Weekly Community News for Odyssey Charter Jr/Sr High School

Volume 49April 8, 2024

"We fail when we fail to try. 

Rosa Parks

8 Partial Solar Eclipse

12 SPRING PORTRAITS (see flyer below for info) / EARLY RELEASE 

13 SUCCESS SATURDAY / PROM 6-10 pm at One Oakes

Solar Eclipse

On Monday, April 8, 2023, the partial solar eclipse will begin in Brevard County at approximately 1:48 pm and end at approximately 4:18 pm. The maximum intensity will occur at approximately 3:04 pm. Please take caution and do NOT look up at the partial solar eclipse without proper protective eye equipment.

The pictures below show the specific parts of the country that will experience a total solar eclipse.  Partial solar eclipses differ from total solar eclipses as there is no period when the Moon completely blocks the Sun’s surface. Therefore, it is never safe to look directly at the eclipse during a partial eclipse without proper eye protection.

During the partial solar eclipse, Odyssey Charter Jr/Sr will take the following safety precautions:

Terrific Titan Alert 

Odyssey Senior Nicholas Welsh came in fourth place at the 2024 Florida American Legion Oratorical Competition on Saturday, March 30, 2024.  This is Nick’s second year competing, and he also participated in the American Legion Boys State last summer.  These are both noteworthy accomplishments. Congratulations, Nick!

Digital Design Experts 

Congrats to the following Commercial Artists who recently passed their Adobe Certification Exams. Not only did they help create an amazing yearbook, but they are now Photoshop and Illustrator experts! 

Noah Carruthers, Jonathan Bahi, Nolen Thomas, Ceasar Cruz, Alecia Harrison, Amy Tran, Bianca De La O, Caden Harmon, Galylea Rodriguez, Max Rego, Nathan Nunez, Rafael Santana, River Smith, Sarah Casten, Tanner Burke, Zakaria Elghazali, Anozie Chukwunenye, Charlotte Danclair, Clinton Jones, Dorian Harte, Edward Munoz, Gabriella Dancey-Renz, Gannon Bailey, Ina Scanchez-Cuevas, Joy Yang, Annabella Perez, Dorian Harte, Jonas Petrocelli, Rashad Hoppe, Samantha Cruz, Samuel Marcelin, Shantel Bailey, and Sofia Rosas Poleo.

Student Athlete Accomplishments 

Coach Ojay wanted to give a special shout out to the following student-athletes for their accomplishments:

KIMMOYA MESSAM (left) from our Varsity Track team, who placed 1st at heritage meet on Thursday. She’s 2nd place in the region and also, 40th in the whole State of Florida. She’s special! It’s really difficult to place top 100 in the whole state of Florida . 

ZAYDA SANCHEZ (right) is in 8th grade, and placed 2nd in the girls 800 with a new school record of 2:36:51!


Way to go Titans!

AVID News 

9th grade AVID students learned about the career of a pharmacist from Mr. Kammerdener on Friday. He shared about the different avenues for that major and the college path to build the career. For students interested in a career as a pharmacist, ask an AVID student to share the experience. 

Watch the video below for Field Day Info!


Titan Senior Class of 2024

Alejandro Velez

Alejandro has attended OCS since Kindergarten. He is very creative and likes ceramics and painting.  Another passion is baking and decorating cakes. He hopes to attend a culinary arts school that specializes in baking.

His best Senior year memory is the field trip to the art museum, and he says he will miss all of his friends that he has made at Odyssey.

James Williamson

James has attended Odyssey for six years. His best Senior year memory is going to the Vero Beach art museum with Ms. Reilly’s class and many friends. He feels the MC Escher exhibit was incredible. Mr. Stout is James’s favorite teacher because he inspires him daily with his knowledge and advice. The thing he will miss most about Odyssey is the chicken tinga.  He said it is the best meal they serve, and he even canceled a dentist appointment once so that he would not miss that Thursday’s meal.  In the future, James hopes to pursue a career in physical therapy or some profession involving caring for people.

Frank Ferreira

Frank has attended Odyssey for one year but has made many great friends.  He also likes his teachers, especially Ms. Widmer.  Frank loves athletics because it helps him stay healthy and in shape.  His best Senior year memory was the pep rally when he participated in the basketball game.  After graduation, Frank would like to join the Army or Navy.

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