Orange County Public Schools is now accepting nominations for Teacher of the Year.
It is the goal of Orange County Public Schools to recognize and honor outstanding teachers on an annual basis. The designation of a Teacher of the Year is one such method. The nomination procedure will allow every building level administrator to select a teacher to compete for the Orange County Teacher of the Year.
February 18, 2019 was originally scheduled as a student holiday.
Due to the number of days missed because of inclement weather, this date has been rescheduled as a regular school day.
Counselors will be meeting with every high school student individually between now and spring break to discuss course selections for next year. We encourage all students to review the Program of Studies with a parent or guardian prior to this meeting and be prepared to discuss your goals and interests with your counselor.
Rising 9th grade students will meet with the middle school counselors to make their course selections.
Orange County Head Start & Pre-K Programs is now accepting applications for children ages birth through 5 years of age for the 2019/20 school year. You must be an Orange County resident to apply. There is no cost to families for participation. If you wish to have your child considered for our program, please call 540-661-4470 or stop by any of the Orange County Public Schools for an application.
See some of the Hour of Code activities that were conducted during the first week of December 2018.
The Locust Grove Middle School Band performed its winter concert on Wednesday, December 12th. Attendees were treated to a magical evening of music and a special reading of “The Night Before Christmas” by Dr. Snead.
Orange County Public Schools Students and Staff Now Have Free Access to Digital Version of New York Times
All Orange County Public Schools students, teachers, and administrators now have access to the digital versions of The New York Times
New York Times
In order to access this resource, you must be at one of the school system’s facilities and using the Orange County Public Schools network. This resource is NOT available from a computer OUTSIDE of the Orange County Public Schools network (i.e. from home, a hotel, a Starbucks, etc.)
To view the digital version of the New York Times, go to https://www.nytimes.com/
No login is required.
At an awards luncheon during last week’s Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) Annual Convention, the Orange County School Board was designated as a VSBA Board of Distinction. Boards receiving this award must apply for it and meet specific requirements in four key areas: planning, policy, promotion, and board development. A panel of judges reviews the criteria submitted and determines those awarded the VSBA Board of Distinction status.
“The Orange County School Board is dedicated to improving the future by empowering our students to value learning, reach their full potential, and achieve their dreams”, said Sherrie Page, Orange County School Board chairman, “We are proud of Orange County Schools and the work that the School Board has accomplished, and we are honored to be a VSBA Board of Distinction.”
The board was recognized at the VSBA Annual Convention in Williamsburg, VA, which brings together school board members, superintendents, division administrators, and education officials from across the state.
Lightfoot Elementary Celebrates Veterans
Students and Veterans gathered on Friday, November 9th for a program that included the Pledge of Allegiance, breakfast, reading of student essays, a special Flag Activity, a presentation of appreciation, and a visit to classrooms. Below is an excerpt from the program that was handed out at the event:
by Jewel Williams, Principal on November 9, 2018
The official day for Veterans Day is November 11th. This day is a very symbolic day we honor those who have served in the Armed Forces and have fought for our country. So, today, Friday, November 9, 2018, is Breakfast with a Veteran.
At Lightfoot Elementary, our students want to say thank you to those who have served within the five branches of service. We acknowledge that men and women have dedicated their life to ensure our freedom. Our students are very excited about recognizing and thanking their loved ones who are with us and for those who have lost their lives defending our country.
This program is for our community where students who have family members who have served and can be honored while giving thanks.
May you enjoy this event and remember we are grateful!
36 Middle and High School Robotics Teams to Compete at Orange County High School
Orange, Virginia. November 17, 2018…More than 400 of the best and brightest middle and high school students in Virginia will meet at Orange County High School to test their teamwork and ingenuity at the FIRST Tech Orange Qualifier. This event, on November 17th, is free and open to the public.
WHAT: FIRST Tech Challenge Orange Virginia Qualifier
WHEN: November 17, 2018, 7:00am-5:00pm
WHERE: Orange County High School – 201 Selma Rd, Orange, VA
WHO: The best and brightest middle and high school students from Virginia pit their robots against the FIRST Rover Ruckus Challenge Sponsored by Qualcomm for a spot at the FIRST Tech Challenge Virginia State Championship Sponsored by ECPI University.