Oviedo High School Flu Mist Clinic for Students
Healthy Schools, in cooperation with the Seminole County School District and the Seminole County Department of Health, is excited to kick off the “Teach Flu A Lesson” program in 2015!
Every year thousands of children miss valuable time in the classroom because of the dreaded flu. If that isn’t bad enough they carry it home with them, infecting loved ones, and causing them to miss work and school. Based on data from other counties in Florida, as well as in other states, we know the in-school flu vaccination program works and STOPS the flu in its tracks. So please join us in encouraging all of our children to be properly vaccinated and help “Teach Flu a Lesson” in 2015!
Oviedo High School will host a flu mist clinic for students. With the proper consent form on file, we will administer the flu mist vaccine during the school day on November 30, from 12:45 p.m., until the end of the school day. In order to have the enough vaccine on hand that day, we must have the forms returned no later than November 24. Ask your student for the form. We will distribute them to students on Friday, November 13.
Click here for the Healthy Schools Informational Flyer in English and Spanish
Click here for the CDC Flu Mist Information Sheet
Click here for the consent form in English
Click here for the consent form in Spanish
SCPS High School Testing Update
Please view the video below from Seminole County Public Schools regarding testing at the high school level. Please read the FAQs for more information.
High School Diplomats: A Student Perspective and a Wonderful Opportunity for Others
Peace, Friendship, and Understanding
For many, the thought of experiencing true Japanese culture is nothing more than a fantasy, and their perception of the “Nihonjin,” or the Japanese people, comes solely from the sushi joint down the road. Well, if you’re reading this, you’re in luck – because I’m about to tell you about High School Diplomats, the cross-cultural experience of a lifetime.
Right about now you’re probably wondering, “What is that?” Well, High School Diplomats (HSD) is an exchange program. Every year, 40 American students from across the country are chosen to spend 10 days at Princeton University interacting with 40 of their Japanese peers. At Princeton, students participate in a variety of activities ranging from a Fourth of July celebration to Bunka No Hi, or the Japanese Culture Day, all of which are designed to expose the participants to various aspects of each culture. Sounds, awesome, right? Well I had the opportunity to participate this past summer, and those were the best ten days of my life – days that taught me peace, friendship, and understanding.
Though HSD is jam-packed with wonderful experiences, the best and most memorable are the ones you make with your roommate. At Princeton, you will spend every minute of every day with said roommate, and so the HSD Staff spends days pairing you with your, what I call, “international twin,” based on a detailed personality inventory. During the program you and your roommate will grow close, and, by the end, you will have made a new best friend. For me, that best friend was Yui (Probably the most amazing student there, but maybe I’m biased). He was even ranked as one of the best opera singers of his age in Japan!
Almost every day, you will have a language class, in which you learn how to speak conversational Japanese, as well as a culture class, in which you explore ancient arts such as calligraphy and sushi rolling (I was actually really good at that – it only made half the class sick!) After your classes, you’ll break for lunch; personally, I found that my mealtime conversations with Yui, whether they were going over what I had learned in language class that day or discussions about our plans to meet at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, were some of the best times to truly get to know him, and I am eternally grateful for the unbreakable bond they formed between us.
After lunch, you jump headfirst into program activities. One of my personal favorites was the Paula Chow Diplomat Talks, in which the 80 of us broke into smaller groups to discuss global issues – these gave me wonderful insight into the Japanese perspective, and I will remember those lessons for the rest of my life. Some of the other themes included a “date night,” in which Japanese students were exposed to an American prom, and a Halloween celebration, complete with a haunted house and candy.
When I first heard about the HSD program, I immediately thought “Wow, an experience that amazing must be expensive.” Thankfully, I was as far from the truth as possible! Sponsored in full by the AIU Insurance Company of Tokyo and the Freeman Foundation, HSD provides full program scholarships – making it open to students of any socioeconomic status.
Now that you’ve read all this, you must be frantically asking, “Where do I apply?!” Well, if you’re a current sophomore or junior, the application is open now and you can get started! The application is open now and will remain so until January 8th
– so jump onto http://www.highschooldiplomats.com/america.php
, and start that process! There is no requirement for knowledge of the Japanese language, as you learn at the program itself. HSD lasts from July 26th
to August 6th
, so don’t worry, you won’t have to miss any of the school you love so much! I can say with complete certainty that HSD gave me the best ten days of my life, and so I encourage you to give it a shot – it could do the same for you! Um…. What are you still reading for? Get to it and apply!
Any questions should be directed to the American Director, Mrs. Celine Zapolski, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Best of luck!
Financial Aid Night
When: December 8, 2015 -6:30 pm in the Media Center
Presenter: Ms. Alicia Keeton, Financial Aid Director University of Central Florida
Topics to be discussed include:
· The definition of financial aid and financial need
· Types and sources of financial aid
· College costs-Cost of attendance
· Gathering important documents
· The FAFSA form
· The expected family contribution(EFC) - student aid report (SAR)
· Applying for state grants and scholarships
Please contact Katisha Byrd, Coordinator at Katisha_Byrd@scps.k12.fl.us if you have any questions.
Campus Parent Access Information
Click here for information on how parents can access eCampus for their student. Once you register you will have "observer" access for your child's courses. However, you will be unable to participate in the course(s).
Attention Juniors and Seniors Who Wish To Purchase a Parking Permit for the 2015-2016 School Year:
Download the form below. It must be filled out completely and signed both parent and student. A copy of the student’s Florida driver’s license, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance must accompany the application. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Maitland at 407 320-4030.
Click here to download the parking form.
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