posted Oct 24, 2016, 12:20 PM by Catherine Faulconer
Congratulations goes out to members of the marching band, who competed in their last competition over the weekend. The band received a Superior rating with the highest music score of the day. This season the Marching Generals received one 2nd place trophy and two 1st place trophies and finished the season strong. Way to go Marching Generals!!


Attention Seniors who will be enrolling in college in 2017: On Saturday, October 29th, we will be hosting a College Financial Aid workshop in the library from 9-11:00 a.m. This is an event for seniors and at least one parent. Breakfast will be provided. At this workshop parents may bring their 2015 tax information and receive help completing their FAFSA application. All students and parents MUST request a FAFSA pin number at least 4 days in advance of this workshop. It is free, but space is limited. Sign-up as soon as possible in the guidance office. Again, remember that space is limited, so you need to secure your spot today and sign up in Guidance.


Senior T-shirts are now on sale in Mrs. Pritt’s room. Orders and money are due no later than November 4th.


Attention Juniors and Seniors: A representative from James Madison University will be here on Thursday, October 27th at 2:00 p.m. Sign up in guidance by Wednesday, October 26th if you plan to attend this meeting.


Attention College Bound Seniors: The Guidance Office has received important scholarship information. Please see Mrs. Maxey for details.


Attention students who took the ASVAB test: A representative from ASVAB will be here on Friday, October 28th at 8:10 a.m. for ASVAB interpretation. He/she will go over the test scores and answer any questions that you may have. Please plan to be present.


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


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.

Bullying doesn’t just happen face-to-face:


19.6% of high school students in the US report being bullied at school this year. 14.8% reported being bullied online. 90% of teens who report being cyberbullied have also been bullied offline. No matter where it happens, if you see it or know about it, tell an adult.