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.
June 9th is the big day for our SHS graduates. Just a few reminders for those planning on attending the ceremony:
This year’s graduation will begin promptly at 9 a.m. Guests are asked to be in their seats by at least 8:45 a.m. at Pate Stadium. You must have a ticket to attend. No outside food or drinks are allowed into the ceremony, however the school will have water available. Guests are also asked to not bring any umbrellas or balloons that could obstruct the view of others during the ceremony. Photography and video cameras are allowed as long as the individual using the equipment does not attempt to come onto the field or block others from seeing the ceremony. Graduates are not permitted to have cameras, cell phones, or pocketbooks on themselves during the ceremony.
And if you're not able to attend graduation, you can watch it live on our LiveStream feed or you can watch the recording by clicking on the below link:
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 8!
Looking for something cool, fun, exciting, and FREE for your kids to do this summer? We've got just the thing!
Scotland County Schools Career and Technical Education Department Summer Camp
Rising 7th, 8th, and 9th graders
June 25-28, 8:00 am - 12:00 noon
Scotland High School
During CTE Summer Camp, students will get to explore different careers such as agriculture, culinary arts, health sciences, digital media, and more! Check out the registration form for more details.
All applications are due by May 25, 2018.
For an application, click here.
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.
May BOE Recognitions
During May's regular BOE meeting we recognized the following staff and students:
Teacher Feature: Dina Gunnells, Teacher of the Year, Carver Middle School
Governor's School: Mira Ward and Ali Andrews
State Superintendent Artwork Finalists and Winners: Janiya Breeden (SHS), Audrey Lane (SHS), Kate McDavid (Carver), Caroline Hicks (Covington Street). Janiya's piece, "Black Cat," was chosen by district office voting to represent Scotland County Schools at NC-DPI.
ACT WorkKeys Platinum: George Brown, Marissa Cheek, Anna Maria Ferguson, Tavis Harrington, Wilson Hawn, Katherine Lighthall, Chase Lowery, Samuel Miles, Ryan Phillips, Jarobi Reed, Rylee Roller, Tianna Scott, Skyler Scott, Tyler Sellers, Kayleigh Smith, Margeaux Smith, Alexis Strong, Christopher Walters, Christopher Williams
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.