Mr. Henry Arledge along with the Harrison County School Board recognizes Orange Grove Elementary for their Performance Rating.
NATIONAL ELEMENTARY HONOR SOCIETY (NEHS)
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.
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.