After a year of formalized coding instruction in middle and high schools, LCPS is expanding the curriculum into elementary classrooms behind the work of a select group of teachers who comprise the Elementary Coding Cohort and Digital Learning Specialists at the nine elementary schools.
Three schools raised their school performance grade and 11 schools met or exceeded academic growth expectations, based on results of state accountability test results for 2018-2019. Lenoir County Early College High School repeated as the district’s best academic performer, with a 91.9 proficiency rating and an “A” letter grade. Two schools – South Lenoir High and Moss Hill Elementary – logged B’s and eight made C’s, including North Lenoir High, which – like Southeast and Moss Hill – clicked up a grade from 2018.
Perhaps buoyed by a smooth opening for the 16 schools on LCPS’s traditional calendar, perhaps energized by a series of rousing professional development sessions led by nationally known educators earlier this month, perhaps excited simply about getting back into the school house and practicing their craft, teachers and administrators broadcast that upbeat vibe to a receptive bunch of parents and students on the first day of the 2019-2020 school year.
The employees of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services in Raleigh collected a truckload of school supplies for Lenoir County Public Schools and the department’s leader, Dr. Mandy Cohen, delivered them to Superintendent Brent Williams herself on Tuesday.