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  • Our Vision

    Scotland County Schools will prepare students to be productive citizens in a global society.

    Our Mission

    The mission of Scotland County Schools is to serve and improve the life of ALL students by preparing them for the future in order to build and sustain a strong community.

    Our Core Values

    High Expectations:  Staff and student provide encouragement, hope, support and compassion to help foster success.

    Relationships: Verbal and nonverbal interaction among all stakeholders reflect open and honest communication.

    Accountability: Students and staff adhere to standards of professional practices and are accountable for their own actions, behaviors, and teach and learn within legal, ethical, and regulatory framework.

    Equity: Resources and supports are designed to eliminate barriers to achievement and opportunities.

    Safety: All individuals work and learn in a safe and respectful environment.


Latest News & Announcements


    Fight Scots Marching Band News:

     Since the end of September, The Fighting Scots Marching Band has been very busy. The Scots have traveled to 3 competitions - Cleveland High School, Southview High School, and Gray's Creek High School where it has received consistent ratings of “Superior.” The Color Guard also received a 1st Place finish. The band also received the “Spirit Award” competing against all bands in attendance at Gray's Creek High School.

    Fighting Scots Marching Band Director, Britton Goodwin stated:

    “I’m always proud of our students, not just for their superb performances, but for their high level of “team spirit” during difficult times. The pandemic put so many events on ice, and now that our Band members are practicing on the field together again you just feel that comradery. The excitement is at practice, that carries over to the games, and certainly transfers into our competitions as the awards will confirm. So yes, I’m extremely proud of our Fighting Scots Marching Band.”  
    The Fighting Scots Marching Band will attend their final competition on Saturday, Oct. 30 at Northwest Guilford High School.

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    School Board Approves Calendar Changes

    During the Monday, October 25th, Scotland County Schools Committee Of the Whole meeting the Board of Education members voted unanimously to make 2 immediate changes to the 2021-2022 Traditional and SEarCH school calendars. The changes are:

    • Change November 12th Regular Instruction Day to November 12th Remote Workday
      • Whole Child, Whole School, Whole Community Wellness Day.
      • Extracurricular Activities and Sports.
    • Switch January 3rd with January 19th
      • January 3rd (Optional Teacher Workday to Regular Instructional Day)
      • January 19th (Regular Instruction Day to Optional Teacher Workday)


    In her monthly update to the Board, SCS Superintendent, Dr. Takeda LeGrand explained that part of the system’s 5-year strategic plan involves the well-being of all Administration, Faculty, Staff, Students, and Families. Dr. LeGrand suggested that the day (Nov. 12th,) could be dedicated to activities that could include family or community members in a stress-free and non-work environment. There will be NO SCHOOL or instruction for students, Dr. LeGrand suggested that all students should practice a day of wellness also.

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  •  JV Football Schedule Change

    Our JV football team will travel to play Richmond County on Wednesday, 10-27-21 at 6:00 PM. Please spread the word that the game has moved from Thursday to Wednesday due to weather. Again, JV football will be played Wednesday night kickoff time 6:00 PM.
    David Johnson, Ed.S.

    Assistant Principal/Athletics

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  • Committee Of The Whole Meeting

    The Scotland County Schools Board of Education and Administration will meet tonight, October 25th at 5 pm for their monthly COW meeting. This meeting will be in the Board of Education Meeting Room at the A.B. Gibson Center, 322 S. Main Street, Laurinburg, NC. Several agenda items will be discussed and updates will be given by department heads.  The public is invited to attend and the meeting will be live-streamed. Here is the link for this evening's COW Meeting.

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    Sycamore Lane Elementary and Primary Schools on Regular Schedule

    Both Sycamore Lane Elementary and Primary Schools will remain open for their regular schedules today (October, 25th, 2021.) The Water Main break has been repaired and water service has been restored to both buildings.  Scotland County Schools would like to thank The City of Laurinburg Water and Maintenance department for their efforts in restoring the water service. Also a shout-out to the Scotland County Schools Operations Department and the Sycamore Lane Staffs for their commitment to serving our students during emergency maintenance situations.


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