Principal's Corner

Dear Parents and Family Members,

I am honored and excited to begin my second year as Principal of Edgewood Elementary School! Our school has a wonderful staff and a great record of providing strong academic and extracurricular opportunities for our students.

Here are some highlights of the great things Edgewood has to offer your child:

  • High Academic Achievement: All Teachers & Grade Levels Meeting or Exceeding Growth
  • Dedicated, Highly-Qualified Teachers Committed to your Children and our School
  • 1:1 Technology Program (Each student has their own Chromebook or iPad to use as part of their daily instruction.)
  • Daily Encore Classes: Music, PE, Art, Music, Character Education, Technology Skills, and Media
  • After School Programming: 21st Century Tutoring, Chorus Club, Junior FFA, STRIDE, Girls on the Run, Science Olympiad, etc.
  • Daily Access to School Library and School-Wide Reading Incentive Programs (Read Across NC, Read Across America, etc.)
  • Positive Behavior Intervention & Support (PBIS) Program with Daily Parent Communication through Class Dojo App
  • Quarterly Student Success Award Programs
  • Partnership with & Walking Field Trips to the NC Museum of Science at Whiteville
  • Comprehensive Academically & Intellectually Gifted (AIG) Program
  • Student Leadership Opportunities (Leadership Camp, Student Ambassadors, etc.)
  • Full-time Nurse, School Counselor, and Variety of Student Support Staff

It is extremely important to me that all students feel safe and supported in their school environment so they can grow as students and as young ladies and men. The Edgewood teachers, staff, and I will be working closely with you this year to challenge and inspire your child to achieve their goals, and we will be cheering just as loudly as you when they make progress! Please contact your child's teacher or myself any time you have a question or concern so we can work together to make this a great year for each of our students.

Thank you for the opportunity to make a positive difference in the life of your child.

Rachel Smith

Principal, Edgewood Elementary School


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