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Spring Music Fest Reserved Seating On Sale Now!
The Spring Music Fest will feature 3rd-5th Grades, Martin, Ford and Navo's classes and the Rocking Terrapins.

Get your reserved seating in the front office.

Tickets are $5 a seat
or you can purchase
5 seats for $20.
GCS Uses Smart Thermometers and is featuerd on NBC17 News
  • Our Battle of the Books Team Brings Home the Trophy
    Our Battle of the Books Team Brings Home the Trophy
    Congratulations to our Battle of the Books Team and their Coaches, Ms. Slingerland and Mrs. Ford. They competed on March 26th with the other Elementary Schools in our County and took top honors! We are very proud of their hard work! This is the very first time Tar River has won this competition after coming in second for several years.
  • SPRING BOOKFAIR - Coming in April
    Online Sales: April 1st-12th
    Sales @ School: 7:35 amd - 4 pm - April 8th-12th (NO Preview Week for classes)
    *LATE NIGHT Sales: April 9th 'til 7:00 PM during parent conferences.

    We need volunteers to help make this a success. Please contact Mrs. Moore in the Media Center.

    More information will be shared at a later time.
  • Clothing Drive Going On Now Until April 12th
    The National Elementary Honor Society is collecting gently used and new summer clothes (no shoes needed) for elementary school aged kids at Rocky Point Elementary School in Rocky Point, NC who were affected very badly by the hurricane last fall. The clothing drive is from April 1, 2019 - April 12, 2019. Clothes will be collected in bins located at the entrance of the school and near the multi-purpose room.
    Thank you for your help. We all can make a difference!
We are proud to announce that Ms. Heather Wolford, 5th grade teacher, was voted by her peers to be Tar River's Teacher of the Year! We are blessed to have her in our Tar River Family!
  • National Elementary Honor Society Inducted
    National Elementary Honor Society Inducted
    March 11th we inducted our new members of the Tar River National Elementary Honor Society. We are proud of these students and all that they have accomplished to earn this great honor.
  • Spelling Bee 2019
    Spelling Bee 2019
    An Evening of Spelling Scented by Success!

    Spirits were high as Tar River students gathered before the School Spelling Bee last Thursday night. Giggles and whispers could be heard backstage, but when the curtain opened all contestants were ready to show their amazing spelling skills to an audience full of family and friends. After seven rounds, Addison Preddy, fifth grader in Ms. Heather Wolford’s class, won the Bee in Round 8 by correctly spelling, “cologne.” Both of her parents, Billy and Jenni Preddy, her sister, and her grandmother were present to see her win Tar River’s Trophy.

    Principal Courtney Currin welcomed everyone to Tar River promptly at seven p.m., urging them to applaud for the third, fourth, and fifth graders who worked hard to get to this competition. The 17 contestants took a written test to qualify for the Bee , studying a list of 207 words at home and at school. Mrs. Currin introduced each one, thanked the officials, and recognized the National Honor Society students who greeted guests and gave out programs. She then brought Chloe Henderson, the 2018 School Champion, to the stage. Chloe, who is currently a student at Hawley Middle School, spoke about her experiences in spelling bees over the past four years. She urged all the contestants to take a deep breath, relax, and just have fun.

    Once the Moderator, Mrs. Amy Lue, reviewed the rules the Bee began with a practice round, in which each student came to the microphone to spell a word. Mrs. Currin, former principal Diane Garrison, and School Volunteer Cathy Frizzle, served as judges. Dana King, former library media coordinator, gave the words and definitions randomly selected by the Scripps National Spelling Bee. As the rounds progressed, students who missed a word left the stage to sit in the audience at the end of Round 1. At the beginning of Round 4 there were still 14 students in all three grades competing! Two students missed words in that round, and then the group on stage took a much-deserved stretch break. Words in Round 5 got a little more difficult, including seventh grade vocabulary, and five students stepped down. The next three rounds included some tough eighth grade challenge words. Every one of these elementary students spelled words that are well above their grade levels!

    Applause and whistles were showered on Addison as she successfully spelled the last word. Once the other contestants returned to their seats on stage, Mrs. Currin and Vice-Principal Mary Warehime awarded each student a medal for their participation in this year’s contest. In addition, special awards were given. Henri Charboneau, from Mrs. April Parrish’s third grade, won the Sportsmanship Award; and Naima Charles, from Ms. Wolford’s fifth grade, won the Spirit Award. Addison Preddy, from Ms. Heather Wolford’s fifth grade; Sofia Delgado-Ogaz, from Mr. Keith Green’s fourth grade; and Noah Bullock, third grader from Ms. Amy Geyer’s class, received a certificate for their Poise during practices and the competition.

    And finally it was time for the trophy! Mrs. Currin announced that Chloe Henderson, last year’s winner, would award it to this year’s winner, Addison Preddy. The three posed for photos on stage, and then Addison joined the whole group on the steps to the stage for group pictures. The evening ended in flashes from cameras and phones and big hugs from parents, families, and friends.

    Addison Preddy will represent Tar River Elementary in the Granville County District Spelling Bee on the evening of Thursday, March 14, in the Multipurpose Hall at Tar River. The other elementary schools in the county are in the process of holding their own spelling bees; eleven schools will each send one winner to the District Bee.
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It's Time for Kindergarten Registration
We are excited to announce that we are registering for the 2019-2020 school year. If your child will be 5 before August 31st they are eligible for enrollment.

How do I enroll?

You will need to complete a registration packet.

This packet is available for pick up at Tar River's front office
Be reminded that in order to complete registration, the following are required:

Proof of Residency which is the utility bill, the electric bill, water bill, or gas bill, in the parent or guardians name with the address of your residence.

Parent/guardian driver's license or state identification.

Student's birth certificate

Also, needed are the immunizations and the State Health Assessment provided to the school before the student's 30th day of school.

If you have any questions don't hesitate to call the school to speak to Mrs. Lue, the school's Data Manager, 919-528-2767.

Air Quality Updates

6 hours ago

Air quality updates:

GCPS conducts regular air quality tests of all schools.  The most recent reports made be found below:

Spring 2019:

Good news, the latest tests show a "normal indoor fungal ecology" for your school!  Please click on the link below to refer to the official reports:

By Dr. Stan Winborne, EdD