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Education

  • After nearly 50 years Bob Grimes to retire from education

    After serving students and families for 46 years, Robert “Bob” Grimes is getting ready to retire from education.

    During his career, Grimes, assistant superintendent for Brunswick County Schools, has served as a teacher, coach, assistant principal and principal.

    His leadership and love of reading ignited the system’s Today a Reader-Tomorrow a Leader Initiative. He has also played a key role in the expansion of district’s library collections.

  • BCECHS student named National Merit Scholarship semifinalist

    A student from Brunswick County Early College High School has been named a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist.

    Michael Rahal, a BCECHS senior, is the only semifinalist this year from Brunswick County Schools. This is the third consecutive year BCECHS has had a semifinalist in the distinguished scholarship program.

  • Education briefs

    BCC offers short-term classes for fall
    The Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWD) at Brunswick Community College offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement cultural enrichment and academic achievement geared toward adults seeking skills for employment, intellectual stimulation, community involvement, and social interaction.

  • 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.