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AJ HAMMOND NAMED THE 2020 WELLS FARGO NC SANDHILLS REGION PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR

Congratulations to Alfred Jean Hammond - 2020 Wells Fargo NC Sandhills Region Principal of the Year! Ms. Hammond is the principal at Upchurch Elementary.

DEBORAH DAVIS CARPENTER NAMED NC CHILD HUNGER HERO

As Child Nutrition Executive Director for Hoke County Schools, Deborah Davis Carpenter has led the district in drastically increasing school breakfast participation, using innovative service methods like Breakfast in the Classroom, Second Chance, and Grab and Go. Hoke County Schools currently has the highest ratio in the state of free-and-reduced-price-eligible students eating both school lunch and breakfast. This is a metric used nationally to evaluate success in the school breakfast program. In addition, she has worked diligently to make sure all students are served healthy, tasty meals at no charge for both breakfast and lunch, and all staff have a supportive and modern working environment.

WORKFORCE CONTINUING EDUCATION - HOKE HIGH GRADUATE FINDS SUCCESS

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"Taking these classes and getting all of this experience while I was still in high school, and being able to immediately move from high school to the workplace was really beneficial...because I was able to be self-sufficient and start right away." Jacob Barnett, Hoke High graduate

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CALLED MEETING NOTICE - HOKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION June 30, 2020

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: The Hoke County Board of Education will hold a Called Meeting beginning at 10:00 AM on

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 to discuss the Hoke County Schools Re-Entry Plan. The meeting will take place virtually via the Zoom Meeting platform.

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STATE RELEASES GUIDANCE AS SCHOOLS PLAN TO REOPEN

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HOKE HIGH FINDS SUCCESS IN DRONE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

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UPDATE: HOKE HIGH GRADUATION POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE 13

Due to the possibility of thunderstorms, Hoke County High School's drive-thru graduation ceremony has been postponed until Saturday, June 13.

Stage requirements for graduation:

All graduates will start at Checkpoint #1 (West Hoke Middle School). Follow the directions of administrators and staff volunteers. Bring your Chromebook. When exiting the parking lot of WHMS, turn right onto Palmer.

All graduates must have a cap and gown on in the car to come to the stage area (required to turn onto Bethel Rd).

ONLY 1 CAR PERMITTED TO DRIVE THROUGH

An identification card is required for students (ex. student ID, driver’s license, etc.)

Graduates must receive a number to come on Bethel Rd., the number must be placed on the dashboard of the driver’s side. Turn headlights on. Follow signs to Bethel Rd.

Checkpoint #2: You will turn left on Bethel Rd. Follow the directions of administrators and staff volunteers.

Checkpoint #3: An administrator will check to see if a cap/gown is on. Cars will circle around the bus parking lot.

Checkpoint #4: Graduation cords and diplomas will be distributed (passed through the window of your car by an administrator). Graduation cords/regalia should be put on at this time. No one is allowed to get out of the car at this time.

At the stage:

ONLY 2 people are permitted out of the car (graduate and 1 other person), the driver is not allowed out of the car.

Students must have masks on to walk on stage.

A schedule of arrival times based on students' last names is available on the Hoke County High School website.

HOKE COUNTY KINDERGARTEN STUDENT IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE BY CREATING PRAYER ROCKS

Spectrum News - 6-Year-Old Starts Prayer Rock Business

By David Ivey, Spectrum News

HOKE COUNTY, N.C. -- Kameron Maynor is just 6 years old, and he’s determined to try and help people. So with the help of his family, he’s creating a business called "KP Rocks" or "Kameron’s Prayer Rocks".

Customers send in requests for an individual rock, then Kameron decorates it with special words or paints the customer’s name on it. After making it customized for that person, the 6-year-old then says a prayer over the rock as he holds it in his hands- a specific prayer for a specific person.

His parents tell us that since starting his business in December of last year, nearly 300 people have become customers. They tell us their family has a long tradition of faith and that was the foundation to begin this.

Another motivation was to help people as they confront the COVID-19 pandemic. Kameron has created special rocks and prayers for essential workers like those in healthcare, along wth police and firefighters.

FIRST HOKE STUDENTS PASS FAA REMOTE PILOT CERTIFICATION

Congratulations to Sayeed Kabir, Danny Pham, and Xander Amores Vasquez for passing the FAA Remote Pilot Certification at Cape Fear Aviation on June 1, 2020! This certificate demonstrates that these students understand the regulations, operating requirements, and procedures for safely flying drones.

These students are in the Drone Technology Class taught by Mr. Mario Malabunga at Hoke County High School. This course, which began during the 2019-2020 school year, is designed to provide students basic information about the drone industry to gain an understanding of careers and skills in this field. FAA 14 CFR part 107 (The Small UAS Rule), officially known as "Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate" is covered. The Small UAS rule adds a new part 107 to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) to allow for routine civil operation of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS) and provide safety rules for those operations. This course is also designed for an introduction to basic flight of drones to include manual flight and mapping software. English language arts are reinforced. Students must be 16 years of age before the end of the course. Students cannot test until they are 16 and testing is the method used to determine proficiency for our Federal Accountability.

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