On Tuesday, Jan. 12, the Alexander County Board of Education approved the following changes to the 2020-2021 School Calendar. The following remote instruction days have been changed. The remote instruction day scheduled for Jan. 29, 2021, has been moved to Jan. 27, 2021. The remote instruction day scheduled for Feb. 19, 2021, has been moved to Feb. 17, 2021. The remote instruction day scheduled for March 11, 2021, has been moved to March 10, 2021. March 30, 2021, previously scheduled as an in-person instruction day for A day students will now be an in-person instruction day for B day students. The updated 2020-2021 Academic Calendar is located under the Community tab - Academic Calendar. https://www.alexander.k12.nc.us/calendar
Addison Barnes and Caleb Feimster were recognized as winners of the Americanism Essay Contest. Each year the Alexander Chapter of the NC Federation of Republican Women hosts the contest open to all 4th- grade students. This year's prompt was Who was Romulus Zachariah Linney, and what [were] his contributions to Alexander County?" Shari Wetherspoon, past president of the club, presented the awards. Addison, a student in Mrs. Natalie Millsaps' class at Sugar Loaf, won first place. She is the daughter of Derrick and Kisha Barnes. Caleb, a student in Mr. Jordan Hefner's class at Stony Point Elementary, won second place. He is the son of Josh and Crystal Feimster.
Lillian Hamby was recognized for her artwork used for the district holiday card. Hamby was the 3rd – 5th-grade winner. She was presented a framed copy of her artwork, 30 cards to share with family and friends, and a $25 gift card. The artwork was featured in the Taylorsville Times, on the district's website, and through social media. Lillian was unable to attend the December recognition. Hamby, a 4th-grade student at Sugar Loaf Elementary School, is the daughter of Ricky and Monica Hamby.
The North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) sponsors the school board members' annual recognition during January each year. Alexander County Schools is proud to join with other districts throughout the state to recognize the significant contributions school board members make to their communities. "We benefit every day from the dedicated energies and countless hours devoted by a group of more than 700 men and women across the state. These people unselfishly contribute their time and talents toward the advancement of public education," stated Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Hefner. "Even though we are making a special effort during January to show appreciation to our school board members, we recognize their contributions reflect a year-round commitment on their part. They are dedicated individuals who are committed to the continued success of our public schools and students," continued Dr. Hefner. The individuals serving Alexander County Schools are Chairman Harry Schrum, Vice-chairman David Odom, Scott A. Bowman, Matt Cooksey, Marty R. Loudermilt, Brigette W. Rhyne, and Ramie L. Robinson.
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