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1st 9 Weeks: Week 5 (Week of September 18th)                                                                                     9/17/17


Quote for the Week:

"If you can't explain it to a 6-year-old, you don't understand it yourself." -- Albert Einstein

Mr. Tedders’ Notes:


Club Fair:

This year's club fair has been rescheduled to be held on Friday, September 22, 2017, during both lunches.  OHS clubs and organizations will be asked to "set up" and "host" tables/displays in the Media Center during both lunches.


Helpful info, if IRMA impacted your home:


Okeechobee HAS NOT been approved for individual disaster assistance.    I do not know if Okeechobee is even being considered, however, there are several links on the site that might be of help. (You may be allowed to apply for early registration.  The site says your application will be processed if your county is added to an active declaration.)  

The above site has several links to potential alternatives for assistance. 
Information and advice for “After the Hurricane”.


Florida Division of Emergency Management 
Several informational links.



Mainly northern - might help someone you know in those areas


FPL Power Tracker 
Enter your address for updated info.


OHS Graduates: If you graduated from OHS, any era, and would like to submit your Cap and Gown graduation picture to Mrs. Box, please dig it out and send in a copy of the picture.  Her Journalism class is working on a project to highlight/increase the motivation to “cross the stage”. 

Mrs. Box’s email address is



Please take this survey:

Parent Climate and Culture Survey:

OHS will go through Accreditation this year and we need your honest input. 

Please Click the above link and complete the survey.

This link will be open until October 13th.


Scheduling Changes due to IRMA:

Progress Reports go out Monday, September 25th.

FSA Writing Retakes: 9/26


Senior Ad Info and Seniors Not Yet Photographed for Yearbook:


On October 5 & October 6, Prestige will be in the cafeteria for those seniors that HAVE NOT been photographed.


Pictures -


List of Those Photographed -


Senior Ad Form -


Yearbook/Ad Online Ordering -


Toys for Tots Community Service Opportunity


The Toys for Tots Gala is right around the corner and we are looking for energetic and responsible high school students in need of community service hours to help out with the event.  The Gala is Saturday, September 23 with setup on Friday, September 22 at Silver Palms RV Resort. Please message Kim Hargraves with One Stop Party Shop at (863) 634-6322 or Malissa Morgan with Toys for Tots at (863) 634-5852


Yearbook Sales:


We are extending the early pre-order sales of the high school yearbook through October 6. The discounted price of $40.00 will end for everyone, including school board employees, on this date. The price will change to $50.00 from October 7, 2017 through March 23, 2018.


Morning announcements from last week: (click the day to see the video)


Monday:         Tuesday:                    Wednesday:               Thursday:                  Friday:


Articles of the Week: 

Why 9th graders won’t Read

Long-Term Impact of Disaster on Schoolchildren

#Kindness 180 day Challenge


Ted Talk: Why open a school? To close a prison



Links to OHS






Calendar for the next 2 Weeks:


@ School

Home / On Campus Activities

Away / Off Campus Activities



6:30pm Athletic Booster Mtg.

2:15pm Accreditation Review





2:15pm FSA ELA Retake Training (media center)


3:00pm Bowling @ Stuart Lanes (SF)

3:30pm BGolf @ PGA (JC)

3:30pm GGolf @ Hammock Creek (SF/LPA)

5:30pm VB @ South Fork (JV/V)



11:30am STOM Lunch







6:00pm FB (JV) @ Vero



Last Day for Senior Ads

11:00am Club Fair Media (during lunches)


4:00pm CC @ Under the Lights (Halapatiokee Park)

7:00pm FB @ Port St. Lucie





VB @ Riverdale Tournament


@ School

Home / On Campus Activities

Away / Off Campus Activities



Progress Reports Go Home

2:20pm Dept. Head / SLT Mtg.

6:00pm Senior Parent Info Night (LH)





FSA Writing Retakes

2:15pm Accreditation Review

5:30pm VB vs. Port St. Lucie (JV/V)

3:30pm Bowling @ Strike Zone (Sebastian)



FSA Writing Retakes Make-up

Last Day to register for October SAT

3:30pm Bowling (Senior Night) vs. Treasure Coast

6:00pm FB vs South Fork

3:30pm BGolf @ The Saints (PSL)




4:00pm Swim (Senior Night) vs Centennial

5:30pm VB vs. Bayside (JV/V)

6:00pm District Advisory Council (Board Room)



Ms. Brahman paperwork and picture due.


7:00pm FB @ Heritage





CC @ FL Runners Hollaway Park

8:00am JROTC Applebee’s Breakfast









Important Dates:


October 9-13             Homecoming Week

October 12                 Parade / PEP Rally/ Bonfire

October 13                 Homecoming FB Game

October 13                 End 1st Nine Weeks  (46 days)

October 14                 Homecoming Dance

October 16                Teacher Plan Day (No Students)

October 17                 Teacher Plan Day (No Students)

October 24                 Report Cards


November 15             Progress Reports

November 17             Early Release Day for Students

November 20-24       Holiday—Thanksgiving Week


December 18-22        Semester 1 Exams

December 22              Early Release Day for Students

December 22              End of  First Semester  (89 days)

December 25              Holiday - Christmas

Dec 25 - Jan 5             Winter Break


January 1           Holiday—New Years Day

January 8           Teacher Plan Day (No Students)

January 9           Students’ First Day Back After Holidays

January 15         Holiday—Martin Luther King  Day

January 18         Report Cards

February 12        Progress Reports

February 14        Early Release Day for Students

February 19        Presidents’ Day—No Teachers/

                                        No Students

March 15            End 3rd Nine Weeks (46 Days)

March 16            Teacher Planning Day (No Students)

March 26-30       Spring Break—(No Teachers/

                                         No Students)


April 3                   Report Cards

April 25                 Progress Reports

April 27                 Grad Day Trip

April 27                 Early Release Day for Students

May 5                    PROM (KOA)

May  8                   Awards Night (GYM)

May 10                  Scholarship Night (Lecture Hall)

May 11                  Sr. Class Day

May 14-17             Sr. Semester 2 Exams

May 21-25             Underclassmen Semester 2 Exams

May  24                 Graduation Practice (Gym)

May  24                 Baccalaureate (Gym)

May 25                  End 4th Nine Weeks (48 Days)

May 25                  Early Release Day/Students’  Last Day

May 25                  Graduation (AG Center)

May 25                  All Night Grad Party (KOA)

May 28                  Holiday—Memorial Day

May 29                  All Teachers—Last Day



Okeechobee has been approved for disaster assistance.

Register with FEMA as soon as possible. If you preregistered with FEMA, you do not have to apply again. If you have phone and/or internet access, you may register:

  • · Online at, or
  • · On the FEMA Mobile App, or by
  • · Calling 800-621-3362 (FEMA). Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay Service may also call 800-621-3362. People who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 800-462-7585.
  • · The toll-free numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET, seven days a week.
  • · Multilingual operators are available. Press 2 for Spanish and press 3 for other languages.


Other sources of potential assistance.

* American Legion

* United Way #211

* National Guard