Don’t procrastinate those summer assignments! Resources to get you started…

Summer offers us all a much needed opportunity to reset, to dial back the stress level, to spend time with friends and families, and to learn and grow outside of the classroom.  Some of our students will work, some will travel, and some will be shadowing professionals during the summer.  This post aims to encourage you all to remember those summer assignments and avoid the stress that comes with procrastination.

This year OLHS Advanced Placement Teachers set up a Schoology Group for summer assignments.

There you will find summer assignments in the “Resources” section accessible through the left sidebar.  The Magnet Pre-calculus assignment is there, too.  You can also access the pre-calculus assignment here.

MSA students combine service and STEM

We are so proud of our service-minded Dolphins.  This week marks the induction of the class of 2020 OLHS National Honor Society.  Over 100 juniors who model scholarship, service, leadership, and character will be inducted on Thursday at 6:30 during a ceremony being held in our gymnasium.  One of our new members was featured in the Beacon on March 17th for her Girl Scout Gold Award.  Read all about this dynamic dolphin at

Congratulations to Amy and to all of the class of 2020 inductees!

So much to celebrate!

Our students enjoy the full high school experience!  From growing as leaders at our annual leadership workshop to developing their personal interests through individual opportunities, we are so proud of the focus on growth our students demonstrate.  Here are just a few highlights:

This past weekend three OLHS-MSA students represented us well at the Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair in Roanoke, Virginia. Pierce C,, Youran G. and Kristof S (shown from left to right). Pierce won 2nd Place in category and Youran received two special awards. We are so proud of them!

Pierce C.’s research project will serve as his senior project which he strategically decided to complete early, as he has been selected to receive the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) scholarship. NYSLI-Y is a rigorous overseas language program supported by the Government of the Unites States of America through the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Pierce will be studying Chinese (Mandarin) in Kaohsiung, Taiwan this summer. Gōngxi nǐ, Pierce!

Shelbie G., who is in Japanese IV, was selected to participate in the Global Classmates Summer Summit this summer, which will be held for nine days in Washington, DC. The selection process was very competitive. However, she was chosen to be one of the six participants to represent the US students who participated in the Global Classmates program this year.

Tidewater Science and Engineering Fair–Way to Go, Dolphins!

OLHS is proud of our student researchers!

This past weekend, the Tidewater Science Congress hosted the 68th annual Tidewater Science and Engineering Fair.  32 Mathematics and Science Academy students represented Ocean Lakes High School at this year’s fair.  We are proud of all of those students who shared their original experimental or engineering design research, who answered questions posed by field professionals, and who exemplified the type of poised professionalism we hope all of our graduates will embody.

We are excited to share the following results from last weekend’s competition:

Special Awards:

American Meteorological Society: 1st – Yoland G; 2nd – Abhir K.

Armed Forces Communications-Electronics Association (AFCEA), Hampton Roads Chapter: Senior 3rd – Alan M.

Armed Forces Communications-Electronics Association (AFCEA): Senior 2nd – Evan A., Team 1st – Maren K. &, Ryoma H.

HRSD Environmental Improvement Fund: Senior 2nd – Corey C.

Information Systems Security Association – HR Chapter: Raspberry Pi Winner – Dylan W., $50 – Yoland G.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): 1st – Corey C.

Virginia Dental Association: Science Talent Awards Program: Honorable Mention – Alan M.

Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association (VLWA): Senior 1st – Abhir K., Senior 2nd – Corey C.

The Society for Science & the Public Award for Community Innovation: Winner: Abhir K.

Category Awards:

Animal Sciences2nd place – Milind M.

Behavioral and Social Science1st place – Pierce C., 2nd place – Anis M., Honorable Mention: Alexander S.

Chemistry3rd place – Lars W.

Cellular and Molecular Biology3rd place – Colsen E

Computer Science2nd place – Evan A., 3rd place – Dylan W., Honorable Mention: Marguerite B., Honorable Mention: Taylor D.

Earth and Planetary Science1st place – Yoland G.

Engineering: Electrical & Mechanical1st place – Kirstof S.; Honorable Mention: Patrick G.

Environmental Management2nd place – Hannah M.

Energy & Transportation3rd place – Dylan W.

Environmental Sciences3rd place – Maddison H., Honorable Mention: Duncan C.

Medicine & Health Sciences2nd place – Alan M., Honorable Mention: Tobin Z.

Plant Sciences2nd place – Corey C.

First Award of Excellence: Yoland G.


For more information about this competition, please visit:  If you are a community partner, please know that this competition relies on volunteers and corporate sponsorship to host this ISEF qualifier.  It is the only qualifier in the region.



Environmental Science Enthusiasts:

There are so many ways that students can get involved in environmental science!  Check out this event sponsored by the Elizabeth River Project.

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