• National Board Certified Teachers

    The National Board of Professional Teaching Standards recently notified eight teachers that they had completed the highest credential in the teaching profession. This group brings the total to 297 who have earned national board certification while serving in the Caldwell County Schools.

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  • Open Enrollment for Student Transfers

    The school district provides an open enrollment period for student transfers from January 15 – February 28, which allows students to transfer from their home school district to a school of their choice depending on space availability. The online transfer application goes live on Saturday, January 15 and closes at 11:59 pm on Monday, February 28, 2022. Click Open Enrollment for Student Transfers heading to access link.

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  • Three Remote Learning Days Added for Staff Development

    Three remote learning days have been added to the spring semester to allow teachers to complete state and local training. The remote learning days for students and staff are Wednesday, Feb. 2; Tuesday, Mar. 8; and Wednesday, Mar. 30.

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  • Holiday Card Contest Winners Announced

    The spirit of the holidays is depicted in the annual student Holiday Card Contest as students captured the season with wintry landscapes, bursts of joy, and serene nature scenes in their winning card designs at the elementary, middle, and high school levels for the 2021 Caldwell County Schools holiday card.

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  • Teachers and Students Reap the Benefits of GivingTuesday

    Through a concerted effort led by Caldwell County Association of Educators (CCAE) on GivingTuesday, the last Tuesday in November for people to support and give back to their communities, teachers’ projects were promoted and fully funded on DonorsChoose, a non-profit platform that allows individuals to donate directly to classroom projects.

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  • New Technology for Teachers in the Classroom

    Digital assistants, powered by cutting edge, artificial intelligence (AI) are becoming an integral part of classroom instruction through a partnership with Merlyn Mind, the world’s first digital assistant that is designed to help teachers navigate all the technology tools at their disposal more easily and expeditiously.

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  • Community Ed Grant Winners Announced

    The Education Foundation Inc. of Caldwell County awarded Community Education Grants to 23 educators in the Caldwell County Schools totaling $30,000.

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  • Pennell Serves as President-Elect of the North Carolina School Boards Association

    The North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) has elected School Board Chairman Darrell Pennell to the office of President-Elect for a one-year term effective immediately. The slate of officers was presented at the recent NCSBA convention held in Greensboro.

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  • Enjoying the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Early

    The ultimate holiday tradition floated through the classrooms of Whitnel Elementary School as second graders decorated balloons and envisioned crowded streets and enthusiastic performers at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Students recreated the fanfare of being a spectator and evaluated the event using offline coding and STEM: science, technology, engineering, and math.

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  • Apples for American Education Week!

    In recognition of American Education Week (November 15-19), the Education Foundation Inc of Caldwell County delivered baskets of apples and treats to each of the Caldwell County Schools for faculty and staff to celebrate teaching, learning, and excellence in education.

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  • We Salute our Veterans!

    Writing letters of thanks, waving American flags, singing the national anthem, and holding special Veterans Day assemblies and parades captivated students throughout the district in remembrance of the women and men who proudly served in the Armed Forces. November 11 is Veterans Day, a federal and state holiday when all schools in NC are closed.

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  • Celebrating National School Psychology Week

    During the week of November 8-12, schools recognize the unique, positive contributions of school psychologists in celebration of National School Psychology Week.

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  • Face Covering Policy Approved by School Board

    Face masks were quickly removed at the School Board meeting held on Monday, Nov. 8 after the Board of Education unanimously approved Face Coverings Policy (4231/5021/7263) that defines a metric that will be used to determine whether face masks are required or optional in schools. Based on this policy, face masks are now optional for students and staff effective immediately per Board action.

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  • Kim Hindman Selected as Outstanding Secondary Math Teacher

    Kim Hindman, middle grades math teacher at Collettsville Elementary (grades K-8 school), has been selected as the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCCTM) Outstanding Secondary Math Teacher for Caldwell County Schools.

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  • Beginning Teacher Starts Successful Animal Science Program

    West Caldwell High School expanded its Career and Technical Education options by introducing Animal Science into the course selection last spring, which generated the interest of more than 180 students who registered for this first-time class offered in the Caldwell County Schools.

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  • Federal and State Accountability 2020-2021

    For the 2020–21 school year, the United States Department of Education (USED) and the North Carolina General Assembly granted North Carolina waivers from school accountability (School Performance Grades). Both agencies also granted a waiver to the NC Department of Public Instruction from administering statewide assessments in spring 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A full testing schedule will resume this school year.

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  • Hall of Honor Inductees for Class of 2020 and 2021

    The Caldwell County Schools honored seven inductees at the 18th Annual Hall of Honor ceremony on Monday to celebrate alumni who have made significant contributions to their profession and to their community.

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  • Teacher Exchange Visits Enlighten Students and Staff

    The 2021 Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA) of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs brought approximately 20 international teachers to the Caldwell County Schools on Thursday and Friday by way of Appalachian State University.

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  • Finance Department Receives Highest Honors

    The Caldwell County Schools finance department received the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada and the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Association of School Business Officials International, a prestigious, annual recognition earned by the Finance Department for the last 18 years.

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  • Hall of Honor Inductees Announced

    The Caldwell County Schools will present the 18th Annual Hall of Honor induction ceremony on Monday, October 18, at 7:00 pm at the JE Broyhill Civic Center to celebrate Caldwell County graduates who have made significant contributions to their profession and community.

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