New Hanover County Schools


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Back to School Book Bag Event

Community Partnership

Members of the Board of Education and Senior Staff attended the 6th Annual 2019 Back 2 School Book Bag Event, organized by the Wilmington Interdenominational Ministers Alliance. The Board, with help from administrators, teachers, and parents, donated 250 book bags for the event.

Cape Fear Realtors tour schools

Realtors Tour

The New Hanover County Schools Board of Education conducted a tour for Cape Fear Realtors to showcase some of the amazing programs offered at our schools and answer  questions during a panel discussion. This event was coordinated by the district’s Public Relations Division in conjunction with Board Member Stefanie Adams.

STEM Students from Rachel Freeman School of Engineering

Freeman School of Engineering

Local realtors enjoyed interacting with students from Rachel Freeman Elementary.  Students demonstrated the use of robotics and 3D printing using iPads in their state-of-the art STEM Lab.

Violin students from Snipes Academy

Snipes Academy of Arts & Design

During our recent realtors tour, students demonstrated their musical talent with a strings performance in their beautiful auditorium. Snipes’ Teacher of the Year Christa Faison is their music teacher.

Informational meeting on Spanish immersion

The International School at Gregory

Principals Leigh Ann Lampley and Ron Villines shared information about the benefits of the Spanish Immersion and Mandarin program and other learning collaborations between the International School at Gregory and Williston Middle School. This discussion was a part of the NHCS Realtors Tour.

New administrators for the 2019 - 2020 School Year

New School Leaders

Askia Kirby (principal, Williston Middle), Loretta Kimble (assistant principal, Trask Middle), Elizabeth Jones (assistant principal, Isaac Bear Early College), Patty Williams (Director, Special Education), Amanda Barbour (assistant principal, Ashley High), Justin Fischetti (assistant principal at Hoggard High).

First day of school at Isaac Bear Early College

First Day

Students at Isaac Bear, Wilmington Early College, and SEA-Tech High schools returned to school the first week of August.

New Mural in Laney's Courtyard

Laney Courtyard

The courtyard connecting classrooms for the Exceptional Children’s program at Laney High School received a makeover this summer, thanks to the art department.

NHCS Live-call in show for back to school information

Calling It In

NHCS hosted its first live Call-in Show for parents to get answers to back-to-school questions. Panelists talked about what's new for the 2019-2020 school year and shared the latest news and information from Child Nutrition, Student Support Services, Instruction, Transportation, Safety, and Public Relations.

2019 Safety Summit

Safety First

NHCS hosted a back-to-school Safety Summit with a panel that included local health and safety officials, district leaders, and members of law enforcement. 

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Community Partnerships Mentor, Volunteer, Partner, Donate

Community Partnerships – Mentor, Volunteer, Partner, Donate!

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Bond to Buildings Updates

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