Orlando Science Schools Lynx Campus

Issue 8

October 5th 2018-Weekly Newsletter

Big picture

Principal's Message

Dear Families and Students,

I hope we had a wonderful start to the Month of October! We have a few exciting items to share with you and important reminders.

We are first pleased to announce that Orlando Business Journal ranked Orlando Science Middle High as the #1 Public High School in Central Florida. This is an outstanding achievement that would not be possible without our hardworking students, faculty and the Orlando Science Families. Thank you for contributing to this great success!

Congratulations to our September Commendation winners pictured in this week's newsletter, continue keeping up the great work! I would also like to congratulate our Orlando Science Middle School Soccer team on both victories this week! Our Orcas have been working hard and it has not gone unnoticed. More details regarding next week's game can be found below.

Our 2nd Annual PVO Sponsored Fall Festival is right around the corner, this week's newsletter is packed with details regarding early bird wristbands, donations, volunteer opportunities, sponsorships and more. Please be sure to read each item carefully, you will not want to miss out on this wonderful event!

The OSS Lynx Lane ELA Department will host their annual Literacy Night next Wednesday, October 10th, 2018, details regarding this event and the Scholastic Book Fair taking place next week may be found below.

Orcas we are now on week six in our Science Fair process, be sure to visit our "Science Fair Quarters" in this week's newsletter for week six details, and any previous week's updates and forms. This is a reminder that there will follow our normal "Early Release" schedule next Wednesday, October 10th 2018.

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


Abdulaziz Yalcin, M.Ed


Orlando Science Schools-Middle/High

Orlando Science High School is the No.1 Public High School in Central Florida!

Big picture

Orlando Science Middle High School has done it again! The Orlando Business Journal announced on October 1st 2018 that Orlando Science Middle/High Charter is the 2019 #1 Best Public High School in the Orlando Area! "Niche, an online ranking service, analyzed several factors, including state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, and high school rankings to came up with the list of the best public schools in Central Florida's Orange, Seminole, Lake and Volusia counties."(Orlando Busines Journal). For the full list please visit the link below. Congratulations Orcas on a job well done!!


Orlando Science Middle would like to congratulate the following students who were observed exhibiting behavior “above and beyond” what is expected in the month of September. Students are randomly selected each month from the total list of submitted commendations. Congratulations: Cahlil L., Mohammad M., Sahiti Y., Zachary S., Nau’tika R., Tarang G., Matthew S., Lorde L., Vivian T., Aidan B., Nathan J., Asil S., Lisa P., Tyler T., Alysia V., Jimmerson V., Jake W., Chidanand K., Mauriah M.!

Big picture

OSS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Big picture

Orlando Science Schools will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th- October 15th, 2018.

Club Re-Sign Ups Last Call-October 8th-12th 2018

Attention Lynx Lane Orcas,

Due to the recent changes, we will offer one more week of Club Re-Sign Ups from October 8th-12th, 2018. This will only be for clubs with availability and not all clubs will be offered.

If you have missed three consecutive club meetings from September 3rd-September 28th 2018 you will be removed from clubs.

Club Re-Sign Ups will be posted outside the Media Center on the yellow "Clubs" window across from the gym. A list of available clubs will be found below and descriptions of each available club can be found in the under the club schedule. Email and or phone requests will not be accepted so please plan accordingly.

You will find the club schedule below, if you would like to withdraw from a club please contact Mrs. Sturm. As a reminder, only the clubs listed in next week's newsletter will be what is available if you do not see a club listed it is because there is no longer space for that specific club.

The following clubs have availability and will be included in next week's "Club Re-Sign Ups":

  • Monday-Anime and Scrabble
  • Tuesday-International and Anti-Bullying
  • Wednesday-Band, Yearbook, Spelling Bee, Taekwondo and Odyssey of the Mind
  • Thursday-Newspaper, Battle of the Books, Coding(Formerly known as Future City/Coding) and Environmental
  • Friday-National Math Club, Student Government Association(SGA), We the People and RPG Rolling Dice Club(New)

OSS Athletic Club Re-Sign Ups: Athletic Club Re-Sign Ups will take place during the week of October 29th-November 2nd 2018. Please stay tuned for more details!

Big picture

Scholastic Book Fair and Volunteer Information!

Big picture

Book Fair Volunteers Needed!

Attention parents! We will need ADDITIONs approved volunteers to help with our book fair. The fair will be from 7:30 A.M. until 4 P.M. the week of October 8 to the 12th with extended hours until 7 P.M. on October 10th. If you are interested in helping, please email Mrs. Frunker at frunker@orlandoscience.org with the date and time that you can help us out. Thank you in advance.

Literacy Night is coming-October 10th 2018

Big picture

The OSS Lynx Lane ELA Department is proud to present our annual Literacy Night! This year's theme is "Moving Across Literature", the event will take place on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the Lynx Lane Cafeteria. The Scholastic Book Fair will also have extended hours on this night, for our Orca Families to stop by and shop. In order for our event to be a great success, we ask that you visit the link below to assist with donations and or volunteering.

2018 PVO Sponsored Fall Festival

Big picture

Attention Orlando Science Families! The 2nd Annual PVO Sponsored Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, October 20th, 2018 at the Technology Drive Campus. There are still Fall Festival sponsorships that are available. Please consider one of the sponsorships still available or an affordable family sign for $100. If you also work for a company that does donation matching, your donation will be doubled. You can find out all the fall festival information on our OSS home webpage or at www.orlandoscience.org/fall-festival-2018 .

We are also looking for donations for our Fall Festival Treasure Box. Please begin to collect small new and unused toys and trinkets for our Treasure Chest tent at the festival. These prizes are for the two(2) free game tents the children play to collect tickets and then redeem them for prizes at the Treasure Chest tent. Donation boxes are located at the front offices at all campuses to drop off your donations.

Fall Festival Early Bird Wrist Bands Now Available!

Early Bird special for Fall Festival Wrist bands is now open. From Sept 21 to Oct 12 wrist bands will be sold at a reduced rate of $10. From October 13 to the festival the price will revert back to the normal price of $15. Beat the lines and purchase package deals now and pick up your tickets at the Will Call Table either at the festival or a couple days before the festival at the school. (Will Call pick up dates at the school will be announced closer to the festival.)

Donate Items to the Fall Festival Bake Sale

Orlando Science Families,

We are accepting donations of homemade baked goods (i.e. cakes, pies, cupcakes, cookies, candies, loaves of bread, muffins, etc.) for the Bake Sale at the Fall Festival. We would love to have a variety of ethnic foods representing our OSS families’ heritage and something your fellow compatriots would be excited to buy. We are also accepting store-bought goods for those who want to donate but have a busy schedule. Please donate only dessert type foods that will compliment and not compete with our lunch sales.

Things to remember:

  • Avoid adding nuts as per mandated be the OCPS
  • Include a list that states the ingredients inside your homemade food for allergenic purposes
  • Wrap your food in clear wrap so we can see but is protected from handling
  • Nonperishable goods can be dropped off at the schools to the PVO rep on duty at the front desk on Friday morning October 19, 2018 from 7:30—8:30AM or all items may be brought on the morning of the event before 11:00 AM

For further clarification or any questions, contact Mayme MacCabe, mamaccabe@gmail.com

Volunteer at the PVO Fall Festival!

The Adult Fall Festival Volunteer Registration link is now open. We need your help! This is a big undertaking that will reap big rewards if we have the support from the parents to help us. There are two shifts plus an early set up. Please sign up for at least one of them, if not more, so that we can have every position covered. We will have an In Service meeting at the October 10th meeting so you know what is expected of you. If you can’t come to that meeting, we will get in touch with you and share what you missed. If you are volunteering to work at a club tent do not sign up on this link. This link is only if you are helping with the PVO. You must be OCPS Additions approved to volunteer for anything school related. Don’t forget to register with them ASAP.

October 10th Fall Festival PVO Meeting

Orlando Science PVO Members,

There will be a Fall Festival PVO meeting on Wednesday, October 10th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Technology Drive High School Cafeteria. All campuses are welcome to attend. Please note this meeting is mandatory for the parents who are volunteering at the festival.

Middle School Soccer Week 4 Results!

Big picture

October 2nd 2018-OSS VS Renaissance Charter Goldenrod

We are pleased to announce that our Middle School Soccer Team won their game on Tuesday, October 2nd 2018 against Renaissance Charter Golden Rod with a score of 3-1. Congratulations Orcas on job well done!

October 3rd 2018-OSS VS CFLA

The Orlando Science Middle School Soccer team earned another win on Wednesday, October 3rd 2018 against CFLA with a score of 10-1! This is huge victory for our team and we so proud of your hard work! Keep it up Orcas!

Middle School Soccer Schedule Week 4


Tuesday, Oct. 9th, 4:30pm

825 Courtland Street

Orlando, FL

OCPS Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council Introduces Code of Conduct Videos

Orlando Science Families,

Last year, four Code of Conduct videos were produced with the help of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (which consisted of two students from every high school). The videos, which highlighted various Level IV infractions, were distributed to all middle and high school students.

The video topics and links are as follows:
Buying/distributing/selling drugs on campus
Bringing weapons on campus
Sexual harassment

Threats via social media

To reinforce the message delivered by these videos, OSS will show these videos to middle/high school teachers and students once per quarter in homeroom classes on these dates:

    1. Q1: October 2nd 2018
    2. Q2: October 30th 2018
    3. Q3: January 15th 2019
    4. Q4: April 2nd 2019

Solar Bears Field Trip-November 6th 2018

The Field trip to Solar Bears Hockey Game for students in grades 6th through 8th will take place November 6. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Frunker at frunker@orlandoscience.org. The field trip form may be found below. The deadline to turn the permission slip found below with your SCHOOL PAY payment is October 19th 2018.

Event Details:

  • When: Tuesday, November 6th 2018
  • Who: 6th-8th Grade Students
  • Cost: $30 per student
  • Where: Amway Center

STEAM Art Projects Due October 12th 2018

STEAM Art Projects kicked off on Monday, August 20th, 2018, for details regarding the project and the rubric please see the PDF below. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Estes at Amber.Estes@orlandoscience.org . All projects are due by Friday, October 12th, 2018.

Orlando Science High School Invites Professionals to Career Day on November 1st 2018!

Orlando Science High School Invites Professionals to Career Day! OSHS is hosting a 2018 Career Day on Thursday, November 1st from 8:30am-2:30pm. We would like to invite professionals from our community to visit OSHS classrooms so that they may share their professions with our students.

Presenters should expect to share a 10-20-minute presentation focused on their career followed by a Q & A session. The presentation may be a PowerPoint slideshow or any other kind of engaging format they wish. If you know professionals interested in sharing their career choices with students, please send them to the link below. Diversity is key, from firefighters, chefs, engineers...all are welcome! RETIREES TOO! Any experience is helpful. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mr. Stampas at Stampas@orlandoscience.org .


Operation stock the library Book Drive

Lynx Lane Orcas!

We would like to thank everyone once more for donating to the Lynx Lane Operation Stock the Library Book Drive. We have received so many fantastic donations and our shelves are becoming filled, we could not have done this without you!

Congratulations to the Fordham Family, you have been selected as the winner of our $25 Barnes and Nobel Gift Card, please see Mrs. Sturm next week to collect your prize.

Since our first Book Drive was such a huge success we will host another from Monday, October 8th 2018 until Friday, December 14th 2018. For those that you donated during our first Book Drive, you will still be eligible to win the 2nd Book Drive!

If you would like to donate items and prefer to have them shipped, please deliver to:

Orlando Science Schools

Attn: Media Center

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL 32804

Be sure to message me if you choose to have items shipped so I may acknowledge your contribution.


Mrs. Sturm

Need a replacement Agenda?

Lynx Lane Orcas who are in need of a replacement agenda may purchase one using the link below. Once you purchase the agenda please email a copy of your SchoolPay receipt to Mrs. Estes!

Here at OSS Attendance Matters!

Attendance is a key to the success of your student's learning. If you have any attendance concerns such as daily absences, upcoming absences, extended absences or questions please contact Mrs. Caggiano.

Student Walker and Bus Rider Release Form

Orcas who walk or take the Lynx Bus transportation must have "Walker/Bus Rider" form on file. If you need form you may find it below. Students must sign out at the front office before leaving school each day.

Interested in volunteering at the OSS Lynx Lane Campus?

Orlando Science Families interested in volunteering at the OSS Lynx Lane Campus during the 2018-2019 School Year must be ADDitions approved. Below you will find the link to apply for ADDitions for the 2018-2019 School Year.


Join the OSS Parent Volunteer Organization!

Dear Orlando Science Lynx Lane and Technology High School Families,

It is time, once again, 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.

2018-2019 Science Fair Weekly

Big picture

Week 6

For OSS Science Fair Week 6 Details please select the link or PDF below!

OSS Science Fair Packet


Missed Any Past Science Fair Updates ?

Orcas if you missed any of our past Science Fair Updates simply click the link below!

Orlando Science STEM Corner

Big picture

STEM Occupation of the Week: Geographers

Geographers: Collect Archival Data, Conduct anthropological or archaeological research, Compile geographic or related data and more.



STEM Word of the Week: Innovation

Innovation: the action or process of innovating.

Birthday Dress Down Information and Form!

Big picture

Students interested in dressing down for their birthday must submit a "Birthday Dress Down Day" form found below two days prior to their birthday. If a form is not submitted they will be considered out of dress code.

October Birthdays

Malcolm B., Sean(Joshua) G., Anders L., Alika M., Layla R., Tenzin S., Elijah W., Kaushal A., Kimora C., Flavio C., Ishaan D., Rami F., Samuel F., Tarang G., Julianna I., Ilana J., Daniel J., Jabari J., Alyssa K., Za'Riyah L., Noah M., Scarlet M., Zeeshan M., Anaya N., Jason P., Carlos S., Ali V., Vijay B., Taylor F., Arooba G., Amanda K., Abraham L., Isaiah L., Jailyn M., Bibi Zorah M., Bibi Zarah M., Lugetha P., Ashton R-M., Rahul R., Abdelrahman S. and DeMaris S.

September Birthdays

Nirek G., Joshua K., Rushi P., Keshly P., Neda A-H., Ashuana A., Winter C., Samara D., Nadia D., Vishwa K., Samyutka K., Hari K., Joel L., Serena L., Michael S., Fez S. Saba S., Myla A., Douglas B-V., Blaze H-D., Tenielle M., Hilary M., Emily N., Damion P., Jaharia P., Yalisa R., and Jalissa R.

August Birthdays

Peter K., Lulia M., Joshua O., Kaarthik R., Ahziah R., Teo Jacob S-L., Brooklyn T., Shivin V., Zain A., Hannah B., Nicholas D-C., Mayam F., Chetna G, John G-A., Carnelli J-L., Esa M., Jaithra N., Jaival N., Ta'Kya N., Santiago Q., Janiya R., Diego R-L., Roderick R-L., Alya S., Kaiden S., Isabella S., Magda S., Edward S., Grace S., Pragna T., Emma W., Ibrahim A., Farris A., Celine A., Ky-Asia B., Marquay C., Jaylen C., Ashley C., Justin H., Roya I., Valdinir J-L., Mekhi L., John R., Nauti'ka R., Jasmine R., Fenn S., Darin S., Tyler T., Jahmaya V., Jake W., and Sarah Z.

Important Payment Update!

Please be advised for the 2018-2019 School Year we will NO LONGER BE ACCEPTING CASH as a form of payment. We will continue to accept checks, credit cards, and SCHOOL PAY. Thank you for your understanding.

Report Card & Progress Report Calendars

Big picture

2018-2019 Parent Teacher Conference Nights

Big picture

Parent Teacher Conference Nights will take place during dates and times posted above. Sign Ups will take place beginning on the time and dates listed below. Please be advised OSS Staff Members are not permitted to sign up for a PTC for our Orca Families, so we ask that you please plan accordingly. We ask that once links are provided you read through the information carefully before selecting a time slot. Parents and Guardians may always email their student's teachers to make an appointment to meet that do not fall within these conference nights. Once spots are filled please email your student's teachers to arrange an appointment for another date and time, no additional spots will be added to these nights. There will be no wait list created, please check back for canceled time slots. Please be advised dates and times can change, and we will notify you via the weekly newsletter if they do.

2nd Quarter Parent Teacher Conference Night Sign Ups:

Sunday, November 11th 2018 at 7PM

Link will be provided, please check back.

3rd Quarter Parent Teacher Conference Night Sign Ups:

Sunday, February 3rd 2019 at 7PM

Link will be provided, please check back.

4th Quarter Parent Teacher Conference Night Sign Ups:

Monday, April 22nd 2019 at 7PM

Link will be provided, please check back.

Middle/High Charter Lunch Menu-October

Big picture

Orcas Apply For Free/Reduced Meals Today!

Orcas, we ask that you take a moment and fill out the OCPS Free/Reduced Meal Application today! To fill out the application simply click the START FRESH photo above or click the link below. For more details regarding the application please select the appropriate link below.


Big picture

Check out Orlando Science Technology Drive Campuses Newsletters!

Big picture

Lynx Lane Newsletter Trivia

Big picture

Congratulations to Mr. Jenkins and Tristan Junga for being last week's Newsletter Trivia Contest winner! Please check your emails!

Big picture

October Event Calendar-Lynx Lane

Scholastic Book Far

Monday, Oct. 8th, 8am to Friday, Oct. 12th, 3pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

Stay tuned for more details!

Lynx Lane Literacy Night

Wednesday, Oct. 10th, 5-6:30pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

The OSS Lynx Lane ELA Department is proud to present our annual Literacy Night! This year's theme is "Moving Across Literature", the event will take place on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the Lynx Lane Cafeteria. The Scholastic Book Fair will also have extended hours on this night, for our Orca Families to stop by and shop. In order for our event to be a great success, we ask that you visit the link below to assist with donations and or volunteering.


Picture Day Re-Takes

Wednesday, Oct. 24th, 8am

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

Visit mylifetouch.com and enter our Picture Day ID: FT208049Q1

No School(Teacher Workday/Student Holiday)

Monday, Oct. 15th, 7:30am-5pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

Big picture