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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)
The Oak Park Science Olympiad team competed in the O-town Throw Down this past Saturday. It was a huge 23-team tournament with 3 different states worth of teams represented. We placed 10th overall, out of the 23 teams, beating teams from Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska. The following kids got up on stage and received an award for their efforts:
Solomon Whitaker and James Macken
Wright Stuff - 6th place
Erica Dykes and Solomon Whataker
Astronomy - 6th place
Robot Arm - 5th place
Jaeza Robertson and Emily Hilderbrand
Game On - 5th place
Erica Dykes and Leanna Borgeson
Geologic Mapping - 4th place
And Jaeza Robertson and Kylelynn Gallagher
Invasove Species - 4th place
100M BREASTSTROKE STATE CHAMPION
Senior, Elliott Eisele-Miller takes 1st at State in the 100 Breaststroke with a time of :56.87! He is also the school record holder and holds the 5th fastest time in State history!
EVELYN GATES AWARD WINNER
Orie Agbaji was honored as the 2015 and 12th recipient of the Evelyn Gates Award. This award is presented annually to the top female high school volleyball player in the Kansas City area that exhibits top tier skill, spirit and sportsmanship. Orie had 364 kills and 80 blocks during the fall season.
NEW FALL NORTHMEN PRIDE The Oak Park Newsletter, The Northmen Pride is now available to read. Enjoy reading about Oak Park’s successes, upcoming events, and important updates. Feel free to share this newsletter with our family, friends, alumni, and others.
OAK PARK PERFORMS WELL AT JOURNALISM NATIONALS In the national Broadcast Sports Story of the Year contest, Oak Park was recently named a finalist for the first time in school history. The rankings were announced Saturday, Nov. 14. Senior Jordyn Bensyl and 2015 graduate Kaleb Murray were listed as Honorable Mention, ranked sixth, in the nation for their “Girls Swim goes to State” video produced during the last school year. The Story of the Year competition is one of the largest in the country as far as number of entries each year. The winning videos are featured on NSPA’s website as inspiration for other schools, and will be listed in the Best of High School Journalism book for this year.
In the Write-Offs Contest, 2,003 individual students competed, 712 placed. Rankings are given from Superior to Excellent down to Honorable Mention. Individual students earned:
Oak Park High School The AXE broadcast:
- senior Bailey McQuillen, Honorable Mention, Broadcast News Writing
- sophomore Alexavier Brown, Honorable Mention, Broadcast Package
- sophomore Jessica Gold-Barnes, Honorable Mention, Broadcast Package
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THE AXE BRINGS HOMES 3 REGIONAL AWARDS
The Axe, the daily broadcast show at Oak Park High School, sent a team of three students to a regional competition over the weekend of Nov. 6-7. VidCon, hosted by Drury University, offered 14 schools from
Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas and Oklahoma more than a dozen catego
ries to compete in over the two-day period.
The team of seniors Jordyn Bensyl and Allyson Laytham and freshman Skyler Benjamin earned Second Place in the “Midnight Madness” competition. Teams were given a prompt Friday evening and only five hours in which to complete a short, three-minute movie.
Bensyl also earned Second Place in News Writing, for writing a news script in under one hour.
Their winnings can be viewed by clicking the videos and the full press release can be viewed here
Congratulation to Orie Agbaji who was announced 2015-2016 Under Armour First-Team All-America. #OPUnited
Both Volleyball and Soccer won their District Championships. Congratulations to both amazing teams!
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.
NOVEMBER COLLEGE VISITS
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. Click here to see October/November College or University that will be coming to OP. To attend please sign up in the counseling office!
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. (Click here!)
Community Service Hours Form (Click here!)
List of Northland Charities (Click here!) List of OP Opportunities (Click Here!)
For a full description of all the graduation requirements, check the Career & Planning Education Guide
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.