O'Hara Happenings- 12/19/19

Daily updates are posted on www.cohs.com
Weekly Happenings- December 19, 2018
From Mrs. Vice...
We need a little Christmas, right this very minute...
After this week, everyone would agree no one needs a break more than the families and staff of COHS! We are so very grateful to the wonderful Marple PD and all the surrounding departments for keeping us safe on Monday. As Principal, I am truly blessed that our administration, staff, and faculty provided the necessary comfort and reassurance to our student body. We received several compliments in regards to how our students handled themselves, especially their kindness to the OLA kids. How lucky we are to have such empathetic and generous students! 
As an administration, we will meet again with local law enforcement to discuss all the ways we can streamline our processes. Although this situation went relatively smoothly, we know we can always improve. Our goal remains, as always, the safety of the students. We will continue to try to share information as quickly as is advisable. If you did not receive any notifications, please contact Mr. Jeffrey Braconnier for instructions to add yourself to our communication system. We ask that families refrain from sharing critical information, such as the location of students, on social media, as this compromises their safety. Thank you again for your patience during this very stressful time! 
Mother Teresa said, "If we have no peace, it will be because we have forgotten that we belong to each other." Never more than this week has the spirit of community been alive at O'Hara. May this spirit continue throughout the Christmas Season and beyond. 
We wish all our Lion families a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2018.
God Bless,
Mrs. Vice
Progress Reports
Progress reports were distributed during homeroom today. Any student that has a failure warning must have their parent/guardian sign it and it must be returned tomorrow, Thursday, December 20th.
Thank you for attending O'Hara Family Christmas!
Coming Up
12/20- School Liturgy (Full day of school)
12/21- Christmas Break Begins
1/2- School Resumes
Mane Street is open tonight from 5:00-7:00!
Updates from Mrs. Vice, Mrs. Wert and Mrs. Roach
Be sure to check the academics page for information about mandatory academic support for students.
Guidance Announcement
PSAT results are now available on the students College Board Account as well as the students Naviance Accounts. Any questions please feel free to contact the Guidance Office.
From the Finance Office
If you want to know your financial aid award for the 2019 - 2020 school year by the beginning of February, you must file a financial aid application by December 31, 2018.
The online financial aid application can be accessed at https://online.factsmgt.com/aid. There is a $30 fee payable when you submit the application online. You must also upload, mail or fax your 2017 tax returns.
You can also sign into your current FACTS account to access the application for the 2019-2020 school year.  
Athletics Announcement
There is baseball team meeting for all interested boys on Thursday right after school in cafeteria at 2:35pm. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Benedict at rbenedict@cohs.com 
Next on the O'Hara Stage
Disney's The Little Mermaid
Register to audition for The Little Mermaid!
Wednesday, January 2nd - Auditions at 3:00pm
Thursday, January 3rd - Callbacks at 3:00pm
ALL students auditioning must be in proper auditioning attire. Uniforms are not acceptable. Please bring a change of clothes and appropriate shoes at both auditions and if you receive a callback.
Male Audition - Vocals from "Under the Sea" after the dance break before the refrain
Female Audition - Vocals from "Part of Your World" from "When's it my turn..." to the end.
All interested cast members, stage crew, orchestra and costume team members should use the form to register and sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/Lvlc8wVGp6cFDIdF2
Quick Links
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1701 South Sproul Road Springfield, PA 19064