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with global skills needed for the 21st century"
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Bladen County Schools is now on Flickr! Share your graduation memories with us - Join our Flickr group here and share the experience of your 2013 graduation. You must join the group before you can upload photos or videos. You can invite friends and family members to view your graduation photos.
Bladen County Schools Year-end Testing Schedule May 21-24 - Extend 2 EOC Biology/Algebra I/English May 21-24 - Science (grades 5 and 8) May 28-31 - Common Exams MSLs May 29-31 - EOG Reading and Math May 28-29 - High Schools Common Exams May 30-31 - High Schools Common Exams Scoring June 3-7 - EOC (online) and VoCats June 3-4 - Middle School Common Exams Administration (grs. 5-8) June 5 & 6 - Middle School Social Studies & Science Common Exams Scoring June 7 & 10 - ESL Pre-K testing June 10 - Last Day of School for Students June 11-13 - Teacher Workdays Per NC Department of Public Instruction guidelines, End-of-Course (EOC) and End-of-Grade (EOG) test scores will not be available to schools or parents until the Fall 2013.
Give Five - Read Five: Donate Books to Local Elementary Schools -Have you ever heard of the term summer loss? This is not a seasonal diet or exercise program, but a troubling trend in which students lose valuable literacy skills when they stop reading during their break from school. Low-income children are especially susceptible to this problem because they often go home to an environment where there are very few books or other reading resources. As a result, by the end of fifth grade, these students are approximately 2 ½ years behind their more affluent peers in terms of reading ability, primarily because of summer loss. For this reason, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI) has launched the "Give Five – Read Five" campaign. As a part of this effort, we are asking parents, business leaders and members of our communities to donate five new or gently-used books to their local elementary school before June 5. Research done at Harvard University by Dr. James Kim shows that even reading four or five books over the summer helps to prevent the summer slump so just imagine what we will accomplish if we make sure every student in grades K-5 leaves school on the last day of the school year with new books in hand. The last day of school for students is June 10th, so let's get those books in. The NC DPI plans to honor all businesses who donate 50 or more books to a local school. We hope you will consider sharing information about "Give Five - Read Five" in your place of business, at your board meetings and with other business leaders and members of your community. With your help, we can encourage students to keep reading during the critical summer months so they will be ready to learn and succeed when they return to school this fall.
Summer Feeding Program Returns to Bladen County Schools: Food is In when School is Out - The Child Nutrition Department will once again offer free summer meals— breakfast and lunch—to Bladen County students through the Summer Feeding Pro-gram. The program will kick off at East Arcadia School on June 17 and Dublin Primary, Bladenboro Middle, and Elizabethtown Primary on June 23 and last until July 31. Breakfast will be served five days a week from 8:00 am until 8:30am. Lunch will be served five days a week from 11:30 am until 12:30 pm. No applications are needed and no id is needed. This program is for all school age children in Bladen County. Children cannot be dropped off and left unaccompanied.
Bladen TV is broadcasting!Click on the green tab across the top of this page to view. Videos and broadcasts will be added weekly so check back often. Smile! You may be on Bladen TV.
The Bladen County Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, national origin, sex, age, or handicapping condition in its policies.
If you have a question concerning discrimination or believe you are a victim of discrimination you may contact the Title IX or Section 504 Coordinator Jane Lomax by calling Bladen County Schools at (910) 862-4136 between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.
El Borde de Educacion del Condado Bladen no discrimina en lo basicos de raza, credo, origen nacional, sexo, cdad a condiciion minusvalida en sus polizas.
Si tiene preguntas de asustos de discriminacion o cree que sea victim de discriminacion puede contactar a Titilo IX o Seccion 504 Coordinador Jane Lomax se llama a las Escuelas del Condado de Bladen (910) 862-4136 entre las horas de las 8:30 de la manana hast alas 4:00 de la tarde lde los Lunes hasta el Viernes.