Davie County High School CTE Leads the Way
#1 in State for 2S1 Technical Attainment AND 1S2 Mathematics

The Career & Technical Education (CTE) 2014-2015 Performance Indicator Results were distributed last month. Davie County High CTE continues to LEAD THE WAY!
The CTE staff and students continue to outperform their colleagues and other students across the state. Over the past several years, Davie CTE was ranked 3rd, 5th, and even 10th. Each year, DCHS CTE continues to meet the challenge and soar even higher. This is a first for Davie County CTE!
Performance Indicator 2S1, Technical Attainment: #1 in the State   
Technical Attainment is based on the proficiency levels of all CTE Post Assessments. 95.3% of all students taking a CTE Post Assessment were proficient in the course. These results were based on our concentrators for 2014-2015.
Performance Indicator 1S2, Mathematics: #1 in the State
Davie High students had the highest achievement level among their peers and were ranked #1 in the state. This was the first graduating class where the new math and language arts standards were used as the indicator. 
Performance Indicator 1S1, Reading/Language Arts: Met and Exceeded the State Benchmark. This was the first year that English II was used as the benchmark for this indicator and our students met and exceeded the state benchmark.
More Stats about Our CTE Students
Graduation Rate for our CTE Concentrators: 96%
Secondary School Completion Rate for CTE Concentrators: 97.9%
Placement in a Post Secondary Institution: 98%
DHS Auto Tech 
First Place Team Win
Congratulations to Davie County High School's AutoTech students Dylan Waller and Matthew Forrest for the first place team win at UTI's Nascar Technical Institute's Top Tech challenge on Saturday, February 20, 2016. As a team, they won 1st place out of 30 teams from across the east coast and each won a $10,000 dollar scholarship! They also won a new Snap-on tool box and $2,000 in Snap-on tools for their automotive class, taught by Mr. Seth James. As individuals, Matthew placed 2nd and Dylan placed 9th out of 60 contestants.
Rotary Job Shadow Visits New Davie High School
First Student to Tour the New High School

Julie Sanchez participated in a job shadowing experience through the Mocksville and Hillsdale Rotary Clubs on March 8, 2016. Julie, a junior at Davie County High School, visited the site of the new high school with Dr. Hartness. She spent the morning with Dr. Hartness, learning about current education issues, and visiting classrooms as she learns more about a future career in education.

New Child Nutrition Director 
Welcome, George Sulecki!

Mr. George Sulecki is the new Director of Child Nutrition for Davie County Schools. Mr. Sulecki comes to us with 15 years of foodservice experience. He was most recently the Operations Manager for Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin, NC, where he has been employed for 13 years.
Mr. Sulecki, his wife Brooke, and their two sons reside in Davie County. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Nutrition and Foodservice Systems from UNC Greensboro, and he is currently working on a Master of Environmental Health Degree at East Carolina University.  

Primary Elections 
One Stop Early Voting: March 3 - 12
Election: March 15

Important Information Related to the 2016 Election

Changes in the election dates: The law has changed in North Carolina and primary elections have been moved from May to March. The primary election will be on March 15, 2016, and the general election will be held on November 8, 2016.

One Stop Early Voting
Davie County Board of Elections, 161 Poplar St, Ste 102, Mocksville

March 3 - 4: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
March 5 (Saturday): 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
March 7 - 11: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
March 12 (Saturday): 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Additional Sites
Bermuda Run Town Hall, 120 Kinderton Blvd., Bermuda Run
Jerusalem VFD, 7185 NC Hwy. 801 S., Mocksville
William R. Davie VFD, 3401 US Hwy. 601 N., Mocksville
Fork Civic Center, 3195 US Hwy. 64 E., Advance

March 7 - 11: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
March 12 (Saturday): 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Changes in the way the Davie County Board of Education is elected: There have been some changes in the way members of the Davie County Board of Education are elected. In 2015, Senator Andrew Brock ran an amendment to a bill to include Davie County among 13 other counties who elect school boards on a partisan basis. In the past, the Board of Education was elected in a non-partisan election and board members were elected during the primary election. The bill Senator Brock sponsored became law and Session Law 2015-35 states “Beginning in 2016, members of the Davie County Board of Education shall be elected on a partisan basis at the time of the general election in each even-numbered year as terms expire. In 2016 and quadrennially thereafter, four members of the Davie County Board of Education are elected to four-year terms. In 2018 and quadrennially thereafter, three members of the Davie County Board of Education are elected to four-year terms.” With this change in the law, the four seats on the Board of Education (currently held by Carol Livengood, Steve Ridenhour, Wendy Horne, and Paul Drechsler) will be decided in the November general election and candidates affiliated with a political party will be on the ballot in March 15 primary.

Affiliated candidates who filed for Board of Education, in alphabetical order [election of 4]:
Richard Carter, Jr. REP
Paul Drechsler REP
Dwight C. Goodman REP
Terry L. Hales REP
Wendy Hoots Horne REP
W.G. (Dub) Potts REP

Newly elected Board of Education members will take office in December 2016. For a full list of candidates for other offices visit the Davie County Board of Elections: http://www.daviecountync.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=361
Teacher Virtual Career Fair
March 16
Community Scouter of the Year 
Congratulations, Dr. Darrin Hartness!
Weekend Food Bags Programs
Hillsdale Sunrise Rotary Donation

The PTO of Shady Grove Elementary School piloted a new program called the 'Book Bags of Hope' in 2006. The goal was to help cut out hunger for the children of Davie County by providing child-friendly food for students for the weekend. Volunteers bought food, sorted and put the food into book bags for each student in need.  

Since then, the same concept has spread to almost all of our schools through the Book Bags of Hope and Backpack Buddies programs. Volunteers and partners, including several churches, make these programs possible through donations and the work involved in preparing the book bags.

Hillsdale Sunrise Rotary is one of the community organizations that help make these weekend food bags programs possible. They held their annual 5K Turkey Derby last November, the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Last week, recipients from Davie County Schools were honored to receive a donation from the proceeds in the tune of $16,500 to support the weekend food bags. This donation will help provide weekend meals for almost 730 students.
Learn More
School Social Workers Week 
March 6 - 12
Thank you to our school social workers for all they do for our students and staff.
Spring Break 
DCECHS March 7 -11; DCS March 28 - April 1
Battle of the Books 
Middle School: March 14
Elementary School: April 26

Team members meet new friends and demonstrate communication skills as they collaborate with fellow teammates to answer detailed questions from the books on this year's reading list. 

Davie County Schools will hold the Middle School Battle of the Books at the Davie County Public Library at 9:00 AM on Monday, March 14. The Elementary Battle of the Books competition will be held at Davie High School at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, April 26. Please join us for an exciting battle of wits.
Spring Ahead
Daylight Savings Time Begins March 13
Kids & Pros Football Clinic 
April 30

Davie Medical Center is sponsoring the Kids & Pros Football Clinic on Saturday, April 30, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, at Davie High County School. Open to athletes ages 6-13.
Learn more and register.
Darrin L. Hartness, Ed. D.
(336) 751-5921  |  davie.k12.nc.us |  220 Cherry St, Mocksville, North Carolina  27028