Teacher of the Month

Whether it was Oscar Smith, Western Branch, Indian River, Cradock, or Manor High Schools, Scott Johnson has been a superior teacher. He has provided quality instruction for all of his generations of students, never wavering in the quality of work he put in for the benefit of his students. He has been a true professional throughout his career and we will be eternally grateful to have worked with a man of such skill, integrity and decency as Scott Johnson. We wish him a very long and happy retirement from teaching. He has earned every minute of it!

State Champs of the Week

state track champsCongratulations to our latest Students of the Week and newly crowned STATE CHAMPIONS in Track & Field!  An amazing accomplishment from an exceptional group of Tiger Student Athletes: (left to right) Kurt Powdar, Zaria Hall, Samoan Rookard, Kenya Chambers, Kijah Davenport, and Aaron Shirley.  Congrats again on a great season and State Championship!

Student Nominations for Monthly Character Trait

persistence grit passionEach month we will be asking students to nominate a teacher that exhibits the character trait of the month.  For May/June we are focusing on Grit and Perseverance!  Students please use the Google Form to nominate the teacher you feel best exhibits Grit and Perseverance.

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

Yellow and blank street sign with a person sitting at a desk reading

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.