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Education

  • 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.

  • Roger Bacon Academy to get school resource officer

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County Commissioners on Monday approved a school resource officer for Roger Bacon Academy.

    The county approved a $70,000 appropriation for the school resource officer, for which the academy would reimburse the county.

    The school resource officer would also be trained as a DARE officer. With the approval the academy also agreed to a four-year contract with annual salary and benefit increases established by county administration.

    In other business, commissioners:

  • Initiatives help students get ready for graduation

    North Carolina Governor Mike Easley has proclaimed Sept. 7-13 as Graduation Awareness Week. School districts throughout North Carolina are encouraged to utilize resources available from the state.

    Numerous efforts are underway statewide to provide better academic opportunities and outcomes for all students to promote the lifelong benefits that are achieved by staying in school.

  • Local school enrollment numbers up

    Enrollment numbers are up for Brunswick County Schools.

    After the first four days of classes last month, attendance totaled 11,750 students, 88 more students than the same time last year.

    Brunswick County Academy’s enrollment after four days was the largest increase in attendance for an individual school. At 153 students, the number is 61 students higher than this time last year.

  • Students invited to attend Teen Court training

    “Justice for Youth by Youth” is the theme of this year’s Teen Court training.

    “Our volunteers are the most important component of the Teen Court Program,” said Teen Court Director Glenda Ansley, “and this year the student volunteers will be focusing on service learning.”

    As students are giving back to their community by volunteering in Teen Court, they will receive hands-on training in the justice system.