Surry County School System’s district media director and school media innovation facilitators wanted to bring a North Carolina author to their students. On November 15, Joyce Hostetter, visited the system’s fourth grade students and fifth grade Battle of the Books students. She made visits to Rockford Elementary, Franklin Elementary, and Pilot Mountain Elementary. The surrounding elementary schools bused their students to the closet location.
On Thursday, the first ever GROW Strong 5K was a successful event with over 330 students from the elementary GROW Strong teams participating in the race at Fisher River Park in Dobson. The race began at 10:00 in the morning and by 10:56, all 330 student runners completed the race. Tripp McMillen, a 5th grader at Dobson Elementary, was first over the finish line with a time of 20:43.1.
From the Mount Airy News: A grant from the Golden Leaf Foundation is helping Surry County Schools prepare kids for the workplace. Crystal Folger-Hawks appeared before the county Board of Education Monday evening to give an update on what has happened since the launch of a new initiative was announced in late September. On Sept. 19, the school district and Surry Community College hosted an event in Mount Airy for local businesses to talk with educators about a new program called Next Generation Career Academy, sponsored by a grant from the Golden Leaf Foundation “The foundation supports tobacco-dependent, economically distressed and/or rural communities working to transition to more prosperous and stable economies,” Dr. Jill Reinhardt, assistant superintendent, said at the time. “Surry County Schools
Surry County Schools continued to outpace the rest of state in academic achievement according to the 2016-17 Performance and Growth of North Carolina Public Schools report presented to State Board of Education members. In addition to the traditional end-of-grade and end-of-course proficiencies parents have come to expect, the state also released ACT, ACT WorkKeys, cohort graduation rates, the percentage of graduates passing rigorous math courses, academic growth target measures, and school performance grades. Surry County Schools
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