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Scotland County Schools....Glimpses of Greatness!

Knowing that a strong literacy base is essential to all content areas, the staff at Laurel Hill Elementary School continue to look for ways to strengthen those skills in their students.  The Lending Library is just one way that they are encouraging a love of reading in their students and in their families.  Click here to learn more about the Lending Library and how this is helping to 'grow greatness' at Laurel Hill Elementary. 
What's Happening in Scotland County Schools
SHS seniors earn over $1.4 million in scholarships and awards

On Tuesday evening at their annual Senior Awards Night program, Scotland High School seniors were recognized for earning over over $1.4 million in scholarships and awards. In addition to athletic and academic scholarships from universities, nearly 70 scholarships were awarded by local professional and civic organizations.

For a complete listing of scholarship and award winners, click here.
Visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ScotlandCountySchools to view more pictures from the event. 

SEarCH celebrates graduates

The Memorial Day weekend presented a flurry of activities for the Scotland Early College High School graduating class of 2015.  Beginning Friday afternoon, the Senior Awards program offered an opportunity for accolades, honors, and scholarships to be bestowed upon many of the graduates.  (Click here for the program and complete listing of recipients).  Afterwards, along with their family members, graduates enjoyed the annual graduation cookout by the lake on the campus of St. Andrews University.   On Saturday morning, with bagpipes leading the way, the school's largest graduating class made their way to the stage to receive their diplomas.  Of the 39 students graduating, 32 also earned a Richmond Community College associate degrees as part of the SEarCH program.
Congratulations and best wishes to all! 

Click here to read more in the Laurinburg Exchange:  'SEarCH lauds 39 graduates'
Click here to visit our Facebook page to view more photos from the weekend's celebrations.

Green School Jam winners announced


Recently, the Laurinburg/Scotland County Chamber of Commerce announced its Green School Jam Winners.  These awards recognize the schools that make an extra effort to teach students recycling and stewardship of the environment.

Laurel Hill Elementary earned the first place prize and will receive a $200 cash prize and an ice cream party sponsored by the Green Committee.

Covington Street Elementary earned a $100 cash prize by placing second and Wagram Elementary placed third, claiming $50 cash prize.

Scotland High School announces junior marshals

2015 Scotland High School Junior Marshals:

(front row - pictured from left to right)
Ashlyn Grace Dial, Brianna Danielle Vance, Morgan Faith Locklear, Haley Alexandra Lockey, Mariah Kathryn Wright, Courtney Gunnells, Kenleigh Marie Callahan, Kwadeja Leechelle Quick, Sarah Clarissa Burleson, Taylor Danielle Edgerley, Carrie Michelle Dean, Clara Elizabeth Smith, Marlee Savannah Mercer,  Lindsay Kathryn Stone, Mimi Pham, and Ebonie Marie Crews.

(back row - pictured from left to right)
Tanya Maria Agbonze, Taylor Jernigan, Bryce Addison Dial, Chase Matthew Hine, William Patrick Floyd, Kendall Noah Player, Walter Turner Jackson, Justin Michael Ingram, Jalen Bernard Poole, Valeed Ali Cheema, John Harrison Hartwell, David Ansley Vandenberg, Charles Jake Martin, James Edward Britt, Teddie Nicole McCain, and Cassy Mae Norton

Not Pictured: Rodney Bryson Patterson, Sullivan Lee Sellers, Breion Jamar Thomas.

Sports physicals scheduled for June 6

Students that wish to participate in 2015-16  school year middle or high school athletics must have an updated sports physical before they will be allowed to compete.  Student-athletes will be able to get these required physicals FREE OF CHARGE on June 6, 2015 at Scotland High School.  Given by school nurses and local physicians, physicals will begin at 8:00 am and end at 10:00 am.  Any student that wishes to take advantage of this opportunity should bring a physical form, that has been signed by a parent or guardian, with with them on June 6. 

Letters and physical forms will be sent home with students, but you can click here to print out an additional copy if necessary. 

Kindergarten and 7th grade immunization requirements

Immunizations are required by law for entry into North Carolina schools. There are several vaccines that your child will need to receive prior to entering kindergarten. Below is a basic guide of the immunizations required for school entry. For complete information, please visit www.immunize.nc.gov.
4 polio
2 Varicella

Students entering 7th grade are now required to have:
1 Meningococcal

Make sure to get these important immunizations now.  You will only have 30 calendar days from the first day of school to provide the required up-to-date immunization record for your child. If proof of vaccination is not provided by the end of the 30 calendar day period, your child will be suspended from school until they provide proof of immunization as required by law.

Scotland County Virtual Academy

Scotland County Schools recognizes that the traditional model of education is no longer one size fits all. In an effort to reach all of our county’s students with a high quality, free education, we are embarking on a new model for how instruction can be delivered. With the resources that technology affords us, we are embarking on creating Scotland County’s first fully digital Academy.  If you or your student is currently enrolled in a home school or private school setting and would like to find out more about the opportunities the Virtual Academy has to offer, click here.  You will be directed to an editable document where you can submit your contact information and any questions you may have and someone will respond to you within 24-hours. 

We will also be hosting a public interest meeting on Thursday, May 21 at 5:30 pm at the A.B.Gibson Education Building (322 South Main Street, Laurinburg).  Please make plans to join us to find out more about the program.  You can also contact Kevin Combs,Director of Instructional Technology, at kcombs@scotland.k12.nc.us for more information as well.

Click here for brochure.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.

Click here for available course offerings.
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:

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.
(Click here to view presentation)
Sycamore Lane            03.10.15              5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
         (Click here to view presentation)

Pate-Gardner              03.12.15              5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
         (Click here to view presentation)

Laurel Hill                   03.16.15              5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
         (Click here to view presentation)
Carver                          03.24.15              5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
         (Click here to view presentation)

Spring Hill                   03.26.15              5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
         (Click here to view presentation)
North Laurinburg       03.30.15              5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
         (Click here to view presentation)
South Scotland          04.28.15              5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
         (Click here to view presentation)

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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