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  • Preschool Classrooms Benefit from Highly Credentialed Teachers

    Quality early education preschool classrooms in the Caldwell County Schools are meeting children’s social and emotional development through teacher certification and training in the North Carolina Pre-school Pyramid Model (PPM). Nearly half the preschool classrooms in the school district have met and/or maintained requirements to be certified PPM classrooms and another four classrooms are in the coaching process.

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  • More Meals for Children 18 Years and Younger

    Additional funding provided by the USDA for reimbursement of meals now allows the Child Nutrition Department to add dinner meals and snacks to the curbside meal distribution program for children 18 years or younger.

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  • Character Education Representatives for January

    Congratulations to Brody Nivens, Brittany Watson, and Carl Slade, students who were selected as the Character Education Representatives for exemplifying Optimism, the character trait of the month in January.

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  • New Wing at Granite Falls Middle Nears Completion

    Students will soon be walking the hallways of the new Granite Falls Middle School facility as the first phase of construction is on schedule for completion in March.

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  • Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

    The school district invites all children who will turn 5 years old on or before August 31, 2021, to register for kindergarten!

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  • High School Registration

    This week rising freshmen and current high school students began registering for classes in the 2021-2022 school year. Students started meeting with school counselors for advisement on course selection as early as mid-January, and the registration process will continue through March depending on their corresponding high school timeline.

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  • Show of Support for School Counselors

    School counselors are receiving expressions of support and appreciation during National School Counseling Week, Feb. 1-5, 2021.

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  • School Board Members Visit Schools

    Members of the Caldwell County Board of Education visited several schools on Tuesday in a show of support for the diligence and dedication of faculty and safety. While in schools, they also had the opportunity to observe safety protocols and the changes in instructional delivery.

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  • South Caldwell Earns College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award

    South Caldwell High School has earned the College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles.

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  • CCS Develops Digital Learning Coaches

    As part of innovative planning and implementation grant through NC’s Digital-Age Learning Initiative powered by the NC Department of Public Instruction and the Friday Institute at NC State, educators and administrators are participating in a two-day training to become Digital Learning Coaches. These school-level coaches are deep diving into levels of Google certification and digital learning management systems.

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  • Board Approves Partnership with Duke University

    The Board of Education recently approved a partnership with the Duke Clinical Research Institute, one of the world’s largest academic clinical research organizations that is part of the Duke University School of Medicine. A recent study of schools offering in-person instruction indicated that the rate of transmission within schools was much lower than the rate of community spread of COVID.

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  • Open Enrollment for Student Transfers: Jan. 15 thru Feb. 28

    During open enrollment, students may apply to transfer from their home school district to a school of their choice if space is available. The open enrollment period begins this Friday, January 15 through February 28.

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  • West Caldwell Teacher Most Recently Completes National Board Certification

    Kristen Bowman, English teacher at West Caldwell High School, has completed National Board Certification, the highest level of teaching credentials through the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards. She joins 284 of her colleagues who have completed national board certification while serving in the Caldwell County Schools.

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  • School Board Chairman Elected to State Office

    School Board Chairman Darrell Pennell has been elected vice president of the North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) governing Board of Directors. The newly elected slate of officers was presented at the NCSBA Annual Conference.

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  • School Board Designates Wednesdays as Remote Learning Day

    In a Board of Education work session held today, school board members met with local health officials to discuss emerging health concerns in Caldwell County, and based on their input, the board voted to designate Wednesdays as a remote learning day in grades K-5 effective Jan. 4, 2021.

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  • Board Members Sworn into Office

    Congratulations to Ann Edwards, Darrell Pennell, and Chris Becker who were sworn into office at the School Board meeting on Monday, Dec. 14 by the Honorable David W. Aycock.

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  • Online Tutoring for Middle and High School Students

    As students adapt to new learning platforms and modified schedules due to COVID restrictions and safety procedures, the school district is providing more resources for students to adjust successfully.

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  • CCS Curbside Meals Continue through the Holidays

    When the USDA expanded funding and flexibility to ensure that children were provided a food source during this pandemic, the Child Nutrition Department organized a weekly curbside meals program for children 18 years and younger. The school district distributed approximately 1.1 million meals from March to August, and the same level of commitment continues through this school year to provide meals on a regular basis.

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  • New Board Members Take Oath of Office

    Newly elected Board of Education members will be sworn into office on Monday, Dec. 14 at 6 pm at the Education Center in the Board Room by the Honorable David W. Aycock of the 25th Judicial District.

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  • Teachers' Bright Ideas Win Funding!

    Innovative learning projects are being funded thanks to $5,859 in Bright Ideas grants awarded recently by Blue Ridge Energy. Bright Ideas is an academic grants program sponsored annually by Blue Ridge Energy to further traditional academic learning in the classroom.

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