Tuesday , 17 October 2017
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NC P.R.I.D.E. Rewards Excellence at Middle School

mid1NC P.R.I.D.E. is an incentive program to reward students for good grades, attendance, and behavior. We recognized 296 students at our spring ceremony. P.R.I.D.E. stands for Promoting Recognition for Individual Dedication to Excellence. The criteria to receive a gold card is an average of 93 or higher with no report grade being lower than a 77. A silver card is an average of 85-92.9 again with no report grade lower than 77. Students cannot have more than 5 absences (excused or unexcused). Student cannot have more than 5 unexcused tardies for the semester. Behavior is taken into consideration as well.  Students cannot have higher than a level 1 office referral or two level 1 office referrals.
Perks include: free t-shirt, homework passes, elevator passes, candy in the lunchroom, cookies and punch celebrations twice per year, movies in the auditorium, NC P.R.I.D.E trinkets, discounted or free admission to athletic events (gold is free, silver pays $2).
Congratulations to all NC P.R.I.D.E. recipients.

About Heather Mullins

Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.

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