Jaki Shelton Green, the state's Poet Laureate since 2018, is bringing her gifts as a writer and her love of a good story to Rochelle Middle School this week as writer-in-residence, a position funded by an N.C. Arts Council Grant to Kinston's Community Council for the Arts.
Fifty-three students who are the brains behind 43 elementary and middle school science projects are heading to the regional Science and Engineering Fair at East Carolina University after receiving input on their entries at the LCPS Science Showcase.
For students on the traditional calendar, the school year will begin on Aug. 24, 2020, in accordance with state law, and end on May 28, 2021. Instructional breaks are largely unchanged – three days around Thanksgiving in November, about two weeks around Christmas and New Year’s, a week after Easter and teacher workdays in months where there are no holidays.
Community support for public school teachers pushed the amount of money raised last year and awarded last week as 2019 Lenoir County Education Foundation mini-grants to records heights -- $20,836 conferred in 54 grants to teachers at 16 LCPS schools.