November 29, 2014

Vance County Joint Education Committee Meeting

The Education Committees for the Vance County Board of Education and Vance County Board of Commissioners will meet on Friday, December 5, 2014 at noon.  The meeting will be held in Jerry Ayscue’s Conference Room.

Vance County Schools – Life Skills Day Presentations

Ed O’Brien, plant manager at the Walmart Distribution Center, talks with students at Southern Vance

Representatives from businesses in Vance County led presentations to high school sophomores as part of the “Life Skills Day” events held at Early College, Northern Vance, Southern Vance and Western Vance high schools on November 6 and 13. The business people visited classrooms and talked with students about how to successfully seek a job and […]

Elementary School News November 24-28, 2014

  VANCE COUNTY SCHOOLS       ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEWS   Volume 2 Issue 15                       November 24-28, 2014       The MISSION of Vance County Schools is to be committed to educating all students to prepare them for lifelong learning and productive citizenship.   IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS   Teacher workday on Wednesday. No school for […]

Vance County Schools – Walking Classroom at Carver Elementary

Fifth graders at Carver Elementary School begin one of their “Walking Classroom” sessions.

Letitia Fields and Regina Miles are leading their students through unique learning opportunities with the use of their “Walking Classroom” instructional materials at Carver Elementary School. Fields’ fifth graders and Miles’ fourth graders are among the students who use the miniature disc players and headphones to listen to the audio instruction as they walk around […]

Vance County Schools – N.C. Principal of the Year Visit

Dr. Larry Webb, principal of Eaton-Johnson Middle School, is joined by Assistant Principal Cheryl Coplin, left, as he talks about his school with Dr. Carrie Tulbert, 2014-2015 N.C. Principal of the Year.

Dr. Carrie Tulbert, North Carolina’s current Principal of the Year, visited Eaton-Johnson Middle School on November 4, as part of her promise to visit each of the schools of the fellow 2014-2015 regional principals of the year. Dr. Larry Webb, the state’s Region 3 Principal of the Year, welcomed Tulbert to his school. Tulbert spent […]

Vance County Schools Upcoming Committee Meetings

Update:  The Personnel Committee Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, December 2, 2014, has been postponed until Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. Originally:  Vance County Board of Education Committee Meeting Dates             * Personnel Committee, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, 8:30 am Note:  All meetings are held in the Superintendent’s   Conference Room.                                                                               

Vance County Schools – A Reading Principal at Zeb Vance

Principal Anne Garrison wears the eagle outfit she made as she reads to some of her students at Zeb Vance Elementary School on November 12.

For the second consecutive year, Principal Anne Garrison took time out of her busy schedule to read to students at Zeb Vance Elementary School during the school day on November 12. Her reading adventure was part of the “Read Your Heart Out” activity in the Book It Pizza Hut Challenge. As she did last school […]

Middle and High School News November 24-28, 2014

  VANCE COUNTY SCHOOLS   WEEKLY SCHOOL NEWS   Volume 3, Issue 15 A Publication for Middle and High Schools November 24-28, 2014       The MISSION of Vance County Schools is to be committed to educating all students to prepare them for lifelong learning and productive citizenship.   IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS     Wednesday […]

Ribbon cut to open Mechatronics Lab at VGCC South Campus

Officials ceremonially cut the ribbon, opening the Mechatronics lab at VGCC’s South Campus. Pictured, from left, they included Kenneth Wilson, VGCC’s project manager for the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant; Dr. Stelfanie Williams, president of VGCC; Keith Shearon, VGCC’s Mechatronics program head/instructor; Sara Lloyd, VGCC’s director of customized training; Cecilia Wheeler, president of the Granville County Chamber of Commerce and dean of VGCC’s South Campus; Dr. Angela Ballentine, VGCC’s vice president of academic and student affairs; Wesley Williams, VGCC’s applied technologies department chair; Angela Gardner-Ragland, VGCC’s dean of business and applied technologies; and Stan Winborne, career and technical education director for Granville County Schools. (VGCC photo)

The Granville County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ceremonial ribbon-cutting and open house to celebrate the new Mechatronics lab on Vance-Granville Community College’s South Campus, which is located between Creedmoor and Butner. Area residents and community leaders had a chance to take a closer look at the new Mechatronics Engineering Technology program, which provides […]

Guest speaker offers life lessons to VGCC students

Dr. NKrumah Lewis speaks to a group of VGCC students, faculty and staff on Nov. 13.

(VGCC photo)

The Male Mentoring Program at Vance-Granville Community College hosted author, entrepreneur, social activist and educator Dr. NKrumah Lewis as a special guest speaker on Nov. 13 on VGCC’s Main Campus. He shared stories from his own life to offer a message of hope to young people, as he does in his autobiography, “Becoming A Butterfly: […]