Hoke County Schools are rocking Schoolnet - Video

posted Jul 10, 2014, 7:06 AM by JODIE BRYANT   [ updated Jul 10, 2014, 7:06 AM ]

Hoke County Schools are rocking Schoolnet

Hoke County Schools opts in for Home Base - Video

posted Jul 10, 2014, 6:58 AM by JODIE BRYANT   [ updated Jul 10, 2014, 7:04 AM ]

Hoke County Schools knew early on they'd opt in for Home Base

2014 Graduation Videos

posted Jun 24, 2014, 8:33 AM by JODIE BRYANT   [ updated Jul 10, 2014, 7:01 AM ]

Congratulations to the Hoke County High School Class of 2014 and the SandHoke Early College High School Class of 2014! 

Hoke County High School Class of 2014 Graduation

SandHoke Early College High School Class of 2014 Graduation

EHMS students greet former Marine as he walks across the country

posted May 28, 2014, 11:58 AM by JODIE BRYANT


East Hoke Middle School students were excited to greet Justin Kuhel as he walked by their school on his 2,700 mile journey across the country.  Kuhel, 25, is a former Marine who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan.  He hopes to raise $100,000 for two veteran charities, as well as offer citizens an opportunity to show their support for the military.  Kuhel began his journey on May 23 in Camp Lejeune and plans to walk 23 miles a day for the next 4.5 months until his journey ends at Camp Pendleton in California.  Kuhel was on Day 6 of his 'March Across America' when he walked by East Hoke Middle School.  Students and staff cheered Kuhel on, eagerly shaking hands and talking photos as drivers on HWY 401 honked their horns in support.  One student yelled from the crowd," You can do it!  We think you can make it!" 

Students to guest speak at NCDPI Summer Institute

posted May 27, 2014, 5:15 AM by JODIE BRYANT

Four students from McLauchlin Elementary will participate in the Region Four Summer Institute, “Sustaining Success...Building on Achievement,” hosted by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction scheduled for this summer.  These students have been selected as the guest speakers, opening the two-day event which ‘provides educators across the state with meaningful professional development that will take them to the next level in READY implementation (Common Core, New Assessments, Educator Effectiveness, Home Base, and more).’  Jamarion McIntosh, Kayleigh Corella, Nailah Quick, and Abdul Hassan (pictured clockwise from the top left corner) are no strangers to oration.  They are dedicated to the craft of public speaking and competed earlier in the year during the district civic oration competition.  Kayleigh Corella placed first in that competition. 

SandHoke Class of 2014 graduates

posted May 27, 2014, 5:13 AM by JODIE BRYANT

Seniors at SandHoke Early College High School took the next step in their lives as they walked across the stage last Friday night.  The class of 52 graduates received their high school diplomas, with 44 of those also receiving an associate’s degree.  Those who did not receive an associate’s degree left the program with transferrable college credits.  The intent is for graduates of the dual-program, offered through a partnership between Hoke County Schools and Sandhills Community College, to complete the program in five years, however, some graduates completed the program in only four years.  Graduate of the Year Zakyree Wallace spoke to the fourth graduating class of SandHoke about life after graduation, encouraging them to “take the reins of our lives and never let go.”

Veronica Sturdivant is the 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year

posted May 27, 2014, 5:11 AM by JODIE BRYANT

Congratulations to Hoke County Schools’ 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year Veronica Sturdivant.  Veronica is completing her second year as a teacher at Hoke County High School where she is a certified math teacher.  Although she officially teaches math, her principal, Roger Edwards, says, “It is obvious when one walks in the room that Veronica teaches much more than math. She is all about providing opportunities for students to engage in the instruction and to take responsibility for their learning.”  

Veronica was born and raised in Morven, North Carolina.  She graduated from Anson High School in 2000.  In 2004, she graduated from UNC-Greensboro with honors and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics.  After graduation, she returned home to teach at the high school, which she did for seven years.  Before coming to Hoke High, she taught at Montgomery County’s West Middle School for one year.  Veronica has dedicated 10 years of service to the career and life calling of being a teacher and she says she never forgets one important detail, “It doesn’t matter if I stand in front of a class of 20 or sit next to a student of one, the message I relay will always be the same.  It is my job as a teacher to relay the importance of math to every individual in my presence and the impact it will have on their life as a whole.”

HCS Teachers named Kenan Fellows

posted May 27, 2014, 5:08 AM by JODIE BRYANT

The Kenan Fellows Program at NC State University and its partners are pleased to announce its 2014-15 fellowship awards during Teacher Appreciation Week May 5-9.  Fifty-one public school teachers from across the state have been selected as 2014-15 Kenan Fellows.  Two teachers from Hoke County Schools received these awards.  Aticila Mormando of East Hoke Middle School is supported by the National Science Foundation's Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program and will partner with Karen Mantzouris of the Southern Regional Area Health Education Center on a project entitled Noyce: Healthcare Innovation Requires 'Patients' in the Classroom.  Gabrielle Patrick of Sandy Grove Middle School is supported by the National Science Foundation's Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program and will partner  with Hanah Ehrenreich of Sustainable Sandhills on a project entitled Noyce: Clean and Green.  The prestigious fellowship empowers educators to spearhead innovative teaching practices in North Carolina.  Teachers selected as Kenan Fellows remain in their classrooms while completing a year-long fellowship.  The 2014-15 Fellows will spend five weeks of their summer shadowing and learning from local experts in renewable energy, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, agriculture and other science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines.  Kenan Fellows use this experience to create and implement cutting-edge classroom resources designed to elevate student learning.  “Through our partnerships with industries, institutes of higher education and community organizations, the Kenan Fellows Program provides a remarkable opportunity for teachers to enrich their profession and connect students to real-world practices,” said Elaine Franklin, director.  The 2014-15 Kenan Fellows were selected after a competitive application and interview process.  Fellows receive a tablet donated by Lenovo, leadership training, professional development and a stipend.  They join an elite statewide network of more than 300 Kenan Fellows whom have a track-record of achievement and excellence in education. 

Hoke County High School releases final exam schedule

posted May 21, 2014, 12:01 PM by JODIE BRYANT

EOC Exams;  all other classes on regular schedule; no bells

Thursday, 6/5/14   English 2 EOC
Friday, 6/6/14   Biology  EOC
Monday, 6/9/14   Algebra 1 EOC
* make-ups for absent students each day through 6/11/14
* EOC class attendance continues through 6/11/14 to meet course credit requirements.

Final Exams for NC Exams, CTE, and all other Courses (PLC made exams)
*  Highly suggest that students make sure to have some sort of breakfast on exam days.
*  The time frame is tight.  Please assist students in getting to correct location on time because of
    the required testing time and the bus schedule.
* There is a 15 minute break between exam sessions(20 min on 6/11).  Students may pick up a snack / food item in cafeterias; or bring a snack with them from home.

Tuesday, 6/10/14 8:00 cafeteria opens
8:20 Warning Bell
8:30 - 10:40 1st Period Exam (130 min)
10:40 - 10:55 Quick Pickup Food Item; move on to next exam (15 min)
11:00 - 1:10 2nd Period Exam (130 min)
1:10         School Dismissed; buses roll

Wednesday, 6/11/14 8:00 cafeteria opens 
8:20 Warning Bell
8:30 - 10:46 3rd Period Exam (136 min)
10:46 - 11:06 Quick Pickup Food Item; move on to next exam (20 min)
11:12 - 1:30 4th Period Exam (138 min)
1:30         School Dismissed; buses roll

1. A Final Exam is given in every course to every student on the scheduled date/time. (any
exception requires principal approval)
2. All non-EOC, non-NC Final Exams are PLC prepared common assessments.
3. All Final Exams count as 25% of the final course grade. (Hoke County BOE Policy)
4. At least 95% of students, in each sub group and overall, must test in EOCs and NC Exams.
5. Students absent will make up exam as soon as we locate them.
6. The regular teacher workday is in effect each day until 4:00 pm. 
7. Exam grading, completing final semester grading, and absentee makeups may take
        place after the afternoon release bell as well.
8. No athletic practice or student activity can begin prior to the end of the teacher workday.
9. Grade reporting information / deadlines, etc will follow from Mrs Mott.
10. Attendance requirement to receive course credit continues in each course through 6/11/14.


posted May 2, 2014, 6:50 AM by JODIE BRYANT


Hoke High School Fire Alarm Replacement
Main Campus/Gibson Campus

Hoke County Schools Maintenance
P.O. Box 370
Raeford, NC 28376

Direct all questions regarding this ITB to:
Executive Director of Maintenance 
Charles Tapp
Phone: 910-875-4263

BID CLOSING: Sealed bids, in an envelope clearly listing the Bid Title, Bid Number, and name of Bidder will be received until not later than 2:00 PM on May 16, 2014. 

BID OPENING: 2:05 PM on May 16, 2014 in the Maintenance Department located at 110 Turnpike Road, Raeford, NC 28376. 


Hoke County Schools seeks responses from qualified Bidders interested in submitting a Bid for Fire Alarm Replacement.
A Mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on May 9, 2014, commencing at 9:00 am, at Hoke High School, 505 S. Bethel Road. Attendees must present ID and sign in at the main office before District personnel arrive to begin the pre-bid meeting. Bid packets with drawings will be available at the pre-bid meeting.

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