• A Message from Dr. Chris Lowder, Superintendent 01/017/2019
    Superintendent Lowder
    Congratulations to Sandra Hajney, a teacher assistant at W.M. Irvin Elementary School, who has been named the Cabarrus County Schools 2018-2019 Teacher Assistant of the Year! We surprised Mrs. Hajney with the announcement at her school on Jan. 11th.
    The Cabarrus County Board of Education will hold its annual planning session on Saturday, Jan. 26th at the Education Center. The day-long session gives board members an opportunity to hear updates from district staff about the areas of focus outlined in our Strategic Plan. During this session, Board members and staff also will begin updating the strategic plan as we prepare for the next installment, which will guide our work over the next few years. We also will review and discuss the latest updates to our 10-year plan.
    Our district will host Financial Aid Night on Tuesday, Jan. 29th from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. in Concord Middle School's auditorium (1500 Goldrush Drive in Concord). Come and learn about the FAFSA and the college financial aid process. Parents of juniors and seniors (and your students, too) are encouraged to attend. English and Spanish language presentations are planned at the event.
    The Board also will hold a Public Hearing regarding student realignment at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, in the Education Center Board Room, 4401 Old Airport Road in Concord. If you would like to address the Board during the hearing, you may register to speak either by emailing Board Executive Clerk Mindy Abbott at Melinda.abbott@cabarrus.k12.nc.us by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1st, or you may sign up in person prior to 6:45 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4th.
    As a reminder, school will be closed for students on Monday, Jan. 21st as we observe the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday and on Tuesday, Jan. 22nd for a Staff Development Day. The second semester begins on Wednesday, Jan. 23rd, giving us all another chance to recommit and rededicate ourselves to the goals we set back in August or to establish new goals for the remainder of the school year.

    Here’s to fresh starts, new goals and a successful second semester!



    Chris Lowder, Ed.D.