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  • New Board Member Sworn into Office

    At the Board of Education regular business meeting held this evening, newly appointed board member BJ Fore took the Oath of Office, administered by Dan Kuehnert, Superior Court Judge for the 25th Judicial District of the NC 5th Superior Court Division.

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  • Baton Elementary Goes Outdoors!

    Baton Elementary students will go outdoors for completely new learning experiences in trail biking, gardening, and nature studies, enriching opportunities available for students in grades K-5 through grant funding and community support.

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  • Code on the Go Bus Brings STEM to Students

    More exploration in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) will be delivered to students on board the Code On the Go bus, an initiative supported by the Coding and Mobile App Development Grant Program that was launched in 2019 with funding from the NC General Assembly. Caldwell County Schools was one of 16 districts across the state to receive the grant.

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  • Caldwell Online Offers Virtual Learning Option

    In an effort to be responsive to the unique needs and circumstances of families, more than 450 students have opted for online learning through Caldwell Online, the school district’s virtual instructional academy for students in grades K-12.

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  • Masks Required to Keep Schools Open

    With recent increases in COVID cases and related quarantines in schools, effective on Monday, August 30, face masks will be required indoors on school grounds for students, staff, and visitors. The requirement will be in effect until local health conditions are not considered high risk for transmission.

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  • Going Outside for More Learning Experiences

    Getting children outside can be challenging for parents but not for schools when you have converted outdoor space into classrooms and exploration stations through the North Carolina School Go Outside (GO) Grant.

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  • School District Enrollment Climbs First Week

    With more than 11,000 students starting their first days of school this week, the school district welcomes an increase in enrollment of nearly 300 students over the previous year's count.

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  • Early College and CASA Students Back on Campus

    More than 600 high school students attended class this week at the Caldwell Early College High School (CECHS) and Caldwell Applied Sciences Academy (CASA), innovative high schools located on the campus of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (CCC&TI).

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  • Beginning Teachers Ready for their First Day in School

    "Teaching is hard because it matters. It is important because it matters every day," a quote on display for 43 beginning teachers who attended the annual Beginning Teacher Orientation held recently.

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  • Schools Welcome Parents and Students to Orientation

    After more than a year of restricting access on school campuses due to the pandemic, schools are inviting parents and students to attend orientation for the upcoming school year provided conditions allow for a safe and healthy school environment. Presently, face coverings are optional. Read more for a detailed list of school orientations.

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  • Starting the School Year Masks are Optional

    After Governor Roy Cooper’s recent announcement that relaxed the state’s mandate requiring students and staff to wear face coverings at school, the Board of Education met today in a called meeting to discuss appropriate safety and health protocols for the upcoming school year. The School Board unanimously voted that face masks would be optional for students and staff in the 2021-2022 school year.

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  • Rising Stars Shine in the Classroom

    For some 270 children starting kindergarten in the fall, they are Rising Stars for the next four weeks. These newly enrolled students are participating in the Rising Stars program, a nurturing and welcoming experience designed to prepare young children for a successful start into kindergarten.

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  • Superintendent Announces Four New Administrators

    The School Board approved four new administrators to fill assistant principal positions. Congratulations to the newest APs: Amy Brawley, West Caldwell High School; Celine Ellison, William Lenoir Middle; Matthew Ross, Hudson Elementary; and Braley Speagle, South Caldwell High School!

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  • CTeatery Fresh & Fast - New CTE Food Truck

    Career and Technical Education (CTE) is expanding the culinary arts program by introducing the marketing and management of a food truck - the CTeatery Fresh & Fast – which becomes available to the public as early as the first week in September.

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  • 3rd Annual Classroom Innovation and Technology Showcase

    At the 3rd Annual Classroom Innovation and Technology Showcase held this week nearly 150 faculty, staff, administrators, and community members participated in the three-day virtual event that provided 80 sessions of online technology instruction, ranging from digital literacy to virtual learning environments to technology tools and resources in the workplace.

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  • Hall of Honor - Accepting nominations now thru July 30th

    The Caldwell County Schools is now accepting nominations for the 18th Annual Hall of Honor induction ceremony on Monday, October 18, at 6:00 pm at the JE Broyhill Civic Center. The event will recognize both the inductees in 2020 and 2021 due to the postponement of the ceremony in 2020 caused by facility and gathering restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Assistant Principals Named at School Board Meeting

    At the general Board of Education meeting held this week, Superintendent Dr. Don Phipps announced administrative reassignments to fill three assistant principal positions. Congratulations to Tracey Harris, Rebecca Summer, and Susan Walker in their new administrative roles!

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  • Summer School is in Full Swing!

    With approximately 1,452 students enrolled in the summer learning program and half of those in grades K-5, designated schools continue full-scale operations for students who need additional academic support, time-on-task, and classroom instruction during the summer months.

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  • Kings Creek School - Beacon School of Imagine Learning

    Kings Creek School has been selected as a 2020-2021 Imagine Nation Beacon School for above-and-beyond enthusiasm and innovative use of Imagine Learning, an adaptive curriculum and assessment solution that provides accelerated learning in language development.

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  • Retirees Honored at Retirement Celebration

    Retirees took center stage during the annual retirement celebration as colleagues and family members demonstrated their support for the many years of dedicated service to students and the community. Overall, the 61 employees who retired this school year contributed more than 1,600 years of service.

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