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    Pennell Serves as President of NCSBA

    School Board Chair Darrell Pennell has served an essential role over the last year in guiding and championing educational excellence throughout the state as the President of the North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA). He has led the organization in shaping the future of education, fostering teamwork among school boards, advocating for policy changes, and ensuring the best possible educational outcomes for North Carolina students.

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    Puhl Serves as Panelist on National Forum Discussing Beginning Teacher Mentoring Program

    Heather Puhl, beginning teacher mentor, was one of two panelists featured on Education Week's K-12 Essentials national forum entitled Effective Strategies for Supporting New Teachers.

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    Beginning Teachers Gear Up for Dynamic School Year

    The back-to-school beginning teacher orientation empowered the school district’s newest educators with the knowledge, tools, and inspiration they needed to kick off the school year on a positive note. More than 50 teachers attended the event that was held at both the Education Center and the Freedman Center from Aug. 15 through Aug. 18.

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    Heading Back to School: Safe and Reliable School Bus Transportation

    Parents of nearly 5,000 student bus riders can monitor their student’s ride to and from school by registering on the Here Comes the Bus mobile app, a school bus tracking application that uses GPS technology to enhance the safety, convenience and efficiency of student transportation.

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    Back-to-School Convocation: Inspiration and Learning

    On the first planning day back to school for Caldwell County School teachers and associates, the district held its annual Back-to-School Convocation today at the JE Broyhill Civic Center. Educators, staff, administrators, and community members participated in an exciting and successful start to the new school year.

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    Education Partnership Collaborates to Strengthen Teacher Pipeline

    In an innovative collaboration, Caldwell County Schools, Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (CCC&TI), and Appalachian State University have joined forces to establish a comprehensive and seamless teacher pipeline aimed at cultivating and nurturing the next generation of educators in Caldwell County Schools. The NC Educator Pipeline Collaborative revolutionizes the trajectory of aspiring teachers, providing a robust supply of qualified educators who are equipped to inspire and educate future generations.

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  •  Open House and Orientation

    Open House & Student Orientation

    As families plan for the start of a new school year on Monday, August 28, 2023, they are encouraged to attend orientation and meet their student’s teacher, get a new class schedule, and learn more about the learning opportunities and programs that are available in the 2023-2024 school year.

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    Rising Stars are Beaming with Enthusiasm

    More than 280 children are being oriented to kindergarten classrooms and acclimated to school routines in the Rising Stars program, a three-week program that welcomes and prepares students to start kindergarten successfully in August.

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    Summer Bridge Academy

    Students entering grades six, nine, and twelve have registered to spend two weeks of their summer break at the Summer Bridge Academy scheduled for Monday, June 19 through Thursday, June 29. This summer program prepares students for rigorous studies, social interaction, and leadership development in an effort to ease the transition to a new school environment starting this fall.

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  •  Amy Philyaw coordinating activities on the Code on the Go Bus

    STEM Bus Stands Out at Regional EXPO

    The Code on the Go bus was a standout at the Innovation Expo held today and sponsored by Appalachian State University's Public School Partnership and the Reich College of Education. School districts in Northwest North Carolina were invited to share an innovative project, and Caldwell County Schools displayed its STEM bus which is designed as a creative solution for engaging students in authentic learning opportunities.

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    Camp Caldwell for 2nd & 3rd Graders

    Classroom instruction continues through June at Hudson Elementary as nearly 90 elementary students from across the district participate in Camp Caldwell, a reading initiative enacted by the NC General Assembly to offer summer reading camps to select second and third grade students.

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    Retirees Recognized at the Annual Retirement Luncheon

    Sixty-seven retirees with 1,639 total years of service in public education were recognized at the Caldwell County Schools Annual Retirement Luncheon on Tuesday at Cedar Rock Country Club. “There’s just no way to say thank you enough or put a value on what those individuals have done for us, our community and for our children and the schools they have served,” said Superintendent Donald Phipps.

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    Free Summer Meals for Kids

    Caldwell County Schools will provide free meals for children ages 0 to 18 years old from June 5 through August 18 at seven different locations throughout the county to ensure that while students are enjoying their summer break they are also receiving a healthy, nutritious lunch.

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    Caldwell County Schools Receives Grant Funding to Advance Digital-Age Teaching and Learning

    The Caldwell County Schools' grant proposal was one of 18 funded in North Carolina through the state’s Digital Learning Initiative for the development and dissemination of local innovative digital learning models. The goal of the competitive grant program is to have effective digital learning practices spread across the state in public schools.

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    Free Breakfast and Lunch Meals for All CCS Students - Effective Aug 28, 2023 for Four Years

    All students in grades PreK-12 will eat breakfast and lunch free effective August 28, 2023, the first day of the 2023-2024 school year when the implementation of a major advantage to all families in the school district begins. The no cost breakfast and lunch servings on school campuses will be in effect for four years as part of a key provision in the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act.

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    Record-breaking Caldwell Early College High School Class of ‘23 with nearly 65 Percent First Generation College Students

    Eighty students at Caldwell Early College High School (CECHS) were awarded high school diplomas during the commencement ceremony held on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at the JE Broyhill Civic Center. The ECHS Class of '23 earned a total of 70 associate degrees in addition to most graduates receiving special designations – 42 Honor Graduates, 23 Presidential Scholars and 43 North Carolina Academic Scholars.

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    Leaders Announce $75,000 Grant During a Google CS First Roadshow at William Lenoir Middle

    Students now have a head start in pursuit of robotics careers thanks to a Google data center grant. The grant will fund after-school robotics programs for third through twelfth grade students at three elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school in the district. The curriculum will focus on Lego Education Robotics League materials and Vex Robotics.

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  •  Jessica and Family

    Davenport A+ Principal Wins LifeChanger of the Year Award

    Jessica Anthony, principal of Davenport A+ School, was recognized today as one of ten national winners for LifeChanger of the Year, an annual awards program sponsored by National Life Group that recognizes K-12 teachers and school employees who are making a difference in the lives of children. Anthony was selected from 558 nominees nationwide.

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    CCS Places in the TOP 3 at Regional Battle of the Books

    Sawmills Elementary School was awarded a 3rd place finish in the 2023 Regional Battle of the Books Competition for elementary school students held on Thursday, April 27, 2023 at New Life Baptist Church in Lenoir. Seven countywide champion teams competed for the regional title, including the seven-member team from Sawmills Elementary School that holds the 2023 school district championship distinction. "This experience has been a true joy for my young readers at Sawmills Elementary and for myself,” said Sawmills Battle of the Books Coach James A. Dillard, who is also the media coordinator.

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    Bolick is Finalist in NC Teacher of the Year

    South Caldwell High School Spanish teacher Shea Bolick was recognized as a finalist in the prestigious 2023 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year ceremony held today in Raleigh. Bolick was selected as the Northwest Region Teacher of the Year in 2023, one of nine regional and charter school finalists.

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