The Alexander County Board of Education is accepting Award of Honor nominations through March 12, 2021. The Award of Honor recognizes those individuals who have made exceptional contributions to Alexander County Schools. The award represents the highest honor that the Board of Education can bestow. To nominate an individual, please complete the nomination form posted on the school system’s website at www.alexander.k12.nc.us/aohnomination.
Children who reach the age of 5 on or before August 31, 2021, are entitled to be screened for initial entry into the Alexander County School system for the 2021-2022 school year. Please attend the appropriate screening date for your child in the school district where you reside. For a list of dates click the heading.
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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
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Kindergarten Representative: Mary Guthrie
First Grade Representative: Amy Fox
Second Grade Representative: Meggan Eckard
Third Grade Representative: Carol Walker
Fourth Grade Representative: Zach Richardson
Fifth Grade Representative: Dakota Brown
TA Representatives: Michelle Bowman
Specials Representative: Alisha Orren
EC Representative: Tammy Abernathy
Parent Representatives: Leah Hayes
Additional: Mary Brown Principal, Jennifer Miller Instructional Coach
Members selected: August 19th
Dear Parents & Guardians, This month students are taking the Reading and Math Benchmarks in grades 3-5. We will use this information to inform instruction. All students K-5 will continue with iReady progress monitoring which also helps to inform our instruction. Mrs. Brown ☺
Reading: Vocabulary is one of the fundamentals of reading comprehension. Talk with children about different words and how they are used. Model looking up unknown words online. Merriam-Webster has a word of the day for older students that has games and other activities to help develop vocabulary. Help younger students with memorizing sight words. Sight words are words that are difficult to sound out, but quite common in everyday reading. Knowing sight words and increasing vocabulary helps students to make meaning from reading at all learning levels.
Math: Keep working on those math facts. Having math facts under control helps students to have the capacity to work through word problems and more difficult mathematical equations. Another skill to work on is number sense. Do children know what it means to be in the ones place, tens place, hundreds place etc? One way to do this is to let them see how parents pay for things with cash and the change they get back. Do they understand the difference between a $1 bill and a $10 bill?
Communications: Every grade level is having a parent zoom every 9 weeks. We are also communicating via DOJO, facebook and the all call system.
Leadership: All parents are always invited to our Leadership zooms. The link will be posted via DOJO and FB. The next leadership meeting in March 2nd @ 3:30.
Free & Reduced Lunch Applications: Please complete these if you think your family will qualify. There are extra benefits available. The more children with free and reduced lunch benefits, the more Title 1 funding we receive. This year, Title 1 is funding a teacher, teacher assistant, interventionist, classroom materials, and programs like Wit and Wisdom.
Kindergarten Screening: is March 31st. This is a big day for rising kinders and we are thrilled we will be able to meet them and screen them in person this year. Please let family, friends and neighbors know to call the office for a registration form and more information.
Transportation: Please remember that students cannot be picked up at the front entrance after 3:00 pm. Bus riders come out the front entrance and we want to keep everyone safe. Also, please do not cut through the car-rider lot. Please follow the path through the parking lot even if it looks like no-one is in line. Late bus announcements will be made on FB and DOJO.