Ocracoke School Updates

May 2016

May 2016

This month Ocracoke School will focus on the character trait of FAIRNESS. As the last nine weeks of school start to wrap-up, it's important to communicate with your student's teacher about important events and dates. The students have worked hard and it's only fair to find ways to reward them. If you would like to make a donation to the Academic Banquet, please see Ms. Lisa in the main office.

Cool Career

Cartographer

Cartographers are mapmakers who design user-friendly maps. Cartographers typically do the following:
  • Collect geographic data
  • Create visual representations of data, such as annual precipitation patterns
  • Examine and compile data from ground surveys, reports, aerial photographs, and satellite images
  • Prepare maps in digital or graphic form for environmental and educational purposes
  • Update and revise existing maps and charts

Cartographers increasingly work on online and mobile maps. Interactive maps are growing in popularity, and cartographers collect data and design these maps for mobile phones and navigation systems. A bachelor’s degree in cartography, geography, geomatics, surveying, or a related field is the most common path of entry into this occupation.


Cartographers can use their skills to help NASA decide where to land the Mars rovers to ensure a safe landing. They might help ski areas create new trails and infrastructure. They create 3D maps/worlds for the military to train and practice missions. New jobs are created daily when geography and technology are combined. According the the Bureau Labor of Statistics, employment in this area is expected to grow 29% in the next decade which is much faster than most occupations.

School Board Meeting

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2pm

999 Irvin Garrish Highway

Ocracoke, NC

Bike to School Day

Wednesday, May 4th, 7:30am

120 School Road

Ocracoke, NC

Put on a helmet, ride on the right side of the road, and come to school for some cool prizes!

British Cemetery Ceremony

Friday, May 13th, 11am

British Cemetery, Ocracoke, NC, United States

Ocracoke, NC

Many of our students will be involved in this event. Plus, it's a really cool ceremony!

Krispy Kreme Donut Fundraiser

Monday, May 2nd, 8am to Friday, May 13th, 3pm

120 School Road

Ocracoke, NC

The teachers are selling Krispy Kreme regular or chocolate iced dozens to raise money for the Academic Banquet. Please contact any teacher at the school to place an order. Last day to order is May 13.

Sports Physicals

Tuesday, May 17th, 8am to Thursday, May 19th, 3pm

305 Back Road

Ocracoke, NC

The school and the clinic have teamed up to provide FREE physicals for students! The student has to go during their designated time to receive the physical for free. This is specifically important for Dolphin athletes who are required to have a current one on file to play next year.

Ocracoke School Alumni Dinner

Saturday, May 21st, 6pm

999 Irvin Garrish Highway

Ocracoke, NC

Current seniors and their families are honored at this annual event hosted by Ocracoke School alumni.

Get Splashed!

Monday, May 2nd, 8am-3pm

Ocracoke, NC, United States

Ocracoke, NC

A pod of dolphins can be sent to and from yards over the next 3 weeks to raise money for the Academic Banquet. Check out this article for more information: http://www.ocracokecurrent.com/134840.

Athletic Awards

Wednesday, May 25th, 6pm

120 Schoolhouse Road

Ocracoke, NC

Come out to support this year's athletes.

Academic Banquet

Thursday, May 26th, 6pm

120 Schoolhouse Road

Ocracoke, NC

This event is to recognize students in grades 3-12 who were on the Honor Roll all year.