Oconee County High School

OCHS Welcomes Back Kim Harmelink as Assistant Principal

Posted by Laura Beckham

Posted on 13:42, Tuesday, July 8

Kim Harmelink has over 17 years experience as a high school chemistry teacher. She earned her Bachelors, Masters, and Specialist degrees in science education from the University of Georgia. She also completed her Educational Leadership program at the University of Georgia. She has her National Board Certification in Secondary Science Education and has both Gifted Education and Teacher Support Specialist certification. She has just celebrated her 20th wedding anniversary with her husband, Greg, and has a son and daughter attending Rocky Branch Elementary School. She graduated from Oconee County High School in 1990 and is thrilled to be back working in Warrior country!


Senior Portraits at the Civic Center

Posted by Laura Beckham

Posted on 06:11, Tuesday, June 3

While the building undergoes renovations this summer, we will be using the Civic Center for the senior portrait sessions. Seniors can contact Lifetouch Senior Portrait Manager Wendy Welch for their appointment times at 678.794.9554 or email: wwelch@lifetouch.com.

New to Oconee County High School?

Posted by Laura Beckham

Posted on 11:08, Friday, May 23

Welcome to OCHS! Please read our new student information for details of how to make an appointment and what documentation you will need to provide.

Summer Reading Assignments

Posted by Laura Beckham

Posted on 12:46, Wednesday, May 14

Download from Summer Reading 2014
AP Biology
AP Biology (application/msword - 184.32K)
AP Government
AP Government (application/msword - 37.38K)
AP Government pdf
AP Government pdf (application/pdf - 333.18K)
AP Language
AP Language (application/msword - 47.62K)
AP Literature
AP Literature (application/msword - 45.06K)
AP US History
AP US History (application/msword - 58.88K)
AP World History
AP World History (application/pdf - 549.56K)
Honors Ninth Grade English
Honors Ninth Grade English (application/pdf - 62.44K)
Honors Tenth Grade English
Honors Tenth Grade English (application/msword - 34.82K)

Please find summer reading assignments for AP Literature, AP Language, AP Government, AP US History, AP World History, AP Biology, Honors Tenth Grade English and Honors Ninth Grade English in the folder at left.

In addition, the English department has prepared a list of recommended reading by grade and level. These titles are suggestions for quality pleasure reading over the summer.

Warriors Win Region Director’s Cup and Finish 5th Overall in AAA

Posted by Laura Beckham

Posted on 10:26, Tuesday, May 20

The 2013-14 Oconee County High School athletic programs have won the Region 8-AAA Director’s Cup and finished fifth overall in AAA for the second time in as many years.. The Georgia Athletic Directors Association annually presents the award to recognize those athletic departments in all GHSA classifications who have excelled and shown superior performance.

The boys program racked up 512 points to finish sixth while the girls program scored 489 points which was also sixth. OCHS had a total of 17 programs make state tournament appearances in 2013-14 with nine of those coming from boys programs.

Overall, OCHS had four different teams finish in the top-4 of their respective sport.   This group was led by the spring sports with the boys soccer and golf programs finishing as the state runners-up at the State championships. The Warriors also had third place finishes by the fast pitch softball team and the girls’ soccer team.

Summer School Information

Posted by Laura Beckham

Posted on 08:50, Monday, May 19

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Summer School 2014
Summer School 2014
(application/pdf - 94K)

Summer School Application

UPDATE State Finals Game Time Change

Posted by Laura Beckham

Posted on 10:29, Thursday, May 15

From Coach Herring:
The GHSA has notified me that because of a graduation issue with one of the teams in the soccer finals, the games Saturday have been changed. Our boys were originally scheduled for a 7:30 game. Now, they will play at 5 PM. the girls finals originally scheduled for 5 PM have been moved to 7:30. 
This will affect the leaving time of the Spirit Bus Saturday as well. Please let students know that the Spirit Bus will now leave OCHS at 2:30 PM. The cost to ride the bus is $10  for students; $15 for non-students--paid in advance. Sign up and pay in Joyce Duren's office. THANKS!

Soccer State Playoff

Posted by Laura Beckham

Posted on 11:10, Wednesday, May 14

Our Boys Soccer Warriors will be playing in the State AAA finals against St. Pius X on Saturday at the Woodruff PE Center Soccer Field on the campus of Emory University at 7:30 PM.

We are planning to offer a fan bus, or buses to support our boys. Also, should the girls win tonight, they will be playing on Saturday at the same location at 5 PM.

The bus(es) will leave OCHS Saturday afternoon at 5PM. Students and others may ride the fan bus. The cost for students will be the cost of their admittance to the match ($10); cost for non-students $15.

Anyone interested in attending should sign up and pay in advance in Joyce Duren's office in the Administrative Suite.

Boys Golf Team Advances to State

Posted by Laura Beckham

Posted on 13:33, Monday, May 12

Ben Huckaby Sectionals

The boys golf team finished 3rd in the 8-AAA region tournament on April 22 and their score of 326 qualified them for the state sectional tournament. The sectional was played in Moultrie, Ga. on Monday, May 5. The guys finished in 2nd place with a score of 312.

By finishing in the top 10, they qualified to be one of 16 teams that will compete for a state championship in the AAA State Tournament. This will be on Monday, May 19 at Belle Meade Country Club in Thomson, Ga. 

Members of the varsity boy's golf team are:
Ben Huckaby, Rob Padgett, Jackson Keene, Josh Bar-Haim, Rob Hardell, Robert Keene, Justin Morrell, Roby Redwine

Oconee County's Susan Ye Named Georgia Scholar

Posted by Laura Beckham

Posted on 12:57, Thursday, May 8

Susan Ye, Georgia Scholar

 GaDOE announces 2014 Georgia Scholars

Program recognizes 116 outstanding high school seniors across the state 


MEDIA CONTACT: Matt Cardoza, GaDOE Communications Office, (404) 651-7358, mcardoza@gadoe.org

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May 8, 2014 – One-hundred and sixteen graduating seniors from schools across Georgia have been recognized as 2014 Georgia Scholars, the Georgia Department of Education announced today.


Through the Georgia Scholar program, the Department identifies and honors high school seniors who have achieved excellence in school and community life. The program is coordinated by the Department’s Office of School Improvement through local coordinators in each public school system and in private schools throughout the state. Each Georgia Scholar receives a seal for his or her diploma.

Beginning June 2nd:
The OCHS Office will be open
7:00-5:00 Monday-Wednesday;
7:00-4:00 Thursday;
and closed on Fridays


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