It is hard to believe that we have only 19 days remaining in the 2021-2022 school year. What a year it has been! This year would not have been possible without the incredible cooperation from our staff, our students, and of course, our families. Thank you for your outstanding commitment and dedication to Halifax County Schools.
May is a busy month for celebrations and special observances in Halifax County Schools. This week, May 2nd- May 6th, we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week. Now, more than ever, we say "thank you" to our teachers. May is also Mental Health Awareness Month. Our teams of school social workers and counselors are dedicated professionals who offer our students and families a variety of programs and resources to support their emotional health and well-being. This month's other notable observances include National School Lunch Hero Day on May 6th. We are thankful for our School Nutrition staff. Additionally, we also will celebrate National School Nurse Day on May 11th.
We will close out the 2021-2022 academic year in just a few short weeks, but there is much to do before we get to the last day of school on May 27th. This week, we will celebrate our Principal, Teacher, and Beginning Teachers of the year on May 5th. Additionally, students are preparing to take year-end exams. Schools are planning for end-of-year activities like field days, awards programs, and other year-end celebrations. Our high schools are also busy planning events and experiences to celebrate the Class of 2022, which leads to graduation.
At this point in the school year, it is a good time for us all to stop and reflect on the challenges and successes we have experienced. While the challenges have been many, we have also learned how resilient and compassionate our Halifax County Schools community is. Due to the pandemic, our students lost over 100,000 instructional minutes and there is still a lot of work that needs to be done. We have forged new friendships and partnerships, and we have learned that there is not anything we cannot accomplish if we stay united in our focus on students.
The Halifax County Board of Education will meet virtually on Monday, May 2, 2022. The board will convene in an open session at 4:00 p.m. Shortly thereafter, the board will go into a closed session. At the conclusion of the closed session, the board will return to the open session for the regular business meeting. Members of the public will have access to view all public portions of the meeting at:
Meeting ID: 832 9053 1810
Tel: 301 715 8592
May 3rd from Open - 10:30am for one free Chick-n-Minis™(4-ct) or 10:30am- Close for one free Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich.
Offer Available to all Educators, Teachers, Faculty and Staff with a valid school ID. Must be present to redeem. Limit one per person.
Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steak burgers has a sweet surprise for educators all week long. Teachers can stop by for a free single-topping mini sundae at participating restaurants during Teacher Appreciation Week, running May 2-6,
No purchase is necessary, and teachers must show a valid school ID to receive the freebie in-store, the company said in a news release. Sundaes can also be ordered at the drive-thru.
Zaxby's is celebrating National Teachers and Nurses Appreciation Week with a special 'Buy One, Get One' Boneless Wings Meal offer valid all day long on May 3, while supplies last.
Teacher Appreciation Week brings deals and freebies for educators at Sonic, Staples, more
This week, businesses are showing teachers with a little love - in the form of store discounts and food freebies. Teacher Appreciation Week officially kicked off Monday and runs through Friday. The savings last even longer at the nation's two largest office-supply stores, Staples and Office Depot.
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Classroom teachers spend an insane amount of money out of pocket each year buying classroom supplies. Additionally, many of us, including myself, have turned to Amazon for classroom items because it's so easy to do. If you are tired of spending your own money to enhance your classroom and curriculum, I highly suggest you check out the Amazon Wish List Feature.
Teachers participate in Mathematics Boot Camp
Halifax County Schools had more than 50 teachers attend a Mathematics Boot Camp held on a recent Saturday. The staff was given the opportunity to explore and strengthen practices, collaborate with colleagues, and complete independent tasks, according to a press release from Darian Pressley, public information officer with the Halifax County School District.
Breakfast w/ Dr. C
Phi Theta Kappa- HCEC
Muffins w/ Moms- WRDMSA
Windmill Challenge- WRDMSA
Kite Day- HELA
Easter Egg Hunter- PELA
Autism Awareness- NCTA
Career & College Fair- SCPA & NCTA
STEAM Day- IESA
STEAM DAY- EMSA
Admin. Pro. Day - Central Services
Rotary Club Breakfast - Central Services
Spelling Bee- ASIGL
Multiplication Bowl -EESA
Mock Interviews- Empowerment Zone
Communications and Messaging
Halifax County Schools will use effective, diverse, innovative methods of communication to increase internal and external stakeholder awareness and engagement in the educational process from the classroom to the community.
Darian Pressley, PIO
Halifax County School District | 9525 US-301, Halifax, NC 27839