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OCSD5 District Teacher of the Year
Receives New 2016 Toyota

    Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five (OCSD5) teachers, staff and administrators gathered at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School on the morning of August 12, 2016 to kick-off the start of a new school year. Following an Opening Session themed around Olympic Games with Superintendent Dr. Jesse Washington leading the way, the district introduced its Teachers of the Year from each of the district’s schools along with the 2016-17 District Teacher of the Year.
    The Teachers of the Year from each school are as follows: Cathy Lawrence, Bethune-Bowman Elementary School; Sherri Dennis, Dover Elementary School; Veronica Hodges, Brookdale Elementary School; Keisha McCullough, Marshall Elementary School; Jessica McCormick, Mellichamp Elementary School; Arlequanda Gates, Rivelon Elementary School; Akua Polidore, Sheridan Elementary School; Andrea Shuler, Whittaker Elementary School; Malissa Wright, Clark Middle School; Elizabeth Humphrey, Howard Middle School; Katherine Mack, Bethune-Bowman Middle/High School; Jeffrey Hall, North Middle/High School; Paulette Richardson, Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School; Artis Coulter, The Technology Center; and Erick Kouamegni, High School for Health Professions.
    The 2016-17 OCSD5 District Teacher of the Year is Jeffrey Hall, 6th-7th grade Social Studies teacher at North Middle/High School. Hall is a veteran teacher with an inspiring personal story and an outstanding record of success in the classroom.
    For the rest of the article look under "District News" on the right side of this webpage.


OCSD5 welcomes new teachers to the district at an orientation session at The Technology Center on August 1.  Thank you for choosing OCSD5 and for committing to make a difference in the lives of our community’s children.

OCSD5 is seeking New, Vibrant Teacher
for the 2016-17 School Year

Teacher Openings Available:

Elementary, Early Childhood, Middle Level Math, Middle Level Social Studies, Middle Level ELA, Media Specialist, Secondary English, Secondary Science, Secondary Social Studies, Secondary Math, Spanish, Music, ESOL, SPED Multi-categorical, School Psychologist

Must be SC certified and/or Highly Qualified or eligible for SC certification in the area of Education.

Celebration Dinner Honors Thirty-One OCSD5 Retirees

    Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five (OCSD5) honored thirty-one retirees at a Retirement Celebration Dinner in May. As a group, the retirees had a combined 584 years of service to the district.
Vernon Stephens, Vice Chair of the OCSD5 Board of Trustees, was the Master of Ceremonies for the event. He was joined on the program by by Superintendent Dr. Jesse Washington and Board of Trustees members Mary Ulmer, Henry Jenkins, Idella Carson, Sam Farlow, Susan Gleaton, and Julius Page who extended their appreciation and best wishes for the retirees. A special tribute was given by Karen Rast Blackwell, a 2015 retiree. The vocal group “Appointed” entertained the retirees with a selection of inspirational music.
   The rest of the article and lots of photos can be viewed under "District News" on the right side of this webpage.

Seven OCSD5 Students Selected for
SC Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics
Class of 2018

    Seven students from Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five (OCSD5) have been selected for admission into the Class of 2018 of the prestigious South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM). The students were chosen from a very competitive applicant pool and are among the best of the 149 students invited to join the GSSM in residence this Fall.
     The students are: Calvin Aduma (High School for Health Professions), Kelvin Aduma (High School for Health Professions), Jackie Booker (High School for Health Professions), Danielle Dantzler (High School for Health Professions), Ivana Devine (Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School), Parth Patel (High School for Health Professions), and Rick Kouamegni (High School for Health Professions).
    The students, along with their parents and teachers, were recognized for their accomplishments at a special reception hosted by the GSSM on the evening of May 26, 2016 on the campus of Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College.
    The GSSM is a high school for academically motivated juniors and seniors pursuing studies in science, technology, engineering, and math and is one of only twelve specialized, residential high schools in the nation. The GSSM was founded in 1998 under the leadership of former Governor Carroll Campbell and Charles Coker, then-president of Sonoco Products Company.

Three OCSD5 Schools are Recipients
Palmetto Gold & Silver Awards

     The award winning schools are: Rivelon Elementary School (Silver in General Performance & Silver in Closing the Achievement Gap), William J. Clark Middle School (Silver in General Performance & Silver in Closing the Achievement Gap), and The Technology Center (Gold in General Performance). The entire story can be viewed under "District News" on the right side of this webpage.

              Click on Image to view list of all award winning schools.


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.ne