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New Hanover County Schools

New Hanover Schools explores policies on personal relationships among staff

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videoThe New Hanover County Schools Policy Committee is taking a look at several policies concerning personal relationships. The committee wants to prohibit personal relationships between school employees in a supervisory-subordinate relationship. Full story...
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Unpaid lunch costs latest hit on school budgets

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videoUnpaid school lunch charges have been on rise for years in New Hanover County, but now schools can no longer use federal funds to pay off those meals. Last year alone unpaid lunches cost the district about $122,000. Full story...
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Superintendent, parents discuss challenges facing local schools

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video The school year is just a few weeks old and New Hanover County parents are already sending the superintendent’s office their report card for the 2013 school year. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Brita Clarkson

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videoA former teacher partner nominated Brita Clarkson for Teacher of the Week. Clarkson teaches eighth grade at New Hanover County's Williston Middle School and says she tries to make the classroom feel like home, by providing school supplies for students and decorating her room with positive messages. Full story...
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Students celebrate parent involvement by tossing water balloons at school leaders

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videoThe principal and the assistant principal at Wilmington's Codington Elementary had a chance to cool off this afternoon, but probably not the way they wanted to. Full story...
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Goolsby: Local government, not state, to blame for low education spending

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video As local education administrators call for state lawmakers to increase spending in schools, Sen. Thom Goolsby says the group he affectionately calls "educrats" needs to do its homework. But educators say it's the senator who needs to check his facts. Full story...
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Suspended teacher indicted for drug possession

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videoA New Hanover County teacher arrested earlier this year for drug possession has been indicted. District Attorney Ben David confirms a grand jury indicted Catherine Entrocaso for possession of a schedule II narcotic. Full story...
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School district suspends teacher arrested on drug charge

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video The New Hanover County school district has suspended a teacher under investigation after her arrest for drug possession. Full story...
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Teacher still on job after drug charge

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video A New Hanover High School teacher arrested last week on drug charges is still on the job. A school district spokeswoman says the district says it is investigating Catherine Entrocaso after an Alcohol Law Enforcement agents arrested her for possession of schedule II narcotics. Full story...
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Student reported to SRO for reading sportsman catalog

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video Parents of a 6th grade student at New Hanover County's Trask Middle School are outraged after they say their son was reprimanded after looking at a catalog with guns. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Former Hoggard teacher indicted on three charges

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videoA New Hanover County grand jury has indicted a former Hoggard High School coach and teacher on three criminal counts. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Cindy Whitehead

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Teachers who care and stick with it are a special part of your child's education. And one student nominated a great one this week. Full story...
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Driver cited after crash with school bus

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video A New Hanover County school bus was involved in an accident with another car this morning. The crash happened around 10 a.m. at the intersection of Shipyard Blvd. and Independence Blvd. Full story...
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Students turn loose change into help for cancer research

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videoStudents at Wilmington's Mary C. Williams Elementary School celebrated the success of their "Pasta for Pennies" fundraiser. For a week and a half, students scoured their homes, turning over couch cushions and ringing neighbors' doorbells looking for any spare change they could donate. Full story...
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StarNews: Teacher transferred after filing grievance against principal

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video A teacher who filed a grievance against New Hanover High School Principal Todd Finn will be at a different school in the county starting Wednesday, according to the school district. Beth Brown, who had taught English as a second language classes at New Hanover High School since 2006, was transferred to Castle Hayne Elementary School to teach ESL classes there, said Wayne Bullard, attorney for New Hanover County Schools. Full story...
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