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New School Year Offers New and Improved Facilities

By Leanne Lawrence, NHCS Director of Facility Planning & Construction New pencils?  Check. New backpack?  Check. New elementary school? Check! Parents, while you’ve been busy checking off your list of back-to-school items, New Hanover County Schools has been busy checking … Continue reading

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Virtual Learning Reality

By Sarah Gubitz, NHCS Online Learning Supervisor Online learning is one of the most recent trends in both public and private education. Deciding if virtual learning is the best fit for your student can be challenging, but it doesn’t have … Continue reading

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It’s That Time Of Year! NHCS Summer Library Programs Create Opportunities For Year Round Learning!

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

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Thank You for Another Successful Year!

Dear NHCS Employees: As we celebrate the last day of the 2016-17 traditional school year, I would like to extend my appreciation to ALL New Hanover County Schools employees for their hard work in making this another successful year. Whether … Continue reading

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Musings from a First Year Teacher by Alex Schaivone

“My ‘me time’ has become just as important to me as my work because, at the end of the day, you really can’t pour from an empty cup.” Continue reading

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2017-18 Budget Request

This is the time of the year that we work on finalizing our budget for the upcoming school year. A critical step in this process is our request to the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners for local funding. This … Continue reading

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The Ripple Effect of the Opioid Epidemic

New Hanover County and supporting agencies recently produced a public service announcement about the ripple effect of the region’s opioid epidemic. As you will see, the epidemic is having a serious impact on our community, including NHCS students.

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Virtual Reality is a Reality!

by Jeannie Timken, NHCS Instructional Technology Specialist At the end of last school year, I was introduced to the possibilities of virtual reality in education through an experience at NCDLCN led by Jeff Crews and Dean Phillips of Beyond the Chalk. … Continue reading

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K-3 Class Size: The Impacts of Not Addressing the Issue

To implement the state restrictions for next school year using projected student numbers, we anticipate the need for 47 additional K-3 classroom teachers. Continue reading

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Shining a Light on NHCS’ Beginning Teachers

by NHCS Rookie Teacher of the Year Lindsey McDermott Educator, author, and speaker, Angela Maiers says, “We were created for significance, and for us to perceive that we don’t matter is both dangerous and terrifying.  When people know that they … Continue reading

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