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Community Leaders Go Back to School,
Serve as "Principal For a Day®"

     Fifteen civic and community leaders from across Orangeburg County went back to school recently to participate in the “Principal for a Day®” program in Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five (OCSD5).  This was the fifth year for the program which is designed to give community leaders a unique opportunity to directly experience the role that Principals play in leading a school and educating our children.
     The 2015 class of “Principal for a Day®” participants and the schools where they served were: Patsy Rhett, Town Council Member with the Town of Bowman (Bethune-Bowman Elementary School); Keisa Gunby, Media Director with the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office (Bethune-Bowman Middle/High School); Julius Jones, Town Council Member with the Town of North (Dover Elementary School); Mark Fallaw, Chief of Police with the Town of North (North Middle/High School); Jennifer Hoesing, Executive Director of the Downtown Orangeburg Revitalization Association (Brookdale Elementary School); Angel Howell, Executive Assistant to the County Administrator (Marshall Elementary School); Kimberlei Davis, Features Writer with the Times and Democrat Newspaper (Mellichamp Elementary School); Lacra Jenkins, Captain with the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office (Rivelon Elementary School); Von Gaskin, Meteorologist with WIS TV (Sheridan Elementary School); Chandra McPherson, Director of Victims Services with the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office (Whittaker Elementary School); Dr. Louis Whitesides, Research Administrator with the 1890 Program at South Carolina State University (William J. Clark Middle School); Reverend Earl Humes, Director of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (Robert E. Howard Middle School); Darrell Booker, Economic Development Project Manager with the Orangeburg County Development Commission (Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School); Howard Harris, Vice President of Human Resources at the Regional Medical Center (The Technology Center); and Patricia Salley, HSHP Board Member (High School for Health Professions).
     For the rest of the story and photos, click on "Principal For a Day®" under District News on the right side of this home page.


 

    The Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five's inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame will pay homage to outstanding athletes, coaches and contributors who have made significant contributions to the District. On August 28, 2015, up to eight distinguished individuals will become charter members of the OCSD5 Athletic Hall of Fame. New inductees will be installed each year at the annual Athletic Hall of Fame Reception and Induction Ceremony.
    Nominate a worthy candidate today and encourage others to do so as well. Click HERE to download the application.


The Governor's School of Science and Mathematics
is bringing its one-of-a-kind engineering and
design-based thinking experience to the rising 8th and 9th graders of OCSD5. Boeing is the presenting sponsor for the CREATEng Program.

 
(Click on image to apply online)

    Students will engage in team-based, problem-based challenges like designing blades for a wind turbine, constructing a parachute, building a solar-powered s'mores cooker and more! Click HERE to view flyer for students. (Also looking for dynamic teachers to help deliver this experience! Click HERE to view teacher opportunity flyer.)


The Governor's School of Science and Mathematics
is bringing iTEAMS Xtreme, a day camp for rising 7th & 8th graders to OCSD5. Boeing is the presenting sponsor for the iTEAMS Xtreme Program.


(Click on image to apply online)

    Students get ready for a super-charged "Xperience" with computer science, technology and entrepreneurship! Click HERE to view flyer for 7th & 8th grade students. (Also teachers are needed for iTEAMS Xtreme, click HERE to view teacher opportunity flyer.)


  OCSD5 Holds Second Annual
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Oratory Competition

     The final round of the second annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratory Competition was held on the evening of January 29, 2015 at New Mount Zion Baptist Church in Orangeburg. The MLK Oratory Competition began several months ago with preliminary competitions being conducted in each of the eight elementary schools in Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five (OCSD5). The preliminary competitions determined the school champions who would move on to compete as finalists in the districtwide competition. The competition was open to fourth and fifth grade students who were required to write and present an original speech of up to five minutes on the topic: “If Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. could speak today…”. The names of the students who qualified to participate in the final round of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratory Competition, along with the schools they attend, were:
• Algeron Johnson, Bethune-Bowman Elementary School, 1st Place
Matthew Frederick, Whittaker Elementary School, 2nd Place
Alonna Jamison, Brookdale Elementary School, 3rd Place

Arthur Browne, Mellichamp Elementary School, Finalist
Rebecca Durant, Dover Elementary School, Finalist
Lashondra Johnson, Rivelon Elementary School, Finalist
Naseyerra Smith, Sheridan Elementary School, Finalist
Jasmine Williams, Marshal Elementary School, Finalist

     For the rest of the story and photos, click on "Second Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratory Competition" under District News on the right side of this home page.


S.C. REQUIREMENT FOR HIGH SCHOOL
EXIT EXAMS ELIMINATED, FORMER STUDENTS
MAY PETITION FOR DIPLOMAS

The South Carolina General Assembly unanimously passed Act 155 during the recently concluded legislative session thereby ending the requirement for exit examinations for high school students. The Act was signed into law by Governor Nikki Haley on April 14, 2014. The Act states in part “Beginning with the graduating class of 2015, students are no longer required to meet the exit examination requirements set forth in this section and State regulation to earn a South Carolina High School Diploma.”

For more information click on "SC High School Exit Exam Eliminated" under District News on the right side of this home page.


 CEP LUNCH PROGRAM at OCSD5

    Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five is participating in the Community Eligibility Provision for the 2014-2015 school year. This provision provides an alternative to household applications for free and reduced-priced meals in local school districts and schools with increased levels of low-income students. All students enrolled in the district may participate in the breakfast and lunch program at no charge to them. Families will not have to fill out meal applications as in the past. For additional information contact Jackie Harris, Food Service Supervisor at 803-533-7918.


OCSD5 Announces 2014-2015 School and
District Teachers of the Year!

    Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five recently introduced its Teachers of the Year for each school and the 2014-2015 OCSD5 District Teacher of the Year.  The Teachers of the Year for each school are as follows: Crystal D. Bryant, Bethune-Bowman Middle/High School; Paul Calvert, North Middle/High School; LaVerne P. Harris, Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School; Gertrude Robinson, The Technology Center; Aju Alfred, Nelson C. Nix Education Center; Majoria Pearson, William J. Clark Middle School; Shanay Williams, Robert E. Howard Middle School; Jasmine N. Turkvan, Bethune-Bowman Elementary School; DaBetta E. Smith, Brookdale Elementary School; Brandy Gamble, Dover Elementary School; Latoya Glen, Marshall Elementary School; Kimberly Farmer, Mellichamp Elementary School; Maxine Rice, Rivelon Elementary School; Dawn K. Whitesides, Sheridan Elementary School; Tawana Howell, Whittaker Elementary School; and Serino DuBard, High School for Health Professions.
    For the rest of the story click on "2014-15 Teachers of the Year for OCSD5" under District News on the right side of this home page.


 INFORMATION ON PROPOSED SCHOOL CONSOLIDATION

Click HERE to view information and resources related to the proposed legislation on school consolidation in Orangeburg County, including a copy of the proposed legislation, current laws governing the three school districts, and related maps. (This link will take you to the Orangeburg Co. School District Provisions on the Orangeburg County website.)


 Welcome to our website!

    We hope you enjoy the Orangeburg Consolidated School District 5 website. A lot of work and attention went into streamlining the website's navigation menus and in reorganizing the way information is categorized to improve the online experience of every OCSD5 website visitor. We hope you will find it to be a valuable resource.
    Pages feature class descriptions, documents, homework assignments, presentations, research links, multimedia, and more. Teachers and staff members are updating their designs on their webpages periodically.
    Our goal is to keep the website current and full of information. So check back with us frequently to see the latest news about our schools and to learn about upcoming activities. As always, we welcome your suggestions and feedback at publicrelations@ocsd5.net