It is the mission of Scotland County Schools to develop responsible, productive citizens by providing an excellent education for the 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.
2018-19 School Supply Lists
Click here here for a printable version of the Elementary School Supply List
Click here for a printable version of the Middle/High School Supply List
As we are sure that you are aware, we are implementing the requirement that if a student chooses to take a bookbag to school this year, it must be the clear plastic kind. We know that there are a lot of questions about what will be allowed and what will not, so please review the FAQs below. As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send us a message, ask your principal, or you can also call the district office as well.
Do the clear bookbags apply to all students, even Pre-K and SEarCH?
Yes. All SCS students, if they choose to bring a bookbag, must comply with the clear bookbag rule.
Will students be allowed to bring regular lunch boxes?
Yes. Regular lunch boxes or lunch bags will still be allowed.
Are pocketbooks/purses still allowed?
Yes. But not the oversized type. (We will be offering more clarification in so far as specific size limitations soon.)
Can students put pencil pouches and/or cosmetic bags for personal hygiene products in their bookbags?
Yes. They are still allowed.
Can the bookbags be tinted or do they have to be clear?
The bookbags must be transparent/clear in nature and cannot be made of the colored plastic.
Can students put stickers on the bag to that they are more easily identifiable?
No. We will provide each student with a luggage type tag that they can attach to their bookbag. These will be given out during open house and on the first day of school. They can put a sticker on the luggage tag if they so choose. Also, no embroidery will be allowed on the bookbags as well.
What about mesh bags or how will students need to bring items to school for sports practices or games?
White or light grey mesh bags will be allowed so that students can bring a change of clothes for PE and/or a uniform to practice or play an after school sport. Parents/guardians have the options to purchase a white or light grey mesh bag, but coaches will also provide each student-athlete with a bag.
When and where locally will clear bookbags be available?
There are a few in town at some of the local retailers but Walmart will have a shipment of over 2,000 in before the end of next week. The retail price will be $9.88 (plus tax). They will order more if needed and parents/guardians can always order online if they choose. Again, bookbags are not required; they are an optional school supply.
Request for Proposal
Scotland County Schools Legal Services
The Scotland County Schools invites applications from interested school board attorneys to provide legal services as per the following:
Purpose of the RFP:
The request for proposal is for the purpose of selecting Scotland County Schools legal counsel. The Scotland County Schools is seeking legal counsel for three (3) years commencing September 15, 2018 through 2021.
Sealed proposals for Scotland County Schools Legal Counsel are requested by the Board of Education of the Scotland County Schools. All proposals should be submitted to Dr. Ron Hargrave, Superintendent of Schools, on or before 4:00 p. m. on July 30, 2018.
Click here for more information.
Regional Educator Job Fair
In partnership with other districts in our region, Scotland County Schools will be hosting a regional educator job fair on July 26 at Scotland High School from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Although the event is held at the high school, there are positions available at the elementary, middle, as well as the high school level. Click here to pre-register for the event.
Everyone is concerned about school safety. It has been, is, and will continue to be our Board and Administration's top priority for our schools to remain a safe place to learn. We have a multitude of safety measures and procedures in place in our schools and district offices, but we know that even with all the camera systems, drills, and exercises we conduct, our most valuable security system that we have on our campuses each day remains the many thousands of eyes and ears of our students and staff. We can’t stress enough how strongly we encourage anyone and everyone to say something to someone – a teacher, a counselor, an administrator, or law enforcement personnel – if they hear or see anything suspicious or ever have any concerns. Let us teach our children to always be kind. Let us do everything we can, with all that we can, to ensure that our schools and community remain safe.
CTE Summer Camp
School might be out for summer, but rising seventh-, eighth- and ninth-grade students were hard at work this summer at Scotland High participating in CTE Summer Camp.
CTE is short for career and technical education, which are courses offered at the high school that focus on teaching students specific skills and preparing them for various occupations in the community.
Campers were allowed to pick from one of seven pathways to explore including culinary arts, digital media, agriculture, business, marketing and information technology, health science and trade and industry.
Some of the individual classes were adventures in architecture were students learned to read blueprints and create 3D models of homes. Trade and industry had three students working to build an elevated dog house with electrical, a shingled roof and vinyl siding.
Click here to read more about the camp in The Laurinburg Exchange.
SCS Celebrates 'Of the Year' Staff
On Friday, May 4, the fellowship hall at Laurinburg Presbyterian Church was filled with some of the district's most outstanding staff. During its third annual 'Of the Year' program and luncheon, principals and administrators recognized those staff that have been named one of their school or department's 'Of the Year' employees. Congratulations to all of our staff that were recognized! Click here to view the program and a complete listing of all of the staff that were recognized.
"Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."
Special Olympics has to be everyone's favorite event of the year! Kudos to all of the staff, students, and volunteers who make this event so awesome every year! For more pictures from this year's event, check out the album with 350+ pictures on our district's Facebook page. #bestdayever
Scotland County Schools Celebrates 'An Evening with the Arts'
On Thursday, April 12, the commons and auditorium at Scotland High School were filled with the sights and sounds of our elementary, middle, and high school art, choral, and theater student talent. We could not be prouder to have the opportunity to showcase the incredible gifts and abilities of our students and look forward to growing this event bigger and better every year!
2018 Robotics Showcase
On Saturday, April 14, the gym at Scotland High School was filled with elementary, middle, and high school robotics team members showcasing their 21st century talents and skills. While the opportunity to witness the amazing technical skills of our students was indeed impressive, it was equally awesome to see the collaboration amongst team members and with other teams across the district. With STEM related careers expected to grow more than 9 million between 2012 and 2022, we couldn't be prouder that our students have this opportunity to learn these skills that will make them competitive in their academic and work careers after graduation.