• Teachers, some principals get raises in new Brunswick County Schools budget

     All teachers, all assistant principals and elementary and middle school principals are getting raises this year in the budget approved by the Brunswick County Board of Education.

    The board members also approved a one-time $1,000 bonus for all full-time employees in the 2013-14 budget, which was passed during the Aug. 27 retreat. Part-time employees will receive a pro-rated amount. 

    The teachers’ and principals’ raises came from a revision to the 2013-2014 supplement schedule.

  • Brunswick County graduation rates continue to rise

     Brunswick County Schools keep making strides toward the goal of producing college and career-ready high school graduates, based on the latest figures from the State Board of Education.

    The graduation rate for the system has increased from 72.5 percent to 85.7 percent, a 13.2 percent increase since 2007, according to the report released Thursday, Aug. 8. Data shows Brunswick County exceeds the overall state graduation rate of 82.5 percent.

  • Back to basics is focus for back to school

     Brunswick County Schools administrators reverted to the essentials when devising this year’s school supply list, especially in anticipation of the Carolinas’ sales tax-free weekend Aug. 2-4.

    Members of the Teacher Advisory Council, central services staff, and county principals collaborated to make the list, called Back to Basics.

  • Education briefs

    BCC foundation
    kicks off fund drive
    The Foundation of Brunswick Community College (BCC) officially kicked off its annual campus fund drive on April 2. This annual event is the core effort by faculty and staff to contribute to the foundation in support of student scholarships.
    “Win from Within” was the thrust of Foundation Executive Director Terry W. Mohr’s address to the crowd.

  • Volunteers needed to read to young children

    The Early Childhood Education Center is excited to celebrate the Week of the Young Child April 15-19.
    The purpose of this annual celebration is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families, as well as recognize programs that meet the needs of young children.
    The week will include visiting readers on Tuesday, April 16, and wind up with a Bike-A-Thon and pedal car raffle on Friday, April 19.

  • Education briefs

    School relocates for 2013-14 school year
    Southport Christian School will be relocating to Beach Road Baptist Church for the 2013-2014 school year. A new educational building with 16 classrooms designed to immediately serve pre-school through middle school is now under construction and should be completed by Aug. 1. This new building plus existing classroom space at the Beach Road Baptist campus will give them the long-term ability to provide a pre-school through high school institution for the students.

  • Reading is exciting at Town Creek Elementary

    Town Creek Elementary’s mascot Swampee, along with Savannah, a K-9 with the BARK program, joined students at the book fair to support Brunswick County’s reading initiative, “Today a Reader-Tomorrow a Leader.”

  • Education briefs

    Appalachian State students get honors
    Appalachian State University has released its graduation and honors lists for the fall 2012 semester. A total of 186 graduate students and 985 undergraduate students received degrees during ceremonies in December 2012.
    Rachel Julian Dycus of Shallotte received a master’s of arts degree in educational media.

  • Young writer flies away with the competition


    BOLIVIA—She’s in the first grade and she beat out competition in the second and third grades.

    Carleigh Bowling is a 6-year-old first-grade student at Bolivia Elementary School. Her writing has been capturing the attention of her teachers and, more recently, judges across the state.

    Late last year, Carleigh was selected by her first-grade teacher JoAnn Tucker to enter a writing submission into an annual writing competition that pits first-grade students against second- and third-grade students.

  • Education briefs

    BCC adds short-term classes for spring
    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 towards adults seeking skills for employment, intellectual stimulation, community involvement, and social interaction.