Board News

Onslow County Schools ~ January 8, 2016

NCASCD Lighthouse Award

We are excited to report that Carolina Forest Elementary School has been selected to receive a 2016 NCASCD Lighthouse School Award.

The Lighthouse Award is presented annually to schools that have furthered student achievement in innovative and creative ways and have nurtured a positive and supportive school and community climate.

The school will be presented a plaque and a cash prize of $1000 during an award ceremony at the NCASCD Annual Conference next week.

Military Child of the Year Nominee

A very special congratulations to Swansboro High School 11th grade student, Grace Frazier, who has been selected as a semi-finalist for the national Military Child of the Year award. Next, she will go through the interview stage of the selection process. The winner will be announced in the spring.

TECC Receives Sizeable Book Donation

Barnes and Noble hosted a book drive at Thompson Early Childhood Center that resulted in over 9000 books being purchased and donated back to the school by the Onslow County community. This was noted as the second most successful book drive in the Barnes and Noble company history! The Thompson students are thrilled to have these books to add to their library collection and we are thankful for the support of Barnes and Noble as a community partner.

BASES Celebration Video

View the BASES celebration at the link below. The video will be featured on G10 programing beginning Friday night, January 8th and will run for the next several weeks.

BASES Appreciation Event 2015

State of the Community

The Twenty-first Annual State of the Community Breakfast will take place on Tuesday, February 9th beginning at 9:00 am at the MCAS New River Officers' Club. During the annual breakfast, community leaders will share a report from each of the major segments that make up the Onslow County community.

In addition to the Onslow County School Superintendent, invited speakers will include: BGen Weidley, Commanding General, MCI East-MCB Camp Lejeune; Coastal Carolina Community College President Dr. Ron Lingle: Onslow County Manager Jeff Hudson; City of Jacksonville Mayor Sammy Phillips; Commanding Officer MCAS New River Col Timothy Salmon; and CEO Onslow Memorial Hospital Dr. Ed Piper.

The focus of the event will be economic and community development, workforce preparedness, military growth, and military and civilian partnerships.

If you would like to attend, please let Jodie know so she can RSVP on your behalf.

Upcoming Notable Dates

As we near the end of the First Semester of the 2015-2016 school year, please note these upcoming dates:

January 15, 2016 - Final day of the 1st semester

January 18, 2016 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - No School

January 19-20, 2016 - Teacher workdays - No School

January 21, 2016 - First day of the 2nd semester

Hearing Panel: Meeting Room 1

Thursday, Jan. 21st, 8:30am

Board of Education Office, Meeting Room 1

Panel: Jeff Brown, Paul Wiggins, and Joel Churchwell

Elementary Science Olympiad: Northside High School

Saturday, Jan. 30th, 8am-2pm

365 Commons Drive South

Jacksonville, NC

Come join our young scientists and engineers as they put their learning and creativity to the test at the Elementary Science Olympiad.

Math Counts Middle School: Clyde Erwin Elementary School

Tuesday, Feb. 2nd, 9am

323 New River Drive

Jacksonville, NC

The annual Onslow County Middle School Math Counts competition will take place on Tuesday, February 2nd at Clyde Erwin Elementary School. The activities will begin at 9:00am with an awards ceremony to occur around 1:00pm (time may not be exact depending upon the flow of the day). The Board is welcome to come and spectate during any part of the competition and are encouraged to attend the awards ceremony.

Board of Education Meeting: Blue Creek Elementary

Tuesday, Feb. 2nd, 6:30pm

1260 Burgaw Highway

Jacksonville, NC