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