Newsletter Week of November 18



Jade Hendricks, grade 9

November 21 and 22 we'll have one hour W hour class periods so the Marching Band can practice for the upcoming Holiday parades.


Global Academy Level 3 students, Culinary 1 students, and students from the IDMS program are collaborating to plan and create a Global Gathering feast happening during 4A lunch next week Tuesday, November 22nd. Students will find recipes from cultural dishes around the world that they will collaborate to prep, prepare, and share next week. The ingredients for the dishes are being funded through the first annual Integrated CTE grant awarded to Ms. Badtke and Sra. Olivares. Ms. Badtke plans to purchase the majority of the ingredients needed for the feast through the Oshkosh Food Co-op and representatives from the Co-op will be invited to partake in the meal next Tuesday as well. With around 100 total people participating in the event, we are looking forward to meaningful collaboration, tasty dishes, and a fun experience at the Global Gathering 2022!

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

The November 30 deadline to submit nominees for the 2023 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.  See previous alumni here.

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Hello West Families!

We will be hosting our first parent panel on December 12th at 6:30PM via google meet. This will be open to any current families with students attending Oshkosh West. This forum will be a time to ask any questions that you may have regarding academics (scheduling), clubs, activities, sports, programs, and anything else you may think of! The panel will consist of parents/guardians of students at Oshkosh West spanning a wide variety of grade levels and involvement in school activities and programs. There will be teachers present for questions regarding specific classes and activities/clubs and guidance counselors for any academic planning. We are sending this in advance to make sure we answer as many questions as possible during the panel, please use this form to submit your questions. Notes will also be taken during the meeting to refer back to by any parents/guardians who have more questions arise after the meeting or are not able to attend. The google meet link will come closer to the date, so please watch the newsletter! We appreciate your participation and hope to see you all at the parent panel! 


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!!




Did you know our Counseling Office lists job opportunities!?  Check this link out, we're adding more all the time!

We have multiple openings for food service jobs!  Make some extra money for the Holidays while your kids are at school.  Both full and part time positions available.







We've had some questions about our Exam Schedule, so we thought we'd share this early for those who schedule things early!

The Oshkosh Recreation Department is accepting registrations for the High School Basketball League.  The high school league is offered to those boys/girls in grades 9-12 who are not participating on a high school basketball team for their school.  Registration forms are only available in the Recreation Department Office, 425 Division Street, 7:30am-4:30pm.  Entries are due on or before Tuesday, November 22.  League play begins Saturday, December 3.  Teams must be coached by a parent.  For more information, please contact (920) 424-0150.

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!!



Yearbooks are on sale until December 22nd. 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!!




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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