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What's Happening in Scotland County Schools
SEarCH recognized for graduation rate

North Carolina districts and schools with the highest graduation rates in 2016 were honored today during an awards luncheon celebrating their performance. State Superintendent June Atkinson recognized 12 districts and 70 individual high schools during today’s event at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center near Research Triangle Park. Our own Scotland Early College High School (SEarCH) was among those schools that were recognized. Additionally, SEarCH joined the '100% Club' by having a 100% four-year cohort graduation rate for 2015-16. SEarCH was one of only sixty-two high schools statewide to receive this honor. 
Pictured are: Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Dr. Valarie Williams, State Superintendent, Dr. June Atkinson, and SEarCH principal, Mr. Patrick Peed.

Make up days approved

The two days missed because of Hurricane Matthew will be made up on the following days:

For SEarCH-
One of the missed days was made up on Friday, October 14
Wednesday, December 21 will now be a FULL day for students and December 22 will now be a 1/2 day for students.

For Traditional Schools-
October 31 is now a regular school day (it was an optional workday)
Wednesday, December 21 will now be a FULL day for students and December 22 will now be a 1/2 day for students.

For SEarCH- 
The October 14 optional workday will be moved to the end of school year on May 31 and the annual leave day on December 22 will moved to the end of the school year on June 1.

For Traditional Schools-
June 16 and 19 will now be optional workdays and June 20 will be an annual leave day.


October Board Meeting Recognitions

During the October regular Board of Education meeting, Marissa Jones, 5th grade Covington Street student, proudly led the Pledge of Allegiance to begin the meeting. During the recognition portion of the meeting, the 4th grade Swimming Program volunteers - Betty Frazier, Charles C. McLeod, Ron Bohannon, Bill Wells, Shirley Stuart, Lester Williams, Curtis Monroe, Charles McNeill, Jeanette Pegues - were presented Key Player Awards for their hours of dedicated to the program. Laurel Hill Elementary's 'Rescue Team' - Amanda McNickle, Craig Wilkerson, Kimbrick Morris - were recognized for their efforts in saving the life of a grandmother who had a medical event and crashed into the school.  This month's Teacher Feature highlighted Scotland High School and Scotland County Schools' Teacher of the Year, Kelly Cheek.

UNC-P football game to be played at Pate

"We are so appreciative to the leadership at Scotland County Schools and Coach Bailey for his willingness to support the needs of our program and community," Christy said. "Scotland High School's selflessness and responsiveness has been an example of all that is good in sports." - UNCP director of athletics Dick Christy


Kick off is at 2:00 pm.  We encourage everyone to 'Pack Pate' and support the Braves on Saturday. Admission price is $10 for all seating. UNCP season ticket holders, as well as pre-sold UNCP single game tickets, will be honored at the gates as well. Will call and ticket sales will be held at the main gate on the home side of the stadium. Gates will open 90 minutes prior to kickoff.

On Saturday at the game, we will also be collecting donations for the Robeson County relief and recovery effort. The need is greater for new, unopened personal care items such as soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste and toilet paper. The donation of cases of water is also encouraged.

As always, Go Scots...and Go Braves!

Hurricane Matthew disaster relief efforts

(Pictured are members of Wagram Elementary's Student Council with items they've collected so far.  All of our schools and district offices are accepting donations that will not only be donated to those families in need here in our own community, but to our neighbors in Robeson County as well.)

Our school counselors and social workers, have talked with the majority of our students' families that are without power or have been adversely affected by Hurricane Matthew. Through the resources that we already have available, we have been able to help or are helping our families with their most immediate needs. There are others though in our county that still are without water and power and could be so through the weekend. We've talked to our community agencies and what would be helpful for us to collect for folks here would be bottled water and non-perishable food items. You can drop off these items here at the Central Office, the American Red Cross, or Church Community Services in Laurinburg and we will make sure they get to the families in need or the other community groups and agencies that are helping with the relief efforts.

However, the need is still great for our neighbors in Robeson County and will be for a while. The list below are their most immediate needs. If you would like to donate any of these items, our schools are all collecting donations. You can also drop any donations off at the Central Office and we will make sure they are delivered to the appropriate agencies and shelters. Or, if you would like to drop off items directly, you can deliver them to the Robeson County Water Department at 330 Sanchez Road, Lumberton, NC. The Emergency Management Relief Team in Robeson County recommends that donations be sent there so that they can be distributed to shelters throughout the county.

Thank you for helping us help those in need in our own community and those in other communities affected by this devastating storm.

Robeson County Needs:
School supplies - Book bags, notebooks, binders, paper, etc. 
Sleeping Bags
Coats for children and adults 
Water and Ice
Undergarments (All)
Personal Hygiene items (Deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, body wash, soap, etc.)
Formula for babies 
Cots or portable air mattress
Dog Food
Cat Food

SEarCH announces scholarship nominees

Scotland Early College High School has announced its nominees for the North Carolina Prestigious Scholarships. Please join us in congratulating the following students:
NC State Park Scholarship: Gus Purcell, Maegan Edwards 
UNC Morehead-Cain Scholarship:  Yampiere Lugo-Acosta, Hannah Gilliland
UNCC Levine Scholars Program:  Yampiere Lugo-Acosta, Gus Purcell

Pictured are (from left to right):  Amy Norris (school counselor), Gus Purcell, Hannah Gilliland, Yampiere Lugo-Acosta, Maegan Edwards, and Patrick Peed (principal). 

Scotland announces scholarship nominees

Scotland High School has announced its nominees for the North Carolina Prestigious Scholarships. Please join us in congratulating the following students:
Camryn Ellis and Daniel Johnson - Davidson Belk Scholarship 
Shane Dubbs and Natalie Gover - NC State Park Scholarship
Jenna Grant, Anna Griswold and Daniel Johnson - UNC Morehead Cain Scholarship
Shane Dubbs, Daniel Johnson, and Omega Roberson - UNCC Levine Scholarship

Pictured from left to right: Holly Goodwin (Scholarship Coordinator), Omega Roberson, Jenna Grant, Shane Dubbs, Daniel Johnson, Natalie Gover, Anna Griswold, Camryn Ellis, and interim principal, Cory Satterfield.

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