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Summer Meal Program - Over 17 Locations providing Free Lunches for Children under the age of 18!

Summer Meal Program - Over 17 Locations providing Free Lunches for Children under the age of 18!

School Matters - Friday, May 25, 2018


 

Miles Catlett wears many hats in his role as counselor at Davie County Early College High School. He is a career counselor, a school counselor, a teacher, a mentor, a registrar, resident technology expert, and the right-hand man to support students and teachers alike. Miles is always willing to go the extra mile and teaches three courses to Early College students on career and college readiness. He is highly organized and vested in his work. He is selfless in his mission to support student and staff success. He is a team player all the time! He collaborates with DCCC teachers to ensure each student has the opportunity to meet their potential. He is an ambassador of hope for students and families and a great choice to represent Student Services as our Student Services Person of the Year!



Lydia McCabe began her career teaching students with special needs over 16 years ago at the high school level. Her dedication and love for her students no doubt came through with her daily lessons. After several years of teaching, Lydia's organization and drive for detail took her into the role of Compliance Specialist. Lydia's knowledge of policy and student records is second to none. She shares this knowledge with all of our teachers through training and general conversation. She has continued her love for students in the EC program and we are fortunate that she has brought her drive and passion to Davie County. We are honored to recognize Lydia McCabe as our EC Related Services Person of the Year.



Anike Fuller has taught children with special needs for over 20 years. Her passion and love for her students are evident in the classroom, in meetings and in all she does. She is truly an advocate and maintains the students’ best interest as her focus. Mrs. Fuller is genuine in her communication with parents and strives to work with them in the most positive manner. Anike's heart is one that shines in all she does. She is an educator that is admired and to be modeled. The Exceptional Children's department is honored to recognize William R. Davie Elementary School’s Anike Fuller as the EC Teacher of the Year!



New Director of CTE and Federal Programs
We welcome Anthony Davis as our new Director of CTE and Federal Programs. Anthony has served in Elkin City Schools and most recently in Yadkin County Schools. He has 13 years of experience teaching at the high school level, and he has served as an assistant principal and principal at the elementary and middle school levels the last six and a half years. In Elkin, he led the STEAM initiative and worked with Title I. Anthony is known for his work ethic and professionalism, and he was awarded the NCASCD State Young Educator of the Year in 2015. He is excited to join Davie County Schools!



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EdNC NC Education logo
From EdNC, this is an informative article, and a great history lesson, about the lottery including:

  • History of the North Carolina Education Lottery
  • Breakdown of lottery proceeds
  • Breakdown of lottery proceeds allocated to education
  • Has the lottery increased education funding?

Click here to read more.




It's official! Davie County has a Teachers' Closet, thanks to United Way of Davie County and supporting community members, organizations and businesses. 

 

 United Way of Davie County cares about our students and the teachers who work tirelessly to ensure their students are able to do their best in school. Often our teachers are spending far too much of their own resources on needs of their classroom and the students they teach. United Way is making a commitment to lessen that burden on our teachers by opening the first Davie County Teachers’ Closet. 
 
In the beginning, the closet will be open to teachers on Tuesdays from 4-6 PM or by appointment, if needed. Davie County Schools greatly appreciates this outreach. Thank you, United Way!

Davie County Early College High School US News and World Report 2018 Bronze Award graphic


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The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s statewide summer reading initiative, NC Reads, is underway and has four goals:

 

  • ensure preschool and elementary students have books to read at home;
  • engage schools and community service organizations in collecting books or funding for books to donate to elementary and preschool children; and
  • provide an online resource to easily connect volunteers and donors to local literacy programs.
  • promote regular attendance at school.

 

 Cooleemee, Mocksville, Shady Grove and William R. Davie elementary schools are participating this year. Donations from the community are greatly appreciated and will be accepted through Friday, June 1, at the participating schools and the Administrative Offices at 220 Cherry Street in Mocksville.

 

 Cooleemee Elementary School received a $2,500 community grant from the Walmart Foundation from the Sam's Club location off of Hanes Mall Blvd. in Winston-Salem. The money will support the school's NC Reads program by allowing children who have lost or damaged a library book to continue checking out books as long as they "read down their fines."

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Davie County Schools Volunteers of the Year Awardees for 2018, Thanks Volunteers of the Year, Davie County Schools DC medallion
Davie County Schools is fortunate to have over 2,600 volunteers that enrich the learning experience for our students and lighten the load for our staff. Each year, the schools are given the challenging task of selecting their Volunteer of the Year. So many volunteers give their time and talents to help in so many different ways, so much so that this task to narrow the selection down to one person has proven to be a difficult task indeed. We thank each volunteer for his or her dedication and congratulate the following 2017-2018 Volunteers of the Year:
 
Heather Rice, Cooleemee Elementary School
Charity Lauke, Cornatzer Elementary School
Ann Rothberg, Mocksville Elementary School
Tiffany Lynch, Pinebrook Elementary School
Debbie Bailey, Shady Grove Elementary School
Pam Speer, William R. Davie Elementary School
Patricia Pope, North Davie Middle School
Melissa Rollins, South Davie Middle School
Pamela Rivera, William Ellis Middle School
Stephanie Williams Dean, Central Davie Academy
Lori Smith, Davie County High School
Lisa Darden, Davie County Early College High School
Davie County Schools Stars of the Year for 2017-18 Group Picture
Each year, the Stars of the Year are announced at the Back to School Convocation in August, banners are hung in their honor at their place of work, and then the Stars shine on a special night of their own. This year, the South Davie Tiger Players entertained the group with an excellent performance from Shrek Jr. After a lovely meal, the Stars were awarded a certificate of appreciation for all they do to make a positive difference each day for our students and staff. A special thanks goes out to LifeTouch, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Steve Talton from Edward Jones for helping us celebrate our Stars. Congratulations again to our Davie County Schools' Stars of the Year!
 
Bus Driver of the Year: Danielle Byington, Pinebrook Elementary School
Transportation Professional of the Year: Jeremy Miller, Transportation Department
Custodial Team of the Year: Cooleemee Elementary School: Kathy Dingey, Dinah Beck, Kathy Crystler and Erin Jackson
Maintenance Person of the Year: Steve Ellis, Maintenance Department
Child Nutrition Manager of the Year: Carla Mast, South Davie Middle School
Child Nutrition Person of the Year: Sharon Jones, Shady Grove Elementary School
Student Services Person of the Year: Miles Catlett, Davie County Early College High School
EC Related Service Person of the Year: Lydia McCabe, Central Davie Education Center
EC Teacher of the Year: Anike Fuller, William R. Davie Elementary School
Office Professional of the Year: Donna Thompson, Transportation Department
Administrator of the Year: Jinda Haynes, Central Office
Assistant Principal of the Year: Cindy Myers, North Davie Middle School
Principal of the Year, Doyle Nicholson, Davie County High School
Teacher Assistant of the Year: Aurelia Lagle, William R. Davie Elementary School
Teacher of the Year, Teresa Carter, Cooleemee Elementary School

DCS Eigth Annual Arts Smart Festival Graphic with various artwork, students, performers
The rhythmic beat of West African drums brought the opening ceremony to life as The Healing Force welcomed students, parents, staff, and community members to the 8th annual Arts Smart Festival on Saturday, April 14, at Davie County High School. The theme of the district festival was “Art Unites Us.” Art allows us to express ourselves and to communicate across geographic boundaries, cultural differences, and language barriers. Art truly unites people, and the Arts Smart festival was a wonderful celebration of the arts and how art unites our community.
 
Participants enjoyed many exceptional student performances throughout the day, including chorus, band, dance, and theater. An impressive display of students’ visual arts lined the hallways surrounding the theater. Participants enjoyed demonstrations of pottery wheel throwing and watercolor painting, as well as making their own artwork in “make & take” sessions in the art classrooms nearby. A variety of vendors selling concessions, arts and crafts were available in the cafeteria, and The Healing Force provided fun, hands-on sessions in a djembe drum circle.
 
The Arts Smart Festival was proudly sponsored by Ashley Furniture, Inc. At the opening ceremony, Dr. Ron Wanek, founder of Ashley, and a group of Ashley representatives presented Davie County Schools with a check for $10,000. The generous donation will be used for mini-grants for teachers to request special equipment and supplies for their visual and performing arts classes. Following a review of student performances and artwork at the festival, Ashley awarded $500 scholarships to three talented Davie High seniors, which were announced at Awards Day. Congratulations to Kiana Lytton - visual arts, Micah Carroll - wind ensemble, vocal ensemble, and a lead in the spring musical, and Lilli Butterfield - dance.
 
Each year, one special highlight of Arts Smart is the recognition of the Ashley Furniture Humanitarian Award. This year, Davie County Schools was pleased to nominate Edwin Owens, an alumnus and former band member of Davie High and Appalachian State. Edwin is a 37-year, and counting, a volunteer who is passionate about supporting the band program. He serves as an assistant, a bus driver, an equipment mover, a first aid medic, an advisor, a mentor, a friend, and the very foundation of the band family. Edwin is also a dedicated volunteer in the community. He has served as a volunteer fireman, worked with Boy Scouts (Eagle Scout Review Board) and Rotary Club, and supported an annual summer camp for burn victims. Edwin is known for being genuine, positive, dependable, and community-focused. He truly embodies what it means to be a humanitarian. Davie County students and staff would like to express our appreciation and recognize Edwin Owens as the 2018 winner of Ashley’s Humanitarian Award!
Davie County Schools Celebrates Good Character
Each year, students are recognized for displaying traits of good character. The students selected to represent their schools exemplify the traits of compassion, courage, honesty, justice, loyalty, respect, responsibility and self-discipline. These students were recognized at the Character Education Awards Night held in the auditorium at Davie County High School.
 
Shane Nixon, pastor at First Baptist Church in Mocksville and DCHS Men's Tennis coach, was the speaker for the evening. He shared a story about an elevator operator that had asked a Vice President to hire his son, only the son ended up stealing from the company and had to be fired. The VP avoided the elevator operator best he could, trying to avoid an uncomfortable situation, until the fateful day they met again. The elevator operator understood the awkwardness and let the VP know not to worry about his son because "There ain't no right way to do wrong.” The VP was so impressed that he had a sign made with the saying, which hung behind his desk the rest of his working days.

The students were presented with certificates for their accomplishment. Congratulations to all the students for earning this special recognition!
CPC Men's Tennis Singles Champion Ben Fleming and CPC Coach of the Year - Shane Nixon
CPC Co-Coach of the Year for Lacrosse, Laura Kiripicoples
Congreatulations Class of 2018 graphic with an image of DCHS and DCECHS graduation sash
Sincerely,
Darrin L. Hartness, Ed. D.
Superintendent

 

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