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Student of the Week!

Lakshita D, a sophomore enrolled in the Pre-IB. program, is our Student of the Week.  Lakshita represented Virginia at the 2017 U.S. Marine Corps Junior and Cadet National Wrestling competition.  In order to compete, Lakshita had to place in the top 3 at the VAWA Virginia State Championship and attend a week long National training camp.  Lakshita competed in both the Women’s’ Cadet division (age 14-15) and Women’s’ Junior Division for students in grades 9-12.  Wow!!

Post-Prom Help

Thanks to all the amazing local businesses that contributed to Post-Prom last year: Ocean Breeze, Walmart-Grassfield, Hair Kingdom, Great Wolf Lodge, AAA, Central Meats, Look Day Spa, Captain D’s, Target-Greenbrier, Kelly’s, Cinema Cafe, Dairy Queen, Venture Tours, Balfour, Black and James Attorneys, Posch Inc, Dental Care Alliance LLC, Pallett Heating and Cooling, Creekmore Hardware, Quick T’s, Chesapeake Rotary Club, HRCC Chesapeake Womens’ Division, Chick-fil-a, PTSA, IHOP, Subway, Mister Jim’s, and Hooters.  This year’s event is currently being planned by Mrs. Bayse (hilary.bayse@cpschools.com), please email her or call the school directly if you would like to help out!

Teacher and Staff of the Month!

Congrats to Ray Collins, Athletic Director, and Tina Salmon, History Teacher and SCA Sponsor, on being named our Staff and Teacher of the Month.  Ray and Tina both worked tirelessly to make sure Oscar Smith had the best homecoming in all the land.  The school looked amazing and the game went off without a hitch; hard work truly pays off!  Thanks to all you did for Homecoming and all you do every day to make OSHS great!

Teacher of the Year!

Congratulations to Mrs. Michalene Crosby, our 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year!  Mrs. Crosby is the Department Chair for English and is teaching in her 12th year at OSH, with 14 years overall teaching experience.  You can read the FULL RELEASE and be sure to congratulate Mrs. Crosby when you see her.

Kroger is Giving Back to OSHS

Please visit Kroger.com to enroll today.  Scroll down to bottom on their home page – click “Kroger Community Rewards” and follow the instructions to Create an Account, Enroll Now, & Earn Money For Your School.  If you have any questions while completing the application, please contact Kroger at 1-800-576-4377 (ext. #3).

The OSHS PTSA appreciates your support!

Study Hall Update

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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.

Oscar Smith’s Kenny Easley Elected to HOF!

Kenny "The Enforcer" Easley

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!

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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!!