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Education

  • 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.

  • Holden Beach couple gives $1.1 million to Clemson

    The College of Engineering and Science at Clemson University has received a $1.1 million gift from Samuel and Patricia Deal of Holden Beach. The money is earmarked for research on alternative energy sources.

    The announcement came at the 2008 Major Donors Breakfast recently at the Madren Center.

  • Students graduate, make UNC-Chapel Hill dean's list

    More than 5,000 students, including 13 from Brunswick County, earned bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral or professional degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the rain-shortened May 11 commencement ceremony.

    Chancellor James Moeser conferred the degrees of the undergraduates, who were led in the traditional turning of their mortarboard tassels by Senior Class President Ashley Shores.

    The following Brunswick County students earned their degrees:

  • Communities in Schools welcomes new board members

    Communities in Schools of Brunswick County (CIS), local chapter of the nationwide dropout prevention program, is preparing to begin the school year with a new board chairman and five new board of director members.

    Jim MacCallum was nominated to be the new chairman. MacCallum and his wife moved to Brunswick County about seven years ago in hopes of retiring. Instead, he opened a new law firm and they both became involved in various community organizations.

    MacCallum joined CIS board of directors about two years ago and previously served as the vice-chair.