Interested in the Academy of Fine Arts? The next shadowing opportunity is Nov. 13th from 8-10am. Visit the AFA website to sign up for a shadowing appointment. Students must have their own transportation arranged to participate.


There will be an interest meeting at 6 pm on Nov. 11th in the band room for all students interested in joining this year’s Indoor Percussion/Guard program. All students are welcomed to attend and find out how to join. No experience necessary!


Any athletes interested in joining the Oakdale Swimming or Diving teams this winter

are invited to attend a preseason information meeting, Wednesday, November 6 at 6:00 PM

In the Cafeteria.  Parents are welcome to attend this meeting. 


NCI Informational Meeting in B200 on November 12 from 10:20-10:55.  Those who sign up outside of B111 will not go to SET the day of the presentation you will go immediately to B200 to give the presenter enough time.  You must sign up to attend.


The 2019-20 Young Authors’ Contest is underway! YAC is an annual contest sponsored by the State of Maryland Literacy Association. Each year, students at Oakdale High School are encouraged to participate in the Young Authors’ Contest by submitting poetry and short story entries for a chance to win. This is also a great opportunity for students’ creative writing skills to shine and, if a student  becomes a county or state winner, this is quite an honor to brag about on any future college or scholarship applications! We have had several state winners in the past–let’s continue to REPRESENT!


For additional details and guidelines, students must join the official YAC Google Classroom with code: y99x5e or visit/email Ms. Owen ([email protected]) in the Library Media Center. Deadline for all submissions is Monday, November 18, 2019.


Again, that’s Google Classroom code: y99x5e . 


The deadline for all submissions is Monday, November 18, 2019.


Tryouts for the 2019-2020 OHS Mock Trial Team will be Wednesday, November 6th from 2:20-3:20. Please report directly to Ms. Corridon’s room (D154) after school. You should have rehearsed your direct examination questions if you are interested in auditioning as a lawyer; if you are interested in a witness role, please have your affidavit memorized. All interested participants must have 3 teacher recommendation surveys completed. The survey form is inked in the QR code posted in the announcement, on the Oakdale Post Webpage, and in Ms. Corridon’s room.


If you are interested in trying out, but were unable to attend last Friday’s SET meeting, please stop by and talk with Ms. Corridon in D154. We look forward to another successful season, and thank you for trying out!


Award winning author Neal Shusterman is coming to Oakdale High School November 21st! Will you be there? He will be discussing his Arc of a Scythe book series, which includes: Scythe, Thunderhead, and The Toll. Shusterman will speak in the OHS auditorium from 8-9am. In order to attend, students will need to leave their first block class at 8:45am and miss the first 15 minutes of second block. Students must complete a permission slip and return it to the Library Media Center by the end of the school day Wednesday, November 13th. A link to the form can be found on posters (attached) throughout the school and in the library. Or, go to the OHS Library Twitter and Instagram accounts at @OHSBearsRead. First come, first served. Again, the deadline is by the end of the school day Wednesday, November 13th. See Library Media staff for more information.


All Boy’s Interested in participating in Indoor Track should attend the interest meeting on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 after school in Mr. Lillard’s room (A106).


ASL members if you are interested in holding an officer position applications are due by 11/21 for voting during our meeting on 11/22. 


In the first period food drive that ended Friday, the donation totals for the top six finishers were:

Mrs. Cole’s class 355

Ms. Porter’s class 270

Ms. Graziano’s class 181

Mrs. Smith’s class 157

Mrs. Nave’s class 106

Mrs. Bluman’s class 102


Thank you to everyone for your generous donations for the food drive this year.


Congratulations to our Golf team for winning the State Championship. Oakdale beat Linganore on the fourth playoff hole after initially tying for first place. Great job bears!


Congratulations to the Girls Cross Country Team on their fourth place finish at the 2A West Regional Championships last Thursday at Liberty High School. Their fourth place finish advances them to the MD State Cross Country Championships at Hereford High School this Saturday. The bears top finishers included Aubrey Schaffer in 7th place, Hayley Ross in 10th place, Caylin Walker in 25th place, Zhana Ivanova in 39th place, Hailey Hallenberg in 45th place, Karina Turner in 53rd place, and Sarah Rash in 59th place. A special shout out to the girls team also for their 3rd place finish at the Frederick County Championships the week before. Hayley Ross placed 6th in the county and Caylin Walker placed 16th to lead the way for the Bears. Best of luck to the girls as they head out to Hereford for states on Saturday. Go Bears! 


The Boys Soccer team will be in the State Semifinals on Saturday, November 9th at 5:00pm at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring.  Please consider coming out and supporting the team, the enthusiastic student section throughout the playoffs has been a great motivator for the boys!


This week is Carpool week! Ride to school with friends or take the bus to save energy.