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2018-19: 3rd 9-weeks (Week 3)                                                                                                   1/20/18

Quote for the Week:


“The time is always right to do what is right.”  Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mr. Tedders’ Notes:


Click the underlined links for more information:

Vape Devices:

Fact sheet

CDC Resources

Vaping Info for Parents (YouTube video: 13 minutes)


Safety check on Tuesday:

3rd hour teachers will check each student for their school issued ID

If no ID can be produced, teachers will send their name to administration and the media center for a new ID to be printed. There is a $2 charge for a new ID, the first one was free.  If a students doesn’t have $2, it will be added to the fines and fees list which could impact the ability to buy event tickets or even get tickets to graduation: if not paid.


Web Safety Family Night (click here for the Flyer)

The Okeechobee Children's Mental Health System of Care will be hosting its first family night of 2019 on Tuesday, January 22nd in the Williamson Education Center at IRSC. This month's topic is "Social Media: Avoiding Danger Online," presented by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Department. The Treasure Coast Food Bank will also be on hand with information for local families. As always, this free event is from 6:00-7:30 pm and activities will be provided for children ages 3 and older. Dinner this month is provided by Brown Cow Sweetery. 


AP Students Art Opening Reception is January 23rd.  Please mark on your calendars

Click here for the AP Art Flyer.


Superhero 5K on March 2nd: Register TODAY!

Supports the OHS End the Hunger Program


Plan for Distribution of Local Scholarship Packets: January 23, 2019

Packets will be available during lunches of Jan.23rd.  We will set up at the Counselors cart. 

Only students who are off campus during lunch should come to Guidance to pick up a paper packet.


Articles of the Week: 

Spam Email TedTalk

Anderson and CTE students recognized for Thanksgiving

Inspiring Okeechobee: Clint LaFlam



Audio from WOKC Radio Interviews for Basketball (Keller email)

January 10th Girls vs Martin County – Derek Hines from OHS Construction Class

January 14th Girls vs Sebastian River – Kennedee Brewer – OHS Drama Club

January 18th Boys vs Treasure Coast – Brooke Santiago – National Honors Society



Announcements from the Previous Week:  (click on the day for the video)

Monday:                     Tuesday:                    Wednesday:               Thursday:                  Friday:



Student and Staff Recognitions


4 County Honor Band Members:

The following students were selected to participate in the IRSC 4 County Honor Band Thursday-Saturday.

9th/10th Grade

Madison Lamb

Carlos Mora

Lila Pendarvis

Kasey Maguire

John Smet

Liberty Carney

Raquel Todd

Zachary Reister

Ian Hernandez

Holt Jones

Isaias Aguilar

Matthew Nguyen

Lino Zarate

Jesse Luna

David Almanza

11th/12th Grade

Alex Boon

Christine Groso

Amber Marquette

Marisol Rodriguez

Haley Stripling

Haley Land

Derrick Chen

Jose Vela-Lerma

Makaya Whitehead

Ayan Desai

Monica Luna

Hannah Harper



FFA Parliamentary Procedure and Tractor Operations at District Contest Friday January 18th Results:

Parliamentary Procedure 2nd place:

Team Members: Kevin Dryden, Aubrey Pearce, Kaitlynn Williams, Dayton Buxton, Kristin Thomas, and Jillian Johnston.

Tractor Driving: 2nd place:

Rance Pendrey
















Important Dates:

January 21           Holiday—Martin Luther King Day

February 6           Progress Reports

February 8           Early Release Day for Students

February 18         Presidents’ Day—No Teachers/No Students

March 8                End 3rd Nine Weeks (42 Days)

March 11-15         Spring Break—(No Teachers/ No Students)

March 18              Teacher Planning Day (No Students)

March 26              Report Cards

March 29              Grad Day Trip

April 17                 Progress Reports

April 18                Early Release Day for Students

April 19                Good Friday (No Teachers/No Students)

 May 4                     PROM  (OK Corral)

May  9                    Awards Night (Gym)

May 16                   Scholarship Night (Lecture Hall)

May 23                   Sr. Class Day

May 27                   Holiday—Memorial Day

May 28-30             Semester 2 Exams

May  30                 Graduation Practice (Gym)

May  30                 Baccalaureate (Gym)

May 30                  End 4th Nine Weeks (51 Days)

May 30                  Early Release Day/Students’ Last Day

May 31                  Graduation (AG Center)

May 31                  All Night Grad Party (Chobee Skate/Bowl)

May 31                  All Teachers—Last Day


Calendar for the next 2 Weeks:


@ School

Home / On Campus Activities

Away / Off Campus Activities



Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day





Science Fair Set-up @ Osceola

6:00pm GSoccer Senior Night vs Sebring

6:00pm BSoccer @ Centennial



County Science Fair @ Osceola

Scholarship Packets Available

8:00am Say Something Assembly (10th)

9:00am  Say Something Assembly (11th)

10:10am  Say Something Assembly(12th)

5:00pm AP Art Show (Old Courthouse)

4:00pm GSoccer vs Westwood

6:00pm BSoccer vs Centennial


6:00pm Science Fair Awards @ Osceola Middle School Gym

3:00pm Wrestling @ Centennial

5:00pm BBB (JV,V) @ EauGallie



HOSA Blood Drive

6:00pm FAFSA Workshop (Media)


6:00pm GBB @ Heritage



Mini Job Fair (Bldg. Construction)


7:00pm District TOY Banquet (OMS)

5:30pm BBB (JV,V) vs Westwood




Chobee Nation BB Tourney

(Sat. and Sun.)




@ School

Home / On Campus Activities

Away / Off Campus Activities



Celebrate Literacy Week

2:20pm Dept. Head / SLT





Celebrate Literacy Week

9:00am CTE Sneak Peek YMS

2:20pm Optional PD: NewsELA (7-012)

6:00pm BBB (JV,V) vs. Lake Placid

6:00pm GBB @ Westwood



Celebrate Literacy Week

PLC: VAM Roster verification

6:00pm Wrestling vs. Sebastian River




Celebrate Literacy Week

9:00am CTE Sneak Peek OMS


6:00pm Wrestling @ Sebring



Celebrate Literacy Week

Gifted (6-102)

5:30pm BBB (JV,V) vs Jensen




Enviro Reward trip to FL Panthers game


TBA: Wrestling Tourney

9:00am Wrestling (JV) @ South Fork