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Summer School Information Available
High school summer school classes will be offered at Indian River High School. Students must be enrolled in grades 9-12 during the 2013-2014 school year in order to attend. The high school summer school program is designed to offer opportunities for ninth through twelfth grade students to repeat courses not successfully completed during the regular school year and afford students opportunities to remain on track with their graduation cohort. All classes are dependent on sufficient enrollment and the availability of qualified and appropriately endorsed instructional staff.

Click HERE for the official Guide to High School Summer Programs 2014.

OSHS's Tina Salmon named VSCA Advisor of the Year!!
Saturday night at the annual state conference, our own Tina Salmon was named the Virginia Student Council Association (VSCA) Sponsor of the Year! The VSCA is the oldest student leadership organization in the nation. Each year students nominate sponsors for the prestigious title of Sponsor of the Year. Board members of the Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals (VASSP), which is the governing body for the VSCA, choose the winner based on letters submitted from the SCA President and school Principal. Projects and activities of each school's SCA are also considered in the decision. We are lucky to have such a strong SCA at Oscar Smith and this confirms what we already know, it starts at the top. Congratulations Tina!!

Spring Flower Sale for OSHS Orchestra
Spring has sprung at OSHS and it's time for the annual Flower Sale for the Tiger Orchestra. We will be selling beautiful Pentunias, Begonias, Impatiens, and Marigolds from Bennett's Creek Nursery. Orders can be placed using this FORM and must be placed by April 29th. Flowers will be available for pick up at Oscar Smith High on Saturday May 3rd; all orders that are not picked up on that date will be donated. Thanks for your support!

OSHS's Josh Pritchett Places First at DECA Event!!
DECA's State Leadership Conference was held at the Virginia Beach Conference Center on February 28th - March 2nd. 2900 students from across the state spent the weekend competing in DECA's events program which is an integral part of the classroom curriculum and are industry-validated events aligned with the National Curriculum Standards in the career clusters of marketing, business management and administration, finance, and hospitality and tourism. DECA's flagship evaluation process involves students in both a written component, such as an exam or report, and an interactive component with an industry professional serving as a judge. DECA's competitive events directly contribute to every student being college and career ready when they graduate from high school.

Josh Pritchett, from Oscar Smith High School, placed first in the Professional Selling Event and will represent Chesapeake at the International Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia at the beginning of May. Congratulations Josh!!!

Snow Make-up Day Schedule Change
Beginning March 17, 2014, and ending June 11, 2014, six additional minutes will be added to the instructional day for all students. These additional minutes will make up for the snow days that occurred on Monday, March 3 and Tuesday, March 4.

Oscar Smith will now be officially dismissing at 3:49 p.m. and the start time will remain 8:40 a.m.

Yearbook Updates!!
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Yearbooks will be on sale through May 9th. The cost is $75 and accessories are available. Please order online with credit card at www.jostensyearbooks.com or you may order at school with check, money order, or cash in room A21 before school or during the afternoons. Yearbooks will be distributed starting May 27th.

Yard Signs For Sale!
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The Oscar Smith High School PTSA is offering Graduation Yard Signs for your 2014 Graduate. They make great gifts for your Senior from Parents, Grandparents or friends. All proceeds go towards PTSA Scholarships. Signs are weatherproof, full color and measure 18"x 24" and a yard stake is included. Signs will be shipped directly to your address with FREE ground shipping. The cost is $25.00/sign. Signs can be securely ordered online by clicking HERE or by calling 1-800-247-6201.

Orders must be placed by May 1st to insure delivery by graduation.

CPS Student SOL Incentive Exam Exemption!
Chesapeake Public Schools is now offering Final Exam Exemption Incentives based on End of Course SOL Testing Scores. The new policy goes into effect for Final Exams THIS SEMESTER. Click HERE for the guidelines and grade equivalents. The SOL Testing Calendar for all end of course tests is available HERE. A form will be sent home with eligible students for parents to sign to give consent to use the exemption.

Andrew Brown Named Gatorade National Player of the Year!!
Andrew Brown
In a surprise ceremony, Andrew Brown was named the Gatorade National Football Player of the Year. He is only the second defensive player to EVER receive this award. Please click HERE to view his profile on the Gatorade POY Webpage. Andrew is now eligible for the National Athlete of the Year Award. Congratulations Andrew, Tiger Nation is proud of you!!!
Photos courtesty of Susan Goldman, Gatorade

More National Board Certified Teachers at OSHS!!
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Congratulations Lynne Wasinger, Karen Gray, and Patty LaRossa (Left to Right) on becoming the latest Tigers to earn National Board Certification, which is the most rigorous, coveted and respected professional certification available in education. They join Melissa Cofield, Christine Dech, Stacie Gause, Melissa Khoshaba, Cathy Meador, Peggy Ratliff, and Amanda Wolk as Oscar Smith's National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT). Oscar Smith now has 10 NCBTs, more than any other school in Chesapeake. Be sure to congratulate all our NBCTs!!

Text Message Updates Available From CPS
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Chesapeake Public Schools is excited to launch a new service for parents that will enhance communication by delivering important information via SMS text messaging, such as delayed school openings or emergency closings due to weather. This service is intended to enhance communication and will not replace any existing form of communication.

To Register: Text subscribe, optin, or yes to 68453
Successful subscribers will receive a confirmation message on their mobile phones.

To Unregister:Text STOP to 68453
For Help:Text HELP to 68453

Standard text and data rates apply.

OSHS Study Hall and 4:40 Bus
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OSHS is offering Study Hall for all interested students on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week from 3:50 to 4:40. Please click HERE to see the flyer with specific locations. All students attending after school study hall will HAVE TO BE IN THE DESIGNATED LOCATIONS or face disciplinary action. A 4:40 bus is provided for transportation home.

Follow Oscar Smith on Twitter @oscarsmithhigh
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You can now follow Oscar Smith High School on Twitter. Get LIVE updates from all Varsity Football Games, scores from other school competitions, and important announcements. @oscarsmithhigh


Oscar Smith Literary Magazine
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Roaming through the halls of Oscar Smith are students with a variety of creative talents, from writing poetry and short stories to drawing and photography. The Literary Magazine exists to highlight those students and allow them to share their work with the world. Beginning in the Spring of 2013, the Oscar Smith Literary Magazine is published twice a year. To view the latest issue of the Oscar Smith Literary Magazine, click HERE

Important Events

Apr 9th - Balfour Announcement Delivery

Apr 10th - Balfour Announcement Delivery

Apr 12th - ACT Test

Apr 14th - School Closed, Spring Break

Apr 15th - School Closed, Spring Break

Apr 16th - School Closed, Spring Break

Apr 17th - School Closed, Spring Break

Apr 18th - School Closed, Spring Break

Apr 24th - LPN Graduation

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