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April Good Citizens Award

Published Thursday, April 21, 2016

Hanford-Dole Elementary has recognized the following students as the April
Good Citizens for the character trait of self-disc

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April is Keep America Beautiful Month

Published Friday, April 1, 2016

Consider getting outside and seeing what you can do to beautify your environment.

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"Christmas In Swingtime" benefit concert

Published Thursday, December 10, 2015

Our show is set for Sunday evening (7 PM), December 13.

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The Winner of the Vicky Slusser Scholarship

Published Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Ana Carla Betancourt has been selected as the winner of the Vicky Slusser Scholarship sponsored by Communities in Schools (CIS) of Rowan County. The award is in the amount of five hundred dollars.

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Quick Facts

Published Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Check out our accomplishments! 

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Social Entrepreneur Interview

Published Monday, January 19, 2015

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, health services, school supplies, clothing, transportation and more to students in need. Victoria Slusser, Executive Director of the Rowan County affiliate, explains how CIS does “everything it takes to keep [students] in school and keep them engaged.” As the nation’s #1 dropout prevention program, CIS is able to improve thousands of children’s lives every day by providing accessible and effective resources in schools.

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Staples awards $1,000 to CIS Rowan

Published Monday, January 19, 2015

“We are thrilled to be receiving this funding from Staples Foundation. The $1,000 will be split between the five schools we currently operate in. This certainly gets us closer to the $130,000 needed each year to maintain staff at each of our five school sites. The funding will be used to support our mission; to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. We appreciate the support our local Staples store and associates give us on a regular basis and I would like to also thank Al Madsen, Staples District Manager for his special attention to our funding request this year.” Stated Vicky Slusser, Executive Director of CIS Rowan County.

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