CCS Families In the Know
DRAFT 2021-2022 Traditional Calendar Options
We want your feedback! We are in the process of developing the 2021-22 traditional school calendar. The Board of Education will receive information on the calendar along with the community feedback to take into consideration. Use the link below to review the calendar options and details, as well as information on the calendar law that we are required to follow. The feedback window will be open from February 19-28.
Click HERE to complete the survey.

Real Talk - A Look at HBCUs 
Real Talk is a virtual college exploration initiative designed to connect Black students and families with admissions representatives from universities across the country. Join us for a special, two-night Real Talk: HBCU Edition on Wednesday, March 3, and Thursday, March 4. We'll cover topics such as financial aid, scholarships, academic offerings, career paths, student organizations, Greek life, housing, and more! 
All ages and academic achievement levels are welcome. We look forward to connecting with you soon for real talk. RSVP today and share the event with your networks. 
Date: Wednesday, March 3, and Thursday, March 4  
Time: 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT 
RSVP: Register Now 
Craven Community College Scholarship Application - Apply Now! 

Craven Community College Scholarship Application is open! 
One application for over 80 scholarships. 
Apply HERE 
Deadline: April 30, 2021 
High School Juniors - Plan Now for the Military Academy Scholarships 

Interested in the Military Academies? 
Open HERE  for more information 

Black History Month & CTE Month
are Celebrated Together at
Havelock High

Thank you to the Havelock High School Culinary Arts Students and Staff for showcasing a delicious meal for the staff at the Board of Education and also at the school last week during a specail Cultural Festival. These culinary treats featured cultural, historical, and educational context during Black History Month. This was a wonderful and very tasty learning experience for our students and staff.
West Craven High students and staff, CCS Employees, Board Members, and parents came together Wednesday afternoon to wish Mr. Tabari Wallace well wishes on his next endeavor during a surprise drive-thru parade. It was wonderful to see so many come out to congratulate him on his new position with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. We will miss Mr. Wallace but we are so thankful that we will still have an opportunity to work with him in his new role. He will continue to do amazing work for students and school leaders across the state. #rideorfly
North Carolina Symphony Tune-Up Workshop Series 

The NC Symphony’s Tune-Up Workshop Series continues in March with NEW workshops for bassoon, oboe, and horn students. I invite you to share the workshops below with your middle and high school band teachers and students. 
Middle and high school musicians are invited to join North Carolina Symphony musicians for a FREE virtual workshop. Learn tips and tricks for improving your technique and artistry during this one hour coaching session. 4-5 students will have the opportunity to perform solos/excerpts and receive direct feedback from NCS musicians. Interested performers may be asked to provide a letter of support from their teacher. Anyone is welcome to attend these workshops as an observer. Register via the links below. 
Monday, March 8 – 4:00-5:00pm 
Bassoon Tune-Up with Aaron Apaza, Principal Bassoon 
REGISTER HERE (Registration Deadline: March 1) 
Monday, March 15 – 4:00-5:00pm 
Oboe Tune-Up with Melanie Wilsden, Principal Oboe 
REGISTER HERE (Registration Deadline: March 8) 
Monday, March 22 – 4:00-5:00pm 
Horn Tune-Up with Rebekah Daley, Principal Horn 
REGISTER HERE (Registration Deadline: March 15) 
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