Education Briefs

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 28, 2016

Catawba to offer K-12 math teachers professional development

Catawba College was recently awarded a grant to start the Central NC Math Teachers’ Circle which will offer its first session of national professional development programs for K-12 teachers this fall on campus. All interested teachers are encouraged to contact Dr. Sharon Sullivan, associate professor and chair of mathematics at Catawba, at for more information.

Dr. Sullivan, together with Rowan-Salisbury middle school teachers Renee Fox and Elizabeth Henley, recently attended the N.C. Math Teachers’ Circle Summer Math Camp held at NCCAT in Cullowhee. At this conference, they worked on problem solving techniques through various mathematical activities.

West Rowan mattress sale

The West Rowan High School marching band will host its yearly mattress sale Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The sale will carry name brands like Simmons Beautyrest and Restonic Mattresses for up to 50 percent off retail prices. All profits from the one-day sale go to support the West Rowan marching band. The sale will be held in West Rowan High School’s cafeteria.