October 3, 2033

Week of October 2, 2022

It was a short but productive week back in the halls of OPHS. Routines, organization, and goal setting are a great way for students to set themselves up for success. As we move towards the middle of the first quarter, we encourage all students to find habits and routines that work for them. Head home, rest and get a snack, then spend some time studying or practicing a new skill you learned in school that day. Start setting yourself up now, for a smooth and successful year. Don’t hesitate to reach out to your School Counselor, Teacher, or Assistant Principal if you’d like some help with setting up some healthy study habits!

Important PSAT Day Information

On PSAT Day, October 12, our students in grades 9-11 will be focused on preparing for their post-secondary journeys by taking the PSAT 9, PSAT 10 or PSAT/NMSQT. Our Seniors will participate in asynchronous learning activities from home. Students in grade 12 are asked to use this time to refine their post-secondary plans and may engage in activities including but not limited to:

  • Completing applications for post-secondary institutions;
  • Research admission requirements for colleges and universities (ex. Recommendation letter requirements, transcript/SASR self-report, request test scores college board/ACT);
  • Visiting a post-secondary institution (four-year college, two-year college, trade and technical school);
  • Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or VASA, and CSS Profile (links https://www.schev.edu/financial-aid/financial-aid/federal-state-financial-aid/vasa; https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa;
  • Conduct a scholarship search (link https://www.pwcs.edu/departments/student_services/college_and_career_planning/scholarships;
  • Review parent learning series on-demand post-secondary webinars (link - https://pwcs.instructure.com/enroll/D8TT6A)
  • Completing post-secondary assessments in Naviance;
  • Complete documents related to teacher/counselor recommendations for the post-secondary application process;
  • Create or update a resume;
  • Additional research on careers using “Road Trip Nation” videos in Naviance to support post- secondary planning;
  • Schedule appointment to meet with recruiters for military services.
  • Students with IEPs may work on any of the items above, as well as any other activities related to post-secondary transition planning as coordinated by their case manager. Special education staff will be available (virtually and in-person) to support students with IEPs on any of these activities. Students with 504 Plans may also reach out to their case manager for any support with accommodations.

If you are unsure of where to start, navigate to the PWCS Post-Secondary Planning website (link https://www.pwcs.edu/departments/student_services/college_and_career_planning/post-_high_school_planning/index)

STAR Testing

As part of the PWCS Unfinished Learning Plan, students will be taking STAR Reading and Math tests in their subject-area classes. The STAR Test is a computer adaptive, SOL-aligned reading assessment that provides valid, reliable information about students' reading skills. Typically, the assessment takes about 25 minutes. This assessment will be administered three times during the school year to provide data regarding student growth.

Students must update their computers prior to taking the STAR test. Please use Update Student Laptop.pdf instructions to update your computer prior to taking the STAR test.  It is important that you follow these instructions to properly update your computer!

Touch Base Conferences

October 10 - 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Touch Base is a program providing the opportunity for parents to have mini meetings with their students’ teachers. There are no appointments; these short (3-5 minute) meetings are on a first come, first serve basis. Student schedules, if needed, will be available in the School Counseling Office.

EL Information Night

La Noche de Pades en español planeado para el 4 de octubre ha sido pospuesto. Cuando tenemos otra fecha, le avisaremos a los padres. 

The Parent information night in Spanish planned for the 4th of October has been postponed. When we have a new date, we will share it with parents.

Senior Cap and Gown Ordering Information

Our Jostens rep will be here on October 24 and 28, outside of the first floor cafeteria for students to look over some graduation related items. More information will be sent home two weeks prior to these two dates. If you want to place your orders early, you can visit www.jostens.com and select Osbourn Park. There’s lots to choose from!

Athletic Hall of Fame

We are looking forward to the 2022 Induction Ceremony for the OPHS Athletic Hall of Fame!  The Induction Ceremony will take place on Thursday 10/13 at 5:30 pm at the Old Hickory Golf Course in Woodbridge.  Tickets are on sale now!  Use the following link to purchase your tickets.  Seats are limited!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ophs-athletic-hall-of-fame-class-of-2022-tickets-392811649217

National Merit Scholarship Corporation

Congratulations to the following Commended Students in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program.

  • Utsav Adhikari
  • Mikayla Carter
  • Danielle Darfour
  • Gabriel Estrella
  • Brandon Kile
  • Maanini Lakshmanan

Commended Students are recognized for the exceptional academic promise demonstrated by their outstanding performance on the qualifying test used for entry. Each student will receive a Letter of Commendation.

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Students from the EL Program and the SpEd Department joined forces on Thursday to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Mrs. Martinez-Johnson and Mrs. Stewart led the way in the wonderful example of collaboration and community.

 

NHS Officers Elected

Congratulations to the newly elected officers for the 22-23 school year! We look forward to the service projects these students will lead throughout this school year!

  • Co-Presidents: Hamzah Shaikh &Stephanie Rivera Osorio
  • Vice President: Christina Fernandez
  • Secretaries: Vaishnavi Burra, Celia Calabria, & Joshua Tamakloe
  • Historian: Diego Luque
  • Public Relations: Nathan Corrielus

Bullying Prevention Month

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. During the month of October, OP will host events aimed at preventing child bullying and fostering kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. Plan to wear orange on October 19 as a visible reflection of the empowering, all-inclusive message that our society wishes to stop bullying. We are excited to have you join our movement to build a safe and inclusive school and community where everyone can play a role in putting a stop to bullying and all forms of bigotry. Watch for updates on upcoming Bee In The Know, the counseling newsletter, and advertisements on the school's bulletin boards for events and activity promotions.

News From the College & Career Center

The FAFSA and VASA open OCTOBER 1st! Even if you do not believe you will be awarded money, you must fill this out for college applications to consider you for scholarships, grants, and aid from the university or college itself. The link to the FAFSA is here: https://studentaid.gov/

Below are the upcoming FAFSA help events hosted by a few outlets. Take advantage of them!

  • PWCS Webinar through Parent Learning Series: October 3rd from 4-5pm LINK FOUND HERE
  • SallieMae Webinar: October 5th from 7-8pm REGISTER HERE
  • OPHS in-person Help Session: October 10th from 12:30-3:00pm REGISTER HERE
  • OPHS in-person Help Session: October 31st from 10:00-2:00pm REGISTER HERE

The Jefferson Scholars and Walentas Foundation (UVA) scholarship process is open. Interested students must submit a letter of interest and a teacher or counselor recommendation by October 21st to Mrs. Jaeger. The Scholarship Committee will select the one students name to be sent forward for each scholarship. Jefferson and Walentas Scholarships provide the entire cost of attendance at the University of Virginia and many supplemental enrichment experiences. The total value of each Scholarship exceeds $293,000 for non-Virginian students and $157,000 for Virginia students. Please note that the Walentas Scholarship is only open for first generation students, whereas the Jefferson Scholarship is open to any student who qualifies. For more information, click HERE.

Yearbook Ordering Information

The 2022-2023 Hi-Jacket yearbook is coming in May, and we want to offer a deep October pre-order discount. Buy any time in the month of October and save $15 off the regular $85 price tag. That's only $70 if you pre-order between 10/1 and 10/31. This will be the biggest discount of the year. This year's Hi-Jacket promises to be the best yearbook ever with expanded coverage including a free spring supplement to make sure all OP sports and activities get covered. Our theme this year is "Life in the Hive" with the catch phrase "Sting Like a Jacket!"

How to order? To pay by credit or debit go to YEARBOOKFOREVER.COM and search for Osbourn Park HS. You can also pick up an order form from Mr. Barber in room 1222 or in the main office to pay by cash, check, or money order.

Senior Tributes: Let your senior know how special he or she is with a senior tribute ad! Senior tributes are full-color photo celebrations of your senior with text and available in four sizes: full-page, half-page, quarter page, and 1/8 page. Prices start at $75 for a 1/8 page. Parents or guardians can easily create the ads using Walsworth's user-friendly template or can create their own ad and upload the finished product. Either way, tributes are available via YEARBOOKFOREVER.COM. Please contact Mr. Barber if you need additional pricing info or want more information. Deadline for senior tributes is January 31, 2023.

To buy a yearbook and/or submit a senior tribute by credit or debit card, please visit YEARBOOKFOREVER.COM.

YEARBOOK SNAP: Yearbook wants your photos! Do you have any recent, candid (not posed) pictures of your OP student that would look great in the yearbook? Send them to us via the app YEARBOOK SNAP. Download the app and simply search for Osbourn Park HS to upload your photos for consideration. The pass code is "jacket" There is no cost to send in photos. We want to get every Yellow Jacket represented in the yearbook as many times as possible, so please consider sending us your best candid pics for consideration in this year’s yearbook!

If you have any questions, please contact Scott Barber at Barberds@pwcs.edu.

Senior Portrait Make-Up Dates

Seniors who missed the senior portrait sessions over the summer will be able to attend the final makeup on November 3rd at OP. We will be receiving a link for appointment sign ups within the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned to Bee-in-the-Know and daily announcements for updates as we get closer to Nov. 3rd.

Nutrition and Wellness News

Mrs. Mullins' and Ms. Stouffer's Nutrition & Wellness classes have been working hard all week long on coming up with a concept to reduce food waste here at OP. The winning students will have their idea come to life! These classes will be bringing a "Food Share Table" to OPHS (in the 1st floor cafeteria & hopefully also the 2nd floor cafeteria). A food share table is where students can take any uneaten, unopened foods and place it on the table or in the mini refrigerator (instead of throwing it away). Then students or staff can come along later and grab a snack and/or drink if they are hungry or thirsty. This not only prevents food waste from making its' way to the landfill, but it also feeds those who are hungry...it's a win-win! Look for more info to come out soon on the announcements and in the cafeteria!

No Place for Hate

Are you Interested in leadership playing an integral part in creating a positive environment? If so, please join us on Thursday, October 6th at 2:20 in the Career Center! The counseling department will host a second interest meeting for No Place For Hate in the Career Center. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Simmons and Mrs. Pashiardis!

To learn more about the No Place for Hate program. Please visit this website. 

Activity Buses

Our Activity Buses have begun and will continue to run every Tuesday and Thursday for the remainder of the school year. Activity Bus stops can be found on the Osbourn Park School Webpage and they have been emailed out through our Student Canvas page. Keep in mind that Activity Bus stops are express stops and will not be able to drop students off at your normal AM or PM bus stops. We are fortunate to have an Activity Bus that stops at Gar-Field HS to support the large number of transfer students who come from the Eastern Side of the county.

Please remind your student that in order to ride the Activity Bus, they must be with a teacher, coach, or club sponsor by 2:25, no exceptions. Once they leave their activity, the teacher, coach, or sponsor will write them a pass and the student must report to the first-floor cafeteria within 10 minutes of receiving that pass. Students will remain in the first-floor cafeteria with our Activity Bus supervisors until the buses arrive at 4:45.

Students may not leave campus and return back to the school and ride the activity bus. Students violating this policy are in danger of having their activity bus privileges revoked.

Athletic Boosters

Your OP Boosters are here to support our athletes, coaches and fans. How can you help? Come to our next meeting to see how you can get involved:  Tuesday, October 4th at 7:00 pm. You can also support us by using https://smile.amazon.com/  for all your Amazon purchases. Simply indicate "Osbourn Park High School Athletic Boosters Club" on the tab on top and boom, easy money. 

Annual PTSO (Parent Teacher Student Organization) Membership Drive

The PTSO is excited to start the 2022-2023 school year with our Annual PTSO Membership Drive. Please join today and get a PTSO Family Membership for only $15. The purpose of the PTSO is to enhance and support the educational experience at Osbourn Park High School, to develop a closer connection between school and home by encouraging parent/guardian, teacher, and student involvement, and to improve the environment through volunteer and financial support. The PTSO is fully funded by our membership and fundraisers. Your membership supports OPHS PTSO programs such as: Teacher Appreciation Luncheon & Recognition Events, Scholarships for Graduating Seniors ($500 - $1,000), 2023 Graduation Celebration, and Teacher and Student Grants.

PTSO 2022-23 Membership Form.pdf 

Join our monthly meetings:

Topic: OPHS PTSO MEETINGTime: Every month on the Second Thu, until Feb 9, 2023

  • Oct 13, 2022 06:00 PM
  • Nov 10, 2022 06:00 PM
  • Dec 8, 2022 06:00 PM
  • Jan 12, 2023 06:00 PM
  • Feb 9, 2023 06:00 PM

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.Monthly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZEuce2vqDwsHty5Ud93mY96Hr_IdfsJYl-J/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGtrT0uHdKSth2PRpwMA4_oLO3wpmZdgrdEySrhWnNeW1qgHvB9G7Z5A_LpJoin Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/85364767648?pwd=dHp2WEdTYjFzOXdFR1pKY2lYREwvZz09Meeting ID: 853 6476 7648Passcode: 763810

Athletics 

OP Boosters would like to congratulate the following athletes for being selected as their team's Student-Athlete of the Month, chosen by their coaches for their team leadership and both their academic and athletic excellence this past month. 

  • Cheer:  Viviana Rodriguez, Class of 2024
  • Boys Cross-Country:  Robel Wolde, Class of 2025
  • Girls Cross-Country:  Lily French, Class of 2026
  • Golf:  Matthew Sills, Class of 2023
  • Volleyball:  Saniya Esters, Class of 2025
  • Football:  Clemson Lartey, Class of 2023
  • Field Hockey:  Allie Whalen, Class of 2025

October 10, 2022

October is here and students have settled nicely into instructional and extracurricular activities. This is a busy time of year including: Homecoming, Touch Base Conferences, PSAT etc. October is full of opportunities for parents and students to get connected to the school in various ways. Additionally, the first quarter ends on October 28 and it will be here before we know it, so don’t forget to stay connected through Parent Vue and your class-based Canvas pages.

Touch Base Conferences

Touch Base Conferences are scheduled for Monday, October 10, 2022, from 7:15 am – 9:30 am. There is no school for students on this day. The purpose of Touch Base Conferences is to provide parents with an opportunity to obtain information to support their child’s academic success. This is accomplished during brief (3-5 minute) conferences with teachers and the availability of informational sessions.

Schedule:

  • Science/Social Studies/World Languages /HPE – Gymnasium
  • English/Math – 1st Floor Cafeteria
  • Business/EL/Fine Arts/Music/FACS/Gifted/Navy ROTC/Technology/Practical Nursing/HPE – 2nd Floor Cafeteria
  • Special Education - Library

PSAT

Next Wednesday, October 12, we will be giving the PSAT to all students in grade 9-11. Seniors will be asynchronous and our Level 1 English Learner students will be on a field trip. All other students will be testing. Encourage your student to bring snacks, as it's a long testing block and they are eating lunch much later than usual. Please see the schedule below:

PSAT Bell Schedule

  • 1st Block – Testing 7:30am – 12:30pm
  • 2nd Block – 12:30 – 2:10
    • 1st lunch: 12:30 – 1
    • 2nd lunch: 1:05 – 1:35
    • 3rd lunch: 1:35 – 2:10

September Jackets of the Month

Congratulations to Cheryl Clarke (SPED teacher) and Aya Demnati (student) for winning September Jackets of the Month! Winners were nominated by staff and/or peers for displaying our Yellow Jacket attributes of Kindness, Perseverance, Hardwork, Respect and Optimism. Each recipient received an OP bookbag and medal.

 

Homecoming Dance

Homecoming tickets are officially on sale now! The price is $20 and tickets will be sold online only. If you are bringing a guest, they will need to have a guest form filled out and turned in to the main office by Wednesday, 10/12/22 at 3:00pm. The forms can be found in the main office. Guests without a guest form turned in will not be allowed in. Tickets are limited so don't wait to purchase your ticket!

Use the link below to purchase your ticket on the Ticket Spicket Website.

https://events.ticketspicket.com/agency/cdfc03ea-290c-40ba-a2a6-54be073ace9e/events/572ca68f-4f8a-4ea4-a22d-dc3911cf1610

Homecoming Week

Homecoming week starts on October 11. Spirit days will occur through the week and culminate with pep rally on Friday, October 14, during the last hour of the school day. Our homecoming game is against South Riding the same evening. The Homecoming Spirit Days are as follows:

  • Tuesday, 10/11: International Day (Represent your family's culture/country by wearing your/their flag colors, custom or festive clothing, etc. Note: USA is included so feel free to wear red, white, and blue)
  • Wednesday, 10/12: PJ Day (Dress comfy for PSAT day)
  • Thursday, 10/13: Costume/Meme Day (Must adhere to OP dress code. No hats or weapons)
  • Friday, 10/14: Class Color Day (Show the school how much spirit your class has by wearing your class colors!)
    • Freshmen- White
    • Sophomore- Yellow
    • Juniors- Blue
    • Seniors- Black

News from College and Career Counselor

Below are the monthly College and Career newsletters. Please check the OPHS Counseling Canvas calendar for all available opportunities, including scholarships. If you are interested in any colleges that are coming to OPHS, log into Naviance via Clever and click on the Colleges tab to find College Visits. New schools are added each day.

Class of 2023 Parent Coffee

On October 21st, Mrs. Jaeger will be hosting a Parent Coffee from 8:00-9:00 am in the OPHS Career Center. This will be an opportunity to ask questions about post-secondary planning and more about what parents and guardians can be doing to help their senior plan for the next chapter of their lives. If you plan to attend, please complete this form. The form will close on Tuesday, October 18th. Coffee and pastries will be provided. 

Paper-24/7 Tutoring

Paper is a secure, online tutoring service that provides students with unlimited, 24/7 academic support. Whether they’re stuck on homework, studying for a test, or need someone to read and make suggestions to their essays, there will always be experts available online to assist students in over 200 subjects and more than 4 languages.

Paper tutors have been specially trained to conduct expert, academic support in a secure, chat-based platform. With a commitment to helping students learn, they’ll never give students answers, but rather interact with them in an encouraging tone to lead them forward.

This is a free service that the county is providing, so students are encouraged to use it as much as they need, whenever they need. Our teachers also have accounts and will be able to review all student activity to see what they’re working on and provide more targeted instruction as needed.

If you’d like to learn more about Paper you can sign up for a Paper hosted Parent Info Session, available in both English and Spanish. Or if you’d like to speak to a member of the Paper team directly, you can reach them at parents@paper.co.

Athletic Boosters

Athletic Boosters will hold their October meeting this Tuesday at 7:00 pm at OP. Please plan to attend to hear more about what we do and how you can get involved. We are also planning a Spirit Wear Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, Oct 22nd. Stay tuned for more details!

PTSO

Join our monthly meetings:

Topic: OPHS PTSO MEETINGTime: Every month on the Second Thu, until Feb 9, 2023

  • Oct 13, 2022 06:00 PM
  • Nov 10, 2022 06:00 PM
  • Dec 8, 2022 06:00 PM
  • Jan 12, 2023 06:00 PM
  • Feb 9, 2023 06:00 PM

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.Monthly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZEuce2vqDwsHty5Ud93mY96Hr_IdfsJYl-J/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGtrT0uHdKSth2PRpwMA4_oLO3wpmZdgrdEySrhWnNeW1qgHvB9G7Z5A_LpJoin Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/85364767648?pwd=dHp2WEdTYjFzOXdFR1pKY2lYREwvZz09Meeting ID: 853 6476 7648Passcode: 763810

October 16, 2022

Greetings! October is full of opportunities for parents and students to get connected to the school in various ways. We had a successful morning of conferences at Touch Base on Monday. If you couldn’t attend, please reach out to your student’s teachers if you have questions. As we are approaching the end of the 1st Quarter, please stay connected through Student/Parent Vue and class-based Canvas pages.

It has been a very busy week for the Yellow Jackets this week. Students in grades 9th – 11th completed the PSAT this week. Students also enjoyed a week of sprit days, the Homecoming Dance, and the Homecoming game. It was great to see so many students participate in this week’s activities.

Field Trip to DC!

Our Level 1 English Learner students spent a day learning about our Nation's history during a visit to monuments in Washington, DC. Over 100 students, accompanied by chaperones from the OPHS community, had a wonderful day exploring the Washington Monument, the World War II Memorial, and the Lincoln Memorial.

 

Academic Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to those students who have earned an Academic Award for outstanding achievement during the 2021-2022 school year.  The Academic Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, November 16th in the Lillian M. Orlich Auditorium at 6:30 pm.  We invite you to join us in celebration of your student's academic excellence.

To earn an Academic Award, your student met the following requirements:

  • A student must earn a minimum of 6 standard units of credit during the school year to be eligible.
  • A student shall earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher (non-rounded)
  • A student shall earn a grade equivalent of 3.0 or better for the year in each class

Students receiving the award for the first time will receive an academic letter, the second year is a bar, and the third year is a lamp.  If you would like to see if your student made the Academic Awards list this year, click the link below to check the listing. Contact Ms. Gardner or your school counselor in the School Counseling Office if you think your student should be on the list but you do not see their name.  Once more, congratulations to all students who received this outstanding recognition.

Academic Awardees by Grade Level 101422.xlsx 

Youth Salute

Youth Salute  applications are now  available.  Please see V2 2023 Youth Salute Student Nomination Application 1.pdf  or pick up an application from Ms. Carper in the School Counseling Office.  The Youth Salute Program is an opportunity to showcase your leadership skills by competing for scholarship awards ranging from $100 to $1,000.  The top winner will be named Prince William County's Youth Salute Leader of the Year and will attend the "National Town Meeting on Tomorrow".   The deadline  to return  completed applications is Tuesday, November 15th, 2022 before 11:59PM.   Criteria for  interested students: 

  1. Be a member of the Junior Class (Senior Class 2024).
  2. Have a cumulative 3.0 grade point average at the end of their sophomore year.
  3. Have held TWO LEADERSHIP ROLES to which they were chosen by their peers or an adult leader within the past two years in school, religious or community sponsored organizations.
  4. Have a teacher or your alpha School Counselor sign off as your recommender

Contact Mrs. Jaeger in the Career Center, or at JaegerCA@pwcs.edu, if you have any questions.

CPR Graduation Requirement for Seniors

On Monday, October 31st from 9:30-11:30 am, seniors will have the ability to complete their CPR graduation check off. This process will only take a few minutes per student. Students may arrive any time during the two-hour window. Please view this video on hands-only CPR to prepare for the requirement. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mr. Contois at contoijm@pwcs.edu.

Yearbooks

Yearbook Sales

The 2022-2023 OP Hi-Jacket Yearbook is $15 off the regular price for October only! This will be the lowest price of the year. To order by credit or debit card, visit YEARBOOKFOREVER.COM or see Mr. Barber in room 1222 to pay by cash or check made payable to "Osbourn Park".

Senior Tributes

Let your senior know how special he or she is with a senior tribute ad! Senior tributes are full-color photo celebrations of your senior with text and available in four sizes: full-page, half-page, quarter page, and 1/8 page. Prices start at $75 for a 1/8 page. Parents or guardians can easily create the ads using Walsworth's user-friendly template or can create their own tribute and upload the finished product. Either way, tributes are available via YEARBOOKFOREVER.COM. Please contact Mr. Barber if you need additional pricing info or want more information. Deadline for senior tributes is January 31, 2023.

Senior & Underclassmen Make-Up Pictures - November 3

Seniors and underclassmen who missed their photo or senior portrait session will be able to attend one final makeup session during the school day on November 3rd at OP. Underclassmen who missed their photo day will only need to go to the auditorium sometime during the school day on Nov 3.

Seniors will need to set up an appointment time using the following link.  

Candid Color Photography - Appointment System (pickatime.com) 

Please contact Mr. Barber if you have any questions Barberds@pwcs.edu.

This is the last opportunity for seniors to have a portrait taken by Candid Color. Any make-up portraits after Nov. 3 will have to be completed with a private photographer. 

News from College and Career Counselor

Below are the monthly College and Career newsletters. Please check the OPHS Counseling Canvas calendar for all available opportunities, including scholarships. If you are interested in any colleges that are coming to OPHS, log into Naviance via Clever and click on the Colleges tab to find College Visits. New schools are added each day.

OPHS will be participating in VA College Application Week this year. Below is a list of events happening during the week at OPHS. This Canvas announcement has information on schools who are participating in VA College Application week and some FEE WAIVER codes to use during that week ONLY! An announcement will go out again next week as a reminder as well and will include any updated information. 

VACAW Info.pdf 

On October 21st, Mrs. Jaeger will be hosting a Parent Coffee from 8:00-9:00am in the OPHS Career Center. This will be an opportunity to ask questions about post-secondary planning and more about what parents and guardians can be doing to help their senior plan for the next chapter of their lives. If you plan to attend, please complete this form. The form will close on Tuesday, October 18th. Coffee and pastries will be provided.

OPHS will be hosting the ASVAB on October 26th. If you plan to go into the military or would like to take a Career Interest test, please register in Naviance under the Colleges tab and click on College Visits to register. This is open to 10th through 12th grade. If you need help, please see Mrs. Jaeger. For more information about the ASVAB CLICK HERE!

Paper-24/7 Tutoring

Paper is a secure, online tutoring service that provides students with unlimited, 24/7 academic support. Whether they’re stuck on homework, studying for a test, or need someone to read and make suggestions to their essays, there will always be experts available online to assist students in over 200 subjects and more than 4 languages.

Paper tutors have been specially trained to conduct expert, academic support in a secure, chat-based platform. With a commitment to helping students learn, they’ll never give students answers, but rather interact with them in an encouraging tone to lead them forward.

This is a free service that the county is providing, so students are encouraged to use it as much as they need, whenever they need. Our teachers also have accounts and will be able to review all student activity to see what they’re working on and provide more targeted instruction as needed.

If you’d like to learn more about Paper you can sign up for a Paper hosted Parent Info Session, available in both English and Spanish. Or if you’d like to speak to a member of the Paper team directly, you can reach them at parents@paper.co.

 

Athletics 

OP Boosters is holding a Spirit Wear Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, Oct 22nd from 11-2 pm in the school lot. Come out and pick up some early Christmas gifts for your YellowJacket---or yourself! Our next monthly meeting will be held on Wed, Nov 2nd.  

http://www.myopjackets.com

This past Thursday, we held the 2nd annual Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Old Hickory Golf Club.  Once again, Congratulations to our Class of 2022!