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ACES team takes 2nd at Sectionals

Ashley Langenstein, Senior Staff Writer

March 19, 2020

This year, the Sectional Competition for the Academic Challenge for Engineering and Science team was held at South Western Illinois College on March 6. Okawville’s ACES team won first place at sectionals and just won second ...

Journalism programs attend SISPA Winter Conference

Macie Staley, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

The Okawville Timepiece and LaunchPad staffs along with the junior high yearbook staff went to Southern Illiniois University of Carbondale for the Southern Illinois School Press Association Winter Conference on February 26, 2020...

Tickets on sale for Mamma Mia

Megan Rennegarbe, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

The school’s first musical production, Mamma Mia, is coming up quickly and tickets are officially on sale. The tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. If you would like a ticket in advance, contact Amy Welch, a member of ...

Homecoming Dance a Success

Homecoming Dance a Success

December 11, 2019

Homecoming Pep Rally a Success

Jordyn Heckert, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

On Friday, November 22, OHS had their Homecoming Pep Rally. This assembly was full of lots of fun and many events. To start off the Rally, the Girls and Boys Basketball Teams showed off their skills as they would before a g...

Trick or Treat for Canned Goods

Laura Cook, Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

This Halloween, Student Council went around town and collected canned goods in the Okawville community. Four to five students were assigned to each neighborhood or area. Once again, this community service project was a great success b...

Drama Club Prepares for School’s First Ever Musical : Mamma Mia!

Jared Juenger, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

OHS Drama Club will be putting on its first-ever musical this spring.  Drama Club usually does a play, but this year the members, along with Mrs. Welch, decided to try something new.  What musical you ask… Mamma Mia! Audit...

OHS Hosts Blood Drive

Jared Juenger, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

On Tuesday, September 24, 2019, the American Red Cross and the OHS Student Council teamed up to host the annual fall blood drive in the Luechtefeld Gym.  This is one of the two blood drives they put on in the year. There is al...

Musical Cast Set

Ashley Langenstein, Senior Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

Okawville High School’s Drama Club is performing the musical Mamma Mia in March. This is Mrs. Welch’s second year in charge of the Drama Club. The lead this year is Marlee Frederking as Donna Sheridan, and Maci Wolf is Donna...

FCA sponsors Meet Me at the Pole Event

Megan Rennegarbe, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

See You At The Pole is a national event where anyone can meet at a local flagpole to connect hands and pray for their community, their schools, their family, their friends, and many more. See You At The Pole was started in 1990...