With a doctorate degree in educational administration, Carlos Ramirez readily took on the challenge of stepping into a principal role mid-school year at Cedar Ridge High. The son of Mexican immigrants who obtained a green card through the Bracero program, Ramirez grew up surrounded by agricu…
With the recent daily concerns — and panic — over the Novel Coronavirus, it’s reassuring to know people like Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett at the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, are tirelessly working to find ways to help.
Dr. Monique Felder is certain there are many fun and exciting things to do in Hillsborough and other parts of Orange County. She’s confident she’ll get back to tending a garden and running regularly for exercise. But for now, the Superintendent of Orange County Schools is determined and focu…
Dr. Jonathan Klein stands poolside at the Orange County Sportsplex, beaming with pride at the echoing clamor of laughter, screams of joy and splashing coming from the dozens of second graders from Central Elementary. It’s hard to believe that Klein, who is constantly moving and speaks excite…
School Resource Officers have come to mean much more than the presence of safety. The SROs often become crucial and participating parts of the school community, frequently becoming friends to the staff and students.
It was a perfect way to start a Marvelous Monday. Dozens of students, parents, teachers and other members of the Orange County community took part in Walk to School day, a program geared to re-enforcing pedestrian safety, community building and exercise.
In a matter of weeks, Tori Dalehite will hang up her shoes after another standout season of high school basketball. She will then lace up her cleats to begin practicing for her senior year of softball, one that will no doubt put the exclamation point on a remarkable career at Cedar Ridge Hig…
Mt. Bright Missionary Baptist Church has organized a program through which they provide supplies to teachers at Central Elementary on teacher workdays. The program started because Pastor Dewey Williams learned about an education micro-grant opportunity. He had read that teachers spend over $…
Local student Alina Santos Agua Hedionda, a Hillsborough resident who currently attends Guilford College in Greensboro, recently received a once-in-a-lifetime cultural experience in California, along with a scholarship.
Quanda Turner has given many years to her community as a student, a teacher, a school bus driver and an administrator. A graduate of Orange High School in 1977, she returned to her home of Hillsborough in 1983 to begin teaching in the Orange County School district, a decision that kept her i…
The Band Boosters of Orange High School will operate a Dewey’s Bakery fundraising location in Hillsborough, NC for the holiday season. The store will be open from November 18, 2019 until December 24, 2019, and will operate Monday through Saturday from 11:00 am until 7:00 pm and Sundays from …
Below is an open letter from Dr. Monique Felder to the Orange County Schools community. Dr. Felder was sworn in as the new superintendent for Orange County Schools on Oct. 9, and began her tenure on Nov. 1.
When Traci Barger arrived at an airport in Germany in June, she was immediately struck by a pleasant surprise. There waiting for her and the 12 other teachers from North Carolina selected to visit German schools, business and cultural sites were German group leaders standing outside the airp…
At a Special Meeting of the Orange County Board of Education Wednesday night at the Cedar Ridge High School Media Center, the Orange County Schools announced its new superintendent.
School may be out for the summer but Cedar Ridge High School filled with dozens of students on Friday for 4-H District Activity Day, a regional event that is hosted in Orange County only once every 20 years.
At a meeting on Monday the Orange County Schools (OCS) Board of Education (BOE) supported a budget recommendation that would allocate surplus funding to OCS equity training and other expansion initiatives.
Students signed career and internship agreements with regional companies on June 12 as part of the first-ever Orange County Schools (OCS) Career Signing Day, hosted jointly by the Hillsborough Orange County Chamber of Commerce and the OCS Career and Technical Education (CTE) program.
Piedmont Electric has awarded four Orange County Schools (OCS) high school graduates college scholarships based on academic excellence and community commitment.
Orange County Schools (OCS) has announced its pick for the district’s first-ever chief equity officer after the Board of Education (BOE) voted to approve Dr. Dena Keeling for the role on June 4.
A Stanford Middle School teacher has been awarded a fellowship including a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teaching internship, stipend and professional development opportunities that will begin this summer.
The first-ever Cedar Ridge High School (CRHS) Red Wolf Day on Thursday featured carnival games, cornhole tournaments, prizes, ice cream and charity fundraisers. Behind it all was one student.
A joint Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) and Orange County Schools (OCS) timeline reports that Cedar Ridge High School's principal and two school resource officers (SRO’s) waited to inform OCS district administration and OCSO command level staff of graffitied threats in a girls’ bathroo…
Thanks to a new way of collecting data implemented by Orange County Schools (OCS) for 2018-19 school year, numbers on mental health services and enrollment in OCS have been released as of this month — which also happens to be Mental Health Month.
Orange County Board of Education (BOE) members voted to allow public comment at a work session meeting on Tuesday, allowing residents to voice their thoughts on BOE changes and decisions.
The Orange County Board of Education (BOE) is now taking applications for a new Orange County Schools superintendent, advertising the position in neighboring states including Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina.
On Thursday, members of Orange County Justice United gathered at Lattisville Grove Missionary Baptist Church to discuss goals set at a similar meeting last year, also spotlighting issues of inequity in OCS.
Gravelly Hill Middle School Athletic Director David Hall’s last haircut took place in front of around 500 middle schoolers, teachers and administration.
Durham Technical Community College publicly launched its Forge Great Futures campaign last week in hopes of reaching a $5 million goal by June 2020.
As another school day ended late Monday afternoon, Kelly Arnold returned to her car at Orange High School to find that her students had been paying close attention to the local Twitter feeds over the weekend.
The family behind the Barn at Lloyd’s Dairy, a two-year-old barn event venue in Efland, have found a way to strike the perfect balance between wide open, airy surroundings, and intimate, cozy events.
The Orange County Board of Education (BOE) elected Will Atherton as the new board chair in a 4-3 vote at a BOE meeting on Monday, replacing Brenda Stephens as chair three meetings before her term was officially up.
The Rev. Frederick Leon Johnson, I, a native of Hillsborough, was honored as the 2018-2019 Paraprofessional of the Year for Akin Elementary School, located in Wylie, Texas. He was recognized Monday, Feb. 11 and will now be a contender in the round for the Wylie Independent School District.
The Orange High School Virtual Enterprise Program recently traveled to Wake Technical Community College to compete in the North Carolina Business Plan Competition for Virtual Enterprise companies.
Cyndi Baldwin, a student at Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte who is from Efland, won the University's 2019 Sharkfest Student Business Pitch Competition.
On the evening of Thursday, Dec. 20, a group of students from Cedar Ridge High School representing ADAPT – Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team - came together for a Holiday Blitz event in Mebane.
The Orange High School FFA Chapter participated in the 2018 North Carolina FFA Livestock Evaluation Career Development Event on Nov. 27 in Raleigh.
Gravelly Hill Middle School arts students recently won third place in the Arts and Photography competition at the NC State Fair. Schools are allowed to enter up to six pieces. Gravelly Hill Middle Art Teacher Vicki Buckner submitted six student collages. Participating students, picture left …
The Orange High School FFA participated in the NC State Fair Livestock Show on Oct. 12 and 13. Students had the opportunity to raise and show market goats and market hogs in the show. The following students participated: Carmen Trembley (pictured above), Sydney Thompson, Taylor Sorrell, Ashl…