Lynx Lane Annual Newsletter

2018-2019 School Year

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Orlando Science Middle High Mission Statement

" The mission of Orlando Science Middle/High Charter Schools 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 stimulating environment."

a message from dr. akin, executive director

Orlando Science Middle High has had an amazing year filled with new endeavors and accomplishments.

So many wonderful dreams became a reality, AdvancED Accreditation, STEM Certification, State School of Character and of course the opening of our new high school campus. I am so proud of all of our students, their families and staff.

Congratulations on another outstanding year!


Yalcin Akin, Ph.D.

Principal's Corner

I would like to start by saying thank you for another wonderful year. Each year at Orlando Science, we continue to work harder and achieve more and this year was no exception. From multiple Florida State finals to competing at national competitions and conferences, Orcas know how to raise the bar!

As I take a look back throughout the year, I want you to remember that one of these wonderful events and accomplishments would be possible without the amazing and hardworking students, staff and parents that make up our Orca Family!

This year's Annual Newsletter is filled with our most memorable events from the 2018-2019 school year. Congratulations to all on another successful year and I hope that everyone has a safe and wonderful summer!


Abdulaziz Yalcin, M.Ed.

8th Grade Graduation

The Class of 2019 8th grade Graduation was held on Friday, May 24rd, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency International Airport. This year's guest speakers were Orange County Sheriff John Mina and Eduardo Lopez del Castillo from Kennedy Space Center. Congratulations to the 8th Grade Class of 2019, we are so proud of all that you have accomplished.

Select the link below for the full 2019 8th Grade Graduation Photo Album.

oss mh is a " 2019 college success award winner"

OSS MH is pleased to announce that we have been chosen as a " 2019 College Success Award Winner"!

The College Success Award recognizes and celebrates high schools like ours that go beyond simply getting our students to graduation and also focus on ensuring students are prepared to succeed in college.

OSHS is one of 1,722 schools in 25 states across the country to be honored with the Award, which is based on data about how our school prepares students to succeed after high school, including whether they enroll in college, are ready for college-level coursework when they get there and persist into their second year. See the full list of winners from Florida and watch videos of National Spotlight Schools to learn about other promising practices at high schools across the country at

We applaud the hard work of the entire Orlando Science community—including students, parents, teachers, and others that aspire to help our students succeed in college and beyond. Congratulations on receiving the College Success Award!

2018 2nd Annual OSS PVO Sponsored Fall Festival Recap

Join us for the OSS 3rd Annual Fall Festival Fundraiser

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lynx lane orcas celebrate national #collegecolorsday

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oss lynx lane celebrates national school choice week

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Annual OSS Middle High Welcome Picnic

Orlando Science Makes History at 2019 National Science Olympiad Tournament

The Orlando Science Charter's School's Science Olympiad team successfully represented the state of Florida at the 2019 National Science Olympiad Tournament on Saturday, June 1st, 2019. This year's national tournament was held in Ithaca, New York at Cornell University.

Our Orcas competed against the best teams in the national, placing 23rd out of 60! This victory was the best performance by a Florida team in over 13 years, and the second best in the history of Science Olympiad! The performance was also the best among all of the teams from the Southeast.

On individual events, our students placed third in the Science Quiz Bowl, tenth place in in the Circuit Lab and Mystery Architectures and twelfth in Boomilever.

We expect an even greater victory at next year's tournament at North Carolina State, as most of our Orcas will return to compete again. As always we would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to our team, their coaches and parents on their hard work and invaluable dedication!

Congratulations Orcas on this outstanding achievement!

2018-2019 Orlando Science NJHS/NHS

Induction Ceremony

On Tuesday, September 18th 2018, the Orlando Science National Junior Honor Society held their first induction of the year. 17 new members were inducted into NJHS. Congratulations to the all of the new members, and thank you to everyone who attended and helped make this ceremony a one to remember!

The 2018 NJHS Inductees are as follows:

Amaya W., Joel L., Dakota M., Maya R., Sofia R., Rachael Y., Yuvika S., Sathwik D., Nadia D., Juan C., Carrighan S., Jasmyn H., Nidhiya J., Nicole C., Hari K., William S., and Bryan R.

orlando science mh awarded 2020 njhs/nhs chapter certificates

Orlando Science Middle High has been awarded the 2020 NJHS and NHS Chapter Certificates. These certificates were awarded for recognizing and promoting the qualities of scholarship, service leadership, character and citizenship in students by maintaining an active NJHS and NHS Chapter. NJHS and NHS offers “support for students and parents with college admission and financial aid planning, including member-only webinars—an especially valuable opportunity for forward-thinking students and families. Assistance in making the dream of higher education possible through the NJHS Outstanding Achievement Award, enabling 500 NJHS members to get a head start on college savings each year. An affinity for service, enabling students to make significant contributions to their schools and communities." Orlando Science Schools has held an NJHS/NHS Chapter Certificate for 9 years.

Lynx Lane Monthly Commendation Winners

Orlando Science Lynx Campus would like to congratulate the following students who were observed exhibiting behavior "above and beyond" what is expected through the 2018-2019 School Year. Students were randomly selected each month from the total list of submitted commendations. Great Job Orcas!

Lynx Lane Students of the Month

Orlando Science Lynx Campus would like to congratulate our Student of the Month winners featured below. These students were nominated by their teachers for always going above and beyond what is asked!

Lynx Lane Teachers of the Month

Orlando Science Lynx Campus would like to congratulate our Teacher of the Month winners featured below. These teachers were nominated by their fellow colleagues for always going above and beyond what is asked!

Lynx Lane Teacher of the Year-Mr. Koebe

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Koebe has been selected as our Lynx Lane Teacher of the Year. Mr. Koebe was nominated by his fellow colleagues for always going above and beyond what is asked. He is always willing to help his students and fellow staff when needed and makes everyone feel welcome! Thank you Mr. Koebe for all that you do and congratulations!

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Orca Character Award Student Winners

Orlando Science Lynx Campus would like to congratulate our monthly ORCA Character Award Winners featured below. These students were nominated by their teachers for displaying one of the OSS CORE VALUES. Congratulations Orcas on a job well done!

Orca Character Award Teacher Winners

Orlando Science Lynx Campus would like to congratulate our monthly ORCA Character Award Winners featured below. These teachers were nominated by their fellow colleagues for displaying one of the OSS CORE VALUES. Congratulations Orcas on a job well done!

2018-2019 OSS Middle School Sports

Middle School Soccer

Our middle school soccer team ended their season with a winning record of 5-3! Congratulations to our awesome team as they took second place in the OCPS Charter schools division. Their hard work, dedication, and commitment to the team are highly noted by their coaches, parents, and school. We are proud of our team and look forward to next year!

Middle School Basketball

Our middle school basketball had a fantastic season! Their hard work, dedication, and commitment to the team are highly noted by their coaches, parents, and school. We are proud of our team and look forward to next season!

2018-2019 Athletics Sports Banquet

The 2018-2019 Athletics Sports Banquet was held on Monday, May 6th, 2019 at the Orlando Science Tech HS Campus. The event honored those student-athletes who participated in Middle School Basketball, Middle School Soccer, and Fencing! Congratulations to the students listed below on being selected as Most Valuable Player, Most Improved and Sportsmanship.


MVP- Gael T.

Most Improved- Anya G.

Sportsmanship- Emmalea S.


MVP- Shrey P.

Most Improved- Charlie R.

Sportsmanship- Rocco G.

2018-2019 Competition Teams Results

Orlando Science Middle High Science Olympiad

science olympiad team places at georgia invitational

Two of the OSS Science Olympiad teams have participated in an Invitational tournament in Georgia on Saturday, November 10th. Our teams have proudly represented Orlando Science Schools competing against 46 teams from several states. Many of those teams are well-established and have qualified to Nationals several times in the past. Our teams have brought home the 3rd place trophy in overall. In addition, many students got individual medals in their respective events. We are thrilled with this outstanding result! They had a great team spirit and showed incredible support for each other. Please congratulate them on their remarkable achievements!

oss science olympiad team places at regionals

This past weekend our Middle/High Science Olympiad teams underwent one final invitational before this weekend’s Regionals. We went to Ohio and to MIT! In Ohio there were 54 teams, our school placed 11th! They had fun time and were able to see snow. Mr. Demir and Mr. Ulgut were able to have a competitive snowball fight! In New England, there were 76 teams, and we achieved the 25th ranking! A big thank you to Tina, OSHS Alumni '18, for guiding us across the campus. These were really difficult tests ranging with 180 short answer and multiple choice questions in 50 min. We are proud of all of our students, and cannot wait to see what they will accomplish this weekend.

oss science olympiad teams advance to state

We are pleased to congratulate our OSS Science Olympiad team members on their most recent accomplishment! They have done a phenomenal job competing at the Central Florida Regional Tournament this past weekend! Two of our middle school teams placed 1st and 3rd place and earned two spots for the State tournament. All three of our high school teams placed at the Top Six teams by earning 1st, 3rd, and 4th overall. All of these teams earned spots for the State Finals. Many of our students earned individual placement and were on the podium in their respective events. Please see the number of medals distributions below for each team. This is the record of the Orlando Science Olympiad history!

Div-B Middle School

  • Gold Medals : 10
  • Silver Medals : 10
  • Bronze Medals: 21

Div-C High School

  • Gold Medals : 14
  • Silver Medals : 7
  • Bronze Medals: 21

Please see the link below for the individual event and overall team placements. If you'd like to see the raw scores for each event, follow the link to the excel file at the top of the page.

None of this could have happened without the hard work and dedication of students, teachers, coaches, parents, and volunteers. The words are not enough to convey how appreciative we are for your support! We are truly grateful for your time, effort and donations to our team. Keep up the great Orcas and best of luck at State!!

OSMS Science Olympiad Team Advances to Nationals

On Saturday, March 30th, 2018 our OSS Middle School Science Olympiad Teams competed at the Florida State Science Olympiad Tournament at UCF. We are pleased to announce that two of our Middle School Teams dominated the tournament and placed 1st and 3rd overall against 40 other Florida Teams!

Orlando Science Schools be will be heading to Ithaca, NY this May to represent the State of Florida at the 2019 National Science Olympiad Tournament! None of this could have been achieved without the dedication of our teachers, students, coaches, and parents! Our team would like to thank everyone for their support!

Congratulations to the following teams listed below for their dedication, hard work, sportsmanship, and outstanding achievement. We are so proud of you!

You may see the details of the results here:

OSS Lynx Lane FTC Robotics Team "Binary Bosses"

oss ftc Binary Bosses places at ftc tesla league meet #3

The Orlando Science Middle School FTC team Binary Bosses placed 2nd in the Tesla League Meet 3 Robot Games! The meet was held on December 30th where 23 different teams competed. Congratulations to the Binary Bosses on a job well done!

OSS FTC "Binary Bosses" Places 2nd at Competition

Binary Bosses (middle school) FTC team on placing 2nd for the Robot Control Award and making it to the Semifinal matches at the Tesla League Championship this past Sunday (Feb 3rd). We would also like to say job well done to all 7 of the OSS Teams both at Lynx and Technology Campuses this FTC season. We wish good luck to Clockwork Mania at the Florida FTC State Championships!

OSS Lynx Campus FTC Robotics Team "Kube Khaos"

Kube Khaos Places at 1st Meet

Kube Khaos is a rookie First Tech Challenge robotics middle school team made up of ten teammates and two-parent volunteer mentors.

In their 1st Competition, Kube Khaos competed against twenty-two teams in their first meet. The teams ranged from middle schoolers to high schoolers; rookies to veterans. Each team is asked to journal their team’s progress in an Engineering Notebook.

Kube Khaos has also received some tips and pointers by the OSHS Robotics Team and OSS alumni Carlos Barea. Each team used their robot that they designed, built, and programmed in six matches during the meet.

Kube Khaos won two of their matches. Only five trophies were awarded this past weekend- one in the following categories engineering notebook, one for each of the two top scoring teams, one for gracious professionalism, and another for rising stars.

We are pleased to announce that Kube Khaos was awarded the trophy for the best Engineering Notebook.

oss ftc kube khaos places at ftc tesla league meet

We are pleased to announce that the OSS middle school FTC team Kube Khaos was awarded the Judges' Trophy for the FTC Tesla League meet. The team also placed second for gracious professionalism and second for their documentation engineering notebook. Congratulations to the team and their coaches on this outstanding achievement!

oss ftc "kube khaos" team earns promote award

The OSS Middle School FTC team "Kube Khaos" competed in this weekend’s Tesla League Championship Meet. They created a promotional video for FTC and won the Promote Award for their video, their video will advance to the state competition at the end of this month.

OSS Lynx Campus FTC Team "Team Magic"

oss ftc Team Magic places at ftc tesla league meet #2

The OSS TEAM MAGIC FTC Team placed 2nd at the #2 Tesla Meet in the Judges Award for Outreach/Mentorships. The rookie team also received honorable mention for their engineering notebook. Congratulations to TEAM MAGIC and their coaches on this outstanding achievement!

oss ftc Team Magic places at ftc tesla league meet #3

The Orlando Science Team MAGIC received another award at the Tesla meet#3 on 12/30/18. The team was awarded 1st place for judges award for Gracious Professionalism. They also received an honorable mention for two out of three other categories: Engineering Notebook and for their STEM Outreach Efforts. Congratulations Team MAGIC on this outstanding achievement!!

Lynx Lane Model United Nations

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On Saturday, December 1st, Scarlett S., Nicole S., Mehlika A., Evan A., Rami F., Alex M. and, Hayden R. traveled to the Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences where they participated in the United Nations conference- FHSMUN Sarasota 16. FHSMUN Sarasota trains both middle and high school students on the ins and outs of Model UN, and prepares them for future conferences, including those in the FHSMUN family of conferences. Congratulations to Emily Dorman, for receiving recognition for her work as a delegate representing China in the United Nations Security Council.

hornet mun-bishop moore hs

Last month, Alexander M., Nicole S., and Aleena A. participated in Hornet MUN at Bishop Moore High School. Delegates were tasked with rebuilding the United States after the Nuclear Fallout Crisis of 2058. Our students collaborated with others to rebuild infrastructure, education, national defense and were responsible for putting a new government together after a long period of crisis and instability. Congratulations to these students and Mr.Koebe on a job well done!

florida mun st.petersburg competition

On Saturday, January 12th, nine students competed in the Florida Middle School Model United Nations competition in Saint Petersburg. The Shorecrest Preparatory School hosted the event. Parent chaperones, Mrs. Dabney and Mrs. Dorman, graciously assisted the participants throughout the day and provided transportation to the venue. The competition was many of the participants' first experience at a MUN event and they did exceptionally well. Congratulations to Ricardo F., Emily D., Evan A., Landon D., Mehlika A., Rami F., Scarlett S., Nicole S., and Aleena A.for a job well done!

FMSMUN St. Petersburg 6 Competition

On Saturday April 6th , the OSS Model United Nations team traveled to Pinellas Preparatory Academy in Largo to participate in FMSMUN St. Petersburg 6. The conference teaches middle school students about the UN System along with the challenges facing the international community in a friendly, academic manner. Congratulations to the following students for a job well done - Scarlett S., Alex M., Mehlika A., Rami F., Evan A., Aleena A., Hayden R., Atreya M., Ricardo F., Emily D., Nicole S., Noor K., and Glen W. We're delighted and tremendously proud our young delegates managed to win three Best Delegate awards out of four overall committees, along with a Most Improved award. Congratulations to Aleena Ashraff for winning Best Delegate in the World Health committee session, Mehlika Alan for winning Best Delegate in the Security Council, Nicole Speller for winning Best Delegate in the General Assembly First Committee and to Rami Falhi for winning Most Improved in the General Assembly First Committee.

We the People Competition Team

Advance to Nationals

Orlando Science students traveled to Seminole State College in February to participate in the state-wide final for We the People, a national mock congressional hearing competition. The primary goal of We the People is to promote civic competence through a deep understanding of the institutions of American constitutional democracy. The culminating activity is a simulated congressional hearing in which students present testimony before a panel of legal professionals. Students demonstrate their knowledge of constitutional principles and have the opportunity to evaluate and defend positions on relevant historical and contemporary issues.

Our school had great results in the competition, winning third place overall with an opportunity to compete in the National Invitational, as well as best Unit 4 presentation for students: Sathwik D., Aadi N., Yash D., Jerry L., and Omer D.

Congratulations to all of the students who presented. This truly was a team effort.

  • Unit 1: Hemangi P., Diya B., Sahiti Y., William S., Manas V.
  • Unit 2: Ramsey Z., Meghana K., Anya G., Jaithra N., Tarang G.
  • Unit 3: Michelle L., Tristan J., Tanvi C., Ilana J. Pragna T.
  • Unit 4: Sathwik D., Aadi N., Yash D., Jerry L., Omer D.
  • Unit 5: Jaival N., Jimmy T., Scarlett S., Mehlika A.
  • Unit 6: Hatcher R., Kayomi S., Jason P., Ali V.

Thank you to Mr. Lakner and Mr. Bautista for helping us prepare. Thanks to Ms. Demir, Ms. Chandler and Mr. Beltramo for chaperoning and to We the People 8th-grade alumni: Deshna S., Mohamed F., Hayden R., J.P. A., Aditi A., Vijay B.and Isma F. for helping with content review and follow up questions.

In loving memory of Benita Diamond.

Orlando Science Mathletes

orcas place at florida gulf coast university invitational math competition

Last Friday, December 14th, 2018 our OSS Middle and High school Mathletes participated in the annual invitational math competition hosted by Florida Gulf Coast University. They performed very well and received many top placements in the divisions of Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, and Calculus. Our Geometry and Algebra 2 teams both received the 1st place, and 1st place individuals in the Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2 divisions were all won by students from our school. We are very proud of our Mathletes!

mu alpha theta teams place at suncoast regionals

This past Saturday, February 2nd, 2019, our middle and high school Mathletes competed in the Mu Alpha Theta Regional Competition at Suncoast High School. They performed very well and received several placements, including:

2nd Place Algebra 1 Team

1st Place Geometry Team
1st Place Algebra 2 Team
5th Place Calculus Team
1st Place Individual in Geometry Aadi N.
1st Place Individual in Algebra 2 Ritam B.

We would like to congratulate all of our Mathletes on a job well done!

oss mathcounts team continues streak at central florida chapter competition

Congratulations to the OSS MathCounts Teams on winning the Central Florida Chapter. All eleven mathletes placed in the Top 20! This is the fifth year in row OSS wins the competition. Great job orcas for an outstanding victory, we wish you the best of luck at States!

Omer D., Michelle L., Tarang G., Aaditya N., Jaithra N. , Meghana K., Arnav P., Ishaan D., Joshua O., Hemangi P., and Chhavi P.

7th Grade Orcas Awarded at Duke Tip Ceremony

Orlando Science Schools would like to recognize the students who participated in the 2019 Duke University Talent Identification Program’s 7th Grade Talent Search. Forty OSS students have earned an award by scoring approximately at or above the national average of recent high school graduates on at least one part of the ACT or the SAT. These students are invited to a special recognition ceremony held at the University of South Florida.

Additionally, we would like to recognize those students who scored high enough to qualify for grand recognition. Students who qualify for grand recognition scored approximately at or better than 90 percent of recent high school graduates on at least one part of the ACT or the SAT. These students are invited to a special recognition ceremony at Duke University. Only about 4 percent of all the participants in the talent search qualify for grand recognition. This is quite an achievement! Congratulations to the following students for achieving this prestigious grand recognition.

Omer D., Ishaan D., Sathwik D., Tarang G., Arielle G., Meghana K., Michelle L., Jaithra N., Aaditya N., Hemangi P., Chhavi P., William S., and Duy T.

Duke TIP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically gifted and talented students. Duke TIP works with students, their families, and educators to identify, recognize, challenge, engage, and help students reach their highest potential. Now in its thirty-ninth year, the 7th Grade Talent Search identifies bright seventh graders based on standardized test scores achieved while attending elementary or middle school. Candidates are invited to take the ACT or the SAT college entrance exams as seventh graders, which allows them greater insight into their academic abilities. In addition, they gain valuable benefits and have access to unique resources for gifted students.

Ramsey Z Places 1st at State Science Fair

This year we had several of our students research and experiment from plant projects to chemistry projects. Ramsey Z's "The "C" In Chlorophyll", Ashna M's "Are Homemade Fruit Juices a Better Source of Electrolytes and Carbohydrates than Sports Drinks for Kids?", Michael T's "Environmental Effects on Chlorophyll Concentrations", and Peter P's project on "Format Discrimination Analysis of High-Resolution Audio Perceptual Evaluation" represented Orange county and the Ying Expo in this year's state science fair.

Over 1500 students in attendance, this collection of academics is the brightest in the state. In such a highly competitive environment our students were in their atmosphere, enjoying every moment of the professional interactions.

We are proud to announce that Peter won a special award! Ashna placed 3rd in her category! And Ramsey obtained the 1st place in the state of Florida! These brilliant students show a bright future for not just their success but also for our beautiful state! Congratulations to them all! Thank you to everyone that has helped them and others in this year's science and STEM fair. Good luck with your summer research!

OSS Annual Concert Series and Band Highlights

Winter Holiday Concert

Thank you to the Middle-High Concert Band students and Mr. Jenkins for a wonderful show last Tuesday night! Thank you to all the families for your support of the OSS music program

oss 7th grader earns spot in orange county public schools all-county honor band

Arlen P. participated in the Orange County Public School All-County Honor Band Concert. This concert is composed of ensembles formed from students from all over Orange County, ranging from 7th through 12th grade. Arlen, a 7th-grade clarinetist in Mr. Jenkins' concert band, auditioned in November for the 7th/8th-grade concert band and beat out 75+ other clarinetists to take one of the spots in the ensemble. All-County Honor Band held rehearsals last Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at Winter Park High School and each ensemble were conducted by clinicians who teach secondary school or college in Georgia and Michigan. The rehearsals culminated in a concert with performances by the 7th/8th-grade concert band, the 9th/10th-grade concert band, and the 11th/12th-grade concert band, all performing highly advanced music. Please join us in congratulating Arlen on his achievement as he continues to achieve in the field of music.

0ss 7th grader heads to world competition for percussion!

Trey C will be heading to World competition for percussion! Trey was selected to play a part as a young "ringmaster" with an adult/high school group Infinity at the competition. Trey was selected to advance to the world competition for his performance in the "The Greatest Showman" production. Congratulations Trey we are so proud of you and good luck!

2018-2019 School Wide Competitions and Fairs

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2018-2019 middle school stem art contest

Congratulations to the following winners for the Middle School STEM Art Contest: Special recognition goes to Beatriz G. for artistic skill and Ahyaan K. for Innovative Execution. 3rd place Deshna S. 8th gr, 2nd place Elijah W. 6th gr, and 1st place Ahyaan K. 7th gr. The winners and students who received certificates of recognition during the award ceremony were showcased at the Winter Park Festival in March.

Ahyaan Khan OSS 2018 STEM Art Contest Claymation

2018-2019 OSS Middle School History Fair

On Friday, February 8th, the Social Studies department judged the contestants for the OSS History Fair. All eighth grade, and participating 7th grade, projects were judged from both the Lynx and Technology campuses. Congratulations to the winners in the following categories:

  • Individual Papers - Leonardo G-M. and Matthew S.
  • Documentary - Preston S.
  • Individual Exhibits - Emmee L. and Bibi Zorah M.
  • Group Exhibits - Yusra H. and Nidhiya J., and Ananya V. and Kayra A.
  • Websites - Dev H. and Riyan A. and Raudy B.

Great job and congratulations, ORCAS!

OSS 7th Grader Advances to State Geography Bee Finals

Orlando Science 7th Grader Billy S. advanced to the Florida Geography Bee State Finals. Congratulations Billy on a job well done!

Lynx Lane Drama Department Presents: Alice in Wonderland Down the Rabbit Hole

On Thursday, March 28th, 2019 the Lynx Lane Drama Department held their Spring Production of "Alice in Wonderland: Down The Rabbit Hole" at Edgewater High School. Our Orcas alongside the direction of Mrs. Reagan and her team put in a lot of work and did an absolutely amazing job. Thank you to the families for their dedication and support through this process, and to all those that came out to support the arts. The students had a wonderful time, and it was all thanks to your help and support!

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oss competed at ocps spanish spelling bee

On Thursday, January 24th, 2019 Orlando Science School was proud to have not one but two Lynx Lane Orcas compete at the Orange County Spelling Bee! Congratulations to Isabel H. and Billy S. on a job well done during the competition, we are very proud of you!

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Orlando Science Middle High Event Corner

oss celebrated "celebrate freedom week" with guest speaker-historian j.d sutton

On Thursday, historian J.D. Sutton spoke to our students about the Declaration of Independence and the basic ideas of constitutional government. Mr. Sutton is an actor and playwright who for the past 25 years has been researching, and performing as, Thomas Jefferson. His solo play about Thomas Jefferson, Twilight at Monticello, has been presented off-Broadway and at venues throughout "the original 13", including Philadelphia's historic Carpenters' Hall. An hour-long version, sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council, has been performed at libraries and historic societies throughout the state. His half-hour A Brief Encounter with Thomas Jefferson was selected for FHC’s 30th anniversary Chautauqua tour of eight Florida communities.

2018-2019 Hispanic Heritage Night

The 2018-2019 Hispanic Heritage Night Celebration took place on Friday, October 5th, 2018 at the OSHS campus! The event was a huge success, and we would like to thank all of the staff members at both Lynx and Technology High School Campuses that hard to make this event one to remember for our families. Thank you all of the student performers and presenters who contributed to the Hispanic Heritage Night and worked to make this event a true celebration of Hispanic Heritage.

Lynx Lane International Night

The Lynx Lane Campus held its annual international night celebration on Thursday, May 16th, 2019. The event was a huge success filled with delicious food, beautiful dancing, and a wonderful celebration of our cultures.

2018-2019 Literacy Night

At this year’s Literacy Night the theme was “Moving through Literature” The cafeteria at OSS was decorated where students and guests felt as if they were walking through various books’ settings. Projects ranged from creative character profiles, theme parks jeopardy games, and movie trailer presentations. The evening was a huge success!

city of orlando veterans day parade 2018

On Saturday, November 10th 2018, members of the Orlando Science Middle and High School and Seminole Science Elementary School gathered in downtown Orlando for the annual Veterans Day Parade. Our Orlando Science Seniors carried the banner, it was a great event to be a part of and all the students had an excellent experience meeting veterans and even having an exclusive meeting and greet with Mayor-Elect Jerry Demings and his wife Congresswoman Val Demings. We are very proud of our students who participated. Congrats ORCAS!

Saturday in the Park 2019

Orlando Science Schools participated in another wonderful "Saturday in the Park" event! We would like to thank our local community for hosting such a wonderful event, our OSS student and staff volunteers and all of our families who attended. We hope to see you again next year!

winter park sidewalk art festival

Congratulations to the following students who were showcased in the 2019 Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival due to their fine craftsmanship. For middle school: Ricardo F., Adrian T., Beatriz G., and Deshna S. For high school: Elaina M., Gwendolyn H., Tyler A., Justin K., Andrea H., Hanna Y., Jenny N., and Alexandra T. Each student that was selected will have their work located in the cafeteria and receive a certificate of achievement. Special thanks to Mrs. Estes for collecting, preparing, and showcasing the middle and high school artwork at the festival.

2018-2019 Lynx Lane Field Trips and Activities

8th Grade Annual DC Trip

Each year our 8th Grade students have the opportunity to attend the annual Washington D.C Trip! This has been a tradition at Orlando Science Schools for years and students eagerly await the year they are able to attend!

Middle School Skate Night

The OSS PVO Team invited the OSS middle School Skate night at Let's Skate Orlando!

History Center Field Trip

In January, 7th-grade students had the opportunity to visit the Orange County History Center! They were able to not only learn a lot but they were also able to participate in hands-on activities as well!

olustee battlefield historic state park field trip recap

In Februarty, OSS students traveled to Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park to observe historic presentations at the site of Florida’s largest Civil War battle. Students observed authentic military and civilian camps, listened to period music, played Civil War era games and learned about battlefield surgical practices. The Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park commemorates the largest Civil War battle fought in Florida. On February 20, 1864 more than 10,000 cavalry, infantry, and artillery troops fought a five-hour battle in the pine forest east of Olustee. The battle ended with the retreat of Union troops to Jacksonville.

8th Grade Gradventure

Our 8th Grade Class of 2019 was able to attend Universal Orlando's Gradventure Celebration! This event is exclusive to 8th Grade students and their chaperones. Middle school grads can celebrate with all their friends as they enjoy complete, private access to Universal Studios Florida™ and Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ all night long. When your students attend the only two-park middle school graduation around, they'll enjoy live DJ's, plenty of street entertainment, and the most exciting rides and attractions.

Orlando Science Science Schools Selected as a Lucky's "bags for Change" partner

We are pleased to announce that Orlando Science Schools was selected as a partner in "Lucky's Bags for Change" campaign.

From May 26th, 2019 through August 17th, 2019 stop by the Orlando Lucky's Location(11750 East Colonial Drive Orlando, FL 32817) and bring your reusable bags to make a change in your community.

Every time you bring a reusable bag to the Lucky's Orlando location store, you will receive a wooden dime for each one used. You will then have the opportunity to donate that dime to Orlando Science Schools. At the end of the quarter, Lucky's will double the amount raised!

For more details regarding Lucky's Bags for Change program please select the link below

2018 oss taekwondo test/belt ceremony

1st Belt Ceremony

On Wednesday, December 19th, 2018, the OSS Taekwondo Program held their Test/Belt Ceremony and Holiday Party. Congratulations to the following students passed their belt test with flying colors.

Bryan, Matthew, Liam, Karthick, Yamil, Layla, Thomas, Yann, and Adrian.

We are so proud of your hard work and dedication and would also like to thank our Taekwondo Sponsor Mr. and Mrs. Pagan for all their support!

2nd Belt Ceremony

The Taekwondo Club held their 2nd Belt Ceremony of the year and the end of the year party on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, during club time and parents were able to join in on the celebration.

The students have worked so hard throughout the year and we are so proud of them. The students found below have earned their next belt level, congratulations on a job well done!

Liam, Matthew, Phillip, Bryan, Kaarthick, Thomas, Layla, and Adrian.

We would also like to thank our Taekwondo Sponsors Mr. and Mrs. Pagan for their support!

2018-2019 Lynx Lane Clubs

2018-2019 1st semester award ceremony

On Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 and Thursday, January 17th, 2019, the OSS Lynx Lane Campus held their 1st Semester Award Ceremonies. These ceremonies were held to honor those students on their outstanding achievements during the 1st Semester of the 2018-2019 School Year. We are so proud of everyone and their efforts, continue the great work!