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No Guilda's Club today - will reschedule.
Scheduling Season - 10th graders will start with the course selection process tomorrow, Friday, and Tuesday during English classes.
SCHOLARSHIP (LOCAL): Cape May County Administrator's Association - Friends of Education Scholarship: A Cape May county senior from one of the county's public schools who will attend college full time. Applications located in scholarship drawer in guidance office. Attachments include transcript, copy of first page of parents income tax form and one letter of reference. Award to be given at the beginning of 2nd semester of freshman year. Deadline: 3/27/15; Amount: $1,000
Next Guilda Club meeting is January 20th in C105 during community lunch. Other scheduled meetings: February 17th, March 17, April 21st, May 19th. Teen conference is May 26th.
Scheduling for next year's classes will start tomorrow for 9th graders in TIES classes. Parents - please take time to review selections made by your student. Students need to submit their plan online via Family Connection.
SCHOLARSHIP (LOCAL): Fred Baker Memorial Scholarship Fund: Major in Law Enforcement, Fire/Rescue. GPA of B or higher. Must include Transcript and SAT scores. One page essay required. Applications available in scholarship drawer located in guidance office. Return completed applications to your counselor or Mrs. Dwyer in the guidance office. Do not mail. Deadline: 3/24/15; Amount: $2000 ($500 per year)
SCHOLARSHIP (LOCAL): Morgan Hand II Scholarship - Rutgers University - FOR THOSE STUDENTS WHO PLAN TO ATTEND RUTGERS ONLY! Applicants who attend Rutgers with preference given to those pursuing Engineering. Applications located in scholarship drawer in guidance office. Transcript and Tax Return must be attached. RETURN TO GUIDANCE OFFICE! DO NOT MAIL! Deadline: 4/1/15; Amount: varies - renewable!
SCHOLARSHIP (LOCAL): Cecilia Hand Nelson & Morgan Hand II & The Morgan Hand, II and Mary G. Hand Scholarships (2) - THIS IS TWO DIFFERENT SCHOLARSHIPS IN ONE APPLICATION - Ocean City High School graduates who attend college to pursue a higher education. Award is renewable up to four years. Applications located in scholarship drawer in guidance office. Transcript and tax return must be attached. Attach resume as well and need a 2.5 GPA. Return to guidance office. DO NOT MAIL!!!! Deadline: 4/1/15; Amount: varies
SCHOLARSHIP (LOCAL): Order Sons of Italy in America: Vicin' al Mare (Near the Sea) Lodge #2601: Essay detailing your Italian heritage. One letter of recommendation, transcript, and completed application. Copies located in scholarship drawer in guidance office. Deadline: 4/18/15; Amount: $1,000 - winner must be present at scholarship award dinner meeting.
ACT Registration deadline for February testing is THIS FRIDAY, 1/9/15! February is the only time ACT is offered at OCHS.
SCHOLARSHIP (LOCAL): Soroptimist of Cape May County Medical Award: Cape May County residents who enroll in a medical-related or technical training program. Two letters of reference and one page (typed) personal statement on "why you feel you make a suitable medical award recipient". Applications are located in scholarship drawer in guidance office. Deadline: 3/30/15; Amount: $1,000
AP score release starts today! Check apscore.org for the score release schedule. You will need your AP number card/label from your student pack to access scores.
AP Scores available starting July 6th #fb
Military Reps - US Navy today, 6/12 in Room A125 at lunch; Wednesday, 6/16 - US CoasT Guard in the main lobby at dismissal
In-house awards - invitation only to seniors. Friday at 8am in the auditorium for clubs and activities.
Tomorrow, Thursday, May 28 at 8:50 am (period 3) seniors will be called to the cafeteria to receive graduation information. This meeting will last at least one period
Sgt. Hernandez of the Marines will be visiting on Thursday 5/28 at 12pm in the guidance conference room. Anyone interested in finding out more information, go to Family Connection to sign up for the visit.
Academic Awards - Tonight 5/19 - Dessert and beverages will be served beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria with the award presentations starting at 7:15 p.m. in the auditorium.
reminder: tomorrow - Friday, 5/15/ is early dismissal for hs students.
SCHOLARSHIP (LOCAL): Cape Shore Chorus of Sweet Adelines International: Female HS senior who is a musician, vocal or instrumental. Must submit a tape or CD. Transcript and two recommendations required - one from music instructor. Applications located in scholarship drawer in guidance office. Deadline: 5/26/15; Amount: $500
Saturday, May 9th - OCHS Crew Golf Fund Raiser McCulloughs in EHT. Registration at 1pm - Shotgun Format Begins 2pm $100.00 includes Dinner and over $15,000.00 in Prize Money.
This Thursday and Friday’s half day schedule is below. All classes will meet both days. The rotating schedule will begin on Monday, September 8th with Day 1. Period 1 7:50 – 8:15 Period 2 8:20 – 8:45 Period 3 8:50 – 9:15 Period 4 9:20 – 9:45 Community Lunch 9:50 – 10:40 Period 5 10:45 – 11:10 Period 6 11:15 – 11:40 Period 7 11:45 – 12:10 Period 8 12:15 – 12:40
Volunteer Opportunity: UT Challenger Sports This is a six-week program that will be played on Sundays 09/21-9/28-10/05-10/19-10/26-11/02 from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm. Games will be played at Amanda’s Field 10 Sunset Dr. (off Rt. 50) Petersburg , NJ. You can volunteer for one Sunday or all six. These one-hour sessions will be broken down into two parts. The first part will have the children participating in fun-filled developmental skill-building activities and the second half will be the adapted game. Volunteers should arrive at the field a half hour before the start of the each game.
For Four-Year College Bound Seniors: SEPTEMBER 21ST ACT: Deadline for regular registration is closed but stand-by registration is still available until September 5th. OCHS in not a testing site. Other location: Atlantic City High School. Register online at www.actstudent.org. OCTOBER 11TH SAT: Deadline for regular registration is September 12th. OCHS is a testing site for this date and will fill up quickly. Don't wait! Register online at www.collegeboard.org. *October and December ACT test dates are also available as well as November and December SAT.
First day of school is Thursday, 9/5 running on a half day schedule. Friday, 9/5 is also a half day schedule with underclassmen pictures being taken during PE classes.
New student and freshman orientation is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, 8/26 at 7pm in the auditorium. Locker cards will be distributed prior in the cafeteria! Welcome back!
Schedules are set to be mailed tomorrow or Friday (8/1). Any mistakes or changes that need to be made, first please contact your individual counselor via email then try the email@example.com if there is no response in a timely manner. Enjoy the rest of the summer!
Tech issues involving the gradebook system are preventing final transcripts from being sent to colleges, NCAA, etc. Also, final GPA, rank, credit, and reports cards have yet to be run. The problems are being addressed. Please be patient. Thank you.
Counselors are still in until the end of the week working on end of year paperwork, transcripts, etc.
Beautiful day for graduation! Gates open at 3pm.
Seniors - cap & gown distribution will be tomorrow at 1:30pm outside the auditorium. Please remember to bring in your graduation contract!
Summer work is now available on the website. There may be one or two courses that are not currently available or do not require any summer preparation - they are noted under each subject area. Please check back at a later date for those classes. Directions for accessing: www.oceancityschools.org – Find Ocean City High School Website – click either link – under “Latest News” or under “Get Informed” on left-side navigation.
Summer school make up credit - OCHS offers online only - Absegami HS offering classes - in-person registration only. Each class is $300. Pleae see your counselor for more information.
SAT Prep (math or verbal): this summer at Absegami, Oakcrest, or Cedar Creek HS - dates vary - one week in July. Only $50 for either math or verbal. See your counselor for a flyer if you would like more information.
Guidance has added a new feature to Guardian Home Access. Students and parents can now see course requests for next year under the “schedule” tab. After the initial choosing of classes in Family Connection, those requests are rolled over to the grading system. Any changes after this process are not reflected on the Family Connection side. The course requests on Home Access Center show the most up-to-date schedule. Please note: these are only requests – not the order of classes for next year. This will not happen until later in the summer. Also, if you are planning to take a study hall, this is not shown on the screen - only classes issuing credit will appear. Study halls will fill in any blank spaces on your schedule later. Any questions, please feel free to contact your counselor.
Seniors - looks like a nice day Friday for the water park - don't forget to hand in permission slips!