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Communities In Schools of Rowan County Receives $2,000 Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to Support Youth Literacy

Posted by: Scott Bannister on Monday, September 12, 2016
Dollar General Literacy Foundation

Communities In Schools of Rowan County Receives $2,000 Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to Support Youth Literacy

Fun Ideas For Summer Reading

Posted by: Fran Simpson on Monday, May 9, 2016

Summer is the perfect time to read for the fun of it! Here are some ideas for summer reading FUN!

April Good Citizens Award | Hanford-Dole Elementary

Posted by: Fran Simpson on Thursday, April 14, 2016
Child winning Good Citizen Award

Hanford-Dole Elementary has recognized the following students as the April
Good Citizens for the character trait of self-discipline.

April is Keep America Beautiful Month

Posted by: Lyn Wilson on Friday, April 1, 2016
Keep America Beautiful

Consider getting outside and seeing what you can do to beautify your environment.

Hanford-Dole March Book Club

Posted by: Fran Simpson on Thursday, March 24, 2016
East Spencer Mayor Barbara Mallett

East Spencer Mayor Barbara Mallett was the guest reader at Hanford-Dole
Elementary's March First Grade Book Club.

Volunteering—Is it a Fit for You?

Posted by: Wanda Huntley on Thursday, March 17, 2016
Volunteering---Is it a Fit for You?

Living in Salisbury, the opportunities to volunteer are everywhere: Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, Civitan, Lions Club, Rotary, and of course Communities In Schools…not to mention church choir, church school, church women’s groups, church mission groups…the requests for volunteers in a church are endless. Being the Trainer for CIS Rowan, I have a vested interest in getting new volunteers. However, volunteering should be taken very seriously and be a good fit for you and the volunteer job.

 

Volunteer Training | Dates and Details

Posted by: Scott Bannister on Friday, February 26, 2016

Communities In Schools of Rowan County Training Schedule SPRING 2016. View Dates, Requirements, and Details here. 

Hanford-Dole February Book Club | Guest Reader Karen Alexander

Posted by: Fran Simpson on Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Karen Alexander reading to students for Book Club in Salisbury

Karen Alexander, Salisbury's Mayor and also who is a local architect,
was the guest reader at Hanford-Dole Elementary's quarterly First Grade Book
Club.  Mrs. Alexander shared the book, "Froggy Builds a Tree House."

Read Across America

Posted by: Marsha Wood on Monday, February 22, 2016
Read Across America Day

Read Across America Day on Wednesday March 2 promotes and celebrates reading, particularly for children and young adults.

CIS Scholarship Application – 2016 | View Details and Apply

Posted by: Scott Bannister on Thursday, February 18, 2016
Communities In Schools of Rowan County Scholarship 2016

This scholarship, sponsored by CIS of Rowan County will be awarded to honor Executive Director Vicky Slusser for her many years of service to the students served by Communities in Schools.

Mentors Mean so Much!

Posted by: Krystal Stukes on Friday, February 12, 2016
Mentor helping students

Communities In Schools are always searching for individuals who are willing to give of their time and talents to encourage our youth. Students need empowerment through academics and in life for success in the future.

Fun Family Activities Salisbury Offers in December

Posted by: Frances Lescoe on Wednesday, December 2, 2015
December Christmas Calendar events happening in Salisbury NC

If you are looking for something to do with your family this December take a look at all the things Salisbury has to offer.

National Epilepsy Awareness Month

Posted by: Brandi Roby on Monday, November 30, 2015
National Epilepsy Awareness Month

Epilepsy affects 2.5 million people in the U.S. and is characterized by recurring seizures.

Christmas Bureau starts taking applications Friday

Posted by: Communities In Schools on Monday, November 9, 2015
christmas bureau taking applications

The Christmas Bureau takes applications for several programs that help provide gifts for children 12 and under: the Salvation Army Angel Tree, the Salisbury Post Christmas Happiness Fund, Toys for Tots, Project Santa and Arc of Rowan’s Operation Santa. 

Scott Bannister | Letter to the Editor

Posted by: Communities In School on Monday, October 19, 2015
Scott Banister, Executive Director of Communities In Schools

Last year 99% of our students stayed in school, 86% improved academically and 90% were promoted to the next grade. Without United Way funding last year, the outcomes may have looked incredibly different.

Book Month

Tags: Book Month
Posted by: Fran Simpson on Thursday, October 15, 2015
Book Month

Parents need to make daily reading a priority for their children as a fun and learning activity. The LOVE of reading lasts a lifetime!

School Tools & Uniform Collection And Distribution

Posted by: Scott Bannister on Wednesday, August 5, 2015
channel 9 school tools

Around 63% of our Rowan-Salisbury Students are eligible to receive free or reduced lunch. This means that over 11,000 students in our school system may start the school year without the needed supplies and school uniforms.

School Tools

Posted by: Brannon Williams on Monday, July 6, 2015
school supplies

School Tools is an annual project of Communities in Schools in North Carolina that during the month of August brings good people together to make essential school supplies available to children who would otherwise go without.

Happy Father's Day

Posted by: Ann Shepherd on Thursday, June 18, 2015
happy fathers day

Father’s Day in the Unites States is on the 3rd Sunday of June.  It celebrates the contribution that fathers and father figures make in their children’s lives.

Thank You Moms, Dads and Guardians!

Posted by: Brandi Roby on Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Teacher holding book

In honor of National Family Month (the five-week period from Mother’s Day in May to Father’s Day in June) I’d like to acknowledge the important work that you do as parents!    

Announcing First Offering of a Communities In Schools Scholarship

Posted by: Vicki Slusser on Wednesday, May 13, 2015
excited kid

The scholarship will be awarded to a student graduating from any Rowan-Salisbury School System high school who is or has been enrolled in a CIS Rowan school site for at least one school year during their school career.  

Summer Reading

Posted by: Fran Simpson on Monday, May 11, 2015
Kids reading outside

The long, lazy days of summer offer kids lots of opportunities to discover new interests, new books and the pure pleasure of reading just for fun.

Dental Program at Hanford-Dole

Posted by: Fran Simpson on Monday, May 4, 2015
Dentist Reading to Kids

In recognition of Dental Health Month, Salisbury Pediatric Dentistry was invited to do a dental health awareness program for Pre-Kindergarten through 3rd grade at Hanford-Dole.

Career Day at Hanford-Dole Brings Light to the Future

Tags: career day, cis
Posted by: Fran Simpson on Monday, April 27, 2015
Doctor with x-ray pictures

The Hanford-Dole Elementary students had a valuable experience learning about a variety of career opportunities.  

Hanford-Dole Elementary April Book Club

Posted by: Fran Simpson & Ann Shepherd on Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Vicki reading book

The first grade students at Hanford-Dole Elementary enjoyed the presentation of the book, "Froggy Builds a Tree House," in the school's Media Center.

 

 

 

March is Recognized as National Social Workers Month

Posted by: Emily Harrison on Wednesday, April 15, 2015
social workers

March is recognized as National Social Workers Month. This is also a big year for the National Association of Social Workers since it will be celebrating itʼs sixtieth anniversary this year!

Volunteers...the Heartbeat of Communities In Schools

Posted by: Robin Hendrick on Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Volunteers

A volunteer is defined as being:  1. A person who offers himself for a service without obligation to do so.  2.  A person who performs a service willingly and without pay.

April is Keep America Beautiful Month!

Posted by: Lyn Wilson on Wednesday, April 1, 2015
american flag flower

Keep America Beautiful is a U.S. based nonprofit organization founded in 1953.

A visit from Miss North Carolina 2014

Posted by: CIS Rowan on Tuesday, March 31, 2015
A Visit from Miss North Carolina

Miss North Carolina 2014 Beth Stovall came and spent the day with the students at North Rowan Middle School.

Gracious Donation from Emmanuel Baptist Church

Posted by: CIS Rowan on Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Emmanuel Baptist Church

Church Members of Emmanuel Baptist Church,
    It is with sincere gratitude that our school would like to thank your
congregation for the generous donations of food to our school this year.