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Scotland County Schools

September 18, 2016

Please take the opportunity to check out the following information. Keep in mind that this is one of the many efforts to keep you 'in the loop' and informed about what's going on in YOUR school district.

Grant Opportunities

Who doesn't like FREE money or supplies and equipment?!? There are literally thousands of grants available and we hope that you and your school will take advantage of the opportunities that are out there. Here's a couple of simple and easy grants to start with...give it a try. Somebody is going to get the funding - why not you?


Bright Ideas Grants - Deadline is THIS FRIDAY, September 23, by 12:00 am.

Sponsored by North Carolina's Electric Cooperatives, these grants fun, innovative, classroom-based projects up to $2000.

Click here for more information and to apply:

http://www.ncbrightideas.com/Home.aspx


Donors Choose - Ongoing

In 2000, Charles Best, a teacher at a Bronx public high school, wanted his students to read Little House on the Prairie. As he was making photocopies of the one book he could procure, Charles thought about all the money he and his colleagues were spending on books, art supplies, and other materials. And he figured there were people out there who'd want to help — if they could see where their money was going. Charles sketched out a website where teachers could post classroom project requests, and donors could choose the ones they wanted to support. His colleagues posted the first 11 requests. Then it spread. Today, Donors Choose is open to every public school in America.

Click on the link below for more information and to get started:

https://www.donorschoose.org/teachershttps://www.donorschoose.org/teachers


For more grant opportunities, click here for the Grant Programs page on our website.

Visitor Parking at the A.B. Gibson Building

Knowing that one element of great customer service is making sure our visitors and guests feel welcome, we have reserved several parking spots at the entrance of the Central Office for them. Please note that these are not to be used if you are a SCS employee and are coming to CO for training or a meeting. However, if you simply have to drop something off and will only be in the building 15 minutes or less, you can use the visitor parking to make a quick trip inside the building.

'On the Road in Scotland County'

We are continuing our series on Channel 15 - WPDE where weekly, as part of the 'On the Road' series, Scotland County Schools is highlighted.

Click on the video below to view the episode where the district's Principal of the Year, Dr. Mary Hemphill, is featured. Watch the program in its entirety if you can, but if you only have a few minutes, the segment featuring Dr. Hemphill starts at the 22:12 mark.

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Scotland County Schools

It is the mission of Scotland County Schools to develop responsible, productive citizens by providing an excellent education for its children through engaging instruction. Partnering with families, and the community, we will ensure every child’s academic, social, emotional, and physical needs are met in a safe, nurturing environment.