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    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
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."
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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
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,
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
The featured speaker will be Dave
Harper, who will give a slide presen
tation about the area's bird popula
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
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.
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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
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Interested volunteers arc asked to
call Hope Harbor, 754-5726, for
more information.
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Chris Campbell, an N.C. Slate University student on winter break
from classes, seizes the opportunity to riue some of the high waves
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chilly waters.
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Willaid Dean Banks earned the
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of Loris. S.C.
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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
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
?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
?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
? Approved uanfers for Marlene
Lively, Long Beach, from special
education, Bolivia Elementary, to
special education, Southport Ele
mentary; and Stephanie Wotxlard.
Little River, S.C., special education
Shallotte Middle, to special educa
tion, Bolivia Elementary.
?Terminated Rocky Watts, a me
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?Approved as substitute teachers
Rita Dingwall. Su/ette Chambers,
Judy Holt, William Williams, Betsy
Roberts, William Heffcrnan, Mary
E. Russ, Dayna Saunders, Cheryl
Evans and Cyndy Gibson.
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