Weekly Community News for Odyssey Charter Jr/Sr High School

Volume 13April 24, 2023

"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.


MON. April 24: NO SCHOOL STUDENTS & TEACHERS (While BPS amended the calendar and has school on Monday, Odyssey schools will adhere to the original school calendar in which April 24th is a student & faculty holiday, so we will be closed).

TUES. April 25: Dress Down for a $1.00 to support the Senior class

WED. April 26: Dress Down for a $1.00 to support the Senior class + NHS Induction in the Cafe 5-7 pm

THURS. April 27: Dress Down for a $1.00 to support the Senior class + Color Guard Show 4:00-7:30 pm in the Gym

FRI. April 28: Spring Picture Day + Regular End of the Month Dress Down-no cost + Grad Bash Senior Class Trip to Universal Orlando + MS Movie Night 3:00-6:00 pm in the Gym
Finish Friday and Success Saturday are still on this week!

Bake Sale Fundraiser

The Odyssey Charter Jr/Sr Interact Club will be having a Bake Sale fundraiser on April 23, 2023, from 12:00 pm -4:00 pm at the Palm Bay Senior Center.   All proceeds from this sale will be donated to the Children’s Hunger Project.  You can help support these amazing students and this fundraiser in many ways, such as volunteering to assist in the sale as a Chaperone or sending in a home-baked item on April 21st for students to sell.  Please email  Mr. Rebman at rebmant@osysseycharteschool.com  for more details.  You can also donate directly to the cause through the Children’s Hunger Project website at https://thechildrenshungerproject.org/

Dress Down Fundraiser

This fundraiser will help offset the cost of Prom and Graduation. In order to participate, students must pay $1.00 per day to Dress Down on Tuesday 4/25, Wednesday 4/26, and/or Thursday 4/27.   

The different colored tickets must be displayed in the student’s ID lanyards as proof of purchase for each day. Tuesday's ticket color is RED.  Wednesday's ticket color is YELLOW. Thursday's ticket color is BLUE. *Please note the colors refer to the tickets and not the color of clothing that needs to be worn

Reminders for Dress Down Days:  No holes or tears in jeansNo 1/2 shirtsNo short-shorts or mini-skirtsNo sweatpants

National Honor Society Induction

The National Honor Society’s Pillars of Membership include Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character. While academics and GPA are one criterion, volunteering, demonstrating honesty and reliability, and showing respect for others are essential qualities that NHS members must also portray.

Congratulations to all the students being inducted into the National Honor Society on Wednesday, April 26th: Gabriella Bazemore, Carlissa Bermudez, Jonathan Blankenship, Gabriella Dancey-Renz, Kenya Fenelus, Megan Gill, Hailey Hackett, Moana Jean, Hailey King, Kalina Larsen, Alaina Lucas, Madison Newman, Baileigh Ott, Haley Picón, Alexis Schommer, Luke Summer, Hunter Sutton, Joy Yang, Sebastian Zeltman

Graduating Seniors will also be recognized at this event. Jevon Francis, Kelcey-Ann Francios, Serenity Franko, Bryana Ramirez, Maylin Ramirez

Bus Driver Appreciation Day

Bus Driver Appreciation Day is April 25, 2023. Thank you, Rosie Greer, Transportation Fleet Coordinator, and the entire team for safely transporting our precious cargo each day!

Congrats to our Certification Passers

Congratulations to the following students for passing their industry certification exams:

Entrepreneurship & Small Business: Malachi Adams, Gannon Bailey, Charlotte Danclair, Kalea Fulmore, Kaitlin Haywood, Alaina Waite, Gage Lemons, & Alani Staley

Adobe After Effects: Brook Coyle, Hayden Daprile, Hunter Sutton, & Pablo Santiago

Adobe Premiere Pro: Giovanni Bravo

Adobe Photoshop: Alejandro Velez, Indy Lejuste, Jorge Narvaez, Laury Georges, Nathan Sonntag, Noah Carruthers, Ceasar Cruz, & Sean Rhoden

Jr/Sr Prom

April 15th was a spectacular night! Congratulations to this year’s King and Queen, Javon Francis and Eveane Teixeira. Students and faculty danced the night away at Odyssey’s 2023 Prom at One Oak in Melbourne, FL. Thank you to Dr. Jackson for supporting this event and suggesting this lovely venue.  A special thank you also goes to Ms. Amanda Encarnacion and Ms. Alexis Burke for ticket sales, decorating, and their overall dedication to making this a truly special event. Other shout-outs go to all the teachers and faculty who attended. Titan Pride was overflowing!

Prom Photo Gallery:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/8NUSoz3v4hdejvzr8

Video Highlights:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzi2ekFcSoo

Orchestra and Keyboard Spring Concert

Under the guidance of Mr. Glenn Hoffman, the Orchestra, Drama, and Choral Director, the Spring Concert on April 13th was a huge success.  Thank you to all the students for your hard work.  It was also great to see so many parents and teachers attend this wonderful event. 

Brevard County School Board Art Contest Winners

The Brevard County School Board Art Show is the biggest juried show of the year. Annabelle Eliyahou, an 11th-grader, won 3rd place in High School 2D Art for her portrait drawn with colored pencils and 3rd place for Digital Art for her portrait drawn in Photoshop. Aiden Summer, a 6th-grader, won 2nd  place in Middle School 2D Art for his painting of a sea turtle using watercolors. Congratulations to both of these amazing Titan artists! 

View the entire Brevard Public Schools 2022-2023 K-12 School Board Virtual Art Show: https://artfulevaluation.com/Entries/PublicShow/ce904754-1fcd-4dad-b015-5d4ff80b6247

Yearbooks Have Shipped!

Yearbooks should be arriving in early May. They will sell out quickly, so be sure to order yours now. They are $55. 

Please use this link for online ordering: https://www.balfour.com/student-info?smi=107864If you choose to pay via check or cash, please send it to school with your child for a receipt.  

Middle School contact: Valeria Castro. castrov@odysseycharterschool.com
High School contact: Amanda Encarnacion. encarnaciona@odysseycharterschool.com

18th Annual 5K Community Run

Join us on April 29th for Odyssey's 18th annual 5K Community Run. The event will be held on our campus. 

Registration begins at 8 am. 

A student fun-run is at 8:30 am and the 5K begins at 9 am. 

8th Grade Grad Venture

The 8th Grade Grad Venture Trip is Saturday, May 5, 2023.  Permission forms are available now.  Please adhere to all deadlines and requirements and see see Ms. Guslawski with any questions. GuslawskiE@odysseycharterschool.com

Little Shop of Horrors

Mark your calendars for our Titan Performing Artists bringing you "Little Shop of Horrors." The event will be held in our Gym on the following dates:

Friday, May 12th @ 7PM
Saturday, May 13th @ 2 PM and 7 PM

Sunday, May 14th @ 2 PM

Tickets may be purchased in the front office. Please let them know which showtimes you want. Presale tickets are $5 and are available at the door for $7. 

Doors will open 30 minutes prior to showtime. Please be prepared to show your ticket/s.


On Friday, students participated in a special event hosted by Tied Together of the Space Coast and Junior Achievement of the Space Coast's GLOW program.

Tied Together was founded in 2014, and its goal is to teach young men the importance of positive self-image and self-worth.  Our Titan boys attended this assembly and learned the basic skills of being a gentleman and how to tie a tie.  

Junior Achievement's GLOW program stands for "Get it. Learn it. Own it. Want it.”  Our Titan girls attended this assembly hosted by three female STEM professionals who shared their stories and answered students' questions about their career paths in order to inspire, encourage, and guide young women as they make career decisions.

Event photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/pdvS9Q2xQhudseth8

Performing Arts Fundraiser

Please consider buying a shirt to support our Titan Performing Arts Department. Click the link to order here: www.customink.com/fundraising/ocsperformingartsdept

Class of 2023
Senior Spotlight

Manuel Garcia

Manuel Garcia has attended Odyssey since his Junior year and says he will miss all his friends because OCS has been like a second home. His favorite teacher is Dr. Grimaldi because he managed to make physics fun.  Manuel loves traveling and has lived in Italy for three years where he had the honor of exploring Europe’s history and culture first-hand. After graduation, he will attend Pennsylvania State University and major in Biology.  He then plans to go to medical school and become an anesthesiologist.

Ky’rese King

Ky’rese King has attended Odyssey Charter School for five years.  He likes to play basketball and baseball. His favorite Senior memory is Senior Skip Day because he spent the day with Daniel, Alini, and Julian.  He will miss all his friends and teachers, especially Ms. Amanda and Ms. Burke. In the future, he hopes to attend college and major in accounting.

Nicholas Makos

Nicholas Makos has attended Odyssey for the past five years.  He enjoys making animation and 3D art.  His favorite teacher is Mrs. Oakes because she allows students to be creative and work independently. Nicholas hopes to go to college, get a stable job, and own a house in the future.

Congrats Titans!

Healthy Café Menu


Healthy Asian Chicken or Tofu (V) Lettuce Wrap, Organic Brown Rice, Carrots and Roll  

Baked Potato (V) Baked Sweet Potato (V), Turkey Chili, Whole Grain Crackers Or Corn Bread

Chicken Tinga, Black Bean Tinga (V), Whole Grain Corn Chips, Steamed Corn

Assorted Flavors of Whole Grain Pizza, Steamed Mixed Veggies


Come out and support our Titans!
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