Orlando Science Schools Lynx Campus

Issue 35

May 10th 2019 Weekly Newsletter

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Principal's Message

Dear Families and Students,

I would like to congratulate our Orcas on completing another week of testing, keep up the great work! This is also a reminder that Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 will be our last extended Wednesday. Our 7th Grade Orcas will be released at 2:48 PM and our 6th/8th Grade Orcas will be released at 2:52 PM, we ask that you please plan appointments and pick up accordingly. We will resume our normal early release Wednesdays on May 22nd, 2019.

Orlando Science MH is pleased to announce that we have been chosen as a GreatSchools.org 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.

Our Annual International Night Celebration will be held next Thursday, May 16th, 2019 from 5:00-8:00 PM. Come to enjoy! Cultural Presentations, International Music and Food, Prizes, and an Interactive Lesson on Many Cultures! It is encouraged for teachers, parents, and students to dress in their cultural attire to represent their country. Students who purchase a wristband will be able to Dress Down the day after International Night on Friday, May 17th.

All Dress Down Day Rules Apply.

We would like also like to congratulate our 7th Grade Orcas who were recognized at the DukeTIP Identification Program ceremony that was held at the University of South Florida earlier this week. We are so proud of you on this outstanding achievement!

The Spring Semester "Character Accreditation School Climate Survey" is now open! The survey can be found in this week's newsletter and is due by Friday, May 17th, 2019!

The 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. We would like to congratulate our members and their sponsors and thank you for all that you do!

Have a safe and wonderful weekend, we will see you on Monday!


Abdulaziz Yalcin, M.Ed


Orlando Science Schools-Middle/High

Follow OSS MH on Social Media!

OSS MH is a "Greatschools.org 2019 College Success Award Winner"

OSS MH is pleased to announce that we have been chosen as a "GreatSchools.org 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 https://www.greatschools.org/gk/csa-winners/.

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!

2018-19 Lynx Lane Assessment Calendar

Below you will find the 2018-2019 Lynx Lane Assesment Calendar, please keep these dates in mind when planning any upcoming appointments and vacations. It is also important to note that on the following date listed below we will not be holding our regular early release schedule, instead, we will follow our standard release schedule to allow more time for testing.

  • May 15th 2019-7th Grade will be released at 2:48PM & 6th and 8th Grade will be released at 2:52PM
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Support Orlando Science with Lucky's "Bags for Change"

It’s time to vote on who will receive Lucky's Market Orlando next quarter's "Bags for Change" donations and Orlando Science Middle/High has been chosen as one of five nominees! The three with the most votes by end of day Monday, May 13th will be Lucky's next "Bags for Change" partners. By being selected as a partner, donations received will go towards new books for our Orlando Science Middle/High School Media Centers!


  1. From Monday, May 6th through Monday, May 13th select the link found below.
  2. From there select FL from the drop-down menu under "What state are you located in ?" and then enter your email address and hit next.
  3. When prompted on the next screen "What Florida Lucky's Market location do you frequent?" select "ORLANDO" from the drop-down menu and hit next.
  4. Select Discovery Education Services, Inc: Orlando Science Schools and hit next.
  5. Share with your friends on Facebook.


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OSS Yearbook Sales have been extended!

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May Students of the Month

Congratulations to our May Students of the Month listed and pictured below! These students were nominated by their teachers for going above and beyond what is expected and always willing to lend a helping hand! Congratulations Orcas on a job well done!

Khandhaker R.(6th Grade), Aaditya N. (7th Grade) and Thomas W. (8th Grade)

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April Commendation Winners

Congratulations to the students pictured below on being selected as the Lynx Lane April Commendation winners! These students were randomly selected after receiving commendations form OSS teachers and staff for going above and beyond. Great job Orcas!

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7th Grade Orcas Participate in 2019 Duke TIP Identification Program

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.

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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.

For more details regarding NJHS/NHS please see the links below.

NJHS: https://www.njhs.us/

NHS: https://www.nhs.us/

8th Grade Graduation-5.24.2019

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All of your 8th Grade Graduation Information can be found by selecting the link below. Here you will find Dress Code Details, Parking Fees and Locations, Event Details and the 8th Grade Graduation Early Departure Form due by 3 PM Thursday, May 23rd, 2019.

Attention 8th Grade Orcas: Submit your 2019-20 School Year Course Preference

OSS CPK Spirit Night-Friday 5.10.2019

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OSS Chipotle Spirit Night-5.13.2019

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8th Grade Graduation parent Meeting

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Lynx Lane International Night-5.16.19

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Volunteer at the Lynx Lane International Night-5.16.2019

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Orlando Science STEM Night- 5.22.19

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Memorial Day(No School)-5.27.19

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2nd Semester Award Ceremony-5.28.19

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Help OSS on their journey to the Science Olympiad Nationals!

Dear family, friends, and community members,

OSS is heading to Nationals, and we need your help to get us there!

We are proud to announce that the Orlando Science Middle School Science Olympiad Team is heading to Nationals this May to represent the state of Florida. After taking home a 1st place prize at the State Competition, held at the University of Central Florida, their sights are now set on the National Competition in Ithaca, New York.

In order to make this dream a reality, the school is looking for dedicated individuals interested in "Sponsoring a Student." The sponsorship program will assist in costs associated with the travel, accommodations, and additional necessities for the team of 15.

Donations and sponsorship benefit details can be found through the link below. All donation processing will be made through Orlando Science’s School Pay Account. Please feel free to review our fundraising site at your convenience. The deadline for donation will be Friday, May 31st.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the school with your inquiries at OSMSEnrollment@orlandoscience.org.

Thank you for your consideration, and continued support!


The OSS Science Olympiad Program

End of Year Locker Clean Out-5.29.19

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Pizza Day Every Thursday

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4th Quarter Report Card Information

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The OCLS has partnered with OSS Middle/High to provide free Virtual Library Cards (VLC) to all students. There are many wonderful online resources students can use 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 enjoy!

3rd Annual PVO Sponsored Fall Festival

2018-2019 Lynx Lane Birthday Dress Down Form

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Orcas this is just a reminder that students interested in dressing down for their birthday must submit a "Birthday Dress Down Day" form found below two days prior to their birthday dress down day request. If a form is submitted less than the two days or is not submitted they will be considered out of dress code and they will not be approved to dress down.

May, June & July Orca Birthdays

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2019-2020 OCPS School Calendar

Lynx Lane Important Questions and Answers

Ways to Give Back to Your School!


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.


OfficeDepot Gives Back

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


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 Lynx Lane Stem Corner

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Stem Occupation of the Month: Statisticians

Statisticians: Create usable information out of numbers and data. Analyze data to identify trends or relationships among variables. Apply mathematical principles or statistical approaches to solve problems in scientific or applied fields. A master's degree is typically required for entry.

Source: https://careerwise.minnstate.edu/careers/careerDetail?oc=152041

Stem Vocabulary of the Month: Figures of Speech

Figures of Speech: Specific non-literal expressions where the meaning is ironic, metaphorical, or rhetorical


Middle/High Charter Lunch Menu-May

Lynx Lane Lost and Found Clean out

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2018-2019 Lynx Lane Tutoring Schedule

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Check out Orlando Science Technology Drive Campuses Newsletters!

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Orlando Science Middle High Event Calendar

Orlando Science Lynx Lane May Events

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OSS California Pizza Kitchen Spirit Night

Friday, May 10th, 11am

4200 Conroy Road

Orlando, FL

Join OSS and California Pizza Kitchen for Pizza for a Purpose on Friday, May 10th, 2019. Bring in the flyer found below or at the front desk and CPK will donate 20% of your check to the Orlando Science Science Olympiad Team! Purchases include dine in, take out, catering and all beverages!


OSS Chipotle Spirit Night

Monday, May 13th, 4-8pm

2903 East Colonial Drive

Orlando, FL

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Orlando Science Middle School. Come into the Chipotle at 2903 East Colonial Drive in Orlando on Monday, May 13th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Bring in the flyer below, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Orlando Science Middle School.

English Flyer


Spanish Flyer


8th Grade Graduation Parent Meeting

Wednesday, May 15th, 5-6pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

OSS 8th Grade Families interested in as assisting with decorations/set up for the 2019 8th Grade Graduation are encouraged to attending this meeting. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Frunker.

Lynx Lane International Night

Thursday, May 16th, 5-8pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

The cost to attend is $1, all Lynx Lane Students who attend will earn a dress down day on Friday, May 17th, 2019.

Last Day to Submit Parent Climate Survey

Friday, May 17th, 11:45pm

This is an online event.

8th Grade Gradventure

Friday, May 17th, 4pm

6000 Universal Boulevard

Orlando, FL

End of Year Science Olympiad Meeting

Tuesday, May 21st, 6-7pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

Family Stem Night

Wednesday, May 22nd, 6-8pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

The Orlando Science Lynx Lane Science Department Presents Family STEM Night! The event will take place from 6:00 to 8:00 PM with doors opening at 5:30 PM, refreshments will be served prior to activities. Tickets are $10 per family and may be purchased via SCHOOLPAY. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door. The event is open to all Lynx Lane and Technology Drive HS Families!


6th & 7th Grade End of Year Field Trip

Thursday, May 23rd, 9am-2pm

8375 International Drive

Orlando, FL

Last Day to Submit 8th Grade Graduation Early Departure Form

Thursday, May 23rd, 3pm

This is an online event.

Hello 8th Grade Lynx Lane 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: 30 PM. Please note by signing your student up you are agreeing to pick them up in the dismissal area between 12:00 and 12:30 pm 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. Caggiano.


8th Grade Graduation

Friday, May 24th, 5:30pm

9300 Jeff Fuqua Boulevard

Orlando, FL

The Orlando Science 2019 8th Graduation will take place on Friday, May 24th, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport(9300 Jeff Fuqua Boulevard, Orlando Fl 32827) from 6:30-8:00 PM.

Parking: $4 Self Park/$7 Valet Park

8th Grade Orcas must arrive at the Hyatt between 5:15-5: 30 PM. Caps, gowns, and tassels must be worn upon arrival.

Proper Dress Code is required for ALL 8th Grade Orcas, please refer to the dress code handout that was emailed home to all 8th Grade Parents/Guardians.

Guests may arrive between 5:15-6: 30 PM and may begin seating at 5:30 PM, we ask that you limit only four(4) guests per student due to limited seating.

For details please select the link below:


Memorial Day-All Orlando Science Schools Will Be Closed

Monday, May 27th, 7:30am-5:30pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

Lynx Lane 2nd Semester Award Ceremony

Tuesday, May 28th, 8am-3pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

  • 6th Grade: Will take place during 1st
  • 7th grade: Will take place during 3rd and 4th Period
  • 8th grade: Will take place during 6th and 7th Period

Locker Clean Out

Wednesday, May 29th, 12-4pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

Locker Cleanout will take place during 5th through 7th period. Students are required to remove ALL items from their lockers by 4 PM, Wednesday, May 29th, 2019. Any items left behind after this date and time will be properly discarded or donated.

Last Day of School

Wednesday, May 29th, 7:30am-5pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

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