Friday, May 25, 2018

Happy Summer from O’Gorman Junior High School! With the school year coming to an end, our preparations for the next year are well underway. We would like to take this opportunity to inform you of a few items as you begin your summer and preparations to attend OGJH next school year.

Welcome to Junior High Class
Through our supplemental academic programming known as the Achievement Academy, we are once again proud to offer an optional summer class called “Welcome to Junior High.” This class is open to any 7th grade or new student to O’Gorman Junior High School. The class is scheduled to run from August 6-9. We still have spots available for the 10:30-12:30 session. You can register for “Welcome to Junior High,” by clicking here.  Here is a brief description of the course:

Meet new friends, practice your locker combination, walk through your class schedule, meet some of the staff, and review some of the essential reading, math, language, and study skills necessary for 7th grade! These are just a few of the things that will be part of this junior high readiness class in which indoor and outdoor games, activities, and technology are utilized to assist students in getting acquainted with students from other schools and become more familiar with the O’Gorman Junior High building and routines.

Summer Athletic Opportunities
There is still time to register for sumer camps. Click here to view the opportunities for your child. Also, new head varsity volleyball coach, Emily McCourt, would like to pass on that volleyball open gym opportunities are available for girls in junior high. Volleyball open gyms are from 7-8am Monday through Thursday, starting on Tuesday June 5th. Mondays and Wednesdays are for high school athletes only, Tuesdays are for junior high athletes only, and Thursdays are open to any junior high or high school athletes. These are held at the main gym at the high school.

Back-to-School Information
By the first week of August, you will be receiving back-to-school information either via e-mail and/or through the mail. This will include numerous items including the OGJH August Newsletter, the OGJH/SFCS Calendar, Emergency/Permission Forms, and your child’s schedule and locker assignment. If you need to access our calendar prior to this date, you may do so by visiting our online calendar page or by clicking here.

Other Important Early School Year Dates
A couple of other dates to put on your calendar:
August 20: 7th Grade Orientation: Noon Dismissal; No school for 8th Grade Students
August 21: 8th Grade Orientation: Noon Dismissal; No school for 7th Grade Students
August 23: OGJH Parent Open House: 6:30-8:15 PM
*Fall sports (volleyball, cross country, and football) meetings for students occur during the first week of school with practice starting the second week of school.

Enjoy your summer and please never hesitate to call us at 988-0546 if you have any questions.

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