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  • State Test Reports on Parent Portal

    To view State Test reports, parents must use their Parent Portal account.  Once logged in, under Navigation, select State Test Reports.  Your students' test results will be displayed.  Please contact your schools Data Manager if you are experiencing problems with your account. 
    View instructions here.

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  • Sale of Former West Lenoir Elementary

    The Board of Education wishes to sell the improvements and lands located on or about 125 Maple Dr. NW, Lenoir, NC 28645, Lenoir, North Carolina, known as West Lenoir Elementary School, NCPIN: 2749450612, Tax Parcel ID No: 06 14 5 1 (hereinafter, “The Property”). Conveyance of the property will be via special warranty deed.
    Pursuant to N.C.G.S. § 160A-269, the Board solicits offers to purchase The Property. The offeror must deposit 5% of his bid with the Superintendent. Thereafter, notice of the offer will be published, to solicit qualifying upset bids.
    The board reserves the right to accept an offer once the highest final bid has been identified, and to reject any and all offers at any time. Those interested may contact Andy Puhl, Assistant Superintendent, at 828 728-8407 ext. 140128.

     West Lenoir Elem

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  • Free Summer Meals for Kids 

    Children ages 0 to 18 are invited to eat free lunch meals at seven different locations this summer in Caldwell County.   

    USDA works closely with states to ensure that children who receive free or reduced-price school meals can get the nutrition they need when schools are closed. Through USDA's summer meal programs, CCS Child Nutrition Department will serve meals to kids up to age 18 at no cost starting June 5 through August 18. There are seven meal sites at the following locations; Sawmills Municipal Park, Redwood Park, Yokefellow, Mulberry Recreation Center, Katz Corner Apartments, Poplar Street Apartments and Martin Luther King Jr. Center.

    Summer Feeding Sites

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  • Digital Device Survey in PowerSchool Parent Portal  

    The NC Department of Public Instruction is requesting that parents/guardians provide information on the quantity and type of student access to digital devices and home internet. To assist in this effort, an optional parent survey is available in the student information system in the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Click here for Parent Portal.
    Follow the directions here to access and complete the survey: Digital Device Survey Directions
    This survey will be available through the end of the 2022-2023 school year.
    If your student was issued a Caldwell County Schools device, it is recommended that you use that device to complete the survey.
    Thank you for your assistance and cooperation.
    Parent Survey


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  • New Half-Day Preschool Program Opens in August 2023

    Are you looking for a preschool program to help your child develop school readiness skills? 

    Caldwell County Schools is pleased to announce a new half-day preschool program for 3, 4, and 5-year-olds. Jump Start Preschool Academy (which will be one classroom) is located at Whitnel Elementary beginning August 2023. Each slot will be for 2 half-days per week. Classes will be held in four cohorts: Monday/Wednesday mornings, Monday/Wednesday afternoons, Tuesday/Thursday mornings, or Tuesday/Thursday afternoons. On Fridays, a 20-minute Zoom session will be held for family fun activities. Priority will be given to 3-year-olds.

    Space is limited -apply  here  Call 828-726-3920 for more information.


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  • Parent Portal - 24/7 Access to Student Information

    Grades, Attendance and Assignments

    Parent Portal Keep parent contact information up-to-date, so you don't miss out on any messages from your child's school or from the school district, especially emergency alerts and important events.

    Click here for Parent Portal.

    With the Parent Portal, you can access your student's attendance, grades, assignments, and more. This portal gives parents and students access to real-time student data - no need to wait for progress reports. You have access to grades every day! 

    If you need assistance with updating contact information in the Parent Portal, contact Tamara Dillard at tadillard@caldwellschools.com

    The PowerSchool Parent Portal interface is user-friendly and gives parents/guardians access to:
    • Grades and attendance
    • Test results
    • Grade history
    • Attendance history
    • Email notifications (grades and school announcements)
    • Teacher comments
    • Class Schedules
    • Student Transfer Information
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  •  Hall of Honor 2023

    Former Graduates Inducted in the Caldwell County Schools Hall of Honor

    Four outstanding alumni were inducted into the prestigious Caldwell County Schools Hall of Honor at the 20th annual event held on Monday, Sept. 25 at the JE Broyhill Civic Center in Lenoir, a momentous occasion that celebrates the exceptional contributions and unwavering dedication of former graduates who have made a profound impact on the lives of countless individuals. The inductees for 2023 are Joseph "Joe" Lindsay Gibbons, Dr. Wayne Hollar, Jr. DDS, R. Edgar "Ed" Whitener, and Gary Dean Poe, posthumously.

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  •  Pennell and Dr. Todd Martin

    Pennell Serves as President of NCSBA

    School Board Chair Darrell Pennell has served an essential role over the last year in guiding and championing educational excellence throughout the state as the President of the North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA). He has led the organization in shaping the future of education, fostering teamwork among school boards, advocating for policy changes, and ensuring the best possible educational outcomes for North Carolina students.

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  •  Heather Puhl

    Puhl Serves as Panelist on National Forum Discussing Beginning Teacher Mentoring Program

    Heather Puhl, beginning teacher mentor, was one of two panelists featured on Education Week's K-12 Essentials national forum entitled Effective Strategies for Supporting New Teachers.

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CCS Information and Updates

      Facts and Figures

      • #1 in NC CTE Program
      • 86.2% Graduation Rate
      • 10,600 Enrollment
      • 24 Schools
      • $15.6 Million Scholarships (Class of '22)
      • 12,218 College Credit Hours (Class of '22)