Every week, Oakdale High staff members get the opportunity to recognize students for their behavior in class and overall character.  A winner will be chosen from all the nominations and this winner will be given a coupon to attend an Oakdale event for free. This week’s student of the week is Sydney Valley.  Sydney was nominated by Mr. Parry because Sydney not only works very hard in class but she is also always trying to help other people in class. She is a great example of how to be a Bear to her classmates. As this week’s student of the week, Sydney will receive a coupon for one free admission to an Oakdale High School event.  Way to go Sydney!



For those students planning on attending college next, don’t forget to attend the COLLEGE INFORMATION NIGHT TONIGHT:

Tonight at 6:00 pm in the  OHSAUDITORIUM, counselors will present information on the college application process which will include:

  1. Admissions terminology, types of college applications – Common App, School-Specific, Coalition           2. Naviance – Applying for colleges, scholarships, signing up for college visits at OHS, and other features
  2. Requesting Transcripts
  3. Requesting Letters of Recommendation from teachers
  4. Completing the Student Information Sheet in Naviance
  5. Requesting Official SAT/ACT scores



If you planning on attending college next year, don’t forget to attend the UPCOMING FINANCIAL AID PRESENTATION on Monday, October 21, in the OHS Auditorium at 6:00 PM. A college representative will present information about applying for financial aid, including completing the FAFSA.  

Parents and seniors are encouraged to join attend.


The yearbook staff needs photos from all students for the yearbook. We are looking for photos from students who went on college visits, summer and travel, students and their pets, football games, then and now photos, Celebrity look alikes, homecoming and spirit week. 


The Boys Varsity Soccer team improved to 6-0-0 and 2-0-0 in the conference with a win Thursday vs Catoctin. Patrick Gill, Ethan Daiger, Ryan Davis, Ethan Simpson, Ange Simo, and Aiden Wright all scored their first varsity goals. It was the teams 5th shutout of the season.  The JV Boys Soccer team suffered their first loss of the season 2-1 at Manchester Valley. The teams play next at Middletown on Tuesday.


The Oakdale Bear Band is proud to announce that they earned the 1st Place Award this weekend at the Maryland Marching Band Association competition at Chopticon High School!  This week, they will be premiering the third movement of this year’s show “The Greatest Showman.” So, come watch the football team beat Linganore and enjoy the music of the band during half-time.  We can’t wait to see you there!!


Listen up all Red Cross Members and prospective members! There will be a Red Cross Meeting held tomorrow, Tuesday, September 24th in SET in Mrs. Cole’s room. If you are interested in the club, but could not register, please join us for this meeting. In SET we will be securing all Volunteer Connection accounts with Red Cross, and answering any questions that have to do with Red Cross Club or account registration. This club DOES NOT require you to give blood. It is all about volunteering and serving the community alongside Red Cross! Join us tomorrow!


The Varsity girls soccer beat Catoctin on Thursday night.  The final score was 10 to 0, and Jordan Schwartzman, Regan Plate, Hannah Clagett, Hannah Lebo, and Alex Gould all contributed goals for the bears.  The girls soccer program takes on Middletown tomorrow, September 14th, at 5:30pm and 7pm at home. Come out to support!


Do you know that 90,000 kids in Maryland have a parent in jail, and 2.7 million kids nationwide have at least one family member in jail or prison? You can support these children by donating to C.O.I.P.P, Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership, a local organization that helps these kids and their families. Donate new hygiene supplies like soap, deodorant, and lotion to the boxes around the school for the new few weeks. These children need our help!


The annual See You at The Pole event will be held this Wednesday at 7:00AM around the flagpole in the front of the school.  All students are welcome to come and pray for our school, community and nation. Please consider participating! If you have any questions, please see Mr. Gough or Mr. Widmeyer.