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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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  • New Administrators Named by School Board

    At the Board of Education Work Session held today, Superintendent Dr. Don Phipps made three administrative recommendations that were unanimously approved by the School Board. Congratulations to Brook Cooper, Jenni Wren Frye, and Julie D. Hall.

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  • Holiday and Summer Schedule

    In observance of Memorial Day, a state and federal holiday, the Caldwell County Schools will be closed on Monday, May 31, 2021. All school buildings and offices will be closed.

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  • Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

    The Class of 2021 persevered through COVID-19 educational challenges, restrictions, and modifications and culminated their 13 years of school by setting record-breaking accomplishments.

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  • CCS Curbside Meals through the Summer Months

    When the school year ends on Friday, May 28, the school meals program will keep in step, and the Child Nutrition Department will continue preparing and distributing meals to children 18 years and younger throughout the summer months, thanks to funding and flexibility provided by the NC Summer Nutrition Program and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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  • Site Administrators Announced for Summer Learning

    School administrators will manage the continuation of educational instruction for students in grades K-12 on eight school campuses this summer. The School Extension Learning and Enrichment Program, which will start up the week following the last day of school, is a recovery and enrichment program to help mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on academically at-risk students.

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  • Caldwell County Students Selected for Governor's School

    This summer four of Caldwell County Schools’ academically gifted rising high school seniors will have the opportunity to explore cutting-edge ideas and concepts in academics and the arts at the North Carolina Governor’s School. Students will attend a residual educational experience on of the campus of either Meredith College for Governor’s School East or High Point University for Governor’s School West.

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  • Early College High School Class of 2021 Earns 82 Associate's Degrees

    The Caldwell Early College High School Class of 2021 earned a total of 82 associate’s degrees through the program’s innovative partnership with Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (CCC&TI), where they accumulated 6,677 college credits that saved families more than $765,500 in tuition and textbook costs. Of the 89 graduates, 72 are first-generation college students.

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  • West Caldwell Artwork on Display in Raleigh

    Rylee Carter, sophomore at West Caldwell High School, placed in the Top 10 out of 764 entries in the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation Art Contest, an annual competition among students across North Carolina.

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  • Excellence in Education Awards Ceremony

    The Excellence in Education ceremony held on Wednesday filled the JE Broyhill Civic Center with educators and staff who were selected by their peers as nominees for the 2021-2022 “of the year” awards sponsored by the Education Foundation Inc. of Caldwell County and Blue Ridge Energy.

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  • Caldwell Online for Middle and High School

    Next school year, middle and high school students will have an online learning option through Caldwell Online, the district’s new virtual instructional platform. To be eligible to participate, students must have passed all classes in the 2020-21 school year and demonstrated self-motivation as reflected in good attendance and behavior. Participation requires a year-long commitment from students at all grade levels.

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