Weekly Community News for Odyssey Charter Jr/Sr High School

Volume 18End of 22/23 School Year

"Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

- Mark Twain

July 11-12 Registration

August 10   First Day of School for 2023/24

Hello Summer

And that’s a wrap! This is the last edition of the Titan Times for the 2022-23 school year. It was wonderful to see the high achievement and growth of so many outstanding Titans this year.  Congratulations to all award recipients. Thank you to the all faculty and staff members responsible for organizing and supervising the many events, performances, and excursions throughout this past school year. Also, thank you to our wonderful families and the Odyssey community for your continued support.

As another school year comes to a close, Odyssey Charter School would like to wish students and the entire Odyssey community all the very best for the summer. May it be a safe, healthy, and productive one!  

Registration for Jr/Sr will be held July 11 and 12, and the new school year starts on Thursday, August 10, 2023.  

Founders Award / Student-of-the-Year

Every year, students are selected from each Odyssey campus to receive the prestigious Founder’s Student-of-the-Year Award. Recipients are chosen because they are well-rounded and academically focused. They have outstanding leadership skills and also model the behaviors that support and represent the Odyssey mission.  These elite students exhibit respect, common sense, and the ability to make wise choices. They show originality, innovation, creativity, and imagination. They also exhibit empathy and make healthy choices.  Additionally, they have excellent communication skills and the innate ability to problem-solve and promote new ideas which will strengthen their personal growth and benefit the Odyssey community.

The 2023 Awardee for Odyssey Jr/Sr is Christian Rivera.  He is a senior who has attended Odyssey since first grade. He is an outstanding member of the Student Government Association and enjoyed this leadership role because he has had the opportunity to plan college tours and the college fair for his classmates. Christian is well-liked, energetic, collaborative, and a natural-born leader. Christian will work on attaining a high-level position in CNC Machining and eventually hopes to work in an internal engineer role at a major company. He will attend the Florida Institute of Technology this fall and major in  Mechanical Engineering while working full-time. Christian’s passion and determination along with his incredible energy and spirit will help him achieve all his goals, and this is why he was selected as the recipient of the 2023 Founders Award for Odyssey Jr/Sr High School.

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Senior Walk & Breakfast

The Class of 2023 participated in a long-standing tradition on Friday, May 19th, as they wore caps and gowns and walked through the halls of the Eldron Elementary campus, Odyssey Preparatory Academy, and the Jr/ Sr hallways.  Students in K-11 and teachers eagerly waved and wished the Seniors well.  Some graduates have attended Odyssey Charter since pre-K or Kindergarten, and this was a very emotional experience for them.  After the walk, they attended the Senior breakfast to fuel up for the graduation rehearsal.

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Graduation 2023

The Class of 2023 took center stage on Saturday, May 20, 2023, as they participated in their commencement program. Congratulations to all our graduating Titans!

The Valedictorian of the Class of 2023 is Carlos Santiago. Attending Odyssey since seventh grade, Carlos has taken numerous rigorous courses, including participation in many GATEway and Honors courses, and during his senior year was full-time dually enrolled and taking college courses at Florida Tech and Eastern Florida State College. The local Rotary selected him to participate in the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy, and he is a member of the National Honor Society. Carlos will continue to attend Florida Tech in the Fall, and his superior work ethic will allow him to achieve success in becoming an Air Traffic Controller. Congratulations to the Class of 2023 Odyssey Charter Jr/Sr High School Valedictorian, Carlos Santiago. 

The Class of 2023 Salutatorians are  Eveane Teixeira and Darla Ruth-Lynn Davilmar.  Eveane Teixeira is a very hardworking student who has been at Odyssey since sixth grade. She has a weighted GPA of 4.2 with a mix of honors, AP classes, and dual enrollment classes. While maintaining her stellar GPA, she was Captain of our superior-rated, award-winning color guard and also played clarinet in the band. Eveane will be attending the University of Central Florida where she plans to major in Foreign Languages. Congratulations to the Class of 2023 Odyssey Charter School Jr/Sr High School Salutatorian Eveane Teixeira.

Darla Ruth-Lynn Davilmar was born in Haiti and has been at Odyssey since elementary school. When she arrived, her native language was French, but it did not take long before she mastered English and rose to the top academically. She participated in the ESOL program which helped accelerate her language acquisition.  From there, her exceptionally strong work ethic helped her become an outstanding academic student. Darla is now an early admission student at Eastern Florida State College with a weighted GPA of 4.2. Congratulations to our Class of 2023 Odyssey Charter School Jr/Sr High School Salutatorian Darla Ruth-Lynn Davilmar.

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8th Grade Stepping-Up

It was standing-room only Monday morning, May 22, as families gathered in the gym to watch their 8th-graders take the stage at their Stepping-Up program.  Congratulations to the Class of 2027.  We look forward to seeing you in High School next year.

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End-of-Year Awards Assembly

Students in grades 6-11 were recognized for their outstanding achievements in English, History, Math, Science, and the Fine Arts in a special assembly on Monday, May 22.  Congratulations to all these amazing Titans.

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Class of 2024 Senior Photos

Attention rising seniors... This summer DSP will be offering a promotion of $5 off any upgraded session for those who are photographed by July 1st.  Get your Senior photos done early and save! Visit the DSP website or scan the QR code to schedule your photo session.

Enjoy your summer break!