WESTERN REGION TEAM 2012-2013
Pictured Left to Right
Sally Shipley, Amy Bland, Emily Henderson, LaVonne Rosbor, Kathi Calogero,
Angelo Kidd and Sandra Culmer
Led by Regional Superintendent Angelo Kidd, the Western Region features 24 schools, including 14 elementary, four middle, five high and one alternative school. Based on feeder patterns, the Western Region schools are located in Colfax, High Point, Greensboro, Oak Ridge and Stokesdale.
Regional Superintendent Kidd, a former GCS principal, is joined by Dr. Sandra Culmer, who serves as the region’s executive director. LaVonne Rosbor serves as the student services administrator, Amy Bland serves as the academic assessment coach, Emily Henderson serves as the EC services support and Sally Shipley serves as the character development coach.
Supporting the Western Region office is Kathi Calogero.
For assistance with the Western Region, please call 878-5390. The Western Region office is located at 900 W. English Road in High Point.
2012-2013 WR Teachers of the Year
District News 2012-2013
May 2013 - Colfax Elementary wins NEED Youth Award!!
(National Energy Education Development)
Colfax Elementary School was selected North Carolina Elementary School of the Year and also Elementary School of the Year at the national level! Representative from the school will be invited to Washington, D.C. to attend the NEED conference and to accept the awards in person!
May 2013 - Kirkman Park Receives Lowe’s Educational Grant
GCS Names Rookie Teacher of the Year, April 25, 2013
GCS named Monica Doyle of High Point Central High as the secondary and overall Rookie Teacher of the Year. Principal Robert Christina predicted she would later become a teacher of the year at High Point Central. "Her greatest skill set is her ability to engage, relate and enjoy her students," he writes, citing the creative ways she uses music and hands-on activities in her Algebra 1 lessons. Another recommendation calls her one of the best first-year teachers the school has ever had.
GCS High Schools Ranked by The Washington Post
High Point Gives GCS $20,000
The High Point City Council and mayor presented Guilford County Schools (GCS) with a check for $20,000 at its meeting on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013. The City of High Point won the $20,000 through the Charlotte Motor Speedway's May Race to Education Program.
Western Region Superintendent Angelo Kidd, Board of Education member Carlvena Foster, community advocate David Miller, board member Ed Price, board member Rebecca Buffington and Superintendent Maurice "Mo" Green accepted a check for $20,000 from the City of High Point, which received it through the Race to Education program
Three GCS Students Win iPads for Holiday Reading
Pearce Elementary Reveals Large Donation to United Way
Oak Hill Named State’s Title I School of the Year
In just two years, Oak Hill has experienced dramatic academic improvements. In 2010, the school was considered one of the lowest-performing schools in the state and had been awarded a $2.9 million federal School Improvement Grant for reform. During the 2010-11 school year, the school raised its End-of-Grade (EOG) performance composite by 19.4 percentage points. In the following year, Oak Hill’s EOG performance composite increased by 5 percentage points. Much of the transformation of the school also comes from increased community and parent involvement.
Three of the four nominees in the high progress category came from Guilford County Schools (GCS). Joining Oak Hill were Gillespie Park Elementary and High School Ahead Academy, which were each awarded $20,000. The state noted that High School Ahead was the first alternative-learning school recognized by the Title I Distinguished Schools program.
“We are extremely proud of these three schools,” said Kelly Hales, executive director of federal and special programs. “It’s incredible to have three of the four nominees come from GCS and it is a true reflection of the effort our schools are making to improve student achievement and student growth."
GCS Western Region Schools Named Honor Schools of Excellence
An Honor School of Excellence bears the highest status a school can receive through the state of North Carolina. This year, 19 Guilford County Schools achieved that designation, an increase from 14 Schools of Excellence or Honor Schools of Excellence in 2011. In 2008, only one GCS school was designated as an Honor School of Excellence.
The following Western Region schools joined the list of Honor Schools of Excellence:
In its Strategic Plan, the district set a goal of increasing the number of Schools of Excellence or Honor Schools of Excellence to five by 2012. The number of Honor Schools of Excellence in GCS has increased every year since 2008.
More than 90 percent of a school's students must be considered proficient on End-of-Grade or End-of-Course testing for a school to be named an Honor School of Excellence. In addition, a school must make expected or high growth and must meet all of its Annual Measureable Objectives (AMOs)as determined by the state for demographic subgroups. The AMOs this year replace the measure of Adequate Yearly Progress that was required under No Child Left Behind.