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2021-2022

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School Board Starts Superintendent Search
On October 29, 2021, MCS Superintendent Dr. Bob Grimesey announced his retirement effective January 31, 2022. The Moore County Board of Education has retained the North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) to help facilitate its search for the next superintendent of Moore County Schools (MCS). The Board of Education is seeking direct input from interested students, parents, members of the community to help shape the search process and to assist in defining the characteristics, experience and skills desired in the next superintendent. Click here to access a community survey and for more information about the superintendent search process.
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Student Draws Up a Winner for USGA
Student Draws Up a Winner for USGA
Blame Carpenter is used to seeing her artwork on display in the hallways and classrooms at New Century Middle School, but more eyes than ever will get a chance to look at her artistic gift when the U.S. Women’s Open comes to the area in less than a month.
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MCS Names Year's Top Teacher, Principal
Moore County Schools announces district-wide Teacher and Principal of the Year for the upcoming school year during a banquet held at Pinehurst Country Club on Thursday, April 28.
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Battle of the Books
Battle of the Books
Battle of the Books is a voluntary reading incentive program to promote the love of reading among students. Students work with each other to compete in a fun, academic-based competition that helps them improve reading skills, mature in their choices of reading materials and acquire a broader knowledge base.
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National Board Certified Teacher
Teachers Earn National Board Certification
National Board Certification is the most respected professional certification available in education and provides numerous benefits to teachers, students and schools.
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Purple Star Award North Carolina Schools
MCS Earn 2021-2022 Purple Star Award
Congratulations to all Moore County Schools' for earning the 2021-2022 Purple Star Award. For the second year in a row, MCS will be honored with the State Superintendent's Purple Star District Award.
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Students Contending for Elite Scholarship Programs
North Carolina’s two flagship public universities offer their top merit scholarships to students who are looking for more than just a tuition-free route through college.
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Amanda Dixon
Moore County CTE Administrator Wins State Honors
Building programs across Moore County Schools that encourage students to explore their interests and follow them toward a career has been an unexpected calling for Amanda Dixon. She joined Moore County Schools’ district-level administration in 2016 as director of federal programs and grants — a position much like her prior job with Scotland County’s public school system.
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Dr. Tim Locklair Named Interim Superintendent
The Moore County Board of Education has named Dr. Tim Locklair, the district’s Chief Officer for Academic and Student Support Services, as interim superintendent for Moore County Schools effective February 1, 2022.
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Moore County Schools Earn Acting, Design and Technical Accolades at State Play Festival
Suspense and plot twists are nothing new in the world of theater, but drama students at Pinecrest, Union Pines and North Moore had more than usual to contend with as they prepared for the competition stage this fall.
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Superintendent Robert Grimesey, pictured at a Moore County Board of Education meeting in June. Ted Fitzgerald/The Pilot
Grimesey to Retire as Superintendent
Moore County Schools Superintendent Robert Grimesey will retire in January after more than seven years at the helm of the county’s public schools. Moore County Schools announced his plans Friday afternoon in letters sent to the Board of Education and one to the staff.
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Schools Lay Plans to Tackle 'Learning Loss'
State tests administered to public school students this spring showed that many children have fallen behind in learning over the course of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Tour of New Pinehurst Elementary School
On Tuesday, June 22, Moore County commissioners, school board members and representatives of the Village of Pinehurst toured the new Pinehurst Elementary School. The school, the last of the three projects completed from the 2018 bond referendum, opens to students in August.
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MCS Receives Book Donations for Media Centers
Moore County Schools received $9,000 in book donations from the Purple Up! Book Drive sponsored by Sandhills Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) during the Month of the Military Child in April. The book drive raised funds to provide K-12 schools in Moore County with books that highlighted military service and culture.
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State School Superintendent Tours Moore County Summer Learning Programs
N.C. Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt spent half a day in Moore County this week to see how public schools are making up for time lost during the coronavirus pandemic.
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