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RCS Board of Education January Recognitions

January 25, 2017
Congratulations to the RCS Principal of the Year, Ann Mitchell (Reidsville High).
Ann Mitchell  
Congratulations to the RCS Assistant Principal of the Year, Hunter Smothers (Holmes Middle now McMichael High).
Hunter Smoothers  
Congratulations to 2016-2017 Exceptional Children's Educator of Excellence, Charity Bumpass.
Charity Bumpass  

United States Tennis Association NC and United States Tennis Association Southern have named Ms. Shelby Rhyne their Educational Merit Award Winner for 2016.

The USTA NC and USTA Southern Education Merit Award is a recognition of an individual or program who has developed an outstanding tennis initiative, which provides leadership and inspiration in junior programming for schools, colleges, parks, playgrounds and benefits the growth of tennis. 

Ms. Shelby Rhyne was recognized for the Education Merit Award at the USTA Southern Annual Meeting on January 21, 2017 in Atlanta and the USTA NC Award Ceremony at the NC Tennis Weekend in Pinehurst.

 Shelby Rhyne  


Congratulations to Rockingham Community College and Dr. Kinlaw, RCC President,  for being named the 2016 Educational "Facility of the Year" Award Winner by the United States Tennis Association North Carolina. 
Dr. Kinlaw  

PBIS Schools Recognized for the 2015-16 School Year

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive approach to establishing the behavioral and cultural supports needed for all students in a school to achieve academic and social success. PBIS is framework that seeks to meet the needs of ALL students through the clear communication of behavioral and social expectations, team problem-solving efforts, intervention systems, and collaboration with students, parents, and community.  PBIS has been implemented in RCS since 2009-2010 (beginning with four schools) and we now have all 25 schools trained in our district!


The following schools listed below have met implementation criteria at a high level of fidelity/integrity.  The criteria set by the original developers of PBIS and also our NC State Department of Public Instruction includes two different implementation monitoring systems that schools have to meet criteria to be considered a high implementer. These schools were recognized on November 7, 2016 by NC Department of Public Instruction, and the NC Exceptional Children’s Department. Tonight they are also being recognized by the Rockingham County School Board for implementing PBIS with high fidelity in the 2015-2016 school year.


Green Ribbon Recognition:

  • Tiered Fidelity Inventory of 70% or better on Tier 1
  • School Wide Evaluation (SET) Fidelity Check of at least 80% or higher.
  • RCS has six schools at this level.
    • Reidsville High School
    • Reidsville Middle School
    • Holmes Middle School
    • Leaksville Spray Elementary
    • New Vision Elementary
    • Wentworth Elementary

Green Ribbon 

Model Ribbon Recognition:

  • Tiered Fidelity Inventory of 75% or better on Tier 1 and 2
  • School Wide Evaluation (SET) Fidelity Check of at least 90% or higher.
  • RCS has two schools at the Model Level.
    • Central Elementary
    • Lincoln Elementary



Exemplar: This is the HIGHEST level of recognition.
  • Tiered Fidelity Inventory of 95% or better on Tier 1, 2, and 3
  • School Wide Evaluation (SET) Fidelity Check of at least 85% or higher.
  • Improvement trend in behavioral indicators
  • Improvement trend in achievement indicators AND
  • Improvement trend in one of the following data elements:
    • Self-Assessment Survey
    • Staff retention data
    • Climate Surveys
    • Special Education Referral Information
    • Attendance
  • Improvement should be reported using 3 consecutive years of current data. Additional data showing a pattern of improvement over a period of several years in specific data elements may also be included.
  • RCS has nine schools at the Exemplar Level.
    • Huntsville Elementary School
    • Draper Elementary School
    • Bethany Elementary School
    • Williamsburg Elementary School
    • South End Elementary School
    • Monroeton Elementary School
    • Dillard Elementary School
    • Western Rockingham Middle School
    • SCORE Center- Exemplar

 Elementary  Exemplar

 Exemplar Group #1
Elementary Exemplar  
Exemplar Group 2 
RCS 2015-2016 PBIS Coaches, Team Leaders, and External Coaches

PBIS Coordinator, Holly Williamson, recommends recognition of the following RCS staff members for their expertise and continued support of PBIS in Rockingham County Schools.  Each of these individuals attend on-going PBIS training and professional development sessions as they provide coaching and support for the schools that they serve. These professionals were selected as team leaders and coaches because of their excellent implementation efforts and consultation skills. Thank you to each and everyone of the individuals for their dedication, commitment, and positive collaboration! RCS is proud of you and thanks you!

Elementary Coaches  
 Elementary School Coaches
 Middle School Coaches
 Middle School Coaches
High School Coaches  
 High School Coaches

PBIS Coaches, Team Leaders and External Coaches:

Charity Bumpass – Bethany Elementary

Kellie DeLapp – Bethany Elementary

Christy Bailey – Central Elementary

Ellyn Kramer – Central Elementary

Bruce Curtis – Douglass Elementary

Stephanie Moore – Douglass Elementary

Connie Thackston – Douglass Elementary

Mindy Harmon – Draper Elementary

Mironda Williams – Draper Elementary

Kwesi Bentum – Draper Elementary

Hunter Smothers – Holmes Middle

Melanie Gilbert – Holmes Middle

Amanda Yates – Huntsville Elementary

Donna Edrington – Huntsville Elementary

Melissa Hamilton – Huntsville Elementary

Toni McDaniel – Huntsville Elementary

Amanda Vernon – Lincoln Elementary

Leslie Coleman – Lincoln Elementary

Karen Hester – Lincoln Elementary

Michele Knight – Leaksville- Spray

Amy Smith – Leaksville- Spray

Shannon Poindexter – Leaksville-Spray

Jane Frazier – Monroeton Elementary

Marissa Casper – Monroeton Elementary

Jenny Bates – Monroeton Elementary

Cindy Shirley – Monroeton Elementary

Debbie Smith – New Vision

Sherika Scales – New Vision

Shane Freeman – Reidsville Middle

Tara Beal – Reidsville Middle

Lee Wineholt – Reidsville High

Sharon Fikes – Reidsville High

Cameron Agerston – Early College High

Kevin Hairston – Early College High

Donna Carter – Rockingham County Middle

Moriah Dollarhite – Rockingham County Middle

Tia Scales – Rockingham County Middle

Caroline Curtiss – SCORE

Megan Behe – SCORE

Lisa Moore – South End Elementary

Allison Adcock – Stoneville Elementary

Kasie Pruitt – Stoneville Elementary

Sherri Hall – Stoneville Elementary

Jennifer Hardin – Wentworth Elementary

Tracey Anderson – Wentworth Elementary

Holli Farr – Williamsburg Elementary

Misty Slade – Williamsburg Elementary

Nancy Mark – Williamsburg Elementary

Krystal Pruitt – Williamsburg Elementary

Dr. Laurie McCollum – WRMS

Janet Winn – WRMS

Kim Green – WRMS




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