General Description/Title I Overview:

All schools in North Carolina are held accountable for each and every child with the goal that all students will graduate high school being better prepared for college and possessing skills necessary for careers in a global economy.  To this end, the purpose of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is to ensure that all students have a fair and equitable opportunity to meet the State's high achievement standards.

Title I, Part A provides federal dollars for supplemental educational opportunities for disadvantaged children who are the most at risk of failing to meet the State's challenging content and performance standards.  Local education agencies (LEAs) decide on an annual basis which schools will receive Title I school allotments.  The LEA should include input from all stakeholders when deciding which schools to serve (e.g., school administration, staff, parents, etc.).  A school is considered a Title I school from July 1st of each fiscal year regardless of when the application for funds is approved by the State.  The percentage of students at teach receiving Free or Reduced Lunch is one indicator used to determine Title I eligibility.  

In Graham County Schools, Robbinsville Elementary School (Pre-K through 6th Grade) is defined as a Title I school.  Title I dollars are used to support Pre-K slots and staff to serve students who qualify in order to assist with Kindergarten readiness and overall school success.  Title I dollars also pays for a number of teacher assistant positions at Robbinsville Elementary School, as well as teacher positions in order to keep class size down and provide more one-on-one support to students in the crucial K-3 foundational years.  Robbinsville Elementary has a School-Wide Title I Program, meaning that any student, teacher, classroom, etc. in Robbinsville Elementary School can be provided with needed instructional materials, professional development, and researched based interventions to increase learning as deemed necessary throughout the school year to maximize student achievement and proficiency.  A portion of Title I funds are set aside to serve students who are identified as homeless under the McKinney-Vento Act.  These funds are available to any student in the district who meets the homeless criteria and has a demonstrated need.  

Resources for Educators

Letterland Holiday Jamboree 2014


At the 2014 Letterland Holiday Jamboree, we had a fun time.  Santa Claus made an appearance, Letterland characters, like Uppy Umbrella seen above, were there autographing teeshirts.  Students, parents, and older siblings enjoyed facepainting, Bouncy Ben's Bouncy House, Harry Hat Man's Hat Shop, Peter Puppy's Pizza Parlor and Munchin Mike's Movie Theater to name a few.  Reading kits were given to families, along with songs to enhance learning, and other activities to foster fine motor skills.  If you were unable to attend, and would like these educational materials, please contact the Graham County Schools Central Office at 479-9820.

RES Art Night


RES Art Night, sponsored by Title I and RES PTO was a huge success.  RES Art Teacher Mrs. Lynn Lynn offered seven different art classes for students and families.  Those classes ranged from basket weaving, jewelry making, salt dough ornaments, and rock art to name a few.  Several community agencies, Graham County Indian Education, Cooperative Extension, the Town of Robbinsville, and staff from the Junaluska Museum were involved in making these classes available.  Every student in Robbinsville Elementary had art on display, and $854.00 was donated to Mrs. Lynn's Art Class.  Thanks to all who worked so hard to make this night possible.  

2015 Science Night


The 3rd Annual Science Night Event was for the first time a district level curriculum night.  Faculty and staff from all levels attended the event.  We had several fun activities for students and families, including an obstacle course, catapolts, gyrocycle, bug tasting, dental health, a live bee colony, an archeology exhibit, native plant and medicine exhibit, and much more.  Every student received a non-fiction book about science that was of interest to them. Approximately 575 students and families attendend this event.  

Rock and Read 2015

 On Thursday, March 26, 2015 we had an Under the Sea Party.  Approximately 300 students and parents attended.  Every family member that attended received a free book of their choice and a treasure from the treasure chest!  Thanks to every family that came out to party with us and to all those who worked hard to make the party a success.