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Education

  • Women’s philanthropy organization recognizes BCC scholarship recipients

    BOLIVIA — When she was 1, Katie Evans lost her mother to breast cancer. She lost a woman she would never truly get to know and her maternal grandmother lost her only daughter, bringing the two together.

    “We became the center of each others’ world,” Evans told the audience at the Women in Philanthropy & Leadership of Brunswick annual membership meeting at the Virginia Williamson Event Center on Oct. 11.

  • UNCW signs agreement with Brunswick Community College

    A new partnership between The University of North Carolina Wilmington and Brunswick Community College became official Oct. 4 when UNCW Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli signed an articulation agreement with BCC.

    The agreement establishes a direct transfer opportunity for students earning an associate of applied science in health and fitness science.

  • School board approves personnel changes

    Brunswick County Board of Education approved these personnel changes after a closed session at their Oct. 3 meeting:

    • Joyce Beatty to serve as Supply Elementary School interim assistant principal from Oct. 2 through Jan. 22, 2018.

    • The resignation of Ashley Vickery as assistant principal at Town Creek Elementary School, effective Oct. 6.

    • Jennifer Faircloth’s transfer as assistant principal from Union Elementary School to Town Creek Elementary effective Oct. 9.

  • WBHS seeks career mentors for students

    West Brunswick High School is seeking career match mentors for students to help them with projects, questions and job shadowing. It is looking for architects, real estate agents, medical personnel, lawyers, social workers, veterinarians, hairdressers and barbers, government employees, electricians and more.

    If you work in an interesting profession and are willing to mentor a high school student, call assistant principal Caryl Fullwood at 754-4338, ext. 1313, for more information.

  • BCC board approves 2017-18 budget and salary increases

    The Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees approved 2017-18 budget allocations at its monthly meeting Thursday, Sept. 21.

    The board approved a state budget allocation of $11,616,990 and a county budget allocation of $3,992,430.

    Board members also approved a $1,000 salary increase for full-time employees. They also approved a $750 salary increase for 30-hour employees if those employees were with the college July 1 and remained employed as of September.

  • School district holds its first Teacher Academy

    By Lindsay Kriz

    Staff Writer

    BOILING SPRING LAKES — An idea proposed by Brunswick County Board of Education member John Thompson last October has evolved into the Brunswick County Schools Teacher Academy.

    Thompson said he was thinking aboutseveral issues that seemed to be impediments to success for public education when he formulated the idea.

  • Brunswick County Schools bestow 2016-17 recognitions

    Brunswick County Schools recently released their list of teachers of the year, instructional assistants of the year, rookies of the year and finalists for special district awards. Schools are listed alphabetically.

    Belville Elementary School

    Teacher of the Year: Christopher Shepard

    Rookie of the Year: Amber Colon

    Instructional Assistant of the Year: Debra Watson

    Bolivia Elementary School

    Teacher of the Year: Kristen Scott

    Rookie of the Year: David King

  • Community input sought for Lincoln Elementary addition

    Design work for Brunswick County Schools bond projects is under way and meetings to gather public input on the first round of construction are being scheduled.

  • District announces high school graduation schedules

    Brunswick County Schools announced details Tuesday afternoon about its last four high school graduation ceremonies for the 21016-17 school year at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College.

  • The Academy of Coastal Carolina to move high school to New Beginnings Church

    The Academy of Coastal Carolina will move grades nine through 12 to New Beginnings Church for the 2017-18 school year to accommodate future growth and expansion.

    New Beginnings, at 730 Whiteville Road in Shallotte, has a history of partnering with community organizations, according to a news release from the school.