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Category Archives: Education

Two WCPS AFJROTC Units Awarded Distinguished Unit Awards

Two WCPS AFJROTC Units Awarded Distinguished Unit Awards

Two WCPS high schools were recently recognized by the United States Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) Headquarters for their outstanding programs over the course of the 2021-2022 school year. The Southern Wayne High School AFJROTC Unit (NC-023) and the Eastern Wayne High School AFJROTC Unit (NC-804) received the Headquarters highest honor eligible…read more »

WCBOE Selects Attorney Firm For Legal Services In Split Vote

WCBOE Selects Attorney Firm For Legal Services In Split Vote

The Wayne County Board of Education held a special called meeting on Thursday. The purpose of the meeting was for the Board to hear information, and interview legal firms as part of its RFP selection process for contracted Board of Education representation and legal services, beginning July 1, 2022. The Board interviewed the following firms…read more »

Meals For Kids Available During Summer Break

Meals For Kids Available During Summer Break

Free or reduced meals are available for children in school during the academic year. Now that summer is here that is not an option. However there are various meal programs in Wayne County, and across the state, that provide free food for children during the summer months. The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has set…read more »

WCPS hosts STEMKAMP

WCPS hosts STEMKAMP

This week, more than 120 Wayne County Public Schools (WCPS) students, 70% of which are military connected, converged on the Meadow Lane Elementary campus for a five-day STEM focused summer camp. The district’s second annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics for Kids of Active Military Personnel (STEMKAMP)” offers participating students in grades 3-8 fun, hands-on…read more »

School Board Approves 2 Items For Fremont  School Construction Project 

School Board Approves 2 Items For Fremont School Construction Project 

Superintendent, Dr. David Lewis presented a spreadsheet with the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) for the new Fremont Elementary construction project, which had a total construction cost of $35,705,418.16. Dr. Lewis noted that the Fremont Elementary working group was able to reduce the GMP by approximately $2 million through a reduction in costs in a number…read more »

Dillard Academy Celebrates 8th Grade Graduation

Dillard Academy Celebrates 8th Grade Graduation

Dillard Academy recently held a drive-thru graduation ceremony for their 8th grade students. The festivities began with student leaders. Jessica Zelaya gave words of welcome, Zakiya Rogers led the Pledge of Allegiance and Juelz Smith led the recitation of the Dillard Academy mission. Next, students and their families pulled up to the blue and yellow…read more »

Eastern Wayne Elementary Receives Grant To Expand Library Collection

Eastern Wayne Elementary Receives Grant To Expand Library Collection

Eastern Wayne Elementary recently learned that it was one of 300 schools nationwide to receive the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries Grant. Written by Ms. Davis, the school will receive a $5,000 grant to expand the school’s media center collection. Mrs. Davis, was recognized last Monday evening by the Wayne County Board of Education…read more »

WCC Emergency Management Program Ranked Second in Country

WCC Emergency Management Program Ranked Second in Country

Wayne Community College’s Emergency Management program has been ranked one of the best in the nation by STEPS (Student Training and Education in Public Service). WCC’s program is number two among two-year schools in the “Best Emergency Management Online Degree Programs for 2022” ranking. Just under 6% of postsecondary institutions in the U.S. earned a…read more »

WCPS Students To Attend Governor’s School

WCPS Students To Attend Governor’s School

Two rising Wayne County Public Schools (WCPS) seniors have been invited to attend the 2022 Governor’s School of North Carolina session this summer Spring Creek High’s Ciclaliz Morales-Perez and Wayne Early/Middle College High School’s Chantel Chestnutt. The two students were recognized Monday evening by the Wayne County Board of Education for this achievement. Governor’s School…read more »

WCPS To Host Job Fairs

WCPS To Host Job Fairs

 Wayne County Public Schools (WCPS) will soon hold two Job Fairs for multiple positions. The first Job Fair will be held in the Seminar Room of the WCPS Professional Development & Family Engagement Center – located at 415 S. Virginia Street in Goldsboro – on Tuesday, June 14, from 10 AM until 1 PM. The…read more »

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