Author Archives: Tim Markley

#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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Not Your Father’s Shop Class

By Chris Bailey, Director of Career-Technical Education, Craven County Schools, NC As New Hanover County Schools, in collaboration with Cape Fear Community College, is proposing to develop a non-traditional regional Career-Technical High School, I wanted to share an interesting article … Continue reading

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Saving Our Children Requires Everyone to Get Involved

Peace. Joy. Goodwill towards All Men. These and other optimistic themes tend to be the focus during the Christmas and New Year holiday season. Unfortunately, peace and goodwill were overshadowed by violence in some Wilmington neighborhoods. Our downtown community suffered … Continue reading

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Season of Giving

By Deputy Superintendent Dr. Rick Holliday As I grow older, this time of the year seems to come around a whole lot quicker than it used to. When I was a kid, I thought it would never get here. Now, … Continue reading

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Individualizing Pathways for Students!

By Wendy Kraft, NHCS Online Learning Program Supervisor Through the implementation of our online learning program, New Hanover County Schools continues to offer high quality learning experiences to students at the middle and high school levels at no cost to … Continue reading

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Dual Language Immersion Programs – Growing Globally

If you follow local education news, you have most likely heard of New Hanover County Schools’ Dual Language Immersion program that is currently located at Forest Hills Global Elementary School. You may have also heard about the program’s success and … Continue reading

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October is Bullying Prevention Month

By: Judy Stubblefield, Behavior Specialist New Hanover County Schools joins the national recognition of October as Bullying Prevention Month. Stopbullying.gov defines bullying at school as – unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. … Continue reading

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The 2015-16 State Budget…Not sure if it was worth the wait

The 2015-16 State Budget is finally here. The best that I can say is that it could have been a whole lot worse. From what was outlined in the original Senate Budget to what was finally passed, the final budget … Continue reading

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NHCS Transportation – Safely Delivering Students to and from School

By Ken Nance, Director of NHCS Transportation Department One of the biggest issues we deal with at the start of every school year is transportation. We field hundreds of inquiries that include a variety of questions such as: When does … Continue reading

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