Orlando Science High School

Issue 34

Weekly Newsletter - May 3, 2019

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Principal's Message

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

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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

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Testing Reminders

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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

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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

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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

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OSS Family STEM Night Event

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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

8th-11th Grade Orcas, it is time to request your 2019-20 school year courses! Read the details and click the link below to formally submit your request.

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


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

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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

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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.

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.

Office Depot & Office Max

Office Depot provides the school with 5% back in credits for FREE supplies when you make a purchase of qualifying school supplies. Simply provide the school ID at checkout.

OSES School Code: 70228302

OSS School Code: 70218341


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 jmallonee@cfl.rr.com.

Happy Clipping!

Denise Mallonee

Parent Volunteer Opportunities

If you are an ADDitions approved volunteer, OSHS can use your help! We are looking for parents or responsible adults over the age of 18 to help during lunch times (approximately 11am-1pm) and during car line before and after school. Please contact Ms. Foley to schedule the exact time slots. All volunteers must complete the ADDitions application is here: https://ocps.samaritan.com/custom/503/ beforehand. Thank you for all you do to help make OSHS great!


Birthday Dress Down Form

Orcas interested in dressing down for their birthday MUST submit a "Dress Down Day" form (found below) to Ms. Rebel at least two business days prior to the requested dress down date.

2018-2019 High School Campus Dress Code

Technology Drive High School Orcas Families please make sure to review the Dress Code with your students. Dress Code may be found on page 29 in the OSS Handbook HS 2018-2019 below.

may Lunch Menu


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 Sports Banquet

Monday, May 6th, 6-7:30pm

OSHS Cafeteria

Middle High Spring Concert

Monday, April 29th, 5:30pm

1001 East Princeton Street

Orlando, FL

$3 admission per person, all proceeds benefit the OSS music program.

International Night

Friday, May 10th, 5-7pm


International Night is coming! Join us in celebrating cultures around the world.

CPK Pizza Spirit Night

Friday, May 10th, 3-8:30pm

4200 Conroy Road

Orlando, FL

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!

Science Olympiad Chipotle Spirit Night

Monday, May 13th, 4-8pm

2903 East Colonial Drive

Orlando, FL

Our very own OSS Science Olympiad Team Rocket is heading to Cornell University to complete 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 tell the cashier you are with OSS and bring the flyer. See you there!

OSHS Key Club Car Wash

Friday, May 17th, 3-5pm

2600 Technology Drive

Orlando, FL

Come get your car washed at the OSHS parking lot and support our high school Key Club!

8th grade Gradventure

Friday, May 17th, 4pm

6000 Universal Boulevard

Orlando, FL

8th graders only

8th grade graduation

Friday, May 24th, 5:30pm

9300 Jeff Fuqua Boulevard

Orlando, FL

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