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Vance County Schools to host Opportunity Culture Fair

Vance County Schools

For Immediate Release

May 26, 2017

Vance County Schools will host an Opportunity Culture Fair on Tuesday, May 30, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the Administrative Services Center to share information about the educational initiative with our school system and to seek multi-classroom leaders, extended impact teachers and reach associates (teacher assistants) from those who teach in grades K-8 now in our schools.

All elementary and middle school teachers and teacher assistants are urged to attend the Opportunity Culture Fair and learn more about this initiative. The event is open to all interested K-8 educators throughout our region.

Those who attend and visit each information table will be entered into a drawing for two teacher baskets.

To provide all students with excellent teaching and to help students close achievement gaps and leap ahead, our district is supporting schools’ efforts to build an Opportunity Culture for teachers and students. Opportunity Culture models enable schools to reach every student with excellent teachers and their teams consistently, while paying teachers more for their extra responsibilities and helping all educators to improve on the job and work collaboratively. All additional pay is funded with the reallocation of existing budgets.

Teams of administrators and teachers at each school choose and tailor their models. School teams that include teachers decide what reallocations to make to fund higher paid roles, how to design school schedules for collaboration at school, but also for helping peers achieve teaching excellence.

More information about this Public Impact program can be found online at OpportunityCulture.org.

Dr. Anthony Jackson named recipient of 2017 Friday Medal

Vance County Schools

For Immediate Release

May 26, 2017

Dr. Anthony D. Jackson, superintendent of Vance County Schools, is a recipient of the 2017 Friday Medal awarded by the Friday Institute at N.C. State University for Educational Innovation.

Dr. Jackson has been selected to receive the award along with six other superintendents of rural North Carolina public school systems.

The Friday Medal recognizes the commitment of Bill and Ida Friday for educational excellence. Bill Friday was the long-time president of the University of North Carolina system and he and Mrs. Friday continued to be huge supporters of the university system and public education after his retirement from his prestigious state position.

Dr. Jackson and the other superintendents who have been selected as Friday Medal recipients are being honored for their commitment and leadership for technological innovations used daily in public school classrooms. The Friday Medal recognizes individuals for their significant, distinguished and enduring contributions to education through advocating innovation, advancing education and imparting inspiration. The award is given annually to selected individuals who embody the mission and spirit of the Friday Institute.

Dr. Jackson will be officially presented with the 2017 Friday Medal in a ceremony that will take place on November 15, 2017, at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation in Raleigh.

NVHS inducts latest members of NTHS

Vance County Schools

For Immediate Release

May 24, 2017

Northern Vance High School students, who are outstanding academic achievers in their Career and Technical Education courses, were inducted into the school’s chapter of the National Technical Honor Society on May 24.

The student recognitions occurred during the school’s annual National Technical Honor Society Induction and Cording ceremony and reception. The event was held in the school’s media center.

They are shown in the first photo holding the framed certificates they received and include, seated from left, Alex Machado, Tobias Mosley, Erin Ramseur and Amber Reid. The remaining inductees are, standing from left, Shyanne Robertson, Kamiya Scott, Jodi Vaughan, Jaylen Webb and Alajhasha Williams. Christopher Stainback also was inducted, but could not attend the event.

Seniors at Northern Vance who have demonstrated high academic achievements throughout their high school careers in Career and Technical Education courses also received honorary cords to wear in their graduation ceremony. They are shown in the second photo and include, seated from left, Antavia Alexander, Jared Bennett, Don’Ye Burwell and Brooks Falkner. Others are, standing from left, Chontara Mason, Shadi Nagi, Courtney Parham, Deriana Scott, Imani Simmons and Jaylen Webb. Also honored, but unable to attend the event, were Caitlin Melvin and Penny Phan.

Southern Vance Releases Football and Volleyball Schedules

2017 Southern Vance Raiders Varsity Football Schedule

Week Date Opponent Location Time
Pre-Season Sat., Aug. 12, 2017 Pigskin Jamboree Southern Vance H.S. 9:00 A.M.
1 Fri., Aug. 18, 2017 Bartlett Yancey High School Southern Vance H.S. 7:00 P.M.
2 Fri., Aug. 25, 2017 Red Springs High School Southern Vance H.S. 7:00 P.M.
3 Fri., Sept. 1, 2017 North Lenoir High School North Lenoir H.S. 7:00 P.M.
4 Fri., Sept. 8, 2017 Bunn High School Southern Vance H.S. 7:00 P.M.
5 Fri., Sept. 15, 2017 Granville Central High School Granville Central H.S. 7:00 P.M.
6 Fri., Sept. 22, 2017 J.F. Webb High School J.F. Webb H.S. 7:00 P.M.
7 Fri., Sept. 29, 2017 South Granville High School South Granville H.S. 7:00 P.M.
8 Fri., Oct. 6, 2017 Roanoke Rapids High School Southern Vance H.S. 7:00 P.M.
9 Fri., Oct. 13, 2017 Louisburg High School  Southern Vance H.S. 7:00 P.M.
10 Fri., Oct. 20, 2017 Warren County High School Warren County H.S. 7:00 P.M.
12 Fri., Nov. 3, 2017 Northern Vance High School Southern Vance H.S. 7:00 P.M.

 

2017 Southern Vance Lady Raiders Volleyball Schedule

Date Opponent Location Time
Tuesday, August 15 Bunn Southern Vance HS 5:00 JV / 6:00 Varsity
Thursday, August 17 Granville Central Granville Central HS 5:00 JV / 6:00 Varsity
Friday, August 18 KVA Classic Kerr-Vance Academy TBA
Saturday, August 19 KVA Classic Kerr-Vance Academy TBA
Tuesday, August 22 JF Webb JF Webb HS 5:00 JV / 6:00 Varsity
Thursday, August 24 South Granville South Granville HS 5:00 JV / 6:00 Varsity
Tuesday, August 29 Roanoke Rapids Southern Vance HS 5:00 JV / 6:00 Varsity
Wednesday, August 30 Franklinton Franklinton HS 5:00 JV / 6:00 Varsity
Thursday, August 31 Louisburg Southern Vance HS 5:00 JV / 6:00 Varsity
Tuesday, September 5 Warren County Warren County HS 5:00 JV / 6:00 Varsity
Thursday, September 7 Oxford Prep Southern Vance HS 5:00 JV / 6:00 Varsity
Tuesday, September 12 Northern Vance Southern Vance HS 6:00 Varsity
Thursday, September 14 Bunn Bunn HS 5:00 JV / 6:00 Varsity
Tuesday, September 19 Granville Central Southern Vance HS 5:00 JV / 6:00 Varsity
Thursday, September 21 JF Webb Southern Vance HS 5:00 JV / 6:00 Varsity
Friday, September 22 Kerr-Vance Academy Southern Vance HS 5:00 JV / 6:00 Varsity
Monday, September 25 KIPP Pride KIPP Pride HS 5:00 JV / 6:00 Varsity
Tuesday, September 26 South Granville Southern Vance HS 5:00 JV / 6:00 Varsity
Thursday, September 28 Roanoke Rapids Roanoke Rapids HS 5:00 JV / 6:00 Varsity
Tuesday, October 3 Louisburg Louisburg HS 5:00 JV / 6:00 Varsity
Thursday, October 5 Warren County Southern Vance HS 5:00 JV / 6:00 Varsity
Tuesday, October 10 Oxford Prep Oxford Prep HS 5:00 JV / 6:00 Varsity
Thursday, October 12 Northern Vance Northern Vance HS 5:00 Varsity
Monday, October 16 Conference Tournament TBA TBA

2017 Southern Vance Raiders Junior Varsity Football Schedule

Week Date Opponent Location Time
1 Thurs., Aug. 17, 2017 Bartlett Yancey High School Bartlett Yancey H.S. 6:00 P.M.
3 Thurs., Aug. 31, 2017 North Lenoir High School Southern Vance H.S. 6:00 P.M.
4 Thurs., Sept. 7, 2017 Bunn High School Bunn H.S. 6:00 P.M.
5 Thurs., Sept. 14, 2017 Granville Central High School Southern Vance H.S. 6:00 P.M.
6 Thurs., Sept. 21, 2017 J.F. Webb High School Southern Vance H.S. 6:00 P.M.
7 Thurs., Sept. 28, 2017 South Granville High School Southern Vance H.S. 6:00 P.M.
8 Thurs., Oct. 5, 2017 Roanoke Rapids High School Roanoke Rapids H.S. 6:00 P.M.
9 Thurs., Oct. 12, 2017 Louisburg High School Louisburg H.S. 6:00 P.M.
10 Thurs., Oct. 19, 2017 Warren County High School Southern Vance H.S. 6:00 P.M.
12 Thurs., Nov. 2, 2017 Northern Vance High School Northern Vance H.S. 6:00 P.M.

Vance County Schools seeking proctors

Vance County Schools are seeking volunteers to serve as proctors during year-end testing at our middle and high schools. Volunteers are needed each school day May 30-June 8, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day. Interested volunteers may contact Terri Hedrick with Vance County Schools by email at [email protected] or by phone at 252-492-2127, extension 2100, to let her know what days you may be available. Thank you so much for your support of our schools!

SVHS Student selected for IFAL

Vance County Schools

For Immediate Release

May 15, 2017

Kimberly Rice, a junior at Southern Vance High School, has been selected to participate in the Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL) at N.C. A&T State University from June 11 through June 16.

The IFAL program is a one-week residential program designed for rising high school seniors sponsored through the N.C. Farm Bureau.

While attending the institute, students are exposed to the academic and research programs in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences and are familiarized with careers in the food, agricultural and environmental sciences.

Pinkston Street Elementary hosts “EOG Parent Night”

Vance County Schools

For Immediate Release

May 12, 2017

The Vance County Schools’ Family Resource Center hosted an “EOG Parent Night” on May 11 at Pinkston Street Elementary School for parents and their children who are in grades 3-5 in our 10 elementary schools.
Approximately 200 people attended the event. They participated in a variety of information sessions held in classrooms throughout the school to gain valuable strategies and advice on what to expect on the N.C. End-of-Grade tests in reading, mathematics and science.  
Parents and children rotated through the various sessions, which were all led by teachers in our elementary schools. The sessions were designed to provide them with information on the types of things that will be covered on the tests and how they can prepare at home and at school to be successful on the tests, which will be administered at the end of May.
In the first photo, Robin Wilson, a teacher at New Hope Elementary School, leads a session with parents and students involving the state reading test. In the second photo, Kedecia Stewart, a teacher at Pinkston Street Elementary School, discusses math strategies with parents and students.

Vance County Schools holds 2nd “Honoring Academic Success” Banquet

Vance County Schools

For Immediate Release

May 12, 2017

Vance County Schools held its second annual “Honoring Academic Success” banquet on Wednesday, May 10, at McGregor Hall in downtown Henderson to honor 48 high school seniors who are the top academic achievers in their respective graduating classes for the 2016-2017 school year.
An audience of approximately 225 people attended the banquet which featured entertainment by local students and a nice meal, catered by Cook Shack of Louisburg.
Kaitlyn Tant, a junior at Southern Vance High School, and Jadyn Jones, a junior at Northern Vance High School, each sang lovely musical selections to honor the high school seniors. They wowed the audience with their impressive musical talents.
Uriah Ford, a 2016 graduate of the Vance County Early College High School, was the featured speaker for the evening. Ford spoke about his experience last year as a member of the honored group at the 2016 “Honoring Academic Success” banquet. He also talked about his first year as a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and urged all of the soon-to-be graduates to enjoy their last few weeks in high school and to look forward to the challenges still facing them.
But, the true stars of the evening were the 48 high school honorees. Each are part of the top 10 percent of academic achievers in their senior classes. They have all proven to be leaders academically and have proven during their four-year high school careers that they value their studies and can be counted on to set high goals and work to achieve them. They were recognized individually and were presented with medallions by Superintendent Anthony Jackson, Vance County Board of Education Chairperson Gloria J. White and Vance County Public School Foundation President Archie Taylor Jr.
Those honored seniors included from the Vance County Early College High School: Christopher Brame, Sierra Hawkins, Kristen Oakes, Janet Rodriguez-Morales and Jacob Weaver. They are joined by, from left, counselor Tannis Jenkins and Principal Debbie Hite.

Seniors honored as top academic achievers at the AdVANCE Academy at Western Vance High School were Danny Lee Hicks Jr., Cindy San Juan, Dawn-Sha’ Smith, Antavious Williams and Robert Wunderlich. They are joined by Principal Stephanie Ayscue, left, and counselor Marsha Harris, right.

Top achievers in the senior class at Southern Vance High School include: Luis Amaya-Villa, Yasmene Clark, Dalton Elliott, Gavin Eutsler, Daniel Faulkner, Kenia Gomez, Kendall Harris, Anna Hernandez, Brandon Lawrence, Antonia Loyd, Carrington Matias, Angelica Montano, Vianey Nonato, Tyler Patrick, Jaslin Renteria, Heidy Reyes, Yarelic Tamayo, Logan Waite and Autumn Wortham. They are joined, from left, by Principal Rey Horner and counselor Carol Simmons.

From Northern Vance High School those seniors honored were Megan Andrews, Jared Bennett, Charlie Chiem, Tamiya Davis, Brooks Falkner, Holly Hilliard, Sarah Howarth, Hannah Mason, Shadi Nagi, Connor Pendergrass, Michelle Pham, Penny Phan, Turner Roberson, Jo’el Royster, Deriana Scott, Bailey Shelton, Imani Simmons, Nathaniel Stevenson and Jeffery Zheng. They are joined by, from left, counselor Jameka Floyd and Principal Andrew Markoch.

Eaton-Johnson Names New Principal

Vance County Schools

For Immediate Release

May 10, 2017

Travis Taylor, who has extensive experience as a high school and middle school principal, has been named the new principal at Eaton-Johnson Middle School.

Taylor was approved as the school’s new principal by the Vance County Board of Education at its meeting on May 8.

He joins Vance County Schools after serving as the principal of Carver High School in Winston-Salem, since 2014.

“We are extremely pleased to have Mr. Taylor join our team,” said Dr. Anthony Jackson, superintendent of Vance County Schools. “We look forward to him providing excellent leadership to the Eaton-Johnson Middle School staff, students and community.”

Taylor’s previous positions as principal have been at Lexington Senior High School in Lexington, the Southern School of Engineering in Durham and East Lee Middle School in Lee County. Taylor also has experience as an assistant principal and science and math teacher with Durham Public Schools.

He was named the Lexington City Schools Principal of the Year in 2013. He also was named the 2012 Principal of the Year by the N.C. Association of Scholastic Activities for increasing student participation in scholastic activities and competitions.

Taylor earned his bachelor’s degree in middle school education from N.C. Central University and his master’s degree in school administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

He will assume his duties as principal at Eaton-Johnson on July 1.

 

Vance County Early College High Selects Graduation Marshals

Vance County Schools

For Immediate Release

May 4, 2017

Students who are members of the junior class at the Vance County Early College High School have been selected as graduation marshals to assist in events for the Class of 2017.

The 10 junior marshals were honored at a luncheon on April 28 at the school. They were selected as marshals for their outstanding academics.

The students are shown in the accompanying photo and include from left: Ke’Moni Champion, Victoria Inscoe, Seth Moody, Suzanne Williams, Luke Frazier, Nancy Bonilla, Lehman Ford, Zenee Davis and Lillian Kanouff. Nealee Fisher also will serve as a marshal, but was not available for the photo.