NOTICE: SUMMER OFFICE RELOCATION
Due to signifigant construction we will be moving the Main Office to rooms E131 and E132. Please use the East doors marked with the number 7. This summer entrance is located by the baseball field.
Athletes please plan on parking in the south parking log and coming in through the Canopy.
To qualify for Bright Flight, a student must be in the top 3% of his or her statewide high school class as determined by normalized tests, the ACT and SATcomposite scores. To date, a score of 31 or above on the ACT. Below is a list of the amazing young minds at Oak Park who have achieved a score of 31 or higher on the ACT.
SUMMER SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Summer School and eCampus registration opened March 28th. Below are the forms for enrollment. They can also be found in the counseling office and were sent to each student's email. Here are the courses being offered through eCampus.
Summer School will run May 31-June 23 (7:15-1:15) at Staley. Week one runs Tuesday-Friday and weeks 2-4 run Monday-Thursday.
eCampus Summer Classes Offered
PRESCHOOL AT OPHS SIGN UP
We currently have openings for the OPHS Lab school for the 2016-2017 school year. To apply please complete and return this application. OP has an historic reputation with this program. It provides Pre-K (4-5) or preschool (3-4) preschool services. If they have any questions, please email Denise Winslow.
LINDEN WEST CAREER DAY
Sophomore Kristen Blackwell helped Mrs. Geabhart present at Linden West Elementary to some of our Future Oakies, who made their own producation of the AXE.
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THE CLASS OF 2016 VIDEO by Jordyn Bensyl
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FOOTBALL TEAM VOLUNTEERED
On Saturday May 7 over 30 parents, players, and coaches from the Northmen Football Family volunteered for the City of Gladstone at the historic Johnson-Atkins Farm. Work such as brush and tree removal. Invasive species removal, weed eating, mowing, and mulching helped the city return the farm back to it's original 1824 condition.
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TEACHER FEATURED ON COMMUITY SPOTLIGHT
Mr. Brian Gehrlein, is featured on the Educational Theatre Association website as their Community Spotlight. Mr. Gehrlein was selected based on the outstanding theatre advice he regularly contributes to the Theatre Education Community. The instruction Mr. Gehrlein provides helps other theatre educators, students, and artists from all over the world.
JOURNALISM PLACES @ KC METRO CONTEST
All four schools earned awards at the Journalism Educators of Metro Kansas City spring contest Wednesday, April 27, on the KU Edwards Campus. Schools from across the greater KC metro area competed with stories, photos, designs and videos.
There were nearly 40 categories of contest. Awards levels were First, Second, Third and Honorable Mentions. In addition to individual awards, scholarships were awarded.
Oak Park senior Madison Russell had a big night. She won the Opal Heatherly Writing Award for Newspaper. This scholarship was based on a writing portfolio, and named her the best newspaper writer in the KC metro area this year. Russell also won the Mike Dunlap Excellence in Journalism Award. This is the top scholarship award given by JEMKC to a student who showed excellence in several aspects of journalism. Russell’s portfolio included writing, design, online and broadcast samples. See all results
CAMBIA 2016 EARNS GALLERY OF EXCELLENCE
Recently, Walsworth Publishing inducted the 2016 Cambia yearbook into the Gallery of Excellence. The Gallery of Excellence is a showcase of the best yearbooks published by Walsworth. Less than five percent of the yearbooks published each year are included. They are chosen for superior coverage, design, photography and copy. Read more..
MJEA HONOR ROLL ANNOUNCED
The Missouri Journalism Education Association is pleased to announce the following students have been named to the 2015-2016 Honor Roll from Oak Park. Read more..
Taylor Dorrel, Kaitlyn Henderson, Madison Russell and Mabrey Wathen
"MAN OF THE YEAR"
We are excited to announce that our very own Craig Knaak was named the Dave Bassore "Man of the Year” by the Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association last night. This award honors the life of long-time area coach Dave Bassore who passed away in 2006. Each year the GKCFCA gives this award to one coach on each side of the state line who exemplifies the spirit of Coach Bassore. Craig will be honored this summer at half time of the Missouri-Kansas All-Star Game on June 16th.
Band State Solo Ensemble Festival Results
On April 29th, Band students performed at the MSHSAA State Solo and Ensemble Festival on the campus of the University of Missouri – Columbia. Our Oak Park Band students performed very well and earned the following ratings
Vocal Music State Solo Ensemble Results
The Vocal Music Department went to State Solo/Ensemble contest April 29th at the University of Missouri. 18 events represented our school and here are the results
Oak Park High School is nominated for four Blue Star Awards for their musical, Singin' in the Rain. This is the most nominations our school has ever received. 56 musicals were evaluated and over 5,000 students participated. The committee only nominates 6 in each category. On May 19th they will attend a ceremony to find out who won.