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Education

  • Evelyn Wray Smith School wants to earn accreditation

    The Evelyn Smith Wray Village School is on its way to earning its accreditation.

    Dayna Ramsey-Sanders, the school’s director, said although the process could take two years to complete, she hopes to finish it within one year.

    The accreditation process requires teachers to participate in different trainings, meetings with parents, students, and the board of directors, and overlooks standard reports. The school will also spend several days being observed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement.

  • School board votes to award construction bid

    The Brunswick County Board of Education voted Tuesday night to award the construction bid for Holden Beach Middle School to R.L. Casey Inc.

    Steve Miley, executive director of operations, said the bid came in at $14,593,025, which was more than a million dollars less than the highest bid.

    “We do feel the pricing is accurate,” Miley said.

    Board member Ray Gilbert said he thought the bids needed to be sent to the operations committee for further review. He wanted the committee to review the bid and consider future change orders.

  • Southeastern Christian Academy awards

    Southeastern Christian Academy has announced its first semester awards. They are as follows:

    Preschool Academic Award: Alexis Tartt and Nevaeh Stevens

    Kindergarten Academic Award: Megan Vogler, Gray Petercon, Jayna Biggs, Jenna Caison

    First-grade A/B Honor Roll: Alex Smith, Paige Hall, Krystal Turner, Trinity Dunlap, Brandon White, Abigail Blair

    Second-grade A Honor Roll: Taylor Hill, Mia Babson , Jacob Riley, Franchesca Knox

    Second-grade A/B Honor Roll: Aubrey Mokma and Caroline Rourk

    Third-grade A Honor Roll: Justin Martin

  • Continuing education courses offered at Brunswick Community College

    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.

    Many business courses are free due funding from a Small Business Center grant.

    Seniors, 65 and older, can also take many classes free of charge.

  • 'Grease' is the word at South Brunswick

    Sock hop, doo-wop and the hand jive will fill the Odell Williamson Auditorium this weekend as South Brunswick High School presents the musical “Grease.”

    The musical—which was brought to popularity by a ’70s movie version—centers around the teenage romance of Danny Zucko and Sandy Dumbrowski. The two met in the summer and are surprised to meet again on the first day of school at Rydell High, as Sandy is a new student to the area.

  • Barber speaks at BCC

    Brunswick Community College continues to celebrate Black History Month.

    Dr. William J. Barber, president of North Carolina NAACP State Conference spoke last Wednesday at Odell Williamson Auditorium.

    Barber spoke about the origin of Black History Month and of many influential African Americans in history. His message was about re-educating ourselves with the complete, accurate history of America.

  • Union Elementary School celebrates Black History Month

    From famous figures in history to influences in pop culture, African-American contributions to today’s society were honored by Union Elementary School at its Black History Program Friday.

    The program began with the singing of The Black National Anthem and an invocation by Rev. Leo Stevenson.

    The students then took over the program. First grader Deiona Stanley performed an interpretive dance to “Father Can You Hear Me?”

  • Pennies for Patients gets Supply Elementary officials all stuck up

    Supply Elementary School Principal Dwight Willis said his students put him in a sticky situation Friday afternoon.

    As an incentive to raise money for Pennies for Patients—a fundraising program benefiting leukemia and lymphoma patients—the students were told if they raised enough money, they could duct tape the principal to a wall.

  • Virginia Williamson Elementary announces award winners

    Virginia Williamson Elementary School has announced its second nine-weeks awards. They are as follows:

    A Honor Roll

    Fifth-grade: Hannah Caison, Kacey Galloway, Caison Mankin, Ariana Thomas, Gracie DeStefano, Brianna Mintz, Samantha Michalski, Emma Elliott, Luci Tramposch, Billie Jean Bailey and Amber Merklinger.

    Fourth-grade: Charlotte Floyd, Olivia Thorson, Hannah Black and McKenzie Jordan.

    Third-grade: Sydney Bitancor, Austin Dickerson, Aidan Goble and Savannah Campbell.

  • Supply Elementary announces honor rolls, awards

    Supply Elementary School recently had its second nine weeks awards day.

    The following students were recognized:

    Terrific Kids