The Pioneer Express! 
Your Community Brief from Oak Ridge High School
Friday, November 15, 2019

We will be releasing student progress reports on Monday, November 18th. This is the perfect opportunity to speak with your student about their grades. If your student is struggling - we have many services available to assist them. There is time for any student to improve their grades before 2nd quarter report cards are finalized in December.
Next week is regular 5-day school week, but it is the last week before Thanksgiving break.  Thanksgiving break is a week-long and runs from Monday, November 25th through Friday, November 29th.

This is our last issue of The Pioneer Express prior to Thanksgiving. During this Thanksgiving season I would like to take a moment to express how grateful I am to be associated with the students, teachers, staff, families, and community volunteers of Oak Ridge. ORHS is a wonderful school and we are blessed to have so many different opportunities available to our students. At this Thanksgiving I thank you for your continued support and involvement. There is no other school I would rather be at! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and if you're traveling over the holiday break, out on the busy roadways, please be careful and remember to buckle up.

With Pioneer Pride,

Ms. Jennifer Bellinger

Pictured very top: Oak Ridge TV - ORTV
Students from Ms. Jenevieve Jackson's Digital Video Technology class took a trip to the Downtown Public Library to visit the Melrose Center. The tour included working with some of their top of the line production equipment, 3D printing equipment, and VR space.

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Dates to Watch ForUpcomingevents  
Monday, November 18
  • Progress Reports
Tuesday, November 19
  • Band Concert - Auditorium - 7:00PM
Thursday, November 21
  • Teach In 2019 - School-Wide
Monday, November 25 - Friday, November 29
  • Thanksgiving Break - School Closed
Tutoring and transportation available Monday through Thursday from 2:30-4:30PM. Come see us and get the assistance you need to be academically successful! See you there.

SAT Tutoring
SAT Reading prep available through December 6th - utilize your resources Pioneers!

Orchestra Fall Performance 

Congratulations to our orchestra students for an outstanding performance during their fall presentation. They were joined by Memorial MS, Westridge MS, and Jones HS orchestras for the final number of the evening. Over 100 string students made a glorious sound!

Performing Arts Department  
Last event: Band Concert - November 19th - Auditorium - 7:00PM

Teach-In '19
There is still time for last minute volunteers! Celebrate American Education Week and come talk to our students about your career!

To be a teacher for a day, please contact:  
Laurene Householder - - 407-852-3200 X6102394

Meet Our First Generation College Students! 
We are so very proud of our first generation students and the amazing goals they have set for themselves.

Community Service
Orlando Dream Center & Oak Ridge High School 

Oak Ridge High School partnered with The Orlando Dream Center to provide a Mobile Food Drop to the surrounding communities. Second Harvest Food Bank delivered 20,000 pounds (23 pallets) of fruit, vegetables, and dry goods to Oak Ridge High School Gymnasium for a FREE community-wide event on Saturday, November 9th from 10am to 1pm.  Families were lined up by 7:30am with their shopping carts, boxes and bags as volunteers made sure each family received what they needed.

Never Settle Scholarship
Congratulations to Malik Charles! 
Thank you Junior Achievement and 3DE Academies for inviting @MartySmithESPN to engage with us at Oak Ridge High School. Our students got to meet an amazing author and person, received a copy of his latest book, and witness him present one of our JA Academy students, Malik Charles, with a check covering all four years of college!

Magnet Open House 

Don't miss the opportunity to tour the campus, meet the staff and get information about the amazing programs that Oak Ridge has to offer. January will be here in a flash!  Mark your calendars!

Arts Teacher Impact Grant
Congratulations Mr. Richardson! 

Congratulations to Mr. Richardson for winning an Arts Teacher Impact Grant. Our teachers lead the way to success here at Oak Ridge HS. We are so proud of you!  #PioneeringOurWayToAnA

Mr. Richardson with Principal Bellinger

No Excuses Mentoring Program

We started our 2nd year of mentoring at Walker Middle School located in Orlando. Thank you again Principal Watson for this ongoing opportunity! Do not make excuses, just make it happen!

OCPS Parent Academy 
The next Parent Academy is January 25th at Edgewater High School.  Mark your calendars and plan to attend.  

L.I.F.E. Mentoring Program 

Congratulations to the young men that were inducted to the L.I.F.E. mentoring program. As we continue forward through the year, we ask that you continue to support them in their efforts to build character, foster resilience, succeed academically and withstand any trials that may arise socially and emotionally!

In the words of Jackie Robinson... "A LIFE is not important except in the IMPACT it has on other lives."

SAC Meeting - All Community Members are Welcome! 
Tuesday, December 3 

Our next meeting will take place on December 3rd at 6:00 pm in the media center.

Contact: Dr. Brian Sanchez-Corona, Assistant Principal X6102279

Pioneer Athletics      
Winter Sports Schedules - Mark your calendars and come out to support your Pioneers!  #pioneerpride

Vital Signs  
Student Health and Safety . . . DID YOU KNOW??? 

Closing Image of the Week . . . . 

On Thanksgiving, please remember those that cannot come home this year.
Thank you.

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Leadership Team 

Principal: Jennifer Bellinger
Assistant Principal: Michele Browne
Assistant Principal: Dr. Brian Sanchez Corona
Assistant Principal: Lauren Bradley
Assistant Principal: Orlando Norwood

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