Thursday , 22 February 2018
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Shuford Gives Back to Community During Panther Nation Week

Shortly after Judge Mullinax declared Catawba County as Panther Nation, Patrick Nelson, Principal at Shuford Elementary School, declared February 1st -5th as Panther Nation Week at Shuford Elementary School.  Students enjoyed a week of dressing up to show their Panther Spirit.   Monday was Hats off to the Panthers.  Students and staff wore hats to show their Panther support.  Tuesday was Panther Pride.  Students and staff wore black and blue.   By the end of the week students and staff had their eyes on the Lombardi trophy.  Students wore all black to “black-out” the Broncos on Thursday and their favorite Panther Shirt on Friday.

Shuford Elementary was excited to celebrate the continued success of the Panthers and the hopes of winning the Super Bowl, but wanted to help our community in the process. Grade levels competed against each other to see which grade level would donate the most cans of soup or other non-perishable goods.  Just like the Super Bowl, players’ eyes were on the grand prize… football shaped doughnuts to the winning grade level.   During the week a total of 2,747 cans were collected and will be donated to E.C.C.C.M to be given back to the Newton Conover Community.   Second Grade donated the most and enjoyed the football shaped doughnuts.  #PANTHERNATION  #KEEPPOUNDING

About James Frye

James Frye (@mrjamesfrye) serves as Instructional Technology Facilitator and Public Information Officer for Newton-Conover City Schools. Formerly, he was an English and Journalism Teacher at Newton-Conover High School and a Blended/Virtual English Teacher. He is a NC Teaching Fellow and studied education abroad at the Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal in Germany. James holds a Post-Masters Certificate in Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction with a Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology from Michigan State University, and a B.A. in English/Education from Lenoir-Rhyne University, where he serves as an Adjunct Professor. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law with The University of Kentucky. In addition to modeling technological and leadership innovation and leading various professional learning, Jamie also serves statewide on the NC Digital Learning Initiative Advisory Board/Home Base Design Team, the NC Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development’s Board of Directors, the #NCed Leadership Team, and is co-founder of Edcamp WNC. He is a member of the NC Digital Leadership Coaches’ Network, and was named an international Emerging Leader by ASCD in 2015. He resides in Hickory with his wife and their baby girl.

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