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Mrs. Lepley is December Hometown Hero photo

Mrs. Lepley is December Hometown Hero

Jan Lepley, a fourth-grade teacher at Sandy Ridge Elementary, has been named the Hometown Hero for December. 

Ms. Lepley was in the middle of teaching her class on Dec. 12, when she was surprised with a presentation from representatives from Charles G. Monnett III and Associates, Domino’s Pizza and school administrators. 

Her students began to cheer and congratulate on winning the prize. 

“This is very special and winning this award means a lot to me,” Lepley said. “I consider this a paycheck.” 

Each month the law firm honors teachers in Mecklenburg, Lincoln, Catawba, Iredell, Cabarrus and Union counties for their service in public education.

This is Ms. Lepley’s 16th ... 

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2nd Grade is BATTY about Bats photo

2nd Grade is BATTY about Bats

2nd grade is very excited to share our project based learning unit about bats with you!

Did you know that bats are essential for maintaining a healthy ecosystem?. Yet they are also the most misunderstood animals, often feared. Over the last 5 weeks, all 2nd grade classes have been researching, creating, and learning all about bats. We’ve learned that a world without bats would be a very different place. Bats play a huge role in our ecosystem and economy. Fruit eating bats disperse seeds and pollinate plants. Bats consume about 1,000 mosquitoes each hour. Less itching for you!

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