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Headmaster's Update

Hello Kerr Vance Families!  It is hard to believe, but we are now into our fourth week of school and we are off to a great start!  The start of school is about new beginnings.  Pre-K students began the journey of formal education on that first day.  Our 32 seniors began their last year of that same journey and now look forward to taking the next important step - college.  We also welcomed 37 new students to Kerr Vance Academy on August 16 and for them it is a new beginning.  We are excited about what the future holds.  Thank you for entrusting us with your child’s education as we begin this new year.

I am pleased to announce that Mr. Michael Bullard will join our faculty as the interim school counselor on a part-time basis beginning on September 12.  Mr. Bullard is a retired, professional educator who has served as a school counselor and administrator both with Kerr Vance Academy and Vance County Public Schools.  He understands the counselor’s role very well and will be very instrumental in assisting our students with their academic needs.  Mr. Bullard will provide support for our high school students as they fill out their college applications and prepare for ACT and SAT testing.  He will also assist them with obtaining scholarships.  We are very excited to have Michael during the interim period as we search for the right person to fill our counselor position.

The college application process has begun!  A senior meeting was held on August 30 and college information was shared with parents.  CFNC information has been shared by email and Mrs. Short has communicated with students about scholarships, applications, etc.  I am very appreciative of Alison for stepping up to make sure our seniors are on track!  We will continue to provide support and assistance when Mr. Bullard comes on board on September 12.  Upcoming dates to keep in mind include College Fair day scheduled for September 20 at Vance Granville Community College.  Approximately 70 colleges will be present at the fair and representatives will be on hand to speak with our students.  The PSAT will be given to all sophomores (juniors may also take) on Wednesday, October 11. 

Our lower school is off to a great start.  Our students are working very hard and it is impressive to see their eagerness to learn.  Looking ahead, our 5th, 6th, and 7th graders will be traveling to Roanoke Island for a science field trip October 19-20.  We look forward to hearing about their experience, especially the “Sleeping with the Sharks” adventure!

Please mark your calendars for October 10!  The 4th Annual Kerr Vance Academy Golf Outing will be held that afternoon at the Henderson Country Club. This is a fun event that has really helped our school with financial operations. Our goal this year is $40,000. The money will help us support the quality of learning we value at Kerr Vance Academy. We are actively seeking both sponsors and golfers. If you would like to play or sponsor, call the business office or drop me an email at Also, if you know of someone who might be interested, please make a referral to me. This effort can help us get that extra to meet our goal. Thanks!