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School Board Was To
merit Plans Wednesday
HY SUSAN USHER
Brunswick County Board of Education mem
bers will consider individual plans for improve
ment developed by all county schools and the
system's central office staff at a special meeting
The board will meet at 5 p.m. at the central
schools office in Southport to hear recommenda
tions and share comments with members of a
countywidc panel that reviewed the plans. The
panel's recommendations were shared onc-on
one with each school, and in some cases incorpo
rated in the second drafts presented to the school
board last Wednesday.
The plans outline goals and strategies for im
proving student achievement in subject areas,
and for general improvement in other areas, such
as parent and volunteer involvement and public
relations. Content is tied generally to the coun
ty's overall three-year plan, and the school's per
formance in relation to the last county "report
card" from the state and its year-old data.
The plans "arc like alphabet soup," said
Gloria Talley, staff development/ public informa
tion director and review committee chairman, as
she distributed the plans for board members' re
view and comment. "1 suggest that's good. Many
of the schools were quite visionary. Wc were
pleased with that."
Most of the schools proposed flexible sched
ules to allow teachers time to plan lessons to
gether, reflecting a new emphasis on integrated
instruction such as writing across the curriculum
and use of common themes. To avoid scheduling
conflicts for parents, the committee recommend
ed that all schools schedule planning the same
Board member Bill Fairley raised one con
cern at Wednesday's meeting. He said that in the
plans he had reviewed, differentiated pay would
be distributed without regard to student perfor
mance, though the board had stressed otherwise.
"That reflects the past," said Superintendent
Ralph Johnston of the pay plans, which allocate
faculty members points, and extra pay, for taking
on extra responsibilities such as serving on com
mittees, mentoring new teachers and supervising
extracurricular activities. "Planning is a new
thing for teachers. They are more accustomed to
Tallcy said the committee sent back its philo
sophical statement and reminded schools that ex
tra pay should be tied to student achievement.
However, she cautioned, "The teachers have
to vote for the differentiated pay plan. They may
not vote for what the committee recommends."
She advised, "Look carefully at that and con
sider the direction you want this system to go."
Tallcy also asked the board to look at how
principals' and centra! officc supervisors' pay
plans would be tied to performance under the
proposed central officc plan.
In other business last week, the board:
?tabled a proposed two-year contract for Dia
mond Driving School after Chairman Donna
Baxter said she was concerned that other local
residents qualified to provide the service would
not have a chance to bid.
?awarded a two-year contract to AFLAC, the in
surance company that handles a "cafcteria-stylc"
benefits plan for employees.
?referred to staff a request from spokesman Jana
Martin of Sunset Beach and a group of volun
teers who want to bring an AIDS education pre
sentation into the schools. The program would
supplement '.lie four lessons on AIDS students
now rcccivc in seventh grade health classes. Fred
McRcc, a Wilmington educator, has already pre
sented a similar AIDS program to JROTC classes
at North Brunswick High School.
"Whatever we're doing is not enough," said
Martin. "We need to do more."
?agreed to lobby for Senate Bill 136, which
would continue a half-cent sales tax for school
capital projects that is otherwise due to "sunset"
Planned May 4
Congressman Charlie Rose
will be sponsoring Academy
Day from 3-5 p.m. on Tuesday,
May 4, at Terry Sanford High
School, 2301 Fort Bragg Road.
Academy Day is for all 7th
Congressional District students
interes'ed in learning more about
the fallowing academies: U.S.
Military, U.S. Air Force, U.S.
Navy, U.S. Merchant Marines
and U.S. Coast Guard.
Interested students must con
tact their guidance counselors for
Makes 51 Calls
The Calabash Volunteer Emer
gency Medical Service answered 51
calls and worked 179 man hours
during February, Chief Mark Christy
reported to the board of directors re
EMS volunteers traveled 1,915
miles and made 23 calls in
Calabash, 13 in Sunset Beach and
15 others, of which seven were mu
tual aid and five were fire calls.
Board members expressed their
concern about poor reception in the
Calabash area from the 911 Center.
Board member Robert Correll
agreed to contact County Commis
sioners Chairman Don Warren in
hopes that the matter can be re
Seven ROCAME Teams Competed
ROCAME delegates from seven
schools represented Brunswick
County in the Challenge '93 annual
mathematics and science conference
held March 5 and 6 in Washington.
Four-member ROCAME teams
from middle schools and high
schools in Brunswick, Columbus,
New Hanover and Pender counties
entered 10 competitions with stu
dents from other schools across east
cm North Carolina, reported advisor
William Flythc. Approximately 60
ROCAME is the acronym for
Region O Council for the Advance
ment of Minorities in Engineering.
Competitions featured titles such
as "Write It/Do It," "Keep the
Heat," "Mousetrap car/Scrambler,"
"Straw Tower," "Bio Process," "Es
timation," "Crime Busters," "Egg
Drop," "Trajectory," "Road Rally,"
and "Quiz Bowl."
Representing Brunswick County
were these students, by school:
Cause, John Dubose, Dernck Hew
ett and Kenyatta Marlowe;
Shallotte Middle?Rhonda Marl
owe, Ray Johnson, Marcus Gausc
and Talya Grisseu;
Stanley, Demetria Thomas, Sherida
Marlowe and Shanieka Thomas;
Leland Middle?LaToya Lowery,
Shadericka Willis, Turjah Hicks and
North Brunswick High?Ali
Knox, Deon Bowman, Kim Brown
and Torrey Beatty;
South Brunswick Middle?Jcrris
Fullwood, Corey McCoy, Derrick
Moore and Alexis Vaught;
South Bninswick High?Amic
Sidbcrry, Kimyatta Anderson, Tasha
McCollums and Chakinnah Brew
West Brunswick, East Columbus
and West Columbus high schools
were the ROCAME finalists in the
high school Quiz Bowl.
As part of the weekend trip the
ROCAME delegates attended a
March 5 dinner and dance.
Sets Egg Hunt
The Calabash Volunteer Fire
Department will sponsor an Easter
egg hunt on Sunday, April 11, at 2
p.m. at the fire station on Persim
The event is open to children up
to age 12, and prizes will be award
ed in categories ranging from infant
to 12 years old. Rides on the fire
truck will also be available to chil
Refreshments will be served.
KINDERGARTEN & FIRST GRADE
Pre-School Registration May 3-7
Prc-school registration for chil
dren who will be entering kinder
garten or first grade for the first lime
this fall will be held at all of
Brunswick County's six primary and
elementary schools May 3 through 7
from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Elementary Supervisor Christine
Hall said parents should register at
the school within their child's alien
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dance district The schools serving
this age group include Union Ele
mentary School, Shallotte; Wacca
maw Elementary; Ash; Supply Ele
mentary School, Supply; Bolivia
Elementary, Bolivia; Southport Ele
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Primary School, Lcland.
Children arc eligible for kinder
garten who will be age 5 on or be
fore Oct. 16.
The school must be provided a
certified copy of the child's birth
certificate; an immunization record
signed by the family physician or
health department; and the child's
social security number.
More information is available
from the nearest primary or elemen
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PROPERTY OWNERS I
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF BRUNSWICK
We, the undersigned Property Owners of residential real
property at Holden Beach, North Carolina, do hereby
respectfully petition and implore the Town of Holden Beach,
North Carolina acting through its Town Board to diligently and
expeditiously pursue the design, acquisition and construction
of a public sewer system to serve the needs of the Town of
Holden Beach Such a system is critical to the well-being of the
citizens of the town and their guests and to the large number of
visitors who annually frequent the beach. By installation of
such a system the health of the populous served thereby and
the condition of the environment will be greatly enhanced and
protected. The Town Board is encouraged to give this matter
its immediate and utmost attention.
NAMES ADDRESS DATE
Please sign and mail to: Town of Holden Beach, 110
Rothschild St.. Holden Beach, NC 28462 or stop by and sign at
any business on Holden Beach.
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LOCALS, HELP US
PRESERVE OUR COASTAL
My family has been here in Brunswick County
since circa 1748. They lived off the land and sea
passing down recipes from generation to
generation. The original Brunswick Countians
utilized local ingredients to develop what is now
known as Calabash Cuisine. In comparison.
Calabash cuisine and Low Country (region
between Charleston and Savannah) cuisine are
very similar. Many of the people who settled this
area came from the Low Country region and
brought their cooking traditions with them.
We here at Ocean Isle Cafe wish to preserve
our local cuisine native to Brunswick County. If
you have some recipes to share or have any
requests for recipes, please contact me by mail.
We will feature local recipes here at our establish
ment on a weekly basis, giving credit to the
originator. A fifty dollar prize will be awarded to
the recipe of the month. Variances on recipes of
the northern persuasion will be considered on a
Please send recipes to:
OCEAN ISLE CAFE
1 1 1 Causeway Dr., Ocean Isle Beach, NC
28469. ATTN: RECIPE CONTEST
Ensure that you include your name, address,
and phone number. Recipes for desserts,
vegetables, meats, etc.
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