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 NC-DPI recognizes Shuford as a High Performance School for Three Consecutive Years!!
 
Shuford Elementary School Announcements
Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten Registration packets are available in our front office. Information sheets need to be picked up, filled out, and returned to the school by parent(s) PRIOR to the registration, on May 8.

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Student Council Food Drive
North Carolina Basketball teams are scoring BIG in the NCAA tourney!
 
Let’s show who we want to win by voting for our  favorite team with a canned food drive!  March 30– April 3,  Student Council along with the Cafeteria  staff are sponsoring a canned food drive.  There will be 3 boxes in the cafeteria labeled with 4 NC teams.  Drop your cans in the box of the team you want to win!  Cans will be   delivered to The Corner Table in Newton!


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Career Day
Shuford school counselor, Katie Cunningham, put together an amazing Career Day schedule for our school this year!  Students in all grades visited a variety of interesting careers.  Some of our career day volunteers included: Bruce from Catawba Science Center, Carla and "Jack" from the Humane Society, Lance Hight a Conover City Planner, Shannon Hefner an OR Nurse, and the Conover Police Dept, all pictured below.  Thank you all that participated in our fantastic event!



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Box Tops Classroom Leaders
Here are the classroom leaders for the Box Tops/Labels for Education CollectionsDon't forget: Top Classroom wins an I-Pad and time in a bounce house!

Hopson              3907
Surratte              2327
Church                2066
Templeton           2012
Fitzgerald           1989
Burkhalter           1677
Coleman             1573
Sigmon               1493
K. Davis              1439
Childress             1222


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Hickory Museum of Art Visit
The Hickory Museum of Art visited our ESL students to provide a program called “Art For All”.  This program integrates literacy and art appreciation.  This year, the classes participating are from 4th grade and 2nd grade.  Before creating these pastel and watercolor Toucans, they learned about the Rainforest and the habitat of the Toucan.  Students will have all of their art on display at the museum for a reception on Tuesday April 21, 2015 from 6-7 pm.



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Fire Safety Quiz Bowl Team
Congratulations to our 5th grade Fire Safety Quiz Bowl Team for placing in the top 5, out of 12 schools, during their competition, on Thursday, March 12th.  Our team was led by former Shuford student and current Conover firefighter, Austin Hice.  Pictured below from left to right:  Austin Hice, Xavion Coulter, Harley Ward, Kaili Sigmon, Lilly Hamby & Hannah Watkins.


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Read Across America Week
We had a wonderful Read Across America Week, March 2-6.  On Friday, our staff and students were invited to dress up as their favorite Dr. Seuss character and we had some really awesome costumes!



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Teacher-to-Teacher Conference
The UNC Charlotte, College of Education, hosted a Teacher-to-Teacher Conference on Tuesday, March 3rd.  Many of our teachers represented Shuford at this event.  The campaign’s focus was “Empowering Teachers to Empower Students”.  Pictured below Ms. Burkhalter and Ms. Hoyle, both 3rd grade teachers at Shuford, participating in a problem-based learning demonstration.



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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
Shuford celebrated, famous children's author, Dr. Seuss’ birthday on Monday, March 2nd.  A special school lunch of green eggs and ham was served by the Cat in the Hat (A.K.A. Principal Nelson) along with other special Seuss characters.

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