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Welcome to the SD 308 Parent section. We look forward to working with you throughout the school year. We encourage you to be involved in your child's education.



Each District 308 school is generously supported by the efforts of its parent organization. The individuals in these groups have graciously volunteered countless hours of time and effort to help our students thrive. From fund raising, assistance at school events, and the development of special programs to communicating with parents to keep them informed about their children’s education, the parent/school relationship is a critical and valued partnership. District 308 so strongly believes in the partnership between the school and families that it is the cornerstone of the district’s mission.
The district encourages parents to join their children in forming a close relationship with their school. By working together towards a common goal, everyone—especially our children—will benefit.

Current Parent Organizations


High School Parent Resources

Preparing for College: The Parent Path 
During your son's or daughter's high school years, he or she will begin to think about long-term interests and career goals and make many important decisions. This checklist will help you help your student during a major decision-making process—the search for the right college.
  • Freshman Year
    • Discuss the importance of lifelong learning and the value of a college education.
    • Create a space and time for your student to establish good study habits.
    • Promote extended, well-paced study rather than short-term cramming.
    • Discuss the impact of grades and course selection on college admission.
    • Check curriculum requirements for college entrance.
    • Encourage involvement in extracurricular activities, volunteering, and internships or other work experiences.
    • Engage your student in decision making so that he or she learns to look at options carefully, to act decisively, and to take responsibility for final decisions.
    • Plan for college expenses—explore your savings options.
  • Sophomore Year
    • Start to network with your son's or daughter's teachers and counselors.
    • Talk about his or her interests and career possibilities.
    • Begin exploring appropriate college options with your student.
    • Continue your support of extracurricular involvement and encourage participation in leadership roles.
    • Inquire as to whether your student should take the PSAT exam.
    • Keep college correspondence in a well-organized file.
  • Junior Year
    • Your student should develop and follow a plan for a college search.
    • Attend information sessions and college nights sponsored by the high school.
    • Consult with your son's or daughter's high school counselor for college search ideas and advice.
    • Review all options. If a school seems too costly, find out what scholarships and other financial assistance may be available to you.
    • Your student should prepare for and take the ACT/SAT exams.
    • Find out if your student should take the advanced placement or SAT II exams.
    • Network (check progress and commiserate) with other parents.
  • Summer Before Senior Year
    • Help your son or daughter to sort through college mail as it arrives.
    • Review ACT/SAT results and discuss whether your student should retest.
    • Visit different types of schools: small and large, vocational and liberal arts, private and public.
    • Develop a list of questions for colleges and take them with you on your visits.
  • Senior Year
    • Send in applications and be aware of deadlines.
    • Make additional visits and encourage your student to spend the night and attend classes at the schools that spark his or her interest.
    • Remain open minded as the short list develops.
    • Stay positive, the search for the right school can be exhausting and stressful at times.
    • Meet deadlines when applying for merit-based scholarships and need-based assistance (for example, FAFSA).
    • Collect all of your tax information and files for financial assistance in a timely fashion (and keep copies).
    • Remain helpful and supportive while the final college choice is made.
    • Notify the chosen school of the final decision and send in the tuition deposit. It also is common courtesy to notify all other schools that granted acceptance.
    • Take a deep breath and relax. You and your college-bound student will encounter new decisions that require you to create new checklists during the summer ahead.


Please note: Floral, balloon, or food deliveries will not be accepted for students at OEHS.
Dropping off items for your student:   We realize that students sometimes forget books, assignments, uniforms or lunches at home. Occasionally there is an important message that needs to be communicated. We are asking parents to please help us ensure that your student learn to take responsibility for forgotten items.  If you need to drop off an essential item for your student, please bring it to our receptionist. The item should be clearly marked with the student's name, grade and ID number. It will be the student’s responsibility to check with the office during passing periods and lunch to see if he or she has a delivery. No late passes will be issued and classes will not be interrupted except in an EMERGENCY. 
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