Home in Henderson http://homeinhenderson.com News and views from the heart of Vance County, N.C. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:04:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 City of Henderson: Development Services Deparment Director Corey Williams http://homeinhenderson.com/2014/09/30/news/city-business/city-of-henderson-development-services-deparment-director-corey-williams/ http://homeinhenderson.com/2014/09/30/news/city-business/city-of-henderson-development-services-deparment-director-corey-williams/#comments Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:02:59 +0000 http://homeinhenderson.com/?p=61527 Per City Manager Ray Girffin:  I am pleased to advise you I’ve appointed Code Compliance Directory Corey Williams as the Director of the newly formed Development Services Department.  His promotion is effective of 26, September 2014, or the beginning of the current work period.

The Development Services Department is comprised of the former Code Compliance and Planning and Community Development departments.  Mr. Williams has served as the Interim Planning Director since former Planning Director Eris Dunston resigned to take an administrative position in Halifax County.

Mr. Williams has performed in a most admirable manner during these past five months as Interim Planning Director as well as managing his own departmental functions.  I am confident he will help carry the Development Services Department forward in a proactive, progressive manner.

 

 

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US House of Representatives Candidate Brenda Cleary hosting public forum. http://homeinhenderson.com/2014/09/30/politics/us-house-of-representatives-candidate-brenda-cleary-hosting-public-forum/ http://homeinhenderson.com/2014/09/30/politics/us-house-of-representatives-candidate-brenda-cleary-hosting-public-forum/#respond Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:50:29 +0000 http://homeinhenderson.com/?p=61529 Brenda Cleary, Democratic Candidate for the US House of Representatives in NC District 13, invites the citizens of Franklin and neighboring counties to a town hall public forum.  The forum will be held at the Youngsville branch of the Franklin County Library from 3-5 PM on Saturday, October 11th.  Hope to see you there.  Brenda wants to hear from you and answer your questions. 

http://www.clearyforcongress.com/countingoncleary/

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Vance County Public Middle and High School Weekly News September 29-October 3, 2014 http://homeinhenderson.com/2014/09/30/news/education/vance-county-public-middle-and-high-school-weekly-news-september-29-october-3-2014/ http://homeinhenderson.com/2014/09/30/news/education/vance-county-public-middle-and-high-school-weekly-news-september-29-october-3-2014/#respond Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:03:55 +0000 http://homeinhenderson.com/?p=61501

VANCE COUNTY SCHOOLS

 

WEEKLY SCHOOL NEWS

 

Volume 3, Issue 7

A Publication for Middle and High Schools

Sept. 29-Oct. 3, 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

   

 

Monday, October 6, is a teacher workday

with no school for students, except at Early College High.

 

 

 

 

  End of first six-week grading period on Friday at Northern Vance, Southern

  Vance and Western Vance high schools.

 

 

SCHOOL EVENTS FOR THE WEEK

   

Northern Vance High: (Monday, September 29) – Data team sessions during planning periods

     

Southern Vance High: (Monday, September 29) – Leadership Team meeting at 3:30 p.m.

     

Henderson Middle: (Tuesday, September 30) – Data team sessions during planning periods

     

Southern Vance High: (Tuesday, September 30) – English and Biology PLCs at 3:15 p.m. EC PLCs also being held.

     

Southern Vance High: (Wednesday, October 1) – Herff Jones representatives meet with juniors at 2 p.m. in the cafeteria. Faculty meeting at 3:30 p.m. in the Drama Room.

     

Southern Vance High: (Thursday, October 2) – Herff Jones representatives meet with seniors at 2:45 p.m. in the cafeteria. Math and Social Studies PLCs at 3:15 p.m.

     

Henderson Middle: (Friday, October 3) – Reporting and presenting data sessions during planning periods

   

 

 

UPCOMING SCHOOL EVENTS

 

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Tuesday, October 7-Friday, October 10: Homecoming Week at Southern Vance High

 

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Monday, October 13-Tuesday, October 14: Teacher workdays at Early College High. No school for students.

 

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Tuesday, October 14:  Data notebook sessions during planning periods at Henderson Middle

 

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Wednesday, October 15:  Early Release Day at all schools, except Early College High, due to staff development sessions in the afternoon. The STEM Early High School dismisses students at 11:45 a.m. Northern Vance, Southern Vance and Western Vance high schools dismiss students at 12 p.m. and Eaton-Johnson and Henderson middle schools dismiss students at 12:15 p.m.

 

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Wednesday, October 15: Report cards distributed at Northern Vance, Southern Vance and Western Vance high schools

 

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Wednesday, October 15: The PSAT will be administered to high school juniors in the morning

 

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Monday, October 27: End of nine-week grading period at middle schools

 

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Monday, October 27: Interim Progress Reports distributed at Northern Vance, Southern Vance and Western Vance high schools

 

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Friday, October 31: End of second six-week grading period at Early College High

 

 

 

ATHLETIC EVENTS
Northern Vance and Southern Vance Football Admission is $6.00.

Volleyball and Soccer Admission is $5.00. Admission for Tennis and Cross Country is free.

Eaton-Johnson and Henderson Middle Football Admission is $5.00.

Volleyball and Soccer Admission is $4.00

   

ACADEMICS FIRST…ATHLETICS SECOND

 

Monday
(Sept. 29, 2014)

Tuesday
(Sept. 30, 2014)

Wednesday
(Oct. 1, 2014)

Thursday
(Oct. 2, 2014)

Friday
(Oct. 3, 2014)

 

 

EVENTS MAY BE

POSTPONED

DUE TO

WEATHER

 

 

MEN’S SOCCER

 

NVHS

Home

J.F. Webb

6 p.m.

 

SVHS

Away

Franklinton

6 p.m.

 

SOCCER

 

EJMS

Away

Franklinton

4:30 p.m.

 

HMS

Away

Northern Granville

4:15 p.m.

 

VOLLEYBALL

 

EJMS

Away

Cedar Creek

4:15 p.m.

 

HMS

Home

Warren County

4:15 p.m.

 

WOMEN’S TENNIS

 

NVHS

Home

Chapel Hill

4:30 p.m.

 

 

 

CROSS COUNTRY

 

SVHS

Away

Durham School

of the Arts

4:30 p.m.

 

SOCCER

 

EJMS

Away

Bunn

4:30 p.m.

 

HMS

Home

Franklinton

4:15 p.m.

 

VOLLEYBALL

 

NVHS

Away

Cardinal Gibbons

6 p.m.

 

SVHS

Away

Franklinton

5 p.m.

 

WOMEN’S

TENNIS

 

SVHS

Home

South Granville

5 p.m.

 

 

FOOTBALL

 

EJMS

Away

Hawley

4:30 p.m.

 

MEN’S SOCCER

 

NVHS

Away

Cedar Ridge

6 p.m.

 

SVHS

Home

N.C. School

of Science & Math

6 p.m.

 

WOMEN’S TENNIS

 

NVHS

Away

Northwood

4:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

FOOTBALL

 

HMS

Home

Terrell Lane

5 p.m.

 

JUNIOR VARSITY

FOOTBALL

 

SVHS

Away

Ben L. Smith

6 p.m.

 

VOLLEYBALL

 

EJMS

Home

Butner-Stem

4:15 p.m.

 

HMS

Away

Hawley

4:15 p.m.

 

NVHS

Home

Southern Durham

5 p.m.

 

SVHS

Home

Roanoke Rapids

5 p.m.

 

WOMEN’S TENNIS

 

SVHS

Away

Bunn

4:30 p.m.

 

 

 

FOOTBALL

 

NVHS

Home

Orange

7 p.m.

 

SVHS

Home

Ben L. Smith

7 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have a school event and would like to have it added to the Weekly School News email,

send the information to Terri Hedrick, public information officer, at thedrick@vcs.k12.nc.us.

   

 

 

 

 

 

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Oxford Prep to Hold 2nd Annual Mattress Sale Fundraiser http://homeinhenderson.com/2014/09/30/news/education/oxford-prep-to-hold-2nd-annual-mattress-sale-fundraiser/ http://homeinhenderson.com/2014/09/30/news/education/oxford-prep-to-hold-2nd-annual-mattress-sale-fundraiser/#respond Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:03:53 +0000 http://homeinhenderson.com/?p=61508 On Saturday, October 4th Paul Smith and The Mattress Center will sponsor a fundraiser to raise money for Oxford Preparatory High School to help fund the school’s athletic program. Smith, a 2006 graduate of J.F. Webb High School and former deputy sheriff with the Granville County Sheriff’s Department, is the president and owner of Mattress Center, Inc. with stores in Winston Salem and Raleigh.

The fundraiser will be held in Henderson at Superior Chrylser-Dodge-Jeep on US-158 from10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Smith will be there himself to answer all questions and guide customers in choosing the right mattress for their particular needs. Top quality mattresses including Simmons Beautyrest and Sealy Posturepedic will be offered. There will also be a display of Lifestyle adjustable bases with wireless and wired remote capabilities, as well as massage capability, and even bluetooth. Accessories offered will include Cool Gel memory foam pillows, mattress protectors, and metal bed frames. For the fundraiser, many of these products will be sold at prices too low to advertise.

“I hope people will take advantage of the opportunity to purchase a really comfortable mattress at a great price and help our students at the same time,” Smith said. “Everyone seemed to be extremely pleased with our last fundraiser, and I’m optimistic that this year we can do just as well.”

Customers will have a variety of payment options, including cash, check, and credit card, as well as six-month and twelve-month interest-free financing.”

This is not Smith’s first venture into community service. While still a student at J.F. Webb, he sponsored a baseball team for the Oxford Recreation Department through his company Paul Smith’s Lawn Care and Landscaping Services. Since moving to Winston-Salem, he has been a major supporter of the local food bank and donated coats, hats, and gloves for elementary school children who did not have them. Mattress Center has also sponsored successful fundraisers in the Winston Salem area.

Anyone wishing to learn more about the products that will be displayed at the fundraiser, or explore similar fundraising opportunities, should visit the Mattress Center web site at www.mattresscenternc.com.

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Skate For The Cure October 3rd and 4th, 2014 http://homeinhenderson.com/2014/09/30/news/fundraisers-news/skate-for-the-cure-october-3rd-and-4th-2014/ http://homeinhenderson.com/2014/09/30/news/fundraisers-news/skate-for-the-cure-october-3rd-and-4th-2014/#respond Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:03:41 +0000 http://homeinhenderson.com/?p=61510 1st_skate_for_the_cure

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Vance County Public Elementary School News September 29-October 3, 2014 http://homeinhenderson.com/2014/09/30/news/education/vance-county-public-elementary-school-news-september-29-october-3-2014/ http://homeinhenderson.com/2014/09/30/news/education/vance-county-public-elementary-school-news-september-29-october-3-2014/#respond Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:03:32 +0000 http://homeinhenderson.com/?p=61491  

VANCE COUNTY SCHOOLS

 
 

 

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEWS

 

Volume 2 Issue 7            September 29-October 3, 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

 

 

 

Monday, October 6, is a teacher workday

with no school for students, except at Early College High.

 

SCHOOL EVENTS FOR THIS WEEK

 

Aycock Elementary: (Monday, September 29) – Start of Candy Man fundraiser. Student assemblies begin at 1 p.m.

 

Carver Elementary: (Tuesday, September 30) – All second graders attend Save Our Kids water safety session at the Aycock Recreation Complex in the afternoon.

 

New Hope Elementary: (Tuesday, September 30) – All second graders attend Save Our Kids water safety session at the Henderson Family YMCA in the afternoon.

 

E.O. Young Elementary: (Tuesday, September 29) – Girls on the Run session from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

 

Zeb Vance Elementary: (Tuesday, September 29) – Girls on the Run session from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

 

Carver Elementary: (Thursday, October 2) – All second graders attend Save Our Kids water safety session at the Aycock Recreation Complex in the afternoon.

 

New Hope Elementary: (Thursday, October 2) – All second graders attend Save Our Kids water safety session at the Henderson Family YMCA in the afternoon.

 

E.O. Young Jr. Elementary: (Thursday, October 2) – Girls on the Run session from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

 

Zeb Vance Elementary: (Thursday, October 2) – Girls on the Run session from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

 

UPCOMING SCHOOL EVENTS

 

Monday, October 6-Friday, October 10: National Fire Prevention Week observed with special events in schools.

 

Tuesday, October 7: All second graders at L.B. Yancey Elementary attend Save Our Kids water safety session at the Henderson Family YMCA.

 

Tuesday, October 7: All second graders at E.O. Young Jr. Elementary attend Save Our Kids water safety session at the Aycock Recreation Complex. Girls on the Run session from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

 

Tuesday, October 7: Girls on the Run session from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. at Zeb Vance Elementary

 

Tuesday, October 7-Wednesday, October 8: Fifth graders attend Environmental Field Days activities at Satterwhite Point on Kerr Lake

 

Wednesday, October 8: Fire Prevention assembly for students in pre-kindergarten through second grade at Dabney Elementary

 

Thursday, October 9: All second graders at L.B. Yancey Elementary attend Save Our Kids water safety session at the Henderson Family YMCA.

 

Thursday, October 9: Fire Prevention assembly with students in pre-kindergarten through second grade at 9:15 a.m. at E.O. Young Jr. Elementary. All second graders attend Save Our Kids water safety session at the Aycock Recreation Complex. Girls on the Run session from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

 

Thursday, October 9: Girls on the Run session from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. at Zeb Vance Elementary

 

Friday, October 10: Doughnut sales money due at E.O. Young Jr. Elementary

 

Monday, October 13: School Improvement Team meeting at Dabney Elementary

 

Monday, October 13-Friday, October 17: Book Fair at Dabney Elementary

 

Tuesday, October 14: Health Fair and Curriculum Night beginning at 6 p.m. at Dabney Elementary. The Health Fair will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the school’s multipurpose room. The Curriculum Night activities will be held in classrooms throughout the school and the Book Fair will be open in the media center.

 

Tuesday, October 14: All second graders at L.B. Yancey Elementary attend Save Our Kids water safety session at the Henderson Family YMCA.

 

Tuesday, October 14: All second graders at E.O. Young Jr. Elementary attend Save Our Kids water safety session at the Aycock Recreation Complex. Girls on the Run session from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

 

Tuesday, October 14: Girls on the Run session from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. at Zeb Vance Elementary

 

Wednesday, October 15: Early Release Day for staff development in the afternoon, except at Early College High School. Elementary and high schools dismiss at 12 p.m. and middle schools dismiss at 12:15 p.m. The STEM Early High School dismisses students at 11:45 a.m.

 

Thursday, October 16: All second graders at L.B. Yancey Elementary attend Save Our Kids water safety session at the Henderson Family YMCA.

 

Thursday, October 16: All second graders at E.O. Young Jr. Elementary attend Save Our Kids water safety session at the Aycock Recreation Complex. Girls on the Run session from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. PTO business meeting at 5:30 p.m.

 

Friday, October 17: Doughnut sales pickup at E.O. Young Jr. Elementary

 

Monday, October 20: Faculty meeting at 3:15 p.m. at Dabney Elementary

 

Tuesday, October 21: All second graders at L.B. Yancey Elementary attend Save Our Kids water safety session at the Henderson Family YMCA.

 

Tuesday, October 21: Ident-A-Kid at 9 a.m. at E.O. Young Jr. Elementary. All second graders attend Save Our Kids water safety session at the Aycock Recreation Complex. Girls on the Run session from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

 

Monday, October 27: End of first nine-week grading period

 

Wednesday, October 29: Fall picture make-up day at E.O. Young Jr. Elementary

 

Friday, October 31: Special Rewards for students in all grades at E.O. Young Jr. Elementary

 

 

 

 

 

If you have a school event and would like to have it added to the Elementary School News email,

send the information to Terri Hedrick, public information officer, at thedrick@vcs.k12.nc.us.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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Butterfield Cheers Enactment of His Bill to Approve Site Selected for Memorial to Honor African Americans that Fought in American Revolution http://homeinhenderson.com/2014/09/30/press-release/nc/butterfield-cheers-enactment-of-his-bill-to-approve-site-selected-for-memorial-to-honor-african-americans-that-fought-in-american-revolution/ http://homeinhenderson.com/2014/09/30/press-release/nc/butterfield-cheers-enactment-of-his-bill-to-approve-site-selected-for-memorial-to-honor-african-americans-that-fought-in-american-revolution/#respond Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:03:21 +0000 http://homeinhenderson.com/?p=61497 WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today cheered the President’s signing of H.J. Res 120, a bill Butterfield introduced to approve the location selected for a memorial that will recognize the thousands of slaves and free African Americans who fought for America’s independence during the American Revolution.

“For generations, historians estimated that at least 5,000 African Americans – both slaves and free – fought for American independence.  Revised estimates now show more than 10,000 brave men joined in the fight.  At least 252 of these patriots came from North Carolina, and at least 109 came from counties which now comprise much of my congressional district. 

“The memorial that will eventually be constructed to honor tens of thousands of slaves and free African Americans who helped to secure American independence during the American Revolution will be a fitting tribute to their heroic actions that helped shape the very foundation of our great nation. 

“There are over two million descendants of these Revolutionary War patriots nationwide.  This memorial will show the nation and world that the sacrifices of African Americans – both slaves and free – who took up arms to secure America’s independence are not forgotten.

“I thank President Obama, Senator Chris Murphy (CT), and Representatives Doc Hastings (WA) and Peter DeFazio (OR) for helping to ensure the swift passage and enactment of H.J. Res 120.  I particularly thank the late-Representative Donald Payne, Sr. (NJ) who conceived this idea to honor these brave men and their descendants in a permanent and meaningful way.”

Federal law requires that the location for the memorial identified by the Administrator of the General Services Administration be formally approved by Congress within 150 days of receiving the recommendation by the GSA Administrator.  H.J. Res 120 passed the House and Senate earlier this month.

 

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VGCC Warren Campus helps local kids in need http://homeinhenderson.com/2014/09/30/news/education/vgcc-warren-campus-helps-local-kids-in-need/ http://homeinhenderson.com/2014/09/30/news/education/vgcc-warren-campus-helps-local-kids-in-need/#respond Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:03:20 +0000 http://homeinhenderson.com/?p=61505 VGCC Warren Campus faculty and staff hold some of the book bags donated to J-Jireh Services; in front, from left, campus coordinator/Warren Early College liaison Faye Goode, J-Jireh director Gertie Williams Crute, Basic Skills coordinator/instructor Edna Scott and security officer Helena Jenkins; and in back, from left, administrative assistant Lisa Rodwell, Office Administration instructor Jessica Harvey, campus Dean Mitch Evans and campus custodian James Burwell. (VGCC photo)

VGCC Warren Campus faculty and staff hold some of the book bags donated to J-Jireh Services; in front, from left, campus coordinator/Warren Early College liaison Faye Goode, J-Jireh director Gertie Williams Crute, Basic Skills coordinator/instructor Edna Scott and security officer Helena Jenkins; and in back, from left, administrative assistant Lisa Rodwell, Office Administration instructor Jessica Harvey, campus Dean Mitch Evans and campus custodian James Burwell. (VGCC photo)

Vance-Granville Community College’s Warren County Campus recently formed a partnership with Warrenton-based nonprofit organization J-Jireh Services that has resulted in local schoolchildren receiving book bags and school supplies.
The new relationship between the college and J-Jireh’s director, Gertie Williams Crute, began with a chance meeting between Crute and Warren County Campus Dean Mitch Evans on a playground near the Warrenton campus. They struck up a conversation about her work with local children and their parents, and formed a partnership on the spot.

Evans organized a drive among the faculty and staff at the college to collect book bags, pencils, paper and notebooks for some of the needy children with whom Crute works. In September, Evans delivered 51 fully-stocked book bags (one more than their goal) to Crute, who gave them to Warren County schoolchildren, ages 5 to 13.

“We feel it’s important for our campus to establish community partnerships and to reach out to everyone in Warren County,” said Evans. “I have personally seen and spoken to these kids on the playground, and the mere thought of having a book bag made them all jump up and down and cheer. These donations will hopefully give these kids a happier school experience and keep them on the path to academic success.”

Crute expressed her gratitude to Evans and other VGCC staff for their support. A Warren County native, she is a former student at VGCC, where she completed Nurse Aide (CNA) training, Human Resources Development and other courses, and has a daughter who attended the college as well. After a career in health care, Crute founded J-Jireh (which means “God provides”) in 2003 and moved back to Warren County in 2008. “I wanted to give back to my community,” Crute said. She helps low-income families, including the homeless, try to recover stability and find new opportunities. “I require the adults I work with to do their part to help themselves, which often means going to school,” Crute said. Now, she is helping the parents of many of the children who will receive the book bags and school supplies to enroll at VGCC. Many are already taking High School Equivalency, Nurse Aide and Basic Skills Plus courses at the Warren Campus.

For more information about J-Jreh Services, call Crute at (252) 820-9287. For more information about classes at VGCC’s Warren Campus, call (252) 257-1900.

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NCDPI Receives 40 Applications to Open Charters in 2016 http://homeinhenderson.com/2014/09/30/news/education/ncdpi-receives-40-applications-to-open-charters-in-2016/ http://homeinhenderson.com/2014/09/30/news/education/ncdpi-receives-40-applications-to-open-charters-in-2016/#respond Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:03:07 +0000 http://homeinhenderson.com/?p=61499

Forty nonprofit organizations have filed applications to open a public charter school in August 2016. These applications met the Sept. 26 deadline and were submitted through the automated application system utilized by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI).  A spreadsheet of applicants is available at www.ncpublicschools.org/charterschools/.

“These new applications represent an opportunity to expand on the choices available to North Carolina students and parents,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson.  “The Department of Public Instruction and State Board of Education will continue to partner with charter schools and traditional schools to prepare all students for post-secondary education, careers and citizenship.” 

Each charter school applicant was required to pay a $1,000 application fee and perform criminal background checks on the proposed board members.  The Office of Charter Schools will be reviewing these applications for completeness before forwarding them to the Charter School Advisory Board (CSAB).  The CSAB will utilize its committee structure and external evaluators to review these applications.  After deliberation, including interviews, the CSAB will recommend the highest quality applicants to the State Board of Education for approval. 

There are currently 148 public charter schools open in North Carolina. Three other charter schools slated to open in August 2014 received a one-year delay due to facility concerns and could now open in 2015.  An additional 11 schools received a favorable report from the State Board of Education to enter the planning phase with the goal of opening in August 2015.  The Department of Public Instruction will provide training for these applicant groups over the next year as they complete the Ready to Open process.

Visit the Charter Schools website for more information.

About the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction:
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction provides leadership to 115 local public school districts and 126 charter schools serving over 1.5 million students in kindergarten through high school graduation. The agency is responsible for all aspects of the state’s public school system and works under the direction of the North Carolina State Board of Education.

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VGCC and Chamber partner for Health Care Reform discussion http://homeinhenderson.com/2014/09/30/business/vgcc-and-chamber-partner-for-health-care-reform-discussion/ http://homeinhenderson.com/2014/09/30/business/vgcc-and-chamber-partner-for-health-care-reform-discussion/#respond Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:03:02 +0000 http://homeinhenderson.com/?p=61495 The Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Vance-Granville Community College’s Small Business Center, will present a “Lunch Break to Educate” seminar, called “Health Care Reform for Small Business, Season 2: What Have We Learned?” on Wednesday, Oct. 8, from noon until 1 p.m. in Room 7107 (Building 7) on VGCC’s Main Campus in Vance County. The purpose of this seminar is to give local business owners a complete update on the federal Affordable Care Act, which is about to begin its second year of full implementation. The new open enrollment season starts Nov. 15, 2014.

The facilitator for the discussion will be Mike Smith, regional sales executive with Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. Smith will help participants understand how the federal law and other changes will affect their bottom line, and he will provide information relating to individual and small group coverages for 2015.

The cost to attend the seminar is $10 per person, which includes lunch. For more information and to reserve a seat, contact Melanie Mann at (252) 438-8414 or info@hendersonvance.org. The deadline to RSVP is Oct. 2. Registration in advance is required to guarantee a lunch.

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