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The Edgecombe County Sheriff's Department recently donated turkeys to the West Edgecombe Middle School Thanksgiving Food Drive. Food baskets and turkeys will be provided to families in need throughout the community.

Scientists in action in Ms. Mongillo's class at W.A. Pattillo Middle School!

Students in Mr. Buchanan's science class at Phillips Middle School took a virtual field trip around the Solar System with the assistance of iPads and Merge Cubes!

Scholars in Ms. Chappell's STEM class at Martin Millennium Academy have been studying force, friction, and energy. They used the potential energy of a marble to test roller coasters they built. Each roller coaster included a hill to demonstrate kinetic energy and a loop to demonstrate centripetal force.

Tarboro High School students in Mrs. Morris' English IV and III classes recently participated in "Read for the Record Day 2018." They visited Martin Millennium Academy and Stocks Elementary School to read "Maybe Something Beautiful" with kindergarten, first-grade, and second-grade students. 

Stocks Elementary School recently participated in National Mix It Up at Lunch Day, which encourages students to move out of their comfort zone and connect with someone new over lunch!

Tarboro High School students who have expressed a career interest in engineering were recently treated to "Lunch with an Engineer." Engineers from Keihin, LS Cable, Pfizer and Edwards spoke with students about the innovative technologies they working on and discussed job opportunities available in the twin counties. Special thanks to the THS CTE Department and STEP for sponsoring the event.

Congratulations to our ECPS Teacher of the Year - Edgecombe Early College High School's Lee Harrison. He is one of two finalists for the 2019 North Central Regional Teacher of the Year!

The recent College Foundation of North Carolina College Fair brought over 50 colleges and universities to Edgecombe Community College. Many high school juniors and seniors from Edgecombe Early College, North Edgecombe, Tarboro High and SouthWest Edgecombe had the opportunity to meet admissions representatives and ask questions about specific programs, campus life and the application process.

Congratulations to South Edgecombe Middle School Assistant Principal Mary Bridgers - ECPS Employee of the Month for October!

Students in Ms. Chapman's physical education classes at G.W. Carver Elementary School are enjoying the bicycles in the Twin Counties Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety And Equipment Project trailer sponsored by NC Cooperative Extension. The trailer comes fully equipped with bicycles, helmets, and bicycle safety curriculum for elementary and middle school students. 

Representatives from United Way Tar River Region recently visited ECPS to kick off this year's United Way Campaign. ECPS is proud to support this organization that funds local programs and services that help thousands of individuals and families throughout Edgecombe County.

Congratulations to the newly-inducted members of the National Junior Beta Club at W.A. Pattillo Middle School!

We are so thankful for all of our community partners! THANK YOU Conetoe United Methodist Church for donating school supplies to our teachers! 

Dr. Valerie Bridges, ECPS Superintendent, stopped by Edgecombe Early College High School to celebrate with students and staff after the announcement that the school had exceeded growth for the fourth year in a row and once again received a school performance grade of A!

The N.C. Department of Transportation and the N.C. Department of Commerce teamed up to gather donated school supplies this summer and give them to the students at Phillips Middle School in Battleboro and other Edgecombe County schools. The effort was part of Gov. Cooper’s 2nd Annual School Supply Drive.

The seniors in Ms. Morris's class at Tarboro High School were excited to be greeted by Superintendent Dr. Valerie Bridges on the first day of school!

Congratulations to the ECPS Child Nutrition Director, Ruth McDowell, who was recently recognized as the North Carolina Child Nutrition Director of the Year! 

Our teachers are ready for the 2018-19 school year!

Many of our community partners helped welcome students back to school for the first day of school in the ECPS iZone!

Welcome new teachers!

Representatives from the North Carolina Department of Transportation and the Division of Motor Vehicles recently stopped by North Edgecombe High School to visit with teachers and to kickoff Governor Cooper's Annual Back to School Supply Drive.

Students at the Martin Millennium Academy's Summer Future Scientists Academy visited Conetoe Family Life Center. They learned about the engineering of irrigation and how to test the pH level of soil after picking potatoes, onions and tomatoes!

Several seventh and eighth-grade students from ECPS Middle Schools traveled to Cummins Rocky Mount Engine Plant to participate in their Lego Engine Build day! Students worked with Cummins Engineers to construct a QSK95 engine using approximately 30,000 Lego bricks!

The AFJROTC Unit at Southwest Edgecombe High School has been selected to receive the Air Force JROTC Distinguished Unit Award for the 2017 – 2018 school year. This award recognizes the top 3 percent of Air Force JROTC units/cadets that have performed well above and beyond normal expectations, and have distinguished themselves through outstanding service to their school and community while meeting the Air Force JROTC citizen development mission for America. 

Students in Ms. Coker's fifth-grade class at G.W. Bulluck Elementary School had fun learning about ecosystems using Virtual Reality goggles with the help of ECPS 21st Century Instructional Facilitator, Kevin Roberts. 

The Tarboro High School Air Force Junior ROTC instructors and cadets earned the highest attainable rating of "Exceeds Standards" during their recent evaluation. This rating is reserved for the top 2% of AFJROTC unites world-wide.

The ECPS Blue Ribbon Commission on Educational Equity recently visited SouthWest Edgecombe High School. During the school visit, Representative Shelly Willingham stopped by the JROTC classroom. He is pictured with Cadet Second Lieutenant Alec Powell.

News & Announcements

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Grant to fund Distance Learning Labs

Exciting news for our schools! Click the headline to read about a grant we have recently received that will fund distance learning labs for our students!
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Compassion Grows in Pinetops Community Garden

Click the headline to read an article featured in the "Welcome to Tarboro" magazine. Our students from Carver, South Edgecombe, SouthWest, and Edgecombe Early College enjoy being a part of the community garden!
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STEP is working to connect students with careers in the Twin Counties

STEP is the Strategic Twin Counties Education Partnership that exists between Edgecombe and Nash counties. Click the headline to check out a video about how STEP is working to connect students to the careers which exist in our area in an effort to combat the perception that there are “no good jobs here.”
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Fall iZone Family Night Planned

Make plans to attend the Fall iZone Family Fun Night at North Edgecombe High School on November 15, 2018 for an evening of celebration, learning, and fun! Click the headline for details.
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