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Education

  • Chicks are hatching in classrooms all over the county

    Since March 11, South Brunswick Middle School teacher Michele Rau’s class has been awaiting the arrival of chicks to hatch from eggs.

    Rau, her assistant, Mrs. Jenkins, and students, Morgan Morgan, Travis Christman, Kelly Ulloa, Theresa Dagostino and Amber Mintz, have carefully turned the eggs three times a day in the incubator and studied about chickens during their class project.

    After hatching, they took care of the chicks for a few days before they were picked up by Blair Green, Extension agent, 4-H Youth Development and Livestock.

  • Local students earn Teaching Fellows scholarships

    Nine area high school seniors are among the 2008 recipients of the North Carolina Teaching Fellows scholarships, according to a news release.

    Brunswick County high school seniors receiving the scholarships are: Brittney Renee Knotts, Michael Sebastian Ruitto and Emily Suzanne Watson of North Brunswick High School; Jenna Leander Baldiga and Jessica Kristine Cartrette of South Brunswick High School; and Laura Gennette Carter, Erin Chelsea Dingess, Brittany Michelle Greene and Heather Marie Nelson of West Brunswick High School.

  • BCC breaks ground on new Early Childhood center

    A new building will soon take its place on Brunswick Community College’s campus in Supply.

    College officials broke ground Tuesday on the new Early Childhood Education Center. The 11,000 square-foot building will provide four classrooms for instruction—five for childcare, a core area for administration and an outdoor learning environment.

  • Community college plans continuing education classes

    The Continuing Education and Workforce Development Department at Brunswick Community College offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment, and academic achievement geared towards adults seeking intellectual stimulation, community involvement and social interaction, according to Karen Ladley, public information officer at the school.

    Many 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.

  • Brunswick County ROCAME jamboree winners announced

    ROCAME had its annual Brunswick County jamboree on March 29 at South Brunswick High School, the second consecutive year South Brunswick served as host.

    Four middle schools and three high schools (more than 150 students, teachers and parents) participated in the math and science events.

    The winners of middle school events were:

    Write It Do It: first place, Hailey Winstead and Maranda Hansley (SB Middle School); second place, Cynthia Bolanos and Ebony Daniels (Waccamaw Elementary School); third place, Kdijah Hewett and Angelica Baltazar (Shallotte Middle School)

  • SMS students to perform 'The Wiz'

    Shallotte Middle School students will ease on down the road Thursday and Friday during their spring musical production of “The Wiz.”

    “The Wiz,” book by William F. Brown, music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls, is based on the story “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by Frank Baum.

    “The Wiz” originated with an all-black cast and gives a modern take on the story about a girl named Dorothy who was swept away in a tornado and taken to the land of Oz where she finds friends in a scarecrow, tin man and a lion.

  • Brunswick County Board of Education hosts forum for candidates

    The 10 candidates for the Brunswick County Board of Education discussed issues ranging from policies to performance during Thursday night’s candidate forum.

    Candidates from Districts 1, 2 and 4 gathered to introduce themselves, explain their reasons for seeking candidacy, and participate in a question and answer session.

    Running for District 1 are: Ray Gilbert, incumbent, Republican; Tracey Danka, Republican; Bud Thorsen, Republican; John Jones, Democrat; and Inger Marlowe, Democrat.

  • Brunswick County Homeschool Activity Group sets field day

    The Brunswick County Homeschool Activity Group invites all homeschooling families and their children in Brunswick and Columbus counties to a free Homeschool Field Day Friday, May 23, at Lockwood Folly Park on N.C. 211 in Supply.

    Everyone who participates will receive a participation ribbon and the top three participants for each age group in the first hour’s events will receive first-, second- and third-place ribbons.

    Registration is required no later than Friday, May 2, to ensure proper planning and ordering of ribbons.

  • BCC hosts 2008 Campus Fund Drive

    SUPPLY—Brunswick Community College’s 2008 Campus Fund Drive is in full force this week.

    A hot dog sale and student games Monday kicked off GREEN MEAN$ GOAL$, an annual fundraiser which donates 100 percent of its proceeds to student needs.

    Peg Aten, accountant for the BCC foundation, said the fundraiser has been a longtime tradition at BCC and all goes to help students, whether it’s buying a student a textbook or purchasing a banner for a campus event. The annual fundraiser raised $11,000 last year and the campus hopes to exceed that number this year.

  • Education meeting highlights priorities

    SUNSET BEACH—Brunswick County Schools’ priorities include high student performance, safe schools, quality teachers, efficient operations and community partnerships, Superintendent Katie McGee told the audience at last Friday’s first “State of the Schools” event at Sea Trail Resort and Conference Center.