May 13, 2020 With the end of school, assignments and school materials returned, the final detail of the school year is the graduation of the Class of 2020. Unfortunately, graduation plans have not been able to be finalized as the school, city, county health department and state regulations from the Governor's office all need to be aligned. We will continue to update through this medium as well as through student emails. We encourage all students to continue to monitor their school emails throughout the summer.
May 7, 2020 The last day of school when all work needs to be in is May 14th. Here are a few reminders about returning items to the school. You DO NOT need to set up an appointment to return textbooks, library books, uniforms, chromebooks, etc. Uniforms are to be in a bag with your name on a notecard inside. Books and uniforms are to be left on the table indicated for your grade. Chromebooks need to be turned in to the office. Office hours are 8:00-11:30 and 12:00-3:30. All items need to be returned to the school by May 22nd.
April 30th Two weeks from today is the final day of school, May 14th. That day is the last day students have to turn in work to their teachers. Next Monday, May 4th, our second and final round of hard-copy progress reports will be printed and sent out reflecting student grades through Friday, May 1st. This is our final push towards the official end of the school year. Office hours at the school remain the same: 8:00-11:30 and 12:00-3:30.
April 23rd, 2020 Progress reports are being sent out for assignments through April 21st. Another round of progress reports will be sent out at the end of April/beginning of May. Any missing work through April 21st has been given a zero. That work may still be turned in and the assignment grade modified. PowerSchool is still available for parents and students to monitor assignments and grades. The last day of school and the last day to turn in assignments is May 14h. We continue to remind and encourage students to finish and turn in their work early.
April 16th, 2020 We have had several questions regarding returning items to the school when the time comes. Next week, the tables that have been used to distribute items TO the students will be switched over to receiving items FROM the students - when the time comes. As a general rule-of-thumb, we would like ALL items returned at one time but only after ALL class work has been completed. Returned items include textbooks, washed uniforms, library books, chromebooks, etc. The final date to return all school items will be May 22nd, regardless of whether or not the student has completed their work. Please keep an eye on the school calendar. Many, many events have been cancelled, but some items on the calendar are still happening. Others have not been rescheduled just yet, such as Graduation. Finally, we want to continue to encourage all students to remain in contact with their teachers and finish their work for the school year. The workload is extremely reduced but still requires the time, effort and production from the student.
April 8, 2020 Continuing Learning is underway and we want to encourage every student to maintain contact with their teachers. The teachers are required to be available to students every school day during the specific times outlined in our revised master schedule. The only non-school day between now and May 14th is Good Friday, April 10th. We also want to encourage every student to establish a goal of finishing their school work well before May 14th. The individualized nature of distance education allows each student to take advantage of the opportunities to finish their work at their own pace, including early. A recent email to the students addressed some issues regarding grades, grading and KSHSAA eligibility that everyone should review. Finally, please contact the school if you should need anything. Call the office to schedule a time to come pick up items from a teacher or from the school. Office hours during continuing learning will remain 8:00-11:30 and 12:00-3:30.
Mass Media needs your pictures to fill our Student Life pages! Please send home or work pictures or selfies to email@example.com. We want pictures of you watching Netflix, eating lunch, checking cows, riding your four-wheeler, playing your guitar, playing video games, etc.
April 2, 2020 Yesterday an email was sent to every student's school email address. All students will need to get into the habit of consistently checking for information from the school and/or teachers. OJSHS will begin "Continuing Learning" on Monday, April 6th. Teachers will be available for the students and students are to be available for the teachers under a modification of our master schedule. 1st hour - 8:00-8:30 2nd hour - 9:00-9:30 3rd hour - 10:00-10:30 4th hour - 11:00-11:30 5th hour - 12:00-12:30 6th hour - 1:00-1:30 7th hour - 2:00-2:30 Seminar - 3:00-3:30 Our target date is to finish all of our course work by May 14th, but many classes will be able to be finished up early. Students can schedule a time to come retrieve their personal belongs from the school by contacting the school office. Teachers may also have educational material for the students to pick up at that time. In addition, students may request education items from a teacher or the school and schedule a time to come pick the item up. Office hours during "Continuing Learning" are: 8:00-11:30 and 12:00-3:30 - Monday through Friday
Yesterday, the Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) cancelled all spring activities and festivals for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. The removal of those items from the school calendar DOES NOT imply that events currently remaining on the calendar have not or will not be cancelled. Many events will need to be cancelled and those cancellations come from different sources. We realize that this is a difficult time for everyone. Please be patient as decisions are made by the many organizations and entities involved.
USD 504 Special Announcement In response to COVID-19 safety measures, Gov. Kelly announced today that all school buildings across the state of Kansas will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Learning will continue. USD 504 will continue to be closed this week in accordance with the recommendation by Dr. Randy Watson - Kansas Commissioner of Education which was made at the beginning of the week. Spring break will be the week of March 23rd through the 27th. Beginning on Monday, March 30th, small groups of teachers in cooperation with the administration will begin developing a plan to carry learning through the remainder of the school year. It is the intent of USD 504 to finalize the plan and communicate it to parents by April 6th.
Free Grab and Go Kids Meals (breakfast and lunch) Available for Pickup March 18th, 19th & 20th Closed for Spring Break (Will resume March 30th if needed) Locations: Neosho Heights Parking Lot, 100 Oregon, Oswego AND Assembly of God Family Life Center, 1323 4th Street, Oswego Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Available to anyone ages 1-18 years old. For more information contact USD 504 Board Office 620-795-2126
School is cancelled for Oswego USD #504 for Wednesday, February 5th due to incoming inclement weather.
Senior Pictures are due this Friday, January 31st! Email your images and/or questions to Angie Norris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Games times for tonight's games at Marmaton Valley have been moved up to account for incoming inclement weather. The JV Boys (2 quarters) and Varsity Girls will begin play at 5:00 with the Varsity Boys to follow the girls game. There will be no JV Girls game tonight.
Game time for the HS Basketball Tournament at Pleasanton have been moved up 3 hours. The girls will play Pleasanton at 1:00 and the boys will play Altoona-Midway at 2:30.
The HS Basketball Tournament at Pleasanton has been postponed to conclude on Saturday, January 25th. The game times currently remain the same and we will update this notification if there is a change.
The JH Basketball tournament AND the HS Chess tournament at Columbus for Saturday, January 11th have been cancelled.
The high school basketball games scheduled for tonight (Tuesday) against Riverton have been postponed and relocated. The games have been rescheduled for Thursday, December 19th and will be held at Oswego.
The OJSHS Christmas Concert has been rescheduled for Wednesday, December 18th at 6:00.
There will be no school at Oswego USD 504 on Tuesday, December 17th due to road conditions.
Tonight's OJSHS Christmas Concert has been postponed due to inclement weather. The rescheduled date and time has not yet been determined.
High School will be dismissed during final exams at 2:02 on Wednesday and Thursday and 11:41 on Friday. The Junior High will operate a normal school day schedule on Wednesday and Thursday (7:55-3:25) and will dismiss at 11:41 on Friday.
High School Final Exam Schedule Wednesday - 12/18 1st Hour - 7:55-9:49 5th Hour - 9:53-11:41 7th Hour - 12:11-2:02 Thursday - 12/19 2nd Hour - 7:55-9:49 4th Hour - 9:53-11:41 6th Hour - 12:11-2:02 Friday - 12/20 3rd Hour - 7:55-9:49
Great Job this evening at the Fall Athletics Recognition Night. It is always great to join together and celebrate our kids!!
Junior High Boys Basketball practice has been cancelled for today, November 19th.
The 2019-2020 OJSHS yearbook is on sale now for only $40. If you buy a line of personalization, you get four free icons. This sale only lasts until November 29th, so get your yearbook ordered now! See Mrs. Norris with questions or to get an order form!
Seniors and Senior Parents: Mass Media needs five baby pictures by December 13, 2019. See Mrs. Norris if you have questions.
The Parsons Veteran's Day Parade scheduled for today, November 11th, has been cancelled.
We would like to invite anyone - and everyone - to the Veteran's Day Program at Oswego Junior/Senior High School on Monday, November 11th. A slide presentation along with refreshments will kick things off at 12:30. The ceremony will begin at 1:00 in the commons. Please help us celebrate and honor those who have honorably and bravely served our country.
JOB TITLE: Substitute Teachers JOB DESCRIPTION: U.S.D. 504 is currently accepting applications for substitute teachers. This opening may be for any one or up to all three of our district buildings including Service Valley Charter Academy, Neosho Heights Elementary, and Oswego Jr./Sr. High. Individuals interested in this position should submit the following: 1. Application 2. Substitute License Please direct all correspondence to: Debbie Schneeberger Substitute Coordinator PO Box 129 Oswego, KS 67356 email@example.com 620-795-2126
We would like invite any and all middle school parents to the next POMS (Parents Of Middle Schoolers) Meeting on Tuesday, October 22nd at 6:00 p.m. in the OJSHS Library. POMS is responsible for the annual 8th grade trip to Silver Dollar City. They also sponsor the fall and spring JH dances. Operating the concession stands during track season help fund these programs. If you are unable to attend this month's meeting, check out the POMS Facebook group for events and meeting information.
The OJSHS Band was to participate in the Maple Leaf Parade in Carthage, MO on Saturday, October 19 - but the parade was capped at 50 bands. As a result, the band will now participate in the Pittsburg State Homecoming Parade held on that same day in Pittsburg.
We need to clarify information regarding next Thursday's HS volleyball match after conflicting information was distributed on our part. The triangular with Baxter Springs and Colgan will be held at Baxter Springs AND the triangular will include both the Varsity and Junior Varsity teams. Oswego will play the 5:00 and 6:00 matches.
Cross Country at Pleasanton has been cancelled for this afternooon.
JV Football has been cancelled for this evening. JH Football is still on starting at 5:00pm. Thanks
Cross Country in Pittsburg today has been cancelled due to wet conditions.
The Homecoming Queen Candidates and Class Attendants picture will be taken tomorrow morning before school!
Spirit Week 9/30-10/4 Monday: Skip Day (Teacher Inservice-Enjoy your day off!) Tuesday: Twin Day Wednesday: YeeHaw Day Thursday: Throwback Thursday Friday: Red and White Day All outfits must follow school dress code. StuCo hopes to see your spirit this week!
Don't forget Picture Day is tomorrow!
What a great effort this evening by our Indians. JH Volleyball and Football both came up a little short this evening, but a great effort by all. Our HS JV Volleyball team won in straight sets tonight against Columbus. Great Work Indians, keep on battling.
Changes to JH and JV Volleyball today: Due to some unforeseen circumstances, we are going to move JH and HS JV VB to one court today. JH B-Team will start at 4:00, followed by the A-team. HS JV will then play at the conclusion of the JH. All matches will be in the JH Gym. Thanks
Great job tonight Indians with a 50-0 win over the Marmaton Valley Wildcats!!! There will NOT be a JV game at Marmaton Valley on Monday 9/16/19.
Good Luck to our JV Volleyball Players as they travel to Southeast-Cherokee on Saturday for a tournament. Good Luck Ladies!!
Both teams are warming up and getting ready to battle. Good Luck to our Oswego Indians Football team as they take on Marmaton Valley. GO INDIANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We want to wish our Cross Country Runners Good Luck today as they have their season opening competition at LCHS!!! GO INDIANS!!!!
The high school volleyball and football teams will once again hold scrimmages prior to their first scheduled contests this year; however, there will be a completely new and different look. The volleyball teams (V/JV) will scrimmage against Oswego alumni players on Thursday, August 29th. These scrimmages will begin at 6:00 in the high school gym. The football teams will be hosting a first in school history - a football jamboree with Shawnee-Maranatha and St. Paul attending. The activities association approved jamboree formats for Kansas football teams beginning this year. The date for this year's jamboree is Friday, August 30th. Oswego will conduct offensive and defensive plays against Maranatha beginning at 7:00. Following a short break, Maranatha and St. Paul will run offensive and defensive plays. The final session of the jamboree will feature Oswego against St. Paul. Introductions of the Oswego team and coaches will take place prior to our session with St. Paul. A concession stand will be operating throughout the evening.
LCC concurrent/dual credit enrollment will be Monday, August 26th, at 6:00 p.m. in the commons area. This is a mandatory parent and student meeting. Students/parents will be required to either pay for courses in full or set up an automatic payment plan with LCC business office. For additional information, please contact Cathy Campbell at 620-795-2125.
Band Parents Meeting: Parent meetings for the 7-12 Band students will be held on both Monday, August 26th and Tuesday, August 27th. The meetings will be held in the Band room and will start at 7:00 pm. Parents need to attend only one of the meetings. Thank you!
The All-School Musical directors will be holding "read-throughs" and auditions beginning August 23rd. Read-throughs and contract pick-up dates are on Friday (Aug. 23rd), Tuesday (Aug. 27th) and Wednesday (Aug. 28th) at 7:00 pm. One reading is required. Auditions for the All-School Musical parts will be held from 3:30-5:30 pm on Thursday (Aug. 29th) and Friday (Aug. 30th). One audition session is required as well. Please see Mrs. Campbell and/or Mr. Thomas if you have any questions regarding the scheduled sessions.
Orientation for new students at the Junior/Senior High School will take place on Tuesday, August 13th at 6:00 pm in the commons. All 7th graders and any other new students in 8th-12th grades are invited. Mrs. Goddard and Mr. Schneeberger, the school's counselor and principal, will meet with everyone and go over schedules, answer questions and tour the building. Students are welcome to bring supplies and leave them in their lockers that evening. We are looking forward to getting to know each of our new students and families. Our goal is to help your child have a successful and rewarding year from the very beginning.
This year's All-Sports Parent Meeting will be held on Thursday, August 8th at 6:00 pm. The meeting is for parents whose child plans on participating in any sport throughout the school year. At the end of the general meeting, breakout sessions will be conducted for the fall sports both at the High School and Junior High levels. The general session will focus on the 5 tenants of the new foundational base expectations of Oswego athletic and activity participants. The 5 tenants of the base expectations revolve around loyalty, support, academics, attendance and respect. It is the goal of the school to provide the coaches, participants and families with a base foundation from which to grow successful young men and women. Finally, information regarding the new district website and phone app will be shared. The free app can be found by searching for "Apptegy Oswego". We are excited about this new source of information available to our school and community.