirsten Parker

Congratulations, as well, to Quinn Cole, who was announced as a Governor's Scholar alternate.  We're proud of all of our Governor's Scholars and of all the excellent work that has gotten them this prestigious recognition!


Rebel Rally - OCHS incoming freshmen event

Owen County High School Rebel Rally Registration Form

Date August 4th 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


OCHS August 2015 Athletic Calendar

Click on the title bar above to see the monthly athletic calendar of events for OCHS!  Come out and support the Rebels!


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KAW Camp July 21st-24th

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10th grade Honor Roll: 4th 9 weeks, 2014-15

Congratulations to our 10th graders who have achieved honor roll and super honor roll status!   Please click on the title bar above to see the full list of honorees!


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Minutes of OCHS December Regular SBDM meeting

Please click on the title bar above to see the minutes of the OCHS December Regular SBDM meeting.


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Minutes of the January 13, 2016 OCHS SBDM regular meeting

Please click on the title link above to read the minutes of the January 2016 regular meeting of the OCHS SBDM council.


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OCHS SBDM October Regular Meeting Minutes

Please click on the title link above in order to access the October 2015 minutes for the regular monthly meeting of the OCHS Site-Based Decision Making Council.


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Title I Highly Qualified Teacher Letter for Parents

Please click on the title link above to view copies of the 2015-16 OCHS Title I Parent Notification Letter.  A copy of the form is available under the OCHS page/Forms and SBDM/OCHS forms.


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Arts Events at OCHS in December!

The Fine Arts Department at Owen County High School is pleased to invite you to a variety of performances during December!

On Friday, December 11 (7:00 pm) and Saturday, December 12 (2:00 pm), the OCHS Drama department will be presenting the play Makin' It in the school auditorium.  We hope you'll come out and enjoy this production!

Also, on Tuesday, December 15, the Band, Chorus and Visual Arts department invite you to spend your evening with us at OCHS!  The chorus and band will present concerts including Christmas favorites, while the Visual Arts department will be conducting a silent auction on several excellent pieces produced by our students.  Also, we will have pottery ornaments and candles for sale, the proceeds benefitting the OCHS Art department!  The doors for this event will open at 5:30pm and performances will end at 8:00pm.  Come out and enjoy this 2nd annual extravaganza!


9th grade Honor Roll: 4th 9 weeks, 2014-15

Congratulations to our 9th grade students who achieved honor roll and super honor roll status!  Please click on the title bar above to see the full list of honorees!


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Owen County HS Student Wins Kentucky Motor Speedway Essay Contest

Jordan Prather, a student at OCHS, entered and won the Kentrucky Motor Speedway's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Essay Contest.  Winning the contest gives Jordan the opportunity to  serve as an honorary Pit Crew member on a NCWTS team. S.T.E.M. ESSAY winners will be paired with a designated NCWTS team on July 8 (Tech Day) and July 9 UNOH225 raceday.


His experience as a pit crew member will include:

o   Meet the crew members / team engineers /crew chief / driver

o   Discuss and explore the technical aspects of car, car setup and race strategy

o   Learn what technical and engineering changes teams make to win races

o   Understanding of crew roles/job responsibilities

o   Hauler Tour

o   Attend team meeting

o   First-hand experience in the team pit box during the UNOH 225 race

o   Victory Lane picture with race winner

o   Post-race interview with NASCAR media personality – Claire B. Lang on her national Sirius XM Radio show

Congratulations to Jordan, and thanks to the Kentucky Motor Speedway for partnering with the Owen County Schools to give Jordan this opportunity!


OCHS SBDM Minutes for June 10, 2015

Please click on the title link above to read the minutes of the June 10, 2015 OCHS Site-based Decision Making council meeting.


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August OCHS SBDM Minutes

Please click on the title bar above to read this month's SBDM minutes.


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ACT Registration

The upcoming ACT will be on Saturday, Oct.24th.  This ACT is offered on the OCHS Campus.  The REGISTRATION DEADLINE is Friday, Sept. 18th.  

For registration assistance please contact Mrs. Anne Kline, Owen County College/Career Coach.  

anne.kline@owen.kyschools.us OR 502-484-4150


Important Upcoming Dates at OCHS

Please click the title bar above to see a calendar of the important events for the next month at OCHS!


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Cafeteria Menu - All Schools

October Cafeteria Menu


2015-16 OCHS Title I Parent Involvement Policy

This policy is available for review  under the OCHS page/Forms and SBDM/OCHS forms.  It is also available by contacting the school office.  Please feel free to email any questions, comments or suggestions to Mr. Duane Kline, Principal, at duane.kline@owen.kyschools.us.


November 2015 OCHS SBDM regular meeting minutes

Please click the title bar above to  read the minutes of the November 2015 Owen County High School regular Site-based Decision Making Council meeting.


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OCHS Wellness Policy: Public Comment

Please click on the link above to read a draft of the new OCHS Wellness Policy.  This policy has been presented for first reading to the SBDM council for comment and amendment. If you would like to comment on the policy, please email Mr. Kline at duane.kline@owen.kyschools.us.  Thanks for supporting us as we work to help our students live healthier lives!


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Know a high school student interested in the MEDICAL FIELD?

The HEALTHCARE EXPLORER PROGRAM is starting soon!

If you know a budding nurse, physician or therapist in the last three years of high school, let them know about the Healthcare Explorer program at St. Elizabeth.  

Applications for the October 2015 through March 2016 program held at St. Elizabeth Edgewood, Florrence, and Ft. Thomas, are due by Friday, September 25th.

For a more detailed description please click the article title.

 


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MBMS OPEN HOUSE

MBMS will hold Open House and Book Fair on Thursday, Oct.  22  from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM.  Come experience school through the eyes of your student!


The HOUR is NOW...

This week Owen County Schools will be joining millions of people across the world in the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code. Students will be learning the basics of coding through interactive websites from code.org. Click on the link below to see a video about this year’s event or visit http://hourofcode.com/us  for more information. Let the coding begin!

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DxWIxec6yo


2015-16 Title I Home-School Compact

Please click on the title link above to view copies of the 2015-16 OCHS Title I Home-School Compact.  A copy of the form is available under the OCHS page/Forms and SBDM/OCHS forms.


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Minutes of the July 2015 OCHS SBDM Council meeting

Please click on the title line above to read the full minutes of the July 8, 2015 minutes of the OCHS Site-Based Decision Making Council meeting held at OCHS.


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OCHS SBDM Minutes for May 13, 2015

Please click on the title bar above to view the latest SBDM minutes for Owen County High School.


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Back to School Supply List 2015-16

 

 

 

 

 


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Congratulations to OCHS' First Early College Cohort! 2015 Early College Cohort

Congratulations to Owen County High School's first Early College cohort that attended classes at JCTC in Carrollton.  For less than $400 for the year, these students were able to earn 18 college credit hours.  We wish them all very well as they take their hours and all they learned on to colleges across the Commonwealth!

 

Members of the cohort included: Katie Bihl, Amanda Brown, Mikayla Byers, Veronica Chisholm,  Bernie Engleman, Logan Herring, Aaron Kline, Briann Landrum, Evan Lozier, Ashton Marcum, Taylor McAllister, Dalton Mears, LeighAnn Neal, Chelsee Smith, Corby Smith, Tanner Smith, Brittany Thornton, Michael Wash, Jessica Willhoite,    


Runnin' Rebels Basketball Schedule

Come out and support your Owen County Rebels as they compete for the 31st District and 8th Region titles this winter!  Click on the link above to see the full Boys' Basketball schedule!


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Cafeteria Menus

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Mother Goose On The Loose Celebration

October 24th 10am-12 noon

Owen County Lower Elementary

Information Sheet Link

 


Northern Kentucky Regional COLLEGE FAIR

TUESDAY, Sept.22/2015 from 6 - 8:00 p.m.

 Thomas More College in the Connor Convocation Center

This invitation is for any PARENT and their HS Student (9 - 12).

PARENTS, one HS experience that you don't want to miss is attending a COLLEGE FAIR WITH your student.

For additional information, please click on this article title.


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Surplus Transportation Sale (Riding Mowers)

Item 1: 1975 Cub Cadet - 14 hp, engine good, no mowing deck

Item 2: 1990 Huske - 18.5 hp, 46 inch cut, transmission not good

Sealed bids due to Angie or Robbyn at the board office no later than 12 pm on October 12th.


Lady Rebels Basketball Schedule

Be sure to come out and support out Lady Rebels' Basketball team as they compete for the District and Region titles this season!  Please click on the link above to view the Lady Rebels' schedule!


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Suicide Prevention Hotline

Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255.

Help is available, 24 hours a day.  If you, a friend or a loved one needs help, please call!


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Owen County High
2340 Hwy 22 East
Owenton, KY 40359  

Phone: (502) 484-5509 
Fax: (502) 484-0444