Lou DeVincentis 216-831-8600 ext 6626

Staci Vincent 216-831-8600

Orange Inclusive Preschool screenings

Orange Inclusive Preschool screenings for the 2021-2022 school year will take place on Oct. 22 from 9-11:30 a.m. in the Pepper Pike Learning Center on the Orange Schools Campus, 32000 Chagrin Blvd., Pepper Pike. This screening is for children ages 3-5 years old who reside in the Orange Schools communities. Appointments are required and may be scheduled by calling (216) 831-8600, ext. 5605.

Each child will be assessed in the areas of cognitive, motor and language skills, as well as adaptive functioning and social-emotional behavior. Screenings are approximately one hour and a parent or guardian must remain in the building during the session. Results of the assessment will be shared with families within two weeks of the screening. Screening is a tool to gauge child development. Participation is not mandatory but required if you would like for your child to be considered as a peer for the OIP program.

National PTA’s Reflections program

The deadline for students in preschool through grade 12 to enter their submissions in this year’s National PTA’s Reflections program is Oct. 16 by 3:30 p.m. The Orange Elementary and Middle School PTA is organizing the event for Orange Schools student artists. Students participate in the appropriate division for their grade. The 2021-2022 Reflections theme is “I Will Change the World By…”

Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories, including literature, visual arts, photography, dance choreography, film production and music composition. This program provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts which boost student confidence and success in the arts and in life.

Team spirit at OHS football game

Junior football and cheer teams were on-hand at the Sept. 10 Orange High School Varsity football game to showcase their team spirit, as was the Brady Middle School eighth grade band which joined the OHS Marching Lion Band and Lionettes at both pregame and half-time.

Brady Middle School eighth grade band members had the opportunity to join their Orange High School counterparts in performance at pregame and half-time of an Orange High School varsity football game.

OHS junior in 7th Piano-a-thon

Orange High School junior Niranjan Girish participated earlier this month in his seventh Piano-a-thon, a marathon piano recital benefitting Akron Children’s Hospital. Along with his playing, he also held a curry plant fundraiser and raised more than $1,150.

He has been studying the piano since he was five years old. At eight years old, he began studying the cello as well. In 2021, Niranjan is also very much involved in the events and programs offered by Western Reserve and Northeast Ohio Music Teachers Associations.

Orange achieves College Gold Award

Orange High School has won a “2021 College Success Award – Gold” from GreatSchools.org for its excellence in preparing students for college and beyond.

The Gold Award is an additional, elevated level of distinction to recognize schools that have a multiyear track record of college success, as determined by available college preparation and postsecondary data. The objective of the College Success Award is to recognize and celebrate public high schools that are successfully preparing students to enroll and succeed in college. Award-winners are determined by a methodology that evaluates school-level data on college preparation, college enrollment and college performance.

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