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  • School Matters - April 2020 Board of Education News

    The board approved the 2020-2021 Alexander Early College calendar. The first student day will be Aug. 10. A printable copy can be found under the Community tab - Academic Calendars.

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  • Watch the School Board Meeting on our YouTube Channel at 6:00 PM

    Click the headline to view the virtual school board meeting tonight at 6:00 PM. Please see the earlier post regarding public comment deadline submissions.

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  • Virtual school board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 7.

    The Alexander County Board of Education will broadcast the regularly scheduled meeting virtually on Youtube to meet the state ban on gathering of more than 10 people. To have your public comment read at the meeting, please submit your comments to Debra Watts through email at dwatts@alexander.k12.nc.us by 12 PM on Tuesday. Public comment requirements can be found by clicking the heading above.

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  • Help us help our community!

    If any local businesses would be able to donate t-shirt bags (new unopened cases), the Alexander County Schools Child Nutrition Program would really appreciate the generosity. We are packing up to 4,000 meals per day, free to students 18 and under, and our supplier is out of bags. So far, Walmart, Peoples Drug, and Lowes have generously donated bags. Any help would certainly be appreciated. If you can help, please email kcaudle@alexander.k12.nc.us.

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  • Free and reduced lunch applications are available online.

    If your employment or income has changed or if you feel you would qualify, please take the time to complete the form now. Approved applications will cover the first 30 days of our next school year.

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  • Click here for the most up-to-date Coronavirus Updates from the schools system

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  • Click here for the virtual emergency school board meeting

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  • Join us live at 2:00 PM for this emergency virtual school board meeting

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  • Watch the School Board Meeting on our YouTube Channel at 6:00 PM

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  • Sugar Loaf Elementary Wins Battle of the Books

    The Alexander County Elementary School Battle of the Books was held Wednesday, March 4, at the former Head Start facility where Sugar Loaf Elementary School emerged as the winner. Click the title for a list of participants and the event photo gallery.

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  • School Matters - February 2020 Board of Education News

    Eight educators recognized for National Board Certification - Pictured left to right: Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Hefner with Michelle Motley, Jessica Eckard, Melissa Pierce, Melanie Watson, Joshua Bowles, and School Board Member Scott Bowman. - Two teachers from Alexander County Schools obtained certification for the first time, Joshua Bowles (Alexander Central High School) and Melanie Watson (East Alexander Middle School). Six staff members were honored for renewing their national certification. They include Anna Bedzinski (Bethlehem Elementary School), Michelle Motley (Bethlehem Elementary School), Jessica Eckard (Ellendale Elementary School), Shelly Mitchell (Alexander Central High School), Melissa Pierce (Alexander Central High School), and Heidi Biddle Minton (Central Office). Read the full story and the rest of School Matters by clicking the heading above.

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  • Watch the School Board Meeting on our YouTube Channel at 6:00 PM

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  • Join us for this informative session!

    When and Where: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. West Alexander Middle School OR Thursday, March 5, 2020 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. East Alexander Middle School. This presentation is available at no cost to Alexander County Schools Parents and Caregivers. For more information on about this event, please call Dr. Robyn Helton at 828-632-7001.

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  • Jimison Wins Spelling Bee; Lee is Runner-up

    Eighteen students representing Alexander County’s elementary and middle schools were invited to the stage at Alexander Central Auditorium Tuesday, Feb. 4, to compete for the top honor of Spelling Bee Champion. West Alexander Middle School took top honors with both the winner and runner up representing the school. Brianna Jimison won the contest by correctly spelling the word officiant. Lorick Lee placed second in the countywide event. Click the heading to read more and see the event photo gallery.

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  • **UPDATED!!** Do you have a child ready for kindergarten?

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  • Geography Bee 2020

    The Alexander County Middle School Geography Bee was held Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, at the Alexander County Board of Education office. Izaac Solis, an 8th grade student, was the winner of the county competition. Lucas Orren, a 6th grade student, was the second-place winner. Both students attend East Alexander Middle School. Read more and see the photos by clicking the headline.

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  • Professional Development Day Announced

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  • School Matters - January 2020 Board of Education News

    Tiffany Stine Completes Comprehensive Training, School Board Recognized, and other news - click the heading to read these stories and more.

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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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  • New principal named at EAMS

    Effective Jan. 21, 2020, Mrs. Kristie Love will serve as the principal at East Alexander Middle School. Mrs. Love currently serves as the assistant principal at East Iredell Elementary School. “I am so happy to be a part of the East Alexander family! I will work hard to build a strong positive learning environment. I believe all students can learn and will work with the staff to instill a positive growth mindset. Together we are Falcons flying to Success...One School, One Goal,” stated Mrs. Love. Prior to her current position, Mrs. Love served as the assistant principal at West Iredell Middle School. “Both of the schools (East Iredell Elementary and West Iredell Middle School) where Mrs. Love has worked most recently are similar demographically to East Alexander Middle School. She understands the needs of at-risk children while supporting academic growth,” stated Associate Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Curry. “Mrs. Love has a strong background in curriculum and instruction, as well as all things management, having served as a discipline, testing, and transportation coordinator,” continued Dr. Curry. She was also an 8th-grade science teacher, blended learning coach, and instructional facilitator earlier in her career. Mrs. Love earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Appalachian State University and her master’s degree in administration from Gardner-Webb University. Mrs. Love and her husband, Chris have two children. Their son Dillon is 21 and a Senior at Furman University. Their daughter Maddie is 19 and a freshman at the University of South Carolina. Mrs. Love enjoys spending time hiking, walking her dog (a 2-year-old Goldendoodle), and exercising. She is also an avid sports fan and especially loves attending college baseball and football games. She has a strong passion for children and helping them realize their potential to b

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