Orlando Science Schools Lynx Campus

Issue 20

January 18th 2019 Weekly Newsletter

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Principal's Message

Dear Families and Students,

This week was full of celebrating our wonderful students and their accomplishments at OSS! From Model UN Competitions to Science Olympiad Regionals in Ohio to Taekwondo Ceremony and not to mention our 1st Semester Award Ceremonies, we would like to congratulate you all on a job well done! This coming long weekend is full of many events: Otronicon, Mu Alpha Theta Competition, Science Olympiad Regionals, FLL Robotics, City of Orlando's Martin Luther King Jr. Parade and more. I wish you all the best at whatever it is you do.

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday, Orlando Science High School is closed Monday, January 21st. See details below for Orlando activities honoring the great civil rights activist.

Orcas do not forget that there will be no Saturday Leadership Academies or AP Studies this weekend. 8th Grade Orcas this is also a reminder that today is the last day to submit the online OSHS Special Programs Applications. Details and the link for the application may be found below.

We will continue our National School Choice Week Celebration next Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019, be sure to review the list of events to stay in the know!

Our next PVO Meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 beginning at 6PM at the Orlando Science Technology Drive HS Cafeteria(2nd Floor), be sure to RSVP using the link below. We cannot wait to see you there!

As always Orcas have a safe and wonderful weekend and we will see you on Tuesday!


Abdulaziz Yalcin, M.Ed


Orlando Science Schools-Middle/High

No Saturday Leadership Academies or AP Studies This Saturday January 19th 2019

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No School Monday-January 21st 2019

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In observation of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday, the city of Orlando has many events scheduled in the next coming days. This includes the 35th Annual 2019 Downtown Orlando MLK Parade on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 10:00AM. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an integral part of the Civil Rights Movement which laid the foundation for the equality of treatment and opportunity enjoyed in America and around the world today. The theme for the 2019 parade celebration is “King’s Vision: Humanity tied in a Single Garment of Destiny”.Click the link below to see all of the events honoring MLKJr.

Stay in the Know and Follow OSS MH on Social Media!

attention 8th grade orcas: high school special programs application Due Today 01/18/19

Dear OSS 8th Grade Families,

OSHS offers a variety of high school special programs to its students. Each student will find the most exciting and academically challenging programs for themselves. The programs offer students unique opportunities for in-depth experiences and study in specific areas of interest. Each special program emphasizes a specialized theme and sets high expectations for all students to improve their academic achievements and prepare them for the 21st-century careers. In addition, Orlando Science Special Programs offer students hands-on activities and real-world problem-solving approaches. While all the students are encouraged to apply, they must have a strong interest in specialty areas of the chosen program. Students also need to meet and retain the eligibility requirements of the selected program(s). The details and the course progression of each program are available in the Orlando Science Curriculum Guide. Please ensure that you have read about the programs before submitting this application form.

  • Friday, January 18th 2019 by 11:59 p.m. -Application Deadline
  • Tuesday, January 29th 2019- Application results will be announced

Join OSHS at Ortonicon this weekend!

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OSS has a booth all throughout the weekend at the Orlando Science Center’s Otronicon. Come check our student demos as well as explore the latest in technology and simulation at the community’s science center. We will be there Friday through Monday!

National School Choice Week 2018-2019

Orlando Science Lynx Lane Campus continues to celebrate National School Choice Week next week!

Monday, January 21st -No School:

In Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 22nd -My Choice, My School, My Expression! – Yellow dress down day

Students may dress down and wear a yellow shirt on this day! The best yellow dressed students will take a group picture. Dress down rules apply.

Wednesday, January 23rd -My Choice, My School, My Voice!

Students will write reasons why school choice is important and/or their favorite part of the

school choice experience on survey cards through their second-period classes.

Thursday, January 24th-No Events Scheduled

Friday, January 25th-National School Choice Raffle!

Every student who wrote reasons why school choice is important or their favorite experience on the survey cards will be entered into a raffle. The prizes will be distributed during lunches.

Saturday, January 26th-Orlando Science Schools Open House!

Parents will have the opportunity to explore their school choice by touring the campus and

discussing class and club options.

Florida MUN St.Petersburg Competition

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On Saturday, January 12th, nine students competed in the Florida Middle School Model United Nations competition in Saint Petersburg. The Shorecrest Preparatory School hosted the event. Parent chaperones, Mrs. Dabney and Mrs. Dorman, graciously assisted the participants throughout the day and provided transportation to the venue. The competition was many of the participants' first experience at a MUN event and they did exceptionally well. Congratulations to Ricardo F., Emily D., Evan A., Landon D., Mehlika A., Rami F., Scarlett S., Nicole S., and Aleena A.for a job well done!

2018-2019 Orlando Science Science Fair Recap

This past Thursday our campuses held our 9th annual Science Fair. This science fair was unique in that it spanned the 4 campuses of Orlando Science. We had projects from K-12 at the Lynx gym showcasing what they have been working on during the first semester. It was an amazing accomplishment! We are very proud of everyone that was able to attend and all the projects that were worked on this year, even those that were not at the fair. All students did a phenomenal job! The winners of this year's School-Wide Science Fair can be found below the Science Fair recap video!

Those that are able to move on to regionals need to make sure their paperwork is completed, some may have had pre-approval forms in the fall, and that they filled out the registration forms and the media forms as well! Those forms can be found on the Ying expo site as well as through your science teacher. All forms, the registration forms as well as those from the fall are due to your teacher by Tuesday!


OSS Science Olympiad Team Places at Regionals

This past weekend our Middle/High Science Olympiad teams underwent one final invitational before this weekend’s Regionals. We went to Ohio and to MIT! In Ohio there were 54 teams, our school placed 11th! They had fun time and were able to see snow. Mr. Demir and Mr. Ulgut were able to have a competitive snowball fight! In New England, there were 76 teams, and we achieved the 25th ranking! A big thank you to Tina, OSHS Alumni '18, for guiding us across the campus. These were really difficult tests ranging with 180 short answer and multiple choice questions in 50 min. We are proud of all of our students, and cannot wait to see what they will accomplish this weekend.

Kid's Smiles-Feb 2nd 2019 Information

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7th Grade History Center Field Trip Information

The 7th Grade Class will be taking a Field Trip to the Orange County Regional History Center on Wednesday, January 30th, 2019.

Students will visit the Orange County Regional History Center. The purpose of this field trip is for students to learn more about history by participating in hands-on exhibits. Also please note, that the money is NOT REFUNDABLE AND NO LATE PERMISSION SLIPS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Also, if the student owes any money to the school, the money must be paid first before the student will be allowed to attend the field trip. We will be attending the following hands-on exhibits: first people, Conquistadors, fossils, portable aquifer, mini-mock trial, butter-making, voting documents, and Civil Rights artifacts. For more information about the field trip, please go to the following website:


In the PDF below you will find the Permission Form(Due January 23rd, 2019) and important guidelines. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Frunker.

2018 OSS Taekwondo Test/Belt Ceremony

On Wednesday, December 19th, 2018, the OSS Taekwondo Program held their Test/Belt Ceremony and Holiday Party. Congratulations to the following students passed their belt test with flying colors.

Bryan, Matthew, Liam, Karthick, Yamil, Layla, Thomas, Yann, and Adrian.

We are so proud of your hard work and dedication and would also like to thank our Taekwondo Sponsor Mr. and Mrs. Pagan for all their support!


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The OCLS has partnered with OSS Middle/High to provide free Virtual Library Cards (VLC) to all students. There are many wonderful online resources students can use 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 enjoy!

Attention: Lynx Lane ADDitions Volunteers

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2018-2019 Lynx Lane Birthday Dress Down Form

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Orcas this is just a reminder that students interested in dressing down for their birthday must submit a "Birthday Dress Down Day" form found below two days prior to their birthday dress down day request. If a form is submitted less than the two days or is not submitted they will be considered out of dress code and they will not be approved to dress down.

2018-2019 OSS Middle & High Yearbook Now on Sale!

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RSVP to the January 23rd 2019 PVO Meeting

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Join the OSS PVO Team on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 at the Orlando Science High School Technology Drive Campus Cafeteria(2nd Floor) from 6:00-8: 00 PM for our next meeting. This is a general meeting and all Orlando Science Families are encouraged to attend, we will be discussing the 2018 Fall Festival results, plans for the 2019 Fall Festival and other important Items. RSVP using the link below, we cannot wait to see you there!

Important Lynx Lane Questions and Answers

How do I purchase a replacement Agenda?

Lynx Lane Orcas who are in need of a replacement agenda may purchase one using the link below. Once you purchase the agenda please email a copy of your SchoolPay receipt to Mrs. Caggiano.


Whom should I contact if my student was or will be absent ?

Attendance is a key to the success of your student's learning. If you have any attendance concerns such as daily absences, upcoming absences, extended absences or questions please contact Mrs. Caggiano.

What do I need to do if my student is a bus rider or walker ?

Orcas who walk or take the Lynx Bus transportation must have "Walker/Bus Rider" form on file. If you need form you may find it below. Students must sign out at the front office before leaving school each day.

How do I contact My Student's Teachers ?

Here at OSS, email is the best way to reach your student's teachers with any questions or concenrs. All OSS Staff Emails maybe found on the staff directory tab on your student's OSS Dashboard.

Can I make payments with Cash?

Please be advised for the 2018-2019 School Year we will NO LONGER BE ACCEPTING CASH as a form of payment. We will continue to accept checks, credit cards, and SCHOOL PAY. Thank you for your understanding.

What do I need to do to Volunteer at the OSS Lynx Lane Campus and or attend OSS Field Trips?

Orlando Science Families interested in volunteering at the OSS Lynx Lane Campus during the 2018-2019 School Year must be ADDitions approved. Below you will find the link to apply for ADDitions for the 2018-2019 School Year.


How do I join the OSS PVO(Parent Volunteer Organization) Team?

The OSS PVO Team is accepting new members all year long! Membership is $25 per family for returning families and $30 for new families, your membership dues go directly back into the school to provide items and supplies for our teachers. We are also asking that PVO members work with specific committees (School Improvement, Fundraising, Volunteer Work, Teacher Appreciation, Events, Etc.) Please utilize the SCHOOL PAY link below to pay your dues.

If you have questions, comments, or requests, you may email OSS.PVO@orlandoscience.org . A formal PVO committee, including president and vice-president, will be announced at the end of the first quarter of the 2018-2019 School Year. PVO will hold bi-monthly meetings that will inform parents of progress, agendas, and upcoming events.

Thank you for all of your help and support as we look forward to a great year.

When are Progress Reports/Report Cards Released ?

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Amazon Smile and Office Depot's Give Back to Schools

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Orlando Science Families, great news! If you shop on Amazon or Office Depot then you may eligible to support Orlando Science Schools! Below you will find information on both of these wonderful organizations and their links. Happy shopping!


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.


OfficeDepot Gives Back

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


Orlando Science Lynx Lane STEM Corner

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Stem Occupation of the Week: Solar Energy Systems Engineers

Solar Energy Systems Engineers: Evaluate and analyze sites for solar energy systems, such as solar roof panels or water heaters. These individuals create graphical representations of energy production systems.

Source: https://careerwise.minnstate.edu/careers/careerDetail?oc=17219911&title=Solar%20Energy%20Systems%20Engineers

Stem Vocabulary of the Week:Prototype

Prototype: A full-scale working model used to test a design concept by making actual observations and necessary adjustments.


Birthday Dress Down Information and Form!

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Students interested in dressing down for their birthday must submit a "Birthday Dress Down Day" form found below two days prior to their birthday. If a form is not submitted they will be considered out of dress code.

Dress Down Day Request Form

January Birthdays

Malak C., Ryan D., Rian H., Logan L., Erik Q., Ethan R., Simran T., Thomas A-C., Kaidan A., Rachelle B., Beyza B., Ankita B., Beckham B., Clayton C., Beatriz G.,Makayla G., Arielle G., Chidanand K., Amanda K., Isaac K., Meghana K., Jerry L., Torrell M., Mia R., Omar R., Kayomi S., Joshua S., Sahiti Y., Rachael Y., Yusuf Z., Sebastian Z-R., Nuriye A., Juan C., Ian F., Filippos F., Manas G., Isabel H-L., Kyja J., Valeria M-O. Casara M., Akshar P., Lisa P. and Michael S.

Middle/High Charter Lunch Menu-December

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Orcas Apply For Free/Reduced Meals Today!

Orcas, we ask that you take a moment and fill out the OCPS Free/Reduced Meal Application today! To fill out the application simply click the START FRESH photo above or click the link below. For more details regarding the application please select the appropriate link below.

Important LOST AND FOUND CLEAN OUT Information

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2018-2019 Lynx Lane Tutoring Schedule

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Check out Orlando Science Technology Drive Campuses Newsletters!

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FortifyFL app is now Available

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OSS Families: See the important message below regarding FortifyFlorida.

We are pleased to announce that the FortifyFL app is LIVE. Now, any student, educator, parent or member of the public can report school safety concerns directly to law enforcement and school administrators anonymously and easily through the FortifyFL app or www.getfortifyfl.com. The Florida Legislature directed this tool’s development in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act.

The app, which is available for download on Apple and Android mobile devices, is critical to ensuring all Florida schools are safe environments where students and educators can experience and share the joy of learning without fear.

We hope that you will become familiar with this tool and help us spread the word about it with your students and their families. Please note that the official app’s logo will look exactly as it does in the graphic above.


Pam Bondi and Pam Stewart

Attorney General and Commissioner of Education

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday-No School

Monday, Jan. 21st, 7:30am-5pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

National School Choice Week Begins

Sunday, Jan. 20th, 7:30am

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

Please see schedule above.

7th Grade Field Trip-History Center

Wednesday, Jan. 30th, 10am-2pm

65 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801

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