Orlando Science Middle High

Issue 306

Weekly Newsletter-April 6th 2018

Mission Statement

“The mission of Orlando Science Middle/High Charter School is to provide students with

a well-rounded education with special emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering,

Mathematics (STEM) and Reading in the light of research based, proven and innovative instructional methods in a stimulating environment.”

Principal's Corner

Dear Parents and Guardians,


As our second week of the 4th Quarter comes to a close we have many exciting things to share with you as well as many important reminders.


We would first like to congratulate Shreya B. and Harshitha U. for competing in the Florida State Science Fair! We are pleased to announce that Shreya placed 2nd overall, congratulations to both students on a job well done!


Our Varsity High School Fencing Team held a USFA Competition this past weekend at home. Our fencers have been working hard in their first year as a team, congratulations to Alex Y, Jaehyun A. and Tyler A. for placing in the top three during this competition.


The OSS Science Olympiad Competition Team celebrated their year with an annual celebration dinner, where our high school team captains Harshita, Jeahyun, and Siyona had the privilege of cutting the cake! Congratulations to the team, their coaches and parents on an outstanding year!


We would also like to congratulate Mrs. Frunker on being selected as our March Teacher of the Month!


Orcas, the date has been set for our annual International Night, join us on Friday May 25th 2018 for a fun filled night as we travel around the world! Our HOSA members held their last CPR/First Aid/AED Training this past Saturday! Each event was a great success and we would like to thank them for putting it on!


On Thursday, April 19th, our very own School Counselor Ms. Bumgarner will host a Parent Workshop at our Technology Campus. This is an excellent opportunity for our parents and we hope to see you all there, please RSVP using the link found in the newsletter below.


As always we hope you have a safe and wonderful weekend!


Go Orcas, Strive for Excellence!


Sincerely,

Abdulaziz Yalcin

Principal
Orlando Science
Middle/High School

Orlando Science to follow Regular Early Release Schedule During Testing Season

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Attention Orlando Science Families!

Although we typically follow the OCPS Schedule, we will still have our regular Early Dismissal Schedule every Wednesday.
Students in Grades 7th and 8th will be released at their normal Wednesday time of 1:44 PM and students in grades in 9th and 12th will be released 1:48 PM.

STEM Certification Parent Letter

Dear Orlando Science Family,


We are excited to announce that Orlando Science Middle/High School will be visited by an external review team from AdvancED on May 20th through May 22nd. This two-day process will focus on 11 STEM Indicators as the school is seeking to receive certification as a STEM school.


A team of visiting professionals representing the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (CASI) will evaluate our adherence to the 11 AdvancED STEM Indicators.


The duties of the team will include observing and reviewing routine functions and operations of our school, reviewing the 11 STEM indicators’ artifacts and meeting with groups of stakeholders (students, parent/community members, faculty, staff, and administrators).


We are excited to show our successful practices in STEM education to the review team. We also look forward to receiving their professional feedback regarding the areas of improvement as part of our growth in STEM education.


Sincerely,
Abdulaziz Yalcin, Principal
Orlando Science Schools – Middle/High
2427 Lynx Ln Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: (407) 253-7304
Fax : (407) 253 7305
www.Orlandoscience.org

STEM CERTIFICATION: An overview of the STEM Standard and Indicators

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2017-2018 Assessment Calendar

The 2017-2018 Assessment Calendar is a wonderful resource for our upcoming Testing Season. Please select the button below labeled "2017-2018 Assessment Calendar" below to see this year's calendar, or select the PDF for download.

Message from The OSS School Counselor Ms. Bumgarner

A Message from the Counselor


Greetings All!


As a school counselor, I receive many e-mails/calls from parents wanting to know what they can do to help their child succeed. Here are a few basic tips!


Expectations

Expect your child to succeed, and their chances for success improve greatly. Expect them to come up short, and the odds are that they will. Children are very aware of how their parents view them, and they often tailor their actions to those views. Communicate your expectations and your rationale behind them to your child. It’s important to base your expectations on your child, not yourself. Remember each child is an individual who has strengths and weaknesses like all individuals.


Environment/Schedule

Create a suitable environment for homework. Make sure your child has a quiet, well-lit place to study. If you do not have internet access at home, please inform the school, they can help brainstorm about ways to get around this roadblock. Create, with your child, a daily schedule. They should study or do homework every day (except for special family events, of course) no more than two hours per day. Be available during homework time to look over homework and give suggestions, but never do your child’s homework for them. Be interested and have them teach you something. Teaching someone else a concept is one of the best ways to learn!


Balance

Academic success is important when it comes to our children. However, teaching our kids how to balance their individual well-being while succeeding academically is also an important skill. This skill of balancing wellness and work is one that can carry them forward into their adult lives. Kids have very little control over their lives. Please don’t pack their schedules full of after school activities without their knowledge. Children of every age need time to relax, play, workout, and take a brain break after their very rigorous school day. Together, choose a couple of activities per week that help them follow their passions or interests. Make sure it fits in your schedule and that you still have time to do schoolwork and enjoy family time.

Lastly, attitude is everything! Consider your attitude about learning new concepts or following directions at your place of work. Keep in mind, children hear everything, and they learn from you daily!


If you have any questions or if you would like to make an appointment to meet with me, feel free to email me.


Sincerely,

Ms. B

OSS Parent Workshop

Mark your calendars for Thursday April 19th 2018 there will be an OSS Parent Workshop covering the topic


WHAT IS GOING ON WITH MY CHILD? UNDERSTANDING THE DEVELOPMENT OF EARLY ADOLESCENTS”.


The workshop will be presented by Ms. Bumgarner the OSS School Counselor, please see the flyer below for more information. If you are interested in attending please RSVP using the link below, space is limited!


http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0c44a8ac2ca1f85-ossparent

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Battle of the Orkkas: Fencing Tournament

Battle of Orkkas took place on March 31st 2018 at Orlando Science Middle High. This was a United States Fencing Association’s sanctioned high school event where nine Fencers competed with about 50 attendees cheering on their fencers! The event was officiated by Mr. Eric Eldon and Mr. Hap Holden of the Villages Fencing Club, both are which licensed fencing referees.

The tournament started with preliminary round with 16 matches and a direct elimination round of eight elimination matches. The final round consisted of freshmen Alex Y. and Jaehyun A. contending in an entertaining back and forth encounter culminating in a 15-14 victory for Alex Y.


The Orlando Science Fencing Team would like to thank Mr. Eric Eldon and Mr. Hap once more for refereeing, their Coach, OSS and their parents for all their support and dedication.


Congratulations to all fencers who participated in the event and who dedicated their time and effort into the art form they love. We would also like to congratulate the following students who achieved the following ranks in this week's tournament.


Gold Medal: Alex Y.

Silver Medal: JaeHyun A.

Bronze Medal: Tyler A.

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SGA Election Day-Monday April 9th 2018

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We are pleased to announce that our OSS SGA Elections will be held on Monday April 9th 2018. Our candidates have been working diligently on their campaigning and the student body will cast their votes next week!


Orcas will visit the "SGA Polling Center" during their scheduled time frame on Monday April 9th 2018 and we will hold a make up day on Tuesday April 10th 2018.


We are so proud of all our candidates on their hard work, and would like to wish them all the best of luck! We will see you at the polls!

Orlando Science International Night Arriving May 25th 2018

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OSS Science Olympiad Celebration Dinner

Orlando Science School Science Olympiad Teams celebrated their recent State Tournament success with a dinner that was attended by all state tournament competitors and their parents. There are 30 middle school and 15 high school team members. We would like to thank everyone for attending and enjoying the evening with us. We would also like to thank Mr. Demir for being the best Science Olympiad head coach in the world! He discussed the competition results and updated the teams about next years’ plan. High School team captains, Harshitha, Siyona and Jaehyun cut the cake (pictured above). We look forward to many more successful years with these young teams.

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OSS Marbling Club Attends "Art Around the World"

Marbling club joined the Art Around the World event at Water Bridge Elementary school to demonstrate the magic of marbling. This was a unique and entertaining experience for students to teach the techniques of marbling on paper.


Our Marbling Club students helped younger students to produce traditional patterns, or create individual expressions.


Thank you to Noel and Emily for your hard work and patience.

OSS Students Places 2nd at State Science Fair

Last week our school competed in the state science fair! This is an amazing accomplishment as it shows that our students research projects are the best in the state. Harshitha U. and Shreya B. gave it their all as they wowed the judges in their scientific knowledge of biochemistry and computer science.


Most impressively Shreya B. placed 2nd in this year's state competition!!! This is an amazing accomplishment as not many students from Orange County place. Congratulations to her and her phenomenal project on computer processing speeds and the heat sink dimensions that they are in. Congratulations to all of our students in science fair! It is amazing to see these students undergo their own individual research interest. Let's start preparing for next year's science fair!

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Class of 2018 Graduation Details

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Senior(12th Grade) Graduation Details

Event:

Orlando Repertory Theater

1001 E Princeton St, Orlando, FL 32803

Wednesday May 30th 2018

Begins at 6:00PM


Please have your Seniors check their REMIND account for important information or contact Mr. Jenkins if you have any questions.

8th Grade Graduation Details

Event:

Majestic Event Center

801 N. John Young Pkwy, Orlando FL 32804

Thursday May 24, 2018

6:00PM-7:30PM


Details:

• Students must arrive to Majestic Event Center from 5:15PM – 5:30PM.

• Parents and guests will begin seating at 5:15PM.

• Proper dress code is required; dress code handout will be provided


*The deadline to order 8th Grade Cap and Gowns was Thursday April 5th 2018.

March Teacher of the Month: Mrs. Frunker

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Orlando Science is pleased to announce that Mrs. Frunker has been chosen as our March Teacher of the Month! Mrs. Frunker was nominated by her fellow colleagues on her hard work and dedication to all. Mrs. Frunker always lends a helping hand to those in need and makes all feel welcome. Congratulations Mrs. Frunker you earned it!

CPR/ First Aid/ AED Training

This past Saturday we held our last CPR session of the year! These participants are now prepared to handle emergency situations involving analytical shock, cardiac arrest, major cuts, and even choking. This has been an amazing opportunity for our OSS family. Instead of paying a lot of money for certification these courses allow the same certification status while giving back to our OSS HOSA chapter. I would like to congratulate everyone who has taken any measures to become certify in first aid and CPR. In a country where 4 out of 5 heart attacks occur outside of a hospital it is becoming ever so important to have the skills to help out wherever emergencies occur. Please always feel free to acquire certifications in anything that can be helpful to your job or lifestyle. It looks good on applications and resumes, be it babysitting courses or even mental health first aid.

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STEM Word of the Day

We rolled out a new addition to our Morning Announcements! Each day our Orcas will be given a "STEM Word of the Day" and at the end of each week, students may submit a list of the words given to be entered to win a free dress down day! Students will also be able to submit their own words that may be used! Below you will find this week's "STEM Words of the Day":


Monday

Energy - The ability to do work. Energy is one of the basic resources used by a technological system.


Tuesday

Ergonomics - The study of workplace equipment design or how to arrange and design devices, machines, or workspace so that people and things interact safely and most efficiently


Wednesday

Action Plan- A series of steps and/or activities that must be successfully completed to achieve a goal


Thursday

Brainstorming - A method of shared problem solving in which all members of a group spontaneously and in an unrestrained discussion generate ideas.


Friday

Analyze - To examine something in great detail in order to understand it better or

discover more about it.

STEM Fact of the Week

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"STEM workers enjoy a pay advantage compared with non-STEM workers with similar levels of education. "


http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/01/09/7-facts-about-the-stem-workforce/

STEM Occupation of the Week

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Nano-systems Engineers

Apply principles of nanotechnology to develop specialized materials or devices. They create physical models or prototypes, design alternate energy systems and Research engineering aspects of biological or chemical processes


These occupations typically require a bachelor's degree.

Please click here to see more details about Nano-system Engineering

Orlando Science MH Spring Production

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Orlando Science Middle High Drama Department

would like to invite you to our spring production of


Disney's Beauty and the Beast at Dr Phillips Center. April 29th at 3:00 pm


"Drama Club is accepting donations for their upcoming Spring Production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. You can donate $12, $15, $20 or more per guest attending. After your donation, you will receive an Invitation card .Space if limited. Total capacity for Guest List is 270. Donations for the guest list will end April 20th or when capacity is reached, whichever comes first. No photography or recording allowed. A professional recording of the play will be offered at a later time."


https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/Beauty-and-the-Beast-Production/IdErW

Beauty and the Beast Production

www.schoolpay.com

Minimun $12 per donation and capacity 270

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Orlando Science Middle High Home Visits

Dear OSS Parents and Guardians ,


We like to find ways to communicate with parents to support our mutual involvement in your child’s education. As part of OSS tradition, we are organizing home visits as a way to reach out to our families and get to know them better. We would like to set up a time for a few of your students teachers to have a brief 20-30 minute home visit. Home visits are an effective way to establish positive contact and communication with families. They are not a replacement for parent-teacher conferences, but are a process through which teachers demonstrate their support for students’ families by visiting the home environment where the family feels comfortable. Home visits originate from a sincere desire to assist and work with families. We will be glad to visit you and your child at a convenient time. If you would like to host a home visit, please select one of the days below. We will be organizing quarterly home visits. If you are not available during first quarter, you always can choose a day later on in the school year. We look forward to visiting you!


Sincerely, Orlando Science Schools Teachers and Staff

Click Here to Sign Up for a Home Visit Today

Please select the button above if you would like to schedule a Home Visit for the Month of April.

Orlando Science Junior/Senior Prom

Orlando Science

Junior/Senior Prom

Mark your calendars! Prom will be held on

Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 7 – 11pm once again at the beautiful Tanner Hall,

29 W Garden Ave, Winter Garden, FL 34787

This year’s theme that won is A Night in Paris. Think pink/black/silver and the Eiffel Tower!

The price will remain the same, $30 per person and include a full course meal with two options to accommodate everyone’s dietary needs.


Tickets are now on sale via the SchoolPay link below:

https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/Prom--A-Night-in-Paris/IdF14


Anyone who would like to help with the décor please contact OSS.PVO@orlandoscience.org

Teacher Appreciation Week Coming Soon

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Orlando Science Middle High is pleased to announce that Teacher Appreciation Week will be held during the week of May 7th-May 9th 2018.


We will be holding a Teacher Appreciation Spirit Week to raise money for the week's events during the week of April 30th-May 4th 2018.


Details regarding the Teacher Appreciation Week Dinner to be held on May 9th 2018 maybe found in the events section below !


Please stay tuned to next week's email for more information.

Pizza Day Has Returned!

We are pleased to announce that Pizza Day has returned! Every Thursday students may purchase ether one slice of Papa Johns Pizza for $2 or a combo which includes two slices of Papa Johns Pizza and drink for $5.

Happy Birthday April Orcas

Arek A-C., Leonardo A., Saad A., Kenneth A., Salma B., Ekene C., Tyler D., Yasmin F., Andrew F., Jake G.,Bailey H., Isaiah J., Kavita K., Amitha K., Saman K., Rushil K., Lee L., Sejal M., Serenity M., Nathan N., Robert O., Donald O., Kevin O., Maanya P., Rushil R., David R., Jada R., Anyela R., Harrison S., Joshua Z.

2017-2018 Birthday Dress Down Day Request Form

Students who would like to dress down for their birthday must submit the request form found below two days prior to the desired day. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Sturm.

2nd Annual PVO Sponsored Fall Festival

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The OSS 2nd Annual PVO Sponsored Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, October 20th. This is where we need your help! We have various sponsorship levels available to fill. If you would like to be a business sponsor, individual sponsor, or know of a business that would be willing to be a sponsor, please contact OSS.PVO@orlandoscience.org for more information. Please select the link below for more information and details.

http://orlandoscience.org/about-fall-festival/uncategorised/about-fall-festival

Tutoring Schedule

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April Hot Charter Breakfast and Lunch Menu

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OCPS Meal Benefits Program

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Upcoming OSS MH Events

Below you will find upcoming OSS Middle High Events,for the full OSS Middle High Calendar please select the link below.

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OSS Student Government Association Election Day

Friday, April 6th, 9pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL


We are pleased to announce that our OSS SGA Elections will be held on Monday April 9th 2018. Our candidates have been working diligently on their campaigning and the student body will cast their votes next week!


Orcas will visit the "SGA Polling Center" during their scheduled time frame on Monday April 9th 2018 and we will hold a make up day on Tuesday April 10th 2018.


We are so proud of all our candidates on their hard work, and would like to wish them all the best of luck! We will see you at the polls!

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All You Can Eat Pancake and Waffle Breakfast

Saturday, April 21st, 8-10am

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

NHS/NJHS will be hosting an "All You Can Eat Pancake and Waffle Breakfast" on Saturday April 21st 2018 from 8:00-10:00PM. The cost is $5 per person and all proceeds will go towards the 2018 Relay for Life Event!
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OSS Joint PVO Fall Festival Meeting(Technology Campus Building 1)

Wednesday, April 25th, 6-8pm

2611 Technology Drive

Orlando, FL

The next OSS joint Elementary/High School PVO Fall Festival meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. It will be held at the Technology Campus, Building 1 Elementary Cafeteria from 6-8pm. Please come to see how you can help with the festival planning and RSVP using the link below, we cannot wait to see you there!


http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0949a9aa23a6f94-april

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OSS Drama Club Presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Sunday, April 29th, 3pm

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Orlando, FL, USA

Orlando, FL

Orlando Science Middle High Drama Department

would like to invite you to our spring production of


Disney's Beauty and the Beast at Dr Phillips Center. April 29th at 3:00 pm




"Drama Club is accepting donations for their upcoming Spring Production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. You can donate $12, $15, $20 or more per guest attending. After your donation, you will receive an Invitation card .Space if limited. Total capacity for Guest List is 270. Donations for the guest list will end April 20th or when capacity is reached, whichever comes first. No photography or recording allowed. A professional recording of the play will be offered at a later time."


https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/Beauty-and-the-Beast-Production/IdErW

Beauty and the Beast Production

www.schoolpay.com

Minimun $12 per donation and capacity 270

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4th Quarter Parent Teacher Conference Night

Wednesday, May 2nd, 4-6pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

4th Quarter Parent Teacher Conference Nights are scheduled for Wednesday May 2nd 2018(4:00-6:00PM) and Thursday May 3rd 2018(4:30-6:30PM).


Sign Ups will begin at 7PM on Sunday April 22nd 2018, the link for the sign ups may be found below.


http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0949a9aa23a6f94-2017201811

4th Quarter Parent Teacher Conference Night

Thursday, May 3rd, 4:30-6:30pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

4th Quarter Parent Teacher Conference Nights are scheduled for Wednesday May 2nd 2018(4:00-6:00PM) and Thursday May 3rd 2018(4:30-6:30PM).


Sign Ups will begin at 7PM on Sunday April 22nd 2018, the link for the sign ups may be found below.


http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0949a9aa23a6f94-2017201811

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Teacher Appreciation Dinner

Wednesday, May 9th, 6-8pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

OSS families are invited to join us as we honor our faculty and staff with an Italian dinner from 6-8pm in the middle/high school cafeteria. Dinner is a choice of Meat or Vegetarian Lasagna, bread sticks, unlimited salad, dessert and drink. Teachers and staff are complimentary, guests are $5 adults and $3 ages 10 and under. A raffle will take place during the dinner too.


RSVP required. Please sign up on School Pay

https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/Teacher-Appreciation-Week-Annual-Italian-Dinner/IdG4l

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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2017-2018 OSS Athletics Banquet

Tuesday, May 22nd, 5-6:30pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

The 2017-2018 Orlando Science Athletics Banquet will be held on Tuesday May 22nd 2018 from 5:00-6:30PM. Invitations will be sent home over the next few weeks for those students who were on the OSS Basketball, Track and Fencing Teams, please stay tuned for more details.
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OSS International Night

Friday, May 25th, 5-7pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

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8th Grade Gradution

Thursday, May 24th, 6-7:30pm

801 North John Young Parkway

Orlando, FL

• Students must arrive to Majestic Event Center from 5:15PM – 5:30PM.

• Parents and guests will begin seating at 5:15PM.

• Proper dress code is required; dress code handout will be provided

Senior Graduation

Wednesday, May 30th, 6pm

1001 East Princeton Street

Orlando, FL


Please have your Seniors check their REMIND account for important information or contact Mr. Jenkins if you have any questions.

Newsletter Trivia

Fill out the Google Form below, to be entered to win a Dress Down Day The deadline to submit your answers will be Wednesday April 11th 2018

Congratulations to last week's winners, Mr.Jenkins and Mrs. Foley

*Note: This is only valid for Lynx Lane Students and Staff

Thank you to our Sponsors.

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