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The Ripple Effect of the Opioid Epidemic

New Hanover County and supporting agencies recently produced a public service announcement about the ripple effect of the region’s opioid epidemic. As you will see, the epidemic is having a serious impact on our community, including NHCS students.

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Virtual Reality is a Reality!

by Jeannie Timken, NHCS Instructional Technology Specialist At the end of last school year, I was introduced to the possibilities of virtual reality in education through an experience at NCDLCN led by Jeff Crews and Dean Phillips of Beyond the Chalk. … Continue reading

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K-3 Class Size: The Impacts of Not Addressing the Issue

To implement the state restrictions for next school year using projected student numbers, we anticipate the need for 47 additional K-3 classroom teachers. Continue reading

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Shining a Light on NHCS’ Beginning Teachers

by NHCS Rookie Teacher of the Year Lindsey McDermott Educator, author, and speaker, Angela Maiers says, “We were created for significance, and for us to perceive that we don’t matter is both dangerous and terrifying.  When people know that they … Continue reading

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#NHCSProud – Best Practices in Literacy Instruction

Mrs. Fullard, a second grade teacher from Anderson Elementary, and Mr. Jeffreys, a third grade teacher from Codington Elementary, presented Best Practices in Literacy Instruction to the State Board of Education on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. During their presentations, the classroom … Continue reading

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The Essential Question in Education

As part of the Greater Wilmington Business Journal’s PowerBreakfast Series, NHCS Superintendent Dr. Tim Markley participated as one of the guest speakers during the November 8th breakfast. Dr. Markley openly addresses, The Essential Question in Education.

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The Practitioners’ Perspective

New Hanover County Schools hosted its 6th Annual Legislative Luncheon on Thursday, January 5th. The district’s Principal of the Year – Dr. Steve Sullivan of Hoggard High School and the Teacher of the Year – Mr. Christopher Walters of Parsley … Continue reading

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This Christmas – Give the Gift of Mentoring

by Valita Quattlebaum, APR, NHCS Chief Communications Officer “It takes a village to raise a child.” African Proverb In this Christmas season, as our thoughts turn to gift giving and celebrating, we should be reminded that one of the greatest … Continue reading

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2014 NHCS Bond Update

By: Eddie Anderson, Assistant Superintendent for Operations It’s been two years since voters in New Hanover County overwhelmingly passed a $160 million bond referendum to improve our school facilities and enhance the educational experience for all students. Safety, security, and … Continue reading

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Expanding Opportunities for Students with Online Learning

by Wendy Kraft, NHCS Online Learning Supervisor Mandarin Chinese, AP Human Geography, Digital Photography, and Honors Forensic Science are just some of the 150+ online courses to choose from in New Hanover County Schools (NHCS).  Currently, students are accessing approximately … Continue reading

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