Board News

Onslow County Schools ~ February 5, 2016

Legislator Teacher for the Day

Through a campaign initiated by the North Carolina School Boards Association, our state legislators have been invited to take part in an opportunity to be a Teacher for the Day in one of our schools. This initiative will give our legislators an opportunity to see what it is like to be in a classroom and witness the everyday challenges our educators experience.


Representative Phil Shepard has accepted our invitation and will be serving as the Teacher in Richard Mason's Civics and Economics class at Southwest High School on Monday, February 8th. You are welcome to stop by Southwest High School on Monday and visit the classroom as Representative Shepard leads our students. The school day will begin at 7:14 am with first period, 2nd period begins at 8:50 am and third period begins at 11:18 am. If you would like to visit, check-in at the school office and you will be directed where to go.

5,000 Marines & Sailors to March

The 2d Marine Division 75th Anniversary 5000-member parade and community celebration is scheduled for Saturday, February 6th in downtown Jacksonville.


The parade will begin at 10:00 am at the Freedom Fountain and will proceed along New Bridge Street to Railroad Street. A community celebration will follow at the Riverwalk Crossing Park until 3:00 pm. Onslow County Government and the Onslow County Board of Education will make available a hospitality area with bleachers at New Bridge Middle School.


Later events include the USO 75th anniversary celebration and open house at the Jacksonville USO set for Noon until 3:00 pm and a performance by the renowned 2d Marine Division Band at 6:00 pm at Northside High School.


Many of the streets through downtown will close at 9:00 am. We will have a reserved parking area for Board of Education members at New Bridge Middle School. As long as you arrive before 9:00 am (preferably closer to 8:30 am), you will have access to the parking area by the Gym. No pass is required.


For those of you who have RSVP'd for the designated VIP section at City Hall, there will be a Reviewing Stand located at the Freedom Fountain. If you have not already indicated your intention to park at City Hall, please let us know ASAP as the City is looking for a headcount.

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State of the Community: MCAS New River Officers' Club

Tuesday, Feb. 9th, 8am

709 Flounder Road

Jacksonville, NC

Breakfast begins at 8:00 am and the program begins at 8:30 am. (time has been adjusted)


The Twenty-first Annual State of the Community Breakfast will take place on Tuesday, February 9th beginning at 8:00 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.

Middle and High All-County Orchestra: Jacksonville High School

Saturday, Feb. 6th, 3pm

1021 Henderson Drive

Jacksonville, NC

Ann Daalemann from the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools and Peter Strickland, from Cleveland County Schools will be the guest conductors.

Elementary and Middle All-County Chorus: Northside High Auditorium

Saturday, Feb. 13th, 3pm

365 Commons Drive South

Jacksonville, NC

Jeanine DuMond from Guildford County Schools and Paul Flowers from Pitt County will be the guest conductors.

Early College High School Visit at James Sprunt Community College

Thursday, Feb. 25th, 10am

Depart Central Office at 10:00 am

Please let us know if you are interested in attending so we can save you a seat on the van.

All-County Art Symposium: White Oak High School

Saturday, Feb. 27th, 4pm

White Oak High School, Jacksonville, NC,

Guest artists of various mediums will join students as they explore and create. The Symposium runs February 26-27, with the culmination event on February 27th at 4:00 pm in the Earl Taylor Performing Arts Center at White Oak High School.

Regular Board of Education Meeting: Blue Creek Elementary

Tuesday, March 1st, 6:30pm

1260 Burgaw Highway

Jacksonville, NC

Thompson School 75-Year Celebration at TECC

Friday, April 8th, 12am

Thompson Early Childhood Center, Jacksonville, NC

Save the Date - more information is forthcoming.

Budget Workshop: Family Education Center

Wednesday, April 27th, 9am

Onslow County Schools Family Education Center