Prague Castle

Prague Castle (Czech: Pražský hrad; [ˈpraʃskiː ˈɦrat]) is a castle complex in Prague, Czech Republic, dating from the 9th century. It is the official office of the President of the Czech Republic. The castle was a seat of power for kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman emperors, and presidents of Czechoslovakia. The Bohemian Crown Jewels are kept within a hidden room inside it.

According to the Guinness Book of Records, Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world,[1] occupying an area of almost 70,000 square metres (750,000 square feet), at about 570 metres (1,870 feet) in length and an average of about 130 metres (430 feet) wide. The castle is among the most visited tourist attractions in Prague attracting over 1.8 million visitors annually.[2]

Prague Castle

Honoring All Veterans on Veterans Day


Thank you



Steven Bolas, Navy, Musician Second Class
Tim Bosford, U.S. Army
Lucas Bright, U.S. Army
Raymond Rawlings, U.S. Army
Will Cottrill, U.S. Marine Corps
Kent Daniel, U.S. Army
Pa’Trice Day-Owens, U.S. Marine Corps
John Mendell, U.S. Air Force
Joe Parker, Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Navy
Karrie Shackleton, Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
Mike Simmons, U.S. Navy
Laura Edwards, U.S. Air Force
John Wright, U.S. Coast Guard
Robert Christensen, U.S. Navy
Addison Eddins, VA National Guard
Tonya Henson, U.S. Navy
Michael Henson, U.S. Marine Corps
Charles McIntyre, U.S. Army
Sherri Bedinger, U.S. Army


As we express our GRATITIDE we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.
John F. Kennedy

Orange County Public Schools Custom App is Now Available

Get Connected!

Stay in touch with Orange County Public Schools by downloading our new mobile app! Download on your mobile device today and select yes to receive push notifications with the latest news and updates from the District.

Key Features

  • Lunch Menus – Always know what the next day will bring.
  • Calendar Events – Add events to the calendar on your personal mobile device directly from the calendar section on the app.
  • District News – Important and up to date news so you can stay in the loop with what’s happening in the District.
  • Customize – Click on the Settings Wheel to customize the app on your device. Click Edit to select your child’s school and calendar events and push notifications will be sent your way!
  • Stay Informed – Access one or more news feeds or calendars all in one place – so you’re always up-to-date on what’s going on!
  • Quick Access – Visit the schools section for quick access to your school’s phone number, website information and staff directory. Click to call or visit the website. Fast and easy!

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All Orange Schools are Fully Accredited

Press Release – September 25, 2017

According to information released by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), all nine Orange County schools met or exceeded the statewide benchmarks set for Standards of Learning (SOL) test scores and have been rated as Fully Accredited. This year, Orange County was one of only 65 school divisions across the state that were able to achieve 100% of their schools earning that designation.

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Dessert on Broadway Presented by the Orange County High School Choral Department

Tickets are now on sale for the Orange County High School Choral Department’s first ever Broadway Revue!

On Thursday, October 5th at 7:30 PM, the OCHS Choral Department will present “DESSERT ON BROADWAY”, a dinner-theatre style program of some of Broadway’s most loved songs.

General admission tickets are $12. As a special deal, tickets are $10 for OCPS Teachers, Staff and Students. Your ticket includes admission to the show, as well as your choice of dessert, and coffee, tea, or lemonade.

All tickets for this show will be presold and must be purchased by Monday, October 2nd. Space is limited, as seating will be on the stage. We expect this show to sell out well before the end of the month!

Cash or check (made payable to OCHS Choir) is due at the time of purchase. Please email Tom Dixon, choral director at or call 540-661-4300 x1185 if you are interested in purchasing tickets.

Dessert on Broadway Poster

Online Student Registration Now Available

Orange County Public Schools is going to be collecting student information this year through the use of a new online registration system.  PowerSchool Registration will allow the parents/guardians to update their returning students’ information using a computer from any location that has access to the Internet.

Returning Student Online Registration





Orange Elementary School Receives Virginia Index of Performance Award

August 10, 2017

Orange County Public Schools is pleased to announce that Orange Elementary School (OES) has been awarded the 2017 Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Award. This award is one of the 2017 Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) Awards for advanced learning and achievement which were announced by Governor Terry McAuliffe and the Board of Education on August 8, 2017.

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Orange County Public Schools Recognized for Success In Improving Student Outcomes Through VTSS

Orange County Public Schools Recognized for Success In Improving Student Outcomes Through VTSSThe Virginia Department of Education presented the second annual Classrooms Not Courtrooms Institute in Richmond on July 24-25, 2017. During this conference, Orange County Public Schools was recognized for their outstanding innovation and commitment to the success of all students.
The award was presented by Dr. Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction and Delegate Lamont Bagby of Henrico County. Bagby was the chief patron of House Bill 1924 which directs the Board of Education to establish guidelines for alternatives to short-term and long-term student suspensions from school.

VTSS’s evidence-based, system-wide practices provide educators with tools and strategies to address the academic, behavioral, social-emotional needs of students while improving the learning environment and addressing disciplinary issues.

Attending the institute from Orange County Public Schools were Bill Berry, Assistant Superintendent; Kelly Guempel, Orange County High School Principal; Merilee Grubb, Locust Grove Primary and Locust Grove Elementary Assistant Principal; Evan Straub, Locust Grove Elementary Principal; and Eugene Williams. Orange County High School Assistant Principal.

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