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  • Kindergarten & Pre-K Enrollment for 2024-2025

    Kindergarten & Pre-K registration are open.
    We welcome all children turning five years old on or before August 31, 2024, to register for kindergarten here. Once you submit the online enrollment application, the school will call to schedule a screening appointment.

    For new or returning preschool students, click here to register. Students must be at least three years old on or before August 31, 2024. This registers your child with Caldwell County Schools. It does not guarantee enrollment in a preschool classroom. 


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  • CCS Preschool Programs are Open for Applications for the 2024-2025 School Year

    Exciting News! 
    CCS Preschool Programs are now open for applications for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year! Programs include engaging elementary classrooms, new high school early learning labs, and a free part-time program for 3-year-olds. For more details, click here.



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  • Project Graduation '24 - Let's Celebrate!

    All seniors and their guests are invited to Project Graduation '24 in celebration of the Class of 2024!

    Enjoy arcade, mini-golf, laser tag, bowling, and games, free from 9 pm to 12 midnight for all 2024 graduates and their guests on Thursday, May 23, 2024, at Bo's Entertainment in Lenoir. Nearly $10K in prizes, games, food, etc., and $20K in scholarships.

    Register online here. 

    Complete the senior and guest forms. If you have questions, contact your Project Graduation representative - Amy Krum, CASA; Katelyn Long, CECHS; Amy Goble, Hibriten High; Will Swaba, South Caldwell High; and Jackie Gurnsey, West Caldwell High School.

    For all seniors who register by May 17, 2024, their names will be entered into a drawing for a $100 giveaway at each high school.  

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  • Welcome to Kindergarten!

    We welcome all children turning five years old on or before August 31, 2024. Click here to register for kindergarten. 

    Once the online enrollment application is submitted, the school will call to schedule a screening appointment.

    K Screening



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  • Caldwell County Schools Preschool Jump Start Program

    Caldwell County Schools is accepting applications for the 2024-2025 Preschool Jump Start Program, a half-day preschool program for 3, 4, and 5-year-olds, with priority given to 3-year-olds. This program is free to all 3-year-olds. The Jump Start Preschool Academy is located at Whitnel Elementary School. Classes are held Mondays and Wednesdays from 8-10 am or 11:30 am to 2 pm. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, classes are held from 8-10 am. Breakfast or lunch is included. Space is limited, so please apply soon!

    For more information, email lacoffey@caldwellschools.com or leave a message at 828-726-3920. 

    Jump Start Academy

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  • Parent Portal - 24/7 Access to Student Information

    Grades, Test Scores, Attendance and Assignments

    Parent Portal The Parent Portal lets you access your student's attendance, grades, test scores, assignments, and more. 

    Click here for the Parent Portal.

    To view your student's test scores, go to Navigation and select State Test Reports. Your students' test results will be displayed. Please get in touch with your school's Data Manager if you are experiencing problems with your account. 

    View instructions here.

    The PowerSchool Parent Portal interface is user-friendly and gives parents/guardians access to multiple areas of information, such as grades, attendance, test results, grade history, and much more!
    Most importantly, update your contact information so we can contact you about your child's education! 
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  • SAY SOMETHING Anonymous Reporting System


    • Use our mobile APP
    • Call 1-844-5+-SAYNOW
    • Online visit saysomething.net

    If you have a concern, report it. This system is available 24/7/365, and it is anonymous.

    When it comes to preventing and intervening in a crisis, early information is a crucial component. One of the best ways to ensure that information is given thoroughly, quickly, and effectively is to use the anonymous reporting system.

    Say Something



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  •  McCarraher drives the EV activity bus

    NC and Caldwell County Schools Welcome First Electric Activity School Bus

    Caldwell County Schools proudly unveiled North Carolina’s inaugural electric activity school bus today, adding to the school district’s white bus fleet a cutting-edge, 72-passenger electric bus made possible through grant funding awarded by the Department of Environmental Quality.

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  •  Patricia Hartley and a group of middle and high school students discussing co-design projects

    Students and Businesses Co-Design Solutions

    Middle and high school students, under the guidance of their teachers, have teamed up with local businesses and organizations to tackle real-world challenges in business models and community development. The culmination of their efforts was showcased at the Community Exhibition held on Mar. 18 at the JE Broyhill Civic Center, where school teams presented their innovative problem-solving techniques, collaborative co-designing approach, effective team strategies, and successful outcomes in addressing workforce dilemmas and community issues.

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  •  Community Grant Winners

    Community Education Grant Winners Announced

    The Education Foundation Inc. of Caldwell County announced the recipients of its latest round of Community Education Grants, which are intended to foster innovation in educational projects. The Foundation allocated grant funds to six deserving initiatives within the learning environments of Davenport A+ School, Lower Creek Elementary, South Caldwell High School, Caldwell Applied Sciences Academy, Gamewell Elementary, and Kings Creek School.

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