As school begins, school supply lists are made available to students and parents, but not all students are able to arrive the first day of school with the items required to put them on the road to success; some parents simply can’t afford to purchase the items needed. To assist those students, Partners In Education (PIE), in partnership with Craven County Schools, will have bright yellow school buses and colorful totes set up in front of the three Walmart stores in Craven County on August 25, 2018, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (New Bern – 3105 Dr. M.L. King, Jr., Blvd. and 2915 NeuseRead More →

More than 700 educators, business leaders, and elected officials filled the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center on Tuesday afternoon for the sold-out Partners In Education Spring Luncheon. The annual event helps raise money for Craven County schools through PIE grant programs. The organization, Partners In Education is the local education foundation for Craven County Schools.  PIE awarded more than $170,000 through a variety of grants and programs during the 2017-18 school year, PIE President Ervin Patrick said. Dr. Cecil Staton, Chancellor of East Carolina University, served as keynote speaker. John Bircher, attorney with White & Allen, and a 1988 graduate of West Craven High School,Read More →

Tommy Wilson was named director of Curriculum and Instruction for Craven County Schools effective July 2. Wilson has been serving as principal at West Craven Middle School. As director of Curriculum and Instruction, Wilson will provide leadership and direction in the ongoing planning, implementation, development, review, and evaluation of the district’s curriculum and instructional services, DoDEA Grants, and Title II Federal Program.  His responsibilities as the director ensures that the district’s curriculum and instruction priorities are aligned to state standards and to instructional practices that yield the highest standards of student achievement and instructional excellence. Wilson graduated from West Craven High School as well asRead More →

  Tabari Wallace, principal at West Craven High School and a former New Bern High School football standout, was named the 2018 Wells Fargo North Carolina Principal of the Year.  It was announced today during a luncheon at The Umstead Hotel in Cary, North Carolina. Wallace was selected from a field of eight regional finalists chosen earlier this year following interviews and a rigorous portfolio review. The regional principals of the year are: Northeast: Michelle White, D.F. Walker Elementary (Edenton-Chowan Public Schools); Southeast: Tabari Wallace, West Craven High (Craven County Schools); North Central: Jonathan Enns, Fuquay-Varina High (Wake County Public Schools); Sandhills:  Jim Butler, Richmond Senior High (Richmond County Schools); Piedmont-Triad:Read More →

The Craven County Board of Education held an emergency meeting today to figure out what to do when 84 faculty members take the day off from school on May 16, most of them to participate in a protest march in Raleigh over school funding. The board voted unanimously to do nothing. More than 40 percent of North Carolina’s public school students will not have classes on May 16 due to an exodus of teachers going to a rally planned that day in Raleigh, according to the News & Observer, a newspaper that covers Raleigh (a newspaper is a publication that publishes news printed on paper;Read More →

On Thursday, May 9, Keller Williams Realty will be donating staff time during Annual Volunteer Red Day to Grover C. Fields Middle School. The beautification projects with start at approximately 9:15 a.m. and the team will be completed with their work at 4 p.m. RED Day, which stands for Renew, Energize and Donate, is Keller Williams annual day of service. Each year on the second Thursday of May, the company celebrates RED Day as a part of its legacy. Making a difference in the lives of others and bettering the communities that they serve lies at the heart of the Keller Williams culture. This observance defines who they areRead More →

Katy Chadwick, teacher at James W. Smith Elementary School, has been selected as the 2018-19 Teacher Ambassador for Craven County Schools. In this role, she will serve as the local adviser to the Board of Education and will represent Craven County Schools in various community and civic events. Chadwick now moves on to compete against other local award recipients for the Southeast regional Teacher of the Year title. Chadwick was chosen following an application and interview process with the local selection committee, comprising of the current Teacher Ambassador, the current Principal of the Year, a Board of Education member, central office staff and business/community/faith partners.Read More →

Craven County Schools has been working closely with school administrators since the announcement of the plans for the National Walkout Day in Remembrance of the 17 shooting victims at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Principals have communicated with students the importance of maintaining a safe and conducive learning environment while still providing an opportunity to memorialize the lives of those lost as a result of this tragedy. Below is information provided by the school principal on optional plans at the listed school: Student leaders at New Bern High School have created a Walk Out & Walk Up (see photo of poster) Havelock HighRead More →

The Craven County Board of Education approved Deborah Langhans as the new chief academic officer (formerly assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction) for Craven County Schools. Under the direction of the superintendent, Langhans leads and facilitates the administration of curriculum development, instructional programs and services, and teacher and leadership development for the school system. She will supervise elementary, middle, and high school curriculum, programming, and instructional staff, Career and Technical Education, Federal programs/projects, Exceptional Children, English as a Second Language, and Early Childhood education. The Chief Academic Officer provides administrative and strategic leadership in collaboration with all district executive staff and school leaders. Langhans has worked in the district for 29 years.Read More →