Delbera Kearney was honored recently for her many years of service in Warren County Schools. We will miss her but wish her well as she begins the next chapter in her life!
Dr. Spain held the monthly Management Team at Hawkins. The group discussed and worked on final plans for the opening of the remaining schools for the 2016-17 school year. Students will be back with us on August 29th!
Ernie Conner, Director of Technology and Career and Technical Education attended the 10th annual Tech Fest Conference this week. The conference presenters demonstrated a variety of technology integration tools for classroom teachers and administrators. I brought back several educational tools that would work great in our classrooms!
Ernie Conner, Director of Technology and Career and Technical Education attended a technology summit for teachers and educators last week. The day was packed with workshops that showed the participants how to use a wide variety of technology tools to enhance their classroom instruction.
I look forward to sharing these resources with other educators in the district.
School Messenger will be used in 2016-17 to send information and emergency notifications to students, parents, and staff this year. Donna Martin, Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Superintendent, Carolyn Buffaloe, Power School Coordinator, and Ernie Conner, Director of Technology and CTE participated in a webinar with School Messenger to start the implementation process. This system should be operating in the next two weeks.
Stan Winborne, Director of Career and Technical Education for Granville County Schools, Ernie Conner, Director of Technology and CTE for Warren County Schools and Courtney Richardson, Career and College Promise Specialist for the two districts met last week in Warrenton to discuss Ms. Richardson's plan to help students take advantage of the CCP program. She will be working in each high school in Granville and Warren County to assist the students and counselors with the program.
Vance Granville Community College, Warren County Schools and Granville County Schools received a grant that will provide more support to the students as they participate in the Career and College Promise Program. This program (CCP) allows students in high school to enroll in college classes. Courtney Richardson will be the Career and College Promise Specialist and work with Granville and Warren County students to promote and increase the number of students taking advantage of the CCP program. Courtney visited Warren County High School this week and met with the Colleen Neuer, School Counselor and Mary Slaydon, Assistant Principal. Welcome aboard Ms. Richardson!
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Pictured, from left, are, back row, WCS School Board Member Henry Durham, Delbera Kearney, Shirley Pendergrass, Grace Alston, Johnnie Wilkins, and Thomas Traylor. On the front row, from left to right, are Elaine Leet, Patricia Williams, Gloria Quick, Jaycynthia Robinson, and Superintendent Dr. Ray Spain.
Warren County Schools would like to wish its nine retirees for 2015-16 a wonderful, fun-filled retirement! The district held its annual retirement reception at Warren County High School on June 9, to celebrate the more than 150 years of hard work and dedication given by these employees.
The nine retirees are:
- Delbera Kearney, accounting manager with 19.5 years of service;
- Elaine Leet, 4th grade teacher at Mariam Boyd Elementary with 18 years of service;
- Shirley Pendergrass, teacher assistant at Mariam Boyd Elementary with seven years of service;
- Johnnie Wilkins, 5th grade teacher at Mariam Boyd with 18 years of service;
- Gloria Quick, speech/language pathologist at Northside K-8 School with 22 years of service;
- Jaycynthia Robinson, 4th grade teacher at South Warren Elementary with 20 years of service;
- Patricia Williams, teacher assistant at Vaughan Elementary with 20 years of service;
- Grace Alston, guidance counselor at Warren County Middle School with 26 years of service; and
- Thomas Traylor, agriculture teacher at Warren County High School with 23 years of service.
Colleagues, family, and friends took time to reflect on their years of service, and give advice on how to make the most of their impending free time. Retirees were given a personalized clock, a small plant, and several party favors as tokens of appreciation.
Retirees, your expertise, dedication, and commitment to the students of Warren County Schools will be missed.
Congratulations on the next step in your life's journey!
Warren County Schools
Debra Clayton, Coordinator for Testing and Accountability provided a breakfast/wrap up meeting for all testing facilitators this week. After the meal, she discussed strategies for improvement for next year and talked about the great things that happened this year.
Six students from Warren County High School are participating in an Internship funded by the Governors Innovation Grant. The students are being exposed to basic construction repair and replacement work. Mike Perry and Jonte Hawkins, CTE teachers at WCHS are facilitating the internship that will operate from June 13th until July 30th. Check out the pictures below of the students at work.
Alexis Jordan, Salutatorian Class of 2016
Destiny Hicks, National Honor Society
Jeyire Gavin, President, Class of 2016
Xavian Carter, Vice President, Student Body
Darrell Richardson, Principal, Warren County High School
Stephanie Reid, Vice President, Class of 2016
Mr. Nick Tennison, Secretary, North Carolina Department of Transportation was the graduation speaker.
Jeyire Gavin and Princess Moody sang "Good Bye" a song inspired by Adele
A group of ten teachers and administrators from Warren County Schools traveled to Columbia, South Carolina to participate in the South Carolina Midlands Google Summit. The group participated in two days of workshops that focused on integrating Google Applications for Education and other technology tools into the classroom. Check out pictures from the event!
Dr. Spain and Ernie Conner met with a team of staff and students at Warren New Tech High School to discuss Technology needs for the 2016-17 school year. The group discussed the possibility of using chrome books vs thin client machines. The discussion went very well and the committee made the recommendation to go with 13 inch scree chrome books for the school.