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I-SS names new principals

PRESS RELEASES At the Board of Education Meeting on June 8, 2015, the Board named Mr. Robbie Sipes, currently serving as Interim Principal at North Iredell Middle School, as Principal. Mr. Sipes said “I am excited about this opportunity to be the Principal at North Middle.  North Middle is a wonderful school with great teachers, […]

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I-SS receives $25K Lowe’s grant

PRESS RELEASE MOORESVILLE, N.C. – The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $25,000 grant to Iredell-Statesville Schools for the Unity Center, a newly renovated former school serving the district and greater community. Through the grant, Iredell-Statesville Schools will be able to complete the stage and kitchen at the center. The center will provide […]

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County budget approved, bond debt forces tax rate increase

Iredell Commissioners unanimously approved the County Budget at last night’s meeting – Commissioner Ken Robertson was absent. The property tax rate will increase four and a quarter cents to cover school bond debt approved by voters last fall. Commissioner Steve Johnson said he supported the budget since he has an obligation to pay the county’s […]

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Mitchell releases Spring Dean’s list

FROM PRESS RELEASE Statesville, NC – Mitchell Community College congratulates the following students who made the full-time and part-time Dean’s List for the spring semester 2015. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must earn a quality point average of 3.5 or higher with no grade below a “C.” Full-time Students – (Advance) […]

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Mooresville teacher to make 2nd exploration trip

PRESS RELEASE Mooresville, NC – May 26, 2015 — Lindsay Knippenberg from Mooresville High School has been selected as a 2015 Lead Science Communication Fellow and will sail aboard Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus during its 2015 expedition. Ms. Knippenberg will join the Corps of Exploration aboard E/V Nautilus this June and July as they explore […]

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2015-05-26Developing

Two South Iredell HS students charged in bomb scare investigation

South Iredell High School was evacuated Tuesday morning following a bomb scare in the cafeteria building. Troutman Police Chief Matthew Selves tells WSIC that two small alarm clocks were found inside an un-used locker.  He says the person responsible for doing so did it following a call to action posted on social media. Students Shannon […]

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Statesville chamber recognized for social media, web campaign

FROM PRESS RELEASE Blowing Rock, NC – The Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce was recently recognized, through the Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (CACCE), as having the top Social Media/Website campaign for Chambers throughout North and South Carolina. The award was presented at the CACCE Staff Leadership Development Conference at the Chetola Resort […]

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Continued talks on supplemental pay for principals

The Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education continued its discussion about supplemental pay for principals last night. Board member Martin Page recently called for more structure in determining the local amount added to what these employees receive from the state. Four principals addressed the board – their message was that they love their jobs, and put […]

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ISS discussions on school principals

The Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education meets Monday and will continue it’s discussion about the roles and responsibilities of principals and how administrator contracts are negotiated. Board member Martin Page expressed concern at a recent meeting about a state law that allows Principles to change student grades. He wants to see regular reports of when […]

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I-SS receives $397K federal grant

FROM PRESS RELEASE In a time of increasingly tighter budgets, Iredell Statesville Schools has found ways to bridge funding gaps by writing innovative grants.  Many of these grants have been directed to emotional and psychological support for our students. A limited number of mental health professionals, barriers to accessing services, untreated mental disorders and increasing student […]

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