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Welcome to Orange charter school!. Thank you for taking the time to visit with us today!. Why OCS?. K-8 A tradition of excellence since 1997 Small class sizes Personalized attention Community-oriented, family feel STEAM!. Curriculum.

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Welcome to orange charter school

Welcome to Orange charter school!

Thank you for taking the time to visit with us today!


Why ocs
Why OCS?

  • K-8

  • A tradition of excellence since 1997

  • Small class sizes

  • Personalized attention

  • Community-oriented, family feel

  • STEAM!


Curriculum
Curriculum

  • Common Core Standards for English-Language Arts and Mathematics

  • NC Essential Standards for Science and Social Studies

  • Social-Emotional Education-the importance of play!


What is steam
What is steam?

  • Science

  • Technology

  • Engineering

  • Arts

  • Mathematics


Classroom management
Classroom management

  • Responsive Classroom-clearly defined expectations

  • Positive reinforcement

  • Bonus Bucks

  • We are FAMILY

  • Clips

  • Character Education


Schedule
Schedule

A typical day includes:

  • Mathematics (45 minutes)

  • Literacy Block (90 minutes)

  • Science/Social Studies Themes (40 minutes)

  • 2 Specials daily (Music, Art, Spanish, PE, Guidance)

  • Snack and Lunch

  • Recess (30 minutes)

  • Rest Time or D.E.A.R. (30 minutes)

  • Morning Meet and Closing Meet (40 minutes)


Experiential education
Experiential Education

Is engaging, hands-on, incorporates Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences Theory of Learning, and is FUN!


Technology
Technology

Kindergarten currently has a Smartboard, one iPod, two iPads, and four laptop computers! Students interact with and utilize technology on a daily basis.


About your teachers
About your Teachers

Mrs. Wendy Geise

  • M.Ed in Early Childhood Ed. /Literacy

  • Certified Pre-K through 6th Elementary and 7-9th Science; Certified STEAM educator

  • Over 11 years classroom experience in GA and NC (K, 3rd, 5th, 7th)

  • Varied career includes Program/Content Creator at Georgia Aquarium and Manager with Whole Foods Market!

    Mrs. Allison Weislak

  • Assistant who has worked at OCS since its inception in 1997.

  • Both daughters attended OCS!


Is my child ready
Is My child ready?

Developmentally

  • Can separate

  • Personal care

  • Group setting

  • Fine motor skills

  • Gross motor skills

  • Can follow directions

  • Expresses feelings

Academically

  • Writing-name and letters

  • Letter recognition/sounds

  • Numbers 1-10

  • Shapes and colors


Is ocs the right fit
Is OCS the right fit?

  • Must pack nutritious lunch/snack each day

  • Limited bus service

  • No on site after school program

  • Project-based Learning

  • School hours 8:00-3:00

  • Volunteering-3 hours per month


? ? ? Q & A ? ? ?

Now you know a little more about what to expect.

Please check out our website for much more information!

http://mrsgeiseskindergarten.webs.com/


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