Weekly News

Week of November 12, 2018


Thanksgiving Break | Monday, November 19- Friday, November 23, 2018!

Students return to school on Monday, November 26, 2018. 

Orangewood Christian School business offices will also be closed Monday, November 19 - November 23, 2018.





HopeFest is Coming to the High School

OCS High School, led by student government, is partnering with the The Sharing Center of Longwood to collect and donate essential resources to those in need this Christmas season.  Starting this week through Thursday, December 6th we will be collecting the following items:

12th Grade - New children's shoes and gently worn youth and adult shoes
11th Grade - Canned goods
10th Grade - Gently worn clothing of all sizes and seasons
  9th Grade - Toiletries (travel size or family size)


Class boxes will be located in the upstairs main hallway for donations.

Hopefest Activities | Week of December 3rd - December 7th

Monday, December 3rd: 

  • Advanced Band will play in Morning Start
  • Challenge to begin the Door Decorating Contest

Tuesday, December 4th:

  • Tacky Sweater Day
  • Hot Chocolate in the Foyer during break
  • Break time activity 

Wednesday, December 5th:

  • Student Led Chapel

Thursday, December 6th:

  • Wear your HopeFest shirt
  • Sort and Package the collected donations
  • Students writing cards of encouragement to families in need

Friday, December 7th

  • Winners of the door decorating  competition are announced at break
  • Break time activity


 Upper School Christmas Program | Monday, December 10, 2018 at 7:00pm in the gym

Don't miss this wonderful evening of performances by the OCS band and choir.  Student artwork will also be on display.




Exam Schedule - Tuesday, December 18 & Wednesday, December 19
Date Block 1 | 8:00-9:30  9:30-10:00 Block 2 |10:00-11:30 
Tuesday, Dec 18 Math Break English
Wednesday, Dec 19  Science Break History

***Please note although the exam does not begin until 8:00; school will begin at 7:30.  The extra time gives students time to get their books turned in and get prepared for the exam.

Vacations should not be scheduled until after the completion of exams.  There will be a $75 per exam proctoring fee for exams taken other than at their scheduled time. Exams must be rescheduled after the scheduled date only.  Exams may not be rescheduled without the permission of the administration. Rescheduled exams due to illness or family emergency will not have a fee.  All exams must be completed by Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

Tuesday, December 18 & Wednesday, Decmeber 19 will be half days.  High School hours will be 7:30am - 11:30am.

Service Hour Opportunities 

Volunteer to help with the Concessions for Orangewood home sports games  | LINK 

All Freshman and Sophomores are required to complete 16 service hours per year. 
All Juniors and Seniors are required to complete 18 service hours per year. 


PTF Needs Your Help!

Orangewood Christian School PTF is looking for parents to help celebrate our staff on their birthdays or ½ birthdays. If a birthday has passed and you would like to still celebrate that staff member please contact them as soon as possible to let them know you will be celebrating their special day on their ½ birthday. Click on this link (Faculty/Staff Birthday List 2018/2019) to sign up.  Thank you!

Please see the link below if you are able to help out donating time or items for various activities that will be taking place in the High School throughout the 1st semester.  Your willingness to serve is such a blessing to the teachers and staff at Orangewood.  



WT Cafe' will be providing snack on Monday's, Tuesday's & Thursday's. 

Student Government and PTF have joined forces to use this opportunity to raise money to offset costs for Prom. They will be serving snacks on Wednesday's & Friday's.   We need your help in serving!  Please see the below signup to volunteer to help with snack and donut sales on these days.



NHS Tutoring Center | Tuesday & Thursday

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.  


Moms in Prayer | Tuesdays | Conference Room 

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






TV/Journalism Lunch and Learn event | November 28 during lunch (lunch will not be provided)

Are you interested in a career in journalism or broadcast media?

Please join us for this Lunch and Learn event to learn more about careers in journalism. Ryan Elijah from Fox News will be presenting on his own path to becoming an on-air broadcast journalist. Students should sign up in the high school office to attend this event.

Remind Groups

This year the guidance department will be using the Remind app to increase communication with students and parents. We have created separate groups for each grade level. Please sign up by clicking on the appropriate grade level’s link for instructions. 

12th Grade
11th Grade
10th Grade
9th Grade

Upcoming College Visits
Students must sign up to attend the visit through their Naviance account and fill out a pre-arranged absence form.  

12/6 Ringling College at 8:40am

Upcoming ACT & SAT Dates:

ACT Test | Register at www.actstudent.org
December 8, 2018 | Registration Deadline - PASSED
February 9, 2019 | Registration Deadline - January 11, 2019
April 13, 2019 | Registration Deadline - March 8, 2019
June 8, 2019 | Registration Deadline - May 3, 2019

SAT Test | Register at www.collegeboard.org
December 1, 2018 | Registration Deadline - PASSED
March 9, 2019 | Registration Deadline - February 8, 2019
May 4, 2019 | Registration Deadline - April 5, 2019
June 1, 2019 | Registration Deadline - May 3, 2019

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

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



November 14 | Chapel - Mike Adkins 
November 15 | FCA Meeting @ Lunch in The Space
November 16 | On Campus Senior Lunch
November 19-23 | NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
November 28 | Small Group Chapel - Group A to The Space; Group B to Classrooms