Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Category Archives: Education

Fremont Elementary Has Reported COVID-19 Cluster

Fremont Elementary Has Reported COVID-19 Cluster

Wayne County Public Schools reported a COVID-19 cluster on Tuesday involving five students in the fourth/fifth grade multiage class at Fremont Elementary. As part of its COVID-19 response protocols, WCPS reported and confirmed the cluster with the local health department. All recommended guidelines from the NC Department of Health and Human Services are being followed.…read more »

WCPS Announces Principal Changes

WCPS Announces Principal Changes

One WCPS school will have a new principal later this month and five others will have new principals in the new year. Last week, the Wayne County Board of Education approved the following principal changes during its regularly scheduled monthly meeting: Mount Olive Middle assistant principal, Thomas Young, Jr., will be the new principal of…read more »

Time For New WCC Students Apply And Register

Time For New WCC Students Apply And Register

Students planning to take classes at Wayne Community College next semester should apply now for admission and financial aid. Before new students can sign up for Spring 2022 classes, they must be accepted into the college. The steps that new students need to take can be found at www.waynecc.edu/apply-now/. Registration for Spring college credit courses…read more »

UMO Homecoming Festivities Set For Nov. 17-21

UMO Homecoming Festivities Set For Nov. 17-21

The University of Mount Olive will hold its annual Homecoming and Pickle Classic festivities November 17-21. Plans are being made for events and activities to engage alumni, current students, faculty, staff, and community members of all ages. A 70th Anniversary Founders Day worship service will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, November 17, at…read more »

WCPS Falls Under New Federal Vaccine Mandate For Large Employers

WCPS Falls Under New Federal Vaccine Mandate For Large Employers

Teachers and staff at Wayne County Public Schools will need to get to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or face regular testing for the virus and mandatory masking.  At a special meeting on Friday, Wayne County Board of Education Attorney Richard Schwartz laid out how the new vaccine mandate for large employers from the federal government…read more »

Deputy Superintendent Of Student And School Advancement To Speak At UMO

Deputy Superintendent Of Student And School Advancement To Speak At UMO

The University of Mount Olive will host the annual Braswell Lecture on Tuesday, November 9, at 7 PM in Southern Bank Auditorium. The guest speaker for the event is Dr. Robert Taylor. Dr. Taylor joined the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in January 2021 to serve as Deputy Superintendent of Student and School Advancement.…read more »

USPOULTRY Foundation Contributes To UMO

USPOULTRY Foundation Contributes To UMO

The University of Mount Olive received a grant for $4,620 from the USPOULTRY Foundation to be used for student recruitment and retention efforts. This award was made possible in part by Perdue Farms. Mike Levengood, vice president, chief animal care officer and farmer relationship advocate at Perdue Farms presented the check to Dr. Heather Glennon,…read more »

WCC Named One of 150 U.S. Community Colleges Eligible for 2023 Aspen Prize

WCC Named One of 150 U.S. Community Colleges Eligible for 2023 Aspen Prize

For the second time in two years, Wayne Community College has been invited to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. The Aspen Institute provides the prize, which is considered by America’s community colleges to be the signature recognition of high achievement and performance. The colleges selected for this honor stand…read more »

Third Graders Experience STEM At UMO

Third Graders Experience STEM At UMO

“I never knew that it took 21 days for a chicken to grow inside of an egg,” said a third Northwest Elementary School grader from rom Mrs. Kester’s class. The student was one of over 650 to attend UMO’s Annual STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) on the Green event. The event featured 37 interactive…read more »

Masks Become Optional At WCPS Starting Wednesday

Masks Become Optional At WCPS Starting Wednesday

Masks will be optional in Wayne County Public Schools starting this week.  Monday, the Wayne County Board of Education voted 5-2 and approved making masks optional for WCPS students, staff, and visitors beginning this Wednesday, November 3.  WCPS reminds the school board’s decision only impacts mask wearing during the school day. Athletic rules specific to…read more »

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