Week January 10th, 2022
A Message from our Principal, Mr. Pflugrath...
Happy New Year Family!
I hope this message finds each of you safe and well. As we are returning to school, I wanted to reach out to you to share a few words with you, as well as to ask for your help.
I am aware that a number of students and families have reached out to express their concerns around returning to school amid the recent rise in positive COVID cases. I want you to know that your voices have been heard, and we will continue to do everything we can do to maintain a healthy environment for all students and staff at Osbourn High School. We have been fortunate that our students continue to be very vigilant about adhering to the mitigation strategies to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
As we return, the teachers and staff will be hyper-vigilant about students and adults following the mitigation protocols to include having conversations in classes about how serious these matters are so that we can have a safe and healthy school. We will also be discussing how not being vigilant could impact our respective families at home. I am asking that you all take a brief moment to remind your children about the importance of not just being mindful of their adherence to these protocols, but also how their positive actions can indirectly provide comfort to our extended families as well. A safe environment really leads to an environment where our teachers and students can be at their best and return to school each day knowing they are safe in our spaces with one another.
I thank you in advance for your time and willingness to assist me through having these conversations.
You can access the second quarter report cards on Monday through the PowerSchool portal. If you have any questions please contact your teacher and/or school counselor. You can request a printed copy of your report card by clicking the link on our website.
Enjoy the remainder of your weekend and welcome to 2022! As always, thank you for your continued support, and please reach out if you have questions
Masks, Masks, Masks!
Please help your student adhere to our mask policy. Masks are still worn at all times by both staff and students indoors and on school buses, but are not required outdoors. With the cold and flu season upon us, it is even more important for students to be sure to leave home with a mask as they head out to school and having an extra mask in their backpack would be a great idea. We appreciate your help in keeping all our students and staff safe!
Three of our talented OHS art students were accepted into Off The Wall #18, a prestigious high school art exhibit at The ArtFactory in Old Town.
by Edan Tabug
by Kaylin Martinez
Watercolor and Ink
The Exiled and the Abandoned
by John Tabug
Ink and Marker
There are several ways you can find out if inclement weather will affect the school day. The MCPS Website is generally the first and fastest mode of communication during emergency weather closings. Other communication channels will be updated as quickly as possible including email, text, website, social media, and news stations.
Plan ahead for the winter season. Bookmark the MCPS website, plan for childcare if needed, and make sure your children know where they will go if school is closed, dismissed early, or open late.
Glow of the Week
Our glow of the week is Ms. Coni Jones, our administrative associate in the main office. Ms. Jones has demonstrated tremendous loyalty to Osbourn High School. She is always friendly and welcoming to those that visit the main office at Osbourn, including students, community members, teachers, parents, and staff. Coni’s smile and helpful attitude have a positive impact on our school culture. Ms. Jones is a solution-oriented problem solver and relationship builder, that sincerely cares about the entire OneOsbourn Family. Thank you, Coni! It is an honor to work with and for you.
Osbourn High School District IX Honor Choir Representatives
We had 13 student audition and make the 2022 District IX Honor Choir and 4 alternates! Each student had to prepare a song and do an 8 measure sight reading exercise through an online platform for their audition. This year the Honor choir will take place in person at Woodbridge Senior High School in February! This is quite an honor and Ms. Easley stated "she is blessed to teach such outstanding students!"
SSAA Treble Choir
Eleanor Birmingham – Soprano 2
Hannah Tiede – Soprano 2
Samantha Montes – Alto 2
Aleah Smith – Alto 2
SATB Mixed Choir
Natalie Shelton – Soprano 1
Faith Tutko – Soprano 1
Kylee Donovan – Soprano 1
Anna Stock – Alternate (Soprano 1)
Brooke Mattick – Soprano 2
Anna French – Alternate (Soprano 2)
Ava Halvorsen – Alternate (Alto)
Alexander Ramirez – Tenor 1
Aidan Castaneda – Tenor 2
Matthew Beach – Tenor 2
Kian McAndrew – Bass 2
Jace Tennant – Bass 2
Logan Monhollen – Alternate (Bass 2)
Congratulations to the 2022 VBODA All-District Band!
Four band students from OHS made the 2022 VBODA All-District Band. These students took part in an audition that included the top band students from all of Prince William County, Manassas Park, Manassas City, and local private schools:
Caitlin Heverin, Grace Jarrett-Coker, Adan Sanchez, and Gabriella Ledesma
Congratulations to our 2021-2022 NHS Inductees!
Katherine Alberto Navas, Veniel Dabipi, Maria Jose Diaz Torres, Bruna Duran Chavez, Faviola Fuentes-Umanzor, Isaias Daniel Guillen, Edward Hernandez Zambrano, Radwan Khan, Elizabeth Ledesma, Maya Litchfield, Daisy Maldonado Vallejo, Angelina Matamala, Gabriella Matamala, Riley Mostoller, Keira Neal, Rocio Ramos Amaya, Jamil Reyes, Jahquez Salmon, Natalie Shelton, Seth Vandivere, Paola Zegarra Hernandez
Monday, January 10th -- Boys Basketball at Unity Reed; VAR-7:00pm
Tuesday, January 11th -- Boys Basketball at John Champe; Freshman & JV-5:30pm VAR-7:00pm
Tuesday, January 11th -- Girls Basketball vs. John Champe; JV-5:30pm VAR-7:00pm
Wednesday, January 12th -- Girls Basketball vs. Gainesville; JV-5:00pm VAR-6:30pm
Wednesday, January 12th -- Wrestling at Patriot; JV-6:00pm VAR-7:00pm
Wednesday, January 12th -- Scholastic Bowl vs. PHS/URHS; 5:30pm
Wednesday, January 12th -- Indoor Track vs. OP/GHS/JCHS; 2:00pm
Thursday, January 13th -- Boys Basketball at Osbourn Park; Freshman-5:00pm JV-7:00pm
Thursday, January 13th -- Girls Basketball vs Osbourn Park; JV-5:30pm
Thursday, January 13th -- Wrestling JV Mini at Liberty; 6:00pm
Friday, January 14th -- Boys Basketball vs. Osbourn Park; VAR-7:00pm
Friday, January 14th -- Girls Basketball at Osbourn Park; VAR-6:00pm
Friday, January 14th -- Swimming vs. Unity Reed @ Freedom; 8:00pm
Saturday, January 15th -- Wrestling Duals at Potomac; 10:00am
Saturday, January 15th -- Swimming vs. BHS at Colgan; 2:00pm
Saturday, January 15th -- Indoor Track at OP Inv.; 9:15pm
Saturday, January 15th -- 18th Annual Off the Wall High School Art Exhibit & Competition Open House and Award Ceremony at the Art Factory, Old Town Manassas; 2:00pm-4:00pm
Monday, January 17th -- No School, MCPS Division Closed
Thursday, January 20th -- Club Day Photos
Friday, January 21st -- Club Day Photos
Saturday, January 22nd -- Extended Saturday Learning Seminar; 9:00am (breakfast served)
Additional Emergency Resources:
ACTS Helpline (Crisis, resources, Domestic violence 24/7) 703.368.4141
National Suicide Hotline (24/7) 1.800.273.8255 (TALK)
City of Manassas Child Protective Services 703.361.8277
Community Services Board (Mental Health Crisis Intervention) 703.792.7800
Coordinated Entry (Homeless Services) 703.792.3366
To access information about local community resources in and around the City of Manassas please refer to the Resource Book found on the MCPS website (the link is included below):