Congratulations to Angie Waitt for receiving the Lara Jane Parker Award of Excellence. This award recognizes individuals who have direct instructional or therapeutic contact with a school-aged child (or children) with communication and physical challenges. The Lara Jane Parker Award is sponsored by the New Voices Foundation. The foundation's mission is to help children with severe communication and physical challenges maximize their learning potential.
The Orange County Schools Board of Education recently passed a resolution on K - 3 class size. The resolution requests that the North Carolina General Assembly pass legislation as early as possible in the 2017 session to provide local school districts with the class size and funding flexibility needed to avoid the severe negative impacts. The resolution became effective on April 10, 2017. We encourage our families to read the full text of the resolution below:
Summer 2017 driver's education courses are now available! Visit our Driver's Education page for more information. Students must be registered in Orange County Schools, or registered at a private or home school located in Orange County. Students attending school out of Orange County are Not Eligible.
Let us know about something that has happened to make you proud to be a member of the OCS family. We are looking for the good things happening in our schools – whether it is about a specific classroom, group of students or a project, or even about a single teacher, student or staff member – we want to know about it! Please use the formto give us as much information as possible. You never know – you may read about it on the OCS Facebook or Twitter page or even the district website!
HILLSBOROUGH, NC 10 MARCH 2017- This week, two Orange County Schools students have been honored for their commitment to service and good citizenship. Cedar Ridge High School senior Ryan Wallace was selected for the US Senate Youth Program, and Orange High School senior Korie Dean has been named the youth recipient of the 2017 Pauli Murray Award from the Human Relations Commission of Orange County Government. Both honors are unique achievements that recognize each student’s commitment to our community and to serving others.
The Board of Education meeting for February 27th will be held at A.L. Stanback Middle School at 7pm.
HILLSBOROUGH, NC 8 FEBRUARY 2017- Cedar Ridge High School student Mr. Griffin Ross has been selected for the 2017 GRAMMY Camp- Jazz Session. Only 32 students from around the United States were selected for the GRAMMY Camp, and Mr. Ross is the only student from North Carolina to earn this honor. Students selected for this opportunity travel to Los Angeles for a 10-day experience that culminates with the GRAMMY awards program and its after-parties.
Lego Blitz 2017 is coming to town on Thursday, Feb. 23rd, 3:15 - 5:00 pm at Cedar Ridge High School (1125 New Grady Brown School Road in Hillsborough). Teams of 4 (3rd-8th Graders) register online at Lego Registration
HILLSBOROUGH, NC 25 JANUARY 2017- Orange County Schools is proud to announce that Efland-Cheeks Global Elementary Principal Kiley Brown has been named Regional Principal of the Year (north central region) by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Ms. Brown is the current Principal of the Year for Orange County Schools, and she now moves on to compete as one of eight finalists for North Carolina Principal of the Year.