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Summer 2017 Driver's Ed Classes

posted by Valerie Newton   [ updated ]

Jordan Driving School of the Carolina's is pleased to welcome you to Driver Education!
Below you will find the basic information and requirements for registration.  







* Payment will only be accepted online. Please visit the high schools website for the payment  portal. 

* Registration closes when classes are full.

* Students must be 14 ½ years old on or before the first day of class to participate.

* Students must reside and attend school in the Bladen County School District. Priority is given to students registered in Bladen County Schools. All others are placed on a wait list.

* Students are required to pay a $40 registration fee which is payable on line at the high schools website and complete the                                                                                  online registration form.                        
                                                                      East Bladen High School website 
                                                                      West Bladen High School website 

  • From the list of three scheduled classes, (upon registration) students must select a choice. 
  • Each class must have a minimum of 25 students and a maximum of 35.  If the minimum participation is not met, class may be postponed until it is filled.   
Below you will find a list of the three scheduled Driver Education Classes open to all Bladen County Schools students.

For additional questions or concerns, call the Driver Education Office at (252) 244-1220.
JDS CAROLINAS, INC.  Driver Education   P.O. Box 143   Vanceboro, NC  28586   www.JDSCarolinas.com
Jordan Driving School - (252) 244-1220

Class # 1 at West Bladen High School

June 19-22, 2017, Monday through Thursday
8:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Students are required to attend all sessions.
Class # 2 at East Bladen High School

July 10-13, 2017, Monday through Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
Students are required to attend all sessions.
Class # 3 at West Bladen High School

July 31 - August 3, 2017, Monday through Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Students are required to attend all sessions.

Link to NC DMV Handbook - Information about requirements for a driver's license. Students are encouraged to study this handbook prior to taking the NC  Driver's License exam. 

High school students help primary school students

posted Apr 10, 2017, 2:00 PM by Valerie Newton

Science Students from West Bladen Volunteer at Elizabethtown Primarys' Duke Energy Science Night

Contributed by: Shanna Harrelson (WBHS Science Teacher)


Elizabethtown Primary School hosted ‘Duke Energy Science Night’ on Thursday, March 30th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Ms. Jessica Bordeaux, a 3rd grade teacher from ETP who organized the event, requested student volunteers from Mrs. Shanna Harrelsons’ Earth/Environmental Science class at West Bladen High School. By participating in the Duke Energy Science Night, students, teachers, and volunteers join the North Carolina Science Festival in celebrating and showcasing science across the state. The goal of the Duke Energy Science Night program is to generate enthusiasm among students and families for science and technology by giving them a chance to explore science together. The activities provided cover a wide range of science, technology, engineering and math topics and are designed to be engaging, hands-on and accessible.


“The students’ response was overwhelming,” Mrs. Harrelson states. “I expected many students to say they would volunteer but only a few to actually show up at ETP ready to work with the students.” There were 13 West Bladen High School student volunteers: Seniah Johnson, Mikayla Chapman, Victory Crawford, Andrew Smith, Christian Guijosa Santiago, Samaria Grant, Vanessa Nance, Daniella Burga-Cupen, Emily Reaves, Chaley Smith, Nathan McLean, Nicholas Gibson, and Travis Butler (along with their Science teacher, Shanna Harrelson).  


One volunteer, Christian Guijosa-Santiago, from WBHS stated, “I really was excited to be invited to go to ETP to volunteer with the kids. I was a student at ETP and I remember students from East Bladen coming to ETP to help me do the fun activities (like we helped the kids do). And, I really enjoyed seeing all of my old teachers and loved telling them how successful I am in my courses at WBHS.”


ETP students investigated topics such as: Garden in a Glove, Gross Goo, Sound Sandwich, Fingerprints, Magnetic Racers, and Create-a-Coaster. The students from WBHS were thrilled to be invited to the event as volunteers and hope to return next year.



Elementary students to do battle

posted Apr 7, 2017, 9:42 AM by Valerie Newton   [ updated Apr 7, 2017, 9:43 AM ]

Bladen County Elementary Schools; Bladenboro Primary School, Booker T. Washington, Bladen Lakes Primary School, Dublin Primary School, East Arcadia Elementary, Elizabethtown Primary School, and Plainview Primary will be competing in the annual Elementary Battle of the Books.  Each team is comprised of up to 12 members who have been preparing to compete in a quiz-bowl format throughout the entire school year.  These students have been reading books from the state list.  These books are added to each media center at the beginning of the school year with the help of the Department of Technology and Digital Teaching and Learning. 

 

The purpose of the Elementary Battle of the Books program is “to encourage reading by all students at the elementary school level. Students, regardless of ability, are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints by prominent authors in the area of young adult literature.  The game format creates interest and excitement in reading.  Through the fun and excitement of the competition, students improve reading skills, mature in their choices of reading materials, and acquire a broader knowledge base. Even during the height of the competition, students and coaches should remember that the goal is to READ, not necessarily to win!”

 

Parents are encouraged to attend!


Bladen County Schools

Technology Services

Invites you to our

2017 Elementary

Battle of the Books Competition

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

9:00 am

(Team Registration begins at 8:30 am)

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

 

 

Bladen Community College, Auditorium

7418 NC Hwy 41

Bladenboro, NC 28320

 

Please contact Technology Services if you have further questions:

 

Jason Atkinson, Chief Technology Officer

jbatkinson@bladen.k12.nc.us

Stacey Regan-Murphy, Technology Services Administrative Assistant

snregan@bladen.k12.nc.us

(910) 247-4411

Year-end testing dates

posted Mar 28, 2017, 9:29 AM by Valerie Newton   [ updated Mar 28, 2017, 9:32 AM ]

The 3rd 9-weeks comes to an end on April 5 putting students and teachers in the home stretch of the 2016-2017 school year. Prep and remediation will soon begin for end-of-year testing. Below is the calendar of scheduled testing dates. Visit the Bladen County Schools Testing and Accountability web page here for specific details about testing 






March 13 Board of Ed meeting recap

posted Mar 24, 2017, 11:53 AM by Valerie Newton   [ updated Mar 27, 2017, 11:02 AM ]

At the March 13 Board of Education regular meeting, 
Information and Action items were presented as follows:






March 13 meeting Agenda - here

Spotlights and Recognition's - here:
  • Merit Training certificates
  • Student Monthly Attendance Banner
Information Items:
  • February Financial Summary - here
  • BCS in the News - here
  • Summer Opportunities for Students - here
Action Items:
  • Budget Amendments approved - here
  • Audit Contract approved - here
  • June Early Testing approved - here
  • At-Risk Supper Meals approved - here
  • Fundraisers approved - here
  • Overnight Field Trips approved here
  • School Consolidation Forum Dates approved for May 1, 2, 4, 9 at East Arcadia, Elizabethtown Middle, Clarkton School of Discovery, and Tar Heel Middle
  • Certified/Classified Personnel approvedhere
Superintendent's Report:
  • FEMA reimbursement of damages from October 2016 Hurricane Matthew - 
    • $17,300 from FEMA
    • $5,000 from FEMA for Insurance Deductible
    • Total from FEMA - $22,300
  • Parent University - Thursday, March 16 at Bladen Community College; Board is invited to attend
Chair's Report:
  • Recommend to Board  to meet as a full Board to draft a consolidation/closing proposal to take to County Commissioners
  • Inquiry from Chair about carpentry class in the high schools
  • Invite to Board from A. West to attend the Bostic-West Pancake Supper at Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church on Thursday, March 16 from 4:30 - 8:00 to benefit scholarship for student attending ECU
  • Inquiry from C. Clark about cellphones for maintenance workers
  • Inquiry from B. Lewis about dress down for student attendance
Adjourn
Video of Full Meeting - here



February 6 & 13 Board of Ed meeting recap

posted Mar 24, 2017, 8:47 AM by Valerie Newton   [ updated Mar 27, 2017, 8:46 AM ]

At the February 6 Special Called Board of Education meeting and the February 13 Regular Board of Education meeting, Information items were presented as follows:





February 6 meeting Agenda- here

Information Items:
    • School Facilities Update; presented by Dr. Taylor, Superintendent to board members - here
Video of full meeting -here

Adjourn

February 13 meeting Agenda - here

Spotlights and Recognition's - here:
  • Certified Nurse Aides
  • Story Writing Contest Winner 
  • ServSafe Certifications
  • MOS Certifications 
  • Student Monthly Attendance Banner
Information Items:
  • BCS in the News - here
  • NC Tobacco Trust Fund Grant Program - here
  • NC STAR Schools Update - here
  • January Financial Summary - here
Action Items:
  • Fundraisers approved - here
  • Overnight Field Trips approved - here
  • School Advisory Council Committee List approved- here
  • 2017-2018 School Calendar approved- here
  • Budget Amendments approved- here
  • Certified/Classified Personnel approved- here
Adjourn
Video of Full Meeting - here





A World of Exchange

posted Mar 23, 2017, 12:33 PM by Valerie Newton

Bladen County Schools is a host partner with Ayusa, International. Ayusa is a non-profit organization founded in 1981 to promote global learning and leadership through foreign exchange, study abroad, and leadership programs for high school students from the U.S. and around the world.

In the 2016-17 school year, East Bladen High School hosted the first Bladen County Schools foreign exchange student. The student came to East Bladen from the Netherlands to live with one our East Bladen high school families. 

For specific questions about hosting an exchange student, contact Connie Lawrence, Ayusa Community Representative at (919) 612-5013.

Time for "Big School" registration

posted Mar 10, 2017, 12:55 PM by Valerie Newton   [ updated Mar 23, 2017, 7:03 AM ]

Bladen County Schools is accepting registration and screening beginning in April for Prekindergarten and Kindergarten aged children. Our programs are free and offers a complete curriculum to develop the whole child: academically, emotionally, socially, and physically. Our 
teachers are licensed and certified in the early grades to balance what is known about how young children grow, learn, and develop with the numerous curricula, assessments and growing expectations of children to ensure optimal learning and development for all children.



March showers bring April flowers

posted Mar 9, 2017, 10:11 AM by Valerie Newton

 The horticulture students at West Bladen High School are proud to show off their green thumbs each spring. From now until April 10 the school will be taking orders on flowers and vegetables grown by the students. Place your order now to guarantee availability.


Middle schoolers to battle over book facts

posted Mar 9, 2017, 7:05 AM by Valerie Newton


Bladen County Schools

Technology Services

Invites you to our

2017 Middle School

Battle of the Books Competition

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

                                                               9:00 am

                                                        (Team Registration begins at 8:30 am)

 

 

                                                     Bladen Community College, Auditorium

                                                   7418 NC Hwy 41

                                                    Bladenboro, NC 28320

 

 All five middle schools; Bladenboro Middle, Clarkton School of Discovery, East Arcadia Elementary, Elizabethtown Middle and Tar Heel Middle will be competing in the 21st annual Battle of the Books.  Each team is comprised of up to 12 members who have been preparing to compete in a quiz-bowl format throughout the entire school year.  These students have been reading books from the state list which is distributed by the Department of Technology and Digital Teaching and Learning.  These books are added to each media center at the beginning of the school year. 

 

The purpose of the Battle of the Books program is “to encourage reading by all students at the middle school level. Students, regardless of ability, are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints by prominent authors in the area of young adult literature.  The game format creates interest and excitement in reading.  Through the fun and excitement of the competition, students improve reading skills, mature in their choices of reading materials, and acquire a broader knowledge base.”


Parents are encouraged to attend this competition.

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