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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
Scots make SAT Wall of Fame



Fifty-three Scotland High School students were recognized on Thursday during a ceremony in the Media Center for completing their SAT, the College Board admissions test, with a score of 1500 or higher. 
 
The SAT is a three-part test with each section worth a maximum of 800 points. The sections include critical reading, mathematics, and writing (which includes grammar). Students also must write a two-page essay that includes examples from the areas of science, the humanities, literature, or history. 
Students are given three hours and forty-five minutes to complete the SAT.
 
Students are allowed to take the SAT multiple times, and the three highest scores from each section are totaled for a student’s overall SAT score.   Those students whose overall score is 1500 or higher are recognized on the McDonald’s SAT Wall of Fame located outside of the office at Scotland High School.   Also, if a student takes the test again and improves their score, their name plate is moved to the next category on the Wall of Fame.

“We are honored to have this opportunity to recognize our students,” remarked Joy Smart, SHS Assistant Principal, during the ceremony. “These students always work so diligently to do their very best. We congratulate them and wish them well as they continue to grow and learn.”

Click here for a complete listing of students recognized at the Wall of Fame ceremony.


Students excel at state TSA competition

Students from Carver, Spring Hill, Sycamore Lane, Scotland High School and SEarCH competed in and were recognized at the Technology Student Association (TSA) State Competition in Greensboro March 23-25.

Click here to view a complete listing of winners by school.





Junior Leadership program accepting applications

Do you remember what you were doing the summer when you were a rising senior in high school? Did you spend time volunteering for a local charity? Did you go on tours of the local manufacturing plants? Did you make time to meet your local elected officials? Did you spend time taking a history driving tour of your county? Did you take tours of the universities in your area? The last one, you may have done. It is our guess that the ones listed before may not have been a part of your summer agenda.

Even though these are not your typical activities for rising seniors in high school, these are typical activities for the students who are a part of the Junior Leadership program. All these activities are an integral part of this program. This program teaches the members of the class a great deal about their community and gives them a special opportunity to learn real world information to help them to become more educated leaders in their future. It also provides insight into various careers they may want to explore while preparing for graduation and next steps for their future.

Sponsored by the Laurinburg/Scotland County Area Chamber of Commerce's Education Committee, this program will run the week of July 28 - August 1 and is now accepting applications from students that are interested in participating.  Holly Goodwin (Scholarship Coordinator) at Scotland High School or Annette Reed (Counselor) at SEarCH have applications. You can also click here for an application as well.  Applications are due by April 25. There is no cost for the student to participate.


Twenty-two students inducted into the National Technical Honor Society



The Scotland County Schools Career and Technical Education Department held its first National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) induction ceremony on Thursday, April 3, 2014 in the auditorium at Scotland High School.

Twenty-two juniors and seniors met the requirements for membership. Students recognized as NTHS members are those who have excelled in both their technical area courses and their required academic classes.  In order to be nominated, students must have a 3.0 unweighted overall GPA as well as a 3.25 unweighted average in their CTE classes. Students must also have recommendations from two of their teachers to be considered for membership. 

“The purpose of the NTHS is to acknowledge outstanding student achievement in technical education,” explained CTE Director, Camille Goins. “Being a part of the NTHS also offers scholarship opportunities for its members as well.”

The ceremony included guest speaker Tonia Stephenson, President of the Laurinburg/Scotland County Chamber of Commerce, remarks by students Logan Wagner (HOSA) and Maya Addai (FBLA), with special entertainment from Samantha Ray, CTE Digital Media Instructor.  After the candle-lighting ceremony, inducted students received a certificate recognizing their achievement as well as a NTHS honor cord which they then wear with their cap and gown at graduation. 

Inaugural members were: DECA-Brittany Evans, Danazshia Hines, Jazzmine Pratt, E’Yana Rogers; FBLA-Maya Addai, Ashley Barringer, Amara Cromartie, Shaunee’ McLaurin; HOSA-Gianna Bell, Yasmine Bell, Anna Lisa Ciarrocca, Kayli Graves, Roxanna Gualtier, Havanna Holfert, Taylor Lossman, Emily Peele, Alexis Scott, Matthew Sellers, Logan Wagner; SKILLS USA-Juaneisha Terry. 

The National Technical Honor Society serves about 200,000 members and awards more than $160,000 in scholarships to its members every year. For more than 30 years, NTHS has been the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career and technical education.








Sports physicals for 2014/15 school year

For students that will be participating in sports at Scotland High School during the 2014/15 school year (current 8th-11th graders), FREE physicals will be given at the high school on
May 23, 2014 at 7:30 a.m.

Students that wish to participate in middle school sports during the 2014/15 school year (current 6th and 7th graders), FREE physicals will be given at Sycamore Lane on May 17, 2014 from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Students must bring the physical form, signed by their parent or guardian, with them in order to have the physical completed.


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