3 Vision"The Orange Public School District commits to provide a safe and caring environment where each student is expected to grow and succeed. We pledge to prepare all students with equitable opportunities for college and career readiness, leading to lifelong learning and responsible citizenship in a competitive global community."
4 Mission StatementThe Orange Public School District in collaboration with all stakeholders is responsible for promoting the academic, social, emotional and personal success of all students.With a commitment to academic excellence, the district provides teachers, families, and administrators the tools needed for all students to reach their full potential.The district serves all students in our schools, acknowledging their unique backgrounds, cultural perspectives and learning styles.The district recognizes that curiosity, discipline, integrity, responsibility and respect are necessary for success.The Orange Public School District cultivates a community of 21st century learners where students take ownership of the learning process, achieve high standards of excellence, and focus on academics.No Alibis, No Exceptions, No Excuses!
6 Orange Public Schools District Objectives and Goals 2014-2015 The District's goal is to prepare every student for success in college and career as a responsible citizen in a global society by guaranteeing equity and access to meaningful learning activities relevant to the 21st Century.
7 Objectives Improve Student Learning Community and Community Relations Financial Management and Facilities
8 Collaborative Grants with Universities, Non-profits, and Corporations Montclair State UniversityNJ SeedsTRIOAmeriCorpChildren’s Literacy InitiativeWiproWoodrow WilsonJunior AchievementValley Arts/NEAChildren’s AidCommunity Schools Federal GrantAddition of the Community School at OakwoodTRIO- Colege Prep program at Rutgers
9 2013-2014 Collaborative Grants with Universities, Non-profits, and Corporations: $2,191,000 Chase: Community School: $65,000Montclair State University: $300,000NJ Seeds: $300,000TRIO: $100,000Americorp: $276,000Teach for America: $240,000Children’s Literacy Initiative: $30,000Wipro: $120,000Woodrow Wilson: $250,000Junior Achievement: $70,000Valley Arts/NEA: $50,000Valley Arts Murals: $30,000Children’s Aid: $20,000Paper Mill Playhouse: $40,000SPACE: $200,000Nicholson Foundation (Real World Connections) $100,000Addition of the Community School at OakwoodTRIO- College Prep program at RutgersFunded through collaborative grants…not actual dollars into the OBE bank accounts
10 $2,500,000.00 Full Service Community Schools Federal Grant Collaborative Grants with Universities, Non-profits, and CorporationsFull Service Community Schools Federal Grant$2,500,000.00
11 College Partnerships Montclair State University Seton Hall University Rutgers UniversityDrew UniversityEssex County CollegeBerklee College of MusicNJITKean University
12 2013-2014 Colleges and University Acceptances Adelphi UniversityAllegheny CollegeBarry UniversityBloomfield CollegeBoston CollegeCairn UniversityCaldwell CollegeCalifornia Institute of the ArtsCentenary CollegeColgate UniversityCollege of New JerseyCollege of St. ElizabethCoppin State UniversityDelaware State UniversityEssex County CollegeFairleigh Dickinson UniversityFelician CollegeFordham UniversityHobart and William Smith CollegesHudson County Community CollegeLackawanna CollegeLincoln UniversityMercy CollegeMontclair State UniversityMount Ida CollegeNew Jersey City UniversityNew Jersey Institute of TechnologyOakwood UniversityPine Manor CollegeRowan UniversityRichard Stockton College of NJRider UniversityRutgers College of Nursing, NewarkRutgers College School of Arts and Sciences, New BrunswickSt. Peter’s UniversitySeton Hall UniversityTemple UniversityUnion CollegeUnion County CollegeUniversity of New HavenVirginia Union UniversityWest Virginia UniversityWilliam Patterson UniversityScholarship Offers: $1,487,068
13 Orange Students on the Move InternationalOPA Robotics: Rio de Janeiro, BrazilPark Ave. and Oakwood Ave. Bridge Clubs: Las Vegas, Nevada-Two 1st Place WinnersNationalOHS: Black Data Processing Association 35th Annual Technology Conference and Career Expo Competition, Washington DC.OHS: Michigan State University Summer Program in EngineeringOHS: National French Competition: 6 winnersLincoln: Little Kids Rock 1st PlaceStateHeywood: Activity Works 1st PlaceLincoln: “What Keeps You Drug and Alcohol Free”: Public Service AwardOHS: Voices in Harmony: 1st Place 101.5
14 Orange Students on the Move RegionalCleveland: Scripps Spelling Bee 5th PlaceScholars: Essex County Gifted and Talented Committee 1st and 2nd PlacesPark and Oakwood Bridge Clubs: Rye, NY Tournament 2nd Place; Fairfield Tournament 1st PlaceOHS: Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA): 2nd and 7th PlacesOHS: Essex County Law Day 2nd Place PoetryRosa Parks: Essex County Essay Contest 1st and 3rd PlacesOPA: LEEP (Pre-Law Program) Summer Program WinnerOHS: Local Talk Public Speaking Contest 1st and 2nd PlacesOHS: Orange Juice Records 2nd place AwardOPA and OHS: Regional Robotics Competitions
15 District Competitions Spelling BeeWee BeeHe Said, She SaidHistory BeeWriters’ FestivalMathathonMental MathReading Challenge: Follow the ReaderScience Fair
16 Visual & Performing Arts Awards Heywood: High Point Competition Excellence AwardCleveland: Les Paul Award (3 given nationally) for songwritingLincoln: Guitar Ensemble, 2014 Kids in Concert GalaLincoln: Choir—High Note Festival Superior RatingLincoln: Band—High Note Festival Excellent RatingOakwood: El Sistema performance at NJPACOHS: NJ Emerging Artists, Kean University 2 studentsOHS: Newark Congressional Art Show sponsored by Rep. D. Payne, Jr.OHS/OPA: “Rising Stars” recognition for GreaseOHS: Cited by the NJDOE as having one of the strongest arts programs in NJOPA: Choir—High Note Festival Excellent RatingOPA: Band—High Note Festival Superior RatingOHS: Voices in Harmony: Jazz Choir 1st Place; Women’s Choir 1st Place; ViH Spirit Award; 1st Place-4th Annual Christmas Concert ChoirOHS: Summer Youth Performance Workshop Showcase at NJPACCleveland student, Ibrihim Cole, guitar student of Mr. Brian Silvoy, won one of three special “Les Paul" awards for a song he submitted to the Little Kids Rock 2014 songwriting exhibition (6 Cleveland students submitted songs). This was special award is given annually to 3 contestants demonstrating exceptional creativity on electric guitar-NATIONWIDE On May 16th, the Heywood Avenue Concert Band received an EXCELLENT rating at the High Note Music Festival at 6-Flags Great Adventure under the baton of Mrs. Erin-Leigh Van Orden. The choir, under the direction of Jessica Garofano, carried home an EXCELLENT rating, too.Heywood Avenue School was the recipient of a Library award from Johnson & Johnson through ActivityWorks! As a result of their prize, one of the child actors will come to Heywood to celebrate with the students.Lincoln Avenue Guitar Ensemble was awarded the opportunity to perform at the 2014 Kids In Concert Gala sponsored by the Educational Law Center. The event was held at Long Branch High School.Lincoln Avenue Choir and Band performed at the May 2014 High Note Festival at 6-Flags Great Adventure and the choir had scored SUPERIOR for two consecutive years. The band scored an EXCELLENT rating.Oakwood’s El Sistema-inspired Community program had the rare opportunity to perform June 7th in the Lobby of New Jersey Performing Arts Center with five other El Sistema programs in New Jersey. The invitation was extended through connections with author Tricia Tunstall, author of the Venezuela government-sponsored program that has reformed urban districts in that country.Two Orange High School students, Manual Palma and Melissa Isidore, were selected in December 2013 to display their powerful artwork in the Art Administrators of NJ EMERGING ARTISTS exhibit at Kean University. They were part of the NJ student artists honored at a reception in their honor in February The students study with Mr. Nate Brown and Mr. Chris Cosmillo.The Orange High School Dance Ensemble received an invitation and was selected to perform over Winter Recess 2015 at the Florida ORANGE BOWL with Tosha Brown, their dance instructor.On May 5th, Manuel Palma, 12, from Orange High School, competed in the Newark Congressional Art Show Sponsored by Congressman Donald Paine Jr. where he won 1st Place in the Painting Category and 2nd Place overall.On May 14th, students from Orange High School in the areas of visual arts, dance and drama were inducted into their respective National Honor Society at a reception in their honor. Advisors Dana Levin (Drama), Tosha Brown (Dance) and Shana Falda (Visual Arts) presented their honorees with their official induction materials.In April the Papermill Playhouse “Rising Stars” program cited Orange High School’s GREASE musical with high scores and potential nominations for their esteemed awards. Four students were recognized: Starasia Wright, Bashli Clary, Reggie Miles, and Christian Wells.The Orange High School were cited by the NJ Department of Education as having one of the highest and strongest arts programs in New Jersey with a score of 77% versus the State average of only 46%.The Orange Preparatory Academy Choir, Band, and Strings received accolades at the High Note Festival at 6-Flags Great Adventure on May 23rd. The Choir got an EXCELLENT rating, and the Band received the highest possible award, the SUPERIOR award.Voices in Harmony competed at the Music in the Parks festival on Friday May 30th. They earned 1st place for Jazz Choir and 1st place for the first time Women's choir. They were also awarded the overall first place "Spirit Award". The "Spirit Award" is given to any performing group (band, choir or strings) who not only scores well, but displays behavior consistent with the competitions vision. The award is given to the group that demonstrates exemplary behavior, supportive nature, appropriate attire and overall musicianship. Voices in Harmony has received this award at each of the last FOUR competitions they have attended.
26 Closing the Gap Analysis Mathematics English Language ArtsGradeGain/Loss StateGain/Loss District3-12.212.04-18.5-3.15-17.6-3.36-12-1.570.515.9810.54.6GradeGain/Loss StateGain/Loss District188.8.131.52-1.851-0.260.7-2.47-1.25.68-2.10.8
28 Teacher Recognition National Board Certification Panama Science ExplorationWiproWoodrow WilsonNJDOE Social Studies Assessment CommitteeJohnson and Johnson: Activity WorksUrban Teachers/MSUNational Board Certification: 4 members; 9 candidatesPanama: Science Supervisor invited to join Montclair State at their research facility off the coast of Panama. She skyped with our students and students throughout the US.Wipro: Additional teachers were selected to participate in the second year of this science educator PLCWoodrow Wilson: During this planning year, one teacher and the Director of Math and Science sat on the advisory board for WW
29 New Programs and Courses Math in Focus and Go Math (K-5)Pearson Social Studies (K-4)EngineeringAstronomyPharmaceutical ScienceAgile Mind Algebra IApplying Mathematical Functions and ModelingPrinciples of EngineeringYoung Adult LiteratureMythologyGothic LiteratureOutdoor/Adventure LiteratureLiterature and FilmPlaywritingTornado News I and Tornado News StaffRising ReadoriumLearning.com expansion
30 2014-2015 Community and Family Outreach Teen SummitDistrict Health FairTown Hall MeetingCommon Core/PARCC presentationsParent AcademyFamily LiteracyLatino Family LiteracyFamily MathScience Fair2 Full Service Community SchoolsPediatric Clinic
31 What is PARCC? According to www.parcconline.org Computer –based and linked to what students need to be fully prepared for college and careersAssesses whether students are on track for success in college or careersProvides instant data for students, teachers, and parentsTests key skills, such as critical thinking and ability to problem solve
32 When is the PARCC administered? Grades Testing (3-8)Beginning of March (Performance Based Component)End of April (End of Year Component)Grades Testing (9-11)End of February (Performance Based Component)
33 Structure of the PARCC Performance Based Component ELA (3 days)Math (2 days)End of Year ComponentELA (2 days)*Estimated time for testing varies by grade level.
34 PARCC Readiness Action Plan Teachers continue to receive professional developmentIncreased availability of technology (iPads, Mac Airs, Chromebooks, Desktop Computers)Additional Academic Support for Students (Tutoring, Open Lab, Math 180, Read 180, etc.)Developing Professional Learning Communities to increase collaboration among teachers in the district.Parent Common Core and PARCC workshops
35 What can parents do to assist? Increase exposure to technology at homePractice keyboarding skills at home Ensure homework is completed dailyMake sure they are reading and writing dailyPractice fluency with math skillsTake the time to practice sections of the PARCC Sample Test online (www.parcconline.org)
37 Graduation Requirements Class of 2016 and beyond Passing Score on PARCC assessments (passing score not yet available)SAT score: 400 or aboveACT score: 16 or aboveASVAB-AFQT score: 31 or aboveAccuplacer Writing score: 8 or aboveAccuplacer Math Score: 76 or abovePortfolio AppealPSAT: score not yet determined by NJDOE
39 Addition Multipurpose room w/stage Prep Kitchen w/serving area Entrance – ground level3 story link w/lobby & elevatorBoys’ & Girls’ Rest rooms – 3 floors
40 Room Conversions Convert Boys lower level RR to Music Room Convert Girls lower level RR to Science RoomConvert lower level 1st Grade CR to Main OfficeConvert lower level Band/Music Room to Computer RoomConvert lower level CR Read 180 & Cafeteria to Media CenterConvert lower level 2nd Grade CR to Art roomConvert 1st floor Main Offices to KindergartenNew Rest Rooms in Kindergarten & Prekindergarten Classrooms
46 Orange Schedule MILESTONE Board Meeting- Project Charter Approval August 13, 2014MILESTONEBoard Meeting- Project Charter ApprovalCleveland ES12/3/14Orange HS12/03/14Pre-Design NTP4/24/1504/24/15DOE Schematic Design Review2/1/1602/01/16Land Acquisition -complete6/27/16ESP NTP10/20/16Construction NTP3/1/1812/29/17District Move-in I CO11/27/1909/27/19Note: Schedule based on District approval of project scope by Sept 2, 2014DRAFTConfidential: Consultative, Advisory, Deliberative
47 Board of School Estimate Request for $11million School Bond For Capital ProjectsBoard of School EstimatesHon. Mayor Dwayne D. Warren, Esq.(Chairman)Donna K. Williams-Council PresidentKerry Coley – Council Vice-PresidentPatricia Arthur – School Board PresidentJeffrey Wingfield – School Board Vice-President
48 District’s Capital Projects Install Building Security Control System $ 310,000Playground Installations/Renovations ,000Boiler/HVAC Replacement & Upgrade ,000Rehabilitate Auditoriums & Sound Systems ,000Property Acquisition, Demo, Grading/Resurfacing 620,000Upgrade of Intercom Systems ,000Masonry/Building Waterproofing ,000Renovation of 455 Fairview-IT/Registration ctr ,000Tremont School Building-Renovation/Addition 7,668,000Restoration of YWCA Pool & Facility ,000TOTAL $ 11,000,000