Archives for February 2014

The Future of Learning Has Arrived at OCS!

Wonder what happens when you “blend” experienced teachers, eager 8th grade students, and the very latest in online teaching tools? Pure magic, that’s what! Check out these images from Mrs. Potter’s Language Arts classroom, where she and Dr. Breedlove used a web-based student response system, called, to gather feedback and steer class discussion regarding a […]

WOCS Hits The Airwaves

WOCS is our very-own student-lead radio program. This brand new station debuted at the start of the 2013-2014 school year, under the direction of Music Teacher William Dawson. WOCS represents Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM)-based education at its very finest. It incorporates reading, writing, presentation, technology, and musical skills. Not to mention, it […]

Inclement Weather Make-Up Days for Orange Charter School

Tuesday, 3/4, Friday, 3/7, & Tuesday, 3/18 Snow Day(s) Make-Up: There will be no make-up days for these snow/ice events. Our lengthened school day affords us this luxury as it places us well above the year-long minimum hours requirement for the State of NC.   Thursday, 2/13-Friday, 2/14 Snow Day(s) Make-Up: Monday, April 21st has […]

Join us for the OCS Digital Learning Showcase on Monday, 3/10 starting at 5:30 PM!

OCS Digital Learning Showcase Flier

Place your bids for the 2014 Spring Fling Online Auction!

Click here to access the online auction page! Orange Charter School is hosting an auction to raise money for school technology and teacher support. The online auction will be live from April 14th at 9am through April 27th at 10pm. Many great items are available, including summer camps and various lessons. All items purchased online […]

Weighing in on “Teachers and the Great Economic Debate”

This Monday, I had the privilege of attending the latest version of the NCSU-sponsored Emerging Issues Forum, entitled Teachers and the Great Economic Debate. There was a star-studded lineup of speakers at the event, including former NC Governor Jim Hunt Jr., best-selling author and human motivation expert Daniel Pink, Time Magazine contributor Amanda Ripley, Harvard economist Raj Chetty, […]

You are cordially invited to the OCS Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on Wednesday, April 9th from 8-9AM!

OCS Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast Invite We appreciate our parent and community volunteers! Please drop in anytime between 8-9 AM on the morning of Wednesday, April 9th to enjoy breakfast, student musical performances, and other heartfelt gestures of our appreciation.

Orange Charter School Proudly Hosts a National STEAM Training Event on January 21st-22nd

50+ educators from as far away as Georgia and California will assemble in the Orange Charter gymnasium on January 21st through 22nd for a sold-out, 2-day STEAM Certification Training lead by STEAM pioneer Georgette Yakman from Every Orange Charter teacher and teacher assistant will become STEAM-certified as a result. We are thrilled for this […]

STEAM Education FAQ

Orange Charter School is well on its way to becoming an authentic STEAM learning environment!   What is STEAM education & how does it differ from STEM? STEAM is STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) teaching & learning built around an Arts foundation. Whereas STEM tends to focus on purely technical elements, STEAM is careful to […]

Now accepting applications for Fall 2014-2015, deadline is Thursday, February 13th at 3 PM

We are now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 School Year. The application window opened on Friday, January 3rd and closes on Thursday, February 13th at 3 PM. Siblings of our current students are guaranteed admission for Kindergarten & 6th grade and are given priority for other grades (space allowing). All other applications will be entered into […]