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Men of Excellence

Community Volunteer Program

The Men of Excellence (MOE) program is a community based partnership program which operates independently of the West Orange - Cove School System. Volunteers in the program work on WOCCISD campuses and within the community to impact student academic success. The MOE began organizational meetings in the spring of 2016. The mission and goals were voted upon in the summer of 2016. The program launched in August 2016. 
Program Mission
The Men of Excellence Community Partnership will serve West Orange - Cove students  by being a present and positive influence in our schools.
Program Goal
We desire to build relationships that encourage:
• Student Academic Success
• Parental Involvement
• Positive Self Esteem
• Respect for Every Individual
• Positive Morale in Each School
• Productive Citizens Today

President, Ray McDowell
Vice-president, Roderick Robertson
Secretary, Anthony Dandridge
Treasurer, Thomas Conway

Campus Coordinators
High School -- Tony Dallas
Middle School -- Chad Stroud
Elementary School -- Mike Umbenheaur
North Early Learning Center -- Thomas Haas 
Academic Alternative Center -- Earlton Rogers
Requirements for ALL Campus Volunteers
All WOCCISD volunteers must complete a criminal history authorization form. Upon clearance by the Human Resources departments, volunteers are also required to submit an emergency contact form and a liability waiver. Once all documents are submitted, volunteers can begin serving on the campus(es) of their choice.
Assignments are made at the request of campus leadership through the appropriate Men of Excellence Campus Contact. 
Volunteer Packets are downloadable on our website: Volunteer Packet 
Emergency Contact and Liability forms are also downloadable on this website.
Please submit completed form to Lorraine Shannon at WOCCISD Educational Service Center, 902 W. Park Avenue, Orange, Texas 77630
Men of Excellence volunteers may be asked to:
-- Tutor
-- Mentor
-- Chaperone
-- Read Aloud
-- Meet with small groups
(See MOE Training Document on this website.)
For additional information, see the MOE Information Video (mp4) which explains the intent of this volunteer program.
(This video was produced for a summer information meeting.)
Men of Excellence volunteers will NOT be asked to discipline students.