West Columbus High School



A slideshare presentation about the excellent things happening at WCHS.


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The Columbus County Schools 21st Century Community Learning Centers sponsored and participated in the 2010 2nd Annual Career Day held at Southeastern Community College (SCC) on March 25, 2010. Students attended sessions facilitated by the Columbus County Sheriff’s Department( Sgt. Don Wegner, Det. Scott Norris, Det. J. Worley), NC Forest Rangers (Ranger Amy Bernhardt), Columbus County Library Services (Morris Pridgen), Certified Public Accountants (Herman Ray), Computer Technology (Troy Snowden), Pharmacy (Dr. Charlene Mitchell) and Welding (SCC Welding Students). Each of these facilitators introduced our students to their field of work. They provided information on education required, salary ranges, and related occupations. In addition, presenters also gave students a personal testimony or words of encouragement from their life experience. Our final presentation was facilitated in general session by Mr. Charles K. Garrett, Columbus County Employment Security Commission Manager. Mr. Garrett did a wonderful job informing students and parents in attendance about proper job seeking etiquette.


Early College Graduates

Southeastern Early College High School held their graduation ceremony recently. The students pictured above graduated with a high school diploma and an associate's degree. Congratulations!


Tabor City Middle School




Video created by TCMS students.


East Columbus High School Graduation Projects


Growing Future Leaders


Growing Future Leaders provides training to individuals in various aspects of leadership, including a sound background in high performance principles. The program also establishes the value of "leaders at all levels" to encourage and support classroom teachers and curriculum support personnel interested in assuming an administrative role in their respective school systems. Amanda Leggett of West Columbus and Ronna Gore of Williams Township participated in this year's GFL program.


Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to all nominees for Teacher of the Year. The 2010-2011 Columbus County Teacher of the Year is Sylvia Suggs-Cox of Cerro Gordo Elementary School.

Tabor City Middle TV Studio





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The students at Tabor City Middle School  have designed and built a tv studio where students create newscasts for the school. The station is operated completely by students, with students writing the scripts, running the cameras and operating the recording equipment. TCMS has also set up an audio recording studio. Both studios can be used by students for classroom projects. The next step will be adding lighting and streaming over the internet.; Click the video above for a recording of one of the student produced news programs.


Old Dock Elementary School




They're Back!


 Students from WCHS stranded by volcanic ash are finally home, returning Sunday afternoon.



Hallsboro Middle School



West Columbus High Students Still in Denmark

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WCHS students are still in Copenhagen, Denmark awaiting flights out after the backlog created by the Icelandic volcano. Principal Mark Brown sent these photos to show some of the ways the students have been spending their time. You can also view a news story about the stranded travelers at http://tinyurl.com/y7tyw7z .

Celebrate the Arts Visual Arts Students Honored


Students who received a gold or silver key recognition for their artwork at Celebrate the Arts were honored recently with a reception and an exhibit sponsored by the Columbus County Arts Council. The artwork created by the students will be on display until May 1st.

Tabor City Elementary Hosts Exchange Student

Gennadii Shytkovskyi is an exchange student from the Ukraine. He is currently living with Phyllis Lanier and her family in the Williams Township area. He came to visit and talk with Candy Smith's 5th Grade Social Studies classes.



Principal of the Year!

Congratulations to Mr. Mark Bridgers of East Columbus High School for being named Columbus County Schools Principal of the Year.


Guideway  Elementary School


Click on the above slideshow for exciting news from Guideway Elementary School.

School Improvement Planning Sessions


Principals and School Improvement Team members from Chadbourn Middle School, Nakina Middle School, Tabor City Middle School and Williams Township School participated in school improvement planning sessions recently. Mrs. Melissa Lara, Instructional Lead Review Coach for NC Department of Public Instruction, facilitated sessions. Teams identified needs and established strategies for meeting those needs at the school level..


New Updates!

West Columbus High School Students in Denmark

Principal Mark Brown and a group of teachers and students are in Denmark this week on an exchange program.. Mr. Brown is sending podcasts and photos which we have posted below.



Podcast with Alex

Podcast with Colt

Podcast with Aaron


Podcast with Vincent

Podcast with Jamina

Podcast with Lisa-Maj

Podcast with Brooke

Podcast with Laura

Podcast with Lindsey


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A group shot of all the students, and an ATM where students withdraw their Danish currency.

Podcast with Kelli


Podcast with Cole

Podcast with Rachel


Podcast with Rachel's host Meta

West Columbus Students Participate in a Music Class

WCHS student participated in a music class, singing American and English songs by artist like the Beatles and composers of jazz and blues and gospel. 

Hear the Audio below:

Singing 1
Singing 2
Singing 3



Podcast with Deven

Podcast with Heather

Podcast with Taylor

Denmark Students

Podcast with Lars

Podcast with Thor


East Columbus High School



The East Columbus High School Family has been busy this year. Students are participating in a variety of events and competitions while teachers are working hard in their PLCs, attending workshops, assisting students and completing homework from Teacher Academy.  They are working hard to make gains in student achievement!!! Look out for more to come from ECHS!




Williams Township Beta Club

The Beta Club at WTS won in two different areas at the NC Junior Beta Convention in March: 1st place-Special Talent, for a piano performance by Mikayla F.,  and 2nd place in Sketching (pastels or charcoals) by Miranda H.. Both students will be participating, by invitation, at the National Convention this June in Kentucky. 


Battle of the Books


Congratulations to all Battle of the Book winners!

1st place: Hallsboro Middle School  coached by Sherrill Stevens (Team members: Reagan, Jesse, Chandler, Savanna, Lillie, Keon, Evan, and Terry)

2nd Place: Nakina Middle School coached by Julie Sellers and Melissa Cribb (Team Members: Terrell, Emily, Trey, Quinlan, Yanira, Kristopher, Eva, William, Hunter, and Nolan)

 3rd Place: Cerro Gordo Elementary coached by Donna Balisado (Team members: Trent, Allegra, Carmen, Zachary, Grayson, Mary Allen, Kylie, Jakeithia, Raven, Anna, and Kloe)




Teacher Working Conditions Survey

All licensed staff are asked to complete the NC Teacher Working Conditions Survey. You may get a number from your building NCAE representative. This survey is completely anonymous, and all are encouraged to provide truthful and honest feedback, as this survey is used often in the school and district improvement process.

CLICK HERE to take the survey March 15 – April 16, 2010

Williams Township Readers Theatre

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Click one of the links above to hear recordings of reader's theatre presentations from Williams Township. If you are driving by the school, you can also hear selections on WTES radio 1630 AM.

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You can also hear WTES Radio 1630AM anywhere in the world at http://www.columbus.k12.nc.us/wtesradio/.