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A different way to teach

A different way to teach

INDIAN TRAIL – Randi Eccleston didn’t start out using the Montessori method of teaching, but working at a Montessori school changed her perspective on education. Now a firm believer in… Read more »

Heading back to home school

Heading back to home school

Back-to-school events don’t have to be limited to students attending a public or private school – home-school students can enjoy them, too. That’s the philosophy driving Brenda Kresak, home-school coordinator… Read more »

Making her actions speak loudly

Making her actions speak loudly

INDIAN TRAIL – When 9-year-old Mahkaylah Hindman sees a need, she doesn’t sit back and ignore it. The Covenant Day School fourth-grader is a true believer in “actions speak louder… Read more »

Safety, health and a Silver Award

Safety, health and a Silver Award

INDIAN TRAIL – Three local Girl Scouts are aiming to make kids’ lives safer and healthier through their Silver Award project. Lizzie, Kayla and Bailey, of Indian Trail-based Hornets’ Nest… Read more »

Embarking on a new adventure

Embarking on a new adventure

MONROE – Kim Fisenne loves school.As far back as she can remember, Fisenne enjoyed “playing class” with her younger brother – she was always the teacher and he was always… Read more »

A welcome transition for new Poplin Elementary principal

A welcome transition for new Poplin Elementary principal

INDIAN TRAIL – While change is scary for some people, it’s the driving force that’s propelled Scott Broome through his 24-year career in education. Broome has taught and held administrator… Read more »

Parkwood Middle welcomes new principal

Parkwood Middle welcomes new principal

MONROE – Jeff Kraftson didn’t set out to become a principal. In fact, he didn’t even set out to pursue a career in education. Kraftson, now the new head principal… Read more »

New principal hopes to foster excellence at New Town Elementary

New principal hopes to foster excellence at New Town Elementary

WAXHAW – When Cathy Perry first started teaching, she “never thought in a million years” she would go into administration. But a desire to work with more students drove her… Read more »

Sardis Elementary ponytail drive helps create wigs for cancer patients

Sardis Elementary ponytail drive helps create wigs for cancer patients

INDIAN TRAIL – Thanks to students, teachers and parents within the Sardis Elementary School community, at least three women fighting cancer will have the opportunity to have hair while undergoing… Read more »

Local students sell rainbow looms to raise money for animal shelter

Local students sell rainbow looms to raise money for animal shelter

MARVIN – Two local girls are using the latest craze to make life a little easier for homeless dogs and those who help them. It all started when 9-year-old Sammie… Read more »