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Parent Involvement Policy Feedback

The Orange County Schools Board of Education is considering revisions to its policy on parental involvement. The Board of Education is providing an opportunity to gather feedback about the proposed policy changes. If you would like to leave feedback for the Board of Education on the proposed policy revisions, please review the policy document (posted below) and then click on the link to leave feedback.


Our Position Against Bullying and Discrimination

11 NOVEMBER 2016- A component of the governing principles of Orange County Schools is our shared expectation that our students, staff, and visitors will conduct themselves in a civil and respectful manner.  Our school system acknowledges the dignity and worth of all students and employees and strives to create a safe, orderly, caring, and inviting school environment to facilitate student learning and achievement.


Ashley Slaughterbeck named Principal at Hillsborough Elementary

HILLSBOROUGH 3 NOVEMBER 2016- Mrs. Ashley Hamlett Slaughterbeck has been installed as the Principal of Hillsborough Elementary School. Previously, Mrs. Slaughterbeck was the Interim Principal at Hillsborough Elementary.

“It’s an honor to have the support of our Board to continue as the principal at Hillsborough Elementary,” said Mrs. Slaughterbeck. “I look forward to continuing the great work that our students and staff have embarked upon, and I’ve enjoyed being a part of that,” added Mrs. Slaughterbeck. “It just feels like home here,” said Mrs. Slaughterbeck.


Orange County Schools Bond Passes

Orange County Schools would like to extend its gratitude to our community for the support of the Orange County School bond. Thanks to you, our community, we will be able to address the needs outlined in our bond projects. Though the bond passed, work does not begin immediately on the bond projects. Once work does begin on the projects, the work will go according to our identified priorities and needs. Again, thank you for your continued support and we will keep you informed on our progress throughout the district.


Orange County Schools Leaders Selected for Innovative Professional Learning Program

HILLSBOROUGH, NC 30 OCTOBER 2016- Orange County Schools is pleased to announce that four leaders from the district were selected to join 194 other digital learning leaders from across North Carolina for the next eight months in the Digital Leaders Coaches Network (DLCN) at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. The representatives from Orange County Schools are: Michelle Fournier (New Hope Elementary), Elizabeth McCue (Grady A. Brown Elementary), Olivia Brice (A.L. Stanback Middle School), and Erin Bradley (Cedar Ridge High School).


Orange High School Student Recognized for Extra Effort Award

HILLSBOROUGH, NC 12 OCTOBER 2016- Local television cameras were rolling at Orange High School to recognize student-athlete Keshawn Thompson for the Tom Suiter Extra Effort Award.  Mr. Thompson is a senior at Orange High, a member of the football and track teams, and an honors student.  Coach Bryan Patton recommended Keshawn for the award.  “Keshawn works hard on and off the field; he is a leader, a role model, and other players look up to him,” Patton said.  


Orange County Schools Bond

Dear Orange County Resident,

On Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, Orange County registered voters will have the opportunity to vote for or against two bond referenda: $120 million to fund the repair and renovation of safety and security features, as well as infrastructure in schools, and $5 million to create 1,000 affordable housing units for rental and ownership throughout the county.


Orange County Schools Makes Improvement in Growth and Achievement

HILLSBOROUGH, NC 2 SEPTEMBER 2016- On Thursday September 1, 2016, the North Carolina State Board of Education officially released achievement data for North Carolina school districts. The achievement outcomes are a result of the continued efforts by the staff and students of Orange County Schools. Efforts to improve the quality of the learning experience for all students are producing results over the first year of implementation of the district’s new strategic plan.


UNC Hospitals "Stuff the Bus" to Support Orange County Schools

HILLSBOROUGH, NC 27 JUNE 2016- For the fifth consecutive year, UNC Hospitals has supported Orange County Schools (OCS) by donating a bus load full of school supplies to students across the district.  The “Stuff the Bus” program, led by Ms. Kathy Brice and Mr. Tom Maltais of UNC, challenges UNC employees to outdo each other by collecting school supplies for OCS students.  The employees answered that challenge again by filling a school bus with much needed supplies, from binders to backpacks and notebooks and markers.



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