Wear orange at school or wherever you are on Wednesday, October 25, to show support for our efforts against bullying! Let's show we are united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion!
All Vance County residents are invited to attend "State of Our Schools" events hosted by the school system on Tuesday, October 24, at Clarke Elementary School, and on Wednesday, October 25, at New Hope Elementary School. Both events will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Superintendent Anthony Jackson will be sharing valuable information about our public schools and all 17 of our schools will have information tables with educators available to answer questions.
Anyone interested in driving a school bus for Vance County Schools is encouraged to contact the district's Transportation Department at 252-438-5012 or to email Dean Thomas, coordinator of Student Transportation Services, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Those persons who already have a valid driver's license to drive vehicles such as tractor trailer rigs and buses are urged to contact the Transportation Department as soon as possible. For those who want to learn how to drive a bus, the school system is conducting a bus driver training November 6-8, at Northern Vance High School in Room I-103. Call 252-438-5012 for more details.
Superintendent Anthony Jackson shared valuable information about the accountability data for Vance County Schools for the 2016-2017 school year and expectations for the current school year with major community stakeholders at the school system's "State of Our Schools" luncheon event on October 17, at the Henderson Country Club.
zSpace, Inc. sponsored a visit by its Virtual Reality Classroom to the campus of Southern Vance High School on September 21, with the lab available for viewing by local students and educators throughout the school system.
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.
Vance County Schools presented its top education awards to individuals during the school system's "Excellence in Education" banquet held on September 6, at McGregor Hall in downtown Henderson. Kedecia Stewart, a fourth and fifth-grade math teacher at Pinkston Street Elementary School, was presented the award as the school system's 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year. Stewart was selected from an outstanding field of 16 teachers for the district award. Stewart is a native of Jamaica and has been teaching at Pinkston Street since August of 2013. She joined the Pinkston Street staff as a participant in the Visiting International Faculty (VIF) program and had taught in Jamaica since 2005. Dave Genetti, owner of Toyota of Henderson, presented a 2018 Toyota Camry to Stewart for her use during the next year as our Teacher of the Year.
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM "State of Our Schools" Event Open to Public at Clarke Elementary School
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 September 2017 newsletter, The Lamplighter, features a variety of information about events, activities and programs in our local public schools. The information includes the district's annual "Excellence in Education" banquet which honored our top education leaders. The Teacher of the Year, Principal of the Year, Assistant Principal of the Year and Beginning Teacher of the Year for the 2017-2018 school year were all recognized at the event.