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Education

  • 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.

  • Education briefs

    Students to build bee habitats
    As the warm weather arrives, many people are eager to plant their gardens. If you aren’t a gardener, at the very least, you might be eager to savor fresh produce from your neighbor’s garden or the local farm. Many of our fruits and vegetables would not be possible without the services provided by the often-overlooked garden workers known as pollinators.

  • Brunswick County students learn about African music

    The beating of drums could be heard throughout Brunswick County recently as the Visuals Rhythms Project came to a conclusion at the Communities in Schools After School Program at Belville, Town Creek, Southport and Union elementary schools.
    At age 11, Cheick Sissoko was introduced to the world of dance by his parents in Cote D’ivoire, West Africa. He now shares his stories, experiences and music with children and encourages them to tell their parents.

  • Three new members join BCC Foundation Board

    Matt Elvington of Leland, Mike Forte of Boiling Spring Lakes, and Mike Reaves of Caswell Beach, have been elected to the Brunswick Community College Foundation Board.
    Elvington, a mortgage banker for Wells Fargo in Wilmington, has been in the financial services arena for more than eight years, providing service and economic strategies for his clients.

  • Education briefs

    Local schools get grants from Lowe’s
    Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded 32 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grants in North Carolina, including two in Brunswick County.
    These schools received grants during the fall 2011 grants cycle, which encompassed more than 585 schools and parent organizations that were awarded a grant for parent-initiated school improvement projects benefiting K-12 public education across the United States.

  • Education briefs

    PTO auction is March 22
    The Brunswick County Early College High School (BCECHS) Parent Teacher Organization will host a silent auction and student talent showcase from 6-8:30 p.m. March 22 at Odell Williamson Auditorium. For more information or donating to the auction, contact BCECHS at 754-8565.