CCS Families In the Know
COVID 19 Communication Protocol and Dashboard
As part of our communication process related to positive COVID-19 cases, Craven County Schools will be updating a district dashboard to display the number of NEW positive cases three times a week. This information will be posted on the district website every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 5:00 pm. In an effort to protect the confidentiality of our staff and students we will not release the name of the school.The dashboard is located at:
Grades 5-8
Theme of Essay "How Can Patriotism Be Demonstrated?
Contact Brenda Williams

Grades 6-8
Theme of Essay "Drug Abuse-No Excuse"
Contact Jodi Pascarella

Grades 3-5

Drug Awareness Video Contest
Grades 6-12

Ready, Set, App! Cycle 2 is Live!
Registration closes November 30, 2020
The Ready, Set, App! challenge is an Android mobile app development competition for North Carolina students. Student groups will develop a functional and original mobile app using a mobile app development platform, such as MIT App Inventor, to solve a problem in their community or school. The top teams will get the opportunity to pitch their app at the Virtual Ready, Set, App! Competition in April to win Lenovo-branded prizes. All final teams will receive an appointed intern to serve as peer support and a project workbook to assist with the app development process.
Participants must be in 9-12th grade.
This competition is for public or public charter high schools in NC.
Teams of 3-5.
Each team must have an educator to serve as their advisor.
Each team will be appointed a peer intern to assist with the app development process.
Please note: Projects do not have to be completed by Nov. 30th. After registration is complete, you will be provided additional resources to support your app development.

Use the link HERE to register for the program
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Good luck CCS Students!
Families in Transition
If your family has moved into a homeless or domestic violence shelter, a hotel/motel, are sharing the housing of others due to economic hardship, or have no place to live, please let your school counselor know. You may qualify for services under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Act. Your school counselor will connect you with resources as they become available such as the Backpack Blessings Weekend Food Program, school supplies, help with purchasing items required for school, and transportation to and from school if needed should you temporarily stay outside of the attendance area of your current school. Even if your temporary shelter is out of the attendance zone for your school, you have the right to continue attending your current school. Please call your school counselor to make them aware if your family is experiencing unstable housing.
By: Thomasine Hassell,
Director of Transportation

Have you ever wondered how you can give back to your community through a fulfilling and rewarding career? Well look no more! Craven County Schools is in need of bus drivers and you might meet the requirement for this special job opportunity. If you love children and safely transporting them to and from school sounds appealing, then this flexible position will be the right fit for you.

Our independent drivers can choose a route in the morning and the afternoon that works best with their schedule. This is a great option for retired individuals or someone who is looking to pick up a few hours of employment each day without being tied down after they have completed their route.

Having an opportunity to warmly greet the riders in the morning and safely send them home in the afternoon is one of the best experiences when you are a bus driver. For our students you become a great friend, leaving a lasting impression for the start and end to a great day. By being a listening ear, inspiring greatness, and being committed to excellence you will make a difference in the lives of our students.

To learn more about the necessary requirements of this position, please contact the Craven County Schools Transportation Department at 252-514-6377.  Even if you do not have a current CDL license, we can provide training class to assist you with this process. We look forward to uncovering new drivers in our community!
Help us welcome our newest Assistant Principal, Mr. Wade Reifsnyder to Havelock High School. They are excited to have him join the #RamFam!
 Carteret-Craven Electric Co-op awards more than $23,000 in
Bright Ideas Education Grants 

NEWPORT, N.C.– Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative (CCEC) and the Carteret-Craven Electric Foundation have awarded $23,316 in Bright Ideas education grants to 31 local teachers to fund engaging projects for their students. More than 7,100 students at schools in Carteret County and Havelock will benefit from these grants.
“This year’s grant applications were filled with unique ideas geared to help students learn both in the classroom and virtually,” said Melissa Glenn, communications specialist at CCEC. “The innovative and creative learning initiatives developed by our area’s teachers are impressive, and we are proud to help them facilitate these projects.” 

Since the Bright Ideas grant program began in 1994, CCEC and its foundation have contributed more than $536,000 to local teachers. 

Typically, these grants bring creative projects to life inside classrooms. However, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CCEC has been flexible with the types of projects awarded to ensure that all students are able to benefit, whether they are in the classroom or learning remotely. Grants are awarded for projects in all subject areas, such as music, art, history, reading, science, math, and more. 

CCEC is one of 26 electric cooperatives in North Carolina offering Bright Ideas grants to local teachers. Since 1994, North Carolina’s electric cooperatives collectively have awarded more than $12.9 million in Bright Ideas funding for nearly 12,359 projects supporting teachers and benefitting more than 2.5 million students.
Bright Ideas grant applications are accepted by the co-op each year from April through mid-September, and winning proposals are selected in a competitive evaluation process by a panel of judges. The application process will reopen for interested teachers in April 2021. 

The Bright Ideas grant program is part of Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative’s ongoing commitment to building a brighter future through community support of education. 

Follow CCEC on Facebook @CarteretCraven to see how programs, such as Bright Ideas, are impacting local students and communities. To learn more about Bright Ideas grants, visit and follow @NCBrightIdeas on Facebook and Twitter.
CCEC supplies power to 40,500 meters serving more than 32,500 members in Carteret, Craven, Jones and Onslow counties and is part of Touchstone Energy®, a nationwide family of co-ops exhibiting the core values of integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community. 

Craven County Schools 2020 Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative
Bright Ideas Education Grant Winners 
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