Weekly Update - Friday, February 9, 2024

Posted by Jessica Wells on 2/9/2024 4:30:00 PM

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

CLEAR VIEW ADOPT-A-SCHOOL CEREMONY 

Clear View Adoption Ceremony 

On Monday, February 5, Clear View Elementary School made official its partnership with Wounded Warrior Battalion East.  

This partnership was forged through the Adopt-a-School program, which promotes mutually beneficial relationships between the military and schools by allowing military units to “adopt” a school.  

Clear View Elementary School Principal Denise Gartner said, “We are so excited to be able to partner with Wounded Warrior Battalion East. It’s a great opportunity for the Marines and sailors there to come and work with our students, but also, it’s an opportunity for our students.”   

Congratulations, Clear View Elementary!  

Read more about the adoption on the OCS website: Clear View Elementary Military Adoption.

MIDDLE SCHOOL MATHCOUNTS 

MATHCOUNTS competitor 

Middle school mathletes from nine teams across the county came together Tuesday, February 6, to put their math skills to the test at the annual MATHCOUNTS competition.  

At this regional competition, students participated in four rounds of challenges, both as teams and individually. Rounds included the “sprint round,” the “target round,” the “team round,” and a fast-paced challenge called the “ciphering round.”    

Thank you to all who participated, and congratulations to the winners!  

Read more and see a full winner list on the OCS website: Middle School MATHCOUNTS

ALL-COUNTY ORCHESTRA 

Last weekend, students from across OCS participated in the All-County Orchestra Concert.  

The event showcased the hard work and dedication of our students and gave them the opportunity to share their passion for music with like-minded students.  

Congratulations on a job well done to all participants!  

Check out a video of the full event on the OCS YouTube channel: All-County Orchestra Concert

MAGNET LOTTERY & EXPO 

Magnet Lottery and 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 Information 

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

NEWS FROM THE BOARD 

Summaries and videos of the Onslow County Board of Education meetings held on February 5 and February 6 can be found here: News from the Board

DID YOU KNOW?  

Did you know that Onslow County Schools has a Good News Spotlight segment at each regular Board of Education meeting? This period of the meeting is an opportunity to highlight the great work and accomplishments of Onslow County students and staff.  

You can see all Good News Spotlight recognitions on the OCS website, under the “Community” tab: Good News Spotlight

FOLLOW OCS ON SOCIAL MEDIA  

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