Weekly Happenings
Thursday, February 13, 2020
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Success at COHS!
Congratulations to Isabelle Chau, Theresa Arata, Lauren Mounce and Kyleigh Devenney for being inducted into the National Technical Honor Society this March! They are among the 11 students who are currently enrolled in the Medical Careers program in conjunction with Delaware County Technical School.
We are excited to share that Katie Till '20 and Ryder Li '20 are National Merit Scholarship finalists. Congratulations!  #Lion4Life
Congratulations to Grace Curry and Julia Brandon who represented COHS in the All Catholic Chorus Festival on Sunday! 
Tuesday was National Women in Science Day. O'Hara is committed to a rigorous and innovative STREAM/STEM program. Our students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge in numerous experiments in our labs.
On Wednesday, we hosted the Archdiocesan Elementary School Religion Bee. 25 students from across the area participated in the bee. One of our Neumann Scholars, Theresa Stolarczyk from St. Anastasia School was the winner! We look forward to having Theresa at O'Hara next year. Congratulations to all of the students involved today!
Jim Burner, O’Hara volunteer, football coach and Friends for Friends board member, presented a check from the organization to Jason Fisicaro ‘22 to cover a portion of his tuition for his junior year. 
Check out all of our photos on social media.
Senior Fashion Show
From the Athletic Office
Please click here to sign up for spring sports for COHS athletics. Students must register on FamilyID in order to participate in any sport in the spring. Click here
Do you or your company pay PA state taxes?
Do you or your company pay Pennsylvania state taxes? Why not donate them to Cardinal O’Hara High School? Both businesses and individuals can redirect their PA state tax dollars through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs. The application process is easy and we can work hand-in-hand with you to complete it. At Cardinal O’Hara, 100% of your donation through EITC and OSTC is used for scholarships for students and tuition assistance for our families to afford a Catholic education.
 
Individuals
Individuals can redirect up to 100% of their personal Pennsylvania state income tax bill to O’Hara. Donors will receive a tax credit for 90% of the EITC or OSTC contribution, which reduces their state income taxes dollar-for-dollar. Further, many individuals will also be able to claim a charitable deduction on their federal tax return for the 10% not included in the tax credit.

Corporations
Corporations are also eligible to receive a 90% Pennsylvania tax credit if they are authorized to do business in Pennsylvania and are subject to one or more of the following taxes:  
·         Corporate Net Income Tax
·        Insurance Premium Tax (excluding surplus lines, unauthorized, domestic/foreign marine)
·         Title Insurance & Trust Company Shares Tax
·         Bank and Trust Company Shares Tax
·         Capital Stock and Franchise Tax
·         Mutual Thrift Tax
·         Malt Beverage Tax
·         Retaliatory Fees under section 212 of the Insurance Company Law of 1921
·         Personal Income Tax of corporation shareholders or Partnership partners
 
For more information or to get the process started, contact Jen Tuberosa, Vice President of Development, at jtuberosa@cohs.com  or 610.544.5679.
From the Finance Office
***FACTS Account and Upcoming Dances***

Freshman and Sophomore Parents: 
The Freshman Sophomore Dance will be held on Friday, March 6. If you are not up to date on your FACTS account, your child may not attend this event. Please check your FACTS balance and make the necessary payment in the upcoming weeks.

Note:  The  same  policies will be in effect for the Junior Prom on April 3 and the Senior Prom on May 1.

Senior parents:  
Transcripts can only be sent by the Guidance Office if your FACTS account is up to date. Please check your FACTS account each month to prevent any delays in your child's college application process.  

All parents:
Financial aid applications for 2020-2021 can be found by signing into your FACTS account on the FACTS Management website. You will need to complete an online application, submit a $30 fee and upload your  2018 taxes  in order to qualify for financial aid and grants during the 2020 - 2021 school year. FACTS will no longer accept faxed or mailed tax returns.

You can visit the FACTS website at  www.online.factsmgt.com/aid .

All Families:  
If any family is interested in hosting an international student when he or she attends O'Hara, please contact Denise Lynn Todd in the Finance Office for more information.
From the Guidance Office
Check out the weekly news and announcements from the Guidance Office. Updates include important information for seniors! Click here for the guidance office.
From the Alumni Office
Nominations are open for the 2020 Hall of Fame. To nominate an individual, please visit our Hall of Fame page and complete the google form as well as submit a biography or resume. For questions, contact Aimee-Kate Braconnier at  akbraconnier@cohs.com .

Mane Event- Get your tickets today!
The Mane Event Committee is seeking donations for the Silent Auction which will be held during the Mane Event on March 28th. Below you will find a listing of requested items that will help make the auction fabulous. Please feel free to team up with your fellow parents and friends to make purchases. If you have an idea for an auction item or auction package, please let us know. Just drop us a quick email at  maneevent@cohs.com . All donations must be delivered to the Main Office by March 6th. Your donations are greatly appreciated! Thank you!
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