The communities that make up the Orange School District are vibrant and engaged places to live, work, shop and play. Orange Community Education & Recreation is happy to play an integral part of this environment and grateful for the support and relationships we maintain in the community.
Please explore the district's community resources and service organizations below.
Orange Area Service Committee
The Orange Area Service Committee (OASC) directs gifts and services of individuals and community organizations to provide emergency assistance and coordinates programs and assistance for families in the Orange School District. Modest scholarships are available upon application. For further information, donations or assistance, please call 216-831-8600 x7500.
Orange Alumni Association
The Orange Alumni Association is a tax exempt organization under 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. The Alumni Association, established in 1988, maintains an active database of more than 6,500 alumni of Orange Schools. The organization hosts an annual Alumni Day, organizes Hall of Fame awards, gives yearly scholarships to graduates who are sons or daughters of alumni, publishes a newsletter and supports reunion committees. More information is available here
Orange Schools Foundation
Orange School Foundation is one of nearly 5,000 education foundations across the country that provides a source of revenue generation to their respective school districts. As a nonprofit, qualified charitable organization, it is our goal to assist in decreasing the funding gap needed to support infrastructure, programming and curriculum that enables our students to be ready in an increasingly competitive, global world. For more information, click here.
Orange Elementary and Middle School PTA
The Elementary and Middle School PTA is a vital link between parents, teachers and community members. The group's purpose is to enrich the emotional, academic, and environmental experience of the children who attend OIP, MHS, and BMS through fundraising and programming. Get details here
Orange High School PTA
The Orange High School Parent Teacher Association ("OHS PTA") provides communication and fosters a closer relationship between Orange High School and the families of our students. We provide many services to the schools, promote the welfare of students, and work with the schools to provide quality education for all young people in the Orange School District. Get details here
The Orange Lions Athletic Booster Club is a non-profit, all volunteer organization that is committed to support and enhance the experience of all athletes. Get details here
Lander Circle Kiwanis Club
The Kiwanis Club, a community service organization, benefits many school and community projects. Working with students through the Builder's Clubs on the Orange Campus, and sponsoring Orange Schools Teacher-of -the-Year awards and Kiwanis Student of the Month honors. Funds are raised through the Annual Rummage Sale in July on the Orange campus. Meetings are Monday, 6:30 p.m., Garfield Memorial Church. Officers change in October. New members welcome. For more information, visit www.landercirclekiwanis.com
or contact Garfield Church, 216-831-1566.
Boy Scouts of America - Troop 309
It is the mission of the Boy Scouts to serve others by helping to instill values in young people, prepare them to make ethical choices during their lifetime and help them achieve their full potential. The values are based on those found in the Boy Scout Oath and Law. Meetings are Monday evenings 7-8:30 p.m. at Garfield Memorial Church. For more information, call Paul Imm at 216-292-3842.Girl Scouts of America
The Girl Scouts mission is to provide a value-based program for girls to help them become confident, resourceful, responsible young women. Emphasis is in five areas: the world of people, the world of well being, today and tomorrow, world of the arts, and world of the outdoors. Meetings are biweekly or as determined. Activities include crafts, songs, annual world friendship event, family events, camping, hiking and field trips. Contact Joan Samsel 216-481-1313X273.Jewish Family Services Association
JFSA is a full service mental health agency offering individual, couple, family and group counseling for children and adults. Specialized services are also available to help with chemical dependency, family violence, divorce, planning for the needs of the elderly, the mentally disabled and those with mental retardation and developmental disabilities. A divorce mediation service is available to help couples without costly litigation. The Career Center offers career search services and, through a training and placement program (TAPP), provides vocational services for people with disabilities. For information, visit www.jfsa-cleveland.orgMoreland Hills Historical Society
The community of "Orange" originally included Pepper Pike, Moreland Hills and today's Orange Village. Our Historical Society welcomes members and input from all communities. Our principal focus is the early life of our 20th President, James Abram Garfield. We welcome visitors to Garfield's 1830's replica log cabin Saturdays, June through September from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Group tours can be scheduled and self-guided walks to the birth site can be enjoyed anytime during daylight hours. For information, contact the Moreland Hills Historical Society through the Village Hall at 440-248-1188 or visit our web-site through the Moreland Hills Village site at www.morelandhills.com
The mission of New Directions is to provide quality life-changing treatment to chemically dependent adolescents and their families who are also dealing with emotional, behavioral and psychiatric problems. We provide a complete continuum of care: assessment, gender specific residential, intensive outpatient, and home-based treatment. For more information, visit www.newdirections.co
Cuyahoga County Public Library - Orange Branch
Cuyahoga County Public Library is at the center of community life by providing an environment where reading, lifelong learning and civic engagement thrive. The Orange Branch provides direct library services and resources to the communities of Orange, Pepper Pike, Moreland Hills, Hunting Valley, and Woodmere. For more information, call the Orange Branch Library at 216-831-4282 or visit www.cuyahogalibrary.org
. Anthony Furino, Branch ManagerPepper Pike Civic League
The Civic League is a nonpartisan fact-finding group whose objectives are to collect and disseminate information relative to local and state government and to induce citizens to take an active interest in affairs of government. Meetings are the fourth Wednesday of the month. For more information, contact Larry Wymer, Chairman at 216-831-1551 or visit www.pepperpikecl.comOrange Senior Center Advisory Council
The Senior Adult Advisory Council works in an advisory capacity with the Coordinator of the Senior Center. Meetings are the 4th Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Senior Center and are open to all senior center members. For more information, call the Senior Center at 216-831-8600 X 5700. Chagrin Valley Welcome Club
The Chagrin Valley Welcome Club, formerly Welcome Wagon, is a nonprofit organization whose main purpose is to help newcomers in the area become acquainted and make new friends. We hold luncheon meetings or excursions monthly. We have many other activities. For more information please call Kathy Finley at 440-247-3340.