Orlando Science Middle High

February 23rd 2018 Weekly Newsletter-Issue 301

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,

As always I hope everyone had a another wonderful week at Orlando Science Middle High. This week's newsletter is filled with many exciting announcements and reminders that we cannot wait to share with you.

We would first like to congratulate our Orlando Science MathCounts Team for their win at the Central Florida Chapter Math Counts Competition on Saturday February 17th 2018. All 24 individual competitors placed in the Top 25, four of which placed in the top six. We are also pleased to announce that both Arielle G and Vidit P will be advancing to the State Competition. Congratulations to the entire team and their coaches for a job well done, we wish you the best at states!

We are also pleased to announce that our very own s FIRST Tech Challenge Team 5070 N.U.T.S. participated in the Florida State Championship in Jacksonville. 36 teams from across Florida competed for the opportunity to earn an invitation to the South Super Regional event to be held March 8-10th 2018 in Athens, Georgia.

Team N.U.T.S. was awarded the "Motivate Award", given to the team that embraces the culture of FIRST and clearly shows what it means to be a team! This is an outstanding accomplishment and we are very proud of our team and their coaches.

In this week's newsletter we are also pleased to announce our February Students of the Month and our January Commendation Drawing Winners. These students were nominated by their teachers and staff for going above and beyond what is asked, they are always willing to help others and set the standard for our Orca Values. Congratulations and we are so proud of you all!

You will also find our 2017-2018 Assessment Calendar, please be sure to download the attached PDF for your resources, we know our Orcas are ready for another great testing season!

Orcas do not forget tomorrow will be our Chess Tournament, "All You Can Eat Pancake/Waffle Breakfast", band rehearsal, Saturday Leadership Academy and AP Studies as well as our 1st "Gently Used Uniform Sale" of the Spring Semester. We hope to see you all there, have a safe and wonderful weekend!


Abdulaziz Yalcin

Orlando Science
Middle/High School

Orlando Science Middle High Celebrates Black History Month

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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.


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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.

Orlando Science School MathCounts Team Advances to State Competition

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Congratulations to Orlando Science School’s MathCounts members for their strong performance at the Central Florida Chapter MathCounts Competition on Saturday, February 17, 2018 held at Lyman High School.

The competition is sponsored by the Florida Engineering Society. It draws hundreds of students from public and private middle schools across the central Florida. Students compete in target, sprint and team rounds, wrestling with mind-boggling math problems.

Competing as individuals from OSS were Arielle G., Vidit P., Samhith B., Aashrith B., Tarang G., Meghana K., and Harvik K.


Team members included Tanvi R., Omer D., Ritam B., and Ahad A.

Kudos to Orlando Science Schools for receiving the first place team award once again. Additionally, all individual participants from OSS ranked in top 24 (4 of them in top 6).

Special congratulations goes to the team members and Arielle G.and Vidit P. for advancing to the state competition.

The Orlando Science School competition math program is very proud of all of our competing mathletes and the teachers that helped them along the way. A special thanks to coaches for grooming these students for competition, organizing, and accompanying them to the event. Top finishers at the Central Florida Chapter Mathcounts Competition:

Overall First Place Team: Orlando Science Schools

Cyphering Round First Place Team: Orlando Science Schools

Individual Placements:

2nd place: Tanvi R.(8th grade)

3rd place: Omer D. (6th grade)

4th place: Ritam B.(8th grade)

6th place: Vidit P. (8th grade)

9th place: Ahad A. (8th grade)

12th place: Arielle G. (6th grade)

13th place: Tarang G. (6th grade)

14th place: Meghana K. (6th grade)

20th place: Samhith B. (8th grade)

Please see below link for pictures from the competition;


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The Orlando Science Middle High History Department is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017-2018 OSS School Wide History Fair!

Middle School History Fair County Finalists

Individual Exhibit:

Salma B.

Angel T.

Group Exhibit:

Joanne L.

Feba S.

Sheel T.

Saad A.

Samith B.

Research Paper:

Levi F.

Amitha K.

Individual Documentary:

Joseph H.

Group Documentary:

Kristian O., Chaemin K.

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


N.U.T.S. win "Motive Award" at FTC State Championship

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On February 3rd, 2018, the Orlando Science Schools FIRST Tech Challenge Team 5070 N.U.T.S. participated in the Florida State Championship in Jacksonville. 36 teams from across Florida competed for the opportunity to earn an invitation to the South Super Regional event to be held March 8-10th in Athens, Georgia.

Team N.U.T.S. was awarded the Motivate Award, given to the team that embraces the culture of FIRST and clearly shows what it means to be a Team. This is a Team who makes a collective effort to make FIRST known throughout their school and community, and sparks others to embrace the culture of FIRST. This recognition earned the team an invitation to the South Super Regional in March.

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., and Eashan S.

February Students of the Month!

We would like to congratulate our February 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!

Shrey P(7th Grade), Maanya P(8th Grade), Salma H(9th Grade), Esha R(10th Grade)

Sumaiyah M(11th Grade), Sarika N(12th Grade)

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January Commendation Winners

Congratulations to the students pictured below for being selected in our January Commendation drawing! Students are were nominated by OSS Teachers and Staff for showing remarkable acts of kindness and willingness to help others.

Thank you Orcas for a job well done!

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2018 National Honor and National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony

On Tuesday, February 20, 2018, the National Honor and National Junior Honor Societies held their second induction of the year. 17 new members were inducted into NHS and 3 new members into NJHS. Congratulations to all of the new members! In addition, the officers from these two clubs have received their officer pins at the ceremony. Thank you to everyone who attended the ceremony! We would like to congratulate the new inductees:

National Honor Society

Alex Y., Alexis D., Avari M. ., Darius L., Dewaina B., Gwendolyn H., Hanna Y.

Kaitlyn D., Kristin D. Liam O., Minh L., Nelson Y, Nishi A., Peter P., Rushil R.,

Siyona M., Tiffany .

National Junior Honor Society

Eliza C-G., Ridwan M.


NJHS—Natalia O.(President)

NJHS—Jasmine V. (Vice President)

NJHS—Nehal D. (secretary)

NJHS—Maanya P. (Treasurer)

NJHS—Amit A. S. (Historian)

NHS—Christina T. (President)

NHS—Mitik M. (Historian)

Reminder: Saturday Leadership Academy and AP Studies Resumes This Saturday

Reminder: Saturday Leadership Academy and AP Studies will continue tomorrow February 24th 2018.

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 21st 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!


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Attention: Orca Parents and Guardians

There will be a "Gently Used Uniform Sale" tomorrow Saturday February 24th 2018 from 8:00AM-11:00AM. At this time only cash or check will be accepted as form of payment, we cannot wait to see you there!

Club of the Week:Drama

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"Drama Club engages students in both performance and technical aspects of the theatrical production process ranging from learning lines, understanding character development, advertising/fundraising techniques, and building sets/prop pieces.

Students learn how to collaborate on a large production each year. This year, Drama Club is working on the Disney production of Beauty and the Beast and will perform in the spring at the Dr. Philips Center for the Arts. In May, students will also perform improvisational games in both English and Spanish for the school community.

Several students joined the National Thespian Honor Society in the first semester showcasing their dedication and hard work towards theater."

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

Click Here to 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.

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 are now on sale via the SchoolPay link below:


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.

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

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.


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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 2018 Gradventure(8th Grade)Consent Form and Guidelines PDF found below.

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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March Charter Lunch Menu

Upcoming OSS MH Events

Below you will find upcoming OSS Middle High Events,for the full OSS Middle High Calendar please select the link below.


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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 Dress Down Day The deadline to submit your answers will be Wednesday February 28th 2018.

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