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Gov. Pat McCrory recognizes Sun Valley Elementary students

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory paid a special visit to the staff and students at Sun Valley Elementary School yesterday (June 2, 2014) congratulating them for being recognized on a state and national level for the amount of time students read over the summer months. Sun Valley Elementary School earned recognition through the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge by logging 6,042,663 minutes reading. The school achieved first place in the state and second place in the world during the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 school years. When Gov. McCrory arrived at the school, his first order of business was to read to kindergarten students in Stephanie Doig’s class.  

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Carolina Panthers Help Sun Valley Elementary Prepare for End of Grade Tests photo

Carolina Panthers Help Sun Valley Elementary Prepare for End of Grade Tests

On Wednesday, May 28, Sir Purr and Coach Mike Clifton from the Carolina Panthers visited Sun Valley Elementary School to help them prepare for state testing in a fun and big way during their 30-minute, high-energy presentation!

Coach Clifton and Sir Purr stressed how our students can SPIKE their EOGs with confidence and pride with their test taking tips along with a video message from Carolina Panther football players. Each letter of SPIKE stands for a different strategy. S stands for getting plenty of sleep; P stands for being prepared; I stands for asking questions or inquiring; K stands for keep fit; and E stands for eat healthy. During the video presentation, students made important connections between how Carolina Panther football players get ready for a game and how they can apply those same strategies for their EOGs the next few days.

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