posted Oct 17, 2016, 11:52 AM by Catherine Faulconer

Attention Juniors and Seniors: Lynchburg College will be at WC for an on-site admission visit on October 26th at 1:00 p.m. Seniors who wish to be considered for admission must have the following information ready on that day—Completed application, SAT scores, and transcripts. Transcript request forms need to be turned in to the Guidance Department prior to the meeting. Sign-up in guidance by October 21st if you plan to attend.


Attention Seniors: A representative from Lynchburg College will be here on Thursday, October 20th at 6:00 p.m. to present a financial aid workshop. Please sign up in guidance by October 18th if you plan to attend.


There will be a girls’ basketball practice this week on Tuesday and Thursday from 3-5:00. If you are interested, please come!


Juniors and Seniors: We are excited to announce an opportunity for Juniors and Seniors to visit Ferrum College on Wednesday, October 26th. The bus will leave promptly at 8:00 a.m. and will return around 2:30 p.m. The cost of the trip is $7, which will pay for lunch in the college dining hall. We will be able to accommodate the first 70 students who sign up. Students must pay their $7 to be registered for the trip. Please sign up and pay in the main office.


Attention Seniors & Juniors: Campbell County Public Schools and Oakes Test Prep have partnered to offer FREE SAT prep classes. Students will learn about the various aspects of the SAT including Reading, English, Math, and the Essay. The first workshop will be offered on Friday, October 14th at Rustburg High School. The session will include 6 hours of instruction from 9:00 to 4:00 with a break from approximately 12:00 to 1:00. Seniors will be given priority for the first workshops. Students are required to register for the workshops at your school.

Here is a list of upcoming, district-wide, workshops:

October 14th 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Rustburg High School

October 21st   5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Campbell County Tech Center

October 22nd 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Campbell County Tech Center

November 12th 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Campbell County Tech Center

November 19th 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Campbell County Tech Center

November 19th 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Campbell County Tech Center

 If you have any questions, please email oakestestprep@aol.com


Picture Retakes: Picture retake day is October 24th for ALL STUDENTS!! Seniors still need to see Mrs. McGuire to sign-up.


This is the last month to purchase yearbooks at the reduced price of $35! The cost goes up November 1st. See Mrs. McGuire or a member of the yearbook staff to purchase yours today!


October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Schools, organizations, and communities are raising awareness of bullying prevention and teaching students how to respond effectively to bullying situations. Stay tuned to morning announcements and listen for ways to help eliminate bullying. Information is provided by Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center and the Center for Disease Control.

When is a bystander?

Today’s bullying prevention topic is “What Can You Do?” Everyone knows that bullying situations involve the student who’s targeted and the student doing the bullying. Did you also know that many situations involve bystanders—students who aren’t involved directly, but see what’s happening?

Bystanders are powerful. In fact, more than half of bullying situations will end if bystanders step in. Direct confrontation is one way to intervene. Indirect help—such as not encouraging the situation or offering support to the person being bullied—is also effective. Bystanders can also let other students know that bullying is not okay.