We are in our third week of the new school year with 32,528 students enrolled. I hope everyone is settling in to productive routines and set to do great things this year!
Last week, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction released the READY accountability data for the 2016-2017 school year. I am pleased to share that our district’s 4-year graduation cohort rate is 90%. Although we celebrate this accomplishment, we know that our ultimate goal is to ensure high school graduation for each student. So, we will continue to look for innovative ways to connect and engage students to get them to that goal. Other READY data released included student proficiency on end-of-grade and end-of-course tests, as well as School Performance Grades. For all of the details, visit our district website at www.cabarrus.k12.nc.us
I want to say thank you to the businesses and organizations that donated school supplies in the weeks leading up to the new school year. Thank you to Uwharrie Bank, Books A Million at Concord Mills and the employees of Cabarrus County Government for their donations of book bags, books, and other school supplies. Our Student Services team is working to ensure that all of these donations get to the students that need them the most. And thank you to the many other businesses and organizations that donated items directly to specific schools. We appreciate your generosity.
Finally, I want to remind our community that the Board of Education is now accepting naming suggestions for the district’s newest high school, which is scheduled to open in August 2019. You can get the details about how to submit a name suggestion on our district website. Select the icon on far right side of the page. You can submit your suggestion using the electronic form
or you can print out a form
and mail it in. Suggestions will be accepted until Oct. 27th.
As always, thank you for entrusting us with your children and for choosing Cabarrus County Schools.
Let’s make it a great year!
Christopher Lowder, Ed.D.