The ONY Way!

GRIT PASSION VISION SERVICE FAMILY



The September Student of the Month trait was KINDNESS. The following students who exemplify this trait were chosen by the OHS staff*! Way to make a BANG kids!!

Seniors: Josue Roque and Jasmine Preslicka

Juniors: Nate Conkey and Brooklyn Sandridge

Sophomores: Rylan McGraw and Jade Cartwright

Freshmen: Kenneth Zigler and Savannah Meade

*Each month the staff chooses an admirable character trait, they then select 2 students from each grade level as the Students of the Month. The students each get to pop a balloon for some cool prizes including coffee cards and Loggers gear!

Greetings,

This fall Onalaska High School is participating in the Washington State Healthy Youth Survey. This will be administered to all 9th and 11th graders on Friday, October 29th. 10th and 12th graders will not be surveyed.

The Healthy Youth survey includes questions related to physical activity and diet, unintentional and intentional injury, substance use, sexual behaviors, abuse, risk and protective factors, and access to school-based services. Survey results are used by schools, communities and state agencies to plan programs to support our youth and reduce their risks.

Participation in the survey is voluntary and the students’ answers are anonymous. A parent letter and a sample survey are below for your review. If you wish to opt your child out of this survey, please contact the high school office. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email me at 360-978-4111 or bmaley@onysd.wednet.edu.

Sincerely,

Brian Maley

Parent Letter

Sample Survey

Greetings,

Onalaska High School will be taking part in state testing the week of Monday, October 18th thru Friday, October 22nd. These assessments include the English Language Arts and Math Smarter Balanced (SBAC) exams and the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS). In addition, those students receiving special services will be taking a modified version of these which are called WA-AIM assessments. The testing schedule is listed below.

Monday, October 18th: No Testing

Tuesday, October 19th: Math SBAC & WA-AIM (Grades 9 & 11, and seniors who need to take it to graduate)

Wednesday, October 20th: No Testing

Thursday, October 21st: ELA SBAC & WA-IAM (Grades 9 & 11, and seniors who need to take it to graduate)

Friday, October 22nd: Science WCAS & WA-IAM (Grades 9 & 12)

· Note: If you have a senior who still needs to pass an exam to graduate, we will personally be contacting them and yourself.

· If a senior does not have to test, they do not have to be in class until 10:15 on October 19th and the 21st. All other days all seniors need to be at school at the normal time.

· All freshman, sophomores, and juniors need to report to school at the normal time every day next week.

· Testing will begin at 8:15AM and is estimated to last approximately one to two hours. When a student is not testing they will be attending a study hall or elective class.

The results of these assessments will provide a picture of whether students across the state are on track for career or college readiness and can be used as a graduation pathway. Knowing your student’s achievement levels (1 through 4) will also assist us in identifying your child’s strengths and areas of growth. Smarter Balanced and WCAS test scores will hopefully be available a few days after students complete the tests. WA-AIM scores will be available in late January.

For more information about the Smarter Balanced and WCAS tests, visit: https://www.k12.wa.us/student-success/testing/state-testing-overview, and click on the name of the test.

To try out an online Smarter Balanced practice test or WCAS training test, visit: https://wa.portal.cambiumast.com/.

For more information about the WA-AIM tests, visit: https://www.k12.wa.us/student-success/testing/state-testing-overview/assessment-students-cognitive-disabilities-wa-aim.

Thank you for continuing to work with us to make sure your student is successful. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to better support them. We want your student to leave us with a solid foundation of skills and a future full of opportunities.

Go Loggers!

Brian Maley

Principal, Onalaska High School


Brooklyn Sandridge, WIAA Athlete of the Week.


Brooklyn Sandridge was honored WIAA Athlete of the Week. Although this is an individual honor, it goes without saying that Brooklyn would be the first to say that she has some amazing teammates who are very talented and are responsible for putting her in position to score and shine.


Kids Fishing at Apple Harvest.

The OHS Fish Hatchery program and the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife sponsored a kid's fishing pond during The Apple Harvest Festival.

Many kids showed up with their parents to fish and see the fish hatchery. The weather couldn't have been better for the Apple Harvest Festival this year.

A big thank you goes out to our partners, the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife. They donated 400 Rainbow Trout and the great fishing tank for this event.


OHS CTE and Aquaculture students putting in work around the community!

The 2020-21 yearbooks can be picked up in the high school office!


April 16, 2021

After hard work of community service hours, Onalaska High School Future Business Leaders of America Chapter completed successfully their Animal Donation Drive with over 177 items dropped off at one of three locations which included Brenda's Country Market, Annie's Market, and Salkum Store over a three week period in February and March 2021.


Mackinzie Craney, headed up the Campaign as Coordinator for the Animal Drive and others volunteered included Marissa Rodriguez, Emma Briggs, Addy Ashley, David Locklin, Carmen Ibarra, Rylan McGraw, Ariana Parker, Precious Bordeau, Chloe Johnston-Lester, and Lexi Allebaugh.


The staff at Lewis County Animal Shelter is extremely appreciative of the overwhelming amount of dog, cat food, toys, bowls, grooming supplies, horse and chicken feed, and many other donated items. Once the students unloaded all the items, they were able to view the dogs, cats, puppies, and bunnies up for adoption,


In the future, students will be able to volunteer their community service hours once the Covid restrictions are lifted in a few weeks in regards to Lewis County Animal Shelter. All students as part of their graduation needs to complete their community service hours by their Senior year with an organization. After completing their field trip April 16, Friday to the Lewis County Animal Shelter, many are eager to participate and help out with the service provided to the public there on location.

The weather was amazing and the high school turnout was even better. As part of "The Ony Way" and providing service to the community, the Leadership Council picked up litter along State Highway 508 on both ends of town.

The students and staff participating: Alex Cleveland-Barerra, Jaycee Talley, Mason Ulery, Kolby Mozingo, Gunnar Talley, Callie Lawrence, Baltazar Cleveland-Barerra, Danny Dalsted, Savannah Gifford, Morgan Hamilton, Dakotah Hamilton, Brooklyn Sandridge, Kayla Osbourne, Doug Abrahamson, Mazen Saade, Dennis Bower.

Good job and thank you to the Leadership Council for demonstrating "The ONY Way".