Bladen County Schools (BCS) is requesting proposals from vendors for digital signs specified in this Request for Proposals (RFP). All proposals must be received by 12:00 pm (noon) on Monday, March 4, 2024.
Bladen County Schools is proud to announce that the Beta Club at Clarkton School of Discovery is a recipient of the 2023-2024 National Beta John W. Harris Leadership Award.
Bladen Early College High School to host Open House on February 27 for rising 9th and 10th graders!
Jeremiah Bryan places 2nd at Regional Science Fair!
The last week of school for both our Traditional Schools and the Early College will now be early release days. Additionally, the BOE approved the 24-25 calendars.
The North Carolina School Public Relations Association (NCSPRA) has honored Bladen County Schools (BCS) for excellence in communications. BCS earned a total of six Blue Ribbon Awards for outstanding and effective communication.
In a remarkable display of academic excellence, Jaime Labra-Hernandez, a sophomore at Bladen Early College, has defied the odds and achieved a perfect score on his Math 3 EOC Exam (End of Course).
Youth today face a variety of challenges – some that may be familiar to parents and many that simply did not exist in generations past, before fentanyl, cell phones, and social media. To help support parents, caregivers, and people who work with children and youth, NCDOJ launched a webinar series: Protecting the Next Generation of North Carolinians.
Coach Patty Evers earns 600th career win!
Bladen County Schools (BCS) is requesting proposals from vendors for the playground equipment specified in this Request for Proposals (RFP). All proposals must be received by 3:00 pm on Friday, February 23, 2024.
Bladen County Schools proudly congratulates fourteen students who have successfully passed their Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) exam.
Three BCS musicians have shined above the competition to earn their spots as members of the NC Southeastern District All-District Bands, a recognition reserved for the area's most skilled musicians.
East Arcadia School hosted their 2nd Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Breakfast on Tuesday, January 23, 2024. The breakfast is an opportunity to graciously thank the dedicated officers serving our community.
We are grateful for Lumber River United Way's partnership and support of our McKinney-Vento program.
Due to the possible risk of heavy rain and wind with gusts in excess of 50 MPH and out of an abundance of caution, Bladen County Schools will transition to an asynchronous learning day on Tuesday, January 9, 2024. The maximum wind speed limit for buses to travel is 35 MPH.
During the Christmas break, a temporary drive that connects the two parking lots was constructed on campus. This was done in order to improve the safety of parents, students, and staff.
Our hearts of full of joy and gratitude, as the district office welcomed Kaitlin Butcher from Bladen County Department of Social Services who came to pick up the gifts from our Angel Tree.
Check out our December BOE Meeting highlights—We celebrated student success and received important updates!
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)
Bladen County Schools
Erate Funding Year 2024
Form 470 Number – 190000105
Due Date – Monday, January 8, 2024, at 12:00 noon
A morning full of holiday magic and joy for Bladen County Pre-K students!
Parents and Guardians,
An update from Superintendent Jason Atkinson, will be coming home with your student either today or tomorrow.
We hope this letter provides clarification and addresses any questions following the information previously sent home about student health protocols now required under NC General Statute 115C-75.45.
We appreciate your understanding and support as we navigate these new requirements and continue our commitment to providing a high-quality education for all students.
As a result of a water line break, a boil water advisory was put in place impacting Elizabethtown Primary, Elizabethtown Middle, and East Bladen. The safety and wellbeing of our staff is always our top priority.
Attention Seniors! FOCUS Broadband is accepting scholarship applications until December 8, 2023. To be eligible applicants and/or their parents/legal guardians must be customers of FOCUS Broadband. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academics, school-sponsored activities, community involvement, and interviewing skills.
Bladen County Schools and the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office are excited to announce a new partnership aimed toward enriching the educational experience for students taking classes in the Bladen County Schools Career and Technical Education (CTE) Law and Justice Academy. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, solidifying the partnership.
Unity Day, started by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center as the signature event of National Bullying Prevention Month continues to grow every year as a tangible representation of the universal message that our society wants to promote kindness, acceptance and inclusion to prevent bullying.
On Wednesday, October 18th, plan to support the event by participating in the simple call to action—wear and share the color orange.
Students from Dublin Primary School led the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Board recognized the cafeteria staff from Dublin Primary School for their outstanding accomplishment of earning a 100 Sanitation Rating!
Educators who recently completed the Rethink Education's Blended Facilitator Pathway were recognized for successfully completing the program and earning their Blended Facilitator's Badge!
Bladen County Schools CTE Director Dana Melvin has been selected as the 2022-2023 Regional Career and Technical Education (CTE) Director of the Year for the Sandhills Region.
Students in East Bladen High School's FireFighter Technology classes participated in valuable hands-on practical exercises designed to reinforce classroom learning.
As part of their 2023 Campaign, Lumber River United Way has launched a new initiative—The Bladen County McKinney-Vento Fund, to help support some of our most vulnerable students.
Bladenboro Primary, Bladen Lakes Primary, Dublin Primary, Elizabethtown Primary, East Arcadia School, and Plain View Primary are among the more than 250 elementary schools across the state that will participate in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) for the 2023-2024 school year.
Congratulations to the Dublin Primary School Cafeteria Staff on their 100 Sanitation Rating!
Thank you for your commitment to providing a safe dining environment for our students.
Pictured L to R: Lorrie Carter, Cafeteria Assistant; Crystal O'Briant, BCS School Nutrition Coordinator; Jessica McAllister, Cafeteria Assistant; Freda Hales, Cafeteria Manager; Jason Folsom, Principal; Jason Atkinson, Superintendent.
The dedication of the WBHS gymnasium began in 2022 when Nathan Priest and Faith Inman approached the Bladen County Board of Education to request their consideration of naming the gym after Coach Cross.
After much planning, on Sunday, October 1st, the community gathered at West Bladen High School to celebrate the outstanding career of Coach Ken Cross.
Working Lands Trust, a leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to protecting our working farms and forests, is joining forces with Bladen County FFA to launch an initiative aimed at conserving vital agricultural lands and rural communities. In support of this endeavor, the organizations will host Farm Revival 2023, a family-friendly evening filled with food, friends, prizes, and fellowship. This cornerstone community event will generate much-needed funds for Working Lands Trust's mission to safeguard our agricultural heritage while also benefiting the Bladen County FFA.
To purchase tickets visit: https://www.eventcreate.com/e/farmrevival2023
Congratulations to Mrs. Bridgette White on being selected as the 2022-2023 Regional CTE (Career and Technical Education) Curriculum and Instructional Management (CIMC) of the Year for the Sandhills Region.
Bladen County students joined students across the state with overall gains during the 2022-2023 school year.
State test results from the 2022-2023 school year presented to the State Board of Education reveal that students in Bladen County continue to recover from learning loss due to the Covid pandemic.
Pilot project to improve care for the diverse, rural and underserved population of children in Bladen County
The NCDMV- Bladen County Customer Contact Center held its annual school supply drive from July 25 - August 4 and collected more than 4,000 school supplies!
BCS traditional schools will host Open House on Thursday, August 24th!
Stay Connected! Download the new BCS App for the latest news from the district and your student's school.
Attn Bladen County Schools high school students—Make plans to pick up your device for the 23-24 school year!
Welcome to the 2023-2024 School Year!
We are excited to welcome your family to Bladen County Schools!
Are you ready to make an impact in the lives of our students? Join the BCS family!
Students at Dublin Primary School (DPS) will have plenty to read over their summer break thanks to Book Harvest, an organization based in Durham, NC.
Ann Brown, Chief Officer of Operations and Administrative Services for Bladen County Schools was among 37 leaders from across the state to graduate from the seventh cohort of the North Carolina School Superintendents' Association (NCSSA) Aspiring Superintendents Program.
Friends and family gathered on Friday, June 2, 2023, to celebrate the graduates from Bladen Early College High School.
Their ceremony was full of pomp and circumstance—beginning with the ceremonial processional and thoughtful invocation led by graduating senior, Trinity Bedsole. The evening included several speakers—Salutatorian Jessica Garcia-Bastida, Superintendent Dr. Jason Atkinson, Mr. Christopher Carroll, who previously taught at Bladen Early College High School, and Valedictorian Daniel Arellano. Early College Principal Mrs. Haley Cheshire presented the diplomas and led the class in the “turning of the tassels”.