Saturday, August 30, 2014

(Labor Day Poems) HOW DO YOU TACKLE YOUR WORK? ~ Edgar Guest

 How do you tackle your work each day?
Are you scared of the job you find?
Do you grapple the task that comes your way
With a confident, easy mind?
Do you stand right up to the work ahead
Or fearfully pause to view it?
Do you start to toil with a sense of dread
Or feel that you're going to do it?
You can do as much as you think you can,
But you'll never accomplish more;
If you're afraid of yourself, young man,
There's little for you in store.
For failure comes from the inside first,
It's there if we only knew it,
And you can win, though you face the worst,
If you feel that you're going to do it.
Success! It's found in the soul of you,
And not in the realm of luck!
The world will furnish the work to do,
But you must provide the pluck.
You can do whatever you think you can,
It's all in the way you view it.
It's all in the start that you make, young man:
You must feel that you're going to do it.
How do you tackle your work each day?
With confidence clear, or dread?
What to yourself do you stop and say
When a new task lies ahead?
What is the thought that is in your mind?
Is fear ever running through it?
If so, just tackle the next you find
By thinking you're going to do it.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Information on Standardized Tests (PSAT, ACT, SAT and AP) of OSSM

 
 
School Code: 372684
ACT Test Center Code: 063210
SAT Test Center Code: 37152
2013-14 School Year
Information on Standardized Tests (PSAT, ACT, SAT and AP)
Five 1-hour PSAT practice sessions for all juniors
PSAT
Practice #1
Aug. 17, Sat.
After Literature test at reading room*
Sec 1: critical reading (25 min.)
Sec 5: writing skills (30 min.)
PSAT
Practice #2
Sept. 7, Sat.
After math tests at reading room*
Sec 2: mathematics (25 min.)
Sec 3: critical reading (25 min.)
PSAT
Practice #3
Sept. 21, Sat.
After history tests at reading room*
Sec 4: mathematics (25 min.)
Sec 5: writing skills (30 min.)
PSAT
Practice #4
Oct. 5, Sat.
After physics tests at reading room*
Pending on results of earlier practices
PSAT
Practice #5
Oct. 12, Sat.
After Literature test at reading room*
Pending on results of earlier practices
PSAT Test
Required
for Juniors 
Oct. 16, Wed.
8:30-10:50  at
student lounge

*All PSAT practice sessions will be held in the reading room from 10:45 to 11:45.

SAT/ACT
Tests
Dates
Requirements
Registration Deadlines
OSSM Capacities
SAT
Oct. 5, Sat.
Required for seniors
Sept. 6
90 seats only
ACT
Oct. 26, Sat
Required for both juniors/seniors
Sept. 27
110 seats
SAT
Dec. 7, Sat
Required for juniors
Nov. 8
90 seats only
ACT
Apr. 12, Sat
Required for juniors
Mar. 7
110 seats
SAT
May 3, Sat
Required for juniors
Apr. 4
90 seats
SAT
June 7, Sat
OSSM site opens
May 9
90 seats only
ACT
June 14, Sat
OSSM site opens
May 9
110 seats

  • Given the limited number of seats for SAT (90 seats) and ACT (110 seats) at OSSM, to avoid the possibility of standby registration, please register as early as possible.

  • Fees: SAT--$51; Register by phone—additional $15; Change test, test date or test center—additional $27.50; waitlist fee—additional $45;  
  • ACT No Writing--$36.50; ACT Plus Writing--$52.50.

The PSAT/SAT and ACT offer fee reduction to economically disadvantaged high school juniors or seniors.  See Dr. Liu for details. 

AP Exam Dates—May 2014

Week 1
Morning—8 a.m.
Afternoon—12 noon
Monday,
May 5
Chemistry
Environmental Science
Psychology
Tuesday,
May 6
Computer Science A
Spanish Language
Art History
Wednesday,
May 7
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Chinese Language and Culture
Thursday,
May 8
English Literature and Composition
Japanese Language and Culture
Latin
Friday,
May 9
English Language and Composition
Studio Art (Portfolios due)
Statistics

Week 2
Morning—8 a.m.
Afternoon—12 noon
Afternoon—2 p.m.
Monday,
May 12
Biology
Music Theory
Physics B
Physics C: Mechanics
Physics C:
Electricity and Magnetism
Tuesday,
May 13
United States Government and Politics
Human Geography
French Language and Culture

Wednesday,
May 14
German Language and Culture
United States History
European History

Thursday,
May 15
Macroeconomics
World History
Microeconomics
Italian Language and Culture

Friday,
May 16
Comparative Government & Policies
Spanish Literature and Culture





News

Is OSSM a private school?
No, the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics is a two-year public residential high school created and funded by the Oklahoma legislature.  The school is open to all students across the state who wish to apply during their sophomore year.  OSSM is categorized as a state agency.  See the Admissions webpage for details and application deadlines.
What is the tuition to attend OSSM?
There is no tuition for a student to attend the school.  Room and board are provided by the state.  Students may wish to have "pocket money" available for incidentals like school supplies, snack bar items or a weekend trip to a local restaurant, movie theatre, bookstore or mall.
Who can attend OSSM?
OSSM is open to all Oklahoma students who are entering their junior year of high school.  Applications are due in March of the sophomore year.
What high school is the only one in Oklahoma that teaches Geoscience courses?
OSSM
What high school is the only one in Oklahoma that teaches Computer Science courses?
           OSSM


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