Bee in the Know

Week of October 24, 2021

It’s hard to believe that we’re entering the final week of the 1st quarter! Despite new and sometimes unexpected challenges, we’ve made it through the first quarter and have finally started to feel a sense of normalcy. The final week of the first quarter will undoubtedly be an exciting one as it’s Homecoming Week! Our SCA has been busy planning spirit days, the Pep Rally, and the Homecoming dance. We are excited to see school spirit displayed each day next week! The Homecoming football game on Friday night will also feature the induction of our first ever OP Sports Hall of Fame. We hope to have a great turnout to celebrate the school and our inductees. Hope to see you there!


October Jackets of the Month

Congratulations to Luis Hernandez (ESOL teacher) and Angel Reyna-Guzman (student) for winning October Jackets of the Month! Winners were nominated by staff and/or peers for displaying our Yellow Jacket attributes of Kindness, Perseverance, Hardwork, Respect and Optimism. Each recipient received an OP bookbag and medal.


Homecoming Information

Ticket Information

Tickets to “A Night Under the Stars” will be on sale, in the 1st and 2nd floor cafeterias every day this week during ALL lunch shifts. Tickets are $20 each and can be paid using cash or a check made payable to OPHS SCA. Anyone wishing to pay electronically can do so via the online billing portal. Don’t wait to purchase your tickets. The price goes up to $25 at the door if you wait to buy them the day of the dance.

Outside Guest Information

Anyone bringing a guest from another school must also purchase a ticket for their guest AND fill out the Homecoming Guest form located in the SCA Module in the Sports & Activities Canvas page. Outside guest forms are available in the main office as well. The page must be printed and filled out completely. If your guest goes to another school, they must get an administrator from THEIR school to sign. All forms are due Friday, October 29, by 12:30pm. These forms MUST be handed in physically to either room 1522, 3115 or the Main Office. Please see Ms. Pierre or Ms. Sweet for any questions.

Parent Chaperones Needed

Homecoming dance parent chaperones are needed! If you are interested in signing up to be a parent chaperone, please sign-up here

OPHS 2021 Homecoming Dance

A Night Under the Stars

OPHS Gymnasium from 7-11pm

Cost is $20 per student


CPR Skills Checks for Seniors

The Health and Physical Education Department will be providing a CPR “chest compression” practical throughout the month of October. Correctly performing this CPR standard is part of the graduation requirement. SENIORS may come to the gymnasium at the following times:

  • Each Tuesday and Thursday morning from 7:00 - 7:20am
  • Each Wednesday afternoon from 2:20 – 2:45pm
  • Each Thursday afternoon from 2:20 – 2:45pm

The graduation requirement will consist of performing 30 chest compressions. Please view the following video for review:

We would like to have all seniors completed by the end of October. Please do not wait until the last minute!


EL (English Learner) Program Newcomer Students Visit the National Museum of the Marine Corps

On Tuesday, October 13th, 90 students from the EL program at Osbourn Park High School visited the National Museum of the Marine Corps at Quantico, Virginia. This was a unique opportunity to make a connection between learning English and developing knowledge of history firsthand. Students encountered a Marine on their arrival who explained how to make the most of the exhibits. Thereafter, our students learned about the history of the United States Marine Corps in places such as France, Korea, and Vietnam. It was delightful to see our students engage with the material they viewed.


Youth Salute – Deadline is October 27!

Youth Salute applications are now available. Please pick one up in the School Counseling office. The Youth Salute Program is an opportunity to showcase your leadership skills by competing for scholarship awards ranging from $100 to $1,000. The top winner will be named Prince William County’s Youth Salute Leader of the Year and will attend the “National Town Meeting on Tomorrow.” The deadline to return completed applications is Wednesday, October 27, 2021, before 11:59pm.

Criteria for Youth Salute Applicants:

  1. Be a member of the Junior class
  2. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the end of sophomore year
  3. Have held at least two leadership roles of which they were chosen by their peers or an adult leader, within the past two years. The leadership roles must be from a school, religious, or community sponsored organization.


New School Year Packets * IMPORTANT*

The New School Year Packet, where parents/guardians can review emergency cards, update contact information, and complete any annual policy reviews and acknowledgements, is now available in ParentVue. All families should complete the New School Year Packet as soon as possible. The information you provide will allow school staff to ensure the safety of your student this school year.

  1. Log in to ParentVUE app or the ParentVue website using your ParentVue UserID and password.
  2. Once logged in to ParentVue, click the Online Records button at the top of the screen.

If you need assistance, or do not have an active ParentVue account, please contact your student’s alpha secretary.


New Teacher Spotlight

Nicholas Rhodes: Mr. Rhodes is joining our OPHS Math Department after teaching in Strasburg, VA for 4 years. While he was teaching in Strasburg, he taught a wide array of math topics and worked with the SCEA chapter. At OPHS, Mr. Rhoades is teaching Geometry and Algebra II. He is also a sponsor for our Math Honor Society. When Mr. Rhoades is not teaching, he enjoys hiking, attending sporting events, reading, playing disc golf, traveling, camping, watching It's Always Sunny, and playing video games. He is also exploring a new hobby which involves mixing music!

Athena Hackett: Mrs. Hackett has worked at Osbourn Park for nearly 12 years answering the phones.  She has been given the nicknames "The Voice of OP" and "The Phone Whisperer".  She really enjoys helping students, staff and parents in getting the information they need.  When she is not at school, she enjoys pottery classes, making homemade cards and being a Gam Gam to her three grandchildren.


Athletic News

Bag Policy Update

Updated Policy for Spectators: Per Prince William County Schools, bags are NOT permitted in games! This includes backpacks, purses, fanny packs, etc. Clear bags, diaper bags and medical bags are subject to search.

Support Your OP Baseball Team

Start planning for the holidays by supporting the OP Baseball team. Purchase Honey Baked Ham Gift Cards. The team receives 20% of every purchase!

Hall of Fame Celebration

On Thursday, October 28th, Osbourn Park High School will be celebrating the Inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees! The event will take place at Old Hickory Golf Club in Woodbridge, beginning at 5:30pm. Please purchase your tickets here.


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