Communities in Schools of Rowan County

Mrs. Simpson
Mrs. Fran Simpson
Mrs. Ann Shepherd

704-639-3046  ext. 222

Fran Simpson and Ann Shepherd are the site coordinators for Hanford-Dole's Communities in Schools of Rowan Program. 

During the school year, the CIS office hours are 7:30--3:30.
Contact can be made by email or phone. 

The following are some of the programs CIS helps to coordinate:
         *School uniforms and school supplies
         *Food for Thought--weekly food backpacks
         *Volunteer Program--line up students with tutors and/or mentors
         *Book Club for First Grade with guest readers
         *Monthly Good Citizen awards

Helping Your Child with Homework---Tips for Parents

You can do many things at home to show your child that you value education and homework, such as:

  • Set a regular time and place for homework.
  • Remove distractions.
  • Provide supplies and identify resources.
  • Be interested in what your child is learning.

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Hanford-Dole has recognized the following students who have achieved IRead 80 by April 23rd.  Each student had a "High Achievement Reading Yard Sign" placed in his/her yard by the school staff. A number of these students have surpassed the IRead 80 score by having completed reading articles of 100 or more! Our 3-5 readers have been recognized every two weeks and received wrist bands for...
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 Hanford-Dole Elementary has recognized the following students as May Good Citizens for the character trait of Respect. Each student received a personalized certificate and had his or her picture on the Good Citizen board for the month. Hanford-Dole's Communities In Schools coordinates the monthly program.Pre-kindergarten: Giselle H.Kindergarten: Christopher C., Bella E., Avyon F., Bryan N. and...
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 Kaye Hirst, former director of the Rowan Museum, was the guest reader at Hanford-Dole's quarterly First Grade Book Club.  Mrs. Hirst read the book, "Giraffes Can't Dance" to all the first-grade students.
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