« November 2014 »
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6

 

It is the mission of Scotland County Schools to develop responsible, productive citizens by providing excellent education for its children through engaging instruction. Partnering with families and the community, we will ensure every child’s academic, social, emotional and physical needs are met in a safe, nurturing environment.
Upcoming Events
 
What's Happening in Scotland County Schools
IEJ gives thanks



On the Thursday before Thanksgiving, cafeterias throughout the district serve the traditional Thanksgiving meal.† The staff at I. Ellis Johnson Elementary School make the delicious meal even more special by inviting students' family members to join them for lunch.† Over 125 parents attended the event this year.

"We love this annual tradition," expressed principal, Barbara Adams. "It's an opportunity to invite parents to come to the school, enjoy a special meal, see what's going on, and let them know just how thankful we are for them." ††

STEM showcase at Sycamore Lane


The STEM Lab at Sycamore Lane Middle School hosted an open house on Tuesday, November†
†18. Students invited their teachers and parents/guardians to Mrs. Gatesí STEM class to present their projects.

The STEM program is one of three career and technical education classes offered in middle school. Students utilize problem solving skills with hands-on projects learning in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Attendees were encouraged to circulate through the class to see the program in action. Visitors observed a variety of activities including students producing a working circuit, programming a robotic arm, extracting DNA, using an injection molder to form plastic and operating a solar cooker to heat hot dogs! Students explained their current module activities and demonstrated the different steps to their projects. They thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to share their work and show how they can apply skills the skills they have learned.

As part of National Career Development month, the open house was an initiative to continue parent involvement and increase awareness of STEM education.†


All-County Band performs



Under the direction of guest conductor, Mrs. Liz Hasty, the middle school All-County Band performed several numbers during their concert on Tuesday evening at Sycamore Lane Middle School. Band students from Carver, Spring Hill, and Sycamore Lane auditioned to be a part of this select group. The band programs' tradition of excellence lives on. Great job!

Click here to visit our district Facebook page to view a video from the performance.



Schools and churches celebrate their 'partnership in education'



On Thursday, November 13, Superintendent Dr. Ron Hargrave, along with school officials, met with area pastors and faith-based organization leaders in celebration of their long-standing, successful partnership and in hopes of expanding that partnership and even building new ones. Attendees were thanked for all that they have done for our schools, staff, and most importantly our students, and they were encouraged to give the greatest gift--the gift of time--to our schools.


Click here to read more about the event in the Laurinburg Exchange.

Visit our district Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ScotlandCountySchools to view more photos from the event.


Sycamore Lane band director honored



Congratulations to Sycamore Lane Middle School band director, Mr. James Bream.† He recently received an Award of Excellence from the Southeastern District Band Directors in recognition of 'outstanding achievement and contributions to Public School Bands'.† Way to go Mr. Bream!†

John Teal receives Patriot Award



Congratulations to Shaw Academy principal, John Teal, for receiving the ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve--a Department of Defense office) Patriot Award.†The Patriot Award reflects the efforts made to support Citizen Warriors through a wide-range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families and granting leaves of absence if needed. Mr. Teal was nominated by Mr. Ronnie McNeill, Social Studies teacher at Shaw and Army Reservist.††


NCDPI Schoolnet survey

Teachers are asked to take a few minutes and participate in the Home Base (Schoolnet) Instructional Materials and Assessment Survey. The purpose of this survey is to gather information about teachersí knowledge, use, and perception of the quality of the instructional materials and classroom assessment items in Schoolnet.

It is understoond that there is a wide range of use of Schoolnet. Whether teachers have used the materials or not, the information they provide through this survey will be very useful for helping NCDPI communicate with other teachers about the system and will provide some important baseline data. The survey should take between 5 and 15 minutes to complete, depending on the teacherís use of Schoolnet. All responses are confidential.

Click here to take the survey.


Site Map | Privacy Policy | View "printer-friendly" page | Login   
Translate
Site powered by SchoolFusion.com © 2014 - Educational website content management