week of October 11th, 2021
A Message from our Principal, Mr. Pflugrath...
Dear Osbourn Family,
There is much to celebrate at Osbourn as the calendar rolls into October. The weather is great, leaves are changing color, pumpkin spice season is upon us, and our school spirit is high. This week is the last week of the first quarter. The first quarter ends on Thursday and Friday is an early release day so teachers can finalize the quarter grades. Some highlights this week include our Fall Orchestra Concert, Marching Band Competition, and our spirit week for anti-bullying. Our students are busy celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, Anti-Bullying Month, fall sports, performing arts, clubs, and of course their end of quarter academic mastery of learning.
I wanted to take this time to reiterate how pleased I am with our student behavior. This was evident at our homecoming dance a week ago. I was notified about a social media post suggesting otherwise, but I want to be clear that our students were the most well-behaved students at any homecoming dance that I have attended in my 25 years of experience. The dance lasted the entire time and there were no safety concerns. Any social media post suggesting otherwise is not accurate. The police were at the dance as a part of our layered safety plan, as they are invited to many of our evening activities. Please know that I will keep you informed if there were any safety issues as I have done so in the past. Our students were amazing and I thank you for that. There was a record number of tickets sold and our student participation is high as well as our school spirit.
Our primary responsibility is the safety and well-being of our students and staff. As our partner in your child’s education, we encourage you to be aware of your child’s online actions and to have an open conversation about making safe and smart choices online. Our staff will also continue to reinforce this message, which is embedded in digital citizenship lessons that are part of the curriculum.
Thank you for your continued partnership and please email me with your questions, suggestions, and concerns.
Anti-Bulling Spirit Week
Important Information for Parents/Guardians regarding TikTok Challenges
We have been made aware of a series of new monthly challenges that have been shared across the social media platform TikTok and ask you to speak with your student(s) about them. The recent TikTok Challenge encouraged kids to vandalize and steal random objects from their schools and post them in videos. Fortunately, Osbourn High School was not hit hard by September’s challenge and TikTok has been proactive about banning this content. However, the list of other activities is being shared.
These challenges could be disruptive to the school community, present a disciplinary and health risk for those attempting to film them and importantly, in some cases, could lead to criminal charges as well as discipline in line with our Code of Conduct.
We have great students at Osbourn and we want them to be mindful that participation in these challenges is not appropriate behavior. We appreciate us all working together to be vigilant about our students' online presence.
The safety and security of all of our students, both physical and emotional, is our priority as we continue to create a caring and inclusive culture for every member of our student body and staff.
Ads for Grads!
Hello Osbourn Parents/Guardians,
The best gift you can give a child is memories so, get your Osbourn student a baby ad and yearbook so the memories can be everlasting! REMEMBER we have more space in our book for Senior Ads! Don’t forget, senior ads can be purchased for more than one senior or by more than one person. An ads can be for a group of students, athletes, or friends. It can be purchased by a group of friends, coaches, teachers, or relatives. Please keep in mind that this year’s book will be in full color and no nude baby photos.
Here’s Payment Options
1. Pay in full with cash or check. Make check or money order payable to Osbourn Yearbook.
2. Pay with a credit card online by going to www.yearbookordercenter.com and use the code: 15585. For further directions go to the, How to Order your Yearbook or Senior Ad sheet in your packet or email Mr. Jou @firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Is your options not on Herff Jones? That’s fine! Email us @email@example.com we can help you with laying it out (with no extra cost). Payments will follow with one of the options above.
About 40 words
About 100 words
100 - 200 words
200 - 250 words
(Please try to stick to the recommended guideline for the best results)
A yearbook is a permanent record that tells the story of everything that happens at school this year!
One-line Name Stamp
A name stamp allows you to personalize your yearbook for easy identification. Easy-to-read foil letters are debossed into the cover of the book. The permanent name stamp makes your book easier to identify at signing parties.
Two-line Name Stamp
Blank Autograph Supplement
Fill your yearbook with signatures and messages from your friends! This eight-page supplement tapes into the spine of your book for easy insertion.
IMPORTANT : THE PRICE OF THE YEARBOOK WILL RISE TO $65.00 ON JANUARY 1ST, SO SAVE YOURSELF SOME ONE AND GET YOUR STUDENTS BOOK TODAY!
All Parents of 9th, 10th, and 11th Grade Students,
Osbourn High School is pleased to announce plans to offer the Preliminary SAT (PSAT)/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) to students in grades 10-11 and our 9th graders will take the PSAT 9 this fall. The test will be administered on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, and will be free of charge to enrolled OHS students. The purpose of this letter is to provide general information about the PSAT/NMSQT School Day opportunity.
The PSAT/NMSQT is a standardized test that measures mathematics and evidence-based reading and writing. The test focuses on reasoning skills, knowledge, and comprehension. It is designed to promote college readiness while preparing students for college entrance assessments. The PSAT 9 test’s your child’s reading, writing and math skills and the questions are grade appropriate for 9th graders. Information about test content and format can be found on the College Board PSAT/NMSQT webpage.
The PSAT/NMSQT is co-sponsored by the College Board and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. While only students in grade 11 are eligible to compete for National Merit Scholarships, students in grades 9 and 10 who take the PSAT 9 and PSAT/NMSQT gain excellent practice for the PSAT/NMSQT in grade 11 and the SAT college entrance assessment.
Important notes about testing:
Students will NOT need to register for the test in advance – a test will be available to every 9th, 10th, and 11th grader at Osbourn High School on October 26.
PSAT/NMSQT administration begins in the morning, according to regular school start times.
High school off-site courses are not held on October 26; Governor’s School, JROTC, and Nursing staff will support base school activities, and all high school shuttles are canceled on this date.
Transportation is available to all students who regularly use OHS bus transportation.
We will share exam day schedules and additional details in the coming weeks. If you have questions about the PSAT/NMSQT/PSAT 9 administration at Osbourn High School, please contact Karen Murphy, OHS School Test Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 571-377-7021.
Look Who's Coming to OHS...Register on Naviance
Glow of the Week
Our Glow of the week is Mrs. Angie Easley and our Choral Program. I enjoyed listening to you at our Fall Choral Concert. You hard work was evident in the beautiful collection of your voices as one. Thank you to Angie Easley for your leadership, guidance, and mentorship of our students. You are a true professional and relationship builder. I am glad you are in the family.
THIS IS THE FINAL make up for SENIORS
If you missed your senior photos you're in luck. We have ONE FINAL make up date available for you all. They will be October 25 and 26th. If you have questions or concerns please reach out to Mr. Jou on Schoology or send me an e-mail: email@example.com.
Tuesday, October 12th - Field Hockey at John Champe; 5:30pm
Tuesday, October 12th - Volleyball at John Champe; JV-5:00pm VAR-7:00pm
Wednesday, October 13th - Cross Country District Mini at Nokesville Park; 3:00pm
Wednesday, October 13th - Robotics Meeting in Makerspace; 5:00pm
Wednesday, October 13th - Field Hockey at OP; 6:00pm
Thursday, October 14th - District Cheer Competition at GHS; 6:00pm
Thursday, October 14th - Fall Orchestra Concert; 7:00pm
Thursday, October 14th - Volleyball at OP; JV-6:00pm VAR-7:00pm
Thursday, October 14th - End of First Quarter
Thursday, October 14th – Orchestra Concert
Friday, October 15th – Early Release Day; students dismissed at 12:20pm
Saturday, October 16th - Marching Band Competition at Godwin High School
Thursday, October 21st - Early Release; students dismissed at 12:20pm/Parent Teacher Conferences
Friday, October 22nd - School Closed; Parent Teacher Conferences
Monday, October 25th - Senior Picture Make-Up
Tuesday, October 26th - Senior Picture Make-Up
Tuesday, October 26th - PSAT
Tuesday, October 26th - Senior Class Picture
Thursday, October 28th- SAT Day