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  • Board approves changes to 2020-2021 calendar

    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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  • Barnes and Feimster are essay winners

    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.

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  • Hamby recognized for artwork

    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.

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  • School board appreciation month

    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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  • 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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  • Congratulations to our 2020 Certified Support Staff of the Year!

    Mrs. Amy Chapman - Certified Support Staff of the Year Mrs. Amy Chapman is the counselor at Hiddenite Elementary School and exemplifies what it means to be a champion for students. Students were asked to name someone they knew they could trust to help them in any situation, and the majority of students listed Mrs. Chapman as that person. Not only is Mrs. Chapman important to the students, but she is also important to the staff at Hiddenite. She is always willing to lend a helping hand or a listening ear. She is an advocate for every student and goes out of her way to ensure everyone feels safe. Mrs. Chapman worked as a teacher for 14 years in Alexander County Schools before becoming a school counselor. She has served five years in her current position at Hiddenite, where she has certainly found her passion. Mrs. Chapman supports Alexander County Schools' mission by being a lead player in bringing Sanford Harmony and a universal screener to the district. Congratulations to Mrs. Chapman for this well-deserved recognition!

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  • Congratulations to our 2020 Classified Support Staff of the Year!

    Gary Sprinkle - Classified Support Staff of the Year Mr. Gary Sprinkle is a custodian and bus driver at Alexander Central High School (ACHS), where he is well respected and undeniably an integral part of the school. While most people are still sleeping, Mr. Sprinkle is arriving at work at 2:30 AM. He works in the wee hours of the morning cleaning until he boards a bus to do his morning route picking up students. When he returns to school, he unlocks the academic areas to allow students to begin their day. A quote from his nomination packet reads as follows, "He (Mr. Sprinkle) goes well above and beyond the basic expectations of a school custodial. He is an essential part of maintaining a positive learning atmosphere for our students. He is a role model for our students and staff because he is always professional, courteous, helpful, and strives to do his best." Mr. Sprinkle joined the ACHS staff in 2009 and has always taken pride in his job. Congratulations to Mr. Gary Sprinkle!

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  • Important details for inclement weather days and school closures

    Important details for inclement weather days and school closures can be found by clicking the headline.

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  • Attestation Forms Available on the Website

    Parent/Guardian Attestation forms (English and Spanish) have been updated on the website. To print a copy, click the headline.

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