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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.

School Nutrition Association 2016

Produce Art~2016

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.

Teacher of the Year~Shauna Jones~SoutheastPrincipal of the Year~Melissa Richardson~Hollister
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!

Dr. Cunningham​

Message from Dr. Eric Cunningham, Superintendent of Halifax County Schools
I am pleased that Halifax County Schools is no longer considered a low performing district, and I would like to commend former superintendent, Dr. Elease Frederick, and her leadership team for moving the district forward.  At the same time, I recognize there is much work to do and continuous improvement is my focus.  I look forward to seeing the students of Halifax County Schools progress academically, and I embrace the work that it takes to continue our upward progression.

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National School Nutrition Employee Week - May 2-6, 2016

School Nutrition Employee Week is the perfect opportunity to recognize our hardworking professionals in school cafeterias across the County. The National School Nutrition Association has designated this week to remind everyone that school nutrition employees are superheroes that deserve recognition.

All week long, we will take this opportunity to thank the hardworking school nutrition professionals who work hard to make our kids, our schools and our community healthier.

It’s about more than making and serving meals-school nutrition is a balancing act; strict nutrition guidelines, challenging budgets, making meals our students love, and navigating student allergies-these are just a few of the daily considerations of our “average” school nutrition superhero!

Nutritious meals at school are an essential part of the school day; and the staff of the Halifax County Schools Nutrition Department is committed to providing healthful, nutritious meals to our children. The women and men who prepare and serve school meals help nurture our children through daily interaction and support, and help them to become successful students and healthy citizens- “you can’t teach a hungry child”.  

Mission Statement
Halifax County Schools is committed to providing appropriate educational programs that will allow all students to achieve at a high level of success. We hold expectation that every student is a unique individual who can and will learn when provided with adequate time, effective teaching, and a positive learning environment.

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Seeking Input - Federal Programs

The Halifax County School District is in the process of preparing applications for federal funding in several areas of the school district programming. Those areas include: Title I Program Funds, School Improvement Funds, Title II Program Funds, Rural and Low Income Schools, Migrant Education Funds, Individuals with Disabilities Act, IDEA Part B, and federal funds for Career and Technical Education. The applications describe how Halifax County proposes to use federal funds to impact student achievement for the 2016-2017 school year. Interested stakeholders are invited to make comments and suggestions at the office of the Superintendent of Schools, 9525 Highway 301 South, Halifax, NC 27839 by June 30, 2017For more information, call Mrs. Tyrana B. Battle at (252)-583-5111 or email her at



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