Halifax County School District~School Nutrition Association 2016
The Halifax County Schools district participated in a professional development workshop in Edgecombe County on Thursday, October 18, 2016. The workshop included a Regional School Nutrition Association meeting that included Halifax County Schools, Weldon City Schools, Roanoke Rapids City Schools, Edgecombe County Schools, as well as Warren County Schools and Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools .
Of all the districts that were represented, Halifax County Schools had the highest participation even though they were not the largest district that attended the workshop. The professional development session also included a Produce Art Challenge. Joseph Otranto, Director of School Nutrition for Halifax County Schools is proud to say "Halifax County Schools took home 3rd place in their first ever competition. The districts that competed in this contest included Halifax County Schools, Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools, Edgecombe County Schools, and Johnston County Schools. The School Nutrition Department was able to accomplish this with extra help from the Northwest Halifax High School cafeteria staff.
Mr. Otranto is proud of all of the School Nutrition staff and is very grateful for the opportunity. Congratulations School Nutrition! The entire department has represented Halifax County Schools well.
Teacher of the Year/Principal of the Year Announced
Halifax County Schools announced the recipient of the 2016 Teacher of the Year and 2016 Principal of the Year during a reception on Friday, November 4, 2016 at Enfield Middle School in Enfield, NC. The theme for the event was "Planting seeds that will grow forever." Ms. Shauna Jones, AVID Teacher at Southeast Halifax High school received the honor as Halifax County Schools Teacher of the year. Ms. Jones brings refreshing energy to her students through positive affirmations and activities on a daily basis. Her infectious enthusiasm spreads throughout her school building and well into the the community. Halifax County Schools is proud of her work in cultivating the minds of our future.
Mrs. Melissa Richardson, principal at Hollister Elementary School, was awarded the honor of Halifax County Schools 2016 Principal of the Year. Mrs. Richardson has been instrumental in motivating her students and staff for academic excellence. She has systematically achieved increased academic growth and proficiency in her school each year. Mrs. Richardson is an excellent role model and mentor to her colleagues and peers. She has repeatedly shown an unconditional love for her students, school, and community.
The Halifax County Schools Board of Education, Superintendent Dr. Eric Cunningham, and the entire faculty and staff are very proud of the honorees and their outstanding achievements.
Congratulations Mrs Melissa Richardson and Ms. Shauna Jones!!!
The “Pack the Bus” Drive for Edgecombe County Schools was a huge success! Halifax Community donated over $10,000 worth of supplies and clothing to assist relief efforts for the Town of Princeville and Edgecombe County. I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you for your generous contribution.
Way to go, Team Halifax!
Message from Dr. Eric Cunningham, Superintendent of Halifax County Schools