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Piedmont Opera and shift_ed Offering Free Tickets to Randolph County Students

Piedmont Opera and shift_ed Offering Free Tickets to Randolph County Students

Events
ASHEBORO N.C. — The Piedmont Opera and shift_ed have partnered up to host Student Night at the Opera, providing free opera tickets to all Randolph and Guilford counties students. All students in Randolph County can receive a free general admission ticket to the final dress rehearsal of 'The Marriage of Figaro' on March 20th, 2024, at 7:30 PM at The High Point Theatre. Chaperones will need to pay $15 for their ticket. Students must call the Piedmont Opera box office at (336) 725-7101 to reserve their ticket. The performance lasts approximately three hours and students may leave at intermission as it is a school night. For more information, visit PiedmontOpera.org
No One Injured in Crash Involving Randolph County School Bus This Morning

No One Injured in Crash Involving Randolph County School Bus This Morning

News
sandsun / Adobe Stock TRINITY N.C. - Troopers with the N.C. Highway Patrol say no one was injured in a school bus crash involving a Randolph County School Bus early this morning in Trinity. According to a press release from the Highway Patrol, at 7:41 a.m. on Thursday, October 12th, 2023, Troopers responded to the report of a crash involving an elementary school bus operated by Randolph County School System at the intersection of Edgar Road at Pliney Farlow Road. Troopers say their investigation found that the driver of a Hoda Civic attempted to make a left turn from Pliney Farlow Road onto Edgar Road but failed to yield for the bus causing the vehicles to collide at the intersection. None of the twenty-two students aboard, or either of the drivers, were injured in the cras...
New “Tales for Tails” Program Combines Reading and Animals to Help Reading Skills

New “Tales for Tails” Program Combines Reading and Animals to Help Reading Skills

Government
Photo provided by Juvenile Day Reporting Center ASHEBORO N.C. - More than half of Randolph County students are reading below their grade level and the Juvenile Day Reporting Center’s new "Tales for Tails" program aims to combat this problem by combining reading and animals.  According to the Randolph County School’s annual report card: 54% of students in North Carolina are not proficient in reading. 60% of Randolph County students are not proficient and are below the grade level.  49% of students in Randolph County perform below average in English.   “Reading proficiency is highly correlated with future success and high school graduation,” says Pamela Resch, Director of the Juvenile Day Reporting Center. “Reading helps children learn to make sense of the...
Wheatmore Middle Evacuated Wednesday After Bomb Threat

Wheatmore Middle Evacuated Wednesday After Bomb Threat

News
ASHEBORO N.C. - Wheatmore Middle School was evacuated Wednesday afternoon after the school discovered a potential threat to the safety of the school written on the wall of a bathroom. On February 1st, 2023, at 2 PM, Wheatmore Middle School's principal, Dr. Bruce Carrol sent out a phone message to parents saying that the school had to be evacuated due to a threat to the safety of the school. That message said in full: "Good afternoon, Wheatmore Middle School parents, this is Principal Bruce Carroll. I am calling to inform you that a potential threat to the safety of the school was discovered today in relation to a statement written on a bathroom wall on the school’s campus. As a result of the discovery of the potential threat, all students and staff were evacuated from the build...
Corporal Punishment “Opt-Out” Policy back in Spotlight

Corporal Punishment “Opt-Out” Policy back in Spotlight

Government
Classroom - Stock Image (smolaw11 / Adobe Stock) ASHEBORO N.C. - As students return to school parents are reading and signing a lot of forms; one of those forms is back in the spotlight after parents took to social media and spoke with a local TV news station about Randolph County Schools opt-out policy for corporal punishment.  Under North Carolina General Statutes school personnel may use reasonable force in what the statute calls “the exercise of lawful authority to restrain or correct pupils and maintain order.” It is this provision that sets up the use of corporal punishment in schools.  The Randolph County School System policy regarding corporal punishment was established in 1989 and last updated on November 19, 2012. The policy which says, “while not encouraged, co...
Recently Resigned School Counselor Facing Multiple Sex Crime Charges

Recently Resigned School Counselor Facing Multiple Sex Crime Charges

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ASHEBORO N.C. - A local school counselor who recently resigned after allegations that he was messaging students inappropriately is now facing multiple felony sex crime charges. According to a press release from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office on May 29th 2022, they received a report of sexual offense allegations against Adam David Duncan. Between May 29th and May 30th 2022 at least 2 former students posted screenshots on Facebook of messages they say they had received from Duncan, both when they were still students as well as recently. According to Randolph County Schools Duncan worked at Wheatmore High School from August 15th 2012 until he transferred to Liberty Elementary School on August 19th 2019. Around a year later Duncan transferred to Randleman Middle School on Aug...
Online Threat to Randleman High School A Hoax Says Sheriff’s Office

Online Threat to Randleman High School A Hoax Says Sheriff’s Office

News
(Scott Pelkey / Acme News) ASHEBORO N.C. - An online threat posted to social media this weekend against Randleman High School turned out to be a hoax, says the Randolph County Sheriff's Office. According to a press release, on June 4th, 2022, at 7:30 pm, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office says it received a report of threatening statements made towards Randleman High School on social media. The Department brought in investigators from the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) unit who were able to identify the address where the messages were sent. Patrol units and detectives responded to the address and were able to identify the individual, a juvenile, who sent the messages. The juvenile, who will remain unnamed, admitted to making the statements and investigators say the j...
Suspicious Smell Prompts Evacuation At  Archdale Elementary

Suspicious Smell Prompts Evacuation At Archdale Elementary

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ungvar / Adobe Stock ASHEBORO N.C. - This morning students at Archdale Elementary had to be evacuated and the fire department called after someone noticed the smell of smoke in a classroom. From emergency radio traffic we know that fire crews from multiple Randolph and Guilford county fire departments responded to a report of the smell of smoke in a classroom. Randolph County Schools Public Information Officer Tim Moody in an email to Randolph News Now said that just after 7:30 a.m. Archdale Elementary School was evacuated as a result of a "suspicious smell" from an undetermined source in one of the buildings on the school’s campus. "The school's administration and maintenance team worked closely with the fire department to immediately address the situation" said Moody who ...

Randolph County Schools Drops Face Masks Requirement

Health
Rawpixel.com via Adobe Stock ASHEBORO NC - On July 19th, 2021, the Randolph County School board voted to drop its individual mask mandate for all staff, students, and members of the community. that the Randolph County Board of Education has no individual mask mandate. Failure to wear a mask on the property of the Randolph County Board of Education or at a school in the Randolph County School System will not be considered a violation of Board policy or school rules. All students, staff, and community members are encouraged to make their own decisions respecting their personal health and to choose whether to wear masks. Any harassment, discrimination, bullying, or intimidation based on any person’s decision to wear or not to wear a mask will not be tolerated.Adopted by the Randolph Co...