Health Careers Club had guest speakers (Diana Speck and Maureen Nicolls) from KSB with Teresa Stump, Center Director from the Northwest Illinois Area Health Education Center on 12/7. The students loved listening to and interacting with them as they described and showed students what they do.Health Careers Club page 001Health Careers Club page 002

The application for the 2019 Rural Health Careers Camp is now available on the National Center for Rural Health Professions website! 

The Rural Health Careers Camp will be held June 24-27, 2019 at Rockford University. It is a four-day, overnight camp where students will participate in healthcare-related activities and learn what it means to be a rural healthcare professional! We are looking for rising freshman, sophomore and junior students from rural areas who have interest in health-related professions.  Approximately 55 students from high schools in the region will be chosen for this exciting and competitive opportunity!

Applications are due Sunday, March 3, 2019!

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At OCUSD, we want to teach our students and families the importance of empathy and understanding the difference between peer conflict and bullying.  Conflict is a natural part of life that can cause change and growth with a person.  Conflict is not bullying.  Bullying occurs repeatedly by the same person, and the intended outcome is to exert power and hurt the other student either physically or mentally.  Attached is an infographic that shows the difference between the two as well as strategies to use if your child is found in a situation where they feel they are being bullied.  Please know that at OCUSD, we take bullying seriously, and when we confirm that it has occurred, students receive discipline.  We cannot share with families/third parties other students’ discipline. If there is a problem, please reach out to your child’s teacher or principal.Peerconflictvsbullying

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

Oregon High School has been made aware of an increase in the use of e-cigarettes/particularly the brand, Juul.  We are receiving information that students are using these devices in the hallways and in the bathrooms in the high school.  Staff at OHS is working hard to address any and all reports to keep our students safe in the building.  We want to take an opportunity to provide some parent education on this topic and provide a reminder of the school policy regarding e-cigarettes or other nicotine products.

The Juul is a small device that is filled with usually flavored nicotine (photo attached). These products are illegal for students to have or use under the age of 18, and they are illegal regardless of age on school property. The product is small, can be easily hidden, and looks similar to a USB Drive.  We believe that students are using and sharing them in our school.  If we receive a report that a student may have used this or a similar product, a search of the student’s bag will be conducted and parents will be contacted. If any type of illegal devise or product is found, the Oregon Police Department will be contacted, and the student will face consequences per the student handbook.  

Here is some additional information to help education you on this topic: 

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/kids-health/teen-use-juul-soars-doctors-ask-what-s-really-these-n929656

https://truthinitiative.org/news/what-is-juul

We hope providing families with this information can help keep our students safe both in and out of our building.  We encourage you to have a conversation with your child about this topic.  If you have any quesitons, please do not hesitate to reach out to Dr. Heidi Deininger, OHS Principal, or Shannon Cremeens, OHS Dean of Studnets. 

Sincerely,

Oregon High School Administration

Juul Pod System

High School

Oregon High School

210 S. 10th St.
Oregon, IL   61061

Phone: 815-732-5300
Fax: 815-732-3361

Contact Information:

Dr. Heidi Deininger, Principal

hdeininger@ocusd.net 

Mr. Mike Lawton, Activities Director

mlawton@ocusd.net

Additional Resources:

OHS Student Handbook

OHS Daily Schedules

OHS Report Card

School Improvement Plan Goals