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Oscoda High School students compete in the Voice of Democracy Contest
They each submitted an essay on the importance of veterans. The contest was open to local students 9-12 grade, including home-schooled students.
They placed in this way:
- Andrea Rich -- 1st Place and moved on to Districts
- Miranda Lentz -- 2nd Place
- Katie Thompson -- 3rd Place
- Jessica Chrzanowski--4th Place
On Sunday, November 16, Taylor Huitema, senior at Oscoda Area High School participated in the 30th Annual Central Michigan University High School Honors Band Concert.
Taylor qualified for this fine ensemble by submitting a video recording of himself performing the Concerto in E-flat Major for Saxophone by Alexander Glazunov, along with several Major scales on his alto saxophone.
Over 200 high school students from around the state submitted auditions, and 65 were selected for the privilege of membership into this group.
The group met for the first time on Saturday, November 15 to sight-read the music for the next day's concert. Rehearsal continued Saturday afternoon, and again early Sunday afternoon. The culmination of the students' hard work was a Sunday afternoon concert in which the ensemble performed "After a Gentle Rain" by Anthony Iannaccone, and "First Suite in E Flat" by Gustav Holst under the direction of John E. Williamson, director of bands at Central Michigan University and "A Tribute to Grainger" arranged by Chalon Ragsdale under the direction of James Batcheller, associate director of bands at Central Michigan University.
This is the second consecutive year that Taylor has qualified for participation in the CMU High School Honors Band.
The Oscoda Education Opportunity Foundation is once again holding its Light for Learning fundraiser
Lights for Learning is the only fundraiser the Oscoda Education Opportunity Foundation has during the year. Proceeds from this fundraiser help fund the Mini-Grants which are available to all Oscoda Area School staff, as well as scholarships.
What a great way to let someone know you are thinking about them. Click here to get your form.
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.
Oscoda swimmers traveled toSaginaw Valley University Friday and Saturday to compete in the Independent Swim Conference. John Glenn won the meet followed by Gaylord and Ogemaw with Oscoda taking 4th. The Owls bested Caro, Garber, Nouvel, and Standish. "The girls showed tremendous growth this season and I thought we had a shot at taking 3rd but in the end Ogemaw was able to edge us out" said Coach Rush.
Finishing first team All-Conference: 200 IMSamantha Rush
The Owls had a great showing at the meet with 1st team All-Conference honors going to:
Samantha Rush in the IM (5th) and 100 Fly (3rd),
Allison Gream in the 50 free (6th) and 100 free (3rd),
Desirae Leland took 4th in both the 100 fly and 100 back.
Jessica Mioduch finishe 7th in the 100 fly and 500 free.
Rush, McGuire, Leland and Gream finished 6th in the 200 free relay
Rush, Mioduch, Leleand and Gream took 5th in the 400 free relay.
2nd team All-Conference honors went to:
Casey McGuire finishing 10th in the 200 and 500 free,
McCaylah Tinsley finished 14th in the 200 IM,
Jules Roach took 9th in diving
Ana Richards finished 10th in diving and 12th in the 100 breast
Mary St. John placed 11th in diving
Liz Johnson took 14th in the backstroke.
The A 200 Medley relay finished 10th behind Johnson, Tinsley, Mioduch and McGuire
B Medley Relay, Allan, Rich, Brewer and Roach took 16th.
The B 200 free relay of Tinsley, St. John, Richards and Allan took 16th and the
B 400 free relay took 14th behind Tinsley, Johnson, St. John and Richards.
3 of top 8 swimmers in buterfly at 2014 ISC Rush (3rd), Leland (4th), Mioduch (7th)
7th & 8th Grade Boys Basketball
The Boys 7th grade basketball team took their record to 4-0 Monday night as they beat the Tawas Braves by the score of 45-22. Brayden Mallak led the team with 18 points followed close behind by Gabe Kellstrom with 13. Other team members adding to the nights score was Devin Thomas with 7, Chance Kruse Andy Dault & Justin Grant with 2 each, and Dylan Acquino with 1. Leading the Braves was Kayden Spencer with 6 and Brady Jacot with 4. Other team members hitting for 2 a piece were Raymond Bruning, Bradley Romzek, Edward Klenow, Branden Lunsden, Kyle Evans and Logan Gould.
The 8th grade boys basketball team improved their record to 4-0 Monday night with a win over the Tawas Braves 38-23. The 8th grade played a strong defensive game while playing under control and as a team. Everyone who dressed for the 8th grade contributed to this victory and their continued growth. Tawas battled us to the end and played hard the entire game. It was a great effort by both teams.
The Owls will be home this Thursday night against the Hale Eagles as they hit the midpoint of their season.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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.