• Waccamaw students win spelling bee

    Waccamaw School has announced its spelling bee winners.
    First grade: Gage Caldwell, Trinity Atkinson, Alicia High, Tiffany Guin, Cesar Vargas, Nadia Cortez, Rand Warren and Greyson Miller.
    Second grade: Jayna Smith, Eric Schilz, Jazamine Garcia, Brandon Graham, Juan Ramos, Kayla Cauler, Bethanie Benton, Layla Norris and Faith Simmons.
    Third grade: Lacey Lammonds, Garrett Emmons, Daelyn Fairley, Christian Cortes, Megan Wesley, Daniel Padilla, Chandler Sellers, Trevor Tucholski and River Lewis.

  • Lunch buddy is also a math tutor

    At Leland Middle School, Dan Levine is a lunch buddy (mentor) to two students and is also a math tutor in the Action for Success Program. He isn’t just a volunteer…his energy and ideas go above and beyond.

  • Education briefs

    Pre-K registration set for March 5
    N.C. Pre-K registration for children in Brunswick County will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 5, at the Leland 5th District Community Building in Leland (the WIC Building) and from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 12, at Smart Start of Brunswick County, 5140 Sellers St. in Shallotte.
    Children must be 4 years old by Aug. 31 to be eligible for NCPK.

  • Judge takes oath at Waccamaw

    Students at Waccamaw School attended the swearing in of District Court Judge Marion Warren on Jan. 15 at the school.
    Judge Warren and his family members have all attended Waccamaw since the school first opened. He was quick to express his admiration and appreciation for the teachers and school where he got his start.
    “I want my neighbors and community to know that students from Waccamaw and Brunswick County can accomplish anything,” he said.

  • Education briefs

    Ikalowych honored at Citadel
    Stephen James Ikalowych of Oak Island was recently honored for outstanding academic achievement at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, during the fall semester of the 2012-2013 academic year.
    Ikalowych earned one of the college’s top academic honors, a Gold Star, presented to students who achieve a 3.7 grade point average or higher during a semester’s course work.
    Gold Stars are worn on the collar of the cadet full dress and dress uniforms and the summer leave uniform.

  • Education briefs

    BCC honor rolls, lists
    Brunswick Community College has named the following students to its fall 2012 honor rolls:
    Dean’s list

  • Just Watch it Grow program: Children sprout new taste buds

    With fast food and quick meal preparation options aplenty, it’s easy for negative eating habits to develop in children.
    According to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Special Nutrition Division, roughly one third of all children ages 2-4 are overweight or obese.
    That’s why Helen Gabriel, program and evaluations director for Smart Start of Brunswick County, and her colleagues started Just Watch it Grow.

  • Education briefs

    Webber named NSTA fellow
    Jennifer “Jenny” Webber is one of eight North Carolina teachers and one of 244 nationwide selected as a Fellow in the 2012-2013 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) New Science Teacher Academy.
    Webber teaches science at Cedar Grove Middle School.
    The 2012 Fellows were selected based on several criteria, including a solid science background and displaying a strong interest in growing as a professional science educator.

  • ESWVS students visit Autumn Care

    Jane Skubic and her first- and second-grade students at the Evelyn Smith Wray Village School (ESWVS) enjoy a special field trip during the holiday season when they visited Autumn Care to spread some holiday cheer.
    The children visited patient halls and sang Christmas carols. They also delivered tidings of joy and handmade Christmas cards to the residents, and enjoyed the trip as much as the Autumn Care staff and residents.

  • School system asks public to weigh in on facilities plans

    The next step in the creation of an updated Brunswick County School’s Facilities Master Plan will rely on parent involvement.

    School officials will host three community focus group meetings next week to get input from parents and community members about how to meet the educational needs of students.

    The meetings are set for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at North Brunswick High School; Wednesday, Jan. 23, at South Brunswick High School; and Thursday, Jan. 24, at West Brunswick High School.