WITN News At Sunrise "Cool School" In Pitt County

When WITN asked "How Cool is Your School," the students at Pactolus Elementary in Pitt County answered. Our committee selected Pactolus after so many students wrote in about the wonderful teachers, staff and programs, along with their steel drum band and chorus.

About 100 students and staff members came for the broadcast, despite windy and rainy weather, and despite the one-hour delay for the start of the school day.

Pactolus Elementary serves children through eighth grade in eastern Pitt County. Principal Joe Nelson says the family atmosphere really makes the school a cool place to be.

Some of the innovative programs at Pactolus Elementary include Girl Power program, the Dangerous Boys Book Club and the Royal Academy.

During the live broadcast, we were treated to performances by the Pactolus Steel Drum Band, under the direction of Laura O'Neal, along with the Pactolus Middle School Chorus, under the direction of Kathy Smith. Smith also led the first and second graders in song.

Be sure to watch the video of the live broadcast from Friday, November 13.

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  • by Nola Harris on Nov 21, 2009 at 05:13 PM
  • by Summer Location: Greenville on Nov 16, 2009 at 09:15 AM
    I was very impressed to see the 1st and 2nd graders signing as they sang! Hearing the middle school chorus and Steel Drum band Play you would have never guessed they were so young. I would love a CD if they could make one. Pactolus is so talented! How cool was the book club where the boys were reading and comparing themselves to the characters in the books they were reading? Amazing. And, I wish I was in that science class. I hear they do experiments all the time and get to wear lab coats and goggles. And to have a bilingual kindergarten teacher is just awesome. I can't wait until my child can attend school and pick up another language. I must drive by that place everyday on the way to work and I didn't know that so much was happening there! Congrats Pactolus School.
  • by Taylor Dunn Location: pactolus on Nov 14, 2009 at 07:39 AM
    I was there! Nola is my best friend. I think we did awesome! The steel drum band did great too! I did have to get up way early, but it was worth it for the amazing job we did that day! It was a blast.
  • by Nola Harris Location: Pactolus on Nov 13, 2009 at 01:26 PM
    Yes i was there and i was the one standing next to Heather King. I was taller than her.(not funny). we sang a song called Cantar but they didn't put that in the video clip.but that's okay it was fun and stuff.lolz. it'll be okay. i had soo much fun! thanks to everyone on the broadcasting station!! :D :D :D
  • by Sylvia Moriarity Location: Bath on Nov 13, 2009 at 11:08 AM
    What a fantastic group of kids. So nice to see the great things going on over in Pitt County. What a treasure.
  • by Mom Location: Pactolus on Nov 13, 2009 at 10:09 AM
    So proud of our kids they did a wonderful job. Thanks to the wonderful staff at Pactolus.
  • by Ted Location: Grimesland on Nov 13, 2009 at 09:03 AM
    Pactolus is a wonderful school. The staff there have been amazing.
  • by me Location: washington county on Nov 13, 2009 at 08:28 AM
    I didn't see most of the broadcast but I did see the steel drum group.. They are great!!!! Great job kids.
  • by Roshawn Location: Swan Quarter on Nov 13, 2009 at 07:52 AM
    OUr school is cool because we have lot of thing to do at Mattuskeet MIddle school because It is popular
  • by PCS Teacher Location: Pitt County on Nov 13, 2009 at 06:29 AM
    How can I watch the video clip? I would like to see it.
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