Bee in the Know

Week of February 7, 2021

Greetings, OPHS families!

We are “buzzing” with excitement here at OPHS! Great things are happening!

  • 12 OPHS students were selected for the 2021 All-District Choir!
  • 7 OPHS students were selected for the 2021 All-District Band!
  • OPHS Varsity Girls Basketball team are the Cedar Run District Regular Season Champions! Off to the Regional Quarterfinals next week!
  • OPHS was deemed a Kindness Certified School!


Black History Month Celebration Continues!

February is Black History Month! The celebration continues with an offering of a number of presentations every Monday of February through our Canvas platform. Our OPHS students have developed a wonderful repertoire of impactful and historical video montages that look at time periods and individuals, past and present, who have contributed to society. Week one looked at The Harlem Renaissance and you will be thrilled with the upcoming presentations! Please see the link to the Canvas page below:


OPHS AP Information Night

Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 7 pm

Want more information on AP/Pre-AP (Advanced) classes? You and your family are invited to an evening with counselors and teacher representatives from Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies and World Languages.

Sessions Include:

  • Planning your high school courses
  • Taking your first AP course/Tips for success
  • Subject specific questions and answers

Please click on this link to join the Zoom session at 7 pm on February 9, 2021:  Passcode: 489630

We look forward to seeing many OPHS parents and students at this informative event! This event will be presented in Spanish as well.


Seniors: PWCS Mid-Year Transcripts: (FYI)

Mid-year transcripts are processed automatically at the end of the first semester. Mid-Year transcripts are sent to all of the institutions that the student has already requested an initial transcript and sent free of charge with no additional request by the student. The transcripts are processed mid-February once the school division has calculated semester grades, GPA and rank for the senior classes. If the calculations are completed by the division as expected, we should be sending out mid-year transcripts on February 11-12th.

Some of you may receive emails from your institutions requesting mid-year transcripts. Remember, we automatically send these to all the schools for which you have already requested an initial transcript. Colleges sometimes defer to senior year grades (first semester) for admissions decisions. Once they receive the transcript and match it to your application, you will see your college portal updated. This means it can take some time for the college to process all these documents and match them to your application even after we send them. Several colleges regularly take a long time to match the documents like GMU.


2021 All-District Choir Announced!

The following students were selected via virtual audition for the 2021 All-District Choir!

  • Hiya Barai
  • Brett Barton
  • Leland Boxer
  • Lauren Clauss
  • Destin Danquah
  • Kyrah Davis
  • Miguel Gaspar
  • Jaden Mounkhaty
  • Viviana Rodriguez
  • Adam Schubert
  • Santino Stewart
  • Hermela Tadesse

While there is no District Choir event this year, these students are now advancing on to audition for the All-Virginia Choral Ensemble if they choose.

Congratulations to all the singers who auditioned during these challenging times.


2021 All-District Band Announced!

Please help me congratulate the following students who earned a chair in the 2020 All District Band!

  • Mikayla Carter - Oboe
  • Nissi Otoo - Clarinet*
  • Madelyn Vo - Clarinet*
  • Mehmood Shajih - Clarinet*
  • Michael Constant - Trumpet
  • Matthew Tran - Trombone
  • Michael Alleman - Tuba

*Eligible to audition for the All Virginia Honor Band*

Students earn spots in these ensembles through a rigorous audition process. We had 15 students audition virtually this year.


Counselors Appreciation Week

We are winding down National School Counseling Week. This year the theme was "School Counselors: All In For All Students." We would like to thank our School Counselors for their dedication to OPHS students and our community.

The OPHS staff really appreciates the effort and time our school counselors invest in our students! Your concern and genuine desire to help our students has been tremendously helpful during this time of COVID. Words can't express how thankful we are for your continued support of our students. You are all the best school counselors any school could have! We love and thank each of you...

Ms. Andrada, Mr. Baxter, Mr. Canas-Ramirez, Ms. Cobbs, Ms. Gardner, Ms. Jaeger, Ms. Lovos-Sandoval, Ms. Raquedan, , Ms.Salvo, Mr. Turner!

Special shout out to Ms. Raquedan for helping us earn the Kindness School Certification!

Happy School Counselors Appreciation Week!



OPHS Graduation will be Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Please look for more  details of the graduation of the Class of 2021 soon.


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