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  • Watch the Board of Education Meeting Live at 6:00 PM

    Watch the Alexander County Board of Education Meeting at 6:00 PM

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  • Tornado Drill Scheduled for Wednesday, March 7

    Alexander County Schools will participate in a scheduled tornado drill on Wednesday, March 7 at 9:30 a.m. The annual drill is conducted each year during North Carolina’s Severe Weather Preparedness Week. The National Weather Service and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety team up each year to provide information for North Carolina residents about severe weather. Schools and government buildings statewide will hold tornado drills Wednesday, March 7, at 9:30 a.m. to practice their emergency plans. Test messages will be broadcast on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather radios and the Emergency Alert System. All North Carolinians are encouraged to participate in the drill. We have listed key points to ensure severe weather safety on this link. Click here to read more.

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  • ACHS Agriculture Department Receives Multiple Grant Awards

    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.

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  • Ten Recognized for National Board Certification

    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).

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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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Get Weather Ready: During a Tornado

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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Early Dismissal Information

  • All Schools
    Early Dismissal Dates
    October 27, 2017
    December 20, 2017
    January 19, 2018
    March 29, 2018
    June 8, 2018

    The early dismissal of students at the high school and middle schools will be 12:30 PM.
    Elementary school students early dismissal will be 12:45 PM.

    Elementary Only
    Early Dismissal Dates
    September 14, 2017
    October 6, 2017
    November 30, 2017
    January 12, 2018
    February 8, 2018
    February 23, 2018
    March 9, 2018
    April 19, 2018
    May 4, 2018
    May 18, 2018

    Elementary early dismissal will be 12:45 PM.

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