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Education

  • OCS students get a lesson in nutrition

    Myra Burgess, family nutrition programs assistant at the Brunswick County Cooperative Extension office, taught a lesson in nutrition and nutritional meal preparation to the Occupational Course of Study students Tuesday at Brunswick County Academy.

    Burgess explained the new food pyramid, which is tailored more toward each individual person, and taught students how to make a fruit salad, using a variety of fresh and canned fruits.

  • Schools' child nutrition services to end year $20,925 in the red

    BOLIVIA—Child Nutrition Services of Brunswick County Schools is operating with a $141,112.63 deficit, but director Tina Ward estimates the 2008-2009 school year will close with a $20,925 deficit.

    “I know it looks really bad right now,” Ward told the operations committee at its Monday meeting. But the months following the students’ return from winter break in January are historically the most profitable months, she explained.

  • Students use Fast Forward to gain classroom skills

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County Academy students are working on improving literacy by using an individualized learning computer program.

    Fast Forward is a literacy program that helps students work toward improving grade-level skills. While the program offers different levels and subjects, students are currently focusing on reading, vocabulary and building listening skills.

    The first portion usually takes students between six and 15 weeks to complete. BCA students have only been using the program for three weeks, and four of them have already completed the first portion.

  • Brunswick County School releases strategic plan information

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County Schools released its strategic plan for 2009-2011 at a planning retreat Tuesday. Superintendent Katie McGee said after changing leadership, it’s recommended to plan for several years, not the usual five-year plan done by districts with continuous leadership.

    Local goals are aligned with goals set by the State Board of Education, only more tailored to Brunswick County Schools’ needs. Goals for 2009-2011 are:

  • Brunswick Community College announces fall honors

    Brunswick Community College has announced its honors lists for the fall 2008 semester.

    Dean‘s List

  • Charter Day School in Leland announces its honor roll students

    Charter Day School in Leland has announced its honors list for the following students:

    A Honor Roll

  • West Brunswick students named to second nine-weeks honor rolls

    West Brunswick High School has announced its second nine-weeks honor rolls for the 2008-2009 school year.

    A honor roll

    Ninth grade: Alyssa Chappell, Joshua Huff, Mary Inions, Cinnamon Lieberg-Strayer, Mary Nelson, Devin Parlier, Jordan Sanchez, Harrison Taylor, Nicole Turner, Ye Yuan, Julianna Zio.

    Tenth grade: Alina Davinson, Abigail Harrell, Brittany Hewett, Katie King, Deanna Leavitt, Jim Nguyen, Esther Owens, Anna Zeng.

  • South Brunswick Middle School has first Peer Court session

    With the words “oh yes, oh yes, oh yes,” the first session of Peer Court at South Brunswick Middle School was brought to order.

    Judge William Fairley of the 13th Judicial District Court presided over proceedings, which handed out constructive sentences to three students.

    Peer Court is a partnership program between the district attorney’s office and Communities in Schools of Brunswick County Inc. (CIS). It is an alternative justice system that encourages youth to take responsibility for their actions and correct their mistakes.

  • BCC students attend Future Superintendents Academy

    Six Brunswick Community College second-year Turfgrass Management Program students recently attended the Future Superintendents Academy (FSA) in Charlotte.

    The FSA is designed as a two-day educational seminar and networking workshop for current assistant golf course superintendents who have been nominated by their superintendents to attend.

  • Supply Elementary inducts 22 into newly formed honor society

    SUPPLY—Supply Elementary School is the first in the county and among the first schools in the nation to induct students into the National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS), which was founded in July 2008.

    Dwight Willis, Supply principal, read about the newly formed organization last summer and immediately applied to have a local chapter started at Supply Elementary.