School lunch menus

Here are the lunch menus for this coming week.Mount Airy City SchoolsTharrington, Jones and Mount Airy MiddleMondayGarlic Cheese Bread w/ Marinara Sau...

May 7th, 2016 |  


School board attends national event

The Mount Airy Board of Education brought back some new ideas and concepts from a recent trip to Boston.Five of the seven board members made the trek ...

May 7th, 2016 |  


Students shine at science fair

Students shine at science fair

Surry County Schools recognized several students this week for their strong showing in a regional science and engineering fair recently.In November, n...

May 6th, 2016 |  


New city super sworn in

New city super sworn in

Judge Bud Oliver made an appearance at Tuesday’s meeting of the city Board of Education to swear in a new superintendent.Dr. Don Martin, a Tobac...

May 5th, 2016 |  


Schools award top volunteers

Schools award top volunteers

DOBSON — Surry County Schools honored 19 people this week as its 2015-16 volunteers of the year.Dr. Travis Reeves, school superintendent, named ...

April 30th, 2016 |  


School Lunch Menus

Here are the lunch menus for this coming week.Mount Airy City SchoolsTharrington, Jones and Mount Airy MiddleMondayBeef Nachos orHam & Turkey Sand...

April 30th, 2016 |  


School Lunch Menus

Here are the lunch menus for this coming week.Mount Airy City SchoolsTharrington, Jones and Mount Airy MiddleMondayCrunchy Hard Shell Taco OrMini Corn...

April 24th, 2016 |  


City schools to present office findings

Mount Airy City Schools will appear before the Surry County Board of Commissioners tonight to discuss budgetary needs for the coming 2016-17 fiscal ye...

April 21st, 2016 |  


School art contest draws 200

School art contest draws 200

DOBSON — Surry Community College had quite a draw to see a bunch of drawings this week.SCC hosted Surry County Schools’ ninth-annual Super...

April 17th, 2016 |  


Schools want plan for garage expansion

Schools want plan for garage expansion

DOBSON — Surry County Schools is looking to hire an architect to help provide a needed expansion to its bus garage.The school district has writt...

April 15th, 2016 |  


College sponsors ‘Sights, Sounds, Verse’ event

College sponsors ‘Sights, Sounds, Verse’ event

Music, Art and Poetry Featured During Surry Community College Event: “Sights, Sounds & Verse: Art of European Influence” on April 21Su...

April 13th, 2016 |  


State cuts county school funding as expected

DOBSON — Surry County Schools is losing $277,000 in state funding for the next fiscal year.Last month, Dr. Travis Reeves, superintendent, warned...

April 6th, 2016 updated: April 7th, 2016. |  


School Lunch Menus

Here are the lunch menus for this coming week.Mount Airy City SchoolsTharrington, Jones and Mount Airy MiddleMondayCrunchy Hard Shell Taco OrMini Corn...

April 2nd, 2016 |  


Dropout numbers unchanged in local high schools

Dropout numbers unchanged in local high schools

High school dropout rates have remained virtually unchanged locally, according to new data released by the state.The N.C. Department of Public Instruc...

April 2nd, 2016 |  


Local schools could see state funding drop

DOBSON — Surry County Schools could possibly lose a quarter of a million dollars in state funding due to a reclassification of Surry County̵...

March 29th, 2016 |  


County schools discuss repair needs

County schools discuss repair needs

Surry County Schools kicked off its annual budget process with a workshop for the Board of Education Thursday.Robert Draughn, director of plant operat...

March 27th, 2016 |  


Sports needs addressed by school board

Sports needs addressed by school board

Tennis, track and field, baseball and football were the sports that came up last week’s budget workshop for Surry County Schools.The county Boar...

March 27th, 2016 |  


Half-million dollars needed in paving

Half-million dollars needed in paving

“Surry County has a lot of acreage of asphalt,” said Robert Draughn.The director of plant operations for Surry County Schools opened his r...

March 27th, 2016 |  


County schools to hold work session

DOBSON — The county school board has planned a special meeting on Thursday.The Surry County Schools Board of Education already held its regular ...

March 23rd, 2016 |  


City schools recognize groups

City schools recognize groups

The first hour of the Mount Airy Board of Education’s meeting this week consisted of honoring several students and personnel.Before the school b...

March 19th, 2016 |  


School Lunch Menus

Here are the lunch menus for this coming week.Schools are closed for Good Friday.Mount Airy City SchoolsTharrington, Jones and Mount Airy MiddleMonday...

March 19th, 2016 |  


State DPI releases school crime report

The rate of crime on school grounds has gone up in the latest report from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.Across North Carolina, reported ac...

March 18th, 2016 |  


City schools promote Dorsett to COO

City schools promote Dorsett to COO

Mount Airy City Schools has promoted a school principal to the new position of chief operations officer.Jason Dorsett will remain as principal of Jone...

March 16th, 2016 updated: March 16th, 2016. |  


School lunch menus

Here are the lunch menus for this coming week.Mount Airy City SchoolsTharrington, Jones and Mount Airy MiddleMondayBeef Nachos orChicken Quesadilla Pi...

March 13th, 2016 |  


New projects approved by school board

New projects approved by school board

DOBSON — Surry County Schools approved three small projects this week that will give school kids more time outdoors.Two elementary schools will ...

March 10th, 2016 |  


County schools video wins state award

County schools video wins state award

DOBSON — A Surry County Schools official was honored Monday for winning a state award.Sonia Dickerson, director of communications, won first pla...

March 9th, 2016 |  


School Lunch Menus

Here are the lunch menus for this coming week.Mount Airy City SchoolsTharrington, Jones and Mount Airy MiddleMondayCrunchy Hard Shell Taco OrMini Corn...

March 6th, 2016 |  


Delayed school project wrapping up

Delayed school project wrapping up

After some trials and tribulations, Mount Airy High’s baseball field looks to be ready for games next week.The Granite Bears already moved a gam...

March 3rd, 2016 |  


Two city school initiatives expanding

Two initiatives for Mount Airy City Schools are growing and thriving, according to updates from school officials.Dr. Kim Morrison, chief academic and ...

February 27th, 2016 |  


School Lunch Menus

Here are the lunch menus for this coming week. Surry County Schools were not available at press time.Mount Airy City SchoolsTharrington, Jones and Mou...

February 27th, 2016 |  


Endowment honors former teacher

Endowment honors former teacher

PILOT MOUNTAIN — A local school foundation has a new endowment fund in honor of a longtime education supporter.At a recent basketball game, East...

February 21st, 2016 |  


School Lunch Menus

Here are the lunch menus for this coming week.Mount Airy City Schools have bag lunches on Friday with an early dismissal.Mount Airy City SchoolsTharri...

February 20th, 2016 |  


Weather affects school calendar — again

The wintry mix has washed away, but city school officials still have bad weather on the brain.The Mount Airy City Schools’ Board of Education di...

February 18th, 2016 |  


School leaders smooch pigs for fundraiser

School leaders smooch pigs for fundraiser

DOBSON — Copeland Elementary faculty members puckered up for a good cause, celebrating a milestone in a school fundraiser.Several school teacher...

February 12th, 2016 |  


Three musicians make All-District Band

Three musicians make All-District Band

BOONE — Three local high school students will travel to Appalachian State University to participate in the Northwest N.C. All-District Honor Ban...

February 11th, 2016 |  


School board honors art winners

School board honors art winners

DOBSON — Surry County Schools recognized students and teachers for a strong showing in an art competition in December.Gentry Middle School and M...

February 10th, 2016 |  


Spanish learning ahead of schedule

Tharrington Primary School recently gave a lengthy update to the Mount Airy Board of Education on its groundbreaking dual-language immersion program.T...

February 7th, 2016 |  


School board approves bus driver bonuses

School board approves bus driver bonuses

Surry County Schools opted to reach into its own coffers to fund a bonus for part-time employees.The state approved a bonus for any school employees w...

February 6th, 2016 |  


Pilot wins MathCounts competition

Pilot wins MathCounts competition

DOBSON — Central Middle School hosted a MathCounts competition Tuesday to prepare students for the big regional event next week.The middle schoo...

February 4th, 2016 |  


Snow days affect school calendar

COPELAND — Four snow days made a tight calendar even worse for Surry County Schools.Assistant Superintendent Jeff Tunstall addressed the calenda...

February 3rd, 2016 |  


Breaking down capital needs by school

The Facility Needs Survey from the state Department of Public Instruction consists of two parts.The first section covers the facts about the current f...

January 31st, 2016 |  


State survey shows county school needs

Responding to a request from the state Department of Public Instruction for an in-depth facility needs study, Surry County Schools have identified nea...

January 31st, 2016 |  


School Lunch Menus

Surry County SchoolsElementary and Middle schoolsMonday Asian Chicken & “Fried” RiceHamburger or CheeseburgerLettuce Tomato & Pick...

January 30th, 2016 |  


Donations help school get solar array

Donations help school get solar array

Meadowview Magnet Middle School is getting a solar panel array thanks to donations from two entities.Nonprofit agency N.C. GreenPower selected Meadowv...

January 28th, 2016 |  


Report criticizes community colleges

DOBSON — A report on colleges and universities last week criticized North Carolina for its low graduation rates, but local college officials don...

January 25th, 2016 |  


School Lunch Menus

Mount Airy City SchoolsTharrington PrimaryMondayNachos w/ Beef and CheesePinto BeansRomaine LettuceTomatoesPearsChoice of Low Fat MilkTuesdayAsian Chi...

January 24th, 2016 |  


Chinese students to visit city

Chinese students to visit city

Just as the city has been preparing for bad winter weather, the city schools have been preparing for a different kind of arrival.A dozen students from...

January 22nd, 2016 |  


City schools preparing calendar

Mount Airy City Schools will be displaying a proposed academic calendar soon on its web page.This week’s winter weather, and an incoming delegat...

January 22nd, 2016 |  


City schools eye Classrooms of Tomorrow

City schools eye Classrooms of Tomorrow

More whiteboards, tables instead of desks and greater flexibility in configurations. These are some of the options that could come to city classrooms ...

January 20th, 2016 |  


Surry to offer taxidermy orientation on Saturday

Surry to offer taxidermy orientation on Saturday

Surry Community College officials are encouraging anyone interested in learning more about the taxidermy classes offered by the school to attend an or...

January 19th, 2016 |