District News

  • District steps up its free in-school Covid testing program

    LCPS has expanded its corps of school nurses, added the highly accurate PCR test and teamed up with a private firm to interpret test results. The changes are expected to get students back to school sooner, make testing more convenient, and provide some relief for school nurses for whom the work of Covid testing, contact tracing and notification has come to overshadow their myriad other responsibilities.

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  • KHS senior named a Carolina Panthers Community Captain

    Kinston High School senior and All-State football player Nicholas Harvey III is one of 10 student-athletes in North and South Carolina chosen as a 2021 Carolina Panthers Community Captain. The annual program recognizes outstanding high school student-athletes in the Carolinas who excel in their sport, in the classroom and in their community.

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  • Chick-fil-A Leader Academy brings county students together

    Typically, a Chick-fil-A Leader Academy enrolls a group of students from a single school; however, John McPhaul, owner/operator of the Kinston restaurant, said he had a “difficult time” choosing one school in the county. Instead, he invited sophomores, juniors and seniors from six of the county’s public and private schools to apply for the initial year of the local academy, which began Tuesday.

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  • Grant will help set up professional clothing closets

    A $1,000 grant from a statewide student-led organization will allow LCPS’s three traditional high schools to set up professional clothing closets so students can look the part when they step into a business setting.

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  • College Ambassadors Club earns North Lenoir state award

    North Lenoir High School is a winner of a 2021 First in FAFSA Innovation Grant from myFutureNC, one of just five schools in the state recognized for programs that encourage students to prepare for college and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other forms that give them access to grants, scholarships, work-study programs and loans.

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  • District adds support to keep students on track to graduate

    LCPS's dropout rate is at a record low and its graduation rate is at a record high, but Andre Whitfield's new job as high school graduation success officer is to make those best-ever numbers even better.

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  • LCPS hosts long-delayed meeting of state migrant program

    For the first time in two years, the people who drive the state’s migrant education program in eastern North Carolina gathered in person to share ideas about meeting the challenges of their work, and they gathered in Kinston.

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