HS Announcements

Week of August 14, 2017

Parent/Student Handbook Form-Due NOW | Link

Students will not be able to attend class starting tomorrow unless they have turned in this form found on the last page of the handbook.

Senior Retreat | Wednesday-Friday, August 30-September 1 

All permission forms are now due. Seniors will depart school at 2:00pm on Wednesday and return on Friday at approximately 3:00pm.

School Picture Day | Tuesday, August 22 – Order Link – Order code: 19192NA

If you do not want to place your picture order online you can pick up an order form in the main office-these forms will need to be brought on picture day and given to the photographer. Please note that all students will have their photos taken, but only those who have placed an order ahead of time will receive pictures.  Please contact telijah@ocsrams.org with any questions.

Yearbook Personalization | Link

On sale now through Sept. 8. If you'd like your child's name imprinted on the back of the book cover, return completed form with payment (made payable to OCS) by Sept. 8. You will also receive 4 free icons with your purchase. Indicate icon choices on the order form. All HIGH SCHOOL yearbooks are included in your activity fee. If you have students in middle or lower school, you are also eligible for this promotion, but will need to order a yearbook as well. Check the lower school and middle school sections of the newsletter to find information on ordering a book for your younger child.

Parent Car Pick Up

For the safety of our students, please do not form another lane once the middle school parents have lined up for carpool to pick up your high school student if you are running late. Students should only be picked up along the sidewalk.

Student Parking Permit Form | Link

Students who drive to school must purchase a parking permit. These permits need to be renewed each year. Cost: $30 per permit or $60 per family. Submit form and fee to the high school office. All cars must have a parking permit on their car by Wednesday, August 17.

AUDITIONS for US Fall Play "Radium Girls"

7th-12th grades | Auditions will be held Monday, August 14 from 3-5pm in MS Rm. 210.

A sign-up sheet is posted across from Mrs. Bartell's room, along with the Audition and Conflict forms to take home and bring back signed.

Rehearsals will begin Thurs. Aug. 17 3-5pm. Performances: Oct. 11-13. *Note: There is no school for students Oct. 12 & 13.

Mandatory dates: Oct. 4-6, 9-13.

"Radium Girls" is a non-musical play based on true historical facts surrounding the radium factories of the early 1900's. A copy of the script can be found online by searching "Radium Girls script online." Students will read scenes from the play at the audition. Nothing else needs to be prepared. Bring your completed Audition and Conflict forms, signed, with you to auditions. There are roles of every size, so students' time commitment can be limited if necessary. If you are unable to attend the audition, see Mrs. Bartell for an alternate time.

Backstage crew opportunities are available as well. See Mrs. Bartell for information.

National Honor Society | Applications Available thru Wednesday, August 16

NHS is an organization dedicated to scholarship, character, leadership, and service. Applications for the fall induction are available from Mrs. More in room 153 beginning on Monday, August 14 thru Wednesday, August 16.  Applications will be due by 3:00pm on Friday, August 25-no late applications will be accepted.  The fall induction is only for 11th and 12th grade students. Eligible students must have completed a full semester at OCS and must qualify through an application process.  The fall induction will be on September 28, 2017. Eligible 10th-12th grade students will have an opportunity to apply in the spring as well.

Spring Break Service Trip 2018: | Link

The OCS High School is partnering with Passport to offer an international service tour over spring break 2018. Students will have the opportunity to serve and explore in the beautiful town of Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic, “the city of everlasting spring,” nestled in the tropical rainforest of the island. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! There are eligibility requirements for participating on the trip and spots are limited. Any questions should be directed to Jonathan Boardman (jboardman@ocsrams.org).

Moms in Prayer | Tuesday, August 15 – Conference Room (Student Center)

Please join our Moms in Prayer to pray for our children and school every Tuesday morning from 8:00-9:00am.

"Pour out your heart like water before the face of the Lord.  Lift up your hands to Him for the lives of your children."  Lamentations 2:19


Do I need to sign up every week?  No, please attend whenever you are available.
Do I have to pray out loud?  No
How is the prayer time run?  We have a list of prayer requests.  We follow the "ACTS" pattern - Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication (Intercession).
Contact: Jennifer Belflower 407-756-8371 for more information.  
E-mail prayer requests to:  mitorangewood@yahoo.com

Guidance Announcements

Drop/Add for all classes/both semesters’ ends on Friday, August 18.

Senior College and Financial Aid Night | Wednesday, August 16 @ 6:00pm

We will be having our annual Senior College and Financial Aid Night on August 16th this year. The event will be in room 260 in the High School and begin at 6pm and run until 8 or 8:30pm. We are pleased to have Steve Booker, Associate Vice President and Director of Financial Aid, from Rollins College give a presentation about the financial aid process. Additionally, I will be sharing information necessary to navigate the college application season.

Students and Parents are both invited to attend. Please contact lmishkin@ocsrams.org with any questions.


Wednesday, August 16 - Chapel - Rev. Jeff Jakes
Wednesday, August 16 - Senior College and Financial Aid Night @ 6:00pm in Room 260
Thursday, August 17 - Varsity Football Jamboree - Home @ 7:00pm
Saturday, August 19 - Varsity Cross Country - Away - West Orange HS for the Warrior Jamboree Run @ 8:00am
Sunday, August 20 - Orangewood Worship & Prayer Night @ 5:00pm in the gym
Friday, August 25 – NHS applications due by 3:00pm – No late applications accepted
Wednesday, August 30 - Friday, September 1 – Senior Retreat – Seniors leave at 2:00pm on Wednesday and return Friday at approximately 3:00pm Monday, September 4 – No School - Labor Day
Wednesday, September 6 – Chapel – HS Principal Richard Miller
Saturday, September 9 – PSAT Bootcamp with Tim McDermott
Wednesday, September 13 – Junior College Information Night - 6:00pm in room 260
Thursday, September 15 – Truth Telling bell schedule
Friday, September 22 - Upper School Flu Shots in Room 260
Wednesday, September 20 – Chapel - Steve Brown
Friday, September 22 - Senior Lunch
Wednesday, September 27 - See you at the Pole - 7:15am
Thursday, September 28 – NHS Induction 7:00pm in room 260
Friday, September 29 - End of 1st Quarter