Thursday, May 23, 2013
Project Infusion founder and Osbourn High School faculty member Tina Murray sings National Anthem.
Tina Murray, a Manassas resident and founder of Project Infusion, a nonprofit for at risk youths, sings the National Anthem during senior night at an Osbourn High School basketball game. We are highlighting her peformance in honor of Memorial Day, a federal holiday purposed to remember those who have died in service to the nation. Read more about Project Infusion: Candlelight Vigil Held in Manassas for Sandy Hook Elementary Victims.
Monday, April 29, 2013
The NOVA STEM academy allows Osbourn and Manassas Park High Students to take college classes at the Manassas campus of Northern Virginia Community College.
A few fortunate juniors and seniors from Osbourn and Manassas Park High Schools will have access to college courses without paying any money, thanks to the implementation of a new program at Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC). The college, the schools as well as their respective school boards, Micron Technology and Aerojet teamed up to make the new program free to students and their parents, NVCC spokesperson Carlene Mackereth said. The program has room for 120 students from each school, allowing them to work toward a certificate or an associates degree in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields, where there is a projected shortage of workers. The program begins in July, but interested rising juniors and …
Monday, March 4, 2013
School mourning sudden loss of sophomore Joshua Long.
Osbourn High student Joshua Long died Sunday due to complications from flu and pneumonia, according to school officials. News outlets, includuing myfoxdc.com, report that he became ill on Thursday. Long died Sunday at Children's Hospital. In a letter sent home to parents and posted online, Osbourn Principal John Werner noted Long's death. "This loss is sure to raise many emotions, concerns and questions for our entire school, especially our students," Werner wrote, noting a Crisis Intervention Team would be available for students, parents and staff. "Counselors are available for any student who may need or want help coping with this loss," he wrote. "We encourage you, as parents, to also feel free to use our resources."
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Letter to the Editor thanks community for support.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Wednesday, February 13
Thank you, thank you to all the generous shoppers at Wellington Giant, and to the supportive team there! Over 5,000 pounds of food were collected for SERVE this weekend by a combined group of volunteers from Buckhall United Methodist Church and Osbourn High School Key Club. The weather was cold, but the giving made us warm. Lianne Best Sunday School Teacher, Buckhall United Methodist Church Parent, Osbourn High School
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Final score: 55-47 Battlefield High School
The Osbourn High School girls basketball team was defeated by Battlefield High School of Haymarket on Wednesday night. The final score was 55-47. View video highlights of the game are on the right of this article. In addition to Wednesday's basketball matches, the seniors on the Osbourn High School team were recognized by the school for their athleticism Here are their names: Osbourn High School Senior Girls Basketball Players: Jacquelyn Hockman Kathleen Estrada Allison Shomo Rhema Hackett-team manager Osbourn High School Senior Boys Basketball Players: Connor Lane Hugh Campbell Geronimo Reid Tyler Tapscott
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Dean College student and 2011 Osbourn High graduate Rodney “Lucky” Whitehead will soon play for the Florida Atlantic University Owls.
Osbourn High graduate Rodney "Lucky" Whitehead is moving up to the big leagues. After two seasons as a slot receiver on the Dean College football team, Whitehead has signed on to play Division I football at Florida Atlantic University, Josh Singer, marketing director for Dean College, said. Whitehead has earned other accolades this season, Singer said. He was also recently named a National Junior College Association All American. Whitehead was named a first team tight end for the All American team, according to the Dean College blog. In 2012 Whitehead rushed for a total of 294 yards on 46 attempts and scored three touchdowns. He also caught a total of 30 passes for a total of 602 yards, averaging of 20.1 yards per catch, according to Dean…
Friday, November 30, 2012
More inclusion, better student achievement are primary goals
In the future, Manassas schools will promote inclusion, embrace parent outreach and deliver on promises to provide all students with a quality education to start them on a college/career path, according to a blueprint delivered Tuesday by Superintendent Catherine Magouyrk. Magouyrk, hired by the district over the summer, delivered her “100 Days” report to the Manassas City School Board Tuesday night. The report combine both her observations over what she had absorbed from her first few months on the job as well as a long-range plan to improve student achievement while building for future expansion. Magouyrk assessment was refreshingly frank noting both the solid assets possessed by the 7,100-student system, as well as its blemishes. She …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Freshmen Academy, New Principal Given Credit
Overcoming significant obstacles, Osbourn High School has improved its graduation rates for the past three years, making sure that an increasing proportion of students exit high school with a diploma in their hands, according to state data. The new Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) data, called the On-Time Graduation Rate (OGR), measures the number of students who entered the ninth-grade for the first time together and were scheduled to graduate four years later. Osbourn posted an OGR of 80.3 percent in 2012, well above the 77.2 percent that was recorded for the school in 2011; OGR for the 2,100-student high school in 2010 was 76.3 percent. A lot of the credit for the upgrade goes to the Freshman Academy and its Coordinator Mike …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Seventy-five new outfits will cost about $30,000
The Manassas City School Board on Tuesday night approved the expenditure of up to $19,000 to buy 75 new uniforms for the Osbourn High School marching band, replacing 17-year-old uniforms the band now wears. Bill Stevens, high school band director, made the appeal for the new outfits. The total cost of the uniforms is about $30,000 and the band plans to raise about half of that through community fundraising. They have raised about $11,000 so far and the board approved a budget allotment of up to $19,000 to make sure there was enough money to place the order later this year, said Board Member Tim Demeria. The money comes from the district’s $600,000 contingency fund. “The kids are so excited about the possibility of new uniforms and the …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
New outfits to replace 17-year-old uniforms.
The Osbourn High School marching band will get 75 new band uniforms, at a total cost of about $30,000, if the Manassas City School Board approves a recommendation made by the board’s finance committee on Wednesday night. The three-member committee adopted an appeal by Bill Stevens, high school band director, for up to $19,000 for purchase of the customized uniforms. The rest will come from band fundraising. There are about 50 members now in the band and the extra uniforms will be needed as the band grows, Stevens said. “The kids are real excited about this,” Stevens said. “They all really hope this will happen and have been working very hard.” The military-themed outfits, which cost about $400 each, come with a detachable cape and a …