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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.
 
What's Happening in Scotland County Schools

Individuals who are interested in filling the vacant Stewartsville district Board of Education position (term to expire 12/2016), must submit a written statement of interest (in any form) by 4:00 pm, Wednesday, February 4, 2015  to:
Scotland County Schools
c/o Nancy Baker
322 South Main Street
Laurinburg, NC 28352

Those who have submitted their statements by the deadline are thereby indicating their agreement that they will be present at the next Board meeting on February 9, 2015 at 6:00 pm at the A.B. Gibson Center to address the Board in open session
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SHS to host Parent Night

Scotland High School will host a Parent Night for parents/guardians of rising 10th - 12th graders tomorrow, Thursday, January 29 at 6:00 pm.  It will be held in the auditorium.  This meeting will include information about the course selection and registration process.  Each department will be have representatives on hand so that parents and students will be able to explore the various courses offered at Scotland High School.  This opportunity is one of the ways that parents can have an active role is helping their student choose their classes for the 2015-16 school year.  
Registration for fall semester will begin in February. 
 
Students prep for the ACT



With more colleges and universities placing an increased emphasis on the ACT assessment measure, Scotland County Schools Curriculum and Instruction Department recently offered a free ACT test prep course at Scotland High School.  Over 40 students took advantage of the class led by instructors from 'A+ Test Prep'.  Students finished the course having learned and practiced test-taking strategies and time-management skills. 
 
SEarCH earns high marks



At 84th out of 934 graded institutions, Scotland Early College High School ranked in the top 10 percent of high schools in Niche Rankings’ 2015 Best Public High Schools in North Carolina rating.
Formerly known as College Prowler, Niche is a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based ranking and review site that provides information about K-12 schools individually and by district, as well as colleges.

Only the state’s top 100 high schools were ranked by the company, and 29 of North Carolina’s 87 early and middle colleges were included among that number. Scotland Early College High received an overall grade of A-.

Click here to read more:  The Laurinburg Exchange--Early College earns high marks
 


Students and staff celebrated at Chamber awards banquet



Congratulations to Walter Jackson IV, Scotland High School junior, and Mr. James McLean, Carver Middle School C.A.R.E Coordinator. Walter was awarded the Dormagen/McLean Community Youth Service Award during last night's Laurinburg/Scotland County Area Chamber of Commerce's annual banquet and awards program. The other prestigious award, the Dunbar/McCoy Quality of Life Award, was presented to Mr. McLean.

Additionally, Scotland County Schools' students were featured throughout the program. The SHS JROTC Color Guard presented the colors, SHS senior, Sommore Terry, sang the national anthem, and SHS junior, Nyjel Graham, entertained the crowd with his saxophone. Also, Superintendent Ron Hargrave was recognized for his service as a Chamber Board member and Board Attorney, Nick Sojka, was lauded for his service as 2014 Chamber Board Chair.

Click here to read more:  The Laurinburg Exchange--'Moving forward together'

And visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ScotlandCountySchools to view more photos from the event.
 

 
C & I Department to host AIG information nights

Scotland County Schools' Curriculum and Instruction Department will be hosting several AIG (Academically or Intellectually Gifted) information nights in the upcoming weeks.  These sessions will cover general information regarding AIG identification, AIG differentiation, and the Cluster Model.  These meetings will be open to all parents of AIG students grades 4-8.  Flyers will be sent home with each AIG student with the below information.  Please make every effort to attend the session that applies to your student. 
 
January 20:  5:30-6:15 pm in the Media Center at Sycamore Lane Middle School for AIG students attending:
  • Washington Park
  • South Scotland
  • Covington Street
  • Sycamore Lane
January 27: 5:30-6:15 pm  in the Media Center at Spring Hill Middle School for AIG students attending:
  • Wagram
  • Spring Hill
January 29: 5:30-6:15 pm  in the Media Center at Carver Middle School for AIG students attending:
  • Pate-Gardner
  • Laurel Hill
  • North
  • IEJ
  • Carver

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