A Bi-Monthly Message from Dr. Chris Lowder, Superintendent

  • Superintendent's Message
    November 12, 2019

    We are excited to announce the 9th Annual CCS Holiday eCard Contest! Once again this year, students will have the opportunity to design a holiday greeting that will be used in my official holiday communications. Winners will be invited to attend the January Board of Education business meeting for public recognition. The entry deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, December 6, 2019. You can find contest details here.
    Many of our schools hosted events and participated in activities honoring veterans in our community. We have compiled a photo gallery of snapshots from the events and posted it here on our district website and also on our social media sites. A special video feature also is planned to air on CabCoSchools TV21.
    Cabarrus County Schools ESL Department will host a Guide to University workshop on November 13th from 7 to 8:30 pm at El Puente Hispano. The workshop will include information about how to use CFNC.org, apply to colleges and financial aid. It will be presented in Spanish.
    Congratulations to Royal Oaks Elementary School on its recent designation as a Gold LEED energy efficient school. We celebrated this news at a special ceremony on Nov 7th where representatives from the U.S. Green Building Council presented the school with its LEED-certified plaque.
    Nominations are now being accepted for the Hickory Ridge Elementary School mascot. You can submit your nominations until Nov. 26th.
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  • Superintendent's Message
    October 30, 2019

    We have completed the first quarter of the school year and are forging ahead. Report cards will be available on Nov. 6th. Parents: Make sure you check backpacks or PowerSchool for a comprehensive look at your student’s first quarter grades
    Congratulations to Robin Hartsell, an EC teacher assistant at Rocky River Elementary School, who has been named the Cabarrus County Schools 2019-2020 Teacher Assistant of the Year. Mrs. Hartsell has worked as a teacher assistant in our district since 1991.
    We also announced the principal selection for Hickory Ridge Elementary School, which is scheduled to open in August 2020. Adrian Parry, principal at Rocky River Elementary, will be the principal of the new school. R. Brown McAllister Principal Tara Butch will replace Mrs. Parry at Rocky River Elementary. We are conducting a search for Mrs. Butch’s replacement.
    This month, Cabarrus County Schools employees have participated in our district’s annual Employee Giving Campaign to benefit United Way. Since 2012, our employees have generously donated more than $200,000 to support United Way agencies in our community and region. Many of these agencies provide services to our students and their families. I am grateful to our employees for their continued support and thankful for their generosity.
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