Weekly Update - Friday, December 1, 2023

Posted by Jessica Wells on 12/1/2023 4:30:00 PM

Hello, OCS Family! Thank you for a great week of learning in Onslow County. See below for all the latest news and updates from the district.  

ART IN THE AIRPORT 

JHS students at Art in the Airport 

The first Art in the Airport exhibit of the 2023-2024 school year has opened at Albert J. Ellis Airport!

For over 10 years, Onslow County Schools has partnered with OAJ to showcase the talents of our visual art students. The newest installment, “Art in the Airport: Dream Big,” opened Monday, November 27, and features the work of 17 of our high school student artists. 

The exhibit features an array of colorful artwork that shows the range of dreams and imaginations our students have. 

“Dream Big” will be on display throughout the next couple of months, so take some time to check it out as you travel through OAJ this holiday season!   

See a video, photos, and a full list of artists on the OCS website: Art in the Airport

HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR  

Join us at White Oak High School on Friday, December 8 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for the annual Holiday Craft Fair!  

At this event, you can browse and purchase a wide variety of student-made products from our School-Based Enterprise Vendors, just in time for the holidays! 

Holiday Craft Fair Information 

BOE MEETING DECEMBER 5 

The regular monthly meeting of the Onslow County Board of Education will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 5 in the Eastern North Carolina Regional Skills Center. Agenda items include the election of the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson, an Instructional Services update, the 2024-2025 school calendar approval, the final adoption of policies in the 6000 series and policies related to the Parent Bill of Rights, a feasibility study for the everyday use of metal/weapons detections systems in Onslow County high schools, and a closed session in accordance with the Open Meetings Law, G.S. 143-318.11 (a) (8) to formulate plans by a local board of education relating to emergency response to incidents of school violence or to formulate and adopt the school safety components of school improvement plans by a local board of education or a school improvement team. 

A sign-up sheet will be available for those wishing to speak.   

In accordance with Board Policy 2335 – Advance Delivery of Meeting Materials, Board materials will be available online as soon as possible at http://www.boarddocs.com/nc/onslow/Board.nsf   

A livestream of the regular meeting can be found on the OCS Multimedia YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/OCSMultimedia 

DID YOU KNOW?  

Did you know that the Onslow County Schools graduation rate has risen to 91.1 percent? 

As of this year, our graduation rate is up from 88.5 percent and exceeds the state average. OCS is 1 of 31 districts that met or exceeded the state’s four-year cohort graduation rate. 

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