Special Meeting Notice

posted Feb 26, 2015, 12:05 PM by DAWN RAMSEUR

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Hoke County Board of Education will hold a special meeting beginning at 11:00 AM on Monday, March 2, 2015 to consider and possibly adopt a resolution regarding a special tax funding source for the proposed Hoke County High School addition, and such other business as may come before the Board. The meeting will be held at the Administrative Offices, 310 Wooley Street, Raeford, North Carolina 28376.

Superintendents Unveil Guide To Strengthening N.C. Public Schools

posted Jan 16, 2015, 6:12 AM by JODIE BRYANT

Superintendents from across North Carolina recently unveiled the “North Carolina Guide to Strengthening Our Public Schools.” The guide, created with participation and support from superintendents of all North Carolina’s school districts, reflects priorities for enhancing pre-K-12 education in the state and specific strategies to achieve those goals.

The goals and focus areas include:

Prepared Graduates | All North Carolina students will graduate prepared for college, careers, and citizenship.
Assessment | School districts will use multiple, balanced, and appropriate assessments to measure student growth and achievement.
Instructional Delivery | All North Carolina public school students will receive high quality instruction delivered by the nation’s best teachers. 
Digital Learning | North Carolina will embrace digital learning to transform our public schools and communities.
Human Capital | Develop North Carolina’s human capital for the provision of high-quality public education.
Funding Public Education | North Carolina will rank 25th nationwide in public school funding by 2025.

To view the full report, North Carolina Guide to Strengthening Our Public Schools, please open the attached file.

2 hour delay - 1/14/15

posted Jan 13, 2015, 9:27 AM by JODIE BRYANT

Due to the threat of inclement weather, Hoke County Schools will have a 2 hour delay for all students and staff on Wednesday, 1/14/15.  We will continue to monitor the weather and road conditions throughout the evening and Wednesday morning.


posted Jan 13, 2015, 9:15 AM by JODIE BRYANT

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Hoke County Board of Education will hold a special meeting beginning at 9:00 AM on 
Friday, January 16, 2015 for the purpose of hearing a student appeal. The meeting will convene in the Hoke County Board of Education Board Room, 310 Wooley Street, Raeford, North Carolina 28376.


posted Jan 13, 2015, 9:14 AM by JODIE BRYANT

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Hoke County Board of Education will hold its monthly meeting at 9:30 AM on Friday, January 16, 2015 in the Board of Education Board Room, 310 Wooley Street, Raeford, North Carolina 28376.

“PLEASE NOTE the date and time change for this meeting, due to the threat of inclement weather.”

Normal Schedule - 1/8/15

posted Jan 7, 2015, 2:09 PM by JODIE BRYANT

Hoke County Schools will operate on a normal schedule Thursday, January 8.

HCS holds 4th Annual Walk for Hunger and Homelessness

posted Nov 26, 2014, 1:41 AM by JODIE BRYANT

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.

Congratulations to the Farm City Essay Contest Winners

posted Nov 26, 2014, 1:35 AM by JODIE BRYANT

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)


Hoke High Graduate Tarique Thompson leads High Point University to victory - Video

posted Nov 10, 2014, 4:01 AM by JODIE BRYANT   [ updated Nov 10, 2014, 4:01 AM ]

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.


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posted Oct 31, 2014, 6:07 AM by JODIE BRYANT

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.

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