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Building a Foundation

by Shannon Smiles, Director – NHCS Early Childhood Education By the time some children reach kindergarten, they are already far behind their peers in skills and measures of school readiness. These educational gaps tend to be much more difficult and … Continue reading

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HELP IS STILL NEEDED IN OUR COMMUNITY

by Superintendent Dr. Tim Markley and                                                                      … Continue reading

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Proud to be a Principal by Dr. Lauren Kefalonitis

In honor of National Principals Month, New Hanover County Schools’ Principal of the Year, Dr. Lauren Kefalonitis, has prepared this week’s blog. Dr. Kefalonitis is principal of Bradley Creek Elementary School. As a school leader, our top commitment is to … Continue reading

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Nourish NC – Makes It Happen by Dr. Tim Markley

This past week, I had the privilege to speak at the annual Nourish NC gala. It was great event that raised support and awareness for a more than worthy cause – childhood hunger. The information that was presented during the … Continue reading

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NHCS Cares: Showing Support for Victims of Hurricane Harvey

by Tufanna Thomas and Valita Quattlebaum Eaton Elementary students displaying money raised from their Coin War. Most of us have never seen anything like Hurricane Harvey. After the monster hurricane’s devastation, thousands of people across Texas and along the Gulf … Continue reading

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Make It Happen! by Dr. Tim Markley, Superintendent

“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen,” Michael Jordan – Laney High School Class of 1981.
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New School Year Offers New and Improved Facilities

By Leanne Lawrence, NHCS Director of Facility Planning & Construction New pencils?  Check. New backpack?  Check. New elementary school? Check! Parents, while you’ve been busy checking off your list of back-to-school items, New Hanover County Schools has been busy checking … Continue reading

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Virtual Learning Reality

By Sarah Gubitz, NHCS Online Learning Supervisor Online learning is one of the most recent trends in both public and private education. Deciding if virtual learning is the best fit for your student can be challenging, but it doesn’t have … Continue reading

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It’s That Time Of Year! NHCS Summer Library Programs Create Opportunities For Year Round Learning!

by Jennifer LaGarde, Digital Teaching and Learning Specialist & Lead School Library Media Coordinator Research has shown that when students read over the summer, they come back to school better prepared for the challenges of a new school year. In fact, … Continue reading

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Thank You for Another Successful Year!

Dear NHCS Employees: As we celebrate the last day of the 2016-17 traditional school year, I would like to extend my appreciation to ALL New Hanover County Schools employees for their hard work in making this another successful year. Whether … Continue reading

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