A slideshare presentation about the excellent things
happening at WCHS.
21ST CENTURY COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTERS CAREER DAY
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!
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
Battle of the Books
Congratulations to all Battle of the
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.