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High School Weekly News | October 5, 2021

Upcoming Events:

October 7 | Last Day of the 1st Quarter
October 8 | NO SCHOOL / Teacher Workday & Parent/Teacher Conferences
October 11-15 | Homecoming Spirit Week
October 14 | Conversation & Coffee with Principals 8am; HS Powder Puff Game 1:15pm
October 15 | Homecoming Parade 2:20pm
October 31 | Trunk or Treat


October 13Sophomores 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.

Seniors will be enjoying a time of fellowship on the football field; breakfast will be provided.

October 14 - All 6th-12th grade students will be attending the Powder Puff game and parents are welcome to join us.

October 15 - High School students will be decorating the parade floats beginning at 1:15pm.  The parade will begin at 2:20pm.  We invite parents to come and celebrate with our students. Please watch your email for further details regarding the parade and parking.

October 15 - Come and cheer on your Rams as they take on the Faith Christian Lions and join us for the presentation of 2021 Homecoming Court!

The Homecoming dance is being held on Saturday, October 16th. Please see below for some important information. 

Who is invited?  All 9th - 12th grade Orangewood students.
How much do tickets cost? $50 per ticket.
How can I purchase tickets? You can purchase your tickets using this LINK.
Is there a deadline to purchase tickets? Tickets need to be purchased by Tuesday, October 12th.
Where is the dance being held? Venue on the Lake (641 Maitland Ave S, Maitland, FL 32751)
Time:  8:00pm - 11:00pm
Will dinner be served?  No, we will have light appetizers and desserts.
Can a non-Orangewood student come as a date?  More information will be shared closer to the dance.
Is there a dress code?  Yes, it is a semi-formal event.  For more information, please access the Orangewood dress code using this LINK.  Girls, for example, use this LINK.

Please remember the following guidelines when choosing your spirit wear! 

Any shorts, skirts, or dresses must be no less than 4" above the knee
Any holes in jeans must be at or below the knee
Please refrain from wearing tank tops, yoga pants, leggings, athletic shorts or anything sheer or mesh

Picture Retake Day | October 6

We will have our school portrait photographer on both campuses to photograph students who were absent on the first Picture Day (Aug. 24) or for those who ordered a photo package and are not happy with the portraits. Everyone who needs to have a picture taken will be called out of class during the day. 

For those who were absent or not yet enrolled: Every student needs to be photographed to be included in our school’s yearbook. For those who would like to order the school picture, order forms are located at each school office and attached to this email. This completed form and payment should be given to the photographer on Picture Retake Day. Portraits may also be ordered beforehand online at SWIPHOTO.COM/PICTURES with school code 60061QA. 

For those who previously ordered a portrait package but want a replacement portrait: Your student must return the first package before receiving a new package.  Have them bring the package to school on Wednesday and give to the portrait photographer. 

Students should wear dress code shirts.  Anyone wearing a hoodie will be asked to remove it for the photo.



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