Onteora High School News

Information & Auditions For School Musical

Our Spring Musical is Beauty and the Beast! An informational meeting for students will take place after school in the auditorium on Wednesday, December 18th. Auditions will take place after Winter Break on Friday, 1/3 and Monday 1/6 after school in the auditorium. Sign-ups will be available after break.

OHS Among Top STEM Schools

Congratulations to Onteora High School! Newsweek has announced its ranking of the top 5,000 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) high schools in the country. Onteora High School, which is among the schools being recognized, was ranked # 3,160.

After School Supervision Guidelines

The Onteora Middle and High School have enhanced the supervision of students who stay for after school extracurricular activities. Please select the headline to review our current guidelines.

NHS Helping Hands Community Fundraiser

The National Honor Society is collecting donations for their annual Helping Hands fundraiser. Help spread holiday cheer to those most in need! All donations go to families in our community.

January Exam Information

In an effort to minimize the amount of testing administered to students on a given day, the Onteora High School is spreading out the midterm examination window from January 14th through January 24th. Information and a schedule can be found on our website under "Student Resources" or by selecting this link: January 2020 - Examination Information.

Onteora Music Students Perform at Area All-State Festival

Congratulations to all of the Onteora music ensemble members who performed at the annual New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Area All-State festival held at Suffern High School on November 22 and 23.

1st Quarter Honor Roll

The Onteora High School has released the High Honor Roll, Honor Roll, and Merit Roll for the first quarter.

Select the headline link above to view the list!

Onteora Earns Place on List of Best U.S. High Schools

Onteora High School has earned a spot on the U.S. News & World Report’s listing of the best U.S. High Schools in 2019. Onteora is ranked 173rd in New York State, the highest among high schools in Ulster County.

Among the factors taken into account in Onteora’s ranking was the school’s advanced placement (AP) participation rate, which is 40 percent, as well as its graduation rate (95 percent). The U.S. News & World Report’s “scorecard” for Onteora also took note that mathematics proficiency among students stands at 92 percent, and reading proficiency at 93 percent

Weather Delay Schedules

In the event of a school delay, please select the headline link to view the modified schedule for the day. Thank you.

Onteora Shakespeare Presents: The Tempest

Onteora Shakespeare Presents: The Tempest
Thursday, November 14 at 2:45 P.M. (Free to Onteora Students & Staff)
Friday, November 15 at 7:00 P.M. (Open to the public - suggested $10 donation)

Ulster BOCES Career & Tech / New Vision Presentations

On November 13th, Ulster BOCES will be visiting 10th grade students during their Social Studies classes to discuss vocational programs. BOCES will also be discussing the New Visions Program to 11th grade students.

Early Release - Countywide Evacuation Drill: November 7

On Thursday, November 7, 2019, the Onteora Central School District will be participating in a countywide Evacuation Drill. 

This means that on Thursday, November 7, 2019, the Onteora Middle and High School will be dismissing students at 2:20 P.M.


Throughout the month of October, the National Honor Society will be collecting donations of NEW socks and other cold weather items like hats and gloves. Collection boxes will be located in the Guidance Office, the Nurse's Office. Community members can drop off items at the Welcome Kiosk. At the end of October, items will be delivered to Family of Woodstock.

Parent-Teacher Conferences - November 4 & 5

Parent-teacher conferences are scheduled on Monday, November 4 from 3:00 P.M. to 5 P.M. and from 6:00 P.M to 7:30 P.M. and on Tuesday, November 5 from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. 

Winter Sports Registration - FamilyID

The winter sports season will begin on Tuesday, November 12 for high school students. Registration through FamilyID will open on October 12. Please note that all student-athletes must be registered and cleared on FamilyID  before they can participate in winter sports. Students may not register themselves on Family ID, as a parent/guardian must complete the registration process. Please note that in order for a student to be eligible to begin tryouts and practices, the student must be cleared by our Medical Director. An updated physical must be on file.

Parents/guardians should register at the following website: https://www.familyid.com/onteora-central-school-district-athletics

Onteora College Fair

The Onteora High School will be hosting a College Fair on Tuesday, October 8 from 9:15 A.M. - 10:45 A.M. in the High School Gymnasium.  Admissions counselors/representatives from approximately forty-five institutions will be on hand to provide information to students about their programs.

2019-20 Student-Parent Handbook

This handbook is intended to serve as a summary of our rules, procedures, and expectations and it is not meant to be all-inclusive. If you have any questions, please feel free to discuss them with any faculty member, staff, or administrator.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) helps safeguard student information. Please review the attached form if you wish to keep certain student information private.

4th Quarter Honor Roll

The Onteora High School has released the High Honor Roll, Honor Roll, and Merit Roll for the fourth quarter. 

OHS Names Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the Class of 2019

Onteora High School is proud to announce that the valedictorian of the Class of 2019 is Lindsy Voelker (left) and the salutatorian is Jules Schauffler.

Lindsy, the daughter of Lorelei and Jordan Voelker of Woodstock, earned the top class ranking with a grade point average of 99.168. In the fall Lindsy will begin her studies at Boston University, where she plans to major in Biology with a specialization in Behavioral Biology.

Jules, the child of Nancy Schauffler of Woodstock, achieved salutatorian status with a GPA of 99.135. After graduating from OHS, Jules plans to enroll at Vassar College in pursuit of an individualized major in Dramaturgy,

OHS Student Named as Valedictorian of Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Center

Onteora student Spencer Estes has been named the valedictorian of the Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Center’s Class of 2019.

For his senior project, “Tenebrosity," Spencer collaborated with two other students, Onteora student Nicholas Boccio and Highland student Michael Muchrison, to create a 2D game. “The game was highly praised by his peers and is one of the best games we've had from the class,” said Spencer’s Ulster BOCES instructor, Taima Smith.

OHS Students Inducted Into The National Technical Honor Society (NTHS)

Five Onteora High School Students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) on May 9. The honored students are enrolled in various trade programs at the Career & Technical Center in Port Ewen. Congratulations to: Nicholas Boccio (Digital Design), Dylan Diehl (Cisco & Cybersecurity), Samuel Joseph-Brewster (Web-Based Entrepreneurship & Business), Audrey VanBlarcom, (Health Occupations Exploration Program), and Chasity Wilber (Health Occupations Exploration Program).