Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Melaney Orr
I was born in Onslow county in 1983. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 15 years. We have 3 sons, Alex, Blaine and Harrison. My oldest will be in 6th grade and Blaine is in 3rd grade at HES. Harrison is 4 and will be attending preschool. I graduated from Richlands High in 2001. Go Wildcats! I received my Associates of Arts from Coastal Carolina Community College. I went on to University of North Carolina at Wilmington. There I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Psychology.
This is my 16th year teaching for Onslow County. I taught kindergarten for 12 years at RPS and Stateside Elementary. This is my 4th year teaching 2nd grade. I am very excited and looking forward to a new year!
Professional Mission Statement
Teach students to believe they can achieve, inspire them to be leaders, and treat everyone with respect.
COHORT B PLEASE READ!
I will be listing acitvities for cohort B to do on the first 3 days of school.
Be on the lookout Thursday evening around 5:00 for a link on our school website to watch my virtual orientation video. I will be covering how to get to our classroom, the changes that have been put in place to social distance. Also, what to expect the first day, remote learning, and paperwork that will need to be returned. I will also be setting up accounts on class DoJo that will send you a text message to join. This is the form of communication I use with parents as well as tracking behavior. Have any questions please email me!
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*** Face masks and a neck gaiter will be provided to your child. Masks must be worn at all times. Please make sure you discuss this with you child. Breaks with the masks will be provided throughout the day. Discuss with your child the importance of social distancing in the hallways, in the classroom, as well as outside. Remind them to wash their hands frequently!
New School Year
Welcome back to a brand new school year 2nd Grade! I am very excited and eager to get back into the classroom and return to what I enjoy, teaching! I hope everyone is well rested up and just as excited to begin this new adventure! Being a new learning process for all of us here and across the country I ask that everyone is patient as we try things to see what will work best for the students in room 601. I am sure there will be many times we will try something and have to go back to the drawing board, have patience as we figure this out together. Orientation will be virtual, but I will try to make things as simple and clear for everyone. I have an updated supply list and class schedule on my webpage so be sure to check them out. You will need to keep some things at home to use during your remote learning. Notebooks will travel to and from school when needed for students to work in and remote learning work will need to be turned in when they return to school. It is imparative that your child charges his/her laptop every night and it comes to school for classroom instructional days. I am looking forward to this year, teaching your child, taking this situation and making it a positive experience for all. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org