• Supply Elementary announces honor rolls, awards

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

    The following students were recognized:

    Terrific Kids

  • BCC offers high school firefighting course

    According to Velva Jenkins, Dean of Continuing Education and Workforce Development, Brunswick County is one of the fastest growing communities in North Carolina and the nation, and with that growth comes the need for more emergency responders, including firefighters.

    To help meet the demand, Brunswick Community College is now helping students get started in a career with fire services before they graduate high school.

    BCC started a new Firefighting Technology course on Jan. 29. Students ranging from 16 to 18 years old are eligible for the five-month course.

  • BCC announces honor roll, dean's list

    Brunswick Community College has announced its honor roll list and dean’s list for the fall 2007 semester.

    To qualify for the honor roll list, students must maintain a 3.0-3.49 GPA for the semester.

    Honor Roll

  • BCC continues its Black History Month events

    BCC's Feb. 12 Black History month event featured local business owners ranging from Yolanda Rogers and Wanna Whitted, co-owners of GiGi’s shoe boutique, to Training Wheels founder Tami Easter.

    Joe and Moe Auto Service co-owner Joe Stanley and Black Pages USA President Gerry McCants also shared their advice to help motivate everyone in the audience to succeed and follow their dreams.

    After the presenters spoke, the floor was opened for a question and answer session.

    All agreed hard work and determination are the keys to success.

  • Baking, business create hands-on life lessons

    Occupational course of study students at Brunswick County Academy are on their way to sweet success.

    For the nine students on the occupational course of study track, diploma requirements extend far beyond the classroom. About 900 hours of work experience must be completed in addition to regular coursework.

    A student-based business is a requirement for the students, where they learn skills and strategies that will prepare them for “the real world,” Karen Babson, BCA school base chairperson, said.

    “The goal of the business

  • Schools work to keep dropout rates moving downward

    Although dropout percentages in Brunswick County are decreasing, it is still an issue administrators are working on improving.

    Zelphia Grissett, assistant superintendent of curriculum, instruction and assessment, said to combat the dropout rate, the focus needs to be on the middle school transition.

    Grissett said most students are ready after finishing the fifth grade, but some “hit a slump” in middle school.

  • Brunswick dropout rates drop

    Dropout percentages for Brunswick County Schools are on the decline.

    According to enrollment statistics, the dropout rate for ninth through 12th grade students in 2006-2007 was 5.66 percent, or 213 students. This number is down eight students and .04 percent from 2005-2006.

    In the 2006-2007 school year, the district had higher enrollment numbers than the previous year. While the number of students who dropped out is higher in 2006-2007 compared to 2005-2006, the percentage of dropouts is lower because of the higher enrollment.

  • BCC announces continuing education classes

    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 the school.

    Many courses are free to seniors (65 and older).

    For a full schedule of classes, including online courses, go to: www.brunswickcc.edu.

    Call 755-7380 to register.

  • N.C. Community College BioNetwork to offer classes at Brunswick Community College

    Courses made possible through a N.C. Community College BioNetwork grant are reshaping the future in Brunswick County, according to Karen Ladley, the school’s public information officer.

  • Nationwide schools earn 'C' average

    A report card recently issued by Education Week gives schools across the nation an overall C average, grading on education performance and policy.

    North Carolina also received a C average for its overall grade, which grades state schools on six subject areas: chance for success, K-12 achievement; standards; assessment; and accountability; transitions and alignments; teaching profession; and school finance.