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  • Happy 2018!  I hope all of you have had a restful winter break filled with family and friends.

    Second semester provides students with an opportunity for a new beginning.  Some students will be starting new courses and for others, it is a chance to start anew in the third marking period.  If you haven’t done so already, I encourage you to sign up for the Home Access App to monitor your student’s progress in high school.  You can find information on how to sign up on the district website.  While on the website, I encourage you to log in to the OE home page.  There you will find upcoming events, links to departments, and helpful information such as how to register to test for the Seal of Biliteracy, program notes from our Future Wolves Night, and information on how to sign up for a Late Start or Early Dismissal for next school year. 

    Come and support our students as they compete and perform. East Theatre’s winter play, Much Ado About Nothing will perform January 25-27, 2018 at 7pm.  To order tickets ahead of time go to  or you can purchase your tickets at the door.  Cheer on our athletic teams, you can find the calendar of home and away East events by visiting the 8 to 18 website at:   

    Just today I was proofing the program for the OE commencement that will take place on May 19th at 11:00 a.m. at Northern Illinois University.  In five (5) months, our seniors will walk across the stage at Northern Illinois University.  These five (5) months will go by quickly and I encourage our seniors to stay focused on their academics, remain involved in their activities and clubs, and continue to serve others.

    The statewide SAT will be given on April 10, 2018 during the school day at OE.  Only juniors will be in attendance on that day.  On April 11, 2018 only freshmen and sophomores will be in attendance for the PSAT.  The PSAT is a predictor of how a student will perform on the SAT and is a very helpful tool.  Seniors should use these 2 days to job shadow or conduct college visits.  I encourage students to begin preparing now for the assessments by visiting one of the sites below to take advantage of testing information, using PSAT scores to assist in boosting your SAT score, and to take free practice tests.

    I hope all of you have a wonderful and happy 2018.  Our students and staff are achieving excellence daily, and I am honored to continue to partner with you in supporting your student’s success. 

    Laura Bankowski, Principal

    Oswego East High School