Randolph County School System

Randolph County School System employees to receive bonus pay

Randolph County School System employees to receive bonus pay

ASHEBORO – The Randolph County Board of Education met Monday and was presented with a resolution to provide bonus pay to nearly all of its employees. The board approved the resolution to provide COVID-19 Premium Pay to Randolph County School System Employees due to pandemic-related disturbances and staff shortages through the ESSER funds. “We have great staff members, they’re highly qualified, and they are loved and appreciated by our school system’s leadership and the board of education,” said Superintendent Dr. Stephen Gainey. “And so we want to present this tonight as a recommendation to try and keep staff members with…
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Elementary teacher takes pride in RCSS honor

Elementary teacher takes pride in RCSS honor

Sophie Herring was selected as the Teacher of the Year for the Randolph County School System. (Courtesy photo) ASHEBORO – Once Sophie Herring discovered the joys of teaching, she became hooked. The elementary school teacher has been rewarded for her efforts in classrooms and among her peers by being named the Teacher of the Year for the Randolph County School System. “I know I’m young in the career,” she said. “It’s a huge honor. I’ve been overwhelmed with the love I’ve gotten from this.” She spent the past six school years teaching third grade at Trindale Elementary School. Her selection…
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Second year means more identity for Trinity Middle School

Second year means more identity for Trinity Middle School

ARCHDALE – Year 2 for Trinity Middle School has arrived, and it should feel more like home for students and staff. “It does,” principal Aaron Barr said. “It’s a continuation of last year.” A year ago, the opening of the new school was a special occasion, though it also came with normal challenges. There was a merging of students from previous schools that became part of the process. “Everybody was kind of trying to feel their way,” Barr said. “You’re getting the culture of a new school worked out.” Classes began this week for the new school year in the…
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Things to know as school year about to begin in Randolph County

Things to know as school year about to begin in Randolph County

ASHEBORO – The first day of classes is set for Monday at public schools around Randolph County. Here are a few things to know: Administrators in place The Randolph County School System made several new appointments for the school year during its August board of education meeting. They were: Judi Cagle, principal at Farmer Elementary; Shawn Garrett, assistant principal at Eastern Randolph high school; Jessica Green, assistant principal at Randleman High School; Stephanie Hatcher, assistant principal at Southwestern Randolph Middle School. Food for thought Kelly Green, director of school nutrition for RCSS, said there are 30 total positions vacant within…
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Back-to-School prayer event set for Sunday in Randolph County

Back-to-School prayer event set for Sunday in Randolph County

ASHEBORO — Chuck Powers, founder of the Randolph Christian Men, would like to see a record turnout for Sunday’s Back-to-School Prayer Night. At 5:30 p.m., gatherings are scheduled to begin at about 40 locations that are part of the Randolph County School System and Asheboro City Schools. “We’ll have someone who will lead prayer at each of those facilities,” Powers said. “We’re asking the Lord to bless everyone involved in education.” Turnout for last year’s Back-to-School Prayer Night was more than 500 based on reports Powers, an Asheboro man, received from his group’s members at the school locations. “I think…
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Area teacher benefits  from national academy

Area teacher benefits from national academy

Amy Kidd, a teacher at Providence Gove, took part in last month’s National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy in Tulsa, Okla. (Courtesy photo) Providence Grove’s Kidd participates in agricultural education program CLIMAX — Amy Kidd says the most important part of her role as an agricultural teacher at Providence Grove is tending to the welfare of students’ education and development. After taking part in a national program this summer, Kidd’s influence will extend to assisting teachers as well. “I’m excited about sharing it with other teachers,” Kidd said. She was one of 23 teachers from across the country selected to participate…
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Lighthouse Award adds to Eastern Randolph’s pride

Lighthouse Award adds to Eastern Randolph’s pride

School leaders gathered last winter when Eastern Randolph High School received the Lighthouse Award. Pictured, left to right, are Cecil Mock, former assistant principal; Cathy Waddell, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction with the Randolph County School System; principal Susan Chappell; RCSS superintendent Stephen Gainey; math teacher Ashley Inman; and retired JROTC advisor Lt. Col. Mike Williams. (Courtesy photo) School’s deep staff of alums helps define culture RAMSEUR – As principal Susan Chappell of Eastern Randolph High School reflected on the school receiving a major award on a statewide level during the past school year, one thing stood out. That’s…
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Superintendent Gainey proud of how RCSS pulled together

Superintendent Gainey proud of how RCSS pulled together

ASHEBORO — Superintendent Stephen Gainey of the Randolph County School System said it was a satisfying school year in many respects for his district. “We stayed open,” he said earlier this month. “Just about back to normal as far as what we knew.” RCSS was among the most aggressive districts in the state in the 2020-21 school year in terms of moving toward in-person instruction. That approach remained in place for 2021-22. Gainey said there was across-the-board support for RCSS and its determination to run operations in a manner that made students and staff comfortable and engaged.  “We navigated it…
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Asheboro celebrates new graduates

Asheboro celebrates new graduates

Graduates attend the Asheboro High School commencement ceremony at Lee J Stone Stadium. (PJ Ward-Brown/ Randolph Record) ASHEBORO – There were 245 graduates in Asheboro High School’s Class of 2022, with the commencement ceremony taking place last Thursday night at Lee J. Stone Stadium. The school had the largest graduating class of any of the high schools in Randolph County. Unlike schools in the Randolph County School System that were forced indoors a night earlier because of story weather, the Asheboro event took place outdoors. It was one of the few major events held on campus recently because of an…
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