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  National Family Literacy Day
Come and join Freedman Family Literacy Parenting Program as we celebrate National Family Literacy Day Monday, November 3, 2014 at 9:30 am on the large playground. There will also be a ribbon cutting ceremony for Born Learning Trail, a partnership with United Way of Aiken County and Success by Six.
Be sure to sign up your child for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library!

Bob Richards Automotive’s 60 Day $10k Giveaway
Benefiting Aiken County Schools

How to participate:
1) “Like” Bob Richards Toyota or Bob Richards Nissan on Facebook.
Follow the link to vote for your favorite teacher and favorite school.
2) You can earn up to 4 points for your favorite school:

Vote for your favorite school...............................................................1 point
Vote for your favorite teacher..............................................................1 point
Tell us why you voted for them on Facebook...................................... 2 points
Here’s what the winning schools will receive:
High School with the most points ......................................................$3,333
Middle School with the most points ...................................................$3,333
Elementary School with the most points ............................................$3,333
We’ll keep score daily, so check often!
Together we can raise $10,000!

Hard Hat Tour
Our District Superintendent Dr. Beth Everitt and North Augusta's Principal Mr. John Murphy took a "Hard Hat" tour of the new Science and Technology Wing today. The project is right on schedule to be completed by May of 2015; masonry walls are complete, the first and second floor concrete and steel floor structures are in place and the mechanical, plumbing and electrical trades are in progress. Dr. Everitt was wowed by the large, well-lit halls and rooms!  Visit our Facebook page for pictures!
 
2013-14 Palmetto Gold and Silver Award Winners Announced
The Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards program, founded in 1998, recognizes schools for general performance and closing the achievement gap. Within those two categories, a school may be awarded either the gold or silver designation. This is the sixth year that closing the achievement gap has been included as part of the program. (Press Release) (Winners List) (Criteria)

ACPS and ATC Launch Aiken Early College Initiative
A partnership between Aiken Technical College and Aiken County Public Schools now gives area high school students an opportunity to start their college education early, saving time spent in college and thousands of dollars in future college costs. (more)
 
     
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