News Releases

  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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).

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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!

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Board of Education Conducts Walk-through in the South Caldwell District

    The Caldwell County Board of Education visited with students, teachers, and administrators at South Caldwell High School and its feeder schools during the School Board’s third and final scheduled walk-through for the school year.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Middle School Students@Work with Google

    Middle school students spent their day working side-by-side with Googlers, a full-time Google association employee, during the 8th Annual Students@Work event sponsored by Google.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Fourth Graders Over the Moon for the Little Read

    During the 11th Annual Little Read, author Gretchen Griffith captivated fourth graders with photographs, testimonials, and events that unfolded in 1969 during the Apollo Eleven mission depicted in her nonfiction book and 2019 Little Read selection, “Back on Earth: When Men First Landed on the Moon.”

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Computer Coding in Elementary Schools

    Four elementary schools in the school district, Baton Elementary, Whitnel Elementary, West Lenoir Elementary, and Lower Creek Elementary, are introducing students and their parents to computer coding.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Granite Falls Elementary Team Wins 2019 Elementary Battle of the Books

    After spending most of the day recalling facts about characters, plots, and settings, Granite Falls Elementary School emerged as the winner of the 13th Annual Elementary Battle of the Books competition.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Haas Installed as NC State Beta Sponsor

    After serving successfully for two years as the state Beta sponsor elect, Jonathan Haas, South Caldwell High School math teacher and distinguished Beta Club sponsor, has been named the North Carolina State Beta Sponsor.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Pennell Re-elected to the North Carolina School Boards Association

    School Board Chairman Darrell Pennell has been re-elected for a second, two-year term to the North Carolina School Boards Association Board of Directors.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • First Graduating Class of Caldwell Youth Leadership

    A select group of 24 eighth graders becomes the first graduating class of Caldwell Youth Leadership, a leadership development program in partnership with Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (CCC&TI) and the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce designed specifically for middle school students to experience the workplace first-hand and become more informed about career choices.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display