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Open House for Semester 2!
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Open House for Second Semester will be held Wednesday, February 11th at Oscar Smith High School. This is a great opportunity to see your child's new classrooms, meet the new teachers, and get help with Edline! We will start the evening off with the Elective Fair at 5:30 followed by Open House at 6:30. Don't miss this chance to talk to your child's teachers face to face.

OSHS Graduation Yard Signs!
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The Oscar Smith High School PTSA is offering a Graduation Yard sign for your 2015 graduate. They make great gifts for your Senior from parents, grandparents or friends. Funds raised go towards PTSA scholarships. Signs are weatherproof, full color and measure 18" x 24". A yard stake is included. Signs will be shipped directly to your address. The cost is $25.00.

Signs can be purchased directly by clicking HERE

Marching Tigers Grand Champions of Gator Bowl!
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This past week, our Marching Tigers traveled to Jacksonville, Florida to compete in the Taxslayer Bowl Contest of Champions. In all, the Tigers earned 10 trophies and 3 plaques in taking First Place in their class in both the field show and parade competitions. Combining with the 8 separate caption awards for marching, music, and general effect, the Marching Tigers earned the Sweepstakes Grand Champion Award for the show for the highest overall score for the combined events. This is the first ever national event that the band has attended, competing against bands from six other states. Additionally, the band performed at halftime of the Taxslayer Gator Bowl with those other schools in a massed band show. Congratulations to the Marching Tigers for representing the school, city, and Commonwealth so well by performance and by their behavior and dignity while away from home. We are proud of Mr. Elgin and all the Marching Tigers!
Click HERE to see the Field Competition Performance and HERE to see the Halftime Show.

A recent article can be viewed HERE

Patty Walsh inducted to Legends of Honor!
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Congratulations to Coach Patty Walsh on being inducted into the Chesapeake Sports Club's Legends of Honor! Coach Walsh coached the following Varsity Sports at Oscar Smith High from 1977 through 2001: Girls' Basketball, Softball, Field Hockey, Girls' Tennis, and Boys' Soccer. In addition to 25 years coaching experience, Mrs. Walsh has taught 33 years in Chesapeake with 29 at Oscar Smith High School. An amazing honor for an amazing woman; we are proud of you Coach Walsh!!

2014-2014 Teacher of the Year!
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Congratulations to Ms. Patty LaRossa for being named the 2014-2015 Oscar Smith High School Teacher of the Year! Ms. LaRossa is an English Teacher, Yearbook lady, and amazing remediation specialist. To learn more about our reigning Teacher of the Year, click HERE.

SOL Intervention (Previously Remediation) starts 11/17
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SOL Intervention is available for all students after school beginning November 17th. The first grid of after school days will focus on retesting students, however, any students that need additional help on those SOL's can attend. The second grid of after school days will also be available for any students that need additional help for the SOL's. Transportation is provided for those students that stayed back for SOL Intervention at 4:40pm. The full schedule can be view by clicking HERE.

Oscar Smith Yearbook #1 in the State
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The 2013-14 Tiger Yearbook won 1st place in the state of Virginia for Overall Concept at last Friday's VHSL Conference. This award was given for the yearbook with the best overall theme and the implementation of that theme from the cover through the closing of the book. This is only the second year that the yearbook staff has competed. The students and Ms. LaRossa went to Richmond for Friday's all-day event which included design and photography workshops as well as the awards luncheon. In the overall standards judging, last year's book also received a 2nd place ranking for the second year in a row. Congratulations to the yearbook staff for representing Oscar Smith so well in the state-wide competitions!

Oscar Smith Named W!se Blue Star School
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Oscar Smith High School was recently named a Blue Star School as a result of our students' performance on the 2013-2014 W!se Financial Literacy Certification Test. You can learn more about W!se Financial Literacy by clicking HERE. Congratulations to all Teachers and Students involved!

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


Study Hall at OSHS
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Study Hall Busses will begin running Tuesday, September 9th. The bus leaves promptly at 4:40pm. This service runs Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Please click HERE for the complete Study Hall schedule.

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

Jan 27th - Start Second Semester

Jan 24th - SAT Administration

Jan 28th - Mr./Mrs. OFS Auditions

Jan 29th - Mr./Mrs. OFS Audtions

Jan 29th - Rising 9th Grade Info Night

Feb 7th - VHSL One Act Play

Feb 11th - Open House

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