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Community Public Charter School Chosen for National Dance Video

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We have exciting news to share about one of our member schools and National School Choice Week (NSCW) in 2025.  Community Charter School, a K-9 public charter school in Stanley, North Carolina, will participate in the dance video launching the national celebration of school choice. Congratulations, CCS!

CCS won the Coalition’s dance video contest for National School Choice Week (NSCW) in 2024. (Read more about that here and here.) CCS created a completely winsome and inspirational video, based on National School Choice Week’s song and dance moves for the year. Dance teacher Christie Stuckey, a former member of East Carolina University’s Dance Team, led school efforts to produce the video. Clips from that video headlined NSCW’s 2024 recap video, with a feature in the national newsletter.

For 2025, NSCW coordinators have asked Ms. Stuckey to make the national video with her students. Each year, coordinators choose a school to record the dance moves for other schools across the country.

Lindalyn Kakadelis, the Coalition’s executive director, recommended CCS and Ms. Stuckey to produce the video for National School Choice Week. Upon hearing of the school’s selection, Ms. Kakadelis said,

I’m delighted Christie Stuckey and her CCS students have been selected to produce the national video in 2025, in celebration of school choice. In 2024, this innovative public charter school captured the true spirit of educational choice in North Carolina and its transformative impact on students. I know they’ll do it for the nation in 2025!

In selecting CCS, LaQuita Hudson, the school participation coordinator for NCSW, said,

We are very excited to work with Ms. Stuckey and her Community Charter School students! They choreographed and recorded an amazing dance performance in 2024. I know they’ll utilize their creativity through our 2025 dance to help us communicate the ideals–and dance moves–of National School Choice Week to schools and supporters all across the country.

Christie Stuckey of CCS said:

Being able to use my passion for dance and students as a career is the ultimate dream job. I can’t say enough how thankful I am for my school and this opportunity we have been given. I’m so excited to create next year’s NSCW dance!

In case you missed it, we’re sharing CCS’s 2024 video below:

Coalition Member Schools in the News

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We have some exciting news to share about recent recognitions of Coalition member schools!

Two charter schools receive county-wide honors

Piedmont Community Charter School was recognized as “Best Charter School” by the Gaston Gazette’s “Best of Gaston” awards. Holly White, the elementary school principal was the winner in the “Best Principal” category, while Dawn Johnston was honored as “Best Teacher.” David Benfield, a middle school principal, earned finalist recognition for “Best Principal.”
Community Charter School earned finalist recognition for “Best Charter School.” Monica Dellinger was a finalist for “Best Principal.”
Read more about the awards from the Gaston Gazette.

Monica Dellinger (second from left) celebrates recognition through Gaston Gazette’s Community Choice awards. Photo credit: Community Charter School, Facebook.

One charter school’s approach to ‘second chances’ garners media coverage

Central Wake High School is the subject of a recent feature article from The Carolinian. Central Wake serves students ages 16 to 21 who are at risk of academic failure. Read the article here.
Congratulations to these outstanding Coalition member schools!