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Spring IHSA Contest

Izabella Loquasto, Staff Writer

September 10, 2019

The IHSA Music Group held an organization contest for band and choir. It was held at O’Fallon.  With all three review scores averaged out in choir, they achieved a 31.1 out of 40. With all three band reviews averaged out they ...

Working to Better Others

Nicholas Rulevish, Editor-in-Chief

September 10, 2019

On Thursday, March 28th, the American Red Cross and the OHS Student Council teamed up to host a blood drive in the Luechtefeld Gymnasium. OHS holds two blood drives each year. They also host one in the fall. The American Red C...

Working to Better Others

Jared Juenger, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

On Thursday, March 28th, 2019, the American Red Cross and the OHS Student Council teamed up to host a blood drive in the Luechtefeld Gymnasium.  OHS holds two blood drives each year. One in the fall which was earlier this yea...

Rocket Baseball off to a new season

Nicholas Rulevish, Editor-in-Chief

April 13, 2019

The Okawville Rockets baseball team has gotten off to quite the hot start. They had won their first four games of the season against some pretty tough teams. They beat Pinckneyville, Rockford, Wesclin, and Trico. After that, they los...

Drama Club can be Habit-Forming

Autumn Heberer, Staff Writer

April 13, 2019

After Jane Ford and Carol Brockmann retired, Amy Welch and Susan Hagan took responsibility for the club in order to keep the Drama Club in Okawville alive and thriving. When asked why they chose to take over Drama Club, Mrs. W...

High School Music Lock-in

Izabella Loquasto, Staff Writer

April 13, 2019

On Friday, March 30th the High School music program held a lock-in for choir and band students from grades 9 to 12.  It was held from 8 pm to 6 am. They did a number of activities including school-wide hide-and-seek, a Smash Bros tou...

The Rockets Ride to Supers

Nicholas Rulevish, Editor-in-Chief

April 13, 2019

The Rockets in year’s past have been very successful and added on to that success this season. Even though they didn’t make it to State, it’s still quite impressive what they were able to accomplish. They pulled off ano...

Speaker visits OJSHS with a Great Message

Cameron Rohde, Staff Writer

April 13, 2019

Levi Hart has a good story to tell. He left us with two lessons “It is ok not to be ok” and “It’s ok to be not ok it’s not ok when your not ok.” He stated that he always tried to fit in. He had his house raided by ...

Voice of Democracy contest winners announced

Autumn Heberer, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019

Every year, the juniors have to write a Voice of Democracy paper. The purpose of this paper is for the students to voice why they believe their vote matters. The Veterans of Foreign Wars are the sponsors. Mr. Smith is the a...

Introducing – Mr. Recker, Band Director

Autumn Heberer, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018

Another school year brings another new band director for Okawville. This year, the role has been taken over by Mr. Reed Recker. Mr. Recker attended SIU-C for four and a half years and taught for two years in Pinckneyville befo...

Veteran’s Day Program scheduled

Briley Rhodes, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018

On Friday, November 9th at 12:15 at Okawville Jr. Sr. High School there will be a Veterans’ Day assembly, where students will learn more about Veterans’ Day.  Our own Mr. Gaebe, who is one of the teachers who organized t...

FCA Prays for our school

Hannah Miller, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018

FCA participated in an event called See You at the Pole. What even is see you at the pole? See you at the pole is a world wide event. Kids and teachers gather at their flagpole. Some people choose to pray out loud over their sch...

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