What's Happening in Scotland County Schools
Board Receives Silver Bell Award
The North Carolina School Boards Association recognized the Scotland County Board of Education members during their meeting held at South View High School on September 15, 2016 and awarded the Board with the “Silver Bell” Award. The Silver Bell Award recognizes those boards where every member has actively worked towards meeting 12 hours of training during the July 1 through June 30 timeframe.
Congratulations to our Board of Education members! Thank you for your time and commitment on behalf of our students and staff.
September Board of Education Recognitions
During the September regular Board of Education meeting, IEJ 5th grader, Mauricia Mackie, proudly led the Pledge of Allegiance to begin the meeting. During the recognition portion of the meeting, Laurel Hill Elementary's custodial team - Shirley Smith, William McPhatter, and Brandon Galbreath - were presented with Key Player awards for all of their hard work and the dedication they have for the school, staff, and most importantly, the students at Laurel Hill.
Convocation 2016 - Greatness has a story
On Friday, August 26, the auditorium at Scotland High School was full of district faculty and staff to kick off the start of the 2016-17 school year. The message for this year's Convocation was 'Greatness Has a Story'. The program began by announcing our district's 'Of the Year' staff members:
Principal of the Year - Dr. Mary Hemphill, I.Ellis Johnson Elementary
Assistant Principal of the Year - David Johnson, Scotland High School
Teacher of the Year - Kelly Johnson Cheek, Scotland High School
Beginning Teacher of the Year - Mark Davis, Spring Hill Middle/Shaw Academy
Teacher Assistant of the Year - Dennis McFatten III, Carver Middle
Instructional Support Personnel of the Year - Elizabeth Spangler, Scotland High School
Student Support Services Personnel of the Year - James McLean, Carver Middle
Support Staff of the Year - Debbie Debbie Osborne Neverve, Sycamore Lane Elementary.
Another highlight of the program was the remarks by parent - Yancy Collins, alumni - Gladys McLean, and current student and SHS Class of 2017 member - Hannah Bethea. Each shared their story of how Scotland County Schools' educators have impacted their lives. They expressed powerful messages of appreciation and support for all that the school system's staff has done for them.
Dr. Hargrave's remarks reminded those in attendance that our story is one of success and it's one that must be shared. He urged all to continue to strive for excellence for ALL students and reminded us to not get distracted in our pursuit of our goal.
To close the program, there was a surprise performance by district and school staff of the song, 'Lean on Me'.
After the program, staff were invited to continue the celebration in the commons and plaza area at the high school. A carnival type atmosphere, complete with games, cotton candy, and popcorn, was enjoyed by all.
If the enthusiasm and excitement of Convocation is any indication of how the upcoming school year will be, then it's going to be amazing!
Click here for more photos from the event. (A special 'thank you' to SHS alum Jenna Miller taking pictures during the event and to Director of Student Services, Jamie Synan, for capturing photos of the fun after the program.)
SEarCH student elected to national TSA office
During the National TSA Conference which was held at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center (June 28 thru July 2, 2016), Javonate Williams, a graduating senior at Scotland Early College High School,was elected as the 2016-17 National TSA Treasurer. Since his installation, Javonate has traveled to Washington D.C to participate in the first National Officer Team Meeting.
Congratulations Javonate on this and your many accomplishments!