Orlando Science Middle High
Weekly Newsletter-March 2nd 2018
“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.”
Welcome to the month of March! We have had such a fantastic year so far, and we are ready to finish it strong!
This week's newsletter is filled with exciting announcements, recaps and so much more, that we are excited to share with you. We would first like to remind everyone that our Testing Season kicks off next Tuesday March 6th 2018 with FSA Writes. You will be able to find the full calendar below, please be sure to place it somewhere that is readily available.
Please join me to congratulate our students competed at the 15th Annual Dr. Nelson Ying Orange County Science Exposition. This is more commonly known as the Orange County Science Fair! Qualifying for the 58th science fair is an amazing accomplishment. Special congratulations to Shreya and Harshita for being the 1st place in their categories. Our students presented their long-term STEM project impressing judges from other schools and from STEM professions.
In case you missed it, our OSS Neuroscience Club placed 3rd at the "Central Florida Brain Bee Competition" this past Saturday! This is an outstanding achievement, we are also happy to announce that Noah L, placed in the Top 10 of all competitors.
On Saturday, February 24th, 2018, Orlando Science Middle School students competed in the Regional History Bee Competition, of our competitors we have three heading to the National History Bee. Congratulations to Amitha K, Riyan A and Sheel T and best of luck at Nationals!
The OSS Foreign Language Department will be hosting Foreign Language Week beginning on March 5th 2018 and ending on March 9th 2018 with our "World Language Night". The schedule for the week and details regarding our "World Language Night" may be found below, we cannot wait to celebrate with you!
Middle School Students do not forget that track tryouts will be held next Monday and Tuesday and the Technology Drive Campus from 4:00-5:30 PM. Students must be in grades sixth through eighth, attend both days of tryouts and have a current sports physical in order to be eligible.
Congratulations to Vidit P. for winning the OSS Chess Tournament, our next one will be held on Saturday, April 7th, 2018. The NHS/NJHS "All You Can Eat Pancake/Waffle Breakfast" was a great success, do not forget the next one will be held on Saturday, March 31st, 2018.
Have a safe and wonderful weekend, we will see you on Monday!
2017-2018 Assessment Calendar
OSS Neuroscience Club Places 3rd at Central Florida Brain Bee Competition
The Orlando Science High School Neuroscience Club placed 3rd at the Central Florida Brain Bee Competition at UCF this past Saturday! This is the very first year that we have had a team compete at this competition. We are also excited to announce that Noah L. placed in the Top 10 among all the competitors. Congratulations to our Neuroscience Club and their Coach Mrs. Balci on this outstanding achievement!
Orlando Science Competes at Regional History Bee Competition
On Saturday February 24th 2018 Orlando Science students Amitha K., Sheel T., Rohan K., Nikhil R., Riyan A., and Jaden Y. participated in the Regional National History Bee competition held at Trinity Preparatory School, Winter Park, FL. All of our competitors did an amazing job, we are pleased to announce that Amitha K, Riyan A. and Sheel T. will be advancing to the National History Bee Finals to represent Orlando Science Schools ! Congratulations to everyone on a job well done!
OSS MH Celebrates Foreign Language Week
The Orlando Science Middle High Foreign Language Department will celebrate "Foreign Language Week" during the week of March 5th-9th 2018. You will find the schedule below of the week's events, including "World Language Night" to be held on Friday March 9th 2018 from 5:00-7:00PM in the OSS MH Cafeteria.
Monday March 5th 2018
Greetings in French,Arabic and Japanese
50th person say hello to Ms. Foley in Japanese will get a chocolate bar
Greeting word poster contest Starts(Students will create a poster with using “hello” In different language)
Tuesday March 6th 2018
Greetings in Spanish, Hindu and German
50th person say hello to Ms. Foley in Spanish will get a chocolate bar
Spanish Movie Night(After School) $1-Includes Popcorn
Wednesday March 7th 2018
Greetings in Turkish, Italian, Korean
50th person say hello to Ms. Foley in Turkish will get a chocolate bar
Turkish Movie Night(After School) $1-Includes Popcorn
Thursday March 8th 2018
Greetings in Russian, Portuguese and Urdu
50th person say hello to Ms. Foley in Russian will get a chocolate bar
Greeting word poster contest Ends
(Students will create a poster with using “hello”In different language)
Friday March 9th 2018
Greetings in Chinese, Hindi and Greek
50th person say hello to Ms. Foley in Hindi will get a chocolate bar
Guest Speaker Dr. Gergana Vitanova is an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of M.A. TESOL Program and Modern Languages & Literatures at the University of Central Florida.
Foreign Language T-shirt or Cultural Dress Down Day
World Language Night-5:00-7:00PM-OSS MH Cafeteria
Bring your favorite dish to join the food contest. Please see Ms. Foley for rubric
Deadline for Senior Yearbook Ads is TODAY!
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
15th Annual Dr. Nelson Ying Orange County Science Exposition Winners
On Valentines Day our students competed at the 15th Annual Dr. Nelson Ying Orange County Science Exposition. This is more commonly known as the Orange County Science Fair! Qualifying for the 58th science fair is an amazing accomplishment. Our students presented their long term STEM project impressing judges from other schools and from STEM professions. On Thursday the 22nd of February, the award ceremony was held with exciting results.
Please congratulate the following students in their amazing accomplishments:
Siyona M. – The Leaders Prep Impact Award and the Dr. Alan J. Saffran Memorial Cancer Award.
Miscia F. – The Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society Award
Isma F. and Emal A.– The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Award
Landon Dabney – The Office of Naval Research Award
Kayra A.and Ananya V. – U.S. Air Force Award
Shreya B. – U.S. Air Force Award and Orlando Science Center Award
For the middle school placement awards:
Pragna T. and Tanvi C. – 3rd place in Behavioral and Social Sciences,
Isaiah S., Sabah I., and Sloan R. – 3rd place in Behavioral and Social Sciences
Tarang G. – 3rd place in Biomedical and Health Sciences
Serena L. – 4th place in Chemistry
Beatriz G. – 3rd place in Chemistry
Isma F.– 3rd place in Earth and Environmental Science
Maya R. – 2nd place in Earth and Environmental Science
Shreya B.– 1st place in Mathematic and Computational Sciences (She will be moving on to states at the end of March)
Nyah P. – 2nd place Microbiology
Kayra A. and Ananya V. – 4th place in Physics and Astronomy
Alyssa K. – 3rd place in Physics and Astronomy
Landon D. – 2nd place in Physics and Astronomy
For the high school placement awards:
Meghana T. – 2nd place in Behavioral and Social Sciences
Maleeha S.and Ameena M. – 4th place in Biomedical and Health Sciences
Sumaiyah M. and Anique Z. – 4th place in Biomedical and Health Sciences
Harshitha U.– 1st place in Chemistry
(She will be moving on to states at the end of March)
Devin S. – 3rd place in Environmental Engineering
Karima I.– 3rd place in Environmental Engineering”
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.
Orlando Science Center is looking for Summer Volunteers!
Applications are now open for summer 2018!
During the summer, first-time applicants are considered
for either the Youth Visitor Experience Team or the
Summer Camp Team. More opportunities will then available
for students for the following terms to apply for student
internships and other volunteer opportunities!
Please use the link below to start your application.
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR SUMMER 2018 IS SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2018.
All materials must be submitted before this date to be considered for an interview.
For more information:
Orlando Science Center
Youth Volunteer Program
Volunteer Resources Department
407.514.2034 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
April 4th 2018 at Wolf Lake
2018 Graduation Dates
Orlando Science Athlete of the Week
How are the words “Ace,” “Dig,” and “Pancake” related? They are all terms that 9th Grader Gwen is very familiar with. Gwen is a designated middle hitter on a club volleyball team. Gwen’s day does not end with the end of the school day. Up to 4 days a week, Gwen is at her volleyball club, playing volleyball. Gwen currently is interested in playing at a college. Dedication, training and persistence and marketing is needed to become a college volleyball player. In addition to practices on the court with the team and coaches, she and the rest of her 12-member team meet with a personal trainer for strength and endurance conditioning 2 days a week.
Gwen and others on her team also learn the skills of visualization, focusing, and other mental tactics to be mentally prepared for each tournament through an online course. Add an occasional private lesson to fine tune serving, hitting, blocking, and passing skills and now you are aware of the training involved for this highly competitive sport where only about 3% of the girls who play during high school are awarded a position on a college team.
In addition to the training and tournaments, Gwen and her team participate in a philanthropic project each year. The girls travel to compete in cities such as Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville and even Atlanta GA.
Club of the Week: National Math Club
“The National Math Club is a national program that gives students the opportunity to engage in mathematics that is non-competitive, fun and different from "textbook math." Created in 2007, it is a completely free MATHCOUNTS program. Students participate in mathematical hands-on activities that encourage team building and number sense. Club members are required to submit an end of the year group project to the MATHCOUNTS foundation in order to achieve Gold Level Status.”
OSS February Chess Tournament
The Orlando Science February Chess Tournament was held on Saturday February 24th 2018 and sponsored by the OSS Chess Club. Congratulations to Yusuf Gultekin for being the February winner, and to all of our participants. The next OSS Chess Tournament will be scheduled for April 7th 2018.
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
Please select the button above if you would like to schedule a Home Visit for the Month of March.
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 are now on sale via the SchoolPay link below:
Anyone who would like to help with the décor please contact OSS.PVO@orlandoscience.org
Pizza Day Has Returned!
Happy Birthday March Orcas!
Luca B., James B., Alexander D., Emily D., Sana I., Aariz R., Trinity T-R., Adrian T., Thomas W., Kaitlyn O., Emmee L., Elijah L., Sean W., Nishi A., Salma H.,Joel R., Serena S., Jason C., Jordan C., Lorenzo M., Alvin N., Rebecca P., Giancarlo R., Kalleah T., Mark E., Cathy S., Abhi D., Yasmeen H., Nia J., Justin L., Seejah S., Justin Y.
2017-2018 Birthday Dress Down Day Request Form
Students who would like to dress down for their birthday must submit the request form found below two days prior to the desired day. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Sturm.
2nd Annual PVO Sponsored Fall Festival
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 2018 Gradventure(8th Grade)Consent Form and Guidelines PDF found below.
NHS/NJHS Presents All You Can Eat Pancake and Waffle Breakfast
March Hot Charter Breakfast and Lunch Menu
Upcoming OSS MH Events
Parent Volunteer Organization Meeting
Wednesday, March 28th, 6-8pm
2427 Lynx Lane
Our next PVO meeting will take place on Wednesday March 28th 2018 from 6PM-8PM in the Orlando Science Middle High Cafeteria. Everyone is welcome to attend, we will be discussing upcoming events and Fall Festival reminders. RSVP below, we cannot wait to see you there!
Adult and Children First Aid/CPR/AED and Anaphylaxis Epi-pen Auto-injector Training
Saturday, March 31st, 9am-6pm
2427 Lynx Lane
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
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.
Fill out the Google Form below, to be entered to win a Dress Down Day The deadline to submit your answers will be Wednesday March 7th 2018.
*Note: This is only valid for Lynx Lane Students and Staff