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  • Masonry Students Contribute to History Display

    Advanced masonry students at Hibriten, South Caldwell and West Caldwell High School are part of Caldwell County's history as they were acknowledged as being the first students nationwide to lay the brickwork for the Charters of Freedom display.

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  • Hibriten and South Beta Students Win at the Nationals

    State Beta winners from Hibriten High School and South Caldwell High School recently competed at the National Convention in Oklahoma City and seven students won a Top 10 spot in four different categories of competition.

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  • Barrier Receives Distinguished Service Award from NC Science Leadership

    Regina Barrier, The Science House, NC State University Northwestern Outreach Director, was presented with the Michael C. Jackson Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Science Education Leadership in North Carolina by the NC Science Leadership Association (NCSLA), sponsored by Fisher Science Education.

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  • Assistant Principal Vacancies Filled

    Superintendent Dr. Donald Phipps filled four assistant principal vacancies in the Caldwell County Schools effective July 1, 2019.

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  • Middle College Renamed to Caldwell Applied Sciences Academy

    The Board of Education unanimously approved the renaming of the Caldwell Career Center Middle College to the Caldwell Applied Sciences Academy.

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  • South Caldwell FFA Students Win State Championship

    South Caldwell High School students Madison Keen, Lauren Ayers, Katie Winebarger, and Camille Rosenbalm won the state championship title in the event for Milk Quality and Products Development at the North Carolina Future Farmers of America (FFA) State Convention.

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  • Kings Creek School Earns School of Excellence Award

    Kings Creek School was named a 2018–2019 Imagine Nation School of Excellence by Imagine Learning, a leading developer of digital language, literacy, and math curricula.

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  • Retirement Celebration for CCS Employees

    Sixty employees shared the spotlight at the annual Caldwell County Schools Retirement Celebration as their friends and family members applauded their dedication to public education and to the Caldwell County Schools, which totaled 1,509 years.

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  • Free Summer Meals for Children and Teens

    Summer break is an exciting and relaxing time for students, but it becomes a worry for some children who are part of the 58% who qualify for free or reduced priced meals during the school year. The Child Nutrition staff will provide summer meals for children 18 years and under at no cost and no registration required.

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  • Major Administrative Changes Approved by School Board

    At the School Board meeting held Monday evening, June 10, 2019, Superintendent Dr. Donald Phipps recommended 24 administrative changes, some effective as early as June 17, that were unanimously approved by the Board of Education.

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  • Seniors Get Ready for Graduation

    Seniors at Hibriten High, West Caldwell High School, and South Caldwell High School will graduate this Saturday, June 8, 2019, on a staggered schedule. South Caldwell High School Spartans graduate first at 9:00 am, then 12 noon for West Caldwell High School graduates and in the afternoon at 3:00 pm for Hibriten High School.

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  • Students Receive Recognition for Reading Millions of Words

    At the 6th Annual Million Word event, parents beamed with pride as 644 students’ names were called one-by-one to walk across the stage at the JE Broyhill Civic Center, shake hands with Board of Education members, and receive a medallion for reading one million words or more this school year, which totaled 2,545,947,204 words read by April 30, 2019.

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  • Masonry Students Lay Brick for Foundation of Freedom Display

    Advanced masonry students in Masonry III, who are mostly seniors at Hibriten, South Caldwell and West Caldwell High School, are laying the brick walls for the Charters of Freedom display in downtown Lenoir.

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  • Teacher to Teacher - Visiting teacher from Africa tells her story

    Sometimes hearing it from another teacher makes all the difference in the world and in this case, there is a world of difference in the learning environment, resources and expectations from this teacher's perspective.

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  • Masonry Students Build to Win

    High school students build to win at the 8th Annual Caldwell County Schools Masonry Competition held this week at Hibriten Building Supply in Lenoir. More than students competed in six different categories, and top finishers received winnings of nearly $7,000 in prizes.

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  • Student Wins Statewide Poetry & Art Contest

    Rylee Carter, eighth-grade student at Collettsville School, wins 1st place in the Original Art Category 1 (Middle Division 6-8) in the North Carolina’s Career Development Month Poetry & Art Contest sponsored by the North Carolina Career Development Association (NCCDA).

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  • Students Compete in NC SkillsUSA

    High school students at Hibriten, West Caldwell, South Caldwell, and the Caldwell Career Center Middle College participate in the North Carolina SkillsUSA competition and 20 finish in the top 10, two are announced state champions!

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  • Reality Store Introduces Real World Scenarios

    Students in eighth grade are thinking about careers, financial security, and household responsibilities, topics reserved typically for young adults, but during the Reality Store, students walk through a simulation of outcomes introduced by their own career choices, expenditures, and goals in life.

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  • South Caldwell Future Business Leaders Soar at State Conference

    South Caldwell High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) demonstrate effective leadership skills at the NC FBLA State Leadership Conference where students competed in team and individual events, took recognition tests, and attended workshops.

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  • Principals Complete Distinguished Leadership in Practice Program

    Kim Case, principal of Whitnel Elementary School, and Meredith Griffin, principal of Happy Valley School, recently completed the Distinguished Leadership Program (DLP), a year-long leadership development program for practicing school principals.

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