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Mr. Travis Ard receives Monsanto Grant Award
Travis Ard, Agriculture Teacher and FFA Advisor, applied for and received a Monsanto Grant Award of $10,000. The grant will be used to assist with agriculture activities not only at Edisto High School, but also the early childhood programs at Edisto Primary School, Hunter-Kinard-Tyler Elementary School, and Lockett Elementary School. Mr. Ard is pictured with Mr. Ray and Russ Jameson of Jameson Farms and Dr. Newman.
District Christmas Card winner Halle Felder
Halle Felder was recognized and presented with a framed version of her Christmas card at the January 19, 2016 board meeting for winning the District Christmas Card Contest. Halle is a 2nd grade student at Edisto Primary School. Halle is pictured with her family, her Art Teacher Pamela Gaskins, and Dr. Newman.
Dr. William O'Quinn honored for years of service
Dr. William O'Quinn was honored at the January 19, 2016 board meeting for 35 years of service to Orangeburg Consolidated School Four as a board member. Thank you Dr. O'Quinn for your dedicated service.
Branchville High School presents character trait "Wisdom"
Students from Branchville High School presented the character trait of the month at the January 19, 2016 board meeting. The character trait for January is Wisdom. Ms. Wendy Morancie assisted the student with their presentation.
Alternative Certification Information Session
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Branchville High School Volleyball Team Recognized
The 2015 Branchville High School Volleyball Team was recognized for their outstanding season at the December 15, 2015 board meeting. In addition to being the Region 5-A Champions, the Lady Yellow Jackets were also the Class A Girls’ Volleyball State Runner-Ups for the 2015-2016 season. Congratulations to Coach Ron Nester and the Lady Yellow Jackets!
New OCSD4 Board Member Sworn In
At the November 17th, 2015 board meeting, Newly elected board member R. Mickael Ferris was sworn in. Mr. Ferris was accompanied at the meeting by friends and family. OCSD4 welcomes Mr. Ferris to our board!
Lady Jackets Volleyball In State Championship Match
The Branchville High Lady Jackets defeated East Clarendon Tuesday, November 10th, to earn their 4th trip to the title game in the past five years. A packed home crowd was on hand to see Branchville win in 3 straight games. They now take on St. Joseph, Saturday November 14th, at 11:00 am. OCSD4 is proud of our Lady Jackets!
Re-Elected Board Members and Board Officers Elected
At the November 17th, 2015 board meeting, newly re-elected board members were sworn in. Ms. Peggy Tyler, and Ms. Mary Brant were re-elected to their respective seats. Also, officer elections were conducted and Aaron Rudd was voted chair, Randy Carrigg was voted vice chair, and Mary Brant was voted Secretary. Congratulations to our re-elected Board members and to our Board Officers!
Edisto High AFJROTC Community Service
Cadets from Edisto High AFJROTC, led by instructor Lt. Col. Walter Davis Jr. collected trash on Friday, October 30th along Legrand Smoak Road in Cordova. The students participated this week as part of the Orangeburg County cleanup blitz for a litter-free week and collected over 120 pounds of trash. Edisto High sponsors Legrand Smoak road for Palmetto Pride and cleans the road every month as a community service. Edisto High AFJROTC has been recognized as a National Distinguished Unit 10 times.
Clemson University MISTER Program visits Lockett
Members of the Call Me Mister (Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role models) Program of Clemson University spent Friday, September 25 at Lockett Elementary School. Mr. LeManuel Chandler, also a member of Call Me Mister, arranged to have the Misters come to Lockett to work alongside teachers in the classroom, interact with students, attend meetings, and get a feel for the life of a teacher.
Employee wins first place at National Conference
At the School Nutrition Conference in October, Edisto Elementary staff member Gussie Whetstone won 1st prize for her hand-made wreath. Attendees were asked to participate in designing a homemade wreath, hat or apron. The entries were judged on artistic efforts, most unique design, and most effective expression of the farm theme.
Disaster Assistance Information
FEMA is currently in the OCSD4 area (Neeses). They are asking anybody with damage due to the October 1st floods to apply for assistance. You can visit the site at the Neeses Town Hall or call 800-621-3362. If you have experienced, or know somebody that has experienced hardship due to the flood, please contact FEMA.
Make-up days for October flood
The second make-up day for students will be March 18th, previously a Teacher Staff Development day. The third make-up day for students will be May 30th, previously the Memorial Day holiday. Please click on the "Calendars" link above to view the revised 2015-2016 school year calendar.
First Make Up Day Announced-October 19th
OCSD4 will use Monday, October 19th as their first make up day from the five days that the district was out due to the floods. October 19th was originally scheduled as a teacher work day, but now will be a full student day. The district will decide on the remaining make up days at the October board meeting.