Orlando Science High School

Issue 33

Weekly Newsletter - April 26, 2019

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Principal's Message

Dear Families and Students,


I hope you all had a great week. I want to remind you that next week we will continue state testing at OSHS. Please see the testing calendar in the newsletter below and also note that Wednesday, May 1st will be a full day of school.


We are pleased to announce that a group of our 11th and 12th grade students took the BACE exam this past Saturday. Congratulations to Dante C, Viviana S, Arisha T, Sumaiyah M, Tiffany P, Miscia F, Caitlin U, Tony H, Jenny N, Harshitha U, Dylan M, James S, Gina P, Sebastian N, Hayden F and Dysiah B.


Also Siyona M. and Jaehyun A. competed in the US Biology Olympiad on Thursday. Good luck to Anthony L. and Jaehyun A. who will compete in the US Chemistry Olympiad this Saturday. We are proud of all of you and your hard work and dedication to your studies!


Oscar's EGGstravaganza was a success! Thank you to all the OSS K-12 families who supported our OSHS SGA. This charity event raised $600 for Nathaniel's Hope!


This coming week begins OSHS's Teacher Appreciation Week! There's still time to sign up for donations, your help is appreciated in making the a wonderful week for our amazing teachers.


There are many exciting events leading up to the end of the 2018-2019 school year. Prom, the OSS MH Band Spring Concert, the Sports Banquet, International Night and 8th and 12th grade graduations are fast approaching. We look forward to celebrating all of the accomplishments achieved this year!


Have a relaxing weekend!


Respectfully,


Abdulaziz Yalcin, M.Ed

Principal

Orlando Science Schools-Middle/High

Saturday Leadership Academy & AP Studies

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Attention OSS Middle High Families, Saturday Leadership Academy and AP Saturday Studies will continue this Saturday, April 27th. Please make every effort to attend in order to be better prepared for upcoming tests.

High School families: Please note the time difference for AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Statistics, and AP Geography.

4th Qtr Progress Reports

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FSA ELA Testing Reminder

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FSA ELA Testing begins Wednesday, May 1st and continues Thursday, May 2nd for all OSS Middle High School 6th-10th graders. 7th-10th graders will take a computer based test and will NEED HEADPHONES with an auxiliary connection! Please be sure your child comes to school with the proper headphones. No wireless headphones allowed.

All students should get a good night's rest and eat breakfast this week so that they feel their best. Students also need to come to school with headphones that have an auxiliary connection. Good luck Orcas!

4th Qtr Parent Teacher Conferences

The OSHS 4th and final Parent Teacher Conference Nights for the 2018-2019 School Year will be held on the dates and times listed above. Please review ALL of the information found in the link below. Be sure to sign up before Sunday, April 28th at 6pm.

Teacher Appreciation Week

We will be holding our annual Teacher Appreciation Week during the week of April 29th, 2019-May 3rd, 2019. Below you will find the schedule for the week's events, along with the link of donations needed. If you are not able to bring supplies but would like to contribute funds to purchase items, please select the SCHOOL PAY link below. We greatly appreciate your help!


Monday-Panera Sponsored Breakfast, Tuesday-Pot Luck Lunch, Wednesday-Cookie Party

Thursday-Ice Cream Party and Friday-Teacher Grams

Teacher Grams

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2019 junior senior prom

Important Prom Details:

  • The last day to purchase prom tickets is Tuesday, April 30th 11:59PM.
  • Students may bring a guest but must submit the guest form for approval prior to the event.
  • Mr. Yalcin has approved to excuse from school all junior & senior students in good standing AND who have prom tickets on Friday, May 3rd. This will give students time to prepare for their special night.
  • Prom volunteers will be doing Prom Prep on Thursday, May 2nd starting after school. Parents and students are encouraged to participate.
  • Prom Prep will be held at the house of Lynda C. Please call, text or email for the address.
  • Prom decorating on May 3rd will begin at 3:00 pm. If you can help with either day or both, please email oss.pvo@orlandoscience.org or call 407-325-1841 to let Lynda know you can help.

OSHS Celebrates Administrative Professionals day

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Orlando Science Middle High would like to wish Mrs. Caggiano, Ms. Rebel, Mrs. Foley, Ms. Palmer, Mrs. Singleton, Mrs. Reagan, Mrs. Estes, Ms. Fuhrer and Mrs. Sturm a very happy "Administrative Professional Day"! We would also like to thank them for all that they do for the faculty, students, and families of OSS!

Yearbook Sales extended-Get yours today!

Middle High Sports Banquet

OSS Middle High Spring Concert

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Oscar's EGGstravaganza

OSHS SGA hosted their first ever EGGstravaganza for all OSS K-12 families on Wednesday this week. It was a great success, the kids had fun and SGA raised $600 for Nathaniel's Hope! Thank you to everyone who participated and for supporting this family charity event!

Free dental event

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Support the OSS Science Olympiad "Team Rocket" trip to nationals!

Lo Mein for Science Olympiad

Our very own OSS Science Olympiad Team Rocket is heading to Cornell University to compete in the 2019 National Science Olympiad this May! Come support their trip (and skip cooking dinner) on Monday, April 29th at Panda Express, 2655 East Colonial Drive between 4-8pm. Be sure to tell your server you are with OSS and bring the flyer below so that Team Rocket gets 20% of total sales. See you there!

Pizza for Science Olympiad

Our very own OSS Science Olympiad Team Rocket is heading to Cornell University to compete in the 2019 National Science Olympiad this May! Come support their trip (and skip cooking dinner) on Friday, May 10th at California Pizza Kitchen Mall at Millenia. Be sure to tell your server you are with OSS and bring the flyer below so that Team Rocket gets 20% of your purchase. See you there!

Burritos for science olympiad

Our very own OSS Science Olympiad Team Rocket is heading to Cornell University to compete in the 2019 National Science Olympiad this May! Come support their trip (and skip cooking dinner) on Monday, May 13th at Chipotle 2903 East Colonial Drive between 4pm-8pm. Be sure to bring the flyer below and tell the cashier you are with OSS so that Team Rocket will get 33% of the total sales. See you there!

International Night is Coming!

Come on a journey "around the world" and experience the cultures of: Brazil, Cuba, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Puerto Rico, South Korea, Spain, Turkey and the United States.


If you or your family hails from one of the countries, or if you are simply interested in learning more about one of them, please consider contributing as a volunteer. Your time, experience, skills and donations are all appreciated and needed to keep this event authentic and make it a success.


See the list below of our needs and sign up where you are able. We look forward to celebrating the divisersity that is Orlando Science High School!

Attention 8th-11th grade orcas: make your 2019-2020 course requests here

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


Take time to carefully select possible courses in the order of your preference. Due to class size restrictions, prerequisites and your academic readiness, you may not be assigned the classes you requested. Sometimes, your last choice is the only option that will work when creating a schedule. Therefore, please complete all of the course categories including the contingency (back-up) course offerings. We will try our best to accommodate your requests. All final placement decisions will be made by the administration and guidance departments after reviewing students' end of year grades and test scores.


If you are not satisfied with your schedule or have different needs, please do not hesitate to email Mr. I until the end of the first two weeks of the new school year. Students should check their high school graduation requirements from the Florida Department of Education's website.


Please feel free to see Mr. I for further questions.

FLDOE Graduation Requirements are found here http://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/7764/urlt/1415forwardflyer.pdf.

For detailed course descriptions, please visit http://www.cpalms.org/Public/search/Course.

For information about the AP classes, please visit https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/apcourse.

OSHS 2019 testing schedule

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ATTENTION OSHS Tech Campus FAMILIES:

Above you will find the 2018-2019 OSS High School Tech Campus Assessment Calendar, please keep these dates in mind when planning any upcoming appointments and vacations. It is also important to note that on the following Wednesdays listed below we will not hold our regular early release schedule. Instead, we will follow our standard release schedule to allow more time for testing.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Wednesday, May 15, 2019


Download a copy of the testing schedule below.

8th Grade Graduation Details

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Some general information about graduation:

  • Ceremony will run from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, 5/24/19

  • Hyatt regency OIA address: 9300 Jeff Fuqua Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32827

  • Parking: $4.00 Self-Parking/$7.00 Valet Parking.

  • Caps, gowns, and tassels must be worn upon arrival.

  • Open Seating for the Audience. Please do not bring more than 4 guests per student. No tickets required.

Technology Drive HS 8th Grade Graduation Early Departure

Hello 8th Grade Technology Drive HS Families,


Graduation for your students will take place on Friday, May 24th 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport. We understand that this is typically a busy day for our 8th grade families as they prepare for graduation, so for May 24th only we will allow early departure from school. In order for ED to take place you must have the form completed below by 3PM Thursday May 23rd 2018. We will not be accepting any responses after this date. If a response is not submitted your student will be picked up during our regular dismissal time frame. Please keep in mind students must be picked up from the dismissal area beginning from 12:00PM-12:30PM. Please note by signing your student up you are agreeing to pick them up in the dismissal area between 12:00 and 12:30pm if you do not pick your student up at this time you will have to wait until dismissal. No 8th grade student will be permitted to leave through the front office on this day. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Foley at Jennifer.Foley@orlandoscience.org.



Mobile Device Users: If you are viewing this flyer on a mobile device you will not be able to scroll on the form found below unless you open the flyer completely. You may also use the link found under the form as well.

3rd Annual PVO Sponsored Fall Festival Fundraiser-November 2nd 2019

ALL OSHS Students have Orange County library access

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We are excited to announce that the OCLS has partnered with OSS Middle/High to provide free Virtual Library Cards (VLC) to all of our students! There are many wonderful online resources students can access now from any computer with their credentials. Check out the website www.ocls.info and go to Research and Learning to explore all the learning opportunities the library offers. Use the credentials listed in the picture above to log in and learn!

Media Center Update

The Orlando Science High School on Technology Drive opened its doors to a newly renovated campus in August 2018. One of the great features of the High School campus is the brand new Media Center. It serves as a space where all students can read, research and study. Please consider making a donation directly to the Media Center to help Mrs. Singleton stock the shelves and create a welcoming environment for our students. As always the Amazon Wishlist link below contains the most current requests from our staff and students.

Follow OSS Middle High School on Social Media

OSS is on LinkEd In!

Our School System has recently updated our accounts on LinkedIn would love for you to join our network! Please see below for links to the official LinkedIn Company Pages for each of our campuses and feel free to share with current families and alumni.



OSS is an Amazon Smile School

This is an easy way to help raise money for Orlando Science Schools. Use the link below when shopping from Amazon. AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Orlando Science Schools via Discovery Education Services, Inc. whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.

Office Depot & Office Max

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

OSES School Code: 70228302

OSS School Code: 70218341

BOX TOPS

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

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

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

IMPORTANT FORMS:

Birthday Dress Down Form

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

2018-2019 High School Campus Dress Code

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

April Lunch Menu

FREE/REDUCED LUNCH APPLICATION INFORMATION

Families whose Free/Reduced lunch applications have expired, please take a moment and fill out the OCPS Free/Reduced Meal Application today! It must be completed each year to qualify for this federally funded program. To fill out the application click the link below.

IMPORTANT DATES

OSHS Events: Mark your calendars

Teacher Appreciation Week

Monday, April 29th, 8am to Friday, May 3rd, 3pm

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Panda Express Spirit Night

Monday, April 29th, 4-8pm

2655 East Colonial Drive

Orlando, FL

Our very own OSS Science Olympiad Team Rocket is heading to Cornell University to compete in the 2019 National Science Olympiad this May! Come support their trip (and skip cooking dinner) on Monday, April 29th at Panda Express, 2655 East Colonial Drive between 4-8pm. Be sure to tell your server you are with OSS and bring the flyer below so that Team Rocket gets 20% of total sales. See you there!

4th Qtr. Parent Teacher Conference Night

Wednesday, May 1st, 4:30-6:30pm

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Sign Up here beginning 4/19/19 at 4pm: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0949a9aa23a6f94-2018192

4th Qtr. Parent teacher conference night

Thursday, May 2nd, 4:30-6:30pm

OSHS

Sign Up here beginning 4/19/19 at 4pm:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0949a9aa23a6f94-2018192

Middle High Sports Banquet

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

OSHS Cafeteria

International Night

Friday, May 10th, 5-7pm

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

CPK Pizza Spirit Night

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

4200 Conroy Road

Orlando, FL

Our very own OSS Science Olympiad Team Rocket is heading to Cornell University to compete in the 2019 National Science Olympiad this May! Come support their trip (and skip cooking dinner) on Friday, May 10th at California Pizza Kitchen Mall at Millenia. Be sure to tell your server you are with OSS and bring the flyer so that Team Rocket gets 20% of your purchase. See you there!

Science Olympiad Chipotle Spirit Night

Monday, May 13th, 4-8pm

2903 East Colonial Drive

Orlando, FL

Our very own OSS Science Olympiad Team Rocket is heading to Cornell University to complete in the 2019 National Science Olympiad this May! Come support their trip (and skip cooking dinner) on Monday, May 13th at Chipotle 2903 East Colonial Drive between 4pm-8pm. Be sure to tell the cashier you are with OSS and bring the flyer. See you there!
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