The graduating class of 2012 was offered $9,549,206 in scholarships and includes 225 NC Scholars, a Park Scholar, a National Achievement Scholar, a Benjamin N. Duke Scholar, two East Carolina University Scholars, and an appointment to the United States Naval Academy.
Summer may have just started for students, but Pitt County Schools’ employees never take a break. Directors and teachers have been busy working on the curriculum for the upcoming 2012-13 school year.
NC Prevention Partners awarded Pitt County Schools with a Trailblazer Award for its strong progress in school employee wellness.
Pitt County Schools is proud to announce the yearly Media Program Awards for 2012.
G.R. Whitfield School’s assistant principal Monica R. Jacobson was announced as the school’s new principal following the retirement of current principal Dr. Gloria Snead at the end of the year.
The Grainger Foundation has donated $10,000 to the Pitt County Educational Foundation, Inc., in support of Pitt County Schools’ Dropout Prevention Campaign.
David Dupree has been selected as Pitt County Schools’ Employee of the Month for May.
In accordance with Federal legislation, Pitt County Schools will be increasing the cost of paid student lunches by 25 cents for grades Pre-K through 12 in the upcoming 2012-13 school year.
Four Pitt County students placed in the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics State Math Fair on May 4th at the School of Science and Mathematics in Durham.
A Pitt County Schools high school student, Joseph Miles Wobbleton, a senior at D.H. Conley High School, was recently accepted into Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Wintergreen Intermediate School won the first annual Region 1 Elementary Battle of the Books competition that was held on April 19. The event is sponsored by the North Carolina School Library Media Association.
Heidi Criswell has been selected as Pitt County Schools’ Employee of the Month for April.
Pitt County Schools' Media Centers are celebrating with the theme "You Belong @ Your Library" all during the month of April.
Ten students from Pitt County Schools have accepted invitations to attend the 2012 Governor’s School of North Carolina.
Pitt County Schools’ FIRST Pitt Pirates Robotics Team finished first place at the North Carolina FIRST Robotics Regional Competition this past weekend at the Dorton Arena in Raleigh. This is the first time the team has won a regional competition.
Two Pitt County students were named finalists in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program. These students are senior Jenna N. Sjoerdsma from Ayden-Grifton High School and senior Meagan E. Briley from J.H. Rose High School.
One student from Pitt County Schools, Courtney M. Hardy from D.H. Conley High School, was named a winner in the 2012 National Achievement Scholarship Program.
The Pitt County Board of Education approved a REVISED school calendar for the 2012-13 school year during their Board meeting held last night.
G.R. Whitfield School’s Battle of the Books team won the regional competition on March 16th for the third consecutive year in a row.
Pitt County Schools’ FIRST Pitt Pirates Robotics Team finished second place at the Palmetto Regional Competition this past weekend, the highest place the team has ever finished in their least five seasons of competing.
Christopher Howell has been selected as Pitt County Schools’ Employee of the Month for March.
Pitt County Schools’ Academically and Intellectually Gifted program dominated at the state awards ceremony for the North Carolina Association for the Gifted and Talented.
Rising kindergarten students at Northwest and Belvoir will get a jump start on their first year of school by attending a new program called Kick Start Kindergarten.
PCS Superintendent Dr. Beverly Emory recently updated the Pitt County Board of Education on the district’s continued work towards Unitary Status, as ordered by Judge Malcolm J. Howard in 2009.
Wintergreen Primary teacher Elizabeth Ulffers was named the 2012-13 Teacher of the Year for Pitt County Schools in an awards ceremony held earlier today at the Rock Springs Center.
In Pitt County Schools, many program ideas have been developed, implemented and facilitated since the department’s inception in 1989.
The Pitt County Board of Education has selected Mildred A. Council to represent District 1 Seat, A following the death of school board member Matthew Ward.
The Pitt County School system joins in the nationwide celebration of School Social Work Week from March 4-10.
Pitt County Schools had several of its students place in the Northeast Regional Science and Engineering Fair.
Pitt County is now home to the 2012 Disney National Step Show Champions.
Denise Mewborn has been selected as Pitt County Schools’ Employee of the Month for February.
WITN News at Sunrise traveled to the Farmville area on Friday, February 24, 2012 to feature H. B. Sugg and Sam D. Bundy on their “How Cool is Your School” tour!
G.R. Whitfield School won the 21st annual District Middle School Battle of the Book competition last week for the third consecutive year.
The Pitt County Board of Education approved the school calendar for students and 10-month employees during their Board meeting held last night.
Three schools from Pitt County placed in the top five teams at the eastern regional MATHCOUNTS competition on February 4th.
Pitt County Schools has named five finalists for the 2012-13 Teacher of the Year award.
The Pitt County Board of Education is searching for eligible citizens to fill the District 1 Seat A vacancy created by the death of Board member Matthew Ward.
The school counseling program at Bethel School has been working hard this year to promote positive behavior among its students.
In accordance with state legislation, Pitt County Schools will begin mailing letters to students next week notifying them if their driver’s license is being revoked.
C.M. Eppes Middle School AIG teacher Terri DeCresie was named the Pitt County Schools AIG Teacher of the Year.
For the second consecutive year, PCS experienced a sizable reduction in the number of students dropping out of school.
Pitt County Schools received four Blue Ribbon Awards for effective school communications during the North Carolina School Public Relations Association’s annual Blue Ribbon Awards Ceremony held in Durham on January 27, 2012.
Pitt County Schools held the eleventh annual Pinning Ceremony for National Board Certified Teachers on Jan. 25 at South Central High School.
Joseph Glen Buck was announced as the new Personnel Director for Pitt County Schools.
Pitt County Schools has named Victor Coffenberry as the new Site Director for the Sadie Saulter Educational Center.
No matter what life brings your way, it is about trying your best and giving everything your all.
Patrick Searcy from Falkland Elementary School has been selected as Pitt County Schools’ Employee of the Month for January.
School is designed to prepare students for the real world, to educate them and encourage them to obtain real-world experiences.
It is with extreme sadness that Pitt County Schools acknowledges the untimely death of School Board Member Matthew Ward.
All six Pitt County high schools will be holding their annual Freshman Open House for the 2012-13 rising freshman.
Lights, cameras, robots! This may have been a phrase students heard while walking around the Robotics regional tournament on November 12th.
Living a healthy lifestyle is not an easy task. It takes patience, persistence and a lot of hard work.
Gauze pads, surgery masks and medical gowns filled the gymnasium at one Pitt County School where students had the chance to heal any of their stuffed animal woes when they visited the Teddy Bear Hospital.
The winner of the annual Superintendent’s Holiday Card Contest for 2011 is Dawson Schopp, 5th grade student at Ayden Elementary School.
Lakeforest Elementary School opened its doors for the first time on Aug. 25 of this school year.
Pitt County Schools looks for educators that are passionate about their jobs and strive to provide special attention to each and every student.
Honor your family, friends and co-workers this holiday season by making a donation in their name to the Pitt County Schools Dropout Prevention Campaign!
South Central High School science teacher Ann McClung was awarded the Vi Hunsucker award by the NC Science Teachers Association.
South Central High School’s junior Gina Lama was announced as the third place winner of the NCSBA’s (North Carolina School Boards Association) High School Video Contest during an awards ceremony held on Tuesday, November 15th in Greensboro.
E.B. Aycock Middle School’s Health and Physical Education Teacher Burt Jenkins has been selected as the Middle School Teacher of the Year by the North Carolina Association for the Advancement of Health Education (NCAAHE).
At Wellcome Middel School, Jennifer Esarey is described as a warm and caring teacher who constantly goes above and beyond the call of duty for her students.
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) has designated November 14-18, 2010 as National School Psychology Awareness Week.
Pitt County Schools will be undergoing curriculum changes in the 2012-13 school year due to North Carolina’s adoption of the new Common Core and Essential Standards.
Students from Farmville Middle School had the literary chance of a lifetime.
Pitt County Schools has named Julie Cary from South Central High School the 2012 Principal of the Year and Colleen Burt from Eastern Elementary School the 2012 Assistant Principal of the Year.
Suzanne Hachmeister, AIG (Academically or Intellectually Gifted) lead teacher for Pitt County Schools received the 2011 Ann Harrison Service Award during the East Carolina University AIG Conference on October 5th.
The North Carolina School Library Media Association named Karen Gardner of Ayden-Grifton High School as the 2011 Media Coordinator of Year and Principal Lionel Kato of Farmville Middle School as the 2011 Media Administrator of the Year.
Math can seem like a scary subject for a lot of students.
Pitt County Schools in conjunction with the North Carolina Dropout and Driver’s Licensing Legislation is continuing the coordinated statewide effort to motivate and encourage students to complete high school.
Four students from Pitt County Schools auditioned and made the North Carolina High School Honors Chorus.
Leadership does not need to start once an individual is out of college or even high school.
It is not uncommon for there to be students in North Carolina raised on family farms.
One student from Pitt County Schools, Courtney M. Hardy from D.H. Conley High School, was named a semifinalist in the 2012 National Achievement Scholarship Program.
Senior year for some students is a time for hanging out with friends, going to sporting events and passing those final classes.
It is always a special day when young students can share their school day with a loved one.
Two Pitt County students were named Semifinalists in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program.
What could butterflies, flowers, babies, cityscapes, fish, and spiders all have in common?
J.H. Rose High School math teacher Vasanthara Sundarapather was selected as the recipient of the 2011 Yale Educator Award by the Yale Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
A teacher that is described as outstanding, works tirelessly, takes pride in his work and is constantly striving to improve and grow, is a teacher that every parent can hope for their child.
Pitt County Schools will be celebrating National Arts in Education Week September 11th-17th.
Pitt County Schools’ Transportation Department named Deryl Bass from D.H. Conley High School the 2010-11 Bus Driver of the Year, Betty Manning from Falkland Elementary School the K-8 Bus Driver of the Year, and Michelle Underwood from Ayden-Grifton High School the 9-12 Bus Driver of the Year.
J.H. Rose High School counselor Bernetta Bradley was selected as the recipient of the 2011 Yale Educator Award by the Yale Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Carleen Wray, executive director of the National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE), has announced that Nigel Cox, a senior at Farmville Central High School, has been selected as one of five high school students from across the country to serve on the 2011-2012 National SAVE Youth Advisory Board (YAB).
The 2011 graduation rate for Pitt County Schools (PCS) was 70 percent, according to the four-year cohort graduation rate data released by the state last week. This represents a six percent increase in the district’s rate from the 2010 school year and an overall 12.6 percent increase over three years.
Pitt County Schools released the following preliminary testing results today:
Recently adopted legislation (Session Law 2011-174) by the NC General Assembly, reduces the size of the Pitt County Board of Education from twelve to seven members and changes the length of terms that members serve from six to four.