On Saturday, January 27th, Christopher Jennings and Kolby Dean traveled to Wayne, USA to rehearse and perform in the Wayne State College Festival Of Honor Bands.
They both played trombone in the Symphonic Band directed by WSC Percussion Instructor Brad Weber. Kolby was 2nd chair and Christopher was 3rd. They rehearsed all day with a late afternoon concert. Students from 70 schools and 3 states were represented in the annual event.
“It was fun to see these 2 talented musicians have continued success at this honor band.” commented OHS Band Director Chad Dean.
Blush Boutique partners with O'Neill wrestling to help raise money for wrestling attire for the upcoming season.
The team was grateful for the opportunity to raise these funds.
"We are fortunate to have such great local support in this community. Special thanks to Megan & Tracy and Stadium Sports for helping to figure out the fundraiser. We would also like to thank the parents and those that purchased the OHS clothing," the team commented.
Northeast Community College Extended Campus Offers Area High School Students Alternative Learning Opportunities
The Northeast Community College Extended Campus located on the South side of O’Neill offers many fantastic opportunities to students interested in taking classes through Northeast. No matter the age of the student, the opportunities are endless, with an advanced state of the art science lab and amazing classrooms with long distance learning technology. Students at both St. Mary’s and O’Neill Public Schools are receiving many of the opportunities by taking classes through Northeast and through the extended campus.
Merri Schneider, Extended Campus Director, is very excited about the new campus. She talks about the new state of the art science labs and technical facilities, saying, “We will have the ability to have welding classes and will have 8 welding booths.” Schneider is glad the students will being able get more real world experience in this field area.
Student Allison Ludwig, who attends class at the new extended campus, said, “I really enjoy the opportunities that the new campus presents for students in high school like me.”
Schneider is also very confident that admission for the second semester will rise once the word is out.
The facilities within the campus are very professional. The classrooms have long distance learning capabilities as well, which is very helpful for students taking classes through the Northeast campus in Norfolk. When one walks through the building, it feels like a place of knowledge with a high tech computer lab and relaxing student lounge where students are always working.
The Northeast Community College extended campus has become a major new addition to the town of O’Neill, and will hopefully help and improve many people’s academics around the area.
By Emily Morrow
School lawyer Karen Haase of Lincoln spoke to O'Neill Public High School students about Digital Citizenship last Wednesday.
She covered several topics, including cyberbullying, sexting and ignoring internet safety.
Haase explained the legality of each in great detail, which was an eye-opener for student to learn the school, civil and criminal consequences.
Cyberbullying is the use of electronics or cell phones to engage in repeated, hostile behavior by individuals or groups intended to harm.
“Anything can be recovered,” Haase said, reminding the students that even if they delete something, it can be found again.
Sexting is the act of sending sexual explicit messages, or photos electronically, primarily with cell phones. Statistics showed that 20 percent of 12 - 14 year olds have sexted. Haase said that not only the sender, but also the receiver of the messages, can get in trouble with the law.
Katrina Gotschall, an English teacher at OHS, said while technology can be beneficial, it can have negative consequences.
“We are more connected in the 21st century, which can be good, but it can also be bad,” Gotschall said.
Haase said people can find out almost all of someone's personal information just by having their phone number online.
Haase invited students to contact her through several social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat under the username of Karen A. Haase if they had any questions.
By Olivia Schmale