Author Archives: Tim Markley

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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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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