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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.


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.


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.


OCS Earns State Awards in Public Relations and Communications

GREENSBORO, NC 26 JANUARY 2018- School public relations professionals across the state were honored  for the products of their craft during the North Carolina School Public Relations Association (NCSPRA) annual Blue Ribbon Awards for Effective Communications celebration at the O. Henry Hotel in Greensboro. Thirty-eight school districts out of the 115 schools districts in North Carolina, were recognized for outstanding work with awards in eight categories.  



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