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 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.

    For the rest of the story, click on "Fifty-Eight OCSD5 Students Attain. . ." under District News on the right side of this home page.


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.)


 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.