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West Orange Community,

It is an honor to introduce myself as the acting principal of West Orange High School. I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than sixteen years; all with Orange County Public Schools. I have worked with a variety of grades ranging from K-12th grade. Most recently I worked as the Senior Administrator for the High School Office and was instrumental in increasing all of the high schools' graduation and career readiness rates. I have served as an Assistant Principal of Instruction at Boone High School and as the Assistant Principal of Hunter's Creek Elementary School. I grew up in State College Pennsylvania and attended Shippensburg University for my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. I am also a two time University of Central Florida graduate with a Master's Degree in TESOL and a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership.

To the West Orange students, I have already enjoyed meeting some of you and look forward to meeting many more in the near future. I can assure you that I share in this school community’s commitment to caring for your children each and every day while providing them a world-class learning environment.


Mrs. Melissa Gordon

Spirit Wear has some new designs including the blue in dri-FIT. Please email if you are interested in purchasing.

West Orange High School is joining other local high schools to collect eye glasses. The Lions Club just sent over 3000 pairs of readers, prescription, sunglasses (both prescribed and not), soft cases, and frames to the Bahamas, and needs to replace their stock. They are suppliers to Matthew’s Hope, local homeless shelters, and other areas of need. The aim is to collect 2020 from each location, in honor of the Class of 2020.

There will be 2 boxes located on campus, one in the front office, and one in the media center, and we will collect for the rest of the school year. So start LOOKING around your home, and spread the word.

Students should check out your Student Body Canvas Page and respond to the Student Survey under Important Announcements...thank you for participating!

In an effort to receive feedback on our school, West Orange High School is conducting an annual Accreditation parent survey. Your option is valuable ask that each parent take the time to complete this survey. Click here to complete the survey, select your language preference, grade level, and school. Please be assured your responses are anonymous. Thank you for your prompt attention to this survey. The survey can also be found in LaunchPad.

Congratulations to our January Students of the Month! Thank you, Dr. Baptist’s, for supporting our students!

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The Meningitis vaccine is not required for high school students, but most colleges require it. It is a very important immunization for college students (and those living in heavily populated, close living quarters). Click here for information from the CDC.

OCPS Top Talent is accepting video auditions February 3rd-21st, so don't miss your chance to be on stage! OCPS Top Talent will be accepting visual arts applications February 10th to March 6th. Don't miss your chance for your artwork to be featured. We want to see you on stage! There are chances to win cash prizes! Click here for more information and to apply.

Congratulations to Gabriel Jon Preisser (West Orange Class of 2002) who will inducted in to the OCPS Hall of Fame in March. While at West Orange he was an honor student who excelled in academics, athletics, drama, musical theater and chorus. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with degrees in Vocal Performance and Commercial Music from Florida State University and completed a master’s degree in Voice from University of Houston.

His resume includes over 40 operatic and musical theater roles. He is a frequent recitalist throughout the U.S. and currently the Executive and Artistic Director for Opera Orlando. #alwaysawarrior

Orange County Public Schools will celebrate the Hall of Fame on Saturday, March 28th at ​Rosen Shingle Creek Resort. Click here for more information.

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Click here to obtain the Florida teens read book list. OCPS provides reading lists by grade level, the ability to search for books, apps, interactive literacy websites, e-books, parent resources, and literacy events around town. Students may also access the OCPS’s Summer Reading Challenge via LaunchPad. This challenge encourages students to read and log their minutes electronically. Click here for more information from the OCPS Reads website.

If you have any questions on student laptops, please email

Please make sure to keep your contact information up to date. If your address, email or telephone number has changed, please make sure to let WOHS know. You may contact them at 407-905-2400 or stop by the front office.

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The last day to pre-order your copy of the 2020 West Orange High School yearbook the Sword and Scabbard has passed. Extra yearbooks will be ordered, however the cost rises to $90 and there is no guarantee students will get one as all sales will be first come first serve. Contact yearbook sponsor Kimberly Poor with any questions at

Get a head start on your back to school checklist & fill out an application today at .

Click here for the OCPS website that details how to register, instructions and additional information. If you have issues, please complete the Parent Form for LaunchPad or Skyward Family Access Concerns found on this page and drop off at the guidance desk. Guidance is working through the submitted forms. Please be patient as OCPS is working out the kinks with the new system. If you you have submitted a form and your issue has not been resolved, please email

OCPS is committed to providing parents with resources to help their student(s) succeed. Click here to check out this parent resource page and information for High School Parents.

The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) is consulting parents as stakeholders for state Career Technical Education (CTE) programs as part of the state plan for the federal Perkins Law. They are collecting general information on knowledge and opinions of parents through the 2019 Parent Survey of Public School Students (Grades 6-12). The survey is open now through November and can be accessed by clicking here. To take the survey in Spanish, simply click the survey link, and in the top right corner of the page,click the drop down arrow and click “Español.”

Do you know that WOHS has a Food Pantry to assist West Orange families in need? If a student's basic human needs are not being met, the lessons in the classroom cannot possibly matter. Food, hygiene items, school supplies, and basic clothing essentials are available for students and their families. You can drop off items at the front desk.

If you have any questions, please email

Student tech help is available when you are at home by emailing

School safety is everyone's business. Do your kids know how to report a concern? OCPS District Police Chief Holmes explains that there are 3 ways to report tips anonymously: Call 1-800-423-TIPS, go to or by using the P3 Campus App.

Students can also tell any staff member at their school.

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