All of our K-8 educators are urged to attend our Opportunity Culture Fair from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30, in the school system's Administrative Services Center to learn more about this exciting educational initiative and how it can benefit professional growth, strengthen collaboration among educators and provide more effective learning for students. If you aspire to be an empowered, approachable teacher-leader who is a force for positive change, then Opportunity Culture is for you! Attend our fair and learn more!
The graduation events for the Class of 2017 will be held at McGregor Hall on Breckenridge Street in downtown Henderson.
The commencement ceremonies will be as follows:
Western Vance at 7 p.m. on June 9
Northern Vance at 8 a.m. on June 10
Southern Vance at 12 p.m. on June 10
For Northern Vance and Southern Vance, each graduate will be issued tickets for family members to attend. All of the commencement ceremonies will be live streamed through our school system's website.
Parents of students who are eligible to attend pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classes for the 2017-2018 school year should register their children now at the elementary school in their area.
Vance County Schools held its second annual "Honoring Academic Success" banquet on Wednesday, May 10, at McGregor Hall in downtown Henderson to honor 48 high school seniors who are the top academic achievers in their respective graduating classes for the 2016-2017 school year.
Vance County Schools serves the educational needs of over 6,500 students in grades K-12. 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 Arts Alive Talent Showcase for Vance County Schools on Saturday, March 25, featured about 70 students from the school system who shared their amazing talents in singing, dancing, reciting dramatic readings and playing instruments on the stage at the McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center.
Vance County Schools events and information featured in our district's newsletter, The Lamplighter, for May 2017 include the important Class Night events at our high schools and the "Honoring Academic Success" banquet for the top 10 percent of academic achievers in the Class of 2017. There also are numerous school activities and programs featured, as well as the school year's final Vanceformation awards breakfast recognizing the outstanding contributions of 46 local educators.