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What happens when 15 Chromebooks are housed permanently in every second-through-sixth grade classroom? At St. Stephens Elementary (SSE), the expectation is that teaching and learning will be transformed
Who would not want to be Zeus or Aphrodite for a day? How about Poseidon or Athena? Making this choice alone was a Herculean task for Jessica Esposito’s Blackburn 4th graders.
Students can invite a guest to participate in the November 6th reading event at which every child will receive a free book.
Four students from Bandys High School were recently selected to participate in the North Carolina High School Honors Chorus. Jackie M., Stephanie P., Regan S. and Caleb W. will travel to Winston-Salem in November . . .
Board highlights are now posted.
More than 70 parents, students, and CCS staff members recently attended the Title I Parent Advisory Council (PAC) meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to provide parents with updates on federal programs, give them input on parent involvement . . .
Each year the Hickory Daily Record (HDR) provides an opportunity for readers to vote for the “best” and “favorite” teachers, principals, and schools in the Catawba Valley.
What Catawba County Library resources do you need and use? How can the Library increase its value to you and others? Take the survey and offer your input.
The second Catawba County Schools Hometown Hero has been named and he is Stephen Hoke, visual arts teacher at St. Stephens High School. Hoke received his award from Bob Dill, representative of the Charles Monet Law Firm that sponsors the award.
On Wednesday, October 8th Claremont Elementary School students, parents and staff participated in the International Walk to School Day. Started by Safe Kids and FedEx in 2000, this program strives to bring attention to pedestrian safety.
Thanks to Blackburn Elementary’s Assistant Principal, Title I Literacy Specialist, and Teacher Assistant Interventionist, teachers at the school now have access to a book room.
Duke Energy Foundation recently provided a grant that enabled folk artist Theresa Gloster and Ginny Zeller, education director from the Hickory Museum of Art, to visit art classes at Balls Creek Elementary.
Amy Wilson, director of the Catawba County Schools Exceptional Children’s (EC) program, has announced that Torri Stapleton is the district’s nominee for the 2014 North Carolina Exceptional Teacher of Excellence Award.
Heads up: robotic language ahead! Seven robotics teams recently participated in the first annual Claremont 500 at Bunker Hill High School (BHHS). The race track was set up in Second Hall at BHHS.
On Thursday, October 9th, 2014, the St. Stephens High School chapter of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) inducted 23 new members for the 2014-2015 school year.
CCS was one of 12 North Carolina public school districts recently honored for their four-year cohort graduation rates. Challenger High was one of 43 high schools recognized for graduating 100% of students in their four-year cohorts.
Betty C. Blackburn, one of Catawba County’s veteran educators and supporters of education, was given a surprise honor at September’s Board of Education meeting.
Catawba County Parents as Teachers (PAT) recently held its first-ever “Roll and Read – Powered by Parents as Teachers.” With a focus on physical well-being and early literacy, the event was held at Southside Park in Newton.
Blackburn Elementary recently hosted the District 7 teacher assistant Mini-Conference. There were two staff development sessions offered: Smellies & Beyond and Writing with Legos.
Jacobs Fork Middle School launched the PRIDE program this school year. The acronym stands for Purpose, Respect, Integrity, Discipline, and Excellence.
The floor level of the CVCC Tarlton Center was jammed recently as high school students and their parents turned out to learn about higher education options. Registration numbers show that 656 students and 455 parents attended for a total of 1,111.