Belated Valentines Day

All staff and students returned to school today after leaving last Tuesday at 10.30 am. Valentines Day is quite a big deal in schools here, so we had a little belated celebration today in which the children made and exchanged cards and lots of gifts of candy….

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Winter Storm brings the Carolinas to a Standstill…

Well the winter storm caused chaos here in North Carolina, the entire Carolinas shut down, schools and businesses were closed and nobody was walking or driving around, it was like a ghost town everywhere.

Snow like this is rare here so the children were very excited. Lessons went ahead using class websites, and schools will be opened during the Easter holidays to make up for lost time,which is normal procedure here.

Click on the NBC news clip below and around 2 mins 55 secs Mrs Macniven and her class are rushing to the school buses.



In the clip below children from Sandy Ridge are seen enjoying the snow and their parents share their views on the unusual weather. You can also see the  local town of Waxhaw.

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click on the photo below to see more snow photos.

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Winter Storm Sweeps In Again!

The UK is not alone in dealing with bad weather this month…..North Carolina is experiencing some of the lowest temperatures and most snow they have seen  for decades! Schools have had delayed starts….by 2 hours, early releases and whole days off because of snow and freezing rain.

This is very unusual here and has caused a lot of excitement amongst the children. So many of them have been learning at home using  class web sites to continue their lessons, as they have large practice exams……a little like prelims… two weeks!

Strangely the temperature was in the high 60s last weekend and the sun was blazing down… Higher temperatures will return by the end of the week.

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