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Education

  • Communities in Schools announces 2007-2008 numbers

    Communities in Schools of Brunswick County Inc. (CIS) has released its annual data and information report for 2007-2008.

    The organization aims to address dropout prevention and offers educational resources for students and families throughout the county.

    CIS operates and facilitates five main programs: Adopt A School and Volunteer Program, After School Program, Teen Court and Peer Court, Family Resource Centers (Family Literacy and Parenting Education), and Academic Scholarships.

    Adopt a School and Volunteer Program

  • Board's attorney moves to dismiss federal lawsuit

    An attorney for the Brunswick County Board of Education has filed a motion in U.S. District Court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a Brunswick County schools employee in August.

    Kathleen Tanner, the board of education’s attorney, filed the motion to dismiss the lawsuit Sept. 25.

    “We have asked the court to dismiss the entire lawsuit, because Ms. Williams has failed to state a claim of discrimination or retaliation,” Tanner wrote in an e-mail to the Beacon.

    “We will look for a ruling from the court in the next six months or so.”

  • Superintendent's corner: Teacher workdays--What takes place?

    For parents, teacher workdays are often inconvenient because of work schedules and the difficulty of finding day care for children. For staff, it is a critical day where staff can continuously review the information available to improve the teaching and learning process.

    Hopefully, the information provided in this edition of “Superintendent’s Corner” will allow parents and the community to see that teacher workdays expand 21st Century teaching opportunities in our classrooms.

  • North Brunswick High School locked down, re-opened

    LELAND—North Brunswick High School returned to normal Monday morning after the school was locked down for about one hour.

    Two suspects were arrested and charged with trespassing.

    Lt. Roger Harrington of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office said a report came in someone at the school had a weapon.

    About a half hour after the school was locked down, sheriff’s deputies stopped two suspects near Trinity Drive in Leland.

  • School district honored for improving reading scores

    Brunswick County School District was honored Tuesday night at the monthly board of education meeting by representatives from Atlanta, representing the national SRA/McGraw-Hill headquarters.

  • Creationism: Man asks if there's a place for it in area schools

    When Joel Fanti tried to help his ninth-grade son study for his world history test, he found a problem with chapter one of the class’ assigned textbook.

    “It was presented in chapter one that evolution was a fact,” Fanti said. “I did not have a problem with a theory of evolution being presented, but it should not be presented with a fact. All I wanted to do was study with my son for his world history test, but I couldn’t just sit there and let him think this was a fact.”

  • NBHS locked down for about one hour, two arrested for trespassing

    North Brunswick High School was locked down for about an hour Monday morning. Sheriff's deputies arrested two suspects for trespassing.

    Lt. Roger Harrington, of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, said a report came in that someone at the school had a weapon on campus. About 30 minutes after the school was locked down, sheriff’s deputies stopped two suspects near Trinity Drive in Leland.

    Christopher Bell, 28, and Jacquelyn Eleise Mitchell, 43, both of Bell Way, Leland, were charged with second-degree trespassing.

  • Community college sets continuing education classes

    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 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. Seniors, 65 and older, can also take many classes free of charge.

  • West Brunswick helps make students 'aware' of graduation with week of activities

    SHALLOTTE—Even though the school year has just begun, students in Brunswick County Schools are looking toward graduation.

    Gov. Mike Easley proclaimed September 7-13 Graduation Awareness Week, and Brunswick County joined school districts throughout the state in helping students become aware of what it takes to graduate high school.

  • 21st Century Classroom program improves learning

    The Brunswick County School District began the 21st Century Classroom Initiative in 2007 to provide support to teachers in an effort to improve classroom learning through engagement with technology tools and resources.

    With the generous funding provided to the school district by county commissioners and the vision of the Brunswick County Board of Education, we now have more than 100 classrooms where teachers are equipped with a laptop computer, projector, document camera and InterWrite interactive pad.