• Week of 2/26

    Mustang Message – February 25, 2024
    Week 25
    Good Sunday evening, Mustang Nation! It's Mr. Ellis, principal of Ola High School, with your weekly Mustang Message! We want to start our celebrations with a HUGE announcement. Ola High School Wrestling is the GHSA 5A State Champs as a team. Ola had many state placers in addition to three individual state champions. Mustang Brian Papcun, Gabe Easy, and J’Veion Redmond were all state champs in their weight class. Max Meredith and Xander Dossett were state runners-up. Jobi Colbert, Landen Moss, Jared Walker, Tye Daniel, Colby Lejeune, Kelsi Johnson, and Lily Harris made it to the podium. Congratulations to Coach Dinino and his staff on this accomplishment. This is Coach Dinino’s first state championship! Come help us celebrate the champs Monday morning at 9:00am by lining Mustang Alley and sidewalks as they arrive in their championship limo.
    The National History Day organization selected Ola Mustang Maddie Reardanz to be a part of their first-ever Young People's Continental Congress. Maddie will head to Philadelphia and be a part of a team that will have experience in special programs and case studies on the founding of the United States.
    We celebrate Kinsley Asbell & Kate Smith in the arts on their selection and performance at the Georgia Mix All-State Choir and Senior Treble All-State Choir. Also, Ola's Winterguard finished first place in their Southern Association of Performance Art class at South Forsyth High School. Finally, Mustang Nation, get ready for a great spring musical as our students will perform Footloose on March 18 and 19.
    In athletic news, the Ola girl's soccer program is 2-1, defeating Hampton. Ola baseball is 4-1 on the season, beating Pike County twice, Lambert, and Mary Persons. Girls Lacrosse beat McDonough 14-1 to improve to 2-0. Our track and field teams competed in the Union Grove Early Bird All-Comers meet. We had several 1st place finishes, with Suri Lawrence winning the 800, Jade Lawrence winning the 1600, and our 4x800 relay team finishing 1st. We celebrate Carter Spence as our Shane's Athlete of the Week. You can see this and all other athletic information in the Mustang Athletic Newsletter.
    Mustang Nation, school attendance is vital and correlates to student achievement. Ola's attendance going into Winter Break fell to 92%. Our Mustangs must be present and ready to learn each day. In recent research, we find that for every jump in attendance rate by 2%, we see an increase in achievement scores on the Georgia Milestones by 1%. Let's aim to return to the high nineties for our daily attendance. Our attendance rate for students present for ninety percent of the school year is around 85%. That means fifteen percent of our student population has missed over 8 days of instruction. As part of our theme this year, we are working to engage our students in all ways and need students to be present.
    Henry County Schools offers health screens for vaccines, sports physicals, and 3300 forms on February 27 at the Henry Learning & Support Center on 166 Holly Smith Drive.
    We thank our Partners in Education who have teamed up to support our students and staff. You can see a list below in this email. [Partners in Education link] That wraps up the Mustang Message, be sure to stay up to date with all the happenings of Ola on Facebook and Twitter, and until next time, say it out loud with me. We are Ola!
    Nick Ellis
    Principal, Ola High School

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  • Week of 2/12

    Mustang Message – February 11, 2024
    Week 24
    Good Sunday evening, Mustang Nation! It's Mr. Ellis, principal of Ola High School, with your weekly Mustang Message! It's been another great week, and we want to start our celebrations by highlighting our Governors Honors Students who are moving onto the state level. Ola High had 19 students who moved to the county competition, and six of those were selected for state interviews at Georgia Southern University. Congrats to Karina Pandya, Anthony Coral, Paul Gervasio, Keagan Kimball, Makenzie Hoffman, and Makenzie Middlebrooks. Ola also hosted the state VEX tournament this weekend, and your Mustangs 5203G won the Excellence Award and are now turning their attention to the Worlds Competition in April in Dallas, Texas. Ola also had 19 Mustangs represented at the District Honor Choir.
    In athletic news, the Ola Wrestling program competed at the 5A sectionals for a spot in the GHSA State Championship next weekend and had a record number of 1st-place finishers with five. Lily Harris and Kelsie Johnson punched their ticket to the Girls State Championship. The boys' and girls' basketball seasons have ended, and we are celebrating a good season. Our Dance team completed its season last weekend with an excellent performance. Ola Girls' soccer program is 1-1 on the season, and the boys are 0-2, dropping two close matches. Our Tennis Mustangs opened their season at Jackson, with the girls winning 3-1 and the boys dropping their match 2-3. Baseball will open its season on Monday at Pike County. Ola girl's Lacrosse won its opener against Woodward 9-8. The boys will open their season by hosting McIntosh on Monday. We celebrate Scott Hyde, from our swim team, as our Shane's Athlete of the Week. You can see this and all other athletic information in the Mustang Athletic Newsletter.
    This week is Valentine's and our FFA club has been selling roses in the commons for four dollars. We also want to remind everyone that Henry County Schools' transportation department has shared that buses cannot transport balloons, flowers, glass containers, or large stuffed animals. Students will need to leave these items in the front office for pickup or make alternate transportation arrangements.
    Henry County Schools offers health screens for vaccines, sports physicals, and 3300 forms on February 13 and 27 at the Henry Learning & Support Center on 166 Holly Smith Drive.
    Mustang Nation prom is around the corner on March 9. Juniors and seniors can now purchase tickets through February 16. All ticket sales will be through My School Bucks, and you can find all the information for prom on our website.
    In counseling news, Ola will host a dual enrollment night on February 15 in the band room. This is for all current 10th and 11th graders and parents. SCTC, Clayton State, and Gordon advisers will be here to answer questions and describe their Dual Enrollment programs.
    We thank our Partners in Education who have teamed up to support our students and staff. You can see a list below in this email. [Partners in Education link] That wraps up the Mustang Message, be sure to stay up to date with all the happenings of Ola on Facebook and Twitter, and until next time, say it out loud with me. We are Ola!
    Nick Ellis
    Principal, Ola High School

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  • Week of 2/5

    Mustang Message – February 4, 2024
    Week 23
    Good Sunday evening, Mustang Nation! It's Mr. Ellis, principal of Ola High School, with your weekly Mustang Message! We've had a very busy week for our Mustangs. Congratulations to Ola's Academic Team on their Henry County Championship. The Mustangs stayed undefeated the whole tournament. Ola's AFJROTC Cadet Olivia Clark was awarded a medal, certificate, and a $550 scholarship for winning at the chapter (Marquis de Lafayette) and state level. She will now compete nationally against other state winners. Ola's DECA organization sent thirty-eight students to compete at the state level.
    In our fine arts department, our students have been hard at work. We had 16 orchestra members perform at the All-County Orchestra event. Many of our Theater students were in Columbus for Thescon. We also had 14 band students represent Ola High School in the Georgia Music Educators Association's District Honor as the best of the best in this region. It was a great week in our fine arts department.
    In athletic news, the Ola Wrestling program hosted and won for the 6th straight year of the Region 2-AAAAA Traditional tournament on Saturday. We have 13 wrestlers moving on to the sectionals next weekend at Flowery Branch. Riflery hosted Jones County and came up short. The boys' and girls' basketball seasons are winding down, and they begin their post-season with the boys at Dutchtown on Monday, followed by the girls on Tuesday. Ola's GHSA dance team competed in their second meet at McIntosh. Our Spring sports are in full swing, with Ola soccer playing Jackson in a scrimmage. The girls won big 11-1, and the boys fell 3-1. We celebrate Timothy Clark, from our basketball team, as our Shane's Athlete of the Week. You can see this and all other athletic information in the Mustang Athletic Newsletter.
    Mustang Nation, Henry County Schools offers health screens for vaccines, sports physicals, and 3300 forms on February 6, 13, and 27 at the Henry Learning & Support Center on 166 Holly Smith Drive. Ola High School's Black Student Union club will lead the charge of celebrating Black History Month with our theme of Ola Around the World, where we will dive into our seven continents of influential leaders.
    Mustang Nation prom is around the corner on March 9. Juniors and seniors can now purchase tickets through February 16. All ticket sales will be through My School Bucks, and you can find all the information for prom on our website.
    In counseling news, Ola is hosting a FAFSA completion night from 6-7 pm on February 8 in the Media Center. Also, on February 15, from 6:30 to 7:30, Ola will host a dual enrollment night in the band room. This is for all current 10th and 11th graders and parents. SCTC, Clayton State, and Gordon advisers will be here to answer questions and describe their Dual Enrollment programs.
    We thank our Partners in Education who have teamed up to support our students and staff. You can see a list below in this email. [Partners in Education link] That wraps up the Mustang Message, be sure to stay up to date with all the happenings of Ola on Facebook and Twitter, and until next time, say it out loud with me. We are Ola!

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  • Week of 1/29

    Mustang Message – January 28, 2024
    Week 22
    Good Sunday evening, Mustang Nation! It's Mr. Ellis, principal of Ola High School, with your weekly Mustang Message! It's been a great week, and we start our celebrations off with a big congratulations to Ola's Math Team, who finished second at the Griffin RESA High School Math Competition. The team finished in the Large High School division. Ola's Academic Team took 4th place at the Georgia Academic Team Winter competition. This week, Henry County Schools recognized the STAR students and teachers. Audrey Walton and Mr. Singleton were honored along with all the STAR students and teachers in the county. Mustang Lila Salmons was selected to represent Ola High as the Superintendents Student Advisory Counsel. This past Thursday, Ola's guitar program performed in Athens, at the GMEA, and they were a specially invited guest to highlight the great work of our students and teacher, Ms. Bain.
    In athletic news, Ola's swim team had a big week and competed at the Henry County Swim Championships. We are excited to announce both the boy's and girls' teams are Henry County champions! Great job to all of our swimmers and coaches. Ola basketball is wrapping up and hosted the last home game of the season. They look forward to competing at the regional tournament coming soon. Ola's first GHSA dance team had its first competition at Mill Creek. Ola wrestling will compete in the region's individual wrestling meet, and we wish them luck. Spring sports will start up this week, with our soccer program hosting a scrimmage against Jackson on Thursday. We celebrate JT Singleton, from our basketball team, as our Shane's Athlete of the Week. You can see this and all other athletic information in the Mustang Athletic Newsletter.
    Mustang Nation, our students will complete the Georgia Student Health Survey this week. We also need parents to take the survey. You can click on the link in this email to complete the survey. We use this data to help plan for student and family needs. Ola High School's Black Student Union club will lead the charge of celebrating Black History Month with our theme of Ola Around the World, where we will dive into our seven continents of influential leaders.
    Mustang Nation prom is around the corner on March 9. Juniors and seniors can now purchase tickets through February 16. All ticket sales will be through My School Bucks, and you can find all the information for prom on our website.
    In counseling news, Ola is hosting a FAFSA completion night from 6-7 pm on February 8 in the Media Center. Also, on February 15, from 6:30 to 7:30, Ola will host a dual enrollment night in the band room. This is for all current 10th and 11th graders and parents. SCTC, Clayton State, and Gordon advisers will be here to answer questions and describe their Dual Enrollment programs.
    We thank our Partners in Education who have teamed up to support our students and staff. You can see a list below in this email. [Partners in Education link] That wraps up the Mustang Message, be sure to stay up to date with all the happenings of Ola on Facebook and Twitter, and until next time, say it out loud with me. We are Ola!

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  • Week of 1/22

    Mustang Message – January 14, 2024
    Week 20
    Good Sunday evening, Mustang Nation! It's Mr. Ellis, principal of Ola High School, with your weekly Mustang Message! It's been another busy week here in the Ola Verse. We start our celebrations for the week by announcing Ola High School's STAR student, Audrey Walton. The STAR student represents the highest scoring score on the SAT. Audrey has chosen Mr. Josh Singleton as her STAR teacher. Audrey and Mr. Singleton will be recognized this week by the Henry County Board of Education. We also have two All-State Orchestra students for Ola High. Congratulations to George Barnett and Kate Smith. These two Mustangs represent the top 16 Bass players in Georgia. Also, in our Fine Arts department, Mustangs Luiza Meneguetti, Caitlyn Roberts, Colin Sims, and Elijah Griffin were chosen to be voiceovers for Henry County Library System. You can see the cartoon by clicking on this link. Great job Mustangs.
    In athletic news, we proudly announce that Ola High School Wrestling is the GHSA 5A Dual state runners-up. The Mustangs wrestled a very tough Cass High program, and the title came down to the last match. We thank our wrestlers, Coach Dinino, and his staff for a tremendous dual-season finish. They will now move on to individual championships. The Ola Swim team competed this Saturday at the Paw Power meet in Adairsville and received 3rd place out of 15 high schools. All swimmers qualified in the morning for finals and put up a great fight in the evening. We hosted Dutchtown in Basketball Friday night, honoring our Senior Basketball Cheerleaders and Girls and Boys players. Our first Dance team will show off their routine this Tuesday night at our home basketball game. They will have their first competition on Saturday at Mill Creek. Ola's Bass Fishing season began at Lake Seminole, and Skylar Spence, Colby Aldridge, Dominic Hibbs, and Brennen "Chase" Andrew competed well at the first tournament. We celebrate Jordyn Allen, from our basketball cheer team, as our Shane's Athlete of the Week. You can see this and all other athletic information in the Mustang Athletic Newsletter.
    We wrapped the week up with our Student Government Association's Winter Masquerade Dance at the Locust Grove event center, and our students had a blast. In just a couple of weeks, Ola's Black Student Union club will lead the charge of celebrating Black History Month with our theme of Ola Around the World, where we will dive into our seven continents of influential leaders.
    Mustang Nation prom is around the corner on March 9. Juniors and seniors can now purchase tickets through February 16. All ticket sales will be through My School Bucks, and you can find all the information for prom on our website.
    In counseling news, Ola is hosting a FAFSA completion night from 6-7 pm on February 8 in the Media Center. Also, on February 15, from 6:30 to 7:30, Ola will host a dual enrollment night in the band room. This is for all current 10th and 11th graders and parents. SCTC, Clayton State, and Gordon advisers will be here to answer questions and describe their Dual Enrollment programs.
    We thank our Partners in Education who have teamed up to support our students and staff. You can see a list below in this email. [Partners in Education link] That wraps up the Mustang Message, be sure to stay up to date with all the happenings of Ola on Facebook and Twitter, and until next time, say it out loud with me. We are Ola!
    Nick Ellis
    Principal, Ola High School
    Ola High School would like to recognize
    and thank the following businesses
    for their support:
    Southern Ridge Softwash
    Patrick Roll-Off LLC
    Snapping Shoals EMC
    The Eyecare Place
    United Water Restoration Groups
    Sandt Law LLC
    Brian Brakefield, State Farm Agent
    Jenkins Heating & Cooling
    Ola Athletic Association
    Erin Hicks Realty Team
    Events by Amy and Company
    Lake Dow Chick-Fil-a
    B&G Security International LLC
    Jim Ellis Automotive Group
    The Gardner Family

    I Am – Always a Mustang- Alumni Outreach
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  • Week of 1/16

    Mustang Message – January 14, 2024
    Week 20
    Good Sunday evening, Mustang Nation! It's Mr. Ellis, principal of Ola High School, with your
    weekly Mustang Message! We had a great first week back in the new semester. We start our
    celebrations with five Ola folks recognized by Henry's Board of Education. Congratulations to
    Madison "Bam" Humber and Madison Kurtz on their recognition in softball. Bam was Region
    Player of the Year, and Madison was Region Pitcher of the Year. Also recognized were Coach
    Kicklighter and Coach Chelsea McCreary, named region Coach of the Year.
    We celebrate with Ms. Forehand the entire cast of students instrumental in another great Ola
    Over Broadway. This show marked the tenth year and was a fantastic celebration of the talent in
    our Fine Arts program! Also, congratulations to 13 band program members named to the District
    6 Honor Band. You can see all the names in the email below. They will be performing this week
    at UGA. We also had ten members who will move on to the second round of the All-State
    auditions for the band.
    In athletic news, congratulations to Ola Wrestling program on winning the Dual Region
    Championship. This is the fifth dual championship for Ola High School. We also congratulate
    Jared Walker on his 100th win in his career. Swim competed at Woodward Academy and had a
    great showing. We will celebrate our basketball senior class this Friday night. You can catch all
    athletic news and schedules in the Mustang Athletic Newsletter.
    Mustang Nation prom is around the corner on March 9. Juniors and seniors can now purchase
    tickets through February 16. All ticket sales will be through My School Bucks, and you can find
    all the information for prom on our website. Also, remember SGA is hosting a masquerade dance
    on Saturday at the Locust Grove Event Center, and students can purchase tickets on My School
    Bucks.
    In counseling news, Ola is hosting a FAFSA competition night from 6-7 pm on February 8 in the
    Media Center. Also, on February 15, from 6:30 to 7:30, Ola will host a dual enrollment night in
    the band room. This is for all current 10th and 11th graders and parents. SCTC, Clayton State,
    and Gordon advisers will be here to answer questions and describe their Dual Enrollment
    programs.
    We thank our Partners in Education who have teamed up to support our students and staff. You
    can see a list below in this email. [Partners in Education link] That wraps up the Mustang
    Message, be sure to stay up to date with all the happenings of Ola on Facebook and Twitter, and
    until next time, say it out loud with me. We are Ola!

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  • Week of 1/8

    Mustang Message – January 7, 2024
    Week 19
    Good Sunday evening, Mustang Nation! It's Mr. Ellis, principal of Ola High School, with your weekly Mustang Message! We hope you had a wonderful and restful holiday break, and happy New Year to all our Mustang families. We start our celebrations with congratulations to Mustangs Micah Key and Nikolai Anderson on their first-place finish in our district bus safety poster contest. They will now represent Ola at the state level. Kennesaw State University recognized Ola's Penelope Peterson as the highest-scoring student from Ola High School at the 2024 Kennesaw State Math Competition. Ola AFJROTC Cadet Olivia Clark was selected as the Marquis de Lafayette Chapter and the Georgia Society SAR Outstanding Cadet for 2023-2024. Cadet Clark will represent Ola and compete at the national level.
    Our Fine Arts department is excited to announce that Ola's Guitar program has been selected to perform at the Georgia Music Educators Association in Athens. Also, get ready because it's time for Ola Over Broadway starting this Friday night at the Fairview PAC. Shows will be at 7:00 pm Friday and 1 pm and 7 pm on Saturday. You can purchase a ticket online by clicking here.
    In Athletic news, Ola's Swimming Mustangs practiced hard over the break and competed in Cobb County, where both boys' and girls' teams set many school and Henry County records. The Wrestling program traveled to Florida for the Knockout Classic. J'Veion Redmon secured a 3rd place finish, and Brian Papcun earned a 5th place finish. The boys' and girls' Basketball saw wins over the break. The girls defeated Westside and Jackson, and the boys defeated Heritage and Lamar County. Ola's GHSA Dance team will be gearing up for their season. You can see their routine during the next few home basketball games. Congratulations to Taeghan Darnell, from our girl's basketball team, on being named this week's Shane's Athlete of the Week. You can catch all athletic news and schedules in the Mustang Athletic Newsletter.
    On February 15th, from 6:30 to 7:30, Ola will be hosting a dual enrollment night in the band room. This is for all current 10th and 11th graders and parents. SCTC, Clayton State, and Gordon advisers will be here to answer questions and describe their Dual Enrollment programs.
    We thank our Partners in Education who have teamed up to support our students and staff. You can see a list below in this email. [Partners in Education link] That wraps up the Mustang Message, be sure to stay up to date with all the happenings of Ola on Facebook and Twitter, and until next time, say it out loud with me. We are Ola!

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  • Week of 12/18

    Mustang Message – December 17, 2023
    Week 19
    Good Sunday evening, Mustang Nation! It's Mr. Ellis, principal of Ola High School, with your weekly Mustang Message! We are in the last few days of the first semester and are excited for the upcoming holiday season. We want to congratulate our VEX Robotics team on another great win. This weekend, Ola's robotics team, 5203G Gremlin, competed in Hershey, Pennsylvania, at the VEX Sugar Rush Signature event. They were the only undefeated team out of 80 teams. They came home as Tournament Champions and with the Excellence Award, VEX's highest award given, two awards, two banners, and about 30 pounds of Hershey chocolate. For the season so far, they have been at three signature events, where they won the design award at the Mall of America, were tournament champions at the Haunted Tournament in Tennessee, and are now champions again in Pennsylvania.
    We wrapped up our Toys for Tots drive and want to thank all those who will help make this Christmas special for young kids in our area. A special thank you to Coach Dinino and our wrestling program, Mr. Head and Ms. Bates and our National Honor Society for making this push with their teams. Thank you to all of those in the Ola community who contributed.
    As we wrap up the semester, we hope you were able to take in some great holiday concerts from our Fine Arts department. We will have one final holiday concert tomorrow at the Fairview PAC with our cluster concert. When we return in January, we want you to know about a few upcoming events. Ola Over Broadway will celebrate its tenth year and will have shows on January 12th and 13th. We will host our I AM event with our Alumni outreach on January 13. Also, the following week, Ola's Student Government Association will host a winter Masquerade Dance on January 20 at the Locust Grove Event Center. Mustangs can now purchase tickets to the dance on My School Bucks.
    We are now into exam week, and on Monday and Tuesday, after exams are completed, students who have turned in their early release form will be permitted to leave at 12:15. Wednesday will be a district early release date, with buses departing at 12:15. There will not be checkouts during exam times. Students will need to complete the entire exam window for their class.
    Mustang Nation, we wish everyone a very happy holiday season, a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year! We hope you connect with family and friends and have a safe and relaxing break! Thank you to our Partners in Education who have teamed up to support our students and staff. You can see a list below in this email. [Partners in Education link] That wraps up the Mustang Message, and we will have our following message on January 7. Be sure to stay up to date with all the happenings of Ola on Facebook and Twitter, and until next time, say it out loud with me. We are Ola!
    Nick Ellis
    Principal, Ola High School
    Semester Exam Schedule
    Ola Fine Arts Holiday Concerts
    Dec 18 - Cluster concert @ Fairview
    Ola High School would like to recognize
    and thank the following businesses
    for their support:
    Snapping Shoals EMC
    The Eyecare Place
    United Water Restoration Groups
    Sandt Law LLC
    Brian Brakefield, State Farm Agent
    Jenkins Heating & Cooling
    Ola Athletic Association
    Erin Hicks Realty Team
    Events by Amy and Company
    Lake Dow Chick-Fil-a
    B&G Security International LLC
    Jim Ellis Automotive Group
    The Gardner Family
    Ola High Partners in Education
    I Am – Always a Mustang- Alumni Outreach
    ➢ Please share with any Ola High School Alumni.
    ➢ Link to sign up: https://forms.gle/wVWoVfoZGvwkJy8H8

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  • Week of 12/11

    Mustang Message – December 10, 2023
    Week 18
    Good Sunday evening, Mustang Nation! It's Mr. Ellis, principal of Ola High School, with your weekly Mustang Message! This week, Ola High School received more recognition for student performance in Advanced Placement classes and exams. Ola High School received the Silver award for College Optimization, with 5% or more of the school's graduating cohort taking five or more AP Exams during high school. OHS also received a Bronze award for College Culture, with 40% or more of the graduating class taking at least one AP exam during high school, and Bronze for College Credit, with 25% or more scoring a 3 or higher on at least one AP exam during high school. (You can read about these awards by clicking here).
    Ola High School hosted holiday concerts this week with Ola's Chorus and Orchestra program performing. Coming up this week, you can get in more holiday vibes with the Jazz band in the commons on Tuesday night, the Band program at the McDonough PAC on Thursday, and the Fine Arts Extravaganza on Friday at the Fairview PAC. On Tuesday and Thursday nights, you can see some excellent holiday acting performances with our Theater production in the AUX gym. Ola High also hosted a VEX Robotics tournament this weekend, of course, with an ugly sweater competition. Robot 5203G won tournament champions alongside Parkview High School. They also secured the triple crown by winning the Excellence and Robot Skills awards. Robot 5203P competed for the first time, finished 13th, and lost in the quart finals to the one seed. Great job Mustangs!
    In Athletic News, Ola Swimming Mustangs traveled to Chamblee to race in the Lakeside swim meet and had many personal records set. The Wrestling program hosted the Varsity South Metro and had many placers representing Ola High. Ola won the South Metro Tournament! Ola's Riflery team traveled to Stockbridge and got the win! The Boys and Girls Basketball hosted rival Union Grove on Tuesday and traveled to Dutchtown on Friday. The Girls dropped their games but are continuing to get better. The boy's team battled a tough Union Grove team but came short in the 4th quarter. They dropped Friday's game to a good Dutchtown team. Both teams will travel to Jackson this week before hosting Jones County this Friday. Congratulations to Jared Walker from our Wrestling program for being named our Shane's Ribshack Athlete of the Week. You can catch all the updates and info on Mustang Athletics Newsletter.
    Henry County Schools will continue to update on the network outage. Here at Ola High, we continue with our Engagement Always in All Ways in the classroom, where engaging lessons and learning happen daily! To continue engaging in new ways, on Saturday, January 13, Ola's alumni outreach program, I AM, will host its second alumni event at the Ola Over Broadway production. If you know of any Ola alumni, tell them to be on the lookout on our social media for information coming soon.
    Mustang Nation, Ola High has partnered with the US Marine Corps to be a Toys for Tots School. This is the last week, and our Mustangs have loaded up two full boxes so far, but I know we can do even more! This week, we will have a box in the car rider drop-off line in the mornings. You can drop an unwrapped gift off in the front office, and we will send it out. Let's make this a special Christmas for young folks in our area!
    Ola's exam schedule is posted below and will be available on our school website. The 7th-period exam is on Friday, December 15. Monday and Tuesday, after exams are completed, students who have turned in their early release form will be permitted to leave at 12:15. Wednesday will be a district early release date, with buses departing at 12:15. There will not be checkouts during exam times. Students will need to complete the entire exam window for their class.
    Finally, We want to thank our Partners in Education who have teamed up to support our students and staff. You can see a list below in this email. [Partners in Education link] That wraps up the Mustang Message. Be sure to stay up to date with all the happenings of Ola on Facebook and Twitter, and until next time, say it out loud with me. We are Ola!
    Nick Ellis
    Principal, Ola High School
    Semester Exam Schedule
    Ola Fine Arts Holiday Concerts
    Dec 5 - Chorus Holiday Concert @ McDonough PAC
    Dec 6 - Guitar & Orchestra @ Fairview
    Dec 12 - jazz & percussion in commons/ Drama Holiday shows in aux
    Dec 14 - holiday band @ McDonough /Drama holiday shows in aux
    Dec 15 - fine arts extravaganza @ Fairview PAC (everyone but band)
    Dec 18 - Cluster concert @ Fairview
    Ola High School would like to recognize
    and thank the following businesses
    for their support:
    Snapping Shoals EMC
    The Eyecare Place
    United Water Restoration Groups
    Sandt Law LLC
    Brian Brakefield, State Farm Agent
    Jenkins Heating & Cooling
    Ola Athletic Association
    Erin Hicks Realty Team
    Events by Amy and Company
    Lake Dow Chick-Fil-a
    B&G Security International LLC
    Jim Ellis Automotive Group
    The Gardner Family
    Ola High Partners in Education
    I Am – Always a Mustang- Alumni Outreach
    ➢ Please share with any Ola High School Alumni.
    ➢ Link to sign up: https://forms.gle/wVWoVfoZGvwkJy8H8

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  • Week of 11/26

    Mustang Message – November 26, 2023
    Week 16
    Good Sunday evening, Mustang Nation! It's Mr. Ellis, principal of Ola High School, with your weekly Mustang Message! We hope everyone had a restful and relaxing Thanksgiving break. We have many highlights for the week. Ola High School has 19 students moving on to the state-level interviews for the Governor's Honors Program. Congratulations to Kate Smith, Karine Pandya, Jeffery Middlebrooks, Anthony Coral, Emma Fletcher, Lily Helm, Josh Edge, Sarah Ammons, Kinsley Asbell, Adaya Brown, Becket Harp, Paul Gervasio, Kelly Cole, Luke Buffalow, Ashlynn Harvey, Makenzie Middlebrooks, Makenzie Hoffman, Gabrielle Waterhouse and Kegan Kimball. We are very proud of these students' accomplishments at the district and now state level. Ola also recognized two students at Henry County's Board of Education meeting. Charlotte Smith and Christine Herr had their artwork showcased in the Superintendent's Art Gallery.
    Due to the network outage, Ola High School has been given an extension for AP Exam forms to be turned in. If you are in an Advanced Placement class and have not completed your exam ordering form, please turn these in to the front office by Thursday, November 29. Henry County Schools will continue to update on the network outage. Here at Ola High we continue with our Engagement Always in All Ways in the classroom where engaging lessons and learning is happening daily!
    In Athletic News, last message, we highlighted the fall season completion. Ola's volleyball program was left off the list, and we want to highlight another fall team that made it to the GHSA State Playoffs. The Mustangs concluded their season with a first-round game against McIntosh High School. It was a great season. In winter sports, Ola's Swimming Mustangs traveled to Adairsville to compete in a Thanksgiving Thankful to Compete meet and won the overall 1st Place. The girls' team finished 1st, while the boys' team brought home a 3rd place finish. The Wrestling program hosted the Raja Bryan Invitational and set a record with almost 700 Wrestlers! Mustangs Brian Papcun, Kelsey Johnson, Lily Harris, and Tye Daniel earned 1st place finishes. They also competed at East Coweta and had six first-place finishers, with Gabe Easey, Jobi Colbert, Landen Moss, Jared Walker, Brian Papcun, and Lily Harris all placing 1st. Our Riflery team's record is 1-1, beating Stockbridge. The boys' and girls' basketball seasons are in full swing. Ola girls secured their first win of the season, beating Whitewater High School. The Mustangs will take on Locust Grove this Friday night in the gym. Congrats to Brendly Kay, from our top 5 competition cheer team, on being named our Shane's Ribshack Athlete of the Week. You can catch all the updates and information on Mustang Athletics in the Mustang Athletic Newsletter.
    Mustang Nation, Ola High has partnered with the US Marine Corps to be a Toys for Tots School. You can drop an unwrapped gift off in the front office, and we will get them sent out. Let's make this a special Christmas for young folks in our area!
    Ola's exam schedule is posted below and will be available on our school website. The 7th-period exam is Friday, December 15. Monday and Tuesday, after exams are completed, students who have turned in their early release form will be permitted to leave at 12:15. Wednesday will be a district early release date, with buses departing at 12:15. There will not be checkouts during exam times. Students will need to complete the entire exam window for their class.
    Finally, We want to thank our Partners in Education who have teamed up to support our students and staff. You can see a list below in this email. If you or a business would like to be a partner in education, please check out the link for great ways to connect with Ola High School. [Partners in Education link] That wraps up the Mustang Message. Be sure to stay up to date with all the happenings of Ola on Facebook and Twitter, and until next time, say it out loud with me. We are Ola!
    Nick Ellis
    Principal, Ola High School
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    for their support:
    Snapping Shoals EMC
    The Eyecare Place
    United Water Restoration Groups
    Sandt Law LLC
    Brian Brakefield, State Farm Agent
    Jenkins Heating & Cooling
    Ola Athletic Association
    Erin Hicks Realty Team
    Events by Amy and Company
    Lake Dow Chick-Fil-a
    B&G Security International LLC
    Jim Ellis Automotive Group
    The Gardner Family
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