Kringen's Korner

This week’s column is based on an article from the North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education and contains useful information for parents as students return to school this week. The first day of school is Sept. 6th and it is not unusual for children to feel somewhat anxious about returning to...
The 2016-17 school year will officially begin on Sept. 6th and on behalf of the School Board, administration and all staff, we welcome back new and returning students; we are excited to see you and thank you for choosing LPGE! Every new school year provides students the opportunity to challenge...
Last week’s edition of this newspaper had a well-written article on the test scores from last school year in your local school district as well as St. Mary’s, Browerville and Swanville; it is fair to say that the struggles in our school are shared by many schools across the state. We are not...
The middle of August means that school is just around the corner!  The next two weeks, this column will have information that readers may find of interest as we move ever closer to the day that parents fear will never come and students dread but secretly really enjoy:  the first day of school on...
Another question that I have received lately was how do I run for the School Board and this week’s column will discuss the process and some resources for prospective candidates. Interested people must file an Affidavit of Candidacy, which is available from the school district clerk, 205 Second...
One of the questions that I have received lately is about the hiring process at LPGE and this week’s column will discuss the application, interview and formal offer of employment process at your local school district. There are essentially four steps in the hiring process: 1.  Application – All...
The start of the 2016-17 school year is a little over a month away and in fact, our athletic programs will start practices in a couple of weeks.  This week’s column will provide a final update to readers on our summer projects. All projects but one have been substantially completed and your school...
Your local school district as part of our compliance with the state legislation called the World’s Best Workforce conducted a telephone survey of all parents in the district and one hundred sixty-one (161) of five hundred ninety-nine (599) responded for a response rate of approximately 26.9%; the...
Phase two of the Deferred Maintenance and Safe Schools Project is in operation as there are three major projects being done this summer; this is the topic of this week’s column. Track Renovation – This will begin on or about the week of June 20th and will take 4-6 weeks to complete.  There will be...
One of the age-old problems in education is the summer “brain drain” and how to slow it or prevent it.  “Brain drain” is simply the learning regression that occurs with students between the end of one school year and the beginning of the next.  Research has shown that several weeks of review are...

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