Bee in the Know

Week of May 15, 2022

One more month until the last day of school. Can you believe it? Some days it feels like the weather needs a reminder that it's May, but every day brings us closer to the culmination of another fantastic school year.

We couldn't be more proud of our students this year. AP Testing is almost finished, just a few more tests to go this week, and we are in the middle of SOL testing. Prom is this coming weekend and we are SOLD OUT. Seniors, please be on the lookout for more information on the end of the year events and graduation details. Underclassmen, remember that May 31 is the deadline to make any changes to your course requests for next school year.

Congratulations again to Mr. Robbins

Congratulations to Todd Robbins, Spanish teacher, and World Languages department chair at Osbourn Park, for being a finalist in the Division's 2022 Teacher of the Year Award! Not only is Mr. Robbins a great teacher and department chair, he also serves on the school's tech team, supporting his colleagues and students every chance he gets. He is also a DJ and will be showing his skills at OPHS' prom this year. Well-deserved and well done, Mr. Robbins!

OPHS Yearbooks

Our 2021-22 OP Hi-Jacket yearbooks are selling like hotcakes! Pre-order online until May 27 at yearbookforever.com to pay by credit or debit. Cost is $75 and yearbooks arrive on May 27. After May 27, any remaining stock will be available by cash or check for $75 on a first come, first serve basis. Get yours today so you won't miss out!

We also have older OP Hi-Jacket yearbooks for sale at the discounted price of $50 per book while supplies last. These books must be bought in-person at OP by cash or check (no credit card sales, sorry!) with checks made payable to "Osbourn Park HS". Currently we have books still available from 2020-21, 2018-19, 2017-18, 2016-17, and 2015-16. All other years are sold out.

Laptop Collection

Senior Device Collection will start May 31st for seniors with exam exemptions. Please refer to OP 2022 Laptop Collection Flyer.pdf for all dates for seniors and underclassmen.

Important End-of-Year Senior Information from the College & Career Center

2022-23 Course Requests

Student course requests for the 2022-23 academic school year can be viewed in both StudentVue and ParentVue under the Course Request tab on Tuesday, May 10th. An internet browser or an app can be used to access the information. Please review your student's course requests and contact your student's school counselor by email no later than Tuesday, May 31st if any adjustments are needed. As a reminder, the deadline to request any changes to your course requests for the upcoming school year is Tuesday, May 31st. Due to budgetary changes, course requests may change over the summer, and counselors will use your alternate requests if a course must be dropped from your schedule.

Course descriptions can be found online in the PWCS High School Course Catalog link, listed below:

High School Course Catalog for school year 2022-23

SENIORS

Please read your May Newsletter. Important information regarding final transcripts, job offers, and graduation are included! This one is a MUST read this month!

Senior Awards Ceremony

We will have a Senior Awards Ceremony on June 2nd at 6pm in the Lilian Orlich Auditorium. We will recognize seniors who have earned scholarships, military appointments, national, state and regional awards. If you are being acknowledged for an award or scholarship, you will receive an invitation to attend this event. If you wish to be recognized for a scholarship award you have received you MUST fill out the Scholarship Survey by May 25th at the latest!

Scholarships

We are asking all students who have been offered a scholarship - whether they are accepting it or not - to fill out the Scholarship Survey. You will be able to indicate whether or not you'd like to be recognized for the scholarship in our Senior Awards Ceremony. ALL scholarships are to be documented. Loans and FAFSA are not included for this survey. If you wish to be honored at the Awards Night, you must upload by May 25th. The survey will still accept entries until June 4th. If you need help with uploading your scholarships, Mrs. Jaeger will be offering the following help sessions:

  • May 18th - May 20th in the 1st floor Cafeteria Lobby
  • May 10th, 12th, 17th, 19th, 23rd in the 1st floor Cafeteria after school

Diploma Seals

If you have met the requirements listed in each form, please fill out the questions by May 22nd in order to be considered for the STEM and/or Civics Seal on your diploma.

2022 PWCS Signing Day

Seniors who have obtained full-time employment or have committed to military service, please complete this survey. PWCS would like to recognize and celebrate your accomplishments at the 2022 PWCS Signing Day. This event is similar to athletes signing letters of intent. This event will be held on May 25 at 5 p.m. at the Kelly Leadership Center (14715 Bristow Road, Manassas, Virginia 20112). Light refreshments will be provided. Questions? Please contact wbl@pwcs.edu.

Seniors who earned Summa Cum Laude

On June 7, after exam dismissal, we will honor these impressive seniors who earned a 4.0 or above. They will be invited for lunch and sweet treats! They will get their Summa medal to wear at graduation at this time. This event is INVITATION ONLY! Students who qualify will receive an invitation via email and through P1 or P6/7 class in the coming weeks.

This is based on Semester 1 GPA. If you receive a 4.0 after final grades are due, you will be given your medal at Graduation Practice or on Graduation Day.

Final Transcripts

On Friday, June 10th, the Senior GPAs will be pulled and scheduled to upload that night into Naviance. Once approved by Central Office, final transcripts will be sent the following week by counselors.

Senior Exit Survey

Final Transcripts will be sent based on the Senior Survey that is to be completed in Naviance. Counselors will be working on the survey with Seniors through Government classes the week of May 23rd - 27th. If you wish to complete the survey now, please follow the instructions below. This survey can ONLY be filled out ONCE and cannot be altered unless you notify Mrs. Jaeger. For students who are not in government, are absent, or virtual, Mrs. Jaeger will catch-up with you. This is a MANDATORY survey and you cannot walk at graduation without filling this out, whether you are attending a college or not.

  1. Log into Naviance via Clever
  2. Go to About Me in the top right corner
  3. From the drop-down menu, click on Surveys from Your School
  4. Click on Senior EXIT Survey

Seniors attending NOVA

NOVA Advising 100 group sessions are available for student registration. Advisors will review and finalize student schedules and help them register. The NighthawkREADY123FlyerFINAL.pdf includes the 1-2-3 Steps to Getting Started at NOVA (Enrollment Prep Presentation - New2NOVA Orientation - Advising 100). Prior to registering for this, students should have attended an Enrollment Prep Session (either virtually or at the HS), the NEW2NOVA orientation, and created a proposed schedule for the Fall semester.

Congrats on your Decision Day!

We hope all that came out had a BLAST! A video is soon to come of all the photos from that day. If you have not created your hexagon (either you did not attend Decision Day or did not make a decision yet), please see Mrs. Jaeger after school next week before 3:00pm to create your hexagon for the Class of 2022 Hive! College, career, military, gap year, whatever your choice may be, you are part of the hive and want to celebrate YOU!

Big Thank you to our OPHS PTSO Families!

Along with the OPHS Teachers, Staff and Students, the PTSO Board would like to thank all the OPHS parents, students and families that have volunteered their time, donated food and money, helped raise funds, and supported in so many ways PTSO events to make the OPHS Community a nurturing and impactful environment for the 2021-22 school year. We could not have done it without you!

Here are highlights of what we all achieved this school year:

  • Filed all the paperwork to reactivate all of the business licenses and reinstate the organization non-profit status that lapsed due to inactivity because of COVID 19
  • Provided Back to School Night Dinner for Staff
  • Provided Dessert and Gifts for Custodian Appreciation Day
  • Hosted Cocoa and Treats for Staff before Winter Break
  • Provided Lunch Gift Cards for Principal and Assistant Principal Appreciation Day
  • Offered Teacher grant opportunities
  • Conducted Craft & Vendor Fair & Mulch Sale Fundraiser
  • Hosted Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon
  • Provided giveaways for Senior Decision Day and funding for the PTSO's' Senior Scholarship
  • The Butterfly Garden Refresh Project
  • Hosted Teacher Appreciation Luncheon and provided giveaways

Again, thank you for all you do for the OPHS Community!

The OPHS PTSO Board

Athletics

We are finishing up the Spring Season in Sports! Please wish our teams "Good Luck" as they move on to post season play. We are very proud of all our Athletes here at OP! Gooooo Jackets!!

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