Weekly Update - Friday, September 17, 2021

Posted by Jessica wells on 9/17/2021 5:00:00 PM

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

OCS WELCOMES HOME 24TH MEU

OCS staff members tie yellow ribbons on the trees in front of the central office 

This week, OCS is honoring those from our community who serve our country. 

Elements of the 24th MEU, a Marine unit from Camp Lejeune, began returning home this week.  The unit was called into Afghanistan to help with the recent evacuation effort. Onslow County Schools welcomes home the 24th MEU and thanks them for their service.   

If you drive by the OCS Central Office in the coming days, let the yellow ribbons on the trees out front serve as a reminder of the sacrifices those in our armed forces make for our freedom.  

OCLC CELEBRATES MENAC RELATIONSHIP 

OCLC Director Felicia Walton with volunteers from MENAC 

The Onslow County Learning Center provides at-risk students with opportunities to grow academically, socially, and emotionally. The school’s mission cannot be accomplished alone. For 10 years now, OCLC has had a relationship with MENAC, Inc., an Onslow County nonprofit, which aims to provide mentorship to those in need.  

OCLC Director Felecia Walton said, “During weekly mentoring meetings at OCLC, students are coached on life skills, goal setting, good citizenship, how to get a job, and how to best present themselves... 

“You can tell when MENAC is on campus; the sights and sounds of camaraderie and building of partnerships are evident between our middle and high school students and the mentors.” 

According to Ms. Walton, MENAC is providing a beneficial service to the youth in our community and has gone above and beyond to make themselves available to students and their families.  

Thank you, MENAC, for your partnership and the mentorship you provide students in Onslow County! 

MARCHING BAND SHOWCASE 

OCS Marching Band Showcase Information 

OCS 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 September 27-October 1. To be included in this class, apply by Friday, September 17 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:    
Facebook - @OCSNC    
Twitter - @OnslowSchools    
Instagram - onslowcountyschools