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Board Wants Public Input in Naming School

Board Wants Public Input in Naming School

The Stokes County Board of Education is seeking public input on naming a new elementary school in King, according to the Stokes News.

The school is being constructed on Hobe Kiser Road off Hwy. 66.

People interested in contributing to the school’s naming can visit www.stokes.k12.nc.us to review a copy of the naming policy.

They can also contact the administrative offices of Stokes County Schools at (336) 593-8146. The Board of Education will accept comments through June 20.

More details will be included in the coming weeks, according to the paper.

To read more visit The Stokes News.

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Student Art to be Displayed Until May 24

Student Art to be Displayed Until May 24

The Stokes County Arts Council will host an art exhibit by Stokes County High School students during May, according to the Stokes News.

The exhibit will be displayed in the Apple Gallery until May 24 starting Wednesday.

The gallery will be open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located at 500 N. Main Street, Danbury.

An opening reception takes place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Apple Gallery. The event is free and open to the public.

To read more visit the Stokes News.

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Stokes County Schools Seeking Employment

Stokes County Schools Seeking Employment

Below is a list of job openings within Stokes County Schools, according to the county schools website:

Speech Therapists for 2011-2012 School Year. For more information contact Traci Royal at (336) 593-8146 ext. 219 or traci.royal@stokes.k12.nc.us or 336-591-7169.

Bus Drivers. $10.58/hour for Substitute Drivers and $10.75/hour for Regular Drivers. View training schedule
To apply complete classified application and contact Brad Lankford at brad.lankford@stokes.k12.nc.us or (336) 591-7169.

Children's Event Takes Place Saturday in King

Children's Event Takes Place Saturday in King

The tenth annual Little Folks Festival takes place Saturday in King.

UPDATE: THE LITTLE FOLKS FESTIVAL HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER PROBLEMS.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at King Elementary School at 152 E. School St. 

It is intended for families and children and will include music, games, art and crafts and other hands-on activities.

It is sponsored by the Stokes Partnership for Children to celebrate National Week of the Young Child, according to an event flyer.

The mission is to promote early care, education and school readiness for children birth to five years old, the flyer states.

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Stokes County Superintendent to Leave in June

Stokes County Superintendent to Leave in June

Dr. L. Stewart Hobbs Jr. will leave his position of superintendent of Stokes County Schools in June, according to the Stokes News.

Jason Lippard Hired as North Stokes football coach

Jason Lippard Hired as North Stokes football coach

Jason Lippard has been hired as the new football coach at North Stokes High School, according to the Stokes News.

Lippard is the former offensive coordinator at South Iredell and will replace Frank Sessoms. Sessoms is leaving after 12 years to coach the Alleghany football program.

Lippard beat out 65 people from all over the country for the position, the paper reported.

Lippard will also serve as the school’s athletic director and will teach weightlifting in August at the school.

The North Stokes Vikings were 4-9 in 2010 before losing in the second round of the NCHSAA 1A playoffs, the paper reported.

Northern Middle School Launches Health & Wellness Program

 

Northern Middle School in Greensboro is getting in shape. The school received a $3,000 grant from the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association recently. School officials will launch a new health and wellness program called "Fuel Up to Play 60" during the school's Family Activity Night.

The programs' goal is to empower students to take charge of their personal wellness by exercising for 60 minutes each day and fueling up with nutrient-rich foods. Families will participate with students in physical activities, and sampling healthy foods.

For more information, you can contact Principal Sam Misher at (336) 605-3342.