Weekly Update - Friday, October 20, 2023

Posted by Jessica Wells on 10/20/2023 4:30:00 PM

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


Lisa Marshall with her assistant principal, Board members, and executive staff members 

Congratulations to Lisa Marshall, of Northwoods Elementary School, the 2023-2024 OCS Wells Fargo Principal of the Year! 

Marshall has more than 20 years of experience as an educator and has been with OCS since 2006. After starting her career in another county, she joined OCS as a teacher at Northwoods Elementary and has since gone on to serve as the assistant principal of Northwoods Elementary for 7 years and as principal for the past 3 years.  

Marshall’s staff say that her dedication to creating a positive and supportive environment for her school is unmatched and that her leadership led to NWES being identified as part of the top 25 percent of all schools in North Carolina in terms of growth.  

Next, Ms. Marshall will go on to compete at the regional level.  


Coast Guard presentation at DMS Career Day 

Wednesday, October 18, was an exciting day for Dixon Middle School, as students had the opportunity to explore possibilities for their futures at Career Day.  

Nearly 40 businesses, organizations and government entities gathered at the school to present to students what their jobs are all about. Presenters included first responders, small business owners, and even a former NFL coach! 

We are always excited to see this type of community engagement in our schools, and we thank everyone who made this day possible for our students.  


College Fair Information 

On Tuesday, October 24, our families are invited to join us at Sturgeon City from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for an exciting opportunity to learn more about post-secondary education. The CACRAO College Fair will feature representatives from more than 50 colleges! 


Human Trafficking Parent Information Session 

Join us on November 2 at 6 p.m. in the Jacksonville High School auditorium for an information session about the dangers and realities of human trafficking, as well as how to protect your children from it, from True Justice International.  


Did you know that OCS uses an emergency response system called Raptor? The Raptor app allows any staff member to initiate an alert in response to an emergency on their campus. The app immediately notifies all employees on campus, as well as district leaders, to streamline and quicken the response. Within the app, staff members can communicate directly with our safety and security staff, post status updates, check in with one another, and more.  


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