Weekly Community News for Odyssey Charter Jr/Sr High School

VOLUME 9 • March 27, 2023

Welcome to the Titan Times Weekly Newsletter - Volume 9 - March 27, 2023

"Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.

- Margaret Mead

Parents as Partners Meeting

@ 6 PM in the Café

Performances from "The Little Shop of Horrors" and refreshments

Dress Down & Finish Friday

@ 2:45 - 4 PM

Success Saturday

@ 9 - 11:30 AM

OCS Band in Action

Before spring break, Marli Kevelin, Director of Bands, and the OCS ensembles attended District MPA (music performance assessment). MPA consists of a prepared stage performance (3 pieces) and a sight reading component where students have a short period to study a brand new piece of music  (2 pieces total, a march and an overture) and then perform for an adjudicator. This tests their music literacy and ensemble responsiveness to the conductor.


During spring break, Ms. Kevelin and a combined ensemble (made up of students from the beginning band- just started playing this year, concert band, symphonic band, and wind ensemble) of 60 students took the stage at the University of South Florida and performed as part of the Tampa Bay Classic Music Festival. This ensemble received a SUPERIOR rating, the highest rating possible.  Way to go Titans!

Top Photo:  SYMPHONIC BAND MPA (students with 1 year of band experience)

Bottom Photo: WIND ENSEMBLE MPA (students with 2+ years of band experience)

CTE Certifications

The first round of certification testing was a huge success for our CTE Courses. Congratulations to the following students who passed their industry certs!

Entrepreneurship and Small Business:

Rhea Garza, Alecia Harrison, Polanco Aaron A., Jack Warner 

Adobe Premiere Pro Certified Professional in Digital Video:

Hunter Sutton, Hayden Daprille, Pablo Santiago

Adobe Photoshop Certified Professional in Visual Design:

Jevon Francis, Jonathan Bahi, Brayden Dawson, Keith Durham, Laryssa Lima, Kailee Kotch, Nicholas Makos


Junior/Senior Prom Tickets are on Sale!

Prom will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2023, at One Oak in Melbourne, FL.  It will be a Junior/Senior event.  Tickets cost $30.00 per person. This venue is limited to 175 people, so please see Ms. Amanda to purchase your tickets as soon as possible. If you would like to bring a date who does not attend Odyssey, please see Mr. Guevara for the Clearance Form, and get approval before purchasing that ticket. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Amanda. encarnaciona@odysseycharterschool.com

Senior Grad Bash

The Senior Grad Bash Trip is Saturday, April 28, 2023.  Permission forms are available now. Please adhere to all deadlines and see Ms. Amanda for info and questions.

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.


Winter Guard

In addition to our band students , the Winter Guard performed at the state level Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at the Tampa Bay Classic Music Festival!  They received all Excellents, which is the second highest score possible. They had a great performance and the judges commented on their professionalism, stage presence, and exemplary foundational performance skills. Thank you Green Apple for securing transportation for our students, and a very special thank you to Ms. Zeldes for designing the show, choreography, and instructing the Winter Guard team this season!  

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Please PRE-ORDER! 

Yearbook Fee is $55.00. Please use this link for online ordering: https://www.balfour.com/student-info?smi=107864.  

If you choose to pay via check or cash, please send it to school with your child for a receipt.  

Middle School contact is Valeria Castro.

High School contact is Amanda Encarnacion. 


Class of 2023
Senior Spotlight

Hannah Fuentes

Hannah Fuentes likes to read and loves all things Disney.  She has attended OCS for the past two years, and her best memories are the MPA Band trip in October and Color Guard Districts. She enjoyed learning the choreography and developing close 

friendships with her teammates.  Hannah’s favorite teachers are Ms. Burke because she helps with 

college information and Ms. Amanda because she helps with graduation.  In the future, Hannah wants to 

attend college and become a nurse.

Serenity Franko

Serenity Franko has attended Odyssey Charter since Kindergarten.  Her favorite memories include the class dinner at Makotos and being crowned Homecoming Queen.  Her favorite teachers are Mrs. Mullins and Mr. Pagel because they are both easy to talk to and very supportive. Her future plans include finishing her AA degree and then pursuing Dentistry at Eastern Florida State College.

Devon Harmon

Devon Harmon has attended OCS since 8th grade. He has enjoyed 

seeing his brothers play on the basketball team and going to track meets.  He will miss all the friends he has made and is a bit nervous about entering the “real world”.  Devon is currently undecided about his future plans but hopes to figure it out as soon as possible. 

Congrats Titans!