Weekly Community News for Odyssey Charter Jr/Sr High School

Volume 32November 13, 2023

" If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time."

Steve Jobs, Apple Inc.'s co-founder

NOV 10 NO SCHOOL - Veterans Day Holiday for All

NOV 15 Parents as Partners Meeting 6 pm

NOV 17 Dress Down Day / Early Release / NO FINISH FRIDAY



NOV 27 Return to School

NOV 30 Picture Retakes


The deadline to have your senior photos taken is fast approaching! If you would like to have your photo in our yearbook, then book your appointment very soon. Don't procrastinate!

Senior picture deadline 12/29

Appointments set at www.dsp-photo.com

Homecoming 2023

Titan high schoolers had a fabulous time at the Homecoming Dance on Saturday, November 4, 2023.  Congratulations to Homecoming King and Queen, Malachi Adams, and Ariana Duncan.

Click here for the complete photo gallery.

Send Your Photos For Yearbook!

We are continuing last week's photo challenge with your pets this whole month.

Thank you to everyone who has sent in photos of students / teachers doing homework with their pets. We are extending this a little longer to accept more of your adorable photos. 

Photos can be emailed to our yearbook teacher, Mrs. Oakes, at oakesj@odysseycharterschool.com.  Be sure to include the names of the people (and pets) in the photos.. A free yearbook ($55 value) will be donated to  the winner of the best content creator this year! Visit our Yearbook webpage HERE for ordering info and more about the photo challenges.

Band Fundraiser

The Fine Arts Department is partnering with Charleston Wrap to offer you high-quality gift wrap, kitchen, home goods, and over 2,500 other products. Proceeds from each purchase will help support the Odyssey Charter Jr/Sr High Band. No matter the size of your order, you can make a BIG difference!

Your purchase will go towards alleviating travel costs for the Wind Ensemble members to participate in the Southern Star Music Festival in April. This fundraiser has great gifts and gift wrapping for the upcoming holiday season. My personal favorite is the double-sided wrapping paper, two different designs for the price of one!

Sales close on November 20th, with delivery in mid-December.  

The campaign doesn’t last long, so please CLICK HERE to go to the online Charleston Wrap fundraiser for the Odyssey Charter Jr/Sr High Band! 

Thank you for your support!

- Mrs. Kevelin, Director of Bands

Veterans Day Program

The annual Veterans Day Program was held on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, in the cafe. Thank you to all the Veterans in our Odyssey community.  We are fortunate to live in the home of the free because of the brave.  

Thanks to the OPA 5th grade Glee Club and the Jr/Sr Band for their moving performances.

Also, thank you Ms. Amanda Encarnacion, Ms. Valeeria Castro, and  Ms. Marie Cimirro (OPA) for the “Heros Wall” displayed in the café and to Mrs. Julie Oakes for producing this video.

Student Spotlight

Congratulations to Senior, Sarah Brent! She performed a solo cello piece and scored a Superior rating last weekend at the Orchestra Solo and Ensemble.  She was also accepted to the Florida Honors Orchestra.  Way to go, Sarah!

8th grader, Aiden Mirabal, also a cellist, was accepted to play with the Florida All-State Orchestra and made Brevard All-County MS Orchestra.

We are so proud of these Titan musicians!
Sarah (left) - Aiden (right)

Masked Singer Talent Show

The Masked Singer Talent Show will be held on the Eldron Campus on Dec 11th from 6-8PM. Tickets will be sold for $5 during lunch when we get closer to the date. Please fill out the form here if you would consider signing up for a performance spot: https://forms.gle/edVRcQT4HbPe7Db99. Teachers are encouraged to sign up too!

Substitutes Needed

Odyssey Jr/Sr is looking for parents and community members to join our Titan family. We need positive, driven individuals looking to impact our students’ daily scholastic goals. Training is provided. 

Substitute teaching rates are as follows: HS Diploma ($100/day; $50/ half day); Bachelor’s Degree ($120/day; $60/half day); Certified Teacher Substitute ($160/day; $80/half day).

If you want to join our substitute team, please email Mike Davis, Site Administrator, at davism@odysseycharterschool.com , Maria Vargas at vargasm@odysseycharterschool.com, or Barbara Diaz at diazb@osysseycharterschool.com

Bus Announcement

Due to the Walden Blvd closure and increased traffic around Palm Bay, we are adjusting some routes to provide better service for pick-up and drop-off times. Please have your student(s)  at their bus stop at their regularly scheduled time.

Thank you for your support and patience.

-OCS Transportation Team.

Attention Senior Class of 2024!

Don't miss out on anything for your Senior year. Please visit our Senior Info page HERE in our Titan Times for important dates, scholarship info, and more. New scholarship info added! 


Commercial Art students are nearly halfway done building on our Titan Yearbook. Don't forget to send in photos of you studying with your pets this month. Email photos / name to oakesj@odysseycharterschool.com.

From pixels to paddles, Mr. Layfield's gaming students are bringing their pinball game to life with the power of coding! Right now they are working in Unity to program the games' scores.

Dual Enrollment

These exceptional students are bridging the gap between high school and college, seamlessly blending their academic journeys.

JOIN A CLUB & FIND YOUR PASSION...oin a club and find your passion!

Check our school calendar HERE for game schedules this week!

Titan Merch Website

Our new Titan Merch Website is up and running! Click the link below and shop for hoodies, tshirts, and other items with various Titan logos on them. We have many new designs coming soon so check back with us for other sports and team spirit merch. Go Titans!!