Principal's Message

  • Principals Message

    Mrs. Erica Shoulders-Royster
    PRINCIPAL
    Phone: 919-496-1055
    Email: ericashoulders@fcschools.net

    PRINCIPAL’S BIO
    Born: Chicago, IL
    Years in education: 19
    Year joined Franklin County Schools: 2012
    Education: B.A. (Stillman College) Masters Degree (UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State University) Doctoral Degree (NCSU May 2018 expected)
    Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with my 5 children & family; I enjoy traveling

    My Story…….

    A story of Resilience, Restoration & Hope

    I am the first in my family to graduate from high school and obtain a college degree.  I initially wanted a career in law but chose to give back by joining Teach for America.  I was placed at the lowest performing elementary school in the state. My students thought they were a failure.  I planned to fulfill my two-year commitment then go to law school but realized my purpose was in education.  I remained at that school two additional years and moved on to work for Teach for America to impact more classrooms throughout the state of NC.  I dealt with some tragedy and chose to change my course by attending UNC-Chapel HIll and earned my Master’s in School Administration.  I worked in a nearby school district and was recruited by NELA through North Carolina State University to earn another Master’s degree with specialized training. I took advantage of this free education and moved on to Franklin County.  I interviewed and was hired after graduation to serve as an AP at Franklinton High School.  I was fortunate to serve FHS for four years, and now I am blessed to be here at Early College.  I am now pursuing my doctoral degree at NCSU, and I am continuing to learn how to be a good principal. Thank you for trusting me and know that I remain humbled to serve. I like to think of myself as a resilient leader who pushes through adversities. I try to pass on the resiliency trait to my five children and my students because life will throw things at them and they have to press through and deal with the cards they are dealt. I believe in the Nelson Mandela Quote: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

    Favorite thing about the Franklin County Schools:

    The high expectation and supportive environment for students, parents, and staff.

      

     

Weekly Messages

  • 8/18/2019

     

    Greetings Eagle Families,

    Franklin County Early College High School is off to a fantastic start! Below is a list of updates and reminders I wanted to share with you:

    • Good morning,
    • I mentioned previously that I am hosting an event to raise money for cancer research. I have attached the flyer for the event. You may register at the link below. http://kingdomcdc.weebly.com/2019-ben-snelling-registration.html Payment can be made online as well. The requested donation is $10. Anyone who wishes to make a larger donation is welcomed to do so. Please make sure to put FCECHS under organization in your registration to get team recognition. Feel free to include parents, students, siblings, friends, etc. on our team. There are no restrictions with regard to who can join our team. Also, please feel free to share with any and everyone who would be interested. 100% of the event profits will be donated to the Jimmy V Foundation for cancer research. The event is also listed on the Jimmy V Foundation Calendar. 

    https://www.v.org/get-involved/events-calendar/ben-snelling-cancer-classic/

    Thank you in advance for your support!! 

    • There will be No high school classes will be on Wednesday, August 21st for all students.  Sophomores - Super Seniors still need to report to their college class if they have one.
    • Parking permit forms are ready all Juniors, Seniors and Super Seniors.  Your student may pick up their forms from the office.
    • Parents we are in need of club advisors.  If you have the time and is interested please contact Mrs. Shoulders-Royster for additional information.
    • Parents please encourage your student to start the semester strong.  Get organized.  Use a planner. Prepare for ACT, research careers, scholarships, etc. Take advantage of the time they have before college classes begin.
    • Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors are required to be at school all day 8:10 am - 2:45pm.  Parents please support and not sign your student out early. There are things they can be doing to be constructive throughout the day.  Contact Mrs. Shoulders-Royster if you have any questions or concerns.

    HUGE THANKS….

    We are truly grateful and appreciative to each of you. Thank you parents for partnering with us to ensure that your student has the best educational experience at Early College.  Thank you for trusting us to do the work we enjoy doing each and everyday with your child. We look forward to seeing your student bright and early Monday morning! Thank you for your continued support and attention. Let’s have another soaring week!

     

    8/11/2019

    Greetings Eagle Families,

    Franklin County Early College High School is off to a fantastic start! Below is a list of updates and reminders I wanted to share with you:

    • The Franklin County Schools 2019-2020 Student Handbook is available for access.  This year’s student handbook can be found on the following link:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1e8g4ORdcMzp75vzVT2-d0Ww5nax0FCA7/view 

    • It is located on the district website here:

    Home Page Main Menu: Resources--> For Parents --> Handbooks and Guides

    --We are asking students and parents to acknowledge they have read the handbook by signing the form.  We will be sending the form home by students next week. 

    • There will be No high school classes will be on Wednesday, August 21st for all students.  Sophomores - Super Seniors still need to report to their college class if they have one.
    • Parking permit forms are ready all Juniors, Seniors and Super Seniors.  Your student may pick up their forms from the office.
    • Parents we are in need of club advisors.  If you have the time and is interested please contact Mrs. Shoulders-Royster for additional information.
    • Parents please encourage your student to start the semester strong.  Get organized.  Use a planner. Prepare for ACT, research careers, scholarships, etc. Take advantage of the time they have before college classes begin.
    • Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors are required to be at school all day 8:10 am - 2:45pm.  Parents please support and not sign your student out early. There are things they can be doing to be constructive throughout the day.  Contact Mrs. Shoulders-Royster if you have any questions or concerns.

    HUGE THANKS….

    • Amazing Open House turn out parents.  Over 100 families came out! Please keep that support and momentum going throughout the school year.
    • Parent that donated notebook binders to the school.  Any student in need of a binder see Mrs. Alston.
    • Parent that donated water and chips.
    • Parent that donated safety cones to the school.  
    • Parent that donated hand sanitizer, wipes and tissue all donated to the school.

    We are truly grateful and appreciative to each of you. Thank you parents for partnering with us to ensure that your student has the best educational experience at Early College.  Thank you for trusting us to do the work we enjoy doing each and everyday with your child. We look forward to seeing your student bright and early Monday morning! Thank you for your continued support and attention. Let’s have another soaring week!

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    2019-2020 Sunday Messages

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