Weekly Community News for Odyssey Charter Jr/Sr High School

Volume 35December 11, 2023

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."

— Confucius

WEEK OF DEC 11-15:

Dec 13 Parents as Partners Meeting

Dec 14 Orchestra/ Keyboard Winter Concert @ 6:30pm-7:30pm in the Gym / Deadline to order for the Moe's Esports Fundraiser

Dec 15 Wind Ensemble Fundraiser Performance from 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm @ CLC 343 Nail St NE Palm Bay, FLFinish Friday @ 2:45
Dec 16 Success Saturday


AVID Field Trip


Titan AVID Scholars went on a field trip to the Amway Center in Orlando last Friday. They learned from various business professionals in the NBA industry and three amazing AVID Alumni! Two of our student leaders were nominated to participate in competitive games on the official ORLANDO MAGIC COURT vs. other AVID students from across Florida! Bryan Shirley and Reese Florin dominated the floor in the Tic-Tac-Toe Layup Challenge and Shooting for Connect 4 Challenge! After the Q&A, students met with admissions counselors from several colleges around the US. They watched the Orlando Magic compete against the Washington Wizards, making history with their record-breaking 9th-game win streak! It was a fantastic trip making memories, strengthening our AVID family, and learning about college and careers in the real world! Special shout out to Mr. Guevara & Mrs. Mitchell, along with our parent volunteers, Mrs. Ayers & Mrs. Herasme, for spending their entire day with us!

Winter Concert and Art Show


Beautiful sounds of the season were enjoyed by all who attended the Titan Band Winter Concert on Thursday, December 7th. These talented musicians worked hard to bring a great show and they delivered. Outside on the sidewalk, parents and students were also entertained while viewing amazing visual art created by students in Mrs. Stewart's and Mrs. Reilly's art classes.

Don't forget to attend Mr. Hoffmans's and Mr. Stout's musical concert next Thursday to hear the orchestra and keyboarding classes play their holiday selections.

6th Grade Parent Night


6th grade Parent Night was held in the cafe on Wednesday, December 6, 2023. The 6th-grade team warmly welcomed parents and provided a debrief of the first semester of middle school. Topics included tips for exams, support for struggling students, communication, expectations for semester 2, and assessments that end the year.  Thank you, Odyssey parents, for joining us in our mission to support your student's well-rounded growth. 

Success Saturday Reading

Great Job to Pharel’s students today. During Success Saturday students completed an extra credit project discussing books they are reading outside of school. Students used ELA vocabulary describing theme, conflict protagonists and plot of their books while trying to convince other students to choose their books as their next read. Excellent work, Mrs. Pharel, for encouraging students to love reading and find new books in which to get lost. 

Spelling Bee

Congrats to 8th grade spelling expert, Jaylen Jones, for winning the spelling bee on Thursday, Dec 7th! The winning word was, “insufferable”. The following students participated in the qualifying rounds: Dominque Dumond, Gallagher Davies, Gavin Tarallo, Kalina Larsen, Cameron Jackson, Jett Cox, Jayden Jones, Joleigh Smith, Christian Mahurin and Tristan German. There were 8 fiery rounds of challenging word. The momentum was great.

US News and World Report


We are thrilled to celebrate Odyssey Charter School Jr High as being rated by US News & World Report as one of the top 7% of middle schools in the state of Florida!!! Odyssey Jr High students outperformed all traditional public schools in Palm Bay! Congratulations to our students, teachers and staff on their performance!

AP Scores


Congrats to our Titan AP students, they collectively averaged 80% on all unit 1 and unit 2 assessments so far this year. Odyssey offers 9 AP courses and currently has 90 students participating in these rigorous courses. Great job Titan Scholars!!

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!

Senior picture deadline 12/29  •  Appointments set at www.dsp-photo.com


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

Click HERE to learn about ordering your class ring, cap/gown packages, and more!

Orchestra / Keyboard Winter Concert

Come hear the Titan Orchestra and Keyboarding perform their Winter Concert in the Gym @ 6:30pm-7:30pm in the Gym!

Order Your Yearbook NOW!

2024 marks the 25th Anniversary of Odyssey Charter School. Our new Titan Legacy yearbook celebrates this milestone while documenting all the memories being made this year. You can pre-order your copy now for $55 by going to the yearbook page on this site or go directly to the publisher here: https://www.balfour.com/student-info?smi=107864

Feed Your Family and Support Titan Esports!

Moe’s Southwest Grill will be delivering to our school on Thursday, December 14, 2023 from 4:30pm - 5:00pm. Order and pay in advance through the link here: https://form.jotform.com/233123792218151 (or use QR Code). Drive up to the car loop in front of school on that date and time and we will place pre ordered Taco Kits in your car and off you go! Each Taco Kit feeds 4-6 people - $39.99 (Plus tax)  Ingredients: Chicken & Ground Beef, Black Beans, Rice, QUESO, Shredded Cheese, Shredded Lettuce, Pico de Gallo, Sour Cream, Salsa, Chips & 12 Flour Tortillas. *No Substitutions*

*Please be sure to click through all the prompts on the order form. You should receive a confirmation email following your submission. ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY: Wednesday 12/13 @ 12:00PM

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


Don't miss the Robotics FIRST Tech Challenge on Saturday, Dec 9th.

Each year, our students design, build, test and program a robot that must perform a series of tasks to earn points. This year the robot must work together with an Alliance Partner to move a hexagon shaped “pixel” to score points. Additional points can be scored by programming the robot to hang from a bar and even launch a paper airplane to reach certain targets.

Odyssey’s Robotics team is lead by head coach Mark Zelonski and co-coach Richard Grimaldi.


Visit: FirstInspires.org for more information

Check our school calendar HERE for game schedules!

NEW Titan Merch Store

Click HERE to shop for Titan hoodies, tshirts, tapestries, blankets, bags, and more!

We have new designs uploaded often. Check back with us for other sports and team spirit merch. coming soon.

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