The 2016-2021 Strategic Plan released by Hoke County Schools will serve as a guide for all stakeholders as they continue the work of preparing all students for college, career, and life readiness. The Strategic Plan, titled "Transformation: Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow's World" can be found at the link below.
Middle School Transition Dates
West Hoke Middle-Tuesday, August 2, 2016-8:00am-3:30pm
Sandy Grove Middle-Wednesday, August 3, 2016-8:00am-3:30pm
East Hoke Middle-Thursday, August 4, 2016-8:00am-3:30pm
We would love to hear from you! Hoke County is planning to implement a 1:1 digital program for the upcoming school year. Each student will be assigned an electronic device for use everyday. As we embark on this exciting journey together, we would love your feedback. Please take the time to review our draft policies and 1:1 handbook that we plan to implement in the new 2016-2017 school year to complement our device roll-out. Your feedback is very important to us. After you have had a moment to read through the policies and the handbook, feel free to share any questions and/or suggestions you may have. Use the links at the top of the page to view all documents. The form below can be used to submit your feedback
HCS 1:1 Handbook and Policies Survey
MONTHLY MEETING NOTICE
HOKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION
JULY 25, 2016
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Hoke County Board of Education will hold its monthly meeting at 9:00 AM on Monday, July 25, 2016 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 attendance at the 2016 HSTW Conference (High Schools That Work).
U.S. Secretary of Education Names Sandy Grove Middle 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School
Managing Director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Christy Goldfuss joined U.S. Secretary of Education John King to announce that Sandy Grove Middle in Hoke County is among the 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award honorees.
Sandy Grove Middle was nominated by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Sandy Grove Middle was designed with LEED Platinum standards in mind and will save Hoke County approximately $37 million over the next 40 years. The 76,000-square foot facility combines energy conserving practices with onsite renewable energy generation to produce more energy annually than the school requires. The curriculum at Sandy Grove was developed to engage students in material science, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, and geochemistry. The staff has embedded the school building’s sustainability features into the curriculum to provide hands-on activities and research-based projects for students to apply in real-world scenarios. The students learn about solar energy, energy and water conservation, air quality, geothermal, and recycling.
“We are honored to have Sandy Grove Middle School named as a 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School. Sandy Grove Middle is 1 of 47 schools across the nation to be named. It is the nation's first energy positive, LEED Platinum designed, leased public school. It is also one of the highest performing green schools in the nation, currently producing 33% more energy that it uses. The design of the facility using solar power will continue to reduce the negative environmental impact and utility costs associated with operating a school,” said Freddie Williamson, Superintendent of Hoke County Schools. “I am thankful to the Hoke County Board of Commissioners and Hoke County Board of Education for having a vision for the future and leading in the areas of innovation and design. Going first always has its risks, but quality planning will offset the risks, allowing you to move forward as indicated with the success of Sandy Grove Middle.”
In total, across the country, 47 schools, 15 districts, and 11 postsecondary institutions are being honored for their innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, improve health and wellness, and ensure effective sustainability education. King and Goldfuss made the announcement at the U.S. Department of Education, in Washington, DC.
The schools, districts, and postsecondary institutions were confirmed from a pool of candidates voluntarily nominated by 27 state education agencies. The list of 73 total selectees includes 41 public schools and six private schools. The public schools include three charter and eight magnet schools. The schools serve various grade levels, including 27 elementary, 18 middle, and 14 high schools, with several schools having various K-12 configurations. Fifty-one percent of the 2016 honorees serve a disadvantaged student body.
Superintendents of North Carolina’s Public Schools, believe it is imperative that North Carolina develops and commits to a shared vision for public education. This vision includes outlining the knowledge and skills that students must know and be able to demonstrate upon graduation in order to be successful learners, employees, and citizens in the 21st century. It also includes the instructional delivery and learning support systems, human capital, and funding needed to provide our students with a world class education.
The North Carolina Guide to Strengthening Our Public Schools is a proactive education reform plan developed by NCSSA to:
The North Carolina Guide to Strengthening Our Public Schools contains six key goals and areas of strategic focus:
Key strategies have been identified to achieve each of the six major goals.
MONTHLY MEETING NOTICE
HOKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Hoke County Board of Education will hold its monthly meeting at 9:00 AM on Thursday, April 21, 2016 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 attendance at the 2016 NSBA Conference.
Attention Parents of Current 4th-8th grade students. The application period for the STEM Summer Camp, an engaging summer camp focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics will open on Monday, April 11th. This year, our summer camp will run from June 14-June 24th from 8:15-2:30. There is no fee for the program and breakfast, lunch, and bus transportation will be provided. If you are interested, you may download a copy of the application here from the website, contact your child's school, or the Hoke County Board. Our seats are limited and acceptance will be based on the order in which applications are received.
Applications can be returned by mail to the board 310 Wooley Street, Raeford, NC 28376; by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax attention Dawn Ramseur, 910-875-3362, or turned in to your child's school.
The U.S. Department of Education created the Green Ribbon Schools Award program in 2011 to honor schools that:
· reduce environmental impact and costs;
· improve the health and wellness of schools, students and staff; and
· provide environmental education, which teaches many disciplines, and is especially good at effectively incorporating STEM, civic skills and green career pathways.
The Green Ribbon Schools Award is the first comprehensive federal policy for schools related to environment, health and education. It describes a thoughtful vision for the nation’s schools, sets a high bar for success, and raises the profile of individual green schools and the states that support them. National award recipients will be honored at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., in July. Additional information on the Green Ribbon Schools Award program is available on the U.S. Department of Education’s website.