Don Steed Elementary
Hawk Eye Elementary
Rockfish Hoke Elementary
Sandy Grove Elementary
August 21, 2014
Sandy Grove Middle
SandHoke Early College High School
Freshman Parents: August 11 - 5:30
Sophomores (2nd year students): August 12 - 5:30
Juniors (3rd year students): August 14 - 5:30
Seniors/Super Seniors: August 14 - 5:30
West Hoke Elementary
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Hoke County Board of Education will hold its August, 2014 monthly meeting beginning at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 in the Hoke County High School Media Center, 505 S. Bethel Road, Raeford, North Carolina 28376, due to renovations.
This is a change in location only.
Congratulations to the Hoke County High School Class of 2014 and the SandHoke Early College High School Class of 2014!
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.
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.”
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.”