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 2019 OCSD5 MLK, Jr. Oratory Competition Winners

    Winners from the 2019 OCSD5 Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratory Competition: (left to right) 1st Place – Zaniyah Pelzer, 4th grade student at Bethune-Bowman Elementary School; 2nd Place – Judah Patrick, 5th grade student at Marshall Elementary School; and 3rd Place – Amber Corley, 5th grade student at Brookdale Elementary School.

 OCSD5 Recognizes Eighteen
National Board Certified Teachers

    The Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five (OCSD5) Board of Trustees expressed their appreciation for the hard work and dedication of eighteen teachers who successfully completed requirements for the National Board Certification at their meeting on January 15, 2019. Their status was recently confirmed by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
    Teachers seeking National Board Certification participate in a two-part process that takes from one to three years to complete. The process requires candidates to reflect on their classroom practices, assess their understanding of subject material and examine their preparation techniques. In addition to preparing a portfolio with recordings of classroom teaching, lesson plans, student work samples and reflective essays, teachers must also complete assessment center exercises to prove they have mastered the subjects they teach and also possess the skill to teach them.
    The Nation Board Certified Teachers in OCSD5 are: Juanita Gidron (Bethune-Bowman Middle/High School), Audrey Irick (Marshall Elementary School), Yvonne Mitchell (Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School), Sharon Forman (Rivelon Elementary School), Robin Chinners (Marshall Elementary School), Megan Jackson (Marshall Elementary School), Kimberly Jennings (Marshall Elementary School), Dabetta Smith (Marshall Elementary School), Dawn Whitesides Sheridan Elementary School), Sharon Ellison (Marshall Elementary School), Tracy Brown (Clark Middle School), Carmen Charley (Whittaker Elementary School), Lisa Cave (North Middle/High School), Lisa Axson (Dover Elementary School), Wanda Brockington (Bethune-Bowman Middle/High School), Sharlene Foster (Bethune-Bowman Middle/High School), Carolyn Gilliard (The Technology Center), and Zoraida Harley (The Technology Center).

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 Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five
2018-2019 VACANCIES
Click HERE to view district video!

Openings for 2018-2019
Early Childhood Teacher ~ Elementary Education Teacher
Elementary Physical Education Teacher ~ Art Teacher
  Middle Level ELA Teacher ~ Secondary English Teacher

Special Education Teacher ~ Secondary Science Teacher
High School Physical Ed./Driver's Ed. Teacher ~ Media Specialist

School Nurse (RN only)/Teacher ~ Choral Music Teacher


Teachers: Must be SC certified and/or highly qualified or eligible
for SC certification in the area of education.

OCSD5 Teachers Of The Year Announced
At District Convocation

     The teachers, staff, and administrators OCSD5 gathered at the Edward A. Pellman, Jr. Gymnasium at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School on the morning of August 14, 2018 to kick-off the start of the new school year. Following a convocation address from Superintendent Dr. Jesse Washington and an energetic and inspiring presentation from author and motivational speaker Dr. Kimberly Johnson, the district introduced its Teachers of the Year from each of the district’s schools along with the 2018-19 District Teacher of the Year.
     The Teachers of the Year from each school are: LaTrena Elmore, Bethune-Bowman Elementary School; LTC Brian Cole, Bethune-Bowman Middle/High School; Dr. Oneida Colter, Dover Elementary School; Christopher Gladman, North Middle/High School; Monique Jefferson, Brookdale Elementary School; Phillip Mickles, Marshall Elementary School; Audrey Bonnette, Mellichamp Elementary School; Dia Guinyard, Rivelon Elementary School; Dana Caggiano, Sheridan Elementary School; Taisha Jefferson-Brown, Whittaker Elementary School; Herman Marsh, Clark Middle School; Elizabeth Humphrey, Howard Middle School; Damion Johnson, Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School; Shayla Paul, The Technology Center, and Glen Kitts, High School for Health Professions.
     The 2018-19 District Teacher of the Year is Elizabeth Humphrey representing Robert E. Howard Middle School. Humphrey was joined by Herman Marsh, Phillip Mickles, Dr. Oneida Colter, and Glen Kitts as Finalists for the OCSD5 District Teacher of the Year award.
     Jimmy Jones Toyota of Orangeburg once again served as the community sponsor for the OCSD5 Teacher of the Year program. To demonstrate their support for public education, Jimmy Jones Toyota donated the use of a brand new Toyota Camry to the District Teacher of the Year, Elizabeth Humphrey, for her exclusive use during the year that she serves.
     “We’re very proud of the work that all of our teachers do, they are truly committed to making a difference in the lives of the children in our community,” said Superintendent Dr. Jesse Washington. He added, “We’re also very thankful for the support of our business partners like Jimmy Jones Toyota. They show their commitment to public education in very tangible ways through volunteerism and sponsorship. They are very engaged with our students and schools.”
     The Teachers of the Year at each school were selected by their peers at the end of the previous school year. From there, an independent committee of community leaders met over the summer to review applications and conduct interviews to make the final selection to determine the 2018-19 Finalists and District Teacher of the Year. The fifteen Teachers of the Year will meet with the Superintendent throughout the school year as members of the “Teacher Cabinet” to advise him on issues regarding students, teachers, and schools.

OCTV Launches New Website, Viewing
Options Expanded and Enhanced

    Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five (OCSD5) and the County of Orangeburg have partnered to create a new website that brings our local cable television signal and our library of video programming to anyone with an Internet connection. The address for the new Orangeburg County Television (OCTV) website is:
    You can watch OCTV on Channel 1301 on the Spectrum Cable System or by following directions provided on Channel 99 on the AT&T U-Verse System. Don’t have cable services? You can also watch OCTV at the website . At the website you’ll also find a program schedule and an archive of video content that is available to be viewed “on-demand”.
    Visitors to the website have the ability to view the live signal that is being broadcast on OCTV or select from any of the items in the video library for “on-demand” viewing. Check the website frequently as new video content is being added every week.

 Welcome to our website!

    We hope you enjoy the Orangeburg Consolidated School District 5 website. A lot of work and attention goes 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






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