2018 Event Listing for "Love the Bus"

For more information on Love the Bus 2018 in North Carolina, contact:

Kevin Harrison, Section Chief
Transportation Services
NC Dept. of Public Instruction
(919) 807-3579
Email: kevin.harrison@dpi.nc.gov

Event Date(s) County School Contact Person, Title Event Details
2/12 - 2/16 2018 Buncombe Barnardsville Elementary School Michele Riggs, Secretary Bus driver breakfast Tuesday 2/13, appreciation cards from students and treats throughout the week, Bus driver luncheon Friday 2/16
2/13/2018 Caswell Oakwood Elementary Jennifer Coeburn, Principal Our students will make cards for our bus drivers. These will be given to drivers at a breakfast held in appreciation for them. 
2/12 - 2/16 2018 Columbus Tabor City Elementary School Shonna Garrell, Assistant Principal Throughout the week bus drivers will be showered with cards of appreciation from staff and students. Each bus driver will be assigned to a group of teachers who will provide a token of appreciation to the bus driver each day (candy, snacks, etc). Drivers will be provided with a delicious sit-down breakfast.
2/12 - 2/16 2018 Craven Oaks Road Elementary Kimberly Scott, Assistant Principal We will celebrate our bus drivers for the entire week. Since they are a vital part of our school community, we want to recognize them and show them our appreciation and support. We will be giving them shout outs on our social media accounts - @oaksroadowls (Facebook, Twitter and Insta). Bus drivers will receive breakfast one morning and small tokens of appreciation throughout the week. Students will make cards showing appreciation. On the final day, bus drivers will receive a t-shirt.
2/12 - 2/16 2018 Currituck Currituck County Middle School Virginia Arrington, Assistant Principal The students will assist the staff in celebrating bus drivers and monitors all week. We will have something everyday for the week that will include cards, certificates, and treats. 
2/12 - 2/16 2018 Henderson Atkinson Elementary Cindi Hipp Each day the week of Feb. 12 we will honor our drivers with one of the following, breakfast, lunch, ice cream social. They will also receive goodie bags each day with thank you cards from students and staff.
2/12 - 2/16 2018 Iredell Coddle Creek Elementary School Amy Johnson We will be celebrating our bus drivers all week! The school administration will be providing hot coffee and the drivers favorites donuts on February 12th. Then throughout the week all grade levels will be celebrating drivers through treats, banners, cards, etc! 
2/12 - 2/16 2018 Iredell Harmony Elementary Kathey H Campbell, Data Manager/Transportation Coordinator Breakfast will be provided , along with grab bags and various other activities during the week
2/12 - 2/16 2018 New Hanover International School @ Gregory Stephanie Smith, Assistant Principal The event will be throughout the week- breakfast and goodies at various times to thank our drivers for their support and hard work throughout the year.
2/16/2018 Pender West Pender Middle School Crystal Hall , Assistant Principal Bus Drivers Appreciation Gifts and Recognition
2/12 - 2/16 2018 Pitt Belvoir Elementary Deirdre Ingram, Assistant Principal We will serve our bus drivers breakfast, have students prepare Valentine cards, highlight our bus drivers during morning announcements, share bus facts during morning announcements, make gift bags, and present certificates to our drivers.
2/14/2018 Rowan Bostian Elementary Mike Mobley, Assistant Principal Administrative staff will provide breakfast for all assigned and substitute drivers. Drivers will be presented to the school on the morning news show. They will be presented with student made posters and cards: grades K-2 make them in classrooms and grades 3-5 make in art classes.
2/13/2018 Wilson Beddingfield High School Kelly Carter, Assistant Principal Students will make a banner of appreciation. Our bus drivers will be provided biscuits and goodies and individual cards of appreciation from staff and students. 
2/16/2018 Chatham North Chatham Elementary Sarah Chicchi, Assistant Principal Bus driver breakfast, students writing Valentines for the drivers
2/12 - 2/16 2018 Chowan White Oak Elementary Sarah W. McLaughlin, AP Whole week to included cards, pizza lunch, breakfast, t-shirts
2/15/2018 Guilford Southeast Guilford Middle School Caitlin Fisher, teacher Breakfast for our bus drivers. Banner displayed (signed by students).
2/12 - 2/16 2018 Cabarrus Charles E. Boger and Royal Oaks Elementary  Danielle Lucas, Assistant Principal Small gifts of appreciation will be distributed each day throughout the week. Students will create handmade cards to distribute to the bus drivers.  Each bus driver will get a shout out on our social media pages each day. Celebratory breakfast will be served to our drivers on the 16th. 
2/15/2018 New Hanover Southeast Area Technical High School Duke Wallin, Program Development Coordinator A wonderful collection of school buses one of our staff members has, will be on display in our main office...along with facts and trivia throughout the week on our daily announcements. Drivers will receive a special treat on Thursday. Handmade cupcakes will be given to all our drivers to help celebrate "Love the Bus."
2/14/2018 New Hanover Snipes Academy of Arts and Design Stephanie Willis, Assistant Principal Students will deliver hand made Valentine cards to their bus driver to show their appreciation. We will celebrate bus drivers all week with a breakfast, treats, and a gift.
2/12 - 2/16 2018 Craven W J Gurganus Elementary Leslie Ward, Assistant Principal February 12 - Goodie bags for bus drivers, February 13 - Off campus breakfast for bus drivers, February 14 - Valentine Cards from student bus riders to drivers, February 15 - Off campus lunch for bus drivers, February 16 - Gift Cards, All week posted hearts from students and teacher "Ride Along" in the afternoon, Bus Driver Spotlight - Morning announcements.
2/12 - 2/16 2018 Rowan Ethan H Shive Elementary Scotty Adcock, Assistant Principal Our drivers will have daily treats and wrap up the week with a Breakfast Buffet. Our theme for the week is "Our Drivers Take Pride in Every Ride!"
2/12 - 2/16 2018 Pitt Farmville Central High School Janice Moore, Assistant Principal Every day the week of "Love the Bus" appreciation we will be doing things for our bus drivers. However, on Wednesday, Feb. 14th, we will be having a Breakfast appreciation for all of our drivers. During that event, we will be honoring our drivers for transporting our students to and from school safely every day.
2/12 - 2/16 2018 Pitt South Greenville Elementary Toyta Kee Monday: Each Bus Driver will receive a bag of M&M's with a little note "Thanks for Driving Miles & Miles", Tuesday: Admin. Team is planning to issue Bus Driver Certificates, (we plan to take a group picture of the Bus Drivers and have a 5"X7" photo framed for each bus driver), Wednesday: Breakfast from Bo Jangles. Thursday: We have a Bus Stop Sign "Thank You Card" and the framed picture from Tuesday's photo op, Friday: Lunch from Jimmy John's. Also, we will recognize our fabulous bus drivers in our morning announcements throughout the month of February, and students will make thank you cards.
2/12 - 2/16 2018 Halifax Halifax County Schools Chatesha Dickens, Public Information  During the whole week of February 12-16, 2018. The Transportation Department will honor bus drivers with tokens of love to thank our drivers for the hard work and dedication to the students of Halifax County Schools.
2/12 - 2/16 2018 Pitt W.H. Robinson Elementary William Dent, Assistant Principal During the week of February 12th, each bus driver will receive breakfast, will receive cards from their students, will have a book donated to the media center in their name, etc...
2/12 - 2/16 2018 Cleveland Marion Elementary School Charlene Petty, Assistant Principal We will provide a week of sweets and special treats to honor our drivers who make special deliveries each and everyday!
2/12 - 2/16 2018 Pender  North Topsail Elementary School Tiffany George, Assistant Principal Student leaders will present decorative boxes filled with Valentine's Day cards from NTES students to each bus driver in the line up during dismissal. The drivers will receive small tokens of appreciation over the course of the week, but our Valentine's Day cards will be received on Wednesday,2/14, at the "peak of the week!" 
2/16/2018 Cumberland  Loyd E. Auman Elementary School Dr. Tillman, Assistant Principal  All 100+ bus drivers and CCS Transportation Dept. have been invited and can expect a fun evening of music and dancing (live DJ), refreshments, and a segment devoted to special honors and gifts. Everyone is expected to dress up in 80's attire. That fact that our district has rallied to celebrate our drivers and CCS Transportation Dept. in such huge way, never before done, makes this event such a refreshingly unique collaborative effort. Transportation Appreciation BASH is going to be one to REMEMBER! I am planning a 80's themed celebration to honor all of the Bus Drivers of 71st school district and CCS Transportation Department on Friday February 16, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in the cafeteria of Seventy First High School to end LOVE THE BUS WEEK. 
2/14/2018 New Hanover Mary Washington Howe Prekindergarten Center Dionne Sturdivant, Principal Our theme is "You Deserve a Break". Drivers and monitors will receive breakfast gift cards to local restaurants 
2/12 - 2/16 2018 Lincoln North Lincoln Middle School Jason Cranford, Assistant Principal We will recognize bus drivers with treats, certificates, student cards, and an off-campus breakfast on the 16th. We will also be posting signage on our front marquee all week, and posting to our social media accounts. We have also partnered with our community Chic Fil A, and they have graciously donated free meal coupons for our drivers as well. 
2/12 - 2/16 2018 Gates Buckland Elementary School Gail Hawkins, principal We will celebrate all week. Monday: Gifts of tissues and sanitizers, Tuesday: Breakfast in the a bag, Wednesday: Afternoon snack, Thursday: Breakfast biscuits, Friday: Red carpet, clap and cheer and Thank YOU notes
2/12 - 2/16 2018 Orange Efland Cheeks Global Elementary School Minnie Goins Students will create cards for the drivers that will be delivered along with treats on various days throughout the week
2/12 - 2/16 2018 Lenoir  Northeast Elementary School Retenner Neal We will celebrate the week of Love the Bus for our Drivers by having a Breakfast Appreciation, Student/Parents will prepare cards/gifts for drivers, a special gift bag will be given to each driver. Possibly during the week of Love the Bus local officials may visit our campus to meet our Great Bus Drivers.
2/12 - 2/16 2018 Wake Zebulon Elementary Amy Ahart, Assistant Principal The week of 2/12-2/16 all bus drivers will be treated to breakfast and/or an afternoon treat. Our event is sponsored by the PTA but facilitated by the assistant principal.
2/12 - 2/16 2018 Catawba Clyde Campbell Elementary Karen Gruber, Assistant Principal Throughout the week we will highlight our bus drivers. On Wednesday they will be given cards from the students and our bus garage workers will be given heart shaped chicken and biscuits from Chick Fil A. On Friday our bus drivers will be served breakfast. 
2/12 - 2/16 2018 Cherokee Martins Creek School Paul Wilson, Principal All week long, bus drivers will receive cards from students, gift cards from local businesses and restaurants, and other tokens of appreciation from staff, students, and parents. 
2/13 & 2/14/18 Wake Hodge Road Elementary Bethany Clare, Assistant Principal Classroom teachers will review bus behavior and safety expectations with students and remind the students of the importance of safe student behaviors so that drivers can get students home safely. Students will make Valentine's themed notes or cards to give to drivers as they board on the 13th and 14th.
2/13/2018 Iredell Third Creek Elementary Peggy Johnson, PTO President Third Creek Elementary PTO is providing breakfast, snacks and goodie bags for our school bus drivers. 
2/13/2018 Wake Leesville Elementary School Jodi Lay Love The Bus Breakfast in the Media Center for the Leesville Elem.School Drivers and also Sanderson Transportation Drivers and Staff.
2/12 & 2/16/18 Wake Heritage High School Bonnie Mwanda On Monday, 2/12 we will provide candy bars and a certificate of appreciation. On Friday, 2/16 we will provide coffee, Chickfila and muffins.
2/12 - 2/16 2018 Rowan  Hanford Dole Elementary Felecia Young Assistant Principal/Bus Coordinator We are celebrating all week with treats for our bus drivers. On February 14th we are having a Love the Bus Breakfast for our drivers and have invited our superintendent, school board members, and mayor to ride the bus with our students on February 15th. Friday we are ending the week with a catered luncheon. 
2/12/2018 Lexington-City Schools Charles England Elementary Ms. Waller We will make a chain of hearts and tie them together for the separate bus drivers. And the bus drivers can hang them up on or around the bus. 
2/14/2018 Wake  Holly Ridge Middle School Drew Daniel, Assistant Principal On Valentine's Day, Wednesday 2/14, we will honor our bus drivers by providing personalized Valentine's Day Cards and a "sweet treats" bag.  We also are promoting our Monthly "Driver of the Month" Award and asking students to write nice things about their bus drivers when they nominate them.
2/13-2/16/18 Wake  Daniels Magnet Middle School Sarah Chew, Assistant Principal Tuesday- AM donuts and juice in office, Wednesday - Treat bags, Thursday - Cards from students, Friday - Gift cards from PTA
2/13-2/16/18 Whiteville City Schools  Brandon Southern, Transportation Coordinator  Monday - Breakfast @ Our Central Office, Tuesday Snack packs that include: Snickers Bar, Lays Plain Potato Chips, and a Mt. Dew Sticker reads (1) We Love What You "DEW"  (2) You're All That and A Bag Of Chips, Wednesday "Give a Little Love" Appreciation Notes and Cards from Bus Students, Thursday Sub Lunch: 6' sub, chip, cookies, and drink, Friday Certificate Presentation.
2/12 - 2/16 2018 Brunswick Waccamaw School  Jane Grey Browning, Assistant Principal we show our love and appreciation each day to the drivers.  Drivers will be receiving treats and special surprises throughout the week as we have the best drivers in the State.  
2/12 - 2/16 2018 Columbus Williams Township Carla Fowler Monday-Friday each grade level (K-8) are going to provide breakfast and goodies for our drivers. On Friday we are going to have a "sit down" hot breakfast prepared for them on the spot while they relax. Our PTA plans to give them goodie bags full of surprises.
2/12 - 2/16 2018 Wake Wendell Middle School Assistant Principal ShaRhonda Smith Wendell Middle School will celebrate Love the Bus Week during the entire week of "Love the Bus" Week. Everyday will consist of little tokens of appreciation for our bus drivers. The little tokens will be given out during morning bus arrival from 7:45-8:15am, Monday-Friday, February 12th-Feb16th. Assistant Principal Smith will post each event on Twitter, using #LovetheBus.
2/12 & 2/14 2018 Wake Brier Creek Elementary Beth Rossen, PTA President The PTA is providing breakfast for the bus drivers on Monday & Wednesday of the week and then giving them special treat bags on Friday.
2/12 - 2/16 2018 Buncombe  Avery's Creek Elementary  Denise Montgomery, Principal or Terra Thompson, Assistant Principal We will be "loving' on our bus drivers all week with treats each day such as baked good, drinks/snacks, etc. Our school board members have also been invited to ride them bus with them. I know of at least one who is coming to do. Our students are also going to make Valentine's for them. We also do things for them throughout the year as well so they know they are appreciated. 
2/12/2018 Craven West Craven High Montrell Lee, Assistant Principal - Bus Supervisor Doughnuts and coffee for the drivers.
2/14/2018 Cumberland  Margaret Wilils Elementary Jennifer Dobbins-Admin Intern Provide breakfast for the bus drivers on Feb. 14th, decorate the bus with hearts, create a bulletin board called Love My Bus Driver, have students and teachers create cards for the bus drivers, and give the bus drivers a shout out for the entire week.
2/12/2018 Johnston Early/Middle College/CTLA Kendrick Byrd, Principal Goody bags for all the drivers. 
2/12/2018 Johnston Early/Middle College/CTLA Sherrie Turnage, Director  Goody bags and Banner. We also had very special visitors, our Superintendent Ross Renfrow, State Superintendent and Kevin Harrison, Section Chief NCDPI Transportation Services. Great day for our drivers!!
2/12/18-2/16/18 Johnston Transportation Sherrie Turnage, Director  Fans with Love the Bus and Thank you for all you do! On them to all the JCPS Drivers.
2/12-2/16/18 Johnston Riverwood Middle School Bonnie Schaffer, AP Intern Giving all their drivers a Bentley Stylus pen with light and phone stand on one day and then breakfast served for all am drivers and a snack served to all pm drivers. 
2/12-2/16/18 Johnston River Dell Elementary Tandra Batchelor- Mapp,AP During the week of February 12-16, our drivers and monitors will receive a treat each day ranging from something sweet to hand lotion. We will also have the students to make a card for the drivers.  On, Thursday, February 15th--we will have a catered breakfast (Golden Corral) for our drivers, monitors and substitutes!  
2/12-2/16/18 Johnston Four Oaks Elementary  Donna Moore, AP We will be having Pastries for the drivers from Burney's on Monday, Tuesday will be cell phone fans, Wednesday will be koozies with water, Thursday will be a survivor kit, and Friday we will have a special brunch for the drivers. 
2/12-2/16/18 Johnston South Johnston High William Weaver, AP We will have goody bags for the drivers on Tuesday, Thursday serving breakfast at the safety meeting and Friday giving a special treat. Thursday -Ride along Day, a staff member rode with each driver to show love and support. Drivers loved it! 
2/12-2/16/18 Johnston Benson Elementary /Benson Middle Michelle Deyo,AP/Tracy Vannurden,AP Monday we will be giving a card with chips " All that and a bag of Chips", Tuesday will be pizza lunch, Wednesday will be doughnuts, "We doughnut know what we would do without you", Thursday will be survival baggies and Friday will be  a "We Love Our Bus Drivers" cake for everyone.
2/12-2/16/18 Johnston Corinth Elementary Faitha Batten,AP Monday we will serve breakfast biscuits to the drivers, Tuesday will be candy grams from the school, Wednesday will be "You're all that and a bag of chips/snack, Thursday will be a special cake at the safety meeting and Friday will be Cards from the kids to say, " Thank you!"
2/12-2/16/18 Johnston Four Oaks Middle Terry Reason,AP Intern Monday, Popcorn " Just Popping in to say, no one is a butter driver than you!" Tuesday, Ink Pens-"You happen to be an incredible driver and a valuable part of our school!" Wednesday, Valentine's Candy Hearts "We LOVE our drivers!" Thursday, Crackers and bottle of water "We NABbed it when we got a driver like you!" Friday, Cocoa and granola bar "Bus Driver Cocoa" with special poem attached.
2/12-2/16/18 Johnston Micro Elementary Angel Shepherd, AP "Happy Love the Bus Week SweetTART" = Strawberry Pop Tarts
"Hands Down You're the Greatest Bus Driver" = Mini Hand Sanitizers
"You Make the Bus Ride Extra Special" = Extra Gum
"Just Poppin in to Say We Love Our Bus Driver" = Popcorn
"You're O'fishally the Best Bus Driver" = Goldfish Crackers and the Art Classes are making cards for the drivers. 
2/12-2/16/18 Johnston Clayton Middle Magnus Hemans,AP Monday, Sausage biscuits&water in the am, Cookies and Water in the pm, Tuesday, Muffins and fruit in the am and candy bars in the pm, Wednesday, Eagle gear and a soda am and pm , Thursday, Zaxby's meal coupon and Friday, Students will be making special thank you cards and goodie bags for the drivers.
2/12-2/16/18 Johnston Dixon Road Elem. Amy Creed, AP Monday- Survival Kit for drivers, Tuesday- Bag of goldfish "You are ofishally an awesome bus driver!" Wednesday- Pk of Extra Gum "Thank you for going the extra mile for our students!" Thursday- "Pk of Hand warmers "our students are in good hands with you as their driver!"
2/12-2/16/18 Johnston Selma Elementary Brenda Stallings,AP Special treat each day such as hershey bars, hand sanitizers and cards from students. Also drivers will be highlighted in special announcements. Goodie Bags and biscuits with orange juice served at the safety meeting.
2/12-2/16/18 Johnston Glendale-Kenly Elem. Kelly Holland,AP Special treat given to the drivers each day. 
2/12-2/16/18 Johnston Archer Lodge Middle Matt Johnston, AP https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gif
School will be giving the drivings special gifts such as keychains, tumblers, goodies, and also biscuits one morning. 
2/12-2/16/18 Johnston Riverwood Elementary Mogie Reddy Showing appreciation by giving daily treats (drinks, candy, cookies, etc.) and thank you notes as well as a brunch on 2/14/18.Each driver will receive a baseball shirt.
2/12-2/16/18 Johnston Polenta Elementary Jennifer McClure Students will be making cards for all the drivers and providing breakfast at their safety meeting. 
2/12-2/16/18 Johnston Corinth Holder High Chad Holloman, AP Posters and Banners displayed to show appreciation to the drivers as well as special treats each day such as Biscuits, Chips and Water, ags of candy, Candy and cards, letters , cady and posters, letters to the drivers and donuts. 
2/12-2/16/18 Johnston North Johnston High Eric Waters, AP We will provide a Bojangles breakfast, homemade cookies, candy apples, and Krispy Kreme doughnuts.  
2/12-2/16/18 Johnston Cleveland Elementary Igor Gorbatovski, AP Serving the drivers breakfast one day and giving a special gift each day. The students will also be making the drivers cards .
2/12-2/16/18 Johnston Pine Level Elementary Dee Owens. AP Daily treats from both the staff and students.
2/12-2/16/18 Johnston North Johnston Middle Amanda Surratt, AP Drivers will be receiving surprises during the week .
2/12-2/16/18 Johnston East Clayton Elementary  Emily Batchelder,AP Passed out different treats each day with inspirational and thank you sayings (bottles of water, fruit, granola bars, coffee, M&Ms, chips, soda, etc.).  Also had students who ride the bus write "Thank Yous" and displayed them on a banner.
2/12-2/16/18 Johnston Clayton High Elisha Hope, AP Gave buscuits and water to AM Drivers & Chips &water to PM Drivers
2/12-2/16/18 Johnston Cooper Academy Tamara Poland,AP Gave goodies daily to the drivers.
2/12-2/16/18 Johnston Powhatan Elementary Julie Johnson,AP Gave out goodies to the drivers 
2/12-2/16/18 Johnston West Clayton Elementary  Deborah Johnson,AP Served breakfast to the drivers one day and gave great goodies a couple of days.