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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
Schools celebrate 'Unity Day'



Unity Day' was celebrated nationwide on October 22 in an effort to raise awareness for bullying prevention. Schools and communities were encouraged to wear orange as a sign of support. 
Schools district-wide were flooded with orange on Wednesday with many programs and events aimed at eliminating bullying were held.
 



 
Title 1 Reward Schools recognized
Congratulations to Covington Street Elementary, Laurel Hill Elementary, and Spring Hill Middle for being recognized as a Title 1 Reward School for the 2014-15 school year. Only 78 schools in the state received this honor. 

A Reward School is a Title I school that, based on the most recent data available, has been identified as being among the highest 10 percent of all Title I schools in one of two categories: Highest-Performing School or High-Progress School.  Covington Street, Laurel Hill, and Spring Hill are all in the 'highest-performing school' category. 

State Superintendent June Atkinson congratulated the schools.

"It is no small accomplishment when high-poverty schools are recognized for strong student achievement," she said.  "By maintaining high expectations and engaging in hard work, these Title I schools collectively demonstrate the belief that all children can learn."

Click here to see the complete listing of Title 1 Reward Schools.
 
Guzman named President-Elect



Congratulations to Rob Guzman, principal at Wagram Elementary School, who will serve as the Region 4 President-Elect on the N.C. Principals & Assistant Principals' Association (NCPAPA) board of directors.
 
October Board Meeting Recognitions



There was lots to celebrate at Monday night's Board of Education meeting. The schools and staff listed below were recognized for their accomplishments and contributions. Congratulations to all!

Kellie Tolo--Covington Street Elementary School 3rd grader led the pledge
SEarCH—Outstanding graduation rate for 2013-14 (95.2%)
Joy Lindey—2014 Exceptional Children's Teacher of Excellence
Key Player Award—Bobbe McLean, SHS cafeteria manager
Covington Street Elementary School—'Walk to School Wednesdays', their partnership with ‘Active Routes to School’, and PBIS Exemplar Status
North Laurinburg Elementary School—Top 10% of Imagine Learning users

 
Elisabeth Harrell named regional TOY finalist



Congratulations to Elisabeth Harrell, 6th grade math teacher at Sycamore Lane Middle School, for being selected as one of only two finalists for regional Teacher of the Year! The regional TOY selection committee will visit her classroom and school for a site visit and interview on November 19. From there, one teacher from our region of twelve districts will go on to compete for North Carolina Teacher of the Year. Congratulations Ms. Harrell!
 

 
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