Orange Grove Charter School

Orange Grove Charter School


Orange Grove Middle is now officially a Project ADAM safe school!!!
Our middle school first responders took part in a cardiac emergency drill last week with the help of Sissy Stoughton BSN, CPN, RN.
MUSC Children’s Health has partnered with Project ADAM to help increase the awareness of sudden cardiac death and establish emergency programs for timely and lifesaving responses in the school setting.
We are so proud to have this certification and to know we are prepared to keep our students safe.
Sissy has also instructed our students each quarter teaching them CPR during their health classes.
Let’s hear it for our first graders and their amazing teachers for such a memorable Mother’s Day experience. I know they had some momma hearts melting! Enjoy this glimpse of the event!
We could not go a day at The Grove without our amazing teachers and staff. This past week they were lovingly showered with flowers, gifts, tasty treats and words of praise. A huge thank you to all of our thoughtful parents and students, our amazing PTO, and the men of John Wesley UMC. You all spoiled us well!!!! Here are a few photo highlights of the many ways our teachers and staff were served this week along with some special words of thanks from our students.

If you’re looking for a way to get more involved at Orange Grove and for more opportunities to help serve our staff would you consider joining PTO?

If you’re interested you can email [email protected]

Mrs. Mahon’s class recently brought their lesson on oviparous animals to life quite literally by hatching their own baby chicks! The students loved it!!! Here’s a behind the scenes look.

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May the 4th be with you!!!!!
In accordance with charter school law, we must elect our Board of Directors for the 2022-2023 school year. The following Board positions are open this election cycle for candidates to serve a two-year term:
• Two parents/guardians of Orange Grove Charter School (OGCS) students.
• Two community members who reside or have their primary place of business within the Charleston County School District attendance zone who are not a parent/guardian of a child currently enrolled at OGCS or a faculty member.
All employees of OGCS and all parents or guardians of students enrolled in the school are eligible to vote in the election. Parents or guardians of a student shall have one vote for each student enrolled in the school. Teachers and staff will have one vote each. Voting will be by secret ballot and absentee ballots are available upon request. Voting will take place outside at the Elementary campus on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Board members will serve a two-year term with a maximum of one term. The Board will govern the business affairs of OGCS.
If you are interested in running for the Board, please pick up a packet from the Elementary campus office. Packets will be available beginning Friday April 29, 2022, during school hours. Applications are due Friday, May 13, 2022, by 3:00 pm.
Hope you started your Friday on the right foot! Our staff surely did! Did you know OG has been offering this healthy stress reliever to it’s teachers and staff twice a week??
Special thanks to Emily Santellan and for the amazing instruction!

It was a showdown between students and staff yesterday with an epic kickball match!!! In the end our team of 4th grade students took the title despite a valiant effort by our adults!!!
Inside the walls of OG Middle you will find a growing love for learning. Enjoy this behind the scenes video from the 7th grade frog dissection where our students got to experience science up close!

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ONE MORE WEEK!!! The very last chance to buy a yearbook is one week away!!! Head over to today and make sure to secure your copy!
Throwback to the week before Spring Break and ALL the fun things our teachers helped plan! Easter egg hunts, glow days, and the most epic end of the week send off with our steel drums band! Show some love if you'd want to see that again!!!
Congratulations to Ann Eaves our April employee of the month! You can find Mrs. Eaves on our kindergarten hallway most days and this month she also worked hard to make our silent auction a smashing success. Thank you Mrs. Eaves for all you do at The Grove!!

OGCS Elementary Campus - 1225 Orange Branch Road - Charleston, SC 29407

OGCS Middle Campus - 505- B

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Operating as usual

Photos from Orange Grove Charter School's post 08/25/2023

Fridays with friends and Kona Ice ❄️🌴

Photos from Orange Grove Charter School's post 08/17/2023

We are all so excited to welcome you back!! LEAP days are off to a fantastic start at both of our campuses. We will host these opportunities to meet your teachers and prepare for the school year today and tomorrow at both campuses as well as Monday at the elementary campus. Don’t forget the deadline to take AR tests is August 20th! First day back is August 23rd!!!


The final countdown is on to finish up summer reading!!!

Elementary Students
-Last day for summer AR quizzes is August 20!
-OG reading logs for all elementary students are due the 1st day of school!
-All Rising 1st graders who turn in a log will earn a reward!
-All Rising 2nd through 5th graders who earn 8 or more AR points will earn a reward!
-Email questions to: [email protected]

Middle Schoolers
- Hope you've taken advantage of CCPL's reading prize offers!
-Review your OG summer reading packet. Email questions to [email protected]


It’s not too late! Get those postcards in to your principal so we can see all the wonderful places you’ve been❤️!


Kindergarten families mark your calendars for Popsicles in the Park!!! August 19th at 10:30 at Mary Utsey Park. Come out and meet new friends and fellow Orange Grove families before the first day!

Photos from Orange Grove Charter School's post 07/21/2023

Good luck to OG’s own Payton Heyward and Claire Gora. These two rising seventh graders are flying to Oregon today to compete in the USATF Nationals. Peyton will be competing in shot put, discus and javelin. Claire will be competing in discus and shot put. Orange Grove is cheering you ladies on!!!

Photos from Orange Grove Charter School's post 07/19/2023

Some of our 8th grade graduates are returning home from the trip of a lifetime to Panama with Mrs. Wilson and Ms. Dahl. These photos are just a glimpse of their adventures…from zip lining and hiking in the jungles to surfing the sea. We love offering this opportunity to our graduating students who want the opportunity to explore!


Our extended day program is hiring and we need your help spreading the word!!! We are in search of fun positive and energetic counselors for the coming school year! Tag someone who needs to know!

Photos from Orange Grove Charter School's post 06/14/2023

Today in Washington DC at the Smithsonian two (now former) 8th graders are representing The Grove at The National History Day Contest. Congratulations to Rory Dunagan and Mary Grace Childress for winning a top spot to compete today!!! We know Mrs. Gladu is so very proud and so is your school community! The title of their project he Maria Tallchief: Dancing through the Decades as a Native American Ballerina.


Some of our kindergarten friends put on quite the performance today for their family and teachers. We are so proud of the class of 2035 for their first small step in a big educational journey. Orange Grove will always be proud to be a part of it.


Orange Grove’s annual special style day in memory of Captain Doug DiCenzo, son of former principal, Larry DiCenzo, will be on Tuesday, May 30. Captain Doug DiCenzo was killed in action on May 25, 2006, while serving during the War in Iraq. All proceeds from this memorial style day will benefit the United States Army Survivor Outreach Services. Please bring in $1 or more on Tuesday.


What a season! Our Green Ball Tennis Team capped off an impressive undefeated regular season by winning the championship match last week! We are so proud of them!


Tonight is the spring sports banquet! We are so excited to get to celebrate our spring athletes!!! Today we are highlighting two spring athletes who excel all around. Both of these boys helped their baseball team to countless wins this season. Copeland Nixon and Caden Bilton led the OG Orange Team to a 3rd place finish in the MS Baseball League. They both led the team in innings pitched and strikeouts. Coach Miller described them as pivotal players who loved to compete. Copeland and Caden continued to support and encourage their teammates even when they were not in the game. Congratulations to both of these boys!

Orange Grove Charter's New Natural Gas Bus 05/10/2023

Exciting news at The Grove! We are proud to announce we are officially the first school bus in the state to go green and make the switch to natural gas! We love that we are saving the school money and helping to clean up the environment at the same time. We wanted our school family to be the first to know.

Orange Grove Charter's New Natural Gas Bus Orange Grove paves the way with the first converted diesel to natural gas school bus in the state.


Congratulations to our Middle Tennis Team for their play off win today!!! They will advance to the semi finals tomorrow at the Charleston Tennis Center at 4pm!!!


Come out tonight and support your Steel Drum Band!!! Concert begins at 6:00pm at the elementary campus!


Congratulations to our April employee of the month Mrs. Amy Bosman. Mrs. Bosman is our school based counselor and the work she does behind the scenes is making such a positive impact in so many of our students lives. We are so thankful to have her with us at The Grove. Well done Mrs. Bosman!


Tag and share! We are looking for some wonderful qualified counselors this summer!!!


14 of our superb middle school student artists have pieces on display for the Tri-County Youth Art Exhibition at the North Charleston Arts Fest.  Exhibition viewing times and other free events taking place from now until Sunday, May 7 can be found here:

4th Revolutionary War 05/02/2023

Our students love learning new information and then getting the opportunity to turn around and share that knowledge with others. Some of our fourth grade classes recently had the opportunity to do just that with a "Living History Museum" featuring many important people from the Revolutionary War. After completing their biographies, the students in 4A and 4C chose three facts to share about their person along with when they were born and died for the history museum. They had a blast! Enjoy just a few highlights from the day!

4th Revolutionary War 4A and 4C teach their parents and peers about all they learned studying the many famous people who played important roles during the Revolutionary War.


Mark your calendars!!! THIS WEEK is the week we get to shower our teachers with LOVE and lots of appreciation!!! Below is a list of suggestions for you but feel free to get creative and come up with your own ideas if you prefer. Also, our amazing PTO will be feeding our teachers lots of yummy meals each day! Below you will find links to each teacher's "favorite things" (BOTH campuses) all in one place to make life easy for you! Also below is a link to sign up to serve during lunch Friday so our teacher's can enjoy a peaceful lunch alone :)

Favorite Things:

Middle Lunch Sign Up: #/

Elementary Lunch Sign Up: #/


You do not want to miss your chance to rock through the ages with the Orange Grove Chorus tomorrow night! Here is a brief many songs you can recognize???
To see the whole show you will have to be there with bells on tomorrow night at West Ashley High School at 6:30pm! These students have worked so hard...come support them and enjoy this free show!


The OG Robotics team is off to compete for the world title in Texas!!
The even had a sign of support out for them❤️. Let’s go Hurricanes!!!!!

Career on Wheels at OGECS 04/07/2023

It was an epic day at The Grove!!! Huge shout out all of the many volunteers who drove and even flew their careers to us on campus for career day! Also huge thank you to Mrs. Shipley for making this day so memorable. Mr. Clendaniel even got the ride of a lifetime off campus. Not a bad way to start spring break! A more detailed post of career day coming soon. Enjoy! Charleston County School District

Career on Wheels at OGECS Career Day at OGECS


So proud to see Dr. Holmes featured!!! She is the best!

Dr. Heather Holmes has been such a welcomed addition to the administrative team at Orange Grove Charter.

Beyond her intelligence and creativity, she is a hard worker, an encourager, a critical thinker, and a fantastic listener. Being just two years removed from the classroom, she brings fresh ideas and insight from the teacher’s perspective that has resulted in tremendous added value to our team.

We are so blessed to have Dr. Holmes at The Grove!

Orange Grove Charter School


Families, the Elementary School is hosting a blood drive this Thursday, April 6th from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm in the Multi Purpose Room. Save up to three lives with one donation!!
Make your appointment ASAP at and enter zip code 29407. Hope to see you all at the blood drive!


We are still in need of a few volunteers at BOTH campuses for these last two days of the book fair! Would you consider helping us??? Link in bio to sign up (Insta) and FB users use this link: #!/showSignUp/9040f4aadae2faa8-book4


Congratulations to our March Employee of the Month Jan Perry! Mrs. Perry is part of our second grade teaching team! She has been such a wonderful new addition to The Grove this year. Congratulations Mrs. Perry!!

Photos from Orange Grove Charter School's post 03/28/2023

Orange Grove Middle School is proud to partner with the Charleston Police Department to host active shooter training. It began on Friday when the building is vacant and will continue throughout the summer to make all of our community’s schools as safe as possible.

Photos from Orange Grove Charter School's post 03/20/2023

The book fair is coming!! Mark your calendars! We are almost a week away and still in search of some volunteers to help us make this year successful! All the important information you need and dates you will find them all right here. Link to sign up to volunteer is here (IG- link is in bio)


We are so excited that some OG 5th graders will represent our school tonight in this special community concert. It is free and open to the public to enjoy! Come on out!

Black History Month Biographies with 5th Grade 03/15/2023

During the month of February our students across all grade levels participated in Black History Month with various projects and reports. Today we are excited to share the biography projects that our fifth graders worked so hard on. They all did a phenomenal job researching, writing, presenting, and creating from bottles their famous African Americans.


Black History Month Biographies with 5th Grade 5th Graders at OGECS share their biographies for Black History MonthMusic By

Photos from Orange Grove Charter School's post 03/14/2023

Happy Pi Day!!!! Our fifth graders had a blast eating everything from chocolate pie to pizza pie and solving all the pi equations!

Fifth Hits the Yorktown 03/13/2023

Our fifth graders recently visited the USS Yorktown and both teachers and students could be overheard saying "best field trip ever!!!!" This was truly a special trip. The veterans aboard the Yorktown who lead these tours make them magical. Huge thank you to Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum for giving us a first hand history lesson.

Fifth Hits the Yorktown Fifth Graders at Orange Grove take to the Yorktown to learn history first hand from veterans aboard the ship. Music by

Famous Americans 2nd Grade Projects 03/06/2023

Our second graders did such an amazing job playing the role of teacher for this year's famous Americans project. For this project, students got to choose their famous American, research them, write a report, and finally dress up and present their person. Enjoy some highlights of this special day at OG! Well done second grade teaching team!!!!

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Famous Americans 2nd Grade Projects 2nd graders present their famous americans project for OG FamiliesMusic by


Whether you’re interested in hearing more about West Ashley High School (, or if you’re on the fence about where to send your child for high school, don’t forget to join Mr. Ryan Cumback, Principal at WAHS, TONIGHT at 6:00 pm in the cafeteria at Orange Grove Middle School. Hear more about West Ashley, learn about the many opportunities available to WAHS
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1225 Orange Branch Road
Charleston, SC

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