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What do you need to know to be prepared for the Lead4Change Challenge 2021/2022?·        

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National School Choice Week Profile: Roxboro Community School

Roxboro Community School 

115 Lake Drive, Roxboro, NC 27573Logo of Roxboro Community School
Managing Executive Director: Dave Ebert, [email protected]
High School Principal: Darkarai Bryant, [email protected]
Middle School Principal: Donna Ingram, [email protected]
Public Information: Phyliss Boatwright, [email protected]

Mission Statement

The mission of Roxboro Community School is to achieve and maintain educational excellence by providing a small, inviting and nurturing school that focuses on grades six through 12. RCS values and respects each member of our school family, thus enabling everyone to become effective, productive citizens. RCS will provide an environment that will direct our students to focus on relevant and rigorous learning that will continue after high school. It is the vision of our school to create educated, responsible and productive men and women who are equipped to face the challenges of the 21st Century.

What do you love about your school?

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  • Chartered in 2006, RCS offers a college preparatory program of study in a small, nurturing environment.
  • Our graduates have been accepted at Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, West Point, Columbia, The University of Tennessee, Pace University in New York and beyond.
  • 40% of our staff have a Master's Degree or higher.
  • Our graduation rate is consistently near 100%.
  • We are thrilled to have three staff members who have been named North Carolina Charter Schools Teachers of the Year.
  • Each year students take advantage of our international travel programs.
  • We are proud to be chosen the best middle and high school in Person County for four years.
  • Our students consistently outperform neighboring districts and charter schools and the state average on EOGs/EOCs.
  • Our average class size is 15.
  • Our athletic program features championship volleyball, basketball, baseball, and soccer teams.
  • We offer a wide variety of electives, including theater, visual arts, dance, band, creative writing, drafting, health sciences, biotechnology, technology, communications and film.
  • Our students participate in a variety of extracurricular activities including Beta Club, Interact, Youth Legislative Assembly, Student Council, Sewing Club, Junior Journalism Club, HOSA, Battle of the Bulldogs reading club, Debate Club, Art Club and Bulldog Blooms gardening club.
  • RCS is located in a renovated former cotton mill building, circa 1899, that is on the National Register of Historic Buildings.

School Choice Week Profile: Clover Garden School

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PHONE: 336.586.9440
MAILING ADDRESS: 2454 Altamahaw Union Ridge Road, Burlington, NC 27217
http://cgsnc.org/home/
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/cgsgrizzlies/

DIRECTOR/PRINCIPAL: Mrs. Heather Vereyken, [email protected]
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL: Mr. Bryan Baker, [email protected]
REGISTRAR: Mrs. Nina Miller, [email protected]




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School Choice Week Profile: Southern Wake Academy

Southern Wake Academy

Head of School: Dr. Brittany [email protected]
Office Manager: Vickie Mangum [email protected]
Dean of High School: Dennis Noble [email protected]
Dean of Middle School: Jenna Cook [email protected]

Mission statementSouthern Wake Academy logo. A light blue line drawing of a lion roaring. With a light blue circle and white text that says,

In partnership with parents and the community, Southern Wake Academy faculty and staff will promote academic excellence among our students through a dynamic curriculum, nurturing relationships, and involvement in the community.


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Learning Ally offering programs about best practices to support emerging and struggling readers

The Spotlight Learning Series is a four-event program designed to empower educators through a deeper understanding of research and best practices around literacy to support emerging and struggling readers.

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For School Nurses: 20th Annual School Nurse Conference

Southern Regional AHEC's 20th annual school nurse conference is designed to address health care topics that our school nurses are challenged with every day. Network with colleagues from across the state as well as meet with exhibitors to learn about products and services that are useful in your specialty area. Download event brochure or register online.

Day 1 Topics

* COVID: Past and Future Behavioral Health Impacts on Our School- Aged Children

* Pediatric Emergency: Assessment and Recognition



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Carolina International School Announces New Head of School

The Board of Directors has completed its search for a new Head of School for Carolina  International School (CIS). The school’s Board of Directors met during their monthly  December meeting and determined that Dr. Paul Bryant will take the helm at Cabarrus  County’s first public charter school that focuses on international and environmental  curricula. He will begin his role on January 3, 2022. 

Dr. Bryant, an educator with almost thirty years of experience, has worked as a teacher, a  grant writer, and an administrator. He has expanded the programming, services, and  enrollment at five different universities. His work improved freshmen retention rates,  streamlined admissions processes, significantly increased the four-year graduation rate,  and resulted in successful accreditation processes. 

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Girls Who Code offers free and flexible computer science opportunities for your students

3-12th Grade Clubs Program - FREE

Girls Who Code (GWC) is an international nonprofit offering  free and flexible coding resources  for our community!

When you sign up to start a GWC Club, you’ll get access to everything you need -- including training, comprehensive resources, 120+ hours of easy-to-use and flexible coding curriculum for 3-12th graders, and even free t-shirts and other swag for each of your Club members. Clubs curriculum features coding tutorials for all skill levels, inspiring women in tech, community-building activities to increase confidence, and project-based learning related to activism. You don’t need any prior coding experience to get started! Plus -- all genders are welcome in this girls-supportive environment. Learn more about the Clubs program here  or join a webinar here .

Sign up here to access GWC’s free Clubs curriculum & resources!

9-12th Grade Summer Programs - FREE

Ever wonder how a career in tech can help you pursue your passions? Join Girls Who Code summer 2022 to find out! If you’re a 9-12th grade girl - both cis and trans - or non-binary student , you’re invited to apply to Girls Who Code’s 2-week virtual Summer Immersion Program (SIP) or virtual Self-Paced Program (SPP)!

You’ll learn an intro to HTML, CSS, and JavaScript through fun, hands-on projects for beginners or receive advanced certification in cybersecurity if you’re looking to sharpen your coding skills. You’ll even explore careers in tech through connections to top companies like YumBrands and Bank of America, just to name two! Plus - you’ll become a part of a global sisterhood of 450,000 students worldwide that’ll grant you access to exclusive alumni career support for life! In addition to our Summer Programs being 100% free , stipends of up to $300 and tech support are available for applicants who qualify.


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Council for Exceptional Children NC: 35th Annual Conference

35th Annual Conference Virtual Event

Friday 2/25/22 (4-8pm)  and Saturday 2/26/22 (8am-5pm)

Theme: “Educational Equity, Access & Engagement”

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SHOUT OUT! Henderson Collegiate senior, Ariadna Cruz, Selected for Full-Ride Scholarship to Denison University

NCAPCS is sending a shout out to Ariadna Cruz, a senior at Henderson Collegiat, who has been selected for an early-Ariadna Cruzdecision, full-ride scholarship to Denison University through the highly selective QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship program.


This year, QuestBridge’s 45 college partners matched with 1,674 students who are recognized as College Match Scholarship Recipients, the highest number to date, according to a December 1, 2021 press release. The Match Scholars were chosen from 6,312 finalists out of a pool of 16,500 applicants nationwide based on academic achievement, financial qualifications, and personal character.

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Resources: State Guidance on Diabetes Training in the School Setting and School Supply of Epinephrine Auto-injectors

The NC Department of Health and Human Services released two memos this month providing charter schools with information and resources for complying with state law regarding school supply of Epinephrine auto-injectors and diabetes training.

NCAPCS members can access more resources about the required diabetes training in our Members Only Resource Library

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U.S. Department of Commerce makes $3 billion in funding available to public schools

The U.S. Department of Commerce is making available $3 billion in funding for communities. Public schools are focused on educating students, but they also create jobs, provide capital improvements to community facilities, generate construction jobs—not to mention that they create the workforce of tomorrow.


As such, your schools may be eligible for the following Investing in America’s Communities programs:

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Union Academy Named National Beta School of Distinction

A shout out! goes to Union Academy's (Monroe, NC) Beta Club for being named a 2020-2021 National Beta School of Distinction. UA's Beta Club earned this recognition by increasing their club’s membership by at least 10% from last year. UA currently has 110 members and will add more this year.

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New Business Member: Integrity6

Enrollment, Lottery and Waitlist

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Integrity6 is the premier enrollment, lottery and waitlist management platform for charter schools. We offer unprecedented levels of intelligent automation to automate your new student enrollment, from initial application, random lottery, parent notifications and updates, automated waitlist management, post lottery applications, document collection, and full student registration support. We are based in Charlotte, N.C. USA and provide a full platform for charter school enrollment.

 

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New Business Member: ValuTeachers

Welcome to our new business member!

Logo of ValuTeacher. Image of a red apple with 2 face silhouettes cut out, like  bites of an appleValuTeachers provides Full-Service Retirement Plan (403b/457b/401k) setup, implementation, and enrollment for Public School Systems, Charter Schools, Christian Schools, and other non-profit or for-profit businesses.  ValuTeachers was founded by Dr. Paula Smith, a former educator, for the sole mission of helping all school system employees retire with financial dignity.  ValuTeachers is a proud sponsor of the NCAPCS-North Carolina Association for Public Charter Schools.
ValuTeachers provides the following turnkey solutions.
  • IRS Compliant 403b/457b Plan Documents.  No Cost to the School!
  • Common Remitting Services to securely transmit payroll contributions.
  • Retirement Plan Enrollments either onsite or virtually.
  • Fully Registered and Licensed Representatives to assist with plan enrollment and client servicing.
  • Full Lineup of Trusted Investment Partners, such as National Life Group, Fidelity, American Funds, Franklin Templeton, Invesco, Oppenheimer, Putnam, and many more.  Annuity and Mutual Funds choices are available.
  • Employer and Employee website access to participant transactions and statements.
To learn more or to have a no-cost, no-obligation review of your current plan, please contact:
Terry Keith
National Sales Manager, ValuTeachers (NC)
Phone,  1-910-585-0865

Stewards of Children® Trainings - NEW DATES AVAILABLE

child holding a stuffed polar bear.Stewards of Children® is a prevention training that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program is designed for organizations that serve youth and for individuals concerned about the safety of children. It is the only nationally distributed, evidence-informed program proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes, and change child protective behaviors.

NEW DATES ADDED Oct 22 (10-12pm) | Nov 12 (10-12pm)| Jan 19 (3-5pm & 6-8pm)

THIS TRAINING MEETS THE NC LEGISLATIVE REQUIREMENT FOR SEX TRAFFICKING PREVENTION TRAINING

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Are you interested in starting or expanding Arabic or Chinese language programs in your school?

The Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP) is a grant sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.
TCLP makes it easy for U.S. schools to grow their critical language programs by placing fully-funded teachers from Egypt, Morocco, or China to teach Arabic or Chinese as a foreign language for an academic year. By sharing their languages and cultures, the teachers bring global competencies to their host schools and communities. Host a teacher in 2022 by starting an application today! Since 2006, TCLP has sponsored over 300 highly trained teachers that have worked in over schools across 39 states and impacted over 87,500 students! TCLP teachers have also collectively conducted over 25,500 hours of cultural outreach to bring international experiences to their host schools and communities. The application deadline for TCLP host schools is Friday, October 22, 2021 at 11:59pm EST.
Contact for questions:
Robyn Caron (Senior Program Officer, Teacher Programs)
202-833-7522

New Schools Venture Fund

$2.5 million in grants: Whole-school Models

NewSchools is opening a $2.5-million funding opportunity for early-stage, equity-centered innovators who will partner with schools to implement bold new models or programs that can improve teaching and learning outcomes.
Through this effort, we will support new and existing nonprofit and for-profit organizations offering whole-school model solutions. Grantees will receive one-year grants of $150,000 to $350,000 along with other supports, including coaching and access to communities of practice.

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ROLESVILLE CHARTER ACADEMY is the 2021 Conference Grand Prize Winner!

Example of an empoweredED board systemRolesville Charter Academy Won the Grand Door Prize at our annual conference compliments of Staples!

The grand prize is a empowerED™ system that consists of a 4 x 6 Ultra Thin Glass center board, 4x4 tack board and 4x4 Ultra Thin Glass board with two portable snap fit boards (Photo on left is an example of the empowerED system. It does not represent the actual prize.).

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GLOW ACADEMY and Sony partner to launch digital media program

GLOW Academy of Wilmington logoGLOW Academy is the only all-girls public charter school in North Carolina. Its curriculum is focused on hands-on learning in science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

Beginning this year GLOW students will be able to combine all those subjects in a new program focusing on film and television production, digital media, and journalism. Thanks to a partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment and its Global Social Justice Fund to help diversify the media industry, they will have high-tech, professional-grade equipment plus virtual and onsite mentors from the cast of the Netflix show "Outer Banks."

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