News Releases

  • Message from the Superintendent to the Class of 2020

    As we work through this 'new' reality, it is important to our system that we make a commitment to our seniors to hold a graduation ceremony as well as prom. We can't confirm specific details, but we want to let our students know that we will make sure these events happen. We are aware that other senior activities have been postponed, and these will be rescheduled if possible.

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  • Limited Operations During the Stay at Home Order

    As ordered by Gov. Roy Cooper public schools are closed until May 15 and the Governor's recent announcement of a 30-day stay at home order means that the already limited operations of the school system will be reduced further.

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  • School Closure Extended to May 15

    Gov. Roy Cooper extended school closure to May 15 in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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  • No School Visitors Please

    To limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), all schools are closed to students as directed by Gov. Roy Cooper. Effective Friday, Mar. 20, the school district will restrict visitors who are non-employees on all school campuses and educational sites.

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  • Update on School Closure and Instruction

    The first week of school closure has been used primarily for reaching out to families, providing basic needs, such as meals, and planning for delivery of instruction to students. Tuesday, Mar. 24 is a districtwide day for parents and/or students who prefer paper copies or do not have connectivity or access to an electronic device for online instruction to pick up packets of student assignments.

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  • School Closure Information

    Parents may pick up their children's personal items or medication if these items are critically needed during the school closure period. Items may be picked up during regular school hours on Tuesday, Mar. 17. Please exercise all state and federal guidelines for maintaining a healthy school environment.

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  • School District Provides Meals During Closure

    While North Carolina public schools – including the Caldwell County School System – is closed for two weeks from Mar. 16 – 30 as directed by Governor Roy Cooper, the school district will provide nutritional support to its students. The Child Nutrition Department has developed a plan to ensure that meals are distributed to students.

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  • Caldwell County CTE Ranks Among the Best in North Carolina

    The Caldwell County School System Career and Technical Education (CTE) ranks as one of the top programs in the state and as CTE regional winners prepare for the state competition that will be held in April, the district celebrates the success of its students and teachers.

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  • The message to students is to "Say Something"

    Caldwell County is among North Carolina school districts working with Sandy Hook Promise to offer training to school-level staff and students on the free online app where secure anonymous safety concerns can be reported to help at-risk individuals before they hurt themselves or others.

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  • Professional Development Day

    Teachers and staff focus on improving skills during a full-day professional development. These teachers are exploring the constitutional powers, legal authority, and evolution of the 'soft power' of the president from the Founding through the Progressive Era in a full day seminar on Teaching American History.

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  • Operation STEM in the Classroom

    Amy Philyaw, Director of STEM Education, developed a two-part series that incorporates science, English, and math into the new 4th grade Wit & Wisdom module.

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  • Spelling Bee Champion from Happy Valley School

    Twenty-eight words into the annual Spelling Bee Eli Clark of Happy Valley School wins the 2020 Caldwell County Schools Spelling Bee. He will go on to compete in the 80th Annual Winston-Salem Journal Regional Spelling Bee in March.

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  • Cold and Flu Season Pushes Through January

    Schools are facing the peak season of the flu now through February, and activity could last as late as May according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with the overall impact adversely affecting school attendance, both in the student and employee populations, as well as compromising the school environme

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  • New "What are you Reading?" Grants for Media Centers

    Media Center Coordinators discovered a new funding opportunity to increase resources for their students through the “What Are You Reading?” grant award recently developed and sponsored by Blue Ridge Energies and the Education Foundation Inc. of Caldwell County.

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  • School District Awarded Grant Funds for New STEM Center

    The Caldwell County School System is one of 15 school districts statewide that was awarded grant monies under the Coding and Mobile App Development Grant Program launched in 2017 with funding from the North Carolina General Assembly.

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

    Students wishing to attend school outside of their attendance area may apply for a student transfer during the Open Enrollment Period from Jan. 15 through Feb. 28.

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  • Teachers Complete National Certification

    Caldwell County teachers continue to seek the highest level of teaching credentials as more teachers in the school district complete the distinguished national board certification of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).

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  • Science Exhibition Proves to be Successful

    Students in grades 3-12 entered winning school science projects in the 2019 Science Exhibition, a new platform for Caldwell County Schools’ students to showcase their science projects at the district level and to expound on their scientific findings with parents and invited guests from local businesses and the community.

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  • Gamewell Elementary and Middle School Students Receive Free Home Computers

    Nearly 150 students at Gamewell Elementary and Gamewell Middle School received free home computers this week through the Kramden Institute.

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  • Teachers Awarded Bright Ideas Grants

    Exciting, hands-on learning projects are coming to classrooms in the Caldwell County Schools thanks to $12,867 in Bright Ideas grants awarded recently by Blue Ridge Energy to educators during a special luncheon honoring winning teachers and their principals.

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