Newsletter October 20, 2023


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 Winter Break, Dec. 21st. Please use the attached form to submit your ad request, and email pictures to 

Senior ad form:



Do you know a distinguished alumnus from Oshkosh West High School?

The November 30 deadline to submit nominees for the 2024 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

If you would like to take a look at past winners, please follow the links below!

Distinguished Alumni Wall -
Athletic Wall of Fame -



Please click on this graphic to read about our amazing School to Work program!  



Two seniors at Oshkosh West are hosting a period product drive as part of their Certificate of Global Competence. Boxes will be at Doors 24 & 38 for products from October 8th to November 4th, there will be a link to an online donation page, and proceeds will go towards The Monthlies Project and Oshkosh Area United Way. Follow @fighting_periodpoverty on Instagram for more information.

Link to the online donation page:


Do you have a student that is a good public speaker – perhaps involved in Forensics and is knowledgeable about the US Constitution? The American Legion has an Oratorical contest program that is a good opportunity for students to win scholarship monies.

The student must be in 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade.

The students start out by contacting their local Wisconsin American Legion Post. The Post will hold a contest, the winner at the Post contest moves on to a County contest. The winner of the County contest moves on to the District contest.

The winner of the District Contest moves on to the Regional contest scheduled on March 23, 2024 at Ripon College. The winners at the Regional level move on to the Finals contest the same day and the overall winner will go to the National Contest in Hillsdale, Michigan in May to compete for $25,000 in scholarship. The winner of the Wisconsin contest receives a $3000 scholarship.

If the student is interested, and does not know who to contact at their local American Legion Post, they can contact me directly and I can share that information with them.

I have attached the rules, assigned topics and flyer along with a link to our National American Legion website and the Wisconsin American Legion that has a lot of information and videos for those who are interested. - contest information link - National - contest information link - Wisconsin







Click on above graphic for important information on visiting school.  If you are dropping off something for a student, it can be left with the door monitor at Door 38.


Allison Simmons
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Please click on above graphic for more information about AP Placement Exams!


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Senior pictures are due October 25th. We are looking for a head and shoulders, vertical pose; it’s okay if the pose is outdoors, or the student is wearing a hat, or holding a cat, just so it’s a head and shoulders, vertical pose. Those can be emailed to or a wallet-sized photo can be brought to the yearbook office (W10). Email Amy Karoses with any questions.  If you cannot afford senior pictures, please contact her for someone who might be able to help with that. 

Yearbooks are on sale until December 21st. They can be purchased at the school bank OR ordered online (go to They are $55 until Christmas. We only pre-order 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!!





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Come take a look at our Counseling Website!  You can find  important information including graduation requirements, counseling office staff contact info, scheduling info and more!!



Come check out our Award Winning Newspaper staffed by our own Wildcats!!  You can see so much more on this website, pictures, web packages and past issues!!  Come see!!







If you receive a call that your student was marked absent for one or more period and you think it was a mistake, have your student go to Student Services and they can get a slip to clear it up.  If you forgot to call, you still can.  Call or email the attendance office to clear it up!  Email or

Did you know we have a Facebook page and post daily announcements and other information and updates?  Check us out, like our page and see what's going on daily!!


Have you ever wondered how you can help your high school student in math?  Here's a link to our CPM website with lots of great information for parents.  You can work with them on how to ask questions or give advice for working in teams.  There are also parent tips of the week located at the bottom.




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