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  • Open House Whitnel Elementary will have our Open House on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 3:30 and 5:30.  Please come and meet your new teachers. We are excited about the 2017-2018 school year and can't wait to welcome all of you back! See you and your family on Thursday, August 24th. 

    Information provided at each session will be the same, therefore families only need to attend one. We look forward to seeing everyone then!

    *PreK will have a separate Open House at 2:30 on August 24th.

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    Summer Hours
    All schools and district offices will operate on a summer schedule starting August 21. Offices open at 7:30 am until 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.


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News Releases

  • Superintendent Announces Retirement

    At a special called meeting of principals, administrators and Education Center staff, Dr. Steve Stone, Superintendent of the Caldwell County Schools, officially announced his plans to retire on June 30, 2018. “This has been one of the hardest decisions I have ever made,” said Dr. Stone. “Knowing that the school district is in excellent shape eases the transition, but I will always be a champion for the Caldwell County Schools."

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  • School System Earns Continuing Accreditation

    At the September School Board meeting, the Board of Education publicly recognized the accreditation earned by the Caldwell County School System that was granted by the Advanced Accreditation Commission.

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  • Gains in School Grades

    In the fourth year of the state’s A-F grading system, the percentage of A or B schools in the Caldwell County Schools (41.6 percent) continued to climb with a 16.6 percent increase over the 2015-16 school year, as reported recently by the NC Department of Public Instruction. In addition, the district’s four-year high school cohort graduation rate is 89.6 percent, which continues to exceed the state rate of 86.5 percent.

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  • Welcome Back Message from Superintendent Dr. Steve Stone

    This week some 11,500 students will meet new teachers, get reacquainted with friends, introduce themselves to new classmates and settle into a comfortable, daily routine in the Caldwell County Schools. With the start of the school year, I believe it is important for our students and our public to be ready for the first week of school. Let's talk about buses.

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