Catawba County Schools superintendent sees new path to students’ future

By John Bailey, Hickory Daily Record

CCS Superintendent Matt Stover

It’s time to take some “calculated risks” to give a different product to students, Catawba County Schools Superintendent Matt Stover told the Hickory Daily Record before heading into the winter break.

While there are plenty of highlights from 2017 for the school district, it’s the future for Catawba County Schools (CCS) the superintendent is excited to talk about now, and the focus is connecting the classroom to the world after high school graduation.

To get a jumpstart on this, the district is beginning to train all the teachers in grades K-8 to use a project-based learning (PBL) model. Stover said the reason for this is to give students the opportunity to see how their studies can lead to “real-life pathways.”

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