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  • Stamey Named Principal of Piedmont

    Dylan Stamey has been named the new principal of Piedmont High after Dr. Tyson was promoted to UCPS Director of Accountability and Research. Mr. Stamey has served as an Assistant Principal at Piedmont for the past four years. According to Stamey, "I feel honored to be selected as the next Principal of Piedmont High School, and I look forward to building new relationships and continuing partnerships with all stakeholders in the Piedmont community."

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  • Piedmont Receives Safe Sports School Award

    Each year, the National Athletic Trainers' Association nationally recognizes secondary schools around the country whose athletic trainers take the crucial steps to keep their athletes free from injuries. Kaitlyn Miles is Piedmont's athletic trainer and was awarded this year's Safe Sports School Award - 1st Team! To be designated as 1st team, athletic trainers act on all of the recommended and required elements such as promoting safe and appropriate practice facilities and developing injury and illness prevention protocols. Congratulations Kaitlyn and thank you for your hard work in keeping our athletes and athletic facilities safe!

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  • FFA Receives Honors at State FFA Convention

    The Piedmont FFA participated in the North Carolina FFA State Convention on June 18-19th in Raleigh and several students were recognized for their accomplishments.  Zoey Thomas and Reagan Ponder both placed 1st in their Supervised Agriculture Experience programs, while Zoey Thomas also received the NC State Star Award given for outstanding achievement in agriculture education, work experience, and FFA involvement.  The Nursery Landscape Development team comprised of Reagan Ponder, Alli Perruquet, Chloe Little, and Lindsay Starnes also placed 3rd in the State.  Congratulations to our FFA on their achievements!

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  • Seniors are Certified Nursing Assistants

    Congratulations to 17 seniors who passed their CNA exam and are now certified to work in healthcare! The new CNAs participated in a pinning ceremony recently where Mrs. Jill Messer recognized her students for their accomplishment. These students are now ready to begin jobs as a CNA this summer and many will pursue a nursing degree at either community college or a 4-year university.

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  • We the Students

    Piedmont Constitution scholars, composed of William Alexander, Jack Witherspoon, Erica Aldridge, Kaitlyn Baucom, Cecelia Eure, Harris Davis, Danielle Johnson, Aurelija Pastare, Shivalee Patel, and Alyson Byrd, competed at UCPS "We the Students" at Wingate University. They were awarded the 'Best Response' certificate for Unit II and Unit IV & Unit VI & UCPS OVERALL BEST of the inaugural 2019 UCPS "We the Students" Constitution competition.

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  • Colby Tharp Selected for Apprenticeship Program

    Congratulations to CTE student, Colby Tharp, who has been selected to participate in the Summer Pre-Apprenticeship Opportunity. Through this program, he will have the opportunity to receive hands-on technical training at Greiner Bio-One, while also taking classes at SPCC. This semester, Colby has also been taking advantage of the CTE Career Academy program by taking a course in construction trades and was recently recognized at the Construction All-Star Event for his achievements in his Intro to Construction class. Colby Tharp is definitely getting a jumpstart on his career goals!

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  • FFA Brings Home Awards from SW Regional Rally

    Congratulations to FFA members on their wins at the SW Regional FFA Rally held on May 3. The Nursery/Landscape team comprised of Reagan Ponder, Alli Perruquet, Lindsay Starnes, and Chloe Little placed 1st; the Intro. to Horticulture team comprised of Sallie Parker, Angelina McDermontt, and Lanie Starnes placed 2nd; the Ag Mechanics team comprised of Tanner Hall, Hunter Eudy, Kenneth Austin, and Hayden Baucom also placed 2nd; the Tool ID team consisting of Mason Carroll, Hayley Christenberry, Graydon Austin, and Andrew Bessinger placed 3rd; and Kendall Kennedy placed 4th in the Job Interview competition. In addition, Zoey Thomas and Reagan Ponder received Top Proficiency Awards!

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  • Rackcliff and Lowder are New Century Scholars

    Congratulations to New Century Scholar student, Gracie Rackcliff, and the New Century Scholarship award winner, Hannah Lowder, who were both recognized at a reception at SPCC on April 18th. New Century Scholarships are available for students who plan to attend South Piedmont Community College and work toward an Associate’s Degree, Diploma, or Non-Credit (Continuing Education) program. Scholarship recipients will receive up to four semesters of tuition at the in-state rate for Associates Degree programs to be completed within three years.

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  • Math teacher Vanessa Falbo runs in Boston Marathon

    Congratulations to math teacher Vanessa Falbo, who completed the Boston Marathon on April 15! Falbo ran her first marathon in 2013 in Charleston, after which, she set a goal to run a marathon in every state. In March 2018, after completing her 20th marathon in Virginia Beach, she achieved a time that qualified her for the Boston Marathon. Massachusetts will be her 20th state on her bucket list and her 23rd marathon overall. Falbo attributes her accomplishment of this goal to persistence and hard training.

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  • Health Science Students Participate in "Trust Walk"

    Mrs. Plyler’s health science students recently participated in a “trust walk", where half of her students were blindfolded to represent being blind and the other half were their mute guides, who had to lead them around campus. Students have been studying the body’s senses and this gave them an opportunity to put themselves in the shoes of those with sensory deficits.

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  • Student-Athletes Compete in Special Olympics

    Congratulations to our Special Olympics athletes who brought home many honors from the event held at Cuthbertson High School on March 27. Each student-athlete competes in the softball throw and one track and field event. Overall, Piedmont brought home 17 total medals including 8 gold, 7 silver, 2 bronze, and 12 ribbons!

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  • Breaking the Silence Club Featured by WSOC

    The new Breaking the Silence Club was recently featured on WSOC. Micah Fagala and UCPS social worker Belle Walker spoke about the new peer support group and stressed how the club meets a need for students to have a place to go to discuss mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression. The club meets every other week, and all students are invited to attend. Faculty advisors are Mrs. Behr and Mr. Fisher so students with questions should see an advisor or Mrs. Ellis in the Counseling Office.

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  • Piedmont Rocks Your Socks for World Down Syndrome Day

    Students and staff participated in the Rock Your Socks for World Down Syndrome Day by wearing crazy socks to increase awareness. Each year on March 21st, people from all over the world celebrate World Down Syndrome Day by wearing crazy socks to start conversations about the many amazing ways people with Down Syndrome make the world a better place.

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  • Student Government Receives Honors at NCASC State Convention

    Our Student Government received multiple honors over the weekend at the NCASC State Convention. Dr. Tyson received the Administrator of the Year, Sydney Price, James Price, and Meredith Shank were inducted into the 2019 Hall of Fame, Evan Martino was voted the Western District Chair, and Luke Noonan is the President-Elect! Piedmont will therefore host the Western District Conference this fall and will also host the State Convention in two years! We are so proud of our Student Government and their advisor Annette Harris!

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  • Helms and Parlier Selected for the Superintendent’s Art Showcase

    Congratulations to art students Adyson Helms and Mallory Parlier for being selected for the Superintendent’s Art Showcase. On Feb. 26, UCPS hosted its Superintendent’s Student Art Showcase Reception, which is a district tradition to celebrate UCPS students’ artistic talents.

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  • Talent Show Highlights Gifted Students

    The second annual Talent Show was held on Friday, March 1, and the experience did not disappoint. The audience enjoyed many great performances by our students, and then each person in attendance voted for their favorite. At the end of the night, Jacob Parker was the winner, Autumn Frank placed 2nd, and Lexi Noonon placed third.

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  • State Championship Honors for Wrestlers

    The Panther wrestling team was dominant at the NCHSAA 3A State Individual Tournament held in Greensboro on February 14-16. Congratulations to Tripp Collins and Josh Blatt, who are 3A Individual State Champions and to Coach Jamie Belk for being named the 3A State Coach of the Year. In addition, Piedmont was the 3A Individual Wrestling Team State Champion.

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  • National Art Honor Society Inducts New Members

    The National Art Honor Society recently inducted 20 new members on January 31st. The new members joined 38 current members who were also reinducted during a ceremony held in Piedmont's newly renovated auditorium.

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  • CTE Department Spotlights Students

    In recognition of Career & Technical Education Month, Rylie Ponder and Lawson Witherspoon were selected as our CTE students who have outstanding classroom performance in their CTE classes. Rylie was nominated by Mr. Barbee who is a teacher in Agriculture Education, while Lawson was nominated by Ms. Manus from Business, Finance, and Information Technology Education.

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  • American History Students Tour Historic Monroe Courthouse

    Students from Mr. Stokes' American History class recently visited the Historic Courthouse in Monroe to learn more about the Courthouse and the book, "Inherit the Land". The book is about a white family who left their land in Marvin to an African American man and his daughter in 1921. According to Stokes, "It was great for students to hear about history in their own backyard."

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