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Education

  • 4-H visits Bolivia Elementary School

    4-H member and Roger Bacon Academy student Amber Yurgel visits with Bolivia Elementary School students during National 4-H Week. With her bag of books in tow, Yurgel read to Ms. Stammer's, Ms. Brown's and Ms. Lewis’ classes. The mission of 4-H’ers is to make a difference in their communities, in which youth and adults learn, grow and work together as  catalysts for positive change. For National 4-H Week, Yurgel chose as her community-based project to share some of her favorite books and tell about her experiences with 4-H since age 5.

  • Buster the Bus visits Bolivia

    Bolivia Elementary School students had a  special visitor during Bus Safety Awareness Week. 'Buster the Bus' visited with pre-k, kindergarten and first-grade students. Buster shared with students how to safely enter and exit a bus at their appointed stop and safe bus behaviors when riding to and from school. Buster the Bus is an interactive, remote-controlled vehicle sponsored by Brunswick County School’s Transportation Department.

  • Goodies for grandparents

    James Bortle enjoys cookies and juice with his grandparents, Connie and Norman Six, during a recent celebration of Grandparents Day at Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School. The well-attended event was coordinated by Fran Thomas, parent/volunteer program facilitator. Each grandparent received a flier  'Simply Grand: The Importance of Grandparents' by Dawn Marie Barhyte, a former teacher in New York.

  • CIS plans car auction

    Communities in Schools of Brunswick County Inc. (CIS) is offering a 1946 Chrysler Windsor for auction as part of the seventh annual Benefit Gala for Children on Thursday, Oct. 16, at Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center.

    CIS board member Shirley Babson arranged for the car to help in this year’s fundraising efforts.

    “I think auctioning the car is a wonderful way to raise money for CIS,” said Babson, who has spent more than 30 years working for children.

  • Youth celebrate 4-H week

    Youth all over the county joined together recently for National 4-H Week.

    Their activities began at the county commissioners’ meeting last week when an official proclamation was made to observe Oct. 5-11 as National 4-H Week.

    More activities will follow, including: a county employee fitness walk, card-making workshop to make gifts for veterans, teens reading to kindergarten classes, dancing lessons, plus dinner and a movie in the Brunswick County Botanical Garden.

  • School board member calls for superintendent's termination

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County Board of Education member Ray Gilbert publicly announced his dissatisfaction with Superintendent Katie McGee at a specially called meeting Tuesday night.

    He made a motion to terminate her contract, which died due to a lack of second.

    Board chairwoman Shirley Babson, vice-chair Charlie Miller and member Jimmy Hobbs were silent after the motion was made. Board member Scott Milligan was absent from the meeting.

    “I think it’s her time, she should go,” Gilbert said after the meeting.

  • Board candidates speak out at forum

    SUPPLY—Teaching creationism and evolution is a hot topic among voters trying to decide which candidate to choose in the upcoming Brunswick County Board of Education election.

    At the candidate forum Tuesday night at Odell Williamson Auditorium, an audience question gave candidates their chance to voice their opinions on the topic, which has drawn much controversy since the board’s September meeting when a parent questioned why it wasn’t taught in Brunswick County schools.

  • Continuing education programs available through BCC

    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.

  • 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.”