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Education

  • BCC campus center in works for South Brunswick Islands

    CALABASH—Students in Rusty Hughes’ art class have found a new niche for their creative itch.

    It’s the Calabash Elks Lodge, where the Brunswick Community College continuing education class recently moved from its former location at Seaside United Methodist Church in Sunset Beach.

    After being notified the church could no longer provide space, students were granted a new, weekly painting place by Calabash Elks Lodge No. 2679, which is providing a meeting room free of charge.

  • Cedar Grove students discover 'What's Good About Me'

    During the summer days, students can be found learning, reading and playing at the Cedar Grove Summer Enrichment Program at Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

    The program, founded in part by the Brunswick Arts Council and Brunswick Family Assistance and partnered with the church, was designed to help feed students who receive free and reduced lunch during the school year but has provided the students more than a few meals a day.

  • Bright Ideas grant applications available from BEMC

    Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation’s annual Bright Ideas education grant program is in full swing for 2008.

    Teachers submitting applications before Aug. 28 will be entered into a drawing for a $500 Visa gift card. The drawing will be on Sept. 2 and the winning teacher will be notified on the day of the drawing. The winning teacher will also receive recognition on the Bright Ideas Web site, www.ncbrightideas.com.

  • CIS provides area students with a 'funsational' summer

    Going to the beach, bowling and a trip to the movies may not sound educational, but they are for students in the Communities in Schools (CIS) Funsational Summer Program.

    Evelyn and John Marlow run the summer program at Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School and have between 10 and 25 students each week.

    While the goal is to help each child reach his or her full educational potential, the Marlows make sure the students have fun every step of the way.

  • BCC offers online courses with flexible learning schedules

    For Yasmine Bines, traveling to class at Brunswick Community College every day is a challenge. She works and raises two small children while trying to work toward a degree. Driving to and from campus takes her more than an hour. Factor in the rising cost of living, and it becomes an almost impossible task.

    Brunswick Community College offers a variety of online courses that will fit into just about any lifestyle and schedule. Courses that split students’ time between the classroom and online are also available.

  • CIS gala planned for October

    The seventh annual Benefit Gala for Children will take place at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center under the Palm Court Tent on Thursday, Oct. 16, according to Cynthia Tart, executive director of Communities in Schools of Brunswick County Inc. (CIS).

    This black tie event features live and silent auctions, entertainment by The 360 Degrees and emcee Jon Evans, news anchor for WECT-TV6 and WSFX-TV26 in Wilmington.

    David Gooden, U.S. Cellular agent, is spearheading this year’s fundraising effort as honorary chair and presenting sponsor.

  • Kinderdance gets kids in motion while teaching developmental skills

    A 2004 study conducted by an exercise-science professor from University of South Carolina found preschool children ages 3-5 did not get enough physical activity.

    The study examined the activity of 281 children at preschools in churches, private programs and Head Start. The children received an average of 7.7 minutes an hour of moderate to vigorous activity.

  • Seven of 17 schools make AYP goals

    More than half of the 17 Brunswick County Schools did not meet the federal Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) goals for 2007-2008, but Superintendent Katie McGee won’t describe them as failing schools.

    Brunswick County Academy, Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary, Leland Middle, Lincoln Elementary, North Brunswick High, South Brunswick Middle, Supply Elementary, Union Elementary, Waccamaw Elementary and West Brunswick High—58.8 percent of Brunswick County schools—did not meet AYPs.

  • Teachers are satisfied with Brunswick County schools

    Gov. Mike Easley has released the 2008 Teacher Working Conditions Initiative Survey, a survey that measures teacher satisfaction with curriculum, instruction and school operations.

    The survey, which has been given to North Carolina teachers since 2002, was completed by 923 teachers in Brunswick County and more than 100,000 teachers statewide.

    Ninety-eight percent of teachers in Brunswick County responded to the survey, 11 percent higher than the state average.

  • Brunswick County Farm Bureau supports 4-H education, hatching chicks program

    Brunswick County Farm Bureau has now jumped on board to become the top supporter of the Embryology in the Classroom 4-H school enrichment program, donating $550 to the Brunswick County 4-H Embryology in the Classroom program to help purchase 90 curriculum books and eggs.

    The growing 4-H program, called Embryology in the Classroom, allows students in Brunswick County to observe chicks hatching in their schools.