Franklin Elementary school library media program is one of about 20 library programs spotlighted in Hacking School Libraries: 10 Ways to Incorporate Library Media Centers into Your Learning Community. The book is by Kristina Holzweiss and Stony Evans. This is the 20th book in the popular Hack Learning series for educators. Holzweiss, the National School Librarian of the Year for 2015, wished to include Franklin Elementary in the book because of its involvement with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math), makerspaces, and the Imagination Foundation.
The second Annual Surry County Schools GROW Strong 5K roared through Fisher River Park on Monday, November 26, 2018. All eleven elementary schools participated in the event with more than 350 students competing. The day began with a one-mile run for Kindergarten, first and second-grade runners. The 5K race for third, fourth and fifth-grade runners began at 10:00 in the morning. By 11:00 am, all 350+ student runners had completed the race with dozens of family members and Surry County School system staff cheering on each team.
Thursday, November 15, 2018, was a monumental celebration of the official grand opening and ribbon cutting for the Surry Central High School Culinary Lab. The culinary lab has been years in the making, according to Dr. Jill Reinhardt, Assistant Superintendent for Surry County Schools, and Mrs. Sabrina Wilmoth, Family and Consumer Science teacher at Surry Central. The program began with a welcome and acknowledgment of distinguished guests by Mrs. Celia Hodges, the principal of Surry Central High School, who presided over the program. The invocation was given by Mr. Chase Holt, a sophomore culinary student
All elementary schools in the Surry County School System are accepting kindergarten registration for children who are 5 years old on or before August 31, 2019. Children who are 4 years old on or before August 31, 2019, may be eligible for Pre-K.
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