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    National Honor Society Fundraiser for The Red Cross  

    The NHS club is collecting monetary donations for the Red Cross. All money collected will be used to purchase vaccinations for measles and rubella for children in undeveloped countries. The donation jar can be found in the lobby of Ragsdale.


    Childhood Pictures of Seniors

    With several key events coming up for seniors, we request that every senior family submit 5-7 "growing up" photos of our soon-to-be graduates. We will use them at our upcoming events! Parents and guardians are asked to either email them to or message them to Patty Murray through the OECHS Prom Facebook group.
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  • A year ago students went home for online learning. One of the many things that we missed was our awards ceremony. The Days of Awesomeness were a perfect opportunity to remedy that omission!

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    Congratulations, Owls!


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    A group of parents is forming our school's first official PTO! If you are a freshman or sophomore parent that would be interested in a leadership position to help get the new organization off the ground, please email Jamallia Petway at


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  • If any current sophomores or juniors are interested in serving as the OECHS Junior/Senior Representatives for the CCCC Student Government Association next year, please send Mr. Strope ( an email with "CCCC SGA" as the subject to express your interest. In a few weeks, we will have elections!


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     "I wish they would have taught me about ___________ before I graduated from high school"

    Did you ever wish you learned a tip, trick, life hack, or skill before you went off on your own? Well, we still have time to help our our Class of 2021 Owls before they leave OECHS, but we need your help! As they are almost finished with the college application process and are continuing to apply for scholarships, the focus of weekly seminar will begin to include some of those critical life skills that kids need to know before leaving home. The topics will range from jump-starting a car, washing clothes, proper place settings, and building good credit to name a few.

    I need your help! Please email ( with some tips, skills, life hacks, and knowledge for our graduating seniors. Please also include some resources that we can use in class as well. This is our chance to really prepare our kids for the journey ahead! Thank you for your help!


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  • OECHS Class of 2022 Facebook Group

    It is never too early for our Juniors and parents to start planning for next year's prom, senior trip, and other events. Our Junior parents have formed a Facebook group and invite all Juniors and their parents to join!


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  •  Parent Prom Committee Facebook Group

    Here is the link for the Prom Parent Facebook group for announcements: You can also join by searching OECHS Prom 2021. This is open to Juniors, Seniors, and their parents!
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  • Class Rings

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    Ring order information from Jostens was sent home via The Owl back in early March. Mr. Overby (Jostens representative) also met with any students at lunch (in early March) that wanted more information. Unfortunately, everyone had the stay-at-home order from the Governor before we could accept paper order forms. Those that ordered online were still able to order class rings.

    Jostens has opened their link to our school's ordering site, so students can order class rings again. Click here to order! Hopefully, Mr. Overby will be able to make an in-person visit later in the school year. In the meantime, the Jostens office is open for business 9:00-4:00 (Monday through Friday) to answer questions that kids and families may have. Their office number is 910-675-3886.

    You can go to our school's class ring store site below and order online. It takes approximately 6-8 weeks for the ring to be shipped to your house. Remember, this is optional, but we wanted to make it possible for students that would like to have a class ring!


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  • School Cash Online

    • SchoolCashOnline Family

      Given the ongoing concerns over COVID-19, OCS continues to look for ways to improve convenience for our families and institute practices which will reduce the risk of transmission of the virus. To do this, the district will be providing our school community the option of a new online payment system, School Cash Online. This system will minimize cash and check payments at our schools and allow parents to make online payments from home.

      Through School Cash Online, parents can pay registration fees, course fees, field trips, yearbooks, spirit wear, athletic fees and more!

      Parents who use School Cash Online have the ability to:

      • Keep track of their child's school items and activity fees.
      • Stay connected by receiving email notifications of new fees.
      • Check their account history.
      • View and print receipts.
      • Pay for school fees any time, anywhere, with a simple click.
      • Easily link and access all students in a household.
      • Make payments using Visa or Mastercard.

      Click here School Cash Online to pay your child's fees online! 

      The School Cash Online service will not replace the current system we have in place to prepay for your student's meal accounts. Pre-Payment for student meal accounts can be made here (link opens in a new window): Student Meal Account Pre-Payment Options  


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  • Guidance

    Please remember to use the forms on my school web page to schedule anappointment if you need to see me or use this link: Request to see Ms. Hutsell

    Counselor's Corner / Carver Early College Counselors' Suite

    9th and 10th Grade Planning

    11th Grade Planning 

    12th Grade Planning

    I'm looking forward to a great year and if you need anything, please reach out!


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