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Hanford-Dole Elementary enjoyed the book, "Duck on a Bike"

Posted by: Fran Simpson on Thursday, March 19, 2015
Fran Simpson site coordinator

The first grade students at Hanford-Dole Elementary enjoyed the presentation of the book, "Duck on a Bike" in the school's Media Center. 

School Profile--Hanford-Dole Elementary

Posted by: Kathleen Burris on Friday, February 27, 2015
Stack of books

This month we are highlighting Hanford-Dole Elementary School, one of the sixteen schools served by Food for Thought. Thanks to Food for Thought intern Kathleen Burris from Catawba College who wrote the story and took the pictures. 

Guest reader Fran Simpson at Hanford-Dole Elementary

Posted by: Fran Simpson on Monday, February 23, 2015
Fran Simpson Hanford-Dole Elementary Site Coordinator

The first grade students at Hanford-Dole Elementary enjoyed the presentation of a Valentine story in the school's Media Center.  The guest reader was Fran Simpson, one of the Communities In Schools Site Coordinators at the school, who shared, "The Biggest Valentine Ever."  

Read Across America

Posted by: Marsha Wood Site Coordinator North Rowan Elementary School on Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Books

 Read Across America is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually.  Read Across America is a motivational program to build awareness that calls for every child, in every community, to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of the beloved children's author, Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss.  Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and communities will participate in Read Across America by bringing together kids, teens, volunteers and books. 

There are many benefits that come with being an intern.

Posted by: Camille Mackey, Site Coordinator North Rowan Middle School on Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Child

An intern is described as a student or trainee who works, sometimes with or without pay, at a trade or occupation in order to gain work experience in a field of their interest. The intern is much like an employee, expected to show up to work on time, dressed in appropriate workplace attire, and act in a professional manner that suits the company. 

The impact of United Way funding for Level 2 Services

Posted by: Vicky Slusser on Monday, February 16, 2015
United Way Rowan County

We are so thankful for the community support we have received through the Rowan County United Way Campaign.  Our agency receives funding for our level 2 services, those services address individual student needs and we do that through a case managed system. 

Hanford Dole First Grade Book Club

Posted by: Fran Simpson on Thursday, February 12, 2015
Hanford Dole Book Club

The first grade students at Hanford-Dole Elementary enjoyed the presentation of a Valentine story in the school's Media Center.  The guest reader was Fran Simpson, one of the Communities In Schools Site Coordinators at the school, who shared, "The Biggest Valentine Ever."

Catawba College Head Football Coach Visits Knox Middle School

Posted by: CIS Rowan on Monday, February 9, 2015

Coach Walker, the head football coach for Catawba College, visited Knox Middle School on Monday February 2nd. Coach Walker, along with three of his football players, met with 20 Knox Middle School boys to talk about the upcoming mentoring partnership between Catawba College and Knox Middle School.

CIS In the News

Posted by: CIS Rowan on Monday, February 9, 2015
Communities In Schools

Students impacted by Communities In Schools grows Communities In Schools of Rowan County’s data from the 2013-14 school year shows an increase in students helped. Students served by the organization are often the most at risk of leaving school early, but 95 percent of those students graduated with their peers last year. 

With NC school grades out, let the dialogue begin

Posted by: Dr. Eric Hall, CEO of Communities in Schools NC on Friday, February 6, 2015
Reading

This week, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education released the state’s first school letter grade system, which uses an “A” through “F” scoring designation based on student proficiency and growth.

 

Can we agree that reading is Important?

Posted by: Vicky Slusser on Thursday, January 29, 2015

I think we can all agree that reading is important to every aspect of our life.  Whether we read our tax forms or monthly bill statements we need to be able to read and understand those every day occurrences.  One way we help encourage reading in our schools is to invite parents and community members to our schools’ monthly Book Clubs.  Our most recent Book Club took place at Hanford-Dole Elementary School and is just a small sample of how we can come together as a community to encourage reading for even our youngest students.

The Spirit of Giving and Team Work - Communities in Schools

Posted by: Vicky Slusser on Wednesday, January 7, 2015
The Spirit of Giving Even though Communities in Schools (CIS) wasn't doing Christmas gifts for students this year, a parent of one of our Level 2 students was crying at the bus stop telling the bus driver that she couldn't provide Christmas gifts ...

Social Entrepreneur Interview: Victoria Slusser

Posted by: Vicky Slusser on Friday, December 12, 2014
Social Entrepreneur Interview: Victoria Slusser Since 1998, Communities In Schools (CIS) has served thousands of children in Rowan County schools. This nationwide non-profit organization offers in-school mentoring, tutoring, supportive guidance, ...

Salisbury, NC –December 8, 2014

Posted by: Vicky Slusser on Monday, December 8, 2014
Communities In Schools of Rowan County has been awarded $1,000 by Staples Foundation The private charitable arm of Staples, Inc., under a program that lets Staples associates direct donations. “We are thrilled to be receiving this funding ...

Literacy is the #1 Goal at Hanford-Dole

Posted by: Vicky Slusser on Monday, December 8, 2014
Extraordinary Education Every Day Hanford-Dole Elementary continues to strive to provide "Extraordinary Education Every Day." Literacy is the number one goal at Hanford-Dole, and with that in mind, the staff provided mini-workshops for parents the ...

"I Wanna New Room"

Posted by: Vicky Slusser on Friday, December 5, 2014
Book Club The first grade students at Hanford-Dole Elementary enjoyed this month's Book Club in the school's Media Center. November's book was "I Wanna New Room." The book was presented by Sergeant Brett Miller from the NC National Guard and he ...

CIS Makes NonProfit Times Top 100!

Posted by: Vicky Slusser on Thursday, December 4, 2014
CIS Makes Non-Profit Times Top 100! Communities In Schools appears this year for the first time in the NonProfit Times Top 100 – an annual survey of the nation’s largest nonprofits. The 26th annual study of the largest nonprofits in the ...

CIS Letter to the Editor 11-24-14

Posted by: Vicky Slusser on Tuesday, November 25, 2014
This Thanksgiving as you reflect on your blessings, and perhaps some of the trials and tribulations you have faced-Communities In Schools of Rowan County would like to share our gratitude for our wonderful community. We are thankful for all the ...

The Choice Bus

Posted by: Vicky Slusser on Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Knox 6th Grade students toured the Choice Bus, which is funded through our State CIS Office and the Matte C. Stewart Foundation. The program is a designed to encourage students to stay in school. The bus is equipped with a jail cell, and the ...

Koontz Bookclub Buddies

Posted by: Vicky Slusser on Wednesday, March 6, 2013
1st Grade Bookclub Buddies met for the fourth time this school year. Each 1st grade scholar attends with a parent/grandparent or other family adult, and receives a free book appropriate for grade 1 readers. Today we read The Magic School Bus Takes a ...

Food Lion Visits Knox

Posted by: Vicky Slusser on Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Knox had 18 employees from the Food Lion Corporate Offices come speak to the 7th grade students on February 19th. The employees spoke to the students about their experiences when they were in school, what motivated them to stay in school, and the ...

"The Biggest Valentine Ever"

Posted by: Vicky Slusser on Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Mrs. Kaye Hirst, director of the Rowan Museum, was the February guest reader for the 1st grade Book Club on Feb. 14. She shared with the students, "The Biggest Valentine Ever." Fran Simpson, CIS site coordinator, gave a presentation to the ...

Mayor Guest Reader

Posted by: Vicky Slusser on Monday, February 25, 2013
Mrs. Mary Ponds, on the Board of Directors of Communities In Schools/Rowan, was the guest reader for the January First Grade Book Club. She shared "The Mitten." Fran Simpson, CIS site coordinator, gave a presentation to the parents in attendance.

In the Post: Study, Communities in Schools Good for Economy

Posted by: Vicky Slusser on Wednesday, July 11, 2012
This article was published on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 by Sarah Campbell at the Salisbury Post. Read the full story here SALISBURY — From both an economic and educational standpoint, Communities in Schools of Rowan County is having a positive ...