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MACS Increasing Pay for Those Delivering Meals

In response to the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis, Mount Airy City Schools will increase hourly pay for cafeteria workers, bus drivers, and other essential hourly workers that are supporting food services to “time and a half” through Governor Cooper’s executive order. This will follow the timeframe of the order and the district will revisit this pay should the order be extended.
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Niston Completes Leadership Program

Emily Niston, principal of Tharrington Primary School, recently completed the Distinguished Leadership Program, a year-long leadership development program for practicing school principals designed and provided by the North Carolina Principals and Assistant Principal’s Association and sponsored by the North Carolina Alliance for School Leadership Development.
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Larry Davis Retires

While Davis is working the final week of his educational career with Mount Airy City Schools, he is finishing on a high note. The famously known “Red Green Report,” also known as the Technical Skill Attainment Performance Report, has just been released ranking Mount Airy first in the region and eighth in the state.
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SRO Welcomed at BHT and Jones

Mount Airy City Schools is pleased to announce the addition of a School Resource Officer to its staff. BH Tharrington Primary School and JJ Jones Intermediate School will welcome Officer Garrett Boles on staff beginning this week.
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MAMS Earns NCASCD Lighthouse School Award

Mount Airy Middle School has received the 2020 Lighthouse School Award from the North Carolina Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. The Lighthouse School Award is presented annually to one or more North Carolina schools that have innovatively and creatively increased achievement for students.
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2020 China Trip Update

Mount Airy High School and Mount Airy City Schools will always make decisions with the safety of our students as our top priority.  With that being said, due to the impact of the coronavirus in China, we have made the decision to cancel the trip to Chengdu, China for March 2020.

We plan to continue our partnership with China and hope to offer an opportunity for student travel to China in the 2020-2021 school year. Learn more about our partnership with China by visiting our Chinese Program page.
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