Orange, VA – The Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) has released its 21st annual VSBA Showcases for Success directory, highlighting successful K-12 programs in Virginia’s public schools. Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) is one of 56 school divisions from across the Commonwealth that has programs featured in the directory. The OCPS program featured in the directory.
Brown Teacher Research Fellowships provide educators with an opportunity to study a topic related to Virginia’s history and culture and to develop teaching materials in collaboration with the Library’s professional staff. This year’s Fellow was Teresa Muse, a social science teacher with Orange County Public Schools, who developed teacher resources that examine the history of religious freedom in Virginia and created a set of documents to be added to the online resource collection Document Bank of Virginia, the Library’s initiative to get primary documents into classrooms.
There’s good news for Orange County Public Schools according to the district’s annual discipline report. Link to article from Orange County Review published 10/7/2106.
The scary clown concern has come to Orange. Amid concerns over recent clown sightings around the nation, a few local youths posted items on social media referencing clowns in or coming to Orange. Link to article from Orange County Review published 10/6/2106.
Orange County came within one point of having all of its schools rated as Fully Accredited. According to information released by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), eight of the nine Orange County schools are fully accredited for 2016-17, while one school received a rating of Partially Accredited—Approaching Benchmark.