Weekly News

High School Newsletter | December 9, 2019



Monday, December 9 | Upper School Christmas Program @ 7:00pm
Friday, December 13 | Junior fellowship during lunch
Monday, December 16 | Senior fellowship during lunch
Wednesday, December 18 | 1/2 day - Dismissal @ 11:30
Thursday, December 19 - Friday, January 3 | Christmas Break - NO SCHOOL
Monday, January 6 | Classes Resume


Upper School Christmas Program |TONIGHT!  December 9, 2019 at 7:00pm in the gym


Don't miss this wonderful evening of performances by the OCS band and choir

Student artwork will also be on display!


Note from PTF President Wendy Evans | PTF Teacher & Faculty Christmas Fund

At this time of year, you are probably contemplating a gift (or six) as a token of your appreciation for a wonderful teacher, coach or mentor to your students. While always appreciated, the PTF has a fund that specifically gathers monetary gifts which are divided among our faculty and staff. To tell you how much it is appreciated so that they can bless their own families can’t be overstated. This also saves you time and another logistical matter to handle over the busy holidays!

If you would like your gift added to your OCS account, please contact Gigi Harris at gharris@ocsrams.org  or CLICK HERE.  You now have until December 13 to make a donation which will be shared with our faculty and staff at their luncheon on December 18. Please consider a worthwhile and meaningful donation to the people who love, pray over and care for your students!!  


Lower School Christmas Shop | Donations Needed

Our High School Choir is raising funds for their trip to New York City to sing at Lincoln Center, and we need your help! Our Choir is sponsoring a Christmas Shop for our K4-2nd graders, and we are in need of new or like-new items to help stock our Christmas Store.

LS students wishing to buy Christmas gifts for their family members will be able to come in and shop on Friday, December 13th. If you wish to donate items, the drop-off day will be Wednesday, December 11th at the lower school, during carpool. Items can also be dropped off at the upper school. Stay tuned for more information! Questions? Contact Laura Nelson Kelly at lnelson@ocsrams.org.

High School Spirit & Dress up Days | December 9th - December 18th

Starting today Monday, December 9th, students are invited to wear OCS spirit wear (OCS t-shirt/sweatshirt with uniform jeans/pants/shorts) through the last day heading into Christmas Break.

Students are also invited to participate in the Christmas dress-up days in the last week of school!

Christmas Week Dress Up Days
Monday, December 16th: Christmas Onesies
Tuesday, December 17th: Ugly Christmas Sweater
Wednesday, December 18th: Christmas Character Day


NHS Tutoring Center 

The National Honor Society tutoring center is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:45pm to 4:00pm.  The tutoring center will not be open on days when there is no school or when there is a half day. The center is located in Mr. Lawrence's room,153.  


Upcoming College Visits

Students make a connection with your future College without leaving the Orangewood Campus! Please see the colleges and dates below that will have Reps on Campus.  For more information or to sign-up stop by the Guidance office.

Seminole State College of Florida | December 4


Service Hours Requirements and Form | Link

If your student logged service hours during the summer, please have them complete the form in order to get credit for them.

Please make note that the community service hours have increased to more closely align with the State of  Florida's requirement for the Bright Futures Scholarship.



We LOVE parent volunteers!  Please contact the High School Office or Michelle Denney via email at mdenney6@gmail.com  for ways to help and get plugged in.

In order to volunteer at Orangewood, you must be fingerprinted and have a background check completed. See link for instructions.  


Orangewood Christian School PTF is looking for parents to help celebrate our staff on their birthdays or ½ birthdays.

Please pay special attention to birthdays that have passed and if you would like to still celebrate that staff member please contact them as soon as possible to let them know you will be celebrating their special day.

Click on this LINK to sign up


We are in need of two parents to help with snack and donut sales during the morning break.  They would oversee and assist the students with sales and collection of money. You will need to arrive a few minutes early in order to set up and be ready for when the students come into the cafeteria for their break. 

Click on this LINK to sign up


Moms in Prayer | Every Tuesday | Conference Room 

Please join our Moms in Prayer to pray for our children and school every Tuesday morning from 8:00-9:00am.

"Pour out your heart like water before the face of the Lord. Lift up your hands to Him for the lives of your children." Lamentations 2:19


Do I need to sign up every week? No, please attend whenever you are available.
Do I have to pray out loud? No
How is the prayer time run? We have a list of prayer requests. We follow the "ACTS" pattern - Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication (Intercession).
Contact: Jennifer Belflower 407-756-8371 for more information.
E-mail prayer requests to: mitorangewood@yahoo.com