Hoof Print


Ola High School, located in McDonough, GA opened its doors in 2006 as the Henry County Board of Education’s 7th public high school. 

Number of Students: 1696

Number of Faculty: 123

“The Hoof Print” began publishing online in 2014. The staff maintained both print and online publications until August 2019 when editors moved everything to a digital platform. The staff of nine produces all of the content as part of a daily journalism course. 

In addition to individual achievements and awards, the staff has been recognized by the SIPA (Southeastern Interscholastic Press Association) and GSPA (Georgia Scholastic Press Association) for the following: 


SIPA – Superior newspaper (print) 


SIPA– Superior newspaper (print)

Excellent news website (digital)

Quiz Bowl Champions 


GSPAExcellent newspaper (print)

Best News Website Photography (on-the-spot)


GSPASuperior news website (digital)

Excellent newspaper (print)


GSPA – First Year Adviser of the Year Award

Achievement newspaper

Best News Coverage (on-the-spot)

Our mission, as purveyors of news literacy, is to reflect the interests and activities of the Ola community through the use of ethical journalism standards.  The staff of the Hoof Print will research and report with accuracy, courage, independence, and integrity.

Editorials reflect the views of the advisory board, not the individual staff writers, adviser, or administration.

Signed opinion columns and reviews do not reflect the views of the entire staff, adviser, faculty, or administrators of Ola High School.

The Hoof Print  is an open forum for the exchange of comment and criticism.  It is open to students and others interested in Ola High School.  Recognizing this, the Hoof Print will print as many letters to the editor expressing different viewpoints as space allows.

Letters to the editor must be signed.  However, if the writer can prove to the advisory board the need to remain anonymous, and the board is convinced of both the validity and importance of the letter, the signature may be withheld.  If the board finds no validation for withholding the name, the writer will be offered the option of withdrawing the letter or allowing the letter to be printed with his/her name.

Letters must deal with issues and may not be personal vendettas.

Letters to the editor will be edited for mechanics, to fit space requirements, and to prevent libel, obscenity and other legally unprotected forms of speech.  The Hoof Print reserves the right not to print a letter.

Updated Jan 2020

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