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January Meeting of the Asheboro City Board of Education

The Asheboro City Board of Education met for their regularly-scheduled meeting on Thursday, January 10. Chair Gidget Kidd called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, led by Donna Lee Loflin Elementary School student Chloe Chamnaly, the board approved the meeting agenda. 

Special Recognitions

The Asheboro City Board of Education recognized Mayde Enciso, owner of Enciso Bakery, as the January Community Partner Spotlight. Mrs. Enciso supports the students and teachers at Loflin through volunteering her time to speak with students about small business ownership at the school’s career fairs. With her, she brings tasty treats to share with students during her presentations. Mrs. Enciso also gifted almost 10 dozen cookies for the school’s movie night sponsored by the Positive Behavior Support Committee. 

The board spotlight featured Donna Lee Loflin’s PTA Reflections program. Mrs. Robbin Baker, Loflin’s art teacher, shared a presentation with the board, then she introduced first- place winners in each category. Students then read their artist statements. Winners included:

-          Wakelyn Walter, 1st grade, visual arts

-          Jesse McArthur, 2nd grade, music composition

-          Devin McNeill, 3rd grade, photography

-          Natalie Moring, 5th grade, visual arts

Following the board spotlight, Dr. Terry Worrell, Superintendent of Asheboro City Schools, expressed appreciation to members of the Asheboro City Board of Education for their dedicated service to the students and staff in the district. “In honor of Board Appreciation month,” said Dr. Worrell, “our students have created ‘thank you’ cards that are on display around our meeting room tonight.” She then presented each board member with a keychain fob made by students in our Career and Technical Education (CTE) program. 

To conclude the Special Recognitions and Presentations, Dr. Aaron Woody, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, recognized three teachers from Asheboro High School for earning recertification through the National Board Certification for Teaching Standards (NBCTS). Teachers included: Ms. Wendy Graham, Ms. Molly Lyons, Mr. Adam Reeder.

Information, Reports, and Recommendations

Following special recognitions, the Asheboro City Board of Education approved the Consent Agenda and then moved on to Information, Reports, and Recommendations.

Dr. Drew Maerz, Director of Testing and Accountability, shared six board policies for 30-day review. Then Dr. Pack and Ms. Sarah Beth Robbins, CTE coordinator, shared an update on the Apprenticeship Randolph initiative in which four students from Asheboro High School are interning with advanced manufacturers across Randolph County. A video presentation showed four students from Asheboro High School enrolled in the Apprenticeship Randolph program. Two students are apprentices with Elastic Therapy, Inc. and the other two are apprentices at Post Consumer Brands.

Action Items

Legislative Committee Chair, Mr. Michael Smith, presented the 2019 Legislative Agenda to be shared at the district’s Legislative Breakfast on Friday, January 18. The board unanimously approved the agenda as presented. 

Superintendent’s Report/Calendar of Events

Reports were provided on the district’s upcoming events and Points of Pride. Upcoming special events include: the Legislative Breakfast on Friday, January 18;; the Asheboro City Schools Spelling Bee on Tuesday, February 19; and the Teacher Recruitment Fair on Saturday, February 23.  

Dr. Worrell concluded the meeting by providing information to the board about the 2018-2019         Strategic Plan goals and other updates as follows:  

=     Many of our middle school students participated in the science fair on January 3rd. Our students prepared outstanding projects and enjoyed having the opportunity to share their work.

=    Congratulations to the Asheboro High School Boys Basketball Team for winning the Courier-Tribune Christmas Invitational Tournament.

=    We look forward to hosting our annual Teacher Recruitment Fair on February 23rd. This event will be held in the South Asheboro Middle School Media Center from 9-11:30 a.m.

=    If your schedule allows, we invite you to attend any of the upcoming spelling bees and Academic Family Teacher Team meetings which are scheduled prior to our February 21st board meeting. Details can be found in the calendar included in your board materials packet.

  • Our staff and students returned from the Christmas holiday break refreshed and eager
    to resume learning.

=     The Park Street Players will perform Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat
    
February 14-17 in the SAMS Theater. Thursday through Saturday performances will be  

     at 7 p.m. and a matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Board Operations

Following the Superintendent’s Report and Calendar of Events, Chair Gidget Kidd presented committee and school assignments to each board member.

The board then voted to move to a closed session. Chair Kidd adjourned the meeting at 10 p.m.

About Asheboro City Schools
Asheboro City Schools is a medium-sized school district in North Carolina, serving approximately 4,500 students at eight schools and one five-star Early Childhood Development Center. The district’s mission is to graduate responsible citizens who are prepared to succeed in higher education or the career of their choice. For more information, visit the district’s website at http://www.asheboro.k12.nc.us/.

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