Ciara W is our newest Student of the Week. Ciara was Oscar Smith High School’s recipient of the Chesapeake Sports Club Student-Athlete Scholarship. Walker played a key role on our girls’ basketball team this year and will go on to further her studies at Virginia Tech next year. Congrats, Ciara!!
John Kramer, an outstanding member of our English Department, announced his plans to retire at the end of the school year and is our Teacher of the Month. He has been the consummate teacher throughout his teaching career here at Oscar Smith. Mr. Kramer is able to easily connect with his students, as well as all members of our faculty and staff. His wit and wisdom will be sorely missed.
Celebrate your Senior while also supporting the OSHS PTSA Scholarship fund by purchasing a Class of 2018 Graduation yard sign. Signs are weatherproof, measure 18” x 24”, and come with a yard stake. You may purchase one for $20 by contacting Jill Wynne at 757-729-3828.
Congratulations to Charlie Stukes, our former Assistant Principal, who has just been named to the Virginia High School League’s Hall of Fame Class of 2018. Coach Stukes attended Crestwood High School and was a multi-sports star from 1960-63. He earned all-state status in football, basketball, baseball, and track. His high school basketball teams won back-to-back state championships. Coach Stukes starred in football, basketball and baseball in college at Maryland State College, now University of Maryland, Eastern Shore. He was a three time All-CIAA defensive back. Additionally, he earned All-American status in baseball, leading the NCAA in RBI’s, batting .492 and .489 his junior and senior years. Coach Stukes played on two Baltimore Colts Super Bowl teams. He finished his football career with the Rams. Coach Stukes then became the head football coach at Oscar Smith High before becoming and Assistant Principal. Clearly, a well earned honor!
It’s that time of year!!! If you plan to plant spring annuals, consider supporting the OSHS Orchestra by ordering beautiful begonias, marigolds, and impatiens from Bennett’s Creek Nursery! Orders are due May 2nd & our delivery day is Saturday, May 5th. If you pick up is on the bus ramp at OSHS. Order forms are available from the Orchestra Room or Main Office. Thanks in advance for your support!!
We are pleased to announce our IB Program Class of 2022 cohort is now complete. At this time, we will not be accepting additional students from the waiting list. Thank you to all students who applied to the IB Program. We wish you continued success.
With the sale of most Farm Fresh stores, the key tags that you have been using are no longer needed. We were able to reach our goal of 70,000 points this year, which will enable us to acquire a few needed items for our school. Thanks again for all of your support.
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 Women’s Division, Chick-fil-a, PTSA, IHOP, Subway, Mister Jim’s, and Hooters. This year’s event is currently being planned by Mrs. Bayse (), please email her or call the school directly if you would like to help out!
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.
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!
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.
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 Mobile App Instructions(pdf) or ParentVue Mobile App Instructions(pdf) or ParentVUE FAQs(pdf).
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.
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!!
The College Board and Khan Academy 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. Learn more about Official SAT Practice, including how to sign up or contact your guidance counselor for more information.
Please take a minute to review the Dress Code 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.