Fifty-Eight OCSD5 Students Attain Perfect Scores on State Tests
Fifty-eight students from Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five (OCSD5) have achieved perfect scores on one or more subject areas on the following State examinations: the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS), the High School Assessment Program (HSAP), or the End of Course Examination Program (EOCEP). The students were honored at the OCSD5 Board of Trustees Meeting on October 14, 2014 at Brookdale Elementary School. Each student was individually acknowledged and presented with a trophy in recognition of their achievement by Superintendent Cynthia Wilson and the members of the Board of Trustees. The total of fifty-eight students achieving perfect scores compares with thirty-five students from the previous year.
The students receiving perfect scores on the PASS test are: at BETHUNE-BOWMAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, Sheree Alcendor, 5th grade (Writing); MARSHALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, Gracie Belyeu, 3rd grade, (Math); Mary Bonner, 3rd grade (Math); Jaebelle Espinosa, 3rd grade (Math); Avonte Grant, 3rd grade (Math); Isoiza Isa, 3rd grade (English Language Arts and Math); Christina Pough-Richardson, 3rd grade (Math); Aman Singh, 5th grade (Social Studies); Tyshon Vogt, 3rd grade (Math); MELLICHAMP ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, Damien Jackson, 3rd grade (English Language Arts); Anthony You, 3rd grade (Math); NORTH MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL, Tori Rutland, 8th grade (English Language Arts); WHITTAKER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, Aliana Myers, 3rd grade (Writing and Math); WILLIAM J. CLARK MIDDLE SCHOOL, Yasmire Evans, 7th grade (English Language Arts); Parth Patel, 8th grade (Math); and Rohit Swain, 6th grade (Social Studies).
One student received a perfect score on the HSAP test: Alexis Hunter, 10th grade at BETHUNE-BOWMAN MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL (Math).
The students receiving perfect scores on the Fall 2013 EOCEP are: at BETHUNE-BOWMAN MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL, Alexis Hunter, 10th grade (Biology); ORANGEBURG-WILKINSON HIGH SCHOOL,Lorenzo Anderson, 10th grade (Biology); Devontre’ Cantey, 10th grade (Biology); Victoria Frazier, 10th grade (Biology); Dari Johnson, 10th grade (Biology); Jalena Jones, 10th grade (Biology); Donte Lowman, 10th grade (Biology); and Angela Robinson, 10th grade (Biology).
The students receiving perfect scores on the Spring 2014 EOCEP are: at BETHUNE-BOWMAN MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL, Yulisa Garcia Gaytan, 10th grade (Biology); ORANGEBURG-WILKINSON HIGH SCHOOL, Shiann Anderson, 9th grade (Biology); Keywana Campbell, 9th grade (Algebra I); Qua’tawannia Lee, 9th grade (Algebra I); Alexis Stroud, 9th grade (Algebra I);Janaysia Thomas, 9th grade (Algebra I); Kevin Campbell, 10th grade (Biology); Tia Jones, 10th grade (Biology); Nafis Wilson, 10th grade (Biology); Martin Aduma, 11th grade (U.S. History); Nakia Devine, 11th grade (U.S. History); Sharonda Jackson, 11th grade (U.S. History); WILLIAM J. CLARK MIDDLE SCHOOL, Calvin Aduma, 8th grade (Algebra I and English I); Kelvin Aduma, 8th grade (Algebra I); Jackie Booker, 8th grade (Algebra I); David Brandyburg, 8th grade (Algebra I); Ivana Devine, 8th grade (Algebra I and English I); Khalia Garvin, 8th grade (Algebra I); Tomarius Green, 8th grade (Algebra I); Jelani Haigler, 8th grade (Algebra I); Jayla Hill, 8th grade (Algebra I); Rick Karen Kakanou, 8th grade (Algebra I); Hailey Keith, 8th grade (English I); Joakim Kennedy, 8th grade (Algebra I and English I); Jordan Mack, 8th grade (English I); Summer Myers, 8th grade (Algebra I); Parth Patel, 8th grade (Algebra I); Shaelyn Rivers-Green, 8th grade (English I); James Solano-Diaz, 8th grade (Algebra I); Brea Threatt, 8th grade (Algebra I and English I); Ameera Watley, 8th grade (English I); NORTH MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL, Tori Rutland, 8th grade (Algebra I); Conrad Wilson, 9th grade (Biology); Jerrell Bennett, 10th grade (Biology); Brittany Bloome, 10th grade (Biology); and HIGH SCHOOL FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS, Myra Walker, 9th grade.
Our congratulations go out to all of these hard-working students (and their teachers) for their achievement of perfect scores on State testing this year.
Superintendent Wilson Presents OCSD5 Accomplishments During The Fourth Annual State of the Schools Luncheon
A classicial presentation by pianist Madison Irick, during the State of the Schools Luncheon.
Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five (OCSD5) Superintendent Cynthia Wilson addressed approximately 400 community leaders, educators, and stakeholders at the 4th Annual State of the Schools Luncheon on October 8, 2014. During her remarks, Superintendent Wilson spoke passionately about the District’s accomplishments from the past year while also conveying her vision for the future. The Mistress and Master of Ceremonies for the program were OCSD5 students Tatyana Goodwin and Jeremy Tarrant. Their engaging style and energy kept the program lively and entertaining. The opening speaker was Mary Ulmer, Chair of the OCSD5 Board of Trustees, who greeted the audience with welcoming remarks on behalf of the Board. She was followed by DaBetta Smith, the 2014-2015 District Teacher of the Year, who gave recognition to the Principals and the individual Teachers of the Year from each of the district’s schools. Congressman James E. Clyburn spoke to the audience about his perspective on public education and some of the events in his life that shaped his beliefs including the text of Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it”. Congressman Clyburn also spoke of his past experiences as a high school teacher and expressed his gratitude for the work being done by teachers today. Congressman Clyburn concluded his remarks by congratulating Superintendent Wilson and OCSD5 on being named as one of just five recipients nationwide to receive a U.S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top grant award. For the rest of the story & photos, click on "Supt. Wilson Presents. . ." under District News on the right side of this home page.
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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.
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.
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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.)
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