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NCCAT: Science of Reading Introductory Session (April 7) 

Please visit this link to obtain information on the NCCAT Science of Reading introductory session on April 7 (2 sessions AM or PM).  
There is a clear science to teaching reading. Due to advancements in cognitive science, we know more about how children learn to read than ever before. The Science of Reading dispels misconceptions and myths about reading instruction that may have held students back. Join us for an introduction to the Science of Reading to learn about classroom practices that are grounded in science. 
Investigating Real, Multivariate Data with CODAP 

The American Statistical Association (ASA) sponsors monthly "Stats Chat meet-ups" geared towards K-12 educators interested in discussing issues related to teaching data analysis and statistics teaching in K-12.  

On Thursday, March 4 at 4:00 p.m. ET, the ASA is sponsoring a virtual discussion on multivariate data using CODAP. They will engage the participants in data and statistics tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving using real multivariate datasets with a free online data visualization and analysis tool, CODAP. Also, free online resources will be shared. Joining from a laptop or tablet will be best for this session. 

Use the following link to register for the session: 

Recordings of previous K-12 Meet-ups are available at 

Other free resources are posted at K-12 Educators ( 

Do you and your students know how to keep devices up to date? 
Do you and your students know how to back up your files?
Do you and your students ever clean your devices?  
Be on the lookout for UPWeeks!  

If you need assistance please contact your school technician, DLMC, or even identify “student tech helpers” that can assist.

UPWeeks will be coming soon!  

Local Scholarships for Educators Offered by Alpha Delta Kappa 
Alpha Delta Kappa 
Beta Alpha Chapter Scholarships 
Deadline to Apply is March 26, 2021 
Florence Daniels Scholarship – Educator or Student 
Scholarship will be designed for anyone whose goal is to pursue a degree or teaching license/license renewal. This scholarship can be used for initial licensure, continuing education coursework, professional development, license fees, test fees, or other fees associated with entering or continuing in the education field. In considering scholarship applications, priority will be given to persons who are past or current graduates of Craven County Schools or educators (teachers, administrators, or paraprofessionals) employed by a school in the Havelock/New Bern area. 
Charlotte Guthrie Scholarship - Educator 
The scholarship will be designed for graduate work leading to a degree in the field of education or for graduate work for the purpose of upgrading professional skills. The scholarship will be awarded to a graduate of Havelock High School or an educator in the Havelock/New Bern area. 
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
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) 
If you have any questions, please contact
West Craven High students and staff, CCS Employees, Board Members, and parents came together last 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
Black History Month & CTE Month
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 special 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.
2021 United Way Kickoff Campaign 

Since 1957, we've relied on our partnerships with local businesses to sustain our vital work. The support, leadership, and resources that local businesses offer are essential to achieving our goals and bringing sustainable change to lives in Carteret, Craven, Jones and Pamlico Counties. Participating in a United Way Campaign in your workplace gives your business and employees the opportunity to learn about our community’s needs and gives every person the opportunity to be involved in finding solutions.
We invite you to become a game changer and a hand raiser for improving education, health care and financial stability for all. You can LIVE UNITED and help rally support for our agencies and programs.
This year United Way has designed a virtual way for individuals to donate. Check out the online virtual pledge form …..It’s a very simple way to donate on our secure website by payroll deduction, credit card or check. No paperwork!.

Visit the United Way Coastal NC site if you have any further questions
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