Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Christmas Program Information

The students are excited about the honor of performing our Christmas Celebration at the RiverPark Center. The program is scheduled for Tuesday, December 16th. Attendance is required. There is no cost for the performance.

We will have a school rehearsal in the morning at the RiverPark. Buses will be taking the students to the RiverPark from 8:30-10:30 A.M. The permission slip will be sent home in the December 5th Newsletter.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Reminders Concerning the Christmas Program:

1. Students should arrive at the RiverPark Center on time. It is necessary for students to arrive promptly so that the program can start on time.

2. Students are expected to wear dress clothes(no jeans) to the performance.

3. The K-3 students will be performing at 6:00 PM and leaving the RiverPark at approximately 6:45 PM. The theatre will be cleared after the K-3 performance and the doors will open for the 4-6 performance at 7:00 PM.

4. If you have students at both campuses, you must exit the theatre with all your belongings after the K-3 performance. Seats may not be saved between performances.

5. At the end of the program, parents are to pick up their child in the Experimental Theatre. Someone will be assigned to call for your child, your child will be sent to you. We want every child to be safe and in the custody of his/her parent or guardian. This will be a hectic process so we ask for your patience.

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OCS Billboards in Place

Have you seen the new OCS billboard? We have 3 locations around Owensboro highlighting our academic test scores.

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OCHS Football Aces Defeat Trigg to Advance in Tournament

The Aces will play Fort Campbell on Friday, November 28 at Fort Campbell for the next round of football playoffs. Kick off is at 7:30 pm.

The Owensboro Catholic Aces take on the Fort Campbell Falcons for the regional championship.

Location- Fryar stadium

Fans need to go into gate 4 (need drivers license, insurance, registration).

Pull off to gate house for temporary pass.

Go through to gate house and show pass.

Go straight until light at Wickham.

Take Left - Stadium on the left.

Additional ticket booth and parking is behind scoreboard on the south side of stadium. Ticket price: $6.00/ children and adults


Noon Optimist Scholarship Award

Congratulations to Maggie Glaser and Ryan Knott on receiving the Noon Optimist Scholarship Award.


OCS Students Advance to 4-H District Speech Competition

The following OCS students advanced to the 4-H Speech District Contest:

Wes James, Megan McCarthy, Nicholas Jackson, Annabel Moore, Caroline Hayden, Emily Hoesli, Mason Jackson, and Emily Marshall. We are very proud of them!

We wish them luck as they prepare for the district competition in May 2009.


OCMS Explore Test Results Fantastic!

Our 8th grade students at OCMS took the Explore Test in October. The scores continue to rise in each subject area and overall average composite score.

EXPLORE (grade 8) is the entry point into ACT's Educational Planning and Assessment System (EPAS). EPAS also features PLAN (grade 10) and ACT (grade 11/12). EXPLORE combines curriculum-based tests in English, mathematics, reading, and science with career exploration, instructional support, and evaluation components. The content of these tests is closely tied to that of the PLAN and the ACT.

The EXPLORE program was developed by ACT to help eighth graders develop a high school course plan that prepares them to achieve their post-high school goals. The EXPLORE tests are normed for eighth grade students.


OCMS 17.1

National 14.2


OCMS 16.3

National 15.1


OCMS 16.3

National 13.8


OCMS 17.8

National 15.9


OCMS 17.0

National 14.9

Congratulations to all our students, faculty and staff who work so hard on behalf of our students. Mrs. Janice Clark, OCMS Academic Dean, reviewed the scores and explained how to read the results. Here is a link to the presentation about the Explore Test and how to interpret the scores and results.

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OCHS Band Students Named All-District

Congratulations to the following OCHS band members who were named to the All District Band.

Megan Alvey, Clarinet, 12th Chair

Erin Ballard, Alto Saxophone, 2nd Chair

Alex Coomes, Percussion, 3rd Chair

Nathan Lasley, Clarinet, 5th Chair

Kent McCarthy, Percussion, 2nd Chair

Kent McCarthy also scored high enough to be recommended to audition for All-State in December.

They will participate in the All District concert to be held in January 2009.


OCHS Students of the Month - November

Congratulations to the following OCHS students who were named Students of the Month for November.

Freshmen: Sami Jo Brett and Scot-Alan Hedrick

Sophomores: Sarah Sterling and Chase Kauffeld

Juniors: Mary Ellen Norcia and Cole Sturgeon

Seniors: Whitney Kirkwood and Bryan McGraw


Midwest Baseball Academy’s Spring Training 2009

This is a unique concept to provide young players with advanced hitting, pitching and catching training programs, instruction by the area’s top high school and college coaches and fantastic indoor facilities.

This is a national baseball training program operated locally by Site Director, Allen Cox, Owensboro Catholic High School Head Coach.

Session for grades 1-12 include six weeks of instruction for as low as $99.

Registration deadline is December 1. For details, a complete description of the program and registration forms, visit the website or call 1-866-MBA-HITS.

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National Honor Society Inductees

Congratulations to the following OCHS students who were inducted into the National Honor Society on November 19.

Trenton Ackerman, Colleen Berry, Amanda Beyke, Garrett Booth, Chase Carrico, Kelsey Cash, Kathryn Dueker, Kara Drury, Taylor Edge, Kristen Englert, Eric Goetz, Christian Hall, Erica Hamilton, Olivia Hardesty, Katelyn Hayden, Max Heckel, Rene Howard, Kathryn Hyland, Emily Jolly, Josh Linn, Kate McNulty, Robert Payne, Jessica Ralph, Abbie Riney, Jenna Riney, Martina Riney, Kaley Robertson, Andrea Schepers, Cole Sturgeon, Amber Thomas, Melinda Thompson, Sierra White, Caitlin Wilson, Jarrod Wolford, Ellen Wright, John Wright, Hannah Zingg


OCMS Band Students Named All-District

Congratulations to the following OCMS band members who were named to the All District Band.

Middle School Gold Band:
Michael Decker, Baritone--4th Chair
Brian Gross, Baritone--2nd Chair
Martha Hughes, Clarinet--4th Chair
Kevin Thompson, Clarinet--2nd Chair

Middle School Blue Band:
Cory Burdette, Trombone--1st Chair
Rebecca Gross, Clarinet--9th Chair
Eric McBride, Mallets--1st Chair
Andrew Riccio, Tenor Saxophone--1st Chair

They will participate in the All District concert to be held in January 2009.


Boys Cross Country Team Finish 5th in State

Congratulations to the Boys Cross Country team on their 5th place finish at the State Meet. Congratulations to Chase Kauffeld on his 11th place individual finish and Sam Thompson on his 15 place individual finish.


OCS Network Commercial

For the first time, OCS has a commercial airing on network television. It is airing on WEVV. Be sure to watch for it!

You can also view it here!

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Owensboro Youth Hall of Fame - Will Payne

Will Payne, an OCHS Junior, was inducted to the Owensboro Youth Hall of Fame on November 11. Will was recognized by the City of Owensboro and Mayor Tom Watson because of the compassion he demonstrates.


SMART Parents

SMART Parent Sessions are scheduled from 6-8 pm in the OCHS Cafeteria on the following dates about the following topics. All are invited to attend.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - "Positive Parenting during the Teen Years/How to Raise Drug-Free Kids." The presenter for this topic will be Chris Hunt.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

If you are planning to come, please call The Boys and Girls Club at 685-4903 to make sure there is enough food available for everyone.

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OCHS Volleyball Players Named to All State Teams

Congratulations to the following OCHS Volleyball players named to the Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association All State Team.

Hannah Martin – 2nd Team

Connie Strong – Honorable Mention

Players were selected by voting of KVCA member coaches. For more information on the KVCA, visit their home page


‘Design An Ad’ – Scoreboard Magazine

The students at the Elementary 4-6 Campus participated in the Design An Ad Contest for the Scoreboard Magazine. The advertisement art is featured in the October 2008 edition of the Scoreboard Magazine.

Congratulations to the winners:

First Place: Joseph Boarman

Second Place: Hope Johnson

Third Place: Allison Wright

Other students who created ads are Emily Linn, Sarah Haleman, Alli Thompson, Sam Aull, Payton Ford, Emma Hyland, Noah McCormack and Zack Haynes. Thank you to Mrs. Gossett for her help in this project. Great job students!


OCHS Boys Cross Country – Team and Individual Regional Title

Congratulations to the Boys Cross Country team on claiming the Regional Title.

Chase Kauffeld was the Individual Regional Winner.

In addition the following OCHS runners placed in the Regional Meet:
Sam Thompson: 2nd Place
Stuart Castlen: 5th Place
Michael Goedde: 6th Place
John Lanham: 7th Place

The OCHS Cross Country team now advance to the State Meet next Saturday.


Governor's School for the Arts

Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors interested in attending the Governor's School for the Arts should see Miss Mac for more information.

A three week training in architecture, crative writing, dance, drama, instrumental music, musical theatre, new media, visual art or vocal music will be offered.


SCRIP Announces Satellite Location / Weekend Hours for Christmas!

Beginning Friday, November 7 and running through Sunday, December 21, the Owensboro Catholic Elementary K-3 Campus lobby will serve as the satellite office for SCRIP on Friday evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays.

With so many stores located on south Frederica, and many more located nearby on Hwy 54, SCRIP SUCCE$$ wants to make it even easier on you during the holiday season.

The new hours will be:

Friday - 4 pm - 8 pm

Saturday - 8 am - 5 pm

Sunday - 12 noon - 4 pm

As usual, SCRIP SUCCE$$ will remain open Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm at our OCHS Parrish Avenue location.


With the new satellite location at the Owensboro Catholic Elementary K-3 Campus, SCRIP SUCCE$$ will be open on the biggest shopping day of the year! Friday, November 28 from 8 am - 5 pm So while you are out hunting bargains, remember to go by the K-3 Campus and purchase SCRIP for all of your shopping needs.

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Prayer Day – Grade 3

View a video montage of photos from the 3rd Grade Prayer Day. The prayer day was titled ‘Saints Alive’ and each of the group tables were labeled with a saint’s name. Thank you to all the parents who helped with the day.


OCS All ‘A’ Honor Roll – 1st Quarter

Seniors: Katelyn Blanford, Melissa Cecil, Hannah Gerteisen, Jessica Goetz, Audrey Kaelin, Jacqueline Lee, Kristin Miller, Al Smith, Katlyn Taliaferro, Taryn Thompson, Kristen Wathen, Parker Whitehouse, Megan Yeckering

Juniors: Taylor Edge, Eric Goetz, Andrew McCarthy, Kate McNulty, Abbie Riney, Kaley Robertson

Sophomores: Michael Bowlds, Regina Powers, Sabrina Storm, Lindsey Whitehouse

Freshmen: Alec Bahnick, Will Bickett, Kaleb Caceres, Cassidy Clark, Mary Kate Clemens, Stephanie Dooper, Hunter Gough, Amanda Gross, Christopher Hayden, Kelsey McCarthy, Anna McNulty, Elizabeth McNulty, Allie Payne, Allen Rakotoniaina, Laura Riney, Stacey Schepers, Emily Taul, Megan Tigue, Rachel Wheatley

8th Grade: Sarah Beth Caudill, Hayley Frey, Michael Goedde, Rachel Hamilton, Rachel Krampe, Justin Magnuson, Kevin Thompson, Stephanie Wall

7th Grade: Caroline Augenstein, Hannah Aull, Kendyl Bahnick, Elizabeth Brown, Elizabeth Cason, Kelsey Conkright, Martin Crowe, Abby Dickens, Stephanie Hayden, Eric McBride, Andrew Riccio, Jenna Ruth, Meredith Whitehouse, Emily Wills

6th Grade: George Bittel, Sam Booth, Lillie Goetz, Adam Hayden, Leslie Kuntz, Leslie Wilson, Will Bennett, Parker Clark, Kelsey Settles, Logan Brown, Mason Jackson, Madeline Rafferty, Olivia Cason, Audrey Wright, Meredith Bickett, Madison Mattingly, Morgan Mattingly, Georgia McMaster, Jack Padgett, Cassie Thomas, Morgan Thomas, Rachel Thompson, Andrew Wilson, Alex Wink, Darcy James, Laurine Scott, Ashley Knott, Beth Johnson, Brandon Wathen, Alex Hayden, Sam Aull

5th Grade: Jackson Bittel, Eva Cash, Lucy Kurtz, Michael Clore, Sarah Haleman, Emily Marshall, Mikala Riney, Caroline Hayden, Samantha Horsley, Rebecca Ballard, Matthew Caldwell, Mikayla Berry,Emily Linn, Lydia Mills, Nolan Mullican

4th Grade: Maggie Booth, Danielle Durbin, Alison Kuntz, Megan McCarthy, Harper Dotsey, Molly Payne, Hayden Hartz, Ellen Ward, Grace Wright, Allison Wright

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Kindergarten Hoedown

The Kindergarten class held its annual HoeDown on October 31. View a video montage of photos from the fun day.


‘On A Roll’ – Marching Aces Band Show

Congratulations to the Marching Aces on another successful season. Check out the complete show.

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OCHS Academic Letter Mass & Breakfast

On Sunday, October 26, OCHS held its Academic Letter Mass & Breakfast. Mass was celebrated with Fr. Larry Hostetter, President of Brescia University, and the guest speaker was Mrs. Laura Naviaux, Chair of the OCS Education Council.

Class of 2009 – Seniors - Katelyn Blanford, Garrett Booth, Paul Brown, Chelsea Campbell , Stuart Castlen, Melissa Cecil, Adam Clark, Kelci Drury, Luke Feldpausch, Hannah Gerteisen, Maggie Glaser, Jessica Goetz, Josh Goetz, Ryan Grooms, David Hardy, Adam Haynes, Ben Helms, Audrey Kaelin, Ryan Knott, Jenna Laboy, Jacqueline Lee, Peter Lovekamp, Chelsea McFarland, Katie Millay, Kristin Miller, Jordyn Moseley, Nicholas Murphy, Tiffany Murphy, Michael Ringlein, Al Smith, Susana Solorza, Jeffrey Spurlock, Katlyn Taliaferro, Taryn Thompson, Alex Tignor, Haley Valentine, Chris Ward, Kristen Wathen, Collin Whitehouse, Parker Whitehouse, Megan Yeckering

Class of 2010 - Juniors – Trenton Ackerman, Jessica Aull, Colleen Berry, Amanda Beyke, Katie Castlen, Kathryn Dueker, Taylor Edge, Eric Goetz, Christian Hall, Erica Hamilton, Olivia Hardesty, Katelyn Hayden, Kathryn Hyland Alexandria Lynn, Andrew McCarthy, Kate McNulty, Hannah Minton, Robert Payne, Jessica Ralph, Abbie Riney, Martina Riney, Kaley Robertson, Andrea Schepers, Cole Sturgeon, Melinda Thompson, Sierra White, Caitlin Wilson, Jarrod Wolford, Ellen Wright, John Wright, Hannah Zingg

Class of 2011 – Sophomores - Aaron Alvey, Rachel Aull, Erin Ballard, Megan Berry, Michael Bowlds, Jessica Bradshaw, Audrey Castlen, Alexander Dotsey, Jeremy Hayden, Josh Hayden, Ashlyn Higgins, Caitlin Higgins, Stephen Hyland, Matthew Jacobs, Andy Johnson, Chase Kauffeld, Julia Klump, Andrea McBride, Melanie Millay, Nolan Miller, Kaylee Murphy, Sarah Murphy, Kristen Orth, Regina Powers, Ann-Claude Rakotoniaina, Luke Robertson, Sabrina Storm, Nicholas Tharp, Samuel Thompson, Mitchel Weafer, Lindsey Whitehouse, Jack Wilson, Lauryn Yevincy


Connie Strong Named to Volleyball State All Tournament Team

The Volleyball Lady Aces finished their season. The reached the second round of the state tournament and fell to Paul Dunbar High School.

Congratulations to Connie Strong for being named to the State All Tournament Team.


OCHS Soccer Players Named All Region

Congratulations to the following OCHS Soccer players named to the All Region Team.

Boys Soccer
1st Team - Will Payne
Honorable Mention - Kyle Naviaux, Logan Sloan

Girls Soccer
1st Team - Jessica Ralph