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Teacher of the Month

Amanda Battle

Amanda Battle, an English Teacher by day, is our honoree for what she helped make happen for our students.  Amanda is the driving force behind our school’s recent trip to Charlotte, NC to see Hamilton. We can’t begin to tell you all of the work she had to do in a very short period of time, but she was focused and found a way to get everything done.  Another great example of our outstanding faculty going above and beyond. Congrats, Mrs. Battle!!

2019 Teacher of the Year, Steve Buonviri

Steve Buonviri and studentsCongratulations to Steve Buonviri, the 2019 Oscar Smith High School Teacher of the Year (pictured with some of his students)!  Mr. Buonviri has taught for 17 years, all at Oscar Smith.  He started in the Science Department, for 6 years (Biology and Marine Biology), before his passion for healthy living led him to teach Physical Education.  Mr. Buonviri can often be found all over the building pitching in or mentoring students.  He is a true asset and we are lucky to have him as part of Tiger Nation and as our Teacher of the Year.  Congrats, Mr. Buonviri!!

Students of the Week

Rori and HannahCongrats to our newest Students of the Week, Rori P and Hannah B!!  These awesome Tigers were selected to perform an original duet on the stage of the Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Charlotte, NC before a screening of Hamilton (see Teacher of the Month) last week.  Wow!  Another awesome example of our young Tigers doing exceptional things.  Keep making us proud!

Academy Night Featuring the IB World School

IB World SchoolChesapeake Public Schools will be hosting an Academy information night at Deep Creek High School on Thursday, November 29th at 7pm.

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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.

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.