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What's Happening in Scotland County Schools
CSX to update 30 railroad crossings

Parents, staff, and student drivers:

Click here to review the article in the Laurinburg Exchange regarding the closings/updates to many of our community's railroad crossings.  Pay special attention to the schedule of railroad crossing closings/updates. They could alter your route to and/or from school and could add additional drive time.
 


 
January BOE Recognitions

During it's January regular meeting, the Board of Education recognized the following staff and students for their contributions and achievements.  Congratulations to all!

-The Pledge was led by DeNaira Williams, a 5th grader at Wagram Elementary, and the colors were presented by the SHS Color Guard
- Teacher Feature - Heidi Poage (Kindergarten), Teacher of the Year, Wagram Elementary School
- Key Player - David Alford, Custodian, Shaw Academy
- All-Conference/All-State Fall sports athletes (Click here for the complete list)
- Skills/Painting Course at Shaw Academy


 


SHS senior named Levine Scholarship finalist

Congratulations to Scotland High School senior, Daniel Johnson. Daniel has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious UNC-Charlotte Levine Scholars Program. As a finalist, Daniel will attend the Levine Scholars Finalist Program on February 12 & 13th at UNC-Charlotte. Good luck Daniel!












 
Hemphill named Regional POY



Dr. Mary Hemphill, principal at I. Ellis Johnson Elementary School and Principal of the Year for Scotland County Schools, received an early Christmas present Tuesday afternoon during their weekly staff meeting. She was surprised by district and regional administration, along with family and friends, with the announcement that she has been named Region 4's Principal of the Year for 2016-17! She will go on to compete for state title that will be announced in May. 
 There will be more pictures from the surprise announcement and more information about the award coming shortly, but we couldn't wait to share the good news! Congratulations to Dr. Hemphill!
 

 
Former students teach about financial literacy



On Monday, December 12, 2016, two former Laurinburg students, Christopher Moss and Kameia   Brown, returned to their home town to visit Shaw Academy with members of their collegiate honors organization.  Chris and Kameia are currently majoring in Accounting at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, North Carolina.  They are both scheduled to graduate with honors in May 2017.  The group of collegiate students and faculty from A&T taught the high school students about financial literacy.

The two Laurinburg natives were accompanied by Dr. Lisa A. Owens-Jackson, the Associate Dean of the College of Business and Economics, and two other students Courtney Privette of Durham, NC and Bryelle Braswell of Winston Salem, NC.  The four college students are members of the Zeta Sigma Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi and Dr. Owens-Jackson is their faculty advisor.  Beta Alpha Psi is the International Honors Organization for Accounting, Finance, and Management Information Systems students.  The Zeta Sigma Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi chapter along with the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA) hosted a financial literacy event called “Making Cents” for over 150 middle- and high-school students at the North Carolina A&T State University in February 2016. 

Christopher thought a similar financial literacy event would be beneficial for the students in his home town.  He convinced his fellow chapter members to support his visit to the Shaw Academy.  Chris worked with NCACPA to get materials to teach the high school students some sound financial principles by participating in a financial literacy game.  The students that participated were active and engaged during the program.  At the end of the activity, student indicated that they had learned a lot and felt capable of making better financial decisions.  The Shaw faculty thought the event was valuable to development of their students.  One teacher comment, “I wish someone has told me these things when I was your age.”

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