HS Announcements

Week of April 16

CONGRATULATIONS Camilla Bennett and Elizabeth Belflower

These talented 10th graders won 'Best of Show High School' at the Street Painting Festival held in Altamonte Springs on March 24!  


Our cast and crew of 7th-12th grades will present the musical, "Godspell," April 25-27th at 7pm in the OCS gym.
Tickets: Adult / $10, Student / $8
Tickets can be purchased at our US and LS offices or at the door.

This beautiful and joyful musical based on the book of Matthew is for all ages! Come see why this show is as relevant now as it was when it first opened. 

There will be face painting in the lobby 30 mins. before the performances and during intermission!

Summer School 2018

OCS is planning to offer Algebra I and II traditional classroom courses. These will be held on campus. Students may not miss more than 1.5 days due to the abbreviated schedule. OCS reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment.

Traditional Course Fee: $275.00, per semester course. Checks can be made out to OCS and dropped off at any OCS office location.

Please use the following link to sign up. LINK

“Walk for Life” - Saturday, April 28, 2018

Choices Women’s Clinic is a non-profit medical pregnancy clinic equipping women and men to make healthy, life affirming choices regarding unexpected pregnancies.   Be a walker or sponsor a walker to help raise funds for Choices Women’s Clinic in Orlando.  The walk is being held at Blue Jacket Park in Baldwin Park, 2501 General Rees Ave., Orlando from 9:00am to 10:30 am.

Register to be a walker at choicesministries.org/walkforlife.    This is a fun family event that will have food trucks, live worship band and kids activities along with the 1 to 2 mile walk or run.

For more information contact Choices Women’s Clinic at 407-244-5529 or the high school office.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts | Every Friday @ Break
The Freshman & Sophomore class will be selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts every Friday at break for $1.00!  



Graduate Yard Signs 
Celebrate your senior with an OCS Graduate Yard Sign!  These will be provided by Orangewood to each graduate this year.  These are ready to be picked up.  Please stop by the High School office to receive your sign.


Senior Graduation Video – WE NEED PICTURES! | Deadline Monday, April 23

Each year Orangewood's graduation features a video of our graduates. This video will include the senior casual portrait and baby picture you submitted for the yearbook earlier this year. Additionally, we need pictures of your student with other OCS students in school and at OCS events.  Pictures should be sent in an envelope with the students name to Stephanie Bennett in the high school office. They will be scanned and sent back.  You may also send pictures on a thumb drive or CD.  Please clearly mark all photos with students name on the back. 

Senior Display Boards - 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! These boards are the black tri-fold style display boards used for science projects.  Orangewood is supplying the board for you to use.   Seniors, please pick up a board from the high school office
Completed boards will be set up at Northland, A Church Distributed during graduation rehearsal on May 24.  They will be on display in the foyer for family and friends to view at graduation on May 24.  They must be taken home that evening. If you have any questions regarding senior display boards, please contact Stephanie Bennett at 407-339-0223 X221 or via email at sbennett@ocsrams.org.

Graduation Party Planning Calendar | Link
This calendar is provided as a convenience to families to help avoid conflicts on dates and times of private parties.  These are not school events.  If you would like your event posted on this calendar, email Stephanie Bennett at sbennett@ocsrams.org with the date and time. 

Service Hour Information

All Freshman and Sophomores are required to complete 12 service hours per year. (6 per semester
All Juniors and Seniors are required to complete 14 service hours per year. (7 per semester)

NHS Tutoring Center 

The National Honor Society tutoring center is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:45pm to 4:00pm.  The tutoring center will not be open on days when there is no school or when there is a half day. The center is located in Mrs. More's room 153. 

Please Note the NHS Tutoring Center will be closed March 8th.

Academic Help for High School & Middle School 

Teachers are generally available before and after school (7:05-7:30 a.m. & 2:35- 3:05 p.m.). High School teachers also are available at break time during the week. Some teachers are not available due to meetings or duties during these times, so please contact the teacher directly to make an appointment when help is needed.  Please click the link for information for specific classes & teachers availability. 



ACT Academy

This is a free test prep program from the writers of the ACT.  This program provides students with personalized study plans to help them prepare for the ACT.  To sign up and participate got to https://academy.act.org


Valencia College Early Orientation
Students can “skip the line” by registering for Early Orientation at valenciacollege.edu/skiptheline
Benefits of attendance are:  

  • Have first access to register for classes
  • Parents can attend concurrent Parent Sessions
  • Enter for a chance to receive a $500 scholarship

Early Orientation dates:

West Campus | April 21, 2018 | 9am-12pm
East Campus | April 28, 2018 | 9am-12pm

Week 1 - May 7 thru May 11   Week 2 - May 14 thru May 18
Exam Date Test Start Time   Exam Date Test Start Time
Chemistry Monday, May 7 8:00 AM   Biology Monday, May 14 8:00 AM
Psychology Monday, May 7 12:00 PM   Physics C:  Mechanics Monday, May 14 12:00 PM
English Literature and Composition Wednesday, May 9 8:00 AM   Physics C:  Electricity and Magnetism Monday, May 14 2:00 PM
United States Government and Politics Thursday, May 10 8:00 AM   Calculus AB Tuesday, May 15 8:00 AM
Environmental Science Thursday, May 10 12:00 PM   Calculus BC Tuesday, May 15 8:00 AM
United States History Friday, May 11 8:00 AM   Computer Science A Tuesday, May 15 12:00 PM
Studio Art Friday, May 11 Submitted by 8:00 PM ET   English Language and Composition Wednesday, May 16 8:00 AM
        Statistics Thursday, May 17 12:00 PM
        European History Friday, May 18 12:00 PM


Exam Schedule for Seniors
Date Block 1 | 7:35-9:30  9:30-10:00 Block 2 |10:00-11:30 
Monday, May 21       Science Break English
Tuesday, May 22 Social Studies Break Math
Exam Schedule for Underclassmen
Date Block 1 | 7:35-9:30  9:30-10:00 Block 2 |10:00-11:30 
Wednesday, May 23 Social Studies Break Math
Thursday, May 24 Science Break English
Important Bright Futures Update for Seniors:
The Florida Department of Education is now requiring that private school students send their SAT or ACT scores to one of the Florida public colleges or universities. This is the only way Bright Futures will have access to the scores. This means if you have only applied to a private school or out of state school you must also send your score(s) to a Florida public school, even if you don’t intend to apply.

Please contact Ms. Mishkin if you have questions or need further clarification. LMishkin@ocsrams.org

Upcoming ACT & SAT Dates:

ACT Test | Register at www.actstudent.org
June 9, 2018 | Registration Deadline - May 4, 2018
July 14, 2018 | Registration Deadline - June 15, 2018

SAT Test | Register at www.collegeboard.org
May 5, 2018 | Registration Deadline - April 6, 2018
June 2, 2018 | Registration Deadline - May 3, 2018

For more information about any guidance announcements, please contact Ms. Mishkin at lmishkin@ocsrams.org




April 17 | Athletics Banquet - Country Club of Orlando | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
April 18 | High School Chapel - Jimmy Kaufholz | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
April 19 | High School Awards | 7:00 pm | Upper School Gym
April 20 | Marine Science Field Trip | All day
April 25 - 27 | High School Spring Production "Godspell" | 7:00 pm | Upper School Gym
May 2 | High School Chapel - Ed Sloan | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
May 3 | National Day of Prayer
May 4 | Yearbook Distribution Party
May 7 - May 18 | AP Testing (see above for schedule)
May 14 | Upper School Spring Program | 7:00 pm | Upper School Gym
May 15 | Lower School Spring Program | 7:00 pm | Upper School Gym
May 21 & 22 | Senior Exams (see above for schedule)
May 23 & 24 | Half Days | Dismissal @ 11:30am
May 23 & 24 | Underclassmen Exams (see above for schedule)
May 24 | Graduation Brunch/Rehearsal 10:00 am | Northand, A Church Distributed
May 24 | Graduation Ceremony | 7:00 pm | Northand, A Church Distributed
May 24 | Last Day of School