The Holiday Challenge is a FREE weight maintenance program that runs from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve. Instead of focusing on losing weight during such a hectic time of year, we encourage participants to maintain their weight throughout the holiday season. During the 7-week program we send weekly newsletters, daily tips, weekly challenges, and healthy holiday recipes directly to participant’s inbox to help them stay encouraged and motivated. Any adult over 18 years of age across the United States with a valid email address can join the Holiday Challenge. Participants can participate as much or as little as they would like to, as all recourses are sent to their email and/or are available online. To learn more and to register, click here
The beginning of a teaching career can be filled with excitement and fear, successes and challenges, and joy and tears. This year Bladen County Schools introduced the Beginning Teacher of the Year award to recognize the extra effort beginning teachers put in to make their first few years successful. The BCS BTOY has been selected by North Carolina as a finalist in
For more than 50 years our nation has honored teachers with the National Teacher of the Year Program . The National Teacher of the Year Program, sponsored by the Voya Financial, Inc., is a project of the Council of Chief State School Officers. Since 1970, North Carolina has participated in this program recognizing outstanding teachers. In 2013, the NC Department of Public Instruction announced their partnership with Burroughs Wellcome Fund as the new major sponsor of the North Carolina Teacher of the Year Program.
The family of Dr. Andrakeia Shipman, and employees from Bladen County Schools, delivered a sizable donation to the Ronald McDonald House in Durham, NC. The donations were given in memory of Dr. Shipman, niece of Bladen County Schools CTE Director Willa Dean Shipman Williams.
With nearly 200 million drivers on U.S. roadways, chances are high that most American drivers will experience car crashes during their lifetimes. While the majority of the nearly 6.5 million car crashes a year are non-fatal, even minor fender benders can have a significant impact on children, particularly those who are unrestrained.