All four middle schools competed in the district Debate Tournament on Friday, March 16. The Pilot Mountain Middle School team won the district tournament title while Central Middle and Meadowview Magnet Middle had individual winners. The regional competition is April 14 at Meadowview Magnet Middle.
Rockford Elementary School hosted the district elementary school Battle of the Books competition on Thursday, March 15. Eleven schools participated in the event. Each team is required to have at least six members but can have as many as twelve. Ninety-three students were involved in the competition. These students read books from a list established by the state Battle of the Books committee, and then compete in quiz-bowl-style tournaments to test their knowledge of these books. At the conclusion of the competition, Rockford Elementary School was the winner with a total of 181 points. Westfield Elementary placed 2nd; Dobson Elementary placed 3rd; and White Plains Elementary received 4th place.
The mission of Career and Technical Education (CTE) in Surry County Schools (SCS) is to empower students to be successful citizens, workers, and leaders in a globally competitive 21st Century. The eight program areas in Career and Technical Education are Health Sciences, Construction, Business, Digital Media, Drafting, Agriculture, Advanced Foods and Project Lead The Way. Each traditional high school offers these program areas and student enrollment is high. Career and Technical Education (CTE) concentrator graduation rate in Surry County Schools is 98.0%.
Gentry Middle School hosted the district middle school Battle of the Books competition on Monday, March 7. Central Middle, Gentry Middle, Meadowview Magnet Middle, and Pilot Mountain Middle participated in the event. Each team is required to have at least six members but can have as many as twelve. A total of forty students were involved in the competition. These students read books from a list established by the state Battle of the Books committee, and then compete in quiz-bowl-style tournaments to test their knowledge of these books. At the conclusion of the competition, Gentry Middle School was declared the winner with a total of 146 points. Coming in at a very close second place was the Central Middle School team with 145 points.
Meadowview Magnet announced today that it has been recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW GatewayTM. It is one of just 110 middle schools across the U.S. to receive this honor and one of two recognized this year in the state of North Carolina. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that serves millions of K-12 students and teachers in over 10,500 schools across the U.S.
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