2021 "Kicks for Kady" Memorial Kickball Game
Alexander Central's Cougar Connect Club, a club that connects students with all abilities, hosted their annual kickball game on Friday, April 30, 2021. This year the game was deemed "Kicks for Kady Memorial Kickball Game" in memory of Kady Elder, a former student of Mrs. Amanda Marshall's who truly left her mark on Alexander Central and all those who knew her by her constant smile and the joy she protrayed. Typically, this game is between Alexander Cental and South Caldwell's Special Olympic athletes however, due to COVID restrictions it was decided that this be an in-house event. Students in Mrs. Amanda Marshall's class and Mrs. Sherry Trull's class were divided into two teams as well as members of the Cougar Connect Club to play a kickball game. Both teams fought hard and ended the game with a score of 13-13. The All-Star band provided constant entertainment and kept the crowd going. The cheerleaders cheered giving encouragement to all the players. The MAD Choir sang the National Anthem and were then joined by the Cougar Connect Club as they sang "Amazing Grace" to honor Kady. This was a school-wide inclusive event that we felt fortunate to be able to have. We are thankful to be at a school that promotes and celebrates unity!!!!! Amanda Marshall - ACHS
SPECIAL UPDATE: Middle/High School Return
The Alexander County Autism Team applied for and received a grant through the Autistic Education Foundation of Hickory. The grant was used to create sensory boxes for each of the elementary, middle, and high schools throughout Alexander County. These sensory boxes include several sensory items that are beneficial for students across a range of educational settings. The Autism Team's hope is that the various materials will be used throughout the total school environment to aid in meeting the sensory needs of all learners.
Alexander County Schools 2019 Exceptional Children Educator of Excellence
Ms. Charley Kerley was presented with the 2019 Exceptional Childrens Educator of Excellence award at the 69th Conference on Thursday, November 21, 2019.
Rockwell Civitan Club Servant Award
The Rockwell Civitan Club from Rockwell, North Carolina presented its first Servant Award to Amy Pruett Tuesday, September 10, 2019 during the regular monthly meeting of the Alexander County Board of Education.
The Servant Award is a celebration of the unsung heroes in our communities who support these families and individuals who are affected by intellectual and developmental disabilities. These unsung heroes do not do their job for recognition, this is what makes their dedication, joy, compassion, and humility even more remarkable. Congratulations Amy Pruett!
Cougar Connect and the May 22, 2019 Kickball Game at South Caldwell High School
Alexander County Special Olympics April 5, 2019
Autism Awareness Door Decorting Contest
Congratulations to Mrs. Anderson's classroom from Ellendale Elementary School!
Mrs. Anderson's class will receive an ice cream party sponsored by Dr. Helton.
Thank everyone for all the hard work you've put into raising