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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th HOMECOMING SCHEDULE
Parking for the Assembly will not be available in front of the building unless a person needs handicapped parking.
Beginning at 12:15 students will be released from their last class for the Assembly in the Gym. The assembly will begin no later than 12:30. We will have seating for parents and visitors on the northeast side of the bleachers. Immediately after the assembly is over the parade will begin. The route will pass in front of Clardy and Gashland Elementary Schools before returning by the Baseball field at Oak Park. We will have a Pep Assembly behind the Gym until school is dismissed. The Powder Puff (Jr vs Sr) game will begin at 4:00 PM.
HOMECOMING ALUMNI GAMES
This year we will be having several games for OPHS Alumni to participate in! If you are interested in this friendly competition please contact Casey Vokolek at 816.413.5350 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Mark Maus
with any questions.HOMECOMING DANCE - SATURDAY FROM 7:00-10:00 PM
The Homecoming Dance will be hosted in the Main Gym on September 20th. Tickets can be purchased before Friday at 9:00 AM, for $8 per ticket or $15 for a pair. All obligations must be cleared by Friday morning at 9:00 AM. See Mr. Sartain if you have questions about obligations. Students must also have 90% attendance for the year. See Mr. Dial for any questions about attendance.
"WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY" ANTI-BULLYING PROJECT FEATURED ON KSHB CHANNEL 41
Oak Park Junior, Jordyn Bensyl, made a video after asking YouTube subscribers to send her responses to the prompt, "What Makes You Happy?" Jordyn's YouTube video has been viewed over 9,000 times and was a feature story on KSHB 41
OAK PARK RECOGNIZED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY
Councilman Scott Wagner (OP Alum) and the City Council recognized Oak Park and its nearly 25,000 graduates. The recognition is part of the celebration for the 50th Graduating Class. The events are occuring throughout the year beginning with Homecoming Weekend this Friday and Saturday.
All 9th, 10th, and 11th graders students pictures were taken by Reed Portrait Group. Order forms are in the main office if you still would like to order pictures. Forms can be turned in at Oak Park or at Reed Portrait Group (7821 N Oak Trfy, Kansas City, MO).
AFTER SCHOOL SUPPORT - TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY
Additional support will be available every Tuesday and Wednesday in the Media Center, until 4:30, for any student interested in working collaboratively with other students, receiving help from teachers, or working quietly. Transportation is available at 4:30 but passes must be obtained in the Main Office in order to ride NKCSD transportation home.
CAMBIA RECEIVES SPECIAL RECOGNITION
WATCH OAK PARK FOOTBALL GAMES HERE
The Gallery of Excellence showcases the best yearbooks published by Walsworth each year. Usually less than 5% percent of yearbooks nationwide are chosen for this honor.
“Yearbooks in the Gallery demonstrate comprehensive coverage, innovative design and superior copy and photography, and that is why we used them nationally as idea generators,” President Don Walsworth said.
The Oak Park High School “Cambia” has earned this honor for eight years running, and 12 times total since 1998. The 2014 yearbook editors, 2014 graduates Gabrielle Brancato and Katelyn Ramsey, led a staff of 15 students.
North Kansas City Schools is partnering with Niles Media to stream all home games at no cost. Click on the link, sign in, and enjoy the Northmen Football Game. Directions for streaming games
OAK PARK GLEE CAMP - OCT. 11
Come to Oak Park for the Glee Camp! Students in grades 3-8 are encouraged to sign up. Check in begins at 8:30 and the camp finishes with a concert at 1:00. Click here
to access the flier.
NEW ACADEMIC RESOURCE FOR STUDENTS
This will take place on Mondays and Fridays for approximately forty minutes. Academic Resource (AR) is designed to give students timely support in an individualized setting. Students will be paired with teachers that can assist them in their work, help with difficult concepts, and allow for mastery of content. Juniors and Seniors will have an opportunity to use this time as they see fit as long as they are meeting expectations with regard to grades, attendance, and behavior. Through this intervention time, we are committed to increasing academic achievement during the school day.
NEW ATTENDANCE PROCEDURES
New this year the district has implemented a procedure that will increase attendance. 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. It is strongly suggested that all proper documentation to support an appeal be kept to help with the success of each appeal. To view more detailed information about this click here!