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over 4 years ago

Regular School Day

7:25  First Bell Rings - Students Report to Class

7:35  Tardy Bell Rings

2:35  Bus Riders Dismissed

2:40  Car Riders Dismissed


Early Release

7:25  First Bell Rings - Students Report to Class

7:35  Tardy Bell Rings

11:30  Bus Riders Dismissed

11:35  Car Riders Dismissed


Two Hour Delay

*Breakfast will not be served

9:30  First Bell Rings - Students Report to Class

9:40  Tardy Bell Rings

2:35  Bus Riders Dismissed

2:40  Car Riders Dismissed


School History

over 4 years ago

Do you know where our name comes from?

Read below and find out!

All this information was gathered by Ramona Yeargin Byrd, Lorena Yeargin Conyers, and Yvonne Yeargin Bourner...three sisters who grew up at the original Mt. Energy site (the two white buildings across the street from the BP Gas Station on the corner of Highway 56 and Moss Hayes Road).


This article appeared in the Oxford Public Ledger on Friday, March 8, 1935:

(no title) by Francis B. Hays
Country Stores and Post Offices
When pinned down to facts about the Mt. Energy section, Mr. Fleming told of the store of J.T. Bullock, son of John D., who was a brother of Sheriff Len H. Country stores kept larger stocks in those days because farmers could not get to town so easily. Merchant Bullock was also the post master, a sort of permanent job with him. In course of time he died, railroads came through, and then free mail delivery changed everything.
In the old days mail was sent from Franklinton to the Mt. Energy circuit twice a week, and of course no daily papers reached the neighborhood. Many farmers had to travel a half dozen miles for their mail. At the twice-a-week meeting in the post office might frequently be seen such sturdy old characters...
Lodge and School House
Mt. Energy Masonic lodge was going strong in post-bellum times. Its meetings were held on the upper floor of a building in which the school was taught.

This article appeared in the Oxford Public Ledger on Tuesday, August 6, 1935:
When, by whom, and why was Wilton so named?
And Mount Energy.
There's a name for you! Not only energy but a mountain of it. The man who invented that name and wished it upon a community must have been an on-going, some-thing-always-doing kind of fellow. It is just too bad that he remains in obscurity -- or at least in comparative obscurity, for someone may know who he was and what he meant by the designation. It may have been first applied to the Masonic lodge and then extended to cover the entire community. If anyone can throw light on this subject, let him speak up while he still can, for otherwise the information may die with him and history be the poorer.

Here is additional information the Yeargin sisters researched:

Mt. Energy Store
Along with the former Masonic Lodge angled across from it and the small 1920s store building that replaced it, this former store building is part of the diminutive but distinctive Mt. Energy Historic District. Probably built in the 1840s, a little earlier than the lodge, the store is also less traditionally residential in character than its antebellum companion, although in scale and proportion it is similar to many local mid-nineteenth century dwellings...
The property upon which the store, and the district, stands was almost certainly included within the three tracts of land John D. Bullock acquired in the Mt. Energy area in 1835 and 1836. At the taking of the 1850 federal census, Bullock was 50 years old, living in Cedar Creek District --the district at that time of Mt. Energy --with his 41 year old wife, Sophia, their seven daughters and three sons, and ten slaves. The property subsequently passed to the Bullocks' son, John T. Bullock (1839-1900), who became the first postmaster of the Mt. Energy post office in 1877.
Mt. Energy Masonic Lodge
An intact piece of early rural Granville County, the Mt. Energy Historic District--which includes this former lodge and the former Mt. Energy Store--dominates the crossroads it has lent its name to as it has since the two decades preceding the Civil War....The downstairs room [of the lodge] housed a school in the late nineteenth century, the upstairs room was the home of the Masons. [The Masons surrendered its charter in 1904 and the building became a private residence.]

If you wish to view all the information that the Yeargin sisters researched, come to Mount Energy Elementary School's library and check out...
"Mt. Energy Community Research Establishment of Mt. Energy Community"

Mount Energy Elementary School opened its doors for students in August 2001.


Title I

over 4 years ago

What is Title I?


Title I is the largest federal education program, which is the heart of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001. The purpose of the program is to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach proficiency on state academic assessments.

Title I began during the presidency of Lyndon Johnson with the passage of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. It provides federal funding for schools to help students who are behind academically or at risk of falling behind. Services might include tutoring, computer labs, professional development for teachers/staff, purchase of materials and supplies, pre-kindergarten program, and hiring additional support staff. The focus of the program is geared towards supplementing literacy and math efforts. In addition, every school that receives Title I funding has a parent involvement component.

Granville County is one of the 115 districts in North Carolina that receives federal Title I funds. At least 50% of all schools in the state are Title I schools. Eight of nineteen schools in Granville County operate schoolwide projects, which means at least 40 percent or more of the students qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. In these schoolwide projects, the focus is to help all students achieve at higher levels and to use the funding to generally upgrade the entire academic operation of the schools. The following schools receive Title I funds:

* Butner-Stem Elementary, Butner, N. C. (PK-5)
* C. G. Credle Elementary, Oxford, N. C. (PK-5)
* Creedmoor Elementary School, Creedmoor, N. C. (PK-5)
* Joe Toler-Oak Hill Elementary , Oxford, N. C (PK-5)
* Mount Energy Elementary, Creedmoor, N. C. (PK-5)
* Stovall-Shaw Elementary, Stovall, N. C. (PK-5)
* West Oxford Elementary, Oxford, N. C. (PK-5)