District News

  • NC's Poet Laureate connecting students to their stories

    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.

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  • LCPS to launch aerospace engineering program with grant

    Lenoir County Public Schools will use a $14,200 grant from the Lenoir County Committee of 100 to create a new CTE curriculum designed to help sustain a rapidly expanding aerospace industry here.

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  • Partnership, grant fill gap in LCPS's in-school dental care

    A $400,000 grant to Kinston Community Health Center from The Duke Endowment has allowed LCPS to offer expanded in-school dental care for K-8 students who don’t have a dentist, not only increasing the number of visits to elementary and middle schools but, for the first time, creating an easy route to follow-up care.

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  • Contest's best cabbage earns Pink Hill student $1,000

    Like a lot of third graders in North Carolina, Esmee Delien took home a cabbage plant donated by Bonnie Plants to see if she could get it to grow. Like no other third grader in North Carolina, Esmee grew the biggest, best cabbage in the state and won a $1,000 scholarship for her work.

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  • Woodington seventh grader wins duel of spelling champs

    The annual contest to determine the LCPS’s best young speller came down a two-student battle that lasted 26 words before Woodington Middle School seventh grader Rachel Noble correctly, and fittingly, spelled “tumultuous.”

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  • Elementary students get their science on

    Of the 19 events that tested STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) knowledge, the team from Pink Hill Elementary School finished first in eight events and second in four to take home the trophy as the overall winner. It was Pink Hill’s second first-place finish in three years.

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  • CSS students fill wish list of Guard unit in Saudia Arabia

    Care packages assembled by former members of the school’s National Elementary Honor Society left CSS last week bound for a National Guard unit that’s been in the Middle East long enough to miss things like beef jerky and need things like bug spray.

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  • Tucker moves from interim principal to principal at Banks

    Jan Tucker had served as Banks’ interim principal since Jan. 2, filling the vacancy created by the retirement of Susan Glover at year’s end. The appointment installs Tucker as the leader of a school where she taught early in her career.

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  • TSA teams win medals at regional technology competition

    Teams from South Lenoir High School and Contentnea-Savannah K-8 School earned medals in competition with schools from across the eastern half of North Carolina at Friday’s NCTSA Eastern Regionals in Goldsboro.

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  • 53 students taking projects to regional Science Fair

    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.

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  • Frink's Davenport is NC's 'Outstanding Young Educator'

    E.B. Frink Middle School science teacher Kristen Davenport is the choice of the NC Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development as the 2020 Outstanding Young Educator for North Carolina.

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