|Scotland County Schools....Glimpses of Greatness!|
Samya Baker, a fifth-grader at Laurel Hill Elementary School, was concerned that some children don’t have enough food, so she decided to do something about it! 'Stand for One' is Samya’s fund-raising campaign that will raise money to help with the problem of childhood hunger. Click here to learn more about Samya, her project, and how we are 'growing greatness' every day in Scotland County Schools!
The Scotland County Schools' Career and Technical Education Department held its second National Technical Honor Society induction ceremony on February 26 in the auditorium at Scotland High School.
Nineteen juniors and seniors met the requirements for membership. Students recognized as 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 grade point average 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.
Marquel Bryant, Valeed Cheema, Javon Hailey, Edward House, Walter Jackson, Taylor Jernigan,
Advisor: Tilisa Adkins
Advisors: Reid Ledbetter & Jada Taylor
Advisors: Kevin Goins & Sam Richardson
Dashia Bullard, Breanna Hawkins, Isaac Bragg, Madison O’Donnell
Advisor: Kendra Faries
Mayghan Campbell, Kytel Collins-Jackson, Whitney Harper, Christian Kang, Mason Oxendine, Malik Thornton, Sallie Wegner
Advisor: Mrs. Monica Whitehead
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Spring Hill Middle School 8th graders recently had an opportunity that not many their age get to have. As part of National Career and Technical Education Month in February, these students got an up-close look at careers and were able to see first hand the relevance of what is being taught in school. By being able to see real jobs in action and talk with individuals about their careers, the world of work, and what educational path one needs to take to pursue that career, starts to make sense. A special thanks to the many area businesses, industries, and professional offices that took the time to make our students' 'dream jobs' real and tangible.
In partnership with Scotland High School's Future Farmers of America, Wagram Elementary students had the opportunity to participate in the 'Seed Survivor' program. 'Seed Survivor' is a curriculum-based program that teaches elementary students how to grow healthy plants (focusing on water, sunlight, soil and nutrients) and where food comes from. The students enjoyed interactive displays, fun presentations, educational videos, interactive computer games and hands-on seed planting activities.
This past Saturday at St. Andrews University, Sycamore Lane Middle School participated in the regional middle school Science Olympiad. In their first year competing, they had two groups to place 4th and two groups to place 2nd.
In the event 'Bridges', Alexis Truesdell and Trevor Boyd came in 4th place. In the 'Anatomy' event, Shauntice Gibson and Seth Hogan came in 4th place. In the event 'Disease Detectives', Emily Hendrix and Kayla Hendrix came in 2nd place, and in the event 'Write It Do It', Emily Hendrix and Samantha Hendrix came in 2nd place. Overall, the Sycamore Lane team came in 7th. The team demonstrated a tremendous amount of teamwork and had a great time participating. Great job Bucks!
Recognizing that many have questions about the recent Board of Education discussions regarding the possible closure of some of our schools and potential re-districting and/or consolidation, the Scotland County Schools’ Board of Education will host public meetings at each of the potentially affected schools in order to present all of the scenario information and hear questions, thoughts, ideas, and concerns from parents, staff, and community. Dates, times, and locations of the meetings are listed below. As the meetings continue, we are compiling a list of 'Frequently Asked Questions' that can be referred to. Click here for the FAQ and check back after each meeting to see what new questions were asked and what information was added.
North Laurinburg 02.24.15 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
I. Ellis Johnson 02.26.15 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Covington 03.03.15 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Washington Park 03.05.15 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Sycamore Lane 03.10.15 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Pate-Gardner 03.12.15 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Laurel Hill 03.16.15 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Carver 03.24.15 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Spring Hill 03.26.15 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.