Bee in the Know

Week of December 5, 2021

It’s getting colder out there! We were not expecting to wake up this past week and see snow coming down on our rides into school but it happened. With the colder weather, remember that the building opens each morning at 7am. If you arrive earlier than that you can come in to door #1, where one of our security staff members will monitor students in the gym lobby so that you aren’t waiting in the cold. Remember, even though it may be cold outside, hats and hoodies are not permitted to be worn inside.

We have two weeks left before we go on break again. Students, use this time to make sure you are caught up on all of your work so that you can enjoy your winter break without worrying about grades or assignments. We will continue to run activity buses on Tuesdays and Thursdays so that you can stay after for extra help with your teacher or one of our honor societies. We will not be running activity buses on Thursday, December 16th. A reminder will follow in the student canvas page.

We will be having our Faculty Holiday Get Together in mid December. We are planning to raffle gift cards as prizes for our teachers and staff. Please consider donating a small gift or gift card to a restaurant, store, or service establishment to help make the raffle extraordinary for our staff! If you wish to donate, please bring it to Marie Emery in the main office prior to December 15, 2021. Thank you very much!


Deadline For Required Immunizations - IMPORTANT!

The deadline for 12th grade students to meet the new immunization requirement for the Meningococcal Conjugate (MenACWY) immunization is January 6, 2022.

If proof of these required immunizations is not provided by January 5, 2022, the student will be excluded from school starting January 6, 2022, until the required immunization documentation has been provided to the school. If you have questions, please contact the school nurse.


Summer Residential Governor’s School Applications

These highly competitive summer programs are open to current 10th and 11th graders. Applications are due DECEMBER 10th to Mr. Moreno.  More information can be found on the PWCS Summer Residential Governor’s School website.


Last Call for Senior Portraits: December 6-10, 2021

Next week is the last week for Seniors to have their Senior Portraits taken. Lifetouch will be photographing seniors on December 6 - 10, from 2:30 pm - 8 pm in Room 2A (2063) each day. This will be the last time to have your senior portraits taken for the yearbook and your personal use, so please don't miss this opportunity. The link to sign up is If you are having trouble scheduling a time, please do not call Osbourn Park. You must call Lifetouch at 1-800-736-4753.


Virtual Only Underclassmen Pictures: December 6, 2021

If you would like your picture taken for the yearbook, pictures for Virtual Only Underclassmen will be on Monday, December 6 from 3 pm - 5 pm in the 1st floor cafeteria lobby. No pre-scheduling is necessary, you just need to show up through the main entrance and proceed to the cafeteria area. Students will receive a student ID onsite. This is the only day available for virtual students. If you have any questions or concerns, please give the office a call at 703-365-6500.


OPHS Yearbook News

The Osbourn Park Hi-Jacket 2022 yearbook will be available in late May 2022. Our theme this year is “Back to Our Roots.” We are accepting pre-sale orders with a discount (save $11 - just $64) running now through the end of January. The price after January 31 will be $75.

Senior Tributes: Let your senior know how special he or she is with a senior tribute ad. Senior tributes are full-color photo celebrations of your senior with text and available in four sizes: full-page, half-page, quarter page, and 1/8 page. Prices start at $75 for a 1/8 page. Parents or guardians are responsible for creating the tribute and can easily upload the finished product via YEARBOOKFOREVER.COM. Please contact Mr. Barber if you need additional pricing info or want more information. Deadline for senior tributes is January 31, 2022.

To buy a yearbook and/or submit a senior tribute by credit or debit card, please visit YEARBOOKFOREVER.COM and search for Osbourn Park HS. You can also pick up an order form from Mr. Barber in room 1222 or in the main office to pay by cash, check, or money order.

Senior Quotes are being accepted through December 19. A quote only costs $5 and can only be purchased in-person at school. Check or cash is acceptable for quotes (no credit cards). Make check payable to "Osbourn Park HS". Character limit is 180 characters.

Finally: WE WANT YOUR PHOTOS! Do you have any recent, candid pictures of your OP student that would look great in the yearbook (OP sports pics, too!)? Send them to us via the app YEARBOOK SNAP. Simply download the app and search for Osbourn Park HS to upload your photos for consideration. The code for OP is "opyearbook" (all lowercase). There is no cost to send in photos. We want to get every Yellow Jacket represented in the yearbook as many times as possible, so please consider sending us your best candid pics for consideration in this year’s yearbook! Sending us a photo does not guarantee it will appear in the yearbook, but it certainly can't hurt to try!

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Scott Barber at


News from the OPHS Visual Art Department:

"The highly anticipated "Off the Wall" PWCS High School Art competition returns for its 18th year! Each year the area high school students are invited to share their talent by participating in a high school art exhibit and competition sponsored by Lockheed Martin. The competition encourages student expression and creativity in a professional setting. The exhibit includes student work in the following categories: Visual Art, Poetry, Wearable Art, and our STEAM influenced category, Art & Technology.

The Osbourn Park Art Department would like to recognize and congratulate the following artists for their artwork being accepted into the Gallery Exhibition:

-Cam Franklin, Grade 12

-Nessa Sims, Grade 11

-Sophie Monseur, Grade 11


Their Artworks will be on display at the Manassas Center for the Arts (Candy Factory) from December 15 – January 22, 2022 and the open house reception and awards ceremony will take place on January 8th from 2-4 PM! We encourage all students, families, and friends to stop by, take a look, and appreciate these incredible works of art in person!

Congratulations, Artists!


Winter Concerts in the Auditorium

Come join us as our performing arts students host their winter concerts! Each one starts at 7pm in the OPHS auditorium.

  • Orchestra – 12/7
  • Band – 12/9
  • Choir – 12/16


Graduation Requirement – CPR

The Health and Physical Education Department will be providing a CPR “chest compression” practical throughout the month of December. Correctly performing this CPR standard is part of the graduation requirement. SENIORS, please contact Mr. Contois at to setup a time to complete this requirement.

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


OPHS World Language Classes Give Thanks

"We Give Thanks"

Students in Señorita Brown's Spanish 1 and Magistra Tra's Latin 2/3 classes completed a Thanksgiving activity before the break to focus on what we are thankful for -- in our target languages! After a class discussion, students created "turkey feathers" by outlining their hands and writing what they were thankful for on each finger/"feather" in Spanish and Latin. About 70-80 hands were combined to make this awesome turkey showing how we give thanks!


Extra Tutoring Help

Don't miss out on the newest opportunity to get extra help from our dedicated faculty! OPHS+ began on Monday 11/29 and will continue, via Zoom, every Monday and Wednesday from 7 - 9 pm, with special Geometry and Algebra I focused sessions earlier in the evening. Please check out the OPHS+ Calendar available on the OPHS Student Canvas course under the "Extra Help" section for subject offerings for each session.


Naviance Student Overview for High School Families

Tuesday, December 7th, 5:30-6:30pm

Naviance Student is a digital tool that assist students with answering the questions that will shape their future: Who Am I? What do I want to be? How will I get there? and How Will I Succeed?

The platform uses intuitive tools that personalize and simplify the college and career planning process. By attending, you will see how your child will be able to explore careers, research education options beyond high school, and apply to colleges.


SAT Prep Course

This year, the county will be offering a SAT Prep course for 60 students at each high school. It is a 10-week course leading up to the March 12 SAT. Students will attend two 1.5 hour sessions after school per week, alternating between math and reading/writing/language objectives. The sessions will be led by one math teacher and one English teacher at your school. The course is open to juniors that might benefit from this session. If you are interested, please contact your school counselor. The deadline to express an interest is Monday, November 30th.



Come out and support your Athletic Boosters Club on Saturday 12/11 at the Annual Athletic Boosters Sidewalk Sale from 10:00 - 2:00 in the Gym.  This is the perfect time to do some holiday shopping and get your OP Spiritwear!  


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