It is the mission of Scotland County Schools to develop responsible, productive citizens by providing excellent education for its children through engaging instruction. Partnering with families and the community, we will ensure every child’s academic, social, emotional and physical needs are met in a safe, nurturing environment.
Tar Heels football coach Larry Fedora was in town Thursday evening to speak at a fundraiser for the local Fellowship of Christian Athletes group.
Fedora was the featured speaker where he talked to a crowd of approximately 250 people. Many of those in attendance were coaches and players from Scotland High School and the middle schools of the county, while others were UNC fans who came to hear the coach talk.
Also in attendance was the chaplin for the Tar Heels football team, Mitch Mason. He joined Fedora in the trip to Scotland County and spent the day travelling around and speaking to students at the high school and all the middle schools in the county.
Pictured below on the left is senior, Kendall Romaine--Morehead Scholarship nominee, with Coach Fedora.
Pictured below on the right is Carver Middle School principal, Amber Watkins, with UNC chaplin, Mitch Mason.
Click here to read more: The Laurinburg Exchange - UNC's Fedora speaks at FCA dinner
Recently, Scotland High School FFA (Future Farmers of America) members participated in the Creed Speaking, Public Speaking and Tool ID contest at Purnell Swett High School in Lumberton. Members of the tool team were Kenneth Stokes, Cecil Myers, Kasery Ray and Jacob Powers. The team placed second and will participate in the state contest at the NC FFA State Convention in Raleigh, NC on June 18, 2014. Kenneth Stokes was 2nd high individual in the Lumber River Federation contest. Bryce Charleson placed 1st in Prepared Public Speaking and Dashawn Patteron placed 2nd in the Creed Contest. These individuals will participate in the South Central Regional contest on May 9,2014 at Fayetteville Technical Community College.
Bryce Charleson-Public Speaking and Dashawn Patterson-Creed Speaking
Members of the Tool Team: Kenneth Stokes, Jacob Powers, Kasery Ray, and Cecil Myers
Mayor Tommy Parker was the guest at one of Covington Street Elementary's recent 'Star Student' lunches. Every day, each teacher nominates a star student from their classroom. At the end of the day, there is a drawing from all of the nominees for a star student of the day. Each of the week's five star students have lunch on the stage in the cafeteria with one of our communities leaders on Fridays. Mayor Parker was so impressed with the students he recently had lunch with, that he returned to Covington Street this week to make them all ambassadors for Laurinburg.
"When I have the opportunity to spend time in the schools," explained Mayor Parker. "I feel like I'm the big 'winner'. Being able to spend time with kids on 'their turf' and hear their ideas and concerns is a very valuable part of my job. And as an alumnus of Covington Street, it's always special to visit that school. It brings back lots of memories."
Pictured are (from left to right): Eric Timmons, Allisa Critcher, Jaedyn Millisock, Mayor Parker, Luke Seate, Aaron Seate, Daylan Alford and Chaz Witmore.
The meeting for parents of Scotland High School students, including rising 9th graders, will be held on Monday, March 10. It will begin at 6:00 pm in the auditorium and course registration for the 2014-15 school year will be discussed.
Tuesday, March 11
Board Room, AB Gibson Education Building
Registration for Pre-K begins March 13 and will run through April 30. To qualify, a child must be four years old by August 31, 2014. To register, or for additional information, a parent can contact the elementary school in their attendance area: I.Ellis Johnson, Laurel Hill, North Laurinburg, South Scotland, Wagram, Washington Park, Covington Street, or Pate-Gardner. At the time of registration, a parent must provide a certified birth certificate, an up-to-date immunization record, a social security card, proof of insurance, and proof of income.
Over the past week, SEarCH principal, Joe Critcher, visited district eighth-graders to talk to them about the opportunities offered at Scotland Early College High School. Applications were distriibuted and can be picked up in the school counselors' office as well. The deadline to apply to SEarCH is March 18.
On Tuesday, March 11 at 6:00 pm in Avinger Auditorium on the campus of St. Andrews University, a parents meeting will be held and more information about SEarCH will be shared.