Hylton High School
Center for International Studies and Languages Program
Specialty program application (deadline Feb. 1):
Scheduling Information Fair /Open House at OPHS
Osbourn Park will host a Scheduling Curriculum Information Fair/Open House on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Parents and students will have an opportunity to visit with department chairs and teacher from various departments to discuss course offerings and address any questions they may have. Information sessions will be held throughout the evening.
Osbourn Park High School will host a Freshman and New Student Orientation from 6:30-8:30 pm on Thursday April 27, 2017. This is a great opportunity to learn about our specialty programs, meet department representatives, club sponsors, athletic coaches, and other OPHS organizations. Informative breakout sessions will be held throughout the evening. Hope to see you there!
Osbourn Park hospiciara una Feria/Casa abierta con información de la programación curricular el día jueves, 26 de enero del 2017 de 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Los padres y los estudiantes tendrán la oportunidad de visitar los diferentes departamentos y profesores de distintos departamentos para discutir los cursos que se ofrecen y dirigir cualquier pregunta que puedan tener. Sesiones de información se llevaran a cabo durante toda la noche.
Osbourn Park High School llevará a cabo una orientación para nuevos estudiantes de primer año y orientación para nuevos estudiantes en general de 6:30-8:30 el jueves, 27 de abril del 2017. Esto es una gran oportunidad para aprender acerca de nuestros programas de especialidad, conocer a representantes del Departamento, patrocinadores de los diferentes clubes, entrenadores deportivos y otras organizaciones de OPHS. Sesiones informativas se realizará durante toda la noche. ¡Espero verlos allí esa noche!
SOS Program Scheduled for 7th Graders
The SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program will be presented to 7th grade students during their PE block (either on Wednesday November 30, Thursday December 1, or Friday Decemeber 2, 2016). The attached letters will be going home with the 7th grade students the week of November 14, 2016. If you prefer to have your child opt-out of the program please complete the opt-out form on the back of the letter and return to the school. If you have any questions please contact: Ms. Yung Hae Kim, School Social Worker (703-361-3106; email@example.com).
To proactively address these issues, Parkside Middle School is offering depression awareness and suicide presentation training as part of the SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program. The program has proven to be successful at increasing help seeking by students concerned about themselves or a friend and is the only school-based suicide prevention program listed by SAMHSA for its National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices that addresses suicide risk and depression, while reducing suicide attempts. In a randomized control study, the SOS high school program showed a reduction in self-reported attempts by 40% (BMC Public Health, July 2007).
Information about the SOS Program...
The adolescent years are marked by a roller-coaster ride of emotions—difficult for youths, their parents, and educators. It is easy to misread depression as normal adolescent turmoil; however, depression (among the most common of mental illnesses) appears to be occurring at a much earlier age. Depression—which is treatable—is a leading risk factor for suicide. In addition, self-injury has become a growing problem among youth.
Our goals in participating in this program are straightforward:
To help our students understand that depression is a treatable illness
To explain that suicide is a preventable tragedy that often occurs as a result of untreated depression
To provide students training in how to identify serious depression and potential suicidality in themselves or a friend
To impress upon youth that they can help themselves or a friend by taking the simple step of talking to a responsible adult about their concerns
To help students know whom in the school they can turn to for help, if they need it
During their PE block (either on November 30, December 1 or 2, 2016) the 7th grade students will watch a 20 minute video then complete a response card .