District News

  • Grant provides 'lettuce' for Pink Hill luncheon

    When school volunteers dig into the salad course at Pink Hill Elementary’s annual volunteer appreciation luncheon in May, they will have a grant from NC Beautiful and the gardening skills of Brenda Griffin’s fourth-grade class to thank for their healthy appetizer.

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  • School board approves instructional calendars for 2020-21

    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.

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  • Going Local grants go to two elementary teachers

    Brenda Griffin, a fourth-grade teacher at Pink Hill Elementary School, won a Going Local grant for $320 and Katherine Sowers, a kindergarten teacher at La Grange Elementary School, won a Going Local grant for $199. Both grants, presented through the N.C. Farm Bureau's Ag in the Classroom program, will allow students to grow plants in their classrooms and learn about the life cycle of plants.

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  • Education Foundation mini-grants a prize for teachers

    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.

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  • North Lenoir senior short-listed for two top scholarships

    Bryant De Luna-Peralta of La Grange is a finalist for the Levine Scholarship, UNC-Charlotte’s top scholarship, and is a semi-finalist for the Park Scholarship to North Carolina State University. Each four-year scholarship is valued at more than $100,000 for in-state residents and comes with an itinerary of summer programs designed to develop leadership skills and social awareness.

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