The Owensboro High School steel pan band known as Red Steel is going back to its director’s hometown to perform at the 18th Arts on the Green, Fine Arts and Crafts Festival in La Grange, Ky. on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Noon. Red Steel director/Owensboro High School assistant band director Aaron Klausing is an Oldham County High School graduate.
Both Newton Parrish and Sutton elementary schools have earned the Franklin Covey Leader In Me designation of a lighthouse school. This status is the highest achievement a school that participates in the Leader In Me’s Seven Habits program can receive.
Owensboro High School Red Devil alumnus Jansen Locher has been named the new head coach of the OHS Girls Basketball team. Locher has served as an assistant coach for the Lady Devils the last three years. OHS leaders have been looking for a new coach the last couple months after head coach Andy Groves resigned earlier this year.
In its third year, Owensboro High School’s Early College program produced six students who will graduate high school with their diploma and an Associate Degree. The program is a partnership between OHS and Owensboro Community and Technical College. OHS students spend a large part of their school day during their junior and senior year taking classes at the OCTC main campus.
The Owensboro Innovation Academy is partnering with Brescia University to offer an early college program for OIA students. With the close proximity of OIA to Brescia, students will be able to walk to Brescia to take college classes, which will result in the students’ opportunity to earn an Associate Degree while in high school.
The Owensboro High School Boys Lacrosse team received a grant from US Lacrosse, the national governing body of the sport. The First Stick grant, valued around $7000 provided 20 sticks, gloves, elbow pads, shoulder pads helmets, one goalie stick and one chest protector for the team.
The museum recently opened a World War I exhibit honoring the 100-year anniversary of the U.S. entry into WWI. The museum invited OIA students to become community partners and extend the exhibit to include WWII and beyond. OIA World Studies students created war exhibits concentrating on political dispositions, key historical figures, advancements in science and technology, and impact on soldiers/civilians.