OCS Weekly Updates

  • Summer Update - Friday, July 30, 2021

    Posted by Jessica Wells on 7/30/2021 5:00:00 PM

    Hello, OCS Family! Read below for the latest district news and updates.  

    CONTACT INFORMATION 

    Contact Information 

    In order to stay up to date on the latest news and updates from the district, we encourage our families to ensure that their most recent contact information, including phone numbers and email addresses, is on file at their schools. Having current and accurate information is essential in our effort to provide the OCS family with important notices and updates.  

    If you or someone you know has not been, or has stopped, receiving district calls, emails or text messages, please contact your school’s data manager to confirm that your contact information is entered correctly.  

    OCS HIRING BUS DRIVERS 

    OCS is hiring bus drivers 

    OCS is hiring bus drivers! Starting pay for drivers is $15 an hour, and those who sign on now will receive a $2,500 sign-on bonus.  

    Training will be provided, and the district will help new hires obtain a CDL driver’s license. The next driver class will be held August 9-13. To be included in this class, apply by July 30 at www.onslow.k12.nc.us/busdriver. Another class will be held August 23-27. To be included in that class, please apply by August 13.  

    BUS FORM FOR TRANSFERRING OVS STUDENTS 

    If your child attended Onslow Virtual School for the 2020-2021 school year, but will be transitioning back to in-person school for the upcoming school year, please complete the form below if you will require transportation services.   

    With the large number of students transferring back to their home schools this year, it is important for planning purposes to have accurate transportation needs information as soon as possible.   

    You can complete the form here: Previous OVS Student Transportation Form

    You do not need to complete this form if you do not require transportation or if your student is not transferring from OVS to a traditional school. Please contact the OCS Transportation Department at 910-455-5037 if you have any additional questions or concerns.   

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  • Summer Update - Friday, July 16, 2021

    Posted by Jessica Wells on 7/16/2021 5:00:00 PM

    Hello, OCS Family! We hope you are having a fun and safe summer break. See below for all the latest district news and updates.  

    COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION 

    As we prepare for the coming school year, we have an important reminder from OCS and the Onslow County Health Department. While COVID vaccinations are not required, families who wish for their children 12 years old and older to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the beginning of school need to make arrangements to receive their first dose within the next week. 

    Please contact the Onslow County Health Department Citizen’s Phone Bank at (910) 989-5027 or visit https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/vaccines to find one of the nearly 40 locations across Onslow County offering COVID-19 vaccines. 

    SCHOOL NUTRITION UPDATE 

    School Nutrition Updates 

    The OCS School Nutrition Department would like to remind families that free summer meals are available to students in OCS summer learning programs and to campers at certain community camps based at school sites.  

    Meal pickup will no longer be available at St. Paul Freewill Baptist Church in Richlands but will continue to be offered at K-12 Coders and Bring It On eSports in Jacksonville.  

    K-12 Coders, located at 103 North Plain Road in Jacksonville, will offer breakfast pickup between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. and lunch pickup between 1 and 2 p.m., Monday-Friday. From 12-1 p.m., July 12-23, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, free lunches pickup will be available at Bring It On eSports at 722 Bell Fork Road in Jacksonville.  

    Parents wishing to pick up meals for their children can contact the School Nutrition Office to obtain a Meal ID Card.  

    OCS HIRING BUS DRIVERS 

    OCS Is Hiring Bus Drivers 

    OCS is hiring bus drivers! Starting pay for drivers is $15 an hour, and those who sign on now will receive a $2,500 sign-on bonus.  

    Training will be provided, and the district will help new hires obtain a CDL driver’s license. The next driver class will be held July 26-30. To be included in this class, apply by July 16 at www.onslow.k12.nc.us/busdriver. Another class will be held August 9-13. To be included in that class, please apply by July 30.  

    EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION SESSIONS 

    OCS Human Resources will be hosting information sessions in the coming weeks for those interested in starting a career with Onslow County Schools.  

    For those interested in a career as a bus driver, cafeteria worker, maintenance worker, or custodian can attend the July 21, in-person session for more information on employment opportunities. Those who prefer a virtual option can sign up for the July 26 virtual session. Register at http://bit.ly/ocsjobs21.  

    Interested in learning more about becoming a teacher? OCS will host a virtual information session on how to turn your AA or BA degree into a teaching career on July 27. Register for this session by July 26 at 12 p.m. at http://bit.ly/ocsteachers21.  

    See more about these sessions below:  

    Employment Information Session 

    Teacher Information Session 

    BUS FORM FOR TRANSFERRING OVS STUDENTS 

    If your child attended Onslow Virtual School for the 2020-2021 school year, but will be transitioning back to in-person school for the upcoming school year, please complete the form below if you will require transportation services.  

    With the large number of students transferring back to their home schools this year, it is important for planning purposes to have accurate transportation needs information as soon as possible.  

    You can complete the form here: Previous OVS Student Transportation Form.

    You do not need to complete this form if you do not require transportation or if your student is not transferring from OVS to a traditional school. Please contact the OCS Transportation Department at 910-455-5037 if you have any additional questions or concerns.  

     

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  • Summer Update - Friday, July 2, 2021

    Posted by Jessica Wells on 7/2/2021 5:00:00 PM

    Hello, OCS Family! Read below for all the latest district news and updates.  

    HOLIDAY REMINDER 

    Holiday Reminder 

    We would like to remind our families that, in observance of the Independence Day holiday, OCS schools and offices will be closed on Monday, July 5. And remember, no OCS summer learning programs will be held the week of July 5-9.  

    Have a safe and happy holiday!  

    SCHOOL NUTRITION UPDATE 

    Nutrition Updates 

    The OCS School Nutrition Department will pause summer meal service at schools and the K-12 Coders pick-up site for the week of July 5-9.  

    Food service will resume on Monday, July 12.  

    From 10-11 a.m., July 12-23, Monday through Friday, free lunches for children will be available for curbside pick-up at St. Paul Freewill Baptist Church, located at 7176 Gum Branch Road in Richlands. 

    From 12-1 p.m., July 12-23, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, free lunches for children will be available for pick-up at Bring It On eSports at 722 Bell Fork Road in Jacksonville. 

    Parents wanting to pick up meals for their children can contact the School Nutrition Office to obtain a Meal ID Card. 

    OCS HIRING BUS DRIVERS 

    Bus Driver Recruitment  

    OCS is hiring bus drivers! Starting pay for drivers is $15 an hour, and those who sign on now will receive a $2,500 sign-on bonus.  

    Training will be provided, and the district will help new hires obtain a CDL driver’s license. The next driver class will be held July 12-16. To be included in this class, apply by July 2 at www.onslow.k12.nc.us/busdriver. Another class will be held July 26-30. To be included in that class, please apply by July 16.  

    NEWS FROM THE BOARD 

    A summary and video of the Onslow County Board of Education meeting held June 29 can be found here: News from the Board

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  • Summer Update - Friday, June 18, 2021

    Posted by Jessica Wells on 6/18/2021 5:00:00 PM

    Hello, OCS Family! We hope you are having a fun and safe summer so far. Read below for all the latest district news and updates.  

    SUMMER LEARNING KICKS OFF 

    A student at Bell Fork Elementary works on an art project during Explorations camp.  

    This week, OCS Discover kicked off, with Adventures and Explorations programs starting at schools across the county. Adventures programs will address learning loss in students who need extra support going into the new school year, while Explorations will offer students of any age or learning level learning opportunities they may have missed out on over the past year. Explorations topics include art, robotics, culinary arts, science, and more.  

    Thank you to all who have signed up to participate in summer learning. We are looking forward to a summer full of educational opportunities for students! 

    SUMMER MEAL SERVICE 

    School Nutrition Information 

    Free school meals will be available to Onslow County Schools students attending summer learning programs June 14 - July 23. Free meals will also be offered to children enrolled at certain camps with the YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, and Jacksonville Recreation and Parks from June 7 to August 6.  

    Parents of children 1 to 18 years old, who are not attending summer programs, can pick up free meals at the K-12 Coders camp, located at 103 North Plain Road in Jacksonville. Breakfast will be available to walk in and pick up between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m., and lunches can be picked up between 1 and 2 p.m. To pick up meals, parents will need School Meal ID Tags for their children. Parents can schedule an appointment to obtain School Meal ID Tags by calling the Onslow County Schools Student Nutrition office at 910-478-3480. 

    OCLC GREEN SCHOOL RECOGNITION 

    NC Green School of Promise 

    Onslow County Learning Center has been recognized as an NC Green School of Promise! 

    NC Green Schools of Promise are schools that are taking the initial steps to improve their sustainability and environmental education curriculum. 

    The selection committee at the Center for the Environment at Catawba College said that OCLC’s application was filled with wonderful examples and provided great details of the school’s accomplishments of environmental sustainability and student participation. Especially impressive to the judges were the school’s commitment to engaging students through environmentally focused learning using the school’s surrounding longleaf pine habitat, the variety of outdoor learning spaces, the citizen science projects, and the solar energy and wind turbines that power the aquaponics lab.  

    Congratulations, OCLC, and keep up the great work! 

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  • Weekly Update - Friday, June 4, 2021

    Posted by Jessica Wells on 6/4/2021 5:00:00 PM

    Hello, OCS Family! Starting this week, OCS updates will be shared every other week throughout the summer. We will return to weekly updates beginning in August.  

    Below, you can find all the latest district news.  

    GLADYS STAFFORD AWARD 

    Felicia Hill accepts the Gladys Stafford Award alongside SBHS Principal Helen Gross and HR staff member Tara Patterson 

    Earlier this week, Swansboro High School Receptionist Felicia Hill was named the Gladys H. Stafford Award winner for the 2020-2021 school year. The Gladys Stafford Award is given annually to an OCS employee who shows outstanding secretarial service.  

    In her nomination letter, SBHS Principal Helen Gross said, “Ms. Hill is an integral part of everything we do at Swansboro High School. She knows all the students, parents, grandparents, business owners, etc. She has created a legacy as our front office receptionist over the past 18 years. Ms. Hill’s gregarious personality make her the face of Swansboro High School.” 

    Congratulations, Ms. Hill, and thank you for all you do! 

    SCIENCE OF READING PRESENTATION 

    On Thursday, a group of Onslow County educators, including Superintendent Barry Collins, Executive Director of Elementary Education Mark Bulris, Summersill Elementary School Principal Jerome Gidrey, and Summersill Elementary School teacher Courtney Hughes, presented to the North Carolina State Board of Education information on OCS’ journey to implement the Science of Reading in ELA classrooms.  

    The Science of Reading is “evidence-based reading instruction practices that address the acquisition of language phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics and spelling, fluency, vocabulary, oral language, and comprehension that can be differentiated to meet the needs of individual students.”  

    A video on the Science of Reading in Onslow County Schools can be found here: Science of Reading Video

    You can listen to a recording of the OCS team’s entire presentation here: Science of Reading Presentation.  

    GRADUATION SCHEDULE 

    The district’s final graduations for the Class of 2021 will happen this weekend!  

    Remember, you can find a full list of high school graduation times and links to the recordings/livestreams on the OCS website: Graduation Livestream Schedule. Graduations will all be hosted on either the Onslow Schools Television channel or the OCS Multimedia channel. Click on the graphic for your school to be directed to the appropriate channel.  

    Congratulations, graduates! 

    NEWS FROM THE BOARD 

    A summary and video of the Onslow County Board of Education meeting held June 1 can be found here: News from the Board

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  • Weekly Update - Friday, May 28, 2021

    Posted by Jessica Wells on 5/28/2021 5:00:00 PM

    Hello, OCS Family! Find below the latest district news and updates.  

    SUPERINTENDENT MESSAGE 

    Dear OCS Families, 

    As we bring the 2020-2021 school year to a close, I wanted to thank you for your flexibility, patience, and understanding this year. Without a doubt, this has been one of the hardest school years any of us have ever seen. We experienced close contacts, quarantines, positive cases, cohorts, virtual learning, face coverings, and social distancing. Our staff created a 5,000+ student virtual school from scratch, fed students in curbside pickup lines, cleaned buses and classrooms, wiped down desks and doorknobs, and constructed dividers from plexiglass and shower curtains. Students have had virtual classes and counseling, online concerts and performances, and more Microsoft Teams sessions than anyone can count.  

    Despite the many challenges this year has given us, one thing has remained constant – the support our community has given in helping fulfill the school system’s commitment to providing our students an excellent education.  

    As your superintendent, I deeply appreciate what you have done to support our teachers, staff, and administrators to make a difference in the lives of our students. 

    Have a great summer, 

    Dr. Barry Collins 

    HOLIDAY REMINDER 

    Memorial Day reminder

    We would like to remind our families that, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday, all OCS schools and offices will be closed on Monday, May 31. Have a safe holiday weekend! 

    SCHOOL NUTRITION UPDATE 

    School Nutrition Update 

    Friday, May 28 was the last day of curbside meal service at the Northside High School Student Nutrition Hub. More information on summer meal service will be coming soon. 

    TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS OF THE YEAR 

    Each year, the OCS Instructional Services team recognizes the best of the best teachers and administrators in the county for their unique strengths. Find below a list of 2020-2021 OCS Teachers and Administrators of the Year by subject matter:  

    • STEM/STEAM Teacher of the Year: Amanda Allen, Onslow Virtual School 
    • Math Teacher of the Year: Stephanie Williams, Richlands High 
    • Tech Savvy Teacher of the Year: Breanna Murdock, Hunters Creek Middle 
    • Global Teacher of the Year: Diana Albarracin, Carolina Forest Elementary 
    • AVID Teacher of the Year: Chelsea Bernetski, Swansboro Middle 
    • Arts Teacher of the Year: Lindsay Williams, Swansboro Elementary 
    • CTE Teacher of the Year: Cara Jackson, Richlands High 
    • New CTE Teacher of the Year: Heather Morrow, Jacksonville High 
    • Literacy Teacher of the Year: Rheta Meyer, Swansboro Middle 
    • Student Support Educator of the Year: Norberto Rodriguez, Onslow County Learning Center 
    • STEM/STEAM Administrator of the Year: Teah Bulris, Hunters Creek Elementary 
    • Math Administrator of the Year: Michelle Napier, Hunters Creek Middle 
    • Tech Savvy Administrator of the Year: Chris Barnes, White Oak High 
    • Global Administrator of the Year: Leanne Ervin, Carolina Forest Elementary 
    • AVID Administrator of the Year: Jerome Gidrey, Summersill Elementary 
    • Arts Administrator of the Year: Kelly Clarke, Meadow View Elementary 
    • Literacy Administrator of the Year: Crystal Howard, Clyde Erwin Elementary 
    • Student Support Administrator of the Year: Laurie Strope, Richlands Elementary 

    Congratulations to you all and thank you for everything you do for students! 

    OCS GRADUATION SCHEDULE 

    Graduation season is upon us! This year, OCS is excited to return to holding graduation ceremonies live and in-person. Ceremonies, as they have been in the past, will also be livestreamed on OCS YouTube channels.   

    Graduation Schedule:   

    • Dixon High School: Friday, May 28, 6:30 p.m.  
    • Southwest High School: Friday, May 28, 7 p.m.  
    • Richlands High School: Wednesday, June 2, 10 a.m.  
    • Northside High School: Wednesday, June 2, 6 p.m.  
    • Jacksonville High School: Thursday, June 3, 7:30 p.m.  
    • Swansboro High School: Friday, June 4, 7 p.m.  
    • White Oak High School: Saturday, June 5, 9 a.m.  

    You can find a full list of high school graduation times and livestream links on the OCS website: Graduation Livestream Schedule. Graduations will all be hosted on either the Onslow Schools Television channel or the OCS Multimedia channel. Click on the graphic for your school at the scheduled time to be directed to the appropriate channel.  

    OCS HIRING BUS DRIVERS 

    OCS is hiring bus drivers! Those who sign up now will receive a $1,000 sign-on bonus. Training will be provided, and the district will help new hires obtain a CDL driver’s license. The next driver class will be held June 7-11. To be included in this class, apply by June 1 at www.onslow.k12.nc.us/busdriver

    BOE MEETING JUNE 1 

    The regular monthly meeting of the Onslow County Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Eastern North Carolina Regional Skills Center. Agenda items include the presentation of the 2021-2022 Title I Plan.  

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  • Weekly Update - Friday, May 21, 2021

    Posted by Jessica Wells on 5/21/2021 5:00:00 PM

    Hello, OCS Family! Thank you for a great week of learning. Read below for all the latest district news and updates.  

    OECHS GRADUATES INAUGURAL CLASS 

    OECHS Graduates walk together 

    Onslow County Schools is excited to share that on Friday, May 14, 2021 the first graduating class of Onslow Early College High School walked across the stage and became alumni.   

    On Friday night, all 52 OECHS graduates walked away with their high school diplomas, and 50 received associate degrees from Coastal Carolina Community College the next day. Two of the graduates will enlist in the military, one will continue at CCCC, and 49 will go on to continue their education at a university. 

    You can read more about the OECHS Class of 2021 on the OCS website: Inaugural Class of OECHS Graduates

    TESTING EARLY RELEASE 

    As the academic year comes to a close, schools across the state are preparing to give end of grade and end of course tests. Students who have been in virtual schools also need to take their tests, and current state guidelines require these tests be done in-person.  

    To ensure enough space for our virtual school students, all OCS middle schools and Clyde Erwin Elementary Magnet School will be releasing early on Tuesday, May 25, Wednesday, May 26, and Thursday, May 27.  

    OCS GRADUATION SCHEDULE 

    Graduation season is upon us! This year, OCS is excited to return to holding graduation ceremonies live and in-person. Ceremonies, as they have been in the past, will also be livestreamed on OCS YouTube channels.  

    Graduation Schedule:  

    • Dixon High School: Friday, May 28, 6:30 p.m. 
    • Southwest High School: Friday, May 28, 7 p.m. 
    • Richlands High School: Wednesday, June 2, 10 a.m. 
    • Northside High School: Wednesday, June 2, 6 p.m. 
    • Jacksonville High School: Thursday, June 3, 7:30 p.m. 
    • Swansboro High School: Friday, June 4, 7 p.m. 
    • White Oak High School: Saturday, June 5, 9 a.m. 

    You can find a full list of high school graduation times and livestream links on the OCS website: Graduation Livestream Schedule. Graduations will all be hosted on either the Onslow Schools Television channel or the OCS Multimedia channel. Click on the graphic for your school at the scheduled time to be directed to the appropriate channel.  

    OCS DISCOVER 2021 

    OCS Discover 2021 Information and Updates 

    The district is excited to offer two summer learning programs for students to address learning loss and provide enrichment opportunities.    

    Summer Adventures will address learning loss in students with the most need and will consist of 5 weeks of daily instruction. Summer Explorations will consist of one-week long “mini-camps” designed and developed by each school. These sessions will be focused on special interest topics and give students some of the experiences they have missed out on over the past year and a half.   

    More information on Discover 2021 summer learning programs can be found on the OCS website: OCS Discover 2021

    OCS HIRING BUS DRIVERS 

    OCS is hiring bus drivers! Those who sign up now will receive a $1,000 sign-on bonus. With a Monday-Friday schedule and nights, weekends and holidays off, this is a perfect opportunity for those who are retired, those who are stay-at-home parents, or those looking for extra income. Training will be provided, and the district will help new hires obtain a CDL driver’s license. The next driver class will be held June 7-11. To be included in this class, apply by June 1 at www.onslow.k12.nc.us/busdriver

    CONTACT INFORMATION  

    In order to stay up to date on the latest news and updates from the district, we encourage our families to ensure that their most recent contact information, including phone numbers and email addresses, is on file at their schools. Having current and accurate information is essential in our effort to provide the OCS family with important notices and updates.     

    If you or someone you know has not been, or has stopped, receiving district notices, please contact your school's data manager to confirm that your contact information is entered correctly.  

    FOLLOW OCS ON SOCIAL MEDIA  

    Keep up with even more OCS happenings on the following platforms:    
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    Twitter - @OnslowSchools    
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  • Weekly Update - Friday, May 14, 2021

    Posted by Jessica Wells on 5/14/2021 5:00:00 PM

    Hello, OCS Family! Thank you for another great week.  

    We would like to remind our families that COVID-19 precautions, including face coverings, are still in place in schools and will be for the remainder of the year. With your help, we can finish the year healthy and strong. We will continue to stay up to date on state guidelines for schools and keep you updated on any changes that may come.  

    Catch up on all the latest district news and updates below.  

    OCS DISCOVER 2021 

    Discover 2021 Information 

    The district is excited to offer two summer learning programs for students to address learning loss and provide enrichment opportunities.   

    Summer Adventures will address learning loss in students with the most need and will consist of 5 weeks of daily instruction. Summer Explorations will consist of one-week long “mini-camps” designed and developed by each school. These sessions will be focused on special interest topics and give students some of the experiences they have missed out on over the past year and a half.  

    More information on Discover 2021 summer learning programs can be found on the OCS website: OCS Discover 2021

    TESTING EARLY RELEASE 

    As the academic year comes to a close, schools across the state are preparing to give end of grade and end of course tests. Students who have been in virtual schools also need to take their tests, and current state guidelines require these tests be done in-person.  

    To ensure enough space for our virtual school students, all OCS middle schools and Clyde Erwin Elementary Magnet School will be releasing early on Tuesday, May 25, Wednesday, May 26, and Thursday, May 27. We are working with our transportation department on dismissal times but anticipate it will be like what we have done for an early release professional development day.  

    We will have more specific information as testing days get closer. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding as we work together to support our virtual school students. 

    OCS MENTOR OF THE YEAR 

    Alyssa Moistner with her mentee and principal 

    On Wednesday, Alyssa Moistner, a teacher at Meadow View Elementary School, was named the 2020-2021 OCS Mentor of the Year. Ms. Moistner was surprised with the news by her principal at a staff meeting.  

    In her nomination, MVES teacher Kayla Anderson, said that having Ms. Moistner as her mentor has “emphatically influenced [her] third year of teaching.” 

    “Anytime I step into Ms. Moistner’s classroom or call her, it is never a bad time, and she is always elated to help,” Ms. Anderson said. “Routinely, she greets me with, ‘whatcha got,’ just ready to solve whatever puzzle I have brought.” 

    Congratulations, Ms. Moistner, and thank you for all you do! 

    VACCINATION CLINICS 

    Vaccine Information 

    StarMed Healthcare will host COVID-19 vaccination clinics at school sites in the coming days.

    First doses of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines will be available at Northside High School on Friday, May 14 until 8 p.m. On Saturday, May 15, StarMed will be at Southwest Middle School, vaccinating all those ages 12 and up, from 1-6 p.m. 

    Learn more or register for either event at www.starmed.care.  

    CONTACT INFORMATION  

    In order to stay up to date on the latest news and updates from the district, we encourage our families to ensure that their most recent contact information, including phone numbers and email addresses, is on file at their schools. Having current and accurate information is essential in our effort to provide the OCS family with important notices and updates.     

    If you or someone you know has not been, or has stopped, receiving district notices, please contact your school's data manager to confirm that your contact information is entered correctly.  

    FOLLOW OCS ON SOCIAL MEDIA  

    Keep up with even more OCS happenings on the following platforms:    
    Facebook - @OCSNC    
    Twitter - @OnslowSchools    
    Instagram - onslowcountyschools 

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  • Weekly Update - Friday, May 7, 2021

    Posted by Jessica Wells on 5/7/2021 5:00:00 PM

    Hello, OCS Family! Thank you for helping make this week great! Below, you can catch up on all the latest district news and updates.  

    OCS EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION 

    Employee Appreciation Banner 

    This week, we celebrated all the employees that make Onslow County Schools great! To our teachers, principals, operations staff, support staff, transportation staff, central office staff, and everyone else who works hard for our students: thank you! You all make a difference each day.  

    BEGINNING TEACHER OF THE YEAR 

    Elizabeth Cook with Principal Chris Andre and district HR staff member Tara Patterson 

    Earlier this week, Elizabeth Cook, a 6th grade social studies teacher at Hunters Creek Middle School, was named the 2020-2021 OCS Beginning Teacher of the Year. Ms. Cook was surprised with the news in her classroom by school and district staff.  

    In the nomination submitted by HCMS Assistant Principal Michelle Napier, Ms. Cook was described as “a natural.” 

    “She is an artist in the classroom with the special ability to communicate her passion for the content area in such a way that all the students are motivated to become fully invested,” the nomination said. “Ms. Cook is confident and has a positive mindset. She is a dedicated professional who cares deeply for her students.”  

    Congratulations, Ms. Cook, and thank you for all you do for students! 

    OCS CHESS TOURNAMENT 

    Next week, elementary students will have the opportunity to compete in the OCS Chess Championship. See below for more details on how to sign up:  

    Chess Championship information 

    NEWS FROM THE BOARD 

    A summary and video of the Onslow County Board of Education meeting held May 4 can be found here: News from the Board.  

    CONTACT INFORMATION  

    In order to stay up to date on the latest news and updates from the district, we encourage our families to ensure that their most recent contact information, including phone numbers and email addresses, is on file at their schools. Having current and accurate information is essential in our effort to provide the OCS family with important notices and updates.     

    If you or someone you know has not been, or has stopped, receiving district notices, please contact your school's data manager to confirm that your contact information is entered correctly.  

    FOLLOW OCS ON SOCIAL MEDIA  

    Keep up with even more OCS happenings on the following platforms:    
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    Twitter - @OnslowSchools    
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  • Weekly Update - Friday, April 30, 2021

    Posted by Jessica Wells on 4/30/2021 5:00:00 PM

    Hello, OCS Family! Thank you for a great week of learning. Catch up on the latest district news and updates below.  

    STATE SUPERINTENDENT VISIT 

    State Superintendent Catherine Truitt visits 3rd grade students at Summersill Elementary 

    On Thursday, State Superintendent Catherine Truitt paid a visit to Onslow County and enjoyed time with students across the district.  

    In her first stop, Superintendent Truitt visited Swansboro High School and spent some time with 2020 NC Southeast Regional Teacher of the Year Daniel Scott and his band students. From there, Truitt and other staff from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction toured the Eastern North Carolina Regional Skills Center and enjoyed a lunch prepared by culinary students. The group finished their day in Onslow County with a visit to Summersill Elementary School, where they observed the staff and students during reading instruction.  

    Thank you for visiting, Superintendent Truitt! We are always happy to share the amazing work that happens in our classrooms!  

    EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION WEEK 

    Superintendent Collins with State Superintendent Truitt and Onslow County BOE members 

    Next week, OCS will observe Employee Appreciation Week and show our staff the love they very much deserve!  

    If you would like to join us in showing appreciation for those who keep our district up and running, be sure to use  #thankyouOCS on social media and thank a teacher, administrator, bus driver, cafeteria worker, or any other OCS employee who makes a difference in your life.  

    SENIOR JOB FAIR 

    Next week, graduating seniors will have the opportunity to attend job fairs hosted by the OCS Career and Technical Education Department. See the flyer below for more information.  

    Job Fair Information 

    OCS HIRING BUS DRIVERS 

    OCS is hiring bus drivers! Those who sign up now will receive at $1,000 sign-on bonus. With a Monday-Friday schedule and nights, weekends and holidays off, this is a perfect opportunity for those who are retired, those who are stay-at-home parents, or those looking for extra income. Training will be provided, and the district will help new hires obtain a CDL driver’s license. The next driver class will be held May 5-7. To be included in this class, apply by May 3 at www.onslow.k12.nc.us/busdriver

    SECONDARY COURSE OF STUDY 

    It is the time of year when current and rising middle and high school students make important decisions about their futures and academic careers. The 2021-2022 Secondary Course of Study and Middle School Course of Study are available on the OCS website.   

    Learn more about course offerings and opportunities for secondary students on the OCS website: 2021-2022 Course of Study.

    NEWS FROM THE BOARD 

    A summary and video of the Onslow County Board of Education meeting held April 27 can be found here: News from the Board.

    BOE MEETING MAY 4 

    The regular monthly meeting of the Onslow County Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Eastern North Carolina Regional Skills Center. Immediately preceding the meeting at 6 p.m., a public hearing will be held on the proposed FY2021-2022 local current expense and capital outlay budgets.  

    Due to COVID-19, the number of participants in the meeting room will be limited. Face coverings will be required. A monitor will also be available for viewing.  

    Agenda items include the FY2021-2022 local current expense and capital outlay budgets, the CCCC Board of Trustees Appointment, and a presentation on the Science of Reading. 

    CONTACT INFORMATION  

    In order to stay up to date on the latest news and updates from the district, we encourage our families to ensure that their most recent contact information, including phone numbers and email addresses, is on file at their schools. Having current and accurate information is essential in our effort to provide the OCS family with important notices and updates.     

    If you or someone you know has not been, or has stopped, receiving district notices, please contact your school's data manager to confirm that your contact information is entered correctly.  

    FOLLOW OCS ON SOCIAL MEDIA  

    Keep up with even more OCS happenings on the following platforms:    
    Facebook - @OCSNC    
    Twitter - @OnslowSchools    
    Instagram - onslowcountyschools 

     

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