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OCSD5 Athletic Hall of Fame
To Induct Distinguished
Athletes and Coaches at Banquet

     Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five (OCSD5) will honor six distinguished athletes and coaches at its inaugural OCSD5 Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet. The event will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at the Edisto Fork United Methodist Church on Highway 301 South in Orangeburg.
   
The inductees will include (1) Alex Barron, (2) Dwayne Harper, (3) Tim Jennings, (4) Artie Knight, (5) Edward Pellman, and (6) Dr. Geb Runager. The banquet will be co-hosted by former South Carolina State University Head Coach and College Football Hall of Fame member Willie Jeffries and WIS-TV Meteorologist Von Gaskin.
   
Tickets to the Banquet are $50 and may be purchased at the OCSD5 Public Relations Office at 578 Ellis Avenue in Orangeburg. Proceeds from this fundraising event will be used to establish a student scholarship fund. Additional information can be obtained by calling (803) 533-7926. The deadline for purchasing tickets is August 17, 2015. Please make checks payable to: OCSD5 Athletic Hall of Fame.


POSITION AVAILABLE with
Bootstraps Mentoring Foundation

    AmeriCorps VISTA Position for the Bootstraps Mentoring Foundation in Orangeburg, SC for the 2015-16 school year, beginning in August.  Candidates are US citizens or legal residents over the age of 18 who want to make a difference in their communities at a full time level. Go to my.americorps.gov and create an application then search for VISTA EARNS and click “apply now".  Detailed ad is at www.bootstrapsmentoringfoundation.org. Contact Amanda McSwine, VISTA Leader @ Amanda.McSwine@uwasc.org, 803-609-6539. Click HERE for more information.


OCSD5 Honors 2015 Retirees

     Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five (OCSD5) recently honored twenty-nine retirees at a Retirement Celebration event.  As a group, the retirees had a combined total of 639 years of service to the district.
     Bill Clark, OCSD5 Public Relations Director, was the Master of Ceremonies for the event.  He was joined on the program by Superintendent Dr. Cynthia Wilson and Board of Trustees members Mary Ulmer, Vernon Stephens, Henry Jenkins, Idella Carson, Sam Farlow, Susan Gleaton, and Julius Page who extended their appreciation and best wishes to the retirees.  A special tribute was given by Mrs. Thomasina Snell, a 2014 retiree, who spoke of the joys of working in the education profession and the exciting new chapter of life that is just beginning in retirement.  The vocal group Appointed entertained the retirees with a selection of inspirational music.  The 2015 retirees and their years of service are: Lesteen Inabinett Burns, BBMH, 9 yrs.; Gary B. Watts, BBMH, 4 yrs.; Mozella B. Isaac, Brookdale, 8 yrs.; Peggy A. Reed, Brookdale, 25 yrs.; Mayumi M. Bryan, Clark Middle, 31 yrs.; Marilyn Eaddy-Doctor, Clark Middle, 7 yrs.; Alexis Maria Ellis, Clark Middle, 23 yrs.; Hazel A. Rickenbacker, Clark Middle, 31 yrs.; Gwendolyn B. Huffman, District Office, 23 yrs.; Genease F. Summerson, District Office, 34 yrs.; Karen Blackwell, Dover, 28 yrs.; Brenda Adams Collins, Dover, 30 yrs.; Frances Frazier Morant, Dover, 33 yrs.; Earlean Lawrence Moore, Howard Middle, 25 yrs.; Fredia Larkin-Smith, Howard Middle, 8 yrs.; Carrie B. Antley, Marshall, 29 yrs.; Carol Kilgus Durgan, Marshall, 18 yrs.; Deborah W. Stribling, Marshall, 21 yrs.; Elnora E. Young, Marshall, 32 yrs.; Ada Samuels Akins, Mellichamp, 13 yrs.; Isaiah Dixon, Nix Center, 7 yrs.; Eddie L. Bell, O-W, 30 yrs.; Janette Boneparte Miller, O-W, 23 yrs.; Lynn J. Shaw, O-W, 29 yrs.; Donna F. Best-Humes, Sheridan, 29 yrs.; Rosemary Reid, Sheridan, 18 yrs.; Arlene Gidron, Technology Center, 16 yrs.; Frank Murph, Technology Center, 32 yrs.; and Jacqueline P. Davis, Whittaker, 23 yrs.
    To view the photo gallery for the retirement celebration, click on "OCSD5 Honors 2015 Retirees at Celebration Dinner" under District News on the right side of this home page.


OCSD5 Feedback Surveys

Parent Survey:
     OCSD5, in consultation with Hanover Research (a Northern Virginia-based research firm), is interested in gathering feedback on your perceptions of and experiences with the school district. The district is gathering this information to improve education and services for your children.
Click Parent Survey to complete.

Community Survey:
     OCSD5, in consultation with Hanover Research (a Northern Virginia-based research firm), is interested in gathering feedback on your perceptions of and experiences with the school district. The district is gathering this information to improve education and services for all students.
Click Community Survey to complete.
     Your feedback is essential to the district and we appreciate your thoughtful responses. All responses will remain anonymous. Thank you for your participation!


OCSD5 Participating in CEP Program

    Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five is participating in the Community Eligibility Provision for the 2015-2016 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.


 

 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