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Back You are here: Home Features Events and Features Life on the Island New Hanover County Schools Plans Open House Dates for 2012-2013 School Year

New Hanover County Schools Plans Open House Dates for 2012-2013 School Year

New Hanover County Schools has scheduled the annual district-wide open houses for the 2012-2013 school year. The open house dates are offered to encourage students and their parents to visit their assigned school before the new school year begins.  
The first day of school for traditional calendar students is Monday, August 27, 2012. Parents may contact their child’s school directly to learn more about its scheduled open house. The NHCS Open House schedule for the 2012-2013 school year is as follows:
Year-Round Elementary Schools
NHCS’ year-round elementary schools, Codington and Eaton, will hold “Meet Your Teacher” on Monday, July 23, 2012, from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Codington and Eaton students will begin the new school year on Tuesday, July 24, 2012.
Traditional Elementary Schools
All traditional elementary school open houses will be held on Thursday, August 23, 2012, during each school’s designated time.  Hours  5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Alderman Elementary School, Anderson Elementary School, Bellamy Elementary School, Blair Elementary School, Bradley Creek Elementary School, Carolina Beach Elementary School, Castle Hayne Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Forest Hills Elementary School, Freeman Elementary School of Engineering, Gregory Elementary School of Math, Science, Technology, Holly Tree Elementary School, Murrayville Elementary School, Pine Valley Elementary School, Snipes Academy of Arts and Design, Sunset Park Elementary School, Mary C. Williams Elementary School, Winter Park Elementary Schoo, Wrightsboro Elementary School, Ogden and Parsley elementary schools’ open house will be held from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Wrightsville Beach Elementary School will follow the below schedule: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Last name beginning with A – M and 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Last name beginning with N – Z, Lake Forest Academy will hold open house for K – 8 students on Thursday, August 23, 2012, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  
 Middle Schools
D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy will hold a family orientation on Thursday, August 16, 2012, from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and an Open House on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. All traditional middle school open houses will be held on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, during each school’s designated time. Holly Shelter Middle School  5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Murray Middle School 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. -  6th graders & new students and 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - 7th and 8th graders. Myrtle Grove Middle School - 6th graders – 2 sessions from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. - last names A-L and 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. - last names M-Z, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. - 7th and 8th graders. Noble Middle School from 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Information session for new students and 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Roland-Grise Middle School from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Trask Middle School      from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - 7th and 8th graders and 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - 6th graders. Williston Middle School from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. – 6th graders and 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. – 7th and 8th graders.
 High Schools
Traditional high schools will host their open houses on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, during each school’s designated time.  Ashley High School will offer a 9th grade freshman orientation on Wednesday, August 22, 2012. Ashley High School Grades 10 through 12 only Tuesday, August 21, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Grade 9 – Freshman Orientation Wednesday, August 22, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Hoggard High School Tuesday, August 21, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Laney High School Tuesday, August 21, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. New Hanover High School Tuesday, August 21, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Mosley Performance Learning Tuesday, August 21, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Early College High Schools
Wilmington Early College High School will hold their 9th grade orientation on Thursday, August 9, 2012, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. WECHS will begin the 2012-2013 school year on Monday, August 13th. Isaac Bear Early College High School will hold their 9th grade orientation on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. IBECHS will start the 2012-2013 school year on Wednesday, August 22nd.
Pre-K Centers
Open house information for Mary Washington Howe Pre-Kindergarten Center and Dorothy B. Johnson Pre-Kindergarten Center will be held on staggered enrollment days.  Parents will be notified of dates and times.