Principal's Message

Happy Summer from O'Gorman Junior High School! We hope your summer is off to an excellent start . We anxiously await the opportunity to educate your child at OGJH. Our teachers use the time in the summer not only to re-group and get re-energized, but also to further their knowledge and teaching strategies by attending courses and workshops. Most of our staff has or will be attending classes/workshops this summer in order to best meet the needs of today's student and to provide the absolute best education that all of our students deserve.
 
Here are a few items that may be of benefit to you as we enter the last full month of summer vacation:
 
*During the first week of August, you will receive our "Back-to-School Packet". This packet will include numerous items including the OGJH August Newsletter, the OGJH Calendar, Emergency/Permission Forms, and your child's class schedule.
 
*Starting in mid-July, the school supply lists will be available at all area stores.
 
Welcome to Junior High Class
Through our supplemental academic programming known as the Achievement Academy, we are once again proud to offer an optional summer class called "Welcome to Junior High." This class is open to any 7th grade or new student to O'Gorman Junior High School. The class is scheduled to run from August 5-8 with sessions from 8:00-10:00 and 1:00-3:00 (the 10:30-12:30 session is full). You can register for "Welcome to Junior High", by clicking here.  Here is a brief description of the course:
Meet new friends, practice your locker combination, walk through your class schedule, meet some of the staff, and review some of the essential reading, math, language, and study skills necessary for 7th grade! These are just a few of the things that will be part of this junior high readiness class in which indoor and outdoor games, activities, and technology are utilized to assist students in getting acquainted with students from other schools and become more familiar with the O'Gorman Junior High building and routines.
 
Important Early School Year Dates
August 19: 7th Grade Orientation: Noon Dismissal; No school for 8th Grade Students
August 20: 8th Grade Orientation: Noon Dismissal; No school for 7th Grade Students
August 22: OGJH Parent Open House: 6:30-8:15 PM
*Fall sports (volleyball, cross country, and football) meetings for students occur during the first week of school with practice starting the second week of school. These meetings are held after school and last less than 30 minutes. Specific days for the meetings will be sent out in the weeks approaching school. Physicals are not required to participate in sports at the junior high level.
 
One Time Fund Time
We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the annual One Time Fund Time (OTFT). If you have not yet donated, please consider doing so. Your efforts are instrumental in upgrading our school's overall functionality and educational opportunities for our students.  A reminder that this is the only fundraiser that benefits the junior high.
Stay tuned for more updates as the school year approaches. We are excited to see you and your child in a couple of short months.
 
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