Giving back to the OH community this holiday season

As the holiday season approaches, many organizations in OH have launched their winter volunteer programs. They aim to give back to the community and spread a little joy during this season of giving. 

BIONIC receives graduation cords

This fall, BIONIC turned a dream from members a decade ago into a reality. Not only did the student group BOINIC receive graduation cords after 10 years of effort, but they had overwhelming support from both the school board and the Oswego community. 

Latin American Student Organization has a change in leadership

This year, the Latin American Student Organization (LASO) has new teacher sponsors that are bringing an advancement to the club. The new sponsors,  Jessica Yandun and Gianna Purdom, desire to emphasize the importance of “leadership and Latinx representation” at OH as well as in the community. LASO meets twice a month on Thursdays at 2:30 pm, and meetings are around 45 minutes to an hour. The club has a friendly environment, and with its members all wanting to make a positive impact on OH and the community.

Oswego Poetry Day provides platform for students to speak up

For the third year in a row, students had an opportunity to share their voices and ideas at an in-school poetry event on Oct. 26 in the Barnes Performance Art Center.  English teacher Erin Holtz, the creator of Poetry Day for Oswego High School, stated that the reason Poetry Day is crucial is because “There’s a lot of students in our school community who don't necessarily go to the dances or participate in Mr. Oswego, and they have different interests... I think this is a way that our school community can serve that group of students and help to encourage their voices.”

Independence and positive connections appeal to new SRO

New School Resource Officer Tony Laurenzo has been recently assigned to provide support to OH staff and students. As an SRO, Laurenzo said he must “handle problems with students that arise, handle work about investigations, and walk around the building.”

Oswego High School goes digital with PSAT/SAT

On Oct. 17 and 18, juniors and underclassmen students at Oswego High School took the digital version of the PSAT after a digital readiness check on Oct. 3. Considering OH has never done the PSAT/SAT digitally before, the OH testing administrators used readiness checks to help students transition into digital standardized testing.