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Wednesday, March 14, 2019
Thank You to all of the parents who showed up for course selection night. I hope it was informative and provided you with a clear perspective on what we offer at COHS. If for whatever reason you were unable to attend, I will attach the powerpoint for you to see our offerings. We will meet with the students and discuss course selection on March 14th. They will see and hear what you heard. The Course Selection for students will be accessible on PowerSchool on Monday, March 25th.(Directions will follow next week). The homeroom teachers can be a great resource when filling in the course selection. Please discuss with your son/daughter the many possibilities that will prepare them for college. They can make their choices up until Thursday, March 28th. 
Any student who applied for Diocesan Scholar or Medical Careers should fill in course selection as if you were not accepted. When accepted Mrs. Casey will sit with you and build your roster.
Progress Reports:
Parents should be looking at Powerschool at least once a week to see grades and progress with their son/daughter. Please contact the teacher with concerns or remediation plans for your son/daughter to be successful. If a senior is failing a class the student was informed to meet with that teacher and come up with a plan and timeline for them to learn and pass the course. SENIORS with failures will not receive a diploma or participate in graduation ceremonies. Do not put off reaching out to the respective teacher whose class you are struggling in. Parent's, as usual, if you have concerns please speak with the teacher ASAP.


English Department

There will be an entrance Exam for AP Literature on March 19th after school in Rm 254.

There is no need to study for this exam since it will be assessing a student’s ability to read literature critically.

If a student wants to take AP English , but are not available on March 19th, he/she should see Mrs. Borusiewicz (Rm 254) personally to set up another time.


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