Flat Rock Elementary School serves 250 students in grades Pre-K through grade 5. It is a diverse school, serving free breakfast and lunch to every enrolled student through the Community Eligibility Provision program (CEP). Flat Rock embraces its diversity on its quest for excellence. The students at this school receive outstanding instruction in the state curriculum from well-trained staff that implement research-based practices: Thinking Maps, Kagan Cooperative Learning structures, CRISS strategies, and they use technology as an instructional tool for teaching and learning. Flat Rock also grows the whole child through incredible art, music, physical education and extracurricular activities. Their motto is every child everyday all the way to the top!
The School Nutrition Department consists of a team of nutrition professionals who are dedicated to students' health, well-being and their ability to learn. The department is taking the lead to promote nutrition and fitness for Surry County Schools’ students. Check out the district’s new interactive and user-friendly school nutrition webpage at www.SurrySchoolMeals.com and learn how to eat right and stay fit!
The North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) elected new officers and seven new members to the governing Board of Directors during the delegate meeting of the 48 th Annual Conference for Board Member Development. NCSBA’s new president is Minnie Forte-Brown from Durham County; president-elect is Billy Griffin, Jones County; vice president is Brenda Stephens, Orange County; and treasurer is Amy Churchill, Buncombe County. Officers will serve a one-year term.
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.
Each elementary school in the Surry County School district has a GROW Strong running club. GROW is an acronym for Go Run Our World. This initiative began with Superintendent Travis Reeves’ enthusiasm for health and wellness and love of running. Rockford and Flat Rock Elementary Schools organized clubs two years ago and now all eleven elementary schools have clubs.
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