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Orange County Schools Students to Attend Governor’s School in Summer

HILLSBOROUGH, NC 19 MARCH 2018- A total of nine outstanding students from Cedar Ridge High School and Orange High School will attend Governor’s School this summer. The Governor's School is a nearly six weeks long summer residential program academically and intellectually gifted (AIG) students in various disciplines. The curriculum at Governor’s School provides for students to engage in the most up-to-date research and discussion in a particular field, and no tests or grades are given.


What is AIG?

The term “AIG” stands for Academically or Intellectually Gifted. In Orange County Schools, we believe that giftedness exists within all ethnic, geographic, and socioeconomic groups. Students demonstrate gifted behaviors in many ways, and gifted learners have unique learning needs. Academically or intellectually gifted students perform, or show the potential to perform, at substantially high levels of accomplishment. Outstanding abilities are present in students from all cultural groups and across all economic classifications.


Kevin Wright Signs with North Carolina Wesleyan Football

Kevin began playing football at the age of five and he immediately fell in love with the game. He went on to play 5 years for Pop Warner football for the Orange County Tarheels. Kevin maintained his momentum as he played for Gravelly Hill Middle School during his 7th & 8th grade years. When Kevin arrived at Cedar Ridge High School he started playing on the JV team as a wide receiver. Kevin aspired to play another position, so after consulting with his coach, he was able to play cornerback.


Students Walkout to Focus Attention on Gun Violence

HILLSBOROUGH, NC 14 MARCH 2018- Students throughout the school system walked out of class on what was billed as a national walkout day on the one month anniversary of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. For weeks, school principals and administrators have prepared for students walking out of class as a part of the national movement. Though school system staff didn’t lead or organize the student walkouts, principals developed plans so that any students that chose to participate in the walkouts would have a safe and secure environment in which to do so.


Safety Measures

Safety of our students and staff is the highest priority for our School District. To meet that goal, Orange County Schools (OCS) has procedures and plans in place to support a safe educational environment for students and staff.


Hunter March

Hunters hard work has earned him a spot on the University of North Carolina Pembroke Men's Track & Field team as a decathlete. Hunter will begin training for 10 different track and field events as a Brave this summer. During his years at Cedar Ridge, he has competed at the NCHSAA Regional meet in the 110m hurdles, pole vault, 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams. He has also qualified at conference in the 100 and 200 meter dash. In addition to running track, Hunter played soccer for 14 years and football for 3 years.


School Safety

Safety for our students and staff is the highest priority for our school system. Students will not be able to learn and teachers will not be able to provide excellent instruction without a safe educational environment. To meet that goal, Orange County Schools (OCS) has procedures and plans in place to support a safe educational environment.


When Schools Close

The decision to close or delay schools is a weighty topic. The decision is never taken lightly. There are procedures in place to check current and predicted weather events that may have an impact on road conditions and school operations.  This includes contacting the National Weather Service, Law Enforcement, State Department of Transportation, Orange County Emergency Management, and other agencies.



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