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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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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Orange County Public Schools Receives Telecommunication Grant

Technology Director Darrell Hatfield inspects ffiber optic cables

Pictured is Darrell Hatfield, Orange County Public Schools Director of Technology, inspecting the rolls of fiber optic cable which will eventually supply school facilities with high speed Internet connectivity.

Orange County Public Schools is pleased to announce its receipt of a fiber optics project grant from the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). USAC is a federal agency that provides assistance to schools and libraries for telecommunication costs. In the past, the school division has received grant funds for projects such as internet connectivity and wired and wireless network replacement. When first made aware of the ability to use grant funds for fiber projects, school administrators approached the county government to determine interest in collaborating in a joint project to increase bandwidth throughout the county.

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Orange County Announces Administrative Changes for 2017-2018 School Year

Picture of 3 new principals appointed for 2017-18

Left to Right: Nick Sodano (Gordon-Barbour Elementary); Evan Straub (Locust Grove Elementary); Todd Satterwhite (Locust Grove Middle)

June 27, 2017

During its meeting on Monday, June 26, 2017 the Orange County School Board approved the appointment of Mr. Nick Sodano as principal of Gordon-Barbour Elementary School (GBES), Mr. Evan Straub as principal of Locust Grove Elementary School (LGES) and Mr. Todd Satterwhite as principal of Locust Grove Middle School (LGMS).

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