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Weekly Newsletter – Sep. 9-13

Live Oak Weekly News

Sep. 9 – Sep. 13, 2019

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* Titles marked with asterisk (*) are new or have additional info since last week’s newsletter.

* SEP 11 – SAFE AND SOBER GRAD NIGHT MEETING

Join us for our first meeting of the school year on Wednesday, Sep. 11 at 7pm in the LO Library.  We will be voting for officers and informing parents what this event is all about.  Grad Night is a PARENT-sponsored event that provides a safe, supervised, and sober graduation celebration for your senior.  This special event is for seniors but needs the involvement of parents from ALL grade levels.  It occurs the night of graduation, from 10pm thru 4am.  Food, entertainment, activities, and prizes are provided.  Volunteer efforts for the Classes of 2021, 2022, and 2023 will benefit their children when it’s time for their graduation.  NOTE:  The Grad Night Committee will meet every 2nd Wednesday of the month.

* NOW THRU SEP 20 – CARAMEL APPLES FUNDRAISER

Band members are selling the fabulous DeBrito Caramel Apples now through Sep. 20th.  Find your favorite band member to view a brochure of the many apple flavors to choose from and place your order today!  Apples will be delivered the week of Oct. 8th.

SEP 17 – ACADEMIC AWARDS ASSEMBLY

There will be an Academic Awards Assembly on Tuesday, September 17th, at 6pm in the big gym to recognize those students that received a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the 2nd semester of last school year.  Freshmen are excluded since they do not have grades from Live Oak at the end of last school year.  Note the time difference from past Academic Awards assemblies, and there will only be one session. 

SEP 20 – SADIE HAWKINS DANCE

Sadie Hawkins Dance is fast approaching!  It will be held on Friday, Sep. 20, 7-10pm at Gilroy Gardens.  Cost is now $40 with ASB card, $50 without if tickets are purchased by Sep. 13.  After Sep.13, cost increases by $5.  Get your tickets now to save money!  Last day to buy tickets from ASB is Thursday, Sep.19 at 3:30pm.  Click here for a permission slip.  Bringing a guest?  Click here for guest permission slip.  Make sure to read all instructions!  All permission slips are due to Attendance Office by 3:30pm on Tuesday, Sep. 17. 

* OCT 16TH – PSAT EXAM (11th Graders must purchase by Sep 20)

The PSAT test date is on Wednesday, Oct. 16th.  We will be opening up the sale of PSAT tests to 11th graders through Friday, September 20th. The cost will be $20 and students can sign up in the ASB Office with Pam.  All 10th graders will also take

the test on this date at no cost. If there are any questions, students can come see an administrator.

BUY YOUR YEARBOOK

Come by the ASB office during brunch, lunch, or after school to purchase your yearbook.  Cost is $75 with ASB card; make your purchase now before the price goes up!

BUY YOUR ASB CARD

Students, buy your ASB card in the ASB office during brunch, lunch, or after school and get a free class T-shirt!  Cost is $40 and it allows you free entry into league games and saves you $10 on school dances.

NEWS FROM THE ATHLETIC BOOSTERS

Be a member!  Click here to join the Athletic Boosters or to make a donation.  Membership cards are $50 per card.  Member benefits include free entrance to regular season home games, 10% off LO Athletic Booster apparel, one free soda at home football games with purchase at the LO Snack Shack, and discounts around town at select eateries and retailers.  Donations are distributed 50% to sport of choice and 50% to general fund (which is dedicated to fund a portion of official costs).  You may choose to allocate your membership to multiple sports – i.e.: 50% football, 50% swimming.

Nov 22 – 3rd Annual Stand up For Sports:  Join us on Friday, November 22nd for our 3rd annual Stand Up for Sports event.   Tickets will go on sale Friday September 6th.  Please visit the website to find out more information, ways to help and sponsorship opportunities.

VOLUNTEERING AT LIVE OAK

All parents/guardians that wish to volunteer for any activities at Live Oak that involves interaction with our students, such as driving our LO athletes to their away games, you must complete a Volunteer Registration and Acknowledgement Form; click here or pick one up at the LO Front Office.  All new and returning volunteers (that already have a badge) must complete this form.  Click here for more District information regarding volunteering.

* NEWS FOR SENIORS

  • Yearbook Ads, deadline TBD:  Parents, honor your senior by designing your Senior Tribute Advertisements for the yearbook NOW!  Go to http://www.yearbookordercenter.com/  to create and purchase your senior ad.  Our school code is “7674”.
  • The Common Scholarship Application, due Dec. 2:  Once submitted, this application automatically makes you a candidate for many local scholarships without the need to apply for each individually.  The application is available on Naviance, just log on to your account.  You can also click here.  For more information, see JoAnne Markowska at the Counseling and Career Center.
  • Senior Portraits:  If you have not already had your photo taken by Prestige Portraits, please click here to schedule an appointment for your photo session today!  Students are responsible for making their own appointments which can be made online through September 30thYour photos must be taken by Dec. 19 in order to be included in the yearbook.

NEWS FROM THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT

  • LO Athletics ActivitiesClick here for information on all LO sporting events.
  • Girls GolfClick here for the Girls Golf schedule. Note that some locations are TBD.

COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER NEWS

  • Go to http://www.naviance.com/ to view a wealth of information on colleges and scholarships.  Simply log on to your account.  Questions?  Contact one of the counselors at the College & Career Center.
  • Job Search:  Looking for a job?  There is a Job Board in the College and Career Center.  It’s updated weekly, so check it out!
  • Tutoring:  If you need extra help with your homework, stop by the College and Career Center after school.  Free tutoring is available from 3pm to 4:30pm.
  • College Visits at Live Oak:  View the latest information on Naviance.

JUNIORS and SENIORS:  UPCOMING 2019-2020 SAT & ACT EXAM DATES & DEADLINES

SAT Exam:  The next SAT test date is Oct. 5; deadline to register is Sep. 6.  Click here to view the complete schedule, to register, or to view what subject tests are available on each date. 

ACT Exam:  The next ACT test date is Oct. 26; deadline to register is Sep. 20.  Click here to view the complete schedule, to register, or to obtain more information. 

DATES TO REMEMBER:

September:

– 17 – Academic Awards Ceremony, 6pm, LO Big Gym

– 20 – Sadie Hawkins Dance, 7-10pm, Gilroy Gardens (ticket price goes up after Sep. 9)

ORGANIZATION DATE TIME LOCATION
athletic boosters Sep 16 7:00pm-8:00pm Library
Band boosters Sep 17 7:30pm-9:00pm Band Room
ELAC TBD 6:30pm-7:30pm Room 904
grad night Sep 11 7:00pm-8:00pm Library
H&SC Oct 1 7:00pm-8:00p Library Conf. Room
mh ffa alum assoc. TBD 6:00pm-7:00pm Parents:  Room 551 Students: Sci. Lecture Hall
SSC TBD 9:00am-10:30am Library Conf. Room