Bobcat Heroes at ADES
Heroes--- they come in all shapes, sizes,
ages and colors. They can be very small or very large but it is what they do
that is important. What is a HERO? Someone who does a good deed emotionally,
physically, financially, or educationally for someone else. Acme Delco
Elementary School has lots of heroes and some of those heroes are fifth
graders who needed a place to be a “hero”. They needed a place to share
their smile, their talents, their time and their wisdom-yeah- wisdom as the
students to whom they are heroes are 5 and 6 years old.
When students can learn how it feels to give back, to make a difference and see someone soar, they realize that they can copy that feeling over and over by caring for others. As the counselor who works with this group, it has been an education for me to see students who sometimes get their superior feeling in a negative way being kind and tender to a small child who needs a little hand up. They are indeed HEROES in every sense of the word. How do the heroes view what they are doing? "The best thing about being a Bobcat hero is to see the smile on the face of the kids after we do an activity and know that you are a hero to someone" says Jasmine. "The coolest thing about being a hero is that you get to do fun stuff with your kid. Most of the time they make you laugh and sometimes they encourage you" comments Stephone.
-Yvonne Lewis, LPC School Counselor, Acme Delco Elementary School
TCMS Student in National Dance
Kaitlyn Cressman, student at Tabor City Middle School, is
a national finalist in the Youth America Grand Prix Dance Competition.
Read Across America at Acme Delco Elementary
Acme Delco Elementary School Students Compete in Math Fest Competition
Students at Acme Delco Elementary School recently participated in a state wide math competition entitled Math Fest. On February 26, more than 60 of the school’s students in grades 1-5 traveled to Greensboro, NC to put their math skills to the test as they competed against other NC students. The experience proved to be a fun learning experience for all who attended and several of the school’s students walked away with awards. These students will move on to the Math Fest Regional Competition which will be held in Atlanta, Georgia on March 26. At this competition, the school’s students will join over 8,500 competitors and visitors as they compete with student mathematicians from Arkansas, Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina.
General Music Concert at Chadbourn Elementary
Over 500 parents and students participated in a recent general music concert at Chadbourn Elementary School.
West Columbus Physics Students
Eighteen Honors Physics students from West Columbus High School recently embarked on a journey that stretched their learning experience. These students used what they learned in the classroom to teach seventh and eighth grade students at Chadbourn Middle School. The high school students performed demonstrations, conducted indoor and outdoor lab activities, and introduced physics based concepts. These activities were designed to assist the CMS students with preparation for the Spring End of Grade tests. Some of the West Columbus students say that this experience helped to decide to become teachers. Seniors Lindsey Hilburn and Rachel Wallace say that this experience created excitement for them in the teaching profession. The students learned that being a leader is not easy but very rewarding. Kelli Waddell says that it “gave us a good perspective on what it feels like to be in a leadership position. I was honored to be a part of this amazing opportunity.” Part of the visits at Chadbourn Middle included sessions where the West Columbus students shared what it takes to be a successful high school student. Aaron Fuhr and Stephen Gachett say that best part of visiting CMS was the chance to be a role model for the students there.
The students used music and dance to reinforce the concepts that they taught. Jamal Soles, a future honor college student at UNCP who plans to major in Education says that the experience taught him how to incorporate learning and fun. To see the students learn new things was “exciting”, according to Chris Reynolds. West Columbus students say this is something that they will always remember. Jasmine Williams says, “The students were so fun to teach. The moments spent at Chadbourn Middle School were the most joyous and fulfilling times I have ever had. I will take the times I had with me forever.” West Columbus Physics teacher, LaTonya Wright, says, “I am so proud of my students. They did all of the work, all of the lesson planning and preparation. I think that partnerships like these are helpful to all of the students involved.” Last year, Ms. Wright’s Physics class taught third grade students at Cerro Gordo Elementary. In the upcoming school year, she hopes to visit more schools in the area. She says, “Nothing gives me greater joy than to see my students shine in leadership roles. As a high school senior, my Spanish teacher, Armanda Rooks, created a partnership with Whiteville Primary giving me the opportunity to teach Spanish to the kindergarten classes. This opportunity not only greatly increased my fluency in Spanish but my interest in teaching and my confidence and I want to give this same gift to my students.”
The ECHS, SEECHS, and ADMS ROCAME Clubs participated in the annual five county (Columbus, Whiteville, Pender, Brunswick and New Hanover) Jamboree. This is ROCAME's science, technology, math, and oratory competition. It was held at Cape Fear Community College North Campus. Events included, Egg Drop, Robotics, ElectroGames, Write It Do It, Math, Chemistry Clue, Science Clue, Oratory, Penthalon, Mystery Architect, and Quiz Bowl.
Read Across America at TCES
Family Math Night at TCES
Family Math Night at Tabor City Elementary School brought some 250 parents and students to the campus for demonstrations of many teaching methods used by math teachers at the school. Second and third grade students took the stage for two performances.
Hallsboro Middle School students participate in the "Students at Work Week," by touring the State Employees Credit Union. This Career/Technical Education Program was offered to schools in North Carolina to help raise the graduation rate and help prepare students for the future world of work. Williams Township School, Tabor City Middle School, and Chadbourn Middle School also participated.
Students Participate in Youth Summit
Students from Columbus County participated in Congressman
Mike McIntyre’s Tenth Annual 7th Congressional District Youth Summit on
Monday, March 14th at the Southeastern North Carolina Agricultural Center in
Lumberton. The purpose of this event is to provide students with a forum to
discuss issues affecting youth and ways to improve their communities and the
2011-2012 Budget Presentation
Chadbourn Middle Library Card Drive
On Saturday, March 12th Chadbourn Middle School partnered with the Chadbourn Community Library to hold its 2nd Annual Library Card Drive. During this event, 20 students and 8 parents came to get new library cards, replace lost cards at no charge, have overdue fines waived, and to update students’ parental consent forms. These updated forms allow students to have access to computers and have permission to check out age-appropriate books and movies. After taking care of library business, all participants received a coupon to get a free hot dog and drink from Dyson’s Diner. We want to thank the following businesses and community members for their donations which made this event possible: BB&T, Donald Ray Bass, Chadbourn Books, Chadbourn Community Library, Deborah Kay’s, Dyson’s Diner, 410 Craft, Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Sunday School Class #5, Waccamaw Bank, Wheel-In Tire and Automotive, and Belinda Williams.
WCHS ROCAME Attends Education Day
On March 2, 2011, the ROCAME club at West Columbus High School attended the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Education Day. During the Education Day, students were allowed to interact with the 13 universities within the CIAA and to gain college admission and scholarships. High schools students from North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Georgia were in attendance. Three West Columbus High School students were honored during the Conference as CIAA 4.0 Scholars. Those students were Deven Morgan, Jamal Soles, and Tatyana Faulk-Frink. Out of over 2,500 students, these students were selected for their high academic achievement. Tatyana was given additional honors by having the second highest Grade Point Average in the entire Conference. West Columbus ROCAME sponsors are Donna Moody and LaTonya Wright.
Read Across America at Chadbourn Elementary School
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Chadbourn Elementary School recently held a "Read Across America" celebration. Volunteers, including board member Monte Herring and Associate Superintendent Alan Faulk were among the volunteers who read stories aloud to students.
Kindergarten Registration Dates for Columbus County Schools
Kindergarten registration has begun for Columbus County Schools. Parents should bring a birth certificate, social security card, proof of residency and shot records. Please contact the individual school if you have any questions regarding the process or need an appointment at another time. You can also contact Kim Edwards at Columbus County Schools central office, 642-5168 or via email email@example.com
Old Dock Elementary- March 22, 23
Tabor City Elementary- April 18, 19, & 20
Guideway Elementary- March 22, 23
Acme Delco Elementary- April 19, 20, & 21
Cerro Gordo Elementary- March 18
Williams Township Elementary- March 24, 25
Evergreen Elementary- Please contact school 654-3502
Chadbourn Elementary- Please contact school 654-3825
Hallsboro Artesia Elementary- Please contact school 646-3510
ODES "Read Across America"
Old Dock Elementary School staff members are dressed up as "Favorite Book Characters" in celebration of "Read Across America".
Baseball Season Underway
East Columbus ROCAME Club Competes at Robotics Competition
East Columbus High School and Southeastern Early College ROCAME Club’s Robotic Teams participated in First Vex Tech Challenge at A&T University in Greensboro, NC. The ROCAME organization’s kit and computer was sponsored by a grant from Goodwill Community Foundation. The team placed 17th in a field of 32 teams from across the state. Team members included: Derrick Fields, Marcus Givens, James Bowen, Travon King, Lexus Pyatt, and Gentle Davis, Mr. Willie Lloyd (coach), Ms. V. Farnum and Ms. C. Babson, ROCAME Club advisers. For more information visit www.FirstVex.org and www.ROCAME.org.
Acme Delco Science Fair Winners
Congratulations to the winners of the ADES Science Fair!
West Columbus Art Students Visit National Scholastic Exhibition
Art students from West Columbus High School recently traveled to Barton College to view the National Scholasti Art Exhibition. The exhibition, which awards gold keys to the top pieces submitted among thousands of entries, included two gold key works of art from West Columbus students. Their teacher is Larry Hewett.
Tabor Middle Students Visit WECT
ADMS Student in All District Band
Congratulations to Jocena McKoy of Acme Delco Middle School for auditioning and being selected to play trumpet in the Southeastern Middle School All-District Band. Jocena competed against other band students from southeastern North Carolina and was the only middle school student from Columbus County who made the band. In February students who made the band will rehearse together for 2 days at Campbell University and present a concert for the public. Her teacher is Brenda Flowers.
Acme Delco Middle FBLA
Congratulations to the FBLA (Future
Business Leaders of America) students that competed on Friday at
Fayetteville Technical Community College. Acme Delco Middle was able to
bring home 9 awards. The following students received awards: Regional
Competitive Events Winners James Dixon – 2nd place Business Math (James will
automatically advance to the state competitive events in Greensboro, NC)
Madison Avant – 2nd place Public Speaking (Madison will automatically
advance to the state competitive events in Greensboro, NC) Regional
Recognition Only Event Winners Alisha Howard – 1st place Proofreading and
Editing Zamira Graham-Spicer – 2nd place Proofreading and Editing Antonio
Wike – 3rd place Parliamentary Procedure Joshua Graham – 2nd place
Parliamentary Procedure Jackie Avellaneda , Tatyana Graham, and Shelynn
Handy – 2nd place Computer Slideshow Other participating students were Amber
Creech, Kayla Stephens, Tamrah Dickson, Micheala Sanders, Achsah
Graham-King, Justin Chestnut and Advisor April Snowden. Job well done to all
of our students who participated in the Southeast Regional Competitive
New National Board Certified Teachers
At a recent board meeting Mary Gore, Nicky Hobbs, Sharon Jarvis, Brandy Lee and Renee Wright were recognized as Columbus County Schools' newest National Board Certified teachers.
Tabor City Middle Wins National Magna Award
Tabor City Middle School for receiving a national MAGNA Award for their REAL
(Relevant, Engaging, Authentic Learning) program, which features student
construction and video production classes.
NCAEOP Honors Awarded
At a recent awards luncheon, the Columbus County chapter of the North Carolina Association of Educational Office Professionals named Tammy Dorman Administrator of the Year and Joan Floyd Office Professional of the Year.