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Upcoming Events
Repeating Event - Early Release
8:00 AM - 1:20 PM
Repeating Event - SCPASS Testing
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Repeating Event - Early Release
8:00 AM - 1:20 PM
Repeating Event - SCPASS Testing
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Welcome to Orangeburg Consolidated School District Four
OCSD4 Arts Festival!
The Orangeburg Consolidated School District Four Arts Festival will be held Saturday, April 5th at the Prince of Orange Mall in Orangeburg, SC.  The performance times are 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.  Performing will be:  Edisto High Chorus, Branchville High Band, Carver Edisto Middle Band, Hunter Kinard Tyler Drum Line and Band, Edisto High Spanish Dance Team, Edisto Primary Chorus, and the Edisto Golden Essence Drum Line.  Artwork from all OCSD4 schools will also be on display. 
OCSD4 2013 Christmas Card Artist Recognized at Board Meeting
Congratulations to Maryssa Strickland for winning this year's OCSD4 Christmas card contest.  Maryssa is a 10th grader at Edisto High School.  She was assisted by her art teacher, Mrs. Winston. Maryssa was recognized (shown with Superintendent Turner) at the February, 18th board meeting.  Great job Maryssa!
4 Year Old, 5 Year Old School Registration

 It’s Round-Up Time!
4-Year-Old Child Development and 5-Year-Old Kindergarten
Registration will begin February 18, 2014. 

Students must be 4 or 5 on or before September 1, 2014 to register.
Parents are to register their children at the school for which they are zoned. 

School Hours:  8:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.

Edisto Primary School (803) 536-4782
Hunter-Kinard-Tyler Elementary School (803) 263-4441
Lockett Elementary School (803) 274-8588

 Required Documentation for Registration:

2 Proofs of Residency
Social Security Card
Birth Certificate
Immunization Card
Medicaid Card (If applicable) 

Child Find:  If you know of a child or adolescent, age birth through twenty-one, whom you
suspect may have a disability, and are interested in Child Find, contact the District Office

Thank You OCSD4 Board of Trustees

January is traditionally the month that we recognize and honor our school board members.  Our school board members are outstanding community leaders who give freely of their time and talents to help guide our district.  We are most fortunate in OCSD4- our board members have provided many years of service to our community and they are relentless in their vocal support for public education.

Board members face many difficult challenges in their role and one of the most difficult is during budget times.   The board is often faced with the difficult decision of how to balance the budget with the least impact of reducing resources to our students.   As you all know our board is very good stewards of the community’s money and they always attempt to maintain the high integrity of our staff and programs without tax increases.   In past years this has been a difficult challenge as the State made reductions to funding.    We are hopeful that for FY 15 budget cuts will not be one of the challenges to be addressed.

Our board members attend countless meetings, weekend conferences, and respond to many late-night and early-morning phone calls as part of the job they perform.  

Our seven member board is comprised of very caring and well-informed members.   They all have the best interest of our district at heart and make decisions that are good for the whole consolidated district.

Please join me in expressing your appreciation to these members:   Mrs. Peggy J. Tyler, Chair, Dr. William O’Quinn, Vice-Chair, Mrs. Mary Brant, Secretary, and members Mr. Aaron Rudd, Mr. Joseph Garvin, Ms. Linda Huggins, and Mr. Randy Carrigg.

HKT Trojans win State Title
Congratulations to the HKT Trojans on winning the South Carolina Class A Division II State Football Championship. The Trojans defeated Timmonsville on Friday, November 29, 2013 and won their first state title. Orangeburg Consolidated School District Four is proud of the coaches and team for their outstanding achievements on the field.
District Four Swears In New Board Member

On November  19, 2013, Mr. Randy Carrigg took his Oath of Office and joined the Orangeburg Consolidated School District Four Board of Trustees. His wife, Jan Carrigg, daughter Haylee Judy and son-in-law Brad Judy all took part in the swearing in ceremony.  We welcome Mr. Carrigg to the Orangeburg Consolidated School District Four Board and look forward to working with him.

Pictured from left to right: Brad Judy, Haylee Judy, Jan Carrigg, Randy Carrigg and Brenda Turner-Superintendent
Reaffirming Oath of Office
On November 19, 2013, Mr. Aaron Rudd, Dr. William O'Quinn and Mr. Joseph Garvin reaffirmed their committment to the Orangeburg Consolidated School District Four Board of Trustees by taking the Oath of Office.  We congratulate these gentlemen and look forward to continuing to work with them.

Pictured left to right: Aaron Rudd, William O'Quinn, Joseph Garvin and Brenda Turner-Superintendent
School Nutrition Staff Attends SNA Conference

Members of the district’s school nutrition staff attended the School Nutrition Association State Conference held in Myrtle Beach, SC October 17-20, 2013.  Dale Harrison, cafeteria manager for Edisto Elementary, and her staff won 1st place in the Apron Design Contest with their carrot apron design.  Angela Robinson, School Nutrition Director, won 3rd place in the #10 Can decorating contest depicting the conference’s theme “Together, We can Make the Pieces Fit.”  Attending the conference this year were Ella Franklin, Carver-Edisto Middle School, Elaine Smoak, Branchville High/Lockett Elementary Schools, Frances Shuler, Edisto Primary School, Linda Brown, Hunter-Kinard-Tyler Elementary/High Schools, Dale Harrison, Edisto Elementary School, Lynne Drawdy and Angela Robinson of the District Office.  The attendees participated in educational classes and attended a Food Expo.

AFJROTC presents Colors
The AFJROTC from Edisto High School presented the Colors for the October State Board Meeting on October 9, 2013.  The unit is under the leadership of Lt. Col. Walter Davis.  The members that presented the Colors were Trey Hardee, Dante Sanders, Malik Franklin and Nicholas Smoak.  Thank you gentlemen for representing our District with honor and pride.
Pictured left to right: Dr. Zais, Trey Hardee, Dante Sanders, Malik Franklin, Nicholas Smoak and Lt. Col. Walter Davis.

Palmetto Gold or Silver Award Winners
Congratulations to the faculty and staff of the following schools for being recognized as a Palmetto Gold or Sliver Award Winner.  This award was based upon growth in their absolute rating for general performance.  These schools were honored at our August 20th Board Meeting.

Orangeburg 4 Teacher of the Year
 Eunice Jennings, 6th grade ELA teacher, has been working with students at Carver Edisto Middle for over twelve years.  She works many hours beyond the school day by tutoring students, participating on the Instructional Strategies Planning Team, coordinating the Summer Reading Program and acting as the ELS Department Chair.  Jennings' philosophy is based on the belief that "each student learns differently and brings unique life experiences to the classroom.  What drives her to success each day is her mantra "Give a child information, and he may know that information for a test.  Teach a child the love of learning and he will learn for life".  Congratulations Eunice and know how proud we are that you are with the OCSD4 family!  shown: Eunice and Superintendent Brenda Turner
District Support Staff Person of the Year
Shirley Mount, executive secretary for Exceptional Education, has been with the District for over 20 years.   She works diligently to ensure that the needs of every student she comes in contact with are met.  Parents are served with just as much care and consideration as students.  One of her outstanding character traits is humility, which is evidenced by her statement "I am surprised and honored that I was chosen to represent the District Office and if I receive this honor, I think my heart will burst but I will be happy for whoever receives it because I know everyone is deserving... I truly do not believe any one person is better than another".  shown with Superintendent Brenda Turner
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