Orlando Science Middle High

February 16th 2018 Weekly Newsletter-Issue 300

Mission Statement

“The mission of Orlando Science Middle/High Charter School is to provide students with

a well-rounded education with special emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering,

Mathematics (STEM) and Reading in the light of research based, proven and innovative instructional methods in a stimulating environment.”

Principal's Corner

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope everyone had another wonderful week at Orlando Science Middle High! We would like to thank everyone for checking out our newest "Weekly Newsletter" last week, and we are proud to continue with it this week.

We would like to remind everyone that Saturday Leadership Academy and AP Studies will continue tomorrow Saturday February 17th 2018. There will also be NO SCHOOL on Monday February 19th 2018 due to President's Day, we will resume normal operations on Tuesday February 20th 2018.

Orlando Science Middle High had many exciting events happen over the last few weeks that we are excited to share with you. We would first like to thank our very own Rho Kappa for hosting both the "Black History Month Celebration Assembly with Guest Speaker City of Orlando Fire Marshal Tammy Hughes" and the "Annual Black History Month Poster Contest. Both events were an outstanding success and we are so proud of your hard work. We would also like to congratulate senior Jaelen A. for receiving the prestigious Orlando Mayor Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth Humanitarian Award, this is a huge accomplishment. Stay tuned for next week's newsletter for more details.

The OSS Mu Alpha Theta Team placed both 1st and 4th at the February Regional Competition, congratulations to those students and their coaches on ajob well done!

On January 7, 2018, the Orlando Science Schools FIRST Tech Challenge Teams 5070 N.U.T.S., 6379 Clockwork Mania and 7579 G.O.A.T participated in the Tesla League Championship at Forest Lake Education Center in Longwood. our N.U.T.S. Team earned "The Inspire Award",the highest award any team could earn at a FTC competition, which automatically gave them an invitation to the State Championship that was held on February 3rd 2018. Stay tuned to next week's newsletter for more details.

Although these events were the highlights of this week's newsletter we have many more exciting announcements and recaps that can be found below. Our Newsletter Trivia is also back this week and may be found at the bottom, we hope everyone has a safe and wonderful weekend. See you Tuesday!


Abdulaziz Yalcin

Orlando Science
Middle/High School

No School Monday February 19th 2018-President's Day

Attention All Orlando Science Families: There will be no school this Monday February 19th 2018 because of President's Day. We will resume to normal operations on Tuesday February 20th 2018.
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Orlando Science Middle High Celebrates Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history.


RHO Kappa Black History Month Celebration Assembly

OSS Rho Kappa Honor Society hosted the Black History Month Celebration Wednesday, February 14th 2018. City of Orlando Fire Marshal Tammy Hughes honored us by being the keynote speaker of the event. She spoke about the importance of Black History month and what it meant to her. We are elated to share the message she left with us.

"To: Mr. Yalcin, Faculty and Students,

I am so privileged to have spent time with you all today. I had the opportunity to witness excellence at its best. I wish all of you luck and success in everything you do.

Thank you

Fire Marshall Tammy Hughes


The Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society did a great job preparing for the event. Thank you to all who participated and made this a great occasion!

Orlando Science Senior Receives Orlando Mayor Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth Humanitarian Award

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Orlando Science Senior Jaelen A. received the prestigious Orlando Mayor Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth Humanitarian Award. The Humanitarians are selected by the principal or guidance counselor from each Orange County Public School based on their representation of Dr King's legacy in demonstrating his ideas of equality, justice, peace, respect and inclusion for all. During our Black History Month Assembly Celebration Jaelen was presented with the award and congratulated by City of Orlando Fire Marshall Tammy Hughes. We would like to congratulate Jaelen for this outstanding achievement, and we would like thank you for all that you do.

Rho Kappa Black History Month Poster Contest

OSS Rho Kappa held a Black History Month Poster Contest to honor and celebrate individuals who made a difference in the world and are still making a difference today! Several students were awarded certificates for their posters during our Black History Month Celebration Assembly on Wednesday February 14th 2018 with guest speaker City of Orlando Fire Marshall Tammy Hughes. Congratulations to everyone that participated in this honorable event!

7th grade

1st Place: Jalisa R., 2nd Place: Thomas W., 3rd Place: Jaine W.

9th grade

1st Place: Elizabeth O. ,2nd Place. Peter P. ,3rd Place: Nishy A.

10th grade

1st Place: Jenny N., 2nd Place: Ilais B., 3rd Place:Saardhak B.

11th grade

1st Place: De’Waina B.

12th grade

1st Place: Christina N., 2nd Place: Yasmin F.3rd Place: Adline T.

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OSS College Acceptances of the Week

University of Florida

The Orlando Science College Department would like to congratulate the following students who have been accepted into the University of Florida! Go Gators! UF is #42 in the Nation according to the US News Best Colleges and Universities.


Rebecca C., Abhinav D., Michael E., Yasmin F., Nia J., Jeffrey J., Ratnesh K., Justin L., Ameena M., Zachary M., Alexander M., Christina N., Arjun P., Maleeha S., Christina T., Ryan V., Abdullah Y.,Justin Y.

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OSS College Center "College of the Week"

Columbia University

This week the OSS College Corner has chosen Columbia University as its "College of the Week". Below you will find the Columbia Class of 2021 Profile which includes combined data from both Columbia University and the Columbia University of Engineering. Data which includes First Year Applicant Overview and Admitted Students Statistics as well demographic and geographical information.

Meet with the OSS School Counselor Ms. Bumgarner

A Message from the Counselor

Hello Orlando Science Families,

On the button below you will be able to book a time to meet with me, Orlando Science School’s Professional School Counselor, Amanda Bumgarner. Click on an available time found in the link(button) below, answer the four required questions, and click to confirm your appointment. You will receive an email confirmation immediately.

Each appointment is thirty minutes and will be held in the school counselor’s office on the Lynx or Tech campus.

IMPORTANT NOTE: On Mon-Wed, the counselor will be at the Lynx Campus and on Thurs-Fri, at the Tech Campus. Please book accordingly.


Ms. B


FIRST Tech Challenge Season

On January 7, 2018, the Orlando Science Schools FIRST Tech Challenge Teams 5070 N.U.T.S., 6379 Clockwork Mania and 7579 G.O.A.T participated in the Tesla League Championship at Forest Lake Education Center in Longwood. At the last event of the League season 22 teams from across Orange and Lake Counties competed for the opportunity to earn an invitation to the State Competition to be held in February.

All teams made the school proud with N.U.T.S. advancing to the quarter finals as alliance captain and Clockwork Mania advancing to the semi-finals. GOAT’s rookie team members ended their season with a strong performance.

N.U.T.S. earned the Inspire Award, highest award any team could earn at a FTC competition, which automatically gave them an invitation to the State Championship on February 3rd at the Prime Osborn III Convention Center in Jacksonville, FL.

Please congratulate the students for their achievements as well as their coaches, parents and volunteers. Our robotics team members are:


Dennis B., Ryan V., David V., Christina T., Esha R., Jacob H., Nathan N., Jordan H., William P., Peter P., Keshan P., Zachary M., Eashan S.

Clockwork Mania

Saardahk B., Bradley B., Rebecca P., Gwen H., Alex Y., Minh L., Pierce S-T., Ethen O., Kevin R.


Peter P., Nelson Y., Nisarg P.

Congratulations to the January Students of the Month!

We would like to congratulate our January Students of the Month! These students were nominated by their teachers and staff for going above and beyond what is asked and represent the Orca Values to a T. Congratulations again and thank you for all that you do!

Gabrielle M., Eliza C-G., Hana Z. ,Ada S., Kevin R.,Alexander M.

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Mu Alpha Theta Places at February Regional Competition

On Saturday, February 3rd, our Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society and middle school mathletes had a great time participating in the February regional competition at Suncoast High School.Congratulations to our Algebra 1, Geometry, and PreCalculus teams for winning first place, and our amazing Calculus team for winning fourth place!"

Reminder: Saturday Leadership Academy and AP Studies Resumes This Saturday

Reminder: Saturday Leadership Academy and AP Studies will resume tomorrow Saturday February 17th 2018.

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2017-2018 Assessment Calendar

The 2017-2018 Assessment Calendar is a wonderful resource for our upcoming Testing Season. Please select the button below labeled "2017-2018 Assessment Calendar" below to see this year's calendar, or select the PDF for download.
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7th Grade Field Trip to Skeletons: A Museum of Osteology

The Orlando Science Lynx Lane 7th Grade Class will be taking a field trip to Skeletons: A Museum of Osteology. The trip will take place on Wednesday February 28th 2018 and the cost is $30. The last day to turn in permission slips and payments will be Tuesday February 20th 2018, please view the permission slip found below for more information.

NHS/NJHS Presents All You Can Eat Pancake and Waffle Breakfast

NHS/NJHS will be hosting an "All You Can Eat Pancake and Waffle Breakfast" on Saturday February 24th, March 31st and April 28th 2018 from 8:00-10:00PM. The cost is $5 per person and all proceeds will go towards the 2018 Relay for Life Event! In order to make this event a great success for our Relay for Life Fundraiser, we are asking for items to be donated for this event. Please see the link below for items needed. Thank you for your support!


2018 Middle School Track Tryouts

Middle School Students interested in trying out must attend both dates of tryouts and have a current sports physical on file. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Mulligan.


March 5th and 6th 2018 from 4:00-5:30PM at the Technology Campus

First Meet

April 4th 2018 at Wolf Lake

Orlando Science Middle High Home Visits

Dear OSS Parents and Guardians ,

We like to find ways to communicate with parents to support our mutual involvement in your child’s education. As part of OSS tradition, we are organizing home visits as a way to reach out to our families and get to know them better. We would like to set up a time for a few of your students teachers to have a brief 20-30 minute home visit. Home visits are an effective way to establish positive contact and communication with families. They are not a replacement for parent-teacher conferences, but are a process through which teachers demonstrate their support for students’ families by visiting the home environment where the family feels comfortable. Home visits originate from a sincere desire to assist and work with families. We will be glad to visit you and your child at a convenient time. If you would like to host a home visit, please select one of the days below. We will be organizing quarterly home visits. If you are not available during first quarter, you always can choose a day later on in the school year. We look forward to visiting you!

Sincerely, Orlando Science Schools Teachers and Staff

Sign Up for a Home Visit Today

Please select the button above if you would like to schedule a Home Visit for the Month of February.

Pizza Day is Back!

We are pleased to announce that Pizza Day is back! Beginning on Thursday March 1st 2018 students may purchase ether on slice of Papa Johns Pizza for $2 or a combo which includes two slices of Papa Johns Pizza and drink for $5. A pre-pay monthly option will be available through School Pay beginning next week.

Orlando Science Junior/Senior Prom

Orlando Science

Junior/Senior Prom

Mark your calendars! Prom will be held on

Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 7 – 11pm once again at the beautiful Tanner Hall,

29 W Garden Ave, Winter Garden, FL 34787

This year’s theme that won is A Night in Paris. Think pink/black/silver and the Eiffel Tower!

The price will remain the same, $30 per person and include a full course meal with two options to accommodate everyone’s dietary needs. Tickets will go on sale beginning Monday February 19th 2018 via SchoolPay.

Anyone who would like to help with the décor please contact OSS.PVO@orlandoscience.org

Happy Birthday February Orcas!

Riyan A., Shreya B., Matthew B., Rodolfo G., Omer K., Janieliz O-R., Aditya R., Jaire W., Aashrith B., Eliza C-G., Aiya F., Joshua L. Alexander P., Xavier P., Daniel R., Omar Z., Visly Z., Jaydon A., Chi Q., Tony H., Isaac M., Yunus M., Jenny N., Brian R., Catlin U., Richard C-G., Yann D., Sumaiyah M.,Tiffany P. ,Jaelen A., Rebecca C., William P., Dhruv S.,

Noah L,Sebastian P.

2nd Annual PVO Sponsored Fall Festival

OSS is pleased to announce that the date has been set for the 2nd Annual PVO Sponsored Fall Festival. Please select the link below for more information and details.


Club of the Week: Basketball

Basketball club is open to both MS and HS students weekly. During club, kids have an opportunity to develop game strategies and skills for the game. In addition, kids get to play a variety of skill games like 3 point shootouts, knockout, 1v1, half court, and full- court. Basketball club is a great time to be active, play with friends, and enhance athletic skills.

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Gradventure 2018

Orlando Science 8th Grade Students will have the opportunity to attend Universal Orlando's Gradventure 2018 on May 11th 2018. Permission Slips may be found at the front desk and are due by Tuesday March 13th 2018, the cost is $120.

*See Permission Slips for Eligibility Requirements

Deadline for Senior Yearbook Ads is Approaching

The 2018 Senior Class Yearbook Ads are available for purchase. You may purchase your Senior ADs through the below SchoolPay websites, ADs are available in both full and half page formats. Please select the appropriate link for the AD you would like to purchase, once you have purchased your senior AD please send the recipet of your AD along with the photos and message you would like with your AD to Mr. Lakner. ADs must be submitted by March 2nd 2018.

Full Page AD


Half Page AD


Tutoring Schedule

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February Hot Charter Breakfast and Lunch Menu

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PVO Fall Festival Meeting

Wednesday, Feb. 21st, 6-8pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

Our next PVO Sponsored Fall Festival Meeting will be held on Wednesday February 21st 2018. During this meeting we will discuss details regarding our upcoming Fall Festival to be held on Saturday October 20th 2018. RSVP using the link below, we cannot wait to see you there! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0949a9aa23a6f94-pvofall
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Chess Tournament

Saturday, Feb. 24th, 2:30-4:30pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

Orlando Science Middle High will be hosting a Chess Tournament on Saturday February 24th 2018 from 9:00AM-4:30PM. The Tournament will be open to all students in Grades K-12th, in Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Lake County.The cost to enter the tournament is $5. Student interested in competing must email Vidit P. at viditpokharna@gmail.com to reserve your spot today. Questions or Concerns please contact Nefise.Isikli@orlandoscience.org.

Link to sign up:




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Adult and Children First Aid/CPR/AED and Anaphylaxis Epi-pen Auto-injector Training

Saturday, March 31st, 9am-6pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

This last week our OSS family became even more medically prepared. 13 of us participated in learning Adult and Children First Aid/CPR/AED and Anaphylaxis Epi-pen Auto-injector. These certification courses are most helpful as not only are these students trained but are also helping donate money to the HOSA club. Times slots are 9-12, 12-3, 3-6.

Do not wait, sign up using School Pay today! First eight to sign up for a time slot are the first served. Please email Mr. Stampas for more Information.

4th Quarter Parent Teacher Conference Nights

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4th Quarter Parent Teacher Conference Nights are scheduled for Wednesday May 2nd 2018(4:00-6:00PM) and Thursday May 3rd 2018(4:30-6:30PM). Sign Ups will begin at 7PM on Sunday April 22nd 2018, as the date approaches we will provide the link.

Newsletter Trivia

Fill out the Google Form below, to be entered to win a Free Pizza Combo on March 1st 2018. The deadline to submit your answers will be Wednesday February 21st 2018.

*Note: This is only valid for Lynx Lane Students and Staff