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Category Archives: Education

Two WCPS Schools Recognized For 100% Graduation Rate

Two WCPS Schools Recognized For 100% Graduation Rate

Wayne School of Engineering and Wayne Early/Middle College High School were recently recognized by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction for having a 100% graduation rate for the 2019-20 school year. Each school received a special certificate for their achievement. “It is very difficult for a school to achieve a 100% graduation rate,” states…read more »

Superintendent Candidate Application Deadline Is March 15

Superintendent Candidate Application Deadline Is March 15

Wayne County Public Schools won’t select a new superintendent for at least two more months. Board of Education Chair Chris West gave a brief update on the timeline for the district’s superintendent search at this week’s special meeting. West says the district is still accepting applications for the superintendent position through March 15th. The applications…read more »

WCPS Provides Further Info On K-5 “Plan A” Postponement

WCPS Provides Further Info On K-5 “Plan A” Postponement

On Wednesday January 13, at a Special Called meeting, the Wayne County Board of Education in a 4-3 vote approved postponing the district’s K-5 Plan A transition from January 25 to the fourth grading period which begins on March 15. As a part of the motion, the Board will reconvene prior to the end of…read more »

WCC Offering Short-Term Health Professional Training

WCC Offering Short-Term Health Professional Training

Several short-term health professional training courses are about to begin at Wayne Community College. These courses run one semester – January to May – and equip students for positions in fields that are constantly seeking employees. They lead to credentials or prepare students to take certification exams. New this semester is “Sterile Processing Technician.” This…read more »

BREAKING: WCPS To Keep K-5 In “Plan B” Until Fourth Grading Period

BREAKING: WCPS To Keep K-5 In “Plan B” Until Fourth Grading Period

K-5 Wayne County Public Schools classrooms won’t return to completely in-person instruction until at least mid- March. With trends moving in the wrong direction, the Wayne County Board of Education voted 4-3 Wednesday to keep K-5 students in the remote and in-person “Plan B” option until the start of the fourth grading period. Interim Superintendent Dr. David…read more »

Kinetic Minds Helps Dillard Academy Charter During Pandemic

Kinetic Minds Helps Dillard Academy Charter During Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has presented challenges and obstacles for student learning, but one group stepped up to assist students at a Goldsboro school. Eskabonna Henderson is the Program Director of Kinetic Minds, Inc., a local education non-profit. His organization has been helping hundreds of students and families from Dillard Academy Charter School during the pandemic.…read more »

Small Business Center Offers Free Seminars

Small Business Center Offers Free Seminars

The Wayne Business and Industry Center’s Small Business Center has scheduled several no-cost virtual seminars for aspiring and progressing entrepreneurs over the next few months. The seminars are: Boots 2 Business (for active duty military, military dependents, and veterans) – 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday and Tuesdays, Feb. 1-2, March 1-2, April 5-6, or May 3-4;…read more »

Southern Wayne High AFJROTC Cadet Earns Air Force Scholarship

Southern Wayne High AFJROTC Cadet Earns Air Force Scholarship

A 2020 Southern Wayne High graduate and Air Force JROTC Cadet has officially been awarded a full 4-year scholarship covering all college expenses and will earn a commission in the United States Air Force or United States Space Force upon graduation from Fayetteville State University. Over the holiday break, Quyana Vann Leonard signed a contract…read more »

Automotive Boot Camp Starts Tuesday

Automotive Boot Camp Starts Tuesday

Wayne Community College is offering an “Automotive Boot Camp” this semester that will provide an overview of automotive repair. Class will be held in the new automotive and collision repair facility (“Ash Building”), 6-9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 12-May 6. The in-person portions of the course will include some lecture time and the…read more »

WCPS Announces School Administration Change

WCPS Announces School Administration Change

During its monthly meeting this week, the Wayne County Board of Education approved the following principal change: Eastern Wayne Middle assistant principal, Edward “E.J.” Cromartie, Jr, was named the principal of Mount Olive Middle. Mr. Cromartie has 15 years of public education experience. He has served as an assistant principal at Brogden Middle, North Drive…read more »

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