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Report Cards will be distributed to all students tomorrow during Homeroom. 

Course Selection process is complete as of Wednesday, April 17.   


From Mrs. Casey...

Dear Cardinal O’Hara Family,
A lot is happening as we spiritually prepare ourselves for Holy Week and Easter Sunday.  The students are participating in a prayer service and the offering of confession during Theology classes today. This is the beauty of belonging to a Catholic school and sharing the great gifts of our faith.
The 4thquarter began on Monday, April 8th. Please encourage your son/daughter to finish strong academically. 
A few highlights for week:
Course Selection for the 2019-2020 School year is in progress
David Saunders will represent O’Hara at the annual Freedoms Foundation conference this weekend. This is our fourth year in a row that we have a student representing us at this national conference.
The following students will receive recognition in the 2020 national Merit Scholarship Program. With a selection index score of 212 or above, these high performers have shown outstanding academic potential:
Nicole DeOrzio
David C. Saunders
Linxuan LI
Kathleen Till
Cardinal O’Hara hosted a STEM immersion day for 6thand 7thgrade students. The day was extremely successful and a wonderful opportunity for showcasing student success in STEM. 
Please be sure to see Mrs. Wert's page for information about spring uniform which is now in effect.
Please be aware that we will be closed on Thursday, April 18ththru Monday, April 22nd.  NO PRACTICES, GAMES OR ACTIVITIES MAY TAKE PLACE ON HOLY THURSDAY,GOOD FRIDAY, HOLY SATURDAY OR EASTER SUNDAY. Classes will resume on Tuesday, April 23rd.
 Happy Easter,
Mrs. Casey
Acting Principal 

Delaware County Community College

It is never too early to start gaining college credits. COHS has a partner ship with DCCC where students have the capability of gaining college credits before they graduate. Any student who wants to take courses will be given a placement test and then meet with a representative to schedule classes. Stop by Academics for more information.

Math tutoring is available every Monday after school with the Mu Alpha Theta students. Students can show up on any given Monday for tutoring. Any other subject should either be addressed with the teacher or by contacting the National Honor Society (NHS). Signing up outside of Room 225 can access NHS tutors.


Rising Stars Program with Drexel University

Drexel University's School of Entrepreneurship, once again, will be running its Rising Starters competition this year. The competition is based around ABC's "Shark Tank." Students will be asked to develop an idea for a business (examples - an app, an invention, non-profit) and then pitch it to a panel. There will be one winner chosen from O'Hara to then compete against all other Archdiocesan schools on May 13th. The prizes are as follows:
  • 1st place - $2500
  • 2nd place - $1500
  • 3rd place - $1000
If you are interested, please email Mr. McDevitt  by Monday, February 25th. Starting next week we will meet in Room 209 after school to get things going. Students were emailed this information and the Student Guide is attached to email.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!
Academic Affairs Office

Mrs. Diane Casey  '83

Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs 

Mrs. Patricia Rafferty

Administrative Assistant 

Academic Affairs Office