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Faculty and Staff of the Month!

Congratulations to Mr. Simon, our Zero-Zero Hero, and Mrs. Jeffries, our Guidance Director, on being named Septembers Faculty and Staff of the Month.  We appreciate all you do for the faculty and students here at Oscar Smith.  Keep up the hard work!!

Underclassmen Picture Day

This Thursday and Friday, Student ID Pictures for Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors will be taken in the auditorium by alphabet. Students will be called down in the following groups: Thursday will be: 1st block Last Names A-B   2nd Block Last Names C-F and 4th Block Last Names G-J  Friday will be:  1st block Last Names K-O  2nd Block Last Names P-S and 4th Block Last Names T-Z.  If you are a Governor’s School or Tech Student and you will miss your picture time, you may come down during the first 30 minutes of 3rd block. Please see Mrs. Pennington in the yearbook if you have questions.

NOTE: Seniors, these picture days are NOT for you. Your picture days are in October.

Study Hall Update

OSHS Study Hall will begin on Tuesday, September 12th.  Study Hall will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:50 to 4:40.  A STUDY HALL Information (PDF) is available with additional details.

Synergy Apps Available!!

The ParentVUE and TeacherVUE apps are now available. These apps can be downloaded for free in Apple and Android markets and allow users to track most Synergy features on mobile devices (phone, tablet, etc…). You can learn more, including how to set up the app, by clicking on the following links: StudentVUE(pdf) or ParentVue(pdf) or FAQs(pdf)

Oscar Smith’s Kenny Easley Elected to HOF!

Oscar Smith Graduate Kenny “The Enforcer” Easley has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Easley was an electric player while at Oscar Smith becoming the first player to throw and rush for 1,000 yards in the same season in Virginia. Kenny went on to UCLA (3 times All-American) before being drafted by the Seattle Seahawks (1981-1987) where he would be selected for 5 Pro-Bowls, win NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1984, and be chosen for the All-Decade Team. In 1996 Oscar Smith Honored Kenny by naming the Football field in his honor (Beard-DeLong-Easley Field). Kenny will be joining the Pro Football Hall of Fame along with 6 others in the 2017 class and has chosen his former coach at Oscar Smith, Tommy Rhodes, to give his induction speech. Congrats to Kenny and his family for this amazing honor.

OSHS Named a Blue Star School AGAIN!

Once again, Oscar Smith High School has been named a 2015-2016 W!SE Blue Star School. Blue Star status is awarded to a school, testing more than ten students, that has achieved a 75% passing rate on our Financial Literacy Certification Test and has EITHER a majority of students on a given grade level take the Test OR have the students who took it achieve an average score of 85% or higher. This is no small feat; congrats to all Faculty and Students who were involved in this honor!!

College Board Teams with Khan Academy

CollegeBoard and KhanAcademy have teamed up to create Official SAT Practice and it’s FREE!! You can get personalized practice recommendations based on your PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 8/9 results. To learn more, including how to sign up, click HERE or contact your guidance counselor for more information.

Student Dress Code Reminder

Please take a minute to review the Dress Code (pdf) for Oscar Smith High School. The policy is also available for viewing in the student agenda. If an agenda is lost, a replacement can be purchased from Mrs. Kinsey in Guidance before school for $5.