Project Will Encourage Math Teachers To Share Knowledge Approximately 20 math leathers from elementary schools across Brunswick County begin meeting next week to share skills and knowl edge and explore ways to improve the teaching and learning of mathe matics in the local schools. Called MATCH.. an acronym for Mathematics Ambassadors Teaching Children How, the project will continue w ith monthly meetings through May. The program will resume again in the fall and possibly expand to in clude additional grade levels, said Harriet Powell, a teacher at Smith port Elementary School. "The key wi!! be to see who wants *o romp back." She and Sandra Mull ins. who teaches at South Brunswick Middle School, and Carol Midgett, who also teaches at South port Elementary, conceived the program. "We think it is important for teachers to get together, not as repre sentatives of a particular schools, but to work together. We want this group to share ideas, to learn from each other," she said. "There's a lot of good teaching going on in Brunswick County and we think it's important to spread it around." ITic group has been limited to one teacher from grade levels K-l, 2-3 and 4-5 from each school housing those grades. Participating leathers are to be "enthusiastic" volunteers who want to participate in all meet ings. They must also be willing to nke what they learn and share it with other teachers at their grade level at their own schools. The sessions will he held monthly after regular school hours, Irotn 3: 1 5 p.m. to 4:45 p. in. The first session will be held at Bolivia Flemcntary School; the site may rotate to vari ous schools al ter that. "We'd like to get in the class rooms and share ideas and materi als," said Ms. Powell. "NVe want to see not only what's going on at our own school but at other schools in the courtly Our concern 'h'Vj!'.! be lor all students." Rv ttmiininn tpnrhprv ? rt j c w " ??? v" grade levels, they will become fa miliar not only with the National Standards fc? Cuiiiculum aiui Evaluation and slate curriculum lor their own grade level, but for the grade their students will advance to. or has been promoted from. Added Ms. Powell, "It's very im portant thai they know w hat's com ing up." While a tentative agenda has been established, she said, the teachers in volved will change the program to suit their own needs and interests. The suited purposes of the pro gram are to promote implementation of the national standards, prepare for assessment and end-of-grade testing, to share and exchange ideas and fos ter collaboration among county teachers. CLUB BRIEFS Explorers Will Meet At Hospital The ncxi meeting of Mcdical Explorers is scheduled for Wed nesday, Jan 15, from 5 p.m.-6 p.m. in the classroom of Grand Strand Memorial Hospital, Myrtle Bcach, S.C. The group is a program of the Boys Scouts, for which a local post is chartered by the hospital, and is designed for high school students in terested in mcdiccne and other health-related carccrs. All students grades 9-12 arc invit ed to attend. Call the hospital, 803497-2128, for more information. Ladies Meet Bncrwood Ladies Club meets Monday, Jan. 13, at 7:30 p.n.. in the clubhousc. The featured speaker will be Dave Harper, who will give a slide presen tation about the area's bird popula tion. All female residents of Brierwood Estates are welcome to attend. For The Birds The Brunswick Bird Club will meet Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Atlantic Telephone Membership Corporation, N.C. 130, near Shallottc. Bill Favcr, local naturalist and writer, will show slides and speak on inning ii ic i cms. For more information, call Marcia Waning, 579-9474. H nrvo Hnrk/\r VA/ill \/aIi . iw^/w ? IWI MVI 'Till I I v-4 I I I f WIUIIICCI d A training session for volunteers for Hope Harbor Home will be held Jan. 16, 17, and 24 at the facility in Shallotie, according to a news re lease from the tenter. Tiaiiiing wiii equip volunteers to handle working with the crisis line, child care, office work, court advo cate services and tranportaiion. The sessions will be held from 10 a.m.-] p.m. each day. Hope Harbor Home is a non-prof it facility which offers care and counseling to women and children whn IllY* virlimc r>f Vin inn ~ w. ? **? J t abuse. Interested volunteers arc asked to call Hope Harbor, 754-5726, for more information. The latest ideas for living in the freshest fabrics , finishes and shapes! ci ^ Xc J. LIVINGSTON (803)249-6188 Hwy. 17 N. Little River, S.C. (Savings On Suggested Retail Prices) ?'W / Iwnytv 1 t* * J1 T STAPF PHOTO BY DORIC GUW.ANUS Taking The Plunge Chris Campbell, an N.C. Slate University student on winter break from classes, seizes the opportunity to riue some of the high waves kicked up by last Friday's storm at his hometown of Ocean Isle Beach. "It's not that bad, ' the adventuresome surfer said of the chilly waters. Receives Degree degree oi doctor IH Willaid Dean Banks earned the degree of doctor chiropractic Dec. 14 from Life College School of Chiropractic, Marietta, Ga He is also a graduate of Er L , skine University * * in Greenville, S.C., and Col umbia Univer sity in C'olum BANKS bia.S.C. Banks is the son of Wiilard and Linda Banks of Greenville, S.C., and the maternal grandson of Lina B. Rcdwinc of Shallottc and the late James Rcdwinc. His paternal grand parents arc Drew and John Hardee of Loris. S.C. GOLD and SILVER CONNEuiiON Fine Jewelry at & Discount Prices . Jewelry ^4., Repair on Premises WiLdiMk Thurs., Fri., Sat., 10-30-5:30 Low Country Stores, Calabash 57S-5414 SI Sfi GEORGE NEW COUNSELOR School Board Approves Routine Personnel Items The Brunswick County Board of Education Monday night approved the hiring of Hilda George of Whitcvillc as Waccamaw Elemen tary School's new guidance coun selor. Ms. George has served as the school's career exploration/voca tional education teacher before tak ing the interim guidance post. Guidance Counselor Wendy Mil ligan was recently hired, also on an interim basis, as the school system's uiu|/-uui pitvciiiion specialist and assigned to the central office. In other routine personnel action following a one and one-half hour executive session the board: ?Also approved the hiring oi Amy Mint/ of Shallotte as interim voca tional cducaiionl teacher, Wacca maw; Wendy Jones. Long Beach, in terim physical education teacher, Waccamaw; Terry Chcstnutl. Nak ina, interim assistant principal. Wac camaw; Richard Hawcs, Greens boro, as psychologist, central office; and Cindy Martini. Calabash; inter im p.sycliulugist, ccnuai office, Barbara Sich, Wilmington, interim first grade tcachcr, ' inmln Primirv: and Howard Knupp, Long Beach, interim vocational teacher, South Brunswick Middle. Also, Charlene Johnson, Shall otte, interim custodian, Shallotte Middle; and Sally Lewis, Lcland, in terim tcachcr assistant, Southport Elementary. ?Granted medical leaves ol absence to Sarah Royal, first grade tcachcr. Lincoln; Ann McManus, filth grade teacher. Shallotte Middle; Margue rite Heron, French teacher, Shallotte Middle; and Sybil Mitchell Sim mons, assistant principal, Wacca maw. ?Accepted resignations from Betty Hasty, snrorh specialist, central of fice; Ruth Wells, teacher assistant, Southport Elementary; Sue Starnes. custodian. Southport: and Carol Bal lard. custodian. North Brunswick High. ? 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