This notice is to inform registered Private Schools that the Stanly County School System is planning to submit an application for the following federally funded programs: Title I (Part A)-Improving Academic Achievement of Disadvantaged Students, RLIS (Rural Low Income Schools), Title II (Professional Development for Teachers, Principals and others), Title III (Language Instruction for English Language Learners), Title VI - Part B (Individuals with Disabilities), Career and Technical Education, and Educational Technology State Grant (EETT). These Federal programs make provisions for the participation of children who live in the Stanly County attendance area but are enrolled in nonprofit private schools.
In accordance with federal non-regulatory guidance guidelines on services to non-public schools, Stanly County Schools extends an invitation to a meeting on February 16, 2017. The meeting will be at the district central office located at 1000-4 North First Street in Albemarle at 2 PM. During this meeting we will further discuss requirements and provisions of service to private schools. Please notify Susan Brooks at Stanly County Board of Education (704-961-3014 or email@example.com) by January 30, 2017 of your intent to attend. This meeting is only for those private schools within the Stanly County Schools attendance area and registered on the NC State Nonpublic School site.
Bill Sorenson, South Stanly High School Electronics teacher, was recently chosen as a recipient of one of the 2016 Bright Ideas Grants provided by Pee Dee Electric. For more than 20 years, North Carolina’s electric cooperatives have offered Bright Ideas education grants to teachers in K-12 classrooms, giving teachers the means to put their creative teaching ideas into action.
Sorenson will use the Bright Ideas Grant to fund a robotics
project at South Stanly. In the project, Sorenson’s high school students will
learn how to program and operate small humanoid robots. These high school
students will later have the opportunity to demonstrate their programming
skills and gain public speaking practice through a presentation of their
humanoid robots to elementary classes. Students will have robots perform
various tasks, including: performing push-ups,
The Albemarle Middle School Band performed a remembrance ceremony to honor the memory of those who lost their lives and those who responded to help save others during the 9/11 tragedy.
Public education in Stanly County is alive and it is doing well. There is a mindset amongst some that public education is struggling and is faltering in this nation, and that is simply not true in Stanly County. There is a saying that perception is reality, but that is not the case here. It is our goal this year to work hard to spread the facts and let our community see that public education is not faltering or struggling in Stanly County. We have come a long way, but no matter where we are there will always be work to do and improvements to make.
Years ago, Jim Valvano gave a very stirring speech. In that speech he posed a question: How do we go from where we are now to where we want to be? He then answered the question by saying it takes three things:
So, we must take our strong work ethic, combine an enthusiasm for life, and we will thus put ourselves in a position to ensure that every student reaches their dreams and goals.
Welcome to the new school year,
In accordance with SCS Policy 4025, student transfer appeals that have been submitted to the Board for review will be reviewed on the following dates:
July 11, 2016 at 5:00 P.M. for high school appeals
July 12, 2016 at 5:00 P.M. for middle school appeals
July 13, 2016 at 6:30 P.M. for elementary school appeals.
All dates will be held at the central office of Stanly County Schools, located at 1000-4, North First Street, Albemarle, NC. It is not necessary for parents/guardians to attend. If you wouldlike to submit additional information for review by the Board, please submit it to Mr. Mike Williams, Director of Student Services no later than Friday, July 8, 2016. Those in attendance will be afforded three (3) minutes to address the Board.
Make it a great 2016!
From all of us to you and yours, Happy Holidays!