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.
January is School Board Appreciation Month
Thank you to our Board of Education for all that they do for the students and staff of Scotland County Schools!
Pictured from left to right are:
Top row - Rick Singletary, Chair and Dr.Carolyn Banks, Vice-Chair
Bottom row - Dr. Jeff Byrd, Wayne Cromartie, Darrel Gibson, Raymond Hyatt, Herman Tyson, Dr. Summer Woodside
January 2020 Board of Education Recognitions
During the January 13 Board of Education meeting, Laila Murphy, a kindergartener at Sycamore Lane Primary, led the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of the meeting. We recognized Hope Clark during our ‘Of the Year’ Staff Feature (click here to view the video spotlight featured on our Facebook page). Mrs. Clark is the Scotland County Schools Teacher of the Year for 2019-20. We also celebrated Dina Gunnells and Kim Brown for each receiving a Bright Ideas Grant. Mrs. Brown was also recognized for receiving a grant from Walmart and Dollar General. Congratulations to you all! #SCSgrowsgreatness
SEarCH Application Window Opens
The following is the timeline for Scotland Early College High School (SEarCH) applications for rising 9th-grade students for the 2020-2021 school year:
January 30th - Middle school visits - 9:00 am, Spring Hill & 2:45 pm, Carver - Application period begins (Click here for a copy of the application)
February 4th - Parent Night - 6:00 pm at SEarCH
February 17th - Application period ends
March 13th - Semi-finalists notified
March 27th - Teacher recommendations due
April 9th - Finalists notified; interviews scheduled
April 24th - Notification of acceptance
May 8th - Acceptance letters due
May 15th - Selected alternates notified
See Something. Say Something
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.