Nureva Span Systems Installed in New Robotics Center

The Nureva Span system has been installed in both rooms of the new robotics center at Warren County High School. This system will allow students to capture their design and building work. The system allows students to save their work and seamlessly move their plans back and forth from each room.

Lights of Character Awards Presented at the March School Board Meeting

A student at each school was presented a Light of Character Award at the March School Board Meeting. Board Chair, Barbara Brayboy presented the students their awards.

Strategic Plan Meeting

The Warren County Schools Strategic Plan Work Groups met this week to begin work on their individual work plans. A general session was held first and then each group met to get organized and outlines plans to move forward.

Dr. Spain, Superintendent explains the process to the group.

School Board Chair, Barbara Brayboy, thanks the group for their willingness to serve on this team and explains how important it is to the district.

Joyce Mahomes, heads up the strategic plan work. She talks to the group about the materials they have received and how it will be used to complete their work. 

Each individual work group discussed their plans in breakout sessions. 

Nureva Board Installation Begins at Warren County High School

A district wide Robotics Design and Construction Center is being built on the campus of Warren County High School. This center will allow robotics teams from all across the district to have space to design and build their robots. This week Nureva Span Systems were installed in the rooms. This tool will allow for collaboration among the group members and allow the students to capture their notes and work digitally.

Strategic Planning Steering Committee Meeting

Dr. Spain met with the steering committee this week to make final plans for the Strategic Planning Team Meeting that will include members from the community as well as staff members. Five work plans have been selected to focus on for this year.

North Carolina Association of Education Office Professionals Banquet

Several administrators from Warren County Schools joined their administrative assistants at the annual awards banquet held in Winston Salem. In addition to awards presentation, the new officers for then 2018-19 school year were installed. Donna Martin from Warren County Schools was installed as one of the officers.

Teacher Advisory Meeting

Superintendent, Dr. Ray Spain met with the school district's teacher advisory committee this week to discuss various topics within the schools operation. They discussed such things such as the strategic plan, the new website. This group gives valuable input and suggestions to the district leadership.

Teachers and Staff from Warren County Schools will Visit the Dominican Republic

Nine staff members from Warren County Schools will participate in a study visit to the Dominican Republic in July 2018. The group will learn how the educational system works in this county. World View from UNC Chapel Hill provided an in depth orientation last week at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill.

World View Equity Conference

Staff members from Warren County Schools attended a conference sponsored by World View at the University of North Carolina. The conference focused on equity and equality in education. This conference was available to the Warren County Schools staff that is participating in the study visit to the Dominican Republic this summer. Check out pictures from the conference.

Scholarship Interviews

Canessa Mayes, Director of College Success and Gearup Services coordinated interviews for two scholarships last week. Students interviewed for the George and Frances London and the State Employees Credit Union Scholarships. Interview committee members recommended a student for one to Dr. Spain, Superintendent.

8th Grade High School Choice Announcement Meeting

Principals and Counselors from the three High Schools in Warren County met this week to review the applications that 8th grade students completed to select their high school preference. Principals were given their list of students that will attend their school as 9th graders.

Dr. Spain discussed the school choice model in Warren County and thanked Principals for their work in making this years process a success

VGCC - Warren County Schools Partnership

Warren County Schools and Vance Granville Community College meet annually to discuss the partnerships and programs they offer. A Memorandum of Understanding is signed each year between the two institutions to layout how Warren Early College will operate and function. Career and College Promise options are also discussed and programs planned. Below are pictures from the meeting.

All parties review the MOU before the document is signed. 

The group discussed the new programs through Career and College Promise that will allow students to take Continuing Education programs such as Nurse Aide, EMT, and Heavy Equipment Operation.

Joint Meeting with Warren County Commissioners and Board of Education

Each year, the Warren County Board of Education hosts a meeting with the County Commissioners to discuss the state of the schools and allow them to ask questions concerning its operation. The general public is invited to attend and ask questions during the session. This years meeting was very well attended and informative. Check out pictures from the event.

Scenes from Dinner with Warren County Schools and County Commissioners. This event allowed members of both boards to talk and discuss the many good things going on in Warren County. 

Board of Education Vice Chair, Lassiter, discusses how the entire community must work together for the school district to be successful. 

Superintendent, Ray Spain outlines the agenda for the dinner portion of the meeting.  

Commissioner Davis discusses the importance of the school district to the community.

Dr. Linda Mason, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction provides a program of reflection before the meal.

Scenes from the General Meeting.

Testing and Accountability Coordinator, Debra Clayton and Chief Finance Officer, Scott Walker prepare for their presentations.

Debra Clayton provides and update on last years testing results. 

Human Resources Director Jamar Perry explains how difficult it is to recruit and retain teachers

Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Frank Polakiewicz, discusses school safety and what the district is doing to make our facilities safer for the students and staff.

Director of Curriculum, Chelsa Jennings, introduces the district's literacy team and talks about the great work that is being done to improve student performance in the schools.

Dr. Ryan from East Carolina University, has been working with Warren County Schools to focus on literacy. She explains her role in this process and talks about the programs being implemented in Warren County Schools. 

Victor Hunt, Chairman of the County Commissioners, thanks the Board of Education for organizing this meeting and also thanks the members of the community in attendance for their comments, questions, and input. 

Board of Education Vice Chair Lassiter stresses the importance of good communication and collaboration as we move forward to make our school district better.