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
Mount Airy Middle School
Mount Airy High School
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.
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.
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