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Note: From 5pm to 6pm the board meets in closed session.
At RSS, we inspire and provide opportunities for innovative and engaging learning.
Teachers & Staff
for Education ProgramsState Grand Prize
for Pioneering Uses of TechnologyNATIONALLY
Golden Leaf GrantAdvanced Manufacturing
National AwardDiscovery Education
National AwardLearning Counsel
The State of North Carolina passed HB 986 enabling qualifying school districts to become a renewal district. Currently only Rowan-Salisbury Schools district qualifies. On June 28th the RSS Board of Education elected to participate in this program. Click for details.
Mrs. Tammie Drew began driving a school bus in the Fall of 2017. She drives morning and afternoon bus routes for both Granite Quarry and Faith elementary schools. Mrs. Drew has never missed a single day. There are many days when driving a school bus can be difficult; however, Mrs. Drew's determination and dedication to her work makes her an inspiration to the students and staff at Faith & Granite Elementary schools, as well as all Rowan Salisbury Schools
Congratulations to our RSS teachers who have participated in the Innovation Academy. The Innovation Academy is a partnership between the Rowan-Salisbury Schools and the NC Digital Learning Initiative. This group of 39 teachers have gone through intense professional development around the NC Digital Learning Competencies. They have, completed online modules around personalized and blended learning, participated in the Go and See process, completed Challenges of the Week, participated in our networking meetings, and became a leader of innovation in their building. They will also be attending our summer conference, THINK.
Congratulations to the 2nd Cohort of the BRIDGE program of Rowan County. BRIDGE (BuildingResearch Investigators Doing Growth Experiences) is an afterschool and summer enrichment STEM program led by Neil Pifer and Amy Pruitt from Horizons Unlimited. This club was made possible by a 3-year SSEP(Student Science Enrichment Program) grant award from the Burroughs-Wellcome Fund. The middle school students are eligible to attend a 5-day, 4-night all-expense paid trip to the mountains.
Congratulations to several China Grove Middle students for their achievements at the NC Bassmaster Junior Championship Tournament. The competition took place in early May on Jordan Lake. Hunter Alexander was part of a team that won First Place.Garrett Christy & Jake Ross finished in Second Place.With the 1stand 2ndplace wins, these CGMS students now qualify for the National Bassmaster Junior Championship competition to be held in Huntington, Tennessee in August
Congratulations to the Jesse Carson High women’s basketball team for receiving the “NCHSAA (NC High School Athletic Association) Scholar Athlete Award”for having the highest unweighted team GPA for women’s basketball teams in NC with a team GPA of 3.945
Hurley Elementary student, J. Hampton, recently received an “Honorary Firefighter” recognition with the Lock Fire Department. This honor was presented to Jayden for his heroic actions in saving his little sister during a fire at his home back in February. The student was surprised with this honor at an assembly recently held at Hurley led by principal Ryan Disseler. The school board honored the student at their May business meeting during Celebrations. He received a standing ovation from the audience.