Bee in the Know

Week of May 22, 2022


You did it! SOL and AP testing are in the books (except for some late testers) and you all did wonderfully. It has been a whirlwind of testing so please make sure you are taking care of YOU. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Your counselors are available to support you so please reach out to them, if needed. As we complete the 2021-22 school year, it is so important to continue to keep your eyes on the prize. We know you can do it!

Important Dates

  • May 17: Pick up Cap and Gown in the Café Lobby
  • May 21: Prom at Fox Chase 7pm-11 pm. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.
  • May 25: Deadline to have senior parking spot repainted. (See Mr. Hyman for paint.)
  • May 30: No school
  • Week of June 1: Yearbook Distribution (through lunches)
  • June 1: Name Pronunciation Survey Completed (if needed)
  • June 2: Senior Awards night (invite only)
  • June 3: Last full day of school. (if you are exempt from all exams, this is your last day) Senior exams: 1, 7
  • June 6: Senior Exams: Periods 2,4 10:43 am dismissal
  • June 7: Senior Exams, Periods 3,5 10:43 am dismissal.
  • June 7: "Its Sweet to be Summa" for Summa recipients (invite only)
  • June 8: Senior exam: period 6, 9:03 am dismissal
  • June 8: Last day for Seniors to clean out lockers
  • June 8: Final Date for Grad Cap Decoration Approval
  • June 9: Mandatory Graduation Practice at 8:00am in Auditorium
  • June 9: Pay/Return Senior Obligations before graduation practice
  • June 10: Mandatory Graduation Practice at 8:00am in Auditorium
  • June 10: Pay/Return Senior Obligations before graduation practice
  • June 10: Senior Cook out! Starts right after graduation practice
  • June 11: Graduation Eagle Bank at 2:30 be there no later than 1:30pm

Did you know that the average delay between the onset of mental illness symptoms and treatment is 11 years?Do not suffer in silence- get help! It's okay to not be okay, stop by to see your school counselor today.

In celebration of mental health awareness month our junior SCA will be hosting a spirit week May 23rd-27th.

  • Monday, May 23rd-Music Monday, dress up as your favorite singer/band or wear your favorite band tee to represent the benefits of music to mental health
  • Tuesday, May 24th-Green Tuesday, wear green because green is the color for mental health awareness
  • Wednesday, May 25th-Workout Wednesday, wear your favorite sports jersey or workout gear to represent how exercising promotes your mental health
  • Thursday, May 26th-Yellow Thursday, wear yellow because yellow is the color for suicide awareness
  • Friday, May 27th-Pajama Friday, wear pajamas to represent how sleep benefits your mental health

Underclassmen SOL Make-Ups and Retakes

SOL Make-Ups for underclassmen will be Monday, May 23 through Thursday, May 26. If your student missed their original testing date, they will be scheduled to complete their SOL test during the appropriate make-up session.

  • Monday, May 23 - Reading and students in AP World/AP Euro
  • Tuesday, May 24 - All Social Studies SOLs
  • Wednesday, May 25 - All Science SOLs
  • Thursday, May 26 - All Math SOLs

It is of the utmost importance that students are present for the make-up sessions as all SOLs must be completed before Friday 5/27. Expedited Retakes for underclassmen will be scheduled for the week following Memorial Day weekend.

OPHS Yearbooks

Our 2021-22 OP Hi-Jacket yearbooks are selling like hotcakes! Pre-order online until May 27 atyearbookforever.comto 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 and Devices for Summer School

Please remember that all devices will be collected this year. We will begin collection of devices from seniors on May 31st. Underclassmen that are enrolled in a PWCS summer school program will be able to keep their school issued device for use AFTER they have checked the device in at the collection area and staff have verified that the student and parent or guardian have completed a Device Loan Agreement form for the summer.

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 31stif any adjustments are needed. As a reminder, the deadline to request any changes to your course requests for the upcoming school year isTuesday, May 31st.Due to budgetarychanges, 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

Senior Updates from the College & Career Center

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

NOVA

NOVA has not yet released their Financial Aid Award Letters because the tuition rate for 2022-23 has not been set.Please do not be alarmed if are attending NOVA in the Fall and do not see yourFinancial Aid Award Letter. The information will be released as soon as possible by NOVA.

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 need help with uploading your scholarships, Mrs. Jaeger will be offering the following help sessions:

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

Final deadline for any submissions to be calculated into our school total is June 4th!

2022 PWCS Signing Day

Congrats on your upcoming graduation from Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS). If you 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[email protected].

It's Sweet to be Summa

On June 7, after exam dismissal, we will honor our Seniors who earned Summa Cum Laude honors! These impressive seniors who earned a 4.0 or above 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.

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, Civicsand/orScience and Environmental (this one is NEWLY ADDED) Seal on your diploma.

Final Transcripts

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.

From the Library

The last day to turn in books is on Wednesday, June 8th. Please bring back either the book, a replacement of the book, or money to pay for the book if you have a library obligation. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at[email protected]. Thank you!

Good News from the English Department!

English teacher, Shannon Cannaday, is doing some great things in her classroom as they complete their Shakespeare unit.

"My classes are working on a project they seem to be enjoying as we are wrapping up our Shakespeare unit! They are doing a creative project in which they choose between three different options (creative writing, illustration/visual, or a video) to recreate the ending of the play. Students have been enjoying showing their creativity as they draw, write, and act with their friends in class and make Shakespeare their own!"

Athletics

OP Football is hosting a free community fun day for kids ages 5-13 Saturday May 28th from 10-1. Kids will participatein a Pass, Punt & Kick competitionand NFL style combine drills.Please register here.

The Athletic Booster Club is hosting their2nd annual online auction. Theme Baskets, Gift certificates , preferredseating for graduation and lots more will be auctioned off. The auction will start at 12:00 p.m. on Friday May 27th and run through 11:59 p.m. Sunday May 29th.

Senior Spring and Winter Athletes senior banners will be availablefor purchase and pick-up on May 28th between 11-1 in the drivers ed lot.

The final Spiritwear Sale of the year will be held on Saturday May 28th from 11-1 in the drivers ed lot. Get a jump on getting your OP gear for the 2022-23 school season.20% off the total purchase!

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