ABSS Alert: We’ve been made aware of social media threats of school violence circulating around the state today. We’re working with local and state law enforcement as the safety of our students and staff remain top priority.
about 3 hours ago, ABSS Public Information Office
ABSS ALERT: Alamance Co. Emergency Services will be conducting a training exercise around Andrews and CTEC tomorrow (2/1/23). You will likely see law enforcement, emergency personnel, and experience additional traffic in the area. This is just training, do not be alarmed.
about 16 hours ago, ABSS Public Information Office
Our first Family University was a success! Thanks to the presenters, volunteers, community partners, and behind the scenes superstars that made it possible. Families, we hope you enjoyed the event and took home some useful information! #ABSSCommunity
1 day ago, James Shuler
deputy superintendent, Lowell Rogers, speaking to a group of parents at the family university at Cummings high school
Two staff members in the Alamance Bruns school system, standing in front of an iamb hiring sign at the family university at Cummings high school
Two teachers from the CTE department speak to families in the classroom at the family University and Cummings high school
School board members speak to families in a classroom at the family university at Cummings high school
Kindergarten students at Elon Elementary recently celebrated a very happy Australia Day! 🇦🇺 Each grade level in our global schools focuses on a region in the world, with Oceania being Kindergarten's region of study. Students enjoyed participating in a range of fun, hands-on learning activities about the animals, landmarks and culture of Australia. 🐨🦘️The day featured an Aussie snack challenge where students prepared, tasted and then rated some popular snacks unique to Australia. There were many big thumbs up reviews for the lamington bites (sponge cake dipped in chocolate sauce and coconut flakes) and fairy bread (sprinkles glued onto bread with butter). The crackers dipped in vegemite received mixed reviews. 🤔 #StudentCenteredFutureFocused
2 days ago, James Shuler
Kindergarten teacher Aceneth Cruz poses in a selfie photograph with her kindergarten students wearing koala craft headbands
A kindergarten student smiles at the camera while eating fairy bread as part of the Australia Day activities
A kindergarten student dips a piece of bread into chocolate at a table as part of the Australia Day activities
Group photograph of kindergarten students sitting on the carpet and wearing koala craft headbands
Join us in congratulating our ABSS All District Honor Band students who performed this weekend at the North Carolina School of Science and Math in Durham. #StudentCenteredFutureFocused
3 days ago, ABSS Public Information Office
All District Band students posing at band clinic
students practicing music in a band room.
  students sitting in front of music stands practicing music as part of the band clinic
Teachers were working hard across the district today, planning and preparing for upcoming lessons. Here we have the Williams Zone orchestra teachers deciding what to introduce to their students by reading and playing some newly-published music! #StudentCenteredFutureFocused
5 days ago, James Shuler
Orchestra teacher is practice their music in a circle while a another teacher conducts from the center
Did you know your child can take college classes for credit and it is tuition free while in high school? Did you know your child can earn credentials and certifications that allow them to leave high school employable at a livable wage or that gives them an edge when applying for college? Come out to your school's High School Registration Fair to ensure you know about all the opportunities in ABSS and that your child is planning for success after graduation. Counselors, administrators, and teachers will be available to share courses that are offered at each school. We will also have representatives from ACC, CTEC, Fire/EMT, and other specialized programs to help you plan your child's upcoming schedule. Make sure your child is prepared for the Registration Season! #StudentCenteredFutureFocused
6 days ago, James Shuler
Registration Fair 2023 Empowering Minds Through Opportunities Southeast Alamance HS (Held at Hawfields Middle) GB February& Western HS February 8 Craham HS February7 Williams HS February& Cummings HS February9 Eastern HS February 8 Southern High School February 9 All times are 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Empoderando Mentes a Través de Oportunidades Southeast Alamance HS (Held at Hawfields Middle) February 6 Western HS February 8 Craham HS February7 Williams HS February 6 Cummings HS February9 Eastern HS February 8 Southern High School February 9 AII times are 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Want to make school better? Just ask students! North Graham Elementary is meeting weekly with students to get their feedback on the changes they want to see. Fox 8’s Cindy Farmer sat in on a meeting and will feature them in her “What’s Right With Our Schools” segment Monday morning at 7am.
6 days ago, James Shuler
A teacher at North Graham Elementary stands in front of a camera and Fox 8's Cindy Farmer during an interview
Fox 8's Cindy Farmer interviews a student at North Graham Elementary.  They are both seated in chairs and a camera man is behind Cindy Farmer.
Fox 8's Cindy farmer interviews a student at Northgreen elementary. They are both seated and chairs. A cameraman is behind Cindy farmer.
Learn more about Alamance Virtual School in an online session! Register here: bit.ly/avsinformationregistration
7 days ago, James Shuler
Information Sessions Alamance Virtual School Learn more about Alamance Virtual School in one of our online sessions, hosted by Principal Alexander! bit.ly/avsinformationregistration Scan QR code or visit link Thursday, January 26th 5:30pm Thursday, January 26th 6:30pm (en español) Thursday, February 9th 5:30pm Thursday, February 9th 6:30pm (en español)
Activate Dark Mode! 🔦 Students in Mr. Hayes' 4th and 5th grade class at Smith Elementary are "glowing" with knowledge today as they work on sharpening their math skills. Making learning fun! #StudentCenteredFutureFocused
7 days ago, James Shuler
Teacher Mr. Hayes from Smith Elementary sits on the carpet around a big Tic Tac Toe board math activity made from tape.  Students are gathered around.  The classroom is dark and there is a blacklight which illuminates some colors in a neon glow.
Students wearing neon glow bracelets and glasses work together around a table on a math activity.
Community, compassion, and connection. These Western Alamance Middle School students are learning how to understand and respect deaf culture through sign language. Learn more in this week's Difference Makers! https://youtu.be/3ZgX06iYXwU
8 days ago, James Shuler
First graders at Alexander Wilson performed a little reading “surgery” today as they identified non-fiction text features like the table of contents, glossaries, headings, and captions. Nurse Kelly Corum joined in too! #StudentCenteredFutureFocused
8 days ago, James Shuler
An elementary student wearing a surgical mask holds scissors and examines a magazine.  On the table in front of him are parts of the magazine he has already cut up.
Four elementary students wearing surgical masks and knit caps are seated at a long table with paper booklets, magazines, and scissors in front of them.
Nurse Kelly corm standing with three elementary students in a classroom. Two of the students in nurse quorum are wearing surgical masks and nurse. Quorum is also wearing protective goggles and a smock. There is one student looking underneath the other two students smiling without a surgical mask. In the background as another student standing with a surgical mask.
An elementary student is seated at a table and is using scissors to cut from his paper booklet. He is wearing a surgical mask when it is pulled down at his chin. He also has on a knit cap.  On the table beside him is a paper booklet that he is going to be gluing something into.
There was an AWEsome turnout for Alexander Wilson's DARE graduation, including Sheriff Terry Johnson and guest speaker Superintendent Dr. Dain Butler. Thanks Sgt. Laws for your leadership and congratulations to Camila Alvarez for winning the essay contest! 👏 #ABSSCommunity
9 days ago, James Shuler
Superintendent Dr. Dain Butler speaking to students and families at Alexander Wilson's DARE graduation
Group photograph of Sgt. Chad Laws, Sheriff Terry Johnson, student Camila Alvarez, and Dr. Butler at the Alexander Wilson DARE graduation
Congratulations to our very own Omar Vega who is a junior at Graham High School. Omar won Best in Show at today’s Burlington Women's Club Student Arts Festival. The title of the work is "Distorted" in graphite pencil. We’re so proud! #StudentsThatAreFutureFocused
11 days ago, ABSS Public Information Office
student artwork that won best in show.  image of male in graphite pencil drawing with amazing detail.
“My life is a miracle." These are words often spoken by Meredith Doi’s great-grandmother, a holocaust survivor. Meredith is a sophomore at Early College and her mom, Courtney, visited her English 2 class to share the incredible story of the Veit Simon Family during World War II. As she shared moments of history from her grandmother’s perspective, Courtney passed around artifacts and photographs. Students made connections with the memoir they have been reading, Night by Elie Wiesel. #StudentCenteredFutureFocused
12 days ago, James Shuler
Sophomore Meredith Doi from Early College standing with her mom Courtney and a photograph of her grandmother visited a family graveyard in Germany.  This was part of a presentation about Meredith's great-grandmother who survived the holocaust.
Presenter Courtney Doi standing in front of the English 2 class at Early College talking about her grandmother's family who survived the holocaust.
Photograph of the book Escaping the Nazis on the Kindertransport and some money used in a concentration camp to boost. morale
A student from the English 2 class at Early College looks through an old Jewish children's book from World War II
This Sunday is the Lunar New Year. Students at North Graham Elementary celebrated with a Lunar New Year Parade. The school, which focuses on the arts, had students create dragon puppets, scarf dances, and instruments to celebrate. #StudentCenteredFutureFocused
12 days ago, ABSS Public Information Office
student lunar New Year parade
student participating in lunar new year parade
student participating in lunar new year parade
Student celebrate, lunar new year with a parade at North Graham Elementary
Members of the SAHS DREAM Team visited 5th grade D.A.R.E. students at Alexander Wilson Elementary School. These high school role models encouraged students to make responsible choices such as setting priorities, using their time wisely, and choosing friends carefully. They emphasized how staying involved in positive alternative activities such as sports, school clubs, and other extra-curricular activities as well as spending time with family have helped them resist peer pressure and remain safe. Way to go SAHS Patriots! We are proud of you! #StudentCenteredFutureFocused
13 days ago, ABSS Public Information Office
Southern high school students talking with students at Alexander Wilson AP about making good choices. Group of high school students sitting in front of elementary school students
Group of high school students in front of classroom, talking with elementary school students
Group of high school students in front of classroom, talking with elementary school children.
New Year, New Broadview! Check out these upgrades at Broadview Middle. Students are enjoying the new classroom and cafeteria furniture, which provides additional space to work and facilitates collaboration and discussion. #StudentCenteredFutureFocused
13 days ago, James Shuler
A classroom at Broadview Middle School with new student desks and chairs.  The desks are arranged in groups of three with one additional table in the front middle.
Students sitting at some of the new chairs and desks at Broadview Middle School
Small groups of students sitting around some of the new cafeteria furniture at Broadview Middle.  The table in the foreground is round with yellow stools.
Public Information Officer Les Atkins was the guest speaker at today's North Carolina Retired School Personnel Alamance Burlington Chapter Meeting. Thanks to all of our retired school personnel for continuing to advocate for public education. #ABSSCommunity
13 days ago, James Shuler
Public Information Officer Les Atkins standing with six retired educators during the orth Carolina Retired School Personnel Alamance Burlington Chapter Meeting
Alexander Wilson's youngest eagles are using "science eyes" 👀 to explore reversible change with a tasty frozen snack! Students observed the ice melting and discovered the fruit inside. 🍓 #StudentCenteredFutureFocused
13 days ago, James Shuler
Five pre-kindergarten students sit around a table and draw their observation of a frozen snack melting on a paper plate
Six pre-kindergarten students sit around a table and draw their observation of a frozen snack melting on a paper plate