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Grady A. Brown is ready for the 2018-19 School Year with a new Principal

HILLSBOROUGH, NC 19 MAY 2018- The upcoming 2018-19 school year will welcome in some new faces to Grady A. Brown elementary school, along with a familiar face in a new role.  Beginning this summer, Mr. Chris Marks will take over as Principal of Grady A. Brown elementary. Currently, Mr. Marks is the Assistant Principal at the school.

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Orange County Schools Exceptional Children Services

HILLSBOROUGH, NC 14 MAY 2018- The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the law that ensures a free appropriate public education is available for eligible children with disabilities throughout the nation. Additionally, it ensures special education and related services are available for those identified children. Children and youth ages three through 21 receive special education and related services under IDEA.

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Orange County Schools (OCS) will close for students on May 16th.

Orange County Schools (OCS) will close for students on May 16th. The day will be an optional teacher workday. Currently, the number of OCS teachers that have requested leave for May 16th exceeds the number of substitute teachers that the district has in its substitute pool.

More than 40% of OCS teachers have already taken leave for May 16th. Without proper staffing in the schools, serious and real concerns for student safety will exist.

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Mr. Luis Rios has been named the 2018-19 OCS Teacher of the Year

Orange County Schools (OCS) is pleased to announce that Mr. Luis Rios has been named the 2018-19 OCS Teacher of the Year. Mr. Rios is a teacher at New Hope Elementary School. Over the coming school year, Mr. Rios will represent the district through many venues. His commitment to teaching and educating all students is unparalleled, and we look forward to his leadership during his tenure as the Orange County Schools Teacher of the Year. As a brief introduction to Mr. Rios, his Teacher of the Year statement is included here:

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Orange County Schools Respects the Dignity of All Students

On December 8, 2014, the Orange County Schools Board of Education established its position on equal access to education for immigrant children by unanimously passing a resolution detailing the school system’s commitment to equality and social justice. Since then, the school system has reaffirmed that commitment through its actions and by keeping our families and community informed.

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Orange County Schools Announces New Administrators

HILLSBOROUGH, NC 17 APRIL 2018- Orange County Schools (OCS) is pleased to announce that several current staff members have been promoted to new administrator roles within the district. In recent years, the school system has implemented professional development to support the leadership growth of its staff. Those efforts have resulted in the promotion of staff to new administrative roles.

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Orange County Schools Counselor Survey

The Counselors are surveying all parents using the link below to determine the best way to provide services. I have just now been able to finalize the Spanish translation. Currently this is posted on each individual school website but we were wondering if we could also have it posted on the OCS website and have a phone call go out with the following message in English and Spanish:

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Orange County Schools Congratulates National Board Certified Teachers

HILLSBOROUGH, NC 20 MARCH 2018- Effective teachers are crucial to the academic success of students, and accomplished teachers can boost that potential for success. Each year in districts throughout the nation, teachers apply for recognition as a National Board Certified Teacher. The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards issues the certification for teachers that have applied for and successfully met the requirements of the process. To become National Board Certified, teachers must demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills.

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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.

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