Our central purpose is to create an intellectual climate, ensuring that all students are challenged to meet and exceed high expectations in all subject areas.
The latest educational research and technology guides our instruction so students can make strong connections between learning and their lives.
All subject areas develop and nurture literacy and critical thinking skills.
Building a legacy
of learners where
success is measured
Our school community demonstrates mutual respect, tolerance, and caring by providing positive academic and extracurricular activities.
Guy Swenson, Principal
by commitment, results, and leadership.
In this issue: Recognition
Our school values recognition of our students, faculty, parents, and community for their talents and contributions.
Principalâ€™s Message Homecoming SAC
Our core business is
teaching & learning.
Volunteer News PTSA Athletics
Titan Times August 2013 Published Four Times Per Year Olympia High School 4301 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd. Orlando, FL 32835 Issue #4
From our Principal Parents and Students,
·· Banner and Homecoming Court Parade @ The Titan Field, Friday, October 11th @ 6:30pm
Olympia High School finished its best year yet. And the coming 2013-2014 school year is shaping up to be even better. This newsletter is the last of our print editions. Starting next year we will begin sending electronic newsletters every two weeks to the email address you have on file with Orange County Public Schools. I hope that this more timely communication will keep you better informed and connected to your school.
·· Homecoming Game vs Lake Mary High School 7:30pm
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·· Crowning of our King and Queen @ Half Time ·· Homecoming Dance @ Hard Rock Live Saturday, October 12th from 7:00pm – 11:00 pm ·· Dance Tickets are $50.00 and go on sale in the Titan Café ·· Monday, September 23rd thru Friday, October 4th ·· Any questions about the Homecoming Dance, please contact Sandra. firstname.lastname@example.org
Your administrative and guidance teams have been working all summer to make sure your class schedule is ready to go. The dates for schedule pick-up are as follows: Seniors - August 6 from 8:00-9:30 am in the Gym Juniors and Sophomores - August 6 from 9:30 to 11:00 am in the Gym Freshman Orientation - August 7 at 9:00 am in the Auditorium Freshman Schedule Pickup - August 7 from 9:30 to 11:00 am in the Cafeteria
At those times, you will be able to pick up your schedule and parking hangers. Your locker will be assigned to you on the first day of school and books will be passed out during the first week. If you are not available for schedule pickup at those times, your schedule will be available at the front desk beginning on August 8. You may come in at any time from the 8th to the beginning of school to pick up your schedule. I hope you have been enjoying your summer and we all look forward to your return on August 19. See you then Titans! Sincerely, Guy Swenson Principal Olympia HS
School Advisory Council (SAC)
Olympia’s School Advisory Council (SAC) invites you to join us for our first meeting of the 2013-2014 School Year What is the SAC? It’s like being on the “Board of Directors” for the school Do you wish you had some way to really know what is going on at Olympia, had a way to meet with and ask questions of our new principal, Guy Swenson on a monthly basis, could see a line item copy of Olympia’s operating budget and actually had a vote on how some money is spent to improve your student’s education and experiences in high school? Then you really want to be part of SAC, Olympia’s School Advisory Council, and we’d love to have you! We meet the first Thursday of every month from 6-7 PM in the school library Our first meeting will be Thursday, September 5th – we hope to see you there!
Titan Volunteer News
Welcome new and returning volunteers to the 2013-2014 school year at Olympia! Please plan to attend one of the meetings below if you are interested in getting involved. Each meeting is at Olympia and lasts about an hour. Please check in to the front office for meeting location as you arrive. Titan Volunteer Orientation Meetings 2013 – 2014 Wednesday, August 14 at 3pm or Wednesday, August 28 at 3pm or Thursday, September 5 at 5pm or Thursday September 12 at 3pm or Saturday, October 5 at 9:30am Also, Orange County Public Schools requires that all volunteers are registered online before you volunteer. To register, just go to •• •• •• •• •• •• •• ••
WWW.OCPS.NET Click on school volunteer sign up Click on Online application / check status link Click – click here to proceed to volunteer management system Fill in your SS number and date of birth Click login and follow prompts When complete click submit at the top Receive thank you message
Questions Contact OHS Volunteer Coordinator F. Ellie Gomatos Florie.Gomatos@ocps.net Looking forward to meeting you and a great year!
Hello Titans! PTSA hopes you are having a wonderful summer! Please plan to visit the PTSA tables during pre-planning weeks. You will be able to: ·· Complete your 2013/2014 PTSA membership (and receive a free gift) ·· Learn about, and sign up for if you choose, OHS volunteer opportunities ·· Purchase 2013 Spirit Wear ·· Sign up for the monthly newsletter ·· And more! We are all in this together – students, parents, teachers, community – and PTSA looks forward to doing great things at OHS this upcoming school year! With your support we will be able to so. Thanks in advance for your support. -PTSA
Girls golf tryouts at Windermere Country Club at 5:00pm on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday August 5,7and 8th. Questions please email Coach Childress at Kimberly. email@example.com.
2013 Cross Country Try-Outs and Practice Begins!
When: Monday, August 5th through Friday August 9th Time: 7:00am – 9:00am Where: Meet at Olympia’s track, make sure you are in proper running attire, and bring water. Completed Physical must be on file prior to August 5th! Contact Coach Williams with any questions: Stacey.Williams2@ocps.net 2013 Olympia Cross Country Schedule
Volleyball •• •• •• ••
Camp July 29-Aug 1, 1pm-8:30pm each day Registration available at www.goldmedalsquared.com/ registration Cost is $195 Tryouts Aug 5-6 2pm-5pm, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Physical Education with Coach Childress
Student are required to purchase a Physical Education uniform ($20) or wear a solid plain grey t-shirt in the dress code with black shorts. Student names will be put on the back of each t-shirt.
8- 5 to 8-9
7:00-9:00am Cross- Country Try-Outs: Must attend try-outs to be considered for the team. Official FHSAA practice begins
Clermont, meet @ CVS on Maguire and Roberson
8- 12 to 8-16 Mon- Fri
3:00-5:00pm XC regular season practice
End of Summer Party - Wekiva Springs, meet at Walgreens on Hiawassee / Old Winter Garden Rd.
Team Movie Night: Running for Jim 5:45pm @ West Orange 5
Trinity Prep Twilight Invite Winter Park
Edgewater Invite @ Trotter’s Park
Mt. Dora Bible
Jim Ryun Invite, Lakeland
Fl Runners Titusville
Training Day: Bus to Clermont
Walt Disney Invite
Metro Conference Championship
Regional Meet Sante Fe College, Gainesville
8-14 / 8-28
Parent Meeting & $100 Pride Pack is due Coach Williams’ Room 430 Fundraiser- BOGO Cards
State Meet FSU
Swimming and Diving
Welcome to everyone interested in joining the OLYMPIA HIGH SCHOOL Swimming & Diving Team. The Head Coach is Tom Nielsen, who competed in high school and college swimming / water polo in California. He began his coaching in Reseda, California. After two years at Reseda High School, Coach was accepted into the Navy and spent 20 years in the U.S. Navy with Underwater Demolition Team Twelve and SEAL Teams. He has coached swimming and water polo in Orange County High Schools for 14 years. He has been fortunate to have had 39 Academic All-Americans, 6 All-American Swimmers, and 7 All-American Water Polo players on his high school teams. The coaching staff would like to welcome all returning and new parents and family members to our team, and the team’s booster club. The only requirement is to come out to our meets, help perform timing at our home meets and swim meets we host. Team polo shirts are available for purchase.
General Information: ·· Practice starts August 5th, 3 – 5pm @ The YMCA Aquatic Center, on International Drive. The team practices Monday thru Friday 3-5pm and Saturdays 10am-12pm. ·· Tryout will be August 17th, 10am-12pm @ The YMCA Aquatic Center, on International Drive. ·· Practice uniform for boys is any type swimsuit (no cut off shorts or jeans). Goggles are optional, but helpful. ·· Swim Meet uniform will be the team swimsuit picked by coaching staff and captains (Jammer or Brief style). If hair is long, swim cap is provided. Goggles are optional. ·· Practice uniform for girls is a one-piece swimsuit. Swim cap provided, goggles optional. ·· Swim Meet uniform will be the team suit picked by coaching staff and captains, along with swim cap. Goggles are optional. ·· Team tee shirt, sweatshirt, and cap are included in the Team fee ($225.00). ·· Goggles are at swimmer’s expense. ·· Fund raising goal is $3000.00 this year; to cover Invitational and Championship swim meets, pool rental, and training equipment. Fund Raisers: ·· Car wash on a Saturday morning to be determined. Coach Tom Nielsen, firstname.lastname@example.org, 407-342-8665
Titan Olympia Football Schedule
JULY/AUGUST 2013 SUNDAY MONDAY
29 POP WARNER CAMP
30 POP WARNER CAMP
1 LAST REGULAR WORKOUT 5:30P - 8 P
5 VACATION OVER SHORTS 8A-11A
6 PIX 8-9 SHORTS 9A-12P
7 SHORTS 8A-11A
8 SHORTS 8A-11A
9 SHORTS 8A-11A
10 PADS 8A-11A
12 TEACHER PRE-PLANNING PADS 2:40P - 5:30P
13 TEACHER PRE-PLANNING PADS 2:40P - 5:30P
14 TEACHER PRE-PLANNING PADS 2:40P - 5:30P
15 TEACHER PRE-PLANNING PADS 2:40P - 5:30P
16 TEACHER PRE-PLANNING PADS 2:40P - 5:30P
19 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL PRACTICE 2:40P - 5:30P
20 PRACTICE 2:40P - 5:30P
21 PRACTICE 2:40P - 5:30P
22 PRACTICE 2:40P - 5:30P
23 BEAT BOONE 7:30 P
26 IMG PREP 2:40P - 5:30P
27 IMG PREP 2:40P - 5:30P
28 IMG PREP 2:40P - 5:30P
29 IMG PREP 2:40P - 5:30P
30 BEAT IMG 7:30P
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Practice Dates Sept. 3- 4-5 3:00 Sept. 9-10-11 3:00 Sept. 16-17-18-19 3:00
HEAD COACH JENNIFER JOHNSON, ASST. COACH JILL CARTAYA CARTER LANES, 715 S. DILLARD ST., WINTER GARDEN, FL. 34787, 407-656-2000
Olympia High School Boys & Girls Varsity Bowling Schedule
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VARSITY JUNIOR VARSITY Sara Anderson Taylor Caldwell Jacqueline Baue Keri Ann Collins Mikala Beck Lya Dominguez Megan Broderick Ciara Gallon Rachel Cook Delilah Garcia Raygan Cristello Alayshia Green Noah Einsig Caroline Heinz Krystina Jones Tiffany Hudson Amanda Kelzer Katie Lane Maddison Loos Caroline Lee Alivia Martin Maeve McCarty Sarah Mishler Isabelle Phillips Heidi Obediente Ashley Rahaim Haylee Oâ€™Reilly Emily Sexton Anna-Presley Penton Alexandra Talamantes Tekevia Rucker Christian Taylor Sarah Sandlin Destini Thurman Samantha Sullivan Kaitlyn Taylor Jessica Tighe Alexandra Verghese Samantha Wattles Danielle Wilcox Taylor Young
FRESHMAN TEAM Kaci Anderson Jasmene Claude Cameron Dinnie Joy Golden Cameran Gordon Julianna Jackson Faith King Alexis Maddox Samantha Minaya Sarah Mohamed Rachel Ventura Elexus Williams
Introducing the Titans 2013-2014 Cheerleading Squads