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High School Weekly News | September 28


Important Upcoming Dates:

October 7 | Picture Retakes 
October 8 | 1/2 day of school/Parent-Teacher Conferences (12:00pm — 4:30pm)
October 9 | NO SCHOOL/Teacher Professional Development
October 14 | PSAT - Grades 9-11
October 14 | Senior Sunrise & Fellowship Day
October 19-23 | Homecoming Week
October 23rd | On-campus senior lunch
October 30 | Off- campus senior lunch (4th period + lunch, return to campus by 12:05 pm for 5th period)


Last Wednesday we had See You at the Pole and what a blessing it was for the students, faculty, staff, parents and pastors that attended. It was an amazing time of student-led prayer and the Orangewood body praising our great God together!





Picture Retakes | Wednesday, October 7

Students who missed our original picture day should have their picture taken.  Students wishing to have retakes must bring their original picture package and turn it in to have a retake.



Parent Teacher Conferences | Thursday, October 8

Parent Teacher Conferences for Middle School are scheduled for Thursday, October 8 from 12:00pm until 5:00pm. To sign up for conferences, use this link.  Teachers will be using zoom this year to have conferences in 15 minute blocks.  Please sign up by Wednesday, October 7 in order to give your teacher time to send you the zoom link.



Yearbooks for High School Students

ALL High School students will receive a yearbook this year, it is included in the annual Activity Fee.  There is no need to place a separate order for your High School student.



PSAT | October 14, 2020

Sophomores and Juniors will  be taking the PSAT/NMSQT here at Orangewood on the national test date - Wednesday, October 14, 2020. Freshman, will be taking the PSAT 8/9.

Taking the PSAT/NMSQT as a Junior provides students an opportunity to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship while preparing for the SAT exam for college admissions. Taking the NMSQT as a sophomore and the 8/9 as a Freshman allows students valuable practice and exposure to these exams prior to Junior year.

This is a National Test Date for both exams, so make-up testing will be unavailable.

The cost of this exam is covered by Orangewood and additional information will be distributed prior to the testing. All students will need to be present on campus to test.

Parents and students can visit this resource folder for full practice tests and student guides. Please contact Mrs. Lawrence or Mrs. Underwood with any questions or concerns. 


Homecoming WEEK | October 19 – October 23

Although the Homecoming Dance has been canceled, Student Government has planned an exciting week filled with themed dress-up days, powder puff football, dodge ball, and a homecoming parade. 

Please see the weeks activities listed below.  More information regarding dress-up themes and what to wear or not to wear can be found using this LINK.

Monday: America Monday
Dodge ball at break — 12th grade vs. 9th grade

Tuesday: Sports Team Tuesday
Dodge ball at break — 11th grade vs. 10th grade

Wednesday: Space-Cowboy Wednesday
Dodge ball at break — Winner of Monday vs. Winner of Tuesday

Thursday: Character Day Thursday
Powder puff game @ 1:15pm for ALL students to attend.  The game will be live-streamed for parents.

Friday: OCS Spirit Friday
Homecoming Parade - Float decorating @ 1:15pm; Parade will begin @ 2:15pm on the upper school campus
Homecoming Game - OCS football field @ 7:00pm vs. Masters Academy; Crowning of the Homecoming King & Queen


Community Service is digital with X2Vol!

X2Vol allows students to digitally input their service hours for approval, track their hours easily, and find new service opportunities and create an official service record to support their college applications.

Students can register their accounts using their Student ID's. Service hours have been imported from RenWeb, but if students have any questions, we encourage them to make an appointment with Mrs. Lawrence or Mrs. Underwood.

Use these steps to register:

Step 1) Find Your Student ID in RenWeb. This short 20 second video will show you how.

Step 2) Watch this registration video from X2Vol and register at and click join.

Links and guides can also be found in the Academic Advising Page of Canvas under "Community Service."