Tutoring is offered Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at Oscar Smith in a variety of subjects (see FLYER). A late bus is provided for participating students at 4:40. Take advantage of this invaluable opportunity for extra help.
Additional tutoring is offered for SOL End of Course testing. Tutoring begins April 9th. See SOL FLYER for times and subjects.
All Medication Must Be Picked Up By 6/13
If your student has any medication remaining in the school clinic, we want to remind you that you should pick the medicine up prior to the last day of school or it must be discarded per school policy.
MEDICATIONS SHOULD BE PICKED UP PRIOR TO
12:00 NOON ON THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013.
Clinic Hours Last Week of School:
Monday - 8:30 to 4:00,
Tuesday - 8:30 to 4:00,
Wednesday - 8:30 to 4:00, and
Thursday - 8:30 to 1:40 - Early Release Day for Students.
Medication cannot be sent home with the student or held over for the next year. If your student has medicine in the clinic, a parent or adult must pick it up.
MEDICATION LEFT AT SCHOOL AFTER THE ABOVE DATE WILL BE DISCARDED ON
THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013 (FOLLOWING STUDENT DISMISSAL).Full Memo
Honor Band Awarded to Oscar Smith Bands
On Saturday, March 9, 2013, the Tigers' Symphonic Band earned straight ones, achieving a Superior rating for their stage and sight-reading performance(s), at VBODA's District 4 Performance Assessments, held at Great Bridge High School. You may recall that back in the fall, the Oscar Smith High School Marching Band, also known as "The Marching Tigers," under the direction of Mr. Jack Elgin, made school history by attaining a scoring of perfect ones from five judges, for a Superior rating, at their performance in the Virginia Band & Orchestra Directors' Association (VBODA) State Marching Assessment.
More exciting, is that as the result of attaining both of these Superior ratings in the same school year, Oscar F. Smith High School has achieved the coveted "Virginia Honor Band" rating. This rating from VBODA, is typically attained by only about 40 bands each year from across the Commonwealth of Virginia, and is another historical first time achievement for OSHS! Click HERE for the full article by Ken Deans.
The Tiger Featured in Josten's Look Book
Oscar Smith High School's yearbook, The Tiger, has been recognized for excellence and featured in the 2013 Gotcha Covered Look Book, Volume 11,
celebrating the best-of-the-best in yearbook design and coverage. Jostens Look Book is a collection of spreads and photos from outstanding yearbooks and
their creative themes, cool covers, dazzling designs, relevant coverage, storytelling copy and action-packed photography. The Tiger was created by Diamond B.,
Monique M., Christina M., Anita S., Keyon R., Erin E., Audrey G., Ron E., Sydney B., and Editor Samantha W. under the direction of Patty LaRossa, Oscar Smith High Tiger yearbook adviser.
Click HERE for the full press release.
An Oscar Smith Drama Club Production!!
The Oscar Smith Drama Club Presents The Curse of the Cobra's Kiss, a comedic, interactive murder mystery on May 9th, 10th, and 11th at 7pm in the Oscar Smith High School Auditorium. Join us in Egypt as Professor Tommy Towers, world-renowned archaeologist, gathers friends and family members at his mansion to celebrate the discovery of the tomb of King Rottenlux. Unfortunately, during this soiree, Professor Towers meets his demise under suspicious circumstances. Watch all characters closesly and gather clues during act one! Correctly guess the murderer and the motive by sumbitting your ballot at intermission to win a prize! Tickets are $5 at the door.
Cole Kitchens Selected to Speak at National AVID Conference!
Cole Kitchens, Oscar F. Smith High School Senior, was selected as one of two student speakers to present his AVID story at the Philadelphia, PA AVID Summer Institute. He will speak in front of thousands of educators about the impact AVID has had on his life. In addition to this national recognition, Cole also received a scholarship in the amount of $500.00.
AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college readiness system for elementary through higher education that is designed to increase schoolwide learning and performance. The AVID College Readiness System (ACRS) accelerates student learning, uses research based methods of effective instruction, provides meaningful and motivational professional learning, and acts as a catalyst for systemic reform and change.
AVID is an academic elective. But it's more than a program - it's a philosophy: AVID teachers hold students accountable to the highest standards, provide academic and social support, and the students rise to the challenge, as exemplified by Cole.
Cole will attend Liberty University in the fall and knows he will have the same academic success there as he did in high school because of AVID.
Congratulations to our new National Board Certified Tiger Teachers!!
As of November 17, 2012, Oscar Smith High School now has a total of 7 National Board Certified Teachers! Chris Dech, Melissa Khoshaba, and Amanda Wolk learned this weekend that their incredible efforts had earned them each the extremely prestigious title of National Board Certified Teacher. We are extremely proud of each of these exceptional teachers for going the distance to earn this distinction. A special thanks to Ms. Cofield and Ms. Meador (both NBCT along with Ms. Ratliff and Ms. Gause at OSHS)for their unwavering support of all our candidates during the NCBT process.
Congratulations to Meredith Steadman, OSHS Teacher of the Year!
Oscar Smith High School is proud to announce Meredith Steadman as 2013 Teacher of the Year! Mrs. Steadman has taught in the Social Studies Department at Oscar Smith for 12 years! She will now compete for the the City Wide Teacher of the Year. Good Luck Mrs. Steadman! Click HERE for more information on our Teacher of the Year.
Follow Oscar Smith on Twitter @oscarsmithhigh
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
The Chesapeake Public School System is an equal educational opportunity school system. The School Board of the City of Chesapeake also adheres to the principles of equal opportunity in employment and, therefore, prohibits discrimination in terms and conditions of employment on the basis of race, sex, national origin, color, religion, age, or disability.