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Dearly Beloved at OSHS
Dearly Beloved
Oscar Smith High School Theatre Department presents the southern-fried wedding comedy that started it all, Dearly Beloved, a Jones, Hope, Wooten Comedy, for three nights only this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7pm (doors open at 6:30). Tickets are available during all lunches Thursday and Friday or online by clicking HERE for $5 in advance or $7 at the door. Don't miss this great chance to see our student artists on the big stage!

DECA Student Places at International Conference
Nic Scianna
Congratulations to Nicholas Scianna who placed in the Retail Sales Merchandising role play event at DECA's International Career Development Conference in Nashville, Tennessee on April 26th. He is one of only two Oscar Smith High School marketing students to have ever earned a medal at this prestigious event that typically hosts over 18,000 students from around the globe. Congrats to Nic and the whole DECA team!

Tiger Yearbook Updates
2016 yearbook
Have you ordered your 2016 Tiger yearbook yet? If you haven't, you still have until Friday, May 6th to order online or at school. The price is still $75. You can click HERE to pay with credit card, or you can see Mrs. Pennington in A21 during the afternoons to pay with check, cash, or money order. The yearbook staff will also be in the cafeteria Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of next week during all lunches for your convenience. Once yearbooks come in, any extras will be sold for $80 cash. This year's book also includes 120 videos, so don't miss out!

Back to Sports Meeting
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Join us at the upcoming Back to Sports meeting on May 11, 2016 6:00 PM in the Oscar Smith High School Theater, presented by our own Lexi Gambrell, ATC. Click HERE for the flyer.

Back to Sports is educating parents and guardians about youth wellness and basic sports safety to help keep kids safe, healthy and having fun while playing the sports they love. Topics will include:
- Concussion awareness
- Heat and hydration
- Prevention of pediatric overuse injuries
- Cardiac arrest and proper response

Elie Wiesel Writing Competition
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Pre-IB sophomores Dhara Patel and Michaela Hill have been awarded Honorable Mention in the Senior Poetry category of the Annual Elie Wiesel Writing Competition sponsored by the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater. Additionally, Pre-IB sophomores Nia Foster, Azeez Attar, Kylee Geary (poetry) and Beyonce Lightfoot (essay) were finalists whose work was chosen to be discussed among the judges in the final round.

These students studied and researched the effects of the Holocaust, racism, and social injustice. They wrote about the need for global dignity, kindness, and justice to make the world a better place for all of humankind.

The annual Elie Wiesel Writing Competition is a national competition that is open to all students in private and public schools. Winning students will be honored at a special commemoration ceremony on May 4th at Temple Israel in Norfolk.

Additionally, Lawren Davis won first place in the Senior Multi-Media Division of the 2016 Elie Wiesel Visual Arts and Multi-Media Competition sponsored by the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater. She will be honored on May 4th before the whole community at Temple Israel in Norfolk.

Graduation Yard Signs
OSHS Yard Sign
The OSHS PTSA is offering a Graduation Yard Sign for your 2016 graduate. They make great gifts and funds raised go towards PTSA scholarships. Signs are weatherproof, full color, measure 18" x 24", and a yard stake is included. The cost is $25.00 and includes shipping to your home. Signs can be securely ordered online HERE or by calling 1-800-247-6201. Orders must be placed by May 15th to insure delivery by graduation.

Virtual Virginia Online High School
Virtual Virginia Online High School
The Virtual Instruction Program will be continuing and extending the Virtual Virginia Full-Time Online Pilot Program from the 2016-2017 school year. Enrollment is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Click HERE to view the flyer, click HERE to view the Guidelines, and click HERE to view the Frequently Asked Questions. Contact OSHS Guidance for any additional information.

College Board Teams with Khan Academy
Khan Academy SAT Practice
CollegeBoard and KhanAcademy have teamed up to create Official SAT Practice and it's FREE!! You can get personalized practice recommendations based on your PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 8/9 results. To learn more, including how to sign up, click HERE or contact your guidance counselor for more information.

Mr. and Miss OFS Results!
Mr and Mrs OFS Pageant
The Miss and Mr. Oscar Smith pageant was a great success! Miss Oscar Smith was Chelsea Anthony and Mr. Oscar Smith was Bradlee Ang. Click HERE for a complete list of winners and additional photographs from the show. Mrs. Cirilli and Mrs. Knight want to thank everyone that came out to support the contestants; it was an amazing show!

Synergy Apps Available!!
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The ParentVUE and TeacherVUE apps are now available. These apps can be downloaded for free in Apple and Android markets and allow users to track most Synergy features on mobile devices (phone, tablet, etc...). You can learn more, including how to set up the app, by clicking on the following links: StudentVUE (PDF) or ParentVue (PDF).


Save Farm Fresh Receipts!
Farm Fresh
Help Oscar Smith earn FREE educational equipment and supplies from Farm Fresh Food and Pharmacy! From now until May 31st, each time you checkout at Farm Fresh please scan our school's key tag. This will help our school earn points towards much needed classroom equipment and supplies. If you need one of our school's key tags, please contact Sherrie Waldrop @ rlxnduc@msn.com. All key tags must be picked up in the main office. Thanks for your support!!

Bus Drivers Needed!
Open House
Chesapeake Public Schools is hiring bus drivers. Perks include but are not limited to: Summers off, full benefits, 5 hour work days, inclusion in the Virginia Retirement System, and all school holidays off. Click HERE to see the full flyer with additional information.


OSHS Named a Blue Star School!
Wise blue star school
Oscar Smith High School has been named a 2014-2015 W!SE Blue Star School. Blue Star status is awarded to a school, testing more than ten students, that has achieved a 75% passing rate on our Financial Literacy Certification Test and has EITHER a majority of students on a given grade level take the Test OR have the students who took it achieve an average score of 85% or higher. This is no small feat; congrats to all Faculty and Students who were involved in this honor!!


Study Hall at OSHS
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Study Hall will be held every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday starting on September 15th. Transportation home will be provided at 4:50. Click HERE for a complete list of subjects and locations. Don't miss this FREE opportunity for extra tutoring!!

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.



Important Events

Apr 28th - Dearly Beloved

Apr 29th - Dearly Beloved

Apr 29th - Special Games

Apr 30th - Dearly Beloved

May 4th - NHS Induction Ceremony

May 11th - Back to Sports Meeting

May 18th - OSHS Job Fair

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