Weekly Update - Friday, February 2, 2024

Posted by Jessica Wells on 2/2/2024 4:30:00 PM

Hello, OCS Family! Check out the update below for all the latest district news and announcements.  

TREASURERS COMPLETE NCASBO ACADEMY 

Treasurer Recognition 

Recently, a class of OCS treasurers graduated from the North Carolina Association of School Business Officials Academy.  

These staff members completed the NCASBO treasurer certification program and were presented with their certificates on January 4. With the program requiring 44 hours of in-class training, the completion of this program shows their great dedication to public service through rigorous professional development.   

Congratulations to you all! 

MAGNET LOTTERY & EXPO 

Magnet Expo Information 

This year’s OCS Magnet School Lottery portal will open Monday, February 26 and close on Friday, March 15.    

Ahead of the magnet lottery, we encourage our families to join us on Tuesday, February 20 for the OCS Magnet & Educational Opportunity Expo. At this event, you can learn about and visit with representatives from all of our magnet schools, as well as explore opportunities beyond the magnet program, including the Eastern North Carolina Regional Skills Center, Onslow Early College, and more.    

Learn more about the magnet lottery at www.onslow.k12.nc.us/magnet.   

PARENT ACADEMY 

Parent Academy 

The next Parent Academy session will be held Thursday, February 15 at 5:30 p.m.! 

Join us in person at the OCS Central Office or online for this session to learn about how to help your student better manage stress. Representatives from the Onslow County Health Department will share ways to seek help at college, better manage time and stress, talk to your teen about stressful situations, and more.  

Join online at https://bit.ly/ParentAcademy23-24.  

ELECTION INFORMATION 

There is a primary election coming up on March 5. If you would like to learn more about the election, important dates, polling sites, voter registration, early voting, and more, visit the Onslow County Board of Elections website: 2024 Primary Election Information

BOE MEETING FEBRUARY 5 

A special meeting of the Onslow County Board of Education will be held Monday, February 5 at 3 p.m. in the Eastern North Carolina Regional Skills Center. Agenda items include an action item for the consideration of an engagement structure for legal services with Poyner Spruill and Erwin Law Firm, as well as two items for discussion/information, including a review of existing programs regarding advisory councils and a closed session in accordance with Open Meetings Law, G.S. 143-318.11(a)(3). 

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

BOE MEETING FEBRUARY 6 

The regular monthly meeting of the Onslow County Board of Education will be held Tuesday, February 6 at 6 p.m. in the Eastern North Carolina Regional Skills Center. Agenda items include a construction update. 

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

DID YOU KNOW?  

Did you know that OCS employs 121 National Board Certified staff?  

The National Board of Professional Teaching Standards' mission is to advance the quality of teaching and learning through a voluntary advanced certification. That vision is inspired by the model of other professions, such as medicine, where board certification symbolizes accomplished practice, both within the profession and in the larger community.  

Achieving National Board certification is a great accomplishment in the teaching field, and we are proud to have such experienced and dedicated educators in our schools! 

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