Thursday, May 9, 2013

Nuts Moved to Semi Finals in the World Championship

Orlando Science Schools FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team 5070 N.U.T.S. (Nerds United for Technological Superiority) won the Inspire Award at the Florida FTC Championship earning an invitation to the FTC World Championship, a 4 day event held last week in Saint Louis Missouri.

The team and robot performed well at the competition. In the first appearance at FTC World Championship, the team advanced to the Edison division semifinals when they were selected by FTC team 6002 Basilisks to form an alliance along with FTC team 5466 Combustible Lemons.

N.U.T.S. is composed of C. Barea, S. Orellana, E. Cruz, M. Granger, C. Chaney, C. Berrios, D. Berrios, B. Martin, A. Webb, D. Gutierrez, D. Stetzinger, S. Gonzalez, M. Zirkle, N. Mahalanobis, A. Vega and E. Garms.

There are approximately 2,500 FTC teams worldwide; out of those only 128 teams get invited to the world championship or approximately the top 5% and out of those only 24 advance to the semifinals or approximately the top 1% worldwide. Congratulations to N.U.T.S. and their Robot Coco for their latest accomplishment. Go N.U.T.S.!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Award Ceremonies

Dear parents,
We have two Awards ceremonies coming to celebrate the achievements of our students!!
The 6th grade Award Ceremony will be held on January 27th starting with a Potluck dinner from 5:15 pm until 6:00 pm followed by the Award ceremony at 6:15 pm!!
The 7th, 8th,and 9th grade Award Ceremony will be held on January 28th starting with a Potluck dinner from 5:15 pm until 6:00 pm followed by the Award ceremony at 6:15 pm!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Orlando Science Schools Accreditation and Announcements

Orlando Science Schools has been recommended to be accredited by AdvancED / SACS-CASI accreditation agency. The Quality Assurance Review Team visited on November 30th and December 1st, 2010 and met with governing board members, administrators, teachers, students, parents and community members. The team was extremely impressed with OSS’s progressive views on education, especially in the departments of Math and Science. This accreditation ensures that our students are receiving the highest quality of instruction and OSS hopes to continuously ensure that students are consistently challenged to succeed academically. This is the latest accomplishment of Orlando Science School. We are so excited to announce the many things that our school and students are achieving that we decided to start a blog to keep everyone informed. Please follow us as we continue to excel in education.

December 12th, several of our students attended a Science Olympiad Invitational in Atlanta. We received  2nd  place. There was also a basketball tournament on Saturday that was held in our gym. We hosted Grace Member Schools. There was a Lego League competition as well.

Since this is our first blog, we should mention a few things about our school. We are an A+ charter school located in Orlando, Florida. At Orlando Science Schools, we strive to provide a challenging educational environment specializing in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math. We have developed a hands on approach that has proven itself to help students excel in all areas including reading, language arts and physical education. There are also a wide variety of extracaricular activities and community service events available for all students who wish to participate.