It is about time to start preparing for back to school!

August 6th, 2015 Hello, OCS Families! August has arrived and that means it is time to officially welcome everyone to the start of the 2015-2016 school year! Your Staff, Teachers and Board here at Orange Charter have been hard at work this summer, getting ready for the students to return in a few short weeks! […]

End-of-Year Message From Mr. Corcoran

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Orange Charter Families, Wow! What an incredibly busy yet exciting time of year at home, work, & school as seemingly everything (school,  dance, scouts, sports, etc…) wraps up at the same time (just while summer and next year planning is peaking as well)! I am sure that all of our OCS families can relate to […]

May 13th Principal’s Update

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May 13th, 2015 Orange Charter Families, This has been a joyful past week or so at Orange Charter School as we have celebrated arguably the world’s two most important professions: mothers and teachers! Thanks (again, always, & everyday) to moms and teachers for the selfless/unconditional love you provide to our children! On behalf of the […]

April 8th Principal’s Update

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April 8th, 2015 Orange Charter Families, The 4th quarter is off to a tremendous start! We are making preparations to finish this school year in true Orange Charter style, on an academic & artistic high note! Just a quick tour through our building will reveal that meaningful, (not to mention fun!), arts & science/engineering (STEAM) integration […]

February 25th Principal’s Update

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Orange Charter Families, Wow! The Winter of 2014/2015 will go down as one of the “all-timers”. This has been a wildly unpredictable season, even by North Carolina standards. What an awesome time to be a kid and equally challenging time to be a parent! As I lament the loss of so much quality learning time, […]

February 11th Principal’s Update

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Orange Charter Families, It has been a typically-busy and productive past couple of weeks at Orange Charter! To reiterate from my message sent last Friday, there are many things that simply can’t be measured by a School Report Card or School Performance Grade. Creativity is one such element that defies “quantification”. Congratulations to Mrs. Hover […]

December 10th Principal’s Update

Dear Orange Charter Families, Orange Charter School believes in active engagement with and giving back to its surrounding community! There is no better time to celebrate this theme than during the holiday season. There are multiple examples of “service learning” this month that I am proud to feature. (Service learning is that which teaches caring/empathy […]

November 5th Principal’s Update

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Orange Charter Families, We are really hitting our stride at the start of the 2nd quarter! I am so impressed by teachers’ continued commitment to a rigorous professional learning regimen this school year in support of our (rapid) transformation into a model Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math learning environment. We are making a tremendous […]

October 22nd Principal’s Update

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Orange Charter Families, It has been an unusually busy (and productive) week at Orange Charter School, even by our standards! The week got off to a tremendous start at this Sunday’s Hillsborough Handmade (Puppet) Parade. What an ideal showcase for our arts & community-centered school! Thanks to all who attended. We were by far one […]

October 8th Principal’s Update

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Orange Charter Families, Just like Project-Based Learning pioneers Sylvia Chard and Lillian Katz, I believe that school life should be a reflection of real life. Periods of intense solo work should be balanced with periods of intense collaborative work which should be balanced with opportunities for lighter work and reflection which should be balanced with […]