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Education

  • 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.

  • North Brunswick High performs testing plays for Shallotte Middle students

    North Brunswick High School Theatre Department took its shows on the road last week and performed two plays for students at Shallotte Middle School.

    The high school students performed “Walter’s Tale” and “High Stakes,” two plays centered around academic testing.

  • Eighth-grader wins second annual Idol competition

    Shallotte Middle School has a new idol.

    Olivia Carlyle was announced as the winner of the 2nd Annual Shallotte Middle School Idol last Thursday night.

    SMS Idol, sponsored by the SADD and SAVE clubs, featured 20 musical acts by sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders. Students sang newer songs that have been released in the past year by popular artists like Taylor Swift, Kellie Picker and Beyonce. Some students took it back several decades with songs like “Soul Man,” and Etta James’ “At Last.”

  • Continuing education courses offered at Brunswick Community College

    The Continuing Education and Workforce Development Department (CEWD) at Brunswick Community College offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment and academic achievement geared toward adults seeking skills for employment, intellectual stimulation, community involvement, and social interaction.

    Many small business courses are free due to funding from a Small Business Center grant. Seniors, 65 and older, can also take many classes free of charge.