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Our Mission as the Oak Park family is to

Engage students to

Explore possibilities that

Empower them to make a positive difference in their community

through a school distinguished by:

  • relevant inspiring learning experiences
  • respectful caring relationships
  • responsible culture of bold innovation.

Strategic Objectives

Every student will develop a personalized foundation of learning.

Every student will develop perseverance and confidence that will empower each individual to make a positive impact.

Every student will take responsibility for self, peers, school, and community.

Tactics

We will ensure innovative, challenging, and engaging learning experiences for all students.

We will integrate feeder schools and community to unite our Oak Park family.

We will establish a culture of ownership and accountability.

We will develop and maintain a physical environment that supports our mission and is worthy of our Oak Park family.

RECOGNITION:

 

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Welcome to Oak Park High, Home of the Northmen!

SUMMER ENTRANCE & OFFICE
There will be a significant renovation occurring at Oak Park this summer.The front entrance will be unavailable starting on May 26 and remain unavailable throughout the summer. Summer school students and parents visiting or attending Oak Park, need to use Oak Park drive on the East side of the campus and enter the building through the South canopy entrance.

*The main administration office will be in the Library this summer.

Summer School main number will be 413-5301.

PRESIDENTIAL SERVICE AWARD
Each year we honor students with the Presidential Service, this award is reserved for students earning 100 community service hours in a single year.  Please click here to view our Presidential Service Award Recipients.

 
Here's how to join in on the fun...

A new event titled "Graduation - Class of 2015" has just been added to Oak Park High School Graduation's Cube. Don't miss out on this upcoming event!

 

FIRST EVER ALL-STATE TEAM IN JOURNALISM
Madison "Maddie” Russell, an Oak Park High School junior, has worked on The Northmen’s Log newsmagazine for two years. She is a co-editor, designer, writer and photographer; and the next editor-in-chief. She is also in Quill and Scroll, Oak Street select show choir, NHS and a capella choir. "I started journalism because there are many untold stories out there that deserve to be told and seen by people.” Her adviser is Christina Geabhart. To read more see here

VOCAL MUSIC
Oak Park vocal music department had a great day at state vocal contest on May 1st, 2015.

Superior 1 ratings
Solo's:
 Emily Cunningham, Sarah Horseman, Noah Studebaker and Julia Wopata
Cunningham Mixed 8: Emily Cunningham, Samantha sander, Crysta Collingsworth, Julia Wopata, Lucas Smith, Jack Kellogg, Seth Argyle, Chris Durrant
Smith Mens 8:
 Jonathon Chronister, Cliff Wilkerson, Lucas Smith, Jackson Kellogg, Chaun Tanguay, Noah Studebaker, Seth Argyle, Chris Durrant
Nelson women's 6:  Mackenzie Nelson, Erin Hill, Hannah Rupard, maddie Russell, kyndal Smith, Miranda Mansell
Wopata women's 8:  Emily Cunningham, Kara Parman, Samantha Sander, Rachel Pfleiderer, Crysta Collingsworth, Julia Wopata, Paige Bliss, Brianna Ritter

Excellent 2 ratings:
Solo's: Paige Bliss, Erin Hill and James Swofford, solo's 
Hill mixed 8: Erin Hill, Bailey white, Natalie Egbert, Kyndal Smith,  Dustin Lawe, Jeremy Webb, Brady VanVleck, James Swofford. 

ART STUDENTS CONTRIBUTE TO SCHOLARSHIP FUND Over the past month, Oak Park Art students hung a professional exhibition of art at Morning Day Café in Liberty, culminating with a closing reception last week at which two collaborative artworks were auctioned off. Morning Day Café sponsors ongoing exhibitions of art in their space on the Historic Liberty Square, and asks that exhibitions choose a charitable benefactor. Oak Park students selected as their benefactor the Janet Stevens Art Education Scholarship. 

We are very proud to share that this exhibition raised $1,483.24 that will be contributed to the scholarship fund. This community outreach event would not have been possible without the efforts of Allison Myers and Christine Cover, the art teachers who organized, curated, and facilitated the exhibition.

 

SOFTBALL CAMP

The Missouri Fine Arts Academy (MFAA) is a three-week summer residential program for highly motivated student artists in visual arts, theatre, dance, creative writing, and music. The Academy offers an intensive schedule of classes in interdisciplinary and discipline-specific arts, and a wide range of co-curricular activities.

Congratulations to the following students who were awarded scholarships to attend the Missouri Fine Art Academy this summer at Missouri State University:

Art: Rylie Barling and Mackenzie Lukenbill / Instrumental: Desireé Byas / Theater: Zane Weaver / Vocal: Erin Hill

For more information about the program visit http://www.missouristate.edu/mfaa/ 

SPEECH & DEBATE
On Tuesday, April 7th the Oak Park Speech and Debate Team competed at the National Speech and Debate Association¹s District Student Congress Tournament. Over 140 students from the Heart of America District
competed on the campus of William Jewell Congress. Oak Park placed 4th overall.
 
Brandon Beshears was a finalist. Lauren Mills placed 4th in the Senate. She is the second alternate to the national tournament. Brad Taylor qualified for the NSDA National Tournament in June. This is Taylor¹s second national tournament qualification in Student Congress. He and Alexandra Meyer, who previously qualified in Dramatic Interp, will compete at Nationals in June.

Additionally, Alex Meyer was a Heart of America District Student of the Year Finalist.

MO SCHOLARS ACADEMY 
Four Oak Park students have been selected to attend the MO Scholars Academy this summer in Columbia.

Max Gruschka, OPHS
Yujay Masha, OPHS
Anna Merkel, OPHS
Orlando Quintana, OPHS
 

To learn more about the Memorial Golf Classic please read below and click here!  To sign up you will find the entry form attached here.

Several years ago one of Oak Park's classmates lost a battle with cancer and several of his friends were driven to create an event to pay honor to their dear friend Greg Smith.  They created The Memorial Golf Tournament.  The Memorial was designed to pay tribute to a special person or group at OP and raise funds to have available for any group to use to purchase equipment that they needed.  It was basically another revenue stream to help the school meet their needs.

The tournament went along for about ten years. However, due to conflicts and other issues the event sort of faded away. Prior to that it generated quite a bit of money for several different groups. Now we are celebrating our 50th anniversary and are interested in reigniting the flame for The Memorial.

Everyone that participates can choose where their proceeds are directed.  If any club or organization finds players or sponsors, they can request that their donations be directed to that OP team or club. Please feel free to sign up and play! 

Any purchase made on Amazon through the AmazonSmile connection will raise .5% from every purchase made. You can find more information at this link about the program: The charity name on AmazonSmile is PTA Missouri Congress Oak Park High School PTSA Booster Club.

  

The ACT is an achievement test, measuring what a student has learned in school. The ACT has up to 5 components: English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and an optional Writing Test. The ACT® college readiness assessment is a curriculum- and standards-based educational and career planning tool that assesses students’ academic readiness for college.

The ACT is the capstone of our College and Career Readiness System. The test uses the same score scale as ACT Explore/ACT Plan and ACT Aspire, making the system an effective tool to monitor academic progress and student growth.

ACT Test Dates:
OAK PARK School Code: 261-667 To Register click here!

Test Date
13-Jun-15

Registration Deadline
8-May-15

General Test-Taking Strategies for the ACT
The ACT contains multiple-choice tests in four areas: English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. Each of these tests contains questions that offer either four or five answer choices from which you are to choose the correct, or best, answer. The following suggestions apply to all four tests: Pace yourself. Read the directions for each test carefully. Read each question carefully. Answer the easy questions first. 

Here are some helpful ACT Resources for students and families to better prepare and learn about the ACT.
Resource Guide for Student and Families
2014-2015 Preparing for the ACT 
Test Prep

For any additional information about the ACT go to www.actstudent.org or visit our Counseling Testing Information site here!

All Juniors in the state of Missouri will take the ACT on April 28 as part of the Missouri Assessment Program.  The score earned will be able to be used for college applications and scholarships.

ATTENDANCE PROCEDURES
High school students whose attendance falls below 90% in one semester will receive a percentage deduction by course. If the student or parent feels that justifiable or extraordinary circumstances have contributed to not attaining the 90% threshold, the student and parent may appeal to the Attendance Review Committee. To view more detailed information about this click here!

ALUMNI COURTYARD - GRANITE LEGACY PAVERS
Become part of Oak Park’s Alumni Courtyard by purchasing a granite legacy paver. What was previously known as the Main Courtyard is being renovated and updated to recognize our Alumni, their families, and staff members.  Pavers can be purchased to recognize the families, influential teachers, previous classes, or other members of the OP Family you would like to acknowledge.  The funds will be used to continue to make improvements to Oak Park. Contact Meagan O'Donnell with any questions.
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