In the past few years, the Caldwell County School system has enrolled an increasing number of non-English language background students. The purpose of the English as a Second Language program (ESL) is to provide experiences that promote individual and social well-being and to provide equal educational access for students whose primary language is not English. It is an interdisciplinary program that helps students acquire essential skills for learning a new language and adjusting to a new culture. Recognizing that each student is unique, it is an aim of the program to be responsive to the initial and changing needs of the student and to maintain flexibility within the program.
The ESL program emphasizes instructional assistance in the four skills areas of language development: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. As such, the ESL program assists non- or limited English speaking students in developing English language skills at a level which will enable them to perform successfully in mainstream classes and to function successfully in the cultural mainstream.
The ESL program is committed to encouraging a positive self-concept; to maintaining a healthy attitude toward individual differences; and to creating a school-wide climate of understanding, empathy, and interaction among faculty, students, and staff.
from: Caldwell County Schools Curriculum and Instruction; Ref. Local Practice; A-7800
N.C. Summer Nutrition Programs Offer Free Food, Fitness, Farm to Summer, and Fun for Kids
More than 900,000 North Carolina students rely on the nutritious meals and snacks served during the school year through the School Breakfast, School Lunch, and Afterschool Snack Programs. When school is out, Summer Nutrition Programs provide nutritious meals at no cost for children and adolescents ages 18 and younger.
To find nutritious summer meals at no-cost near you for kids and teens who are ages 18 and younger:
- Text "Food" to 304-304 for information in English or “COMIDA” to 304-304 for information in Spanish.
- Use the N.C. Site Finder Map, https://bit.ly/3MhnX1S.
- Check your local school district website, social media or other communications.
- Learn more at http://summermeals4nckids.org.
In addition to nutritious meals, N.C. Summer Nutrition Programs provide fitness and fun through educational enrichment. To learn about activities offered by Summer Nutrition Programs near you, search #NCSummerMeals on social media. The Summer Nutrition mascot, Ray F. Sun, may visit a summer meals event in your community. Follow @Ray4NCKids on social media to learn where Ray will be next. The “F” in Ray’s name signifies the food, fitness, fun, and farm-to-summer activities that take place across North Carolina as part of N.C. Summer Nutrition Programs.
Program operators are encouraged to take the N.C. Farm to Summer Challenge to serve local food as part of meals and snacks, teach about agriculture, nutrition, and local food, share about #farmtosummer activities, and sign up to participate in the #NCCrunch for #FarmtoSchool Month. N.C. Summer Nutrition Programs, agencies, organizations, and families can all participate in the N.C. Farm to Summer Challenge. The N.C. Farm to Summer sign-up, toolkit, and other resources are available on the NCDPI, Office of School Nutrition website.
N.C. Summer Nutrition Programs are administered by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI), with federal assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Summer Nutrition Programs are typically located in economically distressed areas to serve the most food-insecure, vulnerable students. Meal sites may be located at schools, public housing centers, playgrounds, camps, parks, medical centers, faith-based facilities, libraries and other locations. Meals are served to eligible children at no cost. Registration and ID are not required.
Additional information regarding N.C. Summer Nutrition Programs may be found on the NCDPI, Office of School Nutrition website. Citizens and organizations interested in getting involved as sites, activity providers, or volunteers should contact the NCDPI, Summer Nutrition Programs Team at email@example.com.
Multilingual Parent Summer Information Session at the Horizon's Elementary School Library
Monday, June 5, 2023 at 10:00 am.
332 Greenhaven Drive NW
Lenoir, NC 28645
5th Grade Students
8th Grade Students
11th Grade Students
Applications for Summer Bridge Academy are due by Friday, April 28. Summer Bridge Academy is a unique opportunity for students who will be in 6th grade, 9th grade, and 12th grade in the 2023-2024 school year. This experience is open to all Caldwell County Schools students who will be in these grade levels during the 2023-2024 school year. Students will prepare for their upcoming grade level while engaging in interactive, meaningful activities throughout eight days. Students will be asked to commit to attending all eight days. Breakfast, lunch, and transportation will be provided.
The dates for Summer Bridge are June 19 - 29, Monday - Thursday, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.
DIVERSIÓN FAMILIAR - NC GRAVITY GAMES & STREET FEST, 29 DE ABRIL DE 9 A 3 P. M., EN EL CENTRO DE LENOIR Y EL MUSICAL DEL CONDADO DE WIZARD OF OZ, DEL 27 AL 30 DE ABRIL, JEBCC - ¡DISFRUTA!
FAMILY FUN EVENTS THIS WEEK!
NC GRAVITY GAMES & STREET FEST
RETURNS ON APRIL 29TH
ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, GOOOOO!!!
CHEER ON CCS TEAMS AT THE 10TH ANNUAL NC GRAVITY GAMES THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 29, FROM 9 AM TO 2 PM IN DOWNTOWN LENOIR! ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL TEAMS FROM ACROSS THE STATE AND CCS WILL COMPETE IN COLORFUL GRAVITY-POWERED CARS THEY’VE DESIGNED AND BUILT THEMSELVES.
NC GRAVITY GAMES AND STREET FEST FEATURES
A GRAVITY-POWER RACE AND STEM EXTRAVAGANZA.
COME OUT TO THIS FREE EVENT
TO EXPERIENCE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
ON THE STREETS OF DOWNTOWN LENOIR.
APRIL 29, 2023 9 AM–3 PM
DOWNTOWN LENOIR, ASHE AVE. NW