Board News

Onslow County Schools ~ December 4, 2015

Coats for Kids

The Finance Department (including Distribution) delivered 18 gift packages containing coats, gloves, hats, and candy canes to children at Thompson Early Childhood Center. The children were selected ahead of time based on their need. The Finance Department has donated coats for TECC children annually since 2008.
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Dixon Middle School Project

The Onslow County Board of Commissioners will be considering an item on their upcoming Board agenda related to the Dixon Middle School financing. Due to the value engineering and design efficiencies of the project, we have realized a cost savings of $3.25 million. The Commissioners would like to recognize this as they pursue their financing options for the project.

Hour of Code: Northwoods Elementary Schools

Next week is Hour of Code Week. The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. It provides students an one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics.


As part of this year’s Hour of Code Week, Northwoods Elementary School of Technology and Innovation will be joining schools worldwide in conducting an Hour of Code event on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm. This event will allow students to experience one hour of computer coding and programming in all of the school's K-5 classrooms.


An invitation has been extended to visit the school during this exciting event and/or volunteer in a classroom.


If you would like to volunteer in a classroom during this event, please contact the school.

Northwoods Elementary believes this project will bring innovative experiences for students and positive community relations for the school.

Bright Ideas Banquet, Jacksonville High School

Wednesday, Dec. 9th, 6:30pm

1021 Henderson Drive

Jacksonville, NC

Presented by Jones Onslow Electric Membership Corp

Board Hearing Panel, Meeting Room 1

Thursday, Dec. 10th, 8:30am

Board of Education Office: Meeting Room 1

We are currently scheduling for the December 10th hearing panel session. The scheduled panel includes Paul Wiggins and Joel Churchwell. We will need a third member to serve on this panel, please let me know if you are available to cover.

BASES, Northside High School

Friday, Dec. 11th, 8:30am

365 Commons Drive South

Jacksonville, NC

Science & Engineering Fair, American Legion Building

Tuesday, Dec. 15th, 6:30-7pm

American Legion Building, Jacksonville, NC

Please join our awesome children as they celebrate learning and exploration through the Science and Engineering Fair. We invite you to view the projects and help hand out awards on Tuesday, December 15th. The celebration will be held in the American Legion Building from 6:30 - 7:00 pm.


If you are willing to help judge the event, please contact: Michelle Chadwick at 455-2211, ext. 20258.