OHS Eagle News
Week of March 26, 2023
A Message from our Principal, Mr. Pflugrath...
Dear Osbourn Family,
I hope this message finds you all safe and well. As we close in on Spring Break, I am excited about the opportunity our students will have to step away from the building and have some time to just relax. Spring Break starts Saturday, April 1st and students return to school on Tuesday, April 11th.
Prior to stepping away however, I ask that we all ensure that students have touched base with their teachers and have a firm understanding of what is due, or what needs to be turned in so their grades are current. We will be at the end of the year before we know it and so it is imperative that students are knowledgeable about where their understanding of the material lies. If you have any concerns, please reach out to our teachers as well.
Make sure to mark your calendar for our end of course SOL tests on May 1st to May 10th. Please limit your travel and appointments during that time. We want all of our Eagles here and doing their best. We will send out a more detailed testing schedule in the upcoming newsletters. Prom is also approaching quickly on Saturday, April 15th . Ticket information is being shared in Schoology. Please also consider signing up for our After-Prom event at the Freedom Center, organized by our amazing parents.
Last week, Center Stage won awards including the 2nd place overall, Best Costumes, and Best Band awards. Ryan Wescott and Alexander Ramirez won the Showmanship Awards. Congratulations to Mrs. Easley and our CenterStage choir. All Choral groups from Osbourn High School received a SUPERIOR rating at the District IX Choral State Assessment.
We are very excited to be the host for the Regional Special Olympics at Osbourn High School on the new date of this Thursday during the school day. We hope to see you in our stadium for the event. This week is also our Spring Spirit Week which culminates with our Pep Rally on Friday. We will conduct our annual tornado drill this week as well.
As always, thank you for your continued partnership and please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Osbourn High School
Choral, Orchestra, and Band!
Being that all Choral, Orchestra, and Band groups from Osbourn High School received a SUPERIOR rating at the State Assessments, Osbourn will have the distinct honor of being a Blue-Ribbon School again! Osbourn High School’s Performing Arts Department met all of the qualifications for a Virginia Music Educators Association Blue Ribbon School Award for 2022-23. A panel of judges at District IX assessed the performance of Osbourn’s band, chorus, and orchestra. To receive the Blue Ribbon every ensemble needed to perform at a superior level. Osbourn’s band, orchestra, and chorus earned superior ratings, which is the highest rating possible. The award recognizes schools throughout Virginia with superior performing ensembles. The award is given to the top performing schools in the district after reviewing each school’s band, chorus, and orchestra. Congratulations to our over 400 students enrolled in the performing arts department for excelling and achieving excellence.
Thursday, March 30 - Special Olympics
Friday, March 31 - Ovation Ceremony during Advisory
DIVISON CLOSED: Spring Break - Monday, April 3 to Monday, April 10
STUDENTS RETURN: Tuesday, April 11
Thursday, April 13 - Integrated Reading/Writing (IRW) Field Test (for English 10 & 11); All other students have a 2-hour delay
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
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
Saturday, April 29 - Manassas Reads at Harris Pavilion
Friday, April 28 - Ovation Ceremony during Advisory
Monday, May 1 to Wednesday, May 10 - SOL Testing
Friday, May 5 - Choir Concert @ 7pm
Saturday, May 6 - Choir Concert @ 7 pm
Monday, May 8 to Friday, May 12 - Teacher Appreciation Week
Monday, May 8 - Summa Cum Laude Ceremony @ 6 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 Through
Thursday, May 25 - Senior Breakfast, Walk & Graduation Rehearsal
Thursday, May 25 - Senior Sunset 6-9 pm
Friday, May 26 - No School for Osbourn students
Friday, May 26 - Graduation at Eagle Bank Arena @ 12 pm
Tuesday, May 30 - Early Release Day
Wednesday, May 31 - Early Release Day/Last Day of School
We met with our students last week to review student behavior expectations. Specifically we addressed the importance of being on-time to class and the impact on their learning. We also reiterated 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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Parent E3 Series: Substance Abuse
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OHS is a Blue Ribbon School!
Senior Students and Caregivers,
Below are links to important information regarding senior activities and graduation. Please be sure to read each document carefully. We are excited to celebrate with you as our seniors finish up the 2023 school year. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me, your students’ counselor, or your students’ administrator for clarification.
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.
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.
Online yearbook ordering will be shut off on March 31, so PLEASE order this week!
Are you reading ohstalon.com? This is our student news website featuring articles written by OHS journalism students. The staff of 52 student journalists has worked hard all year to create strong content for the OHS community, and this week, they published their 200th article of the school year!
Saturday Learning Seminar!
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