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  • Geography Bee 2020

    The Alexander County Middle School Geography Bee was held Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, at the Alexander County Board of Education office. Izaac Solis, an 8th grade student, was the winner of the county competition. Lucas Orren, a 6th grade student, was the second-place winner. Both students attend East Alexander Middle School. Read more and see the photos by clicking the headline.

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  • Professional Development Day Announced

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  • School Matters - January 2020 Board of Education News

    Tiffany Stine Completes Comprehensive Training, School Board Recognized, and other news - click the heading to read these stories and more.

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  • Watch the School Board Meeting on our YouTube Channel at 6:00 PM

    Click the headline to view the school board meeting tonight at 6:00 PM or to watch previous meetings.

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  • New principal named at EAMS

    Effective Jan. 21, 2020, Mrs. Kristie Love will serve as the principal at East Alexander Middle School. Mrs. Love currently serves as the assistant principal at East Iredell Elementary School. “I am so happy to be a part of the East Alexander family! I will work hard to build a strong positive learning environment. I believe all students can learn and will work with the staff to instill a positive growth mindset. Together we are Falcons flying to Success...One School, One Goal,” stated Mrs. Love. Prior to her current position, Mrs. Love served as the assistant principal at West Iredell Middle School. “Both of the schools (East Iredell Elementary and West Iredell Middle School) where Mrs. Love has worked most recently are similar demographically to East Alexander Middle School. She understands the needs of at-risk children while supporting academic growth,” stated Associate Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Curry. “Mrs. Love has a strong background in curriculum and instruction, as well as all things management, having served as a discipline, testing, and transportation coordinator,” continued Dr. Curry. She was also an 8th-grade science teacher, blended learning coach, and instructional facilitator earlier in her career. Mrs. Love earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Appalachian State University and her master’s degree in administration from Gardner-Webb University. Mrs. Love and her husband, Chris have two children. Their son Dillon is 21 and a Senior at Furman University. Their daughter Maddie is 19 and a freshman at the University of South Carolina. Mrs. Love enjoys spending time hiking, walking her dog (a 2-year-old Goldendoodle), and exercising. She is also an avid sports fan and especially loves attending college baseball and football games. She has a strong passion for children and helping them realize their potential to b

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  • 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 or by phone at 828-632-7001.

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Emergency Alert

  • When possible, school safety alerts appear as a pop-up on your screen as you open the district website.  
    If your child's school has an alert, you can go to the School Safety Department page on the district website for information regarding those codes.  
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  • The summer hours for AEC will be Monday- Thursday from 7:00- 5:00.  This will continue through July 25th.

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  • AEC Phone:
    632-8221 EXT. 301



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AEC Mission, Vision, and Beliefs

  • Vision:

    To create a supportive learning environment in which every student graduates with a high school diploma and is college and career ready to further promote growth in our community.


    To create a student-centered, non-traditional learning environment that launches lifelong achievement.


    To achieve our Vision and Mission, we believe:  


    • Accepting, nurturing, and safe learning environment maximizes success.
    • Ownership and empowerment builds student capacity.
    • Collaborative and challenging instruction enhances engaged and authentic learning.
    • Multi-faceted support is necessary.
    • Professional collaboration is student-centered.
    • Family and stakeholder involvement matter.
    • Connection to extra-curricular activities sustains community history and tradition.


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