Newsletter Week of October 28, 2019


Join us on Saturday, November 9 from 3:00-6:00PM in the O-Room at West High School (enter via door #24 by the gym) to celebrate and recognize those in our community who sacrificed all or part of their lives for our great country, state, and community. This is a time to pay tribute to those in the Oshkosh High/West Veterans’ Honor Hall and other veterans in our community, reconnect with old acquaintances/friends, and socialize over a cup of coffee or snacks. Come and stay for an hour or three! 

The Honor Hall now has 3429 heroes who graduated or attended Oshkosh High or Oshkosh West High School. 

If you are a veteran, or know a veteran, who graduated or attended Oshkosh High School or Oshkosh West High School please nominate them to the Honor Hall. If you have any questions please call Andrew Schaller at 920-424-4090 ext. 6666. 



Do you know a distinguished alumni from Oshkosh West High School? The November 30 deadline to submit nominees for the 2020 OWHS Distinguished Alumni Award is quickly approaching.  Do you know an Oshkosh West Distinguished Alumni? How about someone who has made significant contributions to the music or athletic programs?  Each year West honors a variety of individuals who have excelled in their professions, are role models and/or provide leadership to our students.  Please visit to submit nominations for these Oshkosh West awards. For additional information please contact: or


The PSAT (Preliminary SAT) will be administered to West High Students the morning of Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 at the Oshkosh Convention Center on North Main Street. Students are required to provide their own transportation to the testing site. Students should have received the information in their English class. If not - the Counseling Office has additional registration forms. If you still want to register the last day to do so is Thursday, October 24th. We can test no more than 70 students; therefore, it is to the student’s benefit to register early. Please contact Rob Kerl, School Counselor, with any questions or concerns.


Yearbooks are on sale until December 1st. They can be purchased at the school bank or ordered online (go to They are $55 until Thanksgiving. We only preorder what has been paid for. If there are extras at the end of the year, they will be $60. Pre order early, because we’re never sure how many extras we’ll have!!

Senior tributes: Wish your graduating student well with a special, heartfelt message in this year’s yearbook. “Baby Ads” are due to the yearbook office by Thanksgiving. Mail or email the attached form, message, and pictures to 

Senior ad form

October 28 - West now has an oline tech support!

The LMC team and our Technology Coach have teamed up to offer you online tech assistance. How do you get to it? Go to the West Media Center website. Click the West Tech Support Link. A Google form walks you through troubleshooting     tips. If your troubleshooting does not resolve your issue, complete the form and watch your school Gmail for an answer from the experts!


Student Government is sponsoring a Halloween Costume Contest on October 31st. Students are allowed to wear costumes to school. Weapons or look alike weapons, masks, and full face painting will not be allowed. Students are encouraged to select non-violent themes. We also request that students refrain from costumes that represent poverty or from culturally-themed costumes that may be hurtful to their peers. This video is being shown in homeroom on Monday and explains this request:  


Winter Sports and Head Coaches
Boys Basketball - Mike Johnson
Girls Basketball - Kiki Phillips
Gymnastics (coop with Oshkosh North) - TBA
Boys Swimming - Kelly Wayne
Wrestling - Duane Hartkopf
Girls Hockey (coop with Fond du Lac) - Duane Woeshnick
Boys Hockey (coop program) - John Thomson

Winter Eligibility Meetings and Dates
Eligibility meetings are scheduled so that parents and student-athletes can get all necessary paperwork to begin practicing the first day of each season.  Also, the head coach of each program will be at the meeting to share their expectations and talk about the upcoming season.  Please make every effort to attend the meeting for the sport you will be participating in.

Gymnastics - See Mr. Jodarski
Girls Basketball - October 28th at 7:15pm in the O-room
Wrestling - October 28th at 5:45pm in the O-room
Boys Basketball - November 4th at 7:15pm in the O-room
Boys Swimming - November 4th at 5:45pm in the O-room


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