December 20, 2010
When your family is new to an area, it can be hard to decide which school your child will attend. Should it be public or private, and what kind of education will my child get there? The selection of schools in the Jacksonville area is quite diverse and offers a wide variety of options.
There are currently 22 public schools in the Onslow County School District, and 40 private schools available in Jacksonville, NC. The local preschool selection boasts 40 different choices. With so many to choose from you will have no problems finding the right school for your children.
Some of the top rated public schools in the Onslow County School District in Jacksonville, NC are New Bridge Middle School, Northwoods Park Middle School, Parkwood Elementary School, Southwest Elementary School, and Summersill Elementary School. White Oaks High School is also within walking distance to a small grocery store and shops for convenience. The private schools offer religious and non-Christian options. They cover multiple denominations from Catholic, Baptist, Lutheran, and other non-denominational Christian educations, whichever fulfills your family’s need.
With the military base located there, most of the schools in the Jacksonville, NC area have a diverse population. Your children will be welcomed into the district from pre-K to high school age. So no matter what grade your school-age children are coming into the schools in Jacksonville, you will find one that best suits your needs
December 13, 2010
Over 860 trees were donated to Camp Lejeune United States Marines on December 1 as part of the Christmas Spirit Foundation’s “Trees for Troops” program. Marines and their families began lining up at 6:30 am at Onslow Beach in preparing for the 9:00 am free Christmas tree giveaway.
The program has been part of Camp Lejeune for the last three years and is way to show appreciation to serviceman and their families for the work they do in keeping this Country free. The family would pull up in their vehicle. The trees varying in sizes, would be loaded and secured by Marines volunteering from a local unit. The tree loading Bulldogs were greeted by smiling, appreciative, receptive families wishing them warm holiday thanks as the trees were secured to the vehicle. All who participated in the event enjoyed themselves.
The Trees for Troop program is a sponsorship of the Christmas Spirit Foundation and FedEx, who delivers over 16,000 Christmas Trees annually across the United States and overseas. It started in 2005 and growing in popularity each year. It is a great way to start the holiday season both to the ones donating the trees and to those military families receiving them.