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What's Happening in Scotland County Schools
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2-6

Annually, we set aside the first week in May as Teacher Appreciation Week.  It's an opportunity to let educators know just how much we appreciate all that they do for our students.  Take a moment to view the special message to our teachers from members of the graduating class of 2016.  


First cohort completes principal development group

Congratulations to the first graduates from the Scotland County Schools Principal Development Program.  These assistant principals met once a month for the past year to develop their leadership skills for and knowledge about a principal’s role and position. 

‘It is always our goal to develop and hone leadership skills in all of our staff,’ said Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and facilitator of the group, Cory Satterfield.  ‘The assistant principals that participated in this group took the opportunity to grow and develop their leadership skills and learn more about the policies, procedures, and protocols that go into being a principal.  We applaud them for taking the initiative to become an even better administrator.’

Completing the program were: Kachina Quick-Singletary, Maggie Wells, Susan Deese, Laura Bailey, Melissa Bryant-Ward, Latonya McLean, Shannon Brayboy, Jamaal Dunham, Jordan Reilly, Charlotte McMillian, Joy Smart, Venecia Morrison, and David Johnson.

North Laurinburg's SUPER talented students

North Laurinburg held their annual talent show recently and highlighted some pretty special and amazing students. This year's theme was 'everybody is a super hero' and without a doubt, these students sure are. Great job Polar Bears!

For more pictures from the event, visit our district's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ScotlandCountySchools
Satterfield named interim high school principal for 16-17 school year

Scotland County Schools superintendent, Dr. Ron Hargrave,  announced Wednesday that Mr. Cory Satterfield, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources, would be serving as interim principal at Scotland High School for the 2016-17 school year. 

‘We interviewed nine candidates in total, narrowed the pool down to three, but made the decision not to offer the job to any of the applicants,’ explained Hargrave.  ‘When I met with the staff and students at the beginning of this process, I ensured them that we were committed to find the very best person for the job and that we would not place a person in that position just for the sake of hiring a permanent principal.  We are still committed to that goal and will continue to search for the ideal candidate.’

Earlier this year, former Scotland High principal, Greg Batten, announced his impending retirement and move to serve as principal at Shaw Academy.   Dr. Jonathan McRae, district Director of Testing and Accountability, has been serving as interim principal at the high school. 

‘When, after much deliberation, we decided that none of the applicants were the right fit at this time for the job, Mr. Satterfield actually volunteered to serve as interim,’ Hargrave further explains.  ‘He has an impressive background, not only as an administrator, but as a high school principal as well.  He is fully committed to the success of the high school and our district and we commend him for his willingness to serve in this important role.’

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We can’t wait to meet the graduating Class of 2029!

If your family has a child that will be attending kindergarten next year, you’ll want to make sure that you attend Kindergarten Orientation to find out about all of the fun and exciting year that’s awaiting your student next school year!

It’s helpful to register before the orientation date. All you have to do is take your student’s birth certificate, immunization record, and a proof of residency (power bill or tax document) by the elementary school in your district to register.

We look forward to meeting our new students and their families in the coming weeks!

South Scotland - April 26, 8:30 am
North Laurinburg - May 3, 9:00 am
Laurel Hill - May 4, 11:45 am
Covington Street - May 6, 9:00 am
Sycamore Lane - May 6, 9:00 am
Wagram - May 6, 9:00 am
I. Ellis Johnson - May 10, 10:00 am

Advertisement of Sealed Bid Sale with Upset Bid of Surplus Real Property Owned by Scotland County Board of Education
            WHEREAS, the former Washington Park Elementary School (“Washington Park”) was found to be unnecessary or undesirable for continued public school purposes, and was thereby deemed surplus property pursuant to G.S. 115C-518(a), by resolution of the Scotland County Board of Education (“Board”) on January 11, 2016; and
            WHEREAS, North Carolina General Statute 160A-268 permits the Board to sell real property by advertisement and sealed bid; and North Carolina General Statute 160A-269 permits an upset bid, after receipt of an offer for the property; and the Board, by resolution adopted January 11, 2016, authorized sealed bid sale(s) with upset bid(s) as set forth below:

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Child Nutrition Department seeking bids

Scotland County Schools Child Nutrition Department is requesting 2016-2017 school year bids for the following lots:
Chemicals – ware washing, sanitation, etc.
Ice Cream

An IFB can be requested by contacting:
Richard Jacobs, C.N.D.
322 South Main Street, Laurinburg, N.C. 28352
Bids are due back by 9:30 am Friday May 5th 2016.

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