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Student of the Week

Chantal P. is the Student of the Week.  She was extremely helpful when another student had a medical emergency.  Chantal made sure the girl did not fall and hit her head and ran to get assistance as soon as she could.  She stayed with that student until emergency personnel responded.  Tigers helping tigers; great work, Chantal!


Teacher of the Month

Even though she’s new to us, Holly Sawyer, who works with our ESL (EL) students, has made her mark on our school in a very short period of time. Ms. Sawyer works with the students who come from other countries who have the lowest levels of English fluency. We have to share her each day with Crestwood Middle School, so her time here with our kids is very precious.  The Virginia Department of Education offers a seal on the diploma for students who are fluent in more than one language. The default in our city has been for traditional English language native students to take a test (Apple test or I.B. Foreign Language exam) to demonstrate fluency in a language such as French, Spanish, or Russian. Our ESL students can demonstrate fluency in English by taking one of these tests. Four of our students are attempting to do that this year. Ms. Sawyer has been the driving force behind this initiative and we are grateful!

Sports’ Physicals

Dr. Hibbert Cartoon holding a lolipopPhysicals will be offered Tuesday, May 28th in the gym starting at 4:15.  Students must have pages 1, 2 and 4 of the Physical Form completed and have $20, CASH ONLY.  The forms are available for pick up in the main office.

Graduation Yard Signs

Congratulations Class of 2019 Oscar Smith HighGraduation Yard Signs are now available to purchase for $20.  You can contact Jill Wynne at 729-3828 to order.  Show the world how proud you are of your 2019 Tiger Graduate!

Elie Wiesel Writing & Visual Arts Winners

Elie Wiesel WinnersEvery year, the Holocaust Commission invites middle and high school students in grades 6-12 to participate in writing and visual arts competitions named in honor of Nobel Laureate and Holocaust Survivor, Elie Wiesel.   Oscar Smith is proud to have SIX students place in this year’s competition: Zaria H (Multimedia, 2nd Place), Reina R (Poetry, 1st Place), Izabella S (Poetry, 2nd Place), Emma K (Poetry, 3rd Place), Nadiah B (Poetry, Honorable Mention), and Kiera C (Essay, 2nd Place).  Ms. Foss and Ms. McMillin are proud of these young ladies and all the students who participated in the competition.  Congratulations!

Oscar Smith Receives Purple Star Designation

Virginia Distinguished Purple Star School for Supporting Military Connected StudentsOscar F. Smith High  has been selected to receive the 2018 Purple Star Designation from the Interstate Compact on the Educational Opportunity of Military Children for supporting military connected children.  Special thanks to our Guidance Director, Mrs. Jeffries, for all her hard work to make this happen!  Great job on supporting our troops and their families!

Kroger is Giving Back to OSHS

Kroger logoPlease visit Kroger Community Rewards to enroll today.   You have to register and link your Kroger rewards cart to the OSHS account: VA162.  This has been a great fundraiser for the PTSA and we appreciate all the support!  if you have any issues registering, you can contact Kroger Support at 800.576.4377.

Changes in Google

G SuiteThe domain name for students has changed from @cpschools.com to @k12cpschools.com. This change impacts STUDENT Google G Suite accounts only. All faculty and staff accounts will remain the same. Students who already had a CPS Google account will continue to use the passwords they set last year, but must login using the new extension (@k12cpschools.com).  Thanks!

Study Hall Update

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OSHS Study Hall will begin on Tuesday, September 11th.  Study Hall will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:50 to 4:40.  A STUDY HALL Information (PDF) is available with additional details.