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Charlotte County Public Schools held its annual Retire Dinner at Central Middle School on May 14th at 5:30 pm. Thank you to The Fishin Pig for a great dinner and the R-H horticulture class for the lovely flowers. Dr. Mason read what each retiree's direct supervisor had to say about them and presented them with a token of appreciation. Those retiring are Mrs. Harding (Bacon District), Mrs. Shook (Central Middle), Mrs. Guill (Central Middle), Mrs. Andrews (Central Middle), Mrs. Jordan (Eureka), Mr. Englehorn (R-H), and Mr. Rickman (Maintenance). Not pictured: Mr. Williams (Central Middle), and Mrs. Mann (Central Middle School).
















The Charlotte County School Board held its monthly meeting on May 14th at 7 pm. The following were recognized at that time:

All Virginia Elementary Chorus Participants, their teachers Sarah Critzer and Nathaniel Estes were recognized and sang for the attendees. Front row left to right: Kaleb Wright and Reese Toombs. Back row left to right: Mrs. Critzer, Aiden Eubanks, Vivian Clark, Susannah Critzer, Marissa Lee, David Sexton III, and Mr. Estes.










Duffie Jones and Karen Thompson recognized Logan Brinkley and Kensley Hylton for their outstanding achievements in the Virginia State Literacy Association, Piedmont Chapter 2024 Young Writers Contest! Out of 29 Central Middle School students who submitted entries for judging,  only nine were selected to move on to the regional level. Two of our CMS students placed at the regional level where they competed against 388 students.










Karen Thompson and the principals recognized all five schools' January/February and March/April Innovative Teachers. From Bacon District: Mrs. Watkins (April/May), Mrs. Snead (Principal), and Mrs. Hudson (January/February). From Central Middle School: Mrs. Walls (April/May) and Mrs. Pillow (Principal), not pictured: Mrs. Haskins (January/February). From Eureka: Mrs. Sands (January/February), Mr. Hamilton (Principal), and Mrs. Burnett (April/May). From Phenix:  Ms. Rudder (January/February), Mr. Richardson (Principal), and Mrs. Harmon (March/April). From: Randolph-Henry: Ms. Hammock, Mrs. Toombs (January/February), Mrs. Davis (Principal), and Mr. Pugh (March/April).















Superintendent Dr. Mason recognized the 30-year Service Awards with a gift. They include: pictured from left to right: Wendy Elder (Phenix Elementary), Tracy Jordan (Eureka), and Dana Ramsey (School Board Office) not pictured: Vannessa Mann (Central Middle), Jeff Williams (Central Middle), Larry Gayles (Transportation), Rhonda Poindexter (Phenix) 

CCPS Innovative Teachers March/April 2024

Bacon District Elementary School

Principal: Anne Snead

Allyson Watkins, one of our more “experienced teachers” is the definition of innovative, in the sense of originality and creative thinking.

Allyson Watkins is our librarian for 2 days a week. In those 2 days, you may find the students following a recipe for making cookies. (Yes! In the library!) You may see the ECSE class on a treasure hunt throughout the building, based on clues taped to doors or walls. You may see the older students using actual encyclopedias to do research. (Imagine that!) You may see students demonstrating how an eclipse works as she guides them through the process. Also, you can find Mrs. Watkins there or one of the characters of a book showing up for her. These are just a few examples of what the library “looks” like when it has been touched by the hands of Mrs. Watkins.

Also, there is the “sound” of her reading to the students with different inflections making characters come alive. There’s the sound of children laughing in the appropriate parts of the book. There’s the sound of the children telling her what the author is saying. There is the sound of soft music playing while the students are reading their self-selected books.

The love she has for the students is displayed through her work as evidenced by her creativity and the love students have for her and the library.

In closing, Alyson Watkins is THE original innovative teacher. Through her creativity and positivity, she produces memories that students will remember for a lifetime! 

Central Middle School

Principal: Jessica Pillow

Congratulations to Mrs. Amanda Walls on being selected as Innovative Teacher of the Month! Her dedication to teaching and commitment to creativity in the classroom have not gone unnoticed. Her thoughtful lesson planning and engaging instruction in multiple math classes inspire students and make learning enjoyable. Her use of technology, such as the document camera, effectively supplements her teaching, and her initiative to organize jam sessions with other classes fosters collaboration and camaraderie among students. Mrs. Walls' innovative teaching methods contribute significantly to the educational experience of the students and serve as an inspiration to her colleagues. Well done!

Eureka Elementary School

Principal: Brian Hamilton

We are pleased to announce that Mrs. Beth Burnett is being recognized as the Eureka Innovative Teacher for the months of March and April.  Mrs. Burnett is a special education teacher who has worked primarily in our 1st-grade inclusion classroom this year.  Within the inclusion classroom, Mrs. Burnett has incorporated the Multisensory Literacy training she attended into small group instruction within the 1st-grade inclusion classroom.  Her work has resulted in students making greater-than-expected gains in their reading.  In addition, Mrs. Burnett has also been an asset in helping to work with students who need additional support emotionally, socially, academically, and behaviorally because of her past work experience in the Therapeutic Day Treatment Program.  Please join me in congratulating Mrs. Burnett for being recognized as the Innovative Teacher for Eureka!

Phenix Elementary School

Principal:  Danny Richardson

Mrs. Harmon is the epitome of an innovative educator, deserving of recognition for her unwavering dedication to her second-grade students and the success of Phenix Elementary students as a whole. Not only does she excel in the classroom, but her support as the lead teacher ensures that students across grade levels receive the support they need to overcome challenges and achieve their full potential. Mrs. Harmon's innovative use of technology in her second-grade classroom is inspiring. She seamlessly integrates educational apps and interactive learning platforms into her lessons to enhance student engagement and comprehension. For example, she utilizes educational games to reinforce math and literacy concepts, allowing students to practice in a fun and interactive way. Additionally, Mrs. Harmon incorporates multimedia presentations to bring learning to life. She has also utilized digital tools, such as Google Classroom, where students can work on assignments and receive real-time feedback. Mrs. Harmon's thoughtful integration of technology not only enriches her students' learning experiences but also equips them with essential digital literacy skills for the future. Her leadership as the Child Study chair ensures that students across grade levels receive the support they need to overcome challenges and achieve their full potential. Mrs. Harmon's dedication to the collective success of Phenix Elementary reflects her deep-rooted belief in the power of education to transform lives and communities, making her a beacon of inspiration for her colleagues and students alike.

Randolph-Henry High School

Principal: Erin Davis 

Randolph-Henry High School proudly announces Jim Pugh as the April recipient of the Innovative Teacher Award. Mr. Pugh's dedication to innovative teaching methods and his commitment to enhancing the educational experience of his students have earned him this well-deserved recognition.

Mr. Pugh's contributions to the agriculture program at Randolph-Henry are truly remarkable. He has consistently gone above and beyond to make his content relevant to the agriculture industry by bringing in a diverse range of guest speakers. These speakers provide invaluable insights and real-world perspectives to his students, enriching their learning experience.

Moreover, Mr. Pugh's innovative practices in cattle working, such as freeze branding and inseminations, have garnered attention and admiration within the school community and beyond. His hands-on approach to teaching not only educates students but also instills a deep appreciation for agricultural practices. Beyond his work as a classroom teacher, Mr. Pugh helps to oversee a fully functional land lab twelve months out of the year. In addition to teaching students the value of hard work and commitment, he models it for them every day.

Mr. Pugh has organized numerous trips and competitions for his students, providing them with opportunities to apply their knowledge in real-world settings and showcase their skills on a larger stage. Our students compete at the local, state, and national levels through the FFA organization.

The FFA organization and agriculture program at Randolph-Henry High School are sources of immense pride for the school community, and it is Mr. Pugh's leadership and innovation that serve as their backbone. His dedication to his students and his unwavering commitment to excellence are truly commendable. His passion for agriculture has made a lasting impact on our students and our community.

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Below are after-school remediation programming dates for the 2023-2024 school year.

August:  22, 24, 29, 31

September: 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28

October: 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26

November: 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 28, 30

December: 5, 7

January: 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30

February: 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29

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April: 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30 

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Below is information about the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC’s) Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). This program provides support for households with their internet costs. You are likely eligible if your household’s income is below 200% of the Federal Poverty Line, or if you or someone you live with currently receives a government benefit like SNAP, Medicaid, SSI, WIC, Pell Grant, or Free and Reduced-Price Lunch.
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The FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) allows qualifying households to reduce their internet costs by up to $30/month ($75/month on Tribal lands). is a simple, easy-to-use website with details on how households can sign up for ACP and find participating providers in their area. Several companies additionally committed to offer ACP-eligible families at least one high-speed plan for $30/month or less, with no additional fees and no data caps. This means that if households apply their ACP benefit to one of these plans, they would have no out-of-pocket cost for internet.

Eligibility status questions should be directed to Ms. Christine Powell at 434-542-5151 or at [email protected].


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