During its regular meeting on Monday, January 8, the Orange County School Board accepted the resignation of Dr. Brenda M. Tanner, as its Superintendent of Schools effective June 30, 2018. Dr. Tanner has served as the Superintendent for Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) since June 2014.
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.
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.
- 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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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.
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.
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.
During their regular meeting on Monday, August 7, 2017 the Orange County School Board approved the 2018-19 School Calendar.
The 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.
Orange County Education Foundation Celebration of Education to Honor Carol Hunter Scheduled for August 20, 2017
The Orange County Education Foundation will hold its annual Celebration of Education on Sunday, August 20, 2017. This years’ event will honor Carol H. Hunter. The celebration will be held at Jame’s Madison’s Montpelier. Tickets are $35 per person.
The Orange County School Board is pleased to announce Mr. Lee Finger as principal of Locust Grove Primary School (LGPS). During its July 10, 2017 meeting, the School Board took action to fill the position vacated after Mr. Nick Sodano was appointed as the principal at Gordon-Barbour Elementary School.