Learn the signs. Say something. The Say Something Anonymous Reporting System Hotline is now available to our students and families. This Anonymous Hotline is monitored 24/7 by trained crisis counselors. The SS-ARS allows youth and adults to securely submit anonymous safety concerns – anytime, from anywhere – to help identify and intervene upon at-risk individuals before they hurt themselves or others. The system enables school administrators and law enforcement to create effective interventions and to help prevent violence, suicide, bullying, self-harm and other forms of threatening behavior. 1-844-5-SAYNOW
On this week's WIFM "Spotlight on Surry County Schools," Principal Tamara Martin welcomes National School Psychology Week at her school and celebrates the hard work of Copeland's School Psychologist, Randy Mays! Including Copeland, Mr. Mays serves four schools in the district and always works hard to support students and staff! 🎉
On Saturday, November 6, middle school students from across the area converged upon Surry Community College to compete in the 2021 Surry First Lego League Competition. Middle school teams representing the school systems of Mt. Airy City, Elkin City, and Surry County took part in the event. This year, the Grand Champion team was the PRIMEtime Players of Gentry Middle School, who showed high scores in multiple categories for the competition.
At Monday night’s board meeting, Sexton Earlie Coe announced his resignation from the Surry County Schools’ Board of Education effective November 1, 2021. Superintendent Dr. Travis L. Reeves and the other board members would like to express their sincere gratitude for his service. Over his nineteen years of service, Mr. Coe was instrumental in developing many new initiatives that sought to improve the overall education and the lives of students in the Surry County School system. His inspiring leadership and friendship will not only leave a lasting impression on those he worked with directly, but a permanent legacy in the community.
Superintendent Reeves shared, “Miss Burcham has a positive rapport with her students by engaging students with hands-on learning experiences through labs, facilitating learning in the poultry animal science lab, and through local and statewide agricultural competitions. I am extremely proud to announce her as the 2021-2022 Beginning Teacher of the Year.”
Mrs. Amy Harris, Principal of Pilot Mountain Middle School is the Surry County Schools 2021-2022 Principal of the Year. Mrs. Harris is in her third year as principal at Pilot Mountain Middle and has been an educator for 19 years.
Alicia Fallaw, second grade teacher at Flat Rock Elementary was named the 2021-2022 Surry County Schools Teacher of the Year. This announcement came as a surprise to Mrs. Fallaw as she was named during a previously scheduled faculty meeting.