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Freezing for a Reason-Special Olympics

 
The 3rd Annual Special Olympics Surry County Polar Plunge is near! We need your help to reach the goal of plunging our administrators and teachers! Each school has a series of events going on to raise money for this wonderful cause.  See our participants below as well as the list of opportunities you have to donate to the cause.  Click here to check out the article found in the Mount Airy News. 

Opportunities to Donate
BHT - Spirit Week (flyer sent home with students)
Jones - Spirit Days (flyer sent home with students)
MAMS - Stay tuned for Dodge Ball Tournament details! Thursday, January 29 there will be half-time half court shoot during the MAMS vs Meadowview games.
MAHS - Hat Day Friday, January 30, half-time half court shoot during home basketball games, and Pizza Hut cards available at MAHS
 

Participants
Greg Little 

 

Tharrington Primary
Erette Bobbitt
Paula Dellenback
Tracey Johnson
Kristi Horton
Nicole Jordan
Heather Weddle
Susan Bond
Hannah Reynolds
Andrea Creech
Kelly Johnson
Aaron Gibbons
Latasha Hudson
Leeann Kirby

 

Jones Intermediate
Aaron Gibbons
Loretta Barneycastle
Amanda Robertson
 

Mount Airy Middle School
Sarah Inman
Robbie Rives
 

Mount Airy High School
Sandy George
Kevin Joyce
Larry Davis


Board Approves Language Leaders

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 the Mount Airy City Schools Board of Education voted unanimously to implement Language Leaders, a Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program, at Tharrington Primary School. The purpose of the program will be to deepen the district’s K-12 STEAM initiative by providing an opportunity for students to think critically and innovatively solve problems in two languages. The vote continues a state-wide trend of districts adopting DLI. With over 70 programs in the state, North Carolina is considered one of the nation’s leaders in implementing DLI. 

Language Leaders will begin in the Fall of 2015 with the intent of adding one grade level per year. The district stressed that there will be limited seats available in the program and those interested must take a tour of Tharrington Primary School in order to be eligible. The registration window will open on February 9, 2015 and close at midnight on March 3, 2015. All interested applicants must be registered by midnight March 3, 2015 to be considered for the program. Once the registration window closes, all other applicants will be put on the wait list. 

The district will host an Early Decision Night on January 13, 2015 at 6:00PM at Tharrington Primary School where parents can sign up for special tours ahead of the registration window. Everyone else is invited to the Parent Information Session on February 9, 2015 at 6:00PM at Tharrington Primary School. 

Click here for the full press release.


Advanced Manufacturing in Surry County

Did you know there are great career opportunities in Surry County in the field of Advanced Manufacturing? View this video to learn more.



 
District of Distinction

District Administrator has named Mount Airy City Schools as one of its inaugural Districts of Distinction for its innovative work in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics). District Administrator magazine is a national publication distributed to educational leaders around the country. The annual award was created to honor school districts that are leading the way with innovative ideas that improve student achievement and whose programs can be duplicated in other schools. 

Dr. Greg Little stated, “We want our students to think critically, innovatively solve problems, be confident leaders and responsible citizens with a passion for learning.  In short we want to create innovators.  Our work with STEAM is designed to cultivate innovative thinking and social responsibility as students seek to make Mount Airy a better place to live.”

Mount Airy City Schools will be featured in the November issue of District Administrator magazine.

Click here for the full press release.
Click here for the District Administrator article on MACS.
Click here for the District Administrator article on Districts of Distinction.


 
 
     
  News Around MACS...  
 
 






Did You Know...
that school safety and building caring relationships is a top priority within the Mount Airy City School system?

Did You Know...
that our schools have an award winning STEAM program that creates innovators from PreK-12 grade?

Did You Know...
that in the past three years Mount Airy City Schools has won three national awards for its work in education?


Did You Know...
that Dr. Greg Little, Superintendent, can be followed at GLittle_MACS and Mount Airy can be followed at MACSchools on Twitter or on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/
MACSchools?


Did You Know...
that Tharrington Primary is starting Language Leaders (a dual language immersion program) for Kindergarteners in the 2015-2016 school year?

Did You Know...
that Mount Airy High School offers Mandarin Chinese?

Did You Know...
that Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade students have access to Chromebooks or MacBooks?

Did You Know...
that the Commons Area at Mount Airy High School was completed in 2009-2010?

Did You Know...
that Tharrington Primary instituted the Franklin Covey “Leader in Me” program in 2010-2011 and Jones Intermediate in 2012-2013?

Did You Know...
that graduating seniors at Mount Airy High School received over $1.7 million dollars in scholarships in 2014

Did You Know...
that in Spring of 2012, Mount Airy High School finished Phase 3 of renovations with the completion of the Media Center and Administrative Wing?

Did You Know...
that Mount Airy Middle School won 10 our of 14 conference championships in the 2013-2014 school year?

Did You Know...
that Mount Airy Middle School was named a 2014 Schools to Watch?


Did You Know...
that Mount Airy High School is a 2011 National Blue Ribbon School?

Did You Know...
that our students have opportunities to take online courses through the North Carolina Virtual Public School?

Did You Know...
that students at Mount Airy High School can receive college credit for courses taken while in high school through an agreement with Surry Community College?

Did You Know...
that Mount Airy City Schools has an active Youth Foundation that raises money to support academic and athletic programs?

Did You Know...
that Mount Airy Middle School finished 5th out of 67 middle schools in the NCASA competitions and had the strongest finish ever by a first year school?


 

 

  

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