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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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Making the Call

As a child growing up in Maine, I would be glued to the TV when snow started to fall and wonder if a snow day was pending. As a superintendent, I have a new perspective on weather calls. Modern technology … Continue reading

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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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