|Scotland County Schools....Glimpses of Greatness!|
Samya Baker, a fifth-grader at Laurel Hill Elementary School, was concerned that some children don’t have enough food, so she decided to do something about it! 'Stand for One' is Samya’s fund-raising campaign that will raise money to help with the problem of childhood hunger. Click here to learn more about Samya, her project, and how we are 'growing greatness' every day in Scotland County Schools!
In partnership with Scotland High School's Future Farmers of America, Wagram Elementary students had the opportunity to participate in the 'Seed Survivor' program. 'Seed Survivor' is a curriculum-based program that teaches elementary students how to grow healthy plants (focusing on water, sunlight, soil and nutrients) and where food comes from. The students enjoyed interactive displays, fun presentations, educational videos, interactive computer games and hands-on seed planting activities.
This past Saturday at St. Andrews University, Sycamore Lane Middle School participated in the regional middle school Science Olympiad. In their first year competing, they had two groups to place 4th and two groups to place 2nd.
In the event 'Bridges', Alexis Truesdell and Trevor Boyd came in 4th place. In the 'Anatomy' event, Shauntice Gibson and Seth Hogan came in 4th place. In the event 'Disease Detectives', Emily Hendrix and Kayla Hendrix came in 2nd place, and in the event 'Write It Do It', Emily Hendrix and Samantha Hendrix came in 2nd place. Overall, the Sycamore Lane team came in 7th. The team demonstrated a tremendous amount of teamwork and had a great time participating. Great job Bucks!
Recognizing that many have questions about the recent Board of Education discussions regarding the possible closure of some of our schools and potential re-districting and/or consolidation, the Scotland County Schools’ Board of Education will host public meetings at each of the potentially affected schools in order to present all of the scenario information and hear questions, thoughts, ideas, and concerns from parents, staff, and community. Dates, times, and locations of the meetings are listed below:
North Laurinburg 02.24.15 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
I. Ellis Johnson 02.26.15 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Covington 03.03.15 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Washington Park 03.05.15 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Sycamore Lane 03.10.15 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Pate-Gardner 03.12.15 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Laurel Hill 03.16.15 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Carver 03.24.15 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Spring Hill 03.26.15 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Students and faculty in Scotland County Schools will join others across the nation during the month of February to celebrate national Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month. This year’s theme is Recognizing Classroom Innovators! CTE Month provides CTE programs across the country an opportunity to demonstrate how CTE educates students to be college- and career- ready and prepares them for high-wage, high-demand career fields.
“The activities planned over the next month will illustrate the rigor and relevance CTE courses offer our students,” said Camille Goins, CTE Director. “By partnering with the business community, CTE programs are investing in students’ lives with the latest technology and skills that will prepare them to become successful employees as well as future leaders.”
Click here to learn more about CTE progams, courses, and the activities planned this month.