Scotland County Schools will prepare students to be productive citizens in a global society.
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.
Successful Grants Help Sycamore Lane Media Center
The Media Center at Sycamore Lane Elementary and Primary Schools has received several grants over the past 2 years. Media Center Specialist, Kim Brown shared some information with SCS Superintendent, Dr. Takeda LeGrand:
"$9,998.00...let that sink in for a moment. Almost $10,000!!! Let me tell you about that number and what it means.It is huge number because of YOU. I want to brag on all of my friends, family, facebook friends, colleagues, Admin, school parents, Donors Choose, Dollar General, Walmart, and Lumbee River EMC. Since the fall of 2019, Sycamore Lane Media Center has received grants from Dollar General ($3,000), Lumbee River EMC ($2,000 x 3), and Walmart ($500). Today, I had not only 1 Donors Choose ($317) funded but because it reached funding and others still wanted to donate, I received a $100 gift card and a $20 gift card for the next project. I immediately submitted another project to add more items to our Reading Garden and that project was funded ($181) as well. That is a total of $9,998 since the Fall of 2019 for our media center at Sycamore Lane. That number does not include all the stuffed animals (Reading Buddies), books, art print, parent lending libraries, and other items that you have donated.So thank you, thank you for sharing my posts, thank you for always putting up with my next idea, thank YOU for changing the literacy culture of our school, thank you for making a difference in so many students' lives. That money has helped fund the following: We are in the process of creating the most amazing Reading Garden, we have created StarBUCKS cafe to motivate students to read and achieve their reading goals, we have STEM books and activities along with Makerspace items to go with those books, we have a board game check out library for parents to make memories with their children, and so much more. I am so blessed to be surrounded by so many people that care so much about our students. "It truly does take a village." The success of receiving these grants ties directly into the 5-year Strategic Plan that is focused on the success of the "Whole School, Whole Community, and Whole Child Framework.
Laurel Hill Student Wins Ornament Contest
'Tis The Season in downtown Laurinburg has announced this year's Christmas Tree Decoration Contest winner. Serenity Emanuel, a third-grader at Laurel Hill Elementary submitted the winning entry. Serenity commented that her decoration was a "Christmas Gnome." As the first-place winner, Serenity will flip the switch on the community Christmas tree at the corner of Main and Church Streets for the "Christmas On Main" grand finale. Congratulations to Serenity Emanuel. Special thanks to Principal, Laura Bailey and Art Teacher, Charlene Cochran.
Fighting Scots Play-Off Action
SCS Assistant Principals attend specialized training classes
This week Scotland County Schools Assistant Principals attended a day of Professional Development/Training at the A.B. Gibson Center. Superintendent, Dr. Takeda LeGrand, Chief Accountability and Technology Officer, Dr. Michael Riles, and Chief Human resources Officer, Dr. Dannie Williams shared information that will enable the Assistant Principals to grow in their current position and prepare them for the future. A large number of principals are expected to leave the profession or retire in the next few years and finding suitable replacements may be difficult making recruitment a major challenge. The seminar is a product of the SCS 5-year Strategic Plan: " By 2023, 50% of staff will complete professional development aligned to job assignment and professional growth plan."
State Representative Pierce Visits South Johnson Elementary
On Monday, State Representative, Rev. Garland Pierce paid a visit to South Johnson Elementary School in Laurinburg. The visit was part of Rep. Pierce’s tour of all schools in his Legislative District (NC House #48.) Representative Pierce walked through the new facility and expressed his gratitude to all who planned, developed, and now are working at the new facility. Staff and students met with Rep. Pierce along the tour. Rep. Pierce answered questions from staff regarding the State Budget process and retirement benefits. Students told Rep. Pierce that they were excited about the upcoming “Book Fair” at South Johnson Elementary.