Poetry is alive and well at Onteora High School, where 15 students competed in the school’s Poetry Out Loud event on December 11. The two winners of the competition, Jackie Katz and Kalena Kwiecinski, will advance to the Hudson Valley Poetry Out Loud regional competition, to be held on February 12 on the SUNY New Paltz campus.
The Onteora High School has scheduled a new Prime For Life group to begin in January. We are looking for referrals from parents who believe that their child/children may benefit from the program to aid in reducing their high-risk alcohol and drug choices. Follow the headline for more information.
The National Honor Society will be running a food drive through December 17th to help re-stock our local food pantries. Boxes are located in the front hall, bookstore, and by the West End library to collect non-perishable foods and personal care items.
Onteora DECA is hosting its annual telethon to raise money for students in need in our school district on December 11, from 7 to 9PM. The show will take place in the High School auditorium. Please come out and show your support.
The Onteora High School has released the High Honor Roll, Honor Roll, and Merit Roll for the first quarter. Select the headline above for the complete list.
State Senator James L. Seward visited Onteora High School on November 14 to share a Senate proclamation honoring the school for being included in the Daily Beast’s list of the nation’s best high schools for the third year in a row. Onteora, which ranked 526 among the 754 schools making the list, was one of only two Ulster County schools earning spots for this year.
Chris Herren, a former NBA player, visited Onteora High School on November 14 to share his story about how substance abuse derailed his promising athletic career, devastated his family, and nearly cost him his life. If I can get one kid from going down the road that I went down, then this presentation is worth it,” he told his audience.