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Education

  • Education briefs

    Roger Baker founder will attend seminar
    Baker Mitchell, founder of The Roger Bacon Academy, has been invited to join 50-60 other attendees from across the country to participate in Hillsdale College’s Charter School seminar, “What Makes Classical Education Different?”
    The conference for charter school leaders will be June 24-27 at Hillsdale’s Dow Conference Center in Michigan and all expenses will be borne by The Barney Charter School Initiative, a new project funded by the Barney Family Foundation and other national donors.

  • County, CIS team up for summer camps

    Brunswick County Parks and Recreation and Communities in Schools (CIS) are teaming up to offer a summer full of fun and educational activities at an affordable cost. Activities will be action-packed and will include two field trips per week to area attractions, such as Jungle Rapids and Alligator Adventure. On-site activities include: sportacular fun, tennis adventure, art from the heart, popcorn toss, fast-crafts, geo-caching, trivia, and yes...quiet reading.

  • Pre-K registration is still open for 2012-2013

    If you missed Brunswick County’s N.C. Pre-K countywide registration, you can still apply for the 2012-2013 school year.
    N.C. Pre-Kindergarten applications are available at Smart Start of Brunswick County, 5140 Sellers St. in Shallotte, or at the following NCPK sites: Brunswick Community College Early Childhood Education Center, Earth Angels Educational Center, For Kids Only, Kids Connection, Kids World Learning Center, Kids World Academy, Little Sandpipers Learning Center I, Long Beach Academy, Longwood Head Start, Piney Grove Head Start, Specnine and Tiny Tots.

  • Rabon family makes BCC endowment for scholarship funds

    William Ernest Rabon and Mary Gore Rabon recently made a $50,000 gift to the Foundation of Brunswick Community College to establish two endowed scholarships.
    The William Ernest Rabon Endowed Scholarship, in the amount of $20,000, has been designated to the associate’s degree program in horticulture technology. The program includes instruction and practical laboratory applications of horticultural principles. Also included are courses in plant production, soils, landscaping and the management and operation of horticulture businesses.

  • RBA runs math and reading races

    Everyone loves a good race, and this is especially true for elementary students and their parents.
    The Roger Bacon Academy’s annual FASTAR event isn’t about racing cars or bikes. FASTAR is a race of academic skills. Nearly 400 charter school student-racers test the speed of their reading and math skills at this annual event.
    Students must practice math and reading proficiencies to qualify for the FASTAR race day. When they qualify, they compete for trophies and gold medals while their classmates, parents and supporters cheer them on to the finish line.

  • Education briefs

    Green is Employee of the Month
    For Kids Only C.D.C has named Amy Green as Employee of the Month for January. She has been employed at For Kids Only for 12 years and will graduate from UNC Pembroke in December with a bachelor’s degree in birth-kindergarten education. Her commitment, resourcefulness and enthusiasm in the classroom were a true asset to the center, coworkers said.

  • Students construct giant cell

    Seventh-grade students in Kathleen Harris’s science classroom at South Brunswick Middle School have been studying cell structure and functions of each organelle. As a culminating hands-on extension to this unit, students used everyday materials to construct a large-scale model of the individual aspects of a cell.
    After comprehensive planning and design, students got their hands dirty using paper mache, balloons, wire, foam and plastic to make something invisible to the naked eye large enough to fill a classroom.

  • Leland students learn about friendship and bullying

    A handful of students can make the difference between a hostile environment and one that encourages friendship, tolerance and peaceful co-existence. Leland Middle School has the latter. Thanks to a federally funded Learn and Serve Grant administered by Communities in Schools, students are working together to end bullying in their school.
    The program, called Live in Peace, involves nearly a dozen students committed to making their school a better place.
    “We want to stop people from treating other people wrong,” explained sixth-grader Josiah Deal.

  • Club briefs

    Fitzgerald to address DAR March 14
    The Brunswick Town Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 10 a.m. March 14 in the fellowship hall at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 East Nash St. in Southport. Members are asked to bring items for the Crossnore re-sale to this meeting.
    Guest speaker Kathy Fitzgerald will talk about “area gardening.” She her husband Tim are owners of Fitzgerald’s Gardening of Oak Island.

  • VFW ladies auxiliaries honor Patriot Pen winners

    The Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) of Post 8866 in Holden Beach and Post 7288 Calabash participated in the VFW’S national Patriot Pen Program, an annual competition open to all sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students enrolled in public, private or parochial schools, and home-schooled students.