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Week of May 29, 2022

The final countdown is on for the end of the school year and graduation for the class of 2022! With the end of the year so close, there's a bit of testing left to get settled. Our retakes for SOL's will take place throughout the upcoming week. Our seniors begin exams this Friday! Underclassmen exams will begin the following week. Students, please continue to work hard and be kind for the remainder of the school year!

TEACHER OF THE YEAR!!!

CONGRATULATIONS to our Spanish teacher, World Languages Department Chair, and prom DJ, Todd Robbins for being selected as the Prince William County Teacher of the Year! Mr. Robbins is a leader, outstanding teacher, and supportive colleague. We are so OP Proud!!

Important Dates for Seniors

  • June 1: Name Pronunciation Survey Complete for Seniors (if needed)
  • June 2: Senior Awards Night (invite only)
  • June 3: Final day to re-paint senior parking spots
  • June 3: Last full day of school for Seniors only (last day of school for seniors who are exempt from exams) Senior exam periods 1 and 7
  • June 6: Seniors Exams periods 2 and 4, 10:43am dismissal for seniors only
  • June 7: Senior Exams periods 3 and 5, 10:43am dismissal for seniors only
  • June 7: "Its Sweet to be Summa" for Summa recipients (invite only)
  • June 8: Senior exams for period 6, 9:30am dismissal for seniors only
  • June 8: Last day for seniors to clean out lockers
  • June 8: Final date for graduation cap decoration approval (submitted to alpha administrator)
  • June 9: Mandatory Graduation practice at 8am in the Auditorium for seniors
  • June 9: Pay/return senior obligations before graduation practice
  • June 10: Mandatory Graduation practice at 8am in the Auditorium for seniors
  • June 10: Senior cook out! Starts right after graduation practice
  • June 11: Graduation Eagle Bank Arena at 2:30pm, with arrival time of no later than 1:30pm for seniors

Attendance Information for Exams

Any student that is required to take the final exam must be present to take that exam on the day of their final. Teachers are not able to make any arrangements for early exams. If you have an extenuating circumstance where your student cannot attend the exam period, you would need to contact your students alpha administrator to get approval for early or late exam approval.

Senior Graduation Information

Seniors and senior parents received an email with important end of the year and graduation information. Please be sure to read through that email thoroughly as it has a lot of helpful information. You are also able to check the Graduation website for important information as we get ever closer to graduation on June 11, 2:30pm, at EagleBank Arena.

Please make note that seniors are required to attend BOTH graduation practices on June 9 and 10, here at OP, in our Auditorium. Practice begins promptly at 8am and students should have found their seats and be seated by that time. Practice should last approximately two hours. We will have a cook-out for seniors immediately after practice on Friday, June 10.

Mandatory Senior Survey

Final transcripts will be sent based on the Senior Survey that is to be completed in Naviance. If you have not yet completed the survey, please follow the directions below. The survey can only be completed once and cannot be altered unless you contact Mrs. Jaeger. This is a MANDATORY survey and you cannot walk at graduation without completing the survey.

Directions for Completing the Survey:

  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

Senior Transcript Fees

Students will be charged $5 for each additional transcript request after the first three. Please go to the Colleges tab in Naviance and click "Manage Transcripts" to see how much is owed for transcripts. The dollar amount owed so far can be found at the bottom of the page. After each transcript request, this will be updated. Transcripts fees must be paid in full by June 8, 2022. Please see the following instructions for using Student QuickPay to make a payment.

Student QuickPay

Please contact your counselor, Ms. Jaeger, or the counseling secretary, Ms. Carper, if you have any questions.

Laptop Collection Details

OPHS will be collecting all PWCS issued student devices this year. Collection will begin with exam-exempt seniors on May 31st during all lunches. In preparation for collection seniors should follow provided directions on how to move or save files to personal storage as they will lose access to their PWCS OneDrive on June 30th. Students that are transferring out of PWCS will also need to save their files as they will lose access the day they withdraw from PWCS schools.

Underclassmen that will be returning to PWCS should make sure that any documents that were saved to their computer are moved to OneDrive. All files on student devices will be erased this summer during maintenance. Devices that are not returned will result in a $499.00 replacement fee.

Collection is scheduled as follows:

Exam Exempt Seniors

  • May 31 - June 2 - All Lunch Blocks

Seniors Taking Exams

  • June 3, 6, 7, 8 immediately following completion of last exam.

**We will also be collection from seniors from 7:30 to 8:00am before graduation practices on June 9 and 10

Exam Exempt Underclassmen

  • June 6 - 9 - ALL Lunch Blocks

Underclassmen Taking Exams

  • June 10, 13, 14, 15 immediately following completion of last exam.

If your student is enrolled in a PWCS summer school program, please complete the Device Loan Agreement, and send it with your student to device collection. Students that have a completed Device Loan Agreement for the summer and have enrolled in a PWCS summer school program will have their computers inspected and be issued a "Summer School Student" sticker on their computer to indicate they have checked their computer in and our able to keep it for the summer."

Library Book Return

Books are due on June 8th. Please come to the library if we are open or the library office by the elevator to either return your book, replace a book, or pay for a book. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

Yearbook Distribution

Our 2021-2022 yearbooks are here! We will be distributing pre-purchased books from the concessions area by the gym during all lunch shifts Tuesday, May 31 until Friday, June 3.

We will be selling our remaining books on a first come, first served basis. Credit card sales will end on June 3 (go to yearbookforever.com to order by credit or debit) and cash/check made payable to OPHS will be accepted until the final day of school for underclassmen (6/15) or whenever we sell out. Books can be purchased by cash or check any time during the school day from the yearbook room 1222. Receipts will be issued, and all sales are final.

Any questions? Please contact our yearbook advisor, Mr. Barber.

VHSL Robotics News

On Monday, May 23rd Osbourn Park High School's FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team - The Metal Jackets (MJs) - won Trophy Class at the VHSL Robotics State Championship Showcase. Trophy Class is a 1st place win, and this is the inaugural year of robotics falling under VHSL (Virginia High School League in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The keynote speaker was OP and Metal Jacket alumni, Jack Palmer, who celebrated all the team successes and shared how the attributes of being in robotics continuous to help him succeed.

The MJs student entry was judged on a 23-page written submission and a 3-minute video about the team. The submission criterion included writing prompts, graphs, and charts to showcase the teams background & introduction, the mechanical and design of robot construction, the software and programming, project management, workplace readiness & responsible citizenship (volunteerism), and the team's competition & performance achievement.

This story did not start with the team submitting for the VHSL recognition, this comes full circle as this is the team that spoke to other teams at tournaments and who realized that robotics across the commonwealth were not recognized with letters and graduation cords as their school recognized them. With the support of two VA House of Delegates (Danica Roem and Hala Ayala), team members traveled to Charlottesville to speak to the board of VHSL and to Richmond to the House of Delegates to share why robotics should be considered. And thru the teams' efforts, it was passed and now all high school robotics teams across the state have the same opportunities as they do at Osbourn Park High School.

This win is bigger than PWCS and the Metal Jackets winning something that they fought hard for. But was a win for all Virginia robotics students - past and present - who feel this is their sport.

For more information about the Metal Jackets, visit their website or watch their submission video to learn more about what is a Jacket.

French Honor Society

Congratulations to the 13 newest members of the French Honor Society! The students were inducted during a delightful ceremony last week.

Cupcake Wars

Mrs. Mullins' classes ended their cooking units with Cupcake Wars this week! The students showed their creativity and teamwork skills in their innovative cupcake designs. Guest judges came to taste and choose the winners (we even had a guest appearance from Mrs. Kane!). A fun and delicious way to end the last few weeks of the school year!

Food Services, Transportation, and Facilities Job Fairs

Prince William County Public Schools is hiring food services associates, school bus drivers, custodians, and more. Learn more about employment opportunities at our upcoming job fairs on Thursday, June 16 from 11 a.m.-3p.m. at Patriot High School and Monday, June 27 from 2-6 p.m. at Freedom High School. Meet our staff, test drive a bus, and interview with us on the same day! Register here.

Athletics

Chipotle Fundraiser for OP Baseball

Treat yourself to dinner out at Chipotle on Liberia Avenue on Wednesday, June 1, from 4-8pm. 33% of sales will be donated to the team. You can order online for pickup and enter code LGKB9X7 or show this flyer, Chipotle-OP Baseball.JPG, in the restaurant.

Congratulations to all our Spring Sports teams for a great season!

Join us in wishing the following teams good luck as they continue to advance in their respective post seasons.

  • Softball: Next game at Battlefield 5/31 6PM Region 6B Semi-Final
  • Boys Soccer: Next game at Colonial Forge 6/1 6PM Region 6B Semi-Final
  • Track: Next Meet is the State Championship at Todd Stadium in Newport News on 6/3 and 6/4.

Shout out to Girls Track and Field team as they have won both the Cedar Run District and Region 6B Championships!

Look out next week for the Osbourn Park Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2022 announcement.

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