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Mrs. Miszak's fourth grade students have been practicing their Science skills! The fourth graders measured the force of gravity with spring scales. Students gathered their data, graphed it and analyzed their data for common trends. If you see one of her students, be sure to ask them the difference between mass and weight. They are pros!
The Iosco RESA Career and Technical Education Center would like to take this opportunity to recognize Nolan Greenlee as “Professional Student of the Month” for November, 2014!
Nolan is the son of Jamily Axline and Robert Greenlee. He is a junior at Oscoda High School.
Nolan is a first year student in the Power Mechanics Program. He was chosen to receive this high honor because of his excellent work ethic and all around great attitude. Nolan enjoys the hands-on experience of the Power Mechanics Program. Nolan is a very diligent and focused student who excels in welding and basic electrical principals. His instructor, Bernie Murphy, enjoys having him in the program and looks forward to watching him develop his skills throughout the year. Nolan is also a member of the Oscoda High School soccer team.
To be nominated for “Professional Student of the Month”, a student must have outstanding work ethics, no absences or tardies for the month, no discipline issues and at least a B grade point average. Iosco RESA Tech Center offers the following programs for 11th and 12th grade students: Aircraft Maintenance, Automotive Technology, Food/Tourism & Hospitality Management, Health Science, and Power Mechanics. For more information about these programs call 989-362-3006 ext. 142.
This Week's Review in Sports
Check out the New Oscoda Athletic Weekly (OAW) You will be able to find the links to this weekly update on our Athletics page.
Girls JV & Varsity Basketball
Dec. 12th The Varsity Girls defeated Hale 51-37. Scorers were Lauren Skidmore with 13, Paige Huebel with 9, Mariah Eberrhardt with 9, Taylor Johnson with 8, Amanda Gilliam with 6, Megan Walkder with 6 and Mariah Eberhardt with 1.
Dec. 16th The Varsity Girls lost to Rogers City 31-71. Scorers were Megan Walkder with 14, Savannah Simpson with 6, Lauren Skidmore with 6, Paige Huebel with 2, Amanda Gilliam with 2 and Taylor Johnson with 2.
7th & 8th Grade Boys Basketball
GREAT JOB to both of these teams! We should be very proud!
The 7th grade boys BB team finished their season undefeated last night! (7th Grade - Dylan Aquino, Andy Dault, Joe Garrison, Justin Grant, Gabe Kellstrom, Chance Kruse, Brayden Mallak, Chase Spallinger, Brody Story, Devin Thomas)
Last night the 8th grade boys basketball team defeated Posen's 8th grade basketball team 31-27! Every Owl who dressed contibuted to the victory!
Comment from Coach Manick.....Last season as 7th graders I had the rare opportunity to coach them and they went 12-0 and had great season. I was given the opportunity to coach this team again this year, and I have to say that I love these kids! Again they had another great season, they have worked very hard for me and our school district. They went 11-1 this season losing a heart breaker at Alcona 22-20, coming back from a 9 point, 4th quarter deficit, to give themselves a chance to win the game at the end. They have shown they have the focus and intensity to fight through adversity and come out on top. They finish their middle school careers 23-1 and that is simply phenomenal! They won and lost with both class and integrity, representing themselves and our district in the best way possible. If you see them please congratulate them on this remarkable accomplishment.
Overall Team Results:
Boyne City 1-4
Saginaw Valley Lutheran 0-5
Boyne City 27
Saginaw Valley Lutheran 6
Oscoda Records(weight) :
Jack Montgomery (119) 2-3
Thomas Frazier (125) 2-3
Jake King (130) 3-2
Alex Baker (135) 4-1 (3 pins)
Anthony Johnson (140) 4-1 (2 pins)
Brain Ouillette (145) 4-1 (3 pins)
Antonio Raona (152/160) 2-3 (2 pins)
Josh Ward (152/160) 3-2 (3 pins)
Harry Samotis (189) 3-2 (3 pins)
David Alexander (215) 3-2 (2 pins)
Jay Febish (285) 3-2 (2 pins)
It was not a bad day for Oscoda wrestling, we gave our best effort and competed to the best of our ability. We now have to start pushing our limits and winning those close and overtime matches. We were 4 matches away from a 4-1 day (lost by two matches to Garber and two Grayling.)
Individually, we had some great tests to see where we are, Anthony Johnson (9th grade) beat a regional qualifier that had over 20 wins last year. Harry Samotis lost a close competitivte match to a regional qualifier that had over 35 wins last year.
The Oscoda Wrestling team opened its season at Whittemore-Prescott last night with a pair of wins. In the opening match the Owls beat the host Cardinals in a close match 42-33. Next Oscoda earned a 51-18 win over the Tawas Braves.
Winning 2 matches for Oscoda:
Anthony Johnson-1st varsity pin, 1 win
Brian Ouillette-1st & 2nd varsity pin
Antonio Raona- 2 pins
Harry Samotis- 1 pin, win
David Alexander-2 wins
Winning one match for Oscoda:
Thomas Frazier- pin
Alex Bake- pin
Josh Ward- pin
Jay Febish- win
Coach' comments: "A pair of wins is a nice way to start the season. Today gave us a better indication to see where we are and what we need to improve on and get better for Saturday."
High School/Middle School Mentors Needed
Oscoda Schools would like to expand this program at the high school/ middle school grade levels. The program is already at the elementary school and mentors are also welcome there.
- Who: Adults who care and want to make a difference in the lives of youth.
- What: 45 Minutes spent during the school day with a student who needs someone else to care about them.
- When:Year round one time per week
- Where:Oscoda High School & Middle School
Mentors are matched with one student and meet with them one time per week during the school day - every week. Mentors help the student be more successful in school. If you know of a adult who would like to mentor a student please email Linda Stemen, Parent Outreach Liaison, at email@example.com or call at 739-4472. We all know someone who has time to share please encourage them to mentor.
Oscoda Education Opportunity Foundation
This foundation has been doing many wonderful things with our school district and its students. This foundation was formed in 1992 by a group of volunteers who wanted to maximize every existing educational oppourtunity for Oscoda Area School students and staff as well as create some new ones. Click here to check out their website to see what opporunities are available. You can also email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to check out our Board of Education page for Board Meeting Agendas, Minutes and Special Board Meeting notices!
Meet the Board Members and find out whats happening at our schools!
Click here for the new health proposal for Oscoda Employees. Click here to see the current coverage.
OHS Students are working hard to make your season bright, with no shortage of Owl Athletics at MHSAA! MHSAA State Championships - Streamed Live to you computer @ www.MHSAA.tv!
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We are pleased to announce a change in how you and your community can access Oscoda's MHSAA home. Vanity or customized URLs (the technical acronym for hyperlinks) are now in place for all high schools and junior high/middle schools. For example, if you are looking for information on Oscoda, the sample links (URLs) below are in place:
To reach Oscoda's MHSAA home:
To reach Oscoda's Varsity Football:
To reach Oscoda's Varsity Girls Basketball:
NOTE: The links above are examples for high schools where varsity is referenced. Visit your junior high/middle school home page and navigate to the different sports to view how this feature uses different levels in the URL. The varsity level for junior high/middle schools will be removed prior to the 2013-14 season for all non-high schools.