What’s Happening…

 

Oak Hills After-Prom Fundraiser:

Oak Hills Fundraiser 2014

Calling all Oak Hills Highlander supporters:

The first Sports Stag planning meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov 6 at 7:00pm at Oak Hills High School in the Professional Development Room. The Professional Development room is located down the second hallway off the Commons past the cafeteria. We need your help to make this a successful event!

The Sports Stag will be held on Monday, Jan. 19 at the Woodlands and is the major annual fundraiser for the Booster organization.

If your interested in getting involved, please plan on attend the Stag kick-off meeting and see where your talents may be utilized.

If you want to get involved but cant attend the meeting, please email me at janemmiller@yahoo.com and I’ll keep you posted.

Thanks for your continued support of our Highlander Student-Athletes!

Jane Miller, President
Oak Hills Athletic Boosters

 

Congratulations to the Oak Hills Middle School Girls Golf Team and Coaches!

A HUGE congratulations to the Girls’ Golf Team who won the GMC tournament on
Thursday, October 2nd!  The girls had a nearly undefeated season this year and then went on to defeat 10 other teams in the Greater Miami Conference league! Congratulations to all of the ladies for this great accomplishment.
GG GMC group 2014

 

Tonight’s Booster Meeting…

Tonight’s booster meeting has been moved to the high school in the professional development room down the second hallway off the commons. See you at 7:00. After the meeting please go out and support the boys soccer team in their first tournament game held at Oak Hills.

Jane Miller

 

Silent Auction to Help the Boosters…..

New Oak Hills Boosters Flyer

 

Almost There!!!
Thanks to everyone who supported the Games for the Cause events. We have raised over $9000.00 and our hoping to reach $10,000.00. If we sell the remainder of the shirts we will reach our goal. We still have T-shirts available in the following sizes: M, S, Youth L and Youth M. The cost is $8.00 and you can pick them up in the athletic office.

The next booster meeting is Oct 13 at 7:00 at district office. We are always looking for good people to help with the booster activities. Please come and see how you can get involved.

Games for the Cause and Pink Ribbon Girls Fundraiser!
The Oak Hills High School Student-Athletes along with the Athletic Boosters are hosting Games for the Cause. Tshirts are available at lunch time and during the day in the
Athletic Office. We have adult and youth sizes available this year.

F&N Goode Chicken Restaurant is supporting this event by donating 20% of all proceeds from sales on Wed, Oct 1 from 3-9. The Girls soccer game against Mason on Thurs, Oct 2 will be their cause game. Please come out and support the Lady Highlanders. Friday, Oct 3 is Homecoming and the football team with be hosting their cause game. Please come out and support the cause and cheer on the Highlanders!! All proceeds from the Games for the Cause will be donated to the PINK Ribbon Girls.

Print off the F&N Goode Chicken Restaurant Flyer located below for the donation. Thanks for your support of the Oak Hills Highlander Student-Athletes and our Community in Games for the Cause!

Jane Miller
OHAB President
F&N OH Pink Ribon Ad

Spirit Wear Shop Open House

The Spirit Wear shop will have 2 open houses this Fall. One will be on October 11th
from 9-3 and also on November 8th from 9-3! This is a great opportunity to get some early Christmas shopping in and have some great gear under the tree for those Highlander fans in the family. Come join us for these open houses and support your Highlander Student-Athletes!

Big Game Tonight!!!
Click below…..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9k4wsOMuTos

Highlander Strong!!!

Friday Night – Oak Hills vs Elder!!! Check it out below!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhrEhVmbi0o

Thank You!
Thanks to everyone that attended the Oak Hills Coaches Challenge at Kuliga Park on Friday, August 22nd. We sincerely appreciate the participation of the Oak Hills coaches and everyone that supported our Highlander student-athletes through their attendance. We look forward to an exciting season of fall sports!

Oak Hills vs Elder football game tailgate party!
Check out the link below…

Booster Bash Update and Coaches Challenge

THANKS to everyone who attended our booster bash for both our middle school and
high school fall athletes. We held a raffle at both events and want to thank
all who helped by purchasing tickets.

Congratulations to the following winners:

High School Booster Bash Raffle Winners
Sandy Kurtz – Reserved parking spot in the high school student lot
Kelly Allen – GMC Pass
Vicki Willis – 4 red reserved seats for the home football games

Middle School Booster Bash Raffle Winner
Jody Devoid – GMC Pass
Lori and Ken Huellemeier – 2 adult sports passes
Lydia Parker – $50.00 gift card to the Oak Hills Spirit shop

Don’t forget to join the boosters at the 3rd Annual Coaches Challenge on Friday, Aug. 22
at 7:00 at Kuliga Park. Tickets are available on the website and in the Athletic Office
at the high school. Tickets are $25.00 or 2 for $45.00. You must be 21 to attend.

2014 Coaches Challenge!

2104 Coaches Challenge website flier

College Athletic Commitments

Today was college signing day! Congratulations to our senior student athletes.

College signings

Winter Sports Awards!

Congratulations to the following Highlander Athletes!

Boys Bowling

Kurt Francisco                       Cincinnati Enquirer Coach of the Year

Kyle Helms                             Cincinnati Enquirer & GMC Player of the Year

Brandon Combs                      1st Team GMC

Dillon Meece                           1st Team GMC

Girls Bowling

 Brittany Hein                        1st Team GMC

Emily Hein                              1st Team GMC

Alyssa Baldwin                      2nd Team GMC

Mandi Chafins                       2nd Team GMC

Gymnastics

Paige Chesney             Cincinnati Enquirer Player of the Year

Kristen Perica             Cincinnati Enquirer Coach of the Year

Boys Swimming         

Brian Walker                           2nd Team GMC                        200 yd. IM

Parker Dennis                          Honorable Mention                 Diving

Jacob Savard                           Honorable Mention                 200 yd. Freestyle Relay

Nathan Smith                          Honorable Mention                 200 yd. Freestyle Relay

Austin Vickrey                        Honorable Mention                 200 yd. Freestyle Relay

Jonathon Wohlfrom              Honorable Mention                 200 yd. Freestyle Relay

Wrestling

Dylan Roth                             2nd Team GMC

Vince Neely                            Honorable Mention GMC

Boys Basketball

Caleb Cox                               2nd Team GMC

Ben Laumann                      2nd Team GMC

 

Spring 2014 – Mulch Sale Fundraiser

Please consider buying mulch through the OH Athletics Mulch sale this spring.  It’s quality product and a portion of the proceeds will go directly to your athletes.  This is especially pertinent for our Spring athletes, as attaining funding typically gets more difficult as the school year goes on.

So, if you’re looking for 1 bag or 100, please consider buying mulch from OH Athletics. Forms are located at the 2014 Spring Mulch Fundraiser on the menu bar.  You can send these forms to the Oak Hills Athletic Office at OHHS,  If you’d like to pay with a credit card, you should fill the credit card payment form out and attach it to the order form.

As always, thank you for your time!

-Jake Richards

The Community Press Article on the OH Logo

Debate over ‘OH’ logo continues in Oak Hills

Kurt Backscheider, kbackscheider@communitypress.com 8:32 a.m. EST March 7, 2014

A disagreement over the Oak Hills logo rages on between the Oak Hills Athletic Boosters and the Little Highlanders.

The Boosters requested the Little Highlanders, a youth football and cheerleading organization, stop using the Old English “OH” service mark or legal action may be taken, but the Little Highlanders remain steadfast in their contention the Boosters don’t own the mark and can’t prohibit their use of it.

Jim Frondorf, vice president of the Boosters and a 1976 Oak Hills High School graduate, said the Boosters are on file as the legal owners of the service mark with the Ohio Secretary of State, and believe the “OH” deserves the same protections any business would apply to its logo or trademark.

The Oak Hills Board of Education also passed a resolution in February recognizing the Boosters as the owner of the mark. The vote was 3-2 in favor of the resolution – board members Steve Schinkal and Jeannie Schoonover voting against it. Schinkal suggested tabling the issue to gather more community feedback, but the board proceeded with the vote.

“The Boosters believe that this issue is so important that we are committed to do whatever is necessary to maintain the integrity of the mark,” Frondorf said.

Ed Badinghaus, president of the Little Highlanders and a 1990 Oak Hills graduate, said the more than 400 children who play football and cheerlead for the Little Highlanders organization deserve the right to wear the “OH” logo and be a part of the Oak Hills community.

Restricting who can use the mark only hurts the children, and he said his group is pushing for the school district to take ownership of the service mark.

“The community should own it,” he said. “Not just one organization.”

Frondorf said Badinghaus and the Little Highlanders have positioned themselves as looking out for the interest of children in the district, but the group’s actions have demonstrated otherwise.

Frondorf said the Little Highlanders made several demands of the school district and threatened to oppose the tax levy the district had on the May 2013 ballot. The May levy failed, but the levy request was put to voters again and passed in November 2013.

Oak Hills Superintendent Todd Yohey confirmed, saying in spring 2013 he was shown an anti-levy Facebook page posted by a member of the Little Highlanders football leadership, and that during the May 2013 levy campaign he received more than one phone call from a member of the Little Highlanders football leadership threatening to organize opposition to the levy if he didn’t disband the Oak Hills Youth Athletics program, disband the Oak Hills Athletic Boosters and fire then Oak Hills athletic director Jan Wilking – who has since left Oak Hills and is now athletic director for Wyoming City Schools.

“Based on these actions that I personally experienced, I am not surprised that the Booster club has denied permission to the Little Highlanders on use of their ‘OH’ logo,” Yohey said.

Badinghaus said the anti-Oak Hills levy page posted to Facebook last spring was created by a parent who has children enrolled in parochial school, and not posted by leaders of the Little Highlanders.

“We weren’t a part of it,” he said.

He also denied the Little Highlanders threatened to oppose the district’s May 2013 levy.

“I don’t understand where these claims are coming from,” Badinghaus said. “For the Boosters to make these allegations is ridiculous.”

He said the Little Highlanders raised nearly $500 for the community group formed to support the school district’s November 2013 levy, and made announcements during halftime of its football games during the fall encouraging parents to support the levy.

“We do support the Oak Hills community. Our whole goal is to give the ‘OH’ logo back to the school district where it belongs,” he said. “I believe we’re on the right side of this.”

The Boosters believe they’re on the right side of the issue as well.

Frondorf said they would like to resolve the issue without resorting to legal action, but the Boosters are also committed to ensuring the service mark is used responsibly and represents Oak Hills in a positive manner.

“The school board has publicly resolved to support our efforts to protect the logo and uphold the standards that it represents, and we believe that any organization that claims to be proud of what the logo stands for would respect the wishes of the board, which is, after all, elected by the Oak Hills community,” he said.

“We remain hopeful that reasonable people will step forward and be part of a solution that benefits the entire community.”

 

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