Early Childhood Celebrating Graduation with Mickey

It's the end of the school year and  the time of year where parents experience mental slideshows of their scholar's memories, from fussy newborn to energetic toddler to funny and fun-to-be-with preschooler. Your "not-so-little-anymore" son or daughter is graduating from Early Childcare and we understand how incredibly proud you must be. So what better place to celebrate our joy together than at the happiest place on earth: Walt Disney World! Jenna Christian, Director of Early Childcare and Pinterest guru, has put together the most adorable shirts. Each one customized for the little graduate, his/her parent(s), and one for each teacher to wear proudly on the trip. Congratulations to all the snuggle buddies, doodlebugs, pumpkins, princesses and little guys graduating Pre-K this week!

Scholar Spotlight: ANNABEL A. KOVACSIK

Our scholars at One School of the Arts are passionate about all that they do, inside the classroom and out. We are extremely proud of all that our scholars have accomplished throughout the year.

Through Scholar Spotlight, we will highlight artwork, performances, stories of character, and so much more.  Our scholars are a huge reason why One School of the Arts is a place where tradition begins, pride shines, and excellence excels!

Send in your Scholar Spotlight stories and pictures to rfrye@oneschool.net 
for a chance to be featured. 

The Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center was built in the early 20th century in the beautiful downtown Sanford area and continues to host talented performers to this day. Our very own Annabel Kovacsik is a part of one such production. On June 25 - 28th you can catch her performance in Disney's Alice in Wonderland. Please join us in congratulating her!

Peter Pan Review and Never Before Seen Pictures

Peter Pan Review and Never Before Seen Pictures

One School's production of the Peter Pan was a great success on so many levels! Read the full review and scroll through some never before seen pictures of that play. Congratulations to all who were a part of this amazing production! 

Shark Tank After Party!

After Party Online Ticket Sales is Now Closed. You will be able to purchase tickets and fill out a permission form in person at the event. We will be able to take Debit/Credit Card payments in person as well as cash. 

Click to Enlarge Flyer.

Field Day for Middle & High School - April 29th!

Dear OSOTA Families!

Field Day for Middle and High school is coming up on Friday, April 29, 2015. 

The price is $8 (please pay the front office). This covers your meal. Hotdog/Hamburger, chips and drink, but you are more than welcome to pack your own lunch. 

Click here to view a list of what to bring. 

We will leave campus at 7:45 am. Look forward to a FUN TIME with you!

Thank You,
Coach Kimberly Reynolds
Athletic Director | One School of the Arts



7:45 am | Depart from OSOTA

9:15 am |  Estimated time of arrival at Camp Geneva  


Camp Geneva 

36540 Via Marcia  

Fruitland Park, FL, 34731

Spring Book Fair - Peter Pan & Classical Literature


Friday, May 8th

  • Dinner at Chick-fil-A

  • BookFair at Barnes and Noble - Altamonte Mall

On March 8th, Barnes and Noble will become One School of the Arts' artistic playground as we appreciate classical literature such as Peter-Pan. Our scholars will exhibit their artistry by displaying their works of art around the store/mall. There will also be performances of poetry recitations, musical ensembles and acting excerpts from our spring play "Peter Pan" on the mini stage. Summer Reading will be the focus, and the classics will be largely displayed!

Don't forget to stop by Chick-fil-A (inside the mall ) for a bite to eat before the event. 15% of sales from One School that night will be donated directly to the school.

Click here to read a letter from Captain Hook himself! (Link has expired)

Can't make it to the Book Fair? Make your orders online using our
Bookfair ID: 11605342



Don't miss out on the event of the year! Come support the young entrepreneurs at One School of the Arts, as the middle and high school scholars present their business ideas and products to a panel of investor judges at our live Shark Tank event. Purchase your admission tickets today and get some raffle tickets for a chance to win incredible prizes starting from $25 gift cards to photography sessions worth $300. Read More for more details, to buy admission and raffle tickets!

Scholar Spotlight: Kate & Lelani

Our scholars at One School of the Arts are passionate about all that they do, inside the classroom and out. We are extremely proud of all that our scholars have accomplished throughout the year.  

Through Scholar Spotlight, we will highlight artwork, performances, stories of character, and so much more.  Our scholars are a huge reason why One School of the Arts is a place where tradition begins, pride shines, and excellence excels!

Send in your Scholar Spotlight stories and pictures to rfrye@oneschool.net
for a chance to be featured. 

Katelyn Bailey had the thrill of representing One School of the Arts in front of 6 million people on the nationally syndicated show Daily Buzz last week. She was part of a Cinderella makeover that was used to promote the national release of the new Cinderella feature film shot by Disney.  (One School Entertainment Arts teacher Mr. Bailey had the pleasure of getting up at 3:40AM to escort his daughter to the set! ) 
Not only was Katelyn able to represent our school she also had the honor of having the segment viewed by Disney executives for the actual film! Watch the fun as she is turned from a school girl into a princess!

Another of the Scholars that works with Mr. Bailey in Entertainment Training is Lelani Fry. She was able to audition for a national Disney commercial/PR campaign and even landed the part! Lelani is one of the first scholars to book a national spot with Disney that will be seen by millions of people. 
"We are so excited for her and her growth." said Mr. Bailey,  "Lelani has always had an outgoing and engaging personality but the work she has been doing in the after-school program on Tuesdays, really put her over the top. She was able to navigate the audition and book the job! We hope to reach out to other scholars and offer the same opportunities for all that are interested."

The Pop Shop Entertainment Training (After School Program) will be developing some unique summer camp options in the next few weeks to hopefully help scholars develop foundational skills in the performing arts. These skills will allow them to excel in the program next year. Please join us in congratulating both Katelyn and Lelani!  God is truly opening some amazing doors. 

Click here for more info on Pop Shop Entertainment Training or email dbailey@oneschool.net

Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men. - Proverbs 22:29

Mad Science In-Class Workshop

Today was no ordinary day in science class for our 2nd grade scholars. They attended a Mad Science in-class interactive workshop. Our young scholars were actively engaged in problem solving, discovery and exploratory learning as they ventured into the study of our world's ecosystem. The Mad Science hands-on approach is aligned with *STEM objectives. It focuses on stimulating their imaginations using lessons that teaches kids about the fun of science. As always, it is such a joy to see our scholars develop an excitement to understand the world they live in and to marvel at the wonder of life that God has beautifully and intricately designed.

* Learn more about One School's teaching philosophy here.



Dr. Suess Week - Recap


Article written by Kimberly Gordon

My daily goal is to "do all for the Glory of God." It is with this knowledge that I enter the classroom each morning.  God has graciously granted me 18 years in education, both in and out of the traditional classroom setting.  Read Mrs. Gordon's full Bio here



Don't cry because it's over.
Smile because it happened.
-Dr. Suess

Dr. Seuss celebrations abounded throughout Early Childhood and Lower Elementary at OSOTA last week!  And, "Oh the places we did go! "  As you walk around the Early Childhood classrooms, you can see so many activities based on children’s books! What a wonderful thing to be able to connect children’s literature through all content areas of the classroom! Second Grade partnered up with Kindergarten for several activities.  The second graders were welcomed as "Celebrity Upper-Classmen" as they read books such as Fox in Socks and The Foot Book to the kindergartners.  There was also a "Green Eggs and Ham" taste test.  It must have been good because the word around town is that scholars were asking for thirds!  Speaking of thirds, Third Grade ended their celebration week by creating "Oobleck" in Science to go with Bartholemew and the Oobleck. Good thing we were able to pull apart the scholars before the end of the day.  Oobleck can get pretty sticky!  First grade had a grand time acting out scenes from our favorite books and discussing the lessons to be learned from Seuss' books.  Isn't it great that learning can be done while having fun?!  Hey!  I'm beginning to sound like Dr. Seuss...let me out on the loose!

Of course, all of this was complimented by the wonderfully creative, festively outrageous, stupendously imaginative participation by so many scholars and staff for our Dr. Seuss themed week of costuming.  Be sure to check in on Schoology for pictures that are worth a thousand words and for Early Education families, please view through the pictures below. Oh how fitting for the celebration of a man who was never short of verbally stimulating prose!

Dr. Suess Week | Early Education Album 


The Dream Experience

The Dream Experience

Written by Rhonda Faye Adorno

One School of the Arts’ scholars have had a focused and integrated experience for Black History Month.  There is always another way to experience the beauty of diversity, and, as a whole, it was important that our upper school scholars experience it intimately through the performing and communicative arts.

Chinese New Year Party Re-cap!

Chinese New Year Party Re-cap!

In China, people may take weeks of holiday from work to prepare for and celebrate the New Year. At One School, we also celebrated the Chinese New Year! Our scholars were thrilled to experience the beautiful culture and traditions of China.

Shark Tank Kick Off!

Business Advice from the Professionals

There's no better inspiration for our scholars than learning from successful business owners who started out just like them. We were incredibly fortunate to have Dr. Gideon J. Lewis (co founder of "Drink Chia") and Kristen Wilson (Lead DJ/MC + Owner of "Our Dj Rocks") helping us build an entrepreneurial spirit at One School of the Arts! They shared their stories and empowered our scholars to dream, plan and prepare to present in front of the Sharks for Shark Tank.


Dr. Gideon J. Lewis | Entrepreneur

Dr. Gideon J. Lewis is a co-founder of Drink Chia! He is proud to promote this uniquely delicious superfood beverage, infused with whole chia seeds. Drink Chia! was launched in June 2011 and is already in over 50 stores. “As a physician I understand the importance of nutrition and wellness. I look forward to promoting this healthy beverage with amazing nutritional benefits, delivered in a fun and positive way. Shake up your life, Shake up the planet..just Shake it Baby! Drink Chia!”

Website: GoChiaSuperFoods.com



Kristin Wilson | Entrepreneur

Kristin Wilson is founder and owner of Our DJ Rocks: an entertainment company based in Central Florida. Kristen took a leap of faith to fulfill a void in the market; the need for modern women DJ and MCs. She launched in 2010 as an Independent DJ company in an entertainment industry that has been prominently dominated by men. Her company took off and quickly expanded to offer not only Interactive DJ services, MC and event hosting, but also lighting decor and photo/video booth rental.  

Website: OurDJRocks.com

Dream Projects in Honor of Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, we remember the words and actions of inspirational leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr and Harriet Tubman. They taught us to stand up for what we believe in and to do whatever it takes to promote positive impact on our world. It was with their ability to dream of a better future, to inspire others with the strength of their voice and to act by taking a stand against those who ignored the possibilities of a nation without racism and discrimination. 

During this year's African American Month, our scholars begin to understand the significance of a dream and most importantly, the freedom to do so. Our digital media class collaborated with their peers to create short videos called "Dream Projects". 

Elementary Field Day Friday, March 13th

On Friday, March 13th 2014, our OSOTA Elementary scholars will be participating in our annual Field Day. If you are available on the 13th to help us, we would greatly appreciate it! We are in need of volunteers for each activity. This will be a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your scholar in a fun environment.

    The emphasis will be on partner participation, cooperation, and fun.  There will be several outdoor activities for your scholars to participate in. Be sure to apply Sunblock & Bug Repellent at home and keep in mind that scholars will most likely get wet and very dirty! Here is a list of what to pack:

  • Towel 
  • Change of clothes 
  • Snacks & lunch (or order a pizza lunch - normal lunch order procedure)
  • Money for the bake sale & snow cones


    If you would like to volunteer, please return the Field Day Parent Volunteer Form that was sent home with your scholar to their homeroom teacher by March 10th or fill out the online form. Family volunteers must arrive with students at 8:30 am and scholars may be signed out when the day's activities are completed. 

Pick-Up times & Aftercare are the same.

Kimberly Reynolds 
Athletics Director


DIY Krabby Patties Segment on The Daily Buzz

Our Culinary Director was invited to host a Sponge Bob Square Pants cooking segment on The Daily Buzz! If you're not familiar with the show, it's a variety morning show that is broadcast live to millions of viewers each weekday morning. She also brought two of our very talented scholars with her as her prep cooks. But being on live TV requires much more than cooking skills. Thanks to Doug Bailey and the intensive training from his after school Pop Shop program these two scholars were well versed in live TV etiquette! Great job everyone!