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  • Alicia Fallaw is Named Surry County Schools 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year

    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.

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  • K-12 Students Are Returning to In-Person Learning Five Days a Week

    All K-12 students in the Surry County School System may officially begin in-person learning five days per week beginning Monday, April 12, 2021. This decision came during the special meeting of the Surry County Board of Education today, Friday, March 12, 2021, and in consideration of options granted by Senate Bill 220. The Board convened to discuss Return to Learn plans after a unanimous decision to increase in-person learning on Monday, March 8th.

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  • Runners and Walkers Have a Chance to Put on Their Running Shoes for Education

    The Surry County Schools Educational Foundation will host runners, walkers, healthy living enthusiasts, and education supporters on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at the 8th Annual MAD Dash 5K & Fun Run. The race is the Foundation’s first fundraiser of the year and will help provide resources for students and teachers, especially during this unique school year, and into the summer. This year, the event will take place at Fisher River Park in Dobson, NC, and an option to participate virtually has been added to the event. The Foundation is proud to have Surry Insurance as the 2021 Event Sponsor.

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  • Surry County School System Teachers Renew National Board Certification

    William Hart, social studies teacher at East Surry High, and Billy Pell, 5th grade teacher at Westfield Elementary are among the thousands of teachers across the United States to renew their certification as a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT).

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  • Jennie Smith, School Counselor at White Plains Elementary Achieves National Board Certification

    Jennie Smith, School Counselor at White Plains Elementary, is one of the thousands of teachers across the United States to achieve National Board certification, and one of 78 National Board certified teachers in the Surry County School System.

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  • Plans Underway to Increase In-Person Learning for Students

    As a result of Governor Cooper's press conference today, the Board of Education has a special called session scheduled for Friday, March 12, at 11:00 a.m. to review additional Return to Learn options. Any changes will be communicated thereafter.

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  • Surry-Yadkin Works Plans Virtual Kickoff Event March 9

    Surry-Yadkin Works, the first community-based internship program of its kind in North Carolina covering a two-county region, is hosting a virtual kickoff on Tuesday, March 9, at 11 a.m. for anyone who would like to learn more about this innovative business and education initiative.

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  • Surry County School System Educators Are Scheduled for COVID-19 Vaccinations

    “Safety of students and staff has been our top priority throughout the pandemic, and especially when we returned to in-person learning. Our priority continues to be keeping everyone safe, and our students in school. I am so proud of our staff. We are truly a family, and we have pulled together to support our students, families, and one another during this critical time.”

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  • Surry County Board of Education honors Alexis Ratcliff for Exceptional Leadership

    Speaking to Ratcliff, Reeves said, “Alexis, you have touched so many lives. But it was really special to me to see all of her nurses and doctors take time to stop everything they were doing to see why to see why Alexis was being recognized. They were clogging the halls.”

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  • Surry County Schools earns Statewide Recognition for Outstanding Communication

    The North Carolina School Public Relations Association (NCSPRA) has honored Surry County Schools for excellence in communications. Surry County Schools earned a total of eight Blue Ribbon Awards for outstanding and effective communication. NCSPRA presented the awards during a virtual ceremony on February 5, 2021.

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  • East Surry HOSA delivers goodies to hospital

    Press Release - East Surry HOSA

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  • Surry Central High School student receives Air Force Junior ROTC Flight Academy scholarship

    Spencer LeClair, an Air Force Junior ROTC cadet at Surry Central High School has received a scholarship to attend an accredited aviation university participating in a private pilot license training program in the summer of 2021.

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  • Surry-Yadkin Works Launches Historic Internship Program in Two-County Region

    Surry-Yadkin Works is the first community-based internship program of its kind in North Carolina, officially beginning on Jan. 1, 2021, that covers a two-county region. The program has hit the ground running with 48 students being placed in internships for the spring 2021 semester.

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  • Duke Energy donates $10,000 to Copeland Elementary School in Surry County, N.C.

    The Duke Energy Foundation has awarded Copeland Elementary School in Surry County, N.C., a $10,000 Duke Energy Renewables grant to fund the purchase of Chromebooks for students.

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  • Dr. Jill Reinhardt Announces Retirement December 31, 2020

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  • Trent Lowman Named NFHS/NCHSAA Coach of the Year

    East Surry High School Varsity Head Football Coach, Mr. Trent Lowman has been named the National Federation of High School Associations (NFHS) Coach of the Year in football for NCHSAA (North Carolina High School Athletic Association) schools in 2019-2020. This announcement came after Lowman led the Cardinals to a 15-0 season and the state Class 1AA football championship. Lowman was named East Surry’s head football coach in 2018. Key statistics for Lowman and the Cardinals include: ● In 2018, Lowman’s first year, the team had eleven wins and four losses.

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  • Surry County Schools Receives Digital-Age Learning Initiative Grant

    Surry County Schools was awarded one of six Digital-Age Learning Initiative Planning Grants in the amount of $50,000 from the North Carolina State Board of Education. Dr. DeAnne Danley, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Professional Development PreK-12, applied for and was awarded the competitive grant to support digital learning competencies for educators. “This grant will enable us to develop a personalized learning playbook that will encompass components for further personalized learning implementation, course exemplars in our Canvas learning management system, resources for professional learning communities (PLCs), and a communication packet for all stakeholders,” shared Danley.

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  • Surry County School Nutrition Maintains Nutritious Impact on Education as USDA Extends Free Meals for All Kids

    Surry County School Nutrition is happy to report the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has again extended free meals. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary, Sonny Perdue recently announced the continuation of free school meals for all children throughout the entire 2020-2021 school year. This means students in the Surry County Schools will continue to benefit from free breakfasts and free lunches throughout the remainder of this school year. In other news, President Donald Trump proclaimed this week National School Lunch Week 2020. During the week of October 12 through 16, School Nutrition professionals across the country celebrate National School Lunch Week. School meal programs serve nearly 30 million children each day. Healthy school meals make a positive impact on education inside and outside the classroom. “This is great news for families struggling to make ends meet and great news for school nutrition professionals working so hard to support families throughout the pandemic. We are extremely proud of our school nutrition staff and their determination to feed children throughout the pandemic. They have worked tirelessly to provide hot meals and options children enjoy,” stated Mrs. Sherri Parks, School Nutrition

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  • Next Generation Career Academy Reports on Continued Success

    Surry County Schools and Surry Community College are proud to report on the continued success of the Next Generation Career Academy. Despite the challenges the pandemic has posed, twelve interns are scheduled to work during the fall of 2020, and five new business partners have signed on for student interns. The Next Generation Career Academy began in 2017

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