• Your generosity is amazing.

    Thank you for your support of education.  Your gift has given students fun and creative educational experiences.  You are doing a world of good by helping provide them with a chance to increase reading levels even while learning from home.

    Your response to the COVID-19 pandemic helped students and teachers by:

    • Teachers were able to change course quickly last summer for the Surry County Schools Summer Ignite Camps by creating completely virtual educational camps for over 400 students ($13,311.48)

    • Elementary music classes have individual instruments for students to meet health & safetyMusic class protocols. ($1,808.05)

    • Teachers have designed classroom projects for in-person and remote learning for all students. ($5,052.26)

    • Flat Rock Elementary School’s 2020 Magic Book Bus summer reading program helped students become better readers. ($750)

    Since the summer of 2020, your generosity has made it possible to respond to student needs quickly and completely.  Thank you for your generosity and support!

    Flat Rock Elementary continued its program, “Magic Book Bus Summer Literacy Project,” thanks to Teacher and student reading donors like you.  The program brings books and snacks to children in the Flat Rock community over the summer thereby helping students remain accomplished readers.  Flat Rock Elementary Principal Blair Lambert and volunteers created a safe environment for reading while having fun.  “The Magic Book Bus helps us to continue our relationships with our students while making sure they have books to read throughout the summer.  We are excited to see our students, and the kids are happy when the Book Bus pulls up to their stop.”

    Chefs at cooking camp During the summer of 2020, the Surry County Schools Summer Ignite Camps have gone virtual including “Virtual Cooking Camp-Let’s Cook Up Some Fun at Home.” Forty students from grades 3rd through 9th participated and all ingredients and supplies were provided to students at no cost.  “With this program, I wanted students to learn basic cooking techniques and how to follow a recipe.  I selected recipes that would challenge the students and build their confidence while showing them how to make some good food,” said Sabrina Wilmoth, camp instructor and Surry Central High Culinary Arts Teacher.  “I am grateful for the opportunity to have been involved in this fun-filled, positive learning event to help promote creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication.” 

    At Pilot Mountain Elementary School, the “One Book-One School” program got every student Student reading excited about the joy of reading during the 2020-21 school year!  Your gift helped give the book, “The Trouble with Chickens” to each student.  “We want students reading while at home and we felt this would not only get students excited with reading, but it would build a sense of community as we are all working together through distance education,” said Principal Dana Draughn.  “This book has given PMES a sense of unity while being out of school for Covid 19.” 

    Without your donation, these opportunities may not be available for students to enjoy.  

    Thank you for making sure all students are able to enjoy opportunities to learn!  Continue your support with a secure online gift today!