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Scotland County Schools....Glimpses of Greatness! In the very near future, many of the new buildings and structures that are built in Scotland County will probably be evidence of Scotland High School graduate, Tajuan Malloy's handiwork.  Tajuan is the very first SHS graduate to be accepted into Worksource East. He will be participating in the masonry program to earn his certification Click here to learn more about the program and Tajuan. 
Upcoming Events
 
What's Happening in Scotland County Schools

To determine which school your student's assigned school is (based on their address), click the link below to be directed to the WebQuery site where you can enter an address to determine their school district.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please call the Transportation Office at 910-277-4355.

Click here to be directed to the WebQuery site.
 
SCS wraps up Curriculum Review Week

Students may have closed their textbooks for the summer and have taken their final tests and exams, but the fifty teachers that participated in last week’s ‘Curriculum Review Week’, were hard at work at the Central Office objectively and strategically reviewing those materials in preparation for next year. 

‘This is the first year that Scotland County Schools has reviewed curriculum in this manner or used this process,’ explained Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, Dr. Valarie Williams.  ‘In the past, the Curriculum and Instruction Department staff would look at the classroom resources, pacing guides, benchmark assessments, and data and plan for next year.  But having insight and input from the teachers is invaluable.  They are, in many ways, the experts in so far as what is working well in the classroom and what we could improve upon, so it makes sense to expand the process and use the expertise we have right here in our own district.’

Click here to read more....
 

 
Superintendent's Summer Reading Challenge
 
Attention Kindergarten - 8th grade students! 

Join in Superintendent Ron Hargrave’s Summer Reading Challenge by reading at least 20 minutes a day this summer.  Participating students’ names will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a free GOOGLE CHROMEBOOK! 
 



 
 
Sycamore and South principals announced



At Tuesday's special meeting of the Board of Education, it was announced that Pam Lewis will be the principal of Sycamore Lane Elementary School and Chuck Dulin will be the principal of South Scotland Elementary School. Congratulations Mrs. Lewis and Mr. Dulin!
 
SCS Vision/Mission Statement and Core Values - Feedback Needed

Scotland County Schools is in the process of evaluating our current district strategic plan and working on developing one for the next three years.  Representatives from district administration, principals, assistant principals, teachers, Board of Education, and community members have served on the committee and have provided valuable insight and input during the process.  Along with feedback from the committee members, it would also be beneficial to have input from all stakeholders as well.  Please click on the link below and take a moment to complete short survey about our district vision and mission statements and core values. 
The survey will be open through Wednesday, July 1.  Your insight and comments are much appreciated.

Link to the survey:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MisVisCore
 
Scotland County Schools celebrates retirees



On Tuesday evening, June 16, Scotland County Schools celebrated the 45 staff members who have retired during the 2014-15 school year. Our retirees have given a combined 982 years of experience and service to the students of Scotland County. Our district, our community, and most importantly, the students are forever in their debt.  Thank you!

For more photos from the event, please visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ScotlandCountySchools

2014-15 Retirees:
Principals
Beth Ammons - 30 years
Joe Critcher - 29 years
Rick Singletary - 34 years
John Teal - 18 years
 
Central Office
Linda Maidment - 14 years
Sherry Marston - 20 years
Evelyn Shytle - 14 years
Sandra Wilcher - 20 years
 
Covington Street Elementary
Connie Beasley - 30 years
Virginia Martin - 8 years
Willie Pankey - 30 years
 
I. Ellis Johnson Elementary
Carolyn Alford - 9 years
Judith Caulder - 23 years
Deborah Owens - 20 years
Lydia Smith - 9 years
 
Laurel Hill Elementary
Theresa Hollingsworth - 20 years
Pamela Monroe - 30 years
Judy Thompson - 20 years
Teresa Williams - 20 years
 
North Laurinburg Elementary
Dorothy McAllister - 22 years
Gloria Matthews - 8 years
Sheila Swift - 20 years
 
Pate-Gardner Elementary                                           
Rosalind McMillan - 38 years
Wendy Myers - 13 years
 
South Scotland Elementary
Nancy Butler - 21 years
Phyllis McMillan - 31 years
 
Wagram Elementary
Mattie Evans - 28 years
Carol Quick - 30 years
Jennetta Rainer - 19 years
 
Washington Park Elementary    
Georgia Goodwin - 22 years
Kathryn Wright - 19 years
 
Carver Middle
Charlotte Lammers - 18 years
 
Spring Hill Middle
Alice Baldwin - 29 years
Sherry McIlwain - 20 years
 
Sycamore Lane Middle
Catherine Chavis - 35 years
Lisa Hecht - 31 years
Earlene McLamb - 28 years
Anne Myers - 31 years
                                                               
Scotland High School
Richard Corley - 20 years
Denece Drose - 20 years
Shirley McKenzie - 18 years
Blondcecile McLean - 10 years
Carl Pevia - 20 years
 
Maintenance    
Lillie Pittman - 10 years
 

 
Scotland High School Celebrates the 'Class of 2015'



On Saturday morning, Scotland High School seniors marched across the stage at Pate Stadium, turned their tassels, and became what they had worked so hard to achieve....graduates.  As valedictorian, Katie Collins, reminded her classmates, 'This is our moment, however this moment is just a breath, so breathe deep.  Before much time has passed, we’ll be stepping into the future.'  Congratulations graduates!  We can't wait to witness what big things you accomplish!

Click here to read more in the Laurinburg Exchange -
'This is our moment'

Weren't able to attend graduation or would like to watch it again?  Click here to view the recorded ceremony.

To view more pictures from graduation, click the link below to visit Scotland County Schools Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ScotlandCountySchools.​
 

 
Shaw Academy celebrates graduates


Family, friends, staff and administration gathered together today to celebrate Shaw Academy's most recent graduates. Congratulations to: Harvey Leon Clark, Shymeek Jhaye'meir, Twanane Deshawn Holland, Bria La'Asia Love, and Jason Anthony Lowery. We are so proud of your perseverance and accomplishments!
 
New Principals Named


Pictured (left to right): Mr. Smith, Dr. Hemphill, Mr. James, Dr. Mills. and Mr. Peed

At Monday night's Board Meeting, five new principals were named.  Congratulations and welcome to Scotland County Schools!

Brent Smith - Spring Hill Middle School
Mr. Smith received his undergraduate degree as well as his MSA from the University of North Carolina - Greensboro.  He has thirteen years of experience in education with three of those as a Principal, Director, and Superintendent and five of those years as an Assistant Principal at Page High School in Greensboro.  He has also served as an Assistant Athletic Director and Athletic Director. 

Mary Hemphill - I.Ellis Johnson Elementary School
Dr. Hemphill is a graduate of Meredith College and received her MSA from Western Carolina.  She earned her doctorate degree from NC A&T. She has thirteen years of experience in education serving two of those years as a principal.  Dr. Hemphill has also taught 3rd and 4th grade.

Araunah James - Shaw Academy
Mr. James earned his undergraduate degree from Penn State University.  He received his MSA from Gardner-Webb University.  Mr. James has fourteen years of experience in education, serving eight of those years as an Assistant Principal.  He will be coming to our district from Atkins Academic and Technology High School in Greensboro where he serves as Assistant Principal.

Bobbie Mills - Wagram Elementary School
Dr. Mills received her undergraduate degree from USC-Spartanburg, her MSA from Winthrop University, and her doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University.  She has eighteen years of experience in education, serving ten of those years as an Assistant Principal.  Dr. Mills will be coming to our district from Cochrane Collegiate Academy where she serves as an Assistant Principal. 

Patrick Peed - Scotland Early College High School
Mr. Peed is a proud graduate of Appalachian State University.  He earned his MSA from UNC-Pembroke.  Mr. Peed has seventeen years of experience in education, serving seven of those years as an Assistant Principal.  He currently serves as an Assistant Principal at Scotland High School. 
 
Summer Driver Education Classes Offered

Summer Driver Education will be held in two sessions: Session I will be June 12,15,16,17 from 2:50 - 5:50 pm and June 18,19,22,23,24,25,26 from 8:30 - 11:30 am. Session II will be July 6,7,8,9,10,13,14,15,16,17,20 8:30 - 11:30 am.  Applications can be picked up at the main offices of Scotland High School, Scotland Early College, and each Middle School.  You can also click here to be directed to the Drivers Education webpage where you can download an application as well.

Applications should be returned to William Clark at Scotland High School or returned to the office of Scotland County School your child attends.  The first day of both sessions will begin in the Media Center of Scotland High School.  Rosters will be posted on the Driver Education page of the Scotland High School webpage.  Every attempt will be made to place your child in the session of your choice but space limitations may not allow that to happen.

Click here for more information about the Driver Education program.
 

 
SEarCH celebrates graduates



The Memorial Day weekend presented a flurry of activities for the Scotland Early College High School graduating class of 2015.  Beginning Friday afternoon, the Senior Awards program offered an opportunity for accolades, honors, and scholarships to be bestowed upon many of the graduates.  (Click here for the program and complete listing of recipients).  Afterwards, along with their family members, graduates enjoyed the annual graduation cookout by the lake on the campus of St. Andrews University.   On Saturday morning, with bagpipes leading the way, the school's largest graduating class made their way to the stage to receive their diplomas.  Of the 39 students graduating, 32 also earned a Richmond Community College associate degrees as part of the SEarCH program.
Congratulations and best wishes to all! 

Click here to read more in the Laurinburg Exchange:  'SEarCH lauds 39 graduates'
Click here to visit our Facebook page to view more photos from the weekend's celebrations.
 

 
Kindergarten and 7th grade immunization requirements

Immunizations are required by law for entry into North Carolina schools. There are several vaccines that your child will need to receive prior to entering kindergarten. Below is a basic guide of the immunizations required for school entry. For complete information, please visit www.immunize.nc.gov.
4 polio
5 DTAP
2 MMR
2 Varicella

Students entering 7th grade are now required to have:
1 TDAP
1 Meningococcal

Make sure to get these important immunizations now.  You will only have 30 calendar days from the first day of school to provide the required up-to-date immunization record for your child. If proof of vaccination is not provided by the end of the 30 calendar day period, your child will be suspended from school until they provide proof of immunization as required by law.
 

 
Scotland County Virtual Academy

Scotland County Schools recognizes that the traditional model of education is no longer one size fits all. In an effort to reach all of our county’s students with a high quality, free education, we are embarking on a new model for how instruction can be delivered. With the resources that technology affords us, we are embarking on creating Scotland County’s first fully digital Academy.  If you or your student is currently enrolled in a home school or private school setting and would like to find out more about the opportunities the Virtual Academy has to offer, click here.  You will be directed to an editable document where you can submit your contact information and any questions you may have and someone will respond to you within 24-hours.  You can also contact Kevin Combs,Director of Instructional Technology, at kcombs@scotland.k12.nc.us for more information as well.

Click here for brochure.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.

Click here for available course offerings.
 
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