HS Announcements

Week of April 24th, 2017


High School Spring Play – “Cinderella” | Wednesday, April 26-Friday, April 28 at 7:00pm

Tickets: $8 for students, $10 for adults, $28 maximum per immediate family.

Upper School Spring Program | Monday, May 15 at 7:00pm in the gym

Come out and see our talented students perform. Student artwork will also be on display.

End of Year and Exam Information - IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

See the attachments below to view important information for the remainder of the school year. REMINDER – Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors exams are May 22, 25 and 26. Senior exams are May 17 and 18. Do not schedule vacation prior to the end of the school year/exams. Exams may not be taken early. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Diane Walker at dwalker@ocsrams.org.

Seniors – End of Year Info 2017

Summer School 2017

OCS is planning to offer Algebra I and II for credit recovery as well as Personal Fitness this Summer. To register, please receive approval from Guidance for the course and complete the registration form found in this link. If you have any questions, please contact Guidance or Sarah Powell at spowell@ocsrams.org.


Senior Display Boards – Must be completed and brought to graduation rehearsal-  Link to Examples of Boards

Senior display boards are a special part of graduation. Parents prepare these and decorate them with pictures and other mementos of the student’s life, interests, and high school years. They are a wonderful way to honor your graduate! Display boards are provided by the school and have been given to all seniors.

Completed boards will be set up at Northland, A Church Distributed during graduation rehearsal. They will be on display in the foyer for family and friends to view at graduation on May 19. They must be taken home that evening. If you have any questions regarding senior display boards, please contact Diane Walker at 407-339-0223 X221 or via email at dwalker@ocsrams.org.

Party Calendar

We have started a graduation party calendar on RenWeb to assist families in planning their parties without conflicting with each other. These are not school events. If you would like your event posted on this calendar, email Diane Walker at dwalker@ocsrams.org with the date and time.

Senior Brunch

Prior to graduation rehearsal, there will be a senior brunch on Friday, May 19 at 10:00am at Northland, A Church Distributed. This is a time for students to eat, relax, set-up and view each other’s display boards, and watch their senior video.

Graduation Rehearsal

Graduation rehearsal is Friday, May 19 from 10:00am – 12:00pm at Northland, A Church Distributed. Rehearsal attendance is mandatory! Please do not schedule any appointments during this time. Students should bring their honor cords that they received on Awards Night. A class picture in their gowns will be taken at rehearsal.

Graduation Cap, Gown, and NHS Stole

Your child’s cap and gown have been ordered and includes a keepsake tassel and cap. All caps and gowns along with NHS stoles (if applicable) will be distributed at graduation rehearsal and stoles and gown must be returned that evening following the ceremony.

Dress for Graduation

Students should wear appropriate “church attire” under their cap and gown. Boys should wear dress shoes, dress pants (dark color preferred), dress shirt, a tie and be clean shaven. Hair length should be in line with OCS guidelines. Girls should wear “modest” church dresses and shoes of a moderate height. Flip flops are not permitted.

Graduation Exercise

The graduation exercise will be held at 7:00pm on Friday, May 19 in the main sanctuary at Northland, A Church Distributed. All graduates should arrive by 6:15pm and gather in their assigned area with their cap and gown on. The graduation ceremony lasts approximately 1½ hours.

Graduation Seating

There are no tickets for graduation. Students may invite their family and close friends. Reserved seating is not permitted. Doors to the auditorium will open at 6:15pm. If you have a family member who is in a wheelchair, please be sure to let us know so that we can make appropriate accommodations. Contact Diane Walker at dwalker@ocsrams.org if this is a need for your family.

Graduation Photographs
Mr. Ulysses Cardona will be on hand to take a professional photo as your child receives his or her diploma. Orders must be placed in advance. The order form and fee are due by Friday, May 12, 2017 to th, high school office. Checks should be made out to Ulysses Cardona. You are welcome to take personal photos during the ceremony.

Lunch Orders
Schoolhouse Fare – Use this link to order lunch; School password - OWCS
Link to form- DUE BY MAY, 19th
- Freshman and Sophomores are required to complete 10 service hours per year. (5 per semester)
- Juniors and Seniors are required to complete 12 service hours per year. (6 per semester)
Service Opportunity During the Summer
Orangewood's Vacation Bible School - June 26-30.
Please fill out an application and return to the Children's desk if you would like to volunteer.
These hours will count towards next year's service requirements.
Service Hour Opportunity for Football Season Next Year
Looking for 3 students to help/assist Mark the Trainer during every home and away game for both
varsity and middle school football. Duties would include helping keep the players, coaches and officials
hydrated before and during the game, filling water bottles, covering time outs, keeping the bench and
sideline area picked up. Pre-game duties would include sideline set up and water for warm-ups. Half
time duties would include passing out snacks, fruit and water/PowerAde to the players. Post-game
duties include gathering all game day equipment, packing and loading on the bus during away games or
on the golf cart for home games. Times would be at least 30mins before the start of the game and
finished when the equipment is collected, packed and loaded. No experience necessary, everyone 10
years of age and older is welcome to volunteer.



Tuesday, April 25 - College visit - Pensacola Christian College - 11:30am in the foyer; OCS Athletic Physicals Night
Thursday, April 27 - Chapel schedule-Video production video
Friday, April 28 - Spring Play - Cinderella
Monday, May 1 - AP Chemistry exam 8:00am; AP Environmental Science exam 8:00am; Teacher Appreciation Week
Wednesday, May 3 - AP English Literature exam 8:00am
Thursday, May 4 - AP US Government exam 8:00am; National Day of Prayer; Truth Telling bell schedule
Friday, May 5 - AP US History exam 8:00am; Yearbook Distribution Party; Senior Lunch (4th period); Dress down day; Registration deadline for the June 10 ACT
Monday, May 8 - AP Biology exam 8:00am
Tuesday, May 9 - AP Calculus AB and BC exam 8:00am; Registration deadline for the June 3 SAT
Wednesday, May 10 - AP English Language exam 8:00am; Athletic Banquet for Spring Sports Teams
Thursday, May 11 -Truth Telling bell schedule; AP Statistics exam 12:00pm
Friday, May 12 - AP European History exam 12:00pm
Monday, May 15 - Upper School Spring Program 7:00pm
Wednesday, May 17 - Senior exams - Science 7:35am/English 10:00am
Thursday, May 18 - Normal bell schedule; Senior exams - Math 7:35am/Social Studies 10:00am; Varsity Football Spring Jamboree 6:00pm
Friday, May 19 - Graduation 7:00pm at Northland; Graduation rehearsal 10:00am at Northland
Thursday, May 25 - 1/2 day - Grades 9-11 exams - Science 7:35am/English 10:00am
Friday, May 26 - 1/2 day - Grades 9-11 exams - Math 7:35m/Social Studies 10:00am