Parent & Community Involvement

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Parent & Community Involvement

  • The Elementary-Middle School PTA provided community support for Mittens and Toiletry Drive, Food Drive, and the Orange Area Service Committee

  • The Orange Patronaires supported the Band, Choir, Orchestra, and the Theater Arts programs through funds for scholarships, equipment, instruments, music, uniforms, performance attire, stage productions, concert receptions and much more

  • Educational Grants were provided by the Orange PTAs for special programs, equipment and continuing education scholarships. The PTAs also gave out scholarships to graduating seniors based on community service

  • The Orange Schools Foundation endowed 17 funds and numerous scholarships and grants for supplemental enrichment programs, as well as other academic and artistic pursuits, including 8th Grade Dancing Classroom among others

  • Volunteers for the OHS PTA sold tickets, staffed the Senior Project Committee, manned concession stands, and supported activities such as the 13-Year Club, After Prom, Winter Formal, and Senior Awards Night

  • The Orange Schools maintain a cooperative relationship with local municipalities and safety forces. In a proactive approach, Pepper Pike Police Officer Todd Bennett serves as our School Resource Officer

  • The Orange Schools have developed partnerships and collaboration opportunities with area businesses such as Heinen's Fine Foods, Eton Chagrin, Paladar, Eaton Corporation, University Hospitals, Cleveland Clinic, Landerwood Circle shops, Waterway Carwash, Romano's, Barnes & Noble, and many others

  • Six OHS seniors were honored by the Kiwanis Club of Lander Circle for their achievements in school and the community. The Club also supports various school and community projects including the OHS Key Club and the BMS Builders Club

  • Orange Community Education & Recreation develops, coordinates and staffs year-round enrichment and recreational opportunities and services, including programming for preschoolers, youth, teens, and adults, as well as athletic, aquatic and senior adult services

  • As part of the "Chagrin Valley Salutes our First Responders" week, the Orange City Schools paid special tribute to those that assist our extended communities day in and day out. At the first home football game on September 6, 2019, First Responders from across the District were introduced during pre-game and invited to participate with the Orange High School Marching Lion Band on the field for the National Anthem.
  • The Orange School District is proud of the dozens of talented students across campus who submitted more than 70 entries in the annual PTA-sponsored Reflections Program. Thirteen works of art were selected for first-place honors. Each year students in Pre-K thru 12th grade are invited to submit projects that are reflective of a pre-selected theme and represent the various arts.

  • Gently-used children’s books that might have gone in the landfill will now have a second life thanks to the Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank’s new partnerships with the Lakewood, Bay Village and Orange School Districts. The idea of these partnerships is that the schools host the bin, the community donates gently-used children’s books, and school clubs and groups empty the bins, box the books, and deliver them to the Kids’ Book Bank who gets them to kids in need through their network of partner organizations.  The Kids’ Book Bank on the Orange Schools Campus is located by the Pepper Pike Learning Center near the tennis courts.

PARENT & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

 
Educational experiences are enhanced by partnerships between the District and community.
 
In this Quality Profile, we share some examples of those partnerships.  
 
  • Each year the Kiwanians’ Youth Services Committee works with Orange High School staff members to recognize OHS seniors who have shown significant contributions of dedicated service to the school community, civic involvement, exemplary integrity, attributes of leadership through actions and character, and academic achievement.

  • MHS celebrated the cultural diversity that abounds at the school with an evening of food and entertainment. The International Night, sponsored by our PTA, is planned as a potluck celebration where families bring a dish to share, a cultural experience, or an item that sparks conversation.  More than 40 nationalities were represented

  • The Orange PTAs provided support for numerous programs for both students and parents

  • The Orange Lions Booster Club provides monetary support to Athletic and scholastic programs throughout the Orange School District through fundraising

  • The Orange Alumni Association maintains an active database of nearly 7000 alumni. It organizes all Hall of Fame Awards, hosts the All-Class Reunion at Homecoming each year and gives yearly scholarships to eligible graduates who are sons or daughters of alumni

  • The OHS PTA donated start-up funds to various student clubs and activities, ranging from Academic Challenge to Unity in Diversity

  • Orange Schools students, staff and families have contributed to the Orange Area Service Committee to make a difference in the lives of Orange families in need

  • The Elementary-Middle School PTA supported Extreme Science for grades K-2, Brady Challenge Day, BMS Domiano's Great Race, Unity Day at MHS, Veterans Day Breakfast, MHS Olympics, Science Fair, Spelling Bee at BMS and the Brady Bash


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