Based on the projections of Hurricane Florence, Craven County Schools will operate tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 11 on a 3-hour early dismissal schedule. The dismissal times for students are as follows: Traditional and Early College High Schools-11:30 a.m.; Elementary schools-Noon; and Middle Schools -12:30 p.m. Staff will also be operating on a half day schedule and will be able to leave once all students are dismissed and afternoon duties are completed. All Schools will be closed for students and staff effective Wednesday, Sept. 12 through Friday, Sept. 14. Essential Personnel should report to work on Wednesday only if safely able. Additional messages for essential personnel forRead More →

With the anticipation of the impacts from Hurricane Florence, all after school activities which include middle school and high school athletics, PTO/PTA, any after school faculty meetings are cancelled for the remainder of the week beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 11. This will allow time for all of school staff members and families to make necessary storm preparations to remain safe. A decision regarding school closures for the remainder of the week will be made by Monday evening and communicated to families, staff, and the media.Read More →

The city will fund six school resource officers, some costs of which will be covered by a state grant, although aldermen and the mayor grumbled that the county ought to be putting up some of the money to fund the positions. The resource officers are posted at New Bern High School, H.J. McDonald Middle School, and Grover C. Fields Middle School. New this year will be resource officers posted at Oaks Road Elementary School and J.T. Barbour Elementary School. No one argues against posting school resource officers at the schools. The sticking point is that three of the schools — New Bern High and theRead More →

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 →