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  • Surry Central High School Hosts Poultry Lab Ribbon Cutting

    On Monday, September 19, 2022, the Surry County School system and Wayne Farms celebrated the completion of the Poultry Lab at Surry Central High School. This ribbon cutting marks a new era for the Poultry Lab at Surry Central and the continued partnership between Surry County Schools and Wayne Farms.

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  • Surry County Schools Gives Teachers Choice in Professional Development

    On Friday, September 16, 2022, Surry County Schools hosted a Differentiated Professional Development event at Meadowview Magnet Middle School from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. All secondary education and elementary teachers not involved in Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) training attended.

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  • Surry County Schools CTE Team Member Earns Regional Honor

    Wednesday, July 20, 2022 was a great day for Career and Technical Education (CTE) in Surry County! Mrs. Paula Brinkley, CTE Instructional Management Coordinator for Surry County Schools, was chosen to represent the Piedmont-Triad as Curriculum and Instruction Management Coordinator of the Year during the 2022 CTE Summer Conference.

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  • Surry County Schools Welcomes New Director of Finance

    Surry County Schools is excited to welcome Mrs. Audra Chilton as the district’s new Director of School Finance. Chilton will be responsible for all district finances including payroll, accounts payable and receivable, all state and federal reporting, and the development of the district’s annual budget. Chilton will be providing a combination of deep industry knowledge, relevant experience, and financial acumen to the role.

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  • Annual MAD Dash 5K Returns

    The Ninth Annual MAD Dash 5K raised over $20,000 for Surry County School System students and teachers. The race held on Saturday, April 23, 2022, and hosted by the Surry County Schools Educational Foundation, had over 450 participants racing through the streets of Dobson, NC, with hundreds more volunteers and spectators cheering them on! This is the first return to the race’s Dobson route since 2019.

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  • Head Basketball Coach Position Filled at SCHS

    Surry County Schools and Surry Central High School is excited to announce that Mr. Martin Behrens will serve as the Varsity Basketball Head Coach. Speaking of joining the Golden Eagle community, Coach Behrens says, “I am truly grateful to Mrs. Holloway, Mr. Evans, and the rest of the hiring committee for giving me this opportunity to become part of the Golden Eagle family. I look forward to becoming a part of this program and developing lifelong relationships with these young men and experiencing the journey ahead.”

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  • Live Animal Lab at Surry Central High and Surry Community College Groundbreaking

    Surry County Schools and Surry Community College have partnered together to bring hands-on experiences to students taking Agricultural classes with a live learning lab on the campus of Surry Central High School. The facility will be used by faculty at both facilities to offer hands-on instruction for raising calves, goats, piglets, and other small animals. Students will receive valuable training in the field of Animal Science in this cooperative lab. The barn will be 40’x60’ A-Frame metal building with two garage door entrances and a lean-to on each side.

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  • SCS Teachers Receive National Board Certification

    At the March Board of Education meeting, three teachers received recognition for obtaining National Board certification. National Board Certification is a voluntary program, and these three teachers worked hard for this accomplishment. With the addition of these three teachers, Surry County Schools currently has 70 teachers in the district who have earned this certification.

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  • Cedar Ridge Elementary Recognized as Lighthouse School

    On February 4, 2022, Cedar Ridge Elementary School was awarded the prestigious 2022 North Carolina Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (NCASCD) Lighthouse School Award. The Lighthouse Award is presented annually to schools that have furthered student achievement in innovative and creative ways and have nurtured a positive and supportive school and community atmosphere. The award was presented at the 2022 Conference.

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  • Surry County Schools Welcomes New Board Member, Melissa Key Atkinson

    The Surry County Schools Board of Education appointed Melissa Key Atkinson, mother of two, and wife of the former sheriff, Graham Atkinson, to fill its empty board seat on Friday, January 7, 2022.

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  • Middle School Students Soar at MathCounts Competition

    Team 7899 of Central Middle School, CMS Cruisers, received recognition for Innovative Projects and will move forward to the state-level competition in January. Team 7901 of Central Middle School also received an Innovative Projects Award and had scores that qualified them to move forward to the state competition. Team 7908 of Pilot Mountain Middle School will serve as an alternate for the state-level competition.

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  • Surry First Lego League Competition Builds Foundations for STEM Skills

    On Saturday, November 6, middle school students from across the area converged upon Surry Community College to compete in the 2021 Surry First Lego League Competition. Middle school teams representing the school systems of Mt. Airy City, Elkin City, and Surry County took part in the event. This year, the Grand Champion team was the PRIMEtime Players of Gentry Middle School, who showed high scores in multiple categories for the competition.

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  • Coe Announces Resignation from Surry County School System Board of Education

    At Monday night’s board meeting, Sexton Earlie Coe announced his resignation from the Surry County Schools’ Board of Education effective November 1, 2021. Superintendent Dr. Travis L. Reeves and the other board members would like to express their sincere gratitude for his service. Over his nineteen years of service, Mr. Coe was instrumental in developing many new initiatives that sought to improve the overall education and the lives of students in the Surry County School system. His inspiring leadership and friendship will not only leave a lasting impression on those he worked with directly, but a permanent legacy in the community.

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  • District Announces Leadership Transitions for 2021-2022 School Year

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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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