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We are so thankful for the support she has given our family and will never forget her kindness and gentle heart! Many thanks - The Marti Family


Thank you for all that you do! - Kelly Ratner


In honor of our favorite principal, Joanne Rocco. Fondly, The Webster Family

You will be sorely missed, Mrs. Rocco! Your leadership has made South School the supportive and nurturing school that it is. - The Colthups


We feel privileged beyond measure to have been guided by Joanne during our children’s South School experience. She provided a solid foundation upon which their education is forever based. Extremely grateful, The Mulry Family

Joanne Rocco Endowed Scholarship

Joanne Rocco, beloved long-time principal at South School, retired in June 2019.  Few people can look back at their career and know that they positively influenced thousands of children and parents.  Joanne Rocco is one such person.  The Welcome Back Coffees she held at the beginning of the school year are remembered for her stories that delighted and entertained parents.  She had a calming and authoritative presence that permeated the school. Joanne's unique blend of wit, wry humor, compassion and kindness are fondly remembered by former students, their parents and fellow faculty.


A South School family has partnered with the NCHS Scholarship Foundation to honor Joanne’s service to our children, families and staff.  Anyone who would like to contribute to this scholarship in Joanne’s honor can do so below. 


Our goal is to raise $22,500, so that a $1,000 scholarship can be given each year in perpetuity. This scholarship will be given to a NCHS student, preferably one who attended South School, with proven need and who is pursuing a college degree.  

Donate Now

Please donate now using your credit card or personal PayPal account.



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