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Education

  • Officials: Schools’ food services not affected by peanut butter recall

    BOLIVIA—Students and parents can rest assured no products being served in Brunswick County Schools’ cafeterias are part of a nationwide recall of products resulting in an numerous illnesses caused by salmonella typhumurium, school officials say.

    Tina Ward, director of child nutrition services, said none of the food served has been involved in the recall, but oftentimes many recalls follow the initial recall. As a precaution, she has put a hold on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches that will last another week.

  • Coughlin named Brunswick County’s teacher assistant of the year

    LELAND—Karen Coughlin has been waking up and going to school every day for more than 30 years.

    Originally from Maine, she worked as a school secretary for 23 years after working as a teacher assistant in a kindergarten classroom. After moving to New Hampshire years later, she worked as a teacher’s assistant in a special needs classroom.

  • KEYS program keeps youth successful

    SHALLOTTE—Every morning at 0745 hours, the KEYS program begins at Shallotte Middle School.

    The first-time program begins each day with formation and close order drill, physical training and calisthenics. While it may look like a mini-military to other students in the school, the program gives its recruits much more.

  • Evelyn Smith Wray Village School students build bridges

    Students at The Evelyn Smith Wray Village School recently participated in a bridge-building contest.

    Sara Rodriguez, science teacher at The Evelyn Smith Wray Village School, said the sixth-grade science class was studying a technological design unit and designed and tested different protocols of design.

    “The way we did this was making our own design for a bridge that needed to hold a 5- and 10-pound weight for at least one minute,” she said.

  • Students get a grip on tennis through CIS

    Volunteers from the Brunswick County Tennis Association (BCTA) are visiting elementary and middle schools across the county with the hope of inspiring the next Serena Williams or Pete Sampras.

    As part of the Communities In Schools (CIS) After School program, students are being introduced to the ABC’s of tennis: ability, balance and coordination.

  • Jessie Mae program helps girls be healthy and happy

    ASH—The girls at Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School are on the run.

    A first-time program in Brunswick County, Girls on the Run, teaches young girls how to gain self-respect while integrating a healthy way of living. The program is designed for third-fifth graders and combines self-esteem enhancement activities along with regular workouts and running in preparation for a 3.1-mile race, which they will participate in this spring.

  • Brunswick Community College announces continuing education class schedule

    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. 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.

    For a full schedule of classes, including online courses, go to: www.brunswickcc.edu. Call 910-755-7380 to register. The following are upcoming CEWD courses and seminars:

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  • Bolivia Elementary donates to local food bank

    BOLIVIA—The food bank at Love of Christ Church in Bolivia helps families in need and also provides for students on a daily basis.

    “They have helped provide snacks for the kids who don’t have snacks during the school day from the pantry,” Meg Dingwall, fifth-grade Bolivia teacher, said. “A couple of years ago, we decided to make sure the pantry was stocked.”

  • Supply students graduate from D.A.R.E. program

    D.A.R.E. officer Adam Stanley led the Supply Elementary assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance before 66 fifth-grade students walked across the stage to receive their D.A.R.E. diplomas on Monday, Dec. 8.

    Supply Elementary Principal Dwight Willis welcomed the students, staff and guests to the 2008 D.A.R.E. Ceremony. Special guests were Brunswick County school board member Catherine Cooke, Detective Todd Coring, Brunswick County Sheriff John W. Ingram and motivational speaker Joe Yalch.

  • Students give $1 million to favorite charities

    If Andrew Whitlock had $1 million to give away, he’d use it to build a skate park for boys and girls to skateboard or rollerblade, complete with boards and blades for everyone free of charge.

    Not being able to keep her million dollars, Alisha Skaggs would donate to St. Jude’s, so it could help parents with previous medical bills and provide clothes and toys to the sick children.