• ‘Jumping Fleas’ for New Heights

    By Kevin Smith
    For the Progressive Journal

    New Heights Chorus Director Chad Johnson is asking the community for help in acquiring ukuleles for the New Heights Middle School chorus and music classes.

  • Central’s MCJROTC receives Walmart grant

    From release

    Central High School Marine Corps JROTC received a $1,000 Walmart grant for its MCJROTC Program.
    The grant will support the objectives listed by the MCJROTC Program by supporting transportation costs during orientation visits to military bases as far away as Norfolk, Va., as well as for academic, physical fitness, land navigation, air rifle competitions, and public and community service events held regularly in both North and South Carolina.  

  • School district starts 2015 with clean audit

     Chesterfield County School District received some welcome news during its monthly meeting on Jan. 12 at the Palmetto Learning Center.

    The recent fiscal year 2014 audit conducted by McGregor & Company – an accounting firm in Columbia – came back clean.

    The firm was chosen to conduct the audit in May 2013.

  • Pageland Elementary hosts school board meeting

    The Chesterfield County School Board held its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at Pageland Elementary School.

    Once each quarter, the board travels to one of the four main attendance areas of the county. 

    The meeting included several special presentations, as well as recognitions of some of the county’s top students.

    School kickoff video

  • South Pointe students place in national competition

    Students from South Pointe Christian School competed in the 37th annual American Association of Christian Schools (AACS) National Competition held at Bob Jones University in Greenville in early April.
    Approximately 1,700 students and sponsors from 31 states participated, having captured top honors in their state contests.
    The students, representing almost 200 Christian high schools, competed in 77 categories in the five basic areas of Bible, music, speech, art and academics.

  • NETC employees honored for service to college

    Five Northeastern Technical College employees were recently awarded state service pins and certificates for their employment service.
    Employees were honored during the monthly NETC area commissioners meeting, where NETC President Dr. Ron Bartley and Donna Chavis, director of human resources, presented service pins and certificates to each employee.  

  • Central High releases honor roll for third quarter

    The following students made the ‘A’ or ‘A/B’ Honor Roll for Central High School during the third quarter:
    ‘A’ Honor Roll
    Kara Autry, Paul Alexson, Megan Baker, Carlee Belk,

  • Students named to academic all-state team

    Two Northeastern Technical College students were recently named to the Phi Theta Kappa South Carolina All-State Academic Team.
    Mary Burnell of Pageland and Seth Adams of Chesterfield were among 23 of the state’s highest achieving college students recognized at a ceremony held March 18 at the S.C. Statehouse.    
    Burnell received her Associate in Arts degree from NETC in December 2013 and is now pursuing her Associate in Business.  She is very active in the community and completed licensing school for pastoral ministry in May 2013.  

  • NRA grant buys equipment for CHS

    Central High School’s Marine Corps JROTC (MC JROTC) received a National Rifle Association grant to buy equipment and supplies worth just under $2,000.
    The grant was used to purchase two compressed air rifles, more than 30,000 pellets and 3,100 10-meter air rifle targets.
     The new compressed air rifles are more reliable and required less work to operate. They are available for all 70 students within the MC JROTC program to use.  

  • PES names honor roll students

    The following students at Pageland Elementary School made the Honor Roll for the second nine weeks:
    Third Grade  ‘A’ Honor Roll
    Colby Adcock, Rayne Blakeney, Jalen Blalock, Ingrid Casiano, Damien Conway, Kierstyn Drayton, Aaliyah Funderburk, Jamarius Gaither, Grant Helms, Preston Jordan, Kierra Patterson, Joaquin Rojas-Gomez, Kimberly Rosas-Gonzalez, Miguel Sanchez and Jaiana Thomas.
    Third Grade ‘A/B’ Honor Roll