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Education

  • Teachers attend Ag in Classroom Institute

    From release

    CHARLESTON – Chesterfield County teachers Jackie Hartman and Treva Davis were among 50 educators from across South Carolina who recently learned how to bring agriculture into their classrooms.
    The S.C. Farm Bureau Federation (SCFB) hosted its annual Ag in the Classroom Summer Teacher Institute June 5-9 in Charleston, where teachers of grades pre-K through 8th in public and private schools learned the importance of family farms and farmers, and how to teach agricultural lesson to their students.

  • NETC application deadline nears

    From release

    August 1 is the deadline for new or returning students to apply to Northeastern Technical College.
    A list of on-campus and online courses is available at the college’s campuses in Pageland, Cheraw, Bennettsville and Dillion, or online at www.netc.edu and clicking on “Course Schedule – Fall 2017.”
    Open registration is Aug. 15 and fall classes begin Monday, Aug. 21.

  • NETC’s Camp Exploration takes flight with drones

    From release

    CHERAW  - Camp Exploration, a summer day camp for rising seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth graders, will be held on the Cheraw campus of Northeastern Technical College from July 17 through July 21.  
    The theme of the camp is “Take Flight” and will include a study of drone technology, workshops, interactive learning activities, career exploration, and leadership activities related to advanced manufacturing, engineering, science and technology through the study of drones. College faculty will lead workshops.

  • Students hit the road with NETC’s new CDL Program

    From release

    Northeastern Technical College’s new Commercial Drivers License (CDL) program shifted into gear June 26, with four students ready to hit the road.
    The NETC program offers both classroom and hands-on training.  The classroom training includes safety, truck maintenance, and how to keep a log book. The hands-on training gets students road-ready, teaching students how to inspect truck, how to hook and unhook a trailer, how to properly shift gears.

  • Barnhill named interim principal of Central High

    After months of rumors that Central High School’s principal would not be returning in the fall, the Chesterfield County School District has confirmed that an interim principal has been appointed.
    Damon Barnhill, Central High School’s assistant principal, has been named interim principal of the school.
    He replaces Judd Starling. No details were available Monday about why Starling is leaving the job, or what he plans to do next.

  • Education News

    USC-Lancaster names honor students
    The University of South Carolina recognizes academic achievement with the President’s Honor Roll and the Dean’s List.
    The President’s Honor Roll automatically qualifies a student for the Dean’s List.
    President’s List
    Students named to the President’s Honor Roll for spring 2017 are: Lindsey Marie Morton of Chesterfield; Amber Grace Terry of Jefferson; and Daniel Jacob Benton, Kayla Hope Clark, Jen Rodel Rodriguez Martinez and Mauricio Sanchez of Pageland.

  • Petersburg Primary has space for more 4K students

    From release
    Petersburg Primary School still has spaces available in their 4K classes for the upcoming school year.
    As a part of a S.C. Department of Education Community Block Grant awarded to Chesterfield County School District last year, Petersburg Primary was able to add a third 4K (Child Development Education Program) class.
    The classes are taught by certified early childhood professionals and are licensed full day programs.
    To register for 4K, a child must be 4 on or before Sept. 1, 2017.

  • School board OKs $56.5M budget

    By HANNAH L. STRONG
    Landmark News Service

    The Chesterfield County school board approved a $56.5 million budget for fiscal 2017-18 on June 12 after a second reading.
    The budget is a 3 percent increase from the current fiscal year.
    Brad Willard, CCSD chief financial officer, said the district has no control over 80 percent of the upcoming year’s budget, and that the 3 percent overall increase is “very reasonable.”

  • Pageland Elementary School Honor Roll

    The following students made the honor roll for the fourth nine-week period:
    Third grade
    ‘A’ Honor Roll
    Alexa Anguiano, Aaliyah Blakeney, De’Nya Blakeney, Ka’Mylah Blakeney, Christian Blalock, Bailey Bragg, Brooklyn Call, Rielyn Chambers, Catherine Crawford, Hailey Davis, Dominic Deese

  • Ruby Elementary School Honor Roll

    The following students made the honor roll for the fourth nine-week period:
    All A’s
    Second grade
    Emma Rayfield, Brantley Sheeler, Camryn Horton, Brayden Morton, Savannah Gunter, Zander Huntley, Jenna Kelly, Jamison Miles, Aubrey Moss, Kenzie Pigg and Jackson Tucker
    Third grade