If you were at Scotland High School on Friday, March 17, you were fortunate to be able to witness the incredible talent of our students during our first annual All County Choral Concert and Student Art Exhibit.
Attendees were able to enjoy the student artwork displayed in the commons area, listen to the Scotland High School Jazz Band, and enjoy delicious appetizers provided by the high school's Culinary Arts program.
Afterwards, the elementary, middle, and high school choruses, under the direction of guest conductors Jose Rivera and Statha Osborne, entertained the crowd with a variety of musical selections. Noting that the high quality of the performance was particularly impressive because, although the schools' choruses had been practicing the music independently for a few weeks, they had only a few hours to collectively rehearse on Friday before the concert.
We could not be prouder to have the opportunity to showcase the incredible talent and ability of our students and look forward to growing this event bigger and better every year!
Noting that March is National Arts Education Month, during the March regular Board of Education meeting, we celebrated our students' and staffs' creativity and talent.
We also highlighted Sycamore Lane Elementary's Teacher of the Year, Jess Mager (click here to watch her Teacher Feature), and celebrated Scotland High School's Trish Wallace as this month's Key Player Award recipient.
Sycamore Lane 5th grader, Jack Herr, led the pledge and the colors were presented by the SHS Color Guard.
The following were also recognized:
John Alec Caudill - 3rd place in painting in the 36th Annual Juried Art Exhibition at UNC-P.
Carver, Spring Hill, SHS Concert Band, and SHS Symphonic Band - all received stratight Superior ratings at the recent MPA band contest.
Twelve Scotland High School Choral Members that made the UNC-P Honors Chorus.
We are excited and proud to announce that Daniel Johnson, Scotland High School senior, has been awarded one of UNC-Charlotte's most prestigious scholarships, the Levine Scholarship. Daniel is one of only twenty students to receive this honor. The four-year scholarship includes full tuition, room, board, a grant to implement a service project of the Scholar’s own design, and four summers of experiences that will develop leadership skills, social awareness and an international perspective. The total value of this four-year package is estimated at $105,000. Daniel is the son of David (SHS Assistant Principal) and Johnnerlyn Johnson.
As we celebrate the National Career and Technical Education Month in February, Scotland County Schools' 6th and 7th grade students that are enrolled in Technology/STEM courses had the opportunity to visit area businesses to learn more about the advanced technologies needed in the manufacturing industry. Students visited business/industry partners FCC, Plastek, and Service Thread. 7th graders also visited Richmond Community College. During their visit to RCC, students learned about free, dual enrollment opportunities that will be available to them when they enter high school.
When South Scotland Elementary School principal, Dr. Chuck Dulin, was diagnosed with Stage 2 cancer in November, at first he was unclear about the prognosis or the treatment plan. But there was one thing that he was sure of; his faith, family, friends, and his students and staff would be motivation for the battle he would be facing.
‘When you first are told you have the ‘c-word’, no doubt it’s scary and you have lots of questions,’ said Dulin. ‘But I also knew that my students would have a lot of questions, especially if my treatment plan called for chemotherapy and I lost my hair.’ Dulin goes on to explain, ‘I’m a positive person and always see the glass half-full, so I began to think of ways to make lemonade out of the lemons I was given.
And make lemonade he did.
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Winter Driver's Education classes will be held in the Media Center at Scotland High School beginning March 1st. Classes will be from 2:45 pm - 5:45 pm each day and are open to any Scotland County student that is older than 14 years and six months, but have not reached their 18th birthday.
Applications can be picked up at the main office of Scotland High School or download by clicking on the links below. Applications should be returned to the main office of Scotland High School or can be emailed to Mr. David Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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It's not often that you can say that your school system produces Grammy winners...but Scotland County Schools can! Congrats to Lee Allen C/O '97 (pictured, left) and Al Ingram C/O '99 (pictured, right) who took home the award for 'Best Children's Album' during this year's Grammy awards program!
#SCSgrowsgreatness #prideofscotlandcounty #goscots
Click here to read more in the Laurinburg Exchange: Scotland High grads win Grammy for children's album
Scotland County Schools sure does have a lot to be proud of! During the February Board of Education meeting, we recognized several students and staff for their accomplishments and contributions. Congratulations to the following:
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Trinity Hunt, a 5th grader at South Scotland Elementary School. The Scotland High School JROTC Color Guard presented the colors.
Key Player Award: Mr. Robin Pearson, member of both the SCS Maintenance and Child Nutrition Departments
Teacher Feature: Mrs. Pam Mercer, South Scotland Elementary School (Click here to view the Teacher Feature video)
Junior at SEarCH, for placing 2nd in English Division II at the 2017 State Senior Beta Club Convention
All-District Band Students:
For Middle School - Spring Hill students: Daniel Caudill (8th grade - percussion), Malia Locklear (8th grade - clarinet), and Zane Troublefield (8th grade - percussion).
The Middle School All-Distract Band Concert will be held this Saturday, February 18 at 2:00 pm at Scotland High School.
For High School - John Alec Caudill (junior, percussion), Sam Poage (junior, trombone), and Gregory Regling (senior, trombone).
Their concert was on Saturday, January 28 at UNC-P.
Also kudos to SHS band director, Britton Goodwin, who was selected to conduct the 9th/10th grade All-District Band performance.
Registration for Pre-K begins February 27 for the 2017-18 school year.
This is a tuition-free program that is designed to prepare eligible 4-year old children with high-quality educational experiences to enhance school readiness.
Visit your child's school for more information and to pick up registration packets.