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Students and staff suit up for character day

Students and staff suit up for character day

Jessica Louis, Staff Writer
October 24, 2016
Filed under News, Photo Gallery

Character day kicked off the first day of homecoming’s 2016 spirit week from Oct. 24-30. The theme for homecoming week was destination unknown. Character day is a spirit week tradition because of the enjoyment and positivity it invokes. On Monday, students and administrators had the opportun...

Students spread joy through capes

Students spread joy through capes

Kayley Boan, Literary Magazine Editor
October 19, 2016
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“You have so many kids that are stuck in the hospital for days and days, even weeks or months sometimes, depending on these illnesses they're going through, and the idea of cape day is to really make these kids feel like superheroes- make them feel like rock stars,” Chris Harbour, drama teacher, s...

TSA club excels at CORE convention

TSA club excels at CORE convention

Ashley Edwards, Staff Writer
October 7, 2016
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TSA, or Technology Student Association's officers went to a convention called CORE, Chapter Officer Retreat for Excellence. At this convention, officers learned how to advance in their positions, become better engineers and bond with one another. This also helped them to plan out what they wanted to...

Senior Night offers students information and excitement

Senior Night offers students information and excitement

Emilie Castillo, Managing Editor
September 15, 2016
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Ola hosted its tenth annual Senior Night last Tuesday, Sept. 13. From 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM students and parents filed into the commons to check out a number of college and technical school representatives. Schools from all over Ga come to talk to students and parents about the college application pro...

The Mustangs bring all their might

The Mustangs bring all their might

Kayley Boan, Literary Magazine Editor
September 9, 2016
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“We're going to win,” cheerleader Irene Brooks said. Brooks loves cheering for the Mighty Mustangs and also dances in her free-time, some of her favorite things to dance to are Hannah Montana, Camp Rock and Shake It Off. The Mustangs went in confident and came out on top, a hard and relentless game led ...

MySchoolBucks replaces PayPal

MySchoolBucks replaces PayPal

Arman Bryan, Graphics Editor
September 1, 2016
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Starting this school year, OHS replaced PayPal payment options with MySchoolBucks for fees and dues. “We’ve been asking for it for years now, but PayPal is what we had,” Cathy Thompson, Ola High School bookkeeper, said. Thompson is satisfied with the change. In the 2015-2016 school year, PayPal...

New year brings new test

New year brings new test

Ethan Zakrewski, News and Online Editor
August 30, 2016
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A new county-wide assessment, the MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) test, took over Ola’s underclassmen over the course of the last two weeks. The test was taken by all ninth and tenth grade students in the subjects of math and English, and the students will take the test two more times this s...

Tardy kiosks revamp student check-in

Tardy kiosks revamp student check-in

Ethan Zakrewski, Online Editor
August 2, 2016
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August 1 is bringing us more than just new students and teachers; OHS administration has implemented a new system for tracking and disciplining students who arrive late to class. Administration chose to partner with School Conductor to modernize Ola’s tardy check-in system. Now, when a student is lat...

The coffee runs dry

The coffee runs dry

Kayley Boan, Literary Magazine Editor
July 12, 2016
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A quaint little coffee shop located in Clay Plaza’s basement turned the square into a lively area of community and worship before being forced to close its doors. The Secret Place was introduced to McDonough a little over 2 months ago, but is actually an establishment of Relentless Pursuit Ministries...

Alumni advertise life outside of high school

Gracie Henderson, Staff Writer
May 20, 2016
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Both Second Lieutenant Nathaniel Stowers Second Lieutenant Erinika Tayliaferro graduated in May, 2012. 2dLt Tayliaferro will be heading to the Pentagon on May 13th to start a three month internship. Then she plans to go to law school for three years and recommission into the Air Force. 2LT Stowers plans...

Dr. Schmitt tops education ladder

Dr. Schmitt tops education ladder

Ashley Briggs, Features Editor
May 19, 2016
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Dr. Christie Schmitt, mother of two, engineering teacher, and VEX club adviser completed her doctorate degree in engineering at the University of Georgia April 12th, 2016. It took Dr. Schmitt four years without dissertation and five years of courses without research, about sixteen courses. Her schedule...

Honor Graduates Going Out With a Kick

Honor Graduates Going Out With a Kick

Serena Modie, Staff Writer
May 15, 2016
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Being an honor graduate is a really rewarding title. It takes hard work, dedication, and a lot of time, but in the end you get rewarded for all that hard work. Class of 2016 Honor Graduates had their annual kickball tournament, honoring their reputable titles. Graduating at top ten percent of their cla...