5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Board of Education Committee of the Whole Meeting
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.
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.
Educators Appreciation Week
May 7-11, 2018
This week is known as Teacher Appreciation Week in many school systems across the nation. However, here in Scotland County, we celebrate this week as Educators Appreciation Week. Laurel Hill Elementary Principal, and our district's Principal of the Year, Kesha Hood says it best by explaining, "It's 'educators' and not only 'teachers' because this week includes everyone who plays a role in a child’s education. Cafeteria staff, custodians, teacher assistants, and support staff are all a part of a student’s school experience. From the smile of the lady at lunch, to the high five from a custodian, from the hug of a teacher assistant, and the 'What do you need baby?' from support staff...it all makes a difference! They mentor, care for, and teach students daily. Take the time to thank an educator this week! An educator's heart can never share the tears, work, and love they have poured into their students each and everyday. They give their all and know they are helping to shape the future. They do more than play a part, they help shape a human being and that job should never be taken lightly.'
So, if you would, take a minute to thank the many educators we have in our schools. They really are the BEST! #WeAreScotland
2018 Kindergarten Orientation
Raise your hand if you're excited about welcoming the Class of 2031 to Scotland County Schools!
Make plans to attend the kindergarten information session at your child's elementary school. Lots of great information will be shared...you don't want to miss it! (And don't forget to bring your child's Birth Certificate, Immunization Record, and Proof of Residency.)
South Scotland - May 2, 8:30 am
Laurel Hill/North Laurinburg @ Laurel Hill - May 2, 9:00 am
Wagram - May 7, 9:00 am
I. Ellis Johnson - May 8, 9:00 am
Sycamore Lane - May 15, 8:30 am
Covington Street - May 18, 8:30 am
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.
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
April Board of Education Recognitions
During the April 16th BOE meeting, we recognized the following staff and students for their outstanding contributions and accomplishments:
Tyler Cooper, 7th grader at Spring Hill, and the SHS JROTC led the pledge and presented the colors.
Teacher Feature - Danny Gallagher, 2017-18 Teacher of the Year at Spring Hill Middle School
Key Player Award:
Duke Williams, Chief, Laurinburg Police Department - Sean Chavis, City SRO Lead - Ralph Kersey, Sheriff, Scotland County Sheriff's Department - Officer David Shankle, County SRO Lead - Roylin Hammond, Coordinator, Scotland County EMS - Randy Gibson, Chief, Laurinburg Fire Department - Charlie Jenkins Lead SCS Security Officer
SHS Scotbotics Team: Ajana Anderson, Jordan Goldson, Renetrice Jacobs, Chrishaud McLeod, Elijah Herring, Macie Williams, and Coaches Kevin Combs, Felicia Ingram, and Amber Hutchins
SHS 'Genius Bar' Tech Desk Interns: Nyzere Baker, Jaaron Godwin, James Seals, Ajana Anderson, Tyrik Bradman, Tyler Lockey, Jackson Quick, Blake Wood,
Skylar Locklear, Chrishaud McLeod, Brooklyn Woodside, Chason Cayton, Jumarius McLean, and Instructors Tracy McGill and Kevin Combs
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.