OHS Eagle News

Week of March 12, 2023

A Message from our Principal, Mr. Pflugrath...

Dear Osbourn Family,

The third quarter ends this Wednesday, March 15th and there is no school this Friday, March 17th for a Teacher Work Day. Wednesday evening please come by for our PTSA Create with Kindness presentation on the use of social media including Tik-Tok. You are all invited. This will provide valuable information for parents and students on digital citizenship and how to navigate the world of social media. I also want to highlight that Osbourn High School is hosting the Special Olympics on March 24th during the school day. This is a regional event and we are proud to host this inclusive event for our students and students from around the region.

This month we celebrate Women’s Herstory! Please check out this short video on Women’s International Day, “Here’s to Strong Women.” We are recognizing the achievements of women with Women's Herstory Month with a Spirit Week:

  • March 27- Wear Purple- Purple is a color that symbolizes women
  • March 28- Thank a role model- Thank a woman in your life. Mom, Grandma, Aunt, Friend, Cousin, Teacher etc.
  • March 29- Dress up as a woman in history or wear a t-shirt with your favorite female character, athlete, or woman in history.
  • March 30- Draw a picture, bring a photograph, or wear something that shows your love or appreciation for a woman you appreciate
  • March 31- Wear a social justice T-shirt

Announcements with acknowledgments for Students and Staff

  • Spotlight on Women making a difference

Class change music: For Women's Herstory Month

  • I'm Every Woman - Whitney Houston
  • Run the world- Beyoncé
  • Fighter- Christina Aguilera

Please congratulate the members of CenterStage and their Show Band! We attended the Koste Classic on Saturday, March 4th at Manchester High School. We competed in the Mixed Show Choir Tier IV division and brought home the following AWARDS.

  • Showmanship awards went to: Alexis Wittig & Brayden Colding

As always, thank you for your continued partnership and please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.



Mike Pflugrath


Osbourn High School


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Our glow for the week is our Band. The Osbourn Symphonic Band earned Superior ratings from all judges, resulting in an overall Superior rating. This rating, combined with the Marching Band's Superior rating from the Fall Marching Assessment event, means that Osbourn will be recognized as a Virginia Honor Band program this year. The Virginia Honor Band designation is awarded by the VBODA to schools that demonstrate excellence with a comprehensive Band program. This will be the 3rd Virginia Honor Band awarded to Osbourn in the history of the school. The other two being in 1998 and 2019. Congratulations Director Andrew Wassum and our Osbourn Band!


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  • Wednesday, March 15 - PTSA TikTok Create w/ Kindness Program 6-8 pm

  • Wednesday, March 15 - End of Grading Period 3

  • STUDENT HOLIDAY: Friday, March 17

  • Wednesday, March 22 - Parent E3 Series: Substance Abuse 5:30-8 pm

  • Friday, March 24 - Special Olympics

  • Saturday, March 25 - Saturday Learning Seminar 9-12 pm

  • Saturday, March 25 - Language Test (during Saturday Learning Seminar)

  • Friday, March 31 - Ovation Ceremony during Advisory

  • DIVISON CLOSED: Spring Break - Monday, April 3 to Monday, April 10, 2023

  • STUDENTS RETURN: Tuesday, April, 11 2023

  • Saturday, April 15 - Saturday Learning Seminar 9-12 pm

  • Saturday, April 15 - Prom at Salisbury Center

  • Wednesday, April 19 - PTSA Meeting in the Library @ 7 pm

  • Thursday, April 20 - Saturday, April 22 - Musical @ 7 pm

  • Friday, April 21 - Division Art Show

  • Friday, April 21 - Grading Period 4 Interims

  • Saturday, April 22 - Saturday Learning Seminar 9-12 pm

  • Monday, April 24 - Summa Cum Laude Ceremony @ 6 pm

  • Tuesday, April 25 - Band Concert @ 7 pm

  • Wednesday, April 26 - ASVAB Test

  • Wednesday, April 26 - Orchestra Concert All City @ 7 pm

  • Thursday, April 27 - Band Concert All City @ 7 pm

  • Friday, April 28 - Ovation Ceremony during Advisory

  • Friday, May 5 - Choir Concert @ 7pm

  • Saturday, May 6 - Choir Concert @ 7 pm

  • Wednesday, May 10 - Senior Scholarship Awards Night @ 6 pm

  • Thursday, May 11 - Department Awards Night @ 6 pm

  • Friday, May 12 - Senior Trip to Kings Dominion

  • Tuesday, May 16 - Orchestra Concert @ 7 pm

  • Wednesday, May 17 - Last Day for Seniors to turn in Assignments

  • Wednesday, May 17 - PTSA Meeting (Officer Elections) in the Library @ 7 pm

  • Saturday, May 20 - Saturday Learning Seminar

  • Wednesday, May 24 - Senior Drive Thru

  • Thursday, May 25 - Senior Breakfast, Walk & Graduation Rehearsal

  • Thursday, May 25 - Senior Sunset 6-9 pm

  • Friday, May 26 - Graduation at Eagle Bank Arena @ 12 pm

  • Wednesday, May 31 - Last Day of School


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Security Scanners

Last week we began implementing our pilot program using the preventive technology of security scanners at Osbourn High School. We are one of the first in the area to do so. Over the next week, we will conduct trial runs using the security scanners and will begin full implementation the start of the fourth quarter, Monday, March 20th.

We value student and staff safety. We will do whatever we can to ensure a safe and inclusive environment. Our students did an amazing job adjusting to this new routine and we are off to a great start. If someone activates the security scanner, they will be asked to cooperate fully in determining the cause for the alert. If the search detects contraband or any type of weapons found on the person, authorities and parents/guardians will be contacted immediately. The purpose for this security measure is to prevent any students or visitors from bringing a weapon on to our campus. It is our hope that you recognize the need for this device that will be used to assist with maintaining a safe environment for all.

Student Behaviors

We are meeting with our students next week to review student behavior expectations. Specifically we will be addressing the importance of being on-time to class and the impact on their learning. We will also reiterate our expectations for behavior in the hallway and bathrooms. Students are held accountable for their actions. Parents will be notified if their student is in violation of our expectation or the MCPS Code of Conduct. Consequences will be assigned. We appreciate your support in having a conversation with your student about getting to class on time and making good choices. Your partnership is key in this process. An overwhelming majority of our students do an amazing job and demonstrate outstanding behavior as we reinforce in our curriculum and with our PBIS team. The students that choose to violate these expectations are held accountable. We appreciate the parents and students that have partnered with us and shared information that assists our discipline investigations. Together we can ensure a safe and inclusive culture at Osbourn High School.

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Criminal Justice Students

This past week Criminal Justice students competed in the District XI Crime Scene Investigation, and Criminal Justice competitions here at OHS. The Crime Scene students processed a mock crime scene for various types of evidence. The Criminal Justice students conducted mock traffic stops, and warrant services with role players.

The Crime Scene team won first place and will be competing in Virginia Beach the weekend of April 21st. Members are: Stephane Cruz-Garcia, Leslie DeArevalo, and Danny Diaz.

Criminal Justice Students will also be competing in Virginia Beach in April.

First Place: Brianna Castro
Second Place: Ivette Mancha

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Parent E3 Series: Substance Abuse on Wednesday, March 22!


Save the Date! 1st Special Olympics Event, March 24!

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Each year our Health and Physical Education students receive instruction in Family Life

Education. For more information on the materials being taught, see the QR codes below. Opt out forms are available if needed. Please have your student return the form to their HPE teacher.

Scan the QR Code to request access to the FLE Course. Scan the QR Code to review the FLE curriculum. Here are the links to the opt out forms in English and Spanish.

Please contact your students HPE teacher for more information.


Yearbook Info!

The final 2023 yearbook order has now been placed.

We have only ordered a few (50) extras, which may be reserved NOW on a first-come, first serve basis.

Once our extra books are reserved, we will be finished selling 2023 yearbooks!

Reserve a book online at yearbookordercenter.com (code 15585) or in room 1030. Students may still reserve books with a $20 deposit if desired.

Email LisaMiller@mcpsva.org with any yearbook-related questions.


Parent-Teen Driving/Road & Range Info: Click links below!

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Saturday Learning Seminar!


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