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Board Member Mike Ferris reaches Level 2
Dr. Newman presented Board Member Mike Ferris with a certificate from the South Carolina School Boards Association at the November 15, 2016 board meeting as recognition for completing Level 2 of the Boardsmanship Institute. The Institute offers six levels of training that focus on leadership skills for board members on state and national issues. Congratulations to Mr. Ferris for reaching the 2nd level.
Hunter-Kinard-Tyler Elementary School Presents November Character Trait “Responsibility”
Tamyra Anthony and Carmen Martin, both 3rd graders at Hunter-Kinard-Tyler Elementary School, presented the character trait of the month at the November 15, 2016 board meeting. The character trait for November was Responsibility. Tamyra and Carmen were assisted by Ms. Rodonna Tiller, Administrative Assistant at Hunter-Kinard-Tyler Elementary School
Two Orangeburg Four students awarded scholarships
The Orangeburg Chamber of Commerce and the 2015 Leadership Orangeburg County class awarded scholarships to two Orangeburg Four students. Emily Phillips from Edisto High School received the Orangeburg County Chamber of Commerce R.H. Jennings Scholarship Award and Anna Padgett from Edisto High School received the inaugural Jesse Eargle Memorial Education Scholarship. Both students were chosen after submitting application packets that included academic, after school, and community related experiences. OCSD4 congratulates our scholarship recipients and thanks the Orangeburg County Chamber of Commerce for their support of Education in our communities.
Branchville High School Lady Jackets claim Class A State Volleyball Championship
Congratulations Branchville High School Varsity Volleyball Team for winning the SCHSL Class A State Championship at Dutch Fork High School against Governor's School for Science and Mathematics on Saturday, Nov. 12 by a 3-2 score in a fifth-set tiebreaker. Way to go Lady Jackets we are very proud of you!
School and Students Recognized for Community Service
On Tuesday, October 18, 2016, Orangeburg Director of the Lupus Foundation of America South Carolina Community Partner and OCSD 4 Teacher, Barbara Andrews along with Hetlena Johnson, State Director and Chief Volunteer Officer recognized Hunter-Kinard-Tyler Middle/High School and Principal Dr. Mark Dean with a plaque for having raised the most money in last year’s Lupus Fundraising Campaign. Additionally, Sierra Howard, a senior at Hunter-Kinard-Tyler High School and Zion Danielle Riley, a senior at Edisto High School were also acknowledged as Junior Ambassadors for their community service and volunteerism for Ending Lupus.
Revised 2016-2017 School Calendar
The Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4 Board approved the revised calendar for the 2016-2017 school year on October 18, 2016. Please click here to view the calendar.
Edisto Primary School Presents October Character Trait “Obedience”
Brantley Thompson, a second grade student at Edisto Primary School, presented the character trait of the month at the October 18, 2016 board meeting by having everyone play “Simon Says.” The character trait for October was Obedience. Brantley was assisted by Mrs. Susan Zeigler, Principal of Edisto Primary School and Mrs. Orelene Rivers, Guidance Counselor at Edisto Primary School.
Lockett Elementary School Presents September Character Trait "Respect"
Emma Holland, Keelie Summers, Ellie Heape, and Gabriel Lyons, students from Lockett Elementary School, presented the character trait of the month at the September 20, 2016 board meeting. The character trait for September was Respect. The students were assisted by Mr. Robert Eubanks, Principal of Lockett Elementary School and Jonsey Proctor, Teacher at Lockett Elementary School.
Tools for Teachers
Tools for Teachers, sponsored by Nexus Technologies, received donations of school supplies from communities ranging from Columbia to Salley. Tasha Hott and Alphonzo Baylor Jr. presented Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4 with some of those donated school supplies. The donations will go to teachers around the district to help educate the students of Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4.
2016 -2017 Teacher of the Year
Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4 faculty, staff, and administrators gathered at Edisto Fork United Methodist Church on August 9, 2016 for the 2016-2017 Back to School Opening Ceremony. The district introduced the Teachers of the Year from each school site and also the 2016-2017 District Teacher of the Year was introduced. The Teachers of the Year from each site are Pam Kinard-CACC, Dorothy Govan-EES, Valerie Funchess-BHS, Jenny Thompson-LES, Yolanda Keitt-Grigsby-HKTE, Marie Hallman-HKTH, Barbara Elliott-EHS, Craig Maciejewski-CEMS and Amy Thompson-EPS. The 2016-2017 District Teacher of the Year is Amy Thompson. Mrs. Thompson is a second grade teacher at Edisto Primary School and has been with the district for 12 years.
2016-2017 Support Staff Person of the Year
Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4 faculty, staff, and administrators gathered at Edisto Fork United Methodist Church on August 9, 2016 for the 2016-2017 Back to School Opening Ceremony. The district introduced the Support Staff Person of the Year from each school site and also the 2016-2017 Support Staff Person of the Year was introduced. Support Staff Person of the Year from each site are Betty Jenkins-CACC, Lisa Moutrie-HKTH, JoAnn Williams-HKTE, Laura Lytle-LES, Candace Ilderton_BHS,Geri Dukes-STAR, Mary Edgemon-CEMS, Sonny Davis-EES, Angel Darby-Frazier-EPS, Aldenise Simmons-EHS and Mary Fox-DO. The 2016-2017 Support Staff Person of the Year is Betty Jenkins from the Cope Area Career Center.
Board Members Welcome Students Back for the 2016-2017 School Year
Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4 Board Members took the opportunity to say Welcome Back! to all students at the August 16, 2016 board meeting. This is an activity that many other school boards in South Carolina are participating in and the picture will be used by the South Carolina School Boards Association to compile a Facebook album of all South Carolina school boards. #Back2SchoolSC
New Teachers Symposium sponsored by CERRA
Shay Dorch, Lucy Benton and Courtney Quarles, three new teachers from OCSD 4, participated in the New Teachers Symposium sponsored by CERRA. They are pictured above with best-selling author Esme' Raji Codell. We are looking forward to implementing new strategies in our classroom to help make our district flourish.
Rebecca Grubbs approved as next Director of Finance
Rebecca Grubbs was approved by the Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4 Board of Trustees on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 to serve as the next Director of Finance. Ms. Grubbs comes to Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4 with 14 years of finance experience. Ms. Grubbs has spent the past 4 years as Director of Finance in Barnwell School District 19. Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4 welcomes Mrs. Grubbs!
New Principal of Edisto High School Named
The Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4 Board of Trustees approved Michael Ames as Principal of Edisto High School at the board meeting on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Mr. Ames brings with him 16 years of experience in education. Originally from Upstate New York, Mr. Ames has served as teacher, coach, and administrator. He has worked as an administrator at Irmo Middle School, Chapin High School, and most recently as an Assistant Principal at Brookland-Cayce High School. Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4 welcomes Mr. Ames!
New Principal of Edisto Elementary School Named
The Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4 Board of Trustees approved Ronda Simmons as Principal of Edisto Elementary School at the board meeting on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Mrs. Simmons comes to Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4 with 25 years of experience as an educator. She has served as teacher, district instructional facilitator, curriculum specialist, and most recently six years as Assistant Principal of St. Matthews K-8 School in Calhoun County. Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4 welcomes Mrs. Simmons.
Alternative Certification Information Session
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