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Scotland County Schools....Glimpses of Greatness! In the very near future, many of the new buildings and structures that are built in Scotland County will probably be evidence of Scotland High School graduate, Tajuan Malloy's handiwork.  Tajuan is the very first SHS graduate to be accepted into Worksource East. He will be participating in the masonry program to earn his certification Click here to learn more about the program and Tajuan. 
 
What's Happening in Scotland County Schools
Student Parking Passes

Student parking permits will be on sale the following dates in the commons area from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm.

Tuesday, August 11th - Seniors only

Wednesday, August 12th - Juniors

Thursday, August 13th - All other students

Parking permits are $40.00 for the year. Students need to bring drivers license and registration of vehicle they are going to be driving so they can properly fill out parking permit.
 


Open House dates announced


Summer may be in full swing, but the start of school is just around the corner! Make sure to mark your calendars for your student's Open House. Lots of great information is shared at these open houses, so make plans to attend!

August 5, 2015: 

5:00 - 6:30 pm - SEarCH

August 17, 2015:
2:00 - 6:00 pm, 9th grade - Scotland High School

August 19, 2015:
2:00 - 7:00 pm, SHS, Shaw, Carver, and Spring Hill

August 20, 2015:
4:00 - 7:00 pm, Covington Street, IEJ, Laurel Hill, North Laurinburg, South Scotland, Wagram, Sycamore Lane

 


July Board of Education meeting recognitions



Pledge of Allegiance:
Presentation of colors – Scotland High School Color Guard members: Silas Locklear, Molly Stephens, James Young and Tyler Williams, under the direction of Chief Willis Bennett
Led the Pledge – Eli McRae, 4th grader at Laurel Hill Elementary
 
Key Player Award:
Abby Massey – Administrative Assistant for Auxiliary Services
 
Recognitions:
Katherine Riggins – 2015 graduate of SEarCH was named Co-Valedictorian.  A calculating error was discovered after graduation (where she served as Salutatorian), thus qualifying her for top academic honors.  Katherine is the daughter of Ron and Denise Riggins.  She has plans to attend UNC-W this fall where she'll pursue a degree in business.
 
The Board also approved Chad Hill as the new baseball coach at Scotland High School.  Coach Hill comes to Scotland County from Union Pines with his wife, Amanda, and son, Collin.  Welcome Coach Hill!
 

 
Carver TSA recognized at national conference



Congratulations to Carver Middle School’s Technology Student Association who was recognized as a NC Chapter of Excellence at the National TSA Conference in Dallas, Texas on July 2nd. More than 6,500 people attending the conference at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center. In addition to over sixty STEM competitions, leadership workshops and informational special interest sessions, attendees participated in the conference kick-off, the Meet and Greet networking event, national elections and shared new ideas and skills than can be utilized in future learning experiences. The conference celebrated the contributions of advancing technology in our society with the theme, 'The Spirit of Innovation'. Madison Barrow, Audrey Lane, Brena Settaharath, and Kassie Willis represented the chapter. They competed in Agri/Bio Technology, Medical Technology and Community Service. Also attending were Carver teachers Louann Albright and Sandy Lane.
 

To determine which school your student's assigned school is (based on their address), click the link below to be directed to the WebQuery site where you can enter an address to determine their school district.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please call the Transportation Office at 910-277-4355.

Click here to be directed to the WebQuery site.


 
SCS wraps up Curriculum Review Week

Students may have closed their textbooks for the summer and have taken their final tests and exams, but the fifty teachers that participated in last week’s ‘Curriculum Review Week’, were hard at work at the Central Office objectively and strategically reviewing those materials in preparation for next year. 

‘This is the first year that Scotland County Schools has reviewed curriculum in this manner or used this process,’ explained Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, Dr. Valarie Williams.  ‘In the past, the Curriculum and Instruction Department staff would look at the classroom resources, pacing guides, benchmark assessments, and data and plan for next year.  But having insight and input from the teachers is invaluable.  They are, in many ways, the experts in so far as what is working well in the classroom and what we could improve upon, so it makes sense to expand the process and use the expertise we have right here in our own district.’

Click here to read more....
 

 
New Principals Named


Pictured (left to right): Mr. Smith, Dr. Hemphill, Mr. James, Dr. Mills. and Mr. Peed

At Monday night's Board Meeting, five new principals were named.  Congratulations and welcome to Scotland County Schools!

Brent Smith - Spring Hill Middle School
Mr. Smith received his undergraduate degree as well as his MSA from the University of North Carolina - Greensboro.  He has thirteen years of experience in education with three of those as a Principal, Director, and Superintendent and five of those years as an Assistant Principal at Page High School in Greensboro.  He has also served as an Assistant Athletic Director and Athletic Director. 

Mary Hemphill - I.Ellis Johnson Elementary School
Dr. Hemphill is a graduate of Meredith College and received her MSA from Western Carolina.  She earned her doctorate degree from NC A&T. She has thirteen years of experience in education serving two of those years as a principal.  Dr. Hemphill has also taught 3rd and 4th grade.

Araunah James - Shaw Academy
Mr. James earned his undergraduate degree from Penn State University.  He received his MSA from Gardner-Webb University.  Mr. James has fourteen years of experience in education, serving eight of those years as an Assistant Principal.  He will be coming to our district from Atkins Academic and Technology High School in Greensboro where he serves as Assistant Principal.

Bobbie Mills - Wagram Elementary School
Dr. Mills received her undergraduate degree from USC-Spartanburg, her MSA from Winthrop University, and her doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University.  She has eighteen years of experience in education, serving ten of those years as an Assistant Principal.  Dr. Mills will be coming to our district from Cochrane Collegiate Academy where she serves as an Assistant Principal. 

Patrick Peed - Scotland Early College High School
Mr. Peed is a proud graduate of Appalachian State University.  He earned his MSA from UNC-Pembroke.  Mr. Peed has seventeen years of experience in education, serving seven of those years as an Assistant Principal.  He currently serves as an Assistant Principal at Scotland High School. 
 
Sycamore and South principals announced



At Tuesday's special meeting of the Board of Education, it was announced that Pam Lewis will be the principal of Sycamore Lane Elementary School and Chuck Dulin will be the principal of South Scotland Elementary School. Congratulations Mrs. Lewis and Mr. Dulin!
 
Superintendent's Summer Reading Challenge
 
Attention Kindergarten - 8th grade students! 

Join in Superintendent Ron Hargrave’s Summer Reading Challenge by reading at least 20 minutes a day this summer.  Participating students’ names will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a free GOOGLE CHROMEBOOK! 
 



 
 
Kindergarten and 7th grade immunization requirements

Immunizations are required by law for entry into North Carolina schools. There are several vaccines that your child will need to receive prior to entering kindergarten. Below is a basic guide of the immunizations required for school entry. For complete information, please visit www.immunize.nc.gov.
4 polio
5 DTAP
2 MMR
2 Varicella

Students entering 7th grade are now required to have:
1 TDAP
1 Meningococcal

Make sure to get these important immunizations now.  You will only have 30 calendar days from the first day of school to provide the required up-to-date immunization record for your child. If proof of vaccination is not provided by the end of the 30 calendar day period, your child will be suspended from school until they provide proof of immunization as required by law.
 

 
Scotland County Virtual Academy

Scotland County Schools recognizes that the traditional model of education is no longer one size fits all. In an effort to reach all of our county’s students with a high quality, free education, we are embarking on a new model for how instruction can be delivered. With the resources that technology affords us, we are embarking on creating Scotland County’s first fully digital Academy.  If you or your student is currently enrolled in a home school or private school setting and would like to find out more about the opportunities the Virtual Academy has to offer, click here.  You will be directed to an editable document where you can submit your contact information and any questions you may have and someone will respond to you within 24-hours.  You can also contact Kevin Combs,Director of Instructional Technology, at kcombs@scotland.k12.nc.us for more information as well.

Click here for brochure.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.

Click here for available course offerings.
 
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