Dear Students, Parents, and Community Members,
I am excited to extend a warm and enthusiastic welcome to each and every one of you as we embark on a new academic year here at Ogden High School. I am deeply honored to have the opportunity to continue to lead and serve this wonderful community.
Our commitment at OHS is to foster a safe, nurturing, and inclusive learning environment that promotes academic excellence, personal growth, and character development. We firmly believe that education is not merely about gaining knowledge but also about cultivating essential life skills and values that will empower our students to become compassionate and responsible global citizens.
To our returning students, I encourage you to continue embracing your thirst for knowledge, to challenge yourselves, and to be leaders within the school community. For our new students, we extend a heartfelt welcome, and we are excited to help you settle in and discover the unique opportunities that await you at Ogden High School.
At OHS, we understand the pivotal role that parents and guardians play in a child’s education. We encourage you to actively engage with our school community, participate in parent-teacher conferences, and join us for various school events and activities. Your involvement and support create a strong foundation for your child’s success.
Additionally, I extend my invitation to all members of our local community to collaborate with us in building a positive and vibrant educational environment. Together, we can nurture a generation of young individuals who will make a difference in our society and the world.
Throughout the year, we will uphold open lines of communication, ensuring that you stay informed about school events, academic progress, and any developments that may impact our community. Please make use of our weekly “3 Things” and our quarterly newsletter, the school website and other channels to stay connected.
I want to thank the entire Ogden community for your unwavering dedication and support in shaping the lives of our students. Your contributions make a significant impact on their journey towards excellence.
Let us all look forward to a fulfilling and successful academic year ahead, filled with growth, learning, and memorable experiences. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me or our staff.
Thank you, once again, for entrusting your child’s education to us. Together, we will make this year one of boundless opportunities and achievements.
Shauna Haney, Principal
Ogden High School, Home of the Tigers, celebrates a rich 100-year tradition of high achievement in academics, activities and the community. Students, staff and teachers are supported by an involved and caring community that seeks excellence to honor this legacy.
Ogden High School is the home of the International Baccalaureate program in Ogden, which is a magnet for students throughout the area who seek a rigorous high school academic experience. The school also provides extensive opportunities for all students to be involved in extra-curricular activities including theater, arts, clubs and guilds and athletics.
In 1935, the construction of Ogden High School began under the umbrella of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) at an unheard of price of $1.2 million. The school was designed by Hodgson and MeClenahan who utilized the new design “art deco” specifically “classical moderne,” a Greco-Roman style with Deco elements popular in government and civic buildings at the time, such as the Ogden Municipal building.
The school was completed on September 17, 1936 and opened the following year in August of 1937. An estimated 3,000 people attended the dedication ceremony in the new auditorium on October 29, 1937 where the speaker referred to the building as, “ the structure that caught the rhythm of the Rockies because of its mountainous setting that reflected a ruggedness in an intricate design of beauty.”
In the summer of 2007, OHS began an extensive remodel costing nine million dollars. The project was completed in three phases, taking six years, and moved the gym to a separate building, created a science wing and renovated/updated the school’s infrastructure. The auditorium was also renovated as a separate project and serves as one of the premier examples of Art Deco in the United States.
OHS today is a daily reminder of the creative vision and dedication of the educational leaders in 1937.
Empowering excellence through education
OHS aims to prepare all students to be college and career ready by providing a rigorous curriculum that connects educational opportunities to their future in a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment.