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Category Archives: Education

Upcoming WCC Holiday and Spring Registration Dates

Upcoming WCC Holiday and Spring Registration Dates

Wayne Community College will be closed from Dec. 23 through Dec. 30. It will be open on Dec. 31 but closed on Jan. 1, 2021. Spring semester classes begin Jan. 6, 2021. Open registration for those classes will be held 8 a.m.-7 p.m. on Jan. 4 and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Jan. 5. Tuition is…read more »

WCC Graduates Truck Drivers

WCC Graduates Truck Drivers

Wayne Community College has graduated nine students from its Truck Driver Training program. The students finished the hands-on program to learn how to drive commercial tractor trailers and trucks. Earning WCC Workforce Continuing Education certificates of completion were: Michael L. Coley, Kurtis M. Cordts, Franklin H. Kohnen and Andrew S. Zamora of Goldsboro Martrel C.…read more »

United Way & HanesBrands Donate Masks To WCPS

United Way & HanesBrands Donate Masks To WCPS

Every year, United Way of Wayne County focuses on making sure that our most vulnerable communities have access to basic needs, education, health and wellness, and financial stability. In the midst of a pandemic, that commitment has not waivered. Earlier this year, United Way spearheaded a drive to provide teachers and students with much needed…read more »

WCC Recognizes Top Employees Of 2020

WCC Recognizes Top Employees Of 2020

Wayne Community College has recognized its top employees for 2020. English Language Acquisition Coordinator Maria Abalo-Zarate was named the Professional Employee of the Year. One of her colleagues commended Abalo-Zarate, saying, “Not only is she concerned about the students who are in the program, she is very concerned for the teachers as well.” In presenting…read more »

WCPS Announces Principal Changes

WCPS Announces Principal Changes

Three WCPS schools will have new principals in the new year. This week, the Wayne County Board of Education approved two principal changes during a Special Called Meeting. Carver Heights Elementary assistant principal, Winter Goodson, will be the new principal at Carver Heights Elementary. She is replacing Dr. Patrice Faison who is resigning at the…read more »

School Board Continues Search For Superintendent Candidates

School Board Continues Search For Superintendent Candidates

The search for the next Superintendent of Wayne County Public Schools continues. At this week’s special meeting, Wayne County Board of Education Chair Chris West announced the district would be reopening the application period for superintendent candidates. The new application period runs through March 15th. The superintendent search will still be handled by the North…read more »

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

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

On Wednesday December 16, at a Special Called meeting, the Wayne County Board of Education in a 5-2 vote approved postponing the district’s K-5 Plan A transition from January 11 to January 25. This move was made to give the schools, district administrators, and transportation staff time to effectively complete transition plans and to have…read more »

WCPS Assistant Superintendent To Serve As Interim Superintendent

WCPS Assistant Superintendent To Serve As Interim Superintendent

Wednesday evening, the Wayne County Board of Education unanimously appointed Dr. David Lewis, assistant superintendent for accountability/information technology services, as the district’s interim superintendent beginning January 1. Dr. Lewis will be replacing interim superintendent, Dr. James Merrill, whose contract ends at the end of December. “It is my goal to continue working to bring stability to…read more »

North Duplin December Student Of The Month

North Duplin December Student Of The Month

The Scholarship & Awards Committee of North Duplin Jr/Sr High School is pleased to announce Matthew Evans as the December Mount Olive Exchange Club & Duplin Rotary Club Student of the Month. Matthew is the son of Barry and Amy Evans of Kenansville, NC. He has been attending North Duplin since the ninth grade. Matthew…read more »

BREAKING: WCPS K-5 Schools Won’t Reopen In Plan A Until Jan. 25

BREAKING: WCPS K-5 Schools Won’t Reopen In Plan A Until Jan. 25

K-5 schools in Wayne County will not move into “Plan A” in-person learning until at least late January. Wednesday, the Wayne County Board of Education took another look at reopening plans for the district’s K-5 classrooms. School board member Jennifer Strickland says she does not believe the schools are responsible for spreading the coronavirus. School…read more »

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