Randolph County Schools

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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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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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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Some county schools will see new start times this fall

Some county schools will see new start times this fall

ASHEBORO — The Randolph County School Board met Monday and approved a tiered bussing pilot program. The new program is intended to mitigate the current bus driver shortage and meet the State’s Department of Public Instruction efficiency ratings. County bus routes were more than two hours this school year, with pickup times starting before 5:30 am. In some cases, students were being dropped off at home after 5:30 pm. By focusing on elementary and middle school routes, the county expects to significantly cut down route times and limit the number of necessary drivers. This pilot system does not come without…
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Schools set commencement times, activities

Schools set commencement times, activities

Commencement ceremonies for most high schools in Randolph County are scheduled for next Wednesday. June 8 events will take place for schools in the Randolph County School System. Asheboro High School’s commencement will be a night later, coming at 7 p.m. June 9 at Lee J. Stone Stadium on campus. If inclement weather interferes, that ceremony will be held in the South Asheboro Middle School gym. Here are June 8 times: Eastern Randolph (6 p.m.), Trinity (6 p.m.), Randleman (7 p.m.), Southwestern Randolph (7 p.m.), Uwharrie Ridge Six-Twelve (7 p.m. at Journey Church in Asheboro), Providence Grove (8 p.m.) and…
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Hearing provides chance for sharing educational ideas

Hearing provides chance for sharing educational ideas

ASHEBORO — Developing the best ideas with students in mind and securing the support to pursue those goals is what Randolph County educators advocated for during a special public hearing Monday. “Think about where we’re going. Being innovative,” said Aaron Woody, superintendent of Asheboro City Schools. The House Select Committee held a public hearing on “An Education System for North Carolina’s Future” at South Asheboro Middle School.  Renee Hayes was one of three speakers who requested to make comments following the formal presentation. The Asheboro woman said state leaders should follow the guidelines in place to make sure there’s proper…
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RCSS might turn to remote learning in some situations

RCSS might turn to remote learning in some situations

ASHEBORO – The Randolph County School System is on the verge of implementing a new plan for days when inclement weather prevents in-school instruction. With classes already called off numerous times this winter because of weather-related issues, RCSS Superintendent Dr. Stephen Gainey outlined a plan for future instruction, which might involve situations of remote learning. “I just wanted everyone to know that staff members at each school are making plans to provide remote instruction should we need to employ that strategy,” Gainey said. The initial message on the topic came in a Jan. 28 announcement. At the time, the school…
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County schools honor teacher, principal of the year

County schools honor teacher, principal of the year

ASHEBORO — Katie Husband of Franklinville Elementary is the Randolph County School System 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year. Finalists for Teacher of the Year were Paige Rollins of Eastern Randolph, Philip Schuyler of Randolph Early College, Emily Caudill of Trindale Elementary and Eliza Sanders of Northeastern Randolph Middle. Jamie Armfield of Seagrove Elementary is the RCSS Principal of the Year.
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Randolph County School System announces STAR students

Randolph County School System announces STAR students

ASHEBORO — The Randolph County Schools announced their "STAR 3" Students for September, 2021. STAR 3 students are recognized for being “Respectful, Responsible, and Doing the Right Thing.” The Board of Education recognizes these students and their accomplishments at a designated board meeting. A school-based committee handles the selection of each school’s awards recipient. Family members and school staff are invited to a student’s recognition at a Board of Education meeting. Three students per year, per school are recognized as STAR3 Students. Selection criteria for the STAR 3 program include passing grades in spite of obstacles, returning to school after…
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