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  • Federal and State Accountability 2020-2021

    For the 2020–21 school year, the United States Department of Education (USED) and the North Carolina General Assembly granted North Carolina waivers from school accountability (School Performance Grades). Both agencies also granted a waiver to the NC Department of Public Instruction from administering statewide assessments in spring 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A full testing schedule will resume this school year.

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  • Hall of Honor Inductees for Class of 2020 and 2021

    The Caldwell County Schools honored seven inductees at the 18th Annual Hall of Honor ceremony on Monday to celebrate alumni who have made significant contributions to their profession and to their community.

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  • Teacher Exchange Visits Enlighten Students and Staff

    The 2021 Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA) of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs brought approximately 20 international teachers to the Caldwell County Schools on Thursday and Friday by way of Appalachian State University.

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  • Finance Department Receives Highest Honors

    The Caldwell County Schools finance department received the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada and the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Association of School Business Officials International, a prestigious, annual recognition earned by the Finance Department for the last 18 years.

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  • Hall of Honor Inductees Announced

    The Caldwell County Schools will present the 18th Annual Hall of Honor induction ceremony on Monday, October 18, at 7:00 pm at the JE Broyhill Civic Center to celebrate Caldwell County graduates who have made significant contributions to their profession and community.

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  • Jeff Church Receives NCHSAA Distinguished Service Award

    N.C. High School Athletic Association recognized Associate Superintendent of Auxiliary Services and Athletic Director Dr. Jeff Church with the Charlie Adams Distinguished Service Award during the 2021 NCHSAA Regions 1, 2, 7, and 8 virtual meeting on Tuesday.

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  • District Powers-on 1:1 Computing

    In a concerted effort to be engaged in emerging technologies, the Caldwell County Schools has powered up its technology plan to activate a one-to-one computing initiative, now possible with 11K electronic devices (Chromebooks) for schools and students throughout the district.

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  • CCS Commemorates Constitution Day

    Caldwell Early College High School sophomores stood before the Charters of Freedom in downtown Lenoir and participated in the commemoration of the 234th anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America - September 17 - a day to be remembered by this country's present and future citizenry.

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  • New Board Member Sworn into Office

    At the Board of Education regular business meeting held this evening, newly appointed board member BJ Fore took the Oath of Office, administered by Dan Kuehnert, Superior Court Judge for the 25th Judicial District of the NC 5th Superior Court Division.

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  • Baton Elementary Goes Outdoors!

    Baton Elementary students will go outdoors for completely new learning experiences in trail biking, gardening, and nature studies, enriching opportunities available for students in grades K-5 through grant funding and community support.

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  • Code on the Go Bus Brings STEM to Students

    More exploration in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) will be delivered to students on board the Code On the Go bus, an initiative supported by the Coding and Mobile App Development Grant Program that was launched in 2019 with funding from the NC General Assembly. Caldwell County Schools was one of 16 districts across the state to receive the grant.

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  • Caldwell Online Offers Virtual Learning Option

    In an effort to be responsive to the unique needs and circumstances of families, more than 450 students have opted for online learning through Caldwell Online, the school district’s virtual instructional academy for students in grades K-12.

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  • Masks Required to Keep Schools Open

    With recent increases in COVID cases and related quarantines in schools, effective on Monday, August 30, face masks will be required indoors on school grounds for students, staff, and visitors. The requirement will be in effect until local health conditions are not considered high risk for transmission.

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  • Going Outside for More Learning Experiences

    Getting children outside can be challenging for parents but not for schools when you have converted outdoor space into classrooms and exploration stations through the North Carolina School Go Outside (GO) Grant.

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  • School District Enrollment Climbs First Week

    With more than 11,000 students starting their first days of school this week, the school district welcomes an increase in enrollment of nearly 300 students over the previous year's count.

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  • Early College and CASA Students Back on Campus

    More than 600 high school students attended class this week at the Caldwell Early College High School (CECHS) and Caldwell Applied Sciences Academy (CASA), innovative high schools located on the campus of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (CCC&TI).

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  • Beginning Teachers Ready for their First Day in School

    "Teaching is hard because it matters. It is important because it matters every day," a quote on display for 43 beginning teachers who attended the annual Beginning Teacher Orientation held recently.

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  • Schools Welcome Parents and Students to Orientation

    After more than a year of restricting access on school campuses due to the pandemic, schools are inviting parents and students to attend orientation for the upcoming school year provided conditions allow for a safe and healthy school environment. Presently, face coverings are optional. Read more for a detailed list of school orientations.

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  • Starting the School Year Masks are Optional

    After Governor Roy Cooper’s recent announcement that relaxed the state’s mandate requiring students and staff to wear face coverings at school, the Board of Education met today in a called meeting to discuss appropriate safety and health protocols for the upcoming school year. The School Board unanimously voted that face masks would be optional for students and staff in the 2021-2022 school year.

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  • Rising Stars Shine in the Classroom

    For some 270 children starting kindergarten in the fall, they are Rising Stars for the next four weeks. These newly enrolled students are participating in the Rising Stars program, a nurturing and welcoming experience designed to prepare young children for a successful start into kindergarten.

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