If you love to write short stories, poetry, or anything else creative, join Oakdale’s Creative Writing Club. We will play writing games, experiment with different creative forms, participate in Poetry Out Loud and Project Lit, share our writing, and enter contests to get our work published. For more information, see Mrs. Showalter in A208.

Show out to Ben Bevilacqua´s trash pickup on October 20th from 12-1:30. We will meet at the picnic tables by the cafeteria.

Do you want to learn how to play chess? Do you want to just play chess for fun? If you want to join the club, it is located at Ms. Young’s classroom in B235. See you there!

Oakdale students – would you like to reduce stress and anxiety? Would you like to increase flexibility and fitness? Join Yoga Club during club sign-ups this week. Yoga club will meet 1-2 times per month in the Auxiliary Gymnasium and we will explore yoga postures and movement, breathwork and mindfulness. Ask Ms. Ketteringham for details. 

September is National Recovery Month and Frederick County has an initiative called “Frederick Goes Purple” to raise awareness for drug abuse in our county.  OHS is using September as well to raise awareness and educate people about drugs and drug abuse. There is a bulletin board on Main Street in the building with some information about “Frederick Goes Purple” and there will be various announcements throughout the month about drug facts and awareness (particularly opioids).  As a school we will also be promoting Purple Friday on 9/27 by encouraging students to wear purple to school that day to show support for this initiative and the awareness month. We hope that you will also help us support this initiative. 

Current members of the National Math Honor Society, please visit the Google Classroom group from last year to access the Schoology Class code to join our group for this year.  Please see Ms. Watson with any questions or concerns in A203. The National Math Honor Society will submit additional announcements in the future for students interested in applying for induction. Tutoring hours start in September so be sure to join Schoology ASAP

The Varsity Boys Soccer team improved to 4-0-0 on the season with a 3-0 win at Urbana last night. It was the first win over Urbana in the last five years.  Dan Ivanov, Riley Daiger and Cristian Topovich scored and Owen Cunha and Griffin Vinal had assists. Dylan Miller recorded his third shutout of the season. The JV Boys soccer team won 2-0 at Urbana for their first win of the season.

The girls soccer team battled Urbana at home last night.  JV girls tied the Hawks 2-2 with goals from Sarah Thorssel and Avery Plate.  Fina Mochi also had an assist. The Varsity girls team lost to Urbana in a hard fought match 3-1 with an assist from Sofia Carrera and a goal from Sam Foster.