Oak Hill Elementary School
Oak Hill Middle / High School
Davis Stadium Entrance & Field House
- Category: OHES News
Oak Hill Elementary recently had a "Biggest Loser" weight loss competition with 27 staff members participating. Participants lost over 174 lbs combined. Winners were determined by the largest percentage of weight lost from January 4 to March 15. First place went to Tara Howell, who lost 13.1% of her weight, 2nd place went to Jackie Hornsby (10.5%), and 3rd place to Andrea Hale (7.4%). Congratulations to all participants.
- Category: MS/HS News
The Jackson Elks honored OHHS seniors Hannah Spohn and Ryan Gaines on March 20th as winners of the Most Valuable Student competition. Their entries will be sent on for District competition. Congratulations Hannah and Ryan.
- Category: District News
The Oak Hill Union Local Independent Employees Union (OHULIE) has been generous in donating to several local projects. They include $250 to the Oak Hill Food Pantry, $250 to the Growing Oaks program, $500 toward the construction of new baseball/softball fields, $250 to the Oakamania incentive program, and $250 to the Acorn Academy. Many thanks to school employee members of OHULIE!
- Category: FCCLA
Oak Hill Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), OHHS Science Committee and United Commercial Travelers of America (UCT), Council 380 participated in One Million Pillow Case Challenge for the second year. Suggested by American Patchwork & Quilting, we accepted the challenge to help reach the goal of donating one million pillowcases to local charities. At this time 468,578 cases have been donated. Many charities can benefit from the donation of a pillowcase and the challenge allows you the opportunity to donate and make a difference in your community. Additional information may be obtained at www.allpeoplequilt.com.
The local groups chose to donate hand-made pillow cases and teddy bears to Serenity House, a shelter serving victims of domestic violence in Jackson and Gallia Counties.
In addition to the hand-made items, Oak Hill science students under the direction of instructor Tammy Nevil, donated various toiletry items for Serenity House.
Judy Ruth Hamilton, UCT member and FCCLA advisor, along with UCT Fraternal Secretary Ruth Ruth, organized the event.
- Category: Academics
Oak Hill Fabric Arts students welcomed the opportunity to hone their sewing skills and help costume the Munchkins in the March 2013 performance of the Wizard of Oz. Mrs. Hamilton and Fabric Arts students were pleased to be asked by Mrs. Sites, Assistant Director, and Play Director Mr. Werntz to sew a variety of apron styles in multiple colors for the lively little play characters.
- Category: Academics
Manage Transitions students completed the course with a sewing machine project. Students had the opportunity to operate a sewing machine to make a locker caddy storage tote. The handy totes may be placed in student lockers to keep themselves organized.
Shown are Marijo Walter, Josie Myers, and Jessica Burton with their completed sewing projects.
- Category: FCCLA
The 2012-2013 Gallia, Jackson, Vinton District FCCLA Meeting was held at the University of Rio Grande Lyne Center. Oak Hill High School was represented by Payton Holsinger as District President. Miss Holsinger presided over the 250 FCCLA members attending from the three county area by calling the meeting to order and introducing speakers. "Leadership Ignited" is the 2012-2013 Ohio FCCLA State Theme.
Jeff Lanham, Athletic Director for the University of Rio Grande, welcomed the students on behalf of the University of Rio Grande. Mr. Lanham made a big impression with the students as his short welcome game challenged their attention, acuity skills and, consideration of the future.
Featured speaker Harvey Alston presented "Be The Best." He emphasized we must maintain the "total package of mental and physical fitness." Commenting on the mixed message teens see in the media and what they are told to do by parents and teachers. Mr. Alston told FCCLA members they would have to make hard choices for themselves. Concluding, they should "Never rest till my good becomes my best!"
Shown above are some of the FCCLA members attending the District Meeting- (Front) Brittany Hunt, Halee Burchett, Chasity Swords, Cassie Boggs, Alexis Byrd (Back) Candice Comer, Peyton Norman (hidden), Anthony Dutton, and Branson Maddy.
The afternoon session was a collection of fitness workshops for students including: Zumba instructor, Deb Adkins, University Fitness Center, Launch with Todd Barlow, fitness challenge by Oak Hill FCCLA Advisor Judy Hamilton, and a walking course.
Tables addressing wellness issues were supplied by Adena Hospital, Fuel Up to Play 60, Holzer Hospital, Launch, and the Vinton County Health Department.
Oak Hill’s "Leadership Ignited" theme poster was designed by Mike Ison.
Members attending were Alissa Bates, Alexis Byrd, Candice Comer, Jeremy Curry, Damian Burton, Johnny Harmon, Branson Maddy, Peyton Norman, Cassie Boggs, Anthony Dutton, Harley Hilderbrant, Payton Holsinger, Katie Hughes, Chasity Swords, Steven Dunnavant, Brittany Hunt, Alicia Skidmore, Dawson Woods, Halee Burchett, Kaycie Little. Oak Hill FCCLA advisor is Mrs. Judy Hamilton.
Senior FCCLA member- Halee Burchett
The human table challenge accepted and conquered by Damian Burton, Jeremy Curry, Johnny Harmon and Anthony Dutton