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Education

  • Bolivia Elementary uses Wii to get fit

    BOLIVIA—During a gym class at Bolivia Elementary School, students take turns at bat and Shelley Warnett, physical education teacher, throws pitch after pitch.

    While playing baseball may not seem unusual during gym class, the students do not use real baseball bats and Warnett does not use baseballs. Instead, they use Nintendo’s Wii system, with controllers instead of bats and balls and a video game to take them through nine innings of a virtual game.

  • Schools' staff grows beards to raise bucks for Relay

    BOLIVIA—About a dozen men of the administrative staff of Brunswick County Schools have voluntarily put themselves in a hairy situation.

    They are competing against one another in the first-ever Beard-uary, a Relay for Life fundraiser where participants go without shaving for the entire month of February. Darrell Cheers, testing and assessments director, has headed the central office’s Relay for Life team for the past several years and had the idea for the fundraiser.

  • BCC's Brunswick Interagency program earns accreditation

    Brunswick Community College’s Brunswick Interagency Program (BIP) has earned accreditation from the Council of Accreditation.

    The official notification states: “The Council on Accreditation (COA) is delighted to inform you that Brunswick Interagency Program has been accredited. COA’s commitment to maintaining the highest level of standards and quality improvement is designed to identify providers that have set high performance standards for themselves and have made a commitment to their constituents to deliver the highest quality services.

  • West Brunswick 'Thinks Pink' all week

    SHALLOTTE—Breast cancer awareness may only be nationally recognized during one month, but at West Brunswick High School, students and staff help raise awareness all year long.

    The school is preparing for its second annual “Think Pink” night by participating in daily spirit activities.

  • Board approves calendar for 2009-2010 school year

    BOLIVIA—The Brunswick County Schools’ board of education approved the calendar for the 2009-2010 school year Tuesday night.

    The calendar was presented to the board’s 2009-1010 calendar committee, which was made-up of one parent and one teacher from all 18 schools.

    The 2009-2010 school year will begin on Monday, Aug. 25. Labor Day is the first observed holiday and falls on Sept. 7. The first early release day is Friday, Sept. 25.

  • Brunswick Community College offers community education classes

    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.

  • BCC offers continuing education courses for the community

    The Continuing Education and Workforce Development Department 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.

  • Supply Elementary announces student awards, honor rolls

    Supply Elementary School has announced its second nine-weeks awards and honor roll:

    VFW awards

  • Board hears parents concerns regarding Cedar Grove redistricting

    SUPPLY—The Brunswick County Board of Education had a public forum Tuesday to discuss the redistricting options for Cedar Grove Middle School and heard the same concern several times from several parents—they do not want individual elementary school classes broken apart and sent to different schools.

    Scenario 1 include 310 students from Shallotte Middle, 110 from South Brunswick Middle, 96 from Virginia Williamson Elementary, 69 from Supply Elementary and14 from Bolivia Elementary.

  • Blinded by science

    BOLIVIA—Zebulon Amrol-Davis may have found a solution to the global-wide energy crisis—and he’s only in the eighth grade.

    The South Brunswick Middle Schooler created an alternative source he called “Cool Energy” for his eighth-grade science project.

    “With gas prices going up and finding gas getting harder, eventually we’re going to need to find new sources,” he said.

    The idea for an alternative energy source evolved from his initial curiosity to work with dry ice.