8th grade open house - January 5, 2017

Parents and incoming 8th grade students who plan on attending North High School next year are invited to attend an informational meeting on Thursday, January 5, 2017, at 5:30PM in the Jessie Hooper Auditorium at Oshkosh North High School. You may enter by door #7 on the west side of the school.

Parents and students will receive scheduling materials at this meeting. You will also have the opportunity to learn about the variety of clubs, sports, and activities that are offered at North, and to find out about the many academic offerings in each department. It is ESSENTIAL that you attend to get the information and materials your student needs. We urge parents to attend this meeting to gain further insight and to help their child be successful during their high school years.  

We look forward to seeing you the evening of January 5th!

(If there is no school on this day due to inclement weather, the makeup date will be Tuesday, January 10th, same time and location.)

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Anime Club Anime Club is for all kinds of Anime, Manga, Geek, gaming, Cosplay, Fandom, Comicon and Japanese culture enthusiasts! We are a student led club that watches anime, plays games and goes to cons. Everyone welcome. Ms. Sara Samples  
Art Club The purpose of Art club is to inspire students to be creative, expressive, and work as a team. Art club provides art opportunities for any North High School student through field trips, sharing of personal artwork, and special projects within North High School (face painting, murals, student artwork displays). Mrs. Christina Hyde  
Bowling Club All students who are interested in bowling are welcome. The team meets after school on Tuesdays, October through February. The team travels to other cities within the conference. Transportation to/from practices and matches is not provided. Mrs. Gina Munig  
Bowling Team Group of students interested in competitive bowling throughout the Fox Valley and state. Mrs. Gina Munig  
Chemistry Club This group allows students to perform demonstrations and water quality testing beyond Chemistry 1 under Chemistry teacher supervision. Mrs. Michelle Klysen  
Coloring Club Join us to relax and enjoy easy to complex coloring pages with your friends. All students welcome. Mrs. Shaun Holm  
D.E.C.A. DECA is an organization that focuses on the marketing aspect of business. It has many activities including conferences, competitions, group trips and more. Mrs. Robin Ward  
Equestrian Club The Equestrian Club will be part of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Horsemanship Association (WIHA). Riders of all skill levels are encouraged to join. Student must own or have use of a horse. Heidi Hansen  
Fermata Nowhere An auditioned co-ed extra-curricular singing group. This advanced level ensemble auditions in the spring. You must be in choir to participate in this group. Ms. Bridget Duffy-Ulrich  
F.F.A. An agricultural youth group in which the focus is to provide service to the school and community throught the use of planting and gardening. Mrs. Kim Pruss  
Forensics Students develop effective speaking and communication skills as they participate in competitive public speaking categories including, interpretative reading, formal speeches, and acting. Ms. Jennifer Henselin  
French Club A club for all those interested in the French language and culture. You do NOT need to be in a French language class to join. Ms. Kirstin Thompson  
German Club The German club is an organization that promotes learning about German culture and language. Anyone interested in German culture can join the club. Each year students have the opportunity to attend various events and activities given by the club. Joining the German club is a great way to learn about German culture, make new friends and have fun. Mrs. Kay Peikert  
GSA Club The club's goal is to provide a safe space for ALL students, to promote acceptance of all people, and to educate the school and community on the effects of bullying and harassment. Ms. Andrea Holdorf  
Hispanic National Honor Society The purpose of the Hispanic Honor Society is to recognize high achievement in Spanish by students of secondary schools and to promote continuity of interest in Hispanic studies. Students participate in activities to meet academic and community needs related to Spanish language and culture. Membership Requirements: North students currently enrolled in Spanish 3 and have maintained an honor's average in high school Spanish classes (3.0-4.0 scale). are eligible. Students must also be positive leaders and exemplify good caracter. Potential inductees must be students who will continue in Spanish and who are interested in using Spanish in a future career. Induction takes place in early May. Once inducted, a student will remain on the national register provided that he/she is currently enrolled in a Spanish class and maintains a good academic standing. Ms. Angela Rodriguez  
Key Club Largest high school service organization in the world which promotes community service, leadership development and fellowship. Mrs. Stacey Frank  
Madrigals The ONHS Madrigal Singers are an elite music ensemble featuring caroling and handbell music. The Madrigal Singers dress in period costumes and sing holiday music. Enrollment in a music course is required. This is an auditioned group which rehearses during September through November and has extensive concerts during the month of December. Ms. Bridget Duffy-Ulrich  
Math Club Our members compete in the Fox Valley Math League with approximately 20 other schools. The varsity competitions are the first Monday of every month. There is one J.V. competition each year in January intended for freshmen and sophomores. The varsity competitions are aimed at students in Geometry or higher. Mr. Richard Bolda  
Musical Theater  ONHS annually prepares and performs an outstanding musical theatre production. The cast is selected by audition in November and production is in February at the Grand Opera House. Besides being a part of the cast, students can also participate in stage crew, lighting crew, or work with costumes and makeup. Students enrolled in a music course are given higher preference in the cast. Ms. Bridget Duffy-Ulrich  
North Star (school newspaper) This club focuses on journalism and publications and can be taken for class credit. The North Star is a monthly periodical. Mr. Jason Cummings  
Percussion Club The North Percussion Ensemble is a percussion organization made up of members of the North High bands. The Percussion Ensemble performs at football games, basketball games, and other special events. They rehearse weekly during Activity Periods. Membership is open to students enrolled in any of the North High bands. Mr. James Dorschner  
Polaris National Honor Society National Honor Society recognizes outstanding high school students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Character. Focus of the group is to provide service to school and community. Mr. Gene Pollack and Ms. Bridget Duffy-Ulrich  
Powerlifting Team Club available to males and females who lift weights and compete in local lifting competitions. They lift things up and put them down!  Vong Xiong  
Reflections (school yearbook) This is a class students must apply for. The goal of the course is to create an historical account of the school year that encompasses all students, culmination in a yearbook that can be enjoyed for many years. Students learn journalistic writing, photography, design layout, and leadership with the editorial positions available. Mrs. Sara Marquardt  
Rotary Interact We are a service organization who tries to improve the quality of life for local residents as well as internationally. There is a chance to participate in the foreign exchange program through Rotary International. We promote leadership skills, help people in need and have a lot of fun along the way! Mr. Doug Michie  
Ski Club Offers the opportunity for winter recreation and physical activity. Skiers and snowboarders of all experience levels are welcome. Several day trips are scheduled each season. Mrs. Lee Ann Morrill  
Skills USA Skills USA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. Skills USA helps each student excel. SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization, serving teachers and high school college students preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. It was formerly known as VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America).  Mr. Gary Hammen  
Societe Honoraire de Francais  French student's National Honor Society Staff  
Spartan Support This club is a student-run mentoring program that fosters self-determination among youth of all abilities. Mrs. Jill Williams  
SparTONEettes An all girls music extra-curricular singing group. Open to any female student at North, this fast-paced group sings pop music, vocal jazz and a cappella arrangements. Ms. Bridget Duffy-Ulrich  
Stage Society Also known as Drama Club, is for those who enjoy attending theater events as well as participating in acting and backstage work in theater productions. Ms. Jennifer Henselin  
Stress Management Club This group is for JUNIORS only. Our goal is to 1) address junior year specific stressors and 2) provide a sampling of coping strategies to help Juniors manage these stressors. Mrs. Shannon Steif  
Student Council Open to all grades, the purpose of Student Council is to organize school activities and events as well as encourage student participation in school events Mr. Rick Leib, Ms. Michelle Carbiener  
Super Fans This enthusiastic group of students promotes school spirit and sportsmanship at athletic events. Mrs. Kam Searles and Mrs. Erin Clausen  
TestosterTONES An all male music extra-curricular singing group. Open to any male student at North, this fast-paced group sings pop music, doo wop, barbershop and a cappella arrangements. Ms. Bridget Duffy-Ulrich  
The Quidditch Society The Harry Potter Quidditch Society strives to bring purpose to students who have yet to find their place at North. The club will allow all bookworms to bond over a love of Harry Potter and encourage everyone to read because its members truly believe that there is nothing better than cracking open a book. We will serve our community by collecting books in a book drive at the end of the year and donating them to the Boys and Girls Club, in the hope that the joy we find in reading can be passed on. Also, we will be participating in fun activities such as book talks, trivia, eating chocolate frogs, movie mornings and quidditch matches. Ms. Emily Nault  
Trapshooting The Wildcat Trapshooting team is open to all high school students in Oshkosh. The purpose of the team is to introduce students to the sport of trapshooting and compete against other high school teams in the state. The season runs from the middle of March to the middle of May. Hunters Safety is required to participate. The team is self funded so participation in team fundraising activities is required to allow team members to shoot at a reduced cost.  Dave Johnson  
UAV Club The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle club is part of the cooperative league that includes six local high schools, the Fox Valley Technical College and the Experimental Aircraft Association to coordinate flying competitions of UAV's. Drone competitions are held throughout the year, and participants tour the avionics program at FVTC's Spanbauer Center and the EAA Museum. Mr. Gary Hammen  
WAVE Robotics WAVE robotics, a chapter of FIRST Robotics, is a unique, high energy varsity sport of the mind that hows how interesting and rewarding the life of engineers, scientists, and marketing directors can be. Students interact with professionals in different fields from marketing to engineering. Students interested in business and marketing are also right at home with WAVE robotics; our business and marketing team toils tirelessly to manage the team and its image. Tyler Olds  
Y.A.A.C. (Youth for Asian American Cultures) This club is dedicated to the advocacy and awareness of Asian Cultures in our school, community and beyond. Opportunities to participate in school and community events are available year round. Mrs. Mary Yang  
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