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If your student has enrolled in any courses that are eligible for College Now credit for the 2018-19 school year, there are several steps he/she can take NOW in order to be ready to enroll at JCCC in the Fall. Have students complete the free online application to JCCC and start taking the ACCUPLACER placement test over the summer so they don’t have to wait until the last minute. For more information and a complete list of ON courses that are eligible for College Now credit, see our Olathe North Counseling Website http://teachers.olatheschools.com/oncounseling/
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The district will be opening Online Registration starting July 9. In order to complete online registration ALL PARENTS will need to be able to access their ParentVue account by logging into https://parentvue.olatheschools.com. (See attached for more information on how to access your account). Our school offices close for the summer beginning June XX. Please let us know before that date if you need assistance accessing your ParentVue account.
El distrito lanzará las inscripciones electrónicas a partir del 9 de julio. Para ello, todos los padres necesitarán acceder a su cuenta de ParentVue visitando la página https://parentvue.olatheschools.com. (Revise la información adjunta acerca de cómo acceder a su cuenta). Nuestras oficinas escolares estarán cerradas durante el verano a partir del XX de junio. Por favor háganos saber antes de esa fecha si necesita asistencia para acceder a su cuenta de ParentVu.
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High School 1:1 Technology Initiative Update
Implementing a 1:1 high school technology initiative has been a goal of the Olathe Public Schools. The district launched its 1:1 initiative at Olathe West at the beginning of this school year. The launch of Olathe West’s technology initiative allowed the district an opportunity to do due diligence on network design, device selection and device deployment. The district is pleased to announce that the four remaining high schools will deploy devices to students and staff during first semester of the 2018-19 school year. Students will receive the Dell 3189 laptop. More details will follow as plans are ironed out for a fall 2018 deployment.
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As you may have heard, the release date for season two of 13 Reasons Why has been announced on Netflix. The upcoming release date will be Friday, May 18, and trailers for the series are already out. The Olathe Public Schools wants to make sure that parents are aware in order to generate conversations with your teens, as it is likely teens could be watching the series as the first series was very popular. The first season depicted strong and graphic themes of suicide, bullying, sexual assault, drug use, and other social issues.
13 Reasons Why portrays teen suicide in a very open manner but also in a way that may glamorize suicide and discourage individuals from seeking help from parents, family members, or counselors.
Each of us has the ability to flip the script to resiliency by listening, providing support, discussing healthy
ways to cope, identifying trusted helpers and connecting individuals to resources to build a suicide-safer
Actions to consider:
• Watch the series yourself so you are aware of the content and the issues addressed in the series. Be
aware, this may not be the best choice for everyone, content is graphic and can be stress inducing.
• Discuss the issues related to the series. The following is a link to talking points regarding the series: http://www.jedfoundation.org\13-reasons-why-talking-points
• Encourage individuals to tell someone if they or someone they know is having a hard time or
considering suicide. It is a myth that talking about suicide leads to suicide. Help is available.
• Familiarize yourself with resources in our community to support individuals struggling with thoughts
For more information on suicide prevention and about the resources available in Johnson County, go to https://www.jocogov.org/dept/mental-health/education-outreach/suicide-prevention/resources
Suicide is NEVER the answer; getting help is the answer. Prevention, Awareness, and support is available at Suicide.org or National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8225.
In addition to using these tips to talk to your students, all schools have counselors and other mental health professionals who are available to help your child. Please contact your school if you have concerns about your student and need additional resources.
Olathe North High School
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Click the link below to see where Olathe North Ranks among Kansas and National High Schools. Congratulations to the Students, Staff and Community on receiving such a prestigious award.
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Graduation tickets are being handed out on 5/14 5/15, and 5/16 during Eagle Halftime. Every senior is receiving four tickets. These tickets will have important meaning if we are unable to have graduation at ODAC. If the ceremony is forced to be inside the ticket will be the only way family members will be able to enter the North Gym.
If we are moved inside for graduation, due to weather, only four seats are available for senior guests in the gym. Overflow seating will be located in the south gym where the ceremony will be live streamed. Also, the live stream will be available online from any computer on the internet.
Requests for handicap seating must be made through Kathy Stanley in the front office. Seniors will need to turn a ticket in for a handicap ticket. Olathe North only has the availability for 80 handicap spots. Therefore we are asking if you request a handicap space in the North gym that all other guests sit in the bleachers. We will accommodate those that need to sit together in the handicap section if space is available. This is a first come, first serve opportunity.
Graduation Practice is 8:00am in the Olathe North Commons on Friday 5/18/17. Please make sure you have the following items taken care of.
1) Go to www.mypaymentsplus.com or call Glenda Guile (Olathe North Bookkeeper) to ensure that all fees have been submitted and paid.
2) Make sure all Jostens orders are in so you can receive your cap and gown after graduation practice.
3) Senior picnic will follow graduation practice. A separate blog will be completed with Senior picnic information..
4) Please see other blogs in the newsletter section that speaks to graduation.
On Sunday 5/20/18 all graduating seniors must report to Olathe North by 5:00pm. Graduates will report to assigned classrooms that they will receive at graduation practice. The graduates will load busses headed for ODAC at 5:45pm. We will arrive at ODAC at 6:15pm to line up for the procession into the stadium.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE: I recommend that graduates are dropped of at Olathe North at 5:00pm and catch a ride home with family from ODAC after the graduation. We will have 16 one way busses to ODAC, if your graduate needs a ride back to Olathe North after the graduation they will need to sign up for the return bus ride at graduation practice. We will only hold as many busses needed to return students to Olathe North after the graduation.
After the graduation is completed, graduates will need to report to the south side of the stadium to return their red stole and receive their diploma. Graduates and families then have the opportunity to take pictures on the field. We will clear ODAC at 9:00 so that students can prepare for project graduation..
Keep checking the newsletter blogs for more information about graduation.
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Reminder graduation starts at 7:00pm. The gates for seating will open at 5:30. Below is the parking map for the ODAC. We will have golf carts to help those guests that need a ride to the stadium. Attached is printable PDF of the Map.
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Final Exam Schedule (Seniors)
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
2nd Hour 8:00-9:30
4th Hour 10:30-12:00
6th Hour 1:30-3:00
*No late start and no PLCs-this is the same schedule we will follow on Tuesday, May 22, 2018-schedule previously sent.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
1st Hour: 8:00-9:28
3rd Hour: 9:33-11:01
5th Hour: 11:59-1:27
7th Hour: 1:32-3:00
Thursday, May 17. 2018
Friday, May 18, 2018
Senior Breakfast/Grad Practice: 8:00-10:30
Senior Picnic: 11:00-1:00
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Olathe North Project Graduation is an alcohol, drug and tobacco-free celebration for our graduating seniors. It allows our students to celebrate their accomplishments with fellow Olathe North graduates in a safe, fun atmosphere. Graduates will be at the Project Graduation Party, Sunday, May 20, from 10:00 PM – 3:00 AM. The event is held at the New Century Field House, Gardner KS. The Project gRAD will include games, food, desserts, over $15,000 in prizes, and FABULOUS gift bags including free passes and gift cards. In addition, each student will receive a $15 QT gift card.
10:00 PM—ARRIVE AT OLATHE NORTH TO LINE UP & LOAD BUSES
10:15 —BUSES DEPART FOR New Century Field House
3:00 AM—LOAD BUSES & RETURN TO OLATHE NORTH Between 3:15 – 3:30 AM
TICKETS: Tickets will be on sale May 8, 9, 14, and 15 during Eagle Half time /lunch. Everyone MUST have a ticket to attend.
COST: $10 – Cash or checks payable to ONPG (Olathe North Project Graduation). All sales are final. No refunds. Please note that each Senior will receive a $15 QT Gift Card!!
BUSES: Buses will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Each ticket will have a corresponding bus number on it. If you want to be on the same bus as a friend, you should buy their tickets at the same time. Please bring a picture ID for boarding.
CINCH BAGS: ONPG will provide cinch bags for all students. The only item students will be allowed to take to the event will be a cell phone, keys and essential prescription meds/EPI pins and toiletry items. Students will also be given a way to mark their cinch bag as they board the bus.
WHAT TO BRING: Graduates may only bring a cell phone, wallet, keys, prescription meds/EPI pin and essential toiletry items.
VOLUNTEERS: A Sign-Up Genius will be sent closer to the time of the event. We will need Senior parents to donate items such as soft drinks, Gatorade and chips. We will need Senior parent volunteers for the buses and to help with the many activities at New Century Field House. If you have questions, please contact Scott Mayes Chair 913 219 4038, email@example.com
CONTACT INFO: In the event a parent needs to contact a member of ONPG during the event, we may be reached at:
Scott Mayes 913 219 4038, Monica Youngren 913 620 5040, Robin Farmer 785 375 1269
By purchasing a ticket, you your parents collectively agree to be bound by the following rules and agreement at the Olathe North Project Graduation Party on Sunday, May 20 and Monday, May 21, 2018 at New Century Field House in Gardner, KS. The graduate MUST ride the bus as scheduled, to and from Olathe North/New Century Field House. Graduates MUST ride the return bus to Olathe North to receive the $15 QT gift card.
I understand that should the graduate fail to show up at Olathe North to board the bus, attempts to depart early or fails to board the bus for the return trip to Olathe North after Project Graduation, parent WILL BE CALLED and notified of absence. Parent will also be called and asked to come in and pick up student at Olathe North/New Century Field House should student attending be, or appear to be, under the influence of alcohol/drugs or in an altered state.
I understand that some of the activities at Project Graduation may carry with them a degree of risk of injury, and I consent to participation in all the activities. I hereby release and discharge the school, Project Graduation and their volunteers from any liability as a result of aforementioned student’s participation in the Project Graduation event.”
I understand that if medical attention arises for the aforementioned student, a parent will be called as soon as practical under the circumstances. In cases of emergency, I grant the Project Graduation staff power of attorney to seek medical care, and I consent to the examination or treatment of aforementioned student by a licensed physician or health care professional and those services deemed necessary by the doctor. I give permission to the doctor or health care professional to provide any care they deem to be necessary, and I agree to pay for any and all medical expenses incurred for said care.
NO PURSES/BACKPACKS/BAGS WILL BE ALLOWED!
I have read and understand the conditions of this agreement. By purchasing a ticket I/my student willingly agree to its conditions and release from any and all liability Olathe North Project Graduation Committee Members, and/or individuals who participate in the organization of, or conduct a role of, any type in the execution of this Project Graduation Party.
Please advise us if you have any food allergies.
For Special Situations: - You must advise ONPG Chair if there is a need to pick up a graduate. It is understand that a parent showing photo ID must come in and contact a member of the ONPG contacts listed on page one to check out the student. This pick-up must be pre-arranged.
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As parents we have a lot of questions but not always the answers regarding teen drug use. We hear things in the media and from our friends and family. But what are the facts? What is really happening in Olathe? How can I be a proactive parent? I invite you to an engaging panel discussion on Thursday, May 17th, at the Olathe East theater beginning at 7:00 p.m. I have attached an informational flyer with all the details. You will not only have an opportunity to interact with a panel of experts but also ask questions. Informed and engaged parents help children make wise decisions. Please plan to attend this special event next Thursday evening at Olathe East.