Oak Ridge Media

Senior Graduation Rates of 2017

Jasmine Boyens, Feature Editor

May 8, 2017

Our graduation rate climbed even higher this year, with approximately 580 students expecting to cross the stage at Amway Arena on May 30. For the class of 2017, the rate is expected to be 90 to 92 percent, according to assistant principal Rebecca Watson, who works closely with seniors to make sure they ...

Track Pioneers Reach State

Alex Verdelus, Sports Editor

May 5, 2017

Junior Marquasha Myers smashed the school’s triple jump record April 27 at the Region 1 meet in Bunnell to advance to this weekend's state meet at IMG Academy. Myers leaped 40 feet, 3 inches. Her feat established a new school record in the event. Her jump also is just a few inches short of this year...

The Last of Us Franchise Soon to Return

Gabriela Alonso, News Editor

March 30, 2017

On Dec. 3 Naughty Dog revealed the trailer for The Last of Us II, a direct sequel of the 2013 original. The trailer displays a much older Ellie tatted up with blood trickling from her cheeks, surrounded by dead bodies while playing guitar and singing a brooding song, Through the Valley by Shawn Jam...

JA Goes Glamping

JA Goes Glamping

Samantha Bailon, Editor in Chief

March 16, 2017

The senior class of the Junior Achievement Academy plans to glamorously camp for their senior trip from March 20-23 at the Westgate River Ranch Resort and Rodeo in River Ranch. The resort is an authentic Florida dude ranch offering a Saturday night rodeo, fishing, horseback riding and zip-lining. It...

Step by Step Guide to College Applications

Autumn Oliver, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017

Are you just finishing High School? Well, people are saying you need to get ready for the real world.  Don’t stress out, as there are four very easy steps. Step 1 - Fill out the application. Look up your school and go on to their website, Filling out an application is as simple as 1,2,3. Th...

Sports Roundup

Gabriela Alonso, News Editor

February 5, 2017

Winter Break marked a pivotal point in sports for the Pioneers. It served as a major comeback, paved the way to district, and introduce upcoming spring sports. The boy's basketball team continued their winning streak beating the Jones Tiger 76-57 on Dec. 5 and crushing the Cypress bear 82-45 on Dec...

SAT Application Process

SAT Application Process

Reynette Gonzalez, Staff Writer

February 3, 2017

Finding dates: In the guidance office, there are posters of dates when you can take the S.A.T and the ACT. You could also ask your teachers for the dates. Signing up: Go to Mr.O'brien's office located in the 400 building and ask for an S.A.T fee waiver. The fee waiver will essentially pay...

Steps to Early Graduation

Steps to Early Graduation

Reynette Gonzalez, Staff Writer

January 25, 2017

Checking your credits Before beginning the early graduation process, you have to check which credits you need in order to graduate. To check which credits you have, get a copy of your transcript. To attain a copy, go to guidance and see Ms. O'brien in the college and career center and fill out a trans...

Boy’s Soccer Team Go After Their Goals

Jasmine Boyens, Feature Editor

January 12, 2017

The Oak Ridge High School boy’s soccer team have gone all season undefeated and are on track for one of their best seasons in the team’s history. Although the team experienced a cheating situation at Colonial High School they were still able to keep their winning streak. “I’m proud that the ...

New Leader of Pioneer Football

Jasmine Boyens, Feature Editor

January 12, 2017

The new coach for the Oak Ridge High School football team has come to replace the previous coach. Kennard lang, a former NFL player, recently quit as head coach for medical reasons. Many other coaches applied for the job as new head coach, including teachers at Oak Ridge. The new coach, Clint Johnson, who was previo...

BPA Pet Food Drive

January 11, 2017

BPA has started the Pet Food and supply Drive. During the holidays, many people receive pets as gifts, then realize they cannot take care of them. Starting January, Animal Services and Pet Alliance being to receive surrendered “holiday gift” pets. In order to help care for these pets, we would ...

Pins for Sale

December 15, 2016

Oak Ridge faculty and staff, please consider ordering a puzzle piece wreath pin created by your students in the ESE department. Profit from the pin sales will go towards their end of the year celebration. Each pin will be $2, or you can order 2 pins for $3. Please e-mail Ms. Massie and include your in...

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