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Student of the Week

This week we honor Jasmine D.  In addition to being in our concert band and an all-around great student, Jasmine found an iPhone in the cafeteria last week and promptly turned it in to Admin.  She probably saved someone’s social life from taking a major hit and should be honored as a hero, at least in the eyes of the phone’s owner.  Keep up the great work, Jasmine!

State Wrestling Tournament

Oscar Smith will host 2 days of the State Wrestling Tournament this Friday and Saturday at the Dollar Dome!  Friday we will have the 5A First Round thru Semi-Finals starting at 9am.  Saturday we will host the remaining matches for 5A & 6A starting at 10am and concluding with the Championship matches at 4pm.  Tickets are $10/session or $25 for all sessions.

Teacher of the Month

Cathy Meador could have been Teacher of the Month for almost any of the 20 plus years of terrific service she gave to Chesapeake Public Schools!  Cathy did so much for Oscar Smith High School over the years.  She was an outstanding mathematics teacher and a great guiding force as the chair of our very large mathematics department.  Cathy and the members of the math department collaborated long before it became the norm.  Under her tutelage, the math department thrived, even in the face of increasing demands.  We appreciate all she has done for all of us and wish her well in retirement.

Farm Fresh 1.2.3.4. for the Community

Shop at Farm Fresh Food and Pharmacy to help our school earn free classroom equipment! Through May 31, 2018, each time you shop at Farm Fresh, and scan our school’s 1.2.3.4 for the Community key tag, our school will earn points towards free classroom equipment.  If you need a key tag, please contact the Main Office. 

Thank you for your support!

Post-Prom Help

project post promThanks 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 (hilary.bayse@cpschools.com), please email her or call the school directly if you would like to help out!

Teacher of the Year!

michalene crosbyCongratulations 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

Kroger logoPlease 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!!