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Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4 to dismiss early on Friday, December 15, 2017
Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4 will dismiss at 12:00 noon on Friday, December 15, 2017. The district will be closed for Winter Break from December 18, 2017 – January 1, 2018. Faculty and staff will return on January 2, 2018 for a Professional Development Day and students will return to school on January 3, 2018.
HKT Food Service Department Wins Giveaway
HKT won the Barilla Pasta Day Giveaway on Facebook for November. Pasta dishes from the district are highlighted on Barilla Pasta’s Facebook page each month and HKT’s cafeteria was chosen as the winner for the month of November. The proceeds will be used in the HKT kitchen. Congratulations to the food service department of HKT.
Edisto Band Members Win Scholarships
On November 15, 2017, Milik Green, Terel Wright, and Austin Ehrhardt, all members of Edisto High School Band, participated in the annual Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Talent Hunt. Both Milik Green and Terel Wright won $250 scholarships and Austin Ehrhardt won a $500 scholarship. These young men will now have the opportunity to compete for $2500 scholarship on March 17, 2018. Congratulations!
In honor of Veterans Day on November 11, 2017, Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4 would like to thank all of the veterans within Orangeburg County and around the world. Thank you for the service you have given our country and the service that you continue to provide. We hope that Veterans Day and each day bring you joy and the freedoms our county has because of your sacrifices.
Edisto High School Educator’s Year of Research Published on Award Winning Website for Teachers
Lt. Col. (Ret.) Walt Davis spent the first half of 2017 researching the life of Chief Aviation Pilot James W. Bolton as part of the Understanding Sacrifice program. That effort has paid off in that Lt. Col Walt Davis’ eulogy for Chief Aviation Pilot Bolton and lesson plan titled Leadership Characteristics and Considerations in the Pacific War, has been published on ABMCeducation.org, the award winning website for teachers. When asked about the lesson, Lt. Col. Davis responded, “This lesson explores leadership in a World War II battle, helping students understand key ideas about leadership applicable to their own schools and communities. This profile remembers a son of Newberry, South Carolina, who was a giver and a caretaker. James Bolton served as a pilot in the Aleutian Campaign in World War II and his example of service can inspire all of us to be better.”
Hunter-Kinard-Tyler advances past the First Round of the Class A Football Playoffs
Hunter-Kinard-Tyler High School went on the road to Whitmire on Friday, November 3, 2017 to beat the Wolverines 50 to 10 in the first round of the 2017 Class A Football Playoffs. HKT will look to continue its march through the playoffs when they travel to Lamar for a second round match up with the Silver Foxes on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Good luck Trojans.
Branchville Lady Yellow Jackets Earn State Runner-up finish at the Class A Volleyball State Championship Match
The Branchville Lady Yellow Jackets faced Lewisville on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Chapin High School in the Class A State Volleyball Championship. The Lady Yellow Jackets fell short of becoming the volleyball state champions for 2017, but OCSD4 would like to congratulate them on a 22-11 record and being named the 2017 Class A Volleyball State Champion Runner-ups. Congratulations Lady Yellow Jackets on a great 2017 season.
Branchville Lady Yellow Jackets capture Class A Lower State Volleyball Championship
Congratulations to the Branchville Lady Yellow Jackets and Coach Nester for defeating East Clarendon on Monday, October 30, 2017 in 3 straight sets to capture the Class A Lower State Volleyball Championship. The Lady Jackets will face Lewisville on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Chapin High School at 10:30 a.m. for the Class A State Volleyball Championship. Congratulations again Lady Jackets and we wish you the best of luck.
Edisto Primary School Presented Character Trait “Respect”
Edisto Primary School presented the character trait of the month at the October 17, 2017 school board meeting. The character trait for October is “Respect”. The character trait was presented by Carter Coleman and Monica Myers. The students were assisted by Mrs. Zeigler, Principal of EPS, Mrs. Rivers, and Ms. Boneparte, both Guidance Counselors of EPS.
Lockett Elementary School Present Character Trait “Trustworthiness”
Lockett Elementary School presented the character trait of the month at the September 19, 2017 board meeting. The character trait for September is “Trustworthiness”. The character trait was presented by Ellie Heape, Demorris Smith, Chanel Collins, Anna Win Berry, Destiny Jamison, and Zac Cassidy. The students were assisted by Mr. Eubanks, Principal of LES, and Mrs. Felder, Guidance Counselor at LES.
Board Members Welcome Students Back for the 2017-2018 School Year
Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4 Board members took the opportunity to say Welcome Back and We Stand Up For You to all students at September 19, 2017 meeting. This is an activity that many school boards in South Carolina are participating in as they Stand Up for S.C. Public Schools. The South Carolina School Boards Association is compiling a Facebook Album of all 81 school boards.
2017-2018 Teacher of the Year
Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4 faculty, staff and administrators gathered at Edisto Fork United Methodist Church on August 15, 2017 for the 2017-2018 Back to School Opening Ceremony. The district introduced the Teachers of the Year from each school site and also the 2017-2018 District Teacher of the Year was introduced. The Teachers of the Year from each site are Carrie Showman-CACC, Christine Williams-HKTE, Lemanuel Chandler-LES, Michael Salomone-BHS, Tanya Anderson-HKTH, Jessica Chandler-CEMS, Amanda Looper-EES and Brittany Hallman-EPS. Not pictured are Jaynee Threat-EHS and Lisa Ferguson-STAR. The 2017-2018 District Teacher of the Year is Tanya Anderson. Mrs. Anderson is a middle school English teacher at Hunter-Kinard-Tyler Middle/High School and has been a teacher in the district for eight years.
2017-2018 Support Staff Person of the Year
Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4 faculty, staff and administrators gathered at Edisto Fork United Methodist Church on August 15, 2017 for the 2017-2018 Back to School Opening Ceremony. The district introduced the Support Staff Person of the Year from each school site and also the 2017-2018 Support Staff Person of the Year was introduced. The Support Staff Persons of the Year from each site are Robbie James-D.O., Shannon Culler-CACC, Doris Ende-Breland-EPS, Joanna Milledge-HKTH, Christopher Scott-HKTE, Shanika Maple-LES, Eric King-EES, Teresa Brown-EHS, and Danny Simpson-CEMS. Not pictured are Lori Williams-BHS and Adrienne Johnson-STAR. The 2017-2018 District Support Staff Person of the year is Adrienne Johnson. Ms. Johnson is the behavioral interventionist at STAR Center for Learning and she has been with the district for 11 years.
Branchville High School Presents Character Trait “Curiosity”
Branchville High School presented the character trait of the month at the August 15, 2017 board meeting. The character trait for August is “Curiosity.” The character trait was presented by Mr. David Hess, Principal of Branchville High School.
New Chief Academic Office for Secondary Schools
Dr. Lana Williams was approved to serve as the Chief Academic Officer for Secondary Schools by the Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4 Board of Trustees on June 6, 2017. Dr. Williams comes to Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4 with 24 years of experience as an educator. Dr. Williams has spent the past two years as Executive Director of Secondary Schools in Orangeburg Consolidated School District 5. Additionally, she has served as Teacher at William J. Clark Middle School, Assistant Principal of North Middle/High School, and 10 years as Principal at William J. Clark Middle School. Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4 welcomes Dr. Williams!
New Director of Cope Area Career Center
Mr. Richard Leonard, affectionately known as Colonel Leonard, was approved to serve as the Director of Cope Area Career Center by the Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4 Board of Trustees on June 6, 2017. Mr. Leonard brings 18 years of experience as an educator and over 30 years of military experience to his current position. Colonel Leonard has served as Teacher at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School, Assistant Principal in OCSD5, Assistant Administrator/Teacher at Branchville High School and most recently Assistant Director of Cope Area Career Center. Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4 wishes Colonel well in his new assignment!
School Safety Awards Presented
Mr. Wolfe, Assistant Superintendent of Operations and Planning, presented The Safety Star School Award to Cope Area Career Center and STAR Center for Learning at the May 16, 2017 board meeting. Cope Area Career Center and STAR Center for Learning were recognized for the distinction of having no work related accidents during the 2015-2016 school year. Mrs. Sandra Jameson accepted the award for Cope Area Career Center and Ms. Belinda Johnson accepted the award for STAR Center for Learning.
Edisto High School Presents Character Trait “Loyalty”
Edisto High School presented the character trait of the month at the May 16, 2017 board meeting. The character trait for May is “Loyalty.” The character trait was presented by Carol Falcone Dunlap, Haven Elizabeth Parker and Bethany Ann Jameson assisted by Edisto High School Principal, Mr. Michael Ames. As a part of the presentation, Edisto High School presented the 2016-2017 school yearbook to Dr. Newman.
Information on Proposed Consolidation Plan
NOTE: THE VENUE FOR THE PUBLIC HEARING HAS BEEN CHANGED TO ORANGEBURG CALHOUN TECHNICAL COLLEGE, BUILDING C ROOM 118!
Click here to view the General Consolidation Bill S 662, a bill to consolidate the school districts in Orangeburg County into one school district to be known as Orangeburg County School District. Additionally, Representative Gilda Cobb-Hunter will host a public hearing on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. to allow residents to share their views about Orangeburg County School Consolidation. To view the notice of public meeting, please click here.
STAR Center for Learning Presents Character Trait “Virtue”
The STAR Center for Learning presented the character trait of the month at the April 18, 2017 board meeting. The character trait for April is “Virtue.” The character trait was presented by Mrs. Jessica Nuckolls, the Young Adult Coordinator for the Orangeburg County Library. Mrs. Nuckolls is a citizen of Orangeburg County and she serves as a volunteer at the STAR Center for Learning by teaching art one day each month and working in the library. Mrs. Nuckolls is pictured with Ms. Adrienne Johnson, Behavioral Interventionist, Ms.Elouise Ray, Teacher, Ms. Belinda Johnson, Principal and Mr. Richard Leonard, Administrative Assistant, all of the STAR Center for Learning.
Edisto Elementary School Presents Character Trait “Initiative”
The Edisto Elementary School “Sensational Singers” presented the character trait of the month at the March 21, 2017 board meeting. The character trait for March is “Initiative.” The Sensational Singers, under the direction of Chorus Teacher Jonathan Fisher, consist of Amodrae Jamison, Latron Moorer, Daytron Moorer, Nicolas Phillips, Jammia Amaya, Paris Jennings, Jamequa Baliem-Odom, Olivia Williams, Jakwon Mack, and Layla Youmans. On hand to assist with the presentation was Ms. Angela Gordon, Guidance Counselor of Edisto Elementary School and also pictured is Mrs. Ronda Simmons, Principal of Edisto Elementary School.
Approved 2017-2018 School Calendar
The Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4 Board approved the 2017-2018 school calendar at the February 21, 2017 meeting. Please click here to view the calendar.
Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4 welcomes our faculty, staff, and students back from winter break. We hope that each of you spent some time with your relatives, had plenty of laughter and took a moment to reflect on those things that are most important to you. As we get back to our business at hand, we remember that the development of the students in Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4 is our first priority. We are confident that you will return to work and study with renewed enthusiasm and vigor. Thank you for all that you do for OCSD 4 and again Welcome Back!