Orlando Science High School
Weekly Newsletter - May 3, 2019
Dear Families and Students,
I would like to congratulate everyone who completed the FSA Reading this week. We will continue with our assessment schedule next week. See the specific tests below. As a reminder both Middle and High School campuses will be scheduled for a full day instead of the normal early release on the following Wednesday, May 8th and Wednesday, May 15th.
This week we held our annual "Teacher Appreciation Week" Celebration, we would like to thank everyone who volunteered and contributed to making our week a great success. We could not have done it without you!
Congratulations to the April students of the month as well as our teachers of the month! These teachers and students help to make our school one of the "Best High Schools."
We have the sports banquet as well as the OSS Middle High Spring Concert coming up this week. We hope to see you there!
Have a safe and wonderful weekend!
Abdulaziz Yalcin, M.Ed
Orlando Science Schools-Middle/High
Saturday Leadership Academy & AP Studies
Attention OSS Middle High Families, Saturday Leadership Academy and AP Saturday Studies will continue this Saturday, May the 4th. Please make every effort to attend in order to be better prepared for upcoming tests.
High School families: Please note the time difference for AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry and AP Statistics.
Teacher Appreciation Week
May 6th begins OSHS's AP College Board Exams and continues state EOCs and NGSSS testing. See the schedule for dates and times. Please consider these dates when scheduling appointments, vacations or anything else that would take your student out of school during these times. Wednesday, May 8th will be a full day of school to accommodate testing students. Good luck to all of our testing Orcas!
April OSHS Students of the Month
Congratulations to our students of the month! These Orcas were nominated by their teachers for their hard work, strong character and being role models at OSHS. Well done!
8th grade: David R.
9th grade: Vanessa G.
10th grade: Scarlet G.
11th grade: Harsitha U.
12th grade: Deshawn C.
April OSHS Teachers of the Month
Congratulations Mrs. Aksu and Mrs. Perez on earning Teacher of the Month! These teachers were nominated by their coworkers for their dedication to their work and commitment to their students. Thank you for all you do for OSHS!
Yearbook Sales extended-Get yours today!
Middle High Sports Banquet
OSS Middle High Spring Concert
OSS Family STEM Night Event
Support the OSS Science Olympiad "Team Rocket" trip to nationals!
Pizza for Science Olympiad
Our very own OSS Science Olympiad Team Rocket is heading to Cornell University to compete in the 2019 National Science Olympiad this May! Come support their trip (and skip cooking dinner) on Friday, May 10th at California Pizza Kitchen Mall at Millenia. Be sure to tell your server you are with OSS and bring the flyer below so that Team Rocket gets 20% of your purchase. See you there!
Burritos for science olympiad
Our very own OSS Science Olympiad Team Rocket is heading to Cornell University to compete in the 2019 National Science Olympiad this May! Come support their trip (and skip cooking dinner) on Monday, May 13th at Chipotle 2903 East Colonial Drive between 4pm-8pm. Be sure to bring the flyer below and tell the cashier you are with OSS so that Team Rocket will get 33% of the total sales. See you there!
International Night is Coming!
Come on a journey "around the world" and experience the cultures of: Brazil, Cuba, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Puerto Rico, South Korea, Spain, Turkey and the United States.
If you or your family hails from one of the countries, or if you are simply interested in learning more about one of them, please consider contributing as a volunteer. Your time, experience, skills and donations are all appreciated and needed to keep this event authentic and make it a success.
See the list below of our needs and sign up where you are able. We look forward to celebrating the divisersity that is Orlando Science High School!
Attention 8th-11th grade orcas: make your 2019-2020 course requests here
Take time to carefully select possible courses in the order of your preference. Due to class size restrictions, prerequisites and your academic readiness, you may not be assigned the classes you requested. Sometimes, your last choice is the only option that will work when creating a schedule. Therefore, please complete all of the course categories including the contingency (back-up) course offerings. We will try our best to accommodate your requests. All final placement decisions will be made by the administration and guidance departments after reviewing students' end of year grades and test scores.
If you are not satisfied with your schedule or have different needs, please do not hesitate to email Mr. I until the end of the first two weeks of the new school year. Students should check their high school graduation requirements from the Florida Department of Education's website.
Please feel free to see Mr. I for further questions.
FLDOE Graduation Requirements are found here http://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/7764/urlt/1415forwardflyer.pdf.
For detailed course descriptions, please visit http://www.cpalms.org/Public/search/Course.
For information about the AP classes, please visit https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/apcourse.
OSHS 2019 testing schedule
ATTENTION OSHS Tech Campus FAMILIES:
Above you will find the 2018-2019 OSS High School Tech Campus Assessment Calendar, please keep these dates in mind when planning any upcoming appointments and vacations. It is also important to note that on the following Wednesdays listed below we will not hold our regular early release schedule. Instead, we will follow our standard release schedule to allow more time for testing.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Download a copy of the testing schedule below.
8th Grade Graduation Details
Some general information about graduation:
Ceremony will run from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, 5/24/19
Hyatt regency OIA address: 9300 Jeff Fuqua Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32827
Parking: $4.00 Self-Parking/$7.00 Valet Parking.
Caps, gowns, and tassels must be worn upon arrival.
Open Seating for the Audience. Please do not bring more than 4 guests per student. No tickets required.
Technology Drive HS 8th Grade Graduation Early Departure
Hello 8th Grade Technology Drive HS Families,
Graduation for your students will take place on Friday, May 24th 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport. We understand that this is typically a busy day for our 8th grade families as they prepare for graduation, so for May 24th only we will allow early departure from school. In order for ED to take place you must have the form completed below by 3PM Thursday May 23rd 2018. We will not be accepting any responses after this date. If a response is not submitted your student will be picked up during our regular dismissal time frame. Please keep in mind students must be picked up from the dismissal area beginning from 12:00PM-12:30PM. Please note by signing your student up you are agreeing to pick them up in the dismissal area between 12:00 and 12:30pm if you do not pick your student up at this time you will have to wait until dismissal. No 8th grade student will be permitted to leave through the front office on this day. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Foley at Jennifer.Foley@orlandoscience.org.
Mobile Device Users: If you are viewing this flyer on a mobile device you will not be able to scroll on the form found below unless you open the flyer completely. You may also use the link found under the form as well.
3rd Annual PVO Sponsored Fall Festival Fundraiser-November 2nd 2019
ALL OSHS Students have Orange County library access
We are excited to announce that the OCLS has partnered with OSS Middle/High to provide free Virtual Library Cards (VLC) to all of our students! There are many wonderful online resources students can access now from any computer with their credentials. Check out the website www.ocls.info and go to Research and Learning to explore all the learning opportunities the library offers. Use the credentials listed in the picture above to log in and learn!
Media Center Update
The Orlando Science High School on Technology Drive opened its doors to a newly renovated campus in August 2018. One of the great features of the High School campus is the brand new Media Center. It serves as a space where all students can read, research and study. Please consider making a donation directly to the Media Center to help Mrs. Singleton stock the shelves and create a welcoming environment for our students. As always the Amazon Wishlist link below contains the most current requests from our staff and students.
Follow OSS Middle High School on Social Media
OSS is on LinkEd In!
Our School System has recently updated our accounts on LinkedIn would love for you to join our network! Please see below for links to the official LinkedIn Company Pages for each of our campuses and feel free to share with current families and alumni.
- Orlando Science Schools (K-12): https://www.linkedin.com/company/orlando-science-schools/
- Osceola Science Charter School (K-8): https://www.linkedin.com/company/osceola-science-charter-school/
- Seminole Science Charter School (K-8): https://www.linkedin.com/company/seminole-science-charter-school/
OSS is an Amazon Smile School
This is an easy way to help raise money for Orlando Science Schools. Use the link below when shopping from Amazon. AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Orlando Science Schools via Discovery Education Services, Inc. whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.
Hello OSS Families! Please remember that BOX TOPS are a wonderful FREE way to raise funds for our school. Each Box Top is worth $.10 and they really add up. Please make sure to continuously send these in so that I can mail them before their expiration dates. The monies received go to supporting our academic and sport teams, the PLTW (Project Lead the Way) along with many other OSS programs and classroom needs. If you would like to learn more about the Box Tops program go to www.btfe.com. Please register or login today. Make sure that you designate Orlando Science Schools as your school support.
To see a complete list of products go to: https://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/participating-products
Also, it is very important to check those expiration dates. We do not receive any credit for expired Box Tops.
Thank you so much for your support of Orlando Science Middle High School. For questions or thoughts please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parent Volunteer Opportunities
Birthday Dress Down Form
2018-2019 High School Campus Dress Code
may Lunch Menu
FREE/REDUCED LUNCH APPLICATION INFORMATION
Families whose Free/Reduced lunch applications have expired, please take a moment and fill out the OCPS Free/Reduced Meal Application today! It must be completed each year to qualify for this federally funded program. To fill out the application click the link below.
OSHS Events: Mark your calendars
Middle High Spring Concert
Monday, April 29th, 5:30pm
1001 East Princeton Street
Friday, May 10th, 5-7pm
CPK Pizza Spirit Night
Friday, May 10th, 3-8:30pm
4200 Conroy Road
Our very own OSS Science Olympiad Team Rocket is heading to Cornell University to compete in the 2019 National Science Olympiad this May! Come support their trip (and skip cooking dinner) on Friday, May 10th at California Pizza Kitchen Mall at Millenia. Be sure to tell your server you are with OSS and bring the flyer so that Team Rocket gets 20% of your purchase. See you there!