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  NHCS expands sexual assault training for students and teachers, hires investigator

New Hanover County Schools has come a long way in its efforts to effectively prevent and deal with sexual assault, and it’s letting the public know about it.

As COVID-19 cases surge across the state, PCS Board of Education members discuss school operations

  Parents urge New Hanover Co. school board to reconsider moving to Plan A next week

  COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher seeks crayons and colored pencils with ‘Color Me Happy’ project

Renowned motivational speaker inspires teachers with his story

  NHC teacher suspended after smoking on Zoom in front of students

UNC-CH delays start of in-person classes by 3 weeks

Continued Coverage

  Elementary teacher needs donations for wiggle wobble chairs

  Remembering 2020: The Cape Fear Museum is recruiting your mementos to tell this year’s story for future generations.

  Columbus County Schools switch to online learning in January

  WECT Investigates update: Parent gets partial refund after college suspends courses due to COVID-19

  Leland Middle School closes because of increased COVID-19 activity

  Name restoration ceremony held for C.F. Pope Elementary

  UNCW Faculty Senate supports vote of censure for Chancellor Sartarelli

Unlike a vote of no-confidence, which can be a precursor to the resignation or dismissal of an administrator not deemed fit to hold a position, a vote for censure expresses disapproval of actions

  County leaders discuss decision to transition to Plan A: ‘Our goal was always to return students to the classrooms’

Plan A refers to face-to-face instruction five days a week, and will be effective Monday, Jan. 11. A full-time remote option will continue to be available to families not ready to transition back to in-person learning.

  New Hanover County School Board votes to transition Pre-K- 5 grades from Plan B to Plan A

Board members also agreed on details outlined in a transition guidance document issued ahead of the meeting

  Community Classroom: Teacher needs storage cabinets for classroom

Music teacher at C.F. Pope Elementary School needs storage cabinets for classroom

  New Hanover County commissioners voice approval of re-opening elementary schools under Plan A

  Brunswick County School Board holds swearing in ceremony, elects new office holders

  Brunswick County Board of Education addresses teacher shortage, baseball field flooding

  COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher needs change for vending machine

  Student engagement is key for teachers, students during mixed learning lessons

  COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher needs new chairs for reading space

NHC Schools pauses Grab & Go meal service for Thanksgiving holiday

The New Hanover County Schools (NHCS) Grab & Go meal service will not be available November 25, 26, and 27

Superintendent resigns from Bladen County Board of Education

Dr. Taylor has accepted a position as a Deputy State Superintendent at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

UNCW extends free COVID-19 testing through December

A federal grant made it possible to offer free testing to the public and participants can expect results in 2-3 days.

  Elementary school students and teachers in Pender Co. adjust to Plan A

Most of the younger students in the district went back to school full time Nov. 9. Here's how it's going so far.

New name selected for Parsley Elementary

Walter L. Parsley Elementary School will be renamed Masonboro Elementary School.

Brunswick County Schools adds extra safety feature to digital tools

Gaggle uses artificial intelligence to review and analyze student activity when using Google programs.

  Committee recommends redistricting, other measures to diversify New Hanover Co. Schools

The Community Relations Advisory Committee for New Hanover County and the City of Wilmington issued a letter to county commissioners, city council and the New Hanover County Schools Board of Education Wednesday outlining nine recommendations to diversify schools and repair damage they believe was ca

  CFCC releases travel expenses for president, trustees

Records confirm trustees spent approximately $7,000 over the past three years.

  COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher wants art supplies for “extra special artists”

Jennifer Love Gironda wants art supplies for her students she calls “extra special artists”

The Military Officers Association of America awards scholarship to CFCC student veterans

Nine Cape Fear Community College student veterans receive scholarship funds from the southeastern chapter of the Military Officers Association of America

  Brunswick Co. students have the chance to change learning plans for next semester

Starting Nov. 9 through Nov. 16 students can change how they want to participate in school starting in January.

  NHC Schools closes learning labs, offers in-person learning for employees' children

The remote learning labs were originally used to help school employees while they worked, by offering a space for their kids to stay and be looked after while they did their own school work.

  Brunswick County Schools begins Phase 2 of redistricting

Brunswick County Schools has announced a timeline for Phase 2 of its redistricting plan.

Three cases of COVID-19 confirmed at NHC elementary school

The positive cases of COVID-19 confirmed at Blair Elementary

  Student tests positive for COVID-19 at a NHC high school

A student at Hoggard high School in New Hanover County tested positive for COVID-19 Tuesday

  COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher seeks subscription to national book club for students

Teacher seeks subscription to national book club for students

  Pre-K in a pandemic: Keeping the youngest learners safe at school

The three and four-year-olds at Johnson Pre-K Center in Wilmington are adapting to the new-normal.

  UPDATE: Five COVID-19 cases identified in cluster at school in NHC

The New Hanover County Public Health Department identified a cluster of positive COVID-19 cases in the Lyceum Academy at New Hanover High School.

  Pender County Schools approves Plan A for K-5 students

Pender County School Board voted 3-1 to approve Plan A for K-5 students

  Bladen Co. Schools superintendent says activity outside of school generates recent COVID-19 cases

After three school closures and ten positive cases so far this school year, the superintendent asks community members to take extra precautions when out in public.

  COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Climb-N-Crawl Caterpillar wanted for K-2 students

Martha Cotton, a K-2 teacher at Williams Township in Whiteville, is asking for a Climb-N-Crawl Caterpillar through the Donors Choose website, an online charity that helps teachers get funding for school projects.

UNCW to test warning siren system

The UNCW Alert system will be tested Wednesday, October 21 at noon as part of a routine maintenance schedule determined by the campus environmental health and safety policy.

  Learning pods of all varieties take root amid pandemic

Parents are turning to "pods" to help with remote school work and accommodate their work schedules

  Dublin Elementary School to close for at least two weeks due to increase in COVID-19 cases

Dublin Primary School will be closed for a minimum of two weeks “due to a significant increase in the number of COVID-19 cases and close contact cases,” Bladen County Schools announced Friday morning.

  Pender County School Board going to discuss plan to start with a revised Plan B for elementary student

The Pender County School Board plans to revisit its decision to move into a revised Plan B for elementary students on Oct 20.

  Pender County Schools votes against Plan A for K-5 students

Pender County Schools Board of Education votes against transitioning K-5 students to Plan A at a meeting Tuesday evening.

  Students fill the classrooms of schools in NHC after weeks of remote learning

Teachers at Sea-Tech High School say they're excited to have students back and feel safe teaching in-person.

  COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher wants charging cart for students’ Chromebooks

Kathy Butler, a K-2 teacher at Williams Township in Whiteville, is hoping to purchase a charging cart for her students' Chromebooks.

  New Hanover County Schools launches online college and career readiness program called Xello

Xello will help bridge the gab between high school and their next steps.

  School officials detail cleaning inside of New Hanover County Schools, Dr. Foust stalls on Plan A for now

At Tuesday night’s New Hanover County School Board meeting, officials answered questions that many parents have been asking about how to keep their children safe.

COVID-19 causes Coastal Christian High School to close temporarily

Coastal Christian High School is closing temporarily due to seven cases of COVID-19 and students will do remote learning until the school reopens on October 19th.

  COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Smart oven needed for food sciences class at elementary school

Holly Majewski, a S.T.E.M. elective class teacher at Belville Elementary is hoping to purchase a Breville Smart Oven through the Donors Choose website, an online charity that helps local teachers get funding for school projects.

  Bladen County school board votes to bring students back for in-person instruction

The Bladen County Board of Education on Thursday voted for a plan that would bring students back to the classroom for in-person instruction later this month.

CFCC Small Business Center receives funding to support local businesses

For the third time, Cape Fear Community College (CFCC)’s Small Business Center has received $50,000 from the NC Legislature to assist local businesses impacted by COVID-19.

  UNCW hosts 2nd Annual Cybersecurity Awareness Conference

The conference is free and virtual for the entire community.

CFCC receives grant from the U.S. Department of Education

Cape Fear Community College recently received $327,247 from the U.S. Department of Education through the Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund to help students pursue workforce training programs.

  COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher needs help purchasing scholastic magazines for science studies

COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher needs help purchasing scholastic magazines for science studies

Bradley Creek Elementary School receives grant from Trillium Health

Bradley Creek Elementary School is one of the first five schools to have 50% of its staff register and complete two of the qualifying courses on the Safe Schools Healthy kids NC learning portal.

  UNCW announces plans for spring 2021

To help reduce the spread on COVID-19, UNCW will have an extended winter break in lieu of spring break with classes beginning on Wednesday January 20, 2021.

  New Hanover County Schools stocks up on PPE for start of plan B

New Hanover County Schools purchasing director Kevin Lee has been very busy.

  Reverse osmosis water coolers installed at 29 New Hanover County schools

The CTE department of New Hanover County Schools is launching a new online college and career readiness program called Xello for students and staff.

Pender County Schools announces administration changes at Topsail High, Penderlea

Dr. Susan Graziano, current principal at Penderlea School, will join the Topsail High as an assistant principal while Topsail High assistant principal Fallon Fuller will move to Penderlea School as the interim principal.

  How schools in Pender County make in-person learning work

Families of PreK-5 students are now being asked to complete a Plan A & C Return Survey

  Brunswick County school board votes to allow K-5 students to return to class for in-person instruction

The Brunswick County Board of Education on Tuesday unanimously voted to allow students in grades K-5 to return to school for full-time, in-person instruction beginning next month.

  COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher hopes donors will help surprise her students with Legos for learning

Teacher hopes donors will help surprise her students with Legos for learning

  NHC Board of Education votes for AA/BB model for returning students to class

New Hanover County (NHC) Board of Education voted to approve the transition to Plan B using an AA/BB model instead of a three-week rotation schedule at a special board meeting Monday night.

UPDATE: NHC Schools postpone virtual town halls for Plan B transition

New Hanover County Schools (NHCS) will host a series of virtual town hall meetings for families on the district’s transition to Plan B.

“I am scared”: Covid-weary teacher prepares will instead of lesson plans

Covid-weary teacher prepares will instead of lesson plans

Confirmed case of COVID-19 at a Columbus County School

A spokesperson for Columbus County Schools says there is a confirmed case at Hallsboro Artesia Elementary School.

New video from Pender County Schools answers questions about Plan A

The nearly three-minute video answers some questions parents might have about face-to-face learning.

Brunswick County Board of Education calls emergency meeting

The Brunswick County Board of Education (BCBE) announced Friday it will hold a special meeting Tuesday, September 22 at 2:00 p.m. to discuss the options for K-5 students.

  NCDHHS permits limited family spectators at college football games

The NCDHHS has released that universities and colleges that are following COVID-19 safety protocols can allow two family member spectators per athlete for up to 350 total per event.

  Staff at small Columbus County elementary school help raise money to bury custodian’s brother

The staff at a small, rural school in Columbus County comes together to help pay for the burial of the school custodian's brother.

CFCC opens new fitness center and launches new health and fitness program

Beginning this fall, students can study for an Associate of Science degree in Applied Science Health and Fitness at Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) and can benefit from the newly opened fitness center.

NC GOP leaders, parents call on Cooper to allow in-person classes citing negative remote learning impacts

Republican state leaders and a group of parents called for Gov. Roy Cooper (D) to allow full-time, in-person classes Wednesday, citing their concerns about the negative impacts remote learning is having on kids and families.

Candidates for New Hanover County Board of Education take part in virtual forum

Candidates running for the New Hanover County Board of Education gathered virtually Tuesday evening in a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Lower Cape Fear, YWCA Lower Cape Fear and the North Carolina Coastal Federation.

  NHC Schools Board of Education approves move to Plan B

The New Hanover County Board of Education voted 6-1 Tuesday night to allow students to return to the classroom in Plan B.

  Plan B or C? Parents of NHCS students prepare for possible school changes

Parents share what plan they prefer for the school system.