Oakleaf Jr. High Chorus & Piano

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Cookie dough delivery-part 2!!!

Posted by Mrs. Cole on November 16, 2017 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi Parents and friends! Cookie dough will be delivered to the school ***tomorrow****. For medical reasons, I will not be here so it is super important that your order be picked up from the chorus room between ****3:30-4:30PM**** as I do not want to keep my parent volunteers longer than necessary. Also...in the event you are not able to pick up your dough, please know that the school ****does not**** have storage facilities for your items and they will spoil. Any items not picked up will have to be thrown away and refunds ***will not*** be issued to those who ordered from you.

Dough Delayed

Posted by Mrs. Cole on November 9, 2017 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Dear Parents, 

Please note that the cookie dough delivery scheduled for today has been rescheduled to Thursday (Nov. 16) from 3:30-4:30PM due to a shipping issue. I am very sorry about any inconvenience this might cause you. 

Newsletter Going Home Today

Posted by Mrs. Cole on October 31, 2017 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The fall newsletter will be going home today with very important information regarding Cookie Dough, Field Trips and our Holiday Concert. Please be sure to ask your child about it. A .pdf of it will also be available on the chorus facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/Oljhchorus/?ref=bookmarks" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://https://www.facebook.com/Oljhchorus/?ref=bookmarks 

Welcome to the 2nd Quarter!

Posted by Mrs. Cole on October 9, 2017 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello Everyone! Grades for the 1st quarter have posted and will be available in FOCUS next week. Here are some important things you need to know for the 2nd quarter: 

1. If you have not filled out and returned your chorus contract, please do so immediately you can access this on the website under the "Handbook/Calendar" tab. Print the last page of the handbook. Those who do not turn one in will have uniform ordered for them and I cannot guarantee it will be the correct size!

2. Mark your calendars for the following important dates:

Oct. 11--All Fundraiser money and orders due

Nov. 2--5:00PM--All County Chorus Auditions. (Students will be selected for this event.)

Nov. 9--Fundraiser items arrive. (Please keep in mind there is no school the next day. It is imperative your items are picked up on time the day they arrive as the school has no place to hold them, especially over a long holiday weekend.)

Nov. 30--Money for Lion King Field Trip Due. (More information regarding this going home in a few weeks.)

Dec. 1--All Chorus fees Due

Dec. 4--Winter Concert at 6:30 PM

As always, if you have any questions, please email me. 

Important Dates

Posted by Mrs. Cole on September 21, 2017 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello Yellow Jacket Chorus Family! I hope everyone has recovered from Hurricane Irma. If your family is in any type of need, please don't hesistate to let us know so that we may assist you in any way we can.

Due to the Hurricane taking away over a week of valuable rehearsal time, we have made the decision to cancel our Fall Concert scheduled for October 2. This will allow up ample time to prepare for our Holiday Concert on Dec. 4.

Please make plans to attend. Open House will be held on Monday, September 25 from 6:00-7:30 at the school. It is important that parents attend as we will be discussing very important "adult" things from the chorus handbook. If you cannot attend, please be sure to message me for the "cliff notes" version.

Issues with logging in to Google Classroom

Posted by Mrs. Cole on August 24, 2017 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Several have emailed that they are having trouble logging in to google classroom. Please watch this short video and make sure you are following the steps exactly. (https://youtu.be/qqtDtid2yuQ" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://youtu.be/qqtDtid2yuQ)

I have double checked the codes and they are as follows:

   2nd Period Chorus--Beginning Chorus-- 9bf43wx

   3rd and 4th Period Chorus--Intro to Chorus--oet8dgx (first unit is not a zero!)

   5th Period Chorus--Advanced Chorus--rvfgnd2

The assignment has been extended to next Wednesday, August 30 to give time for everyone to sign up. If after following all the steps outlined in the video, double checking that you are signing up for the correct class, making sure that you are using your student ID and school password, then please email Mrs. Cole to notify her of issues.

Google Classroom

Posted by Mrs. Cole on August 9, 2017 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

This year we will be utilizing Google Classroom to take our tests. These tests will consist of vocal and musicianship skills such as sightreading, rhythm, etc. Please sign up for your appropriate class using the following directions:

Sign in to Classroom at classroom.google.com.

You will need to make sure that you are using your school district email ([email protected] [ex: [email protected])

On the homepage, click Add and then Join class.

Enter the code and click Join.

       2nd period code: 9bf43wx   

       3rd/4th period code: oet8dgx

       5th period code: rvfgnd2


Remind Communication App

Posted by Mrs. Cole on August 9, 2017 at 11:25 AM

In an effort to be more eco-friendly, we will be eliminating a lot of take home papers and reminder slips and instead will be using the app Remind. This is a free app (however, standard texting rates do apply) for both Apple and Android phones. It's a great way for you to stay connected with quick reminders, events and we can even recruit volunteers! Please make sure that you download the app and use the correct codes to join.

Chorus 1 students and parents (3rd and 4th periods) https://remind.com/join/sing11  

Chorus 2 students and parents (2nd period) https://remind.com/join/sing22    

Chorus 3 students and parents (5th period) https://remind.com/join/sing33

Semester 1 Piano Students (https://remind.com/join/keys17

Semester 2 Piano Students https://remind.com/join/keys18

Supply List for Chorus and Piano

Posted by Mrs. Cole on August 9, 2017 at 11:25 AM

Chorus students will need the following: 

One Subject Spiral Notebook 

1/2 in. 3 Ring Binder


Piano Students will need the following:

Headphones (not expensive ones!)

$20 to purchase piano book

Welcome Back 2017-2018

Posted by Mrs. Cole on August 9, 2017 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Welcome Back Yellow Jackets!

We are very excited to kick off the 2017-2018 school year! Please look through the website to find valuable information to help you be successful on your first day of chorus. Whether you are new to OLJH Chorus or a returning singer, there is always something new to find on this website. We will be using "REMIND" ( a free texting service) in order to help facilitate communication. In an effort to be more "earth friendly" we are trying our best to eliminate excess use of paper, so be sure to check here often!

Our guidance department and administration are working hard to ensure that all students are placed in the correct classes before the first day of school. If for some reason, you signed up for chorus (especially those of you who should be in Advanced!), please be sure to let me know IMMEDIATELY so that we can have the correct schedule for you on the first day (or at least by the first week.) ***NOTE: Academic classes are always scheduled first so please know that there is always a possibility you might not be able to have chorus due to certain academic needs.***

As always, if there is anything I can do to help make your experience at Oakleaf a positive one, please feel free to contact me at anytime.

Comment below and let me know what you are most excited about for this school year :)