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Marion Elementary’s Kristen Brackett Receives Coveted ABCD Award

posted Apr 18, 2017, 5:08 PM by Greg Shull

The 2017 Jolene Litton ABCD (Above and Beyond the Call of Duty) Award was presented to Kristin Brackett of Marion Elementary, at a ceremony held at The LeGrand Center.

The ABCD Award is presented each year to an educator in Cleveland County Schools who effectively models the use of technology, encourages unique and innovative technology projects, and practices them within his/her school. The award is sponsored by the Foundation and the Cleveland County Schools Technology Services Department.

Technology Services Director Tim Wease presented Mrs. Brackett with an award and a perpetual plaque to take back to her school. She also received an iPad from the Cleveland County Schools Technology Services Department. Mrs. Brackett was nominated by Heather Self, the principal at Marion Elementary.

The ABCD Award was first presented in 2005 to honor Jolene Litton and her service to the students and teachers of Cleveland County Schools. Mrs. Litton was among the first curriculum/technology coordinators in the district, serving at Boiling Springs Elementary.

“Pit Crew” team of Chargers team-up to fight multiple sclerosis

posted Apr 13, 2017, 11:21 AM by Greg Shull

Thanks to the support of Crest High Principal Holly Robinson and the school’s BETA Club, the team raised over $6,000 - via hat and jeans days at the school - to go towards the fight against multiple sclerosis (MS). Crest High Charger Kayla Pittman helped organized much of the effort and also led a “Pit Crew” team in the Walk MS Shelby. 
“You would have been impressed at how well they [Pit Crew] all represented our school,” said Pittman. “Everyone was so 
helpful and enthusiastic.” Principal Robinson credits Coach Silva for doing a fantastic job in involving the school’s football team in various community service projects. 

“I love that our students have the opportunity to represent our school with so much passion and grace by volunteering in our community to support such great causes,” said Robinson.

Pittman added, “After the walk, our football team even entertained everyone with karaoke and line dancing. The event coordinator and other team members told my mom how much they enjoyed our young people being there.”


12th Annual Fun Run Results

posted Apr 12, 2017, 12:31 PM by Greg Shull

Elementary students from Cleveland County Schools converged at Shelby High for the 12th Annual Fun Run. This year, 1,013 students participated in the races at Shelby High School where their family, schools staff and other supporters were there to cheer them on.

Students ran in both a half-mile and two-mile competitions sponsored by local elementary schools and the Cleveland County YMCA. Boy and girl winners were named from each grade in both events.

First-place overall winners in the two-mile run were Cameron Gales of Fallston Elementary and Damon Cook of Jefferson Elementary who posted the two best times for the event in their divisions – 11:44.6 and 12:54.4 – respectively.

The half-mile run top placements, by grade level, are as follows:
  • Kindergarten: Millie Barbee of Jefferson Elementary with a time of 4.06 and Devin Hord of North Elementary with a time of 4.04
  • First Grade: Avery Cruise of West Elementary with a time of 3.5 and Wyatt Leonhardt of Fallston with a time of 3.44
  • Second Grade: Makenzie Sanders of Marion Elementary with a time of 3.42.66 and Brock Melton of Springmore Elementary with a time of 3.24
  • Third Grade: Alexis Beaver of Fallston Elementary with a time of 3.42 and Romeo Sanders of Marion Elementary with a time of 3.22
  • Fourth Grade: Brooke Waseman of East Elementary with a time of 3.18 and Tony Hawk of Jefferson Elementary with a time of 3.08
  • Fifth Grade: Maggie Earl of Casar Elementary with a time of 3.31 and Santana London of Shelby Intermediate with a time of 3.17

 This event was coordinated by Brian Bettis of Springmore Elementary and Tripp Roark of North Elementary schools. 

See the full recap for the 2 Mile race here.

See the full recap for the 1/2 Mile race here.


Cleveland County Schools FTC Robotics Competition

posted Apr 12, 2017, 12:25 PM by Henry Gilmore   [ updated Apr 12, 2017, 12:36 PM ]

CCS middle schools recently competed in the 2nd Annual FTC Robot Challenge. FTC is designed for those who want to compete head to head, using a sports model robot. Teams of up to 10 students are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and is programmed using a variety of languages (we concentrate on Android Studios). Teams, including coaches, mentors, and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards were given for the robot field competition, their team website including an interview session about their experience this year, as well as, the design of the robot, poster/presentation session, team building activity session, team spirit award and finally an overall CCS FTC champion.

Teacher Recruitment Day

posted Mar 31, 2017, 5:58 AM by Greg Shull   [ updated Mar 31, 2017, 6:04 AM ]

Cleveland County Schools is seeking quality teachers who are committed to ensuring an exceptional educational experience, every day for every student, developing community partnerships, and making data-driven decisions that challenge students to develop their full potential.

Date: Friday, April 28, 2017 
Times: 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Venue: CCS Central Services,
400 W. Marion Street, Shelby, NC  28150

Itinerary: Check-in, Registration & Scheduling begins at 8:30 a.m. From 8:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., candidates will have the opportunity to meet many of our district administrators and principals, visit the Parade of Schools exhibit, and be interviewed for employment. In addition, principals may choose to schedule interviews with candidates for later in the day.

Online registration for the recruitment day is preferred. Interviews with Human Resources will be scheduled for all those who have pre-registered and notification of interview appointments will be sent via email. Note that online registration will end April 26, 2017. Those who have not pre-registered may register the day of the event. Candidates are encouraged to click here to submit an application prior to April 28th.

Register today using the following form.

Crest Middle 2nd Place in Regional Battle of the Books Competition

posted Mar 30, 2017, 12:57 PM by Henry Gilmore

After winning the district competition in February, Crest Middle School's Battle of the Books Team placed 2nd in the Regional Finals on Monday, March 27 held at the Union County Agricultural Center in Monroe, NC.  The team only missed out on first place by less than 3 questions.  
"I'm so proud of this team.  This is the best our school as ever done at regionals," said Mrs. Pauley, Librarian and Team Coach.
Team Members: 
Lucy Holland
Allie MacArthur
Jackson Wilson
Andrew Epley
Rachel Wince
Hannah Merritt
Keely Marlowe
Michael Melton
Kristyn Shasteen
Will Albright
Caleb Richards
Caroline England

Grover Elementary Black History Program

posted Mar 29, 2017, 12:49 PM by Henry Gilmore   [ updated Mar 29, 2017, 12:57 PM ]

Grover Elementary recently held its annual Black History Program. The school-wide event included two assemblies for all students and a rap session for 4th-grade boys. 

The Mt. Calvary Baptist Church puppet team, “Puppets with a Purpose,” performed a skit that focused on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the love and respect he had for all people.  Puppeteers used colorful puppets to demonstrate acts of kindness as they wowed the young audience with a show that encouraged them to develop the character exuded by Dr. King. 

The rap session for 4th-grade boys was facilitated by Chad Beam, English teacher at Burns High, and Rev. Lamont Littlejohn, Pastor of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church of Shelby. "We used boxes labeled with negative actions to demonstrate how poverty, bullying, misbehavior, lying, etc., are all 'boxes' that can ensnare us if we allow them to do so,“ said Mr. Beam. "I know all too intimately the pitfalls of life's 'boxes'; fortunately I am who I am today because I also know the strength and power of a mind focused on education and thinking." Mr. Beam encouraged the boys to use education and logical thinking to overcome life’s obstacles. 

 “The puppet show was a perfect opportunity to celebrate Black History month by emphasizing the development of dreams, establishing peace, and exhibiting love for one another.  That was the team's message to students through the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. “said Linda King, principal of Grover Elementary.

The program was coordinated by Joyce Pressley, a veteran teacher at Grover Elementary.

State of the District Meeting

posted Mar 17, 2017, 11:08 AM by Greg Shull   [ updated Mar 29, 2017, 5:55 AM ]

The Cleveland County Board of Education held a State of the District meeting recently where school board members spoke about important topics surrounding the strategic advancements of Cleveland County Schools

You can watch the meeting in its entirety by clicking here.

If you have a compliment, question, concern, or comment that you would like to share with us after viewing State of the District meeting, please click here to use our online form.  

Bid Announcement for Fresh Produce

posted Mar 10, 2017, 1:48 PM by Greg Shull

The Cleveland County Schools Child Nutrition Services is accepting formal sealed bids for Fresh Produce.

Bid Opening is set for Monday, April 10, 2017, at 9 a.m. in the Central Services Building Room 304 (400 West Marion Street Shelby NC 28150).

Interested parties must contact Jada Brown, Child Nutrition Director at (704) 476-8126 prior to the formal opening.

Bid Announcement for Food and Supplies

posted Mar 7, 2017, 5:53 AM by Greg Shull

The Cleveland County Schools Child Nutrition Programs is accepting sealed bids for Food and Supplies. Bid Opening is set for Friday, April 28, 2017, at 9 a.m. in room 304 at Central Services (400 West Marion Street Shelby NC 28150).

Interested parties are requested to contact Jada Brown, Child Nutrition Director, by phone at (704) 476-8126 prior to the formal opening.

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