Friday, April 25, 2014
Welcome to Orange Grove Elementary

Orange Grove Elementary School serves 540 students, fourth to sixth grade, through 54 dedicated faculty members. It offers its students a state of the art learning environment with Internet access in all classrooms so all students can become part of the global society. Most classrooms have four computers for students to use during the school day. Students have access to a fully automated library and media center as well. A variety of educational programs such as after-school tutoring, Enrichment courses, and online curricula provide students with a wealth of opportunity to excel and achieve. Each teacher can better meet student needs as well with data warehousing resources developed by district personnel. These resources allow teachers to profile the past performance of a student and better meet the specific needs of the individual student.

 Children's First Act Report Guidelines 

(No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Section 1118)

VISION STATEMENT: All students will achieve or exceed the proficiency level in all areas of accountability by the end of each school year.

MISSION STATEMENT: We seek to provide every student with a learner-centered culture where students and teachers collaborate, create, talk through the thinking process, share, write and ask higher order questions.


Shelly Holmes, Principal

Stacy Turner, Instructional Literacy Coach


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Orange Grove Elementary Eagles S.O.A.R.

  • Show Self-Control
  • Operate Responsibly
  • Arrive Prepared
  • Respect Self and Others

Orange Grove Elementary School is a Title I School-wide School, which means that we receive federal funds to assist us in meeting our student's educational needs. One percent of those funds are designated for parental involvement which is how we purchase the student planners that are sent home daily and used as a communicative tool between home and school. 






Mr. Henry Arledge along with the Harrison County School Board recognizes Orange Grove Elementary for their Performance Rating.




The National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) was established in 2008 to recognize elementary students for their outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated personal responsibility, to provide meaningful service to the school and community, and to develop essential leadership skills in the students of elementary schools.

Orange Grove Elementary School is proud to have a chapter of the National Elementary Honor Society since 2009. The selection process for new members has begun! We will accept applications until Thursday, October 31st. The induction ceremony for new members will be held in our school's gymnasium on December 10, 2013.

Members of the National Elementary Honor Society collected and delivered donations to the Harrison County Children's Shelter.

Orange Grove Elementary School’s National Elementary Honor Society is being taught a lesson by Missy Dubisson in the preservation of wild life. 


The Wild At Heart Rescue Program specializes in rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing sick or orphaned wildlife native to Mississippi.  Ms. Dubisson spoke to our students about safety with regard to handling and caring for wildlife.  Following the lesson, NEHS members will collect items to assist the program.

Orange Grove Elementary School participates in The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically gifted and talented youth. As a world leader in gifted and talented education, Duke TIP works with students, their families, and educators to identify, recognize, challenge, engage, and help students reach their highest potential.

Children with advanced intellectual and academic abilities continually perplex and challenge educators and parents, and schools may not have the resources and staff to adequately provide for the academic challenges, and social and emotional support that gifted children require. Duke TIP is committed to serving this unique group of students by providing services and programs beyond what is offered in the classroom to meet the individual needs of gifted children.

For a variety of reasons, many gifted children simply do not reach their full potential. Exceptionally bright students often go unrecognized because they hide their talents, underachieve, or exhibit behavioral problems. In addition, a disproportionately large number of minority students, youngsters from families where English is not the primary spoken language in the home, and children from less affluent families are at risk for not being identified as gifted.

Qualifying fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students may participate in Duke TIP's 4th–6th Grade Talent Search and may take advantage of its optional above-level testing. The 7th Grade Talent Search, which focuses on the identification, recognition, and support of high-ability students, offers qualifying seventh grade students the opportunity to take college entrance exams alongside high school students. Many 7th Grade Talent Search participants go on to earn exceptionally high scores.

Duke TIP offers a wide array of services to students at critical points in their education. Duke TIP enjoys a long history of supporting and extending local efforts to better understand, motivate, enrich, and academically challenge the brightest students in our nation.

For more information about Duke TIP programs, download an overview of programs and services.

Our Mission

Building on a rich history dating back to 1980, the Duke University Talent Identification Program is dedicated to being a national leader in identifying academically talented students and providing innovative programs to support the development of their optimal educational potential. Programs for students, families, and educators will be of such excellence that they will become models for the education of academically talented students worldwide.


Our district has chosen to use Compass Learning Odyssey®, a Web-based curriculum, to enhance your child’s educational experience.  This program is linked to the Northwest Evaluation Association’s (NWEA) Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) to provide individualized instruction.  The activities are designed to meet your child’s needs based on the MAP score in each tested area.

Your child will use his or her HCSD user name and password to log in.  We are requesting that all students in grades 2—8 spend at least 15 minutes of home use per day working in this program.  Summer usage will help maintain skills and prepare your child for the upcoming school year.  

Student Login Information:

  • User Name: firstname.lastname
  • Password: date of birth (mmddyy)
  • School: harrison csd

Home Portal Accounts already set up:

1. 2013-2014 Logon accounts same as 2012-2013.

2. Contact school for username if forgotten

3. "Forgot Password?" is available on the Home Portal logon screen. The username is required for this function.

New 2013-2014 Home Portal Accounts

1. Submit "Parent Access Registration" form.

2.Submit one form for all children.

3. Send the form to any one of the schools which the children attend.

4. Once the schools have entered the data, an email from the school district will be sent with login access information.

Parent Access Registration

Home Portal


Parents access through a link on the INOW Home Portal Page. This offers the same student data as shown in the Home Portal plus other.

Students login using school's logon account. Use this site to keep up with assignments, grades, etc.

The internal address for the website (http://cofapps2/harcoapps).  

The outside address for the site ( that will allow access from outside the district.

National Geographic Bee

Carley Dedeaux has qualified to represent our school and participate at the state level of the National Geographic Bee, sponsored by Google and Plum Creek.

Orange Grove Elementary Holds Anti-Bullying Rally

Congratulations! Stephanie Schepens


Congratulations! Stephanie Schepens - OGE's Teacher of the Year and nominee for the Harrison County School District Teacher of the Year!


The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) will require the Tdap vaccination for all students entering 7th grade beginning with the coming school year (2012-2013).

Click here for full details.


Harrison County School District

(Part A: No Child Left Behind Act of 2001)

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires school districts to publish report cards containing certain information. The required information falls into three general areas: school improvement, teacher qualifications, and test data. A school that fails to make adequate yearly progress in achievement must be identified for school improvement. The report must contain information about the professional qualifications of teachers in core academic subject areas [English, reading, language arts, science, mathematics, foreign languages, arts, civics and government, economics, history and geography]. Highly qualified teachers are those who satisfied the NCLB criteria during the school year. The report must also contain achievement data for specific subgroups, two-year achievement trends and student participation rates.

Please contact the principal of your child's school if you have questions about this report.

Click here to view OGE Report Card