• Students compete in FASTAR competition

    Pit crews, qualifying races and big trophies for the winners. No, it’s not stock car racing, it’s FASTAR, an  academic competition for students at The Roger Bacon Academy. 

    Each year, nearly 200 charter school student-racers and their crew chiefs (parents) accept the challenge of tuning their reading and math skills, qualifying for the big race event and competing for trophies and gold medals while their classmates cheer them on to the finish line.

  • Teachers get North Carolina honors

    Brunswick County Schools are proud to be the home of the top two North Carolina social studies teachers. 

    The North Carolina Council for the Social Studies (NCCSS) announced the selection of Laura Hunter of South Brunswick High School as Outstanding High School Social Studies Teacher of the Year and Margaret Arrowood of Shallotte Middle School as Outstanding Middle School Social Studies Teacher of the Year. 

    “Both of these awards coming to one county is remarkable,” said Superintendent Edward Pruden, when he learned of the honors. 

  • Bolivia Elementary names Terrific Kids

    Bolivia Elementary has announced the following students have been named Terrific Kids for November, December and January:

    November Terrific Kids

    Kindergarten: Gabriel McKenney, Gracie Trivette, Anthony DiAngelo.

    First grade: Cameron Troscianiec, Daniel Champion, Ryleigh Gleason, Cameron Burgess.

    Second grade: Issak McKenney, Serena Priestley, Brooke Huffman.

    Third grade: Tyress Hall, Dixie Barker, Sadie Steele, Cassidy McLaughlin.

    Fourth grade: Amanda Wescott, Anna Shelton, Iain Rice, Hannah Vetrano.

  • CIS honored for volunteer hours, contributions

    CIS of Brunswick County was recognized as the local affiliate with the most volunteers (1,934) and donating more than 67,000 hours of volunteer time in the school year of 2009-2010 at the 2011 Communities in Schools of North Carolina Training Institute. CIS Brunswick County leads all other affiliates in the state, which includes areas such as Charlotte and Wake County.

  • SMART Night at Cedar Grove Middle School

  • Students make A/B honor roll at West Brunswick

    West Brunswick High School has announced the following students have been named to its A/B honor roll for the second nine-weeks of the school year:

  • Students make A honor roll at West Brunswick

    West Brunswick High School has announced the following students have been named to its A honor roll for the second nine-weeks of the school year:

  • CIS awards scholarships to seniors

    Communities in Schools of Brunswick County Inc. (CIS) will award 20 $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors at each of the county’s three high schools, as well as Brunswick County Academy and Early College High School. Applicants will be interviewed and scored based on financial need, academics, school activities, community involvement and interview presentation.

  • Students earn honors at Virginia Williamson Elementary School

    First grade

    Ms. Yantachka’s class:

    Principal’s award: Camden Phelps, Meredith Manley.

    Citizenship: Corryn Hardee, Savion Metters.

    Terrific Kids: Nichelle Furr, Bailey Moore.

    B.U.G. (Brought Up Grades): Julia Hargis, Devaney Lane.

    Academic Excellence: Aidan Bailey, Kassie Callaghan, Emma Carter, Mason DiBenedetto, Adrian Faircloth, Corryn Hardee, Nathan Harris, Meredith Manley, Erin McLeod, Camden Phelps, Corbin Sink, Nichelle Furr, Julia Hargis, Zackery Klamerus.

  • Brunswick Community College offers continuing education programs

    The Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWD) 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. For a full schedule of classes, including online courses, go to: www.brunswickcc.edu. Call 755-7378 to register. The following are upcoming CEWD courses and seminars: