Alexander County school officials are alerting parents to use multiple communication sources for weather-related information over the next few days. Although the school system uses the automated call system to alert parents of school delays, dismissals, and cancellations, please plan to use alternate sources in the event the call system is overloaded or information has not been updated. “Parents should plan to use all sources of communication available which includes the district website, school social media sites, the Taylorsville Times Breaking News, and WACB AM 860 radio station. The likelihood that all surrounding school systems will also be making calls during the same timeframe is extremely high. We do not want parents to depend on the call as the only source of information in an emergency situation,” according to school officials. “Many students have not returned the data forms to the schools and the larger schools have not had time to process all of the information into the system.” The school system administration will maintain close contact with emergency management to determine any changes in the school schedule due to weather-related events.
Ms. Lindsay Cox, Alexander Central High School teacher, was recognized by the Alexander County Board of Education as the 2017-2018 Secondary Mathematics Teacher of the Year for Alexander County. The North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCCTM) and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) recognize and reward secondary school teachers who exemplify mathematics teaching excellence by nurturing students' enthusiasm for mathematics through everyday classroom experiences. This recognition is for teachers who succeed in motivating students to excel in mathematics. Ms. Cox has taught in Alexander County for fifteen years, all at Alexander Central. She is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Secondary Mathematics Education.
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Daigle Named Assistant Principal East Alexander Middle School welcomed Amy Daigle as the new assistant principal as the 2018-2019 school year began. Daigle is a former science teacher and sales/marketing specialist. For nine years, Daigle taught science at St. Stephens High School. Over those years, she served as the science department chairperson, building leadership team member, professional development designer/facilitator, county-wide curriculum trainer, and head coach for Science Olympiad along with her teaching responsibilities. She has also served as a content area specialist for Lenoir-Rhyne University. Prior to Daigle’s experience in Catawba County Schools, she served as a sales and marketing specialist for Greer Laboratories in Lenoir. She has a master’s degree in School Administration from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and a bachelor degree in Pre-Professional Biology with a minor in chemistry from Appalachian State University. Daigle and her family, husband, Jason, and sons, Aiden and Ryley, reside in the Bethlehem Community.
Approximately 650 school system faculty, staff, and administrators gathered at Alexander Central Auditorium for the 2018-2019 Opening Session for Alexander County Schools on August 21. Click the title to read more.
The Alexander County School System is in the process of reviewing its website to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you have questions or concerns regarding the accessibility of the website or if you are unable to access a page or document on the website, you may contact the Communications Department via email at email@example.com or by phone at 828-632-7001.