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Contact Information and schedule:
Jennifer  Crudeli
email: jennifer.crudeli@nhcs.net(Best method)
phone: 910-338-9891
NEW OFFICE: My office is now located in the nurse's office.  You'll see my door straight ahead when you come in.
(I spend 50% of my time at Hoggard High School and the other 50% at Ashley High School.)

 If you would like to be added to my parent email list, please fill out the form at this link: Addition to Parent Email List

Upcoming Events and News

Upcoming Events and News 
For past events and news, scroll to the bottom of the page.
Scholarship Email:  A Random collection of unrelated scholarships posted/emailed for seniors
GoSkills - $2000 scholarship for women interested in Business (for college or for growing your own business) - (Deadline March 15th) https://www.goskills.com/Scholarship
Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship - "Beginning in 2019, we are awarding 200 scholarships of $10,000 per student – renewable each year. The program will continue to add up to 200 new recipients each year, and will be open to individuals studying engineering or computer science that demonstrate financial need and come from underrepresented or underserved communities." https://www.lockheedmartin.com/en-us/who-we-are/communities/stem-education/lm-scholarship-program.html
US Metric Association  - $2500 scholarship for student who supports the use and education of the metric system of measure. (Deadline April 15th) http://www.us-metric.org/usma-blake-family-foundation-metric-awards/
HomeAdvisor - $2500 Eligible students are planning to attend a community collegetechnical institute, or university during the 2019-2020 academic year to study anything from construction management, plumbing or carpentry to landscape architecture or interior design.  (deadline March 15th) https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/scholarships/
Create A Greeting Card - $10,000, Submit original photo, artwork or computer graphics for the front of a greeting card. Contest submissions accepted from: May 31st, 2018 - March 1st, 2019. Winner will be announced May 1st, 2019. The finalists will be decided by voting! https://www.gallerycollection.com/greeting-cards-scholarship.htm
The Zebra "Show off your stripes" Scholarship - $1000. " Send us a video or a three-photo album of you and your best friend, your grandma, your neighbor — it’s totally up to you — and tell us what different things you like about each other, what you’ve learned from your relationship, or what message you have about inclusiveness to share with the world. However you choose to say it, one thing is important to remember: we’re here to applaud our uniquenesses. We hope you’ll join us!" https://www.thezebra.com/insurance-news/5994/scholarship-the-zebra/

FREE Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program, Charlotte, NC July 1-August 16th Application Deadline February 15, 2019

The Summer Immersion Program is a free 7-week introductory computer science program for 10th-11th grade girls going into their junior or senior year of high school. During the 7-week program, participants learn about computer science, gain exposure to tech jobs, and join a sisterhood of girls who are using computer science to become change-makers. Learn more @ https://girlswhocode.com/summer-immersion-programs/

It is actually offered in several locations but Charlotte is the regional location for us.  You have to provide your own lodging and transportation but if you have friends or family near one of the sites it may be the perfect fit :-)

Gifted Information Session for AIG Parents
New Hanover County Schools in partnership with UNCW's Watson School of Education is pleased to host the 2019 Gifted Information and Advocacy Session.
The Little Engine that Wouldn't: Underachievement and Risk Avoidance in Gifted Youth
This session will explore exactly why our gifted youth struggle with risk avoidance and underachievement.  Take away practical ideas, and maybe even a little paradigm shift.
By: Lisa Van Gemert (author of Perfectionism: A Practical Guide to Managing Never Good Enough)
Date and Time:  February 7th, 6pm - 7:30
Where:  Spencer Building, 1802 S. 15th Street
No need to RSVP or sign up.  This even is free and open to the public.

Teaching Fellows deadline extended to January 13th!!
Please see the original posting below.

UNCW's Black History Oratory Competition

The Upperman African American Cultural Center would like to invite your students to participate in the:


10th Annual Black History Olympiad!

Location: Computer Information Systems (CIS) Building

Sunday, February 24, 2019, 2-4 p.m.

Co-Sponsored by the Upperman African American Cultural Center and

The Juneteenth Committee of Wilmington, NC

This event is designed to broaden your students’ perspective on African American achievements in topics ranging from science, politics, entertainment and more. Go head to head with other schools and organizations in a friendly and educational competition! Among a variety of other prizes, winners will bring home a trophy to showcase their accomplishment. A tour of UNCW’s Upperman African American Cultural Center will follow.


This year’s question is based off of the theme for the year Melanin is a Superpower!




We ask that you start finding students now. The first competition, which involves high school students (Grades 9, 10, 11, 12) is an oratory. For five (5) minutes, gifted speakers will deliver a speech the topic “What would a black superhero need to save citizens from in the 21st century? Five (5) esteemed panelists will judge the orators on their speeches. If you have students interested in participating, please confirm and register HERE with the Upperman Center at your earliest convenience. Registration deadline: February 15, 2019. Please contact me if you have any questions, comments or concerns!

Tiffany Campbell, M.Ed

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Program Coordinator for Mentorship and Pre-Professional Programs

Upperman African American Cultural Center

University of North Carolina Wilmington

Phone: 910.962.3303 |Fax: 910.962.3935

New Hanover County Board of Education

Accepting Applications for Student Scholarships for Future Teachers


The New Hanover County Board of Education is accepting applications for the New Hanover County Board of Education Student Scholarships for Future Teachers. New Hanover County Schools’ students who are seniors and interested in pursuing a career in teaching are encouraged to apply.

The Board of Education will award four scholarship loans of $7,000, specifically, $3,500 per semester, each year to an accredited North Carolina college or university of the recipient’s choice, for a total amount of $28,000 per scholarship. The scholarships will provide incentive, recognition, and financial assistance to outstanding individuals who are academically talented for professional development in the field of education.

For more information and to apply for the scholarship, please visit http://www.nhcs.net/board/scholarship/BOE scholarship.htm.  The deadline to submit the application and all of the necessary documentation is Tuesday, February 5, 2019.

If you have questions, contact Tabitha Adams, Administrative Assistant to the Board of Education for New Hanover County Schools at (910) 254-4280.


As you may know, the N.C. Teaching Fellows program has been re-established to attract talented students to teach STEM and special education in North Carolina’s public schools. We are proud that NC State University was selected as one of the program sites, and we hope to raise awareness about this opportunity to all high school students.

Could you please let your students know about this opportunity? I have two specific ways you can help:
1. Please share information about the N.C. Teaching Fellows program with your students you think would make great teachers and who are interested in special education or STEM fields. High school students can receive $33,000 in forgivable loans ($8,250 per year for up to four years), if they are willing to commit to teach in STEM or special education in North Carolina public schools. Interested high school students can apply by Jan. 7 to be a part of the 2019-20 Teaching Fellows class.
NC State offers the following majors that qualify for the N.C. Teaching Fellows Program:

  • Agricultural Education (Grades 6-12)
  • Elementary Education with Special Education Dual Licensure (Grades K-12)**
  • Mathematics Education (Grades 6-9 or 9-12)
  • Science Education (Grades 6-9 or 9-12)
  • Technology, Engineering, & Design Education (Grades 6-12)

Please feel free to forward this email to them and/or their parents, as well as, print, post, and distribute the Teaching Fellows at NC State flyer.  


Explore genetics, examine the environment, play with math, or experiment with physics in Summer Accelerator.
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2019 Courses

Accelerator and Early Accelerator courses are designed to provide students from around the country and the world the opportunity to come together in diverse groups to live and learn while gaining hands-on experience with intriguing topics in science, technology, engineering, math, and more.

Courses are offered on two campuses: NCSSM in Durham, NC and Brevard College in Brevard, NC. 

Early Accelerator Dates & Courses

(rising 7th-9th grade)

June 9-14 in Durham: Epidemiology | Creative Digital Fabrication | Investigative Science

June 9-14 in Brevard: The Big Bang to the Anthropocene | Math to the Rescue | Entomology | Space Science

June 16-21 in Brevard: Breaking Reality | Environmental Explorations

June 16-21 in Durham: Math Puzzles & Games | Genetics

June 23-28 in Durham: Math to the Rescue | Breaking Reality

July 7-12 in Durham: Design, Code, Create | Solar Physics

July 14-19 in Durham: Young Builders' Guild | Creative Digital Fabrication | Astrobiology

July 21-26 in Durham: Creative Digital Fabrication | Design, Code, Create | The Big Bang to the Anthropocene

Accelerator Dates & Courses
(rising 10th-12th grade)

June 3-14 online, June 16-20 on campus in Durham: Neuroscience | Math for Decision-Making | Epigenetics | Optical Toys & Animation

June 3-14 online, June 16-20 on campus in Brevard: Radio Astronomy | Quantum to Cosmos

June 10-21 online, June 23-28 on campus in Durham: Neuroscience | Radio Astronomy | Epigenetics | Quantum to Cosmos

June 24-July 5 online, July 7-12 on campus in Durham: Genetic Engineering | Rocketry | Epigenetics

July 8-19 online, July 21-26 on campus in Durham: Food Science | Environmental Analysis

When are applications due?
Applications are considered in rounds, with an alumni-only period in November, followed by 3 rounds with deadlines Jan. 1, Feb. 1, and Mar. 1. Applications after March 1 will be considered on a rolling basis. We recommend applying early as courses will fill.

Are there requirements?
Beyond specific course prerequisites, we do not have GPA or test requirements. The application review committee looks at a number of factors, including academic records and interest in the subject matter, to ensure students will be able to succeed in the rigorous course they are applying for.

Who can apply?
Any rising 7th through 12th grader who meets the requirements for a particular course may apply. Applicants do not need to be residents of North Carolina; students from around the world are encouraged to apply.

Is there financial aid?
Yes, visit our FAQs page for more details on the financial aid offerings. To apply for aid, please fill out the application and indicate that you are applying for aid.


Alumni registration opens Nov. 15

Applications open to general public Dec. 3

Key Dates

Nov. 15
Early registration for Accelerator alumni begins (no essays required)

Dec. 3
General registration opens

Jan. 1
Application deadline to be considered in first round

Feb. 1
Application deadline to be considered in second round

Mar. 1
Application deadline to be considered in third round

Mar. 1
Last day to pay in full to receive $100 early bird discount

Apr. 1
Tuition due
Learn More


The North Carolina Department of Transportation is again hosting its annual Aviation Art Contest, which is open to children between the ages of 6 and 17.  Please share this information with the teachers in your school.


This year’s theme is “My Dream to Fly.”  Inside all of us, a dream to fly is just waiting for the chance to come to life.  Each achievement in flight has started with a dream; along the way, the next generation of aviation enthusiasts has built their dreams on the works of those who came before.  Wherever your imagination takes you when you look to the clouds, it’s time to pick up your favorite art supplies and share your dream to fly!


All children who live in or attend school in North Carolina are invited to submit their interpretations of this year’s theme.  The top three entries in each age group will be forwarded to Washington, DC to be judged in the national competition.  The artwork of the national winners will be sent to Switzerland to compete in the international competition.


Awards for our North Carolina winners are:






1st Place




2nd Place




3rd Place





Additionally, the school of each winner will receive: 1st Place $100, 2nd Place $75, 3rd place $50

 The student artwork will be returned to the student if: 1. The student does not place (1st, 2nd, 3rd) at the National level, and 2. Appropriate return packaging/mailer and postage are provided by the student or school.


Entries must be postmarked by Friday, January 18, 2019, and should be mailed to:

 NCDOT Aviation Art Contest

NCDOT Division of Aviation

Attn: Corbi Bulluck

1560 Mail Service Center

Raleigh NC 27699-1560

 Additional information, entry forms, and Certificates of Authenticity are available online at https://www.ncdot.gov/initiatives-policies/students-youth/aviation-art-contest/Pages/contest-rules.aspx


NCDOT: Aviation Art Contest Rules



Governor's School Deadlines!!!

School deadline changed to 11/9

The Governor’s School of NC is the oldest statewide summer residential program for gifted and talented high school students in the nation. The program, is open to rising seniors only, with the exceptions made for rising juniors in selected performing/visual arts areas. Click on the links below or visit www.ncgovschool.org for more information and access to the student application.

Due to school cancellations NHCS will follow the timeline below:

October 30th: Informational session presented by the director of Governor's School at Hoggard High School at 6:00pm

October 15th - November 2nd: Student application window for Governor’s School.

Nov. 2nd: Changed to November 9: School deadline for student applications for Governor’s School. Students must submit completed application by 3:00 pm to GS school contact. Each student should complete the NHCS Governor’s School Application Cover Form at or prior to submission.

Nov. 14th: Schools submit nominees to district

Dec. 14th: NHCS Governor’s School academic and arts nominees will be submitted to the state selection committee by the district.

By Dec. 19th: All students will be notified by mail of their status by the district

Feb. 2019: Gov School auditions in Art, Choral Music, Dance, Instrumental Music, and Theater. Dates and locations will be determined by GS.

Audition Dates – Meredith College in Raleigh will host auditions again this year for Governor’s School nominees in the five arts disciplines. With that, their campus availability is limit, requiring movement of the auditions in Instrumental Music and Choral Music from the usual February dates to January. Here is the confirmed schedule:

  • Saturday, January 19 – Auditions in Choral Music and Instrumental Music

  • Saturday, February 9 – Auditions in Visual Art, Theater and Dance.

  • General audition details are already in the Nomination Packet, available for download from the website. Specific details (e.g., times, locations, preparations, etc.) will be sent to individual nominees in the late fall.

March 8: Letters of selection/non-selection will be mailed to students from GS

Copy of Parent Meeting Powerpoint 10/17/2018

Click here: 9th Grade AIG Meeting at JTH 10/17/2018

Look at the College opportunities page for copies of information that has been forwarded to me


9th graders:  Thinking about and exploring enrichment opportunities that can be added to your resume and perhaps include some career exploration.

10th graders: Math 3 is the last Math on the SAT.  Use this summer to prep and plan to make your junior year the year to take care of the SAT rather than waiting until you are a very busy senior to get started.

11th graders:  This summer is a busy one . . . 
        * SAT: If you haven't taken it (although your ACT score may be enough), prepare over the summer and the first administration is most likely the first weekend of September or October.
        * Colleges:  You should plan to do your visiting this summer and BEGIN YOUR APPLICATIONS!  Get your applications started before school starts to reduce the amount of stress you have in the fall.

12th graders:  Congratulations!   

In high school, opportunities for advanced curriculum take the form of honors and AP courses. We strongly encourage students to take advantage of these classes to better prepare themselves for the world beyond high school! 

While many of your questions/concerns may be resolved with information from the New Hanover County Schools AIG page, feel free to contact me by email with any concerns. You may email me directly at Jennifer.Raspet@nhcs.net. I look forward to working with you and your students!

Tips for Students AND Parents
9th Graders: Make sure you enroll in an Honors or AP class each year. If you encounter a need for additional assistance you can leave a message on my door or contact me through email. Remember: This year is when things start to count!
10th Graders: Consider taking the SAT. Plan it so that you have finished a major math class. There are materials available through the Guidance Department to help you prepare. Also, I have attached a few links to the National Test Prep page to help as well. (click on "National Test Prep" to the left)
11th Graders: Take the SAT or ACT. Check out the materials available through the AIG teacher, your guidance counselors, and the  media center web page to make sure you are better prepared. 
12th Graders: Make a draft of your college essays early so you can get a teacher to proofread them. Take the SAT early in the year so your scores will be available for your college applications. Be attentive to the wide variety of available scholarships. (You won't get it if you don't apply.) If you need assistance with interviews, etc. contact your counselors or AIG teacher.

The Timeline
Freshman Year (9th Grade): “Everything Starts to Count”
  • Courses, grades, credits will be on your final high school transcript
  • Become involved in activities (quality is often better than quantity)
  • Establish good study habits
  • Work hard to get good grades
Sophomore Year (10th Grade): “Year of Personal Growth”
  • Continue to work hard in school
  • Be involved in a variety of activities
  • Identify your abilities, interests, and aptitudes
  • Look for opportunities to develop your skills and talents
  • Take the PSAT (Pre-Scholastic Aptitude Test)
  • One-on-One meeting with your AIG teacher to discuss college options, interests, plans, etc.

Junior Year (11th Grade): “College Exploration Year”
  • Make college visits
  • Take college tests
  • Consider taking on leadership roles in your activities
  • Search for scholarships
  • Take the ACT or SAT in the spring (March to June)
Senior Year (12th Grade): “Hard Work and Planning Pay Off”
  • September: Meet with your counselors to discuss college plans. Review your SAT or ACT scores to determine if you need to retest
  • October: Complete college admissions and scholarship applications; Apply to at least one “safe” college (a college you know you’ll get in and can afford.)
  • December: Pick up a financial aid application (FAFSA) from your guidance office; Encourage your parents to submit the application as soon as possible after January 1 and before the NC deadline of March 15th.
  • March: Decide which college to attend; Make sure your Student Aid Report (SAR) is sent to the college; Send in housing deposits; Sign and return award letters; Prepare for graduation!

Adapted from:
“How to Get the Most out of High School”
Woodburn Press 2004 Edition