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Education

  • Meeting our facility needs

    Brunswick County Schools operates in a dynamic environment. Our student enrollment continues to rise with our present student population in grades K-12 at 12,000. We also house more than 200 pre-kindergarten students yearly.

    Our need for more and more technology to support the instructional program is critical. Other factors that create the need for renovations and new schools include building age and the cost of energy.

  • WBHS students perform ‘An Evening of Original Works’

    SHALLOTTE—A new director for West Brunswick High School Theatre Department has the actors’ creative juices flowing.

    Jennifer Negron, who previously directed Shallotte Middle School’s theater department, has made a transition to the high school’s stage and has already found talent within her new students.

    Negron teaches theater classes as well as directs after school performances. Her theater classes showcased scriptwriting skills Friday when students performed “An Evening of Original Works.”

  • College offers community classes, programs

    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 towards 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.

  • Pennell named Principal of the Year

    SOUTHPORT—There are 18 Brunswick County Schools principals, but only one can have the honor of Principal of the Year.

    South Brunswick High School principal Vann Pennell was named Brunswick County’s Principal of the Year at an awards luncheon Friday.

    Pennell came to Brunswick County from Camden County, where he served as a principal and associate superintendent.

  • Supply Elementary announces honor rolls and awards

    Supply Elementary has announced its Terrific Kids, VFW recipients and honor roll students for the first nine-weeks:

    Terrific Kids

  • The following students were named to honor rolls for the first quarter at West Christian Academy:

    A Honor Roll

    First grade: Brady West.

    Fourth grade: Lauren Brown, Ashleigh Stanley, Lainey West.

    Sixth grade: Bootsie Lewis, Austin Whitley.

    Eighth grade: Deanna DuBoise, Joseph Hewett, Keton Locklear, George West IV, Michael West.

    Ninth grade: Keon Bryant,

    Matthew Howard, John Trotta, Bradley Varnum, Bethany Wright.

  • 21st Century Classrooms engage students in technology-based learning

    Teachers in Brunswick County Schools teach students about people and places all over the world.

    Some recently discussed Yellowstone National Park, others learned about volcanic eruptions. Some studied the continents and others studied famous people.

    While classes cannot take field trips to these famous places or have the opportunity to invite famous people as guest speakers, the Internet and modern technology gives teachers an alternative method of teaching these foreign subjects, and gives students a chance to learn more about the world in which they live.

  • Bellville students collect Caring Cans

    LELAND—Belville Elementary School students have learned they can make a difference in the community no matter how old they are.

    The school recently participated in Caring Cans, a school-wide food drive to benefit Brunswick Family Assistance (BFA), and collected 1,383 canned goods.

    During the week of Oct. 20-24, students were encouraged to bring in canned goods and non-perishable items. Each homeroom was challenged to collect 30 cans. Those who met the 30-can goal will receive a good citizenship certificate or pin.

  • Obama wins in Supply Elementary's election

    SUPPLY—The students of Supply Elementary School have spoken. They voted Sen. Barack Obama as the next president of the United States during a school-wide election Monday.

    The fifth-grade students had a mock election Monday morning, complete with campaign supporters, poll workers and vote counters. Every student in the school had the opportunity to vote.

  • CIS founder visits Brunswick County

    SUPPLY—The founder of Communities in Schools, an organization dedicated to helping students stay in school and succeed in life, visited Brunswick County last week.

    Speaking to Brunswick County’s CIS members and local educators, Bill Milliken shared some of his past experiences and tips for success.

    Milliken stressed the importance of an education in today’s society.

    “It’s not an alternative anymore to dropout,” he said.