Orange High School (Ohio)
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|Orange High School|
|32000 Chagrin Boulevard
Pepper Pike, Ohio
Pepper Pike, Ohio, (Cuyahoga County), 44124
|Type||Public, Coeducational high school|
|School district||Orange City School District|
|Superintendent||Dr. Edwin S. Holland|
|Principal||Dr. Paul Lucas|
|Asst. Principal||Mrs. Barbra Davis and Mrs. Jasmine Ferguson|
|Campus type||Closed Campus|
|Color(s)||Orange and Black |
|Slogan||We believe, we can!|
|Athletics||Varsity, Junior Varsity and Club Teams|
|Athletics conference||Chagrin Valley Conference|
|Rival||Beachwood High School, Chagrin Falls High School|
|Yearbook||ORAN (Orange Annual)|
|Board of Education||Melanie Weltman, Tom Bonda, Cindy Eickhoff, Dagmar Fellowes, Stanley Morganstern, Samuel Steinhouse (Board President)|
|Athletic Director||Ben McCully|
Orange High School is a public high school located in Pepper Pike, Ohio, an eastern suburb in the Greater Cleveland metropolitan area and part of the Northeast Ohio region. Orange High School primarily serves the affluent communities that historically formed Orange Township, which are Hunting Valley, Moreland Hills, Pepper Pike, Orange and Woodmere. OHS is the only high school in the Orange City School District, which also includes Ballard Brady Middle School, and Moreland Hills Elementary School.
In 1924, the Orange Schools were consolidated from the individually operated Orange Township public schools. That year, the Foreman family donated the first 10 acres (40,000 m2) of property to ultimately comprise a 172-acre (0.70 km2) school district campus and the first Orange Schools building was opened on the current site of the high school. This facility was expanded numerous times to accommodate the growth of the five cities, Pepper Pike, Hunting Valley, Woodmere, Orange, and Moreland Hills, formerly comprising Orange Township.
Pepper Pike Elementary School was opened in 1954 and expanded in 1956. Moreland Hills Elementary School was opened in 1958 to expand the capacity for elementary education and further free up space in the original school building for grades 6-12. In 1963, Ballard Brady Middle School, named in honor of the superintendent (1951–1967), was opened to house grades 6-8.
In 1973, the current Orange High School's contemporary structure was expanded upon, built around and opened on the site of the original school building.
In 1984, due to fluctuations in student class sizes Pepper Pike Elementary School was closed and reopened as the center for Orange Community Education and Recreation (OCER). However, in 1988 the school reopened to serve grades 3 and 4.
In 2000, Orange High School released its first issue in recent years of their newspaper entitled "The Orange Outlook". The Outlook was published in the 1970s, but publication subsequently lapsed. The newspaper is still releasing issues every 2 months. The paper is sixteen pages featuring school news, entertainment, and student achievements.
In 2001, both Moreland Hills and Pepper Pike Elementary Schools closed as the new Moreland Hills Elementary School opened to serve pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Pepper Pike School reopened as the Pepper Pike Learning Center. It houses OCER, community pre-school, board meetings and other school and community functions. The old Moreland Hills School was renovated into a facility for maintenance, shipping/receiving, computer repair and storage.
On November 17, 2009, OHS teacher Robert Coyne died due to complications from H1N1. The funeral was attended by almost 1,000 people.
In May, 2013, OHS math teacher Alla Bogomolnaya passed away due to a rare and very aggressive form of colon cancer called signet ring cell adenocarcinoma. OHS had a half day on the day of her funeral so students and staff could attend. Students and staff wore pink to school that day, and to the funeral, as it was Alla's favorite color.
Clubs and activities
Orange High School's mock trial program is extremely successful. In 2013, the school had 10 teams competing in the Ohio Center for Law Related Education's high school mock trial program, the most of any high school in the state.  Three of those teams advanced to the state tournament (again, the most of any school in the state), with Team Shanghai competing in the televised state championship round against Indian Hill High School from Cincinnati to earn the title of State Runner-Up. 
In 2010, the state's first club based on sandwiches was introduced to the high school, aptly named "Club Sandwich". The club had a new sandwich every month, and members would learn the history of the sandwich before making a sandwich of their own. Notable sandwiches included the namesake, the club sandwich, as well as seasonal sandwiches such as a "christmas sandwich" which consisted of ginger bread and buttercream frosting and Corned beef sandwiches for St. Patrick's Day. The club was met with critical acclaim by students, faculty, and the community at large. As of 2011, the club donated $120 to the Cleveland Foodbank.
The Schools most important club is their FRC robotics team number 1787 "The Flying Circuits". With over 40 members and 2 classes they are the best.
Ohio High School Championships
- Orange's Arts and Literary magazine Imagine' won 1st place in the state and international magazine competition sponsored by Future Problem Solving Program International in 2007.
- The Orange Outlook school newspaper received 1st place in the Scholastic Press Association's contest for best high school newspapers.
- Orange High School's mock trial team became the 2013 State Runner-Up in the Ohio Center for Law Related Education's high school mock trial program.
||This article's list of alumni may not follow Wikipedia's verifiability or notability policies. (April 2011)|
- George Stephanopoulos, host of ABC's This Week, senior political adviser, press secretary and communications director for 42nd U.S. President Bill Clinton
- Vanessa Bayer, current Saturday Night Live cast member.
- JD Samson, musician, Le Tigre
- Frank Cavanagh, musician, Filter
- Mark Rosewater, head designer for Magic: The Gathering
- Aujae' SheeBhadd, appeared on The Jerry Springer Show for Ratchet Relationships
Notes and references
- OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Retrieved 2010-02-17.
- "Friends, family mourn Orange teacher who died from swine flu". Lindsay Betz, Sun News. November 27, 2009. Retrieved 8 March 2010.
- "5 OHS Mock Trial Teams Advance To Regionals!". Retrieved 15 December 2013.
- "Good Luck At States To OHS Mock Trial Teams". Retrieved 15 December 2013.
- "Congratulations OHS Mock Trial Team: State Runner-Up!". Retrieved 15 December 2013.
- "Executive Board Pre-File Application". OhioJCL.org - June 2007. Internet Archive: Wayback Machine. 2010. Archived from the original on June 17, 2007. Retrieved August 16, 2010.
- "OJCL Constitution". OhioJCL.org - July 2002. Internet Archive: Wayback Machine. 2010. Archived from the original on July 21, 2002. Retrieved August 16, 2010. "... by paying both OJCL annual chapter dues and any annual chapter membership dues required by NJCL."
- Orange Outlook. November 2, 2010 http://www.orangeschools.org/theorangestory/view/379
|url=missing title (help). Retrieved 7 December 2013.
- OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31.