Check out the new wrestling mat that was delivered today! A big thank you to Knights Club wrestling and the Athletic Booster Club for the help of purchasing our new mat!
Mark your calendars!!! The OHS National Honor Society is hosting a Holiday Gift Wrapping Fundraiser on Saturday, December 16 from 8am-noon with pickup no later than 3pm. Drop your boxed and labeled gifts off, and leave the wrapping to them. All proceeds go to Toys for Tots!
Exciting news! The new softball scoreboard has been installed and the old scoreboard removed. Thank you to the Orion Athletic Boosters and the Brick Paver Fundraising Committee for their generosity in purchasing the new scoreboard. Also a huge thank you to our district staff (Tom Hamerlinck, Henry Carson, Mitchel White, and Cooper Herd) for all of the work they put into the scoreboard projects. The larger scoreboard and new centerfield location look great!
We have a full week of Home events! Show some Charger Spirit and come enjoy a basketball game or wrestling meet this week!
It's Toys for Tots time! OHS Student Council is working to make a difference once again! They will be collecting new unwrapped toys from now until 12/11! Please consider making a difference in a young child's life this holiday season. Your donation can be dropped off at the high school anytime between 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. If you don't have time to shop that's ok - cash donations are accepted as well! StuCo will also host a 50/50 raffle at the Boys Basketball game on Saturday, December 9th at 4pm to support Toys for Tots, we hope to see you there!
As part of his Work-Based Learning Experience (formerly Co-Op), OHS senior Cooper Herd is employed in the Orion School District transportation department. He knew he'd help maintain the transportation fleet, but he probably never imagined he'd help prep and install 28ft steel beams for the new softball scoreboard. Also, a big thank you to the Rental Guys for donating the use of the forklift to install the beams! Not sure it would have happened without the lift.
Tomorrow night's Boys Basketball game at United (Monmouth), will be doing a "Food Drive" and you can bring in 2 non-perishable items for FREE admission to the game! Show your support and help them out if you are planning to attend the game!
Congratulations to the Chargers Boys Basketball Team for placing 1st in their 10&32 Orion Tip Off Classic! Thank you all for coming out this week and cheering them on! Keep it going the rest of the season! Also Congratulations to Gus Nedved and Maddux Arnold for making the All-Tournament Team! Such a great week of basketball!
The Orion School District would like to thank the Orion Athletic Booster Club and the Village of Orion for all of their work in purchasing and installing a new scoreboard at Love Park. In addition to benefiting the OHS baseball team, it will also benefit youth programs within the district as well. Additionally, the Orion Athletic Booster Club, the OHS Brick Fundraising Committee, and the school district collaborated in purchasing a matching scoreboard that will be installed at the OHS Softball Field in a new centerfield location. Thank you to everyone involved!
The Winter Sports Preview is set for Thursday, November 9th at 6pm in the main gym at Orion High School. We will be introducing and honoring Boys and Girls Basketball, Spirit Squad and Wrestling, as well as a few scrimmages! And you never know who might be there to get us in the spirit for the winter sports seasons! There will not be a meal before hand but the Booster Club will be opening the concession stand for the evening! Hope to see you all there!
The OHS Student Council is participating in the River Bend Food Bank Hunger Drive. Orion has been well represented for several years and even placed first in our division last year! However, we are in need of your help! Currently we are EXTREMELY low in donations and would love for you to help us reach our goal. Any non-perishable food item can be donated in the OHS Office and we can even accept cash donations and do the shopping for you!
Did you know the River Bend Food Bank can turn $1 into 5 meals for those in need! Imagine what your donation CAN do!
Donations can be brought to OHS between 7:30am-4:00pm, Monday- Friday or call and we can arrange a pick-up! Last drop off date is November 8th!
Thank you to all who have already helped us fight hunger! Your support is greatly appreciated! With your help - we CAN do it!
Let's show that Charger RED again tomorrow night and pack the gym at Princeton High School! Charger Volleyball plays at 7pm vs IVC. Wear your RED and let's cheer them to victory! Again they have presale tickets with GoFan. The link is listed below! Go Big Red! #RedOut #RedKingdom
On behalf of the Orion School District we want to thank everyone who came out to support the Charger Volleyball program last night at Sherrard! It doesn't stop there, let's pack the gym once again Monday at Princeton! The Chargers play at 7pm vs. IVC! For Sectionals they will be using GoFan. I have listed the information below as well as the link to purchase your ticket! See you all Monday night! Go Big Red!
GoFan Ticket Information:
The QR code below will access the GoFan for tickets to Monday's games. Electronic Tickets are $6.00 Please encourage your families and fans to have their electronic tickets downloaded prior to entering Princeton High School as it can slow admittance into the gym waiting for tickets to download. We will have a cash option available. Cash tickets are $7.00.
Attention Orion Students! DICK'S Sporting Goods is holding an exclusive shop event, happening at all their stores in Illinois from October 27th-30th. Gear up for your winter sports season by get 20% off your entire purchase!
Looking for a unique gift for the holidays? A fundraising brick might be the answer. These brick pavers may be purchased to honor a parent, friend, business, or family. Additional opportunities exist for anyone wishing to make a larger donation (such as a memorial bench).
Big game day tomorrow for our very own Charger Volleyball girls! Regional Final at Sherrard HS vs Sherrard at 6pm! Let's pack the gym like we know how to! Wear your RED and let's cheer our girls onto victory! Hope to see you there! Go Big Red!
A reminder that Parent-Teacher Conference are Thursday, October 19th from 11:30am-7:30pm and Friday, October 20th from 8:30am-3:30pm. Call your child's school to set up a time if you haven't already!
The Monmouth-Roseville School District is inviting area parents to be a part of a Cyberparenting 101 Workshop to be held on Thursday, October 26th at 6pm. This workshop is free of charge and will focus on your child's daily interaction with technology.
Congratulations to our Orion High School 2023 Homecoming Court. The front row includes (L-R): Freshmen - Kaden Cirks and Ellie Knupp, Sophomores - Cameron Engstrom and Elyse VanDuyne, Juniors - Duncan Adamson and Avery Knupp. The back row includes (L-R) Seniors - Maya VanDuyne, Nolan Loete, Katie Christensen, Luke Dunlap, Grace Passno, and Caiden Mielke.