November 13, 2019
onalaska loggers

State Playoff Update: Soccer and Football.
Congratulations! to the Logger soccer team as they continue their fantastic work in postseason. The Loggers finished 4th place in the always tough Central 2B league with a record of 6 and 3. However, they continue to play their best soccer, as they captured the District Championship with a 1-0 win over Toledo last Saturday.

soccer trophy
With the win they will host a quarter final state game this
 Saturday, November 16th at Centralia High School Stadium starting at 10:00 am. Their opponent will be the #2 team out of District 1 & 2: The Friday Harbor Wolverines. The players bus will leave 8:30 am on Saturday. Great job Loggers!

The football team will host the Brewster Bears this Friday November 15th starting at 6 pm. This early starting time will accommodate Brewster's travel back home.  The game will be played at Onalaska Memorial Stadium. The Loggers continue with their impressive march, as they defeated the Wakiakum Mules 50 - 0 last Friday in the crossover game.  

Just a reminder that we are now in the State Playoffs and gate admission will reflect the prices set by the WIAA:
Students with ASB and Seniors:  $7.00
Adults - $10.00
"It is a Great Day to be a Logger"

November 11, 2019
K-5 Grandparents Day Luncheon.
Please come have lunch with your grandchild. Grandparents day Luncheon, a K-5 event, is scheduled for November 20. 
Menu: Turkey Dressing Casserole or Tuna Sandwich, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Green Beans, Assorted Fruit, Apple Crisp    , Milk & Coffee.

Adults $3.75 (exact change is very helpful).

grandparent day luncheon
Tentative Schedule (times may be change depending on participation)

1st Grade 10:55
2nd Grade 11:00
Kindergarten 11:05
5th Grade 11:10
4th Grade 11:15
3rd Grade 11:20

November 7, 2019
Sabrina Stanley Gives Lecture at OHS.
Sabrina Stanley
Sabrina Stanley, (Ony alum 2008), visited Onalaska on November 7, as a guest speaker to OHS students. Sabrina's story is about grit, passion, and vision; three components of "The ONY Way!"

Sabrina Stanley
Sabrina is a professional ultra-runner who specializes in 100-mile mountain races. At 25 Sabrina attempted her first 100-mile trail race, failing in epic fashion at mile 87. After this failure she promised herself, she would finish every race she started no matter what, a rarity in the sport of ultra-running. Sabrina also decided that she was going to come back to the very race that defeated her and finish it. In 2018 Sabrina was ranked 8th best American ultra-runner. With her 2019 race season she is hoping to be top 5.

Sabrina Stanley
Currently Sabrina has won the last ten ultra-races she started. Her most recent win was at Grand Raid Reunion, the largest 100-mile race in the world, where she became the first American winner (male or female) in the races 27-year history. 

Thanks for coming back to Ony, Sabrina. You are a great example of “The ONY Way!”

November 7, 2019
FBLA Students Attend Conference.
FBLA 2019
OHS students attended the Southwest Regional Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Fall Leadership Conference on October 25, at Lower Columbia College. Students were chaperoned by OHS Business teacher, Ms. Shelly Grant.

Keynote Speaker, Allison Magyar, CEO of Dynamic Events and Hubb, shared with students her rags to riches journey starting out with Car Shows Nationally, to managing Microsoft Conferences and finally, to developing her own company, (Dynamic Events and Hubb). She inspired many FBLA Chapter members to build on their own inner strengths and that failure is okay. Without failure, most people cannot build on their next lesson in life.

2019 FBLA
Closing speaker, Mark Aker, is a motivational speaker and author on confidence and public speaking. He shared advice on building confidence and knowing who you are in order to make your dreams come true.
OHS students met FBLA members from over a dozen other schools in the region. This event helped develop their leadership potential and gain insight to their future workplace skills. We look forward to a successful year among the Onalaska team members of FBLA.

Fall Events:
  • Football State Playoffs, Nov 15, here.
  • Soccer State Playoffs, Nov 16, at Centralia HS
  • K-5 Grandparents day luncheon, ES Cafe, November 20

November 5, 2019
OHS Soccer Heads to State.
ohs soccer

There is a saying in sport “it is difficult to defeat a good team three times.”

Apparently it is true as the Logger soccer team defeated their league rival ADNA 1-0 last night in the District semifinals! Adna had defeated Ony 1-0 both times in their previous two meetings this year.

With the impressive win, Onalaska secures a berth in state and will now play Toledo for the District championship Saturday 11/9/19 at 12:00 noon in Kalama.  The players bus will leave 9:00 am.

It is a great day to be a Logger!

November 4, 2019
stadium signOnalaska Memorial Stadium.

a shout out to Doug Abrahamson and Kayden Allison for putting up the new Memorial Stadium sign. It is really impressive and shows off Ony Pride!

October 31, 2019
Transportation Drivers Get VR Training.
Driver VR Training
The Onalaska SD Transportation insurance company is providing Virtual Reality (VR) training for bus drivers. 

The VR unit has three large flat screens that project realistic road situations for the trainee. The screens, steering wheel, and seat responds to computer programmed input, and haptic input from the driver. This driver was able to experience a tire blow-out at 60 mph with realistic feed back from the wheel and the seat. This experience allows drivers to understand the steps to take when experiencing a blow-out, without the hazard a real life blow-out.

October 28, 2019
Skills USA Students Help Maintain Carlisle Lake.
skills usa students
Last Friday, Onalaska High School Skills USA students helped maintain the trail around Carlisle lake. 

skills usa fishing
Students used clearing tools to cutting down brush, blackberries, and a few small trees. 

Then on Sunday spent the afternoon fishing on Silver Lake. Students caught fish and had a great time. 

October 28, 2019
OHS Art Students Continue Roman/Greek Studies.
Coliseum model
The High School Art Department participated in last weeks STEAM Community Dinner. They fine art students displayed "apples" from their painting unit, and the World Art Class displayed a model of the Roman Colosseum. 

We often do large group projects in cardboard and construct with glue guns, and paint surfaces to match what we see, the best we can. 

They also brought a digital drawing pad and a laptop for guests to try.

October 24, 2019
Middle School Sewing Students Design and Make Quilts.
sewing quilts
As part of their sewing curriculum, the Middle School Advanced Sewing Students are learning paper foundation piecing, guided by teacher Melissa Dunworth.

Paper piecing is a method of piecing quilt blocks using a printed paper for stitch lines. It allows a cloth section to be made with small sized pieces of complex angles that would be difficult to cut and piece otherwise. For more info, check this website.

The students are making Lone Star Quilt Blocks and will eventually sew them into quilted bags.

October 18, 2019
Elementary School Kindness Challenge.
kindness challenge
Onalaska Elementary School began the 21 day Kindness Challenge on October 14th. 

During this challenge students are asked to catch and perform 5 acts of kindness each day. The acts of kindness are written on paper slips and added to a bucket in the classroom. Each day the buckets are emptied and the kindness strips are counted for a class total. The strips are made into chains that line the halls. 

This is a competition between K-2 and 3-5 classrooms and the winner gets the chance to pie the principal, or a teacher, in the face during an assembly. In the first week the Elementary students have over 2,400 acts of kindness! 

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