Orlando Science High School

Issue 31

Weekly Newsletter - April 12, 2019

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Principal's Message

Dear Families and Students,


Dear Parents,


I hope you are having a great week. There are many accomplishments and upcoming events at OSHS, learn all about them in today's newsletter.


We are very proud to announce our Class of 2019 Valedictorians and Salutatorians! These hard working students have a bright future ahead of them. Congratulations on your incredible achievement!


The 2019 Enchanted Forest Junior Senior Prom is going to be a memorable event for our students. You will find new and important prom details in below.


Our Teacher Appreciation Week is quickly approaching. The teachers enjoy this week of pampering and appreciation. See below to learn how you can help us show our teachers how much we appreciate them.


OSHS 4th Quarter Parent Teacher Conferences will take place on Wednesday, May 1st and Thursday, May 2nd from 4:30-6:30 PM. You may begin signing up for a time slot today, Friday, April 19 at 4 PM. Take this opportunity to meet with your child's teachers to discuss their progress.


Saturday Leadership Academy and AP Studies continue this Saturday, April 13th at our OSS Technology High Campus. Students should make every effort to attend in order to be better prepared for the upcoming tests. You will find the current schedule below.


I'd like to wish our Mu Alpha Theta team good luck at this weekend's state competition. Go Orcas!


Respectfully,


Abdulaziz Yalcin, M.Ed

Principal

Orlando Science Schools-Middle/High

OSS High SChool 2018-2019 Valedictorians and Salutatorians

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Orlando Science High School is proud to announce the Class of 2019 Valedictorians and Salutatorians: Gideon F. & Eashaan S. were named valedictorians and Kavita K. & Russell A. were named Salutatorians. These exemplary students worked hard and continue to strive for excellence. Congratulations students, we are proud to call you ORCAS!

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 13th. 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 and AP Chemistry.

2019 junior senior prom

Important Prom Details:

  • Only 1 week left to get your prom tickets for $30, the price goes up on April 19th! Get your tickets by clicking the button below.
  • 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.

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

Amazing Orcas

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OCPS Outstanding Adult Volunteer Award

OSS is proud to announce that our very own parent, Edith O’Haver, won an Orange County Volunteer Award for the 2018-2019 school year! She has been volunteering at Orlando Science Middle High for the past two years. She started her volunteering journey with us as PVO Member and eagerly got involved in any way she was able to. This year she has volunteered at our Annual PVO Sponsored Fall Festival and with our the FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Team, Team RobotSakers. She has donated many hours to the success of OSS, congratulations on earning this award. It is well deserved!
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OCPS Outstanding Student Youth Award

OSHS is proud to announce that our very own 10th grader Alexis D. was acknowledged for her work with Vista Lakes Elementary refugee and immigrant students. Last week she earned the OCPS Outstanding Youth Volunteer Award for putting many hours and a lot of effort into her program CAFYIR (Career Aid For Young Immigrants and Refugees). Congratulations to Alexis on the successful implementation of CAFYIR!
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District Education and Leadership Conference 2019

Last Thursday-Sunday, members of the OSS Key Club attended the 81st annual District Education and Leadership Conference at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida. Over 2,200 Key Clubbers from the Florida district met at DCON to celebrate their outstanding service and elect the 2019-2020 district board members. Students participated in workshops on building leadership skills, organizing community events, and succeeding in college. Congratulations to these students for all the hours they have dedicated to serving their home, school, and community!


Jenny N., Serena S., Gabriela C., Devin S., Haydn H. and Joshua I.O.

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Florida High SChool MUN States Conference Results

At the beginning of March Scott O., Madison D., Avari M. and Alexis D. participated in Florida High-schools Model United Nations, State FHSMUN 40 Conference. The conference lasted 4 action packed days. There were 297 delegates at this State Level conference. All of the students learned about global and political topics while collaborating with others to solve real world issues in a Mock United Nations setting.

This conference required the students to research, analyze, and debate. Avari participated in the World Health Organization dealing with topics such as pandemics. Scott and Madison were part of the UN General Assembly. Alexis represented China in the Security Council. Security Council members were called back in late Saturday night for a Mock Crisis. The group worked until after 2:00 AM to offer solutions for this issue at hand.

We are so proud of these delegates. Our team worked very hard, brought back an award for “Distinguished Delegation” due to Alexis and Avari’s representation of China.
Alexis received “Outstanding Diplomat” for her work as China in Security Council including the crisis situation. These both, are a top honor awards from the conference.

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Oscar's Eggstravaganza

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Support the OSS Science Olympiad Team Rocket trip to nationals!

Lo Mein for Science Olympiad

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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 Graduadtion Slide Show Request

We will be creating a slideshow for the 8th grade graduation. If you would like your student’s picture to be included in the slideshow please follow the directions below:

STUDENT SLIDESHOW PICTURES

A. Email two pictures to Mr. Kriebel by 4pm on April 19th at: kriebel@orlandoscience.org

1. One young/baby picture &

2. One current/recent picture.

B. Please include the full name of your student in the email subject line. This will ensure it is labeled accurately.

Please be advised slideshow participation is optional. Graduation attendance is not required to participate in the slideshow. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

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.

April PVO Meeting

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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

Join 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

Mu Alpha Theta State competition

Friday, April 12th, 8am to Saturday, April 13th, 8pm

5780 Major Boulevard

Orlando, FL

Mu Alpha Theta members only

Oscar's Eggstravaganza

Wednesday, April 24th, 3-6pm

2611 Technology Drive

Orlando, FL

April PVO Meeting

Wednesday, April 24th, 6pm

OSHS Cafeteria

OSS HS Band Video Tournament

Friday, April 26th, 5-9pm

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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

OSHS

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

International Night

Friday, May 10th, 5-7pm

OSHS

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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