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OCS 2017 - 2018 Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year

HILLSBOROUGH, NC 27 OCTOBER 2017- Orange County Schools is proud to announce that Grady A. Brown Elementary Principal Leslie Bryant has been named Orange County Schools Principal of the Year.  “It is an honor and privilege to support and serve our GAB Cougar Community. I am blessed to work with innovative and open minded individuals," Mrs. Bryant said.  


2017 Student Assignment, School Choice and Options Fair

Beginning October 20th, OCS students will receive notification letters indicating the school to which they are assigned.  

November 1- The school choice application window opens for the following schools: Central Elementary, Cedar Ridge High School International Baccalaureate Programme, Efland-Cheeks Global Elementary School, and Hillsborough Elementary School. 

November 16- Options Fair at Orange County Public Library (5:30pm-7:30pm)

November 30- The school choice application window closes.


Orange County Schools wins A.J. Fletcher beautification award

GARNER, NC 30 SEPTEMBER 2017- Each year, NC Beautiful, the Capitol Broadcasting Company, and WRAL-TV5 partner together to make thousands of azalea plants available to non-profit organizations across the state who wish to beautify their grounds. This year, Orange County Schools (OCS) earned the A.J. Fletcher Award for maintaining and sustaining its azaleas on school grounds. OCS was awarded second place among all organizations in the state for sustaining the original landscape project given to the school system three years ago.


OCS Implements new School Improvement Plan Process

HILLSBOROUGH, NC 25 SEPTEMBER 2017-  Public Schools in North Carolina are required to submit a School Improvement Plan (SIP) to the local board of education for review and approval.  Local boards of education are required by federal and state regulations to review and take action on submitted  SIPs. The School Improvement Plans are written by School Improvement Teams at individual schools.


New Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning at Orange High School

In the next few days you may notice a large well drilling rig and testing apparatus in the areas close to the athletic fields at Orange High School.  This is one of the first steps to the process of designing and installing a new Geothermal Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning System for the school, as funded by the bond passed by Orange County voters in November 2016.  These folks will only be on site for a week or two drilling two test wells and performing conductivity and soil testing for the site. 


Recent Announcement on Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

HILLSBOROUGH, NC 6 SEPTEMBER 2017- Recently, the federal government has released guidance on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  The school system cannot provide advice in terms of immigration law, but the Board of Education and the school system stands resolutely for equal access to public education for immigrant children.



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