ORANGE HIGH SCHOOL PTA
OHS PTA .....Working To Make Every Child's Potential A Reality
The Orange High School Parent Teacher Association ("OHS PTA") provides communication and fosters a closer relationship between Orange High School and the families of our students. We provide many services to the schools, promote the welfare of students, and work with the schools to provide quality education for all young people in the Orange School District. This webpage provides basic information about our activities. If you have any questions, please contact any Board member. We appreciate your support as a member, as a volunteer, and of our fundraisers.
MEMBERSHIP: Join the OHS PTA!! Click here for Membership Information.
VOLUNTEER: We need Parent Volunteers! Click here for the Parent Volunteer Form.
FACILITATED COMMUNITY DISCUSSIONS - Please join the SAY Parent Committee in reading the best seller Teach Your Children Well by Madeline Levine, Ph.D., a valuable book for anyone raising and working with teens. Join our community in reading this book and hold discussions with your friends, book club members, and school and religious groups. We invite you to join one of the following book discussions facilitated by Bellefaire JCB SAY counselors, school staff and parents:
April 10 - 7 p.m. at Barnes and Noble at Eton Collection
April 17 - 11 a.m. at Bellefaire JCB in Shaker Heights
April 24 - 7 p.m. at Bertram Woods Library in Shaker Heights
The LITTLE BLACK BOOK is changing!!!
The Little Black Book will now include email addresses and will have a slightly different format. In the past, you only needed to complete a form if you had any changes or revisions to your address or phone number. This year, EVERYONE must complete a form if you would like to include your email address in the 2013-2014 edition of the Little Black Book. >>>To print a copy of the new form CLICK HERE.
2012-2013 Meeting Calendar:
Principal’s Updates, Executive Board Meetings & Committee Reports: All OHS parents are invited to attend the monthly Principal’s Updates with Paul Lucas, OHS Principal, on the first Wednesday of each month, September through May, at 9am in the Distance Learning Lab in the OHS Media Center - (September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5, January 9, February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1).
District calendars are available at the Central Office for $5.00.
THE LIONS' DEN:
A monthly newsletter from the OHS Principal's Office and the OHS PTA, The Lions' Den is mailed to all parents of OHS students and also is available on-line. Click here for Lions' Den On-Line.
You are encouraged to submit articles and photos about OHS accomplishments & upcoming events to LionsDen@orangecsd.org.
Stay Informed by registering for email updates from the Orange School District. You'll even get an email telling you when the latest edition of The Lions' Den has been posted on the District website, so you can read our OHS newsletter when it is "hot off the presses," rather than having to wait for mail delivery. You also can opt to receive email notifications and links when each new issue is posted on-line, in lieu of receiving hard copy editions -- save trees, postage and copying expense! Click here for District Newsletter Sign Up.
OHS PTA BOARD & COMMITTEE CHAIRS:
Members of the OHS PTA Board are elected annually upon recommendation by a Nominating Committee of PTA members. Committee Chair positions are filled each year by the Incoming President. If you are interested in serving on the Board or the Nominating Committee or chairing or working on a Committee, please contact our Secretary/Volunteer Coordinator. Click here for a roster of our current Board and Committee Chairs.
The OHS PTA raises funds for many programs that benefit the Orange High School community, including funding for student clubs; student activities such as Homecoming, Prom, After Prom, Senior Lunch and Senior Project; health & safety programming; student scholarships; teacher scholarships & mini-grants; classroom enhancements; hospitality at OHS events; staff appreciation events; etc. Your support of our fundraising efforts supports these programs and is much appreciated!!
THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK:
The Little Black Book is a directory of families in the Orange School District that is produced by the OHS PTA to support projects benefiting Orange High School. Little Black Books are available for $12 (or 2 for $20, 3 for $30, etc.) at Open Houses and year round in the District Office. For information on making changes to your listing contact one of the Black Book Compilation Chairs. For information on advertising in the next edition of The Little Black Book, contact one of the Black Book Advertising & Distribution Chairs.
LITTLE BLACK BOOK FORM - - click here Complete and submit this form: • if you are new to the district • if you will have a kindergartener • if you want to add your email • if you have any changes or corrections from last year’s entry
HEINEN'S ABC SCHOOL DONATION PROGRAM:
Heinen's generously donates up to 1% of your purchases to Orange Schools IF you remember to register each year. For instructions on how to register and designate an Orange School to benefit from your purchases, click here. Many thanks to Heinen's for their very generous donations to the Orange Schools over the years!! And, thanks to our parents and friends for designating the Orange Schools!!
INK JET RECYCLING:
The OHS PTA collects and recycles used cartridges from ink jet printers. Please take your empty cartridges to the office of any Orange School building, the Pepper Pike Learning Center, the District Office, the Orange Senior Center, the Orange Branch Library or the Orange, Pepper Pike or Moreland Hills City Hall.
SPIRIT WEAR AND LETTER JACKETS:
Show your Orange Pride! Orange spirit wear is available throughout the year by contacting one of the OHS PTA Spirit Wear Chairs. You can pick up an order form in the Student Services office. CHECK OUT OUR ON-LINE SPIRIT WEAR STORE!! Spirit wear and letter jackets also are sold at all OHS Sports Awards Nights and occasionally during lunch periods in the OHS Commons.
Each year, a parent committee plans an After Prom for all Juniors and Seniors. This event takes place after the Prom and is a safe, supervised night of fun. Fundraising and contributions are essential to the success of this event. To make a contribution, click here.
SPRING PLANT SALE:
Each Spring, the OHS PTA sells plants at Moreland Hills School. Hanging baskets, potted plants and flats will be available. The 2011 plant sale will be held May 5th and 6th. For further information, contact the Spring Plant Sale Chairs.
SUMMER READING BOOK SALE:
Each year, OHS PTA partners with Barnes & Noble Booksellers to sell summer reading books at Brady Middle School and Orange High School. OHS PTA benefits from a portion of the sales proceeds. OHS PTA also benefits from purchases made at the Barnes & Noble store at Eton Collection on designated days around that sale. For further information, contact the Summer Reading Book Sale Chairs.
Each year, the PTA Reflections Program provides opportunities for students to express themselves artistically and to receive positive recognition for their artistic efforts. Students in preschool through grade 12 create and submit works of art in six areas: dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography, and the visual arts (which includes art forms such as drawing, painting, print making, and collage). Entries are judged anonymously by independent experts from the community. Each year, all entrants are recognized and all entries displayed at an Orange PTA Reflections Award Ceremony. Top entries in each category are sent on to competition at the state level. Local entries have even advanced to the national level in past years. Each year, over one hundred Orange students participate.
The 2012-13 theme is "The Magic of a Moment..." All student entrants will be recognized at the Orange Reflections Award Ceremony to be held on December 13th. Be on the look out for entry forms and additional information to be distributed soon. Or, please contact one our Reflections Chairs.
AFTER PROM 2013:
Each year, a parent committee plans an After Prom for all Juniors and Seniors. This event takes place after the Prom and is a safe, supervised night of fun. The junior class parents (Class of 2014) are planning After Prom for April 27, 2013. Help is needed for fundraising, games, hospitality, decorating, invitations, prizes, etc. If you are interested in helping, please contact one of the After-Prom Chairs: Linda Simon (216) 292-3053 and Marci Moses (440) 498-8180. To make a much appreciated contribution, click here.
GIANT EAGLE APPLES FOR THE STUDENTS:
If you have a Giant Eagle Advantage Card, please register it and assign Orange High School to your card. Each time you use your card, you will earn points for Orange High School -- points which can be redeemed for educational equipment like new computers. There are two ways to register: On-line at www.gianteagle.com, or call 1-800-474-4777. You will need your 12-digit Advantage card number and the 4-digit code for Orange High School, which is 2631. Many thanks to Giant Eagle for their support of our schools!
COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS:
The OHS PTA supports the OHS Guidance Office by creating and maintaining the information on the District website regarding Community Service Opportunities for Students. The OHS PTA Volunteer Resources Team also has launched an OHS Community Service Facebook page to notify students and parents of community service opportunities. Please check out the page on Facebook called "OHS Community Service."
Make a direct contribution to our students by joining the Senior Project Committee! Parent volunteers on the Senior Project Committee help review Seniors' project proposals and visit Seniors while on their Projects. For more information, click here. Any high school parent may become a member of the Senior Project Committee. If you are interested in learning more, please contact one of the Senior Project Chairs.
ORANGE PARENT EDUCATION NETWORK:
Orange Parent Education Network (O.P.E.N.) is now part of the OHS PTA Health & Safety Committee. O.P.E.N. will continue to support families within our community to enhance learning experiences within a cooperative parent-teacher partnership for all students especially those served on I.E.P. and 504 Plans. Partnering with Health & Safety enhances our ability to provide parents, teachers, and our community relevant information from many sources. To learrn more click here.