Open House sessions will be held at all schools (except E.M. Rollins Elementary) on Thursday, August 24, from 3 to 7 p.m. Parents and students are urged to attend the open house at their school to receive valuable information to begin the new school year.
Pinkston Street Elementary staff members won the "Spirit Award" for Vance County Schools at the district's Convocation for all employees on August 17
Vance County Schools serves the educational needs of approximately 6,400 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Our professional staff is committed to providing the knowledge, skills and opportunities for our students to "compete in an ever-changing global community." Our community takes great pride in our schools and through its financial support, provides opportunities for all students to experience success and to prepare for the future.
Dr. Anthony D. Jackson, superintendent of Vance County Schools, is a recipient of the 2017 Friday Medal awarded by the Friday Institute at N.C. State University for Educational Innovation. Dr. Jackson has been selected to receive the award along with six other superintendents of rural North Carolina public school systems. The Friday Medal recognizes the commitment of Bill and Ida Friday for educational excellence. Bill Friday was the long-time president of the University of North Carolina system and he and Mrs. Friday continued to be huge supporters of the university system and public education after his retirement from his prestigious state position.
The Vance County Schools' Convocation for all employees to begin the 2017-2018 school year celebrated educational achievements for the recently completed year and new challenges that lie ahead. The event focused on the district's theme for the new year: "Believe It!" Superintendent Anthony Jackson led the celebration and told all employees that he believes our school system can be the very best. Staff members from 15 of our 17 schools arrived at the Convocation on school buses.
The school system's July 2017 newsletter features important information about changes in schools for the 2017-2018 school year and how summer programs have helped students prepare for the new year. Read about the new STEAM Academy at E.M. Rollins Elementary School, the relocation of the AdVance Academy to a classroom wing on Charles Street in Henderson, and the STEM Early High School moving to Southern Vance High on Garrett Road south of Henderson.