OCTOBER 2019 Volume 25 Issue 2
Michael C. Bohnet Dear Parents and Students: The end of the first nine weeks of the first semester is rapidly approaching. First Assistant Principals Daniel Schmittdiel - Ext. 2014 nine-week grades will be available for viewing in FOCUS on Friday, October 25, 2019. Grades 9-12 Last Names A-G Osceola Fundamental High School homecoming activities are being held Dr. Melissa Porter - Ext. 2005 the week of September 30th through October 5th. There will be many events Grades 9-12 Last Names H-O and activities throughout the week with our homecoming game against Palm Mark Robertson - Ext. 2010 Grades 9-12 Last Names P-Z Harbor University High School on Friday, October 4th. Kick off for the game is 7:30 PM. Our homecoming dance will be held in our OFHS gymnasium on Saturday, Guidance Counselors Lauren Sturgill - Ext. 2017 October 5th from 8 - 11 PM. 9th Grade A-Z In an effort to move traffic more efficiently, we are asking parents to please pickKrysta Nymark - Ext. 2012 up and drop-off in the two designated locations only. The first being our south car 10-12 th Grade A-G circle near the auditorium. The entrance to this area is located off of 94th avenue. Twila Jackson - Ext. 2013 10-12 th Grade H-O This is the service road between Osceola Middle and Osceola Fundamental HS. Electra Polizzi - Ext. 2016 You may also drop off or pick up students in the student parking lot area. Please 10-12 th Grade P-Z support our school by refraining from dropping off or picking up students at the Phone front of the administration building or teacher parking lot area(s). 727-547-7717 Fax Please remember the School Advisory Council (SAC) meets the 2nd 727-545-6412 Monday of each month. PTSA meets the last Thursday of each month. To download a PDF version of this newsletter, go to http://academypublishing.com/schools/osceola/osceola.php There will be no December SAC or PTSA meeting. The Booster meetings take place on the 1st Tuesday of each month. There will be no January Warriors’ Drumbeat Booster meetings. All meetings start at 7:00 PM and usually last for one October 2019 hour. Please make sure to visit our school website for important school Published Five times per year Pinellas County School Board information. The website is updated on a daily/weekly basis. 525 Pennsylvania Avenue Thank you for choosing Osceola Fundamental HS for your Palm Harbor, FL 34683 Issue 2 child’s education. In This Michael C. Bohnet, Principal Issue
Osceola High School’s mission is to sustain an environment where staff, students, parents and community work collaboratively to support all students in meeting or exceeding graduation requirements.
Guidance News . . . . . . . 2 Parent News . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 NHS News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Homecoming Updates . . . . . . . . 4 Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Warrior Volunteers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Fall Sports Tickets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Sports Schedules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Save the Dates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Guidance News Schedule for Report Periods and Dist ribut ion of Report Cards 2019-2020 Secondary (Grades 6-12) Students
Mid Period Report (for those students needing a mid-term report – see note below)
End of Report Period
# of Days
Final Grades and Comment Codes Due in FOCUS
Report Cards Distributed
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Friday, October 11, 2019
Friday - 4:00 pm, October 18, 2019
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Friday, December 20, 2019
Friday - 4:00 pm, January 10, 2020
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Friday, February 7, 2020
Friday, March 13, 2020
Friday - 4:00 pm, March 27, 2020*
Monday, April 6, 2020
Friday, April 24, 2020
Friday, May 29, 2020
Monday - 4:00 pm, June 1, 2020
Friday, June 5, 2020
* Delay is due to Spring Break. Note: Mid-Term Progress reports are distributed to high school and middle school student who have a current grade of D or F. Some schools choose to send Mid-Term Progress Reports to all students. Midterm grades are not entered into Focus.
SAT And ACT Test Dat es And Deadlines ACT Test Dates & Deadlines
SAT Test Dates & Deadlines SAT Test Date October 5, 2019 November 2, 2019 December 7, 2019 March 14, 2020 May 2, 2020 June 6, 2020
Registration Deadline September 6, 2019 October 3, 2019 November 8, 2019 February 14, 2020 April 3, 2020 May 8, 2020
Scores Available October 18, 2019 November 15, 2019 December 20, 2019 March 27, 2020 May 15, 2020 July 15, 2020
ACT Test Date
October 26, 2019
September 20, 2019
November 5, 2019
December 14, 2019
November 8, 2019
December 23, 2019
February 8, 2020
January 10, 2020
February 18, 2020
April 4, 2020
February 28, 2020
April 14, 2020
June 13, 2020
May 8, 2020
June 23, 2020
Fall seminars will be hosted for students during the school day. Students will receive their updated individual graduation check and discuss graduation requirements, as well as receive post-secondary and financial aid information. • Senior Seminars - was held on 9/2 • Junior Seminars - 11/5 • Sophomore Seminars - 11/19 • Freshman Seminars – was held on 9/23-9/27
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3 Parent s, Assure A Great School Year!
1. GET AND STAY CONNECTED. Register and access our online parent access software, monitor your child’s progress on a weekly basis and communicate with your child’s teachers if you have questions, concerns, or if you’d like to request additional information regarding resources that may help your child master course standards. Be aware of what’s happening in your student’s school life and TALK ABOUT IT. Your interest and involvement has a tremendous effect on your student’s performance and attitude at school. 2. ESTABLISH A SOLID HOME STUDY ROUTINE. Encouraging and supporting this vital activity will improve your student’s attitude and performance at school and instill a work ethic that endures for a lifetime. SET A SCHEDULE. Establish a regular timeslot for this important daily activity. Seek your child’s agreement and commitment to reserve this time each day for homework and study. Encourage this discipline. CREATE THE ENVIRONMENT. Students can be easily distracted. Teach them to create an atmosphere conducive for concentration. Minimizing social media access, loud music, and other detractors will improve effectiveness and retention. Having a defined study area works with some students but not all. The most important factor is the discipline of doing it every day. OBSERVE AND ENGAGE. Psychologists suggest that it takes three weeks to break or establish a habit. Commit three weeks to assisting with your student’s daily routine. Make good homework practices a habit for both of you. 3. MAKE DAILY ATTENDANCE THE EXPECTATION: Very few things have as much negative effect on academic performance as poor attendance. Be clear in your attitude towards attending school every day. In the working world, attendance is equated with dependability. 4. ENCOURAGE EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITY: Involvement in any of our many clubs, sports, and arts programs improves academic performance, attendance, and discipline issues. We have something for everyone. Participation in these activities enhances school life and looks good on career and college applications. Also, help your child plan and execute community service, which is a requirement for earning Bright Futures scholarship money. 5. HELP YOUR STUDENT PLAN FOR POST-GRADUATION: Talk to your student about career interests and passions. Several free online career assessment questionnaires are available such as https://www.sokanu.com that may help. Assist with a search for colleges or technical training programs that will prepare them for a career that interests them. Learn the entrance requirements and costs associated with attending those colleges or programs. They should be asking questions about career opportunities but may not know the right questions to ask. Our guidance counselors can help. No matter what they dream of doing after graduation, planning for the next step is a wise choice. Post high school education contributes to a better quality of life. But whether or not they go on to a college, university, career or technical school, the information and skills they learn in high school will always be important in the working world. Everyone, in every kind of job, needs to be able to write and speak clearly, listen carefully, understand what is written and spoken, and use math effectively.
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Nat ional Honor Societ y
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Spirit Week is Sept 30-Oct 4th. Student dress up days for each day. Watch O-Town live to find out what they are. Spirit Night is Oct 2nd. Sign up with the class sponsor. Homecoming football game against Palm Harbor University (Homecoming Court presented) Dance is on Saturday Oct 5th at OFHS from 8-11. King and Queen are crowned.
Current Members Please check the school website for volunteer opportunities or members can stop by Room 200 and check The Door for upcoming and ongoing options. Deadlines for hours, meeting dates and additional information are available both on the website as well as on The Door for your information as well. If you are unable to attend any monthly meeting, you must stop by Room 200 to get the minutes and receive additional information regarding sign-ins. Email Ms. Schrotenboer (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
CLASS SPONSORS: • 9th - Mrs. Schuck, Room 220 • 10th - Mr. Clay, Room 209 • 11th - Mr. Benson, Portable 3 • 12th - Mr. Kontrick, Room 227
Incoming Members & Current Members Induction night for all new National Honor Society members is on Wednesday, October 16 at 6:00 pm in the auditorium. All new members and current members are expected to attend. See you there!
Homecoming Updat es!
5 Transportat ion
Pinellas County Schools Transportation Department is implementing a new system to inform you when your student’s bus is going to be delayed or schedule changes. You are receiving this notification because your student’s school is part of a pilot effort to use a system called Bus Bulletin. The Bus Bulletin notification system will notify parents and students when there are bus delays and schedule changes. If you would like to receive instant notifications when delays or incidents affect your student’s bus, please register with Bus Bulletin.
• There is no cost to you for this service. • Registration is simple and fast. • You can choose to receive either text messages, phone calls, and e-mails or all of these options. • All contact information is stored securely and will not be shared or sold. Your privacy is protected. Please note: this system is not related to Pinellas County Schools new emergency text message communications through SchoolMessenger.
For more information, or to sign-up and start receiving notifications, please visit: www.BusBulletin.com/parents. If you need help with registration, call Pinellas County Schools Transportation Department at 727-587-2020.
OFHS Warrior Volunt eers
Welcome back! As we embark on a new school year there are many opportunities to volunteer and help improve the learning environment of our schools. Please remember that all volunteers or visitors are required to sign in at the front reception desk and we ask that you log your volunteer hours in the Volunteer System in Focus. New volunteers can now register online @pcsb community/volunteering/online volunteer registration, this information can also be found on the OFHS website. Returning volunteers will need to reactivate your volunteer profiles in the volunteer system in Focus prior to volunteering at your selected school. To activate your volunteer profile go to https://focus.pcsb.org/focus. Log in using your v.account (last name first initial - all lowercase) and password: Last name birth year. Please remember to log your volunteer hours! Example: Login: v.smitha Password: Smith1973 OFHS is currently in need of Take Stock in Children mentor assistance during lunch. Help us change a life over lunch. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the OFHS Family & Community Liaison Debbie Giovo 727-547-7717 x2002 or email@example.com. OFHS Family & Community Relations is currently in need of healthy snacks, bottled water and/or direct donations. These items are used for mentoring, volunteer appreciation and special events throughout the year, such as The Great American Teach In. Please make note on your check the dept. that you are adopting/donating to. The Great American is scheduled for Wednesday November 13, 2019. We are currently scheduling speakers. Please contact Debbie Giovo if you are interested. We welcome your assistance. Are you interested in advertising your on our marquee or by purchasing a fence line banner? Go to www.pcsb.org/osceola-hs. Again, thank you for all that you do to assist at OFHS and Getting Engaged in Education!
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Lost & Found
Students, Have you lost any items; maybe left them in the cafeteria? We have news for you. You can be reunited with your lost items in Student Services, where Ms. Nolan’s desk is lo c ate d. Ple as e v isit her to retrieve your items.
6 Fall Sport s Ticket Prices
Ticket prices for Fall Sports are as follows: • Varsity Football: $6
A few spots are left!
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Senior Citizen: $4 Pre-Sale (Students only): $4 - sold at lunches the day of the game Parking: $5 donation (main parking lot) OR no charge if parked in faculty parking lot
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JV Football: $4 Senior Citizen: $3 Parking: $3 donation (main parking lot) OR no charge if parked in faculty parking lot Swimming: $4 Senior Citizen: $3
Volleyball: $4 Senior Citizen: $3 • • •
Children 10 years of age and under accompanied by a parent shall be admitted free to regular season athletic contests. Regular season contest passes are available from the bookkeeper’s office: students $50, adult $60, and family $150. These passes are not accepted at tournaments or PCAC championship events. Due to increased security measures: No bookbags, bags or large purses will be permitted to these events; small purses will be subject to search. No food or drink are permitted inside unless purchased through concessions. If concessions are unavailable, one UNOPENED bottle of water is permitted per person. Please dress appropriate for a high school event. Shirts need to cover the belly and back areas; no spaghetti straps or strapless shirts are allowed. Leggings are allowed, but shorts need to be no shorter than three inches above the knee. Once you are in the gate, you are not allowed back out to your cars. Please make sure you have all needed items with you before entering (stadium seats, umbrellas, medicine, phone, jacket, etc).
Honey Baked Ham Fundraiser
To Support Osceola Fundamental High School Fundraiser will Start September 9, 2019 and end May 1, 2020. Osceola Fundamental High School (OFHS) would very much appreciate it if you could help us achieve our goal by purchasing Honey Baked Gift Cards. 20% of the proceeds will be given back to OFHS. They can be used at any Honey Baked location nationwide, to shop online, or to order from the Honey Baked catalog. Please access link below if you are interested in participating: https://honeybakedfundraising.com/fundraisers/OFHS_HoneyBaked_Ham_Fundraiser
SPORT S SCHEDULES JV Foot ball 2019 Schedule Date
October 3 (Th)
October 10 (Th)
October 17 (Th)
Varsit y Foot ball 2019 Schedule Date
October 4 (F)
Palm Harbor University
October 11 (F)
October 18 (F)
October 25 (F)
Swimming and Diving 2019 Schedule
Cross Count ry 2019 Schedule Date
October 5 (Sa)
Land O Lakes Invite
Crews Lake Park
October 11 (F)
October 16 (W)
Eagle Lake Park
October 23 (W)
November 1 (F) November 9 (Sa)
***All paperwork should be turned into school at least 1 week prior to be cleared for first day of practice*** Date
October 1 (Tu)
October 9 (W)
SHS (Senior Night)
Apalachee Regional Park
October 11 (F)
Eagle Invitation Palm Harbor YMCA
10/31 - 11/1 (Th-F)
Diving (Th) Clearwater HS Swim (F) Long Center
Diving (Th) Swim (F) Long Center
JV/V Volleyball 2019 Schedule Date
October 2 (W)
PCAC Game 4/5
October 3 (Th)
October 7 (M)
October 8 (Tu)
October 10 (Th)
October 15 (Tu)
October 16 (W)
October 17 (Th)
November 7-8 (Th-F) Regionals November 16 (S)
Sailfish Splash Waterpark & Aquatics Center Stuart, FL
(D)iving starts at 6; (S)wimming starts at 7
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Osceola Fundamental High School 9751 98th Street North Seminole, FL 33777
Save The Dat es
Senior Monthly Parent Meeting hosted by Guidance Department on 9/9 at 7:00 pm in the OFHS Cafeteria
Junior & Senior Financial Aid Night on 10/21 at 7:00 pm in OFHS Cafeteria
Apply Yourself Florida/College Application Week for Seniors will be held 10/22-10/25, open house style, during both student lunches in the OFHS Media Center.
FAFSA Completion Event will be held on 11/11 at 6:00 pm in the OFHS Media Center
More details on the daily topics and activities to be announced on the “Current & Upcoming Events” page of the Guidance website!
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