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Education

  • DECA spaghetti dinner fundraiser Jan. 25

    South Brunswick High School’s DECA Chapter will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser beginning at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at South Brunswick High School to raise money for the State DECA Competition in Greensboro.

    Cost is $7 per plate or $20 for a family-pack of four. Plate includes spaghetti, garlic bread and a choice of assorted desserts. The dinner is open to all members of the community. If you live within Brunswick County and purchase more than 30 meals, DECA members will deliver the plates to you.

  • Jordan named to lead Communities In Schools

    Bonnie Jordan has replaced Nancy Lamb as executive director of Communities In Schools of Brunswick County.

    Jordan served as interim executive director after Lamb resigned from the position Sept. 16.

    In a previous interview, Jordan declined to say whether Lamb’s resignation was related to the announcement of the cancellation and reinstatement of CIS’ fee-based before and after-school programs at Southport, Belville and Town Creek elementary schools in August 2016.

  • Schools committee discusses pay incentives

    Brunswick County school board members are discussing ways to increase staff salaries for the long term now that annual bonuses have been phased out after five consecutive years.

    School district spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said bonuses were always intended to be temporary stopgap measures in years when employees were not receiving state pay increases.

    This was the first year the state made efforts to give pay increases to all employees, she said.

  • School board OKs class makeup schedule after hurricane cancellations

    By Lindsay Kriz

    Staff Writer

    The Brunswick County Board of Education approved a makeup schedule during committee meetings Tuesday for classes canceled because of Hurricane Matthew.

    Students owe four days and teachers owe three days (teachers either worked or took annual leave Oct. 12), school district spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said.

    Friday, Oct. 28, was originally an early release day, but will instead be a full day for students.

  • School board names Tubb interim superintendent

    The Brunswick County Board of Education has named Les Tubb to serve as Brunswick County Schools interim superintendent.

    Tubb succeeds Edward Pruden, whose contract the board terminated Nov. 12 after a special called meeting. Terms of his contract, including a start date and compensation, are being negotiated and will be shared as they become available, district spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said in a news release.

  • School superintendent’s evaluation pending

    By Sam Hickman

    Staff Writer

     

    BOLIVIA — After more than six hours in closed session, the Brunswick County Board of Education was unable to finalize Brunswick County Schools Superintendent Edward Pruden’s evaluation Tuesday, June 24.

    The board went into closed session at 1:10 p.m. and the evaluation had not been finalized as of 7 p.m., Pruden announced.

  • Brunswick County Schools to keep ‘The Color Purple’ on shelves

     If you look on the bookshelves in the libraries of Brunswick County Schools, Alice Walker’s “The Color Purple” will still be there despite widespread debate throughout the county.

  • Pruden receives high marks from Board of Education

     Superintendent Dr. Edward Pruden received high marks from the Board of Education during his annual evaluation Sept. 10. Pruden recently started his fourth year leading Brunswick County Schools. 

    Board members expressed their appreciation of Pruden in this statement released by Brunswick County Schools: “We believe you have the ability to be the best superintendent in the state. The Board feels that you are an accomplished superintendent. We look forward to the upcoming year.”

  • Skaggs named principal at Brunswick County Early College High School

     The Brunswick County Early College High School officially has a new leader as the Brunswick County Board of Education appointed Cheri Skaggs as principal on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

    Skaggs had been serving as interim principal at the Early College after Dr. Vicky Snyder became principal at South Brunswick High School in August. 

  • Educators honored at ‘Night of Stars’

     Brunswick County Schools recognized its award-winning educators at the Night of Stars, Friday, Sept. 6, in Supply.

    The event honored the county’s nine Teacher Assistants of the Year and named Helen Smith of Bolivia Elementary the system’s county winner.

    Paul Price of Shallotte Middle School was named Principal of the Year. Price has been a teacher or administrator in the Brunswick County school system for nearly two decades.