Summer Hours

Schools and offices will be operating under summer schedule from June 3rd through July 26th.

Summer hours are as follows:

  • 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Monday through Wednesday
  • 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Thursday
  • Closed Friday

Orange County Public Schools 2019 Summer Food Service Program

Orange County Public Schools is proud to announce that they are participating in the 2019 Summer Food Service Program Seamless Summer Option. Meals will be provided to all children under the age of 18 without charge on a first come first served basis at the sites and times as follows:

Taylor Education Administration Complex (TEAC), 200 Dailey Drive, Orange VA 22960

  • Monday through Thursday, June 3- July 31 (closed on July 4th)
  • Breakfast: 8:30-9:00
  • Lunch: 11:00-12:00

In addition to the TEAC program, the following summer school sites will offer breakfast and/or lunch Monday through Thursday:

  • Orange County High School June 3-27, Breakfast 7:45-8:15 and Lunch 11:45-12:15
  • Prospect Heights Middle School June 3-13 and July 22-25 Breakfast 7:45-8:15 and Lunch 11:45-12:15
  • Gordon-Barbour Elementary School July 8-23 Lunch 10:30-11:00
  • Orange Elementary School July 8-23 Breakfast 7:45-8:15 and Lunch 10:30-11:00
  • Unionville Elementary School July 8-23 Lunch 10:30-11:00
  • Orange Baptist Church July 29, 30, and 31 Supper 5:30-6:00
  • The Orange Church of the Nazarene June 3-July 31 Monday Lunch 12:00-1:00 and Wednesday Supper 5:30-6:30

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Brittany Shifflett Named OCPS Teacher of the Year for 2019

Brittany Shifflett Named OCPS Teacher of the Year for 2019

Brittany Shifflett Named OCPS Teacher of the Year for 2019

Mrs. Brittany Shifflett, a third grade teacher at Orange Elementary School (OES), has been named the 2019 Orange County Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year. Shifflett, who earned her bachelor’s degree from James Madison University, is in her 9th year with Orange County schools.
“For me, it is and has always been all about the kids. They motivate me, challenge me to be better, and are constantly teaching me new things. It’s been my goal since day one to bring passion, excitement, engagement, and love into my classroom; to create a space that not only I am proud of but where my students want to come each and every day to learn, grow, and be their personal best. Working in Orange County has not only allowed me to do this but has encouraged me to do so as well. I’ve been extremely blessed to work with amazing families and colleagues who all have been so supportive of what I do”

“Mrs. Shifflett is the Teacher of the Year because she embodies all of the characteristics, skills, passion and love that we want in teachers for our students. Because she goes above and beyond to be innovative and inspire. Brittany Shifflett is a dedicated professional who works so hard to be the best teacher and school family member she can be. Her students will be better because they had her for their teacher” said Mrs. Sherri McGhee, OES principal.

2019 Teacher of the Year Press Release

Kim Shipes, Grade 4 Teacher Lightfoot Elementary School

Kim Shipes, Grade 4 Teacher Lightfoot Elementary School

Gwen Dinkins, Special Education Teacher Unionville Elementary School

Gwen Dinkins, Special Education Teacher Unionville Elementary School

Sandy Hanley, Kindergarten Teacher Gordon-Barbour Elementary School

Sandy Hanley, Kindergarten Teacher Gordon-Barbour Elementary School

John Lentine, Art Teacher Locust Grove Primary School

John Lentine, Art Teacher Locust Grove Primary School

Candice Congdon, Reading Specialist Locust Grove Elementary School

Candice Congdon, Reading Specialist Locust Grove Elementary School

Kristin Shuman, Social Studies Teacher Prospect Heights Middle School

Kristin Shuman, Social Studies Teacher Prospect Heights Middle School

Laura Wright, Math Teacher Locust Grove Middle School

Laura Wright, Math Teacher Locust Grove Middle School

Anna Burkett, Science Teacher Orange County High School

Anna Burkett, Science Teacher Orange County High School

Every Kid Healthy Week at Orange County Public Schools

The Orange County Public School cafeteria team is happy to announce that we were able to collect 565 pounds of donated food during Every Kid Healthy Week in April. This is our third year sponsoring the food drive.

We began this annual food drive when we visited our local food pantry and asked them what time of year they had the greatest need. Most of us think of food donation during the winter holidays. The need for providing nourishing foods beyond the school day is year-round and the food pantry struggles to keep shelves full during the summer months. Donation boxes in the cafeterias and school lobbies quickly filled up and we joyfully delivered to the Love Outreach food pantry!

Anonymous Donor Strikes Again!

Orange County Public Schools would like to express our appreciation once again for the generous donation we received from an anonymous veteran. We are so very thankful for this amazing and generous person!  His donation of over $800.00 will help to pay student meal debts for families in Orange County Public Schools. When asked what we could do for him in return, his only request is that we keep him in our thoughts and that we let the children know that there are good people out there.

Orange County Public Schools Receives Anonymous Donation to Pay Off Student Meal Debts

Orange County Public Schools would like to express our appreciation for the generous donation we received from an anonymous veteran. His personal commitment to our country and our school children is appreciated beyond words. His selfless donation of $1,489.40 was given to pay off student meal debts for families in Orange County Public Schools. His donation specifically will pay off the meal debt of 222 families. When asked what we could do for him in return, his only request is that we keep him in our thoughts and that we let the children know that there are good people out there.

2019-20 Head Start and Pre-K Programs Information

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.

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Orange County Students and Staff Participate in 2018 Hour of Code

The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code”, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts.

See some of the Hour of Code activities that were conducted during the first week of December 2018.

Gordon-Barbour Elementary

Lightfoot Elementary School

Locust Grove Elementary

Locust Grove Middle School

Orange Elementary

Orange County High School

Prospect Heights Middle School

Unionville Elementary