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Education

  • Community leaders getting schooled

    Throughout the week of Nov. 11-17, community leaders are shadowing teachers in all levels of Brunswick County Schools.

    “We want to change the dialogue (about education), and what better way to start than to invite you into the schools to see what a public school looks like today,” Laura Hunter, organizer of the Education Engagement Project, said.

    “It is very different than 10 or 20 or 30 years ago.”

  • Two more portable units added to ease NBHS overcrowding

    School board members voted unanimously Thursday to buy two portable classrooms to ease overcrowding at North Brunswick High School.

    North Brunswick High School was built to house 870 students. 

    But Steve Miley, Brunswick County Schools’ executive director of operations, told the board at the Nov. 8 meeting NBHS was higher than capacity by 120 students. Eleven teachers have to use carts to move around to open classrooms because there is no more teaching space available in the school.

  • School board selects Meadows as assistant superintendent

    Deanne Meadows has been selected by the Brunswick County school board as the school system’s new assistant superintendent.

    The board made an in-house hire by selecting Meadows, Brunswick County Schools’ current executive director of human resources.

    Meadows was approved at the Nov. 8 school board meeting. Board of education members voted 4-1 to accept the recommendation of a search committee led by Superintendent Edward Pruden.

  • West Brunswick presents Effort Awards

    On Friday, Nov. 2, West Brunswick High School presented its first Effort Awards for the 2012-2013 school year. Family and friends of students recognized gathered in the school’s cafeteria for the 8 a.m. ceremony.
    After opening remarks by assistant principal Michael Stanley and some refreshments, school counselor Michele Dixon gave an overview of the occasion. She explained students were selected due to hard work.

  • Red Ribbon week at Cedar Grove Middle School

     “The best me is drug free.”

    That was the message shared last week during National Red Ribbon Week.

    Cedar Grove Middle School in Supply celebrated the national drug prevention campaign with flair of its own. Students and staff wore crazy socks and hair, dressed as nerds, wore red and participated in a school-wide assembly where the Port City Spokesmen wheelchair basketball team performed and shared personal testimonies.

  • Education briefs

    Davis gets second term with alumni group
    On July 21, Tania Butler Davis was installed for a second term as the national president of the North Carolina Central University Alumni Association Inc., at the organization’s combined annual/council meeting.
    As president, Davis represents more than 33,000 NCCU alumni. Her term began on July 1 and will end June 30, 2014.
    A 1990 graduate of West Brunswick High School and a 1994 graduated of NCCU, she is the daughter of Joseph and Etherine Butler of Shallotte.

  • New Eco-bots come to life with 4-H helpers

    During National 4-H Week Oct. 7-13, Brunswick County 4-H youth and seventh-grade students from Shallotte Middle School participated in the 4-H National Youth Science Day Experiment.
    Youth enhanced their engineering skills by learning to think like robotic engineers, assembling their own robots, also known as Eco-bots, and control surfaces in order to manage an environmental cleanup.

  • Education briefs

    Teacher to work at South African school
    Matilda Scott, a seventh-grade social studies teacher at Shallotte Middle School, is ready for the trip of a lifetime.
    Scott was recently selected to participate as a guest teacher in the UNCW Watson College of Education faculty-led international field experience.
    On Oct. 29, she will board a plane headed for Port Elizabeth, South Africa, to begin a four-week experience working at Emphaweni K-8 Township School.

  • WBHS teacher recognized as Paul Harris Fellow

    Millie Venegas, a foreign language teacher at West Brunswick High School, has been recognized by Rotary International as a Paul Harris Fellow Award recipient.
    The award, named after the Rotary founder, was presented to Venegas by the South Brunswick Island (SBI) Rotary at its Sept. 28 meeting.
    In addition to teaching Spanish, Venegas is faculty adviser for the Interact Club, Rotary International’s service club for young people ages 14 to 18.

  • Lyneses donate to BCC foundation

    Dan and Linda Lynes of Shallotte recently made a $10,000 gift to the Foundation of Brunswick Community College (BCC) to establish an endowed scholarship. The Dan and Linda Lynes Endowed Scholarship has been designated to students in financial need of assistance to attend college.
    “Young people are our future and an education is a basic necessity. Students face many challenges and if we can ease a student’s financial worries and make a difference, that’s what we want to achieve,” said Linda Lynes.