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  • Meet Charlee the Therapy Dog

    Meet Charlee! Charlee is a one and half year old, female, Golden Retriever and Piedmont High School’s new Therapy Dog. She was born in March of 2020 during the middle of the Pandemic in Statesville, NC. Charlee lives will her handler, Ms. Ellis, who is one of the school counselors. Charlee loves meeting new people, is well-mannered, and could spend all day being scratched behind the ears! Ms. Ellis and Charlee spent the past year in training working with a trainer to get certified through Alliance of Therapy Dogs to be here on Piedmont High School’s campus to work with students. The benefits of working with a Therapy Dog are numerous. Research has shown that interaction with a therapy dog can improve a student's academics by increasing focus and self-confidence. They can also help improve a student’s physical and mental health.

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  • Piedmont Welcomes Two Student Teachers

    Piedmont would like to welcome two students teachers for the fall semester. Zoe Plummer is joining the Science Department from Appalachian State University, where she is majoring in Geology Secondary Education. Plummer will be working with Annette Harris and teaching Earth and Environmental Science. At Appalachian, Plummer was involved with community outreach through Appalachian Educators, the Resident Hall Association, and the National Residence Hall Honorary, while also playing recreational rugby. Plummer is looking forward to working with students at Piedmont where she hopes to instill her love of learning through science. Kaitlyn Waters will join the Social Studies Department, where she will be working with Vicki Braswell and Tiphany Speck. She is a History and Education major at Wingate University, and she plans to graduate in December 2021. Waters is looking forward to making history come alive in their classrooms as she considers it a dream come true to return to her alma mater to student teach.

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  • Kodikara Attends North Carolina Association of Student Council Summer Leadership Workshop

    Shea Kodikara attended the 61st Annual North Carolina Association of Student Council (NCASC) Summer Leadership Workshop at Mars Hill University. Shea is a rising senior at Piedmont High and represented PHS Student Government at the leadership development event. Shea was able to work with other student leaders from North Carolina to polish leadership skills. Shea is already putting his skills to work this summer as a senior member of band and men’s soccer. Shea is a four year member of Student Government. Shea shared, “it could be the best week of my life so far” as he reflected on his experience. Rising freshmen who are interested in becoming a member of PHS Student Government should follow PHS homepage Quick Links where an online form to get on the official ballot will be available from August 20-August 30. The Class of 2025 will vote and elect new members September 2-3. Reach out to Annette Harris or Britney Forbis with questions.

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  • Dairy Evaluation Team Wins NC FFA State Competition

    The Piedmont FFA Chapter’s Dairy Evaluation team won the NC FFA State Competition in May 2021, and are advancing to the National FFA Convention. The National FFA Convention is being held in Indianapolis, IN. the last week of October 2021. The team members were Hayley Christenberry, Sallie Parker, Ruth Valerio, and Haley Hardin. The State Dairy Evaluation competition is a series of events where students have to evaluate dairy cattle on their physical appearance, while also stating why they placed cattle in a particular sequence through Oral Reasons. There is also a knowledge portion of the dairy industry, processes, and products, as well as the team activity where team members evaluate reproduction data and make recommendations on what reproduction practices to utilize. Best of Luck to this team as they advance to Nationals and represent Piedmont High School, Union County, and NC FFA Association.

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  • Peachjar Digital Flyers

    We have launched a new electronic flyer communication tool called Peachjar. To view school-approved digital flyers, simply click the Peachjar button on our website.

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