Orlando Science High School

Issue 35

Weekly Newsletter - May 10, 2019

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Principal's Message

Dear Families and Students,

I hope you all had a productive week. Here at OSHS our students have completed one round of AP testing, Alg. I and Geometry EOC exams and NGSSS Science testing this week. We are finishing up AP and state testing next week and then end of the year celebrations will commence. Don't forget that Wednesday, May 15th is a full day of school next week to accommodate testing.

I am pleased to announce that Orlando Science Middle High has been chosen as a GreatSchools.org 2019 College Success Award Winner! The College Success Award recognizes and celebrates high schools like ours that go beyond simply getting our students to graduation and also focus on ensuring students are prepared to succeed in college.

Seven OSHS juniors entered the 2020 National Merit Scholarship program and we are proud to spotlight them and support them in their academic goals.

Nine of our students also passed the BACE Exam (Biotechnician Assistant Credentialing Exam). Congratulations to these students!

The Spring Semester "Character Accreditation School Climate Survey" is now open! The survey can be found in this week's newsletter and is due by Friday, May 17th, 2019.

The seniors last day of school is today, Friday, May 10th. I wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors and look forward to celebrating their accomplishments at the graduation ceremony on May 23rd.

The Enchanted Forest Junior Senior Prom was held last Saturday in Winter Garden. Thank you to the PVO and student parent volunteers who made it a beautiful event. The students had a wonderful time!

OSS is hosting a competition math summer camp available for upcoming 5th-8th graders. Please see the registration and details in this week's newsletter.

Have a safe and wonderful weekend!


Abdulaziz Yalcin, M.Ed


Orlando Science Schools-Middle/High

OSHS Honored as GreatSchools 2019 College Success Award Winner

OSHS is pleased to announce that we have been chosen as a "GreatSchools.org 2019 College Success Award Winner"!

The College Success Award recognizes and celebrates high schools like ours that go beyond simply getting our students to graduation and also focus on ensuring students are prepared to succeed in college.

OSHS is one of 1,722 schools in 25 states across the country to be honored with the Award, which is based on data about how our school prepares students to succeed after high school, including whether they enroll in college, are ready for college-level coursework when they get there and persist into their second year. See the full list of winners from Florida and watch videos of National Spotlight Schools to learn about other promising practices at high schools across the country at https://www.greatschools.org/gk/csa-winners/.

We applaud the hard work of the entire Orlando Science community—including students, parents, teachers, and others that aspire to help our students succeed in college and beyond. Congratulations on receiving the College Success Award!

STate testing schedule 5/13-5/17

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AP Testing Schedule 5/13-5/17

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May 13th continues OSHS's AP College Board Exams and state FSA EOCs and NGSSS testing. See the schedule for dates and times. Please consider these dates when scheduling appointments, vacations or anything else that would take your student out of school during these times. Wednesday, May 15th will be a full day of school to accommodate testing students. Good luck to all of our testing Orcas!

AMAZing orcas

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OSHS Juniors enter in the "2020 National Merit Scholarship Program"

We are pleased to congratulate the following Juniors entering the "2020 National Merit Scholarship Program". They have earned more than 212 index points to become eligible for this great opportunity. Each of these students is among is the 50,000 highest scoring participants out of 1.6 million program entrants. These high performed students have shown outstanding academic potential and each of these students will receive recognition in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. Please help us congratulate these students and wish them the best of luck as they will be studying hard to become a semifinalist in their Senior year!

Saardhak B., Hayden H., James K., Abraham O., Peter P., Esha R., and Harshitha U.

biotechnician assistant credentials awarded

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We are proud to announce the following students that passed their recent BACE (Biotechnician Assistant Credentialing Exam). Congratulations students on putting forth your best effort, your hard work has paid off!

Dante C., Miscia F., Hayden F., Tony H., Dylan M., Jenny N., Sebastian N., James S. and Harsitha U.

Enchanted Forest Junior Senior Prom

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OSS MH Awarded with 2020 NJHS/NHS Chapter Certificates

Orlando Science Middle High has been awarded the 2020 NJHS and NHS Chapter Certificates. These certificates were awarded for recognizing and promoting the qualities of scholarship, service leadership, character and citizenship in students by maintaining an active NJHS and NHS Chapter. NJHS and NHS offers “support for students and parents with college admission and financial aid planning, including member-only webinars—an especially valuable opportunity for forward-thinking students and families. Assistance in making the dream of higher education possible through the NJHS Outstanding Achievement Award, enabling 500 NJHS members to get a head start on college savings each year. An affinity for service, enabling students to make significant contributions to their schools and communities." Orlando Science Schools has held an NJHS/NHS Chapter Certificate for 9 years.

For more details regarding NJHS/NHS please see the links below.

NJHS: https://www.njhs.us/

NHS: https://www.nhs.us/

Yearbook Sales extended-Get yours today!

Character Accreditation School Climate Parent Survey Due May 17th 2019

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OSS Family STEM Night Event

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Support the OSS Science Olympiad "Team Rocket" trip to nationals!

Burritos for Science Olympiad

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!

Summer Math Camp for upcoming 5th-8th graders

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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


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. On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, we will not hold our regular early release schedule. Instead, we will follow our standard release schedule to allow more time for testing.

Download a copy of the testing schedule below.

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.

8th Grade Graduation Parent Meeting

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Technology Drive HS 8th Grade Graduation Early Departure

Hello 8th Grade Technology Drive HS Families,

Graduation for your students will take place on Friday, May 24th 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport. We understand that this is typically a busy day for our 8th grade families as they prepare for graduation, so for May 24th only we will allow early departure from school. In order for ED to take place you must have the form completed below by 3PM Thursday May 23rd 2018. We will not be accepting any responses after this date. If a response is not submitted your student will be picked up during our regular dismissal time frame. Please keep in mind students must be picked up from the dismissal area beginning from 12:00PM-12:30PM. Please note by signing your student up you are agreeing to pick them up in the dismissal area between 12:00 and 12:30pm if you do not pick your student up at this time you will have to wait until dismissal. No 8th grade student will be permitted to leave through the front office on this day. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Foley at Jennifer.Foley@orlandoscience.org.

Mobile Device Users: If you are viewing this flyer on a mobile device you will not be able to scroll on the form found below unless you open the flyer completely. You may also use the link found under the form as well.

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

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


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

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!


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.

may Lunch Menu


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.


OSHS Events: Mark your calendars

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!

8th Grade Graduation Parent Meeting

Wednesday, May 15th, 5-6pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

OSS 8th Grade Families interested in as assisting with decorations/set up for the 2019 8th Grade Graduation are encouraged to attending this meeting. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Frunker.

OSHS Key Club Car Wash

Friday, May 17th, 3-5pm

2600 Technology Drive

Orlando, FL

Come get your car washed at the OSHS parking lot and support our high school Key Club!

8th grade Gradventure

Friday, May 17th, 4pm

6000 Universal Boulevard

Orlando, FL

8th graders only

Last day to submit Parent Climate Survey

Friday, May 17th, 11:45pm

This is an online event.

8th grade graduation

Friday, May 24th, 5:30pm

9300 Jeff Fuqua Boulevard

Orlando, FL

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