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Pender County Schools to host community meeting at Penderlea

posted Jan 19, 2018, 5:33 AM by Miranda Ferguson   [ updated Jan 19, 2018, 5:33 AM ]

Pender County Schools will host a community meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 30, in the auditorium at Penderlea School to discuss options for the completion of the Penderlea School project.

The historic auditorium and gymnasium of Penderlea School will remain on the site following the demolition of the classroom wings and cafeteria. During the community meeting, the Board will discuss and hear community input on the future of the media center.

“If we remove the media center and build a monument that pays homage to the historic Penderlea School, we will be able to provide better athletic facilities for the community including a full-size baseball field and football/soccer field,” said Superintendent Dr. Steven Hill. “Unfortunately we will not be able to do this if the media center remains on the site due to limited space and the cost of rebuilding portions of the building, which will be necessary following the demolition of the classroom wings. We want to make this decision with the best interest of the students and community in mind, and to do that we would like to hear what’s important to them.”

Members of both the Board of Education and Board of County Commissioners will be present at the community meeting.

Penderlea School to release at noon Aug. 21

posted Aug 17, 2017, 11:22 AM by Miranda Ferguson   [ updated Aug 17, 2017, 11:23 AM ]

Penderlea School will release students at noon on Monday, Aug. 21 due to the solar eclipse, which will peak at dismissal.

Student safety is our priority. Please remind your student that appropriate eye protection is needed to safely observe the eclipse.

PACES afterschool care will operate from noon to 6 p.m.

October 18, scheduled as an Early Release, will now be a full day for students.

2017 Open House

posted Jul 6, 2017, 9:04 AM by Miranda Ferguson   [ updated Jul 6, 2017, 9:04 AM ]

Penderlea School will hold its Open House from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 13. A special meet-and-greet event will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Media Center for families to get to know the new principal of Penderlea School, Mr. Humphrey.

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, July 13!

School Board Seeks Public Input on Superintendent Search

posted Apr 26, 2017, 6:33 AM by Craig Lawson   [ updated Jun 5, 2017, 10:43 AM ]

Updated 6/5/2017

The Pender County Board of Education sought direct input from interested members of the community to help shape the search process and assist in defining the qualities and characteristics of the next superintendent of Pender County Schools (PCS).

The board invited parents and community members to participate in a short community survey that was accessible online from April 26, 2017 until May 31, 2017.

Results of this survey are to be compiled and presented by the North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) at the regular board meeting on June 13, 2017.

In addition, all employees of PCS will have an opportunity to complete a separate staff survey. Access to and details about completing the employee version of the search survey will be communicated via school system email or may be obtained from the central office.

Citizens may also sign up to address the board during the public comment period upcoming regular board meetings. Speakers must otherwise comply with board policy on public comment.

In addition to input received from the surveys and public comment, written statements from any local groups or organizations may be submitted to Allison Schafer via mail at NCSBA, P.O. Box 97877, Raleigh, NC 27624, via email at aschafer@ncsba.org, or via fax at 919-841-4020. These statements should be received no later than June 5, 2017

Important Parent Survey

posted Mar 3, 2017, 12:17 PM by Craig Lawson

In an effort to improve system practices, Pender County Schools is conducting a Parent Survey. In order to complete the survey, please go to: http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/0426820.

 We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated.

Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.

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PCS: We Are One Donation Drive

posted Oct 19, 2016, 6:27 AM by Craig Lawson   [ updated Oct 19, 2016, 6:32 AM ]

Donation Drive

Helping those affected by Hurricane Matthew in Pender County

Pender County Schools, in partnership with Food Lion, Piggly Wiggly, and Wilmington Box Company will be collecting items to distribute to students and their families affected by flooding in Pender County through 10/21/2016. Donations can include canned food, school supplies, paper products, and hygiene products, such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, and soap. Donations can be dropped off at any of our schools up through this Friday. Thank you for helping us support our families during this time of need.

October 5, 2016 Phone Message

posted Oct 5, 2016, 6:16 PM by elizabeth_roberson@pender.k12.nc.us

Hello Penderlea Learning Community,

I hope that everyone has been enjoying their break. It has been very quiet around school! 

I know that many of you are working on planning for the next few weeks and I wanted to send a message with some important dates for your calendar.

October 11th was originally scheduled for a SIT meeting, but we are going to reschedule this meeting for October 17th. If you are a SIT member, please note this on your calendar.

October 12th will be Rachel's Challenge day for our school. K-5 students will go to an assembly during the school day and all parents and students in grades 6-8 are invited to attend a Parent Reaction Night session at 5:30 in the Penderlea Auditorium. Rachel's Challenge is a program that addresses bullying and safe schools. It is an excellent program to attend. Please note that younger children are asked not to attend the evening session due to some of the content discussed.

October 21st will be the Penderlea Fall Festival from 5-8. Please mark your calendars and expect some more fun information to follow from PTO about this event.

I hope that everyone enjoys the rest of their week and please call the office if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing everyone on Monday!


Carrie L. Armstrong

Principal, Penderlea K-8 School 

Two Hour Early Release on Friday, October 7

posted Oct 5, 2016, 3:43 PM by Craig Lawson   [ updated Oct 5, 2016, 4:01 PM ]

Pender County Schools

Due to the forecasted impact of Hurricane Matthew, Pender County Schools will release students two hours early on Friday, October 7. All afterschool programs on Friday as well as scheduled weekend activities have been cancelled.

Pender County Schools is continuing to work with Emergency Management to monitor the track of this storm. Parents, staff and community members will be notified should further cancellations or delays be necessary.

Be sure to monitor local media outlets for updates on the storm and school closings and delays.

September 14, 2016 - Fall Break/STEM

posted Sep 14, 2016, 9:36 AM by elizabeth_roberson@pender.k12.nc.us

Dear Penderlea Learning Community,

I hope that everyone is having a great start to their week. This is just a reminder that our Fall Break starts on Monday, Sept. 19th. The last day of school for students is this Friday, Sept. 16th.

That being said, there are quite a few things happening during the break for our students. We will have several athletic events throughout the break so if your child is playing football or softball, please pay careful attention to their schedules. In addition, we will be hosting a STEM program for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students during the first week of break Sept. 19th - Sept. 23rd. If you are interested in your child participating in this STEM event, please contact the front office at 285-2761. This program will be from 8:30 am -1 pm.  Breakfast will be served at 8:30 and lunch will be provided at 12:30. There is bus transportation available to all students who are in the Penderlea district. Space is limited so please contact us ASAP if you want to register. 

Please let me know if you have any questions about the following information. Thank you and have a great evening!

Carrie L. Armstrong

Principal, Penderlea K-8 School 

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