Are you interested in Poetry Out Loud? Do you love watching spoken word or Button Poetry videos? You can be a part of the national Poetry Out Loud competition starting at the schoolwide level. The OHS Poetry Out Loud competition will be held December 6th during 5th block in the auditorium. Anyone interested in participating as a performer or even as an observer, please see Mrs. Showalter in A208. She will begin to offer SET sessions to help coach Poetry Out Loud participants. You can also find out more information at the website poetryoutloud.org.


In celebration of our ten year anniversary, and to promote reading and writing in our schools, author Neal Shusterman will be visiting on November 21st.  Permission forms are due to the OHS Library on Wednesday, November 13th. Please watch the announcement for information on this special event.


This week’s student of the week is Brody Stup.  Brody was nominated by Mr. Socash because Brody constantly strives to do the best he can on every single task he is given. He often goes beyond the teacher’s expectations. Brody stands out among his peers in his effort, his following of instructions, and his attitude towards learning.  As this week’s Student of the Week, Brody will receive a coupon for one free admission ticket to an Oakdale High School event. Way to go Brody!


The boys soccer team lost in penalty kicks in the state semi finals on Saturday. Their season ends with a 13-1-3 record and second consecutive regional championship. Congratulations to Riley Daiger who was selected to the Maryland Association of Soccer Coaches All State first team.


Congratulations to the Boys Cross Country team for bringing home the State Championship to Oakdale High School.  The Boys ran a phenomenal race with all athletes putting forth an A plus effort to win the meet. Kyle Lund came in 1st and brought home the individual state title and ran a course record.  Collin Dempsey came in second for the team and 7th overall. Joshua Milliken can in 17th, Spencer Buckwalter came in 19th, Charles Parrott Cam in 26th. Nick Raumann and Justin Cherry came in 31st and 37th respectively.  There were over 150 runners and all of the Oakdale runners topped the field with all Oakdale runners improving their time immensely! Coach Lillard would like to thank all the JV runners and alternates that came to the meet to support their teammates.  Your support was much needed and gotten. He would also like to thank Principal Smith, Ronnie Beard, and Coach Kenny for coming out and supporting the team. It has been a great season for Oakdale Cross country and they are getting a well-deserved break.  GO BEARS!!


If you would like to participate in this year’s Operation Christmas Child shoebox outreach, please see Mr. Gough in B229.  You can fill a shoebox full of toys to be sent across the world to show a child you care. Anyone is able to participate and boxes need to be turned in to Mr. Gough by next Friday the 22nd.


It is turn off the lights week! This week remember to turn off the lights in any room before you leave.