On December 1, 2015, the North Kansas City School District lost a beloved former member of the district and Oak Park's first Principal, Dr. Dan Kahler. He was surrounded by his children and family as he passed away in Florida. His impact on our school and culture is still being felt today and will forever be part of Oak Park High School. A memorial service will be held here at Oak Park on February 6, 2016 at 3:00 PM. To read the Obituary please view here. Do you have a memory of Dr. Dan Kahler you would like to share?
If you cannot make it to the service, you can tune in from home. The Axe students will be debuting the district’s new NKCSDTV.com website with this broadcast. You can watch live at 3 p.m. on the OPTV
The top box will be black until the students make the broadcast live. If you tune in early, you may need to refresh your screen. The bottom box is the archive of shows The Axe has broadcast recently. This event will also be archived there.
Also, our signal will be HD, so if you have slow wifi at your home, you might use your dongle to connect directly to the internet cable.
The service will be streamed live. Click to view if you are unable to be with us in person. Visit our Facebook . Please email with any questions.
Help send our band to New York City…to march in the St. Patrick’s
Live Jazz Music, Italian Food, Photo Booth and Silent Auction!
Saturday, February 20th
2016 l 6:30-9:00 pm in the Main Gym
Tickets are $10 per person or $100 for reserved VIP tables. Purchase tickets from any band student or get them at the door. Questions contact Sheri Bowers.
Please join me in congratulating the following student-athletes
who will be continuing their education and athletic careers at the collegiate level.
Orie Agbaji - Texas - volleyball
Karli Reichert - Rockhurst - volleyball
Gracie Schweinfurth - William Jewell - soccer
Dalton Cassity - Central Methodist - baseball
Dylan Deeney - Central Methodist - baseball
Logan Allenbaugh - Missouri Valley - baseball
Brysen Stigger - Washburn - football
Tyler Kline - St. Marys - football
Randolph LaBarrie - Presentation College - football
Zac Lucas - St. Marys - football
Jose Camberos - University of Nebraska-Omaha - soccer
Please congratulate the following student-athletes on earning Academic All-State honors in Volleyball:
Orie Agbaji, Karli Reichert, Chloe Hilgenkamp, Jessica Morrison, Taylor Baker, Malaina Hensley and Kari Westberg
YEARBOOK RANKS NATIONALLY
The Cambia yearbook earned high marks in the National Scholastic Press Association’s annual yearbook critique program.
- Oak Park High School: Cambia yearbook earned First Class with three arks of Distinction for Concept/Essentials, Coverage and Writing/Editing....read more here
FRESHMAN NIGHT February 24, 6:00-8:00P.M. Click to enlarge.
NORTHLAND SCIENCE OLYMPIAD COMPETITION
Our students competed in 23 events right here on our home turf against students from 25 other schools throughout Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska. Congratulations to these prize winners as well as all the members of your Oak Park Science Olympiad team.
Cell Biology: 3rd Place — Chuma Humphrey and Mahasin Tutu
Game On: 1st Place — Jaeza Robertson and Emily Hildebrand
Geologic Mapping: 5th Place — Erica Dykes
Hydrogeology: 6th Place — Hannah Frazier
Invasive Species: 6th Place — Jaeza Robertson and KyleLynn Gallagher
It’s About Time: 6th Place — Alan Scalzi and Samantha Thomas
Wright Stuff: 3rd Place — Solomon Whitaker and James Macken
It's that time of year where our juniors and seniors are starting to explore their options after high school. We encourage our Oak Park students to get all the answers by attending some of these college visits. Various Colleges and Universities around the area come to Oak Park to speak with the students and to answer their questions. To attend please you must sign up in the counseling office!
The Missouri Higher Education Academic Scholarship Program is a merit-based program that encourages top-ranked high school seniors to attend approved Missouri postsecondary schools.
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 or an SAT-equivalent score qualifies, but the score needed changes every year.
Below is a list of the amazing young minds at Oak Park who have achieved a score of 31 or higher on the ACT.
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. Please view here for more information.
TWO FREE - ACT PRACTICE SERVICES
Do you ever wonder what the different ACT scores can get you? Check out this list of schools that offer various scholarships based on your ACT score.
OPERATION PRIDE/COMMUNITY SERVICE
Beginning with the Class of 2019, all graduating seniors from NKC Schools are required to have 20 Service to Community Hours — a requirement to be completed by the end of the student's first semester of their senior year. To learn more about the community service hours requirement.
Community Service Hours Form
List of Northland Charities
List of OP Opportunities
For a full description of all the graduation requirements, check the Career & Planning Education Guide
Do you have children at more than one district school? Wouldn’t it be helpful if you could see multiple schools’ calendars together? Now, you can! (See how here)
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.