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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!  
 
What's Happening in Scotland County Schools
Course Selection and Registration Process

For our district middle and high school students, the course selection process for the 2015-2016 school year has begun. In addition to the counselors and teachers meeting with students, course selection guides and registration information are given to the students to review with their parents/guardians as well.  The registration process will be completed by March 20 in order to begin scheduling for the 2015-16 school year. 

For your convenience, course
selection guides can be found here on the main page of the website by clicking on the link in the left-side navigation bar, or your can click on the link below.  As always, students and parents/guardians can schedule additional meetings with counselors or administrators at their school if they'd like more information about courses or the registration process.

Click here for the Scotland High School Course Selection Guide (9th and 10th graders at SEarCH refer to this guide as well)
Click here for the Carver Middle School Course Selection Guide
Click here for the Spring Hill Middle School Course Selection Guide
Click here for the Sycamore Lane Middle School Course Selection Guide
 
Students inducted into the NTHS



The Scotland County Schools' Career and Technical Education Department held its second National Technical Honor Society induction ceremony on February 26 in the auditorium at Scotland High School.

Nineteen juniors and seniors met the requirements for membership. Students recognized as 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 grade point average 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.

Inductees were:
FBLA
Marquel Bryant, Valeed Cheema, Javon Hailey, Edward House, Walter Jackson, Taylor Jernigan,
Advisor: Tilisa Adkins
FFA
Aliyha McDougald
Advisors: Reid Ledbetter & Jada Taylor
SKILLS USA
Hunter Grooms,
Advisors: Kevin Goins & Sam Richardson
HOSA
Dashia Bullard, Breanna Hawkins, Isaac Bragg, Madison O’Donnell
Advisor: Kendra Faries
TSA
Mayghan Campbell, Kytel Collins-Jackson, Whitney Harper, Christian Kang, Mason Oxendine, Malik Thornton, Sallie Wegner
Advisor: Mrs. Monica Whitehead

For more pictures from the event, visit our district Facebook page at:
www.facebook.com/ScotlandCountySchools



 

Students gain 'real world' experience



Spring Hill Middle School 8th graders recently had an opportunity that not many their age get to have.  As part of National Career and Technical Education Month in February, these students got an up-close look at careers and were able to see first hand the relevance of what is being taught in school.  By being able to see real jobs in action and talk with individuals about their careers, the world of work, and what educational path one needs to take to pursue that career, starts to make sense.  A special thanks to the many area businesses, industries, and professional offices that took the time to make our students' 'dream jobs' real and tangible.   
 
'Seed Survivor' program visits Wagram Elementary



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.
 

 
Sycamore Lane excels at Science Olympiad




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!

 


Public Input Sessions/Special Meetings Notice

Recognizing that many have questions about the potential re-districting and/or consolidation, the Scotland County Board of Education will conduct Public Input Sessions for informational purposes only, at the times and places set forth below:

North Laurinburg      02.24.15             5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  (This meeting will be rescheduled.)
I. Ellis Johnson           02.26.15             6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
         (Click here to view presentation)
Covington                    03.03.15              5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
         (Click here to view presentation)
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.

To the extent these Public Input Sessions may be considered official meetings pursuant to G.S. 143-318.10(d), this additional notice is provided pursuant to G.S. 143-318.12(b)(2).

Additionally, you can click here to view 'Frequently Asked Questions' and responses from the meetings.  We will continue to add questions and responses to the list, so check back often for additional information.

 
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