Bee in the Know

Week of November 8, 2020

It’s hard to believe that we’re a quarter of the way through the school year. As such, now is a good time for our students to reflect on the first quarter and set goals for second quarter. Due to the various holidays between now and January, it is important for all our students to maintain good attendance in their classes and focus on academics. For many of our students and families, we understand that learning in a virtual format is a major challenge and we are very appreciative of the efforts you are putting forth to make the most of our circumstances. Let’s continue to learn and work together!

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, November 11-Veteran’s Day (no school for students and staff)

Tuesday, November 24- Will be a GOLD day. Students will meet with periods 1, 3, 5, 7. This will help balance the odd/even days in November.

 Wednesday, November 25-Friday, November 27-Thanksgiving Break (no school for students and staff)

Math Honor Society Tutoring

The zoom link for Math Honor Society tutoring will be located in the OPHS Student Canvas course under the ZOOM navigation button. Tutoring is available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 2:50 pm -3:30 pm. No sign-up is necessary. Students needing help will work in breakout rooms with peers to assist them. Come ready to share your virtual documents. Tutoring will be available on both synchronous and asynchronous days, but not on holidays and teacher workdays.

Underclassmen Picture Day

Underclassmen picture day is finally here! Any student in grades 9-11 will be able to have their picture taken at Osbourn Park HS on Monday, November 23 and Monday, November 30 between the hours of 8:00 am – 3:00 pm in the school’s auditorium. Below is the link from Victor O’Neill Studios to sign up to have pictures taken.

Pickatime.com/vos/osbournparkhs

Check-Off These Back-To-School Tasks Now!

New this year is our online Return to Learn packet taking place of the paper Emergency Cards and other consent and acknowledgement forms and documents typically distributed during the first day of school. Please click on the link to complete your Return to Learn packet.

https://va-pwcps-psv.edupoint.com/PXP2_Login_Parent.aspx?regenerateSessionId=True

What’s Good: Good News in the Virtual Learning Environment

“Students and Student Assistants discovered the struggles faced by individuals to vote in areas of the South during the Civil Rights movement. Using breakout rooms with no accommodations and a 10 minute time limit, students and student assistants worked in small groups to complete the 1964 Louisiana Poll Test. Working collaboratively, the students discovered the test could not be passed, highlighting the struggles faced by African Americans during that time period”. ~ Lydia Stewart and Lisa Greiling

Encouraging quotes from our School Counseling Department

“Education is not the learning of acts but the training of the mind to think.” ~ Albert Einstein

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” ~ Maya Angelou

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” ~ Wayne Dyer

“Today is your opportunity to build the tomorrow you want.” ~ Ourmindfullife.com

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” ~ Albert Einstein