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Education

  • Brunswick Community College reappoints trustees

    On Aug. 16, Alan Holden, John Jones and Bobby Long took the oath of office as reappointed members of the Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees.
    Holden was reappointed for his second term by the governor’s office.
    Jones was reappointed for a fifth term by the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners.
    Long was reappointed for his third term by the Brunswick County Board of Education.

  • BCC lands Back-to-Work grant geared at putting people back to work

    SUPPLY—There is a common goal at Brunswick Community College—to help put people back to work.

    Brunswick Community College recently learned it was selected as one of 16 community colleges in the state to receive funding under the Back-to-Work grant. BCC is the only one in the southeastern portion of the state.

    The program is a partnership between North Carolina community colleges and the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

  • SmartMusic accompanies South students

    Learning to play a musical instrument is full of high notes and low notes, literally. But thanks to the new SmartMusic software purchased through a Smart Connections Grant from ATMC, students in the music program at South Brunswick High School are refining their technique and making beautiful music.

  • Students learn solar system installation

    Brunswick Community College (BCC), in partnership with Cape Fear Solar Systems LLC, a solar system design and installation business, has successfully completed the second semester of solar installer classes, closing with a record of 62.5 percent of students passing the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) PV entry level examination.
    Since the course was introduced in August 2011, almost 30 students have registered. BCC has so far trained and educated 26 solar professionals, 19 of which have been through the ultimate and rigorous NABCEP testing.

  • CIS fights obesity with Organ Wise Guys

    The Communities in Schools (CIS) summer program at Belville Elementary School joined more than 5,000 schools in 20 states by participating in an innovative childhood obesity prevention program called The OrganWise Guys (OWG).
    The OrganWise Guys is a comprehensive pre-school and elementary school curriculum built around a group of engaging characters who personify the major organs of the body to teach children and adults about the importance of eating well and being physically active.

  • Bull Pup camp helps sixth-graders become Bulldogs

    Will I be able to open my locker? Will I have enough time to get to my classes? Do I really have to dress out in gym? With school starting in less than three weeks, these are common questions on the minds of rising middle school students.
    To help ease the anxiety of a pretty big transition, Cedar Grove Middle School Bulldogs offered Bull Pup camp for rising sixth-grade students on Thursday, Aug. 9.

  • Out with AYP, in with AMO

    Brunswick County Schools recently received accountability results for the previous school year.

    "There were small gains in overall reading and math proficiency," Brunswick County Schools Superintendent Edward Pruden said this week.

    "We are pleased our middle schools made expected growth and one made high growth," Pruden said.

  • School health fair set; free immunizations will be available

    CommWell Health of Ocean Isle Beach is marking National Health Center Week with a back-to-school health fair as part of a weeklong campaign Aug. 5-11 to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers as local solutions.
    This free event will be from 9 a.m.-noon Friday, Aug. 10, at the CommWell Health medical office, 6934 Beach Drive, Suite 1, in Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Registration begins for elementary students

    Looking for a fun, safe and convenient place for your child to stay after the school day ends? Communities in Schools (CIS) is now accepting registration for its After School programs at all Brunswick County elementary schools.
    “Without structured, supervised activities in the after-school hours, children are at greater risk of being victims of crime, participating in anti-social behaviors and experimenting with drugs or alcohol,” said Kathy Smith, After School director.

  • For Leland and Columbus charter day schools, it’s back-to-school time

    Year-round charter schools are starting the new academic year with excitement and growth.
    As students arrived for the much-anticipated first day of classes at Charter Day School in Leland and Columbus Charter School in Whiteville, a few changes on campus greeted them, such as a record number of students, continuation of major new curriculum enhancements, and a new headmaster at Charter Day School.
    Monday, July 23, marked the beginning on the new academic year, and Charter Day School topped previous attendance records with 922 students on that first day.