March 21, 2017

Meeting Announcements 

The Halifax County Board of Education will meet in open session during a one-day Board Retreat on March 22nd 2017.  The Board Retreat will be held at Bricks, 281 Southbend Ln, Whitakers, North Carolina starting at 9:30 am until 12:30 pm.  

The Halifax County Board of Education will meet on Monday, April 3rd, 2017 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Central Office Administrative Building located on 9525 Hwy 301 South, Halifax, North Carolina, pursuant to NC General Statute 143.318 (a) (1) for the purpose of preventing disclosure of information that is privileged or confidential pursuant to state or federal law, specifically, information regarding employees which is protected by NC General Statute 115C-319 and 115-321. 

Pre-Kindergarten Registration

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
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Kindergarten Registration
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The Daily Herald reports on Halifax County School District's Mid Year Rally!!!
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Elissa Pierce~Student of the Month~December 2016

Halifax County Schools would like to proudly announce the recipient for the district Student of the Month for December 2016. The Student of the Month is Elissa Pierce, a 2nd grader at Aurelian Springs Elementary School. She is the daughter of Rodney and Sonya Pierce of Roanoke Rapids, NC. Elissa was chosen as the district Student of the Month because she is an excellent student who works hard and excels in all that she does. She is a team leader and works hard to do her best. Elissa has done well academically and has shown growth in all her subjects.  Her advice to students is you should always study.

January 2017 EOM
Halifax County Schools would like to proudly announce the recipient for the district Employee of the month for January.

The Employee of the Month is Ms. April Allen, Cyber Facilitator for Northwest Halifax High School. Ms. Allen was chosen as Employee of the Month because of her commitment to the scholars of the Halifax County Schools district. Ms. Allen is always willing to go above and beyond to ensure that students are prepared for class, various projects, and extra-curricular activities. She works hard to ensure that reports and data for the school is completed in a timely manner. Ms. Allen has an excellent rapport with scholars, staff, and administrators. Principal of Northwest Halifax High School, Mr. Mark Barfield, says, “Ms. Allen is a pleasure to have as an employee and it is great to have her as a member of his team.” Ms. April Allen truly is the epitome of one deserving the recognition for Employee of the Month for Halifax County Schools.


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Teacher of the Year/Principal of the Year Announced

Halifax County Schools announced the recipient of  the 2016 Teacher of the Year and 2016 Principal of the Year during a reception on Friday, November 4, 2016 at Enfield Middle School in Enfield, NC. The theme for the event was "Planting seeds that will grow forever." Ms. Shauna Jones, AVID Teacher at Southeast Halifax High school received the honor as Halifax County Schools Teacher of the year. Ms. Jones brings refreshing energy to her students through positive affirmations and activities on a daily basis. Her infectious enthusiasm spreads throughout her school building and well into the the community. Halifax County Schools is proud of her work in cultivating the minds of our future.
Mrs. Melissa Richardson, principal at Hollister Elementary School, was awarded the honor of Halifax County Schools 2016 Principal of the Year. Mrs. Richardson has been instrumental in motivating her students and staff for academic excellence. She has systematically achieved increased academic growth and proficiency in her school each year. Mrs. Richardson is an excellent role model and mentor to her colleagues and peers. She has repeatedly shown an unconditional love for her students, school, and community.
The Halifax County Schools Board of Education, Superintendent Dr. Eric Cunningham, and the entire faculty and staff are very proud of the honorees and their outstanding achievements.

Teacher of the Year~Shauna Jones~SoutheastPrincipal of the Year~Melissa Richardson~Hollister
Congratulations Mrs Melissa Richardson and Ms. Shauna Jones!!!

Message from Dr. Eric Cunningham, Superintendent of Halifax County Schools

I am pleased that Halifax County Schools is no longer considered a low performing district, and I would like to commend former superintendent, Dr. Elease Frederick, and her leadership team for moving the district forward.  At the same time, I recognize there is much work to do and continuous improvement is my focus.  I look forward to seeing the students of Halifax County Schools progress academically, and I embrace the work that it takes to continue our upward progression.



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National School Nutrition Employee Week - May 2-6, 2016

School Nutrition Employee Week is the perfect opportunity to recognize our hardworking professionals in school cafeterias across the County. The National School Nutrition Association has designated this week to remind everyone that school nutrition employees are superheroes that deserve recognition.

All week long, we will take this opportunity to thank the hardworking school nutrition professionals who work hard to make our kids, our schools and our community healthier.

It’s about more than making and serving meals-school nutrition is a balancing act; strict nutrition guidelines, challenging budgets, making meals our students love, and navigating student allergies-these are just a few of the daily considerations of our “average” school nutrition superhero!

Nutritious meals at school are an essential part of the school day; and the staff of the Halifax County Schools Nutrition Department is committed to providing healthful, nutritious meals to our children. The women and men who prepare and serve school meals help nurture our children through daily interaction and support, and help them to become successful students and healthy citizens- “you can’t teach a hungry child”.  

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Halifax County Schools is committed to providing appropriate educational programs that will allow all students to achieve at a high level of success. We hold expectation that every student is a unique individual who can and will learn when provided with adequate time, effective teaching, and a positive learning environment.

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Seeking Input - Federal Programs

The Halifax County School District is in the process of preparing applications for federal funding in several areas of the school district programming. Those areas include: Title I Program Funds, School Improvement Funds, Title II Program Funds, Rural and Low Income Schools, Migrant Education Funds, Individuals with Disabilities Act, IDEA Part B, and federal funds for Career and Technical Education. The applications describe how Halifax County proposes to use federal funds to impact student achievement for the 2016-2017 school year. Interested stakeholders are invited to make comments and suggestions at the office of the Superintendent of Schools, 9525 Highway 301 South, Halifax, NC 27839 by June 30, 2017For more information, call Mrs. Tyrana B. Battle at (252)-583-5111 or email her at