There will be a meeting for anyone interested in trying out for the Girls Varsity Tennis Team next Friday, February 1st at 2:30 in Coach Weiss’ room (A102).  If you can’t attend the meeting please see Coach Weiss before next Friday to pick-up information needed for tryouts.

publications announcement (see flyer)

Publications Application – Google Docs (1)

On Thursday 29 students and 8 teachers took the plunge in the frigid waters of the Chesapeake bay. It was windy and rainy but they did it! They were able to raise over $6,000 dollars for Special Olympics Maryland! Special shout out to Ellie Townshend for raising over $1200. Ellie was in the top 5 overall student fundraisers across all schools. Special thank you to everyone for all of your support of Special Olympics Maryland.

2018 STEP UP! Student Songwriting Contest.

Chords of Courage is changing the conversation from the demoralizing and cynical to the hopeful and inspirational – one song at a time. We have created the first songwriting contest of its kind in the world and will be conducting it in Frederick, Maryland. The contest is open to Frederick County middle and high school age students and encourages them to use their creativity to write dynamic and powerful songs about people of particular courage.

Chords of Courage has a workshop on February 2. To sign up and read more about the contest go to chordsofcourage.org

This week’s student of the week is Linsey Rotter.  Linsey was nominated by Ms. Murdoch because Linsey is a genuine sweet and good nature human being. She comes to the Media Center because of her dual enrollment schedule and is always quiet, courteous, and studious. She keeps to her routine and works independently each morning. She is the student that is always doing the right thing when no one is watching. Her character and kind disposition can be overlooked because of her quiet nature and Ms. Murdoch wanted her to know that we notice and appreciate that she is responsible and respectful everyday. Thanks for being such a great BEAR! As this week’s students of the week, Linsey will receive a cookie from Ms. Clabaugh and one free admission to an Oakdale High School event.  Way to go Linsey!


Log in to your Naviance Student account – https://student.naviance.com/oakdalehs

Your username and password are your 8-digit Student ID number


Under “What’s New” the registration sheet survey that has been assigned to you as a task.

Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Document Resources.” Download the 2019-2020 Course Offerings Document.


Click on the registration survey, then click “take a survey.”


You should select eight (8) unique classes as your primary choices, along with two (2) alternate choices in the event of a class conflict, course not offered, etc. You must fill in only the course number for your elective choices and alternates.


Students will able to save their choices, and continue later if needed. You may return to the survey/sheet and click submit when final course selections have been decided. After submitting, this sends it directly to the counselor and does not allow alterations. All surveys/sheets will be automatically submitted to us at midnight on February 8th. Please be careful that you do not select the wrong submission if you wish to return to it later.


If you wish to return to your registration sheet, it will no longer appear on the main page. Instead, it will be under the “about me” tab under “My Stuff” or “My Surveys.”


Be sure to attend REGISTRATION INFORMATION NIGHT and ELECTIVES FAIR on Wednesday, February 6.