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Welcome to Orangeburg Consolidated School District Four
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.    
 
Edisto High School presents May Character Trait "Patience"
David Exum, an eleventh grade student at Edisto High School, presented the character trait of the month at the May 17, 2016 board meeting.  The character trait for the month of May was “Patience”.  David was assisted by his mother, Mrs. Allison Clark, GEAR UP instructor at Edisto High School. 
 
Digital Learning Coordinator - Stephen Watts
Stephen Watts was approved by the board as the new Digital Learning Coordinator for Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4.  Mr. Watts has served as a social studies teacher at Edisto High School for the past six years.  Mr. Watts has a BS in Secondary Education from Clemson University and a Masters in Educational Administration from Charleston Southern University.  Mr. Watts will officially begin his new duties on July 1, 2016.  OCSD4 offers all of its support to Mr. Watts in his new role.   
 
Cope Area Career Center represents April Character Trait "Creativity"
Hunter Amaker, Austin Craig, and Brandon Thomas, all welding students at Cope Area Career Center, presented the character trait of the month at the April 19, 2016 board meeting.  The character trait for the month of April is “Creativity”.  The students showed off some very creative welding projects that they completed in their welding class.  The students were accompanied by Mr. Hightower, the welding instructor and Mrs. Jameson, Director of Cope Area Career Center. 
 
Mr. David Hess awarded 2015-2016 SCAAA Class 1A Principal of the Year

David Hess was honored as the 2015-2016 SCAAA Class 1A Principal of the Year.  This honor is awarded each year to a principal in each classification who has shown outstanding support in athletics at the school, region and state level. The principal must be nominated by an athletic director. The selections of the winners are made by the governing board of SCAAA, and the winners are honored during the Spring Athletic Conference. Mr. Hess received his award on March 18, 2016.
 
Edisto Golden Essence Drum Line attends Winter Ensembles State Championship
Congratulations to the members of Edisto Golden Essence Drum Line. On Saturday, the South Carolina Band Director's Association (SCBDA) sponsored Winter Ensembles State Championship. The competition was tough and Edisto Golden Essence is #2 in South Carolina for Percussion Scholastic Novice. They will compete again in Rock Hill for the Carolina Winter Ensemble Association (CWEA) Championship.
 
Edisto Elementary School student presents March character trait "Endurance"
Alexandra Figueroa, a student at Edisto Elementary School, presented the character trait of the month at the March 15, 2106 board meeting.  The character trait for the month of March is “Endurance”.  Alexandra was assisted by Ms. Angela Gordon, guidance counselor at Edisto Elementary.
 
Ms. Barbara Andrews receives 2016 Honda Power of Dreams Award
Ms. Barbara Andrews, an HKT middle school teacher and South Carolina State University alumna was awarded the 2016 Honda Power of Dreams award at the Honda Battle of the Bands in January.  Ms. Andrews earned the award for going above and beyond to support her students and community.  In addition to supporting her own students, Ms. Andrews has raised awareness of lupus (a chronic autoimmune disease) and supported South Carolina State University students impacted by the illness.
 
As the 2016 Honda Power of Dreams Award winner, Ms. Andrews was presented with a surprise $15,000 grant to support her dream of establishing a scholarship fund so students and families don’t have to choose between school and their medication.
 
“Ms. Andrews’ selfless dedication to her students, to her Alma Mater and to those in need is a true example of the spirit and strength of the HBCU community,” said Steve Morikawa, Vice President, Corporate Relations and Social Responsibility, American Honda. “Honda has supported the nation’s HBCUs for more than 25 years, and is proud that so many fans joined us to celebrate student musicians and academic excellence.”

Congratulations Ms. Andrews.

 
Carver-Edisto Middle School presents February character trait "Courage"
Shadae Benjamin, a student from Carver-Edisto Middle School presented the character trait of the month at the February 16, 2016 board meeting.  The character trait for February was Courage.  The student was assisted by Ms. Kara Freebury, teacher from Carver-Edisto Middle School. 
 
Mr. Travis Ard receives Monsanto Grant Award
Travis Ard, Agriculture Teacher and FFA Advisor, applied for and received a Monsanto Grant Award of $10,000.  The grant will be used to assist with agriculture activities not only at Edisto High School, but also the early childhood programs at Edisto Primary School, Hunter-Kinard-Tyler Elementary School, and Lockett Elementary School.  Mr. Ard is pictured with Mr. Ray and Russ Jameson of Jameson Farms and Dr. Newman.      
 
 
District Christmas Card winner Halle Felder
Halle Felder was recognized and presented with a framed version of her Christmas card at the January 19, 2016 board meeting for winning the District Christmas Card Contest.  Halle is a 2nd grade student at Edisto Primary School.  Halle is pictured with her family, her Art Teacher Pamela Gaskins, and Dr. Newman.  
 
Dr. William O'Quinn honored for years of service
Dr. William O'Quinn was honored at the January 19, 2016 board meeting for 35 years of service to Orangeburg Consolidated School Four as a board member. Thank you Dr. O'Quinn for your dedicated service.
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