Principal's Message

  • Dear OEHS families,

    Welcome back!  I hope you have enjoyed the summer months and have had the opportunity to rest and relax.  I am excited for the 2017-2018 school year to begin.  I am delighted that our students will return tomorrow to the hallways and classrooms, bringing their energy and enthusiasm for learning!  It is our goal to ensure that each student is college or career-ready by the time they leave OEHS.

    For the past three years, I have served as the Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction at Oswego East High School.  As of the 2017-2018 school year, it is my honor to serve as the Principal of this amazing school.  Together, with our highly qualified professional educators and support personnel, I am committed to providing our students with opportunities that will help them to achieve their highest potential.  However, we realize that in order to be successful, we need your support.  Therefore, I am asking that you consider being involved in our school; let your students know that you support them and their efforts.   Encourage your students to attend school daily, to be involved in extra-curricular activities, to attend sporting events, and to be a part of the OEHS motto.  Excellence, Academics, Spirit and Tradition! 

    On Wednesday, August 16th, students will report for the first day of school.  Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores will attend from 7:20 am – 11:00 am.  Our freshman students will remain until 2:26 pm to participate in Frosh Fest.  Frosh Fest is an opportunity for freshman students to become acclimated to the school, meet their peers and become familiar with their lockers, classrooms, teachers, etc.   Thursday will be a full day of school for everyone.

    On Friday, August 18th – from 4 pm – 8 pm – we invite the community to join us for our Annual Blue-Silver Community Bash.  There will be games for everyone, food trucks, demonstrations by the Robotic and Rocket Clubs, athletic scrimmages, performances by cheer, dance, band and choir, mascot races, raffles and more.  Bring the entire family and join us for this fun event.  It’s a great way to start the year!

    Curriculum Night is being held on Wednesday, August 23rd – from 6 pm – 8 pm.  Please plan to join us on that evening to visit your student’s classrooms, meet the teachers and learn about academic expectations. 

    I invite you to join us for school activities and events whenever possible!  Let our students know that you are interested and that you support them!  Feel free to join one (or many) of our various parent groups, boosters, or volunteer programs.   And, please check our website often for news, information and updates!  (

    I look forward to a positive and productive year together! 


    Mrs. Laura Pastirik Bankowski