•  Class of '24 - ECHS

    Class of 2024 Commencement Ceremonies Underway

    The Class of 2024 Commencement Ceremonies are in full swing, celebrating the achievements of 81 students at Caldwell Early College High School and 47 at Caldwell Applied Sciences Academy (CASA). Between the two graduating classes, students completed an impressive 9,247 college credit hours during their high school years, totaling a savings of approximately $702,772 for families. Additionally, as these graduates continue their education journey, they have been awarded scholarships worth $10 million.

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  •  Students@Work

    Google Teams with Caldwell County Schools for Hands-on 'Building with Google' Event

    More than 60 middle school students participated in a hands-on "Building with Google" event at the Freedman Center on Friday, April 26. The students built their own computers using Raspberry Pi devices, exploring the exciting world of hardware and software engineering.

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  •  Lauren Smith

    Caldwell Early College High Chemistry Teacher Awarded Prestigious Grants for Professional Development and Classroom Innovation

    Lauren Smith, an Honors Chemistry teacher at Caldwell Early College High School, has been awarded the American Chemical Society Hach Grant for Professional Development. This grant will enable her to participate in the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY, this summer.

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  •  McCarraher drives the EV activity bus

    NC and Caldwell County Schools Welcome First Electric Activity School Bus

    Caldwell County Schools proudly unveiled North Carolina’s inaugural electric activity school bus today, adding to the school district’s white bus fleet a cutting-edge, 72-passenger electric bus made possible through grant funding awarded by the Department of Environmental Quality.

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  •  Patricia Hartley and a group of middle and high school students discussing co-design projects

    Students and Businesses Co-Design Solutions

    Middle and high school students, under the guidance of their teachers, have teamed up with local businesses and organizations to tackle real-world challenges in business models and community development. The culmination of their efforts was showcased at the Community Exhibition held on Mar. 18 at the JE Broyhill Civic Center, where school teams presented their innovative problem-solving techniques, collaborative co-designing approach, effective team strategies, and successful outcomes in addressing workforce dilemmas and community issues.

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  •  Community Grant Winners

    Community Education Grant Winners Announced

    The Education Foundation Inc. of Caldwell County announced the recipients of its latest round of Community Education Grants, which are intended to foster innovation in educational projects. The Foundation allocated grant funds to six deserving initiatives within the learning environments of Davenport A+ School, Lower Creek Elementary, South Caldwell High School, Caldwell Applied Sciences Academy, Gamewell Elementary, and Kings Creek School.

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  •  Brian Lewis, CTE Director

    New CTE Director Announced

    With an extensive 25-year background in public education, Brian Lewis has been named the new Career Technical Education (CTE) Director, and he is set to begin his new role on Mar. 1, 2024.

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  •  Staff Development

    Teachers and Staff Dive into Staff Development

    As part of a strategic effort to enhance educational standards, Caldwell County Schools conducted a Professional Development Day on Friday, Feb. 23, marking the fifth of six dedicated days for school personnel this academic year. The focused day allowed teachers and staff to concentrate on refining their expertise and sharpening valuable teaching skills.

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  •  Ryan Cooper

    New Student Support Services Director Announced

    The Board of Education convened on Feb. 12, during which Superintendent Dr. Donald Phipps officially announced the appointment of Dr. Ryan Cooper as the incoming Student Support Services Director, effective Mar. 1, 2024. Cooper, a proven education leader with a 15-year educational career, has collaborated closely with various student support staff.

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  •  Spelling Bee Winners

    Gamewell Middle Student Wins District Spelling Bee

    Today's 2024 Caldwell County Schools Spelling Bee showcased the exceptional spelling abilities of middle school students in grades 6-8. After seven rounds of spelling challenges, Anita Thao, an eighth grader at Gamewell Middle School, emerged victorious.

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  •  student transfers notice

    Open Enrollment for Student Transfers

    The school district provides an open enrollment period for student transfers from January 15 through February 28, which allows students to transfer from their home school district to the school of their choice, depending on space availability. The online transfer application goes live on Monday, January 15, and closes at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, February 28, 2024.

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  •  Wilson, New EC Director

    Wilson Named New EC Director

    At the Board of Education meeting on Jan. 8, Heather Wilson was approved as the new Exceptional Children’s (EC) Director. Wilson, a proven leader in special education and related services, comes to Caldwell County Schools from her most recent position as Assistant EC Director of Catawba County School System.

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  •  2023 National Board Recipients

    School Board Honors National Board Certified

    The Caldwell County Schools proudly recognized the outstanding achievements of the most recent recipients of National Board Certification. The Board of Education recognized the following as the 2023 national board certified recipients: Marie Brown, Baton Elementary; Maura Schaffer-Greer, South Caldwell High School; Jennifer Moore, Hibriten High School; and Redeana Smith, Education Center.

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  •  Dress For Success Students

    Dress For Success Event Guides Students Towards Workforce Development

    An initiative to successfully prepare graduates to navigate the workplace, the “Dress for Success” event is held annually at the Education Center to empower students with essential skills while building confidence and fostering career development.

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  •  Signing the Constitution

    ECHS Engages in Civics Literacy

    Early College High School surpassed classroom expectations in civics education as 9th-grade students immersed themselves in a unique opportunity to deepen their understanding of the U.S. Constitution, foster civic engagement, and build a sense of community. Under the guidance of their Honors Civics Literacy teacher, Braxton Nelson, and seminar teacher, Larry Minton, the students recently commemorated the signing of the Constitution in a public ceremony on the town square in downtown Lenoir.

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  •  Gifts for Students

    Spreading Holiday Cheer with Hundreds of Gifts

    Caldwell County Schools, in partnership with generous local businesses and organizations, is delighted to announce that nearly 500 students will receive gifts this holiday season. In the spirit of giving, corporate donors, such as Bernhardt Furniture, Google and Granite Insurance, along with organizations including Impact Rotary, Cedar Rock Tennis Team and the Whoville Christmas Classic Livestock Show, filled the boardroom today at the Education Center with gifts for students of all ages.

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  •  Community Ed Grant Winners

    Innovative Projects Impact Schools, the Community and Learning

    The Education Foundation Inc. of Caldwell County recently announced the Community Education Grant recipients for their innovative projects that impact learning in schools and the community.  "Their dedication to innovative projects positively impacts schools, the community, and learning," said Pat Triplett, Executive Director of the Foundation. "These teachers and their projects are standouts!"

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  •  Beatty shares his story with Hudson Elem students

    Renowned Author Robert Beatty Inspires 4th Graders

    Award-winning author Robert Beatty, known for the Serafina series, was selected as this year’s Little Read author for fourth-grade students, leaving an indelible mark on young readers and budding writers. Jennifer Heavner, fourth-grade teacher at Lower Creek Elementary, said her students request this beloved series every year. “They beg to read the entire series after we finish the first book,” Heavner said.

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  •  TEA Educators

    International Educators Inspired by High School Visits

    A cohort of distinguished international educators recently visited the campuses of the Caldwell Early College High School and Caldwell Applied Sciences Academy as part of the prestigious Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA) administered by Appalachian State University and hosted by Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute.

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  •  Staff Development Wit and Wisdom

    Nurturing a Love of Reading: Wit and Wisdom

    Students are discovering a newfound enthusiasm for reading through Wit and Wisdom, an innovative and comprehensive literacy initiative designed to cultivate a love for reading and foster critical thinking skills among students. This is the fourth year the school district has implemented Wit and Wisdom in the classroom, starting with elementary grades and incrementally introducing it through middle school.

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