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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.
What's Happening in Scotland County Schools
Dr. Ron Hargrave named new Superintendent

Dr. Ron Hargrave was named the new Superintendent of Scotland County Schools Monday afternoon at a specially-called meeting of the Board of Education.  He has served since 2009 as the Deputy Superintendent of Iredell-Statesville Schools, a district with over 20,000 students.  Prior to becoming Deputy Superintendent, Dr. Hargrave served Iredell-Statesville Schools as Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education and Executive Director of Student Services and Middle School Curriculum.

At the school level, Dr. Hargrave previously served as principal of East Alexander Middle School in Hiddenite, North Carolina, Dean of Students at Alexander Central High School, Taylorsville, North Carolina, and as a Business Education teacher and Mens and Womens Varsity Basketball Coach at Alexander Central High School.

Dr. Hargrave is a veteran, having achieved the rank of Sergeant First Class in the United States Army Reserve.

A proud alum of Gardner-Webb University, Dr. Hargrave initially attended the University on a four year basketball scholarship, lettering every year of his college career, and most recently received his doctorate in school administration from Gardner-Webb.

Dr. Hargrave and his wife, Lolita, also a career educator, are the parents of a son, Ryan, who is a recent graduate of Presbyterian College.

Dr. Hargrave is a 24 year member of the North Carolina Association of Educators, and has served on the Boards of Directors of Hospice of Alexander County, and the State Employees’ Credit Union of Alexander County.

Dr. Hargrave will begin serving as Superintendent June 1. 

Click here to read more: The Laurinburg Exchange--School board names superintendent

Title VII Public Service Announcement

The Scotland County School System will hold theTitle VII Indian Education 2014-2015 Public Hearing and Planning Meeting on April 29, 2014 in the Scotland County Schools Central Services Board Room, located at 322 South Main Street.  The Public Hearing will take place from 5:30-6:00 p.m. and the planned meeting will immediately follow. For more information, call 910-277-4329.

Child Nutrition Department requesting bids
Scotland County Schools Child Nutrition Department is requesting 2014 – 2015 school year bids for the following lots:
Sports Drinks
Water and Flavored Water
100% Juice (vending and ala cart sales)
An IFB can be requested by contacting:
Richard Jacobs, C.N.D.
322 South Main Street, Laurinburg, N.C. 28352
Bids are due back by 9:30 am May 1, 2014 for public bid which open at 10:00 am.
"The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applications for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer."

Scots make SAT Wall of Fame

Fifty-three Scotland High School students were recognized on Thursday during a ceremony in the Media Center for completing their SAT, the College Board admissions test, with a score of 1500 or higher. 
The SAT is a three-part test with each section worth a maximum of 800 points. The sections include critical reading, mathematics, and writing (which includes grammar). Students also must write a two-page essay that includes examples from the areas of science, the humanities, literature, or history. 
Students are given three hours and forty-five minutes to complete the SAT.
Students are allowed to take the SAT multiple times, and the three highest scores from each section are totaled for a student’s overall SAT score.   Those students whose overall score is 1500 or higher are recognized on the McDonald’s SAT Wall of Fame located outside of the office at Scotland High School.   Also, if a student takes the test again and improves their score, their name plate is moved to the next category on the Wall of Fame.
“We are honored to have this opportunity to recognize our students,” remarked Joy Smart, SHS Assistant Principal, during the ceremony. “These students always work so diligently to do their very best. We congratulate them and wish them well as they continue to grow and learn.”

Click here for a complete listing of students recognized at the Wall of Fame ceremony.

Twenty-two students inducted into the National Technical Honor Society

The Scotland County Schools Career and Technical Education Department held its first National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) induction ceremony on Thursday, April 3, 2014 in the auditorium at Scotland High School.

Twenty-two juniors and seniors met the requirements for membership. Students recognized as NTHS members are those who have excelled in both their technical area courses and their required academic classes.  In order to be nominated, students must have a 3.0 unweighted overall GPA as well as a 3.25 unweighted average in their CTE classes. Students must also have recommendations from two of their teachers to be considered for membership. 

“The purpose of the NTHS is to acknowledge outstanding student achievement in technical education,” explained CTE Director, Camille Goins. “Being a part of the NTHS also offers scholarship opportunities for its members as well.”

The ceremony included guest speaker Tonia Stephenson, President of the Laurinburg/Scotland County Chamber of Commerce, remarks by students Logan Wagner (HOSA) and Maya Addai (FBLA), with special entertainment from Samantha Ray, CTE Digital Media Instructor.  After the candle-lighting ceremony, inducted students received a certificate recognizing their achievement as well as a NTHS honor cord which they then wear with their cap and gown at graduation. 

Inaugural members were: DECA-Brittany Evans, Danazshia Hines, Jazzmine Pratt, E’Yana Rogers; FBLA-Maya Addai, Ashley Barringer, Amara Cromartie, Shaunee’ McLaurin; HOSA-Gianna Bell, Yasmine Bell, Anna Lisa Ciarrocca, Kayli Graves, Roxanna Gualtier, Havanna Holfert, Taylor Lossman, Emily Peele, Alexis Scott, Matthew Sellers, Logan Wagner; SKILLS USA-Juaneisha Terry, FFA-Ronald David and Peggy Maynor

The National Technical Honor Society serves about 200,000 members and awards more than $160,000 in scholarships to its members every year. For more than 30 years, NTHS has been the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career and technical education.

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