Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Dear O’Gorman Junior High School Families,
We would like to thank all of you who have shown so much generosity and support for O’Gorman Junior High School this school year. Because of our partnership, we are able to carry out the Sioux Falls Catholic School System’s Mission: ….“to form a community of faith and learning by promoting a Catholic way of life through Gospel values and academic excellence.”

Staff Appreciation Week—THANK YOU!
On behalf of the OGJH staff, thank you to all of you who coordinated and donated money/ items/food for staff appreciation.  We are very appreciative of what you do for us. Because of the generosity of many, our staff was treated to breakfast and lunch meals throughout the week, in addition to other gifts (gift cards, prizes, etc.). Our staff is extremely grateful for the outpouring of support during this past week and throughout the year. THANK YOU!

Band Concert–Attention Band Parents
Attention Band Parent Families, the time for our final concert of the year has finally arrived and the students are very excited to perform for all of you. The concert will be held on Monday, May 15th at 7:00 pm in the O’Gorman High School Performing Arts Center. Report time is at 6:30. The 7th grade students will need to report to room G-100 and 8th grade students will report to the high school band room. Admission for the concert is free. The student dress attire for the concert is as follows:

Boys – school khaki pants or dress pants, belt, a long or short sleeved dress shirt (no polos), a tie (traditional or bowtie) no shorts
Girls – dress or skirt with appropriate length, or dress pants (not corduroy or school khaki). No spaghetti strap tops, no denim anywhere, no capris.

End-of-the-Year Checklist for Students/Parents
Library/Lost and Damaged Textbooks
All library books are due Wednesday, May 10. Report cards will be held until your child has handed in all books (library or textbooks) or has paid any fines due. We will continue to have students call home if their book has not been returned or they have not paid the fine.
Hot Lunch Accounts
Please make sure that your child’s hot lunch account is at zero or above on their last day of school. If money is owed, your child’s report card will be held until the account has been handled. You may call 575-3356 to check on your child’s balance.
Tuition
Please make sure that your 2016-2017 tuition account is paid. If money is owed, your child’s report card will be held until the account has been handled.
Medications
If your child took medication during the course of the school day, please remember to pick it up  during the last week of school.

*Report cards will be mailed home the week of May 22.*

Last Days of School
Wednesday, May 17: OGJH Awards Assembly at 1:00 (Students only); Last day of school for 8th grade students
Thursday, May 18: 7th Grade Early Dismissal (12:00); 8th Grade Graduation @ 2:00 in the OGJH gymnasium (8th grade students report to homeroom by 1:15)
Friday, May 19: Last day of school for 7th grade students; Early dismissal (10:00)

8th Grade Graduation Dress Code:
Boys: Dress pants, dress shoes, nice shirt tucked in.
Girls: May wear dresses, skirts, or slacks. Dress shoes. No strapless or spaghetti strap dresses (straps must be thick in width). If thick straps are worn, shoulders must be covered. No low cut front or back. In determining length, a student may hold their arms at their sides, the length of the garment should be at least as long as the student’s longest finger.

Attention 8th Grade Parents: Schedule of Graduation Day Activities—Thursday, May 18
1:15 PM  –  REPORT TO HOMEROOM:  Eighth grade students will be able to sleep late this morning!  Seventh grade students will have class from 8:15 AM to 12:00 PM.
2:00 – 3:00 PM  –  GRADUATION MASS:  The Mass will be held in the OGJH gymnasium.  Families of the graduates are invited to attend.
FOLLOWING MASS  –  RECEPTION:  Immediately following the Mass, a brief reception will be held in the O†Gorman High School Rec Center.  We thank the 7th grade parents for hosting this special part of the celebration.
7:00 – 9:15 PM  –  PARTY:  An evening of fun is scheduled to take place on the Tschetter Farm (three miles south of Sioux Falls).  Activities will include volleyball, soccer, and a dance. Pizza, pop, chips and cookies will also be served. This event is intended for the graduating students ONLY (please—no outside friends or siblings). BUS LEAVES FROM OGJH AT 6:30 PM (PLEASE BE AT OGJH NO LATER THAN 6:15) AND WILL RETURN TO OGJH BY 9:30 PM.

Upcoming Dates
Wednesday, May 10: Last School Mass; SFCS Orchestra Concert at OGHS Performing Arts Center: 7:00 PM
Friday, May 12: Students for Life at 7:20 AM; Last 20 Signature Dress Down Day
Monday, May 15: OGJH Band Concert at OGHS Performing Arts Center: 7:00 PM
Tuesday, May 16: 4th Quarter 0 Infraction/0 Detention Dress Down Day
Wednesday, May 17:  Awards Program (Students Only) 1:00 PM; last day of school for 8th Grade Students
Thursday, May 18: 7th Grade Early Dismissal (12:00 Noon); 8th Grade Graduation @ 2:00 PM in the OGJH gymnasium (8th grade students report to homeroom by 1:15 PM)
Friday, May 19: Last day of school for 7th grade students; Early dismissal (10:00 AM)

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