End of year newsletter-OSHS

2018-2019 School Year Annual Newsletter

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Orlando Science Middle High Mission Statement

" The mission of Orlando Science Middle/High Charter Schools 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 stimulating environment."

Principal's Corner

a message from dr. akin, executive director

12th Grade Graduation: Class of 2019

8th Grade Graduation

2018-2019 new campus video


2018-2019 Orlando Science High School Vals and Sals

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oss mh is a "greatschools.org 2019 college success award winner"

OSS MH 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 athttps://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!

2018 2nd Annual OSS PVO Sponsored Fall Festival Recap


OSHS orcas celebrate national #collegecolorsday

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OSHS Celebrates Unity Day-October 2th 2018

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OSHS celebrates national school choice week

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Annual OSS Middle High Welcome Picnic


Technology Drive HS Students of the Month

Orlando Science Technology Drive HS would like to congratulate our Student of the Month winners featured below. These students were nominated by their teachers for always going above and beyond what is asked!

OSHS Teachers of the Month

Orlando ScienceTehcnology Drive HS would like to congratulate our Teacher of the Month winners featured below. These teachers were nominated by their fellow colleagues for always going above and beyond what is asked!

Orca Character Award Student Winners

Orlando Science Technology Drive HS would like to congratulate our monthly ORCA Character Award Winners featured below. These students were nominated by their teachers for displaying one of the OSS CORE VALUES. Congratulations Orcas on a job well done!

Orca Character Award Teacher Winners

Orlando Science Technology Drive HS would like to congratulate our monthly ORCA Character Award Winners featured below. These teachers were nominated by their fellow colleagues for displaying one of the OSS CORE VALUES. Congratulations Orcas on a job well done!

2018-2019 OSS Middle School Sports

Middle School Soccer

Our middle school soccer team ended their season with a winning record of 5-3! Congratulations to our awesome team as they took second place in the OCPS Charter schools division. Their hard work, dedication, and commitment to the team are highly noted by their coaches, parents, and school. We are proud of our team and look forward to next year!

Middle School Basketball

Our middle school basketball had a fantastic season! Their hard work, dedication, and commitment to the team are highly noted by their coaches, parents, and school. We are proud of our team and look forward to next season!

2018-2019 athletics sports banquet

The 2018-2019 Athletics Sports Banquet was held on Monday, May 6th, 2019 at the Orlando Science Tech HS Campus. The event honored those student-athletes who participated in Middle School Basketball, Middle School Soccer, and Fencing! Congratulations to the students listed below on being selected as Most Valuable Player, Most Improved and Sportsmanship.


MVP- Gael T.

Most Improved- Anya G.

Sportsmanship- Emmalea S.


MVP- Shrey P.

Most Improved- Charlie R.

Sportsmanship- Rocco G.

Orlando Science Fencing Team

USA Fencing Affiliated

OSHS is proud to announce that we are an official member of the USA Fencing group. USA Fencing is affiliated with the Féderation Internationale d'Escrime(FIE), the international federation for fencing. Our mission is to grow and promote the sport of fencing in the United States, honor its rich traditions, and achieve sustained competitive international excellence. We are proud to maintain the rich traditions of fencing here at OSHS! Go Orcas!


We had a great time at Connor Porter memorial tournament on 10/27/18. There were 3 events (Unrated Men's Foil, Unrated Women's Foil and Div 3 Mixed Foil).

Tyler Anderson won Unrated Men's Foil and earn E rating.

Noelle Day won bronze medal in Unrated Women's Foil.

Alex Yim won Div 3 Mixed Foil and renew his D rating.

Ave Cheng won bronze medal in Div 3 Mixed Foil and renew her E rating.

Everyone in OSHS team won at least one match. This event was participated by teams throughout FL. Overall it was a fun day for the OSHS fencing team. Congratulations to Tyler and Michael for their hard earned E rating.


We had 9 fencers participating in this event on Saturday, November 10, 2018.

Alex Yim had the best result advancing to semi-final and losing a nail biting bout of 14-15. Wining a bronze medal and placed in 3rd

Jaehyun Ahn was placed in 6th winning all of his preliminary bouts and advancing to round of 8.

Chamin Kim placed in 9th winning 3 of his preliminary bouts and advancing to round of 16.

Kristian O'Connor placed in 13th winning 3 of his preliminary bouts and advancing to round of 16

Savita Batra placed in 16th winning 1 of her preliminary bouts and advancing to round of 16

Racheal YIm was placed in 17th winning 3 of her preliminary bouts

Colin Foley was placed in 18th winning 3 of his preliminary bouts.

Joanne Lee was placed in 23rd and Hana Zerrou was placed in 25th.

Overall, it was the best tournament result since we started to participate in Fencing tournament January this year.

Congratulations to all the fencers and look forward to repeat this kind of success in near future.

The next scheduled tournament is Central Florida Division Junior Olympic Qualifier on Nov 17th.

All of high school fencers and few middle school fencers will participate

This tournament will determine who will be participating Junior Olympics in Denver next year.

Good luck to all of our fencers.

ORCA Athletes in the Spotlight


Leonardo G. M. competed in the End of the Year Tournament at the Central Florida Table Tennis Club. He got 3rd Place! Congratulations on your hard work and top three placement!

Leonardo also competed in the 2018 US Open Championship Tournament for Table Tennis. This year it is here in Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center. Leonardo will participate in several categories: Under 14 Years old, Under 20 Years old and the General Singles Championship. He has been training very hard for several months and he is very excited to compete at this international event. There will be more than 1,000 players with Leonardo as the only kid from Central Florida.

Pop Warner all american scholar

OSHS 9th grader Mekhai R. received the Pop Warner All American Scholars Award and a scholarship towards his college education. Congratulations Mekhai!

Orlando Science Middle High Science Olympiad

science olympiad team places at georgia invitational

OSS Science Olympiad High school teams competed at the University of Georgia Invitational on Saturday, October 20th. It was our first practice competition of the year and Team A received 2nd place out of 43 teams representing 22 schools! It is very encouraging to see that our teams could compete this well against some of the best Science Olympiad teams in Georgia, who typically do better at the National level. We gained significant experience and identified areas of improvement. Overall, it was a great trip with lots of fun and learning. We also received several great placements in individual events.

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.

oss science olympiad teams advance to state

We are pleased to congratulate our OSS Science Olympiad team members on their most recent accomplishment! They have done a phenomenal job competing at the Central Florida Regional Tournament this past weekend! Two of our middle school teams placed 1st and 3rd place and earned two spots for the State tournament. All three of our high school teams placed at the Top Six teams by earning 1st, 3rd, and 4th overall. All of these teams earned spots for the State Finals. Many of our students earned individual placement and were on the podium in their respective events. Please see the number of medals distributions below for each team. This is the record of the Orlando Science Olympiad history!

Div-B Middle School

  • Gold Medals : 10
  • Silver Medals : 10
  • Bronze Medals: 21

Div-C High School

  • Gold Medals : 14
  • Silver Medals : 7
  • Bronze Medals: 21

Please see the link below for the individual event and overall team placements. If you'd like to see the raw scores for each event, follow the link to the excel file at the top of the page.


None of this could have happened without the hard work and dedication of students, teachers, coaches, parents, and volunteers. The words are not enough to convey how appreciative we are for your support! We are truly grateful for your time, effort and donations to our team. Keep up the great Orcas and best of luck at State!!


OSS FTC Robotics Team "Binary Bosses"

oss ftc Binary Bosses places at ftc tesla league meet #3

The Orlando Science Middle School FTC team Binary Bosses placed 2nd in the Tesla League Meet 3 Robot Games! The meet was held on December 30th where 23 different teams competed. Congratulations to the Binary Bosses on a job well done!

OSS FTC "Binary Bosses" Places 2nd at Competition

Binary Bosses (middle school) FTC team on placing 2nd for the Robot Control Award and making it to the Semifinal matches at the Tesla League Championship this past Sunday (Feb 3rd). We would also like to say job well done to all 7 of the OSS Teams both at Lynx and Technology Campuses this FTC season. We wish good luck to Clockwork Mania at the Florida FTC State Championships!

OSS FTC Robotics Team "Kube Khaos"

Kube Khaos Places at 1st Meet

Kube Khaos is a rookie First Tech Challenge robotics middle school team made up of ten teammates and two-parent volunteer mentors.

In their 1st Competition, Kube Khaos competed against twenty-two teams in their first meet. The teams ranged from middle schoolers to high schoolers; rookies to veterans. Each team is asked to journal their team’s progress in an Engineering Notebook.

Kube Khaos has also received some tips and pointers by the OSHS Robotics Team and OSS alumni Carlos Barea. Each team used their robot that they designed, built, and programmed in six matches during the meet.

Kube Khaos won two of their matches. Only five trophies were awarded this past weekend- one in the following categories engineering notebook, one for each of the two top scoring teams, one for gracious professionalism, and another for rising stars.

We are pleased to announce that Kube Khaos was awarded the trophy for the best Engineering Notebook.

oss ftc kube khaos places at ftc tesla league meet

We are pleased to announce that the OSS middle school FTC team Kube Khaos was awarded the Judges' Trophy for the FTC Tesla League meet. The team also placed second for gracious professionalism and second for their documentation engineering notebook. Congratulations to the team and their coaches on this outstanding achievement!

oss ftc "kube khaos" team earns promote award

The OSS Middle School FTC team "Kube Khaos" competed in this weekend’s Tesla League Championship Meet. They created a promotional video for FTC and won the Promote Award for their video, their video will advance to the state competition at the end of this month.

OSSFTC Team "Team Magic"

oss ftc Team Magic places at ftc tesla league meet #2

The OSS TEAM MAGIC FTC Team placed 2nd at the #2 Tesla Meet in the Judges Award for Outreach/Mentorships. The rookie team also received honorable mention for their engineering notebook. Congratulations to TEAM MAGIC and their coaches on this outstanding achievement!

oss ftc Team Magic places at ftc tesla league meet #3

The Orlando Science Team MAGIC received another award at the Tesla meet#3 on 12/30/18. The team was awarded 1st place for judges award for Gracious Professionalism. They also received an honorable mention for two out of three other categories: Engineering Notebook and for their STEM Outreach Efforts. Congratulations Team MAGIC on this outstanding achievement!!

Orlando Science Mathletes

orcas place at florida gulf coast university invitational math competition

Last Friday, December 14th, 2018 our OSS Middle and High school Mathletes participated in the annual invitational math competition hosted by Florida Gulf Coast University. They performed very well and received many top placements in the divisions of Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, and Calculus. Our Geometry and Algebra 2 teams both received the 1st place, and 1st place individuals in the Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2 divisions were all won by students from our school. We are very proud of our Mathletes!

mu alpha theta teams place at suncoast regionals

This past Saturday, February 2nd, 2019, our middle and high school Mathletes competed in the Mu Alpha Theta Regional Competition at Suncoast High School. They performed very well and received several placements, including:

2nd Place Algebra 1 Team

1st Place Geometry Team
1st Place Algebra 2 Team
5th Place Calculus Team
1st Place Individual in Geometry Aadi N.
1st Place Individual in Algebra 2 Ritam B.

We would like to congratulate all of our Mathletes on a job well done!

oss mathcounts team continues streak at central florida chapter competition

Congratulations to the OSS MathCounts Teams on winning the Central Florida Chapter. All eleven mathletes placed in the Top 20! This is the fifth year in row OSS wins the competition. Great job orcas for an outstanding victory, we wish you the best of luck at States!

Omer D., Michelle L., Tarang G., Aaditya N., Jaithra N. , Meghana K., Arnav P., Ishaan D., Joshua O., Hemangi P., and Chhavi P.

OSS HIgh School College Visits

Duke University Visits OSS

Tuesday, September 11th an admissions representative from Duke University visited OSS High School. Admissions representative Cole Wicker provided valuable information to our students. The questions that OSS students asked were very much on point and everyone learned a lot. Looking forward to a great year of college admissions. Go Orcas and thank you Duke University.

UF Visits OSS

Chelsea Nesbeth from the University of Florida Office of Admissions visited OSHS this week to share details about life at UF and the application process. Juniors and seniors attended and were attentive and asked pointed questions.

Columbia University Visits OSS

One of the Ivy League Universities, Columbia, visited Orlando Science High School this morning. The admissions representative Erin Cao shared a great amount of information with our students. She was impressed with the level of our students’ engagement and interest in Columbia. Way to go OSS! Keep being the best high school!


The OSS West Coast College Tour 2018 was a success! Mr. I and Mrs. Foley took 10 students to California to tour Berkley, Stanford, Cal Tech, UCLA, USC. We also stopped by Google headquarters, visited the Golden Gate Bridge, Santa Monica Pier, the Griffith Observatory and Fisherman's Wharf. It was a great trip!

2018-2019 OSHS Model UN October Competition

With seven high school students and one middle school students competing, we had a sizeable team present. Our delegates served on four different committees, ranging from the Security Council to the World Health Organization, UN Women to UN Development program, and made significant progress in all of them. Out of our 8 OSS students that competed, 7 of them were able to get resolutions passed! This was very exciting, as it demonstrates the leadership and negotiating skills of our students. We also left the conference with two awards out of the possible 8! Avari Mallonee and Alexis Dorman each too “Most Improved Delegate” for their particular council!

OSS Annual Concert Series and Band Highlights

Winter Holiday Concert

Thank you to the Middle-High Concert Band students and Mr. Jenkins for a wonderful show last Tuesday night! Thank you to all the families for your support of the OSS music program

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Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society invited Judge Tina Caraballo to speak to the students of OSS. We were thrilled to have a member of our courts share about the trial process, her journey as a judge and her perspective on maintaining a public trust in the legal process. Students engaged with the speaker by participating in an open forum style session where they received guidance on academic pathways and overall legal concepts and ethics.

Special shout out to the Rho Kappa members, APGOPO students, and the Legal Concepts Team for being a great representation of OSS.


Orlando Science School seniors Russell A., Kavita K. and Kevin R. are finalists in the Questbridge 2018 National College Match scholarship program. The Questbridge National College Match is a scholarship application that helps outstanding high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to the nation's most selective colleges. Congratulations on your hard work!


In November Alexis D. received a prestigious cultural award from the Asian American Heritage Council of Central Florida. She was acknowledged for preserving Chinese culture through her language study of Mandarin Chinese over the last 12 years and her involvement with the Chinese Yo-Yo team at the Chinese School of CAACF. Congratulations Alexis!


OSHS 8th grader Ananya V. participated in AAA's 1st ever Discovery Crew Contest for 8th graders. This is a national essay writing contest hosted by AAA and AmaWaterways. We are proud to announce Anaya has won an 8 day European river cruise throughout Amsterdam and Belgium. This is an educational tour to learn different cultures diversity and a chance to mingle with other students in Amsterdam. We wish her safe travels and congratulations!


Congratulations to our very own Jenny N. for winning the Key Club Students of the Year Award! She was recognized at the Kiwanis Awards Dinner for her outstanding leadership and volunteer work with Key Club. Way to go Jenny!


During the 2018-2019 School Year the following students that passed their recent BACE( Biotechnician Assistant Credentialing Exam). Congratulations to the students listed below 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 Harshitha U.

OSHS Career Day 2018-2019

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We would like to sincerely thank all of the professionals who came to Orlando Science High School in October to share and inspire our students on Career Day. It was a big success, the students enjoyed the day and were able to hear from a wide variety of professions: radiology, nursing, writing, business, entertainment, graphic design, fitness, engineering, military service and more! Thank you again for taking the time out of your day to be here!

2018-2019 Hispanic Heritage Night

The 2018-2019 Hispanic Heritage Night Celebration took place on Friday, October 5th, 2018 at the OSHS campus! The event was a huge success, and we would like to thank all of the staff members at both Lynx and Technology High School Campuses that hard to make this event one to remember for our families. Thank you all of the student performers and presenters who contributed to the Hispanic Heritage Night and worked to make this event a true celebration of Hispanic Heritage.

OSHS International Night


OSHS students, Micah B. and Joshua I., along with Mr. Soto, attended the National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA), a division of the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC). The Future Leaders Pavilion provides a venue for secondary school students to demonstrate technical projects they have developed which focus on research, modeling, simulation and training. The Pavilion also enables the students to experience the sights, sounds and learning about high-end, critical technology only available at I/ITSEC.

The two students researched and created a project related to Cyber Security and how to easily train individuals to identify threats to their network with the help of Artificial Intelligence. The two types of threats they worked on identifying were SQL Injections and DDoS attacks. While their project and presentation was not recognized as one of the top three, they had an incredible experience at the conference. They were able to see the newest technology in the Modeling and Simulation industry, network with other future leaders, current engineers, projects managers and executives from companies and organizations across the world.


Thank you to all of our parents and guardians who attended our OSHS Barnes and Noble Book Fair. Families enjoyed a robotics demonstration, our ELA Awards Ceremony and a Steampunk Fashion Show. It was a ton of fun and our Media Center will benefit from the proceeds!

2018-2019 OSS Middle School History Fair

In February 2019 the Middle High Social Studies department hosted a History Fair. Students and teachers were invited to view all 8th and 10th grade projects in Mr. Kennedy's room. The Social Studies department judged all of the projects and we are pleased to share the winners and their work:

Middle School 7th/8th grades:

· Individual Papers - Leonardo G-M. and Matthew S.

· Documentary - Preston S.

· Individual Exhibits - Emmee L. and Bibi Z-M.

· Group Exhibits - Yusra H. and Nidhiya J., and Ananya V. and Kayra A.

· Websites - Dev H. and Riyan A., and Raudy B.

High School 10th grade:

  • Noah M.-"When the Cost of Triumph is Tragedy"
  • Nelson Y.-"The East is Red?"
  • Kaitlin and Kristin D.-"Pure Food and Drug Act"
  • Gabriella C. and Serena S.-"The Manson Family"
  • Liam O.-"The United Nations: The Quest for Peace"

Congratulations to all of our Middle High winning students!

Class of 2019: Senior Corner

OSHS ORCAS are full of Spirit

2019 Junior/Senior Prom: Enchanted Forest

city of orlando veterans day parade 2018

On Saturday, November 10th 2018, members of the Orlando Science Middle and High School and Seminole Science Elementary School gathered in downtown Orlando for the annual Veterans Day Parade. Our Orlando Science Seniors carried the banner, it was a great event to be a part of and all the students had an excellent experience meeting veterans and even having an exclusive meeting and greet with Mayor-Elect Jerry Demings and his wife Congresswoman Val Demings. We are very proud of our students who participated. Congrats ORCAS!

HOSA Hosts Red Ribbon Week

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THANK YOU to our OSS families who contributed to our OSHS holiday drive Toys for Tots. Our RobotSakers team members will take your donations and get them to the needy children in our community beginning today.

Operation Gratitude

THANK YOU to our OSS families who contributed to our OSHS holiday drive Operation Gratitude. A drive for supplies for our troops!.

2018-2019 Technology Drive HS Field Trips and Activities

8th Grade Annual DC Trip

Each year our 8th Grade students have the opportunity to attend the annual Washington D.C Trip! This has been a tradition at Orlando Science Schools for years and students eagerly await the year they are able to attend!

Middle School Skate Night

The OSS PVO Team invited the OSS middle School Skate night at Let's Skate Orlando!

2018-2019 1st Semester Award Ceremonies

On Tuesday, January 15th, 2019, the OSS Technology Drive HS held their 1st Semester Award Ceremonies. These ceremonies were held to honor those students on their outstanding achievements during the 1st Semester of the 2018-2019 School Year. We are so proud of everyone and their efforts, continue the great work!

2018-2019 TECH HS Clubs