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.