Tuesday, April 9, 2019 is a normal day of school for students in grades 9, 10, & 12. There is no change due to testing. Students in Grade 11 will take the SAT from 8:00 until approximately 1:00. Students will be dismissed after testing and lunch. Juniors need to be on time as no students will be admitted to testing rooms after testing has started. If there is a delay due to weather, please check back for more information.
Seniors!!! We have 2 fundraisers this weekend. 1. Lottery Frame Raffle/Bake Sale Saturday 4/6 at Sam's in Bangor. 2. Bottle drive on Sunday 4/7. Meet at Mahan's at 10. Need trucks and seniors to count and collect! See Mrs A. Ketch in the guidance office to sign up for both. We are close to our goal to give you an amazing Project Grad!
April 2nd is going to be a different day for most students at OTHS. Grade 9 – Normal Day – No changes. Grade 10 – Sophomores will be touring United Technologies Center during blocks 1 and 2. Students will leave around 8:15 and return by approximately 10:30. Grade 11 – All juniors will take the Science Augmentation during blocks 1 and 2.This is part I of the state mandated testing for all juniors in the State of Maine. Please make sure that students are on time to school on Tuesday. Grade 12 – Will report to school at 10:45. Senior UTC students can attend AM as usual.
Attention senior parents!!!! Pictures for the senior video are due by April 12 to Mrs. Woodard. They can be turned in hard copy (w/name on the back) or email to email@example.com . Pictures submitted after this date may not be included in the video.
High School is not just about athletics, clubs, and activities, it is also about academics. Combining stellar academics and being an involved community based citizen is a challenge, being all those traits and a regionally and national recognized for it - that exceptional. Welcome all PVC Academic team and the NISCA All-American scholar athlete team members. Congratulations - Coyote Nation is Proud!
Congratulations to the OTHS Jazz Ensemble for earning the highest award at the UNH Jazz Festival and only Maine school to win an award! More band stuff: All of our soloists were recognized with Outstanding Soloist Awards. Levi Trefts on Trombone, Annabelle Muscatell on Alto Saxophon, Mercedes Creighton on piano, Dee Porter on Bass, Adam Reagan on Baritone Sax, and Nate Reagan on Drums! Making Coyote Nation Proud!
If you can't make the OTO State Hockey Game - here is the livestream of the game at 1 PM on Saturday. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/championships/winter/state/maine?sport=Ice%20Hockey
Very Proud of this lady and all her accomplishments! Congratulations Emma on earning News Center Maine Varsity Club! https://www.newscentermaine.com/mobile/video/news/local/varsity-club-emma-hargreaves/97-814519fd-b174-4e4b-a1e1-afcc1d9b68b1
Great story on OT’s own Dylan Street - from hospital bed to come back game.... never give up #dylanstrong https://www.foxbangor.com/bangor-local-sports/item/47230-street-s-journey-serving-as-inspiration-for-old-town-orono-hockey
Boys basketball - This afternoon's team meeting is postponed.Rm 114 Thursday February 14th at 3:00 pm. Please bring all your basketball uniforms.There will be a meeting, after uniform collection, for all returning (2019-2020) players. We will be finished by 4:00 pm.
Great story of adversity, Great read for your inspiring student, and a great student! https://mainedoenews.net/2019/02/12/from-early-reading-struggles-to-bowdoin-college-one-students-story-in-rsu34/
We will just leave this here! High hopes for our lady Coyotes! http://bangordailynews.com/2019/02/02/sports/high-school-sports/old-town-girls-overcome-inexperience-to-earn-1st-basketball-tourney-berth-in-5-years/
There are three ways to get to the menus on our web site: If you haven’t already done so, download the app. - Pick your school (a drop down list will appear when you choose the building in the top right corner). - Go to “Dining” and scroll down through the days. You can also get a printable menu when you choose the “RSU 34” site and click on “Food Service”, or You can go to “Sites” - choose RSU #34, - click on “Menu” and - choose “Documents”. - In the “Food Service Folder” you will find “Menus” and you can see all current lunch menus in there.
Schools are closed today Wednesday January 30, 2019 in RSU #34 Alton, Bradley and Old Town.
Dear Mom and Dad: Cool it Contributed • January 14, 2019 To the editor: If you are the mother or father of a high school athlete here in Maine, this message is primarily for you. When you attend an athletic event that involves your son or daughter, cheer to your heart’s content, enjoy the camaraderie that high school sports offer and have fun. But when it comes to verbally criticizing game officials or coaches, cool it. Make no mistake about it. Your passion is admired, and your support of the hometown team is needed. But so is your self-control. Yelling, screaming and berating the officials humiliates your child, annoys those sitting around you, embarrasses your child’s school and is the primary reason Maine has an alarming shortage of high school officials. It’s true. According to a recent survey by the National Association of Sports Officials, more than 75 percent of all high school officials say “adult behavior” is the primary reason they quit. And 80 percent of all young officials hang up their stripes after just two years of whistle blowing. Why? They don’t need your abuse. Plus, there’s a ripple effect. There are more officials over 60 than under 30 in many areas. And as older, experienced officials retire, there aren’t enough younger ones to replace them. If there are no officials, there are no games. The shortage of licensed high school officials is severe enough in some areas that athletic events are being postponed or cancelled — especially at the freshmen and junior varsity levels. Research confirms that participation in high school sports and activities instills a sense of pride in school and community, teaches lifelong lessons like the value of teamwork and self-discipline, and facilitates the physical and emotional development of those who participate. So, if the games go away because there aren’t enough men and women to officiate them, the loss will be infinitely greater than just an “L” on the scoreboard. It will be putting a dent in your community’s future. If you would like to be a part of the solution to the shortage of high school officials, you can sign up to become a licensed official at HighSchoolOfficials.com. Otherwise, adult role models at high school athletic events here in Maine are always welcome. Karissa Niehoff Executive Director National Federation of State High School Associations
Boys basketball action at ELL last night - Varsity lost 72-65 JV lost 68-59 - puts the Coyotes a couple spots back from the bubble on heal points - Coyotes host FA on Thursday 5:30/7 PM
Positive Post Tuesday! The bond between coaches and student-athlete is a strong one, some could say it’s as strong as family. This was proven today when Coach Goody, Thurlow, Thibodeau traveled to Boston to check up on OT student-athlete D. Street as he recovers from emergency surgury at Boston Children’s Hospital.... OT and Orono communities are pulling for your fast recovery Dylan!
Good Morning – Last night, OTHS received information about a statement made by a student threatening the well-being of our students and our school. The statement was reported to the OTPD and we worked in conjunction with them to determine the credibility of the threat. The OTPD put a lot of time and effort into their investigation and has determined that there is no credible threat. OTHS is open for the school day and all activities as normal. The safety of our students and our school is of the utmost important.
Congratulations # 82 Andre Miller on your full scholarship! https://www.facebook.com/MaineBlackBears/videos/272533740103562/
Class of 2019 - Project Grad needs your help! We have 2 fundraisers going on. The Calendar Raffle & A Shopping Spree @ Bell's IGA. We need seniors to sell tickets at the upcoming home basketball games. Please click the link below and sign up to help. https://goo.gl/n9S1hU
Visit our Coyote Store and save - great Christmas list items for your Coyote Fan or School Community Member! https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/maine/oldtown/old-town-high-school
Attention Seniors - Important Reminders: *Deadlines to sign up for the UMaine and Husson Application Reviews are this week. *Project Graduation Lottery Frame tickets due by Friday 11/30. Winner will be drawn on Saturday, December 1st. Tickets can be picked up and returned to the main office at the high school. *We need more recipes for the Friends of the Class of 2019 cook book. Please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org .
EXCLUSIVE OFFER STARTING TODAY Order a yearbook online, and as a holiday bonus, you’re automatically entered for a chance to win a $250 Amazon gift card. https://www.jostens.com - search Old Town High School
Attention Seniors - Representatives from UMaine and Husson will be in the Guidance Office in December to do Application Reviews. This is a great opportunity to put a face to your application and possibly get a decision. Stop by the guidance office for more information.
Today, Friday November 16th - there is no school in RSU34 due to weather - stay safe
Just a reminder - Parent/Teacher Conferences are Thursday 11/15 from 3 PM to 8 PM. If you haven't signed up yet, please go to www.ptcfast.com/schools/Old_Town_High_School Need help? Call the main office at 827-3019 and they will assist you.
Just a reminder - there is a Project Graduation meeting on Sunday at 4pm at the Old Town Elks Club. Please join the effort - all are welcome!
It is time to schedule parent-teacher conferences. They will be held Thursday, November 15th from 3PM to 8 PM. To sign up go to: https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Old_Town_High_School
OTHS Sideline store - November deals - great time to start holiday shopping! Visit https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/maine/oldtown/old-town-high-school for the latest gear!
Can’t make it to PI today to watch the boys soccer team play? We have you covered, go to WHOU 100.1 FM site to watch the live stream or click the link.... https://whoufm.com/
For a feel good story that features one of our own OTHS Alumni- Officer Gastia has received national recognition, is the police offer pictured with the little boy toward the end. He is doing awesome things in the community!! https://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/boy-lift-friends-chemo-treatment-58494366
Congratulations to Mr. Stan Peterson on winning the Those Who Care award - we thank him for his efforts in our community and time with our students at OTHS! https://www.newscentermaine.com/mobile/article/news/outreach/2-those-who-care/2018-2-those-who-care-award-winner-stan-peterson/97-602953960
Just a reminder that permission slips for the Thomas College Field trip are due Friday 10/12 and permission slips for the UMFK field trip are due Friday 10/19. This is open to juniors and seniors.
In case you have not heard, RSU 34 and associated schools have a new website - this modern, easy to use website is full of information regarding our district and schools - please start to move to use our new site - https://www.rsu34.org/o/oths
Interested in ordering a 2019 Old Town High School yearbook? Here is the order form: http://5il.co/58c7
Calling all OTHS friends and family!!! We had our first project graduation meeting tonight and have our first fundraiser to accomplish!! We are putting together a cookbook of recipes from friends and family to be sold to help raise money for the class of 2019 project graduation. We need to have this put together by the beginning of November so please find an awesome recipe for a main dish, dessert, sides, soups, salads,etc. Please email- email@example.com THANK YOU!!!
Juniors & Seniors - We are visiting 2 Colleges in the Month of October. Thomas College on 10/17 and Univ. of Maine at Farmington on 10/23. See Ms. Dow in Rm 103 for permission slips and more information.
Due to the lack of officials and the MPA next playable date rule, OT Field Hockey will now play Friday, Oct 5th at 4 PM at Hermon, Bus 2:20 PM
Shop Now and SAVE with your Official Online Sideline Store. Students, athletes, parents, alumni, and fans can now purchase their favorite SCHOOL custom Nike, Under Armor logo’ d apparel products at a great price. It is as easy as 1, 2, and 3: Pick your product, Pick your color, Add your favorite logo, and it ships directly to your front door. Don’t forget you can customize many apparel items with your name, number, or year to celebrate your athlete’s journey.
Athletic Update: OT Field Hockey is canceled today, 10/2, they are rescheduled for tomorrow, 10/3 at 4 PM at Hermon. Bus 2:20 PM
Athletic Update: Girls Soccer is canceled today, 10/2 - Varsity is rescheduled for Wed. 10/3 at 4 PM - JV is rescheduled for Fri. 10/5 at 4 PM
Class of 2019 - Here is a great resource for applying to College Early Action. Please stop in the Guidance office if you have questions! https://goo.gl/niUj1G
Beginning on Monday morning, September 24th - all parent pick up and drop off traffic between the hours of 7am to 8am and 2pm to 3pm - will need to drive to the back of the building. Only bus traffic will be allowed in the front loop from 7am to 8am and 2pm to 3pm. Drop offs or pick ups that happen outside those two hours - may happen in the front of the building.
The College Fair at UMaine is Monday, 9/24 from 6:30PM - 8:30PM and Tuesday, 9/25 from 9AM - 11AM. Juniors and seniors who wish to attend the college fair on the 25th need to turn in permission slips by the end of the day Friday 9/21. Lunch is included.
Laptops are ready to go day one for all student who turn in their paperwork and fee. Laptop permission can be done using the standard papers or using our on-line form. Payments by either check or cash will need to be turned into the guidance office. (made out to RSU#34) Paper forms: goo.gl/wPAERL or at the high school, electronic form: goo.gl/icZPbM