Press Release
June 22, 2017


The Halifax County Board of Education will meet on Thursday,
June 29th, 2017 beginning at 2:00 p.m. for a closed Special Call Meeting
located at the Central Office Administrative Building on 9525 Hwy 301
South, Halifax, North Carolina, pursuant to NC General Statute 143.318 (a)
(1) for the purpose of preventing disclosure of information that is privileged
or confidential pursuant to state or federal law, specifically, information
regarding employees which is protected by NC General Statute 115C-319
and 115-321. Brief open session will follow.

Click below to view details about HCS Summer Hours

HCS Summer Hours

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!


Halifax County Schools Board Approved District Calendars
Please click on the calendar years to view


Halifax Community College and Elizabeth City State University have joined together to offer a 2+2 Teacher Education program at HCC. Click the flyer for more info!
So you want to teach?

2017 Summer Camp Flyer 
Summer Camp Flyer
Halifax County Schools has over 20 camps to help prevent summer learning loss.  The flyer gives the camps and the dates of attendance.  There is an increased focus on STEM as we are Charting A New Course!  We have partnerships with ECSU, NCCU, NCSU, ECU, Halifax County Sheriff's Department, Franklinton Center at Bricks, Halifax Community College, Enfield Middle School, William R. Davie Middle School, Everetts Elementary School, Inborden Elementary School, Pittman Elementary School, and NASA.  We have a transition camp for students going from grades 5th to 6th and 8th to 9th.

Halifax County Schools Summer Camp Opportunities!

Halifax County School District Calendar Survey
Please take a moment to complete our Halifax County School District Calendar Survey.  It covers 2017-2018 & 2018-2019 school years. Thanks so much in advance for completing the survey.  Please click here to access the Calendar Survey.

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HCS Summer Feeding Program 2017

Jiona Mills~Crawley Scholarship Recipient 2017

Jiona Mills~Crawley Scholarship Recipient

LITTLETON, NC: Jiona Mills, a senior at Northwest Halifax High School, receives the Crawley Memorial Scholarship Fund. Jiona is the daughter of Jeffrey and Johnell Mills. Ms. Mills will be graduating this year from Northwest Halifax High School as Class Valedictorian.

After high school, Jiona will enroll at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She plans to major in Health Sciences and pursue a career of becoming a Public Health Administrator.

Throughout high school, Jiona has been involved in various activities such as the marching band and she holds a leadership position in many areas. Ms. Mills currently serves as Senior Class President and Track Captain.  Jiona is also involved in her church and with Community Youth for Christ. Jiona has accomplished all this while maintaining a GPA over a 4.0.

This summer, Jiona will participate in the Summer Ventures program as well in Governors school. Northwest Halifax High School Principal Mr. Mark Barfield said, “Jiona has always remained focused on her goals and she is definitely a model student.”  When asked Jiona how she felt, she stated, “I feel very honored and relieved that my education has been taken care of. I am very thankful and all my hard work has paid off.”

Halifax County Schools Superintendent Dr. Eric Cunningham says, “I am very proud of Jiona. Jiona exemplifies hard work, determination, and success. She makes Halifax County Schools proud.”

 About Crawley Memorial Scholarship Fund: The scholarship is renewable each of the succeeding three years of the recipient’s undergraduate education. The person must maintain a satisfactory level of academic and personal achievement. 

Parents....please take the opportunity to complete this Extended Day Survey!  Your feedback is very important to us and our decision-making process.  Thanks in advance for your support in this initiative.

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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!!!

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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Halifax County School District BOE Goals

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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”.  

Hollister Elementary will celebrate "Teacher Appreciation

Monday: Breakfast Bag (Sausage biscuit, muffin, and drink)
Tuesday: Afternoon Lunchw/ Subway and Salads, Ice Tea  (PTA Support)
Wednesday: Teacher Cup w/ Apples
Thursday: Lunch Bag full of snacks
Friday: Ice Cream Social in Media Center

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