Fort Branch 5K Run and Walk

Fort Branch 5K Run and Walk

Saturday – November 14, 2015

Created as Jessica Winslow’s senior project, this event will be held at Fort Branch Civil War Site in Hamilton, NC.

  • Registration will be from 9:00-9:45 AM
  • Race will begin at 10:00 AM
  • Cost is $20, paid on day of event
  • Fort Branch T-shirt is included in participation

All proceeds go towards the Fort Branch Battlefield Commission to help preserve history! Please come out and support!

Find our event on Facebook as “Fort Branch 5K Run and Walk” and let us know if you’re coming! For more information, or for any questions, email  See the flyer here.

Transportation Survey – Need Your Help

This is a survey of the Martin County and the North Carolina Department of Transportation. This survey will be used to help design a Comprehensive Transportation Plan for the County and Town of Williamston and surrounding area. This will assist NCDOT in understanding the needs of the citizens.  The survey will be open for the month of November 2015.

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Yearbook Ads

Fill out a Yearbook Sponsorship Stub if you are interested in purchasing a Yearbook Ad and helping to support BGCS.  See below for space sizes.


Going Google


This year Bear Grass Charter School will be “Going Google”. Google offers a suite of tools to centralize all their academic efforts under one school-managed online domain. It is highly interactive, and positively encourages collaboration. It has benefits for both staff and students and is instantly familiar and easy to learn.  This year each student will receive a brand new Chromebook to use for their educational purposes while attending Bear Grass Charter School.

BGCS will be using Google Docs which is the core foundation of Google Apps for Education. This online office suite allows you to create word processing documents, slideshow presentations, and spreadsheets. Usefully, these documents can be worked on collaboratively in real-time, by both staff and students, and they can be shared with the world or kept private according to your needs.

The benefits of becoming a Google Apps for Education School are numerous, but some of the most important ones include the ability for staff and students to have access to their email and files and home and at school. This, in theory, could eliminate the need for flash drives, mislaid work, and so forth. It is also, undeniably, a great collaboration tool that can be used to enhance communication between staff and students. It provides an instant and reliable file backup system to the cloud, and, perhaps most importantly, it is free for educators!

BGCS focuses on integrating technology as the 21st century economy has become so fierce, competitive, and rugged. BGCS employees and students will use Google Apps for Education as a tool to  think outside the box and do different things in order to have a competitive edge over their counterparts. Bear Grass Charter School “goes Google” as a way to use  educational platform to empower the next generation of administrators, teachers, and students.

Matthew Kalmowitz, Bear Grass Charter School’s IT Specialist has worked extremely hard this summer to have BGCS students prepared for their 2015-16 school year.

Bus Routes 2015-2016

The bus routes have been updated for the 2015-2016 school year and can be found here.

Budget Meeting

We will hold our budget meeting for the 2015-16 school year on May 29 at 2pm in the  BGCS office.

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