Orlando Science High School
Weekly Newsletter - October 19, 2018
Dear Families and Students,
I hope everyone had a wonderful start to the second quarter and that each of our students has set personal goals to work towards for this coming nine-weeks!
In honor the Orlando Science Schools Day which is proclaimed by the City of Orlando November 4th, we are inviting all parents and students to the 2nd Annual Orlando Science Schools PVO Sponsored Fall Festival tomorrow, October 20th, 2018! I hope to see you all there!
Last weekend the high school Model UN Club participated in a Model UN Conference in Punta Gorda, Fl. Congratulations to all of the participants on their successful competition! Read below for all the details.
Orcas this is a reminder that next Friday, October 26th 2018 Orlando Science Schools will be closed due to a Student holiday/teacher professional day. We will resume normal operation on Monday, October 29th.
Have a safe and wonderful weekend!
Abdulaziz Yalcin, M.Ed
Orlando Science Schools-Middle/High
Celebrate Orlando Science Schools Day!
In honor of Orlando Science School Day, which is proclaimed by the City of Orlando to be November 4th, we are inviting all parents and students to celebrate at the 2nd Annual PVO Sponsored Fall festival tomorrow, Saturday, October 20th, 2018! Please join us!
Congratulations to these Oshs orcas:
Model UN Conference
I would like to appraise of the very successful Model UN Conference that we had this past week end. With seven high school students and one middle school students competing, we had a sizeable team present. Our delegates served on four different committees, ranging from the Security Council to the World Health Organization, UN Women to UN Development program, and made significant progress in all of them. Out of our 8 OSS students that competed, 7 of them were able to get resolutions passed! This was very exciting, as it demonstrates the leadership and negotiating skills of our students. We also left the conference with two awards out of the possible 8! Avari Mallonee and Alexis Dorman each too “Most Improved Delegate” for their particular council! We look forward to more conferences in the future, with the next conference taking place in Sarasota on December 1st!
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Dear Middle School Mathletes and Parents,
OSS High School Science Olympiad Team will be hosting several Math League middle school math competitions throughout the year. Please see below for their competition dates. All these competitions will take place at our high school campus. On these days, there will be no Saturday study for middle school mathletes. Therefore, I encourage all mathletes to attend these competitions. If you want your child to attend one or all of these competitions, you need to register your kid via the following School Pay link.
Also, please see an updated competition math calendar below for your reference.
Math Instructor and Competition Math Program Coordinator
Orlando Science Schools
2600 Technology Dr. #300 Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: (407) 299-6595
Federal Student Aid
Bright Futures Scholarship
State of Florida has its own scholarship program called Bright Futures and it is managed through OSFA (Office of Student Financial Assistance). When you complete the application, you are also being evaluated for other scholarships through State of Florida. It is a very short application and should not take more than 15 minutes. Most important thing to know is that, you only complete the form and your transcript and SAT/ACT scores will be submitted automatically through OSS and the State of Florida University System. You are not required to satisfy all the application requirements until the end of the school year to apply to this scholarship. On the other hand, being qualified currently does not guarantee that you will receive this scholarship. If your end of year GPA falls under the requirement, then you will not be receiving the scholarship. Here are the current requirements:
Yearbook senior ads:
Senior yearbook ads are now available!
Purchase an advertisement for your senior today. Include pictures and a short message for your student before they graduate. After payment is made be sure to email your pictures and your message to Ms. Lizarazo to make sure the correct information is placed in the yearbook.
Full page ad:
1/2 page ad:
Due date is March 29, 2019
yearbook senior quotes:
It is that time of year to submit your "Senior Quote" for the yearbook. You may submit your quote via the form below. All forms (digital or paper) are DUE TO MS. LIZARAZO BY FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2ND 2018. If you have any questions please contact Ms. Lizarazo.
career day is coming!
We want you for career day! On November 1st OSHS is host a 2018 Career Day. This invitation is extended to any and all professionals, even retirees. These professionals will present a 10 min engaging session with students as the kids rotate through their normal period schedule. These presentations can be a PowerPoint slideshow showcasing a their typical daily life and work environment or even a quick lecture as to why they got into that career and how school helped. After the 10 min presentation, we hope to engage the students with a quick Q and A and even with an interactive community problem that the professional can guide the students in solving. If you have questions feel free to email Mr. Stampas.
Columbia University visits OSHS
One of the Ivy League Universities, Columbia, visited Orlando Science High School this morning. The admissions representative Erin Cao shared a great amount of information with our students. She was impressed with the level of our students’ engagement and interest in Columbia. Way to go OSS! Keep being the best high school!
SAT & ACT Testing information
Here are the test dates and registration deadlines. We recommend taking at least one of each test to see which one works better for you. October, November and December test results are the most useful dates for the college applications. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Sincerely, Mr. I
The next 2018-19 SAT Administration Dates
November 3, 2018
Registration Deadline: October 5, 2018
Late Registration Deadline: October 16, 2018 (for mailed registrations), October 24, 2018 (for registrations made online or by phone)
The next 2018-2019 ACT Administration Date
December 8, 2018
Registration Deadline: November 2, 2018
Box tops update: Collection #1 is coming!
Hello OSS Families! If you are saving Box Tops for our school, PLEASE turn them in by Wednesday, October 24th. We have 2 deadlines each school year to be able to receive 2 checks. 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 email@example.com.
Barnes and Noble Book Fair
Mark your calendars for November 15th from 3-6pm! Barnes and Noble is hosting the Orlando Science High School Book Fair! Do some holiday shopping and support our school at the same time. All proceeds will go to the OSHS media center. Hope to see you there!
Orlando Science High School Book Fair
Thursday, Nov. 15th, 3-6pm
2418 East Colonial Drive
Greetings Orca families,
The current book count of the OSHS library stands at 432 titles! I would like to extend a sincere THANK-YOU to the students, families and TEACHERS who have generously donated to our new library thus far:
The Media Center is open and students are coming in to borrow books, study and to check out Chromebooks. Keep those book donations rolling in! Check out the many titles our team suggests here on the OSHS Media Center Amazon Wishlist. If you would like to donate any of these items (new or gently used), please send them to the Media Center. Titles do not need to be purchased from Amazon.
Donations that will be shipped to the school, please deliver to:
Orlando Science High School
Attn: Media Center
2600 Technology Drive, Suite 250
Orlando, FL 32804
As you can see from the photos, students are especially enjoying the lounge area of the media center. Mr. Quintero's Legal Systems and Concepts class has been practicing for their upcoming mock trial here. Study Hall students especially like the quiet work time in this space.
If you would like to donate more of these great IKEA chairs to increase the size of the lounge area, click the "donate to the media center" link below. The cost is $79 per chair. As usual, please notify me of your contribution so that I may properly acknowledge your gift.
I look forward to continuously improving the media center to help our students meet their goals this 2nd nine-weeks.
Media Specialist, OSHS
407-299-6595 Ext. 3324
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.
ORCAS Core value: celebrate diversity
Here at OSHS character education is an important component of educating the whole student. Our program, ORCAS Core Values, spotlights 5 specific character traits that we focus on as a school. The "C" in ORCAS is CELEBRATE DIVERSITY which focuses on a student's ability to foster awareness and appreciation of other cultures. Students learn through interacting with our teachers, staff and one another to appreciate cultural differences. Parents and families can use this program and language to continue these conversations outside of school as well. OSHS ORCAS are students of character!
Join the OSS Parent Volunteer Organization
Dear Orlando Science Lynx Lane and Technology High School Families,
It is time to join the Parent Volunteer Organization (PVO). Membership is $25 per family for returning families and $30 for new families, your membership dues go directly back into the school to provide items and supplies for our teachers. We are also asking that PVO members work with specific committees (School Improvement, Fundraising, Volunteer Work, Teacher Appreciation, Events, Etc.) Please utilize the SCHOOL PAY link below to pay your dues.
If you have questions, comments, or requests, you may email OSS.PVO@orlandoscience.org . A formal PVO committee, including president and vice-president, will be announced at the end of the first quarter of the 2018-2019 School Year. PVO will hold bi-monthly meetings that will inform parents of progress, agendas, and upcoming events.
Thank you for all of your help and support as we look forward to a great year.
Parent Volunteer Opportunities
Walker and Bus Rider Release Form
Birthday Dress Down Form
Orcas interested in dressing down for their birthday MUST submit a "Dress Down Day" form(found below) to Mrs. Foley at least two business days prior to the requested dress down date.