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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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  • Teachers Awarded Grant Funding for Educational Projects

    Eight Caldwell County teachers are recipients of grant funding for innovative and educational projects totaling approximately $6,900. The Community Education grants are awarded by the Education Foundation Inc. of Caldwell County twice a year in the fall and spring.

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  • Early College Teacher Named Regional Science Teacher

    Ashely Mayo, science teacher at the Caldwell Early College High School is the recipient of the District 7 Outstanding High School Science Teacher Award presented by the North Carolina Science Teachers Association. The award was given at the NCSTA 51st Annual Awards Ceremony held virtually on Thursday, Nov. 5.

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  • Farm to School Grant Provides Ingredients for Delicious Homecooked Dishes

    Food and Nutrition 1 students across Caldwell County will receive bags of local food thanks to a Farm to School grant awarded by the Center for Environmental Farming to Caldwell County Schools Career and Technical Education department.

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  • Curbside Meals Relocate to High Schools

    The CCS Child Nutrition Department weekly curbside meal distribution for children ages 0 to 18 will move from elementary school locations to Hibriten High, South Caldwell High School and West Caldwell High School starting on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2020. The distribution times remain the same from 11-1 pm and 4-6 pm.

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  • Grant Funds Awarded for Digital Learning Coaches

    Caldwell County Schools is one of 12 school districts and charter schools in the state awarded grant funding for innovative planning and implementation through NC’s Digital-Age Learning Initiative powered by the NC Department of Public Instruction and the Friday Institute at NC State.

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  • Elementary Students Start on Plan A

    Plan A started today for students in grades K-5, the first day of the second nine-week grading period. More than 400 elementary students transitioned from participating in the full remote learning platform to being on campus for in-person instruction.

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  • Plan A Starts on Monday for K-5 Students

    Starting on Monday, Oct. 19, students in grades K-5 will return on Plan A, which is the state's reopening plan that allows more students in the classroom by minimizing social distancing.

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  • K-5 Students Start School on Plan A - Board Reiterates Continuous Monitoring

    During an emergency School Board session held Thursday, Oct. 16 - at the close of the first 9-week grading period - Superintendent Dr. Donald Phipps presented a report indicating that the school district had a total of 69 students and 12 staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 from the start of school on Aug. 17 through Oct. 14, less than 1 percent of each population.

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  • CTE Ranks in the Top 10

    Caldwell County Schools Career and Technical Education (CTE) ranked Top 10 in the state for the most credentialed CTE students among high schools in North Carolina. The standings were announced this week during the NC Department of Public Instruction CTE virtual conference.

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  • Finance Department Awarded for Excellence

    The Caldwell County Schools Finance Department was awarded 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.

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  • CCS Helps to Serve those in Need during Challenging Times

    The Caldwell County Schools Child Nutrition Department not only provides weekly curbside free meal packets to any child 0 to 18 but also assists with the distribution of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program, a partnership with the USDA and regional and local food distributors to ease the effects of the economic slowdown during COVID-19 when restaurants and food services were closed.

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  • Board Approves Change to Exam Exemption Policy

    Due to this year's atypical educational setting, the Board of Education on Monday during a work session approved changes to the exam exemption policy as outlined in Board Policy 3410: Testing and Assessment Program. The revision only applies to the current school year.

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  • Elementary Schools Begin Plan A on Oct. 19

    The Board of Education approved the state’s Plan A for students in grades K-5 starting on Monday, Oct. 19, the first day of the 2nd 9-week grading period. Even though all students in grades K-5 may return to school at the same time, schools will require health screenings, face coverings, frequent hand washing, and social distancing as often as feasibly possible. Students may continue to opt for full remote learning through Caldwell Connect.

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  • NC BRINGS YOUNG LEARNERS BACK INTO THE CLASSROOM (Governor Approves Plan A for Grades K-5))

    Gov. Roy Cooper announced today that children in kindergarten through fifth grade may return to in-person learning under the state’s least restrictive reopening Plan A as early as October 5. School districts are not mandated to implement Plan A but now they have the option.

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  • USDA Extends Funds to Provide Free Meals to All Children

    On Monday, Aug. 31, the USDA extended funding and flexibility that will allow Caldwell County Schools to serve free meals to all children in the county regardless of income or school enrollment.

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  • Curbside Meals for Qualifying Families

    Lunch and breakfast meals are now served daily in school, and meals will continue to be distributed weekly at designated sites. For qualifying households, these meals are free or at a reduced price.

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  • Riding Safely: New Procedures for Bus Riders

    More than 100 yellow buses rolled out across the county this first week of school, with some starting routes as early as 6:00 am just as in years past, but not everything is the same as before, as new safety procedures have changed the bus rider experience.

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  • Reopening Schools with New Health and Safety Procedures

    Nearly 700 teachers returned to school this week and participated in training sessions not only for effective classroom instruction but also for providing a safe and healthy learning environment. Safety equipment and resources are available to school personnel to prevent, protect and mitigate health risks.

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  • REOPENING SCHOOLS: Blended Instruction, Safety Protocols, and Full Remote Option

    After much discussion that involved considerable input from focus groups and parent, teacher, and community surveys, the Board of Education approved a blended education model consisting of in-person instruction combined with remote learning and parents may opt for full remote learning in grades K-12 to begin the 2020-2021 school year.

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