• Sunday, April 28, 2019

    Good morning Chiefs,

    OMS Chiefs Updates week of April 29. 2019.pdf 

    Teacher Appreciation 2019 Donation letter.pdf 

    2019 Osceola MS FSA Schedule April-May 2.12.19.pdf 

    Attached you will find the updates for the week of April 29, 2019.  I encourage you to take a moment to review the 2019 Testing Calendar attached because we resume FSA Testing Wednesday.  I’m requesting all students attend school on time daily, well rested, and encourage a filling breakfast to support a successful testing experience.  Please join our efforts in supporting our awesome Teachers and Staff during Teacher Appreciation Week (May 6th - 10th).  PTSA has collaborated with our Staff to coordinate daily activities/events to recognize the efforts of our Professionals.  Attached you will find a copy of the donation request letter sent with students to provide additional items to make this cause a success!  In closing, we welcome you to come out and join us in recognizing the work taking place in our Performing Arts at our Spring Band Concert Thursday (7:00 p.m. at Seminole High School) . 

    Summer Bridge Registration:  https://reservation.pcsb.org/

      -Please contact your Child's School Counselor if you need assistance enrolling.

    REMINDER:  Please have conversations with your child regarding the importance of appropriate use of Social Media and have conversations about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle in light of the district wide issues we're experiencing with students posting inappropriate messages and usage of vapes/juuls.  Below you will find a couple resources to support you in this effort.

     *Social Media Toolbox for Parents:  https://pcsoweb.com/Data/Sites/1/media/extra-pdf/2015_social_media_toolbox_web-11_16_15.pdf  

     *Dangers of Vaping:  https://drive.google.com/open?id=1w3kNCQIjoGx9mmBw99dUMpHxLjRi0CsD  

     

    Additional Important Dates:

    May 3rd:  6th & 7th Grade Field Trips

    May 4th:  Joseph L. Carwise Minority Student Achievement Awards

    May 6th: National Nurses Day!

    May 6th - 10th:  Teacher Appreciation Week!

    May 12th:  Mother's Day

    May 17th:  GradVenture 8th Grade Field Trip

    May 21st:  OMS Field Day

    May 27th:  Memorial Day Holiday

    May 29th:  Last day of school and early release day for students.  School dismissal at 2:10 p.m.

    *TDAP Immunization: 6th Grade Parents/Guardians please refer to the attached flyer for additional information about the importance of providing documentation to OMS for your Child's required TDAP Immunization.*

    Have a great OMS week!

    Solomon J. Lowery, Ed. D.

    Principal, Osceola Middle School


    Sunday, April 22, 2019

    Good evening Chiefs,

    OMS Chiefs Updates week of April 22 2019.pdf 

    Attached you will find the updates for the week of April 22, 2019.  Friendly reminder to come out and join us for PTSA General Meeting and Chorus in the Courtyard April 23rd.  Our 2019 Summer Bridge Registration has begun.  Please click on the link below to enroll your Child early in this engaging summer learning opportunity.  Additionally, you will find information about the upcoming STEM EXPO hosted by USF below.

    2019 K-12 STEM Depts 6th Annual STEM Expo Flyer (003).pdf 

    LystraCosti- BenCoffin -OsceolaMiddleSTEM Newsletter.pdf 

    Summer Bridge Registration:  https://reservation.pcsb.org/

      -Please contact your Child's School Counselor if you need assistance enrolling.

    REMINDER:  Please have conversations with your child regarding the importance of appropriate use of Social Media and have conversations about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle in light of the district wide issues we're experiencing with students posting inappropriate messages and usage of vapes/juuls.  Below you will find a couple resources to support you in this effort.

    *Social Media Toolbox for Parents:  https://pcsoweb.com/Data/Sites/1/media/extra-pdf/2015_social_media_toolbox_web-11_16_15.pdf  

    *Dangers of Vaping:  https://drive.google.com/open?id=1w3kNCQIjoGx9mmBw99dUMpHxLjRi0CsD  

    Additional Important Dates:

    April 23rd:  5:30 p.m. PTSA Meeting

    April 23rd:  6:30 p.m. Choral Concert in the Courtyard

    April 24th:  Administrative Professional Appreciation Day!

    April 24th:  6:00 p.m. NJHS Induction Ceremony

    April 25th - Take your Sons and Daughters to work day.

         *This year Pinellas County School District (PCS) will be celebrating “Take your Daughters and Sons to Work Day” on Thursday, April 25, 2019.  “Take your Daughters and Sons to Work Day” is a nationally celebrated initiative, and we want to provide an opportunity for PCS employees to bring their child to work. 

    April 25th:  6:30 p.m. Spring Guitar & Strings Concert (Gym)

    May 3rd:  6th & 7th Grade Field Trips

    May 4th:  Joseph L. Carwise Minority Student Achievement Awards

    May 6th: National Nurses Day!

    May 6th - 10th:  Teacher Appreciation Week!

    May 12th:  Mother's Day

    May 17th:  GradVenture 8th Grade Field Trip

    May 21st:  OMS Field Day

    May 27th:  Memorial Day Holiday

    May 29th:  Last day of school and early release day for students.  School dismissal at 2:10 p.m.

    *TDAP Immunization: 6th Grade Parents/Guardians please refer to the attached flyer for additional information about the importance of providing documentation to OMS for your Child's required TDAP Immunization.*

    Have a great OMS week!

    Solomon J. Lowery, Ed. D.

    Principal, Osceola Middle School


    Sunday April 14, 2019

    Good evening Chiefs,

    OMS Chiefs Updates week of April 15 2019.pdf 

    Chorus in the Courtyard.pdf 

    Please join me in congratulating our Honor Roll and Principal's List Students for Term 3 Marking Period again!  Our Students, Teachers, and Staff have worked diligently to remain focused on standards based instruction.  Attached you will find many important updates in our newsletter and key dates below.  Please come out and join us for PTSA General Meeting and Chorus in the Courtyard April 23rd (see attached flyer).  Parents/Guardians I encourage you  review your child's academic status in FOCUS and reach out to their Teachers/School Counselor to make the necessary adjustments early towards improving their overall performance.  Lastly, please have conversations with your child regarding the importance of appropriate use of Social Media and have conversations about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle in light of the district wide issues we're experiencing with students posting inappropriate messages and usage of vapes/juuls.  Below you will find a couple resources to support you in this effort.

    *Social Media Toolbox for Parents:  https://pcsoweb.com/Data/Sites/1/media/extra-pdf/2015_social_media_toolbox_web-11_16_15.pdf

    *Dangers of Vaping:  https://drive.google.com/open?id=1w3kNCQIjoGx9mmBw99dUMpHxLjRi0CsD

    Additional Important Dates:

    April 18th:  Vyrle Davis Achievement Awards Dinner (5:00 p.m. – St. Petersburg Palladium)

    April 18th:  Musical Theater Performance (6:30 p.m. - OMS Multipurpose Room)

    April 23rd:  OMS PTSA General Meeting & Chorus in the Courtyard (5:30 p.m. - Dinner is served...  please see attached flyer)

    April 24th:  Administrative Professional Appreciation Day!

    April 25th - Take your Sons and Daughters to work day.

                    This year Pinellas County School District (PCS) will be celebrating “Take your Daughters and Sons to Work Day” on Thursday, April 25, 2019.  “Take your                Daughters and Sons to Work Day” is a nationally celebrated initiative, and we want to provide an opportunity for PCS employees to bring their child to                work. 

    May 3rd:  6th & 7th Grade Field Trips

    May 4th:  Joseph L. Carwise Minority Student Achievement Awards

    May 6th: National Nurses Day!

    May 6th - 10th:  Teacher Appreciation Week!

    May 12th:  Mother's Day

    May 17th:  GradVenture 8th Grade Field Trip

    May 21st:  OMS Field Day

    May 27th:  Memorial Day Holiday

    May 29th:  Last day of school and early release day for students.  School dismissal at 2:10 p.m.

     

    *TDAP Immunization: 6th Grade Parents/Guardians please refer to the attached flyer for additional information about the importance of providing documentation to OMS for your Child's required TDAP Immunization.*

    Have a great OMS week!

    Solomon J. Lowery, Ed. D.

    Principal, Osceola Middle School


    Sunday, April 7, 2019

    Good evening OMS Community,

    THANKS for your response in supporting a smooth week of Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) Testing!  I’m truly impressed with the efforts and tenacity our Students demonstrated as they conquered the FSA Writes.  Our Teachers and Staff were very supportive in making this a big deal by preparing our Students through standards based instruction and strategies this year.  We will continue to engage our students and promote our school wide incentives for students who stay focused, demonstrate their best effort, and utilize the strategies they've been taught during this year.

    Please join us in celebrating Mr. Beach, Science Teacher here at OMS as he embarks on retirement!  Mr. Beach has been a beacon for countless Students, Staff, and Teachers over his career.  We are truly proud of his accomplishments and wish him well and safe travels as he prepares to take an extended vacation (please see attached newsletter for celebratory event held Wednesday).

    Additional Important Dates:

    • April 6th: Maria Edmonds Hispanic Achievement Awards Ceremony (9:00 a.m. – Ruth Eckerd Hall)
    • April 8th: PRIDE Awards Ceremony (7:00 p.m. – Ruth Eckerd Hall)
    • April 8th: SAC Meeting (Media Center – 5:30 p.m.)
    • April 10th: Turnaround Achievement Awards Breakfast (7:00 a.m. – Banquet Masters)
    • April 10th: Department Meting PLC’s
    • April 9th & 10th : District Middle School Track Meet (Osceola Fundamental High School)
    • We will be hosting our final Pep Rally on Friday, April 12th (activity day schedule). We will be enforcing some disciplinary guidelines in order for students to attend.  Students will be ineligible if they receive any disciplinary referrals between March 26th and April 12th.
    • April 18th: Vyrle Davis Achievement Awards Dinner (5:00 p.m. – St. Petersburg Palladium)
    • May 4th: Joseph L. Carwise Minority Student Achievement Awards

    *TDAP Immunization: 6th Grade Parents/Guardians please refer to the attached flyer for additional information about the importance of providing documentation to OMS for your Child's required TDAP Immunization.*  TDAP Flyer

    Have a great OMS Chiefs Week!  Chiefs Update Week of April 8   FSA Testing Schedule

    Solomon J. Lowery, Ed. D.

    Principal, Osceola Middle School