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OCONOMOWOC, WI – October 14, 2019. The Oconomowoc Area School District (OASD) is pleased to announce that 30 Oconomowoc High School (OHS) students and recent alumni scored among the top business students nationwide on rigorous exams to text their business knowledge during the 2018-19 school year. The exams are part of the High School of Business™ (HSB) program, a national accelerated business administration program of the MBA Research and Curriculum Center. Approximately 8,000 students from across the nation participated in the program during the 2018-19 school year.

Receiving top scores at OHS are:

  • Andrew Thiel *- Principles of Business
  • Joseph Hribar- Principles of Business
  • Jenna Hribar- Principles of Business
  • Marshell Sukovich- Principles of Business
  • Jordan Biver- Principles of Business
  • Chloe Hoeft *- Principles of Business
  • Natalie Jacobson- Principles of Business
  • Zachary Nienhuis *- Principles of Business, Principles of Marketing
  • William Sampson- Principles of Business
  • Josephine Duchow- Principles of Business
  • Zachary Brooks *- Principles of Business
  • Ryan Justice- Principles of Business
  • Sarah Letscher- Principles of Business
  • Jaysal Patel- Principles of Business
  • Olivia Ishizaki- Principles of Business
  • Jake Nelson *- Principles of Business
  • Amanda Zak *- Principles of Business
  • Alexander Vance- Business Economics, Principles of Marketing
  • Raymond Menting- Business Economics, Principles of Finance
  • Carly Robbins- Business Economics, Principles of Finance, Principles of Marketing
  • Chloe Locke- Business Economics, Principles of Marketing
  • Megan Begler *- Business Economics, Principles of Marketing
  • Leah Breach- Business Economics
  • Concepcion Nicole Escobia- Business Economics
  • Caleb Flaten-Moore- Business Economics, Principles of Business
  • Olivia Pfeil- Principles of Marketing
  • Ryan Odeja *- Principles of Marketing
  • Haley St Thomas *- Principles of Marketing
  • Jack Margelofsky *- Principles of Finance
  • Benjamin Rawson *- Principles of Finance

*2019 graduated senior

Course Name

Number of Exams Taken

Highest Score by Course

Average High Score

National Average Score

Principals of Business





Business Economics





Principles of Marketing





Principles of Finance





Principles of Management





Business Strategies










Wealth Management





Students participating in High School of Business™ complete real, hands-on business projects through a series of six courses. The program also includes observational internships, opportunities to earn college credit, and local oversite via a steering team of college faculty, business professional, and school personnel.

Oconomowoc High School High Performing HSB Students

OHS Students Group Photo

Front Row, L-R: Nicole Escobia, Natalie Jacobson, Jenna Hribar, Leah Breach, Olivia Ishizaki, Olivia Pfeil, Chloe Locke
Back Row, L-R: Raymond Menting, Joe Hribar, Zach Brooks, Alex Vance, Caleb Flaten-Moore, Marshell Sukovich, Jordan Biver
Not Pictured: Will Sampson, Carly Robbins, Josie Duchow

Photo courtesy of Liberty Wieseman


High School of Business™ is a program of MBA Research, a non-profit organization specializing in educational research and the development of business and marketing curriculum for high schools and colleges across the U.S. The accelerated program is designed for college-bound students with interest in business administration careers, such as marketing, finance, entrepreneurship, or management. For more information about the national organization, visit

Parents United is a non-profit consortium of 26 southeaster Wisconsin special education departments that have united to provide an educational community service. The mission of the group is to present timely and information information, in a neutral forum, for parents and professionals who work with children. The lectures and presentations offered each school year provide essential links, knowledge and networking to the entire community.

2019-20 FREE Parents United Programs

Attention Juniors----ACT TEST PREP CLASS at OHS starting October 21st !!

Are you looking for a way to prepare for your ACT test this Spring?

ACT Test prep classes will be starting soon!!

Sign up now!!! The next ACT Prep Class will begin on Monday October 21st at OHS!!!!!

The Wisconsin Test Prep course consists of seven sessions that focus on all four ACT® test subject areas. Because our curriculum uses actual ACT® test problems, students gain a distinct competitive edge on test day.

Stop by Student Services to pick up a brochure with registration information or go to for more information

For the second year, Oconomowoc High School and Arrowhead High School are participating in the WISN 12 Football Food Challenge, a friendly competition to see which school can raise the most money and food for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. The winning school receives $500 and all food and money donations from the challenge go directly to Feeding America.

Last year, OHS had the most donations and donated their $500 winnings back to Feeding America. Help us bring in the most donations again this year!

How to Donate:

  • bring non-perishable food items to Oconomowoc High School between Monday, September 23 - Thursday, September 26.
  • community members can bring items to the front office during school hours.
  • you can text "Football" to 91999 to donate funds directly to the initiative, just remember to include "Oconomowoc High School" when texting, to ensure your donation counts towards our competition.
  • you can also donate online at the Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin website:

Announcing the Winner:

  • donations for both schools will be weighed on Friday, September 27.
  • the winner will be announced at the OHS vs. Arrowhead Football Game on Friday, September 27, at 7:00 p.m. at Arrowhead.


The Oconomowoc High School AP Environmental Science class had huge success making reusable grocery bags last year, so they're continuing the tradition! But they need your help!!

AP Environmental Science students and teacher, Kelly Holtzman, are again sewing reusable grocery bags on October 17, 2019. These bags will be distributed around Oconomowoc for people to use, for free, instead of plastic bags.

What Can You Do to Help?

Students need donations of:

  • Clean and durable fabric (light upholstery fabric, calico, cotton duck. No towels or small scraps)
  • Thread in any colors

Donations can be dropped off at the OHS Main Campus Front Office (641 E. Forest Street) during school hours, Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Community Volunteers are also needed:

  • Volunteers are invited to measure, cut, sew, and iron bags
  • If possible, please bring along any of these items you might have: a sewing machine, rotary cutter and mat, scissors, iron, and portable ironing board

Sewing will take place in the OHS East Campus Board Room (915 E. Summit Avenue) from 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 17, 2019.

Questions?? Please email OHS AP Environmental Science Teacher, Mrs. Holtzman, at

Reusable bag photo

Oconomowoc, WI –September 13, 2019. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction released the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS) exams which show parents, teachers, districts and school boards how well students are prepared to be college and career ready. More than 2,900 Oconomowoc Area School District students took the exams accounted for in this annual statewide assessment and include:

Wisconsin Forward Exam
As an online assessment, the Forward Exam incorporates innovative and better ways for students to demonstrate what they know and can do.

  • Grades 3-8; measures performance in ELA (English, Reading, and Writing) and mathematics
  • Grades 4 and 8; measures performance in science
  • Grades 4, 8, and 10; measures performance in social studies

By offering the ACT statewide, all grade 11 students, regardless of family circumstances, can participate in a college readiness assessment. Before the ACT was a required statewide assessment, only about 72% of WI graduates took the ACT. Improving access to post-secondary readiness options is one way to close our achievement gap and address equity issues in Wisconsin.

  • Grade 11; measures performance ELA, mathematics, and science
  • Same college admissions exam taken by students nationwide

ACT Aspire
ACT Aspire™ Early High School scores are reported on a 3-digit scale. These scores predict future ACT scores.

  • Grades 9 and 10; measures performance in ELA, mathematics, and science
  • Predictive of ACT performance

Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM)
Wisconsin's alternate assessment is taken by the 1% of students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. DLM is an online assessment administered individually to students.

  • Grades 3-11; alternate assessment in ELA, mathematics, science, and social studies for students with severe cognitive disabilities

OASD Director of Research, Evaluation and Accountability Derick Kiger shared, "The OASD school board approved a new strategic plan this summer with a primary goal for all schools to significantly exceed expectations on the WI school report card by 2024. This aggressive target requires heightened performance on the annual state accountability tests including the Forward Exam, ACT Aspire, and ACT." Kiger went on to say, "The plan also calls for performance comparisons against peer school districts to help gauge progress. Quarterly accountability reports to the school board are scheduled for 2019-20."

The following table illustrates how OASD students performed compared to peer districts. The two most important takeaways from the Spring 2019 assessment data include:

  • OASD scored above statewide averages across all tests and content areas in 2018-19
  • OASD compared most favorably to peer districts on the high school ACT Aspire at grades 9 and 10

Statewide school and district results can be found on the Wisconsin DPI's data portal, called WISEdash. Click on the Academic Performance tab on

For more information on the OASD 2019-2024 Strategic Plan and Key Performance Objectives, please visit

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National Merit Semi Finalists Photos

Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, including more than 300 Wisconsin students. Oconomowoc High School Seniors Kenneth K. Buschhaus and Joseph Hribar were named semi-finalists in the National Merit Scholarship program.

Less than 1 percent of the 1.5 million students nationwide who took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test were awarded semifinalist status.

According to a news release from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, these academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth about $31 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition.

Over 90% of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title.

NMSC, a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance, was established in 1955 specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 420 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC's goals of honoring the nation's scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence. Visit for more information.


There are several custodial positions available within the OASD. Custodial openings are posted on the WECAN website.

OHS Logo

Our Oconomowoc High School Building Trades 3 Class celebrated the start of the school year with a ground breaking ceremony for the new house they're helping to build with Tim O'Brien Homes. For the last 11 years, Tim O'Brien Homes has partnered with OHS and Teacher Steve Olson, to give our students this home building experience.

These Junior and Senior level students have already completed the Building Trades 1 and 2 classes along with an application process to be accepted into this program. Their involvement began in June when they were able to participate in the design process, floor planning, and color selections for the house. After the ground breaking today, they started learning about the construction site and preparation that's done at the beginning of a home building project. Our students will continue to work at the Pabst Farms job site for the school year, learning alongside professional tradespeople.

Some of these students are already enrolled in a Youth Apprenticeship program in the construction trades, and others are using this experience to decide whether they'll enroll in an apprenticeship next year. Thanks to the support of Tim O'Brien Homes, our students can try different careers before graduation, to help them find the pathway that's right for them.

Thank you to Tim O'Brien Homes for continuing this incredible partnership. Our students are oconDRIVEN for success!

Photos from the Oconomowoc High School and Tim O'Brien Homes Ground Breaking on Wednesday, September 4, 2019:

OHS Building Trades 3 Students at Ground Breaking

OHS Building Trades 3 Students at Ground Breaking

OHS Building Trades 3 Students at Ground Breaking

The Oconomowoc High School (OHS) Athletic Department is excited to announce that Ryan Woods will be our new Head Wrestling Coach. Mr. Woods is no stranger to Ocon Wrestling, he has spent the last three years working as our Youth Wrestling Director.

Mr. Woods is a 2006 graduate of Bay Port High School. While there, he wrestled all 4 years and was a two-time WIAA Division 1 State Qualifier and a State Runner-up Champion. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and was a four-year letter winner. He received his degree in Sports and Fitness Management and has a Wisconsin Coaching Certificate.

His coaching background includes work at UW-Parkside as an Assistant Coach where he coached four All-Americans and he was a Graduate Assistant at UW-Whitewater where the team placed third in the country while also coaching six All-Americans. Mr. Woods was also the Head Coach of the Kenosha Wrestling Club for two years and worked as a camp counselor/clinician for the United State Naval Academy for two summers. He has also coached in the Ben Askren Wrestling Academy for three years.

We would like to thank VJ Scully, Lloyd Marks, John Griswold, and Eric Jensen for serving on the hiring committee. Having a strong alumni base and support is very important if we are going to continue to build upon the successes of our wrestling programs here at OHS.

Please give a warm welcome to Ryan Woods, we are excited for him to join our Ocon family.

OHS Wrestling Coach Photo

The Oconomowoc High School (OHS) Athletic Department is pleased to welcome Kayla Hottinger as the new OHS Girls Head Soccer Coach. Mrs. Hottinger comes to OHS from Milton High School where she has been the Head Coach since 2014. Prior to that, she was the JV Coach from 2011-2013. Which there, she built the Milton program into one of the top teams in the Badger South Conference. Mrs. Hottinger will also be a Learning Strategist at OHS.

Mrs. Hottinger played soccer for 4 years on the UW-Whitewater Woman's Team, she has been a UW-Whitewater summer camp staff member since 2012. She has also worked as a club soccer coach for Wisconsin Rush (2013-present) and the Rock Club from (2012-14). She earned a bachelors from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater in Special Education and a master's degree in Athletic Administration and Coaching.

Mrs. Hottinger has an extensive background in soccer and knows what it takes to build and maintain a championship program. Please help us welcome Coach Kayla Hottinger to the Ocon family, we're excited for our team and the successes that lie ahead as we build a championship program.

OHS Athletic Logo

If you want your portrait to appear in the senior section of the 2019-2020 yearbook, it must be submitted by Friday, December 13, 2019. Please follow these guidelines to be sure your photo will be accepted:

  • Standard wallet size (2.5 x 3.5) must be vertical
  • Digital format preferred in .jpeg format with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi
  • Use of full natural color-no colorized or black and white photos
  • Full body poses will not be accepted (must be from the waist up or a closer image of the face)
  • No partial head shots accepted
  • NO PROPS (this includes sports equipment, flowers, instruments,pets, etc.)
  • Background should not be busy or distracting (outdoor shots accepted as long as background is suitable)

Digital photos are preferable as long as they are high quality.

These can be submitted on CD or via e-mail to

We're excited to start the 2019-20 school year! The first day of school fluctuates slightly, depending on what grade your child is entering. Here is our first day of school schedule:

Students entering 4K
  • 4K students will start school on Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
  • Students attending the morning 4K program will be in school from 8:40 to 11:20 a.m.
  • Students attending the afternoon 4K program will be in school from 1:00 to 3:40 p.m.

Students entering 5K - 4th Grade

  • 5K-4th grade students will start school on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
  • Students in grades 5K through 4th will be in school from 8:40 a.m.-3:40 p.m.

Students entering 5th-8th Grade

  • 5th-8th grade students will start school on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
  • Students in grades 5 through 8 will be in school from 7:30 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.

Students entering 9th Grade

  • Oconomowoc High School Freshman will start school on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
  • Students at OHS will be in school from 7:20 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.
  • This is the first year that only Freshman will be at school on the first day. This will allow our newest Raccoons to learn their way around the building and integrate themselves into the OHS community.
  • Buses will operate on their regular schedule.
  • Students will meet their teachers but should not bring their Chromebooks or school supplies on September 3rd. Freshman should bring Chromebooks and school supplies on Wednesday, September 4th.
  • The day is designed to help students meet each other, learn about high school, and lay a foundation for a fun and successful year.
  • Students will be able to purchase lunch in the cafeteria or bring their own lunch on September 3rd.
  • There will be an OHS All School Cookout on Wednesday, September 4th and lunch will be free. There is no need to bring a lunch that day.

Students entering 10th-12th Grade

  • Oconomowoc High School Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors will start school on Wednesday, September 4, 2019
  • Students at OHS will be in school from 7:20 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.
  • Students should bring their Chromebooks and school supplies on September 4th.
  • There will be an OHS All School Cookout on Wednesday, September 4th and lunch will be free. There is no need to bring a lunch that day.

OconDriven for a great year!

Oconomowoc High School
641 East Forest
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
Nondiscrimination: The Oconomowoc Area School District provides assurance that no student is discriminated against because of the student's sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability.
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