December 12, 2011

Davie County Students Transform Life for School Children in South Africa Village!

In 2009, under the leadership of two Davie County teachers, Cindy Orsillo and Carrie Chapple, students at Pinebrook Elementary School raised more than $11,000 to dig a fresh-water well for a school in Legogote, South Africa, a village that is 8,388 miles away! The students who raised the money now attend North Davie Middle School.  Last month they were visited by the Legogote School Principal, Cynthia Mkabela, who traveled to Davie County to thank students for their life changing gift and to challenge them to be grateful for all the blessings they have in Davie County, North Carolina. Legogote Principal […]
December 7, 2011

$7.5 Million Gift Assures Continued Academic Leadership and Workforce Preparedness for Davidson and Davie Counties

DCCC, the Community College of Davidson and Davie Counties, received a $7.5 million gift from the late Christine Harris of Lexington.   The donation is by far the largest gift to the college and is one of the largest gifts in North Carolina community college history, according to Jenny Varner, executive director of the DCCC Foundation. A Cause of Thanksgiving for Years to Come “We pause today to serve up a very sincere thank you to the late Christine Harris, whose extraordinary gift will be cause for thanksgiving for years to come among thousands of students across Davidson and Davie counties […]
December 4, 2011

Mocksville Christmas Parade ~ “Christmas on Main Street” ~ Video Now Available!

Re-live the Moment If you were in the parade or unable to attend today, or if your kids were in the parade or you just love parades, you may now watch video from the parade on your Davie County YouTube Channel. (Note: We experienced some technical difficulty and unfortunately we were not able to post the last 10 minutes of the parade video.) Live Video ~ More to Come We broadcast the parade live today… and we plan on broadcasting the Advance Christmas Parade next Saturday on the Live Broadcast page (see link at top of hone page). We had […]
October 25, 2011

DCCC Awarded $2.6 Million ~ Deliver High Skilled Training for High Wage Jobs!

DCCC, the Community College of Davidson and Davie Counties is one of the first community colleges in North Carolina to benefit from workforce development and training grants announced by the US Department of Labor and the US Department of Education. Preparing a Highly Skilled Workforce for Advanced Manufacturing, Healthcare and Bio-Tech Jobs The Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant Program (TAACCCT) will expand DCCC’s capacity to provide workers with the skills and credentials they need in today’s advanced manufacturing economy. This multi-year federally-funded grant will help DCCC place more people in high-quality jobs in fields ranging from […]
October 19, 2011

Get Ready to Feel Good about Shopping!

Shop Smarter, Spend Less, Save Time and Gas Great local deals help shoppers save time, money and gas while contributing to the local economy, creating jobs and supporting Davie County Schools. Support Davie County Schools From every deal purchased 10% goes straight back to your local community! Of that 10%, 5% goes to the local chamber of commerce and 5% goes to the local parent teacher groups at Davie County schools! So, Where Are The Deals? Here is a sampling of the Davie County Chamber Deals currently running on the Chamber Deals network.  Click on any of the deals below […]
August 31, 2011

Davie Community Foundation “Touchdowns for Education” Team Is Now Forming ~ Join Today!

Join the “Team” ~ War Eagles Football Homecoming Game The 2011 Touchdowns for Education Team will take the field on Friday, September 30th for the Homecoming Game against Reynolds High School! You can still become a member of the 2011 team! How It Works ~ $30,000 Raised for College Scholarships Businesses, groups, and individuals sign up to be part of the Team and agree to donate $100 to the Community Scholarship Fund at the Davie Community Foundation every time the War Eagles score a touchdown. Since 2007, businesses and individuals from across the county have joined the “Team” to raise […]
August 8, 2011

Davie County Students Excel in 2010-11 School Year

Positive Trends Continue On August 4th, the State Board of Education approved the AYP and ABC’s Results for the 2010-11 school year and Davie County Schools continue to see a positive trend in academic achievement. AYP is the evaluation of schools’ “Adequate Yearly Progress” as outlined by the Federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. NCLB has the goal of every student being proficient in reading and math by the end of 2013-14 school year. Davie County Schools Meet 92.8% of Target Goals AYP is determined by proficiency levels of subgroups in each school and whether or not each […]
May 13, 2011

Award Winning Educator and Results Oriented Leader Appointed as Superintendent of Davie County Schools

Dr. Hartness Appointed by Unanimous Vote The Davie County Board of Education has selected Dr. Darrin Hartness as its new superintendent of schools by a unanimous vote! Dr. Hartness is currently the superintendent of the Mount Airy City Schools, a position he has held since January, 2008. The board, the school system and the community are extremely fortunate to be able to hire someone with Dr. Hartness’ experience, skills and abilities. A Wealth of Experience In his nearly two decades as an educator in North Carolina Schools, Dr. Hartness has been a high school teacher in Rowan-Salisbury Schools, an elementary […]
April 25, 2011

Davie County’s Kenan Fellows: Denise Absher, Elizabeth Bustle, Marty Creech & Diane Ireland

On Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at Bermuda Run Country Club in Davie County, the 2012 class of Kenan Fellows teachers gathered for an orientation and opportunity to meet their mentors. They were welcomed by Dr. Valerie Brown-Schild, Director of the Kenan Fellows Program for Curriculum and Leadership Development. Dr. Brown-Schild remarked, “We are proud to be able to honor this group of effective teacher leaders from this region as Kenan Fellows.  They are joining a distinguished group of outstanding educators from across North Carolina to positively impact other teachers, students, school districts and their communities.   Meet Your Davie County […]

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