There will be an informational meeting for 8th grade parents and students on January 30th at 6:00pm in the East Alexander cafeteria. This meeting will provide parents and students with information regarding student options for high school and early college.
Alexander Early College will host the EAMS Falcons on the CVCC-Taylorsville Campus in room 103 on Thursday, January 25th at 6:00. If you are interested in attending AEC, you must attend this event. Parents and students will receive valuable information pertaining to the early college program. Each student should limit his or her guest(s) to one parent. It is very important that each student bring their Chromebook to the event. AEC students and staff will be on hand to answer questions and walk students through the application process. Coffee, hot chocolate, and desserts will be served during the event. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Evans @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ACHS Counseling Center will be hosting two 8th grade high school registration nights on Wednesday, February 7th from 3:30-6:00pm and Thursday, February 8th from 3:30-7:00pm at ACHS. Parents will have the opportunity to be part of the high school registration process with their students. Parents and students must attend together.
The ACHS Counseling Center will be hosting an 8th grade parent night on Monday, February 5th at 6:00 pm in the ACHS Auditorium. At the meeting, the school counselors will be informing parents of the class registration process, high school class and academic opportunities and high school graduation requirements. Prior to this meeting from 5:30-6:00pm in the ACHS lobby, there will be an elective fair highlighting 9th grade elective choices. Parents, please make plans to attend this very informational meeting.
On October 31, 2017 East Alexander had it annual Rocket Day. Seventh grade students had designed and created rockets using 2 liter drink bottles. Leading the acitivites were EAMS teacher, Jason Erkman and Dr. Doug Knight. On the 31st students then tested their rockets and winners were determined for Longest Flight, Best Flight , and Best Design. Winners were as follows: Longest Flight: (8.63 seconds) Team Elements. Members were Bethany Moretz, Ann Gray, Diamond Garcia , Lilly Haney. Best Flight: (8.16 seconds) Team Warriors. Members were Caitlyn Knapp, Juan Dionicio-Silva, Devin Hartness, Jacob Thomas. Best Design: (7.96 seonds) Team Solo. Members were Ashton Mooneyham, Erick Deleon, Jonathan Pedraza, Jose Mata.
Alexander Central High School Teacher Scottie Cook was awarded a $5,000 grant from the Tobacco Trust Fund Commission to purchase a portable band saw to all students the opportunity to learn about milling lumber. There is a great need to offer Agriscience Applications, Agricultural Mechanics I and II, and Natural Resources I and II. These classes provide the opportunity to learn about milling lumber. The purchase of a band saw allows students to see how lumber is milled from the tree to the finished board. Mr. Cook was unable to attend the school board meeting. Tyler Mitchell accepted the certificate on his behalf. Alexander Central High School Teacher JD Sink was awarded grants from Carolina Farm Credit and Tractor Supply Company. The Carolina Farm Credit Mission Fund awarded $5,000 to be used specifically for the ACHS Agriculture/FFA Livestock Learning Lab. The lab will be located just below the gardens at ACHS. It will include a Livestock barn that will periodically house farm animals for educational purposes and experiments. This will provide students with hands-on experiences to help them make decisions on their farms or in their places of employment. The Tractor Supply Company awarded $1,108 to help fund the Livestock Learning Lab. This grant award will be used in educating youth in the proper handling and management of all livestock on the farm.
Alexander County School Board members and administration recognized ten certified staff members who completed National Board Certification during the February school board meeting. Five staff members from three of Alexander County Schools obtained certification for the first time. They include Payton Boyles (ACHS), Amanda Marshall (ACHS), Travis Crowder (EAMS), Toni Smith (EAMS), and Ashley Huss (WAMS). Five staff members were also honored that have renewed their national certification. They include Tara Geiger (TES), Angela Hickerson (ACHS), Cristi Julsrud (EAMS), Brian Lewis (ACHS), and Elisabeth Turner (ACHS). North Carolina continues to lead the nation in the number of teachers that have earned certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. The certification is rigorous performance-based assessment that typically takes from one to three years to complete and measures what accomplished teachers and counselors should know and be able to do. Teachers in North Carolina that achieve certification receive a 12 percent salary supplement to their regular pay that is good for the 10-year life of the certification. They also are awarded eight continuing education credits (CEUs).
Click here to link to the board meeting.