Highlands High School
    Week of Nov. 12th-Nov. 16th, 2018


Week of Nov. 12 – Nov. 16

Nov. 12 (Monday) No School – Veterans Day Observed

Nov. 13 (Tuesday) Regular Tuesday Bell Schedule

Nov. 14 (Wednesday) Ext. Wed. Bell Schedule

Nov. 15 (Thursday) Ext. Thurs. Bell Schedule

 Nov. 16 (Friday) Regular Friday Bell Schedule


Missed out on the Pioneer Players presentation of The Curious Savage this past weekend?

You still have two more chances to come enjoy an awesome live performance, this Friday and Saturday at 7:00 pm.


The Drama club presents The Curious Savage, November 16 and 17th at 7 pm in the PAC. The price is $5 or $2 with ASB. Come support your student actors and enjoy an evening of heartfelt comedy.

Reminder – We do not have school classes on Mon. Nov. 19 and Tues. Nov. 20, however, we have Student Led Conferences scheduled (SLC). SLC’s have been pre-scheduled by the students in their Pride Advisory classes and notifications were sent by mail to parent/guardians. Don’t forget to check your mail box!

Students must attend his/her SLC to be counted present for attendance. To make any change on your Student Led Conference date and/or time you need to do that directly with your Pride Advisory teacher.

Nov. 21 – 22 (Wed. & Thurs) SCHOOL CLOSED for Thanksgiving Break Nov. 23 (Friday) NO SCHOOL – WA Native American Day


Hey Everyone!! There will be an Indian Taco Feed Fundraiser during SLC on Tuesday Nov. 20 (see the attached brochure for more info on this fundraiser!)

(Sponsored by Parents of JOM Title VI Seniors, April Bigelow, Stacy McClellan) When: Nov. 20, 2018, from 11am - 3pm Where: Omak HS Commons On Nov. 20th come to the Omak HS Commons and purchase a delicious Indian taco for only $5.00! You can also call in your order to April Bigelow (509) 429-8656 or Stacy McClellan (509) 846-9422 in advance, or to ask questions, or to volunteer to help! Click here to view the flier and information on this fundraiser


YEARBOOK Announcement:

More information will follow as deadlines approach, but here is the most important for now in case students ask.

Senior portraits due December 18th.

Senior ads due January 11th.

Yearbooks are $30 until February 1st, then $35 after that.

Buy ads/yearbooks from Maria or online at www.jostens.com Click here to follow the link to order online


WSU UPWARD BOUND PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENTS Meeting on Wednesday Nov. 14th after school from 3-4pm in the leadership room 2


STUDENT JOB OPPORTUNITIES Are you 18 and looking for an office job? A successful, local business is looking for someone to help with duties such as scanning documents, filing, making folders, etc. with the option of getting a glimpse of the accounting field as well. Hours would be at least a two hours per day, with the potential for more. If you are interested, email or get in touch with Mrs. Peterson.



Skyward Family Access is available to students and parents/guardians to view your student class schedules, class assignments, grades, daily class attendance, events & school messages. Log in and passwords were mailed home to families prior to the start day, Skyward Family Access log in page

Year of the Apple Art Contest! Open to ALL high school students. Artwork must depict real Washington State apples created with traditional media. Three winners will be selected. Grand Prize $1000 Cash. For more information or to enter, please visit www.waef.org/yearoftheapple. Due May 1, 2019

Juniors and Seniors: Mark your calendars!

The Air Force Recruiter will be visiting our school during lunch on November 16th. Be sure to stop by if you would like more information about the Air Force.

A representative from Eastern Washington University will be here on Tuesday, November 27th during 4th period. If you would like to learn more about EWU, be sure to sign up in the Counseling Office.


All students are required to have their High School and Beyond Plans completed online. If you are getting a login error, meaning the username and password are not correct, you may need to get your Skyward password reset. The High School & Beyond Plan is very picky and case-sensitive, so if your Skyward password has a capital letter in it, then it must be typed EXACTLY the same way. Please see Tiarha in the library to reset passwords. If you are getting any other errors, see Mrs. Peterson in room C202 or C104.


Attention Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors:


ACT – Dec. 8, Feb. 9, Apr. 13, June 8, July 13



SAT Dates & Deadlines

fee is $64.50, please see Lana in counseling office for fee waiver.

SAT Date

Registration Deadline










CLUB EVENTS & ACTIVITY REMINDERS & OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS: If you are interested in joining a school club, please view the clubs offered at our school here on our web page, or free to contact the club advisor or to your school ASB Leadership (click on the link); OHS Clubs link



FCCLA meeting dates are during lunch on the first Wednesday of every month In the Food’s Room.

12/5, 1/9, 2/6, 3/6, 4/10, 5/1, 6/5

Students – reminder, the next and upcoming FBLA meetings will be every Friday during lunch in Mrs. Peterson’s room (C202).


STUDENT JOB OPPORTUNITIES Are you 18 and looking for an office job? A successful, local business is looking for someone to help with duties such as scanning documents, filing, making folders, etc. with the option of getting a glimpse of the accounting field as well. Hours would be at least a two hours per day, with the potential for more. If you are interested, email or get in touch with Mrs. Peterson.


The Omak Parents Class of 2019 fundraiser

We are selling t-shirts, long-sleeved t-shirts and hoodie sweatshirts (red tops with black lettering). T-shirt Small to 2X is $15 Long Sleeved T-shirts Small to 2X is $20 Hoodie sweatshirts Small to XL is $32.50 Hoodie Sweatshirts XXL and up is $34.50 Make checks payable to Omak Parents Class of 2019. Students/parents can pick up order forms and drop off payment (with order form) to Stacy Nicole McClellan-Mabbott or Stephanie Lamb or you can message Lena Blakemore privately with your order or call 429-2405. *** We must have a minimum of 12 orders per class.


Omak Booster Club has clothing items available for purchase – See Leicie Ables if interested or call or text her at (509) 322-1826.


OVOC MUSICAL AUDITIONS Students – Staff, the time of year has come for the Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus' Spring Musical Auditions. Auditions for singing, dancing and acting parts in the production of "A Christmas Story, The Musical" is taking place on November 17, at the Omak PAC. There are parts for grades K-12 and adults.

The performance dates are May 3, 4, and 5 and May 10, 11, and 12. (See Flyer posted on bulletin board in foyer near concessions)




High School volleyball banquet will be at 7pm on Wednesday November 14th. This is a dessert banquet so please bring your favorite dessert to share. Also players, get your uniforms turned in to either the AD office or bring them to the banquet and get off the fine list.


Here’s a Calendar of Omak HS events, activities, important dates coming up “At-A-Glance” to help you plan ahead

Nov. 26 (Monday) PDM Bell Schedule

 Nov. 27 (Tuesday) Regular Tues. Bell Schedule

Nov. 28 (Wednesday) Ext. Wed. Bell Schedule

 Nov. 29 (Thursday) Ext. Thurs. Bell Schedule

Nov. 30 (Friday) Regular Friday Bell Schedule


Dec. 3 (Monday) PDM Bell Schedule

 Dec. 4 (Tuesday) PRIDE ADVISORY Bell Schedule

 Dec. 5 (Wednesday) Ext. Wed. Bell Schedule

 Dec. 6 (Thursday) Ext. Thurs. Bell Schedule

Dec. 7 (Friday) Regular Friday Bell Schedule


Dec. 10 (Monday) PDM Bell Schedule

Dec. 11 (Tuesday) Regular Tuesday Bell Schedule

Dec. 12 (Wednesday) Ext. Wed. Bell Schedule

Dec. 13 (Thursday) Ext. Thurs. Bell Schedule

 Dec. 14 (Friday) Ext. Friday Bell Schedule


Dec. 17 (Monday) PDM Bell Schedule

Dec. 18 (Tuesday) PRIDE ADVISORY Bell Schedule

 Dec. 19 (Wednesday) Ext. Wed. Bell Schedule

Dec. 20 (Thursday) Ext. Thurs. Bell Schedule

Dec. 21 (Friday) Regular Friday Bell Schedule


Dec. 24, 2018 – Jan. 4, 2019 SCHOOL CLOSED for Winter Break




Nondiscrimination Statement
The Omak School District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. This holds true for all district activities, programs, and employment opportunities. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Title IX/RCW28A.640/RCW28A.642 Officer, as well as, Compliance Coordinator for State Laws RCW 28A.640 Sexual Equality and RCW 28A.642 Discrimination Prohibited Officer, LeAnne Olson (509) 826-7687, Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Sheila Crowder (509) 826-8342. This organization complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Persons who may need some accommodation in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Office. Omak School District is a drug and tobacco free workplace. For more information on Omak School District’s Affirmative Action Plan, please visit the “District Information” section located under “our District” on the Omak School District website at www.omaksd.org. This organization requires a successful applicant to provide employment eligibility and verification of legal right to work in the United States in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act.