Author Archives: Tim Markley

New Hanover County Schools Continues to be a Top Performer at the Local, Regional and State Levels

Recently, the State released the student performance data for districts across the state. The NHCS Testing Department has broken down the data. This information will be shared with the Board of Education during its October Regular Board Meeting on Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Raising the Age for Students, Raising the Bar for School Systems

This week, our traditional students returned to school and most were excited to be back in the classroom. Unfortunately, there is a group of students who are simply waiting for their 16th birthday. This is the minimum legal age for … Continue reading

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A New Year, A New Plan

Within just a few weeks, the 2016-2017 school year will be in full swing. To help set the direction for the upcoming year, the New Hanover County Board of Education has adopted a new strategic plan – Vision 2016-2020. This … Continue reading

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NHCS Year-Round Schools Expand & Open on July 19th

For several New Hanover County Schools students, they will return to the classroom in just a few weeks on Tuesday, July 19th as part of their schools’ year-round calendar. For the 2016-17 school year, three more of the district’s schools … Continue reading

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NHCS Summer Library Programs Offer Big Fun While Taking Aim At The “Summer Slide!”

by Jennifer LaGarde, Digital Teaching and Learning Specialist and 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 … Continue reading

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The Kids Making It Woodworking Program Helps NHCS Students to Succeed

By Jimmy W. Pierce, Executive Director, KMI This month’s blog post comes to us from Jimmy Pierce, executive director of the Kids Making It Program located downtown on Castle Street. KMI will host their annual breakfast on June 21, 2016, … Continue reading

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Life in the Classroom- A Beginning Teacher’s Perspective

Written by Cortlyn Young, a second-year Social Studies Teacher at Ashley High School To be a teacher is to be motivating, inspiring, dedicated, caring, positive, patient, entertaining, and so much more. If I have learned anything in my short career … Continue reading

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Teacher Appreciation Month – Remember, Honor & Give Thanks

May is Teacher Appreciation Month and we will celebrate by turning over this blog to teachers. Throughout the month, we will hear from a new teacher and a veteran teacher about their experiences in teaching. Before they take center stage, … Continue reading

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#EdCampBeach: The Ultimate UNconfererence Experience for NHCS Educators

By Jennifer LaGarde, Digital Teaching and Learning Specialist and Lead School Library Media Coordinator On April 30th, Castle Hayne Elementary will host New Hanover County Schools’ very first EdCamp: #EdCampBeach. What’s an EdCamp? EdCamps are free, non-commercial, “unconferences” that are … Continue reading

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Every Child Needs a Champion

By Katie Snyder, Social Studies Teacher – Hoggard High School 2015-16 NHCS Teacher of the Year & Regional Teacher of the Year New Hanover County Schools recently held its 5th Annual Legislative Luncheon. Regional Teacher of the Year – Katie … Continue reading

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