Mount Airy City Schools held their annual community night at Mount Airy High School.

Mount Airy City Schools held their annual community night at Mount Airy High School.

Students, parents and Mount Airy school officials turned out for a chance to mingle and — in the case of the students and school officials ̵...

November 5th, 2015 |  


Mount Airy and Surry County schools respond to President Barack Obama’s testing statements

Over the past week President Barack Obama stirred educators with the thought of lowering the time students spend on standardized test to no more than ...

October 31st, 2015 |  


Mount Airy’s downtown Trick-or-Treating sees the largest crowd yet

Mount Airy’s downtown Trick-or-Treating sees the largest crowd yet

Trick-or-Treating on Main Street in Mount Airy was bigger than ever, according to local business owners.Thousands of children lined the sidewalks of M...

October 31st, 2015 |  


Pilot students trick or treat

Pilot students trick or treat

Pilot Elementary School Kindergarten students visit downtown businesses and Trick or Treat, Friday morning. .neFileBlock { margin-bottom: 20px; } .ne...

October 31st, 2015 |  


Millennium Charter Academy hosts 7th-annual blood drive with American Red Cross

Millennium Charter Academy hosts 7th-annual blood drive with American Red Cross

Millennium Charter Academy collected 36 pints of blood at this year’s Halloween blood drive.Partnering with American Red Cross for the seventh y...

October 29th, 2015 |  


Mount Airy Middle School receives sponsorship for Interact Club

Mount Airy Middle School receives sponsorship for Interact Club

Mount Airy became the first middle school in the area to launch an Interact Club recently.On Friday, the school held a chartering ceremony for the gro...

October 28th, 2015 |  


School Lunch Menus for Surry County, Mount Airy City, and Patrick County schools Oct. 29- Nov. 4

School Lunch Menus for Surry County, Mount Airy City, and Patrick County schools Oct. 29- Nov. 4

B.H. Tharrington Primary and J.J. Jones Intermediate SchoolsThursday — Bag LunchChicken Filet SandwichCarrot Sticks w/ RanchAppleChipsMilkFriday...

October 27th, 2015 |  


Are North Carolina teachers leaving for better pay in other states?

The narrative is a familiar one: North Carolina doesn’t pay its teachers enough, so they are leaving the state in droves, for better pay and ben...

October 27th, 2015 updated: October 28th, 2015. |  


North Surry High School recently had four students raise funds for an international effort to eradicate the polio virus across the world. Breanna Goin...

October 25th, 2015 updated: October 25th, 2015. |  


Second Annual Fiddle Auction for Mount Airy Downtown Inc., announces new insturment for next year.

Second Annual Fiddle Auction for Mount Airy Downtown Inc., announces new insturment for next year.

Music played in the background while artists and bidders filled Old North State Winery in downtown Mount Airy Friday night in hopes of taking home the...

October 24th, 2015 |  


Mount Airy City School Board of Education votes in new member, Mike Marion.

Mount Airy City School Board of Education votes in new member, Mike Marion.

Mount Airy graduate Mike Marion has joined the city school’s Board of Education, after a vote Tuesday.The new board member was voted in Tuesday ...

October 23rd, 2015 |  


Surry County Schools Board of Education visits Gentry Middle School

Surry County Schools Board of Education visits Gentry Middle School

Students at Gentry Middle School saw some new faces in the lunch line recently.Members of the county school board visited the middle school and even s...

October 22nd, 2015 |  


Milennium Charter Academy hosts a mayoral debate for students

Milennium Charter Academy hosts a mayoral debate for students

Millennium Charter Academy hosted a mayoral debate for its students in grades six through ten Tuesday morning with the two candidates running for the ...

October 20th, 2015 |  


School Lunch Menus for Mount Airy City, Surry County and Patrick County, Virginia schools

School Lunch Menus for Mount Airy City, Surry County and Patrick County, Virginia schools

B.H. Tharrington Primary and J.J. Jones Intermediate SchoolsThursday —Lasagna w/ Garlic Toast OrPork Chop SandwicHRomaine Salad w/ TomatoesGreen...

October 20th, 2015 |  


Mount Airy High School, Tharrington Primary School host Chinese educators

Mount Airy High School, Tharrington Primary School host Chinese educators

Mount Airy City Schools hosted 23 principals from China on Friday.The educators came from the city of XuZhou in Jiangsu Province to meet students and ...

October 17th, 2015 |  


Surry County Schools finalized budget for 2015-16 school year

DOBSON — County schools will get a new “student success coach,” three full-time data managers and a school-use minivan as part of th...

October 17th, 2015 updated: October 19th, 2015. |  


Shoals Elementary Students prepare for the annual PTO fundraiser by making barn quilts to be auctioned off

Shoals Elementary Students prepare for the annual PTO fundraiser by making barn quilts to be auctioned off

Shoals Elementary School will be holding its annual Fall Folly on Friday, from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., featuring some artwork by its students.Pupils t...

October 14th, 2015 |  


School Lunch Menus for Oct. 15 thru Oct. 21 for Surry County Schools, Mount Airy Schools and Patrick County Schools.

School Lunch Menus for Oct. 15 thru Oct. 21 for Surry County Schools, Mount Airy Schools and Patrick County Schools.

B.H. Tharrington Primary and J.J. Jones Intermediate SchoolThursday — Chicken Pie w/ Roll OrGrilled Chicken SandwichMashed PotatoesGreen BeansFr...

October 13th, 2015 updated: October 13th, 2015. |  


MACS visits Raleigh, meets governor

MACS visits Raleigh, meets governor

Some Mount Airy School system teachers and students recently received a bit of a surprise when they had the opportunity to meet Gov. Pat McCroy during...

October 11th, 2015 |  


Surry County, Mount Airy schools still do not have a final budget

Now that the General Assembly has finally approved it’s budge, the Surry County and Mount Airy City schools systems are working to finalized the...

October 11th, 2015 |  


In honor of National Principals months, Surry County Schools recognized their principals.

In honor of National Principals months, Surry County Schools recognized their principals.

DOBSON — Surry County Schools celebrated the principals in their school system for National Principals Month during a meeting at Surry Community...

October 11th, 2015 |  


City grad rates among top ten in state

Mount Airy City Schools’ graduation rates for the 2014-2015 year was among the highest in the state, tying for the seventh highest mark in North...

October 10th, 2015 |  


Surry Early College was recognized by State Superintendent, June Atkinson for 100 percent graduation rate.

Surry Early College was recognized by State Superintendent, June Atkinson for 100 percent graduation rate.

The Surry Early College High School of Design was among 60 high schools statewide recently recognized by State Superintendent June Atkinson for having...

October 9th, 2015 |  


County pupils walk to school

County pupils walk to school

Seeking to get students more active, area teachers, principals, and other school officials have been looking for fit, safe activities for their studen...

October 8th, 2015 |  


SCS, Health Department team up against drug abuse

SCS, Health Department team up against drug abuse

DOBSON — The Schools Heath Advisory Council (SHAC) for Surry County Schools met recently to discuss ways to promote health and wellness in its s...

October 7th, 2015 updated: October 7th, 2015. |  


Franklin students celebrate Relay for Life

Franklin students celebrate Relay for Life

Despite the event being rescheduled because of bad weather, Franklin Elementary students celebrated their fundraising efforts for Relay For Life.Fourt...

October 6th, 2015 |  


School Lunch Menus Oct. 8 – Oct. 14

School Lunch Menus Oct. 8 – Oct. 14

B.H. Tharrington Primary SchoolThursday — Spaghetti w/ Garlic ToastOr Sloppy JoeRomaine Salad w/ TomatoesGreen PeasDiced PearsMilkFriday —...

October 6th, 2015 |  


County schools unveil plan

County schools unveil plan

PILOT MOUNTAIN — “Lighting Pathways to Global Success” is the theme of the Surry County Schools’ (SCS) 2015-2018 strategic pla...

October 5th, 2015 |  


Evans chosen as state HOSA officer

Evans chosen as state HOSA officer

Rachel Evans, a student at Mount Airy High School, has won a state office with HOSA, Health Occupations Students of America.Evans is the 2015-2016 pre...

September 30th, 2015 |  


School Lunch Menus Oct. 1-Oct. 7

B.H. Tharrington Primary SchoolThursday — Lasagna w/ Garlic Toast Or Pork Chop SandwichRomaine Salad w/ TomatoesGreen PeasFruited JelloMilkFrida...

September 30th, 2015 |  


Teachers become students

Teachers become students

Mount Airy City Schools held its Second Annual STEAM Institute recently, with included an afternoon filled with learning, creating, and brainsto...

September 30th, 2015 |  


MCA celebrates Constitution Day

MCA celebrates Constitution Day

Millennium Charter Academy recently observed its annual upper school honor code signings, coordinating the events around Constitution Day.All MCA stud...

September 29th, 2015 updated: September 29th, 2015. |  


Jones Intermediate is among top schools

Jones Intermediate is among top schools

Jones Intermediate school was recently recognized by the state for being in the top 10 elementary schools for academic growth in the 2014-15 school ye...

September 23rd, 2015 updated: September 24th, 2015. |  


Fourth graders get jolting demonstration

Fourth graders get jolting demonstration

Copeland Elementary’s fourth grade students were given a high voltage safety demonstration by Surry-Yadkin EMC recently.Adam Martin, public info...

September 23rd, 2015 |  


Despite weather, college fair draws crowd

Despite weather, college fair draws crowd

Despite damp and rainy weather, a number of area high school juniors and seniors participated in a college fair Monday at Surry Community College.Stud...

September 22nd, 2015 |  


School Lunch Menus Sept. 24-30

School Lunch Menus Sept. 24-30

B.H. Tharrington Primary SchoolThursday —Bag LunchChicken Filet SandwichCarrot Sticks w/ RanchAppleChipsMilkFriday — No SchoolMonday ̵...

September 22nd, 2015 |  


SCC receives $15,000 donations for machinery program

SCC receives $15,000 donations for machinery program

The Gene Haas Foundation recently gave $15,000 to Surry Community College to support scholarships for CNC, or computerized numeric control, machinist ...

September 22nd, 2015 updated: September 24th, 2015. |  


SCC business instructor earns doctorate

SCC business instructor earns doctorate

DOBSON – Dawn Worley, a Mount Airy resident who teaches business technologies at Surry Community College, recently earned her an Ed.D. in educat...

September 20th, 2015 |  


Parents charged in school gun incident

Parents charged in school gun incident

The parents of a Cedar Ridge Elementary School student have been charged after their child pulled a gun from his book bag while on a county school bus...

September 18th, 2015 updated: September 18th, 2015. |  


Gun incident on county school bus probed

A Surry County student is under investigation for allegedly taking a handgun onto a school bus, according to a written statement released late this af...

September 17th, 2015 |  


School lunch menus

B.H. Tharrington Primary SchoolThursday —Spaghetti w/ Garlic Toast Or Sloppy JoeRomaine Salad w/ Tomatoes, Green PeasDiced PearsMilkFriday ̵...

September 16th, 2015 |  


Teacher assistants, driver’s ed funded

Local educators received some good news this week when state legislators announced the overdue state budget will include money to fully fund teaching ...

September 16th, 2015 updated: September 16th, 2015. |  


$40,000 raised in foundation golf tourney

$40,000 raised in foundation golf tourney

Surry County Schools Educational Foundation raised more than $40,000 at its annual Golf Tournament for the Surry County Education Foundation recentlyT...

September 15th, 2015 |  


History talks opens with Fort Dobbs discussion

The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History kicked off its Fall History Talk Saturday with Fort Dobbs site manager Scott Douglas as guest speaker.‘...

September 15th, 2015 |  


County schools name employee of the month

County schools name employee of the month

The first 2015-16 employee of the month for Surry County Schools is Delana Shockley, finance officer, from Gentry Middle School, according to a recent...

September 13th, 2015 |  


Area schools outpacing state scores

Surry County Schools and Mount Airy City schools continued to outpace the rest of the state in academic achievement last school year, according to the...

September 12th, 2015 |  


City, county grad rates above state average

Graduation rates are the highest in state history for the 2014-15 school year, and while local school systems aren’t necessarily kings of the hi...

September 11th, 2015 |  


County schools eye change in testing

Surry County Schools Board of Education discussed two schools that would be a part of a Proof of Concept study organized by North Carolina to eliminat...

September 9th, 2015 |  


School Lunch Menus Sept. 10 – 16

School Lunch Menus Sept. 10 – 16

B.H. Tharrington Primary SchoolThursday — Lasagna w/ Garlic Toast Or Pork Chop SandwichRomaine Salad w/ Tomatoes, Green PeasFruited JelloMilkFri...

September 9th, 2015 |  


Schools fighting to keep TAs

Schools fighting to keep TAs

Local school officials are still hoping to get some state funding for the teacher assistant positions used throughout the county, despite fears the fi...

September 9th, 2015 |