Hoke County Schools held the 4th Annual Walk for Hunger and Homelessness on November 20. Students, staff and community members all joined together for
this wonderful cause. During the holiday season, it is important to remember that giving is an important part of making this time of year so special. In an effort to
help others have a joyful holiday season, students from across the district worked hard to collect food items to give to those in need. Together, a total of 9295 items were collected to donate to the Hoke County community. Rockfish Hoke Elementary collected the most items with a grand total of 3500. They were followed by West Hoke Middle with 1875 items and Hoke County High School with 796 items.
Peggy Owens, Executive Director of Student Support Services, led the event. She was joined by a host of students including Raekwon Butler who led the Invocation and
Chyna Delk who spoke on the importance of helping those in need. Also speaking at the event were Irish Pickett, Board of Education Chair, Lisa Phillips, representative for the North Carolina Homeless Education Program, Representative Garland Pierce, and Superintendent Freddie Williamson. Thank you to all who joined this effort to help our community.
The winners of the 2014 Farm City Essay Contest are:
Emaley Renee Radabaugh - Mrs. Hartman, Don Steed Elementary (Overall Winner)
Conor Gilleland - Ms. Oatman, Hawk Eye Elementary
Matthew Pridgen - Ms. Coble, McLauchlin Elementary
Emma Mitchell - Mrs. Scott, Rockfish Hoke Elementary
Catherine J. Jacobs - Ms. Malloy, Sandy Grove Elementary
Brooke Wechsler - Mrs. Buffaloe, Scurlock Elementary
Buck Squier - Ms. Podlusky, West Hoke Elementary
K'Moreian McPhaul - Ms. Duncan/Mr. Herron, Upchurch Elementary (not pictured)
HIGH POINT, N.C. – Behind a breakout performance from sophomore Tarique Thompson, the High Point University men's basketball team cruised to an 89-66 exhibition victory over Piedmont Saturday evening inside the Millis Center.
Thompson registered a game-high 24 points and 13 rebounds to lead HPU with a double-double in 30 minutes of work. The Raeford, N.C., native also made 7-of-10 field goal attempts and was 10-of-11 from the free throw line.
HPU shot 48.2 percent from the field in the game and knocked down 29-of-38 attempts (.763) from the free throw line. Piedmont shot the ball well all night and made 15-of-27 (.556) field goal attempts in the second half. But the Panther defense was active all night and forced 20 turnovers by the Pride while registering nine steals. HPU held a 26-7 edge for points off turnovers in the contest.
"This game is going to be a teaching tool for us – we'll look at film and evaluate what we can improve on heading into the opener," head coach Scott Cherry said. "Tarique was big for us and we had guys step up when we needed them in order to win. I think those performances speak to the depth of our team."
Junior guard Adam Weary chipped in 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting for the Panthers, while junior point guard Haiishen McIntyre added 11 points and made 6-of-6 free throw attempts in 21 minutes of work. Redshirt-senior guard Brian Richardson distributed a team-high five assists and chipped in seven points and six rebounds in his High Point debut.
The Panthers opened the game with a swarming defense that caused four early turnovers. The result was a 10-0 lead that featured fast-break lay-ins from Richardson and Thompson. The Panthers extended their edge to 18-6 on a 3-pointer from Wallace and led by 16 (29-13) after a lay-in from Thompson at the 11:26 mark of the half.
HPU extended its advantage to 17 (38-21) on a 3-pointer from Haiishen McIntyre and led by that margin at the half (44-27).
The Panthers shot 42.4 percent in the first half and forced nine turnovers that led to a 12-0 HPU edge in points off turnovers. Thompson led the Panthers with 16 points and 12 rebounds (seven offensive) in the half.
Piedmont came out hot in the second half and used a 13-4 run to cut the HPU edge to seven (51-44) at the 15:06 mark of the frame. From there, the Panthers put together a 6-0 run to go back up 13 (57-44) and used a 8-2 run to move ahead by 16 (68-52) with 8:20 to play.
A 3-pointer from senior Devante Wallace gave HPU an 88-66 lead with 2:29 to go and a free throw from freshman DeAndre Barber (89-66) gave the Panthers its largest lead of the game as time expired.
HPU now says "Aloha" to the Hawaiian Islands to open the 2014-15 regular season. The Panthers will take part in the Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic and begin the round-robin event against Bakersfield on Friday, Nov. 14 at 10 p.m. inside the Stan Sherriff Center on the campus of the University of Hawai'i.
HPU will then play Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Nov. 15 at 10 p.m. before taking on host Hawai'i on Nov. 18 at 4:59 a.m. The contest vs. the Rainbow Warriors will be broadcast live on ESPN2 as part of ESPN's 24-hour College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon.
(Courtesy of highpointpanthers.com)
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Hoke County Board of Education will hold its November 2014 monthly meeting beginning at 9:00 AM on Thursday, November 13, 2014, due to the Veterans’ Day Holiday.
This is a change in date and time only.
A N.C. School Bus Training Session will be held at Turlington Alternative School in the Staff Development Room:
Monday, October 20 8:30-3:30
Tuesday, October 21 8:30-3:30
Wednesday, October 22 8:30-3:30
You must attend all three! Please see flyer below.
Please call 910-875-3585 for school attendance zones.
Representatives from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation visited Hoke County Schools on Thursday, September 25. Joined by the Chief Academic Officer for Tulsa Public Schools in Oklahoma, the group toured several classrooms at each academic level to witness the district’s implementation of LDC (literacy design collaborative) and MDC (math design collaborative). The tour began with viewing LDC in an Upchurch Elementary kindergarten classroom. The group then went into other classrooms at Upchurch Elementary, East Hoke Middle, Hoke High and Sandy Grove Middle. After the school tours, the visiting group joined teachers and administrators for lunch and an in-depth conversation about how LDC and MDC were implemented at each level throughout the district. Teachers were praised for their hard work and for using PLCs as an opportunity to help one another achieve success with these initiatives.
Due to the threat of severe weather in the forecast for Friday, South View High School has requested the following changes:
Thursday, 9/11/14, at South View High School
4:30 pm Hoke High School JV Football at South View JV
7:30 pm Hoke High School High School Varsity Football at South View Varsity
These changes resulted in the following changes at Hoke High School:
Thursday, 9/11/14, at Hoke County High School
4:00 pm Lumberton "B" Team Football at Hoke High "B" Team Football
5:30 pm South View Varsity Soccer at Hoke High School Varsity Soccer
The vision of the Hoke County Schools Child Nutrition Team is “Children must be healthy to learn and must learn to be healthy.” Thanks to a new and exciting federally funded program called Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), students at six Hoke County schools will receive breakfast and lunch at no charge for the 2014-2015 school year. If your child attends one of the following schools: Scurlock Elementary, Hawk Eye Elementary, JW McLauchlin Elementary, West Hoke Elementary, West Hoke Middle, or Turlington School, he/she is automatically eligible for meals at no charge. This includes breakfast, lunch and afterschool snacks. Parents of students at these schools will not need to complete a meal application. If your child attends any of the other schools in Hoke County, you must complete a free and reduced meal application. The meal status for students returning from last school year will rollover for the first 30 days of the new school year. After 30 days, those students who have not submitted a new application will revert to full paying status and parents will be responsible for any charges incurred. A new student to Hoke County Schools will be full paying until a meal application is received. As a reminder, when completing an application, if you have children attending a CEP school and a non-CEP school, please list all students attending Hoke County Schools. Household size is a determining factor in qualifying for free or reduced price meals. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Hoke County Schools Child Nutrition Office at 910-875-4106.
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