"No Excuses, Only Excellence"

OCSD5 Mission 

OCSD5 exists to provide effective teaching and learning through equitable, high expectations and digital learning environments to ensure academic success for all students through collaborative partnerships.

OCSD5 Vision

OCSD5 will graduate all students with life characteristics, world-class knowledge and skills, college and career ready.

Helpful Resources 

2017-18 School Calendar                                Read to Succeed 


School Supply List 2017-2018                         Powerscool for Parents


 School Fundraiser  

August 30th- September 28th 

 School Picture Day

October 19, 2017


 Brookdale Elementary and
OCSD5 District Teacher of the Year

Dr. Mary Williams

   I am elated to be selected to represent Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five as the 2017-2018 District Teacher of the Year and Brookdale Elementary as the 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year!!!! This honor is a blessing  that I will not take lightly. I am a native of St. George, SC.  I graduated from St. George High School, Class of '94.  I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Claflin University, a Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education from South Carolina State University, a Master of Education in Educational Technology from Lesley University, an Education Specialist degree in Instructional Leadership from Argosy University, and a Doctor of Education degree from Argosy University in Instructional Leadership.  I am a proud mother of two beautiful, talented, and smart college students and a Bonus Mom to a precious GLAM baby.  I enjoy traveling, eating different cuisines, spending time with family and friends, and reading. My inspirational motto is: To whom much is give, much is required. Again, it is an honor to serve as the 2017-2018 District Teacher of the Year and Brookdale Elementary's 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year. 

 First Days of School at Brookdale!  

Pre-Kindergarten: B. Irick and M. Shuler

Kindergarten:  V. Thackston and G. Walker

 Kindergarten:  W. Truewell and A. Gissentanner

First Grade:  K. Murray and D. Wolfe                                     


 Second Grade:  L. Murray and C. Davis


Third Grade:  M. Jefferson and T. Dimsoy

 Fifth Grade:  K. McDaniels and D. Williams 

Third through Fifth Grade: S. Marapally, M. Williams, Hook

Media Center:  K. Dantzler and D. Innis

 Speech:  S. Mitchell      Resource:  S. Armstead

 Receptionist:  L. Haynes

Principal Secretary/Bookkeeper:  P. Gilyard


 Music:  Smith 

Building:  Fredrick 

V. Staley




 Fourth and Fifth Grade S. Sharperson and E. Corley

 District 5 Year Strategic Plan 2017

  International Day 2017 at Brookdale Elementary School


Brookdale Elementary School celebrated their first international cultural program on March 28th, 2017.  The students of Brookdale were introduced to various cultures from Africa, Bangladesh, China, India, Mexico, and Trinidad. The program started with lighting of the lamp by faculty members which is an Indian culture. Rangoli, which is a floral design, was made with different colors. The Indian National Anthem was sung beautifully by Ms. Sunita Marapally’s and Ms. Sharperson’s students and Ankitha Konka. The students from various countries presented their cultures featuring a song by Raviv Khan (Bangladesh), a speech on Diwali, festival of lights, which was given by Saniya Patel (India), jokes by Mathew Stack (Philippines), dance by Annie Lui (China), song in French by Alimatou Ndiaye and Marianne Wandji, (Africa) Kelly Velazquez-Perez (Mexico), and a poem by Ms. Dimsoy (Trinidad). Ms. Sunita Marapally (India) gave a presentation on India and its culture. Faculty, staff and students participated in a fashion show dressed beautifully in Indian costumes. The students displayed their country flags. The program was informative and fun for all in attendance.

  Brookdale Elementary Career/Health Fair 2017

Brookdale’s Guidance and Health Committees conducted their annual Career/Health Fair on March 22, 2017. The students were introduced to various career opportunities and knowledge about health issues. There were volunteers from The Technology Center, Southern Sass Salon, The Family Health Center, Orangeburg County Sheriff Department, Orangeburg Public Safety and Fire Officials, Orangeburg County Animal Control, The Department of Public Utilities, OCSD5 Transportation Department and Dowling Investigations. The cosmetology students that volunteered conducted free manicures, hair braiding and haircuts for students.  It was a fun and informative event that was enjoyed by all in attendance.

 Congratulations to the
2017 OCSD5 Dr. MLK Oratory Contest 1st Runner-Up

Justin Simpson

  Brookdale Elementary 2016-2017 Teacher of The Year

Ms. Veronica Hodges