Author Archives: Valita Quattlebaum

Online Learning Expanding in New Hanover County Schools by Wendy Kraft, Supervisor of Online Learning

“Any time, any place, learn at your pace” is an approach to teaching and learning that is changing the way in which many of our students interact with their coursework in New Hanover County Schools (NHCS). Virtual Courses-NCVPS Rather than … Continue reading

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We’ve Come A Long Way with Technology by Dawn Brinson, NHCS Chief Technology Officer

As we go from school to school, we are inspired by all of the innovative ways that students and teachers are seamlessly incorporating technology into their day. No longer is technology use optional – it is essential and will only … Continue reading

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Passionate, Hungry, and Driven: Earning Our PHD at New Hanover High School by Todd Finn

Back in 1997, I was working as a teacher assistant at a tiny high school just west of Boston, Massachusetts. I was finishing up my Bachelor Degree so that I could one day become a history teacher, getting my foot … Continue reading

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A Letter from NHCS Superintendent Dr. Tim Markley: The Safety and Security of Our Students and Staff is Our Top Priority

Dear Parents, Staffs and Community Members: We extend our heartfelt sympathy and condolences to all of the families involved in the Newtown tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with them. In the meantime, we will remain diligent in providing security … Continue reading

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The Season of Giving and Helping Others by Dr. John Welmers

Somewhere around Halloween, we begin to be bombarded by the sights and sounds of the holidays and by Thanksgiving, the season reaches a peak which will last through to the New Year. Regardless of why you celebrate or if you … Continue reading

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All In For Students by Dr. John Welmers

Let’s start with a quick story. I am flying back from San Diego on a Friday and I am seated on the six-hour flight next to a young woman and her infant child. We strike up a conversation in which … Continue reading

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New ESEA Flexibility will change management of Title I Services

District to offer new Title I After-School Supplemental Educational Services Important changes that parents need to know about have been made to federal accountability reporting. On May 29, 2012, the U.S. Department of Education approved North Carolina’s Elementary and Secondary … Continue reading

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Plan for Success: School Attendance Matters

New Hanover County Schools encourages student attendance to avoid the detrimental effects of excessive absences. While establishing the habit of regular attendance and arriving on time should begin in elementary school, poor attendance may take a hefty toll on high … Continue reading

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Charter vs. Traditional School Funding

This is the time of year that school districts work on their budgets for the next school year and one question that I am often asked is, “Why do public schools cost more than charter schools?” The short answer here … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season for Enrollment

by Dr. Rick Holliday Assistant Superintendent for Student Support Services Enrollment season is in full swing in Student Support Services. The intent of the New Hanover County Board of Education is to offer limited school choice options for parents. Each … Continue reading

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