This year's Maintenance Star of the Year goes to a deserving man. The award was voted on by his colleagues from the maintenance staff. Michael Pollard began working with Davie County Schools in March 2006. He started in the Maintenance Department in general maintenance and carpentry, bringing knowledge to the team through his years of experience working in the construction field. He has also worked as a mechanic. He is a great asset to the maintenance team, and is willing to tackle anything that needs to be done.

Michael enjoys hunting, fishing and is a very talented story teller. He loves spending time with his wife, son and daughter.
This year’s Custodial Star award goes to someone that takes pride in all of our schools. As soon as you walk in the front door, it shows. Even though several schools were short staffed most of the year, Don Howard has taken on extra duties, arriving at a school at 4:00 AM to help out before the staff and students start their day. Everything points to a job well done.

This man is well respected here at the Davie County Schools' Maintenance Department and across the district. He started with Davie County Schools on August 1, 2000, at Pinebrook Elementary as a custodian. He became the custodial supervisor for the district, where he does a great job keeping up with the custodial needs of all of our facilities.

Mr. Howard is often among the first to know when fire alarms go off, being the fire chief at Smith Grove Fire Department. He rides the roads in the snow to aid in making good decisions related to school closings or delays, and fills in when other custodians are out. We are very fortunate to have Don Howard as our custodial supervisor and on our maintenance team.
Get Ready, Get Set...

The last beam for the new Davie County High School was set during a time-honored construction-site tradition on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. Topping out is traditionally held when the last beam is placed atop a structure during its construction. In celebration of this tradition, refreshments were provided courtesy of New Atlantic Contracting, Inc.

Hundreds of community members came out to celebrate this historic moment. Signatures covered the Davie County High School’s topmost beam, which will remain exposed once the construction is completed. Superintendent Dr. Darrin Hartness shared a brief timeline leading up to this event, in addition to well-deserved thanks to all that have made the new Davie County High School a reality. Dr. Hartness said, “We are seeing what can happen when we come together as a community. On May 6, 2014 the voters in Davie County gave a resounding YES to build a new quality educational home for our high school students. Thank you to the thousands of people who supported this project by supporting the bond referendum. You have made this construction project possible. Next year, we will have a new building that will have the space to serve the needs of the number of students we serve. I can’t wait to see our students and staff arrive to make this new house a home. Thank you!”

Board of Education Chairman Chad Fuller shared thanks as well before the crowd returned outside to watch as the beam was set in place. The community was able to tour parts of the first floor, providing a glimpse of what the halls will look like next fall when students start classes at their new high school.
Welcome aBOARD!

We thank Carol Livengood and Steve Ridenhour for their service to the Davie County Board of Education. We greatly appreciate the contributions they gave to making Davie County Schools the best we can be.

Welcome to our two newest board members, Terry Hales and Dub Potts. We also appreciate the continuing commitment of Paul Drechsler and Wendy Horne. These four board members were sworn into office by Judge Jimmy Myers at the Board of Education meeting on December 6. 

We look forward to a wonderful year ahead with Chad Fuller serving as chair and Clint Junker as vice-chair. 
DCHS Women's Tennis Conference Tournament Champions

Congratulations to the Davie County High School Women's Tennis Team for having an undefeated regular season and being the Conference Tournament Champions! The Team advanced to the third round of the state playoffs for the first time in program history.
Giving United...

Davie County Schools is a pacesetter for the Davie County United Way campaign, being one of the first to pledge their commitment to making a positive difference in our community. This year, our employees pledged almost $31,000! Each year, one of our locations is awarded for achieving the highest percentage increase over the prior year's pledges. South Davie Middle School took this award, with pledges totaling $5,000, an increased giving of 44.2% over last year!

Each employee that made a pledge of at least $45 was entered into a drawing for two Club Seat tickets to the Saturday, December 24, Carolina Panthers game, courtesy of the Pierce Group Benefits. Congratulations to Shelly Degli-Angeli from Central Davie Academy on winning the Panthers tickets!
WRD BARKS Welcomes Sully

William R. Davie Elementary School is implementing a new reading program called WRD BARKS, which stands for Belly Rubs Assist Reading with Kanine Support. This program is dedicated to improving the reading skills of children using a team of a certified reading dog and its handler as literacy mentors. The dogs and their handlers have undergone extensive training and registration to provide animal-assisted therapy. Handlers and their dogs will work with individual children during set dates and times on a one-on-one basis for sessions of approximately 20-25 minutes. 
Be a Part of History!
Order by February 17 
We are excited to open the new Davie County High School in the fall of 2017! The Brick Fundraiser is a way for our community to support the new school and be a part of history. Funds raised will be used for outdoor furniture for the courtyard, as well as the concession stand/restroom area for baseball and softball fields. 
Darrin L. Hartness, Ed. D.
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