The ONY Way!


ATTENTION Seniors!!! Senior pictures for the yearbook need to be submitted via email to by January 30, 2021. Please save as a jpg file. If you are unable to scan the picture or send it digitally, please stop by the High School office and we will scan it for you. If you have any questions, please contact Joe Steketee at

Also, the yearbook presale has been extended through January. Price is $45. Pick up order form in the H.S. office or order online at:

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".

These students learned how to persevere through hours upon hours of burning and cramping legs, running out of water and food, but having a sense of accomplishment equal to the pain. They learned that they can do anything as long as they keep a positive attitude and keep putting one foot in front of the other. Looking at the final destination point is defeating, taking it one step at a time is achievable. My hope is that these students will apply these principles to all areas of life and become champions.

Dear Parents and Students,

As most of you have probably heard the high school will start a hybrid schedule on Monday, October 12th. Following is our plan:

· The student body has been divided into two halves, a Purple Group and a Gold Group.

· Each school day will rotate between a Purple Day and a Gold Day. For example, if Monday is Purple, Tuesday is Gold, Wednesday is Purple, Thursday is Gold, Friday is Purple, and the next Monday is Gold.

o The complete schedule can be found on the school website and is attached to this email.

· Students who are Purple will attend school on Purple Days and students who are Gold will attend school on Gold Days.

· Parents/guardians will be notified via email and School Messenger which color their student(s) will be.

o Note: We realize some students may need to be paired up with siblings in other building and will make those accommodations as needed.

· Each teacher will present the same lesson for the Purple Group and the Gold Group so no student will miss instructional time.

· Students will attend all eight of their classes each day they are on campus.

· Students will be provided assignments/projects/or curriculum to complete on their “off” days.

· School will begin at 8:15AM and end at 3:15PM, except for Wednesdays when we have our early releases at 1:00PM.

· If you are dropping off or picking up your students, please do so at the front of building 1.

· Per Department of Health regulations, all staff and students are required to wear a mask or facial covering.

· All staff and students will take part in a health screening, including a temperature check, upon arriving on campus each day.

· Upon arriving in the morning, all 9th and 10th grade students need to check-in at the front doors of building 1. All 11th and 12th graders will check-in at the school cafeteria. If a student arrives on campus late or later on in the day, they should check into the office.

· A 6-foot separation will also be maintained between all employees and students to the maximum extent feasible.

We are extremely excited to have your students back in the classroom and looking forward to working with them. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Brian Maley

Congratulation Staff and Students!

Based on the Washington School Improvement Framework, schools are recognized for closing gaps, growth, and achievement.

For the 2018-19 School Year, Onalaska High School was recognized in the following areas: Achievement in closing the learning gap and test score achievement in English Language Arts and Achievement in Graduation Rates.

Below is our call to service message that we are sending to schools across the country. We would greatly appreciate if you could post this on your schools Facebook, website, or parent/student newsletter. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Thank you for your continued support and I hope you have a great day!

Students and Parents, this is the U.S. Army’s CALL TO SERVICE! SSG Ohlendorf, your Army Career Advisor for Onalaska High School will conduct virtual and in-person information sessions and follow up interviews between now and the Army Nation Hiring Days Surge from 29 JUNE - 3 JULY. We’re seeking qualified Future Soldiers who want to serve their Country for education, training, adventure & lifelong friendships. Make your appointment today to learn about the best opportunities for your secure future!

To get in touch:

Call: 360-241-1136

Text: 360-241-1136



This is so true!

The Class of 2020, you've got this!

Stay focused, positive and supportive of each other.

We are here for you!

H.S. Band Concert

Band Director, Dave Stingley, and the H.S. Band successfully entertained their families and community members with their talent last night, March 12th, 2020.

A special thanks to Dave Stingley for all you do for our students and young musicians. We appreciate you!

February P.R.I.D.E Award winners 2020

Congratulations to:

  • Freshmen: Morgan Hamilton & Juan Cerseda

  • Sophomores: Daisy Dunlap & Evan Wolf

  • Juniors: Mackenzie Coleman & Hunter Smith

  • Seniors: Angel Wetherbee & Ryan Showers

  • Principal's Choice: Gracie & Julia Parker

Keep up the GREAT work!

Congratulations to Hazen Blanchard, Dominique Serl and Michael Howard who tied for 2nd place in the LCC welding competition

Congratulations Kolby Mozingo

Wrestling 3rd in State!!

Congratulations to the boys basketball team, as they place 3rd in Districts and have qualified for Regionals!

The Loggers will now play St. George on Saturday at 2:00

Mt. Spokane High School

MLKJ Day Assembly

Thank you Mr. Abrahamson and the Leadership Class for a well done assembly; focusing on the true essence of equality and making the topic relatable to our students.

As part of a service project the Onalaska Leadership Council has adopted four kids for the Christmas Giving Tree at the Pizza Girl Restaurant. The students had a great time fundraising and then shopping for each child. It is a great way for our kids to learn about service and to demonstrate The Ony Way! We are extremely proud of our students at Onalaska - they are paving the way for a great future.

Note: One of the groups hadn't completed their shopping spree. They will be done before Friday! Also some of the members of the Council were gone for the wrapping session - they were being honored for ALL-AREA Football and Soccer!


Onalaska Loggers-2B State Football Champions.

Way To Go!!

Congratulations Lady Loggers!

A shout-out and congratulations to the Lady Logger Soccer team. They demonstrated everything about The Ony Way: Vision, Passion, Pride, Grit, and Service. The Ladies finished 4th in the Central 2B league with a 6 -3 record, and then proceeded to make a tournament run for the ages. They finished 14-6-1 overall and secured 4th place in the State Tournament. They lost a tough game to the eventual State Champions, the Davenport Gorillas, and then dropped another 1-0 loss to their league rivals - Adna in the 3rd/4th place game.

Football and Soccer send-off Onto state!!! Good luck LOGGERS!

Lewis County

Animal Shelter

The Onalaska Key Club is part of the Kiwanis Service Leadership Program. The objective of the club to prepare individuals to be the most engaged members of their current and future communities. Our club focuses on three components: heart to serve, call to lead, and courage to engage. The Onalaska Key Club plans to do many projects in the areas of service, donation, and advocacy. Our first project with our new chapter included donating and volunteering. Students collected items for the Lewis County Animal Shelter. They delivered the items during conference week and spent time with all the animals at the shelter. They plan to volunteer there once a month helping staff with the clean-up, care, and to provide love to the animals waiting to be adopted.
High School Students and Staff hear from a professional athlete/former alumni, learning about grit, passion, and vision all three components of The ONY Way!
Sabrina Stanley is a professional ultrarunner who specializes in 100-mile mountain races. At 25 Sabrina attempted her first 100-mile trail race, failing in epic fashion at mile 87. After this failure she promised herself, she would finish every race she started no matter what, a rarity in the sport of ultrarunning. Sabrina also decided that she was going to come back to the very race that defeated her and finish it.In 2018 Sabrina was ranked 8th best American. With her 2019 race season she is hoping to be top 5, come January. Currently Sabrina has won the last ten ultra-races she started. Her most recent win was at Grand Raid Reunion, the largest 100-mile race in the world, where she became the first American winner (male or female) in the races 27-year history.
Sabrina was born and raised in Onalaska, graduating in 2008.

January PRIDE Award Winners:

Freshman - Rachel Hill and Alex Acevedo

Sophomores - Madyson Burroughs and Devon Wright

Juniors - Cole Zandell and Tianna Bornstein-Cook

Seniors - Hailey Justus and Malachi Ratke

Principal's Award - Ben Frazier


Southwest Regional FBLA

Fall Leadership


FBLA Students attended the Southwest Regional FBLA Fall Leadership Conference October 25, Friday at Lower Columbia College where they learned a great deal from two keynote speakers in business.

Keynote Speaker, Allison Magyar, CEO of Dynamic Events and Hubb, leading software company in the country shared with students her rags to riches journey starting out with Car Shows Nationally to managing Microsoft Conferences to developing her own company. She inspired many Future Business Leaders of America Chapter members in identifying their own inner strengths and except that failure is okay.

Mark Aker was the closing speaker who is a motivational speaker and author on confidence and is a public speaking coach. He shared some advice in building confidence and knowing "who" you are in order to make your dreams come true.

Students met others from over a dozen other schools in the region to help develop their leadership potential and gain insight to their future workplace skills. We look forward to a successful year among the Onalaska team members of FBLA.

47 Ony students attending the Portland National College Fair at the Oregon Convention Center.

College in High School

We have 22 high school juniors and seniors enrolled in our "College in the High School" programs.

Fall term, English, Science, and Calculus were offered. Eight students took two of the three courses offered and two students took all three. They are earning college credit through Central Washington University.

We will soon be offering a fourth course, Political Science. We will continue to seek other courses to offer in the coming years. This is a great opportunity for students who want to earn college credit, but are not attending Running Start.