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Education

  • Community provides input for county schools assessment

    BOLIVIA — Community members gave their input Feb. 16 to Brunswick County Schools in preparation for the upcoming district visit by AdvancED, a national nonprofit that accredits primary and secondary schools throughout the United States.

    Six representatives from schools in North Carolina, Florida and Kentucky on the AdvanceED team will spend April 2-5 visiting Brunswick County schools and evaluating district executive summaries and self-assessments.

  • Brunswick County Schools kindergarten registration

    Brunswick County Schools kindergarten registration will remain open through April 7. Parents are welcome to visit the school in their child’s attendance zone anytime during the school day between the hours of 8:45 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.

    To register for kindergarten, children must be 5 on or before Aug. 31, 2017.

  • Prom Closet to open Saturday, March 25

    Going to the prom does not have to break the bank thanks to the Prom Closet. Celebrating its third year, South Brunswick High School math teacher Cathy Johnson coordinates the special daylong, pop-up-style boutique that pairs any Brunswick County middle and high school student with free gently used prom dresses, shoes and accessories.

    The Prom Closet will be open to students from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 25, in the South Brunswick High cafeteria.

  • BCC tobacco-free policy to take effect July 1

    Brunswick Community College has long awaited the implementation of its tobacco-free policy, which has been in the works since 2008 when faculty senate made a formal request to the president.

  • WBHS production showcases Black History Month

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick High School theater students are coming together to show Black History Month is the history of America in their production of “Freedom Riders,” by Tom Quinn.

    Pastor Bill Negron, who’s co-directing with WBHS theater arts teacher Jennifer Creighton-Negron, said this has been the message for the last nine years WBHS has performed Black History Month pieces.

  • BCC students to compete in Sketches for Scholarships

    Three Brunswick Community College students will compete in Sketches for Scholarships, sponsored by Monster, Coca-Cola and Pepsi, from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 24, at Middle River Convenience Store at U.S. 17 North and Old Ocean Highway in Bolivia.

    Michelle Cathey, and Danielle Pittman, both seeking an associate degree in science, and Kathryn A. Hewett, seeking an associate degree in nursing, will draw a St. Patrick’s Day theme promoting a sponsor’s product. The winner will be selected that day based on public votes.

  • DECA spaghetti dinner fundraiser Jan. 25

    South Brunswick High School’s DECA Chapter will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser beginning at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at South Brunswick High School to raise money for the State DECA Competition in Greensboro.

    Cost is $7 per plate or $20 for a family-pack of four. Plate includes spaghetti, garlic bread and a choice of assorted desserts. The dinner is open to all members of the community. If you live within Brunswick County and purchase more than 30 meals, DECA members will deliver the plates to you.

  • Jordan named to lead Communities In Schools

    Bonnie Jordan has replaced Nancy Lamb as executive director of Communities In Schools of Brunswick County.

    Jordan served as interim executive director after Lamb resigned from the position Sept. 16.

    In a previous interview, Jordan declined to say whether Lamb’s resignation was related to the announcement of the cancellation and reinstatement of CIS’ fee-based before and after-school programs at Southport, Belville and Town Creek elementary schools in August 2016.

  • Schools committee discusses pay incentives

    Brunswick County school board members are discussing ways to increase staff salaries for the long term now that annual bonuses have been phased out after five consecutive years.

    School district spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said bonuses were always intended to be temporary stopgap measures in years when employees were not receiving state pay increases.

    This was the first year the state made efforts to give pay increases to all employees, she said.

  • School board OKs class makeup schedule after hurricane cancellations

    By Lindsay Kriz

    Staff Writer

    The Brunswick County Board of Education approved a makeup schedule during committee meetings Tuesday for classes canceled because of Hurricane Matthew.

    Students owe four days and teachers owe three days (teachers either worked or took annual leave Oct. 12), school district spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said.

    Friday, Oct. 28, was originally an early release day, but will instead be a full day for students.